The Great Pyramids / The Egyptian Museum .
Island of Philae / High Dam /Kalabsha / Wadi Elsebou / Amada.
Abu Simbel Temple.
As Mentioned In Your Itinerary.
Day 1 - Arrive Cairo / The Great Pyramids / The Egyptian Museum
Arrival to the land of the Pharaohs, At Cairo International Airport you will be welcome and assisted by Menatours representative, escorted to your hotel for Breakfast. At the morning you will start your tour by visiting The Pyramids and Sphinx were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built of 2, 300, 00- blocks, each weighing an average of two and one half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is especially interesting since its interior burial chamber are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620BC) Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet high and 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a pharah with lion’s body. Than continue your tour by passing by El Tharir Square where has been the traditional site for numerous major protests and demonstrations in the last few years, visiting the Egyptian Museum, the most depository of Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world. it features artifacts from the Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods, including the celebrates mummies of ancient Egypt’s king and Tut Ankh Amun treasures. Transfer to your hotel. (L, D)
Day 2 - Cairo / Aswan / Island of Philae / High Dam
Early morning Breakfast at your hotel , transfer by Menatours representative to Cairo Airport , fly to Aswan, arrive Aswan , Check in at your hotel, than start your visit with Philae Temple , Philae takes its name from the Egyptian Pilak to the local people it is known as Kasr Anas El Wogud , after a hero of the Arabian Nights who in the Egyptian version is supposed to have pursued his beloved to this place , Philae was a holy island in the Nile River where the Ancient Egyptians built temple to the goddess Isis , than continue your tour visiting the High Dam built in the 1960’s it is also created lake Nasser at the time the World’s largest artificial lake which would have covered the important Abu Simble temple monuments , if not for the support of UNESCO and a world wide appeal for funds to move them to higher ground , than transfer to your hotel for overnight (B,D)
Day 3 - Aswan / Nile cruise
Transfer from your hotel to your Nile cruise for Embarkation before lunch, enjoy your time free at leisure in Aswan, Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 4 - Aswan / Kalabsha / Wadi Elsebou
Enjoy your Breakfast while sailing to Kalabsha , one of the largest stand stone Nubian temples dating to the reign of the Roman, is the Temple of Kalabsha , the temple as largely built in the time of Augustus on the site or in the immediate vicinity f an earlier temple from the time of Amenophis , the temple was dedicated to the cult of the Nubian god Mandulis , whows particularly associated with Isis , continue to Beit El wali and Visit the temple dedicated to the goddess Hathor then visit the beautiful Kiosk of Kertassi , Back to the ship and sail to Wadi El Sboua ,overnight on board (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Wadie El Seboua / Amada
After Breakfast you will visit Wadi El Seboua, then take a camel ride (extra charge) or walk to El Dakka and Mehraka , Back to the ship for lunch.you will then continue sailing to Amada and Amenphis the Second in honor of Amon Re and Re Harakhti , visit the Tomb of Penout , then return to the ship , Enjoy your lunch while sailing to Abu Simbel (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Kasr Ibrahim / Abu Simbel
Early breakfast while sailing to Kasr Ibrim , View the fortress from the sun deck and continue sailing to Abu Simbel , there you will visit the Great temple Abu Simbel for Ramses the Second and the Small temple of Abu Simbel for Nefertari , date back to Pharaonic Egypt and the reign of Ramses the Second . As the story goes he wanted to create a lasting monument to his reign and that of his queen Nefertari . Avictory at the battle of Kadesh proved the perfect opportunity to build the complex.(B,L,D)
Day 7 - Abu Simbel / Cairo
Disembarkation after your Breakfast, transfer to Abu Simbel Airport , fly to Cairo ,transfer to your hotel (B,D)
Day 8 - Cairo / Final Departure
After your Breakfast transfer to Cairo International Airport with Menatours representative for final departure.(B)
Package Include :
* Meet and Assist at Cairo, Aswan and Abu Simbel International Airports by Menatours representative.
* All Transfer with private Air Conditioned vehicles.
* 2 nights accommodation in Cairo.
* 1 night accommodation in Aswan.
* 4 nights accommodation on board of Nile cruise
* 1 day tour in Cairo with trained expert Egyptology (Tours as mentioned in the itinerary)
* 1 day tour in Aswan with trained expert Egyptology (Tours as mentioned in the itinerary)
* 3 days tours as per Nile cruise program from Aswan to Abu Simbel
* Daily Breakfast , Meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary day by day
( B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner)
Package Exclude :
* International and Domestic Air Fare.
