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Summary

This 7-day itinerary offers a comprehensive journey through Egypt's rich history and culture, from the bustling streets of Cairo to the serene beauty of the Nile River. Highlights include the Pyramids of Giza, the temples of Luxor and Aswan, and a memorable Nile River cruise. Each day is carefully planned to ensure a blend of adventure, exploration, and relaxation, making it the perfect guide for those looking to immerse themselves in Egypt's ancient wonders.

🇪🇬 Day 1: Exploring Cairo

Begin your Egyptian adventure in Cairo, exploring ancient museums and bustling markets.

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🕌 The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

Home to over 120,000 masterpieces including the treasures of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, such as the iconic gold burial mask, royal jewelry, and carefully preserved mummies.

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Tips

A must-visit for a crash course in Egyptian history, providing a fascinating insight into the ancient civilization.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +20 2 25796948
🌐   Website: https://egyptianmuseumcairo.eg/emc/ar/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 2.5 hours
📍   Address: El-Tahrir Square, Ismailia, Qasr El Nil, Cairo Governorate 4272083, Egypt
🔗   Profiles: Facebook X (Twitter)

🏰 The Citadel

A massive stone fortress built by Egyptian ruler Saladin, offering a commanding view of Cairo. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali within the Citadel, known for its towering minarets and stunning architecture.

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Tips

Take your time to explore the Citadel and soak in the historical significance of this impressive structure.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +20 2 25121735
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1.5 hours
📍   Address: 27H6+G27, Privet Entrance Bel Kalaa, Al Abageyah, El Khalifa, Cairo Governorate 4252360, Egypt
🔗   Profiles: Instagram

🛍️ Khan el Khalili market

A bustling bazaar of winding alleyways, offering a wide array of merchandise including silverware, antiques, and glass lamps. It's the perfect place to shop for souvenirs and indulge in flavorful Egyptian cuisine.

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Tips

Conclude your day with a leisurely stroll through the market, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and savor the local delicacies.

Travel Information
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: El-Gamaleya, El Gamaliya, Cairo Governorate 4331302, Egypt
🔗   Profiles: YouTube Instagram

Day 2: Day Trip to Giza

Visit the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, marvels of ancient engineering.

Great Pyramids

The most famous pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure.

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Tips

Consider a camel ride or going inside the pyramids for a unique experience.

Travel Information
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1 hour
📍   Address: X4HM+MPC, Al Haram, Nazlet El-Semman, Al Haram, Giza Governorate 3512201, Egypt
🔗   Profiles: YouTube

Solar Boat Museum

Houses a reconstructed ancient Egyptian boat made of cedar wood.

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Tips

Open 8.30 am – 4 pm every day, 100 EGP for tourists.

Travel Information
📍   Address: X4V9+P2C، الهرم، كفر نصار، الهرم، الجيزة،, Kafr Nassar, Egypt

Great Sphinx

A colossal masterpiece of Egyptian engineering.

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Tips

Next, visit the Valley Temple of Khafre nearby.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: http://www.sca-egypt.org/eng/SITE_GIZA_MP.html
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 20 min
📍   Address: Al Haram, Giza Governorate 3512201, Egypt

Sound and Light Show

An audio-visual extravaganza that tells the story of ancient Egypt.

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Tips

A captivating way to end your visit to the Pyramids.

🌍 Day 3: Exploring Luxor

Discover Luxor, the world's greatest open-air museum, and its ancient monuments.

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🏛️ Karnak Temple Complex

A vast complex dedicated to the worship of the Egyptian God Amun, featuring the Great Temple of Amun, the Temple of Khonsu, and the Temple of Mut. The highlight is the mighty Hypostyle Hall with 134 colossal columns.

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Tips

Don't miss the Hypostyle Hall with its colossal columns, which create a mesmerizing atmosphere as the sunlight filters through the towering structures.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +20 2 22617304
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1.5 hours
📍   Address: Karnak, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

🏞️ Valley of the Kings

A royal burial ground for pharaohs, adorned with over 60 tombs and chambers, many of which are richly decorated with elaborate murals and carvings. The tomb of Tutankhamen, along with the tombs of Ramesses VI and Amenhotep III, are among the must-see attractions.

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Tips

Visit the tombs of Ramesses VI and Amenhotep III to witness the intricate murals and carvings that depict the ancient Egyptian beliefs and traditions.

🕌 Temple of Hatshepsut

Dedicated to one of the few female pharaohs of Egypt, Queen Hatshepsut, this temple showcases reliefs depicting the queen’s many accomplishments, including her successful military campaigns and trading expeditions to the land of Punt.

