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Adventures in Ancient Egypt

PRIVATE TOUR - 13 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$3682+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Explore Egypt’s cultural highlights such as the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, Hatshepsut’s Temple, and the Abu Simbel temples.
  • Walk through the bustling bazaars of Aswan and barter for the goods
  • Enjoy a cruise along the Nile in luxury, while enjoying a belly dancer, folklore show, western music as well as a delicious dinner.
  • Visit the beautiful temples of Dendera of Abydos
  • Attend a sound and light show at Karnak, which narrates the history of the temple as well as the ancient city of Thebes, including the lives and achievements of the Pharaohs who built the necropolis.
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Tour Overview

Get ready to go on many adventures in Ancient Egypt! In the evening, enjoy a cruise along the Nile in luxury, while enjoying a belly dancer, folklore show, western music as well as a delicious dinner. Visit the Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Saqqara. See the towering pyramids, the ruins of Memphis in the village of Mit Rahina, and then onto the Saqqara Necropolis, where the step pyramid of Zoser stands. Spend a day touring Cairo. Start the day with a morning visit to the Egyptian Museum with a guide. Visit the Citadel to see the once glorious medieval fortification. Shop in the famous Khan-el-Khalili Bazaar for a bit of bartering. In Alexandria, visit the National museum, the fort of Quaitbay, built on the original site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria and from the lighthouse ruins, the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, a series of Alexandrian tombs, statues and other artifacts influenced by the Hellenistic and Roman funeral cult, the Pomey Piller and the Roman theatre. Walk in Montazah Gardens on the grounds of the Montazah Palace. Go to the Valley of the Kings for a tour of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and of the colossi of Memnon. The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut also served as a dedication to the sun god Amon-Ra, and was the first of its kind to depict the heritage of divinity of a female Pharoah. The Colossi of Memnon are two enormous moments to Pharoah Amenhotep III. Tour the Luxor and Karnak Temples. These two incredible temple complexes were established in honor of Ra of Heliopolis, also known as the sun god Amon-Ra. With his consort Mut and his son Khonsu, he formed the Theban Triad for which the temples at Karnak and Luxor were built to honor. Head to the magnificent the temples of Dendera and Abydos, the best examples of fine architecture from Ancient Egypt. The Temple of Dendera is one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt, and Abydos was known in ancient Egypt as one of the best places to be buried. Enjoy a sound and light show at Karnak, which narrates the history of the temple as well as the ancient city of Thebes, including the lives and achievements of the Pharaohs who built the necropolis. Visit the High Dam, the unfinished Obelisk, and the Philae Temple. The unfinished Obelisk lies in the quarry north of the city and would have been the largest ancient Egyptian obelisk if it had been finished. The Philae Temple was actually moved from its original site due to the construction of the High Dam. Go to Abu Simbel to visit the two temples, known as the most magnificent temples in the world. The first temple was built by the Pharaoh Ramses II, and the second was built for his wife Queen Nefertari.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.

Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
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Double N/A £$3682 £$4213 £$5359
Single N/A £$4748 £$6474 £$8551

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Cairo

Overnight flight to Cairo.

Overnight flight to Cairo.

Day
2

Arrival in Cairo

Upon arrival in Cairo, airport reception and transfer to the hotel.
In the evening, head to the pier for a Nile dinner cruise. For two hours sail along the Nile in luxury, while enjoying a belly dancer, folklore show, western music as well as a delicious dinner.

Upon arrival in Cairo, airport reception and transfer to the hotel.
In the evening, head to the pier for a Nile dinner cruise. For two hours sail along the Nile in luxury, while enjoying a belly dancer, folklore show, western music as well as a delicious dinner.

nile-egypt
Day
3

Tour of the Giza Pyramids, Memphis & Saqqara

Today we will leave the hotel to embark on a full day tour of the Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara. We will visit the towering pyramids, the ruins of Memphis in the village of Mit Rahina, and then onto the Saqqara Necropolis, where the step pyramid of Zoser stands. Lunch included.
Head back to the hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Today we will leave the hotel to embark on a full day tour of the Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara. We will visit the towering pyramids, the ruins of Memphis in the village of Mit Rahina, and then onto the Saqqara Necropolis, where the step pyramid of Zoser stands. Lunch included.
Head back to the hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

egypt-pyramid
Day
4

Tour of Cairo

Today we will head out for a full day tour of Cairo. Start the day with a morning visit to the Egyptian Museum with a guide. After lunch (included), head to the Citadel to see the once glorious medieval fortification. To complete the day, head to the famous Khan-el-Khalili Bazaar for a bit of bartering.
Head back to the hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Today we will head out for a full day tour of Cairo. Start the day with a morning visit to the Egyptian Museum with a guide. After lunch (included), head to the Citadel to see the once glorious medieval fortification. To complete the day, head to the famous Khan-el-Khalili Bazaar for a bit of bartering.
Head back to the hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.

