Highlights of this itinerary
· Pick-up service from your hotel in Luxor and return
· Entrance fees for the Sound and Light Show
· Relevant transfers by modern air-conditioning vehicle
· Bottled water during your trip
· Applied tax & service charge
· English-speaking assistant during the trip
- Tipping kitty
- Any other service / item which is not listed above
Day 1 (Cairo)
Day 2 (Cairo)
Get ready to explore Egypt’s main and the most famous sight – the Great Pyramid at Giza. For over 3,800 years the Pyramid of Cheops was considered to be the tallest manmade structure in the world. Our expert guide will accompany you to the Pyramids and the Sphinx and then take you to Saqqara, where you will see the first pyramid built in Egypt – Step Pyramid of Djoser; its construction was completed in 2648 BC. The evening and night you will spend in the hotel. (B, D)
Day 3 (Cairo - Luxor)
This is a day when you will stand in communion with the magnificent treasures of the Egyptian Museum. Here you will find the largest collection of pharaonic antiquities, including Tutankhamun’s fabulously famous ten-kilogram golden mask and throne. Then our guide will take you to the city’s Islamic areas, where the Citadel of Saladin and its alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali are located. Coptic Cairo, the oldest area of the city, will be your next stop. Here you will find El Muallaqa, the Hanging Church that was built into the walls of the Roman fortress of Babylon. You will proceed to Saint Sergius Church; they believe it is the resting place of the Holy Family. At last you can visit colorful Khan El Khalili souk located in the Islamic bazaar district. A short domestic flight will bring you to Luxor, another city rich with impressive ancient monuments. The rest of the day you will spend in your hotel. (B)
Day 4 (Luxor)
It will be an early start in order to avoid the noontide heat of the Nile’s west bank. As you enter the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, you will pass the ancient village of Deir El Medina, the Temple of Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon and then visit the colonnaded temple that was uniquely dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut. The rest of the day is at your disposal – you can visit the Luxor Museum or go for some shopping in the local souk and then return to your hotel for overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 5 (Luxor)
An optional hot air balloon ride over Luxor can be taken this morning. Today you will go exploring 4,000-year-old Luxor, evocative site of the ancient city of Thebes and the greatest open-air museum in the world. First you will visit the Karnak Temple Complex, a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun, and then take a walk down the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes that connect the Precinct of Mut, the Precinct of Amun-Re and the Luxor Temple. Enjoy a free evening and your last night in Luxor. (B)
Day 6 (Luxor - Hurgada)
In the morning you will take a private vehicle heading to the Red Sea resort city of Hurghada. After a three-hour-long drive check in your 5-star Red Sea Resort, where you can have some rest and enjoy your leisure. The next few nights you are going to spend in your hotel. (B)
Day 7 (Hurgada)
Enjoy your free time – explore the city or go for shopping, swim in the sea or sunbath, visit the nearby resorts or just stay in and spoil yourself with hotel facilities and services. (B)
Day 8 (Hurgada)
Take another day to please yourself with warm Egyptian sun, crystal clear sea water, cool evenings and Hurghada night life. (B)
Day 9 (Hurgada)
Yet another day to pamper yourself and do what was not done until now – explore underwater of the Red Sea and take amazing photos, experience water sports and stroll along the shore... The opportunities are immense, the choice is yours. Spend your free days in Hurghada just as you dreamt to as this is your last day and night in the city. (B)
Day 10 (Hurghada-Cairo)
Bid your farewells to this sunny city as today you are leaving it. First you will be transferred to the Hurghada Airport for your flight to Cairo, where you will be met by our agent and taken to Cairo International Airport for your final departure. (B)
Helen Moore and Lesley Harrison
Mohamed was beyond excellent, not only was he knowledgeable, but very passionate about his country and guiding. Medhat did an amazing job driving us from Aswan to Luxor!
It has taken me some time, so please excuse the delay, but I am writing now in reference to the tour guide Lady Egypt provided my group with on our trip to Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt on 04/18 and 04/19/2008. Mohammed Maghrabi was an excellent resource of information as well as a courteous companion and friendly personality in a country we were all excited to visit, and knew little about. We all felt comfortable from the moment we met our tour guide and driver, who also did a wonderful job of transporting us back and forth for two days of more than 6 hours of driving.
On our tour through Cairo, Mohammed guided us through each site with professionalism, and his knowledge of the amazing history of Egypt was astounding. In Alexandria, we were introduced to sights we did not know existed and Mohammed even took the time to show us a few extras just for fun. Because of his excitement for his culture, I would love to plan a return trip to Egypt to see more of what this beautiful country has in store.
Recently, many of my friends have shown an interest in visiting Egypt. I was more than pleased with the service that you provided, Amanda, in helping set up our tour. I will remember to pass along your name to anyone planning on traveling your way in the future. Likewise, I would suggest that they request Mohammed Maghrabi as their tour guide as well, so that they may have the same experience(s) we all enjoyed this past April. If there is anyone else I should forward this email to (supervisor, etc) please let me know, I would be more than happy to do so.
I look forward to working with you again in the future if life should take me back to Egypt someday! Thank you again and take care.