* Entry Visa for Egypt.
* Any Optional Tours.
* Personal Spending.
* Sound and Light Show at Pyramids .
* Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple.
* All our tours and Accommodation are flexible in terms of duration and destination and can be customized to fit all needs.
The Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, and across from the Sinai Peninsula lies Saudi Arabia, although Jordan and Saudi Arabia do not share a land border with Egypt.
Egypt has one of the longest histories of any modern country, arising in the tenth millennium BC as one of the world's first nation states. Considered a cradle of civilization, Ancient Egypt experienced some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanization, organized religion and central government. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy and remain a significant focus of archaeological study and popular interest worldwide. Egypt's rich cultural heritage is an integral part of its national identity, having endured, and at times assimilated, various foreign influences, including Greek, Persian, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and European. Although Christianized in the first century of the Common Era, it was subsequently Islamized due to the conquests of the seventh century.
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Official Language: Arabic
Time Zone: GMT +2 hours
Dialing Code: +2
Emergency Services: Emergency Police 122 – Tourist Police 126 – Main Ambulance 123
Days of Sunshine Per Year: Over 300
Weather in Egypt: Egypt generally has a hot desert climate The climate is generally dry in most of the country except on the northern Mediterranean coast which receives more rainfall in winter.
Greatly moderate temperatures throughout the year. Because of this effect, average low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C (49.1 °F) during wintertime to 23 °C (73.4 °F) to summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C (62.6 °F) during wintertime to 32 °C (89.6 °F) in summertime. Though temperatures are moderated along the coasts, the situation changes in the interior of the country which are away from the moderating northerly winds.
Best Time to Come: Egypt is a rather large country with two general seasons; a mild winter and a sunny summer. The majority of Egypt’s landscape is a desert, except for the White Mediterranean coast, the Nile Valley and the Delta.
Between November and March the daytimes are pleasantly mild, whereas evenings and nights are cool and enjoyable in all of Egypt.
In April and May temperatures are generally mild and this is an ideal time to visit any destination in Egypt.
From June to September the weather is very hot, dry in the desert areas and humid in the Nile Valley and on the White Mediterranean coast. Sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and good hydration are essential, and trips to the desert areas aren’t a good idea in that period of the year.
Late September and October, as well as April and May are thus ideal for touring Egypt. And the November to February period offers the pleasant balmy weather that is perfect for cruising down the Nile.
The Red Sea Riviera has great weather all year round; it is thus the perfect sun & sea destination to escape to when the sky gets too cloudy back in your homeland.
Main International Airports: Cairo International Airport (CAI), Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport (HBE) , Sharm El Sheikh Airport (SSH) , Hurghada Airport (HRG) , Luxor Airport (LXR) , Aswan Airport (ASW)
Ports and Terminals: Mediterranean Sea - Alexandria, Damietta, El Dekheila, Port Said; Gulf of Suez - Suez
Government offices are open 0900-1600 (some until 1700) except Fridays and sometimes Saturdays. Muslim businesses may be closed for Friday prayers, Christian businesses on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. All offices keep shorter hours during Ramadan.
For Visa :
All foreign travelers require an entry visa to visit the Egyptian territories. Most of Egypt’s tourists and visitors can obtain their visas at any of the country’s entry points (airports and ports). This type of visa is valid for a one-month period, starting from your arrival date.
To obtain this visa, it is required that you hold a valid passport.
To avoid the bother of finding out too late that you need to apply for a visa in your homeland prior to your journey to Egypt; we’ve provided you with the numbers and addresses of the Egyptian embassies and Egyptian Tourism offices abroad, when available. They will be more than pleased to answer all your queries regarding visas.
Egypt is a predominantly Muslim country. While you can wear anything you want, it is inappropriate and disrespectful to wear certain articles of clothing. For men: feel free to wear t-shirts and long pants anywhere. In tourist sites if bused around by tour bus and not making any stops in local shops, and in resorts it's ok to wear shorts. For women: wear 3/4 sleeve shirts, skirts below knees, and longer pants. The less skin you show, the more respect you will receive. It is ok to wear t-shirts or tank tops at tourist sights. Where other busloads of people are present. Have a long sleeve shirt to cover up once you leave the sight.