bazaar-egypt
Day
5

Alexandria

Early this morning, head from Cairo to Alexandria. In Alexandria, visit the National museum, the fort of Quaitbay (built on the original site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria and from the lighthouse ruins), the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa ( a series of Alexandrian tombs, statues and other artifacts influenced by the Hellenistic and Roman funeral cult), the Pomey Piller and the Roman theatre. Finally walk in Montazah Gardens on the grounds of the Montazah Palace. Lunch is included. Evening return to Cairo.

Early this morning, head from Cairo to Alexandria. In Alexandria, visit the National museum, the fort of Quaitbay (built on the original site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria and from the lighthouse ruins), the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa ( a series of Alexandrian tombs, statues and other artifacts influenced by the Hellenistic and Roman funeral cult), the Pomey Piller and the Roman theatre. Finally walk in Montazah Gardens on the grounds of the Montazah Palace. Lunch is included. Evening return to Cairo.

egypt-alexandria
Day
6

Luxor

Transfer to the airport for flight to Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor, airport reception and transfer to a hotel.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Transfer to the airport for flight to Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor, airport reception and transfer to a hotel.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Day
7

Exploring the Valley of the Kings

Enjoy the morning at leisure.
In the afternoon, transfer to the Valley of the Kings for a half day tour of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and of the colossi of Memnon. The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut also served as a dedication to the sun god Amon-Ra, and was the first of its kind to depict the heritage of divinity of a female Pharoah. The Colossi of Memnon are two enormous moments to Pharoah Amenhotep III.
In the evening, return back to the hotel.

Enjoy the morning at leisure.
In the afternoon, transfer to the Valley of the Kings for a half day tour of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and of the colossi of Memnon. The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut also served as a dedication to the sun god Amon-Ra, and was the first of its kind to depict the heritage of divinity of a female Pharoah. The Colossi of Memnon are two enormous moments to Pharoah Amenhotep III.
In the evening, return back to the hotel.

The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Day
8

Tour of Luxor & Karnak temples

Enjoy a morning at leisure and then head out for a half day tour of the Luxor and Karnak Temples. These two incredible temple complexes were established in honor of Ra of Heliopolis, also known as the sun god Amon-Ra. With his consort Mut and his son Khonsu, he formed the Theban Triad for which the temples at Karnak and Luxor were built to honor.

Enjoy a morning at leisure and then head out for a half day tour of the Luxor and Karnak Temples. These two incredible temple complexes were established in honor of Ra of Heliopolis, also known as the sun god Amon-Ra. With his consort Mut and his son Khonsu, he formed the Theban Triad for which the temples at Karnak and Luxor were built to honor.

Luxor Temple
Day
9

Tour of Dendera & Abydos temples

This morning, head to the magnificent the temples of Dendera and Abydos, the best examples of fine architecture from Ancient Egypt. The Temple of Dendera is one of the best preserved temple complexes in Egypt, and Abydos was known in ancient Egypt as one of the best places to be buried.
In the evening, head to the sound and light show at Karnak, which narrates the history of the temple as well as the ancient city of Thebes, including the lives and achievements of the Pharaohs who built the necropolis.
Head back to the hotel after the show.
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Abydos-Egpyt
Day
10

Aswan

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Aswan. Upon arrival in Aswan, airport reception and transfer to the hotel.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Aswan. Upon arrival in Aswan, airport reception and transfer to the hotel.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day
11

Tour of the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk & Philae Temple

This morning, depart for a half day tour to visit the High Dam, the unfinished Obelisk, and the Philae Temple. The unfinished Obelisk lies in the quarry north of the city and would have been the largest ancient Egyptian obelisk if it had been finished. The Philae Temple was actually moved from its original site due to the construction of the High Dam.