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Tips

Admire the intricate reliefs on the temple walls, which provide a fascinating insight into the remarkable achievements of Queen Hatshepsut and the ancient Egyptian civilization.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: https://egymonuments.gov.eg/ar/monuments/hatshepsut-temple
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 45 min
📍   Address: Al Qarna, Luxor Governorate 1340420, Egypt

🚤 Felucca Boat Ride

Experience the serene beauty of the Nile River aboard a traditional wooden sailing boat as you soak in the breathtaking sunset views, offering a perfect end to your day in Luxor.

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Tips

A felucca boat ride provides a tranquil and picturesque way to conclude your exploration of Luxor, offering a unique perspective of the stunning natural surroundings and the timeless river.

🌅 Day 4: Luxor to Aswan

  • Start with a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor, then travel to Aswan to explore its cultural heritage.

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🎈 Hot Air Balloon Ride

Soar above Luxor and admire the sunrise over the golden sand. Experience the breathtaking views of the ancient city from a unique perspective.

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Tips

Highly recommended for a memorable experience. Don't miss the opportunity to capture stunning aerial photographs of the iconic landmarks.

🏛️ Luxor Temple

The Luxor Temple held significant religious importance for the ancient Egyptians and was a site of grand processions during the Opet Festival. Walk through the Avenue of Sphinxes, an iconic landmark that connected Luxor with Karnak, and immerse yourself in the mystical ambiance of the temple complex.

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Tips

Take your time to absorb the spiritual energy of this ancient site and marvel at the intricate carvings and hieroglyphics adorning the temple walls.

🏺 Luxor Museum

Delve into the rich history and culture of ancient Egypt at the Luxor Museum. Explore a remarkable collection of artifacts from the New Kingdom, including statues, jewelry, and other relics that offer a glimpse into the opulent past of this extraordinary civilization.

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Tips

Engage with the captivating narratives behind each artifact and gain a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural legacy of ancient Egypt.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +20 95 2370569
🌐   Website: http://www.sis.gov.eg/section/7229/4540?lang=ar
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: PJ5V+2RV, Kornish Al Nile, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate 1362503, Egypt

🌍 Day 5: Discovering Aswan

Explore Aswan's famous monuments and the cultural heritage of the Nubians.

🕌 Temple of Philae

The Temple of Philae, known as the ‘Pearl of Egypt’, is a mesmerizing and well-preserved temple dedicated to Isis, located on the island of Agilkia in the middle of the Nile River. The temple boasts towering columns, intricate carvings, and beautiful reliefs depicting scenes from Egyptian mythology.

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Tips

When visiting the Temple of Philae, take your time to admire the intricate carvings and reliefs, and consider hiring a guide to learn about the fascinating history and significance of this ancient site.

🗿 Unfinished Obelisk

The Unfinished Obelisk, a colossal monument abandoned due to cracks, offers valuable insights into ancient Egyptian construction techniques. Standing at 40 meters tall and weighing more than 1000 tons, it remains in the quarry as a striking and overwhelming sight.

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Tips

Don't miss the opportunity to witness this colossal structure and marvel at the ancient engineering techniques. The site is open from 7 am to 4 pm every day, and the entrance fee for adults is 140 EGP.

Travel Information
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Sheyakhah Oula, Aswan, Aswan Governorate 1241771, Egypt

🐪 Monastery of St. Simeon

The Monastery of St. Simeon, located on the west bank of the Nile River, is a remarkable historical site that stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the ancient Coptic Christian faith. Accessible only by camel ride through the desert, it offers a unique and adventurous experience for visitors.

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Tips

Embrace the adventure of reaching the Monastery of St. Simeon by camel ride, and once there, take in the serene atmosphere and rich history of this ancient religious site.

Travel Information
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 3VVG+R7W, Aswan, Aswan Governorate 1231020, Egypt

Day 6: Nile River Cruise

Embark on a Nile River Cruise, visiting Abu Simbel Temple and Kom Ombo Temple.

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Abu Simbel Temple

An impressive example of ancient Egyptian architecture and engineering.

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Tips

Moved to a new site in the 1960s to save it from rising water levels.

Kom Ombo Temple

Dedicated to Sobek, the Crocodile God, and Horus the Elder.

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Tips

Known for its stunning architecture and exquisite carvings.

Travel Information
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Nagoa Ash Shatb, Markaz Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate 1281301, Egypt

Day 7: Concluding in Luxor

Conclude your Egyptian journey with a visit to the Temple of Horus before flying back.

Temple of Horus

One of the best-preserved marvels of ancient Egypt.

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Tips

Dedicated to Horus, the Falcon God. Open 7 am till 4/5 pm.

Travel Information
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 2 hours
📍   Address: Adfo, Edfo, Aswan Governorate 1291234, Egypt