12 Day Sacred Mysteries of Egypt Tour Includes
Our adventure begins as we depart from home and head to Egypt!
Arrival at Cairo International Airport. We will fill out an Egyptian Entry Card, and meet at the visa and customs procedures. Transfer to our hotel, and check-in for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast, then travel to ancient Egypt with a full day of touring the wonders of the ancient world, some of which date back 1000+ years prior to Abraham. We spend time at one of the seven wonders of the world: The Pyramids of Giza. A camel ride to the two largest pyramids will be included -Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever built. You will have an opportunity to go inside both Khufu (largest pyramid) and Khafre (the second largest pyramid). We will visit the new Grand Egyptian Museum. Then return to the hotel for dinner and overnighting.
Breakfast and then a transfer to the airport for our 75 minute flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, we will visit the High Dam and Philae Temple. Philae Temple is located on an island and known to be one of the burial places of the Egyptian god Osiris- this made the site sacred to both Egyptians and Nubians. Check in at the hotel Movenpick and enjoy the property. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and then a visit to Elephantine Island. From Elephantine Island we journey to the Aswan Museum before embarking on our Nile cruise ship to overnight and have dinner.
A breakfast box will be provided for our early drive through the Nubian Desert to the Abu Simbel. These are temples of Ramses and Nefertari and were completely moved from their original construction site in a massive act of preservation. Countries around the world banded together to literally move these mountainous structures. We will drive back to Aswan and have lunch on board of the ship while we sail to Kom Ombo. After visiting the Kom Ombo temple we will return to the ship for dinner and to overnight.
Breakfast before our visit to the Edfu temple by horse-drawn carriage. Sailing after towards Luxor via Esna Lock. Lunch on board and arrival to Luxor by nightfall. We will visit the temple of Luxor while fully illuminated before our dinner and overnight on board the ship.
Breakfast before disembarking the ship and driving out to visit the Dendera and Aybdos temples, then the temples of Seti I and Osiris. After which return to Luxor and check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Breakfast and a visit to the west bank including the Valley of the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon, and Madinert Habu Temple. Dinner and overnight in Luxor.
*An optional Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride is available upon request.
Breakfast before visiting the Valley of the Queens- including the Temple of Hatshepsut- and the Temple of Karnak. After visiting these beautiful sights we will take a late afternoon flight back to Cairo where we will overnight.
Breakfast before heading out to see Sakkara’s Step Pyramid of King Zoser, dating back to 2700 BC. It is one of the oldest stone structures in the world! We will also see the tomb of Unas, take a visit to Abu Serga, and the traditional Church of Jesus and His Holy Family. To end the night we will enjoy the Pyramid light and sound show in Giza. Overnight in Cairo.
Transfers to the airport for our flight back home.
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