Cairo and Luxor 4 days
Tour Cairo and Luxor 4 days Itinerary
Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the country, with a population of 6.76 million people.
Sakkara lies 25 Km south of Cairo. Djesers' step pyramid is believed to be the first pyramid ever built, also one of the largest. The pyramids were built on the assumption that it would stop grave robbers from stealing the riches that were buried with the Pharaohs.
Hatshepsut Temple: It is a breathtaking site to see the Hatshepsut Temple with a back drop against the mountains.
Luxor is a place with ruins like none other, and there are plenty of them. It is situated in the upper South of Egypt.
Valley of the Kings, is where most of the kings and nobles were buried. Most of them have been robbed and looted, but you will be able to see the hieroglyphics on the walls, and the elaborate care and workmanship that was put into constructing the tombs.
Ben Ezra synagogue is believed to be the place that baby Moses was found. In the 19th century sacred manuscripts were found here.
Day 1: Taba to Cairo
Pick up from your hotel in Eilat at 21:00. Drive to the Taba border where you will be met by the Egyptian team and travel into Egypt. This is about a 10 hour drive.
Arrive in Cairo and visit the Egyptian Museum.
After lunch visit a papyrus institute for a demonstration of how paper was made and an explanation of hieroglyphics.
Travel to your hotel for overnight and a free evening.
(Optional Dinner Cruise on the Nile for an extra fee).
Day 2: Cairo - Luxor
Visit the Cairo Pyramids and the Sphinx.
Tour ancient Cairo.
Visit Bazaar - packed with spices, perfume, copper ware, & trinkets, where those who wish to can purchase souvenirs.
Depart Cairo, to the train station to catch the sleeper train to Luxor and overnight (about 9 hours).
Day 3: Luxor – Cairo
An early morning, we continue our touring in Luxor, by visiting the West Bank - Valley of the Kings.
First the East Bank- ( Karnak temple: the main center of worship in ancient Egypt and Luxor temple that has huge papyrus columns and was dedicated to the god Amun. One of its striking aspects is the remains of an ancient Christian Church and Abu Haggag Mosque. Here three religions represented in one place.)
Day 4: Cairo - Taba
Arrive to Cairo in the morning to start your tour.
Tour ancient Cairo, starting with a visit to the Coptic Church and then visit the Synagogue of Ben Ezra, Cairo’s oldest synagogue.
Continue on to the Citadel of Saladin.
Departure Cairo and drive back to Taba (about 10 hours).
Minimum 2 people
- Egyptian Museum
- Mummy room
- Papyrus Institute
- Karnak Temple
- Christian Church
- Coptic Church
- Ben Ezra Synagogue
- Citadel of Saladin
- Valley of the Kings
- All the transfers as mentioned in the program
- 1 night 3 star hotel on B/B basis.
- Two nights at Sleeper Train on H.B
- Entrance fees to mentioned sights in the program
- Entrance to the mummies room
- 3 lunches
- English speaking guide
- Visa to Egypt
- Taba Border Taxes
- Any item not mentioned as included
- Personal Expenses
- Personal insurance
- Single supplement not included.
- Meals and drinks no stated as included.
What you need to know:
- Have a valid passport and landing card.
- We require nationality, passport number, date of issue, expiry date and birth date for reservation.
- Very warm clothing in Winter, cool comfortable clothing and head covering in Summer
- Voucher and visa/tax/tip money - in cash only (payable in U.S dollars, Euro, Pound Sterling or Israeli Shekel.
- Good walking shoes.
- Personal insurance is not included.