This morning, depart for a half day tour to visit the High Dam, the unfinished Obelisk, and the Philae Temple. The unfinished Obelisk lies in the quarry north of the city and would have been the largest ancient Egyptian obelisk if it had been finished. The Philae Temple was actually moved from its original site due to the construction of the High Dam.

High Dam-Egypt
Day
12

Abu Simbel

Today transfer to the airport for a flight to Abu Simbel. Upon arrival, reception and transfer out for the tour.
Situated 280 kilometers south of Aswan, fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel to visit the two temples of Abu Simbel, known as the most magnificent temples in the world. The first temple was built by the Pharaoh Ramses II, and the second was built for his wife Queen Nefertari.
After the tour, transfer back to the airport for a return flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel.

Today transfer to the airport for a flight to Abu Simbel. Upon arrival, reception and transfer out for the tour.
Situated 280 kilometers south of Aswan, fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel to visit the two temples of Abu Simbel, known as the most magnificent temples in the world. The first temple was built by the Pharaoh Ramses II, and the second was built for his wife Queen Nefertari.
After the tour, transfer back to the airport for a return flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel.

egypt-abu simbel
Day
13

International flight home

Transfer to the airport for a return flight home, or overlap with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Transfer to the airport for a return flight home, or overlap with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Alexandria, Egypt

Luxor, Luxor City, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

Abu Simbel Temples, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

Dendera, Dandarah, Qena, Qena Governorate, Egypt

Abydos, Qesm Al Wahat Al Khargah, New Valley Governorate, Egypt

Places You'll See

  • cairo view-egypt

    Cairo

    The word “Cairo” in Arabic means “the Vanquisher” or “the Conqueror”, understandable when one realizes that it has been a major center of civilization and a cultural crossroads for millennia. One of the largest and most densely populated cities in Africa and the middle east, Cairo is the capital of Egypt. Cairo is most often associated with ancient Egypt due to its close quarters with the ancient ruins of the cities Giza, Memphis, and Fustat. Here is where one can witness the magnificence of the Pyramids of Giza as well as the great Sphynx. Take in the history and local culture with some coffee while enjoying sheesha (flavored tobacco through a water pipe) and appreciating the desert heat.

  • Alexandria-Egypt

    Alexandria

    The city of Alexandria sits on the Meditterian Sea and is Egypt’s largest port. Serving as a large economic center, Alexandria is the second largest city in the country of Egypt. Originally founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria served as a major city in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine era. The city is home to many historical sites such as the Citadel of Qaitbay, Roman Theater, and the cemetery of Mostafa Kamel.

  • Luxor-Egypt

    Luxor

    The once ancient city of Thebes, Luxor is categorized as the world’s largest “open air museum” with many historical locations with a wide range of archeological sites. Learn of the ancient Egyptians while visiting the decaying temple complex, Karnek. Absorb the methods of mummification at the Mummification Museum before visiting the famous tomb of King Tutankhamun.

  • nile-egypt

    Aswan

    One of the hottest cities in Egypt, Aswan sits on the southern end of the Nile River. This ancient city has many places of interest for history buffs as well as fun cultural experiences. Visit the unfinished and largest known Obelisk. If finished the massive piece would weigh nearly 1200 tons! Enjoy camel rides and learn about the area’s culture while drinking tea with the locals.

  • egypt-abu simbel

    Abu Simbel

    A village south of the large city of Aswan, Abu Simbel is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Abu Simbel is known for its two breathtaking temples. These temples are known as some of the most magnificent temples in the world. The temples date back to the 13th-century BC. The first temple was built by the Pharaoh Ramses II, and the second was built for his wife Queen Nefertari. Their original location in now underwater, but the temples were successfully transported to their new location in 1960s.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Cairo : Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx (standard room)

Aswan : Movenpick Aswan Resort

4 Star Properties

Cairo : Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx (Standard Pyramids View Room)

5 Star Properties

Luxor : Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa (standard Room)

Luxor : Sofitel Kanak Luxor Hotel

Aswan : Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan (Luxury Nile View Room)

Cairo : Le Meridian Pyramids (Classic Room)

Luxury Properties

Luxor : Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa (Nile Suite)

Luxor : Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa (deluxe Room)

Aswan : Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan (Palace Prestige Nile View Suite)

Cairo : Le Meridian Pyramids (Deluxe Renovated Pyramids View)

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