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Hurghada
Cairo / Aswan / Luxor
Overview

Egypt Highlights from Hurghada

Discover with us the most important sights of Egypt with the 3-days Egypt excursion highlights from Hurghada. You will marvel at the world famous pyramids of Giza with the Sphinx in Cairo, admire the numerous artifacts from ancient Egypt in the Egyptian Museum and then visit the most famous historical monuments in Luxor and Aswan. Visit the impressive temples of Karnak and Hatshepsut and the beautiful valley of the kings in Luxor and discover the fascinating Abu Simbel temples and the mighty high dam in Aswan. On this exclusive, informative and private excursion, you will be guided by a qualified Egyptology who will explain the secrets of the pharaohs and the history of the country to you.

Include
  • Flight from Hurghada to Cairo and from Cairo to Aswan
  • 2 Nights in 5 star hotels with breakfast
  • Entrance Fees to the sight
  • Lunch in local restaurant
  • Transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private tour guide during your tour
  • Bottled water
  • All service charge and taxes
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  • Any extras not mentioned in the program
  • Tipping
Itinerary

Day 1Cairo

For your Egypt Highlights excursion from Hurghada, you will be picked up at morning from your hotel in Hurghada and transfer to Hurghada Airport. After your arrival in Cairo you will be welcomed by your private Egyptology and you will visit:

The Pyramids of Giza

The 3 famous pyramids of Giza are the last surviving wonder of the ancient world. They were about 2600 BC. Built on a large limestone plateau. The Pyramid of Cheops is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids and is therefore also known as the “Great Pyramid”. It is the highest pyramid in the world, 147 m high and was built as a tomb for the Egyptian king Cheops.

We will admire this biggest pyramid of the world first. This is followed by a visit to the pyramid of Chephren and the Mykerinos pyramid. Then we drive to a plateau, from which you have a beautiful panoramic view of the three pyramids of Giza.

The Sphinx

The Sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a man and lies with a length of approx. 73 m and a height of approx. 20 m before the Khafre pyramid.

After visiting the pyramids, fortify yourself with an oriental lunch

You will then be transferred to Cairo Airport in time for your flight to Aswan . Then transfer from Aswan Airport to your hotel in Aswan. You will spend the night in a 5 star hotel in Aswan.

Day 2Aswan

Today you have free or you have the opportunity for a private excursion to Abu Simbel.

The two temples of Abu Simble were built by Ramses II in 1260 BC. built and were under the sand until 1817, then the Italian Belzoni has freed the two temples from the sand. The Ramses temple extends 60 meters directly into the rock and has a height of 30 m. The temple of Nefertari is 21 m deep and 12 m high. After the construction of the dam, both temples were moved 62 m higher in the years 1964-1968 to protect them from flooding by the reservoir.

You will drive to Abu Simble early in the morning with a private vehicle and your private tour guide. On the way there you can experience the sunrise in the desert and on the way back you can admire the nature view.

After visiting the Abu Simble temples, drive back to Aswan for lunch and visit:

The High Dam

The construction of the high dam was initiated by President Nasser and lasted from 1960 to 1971, creating one of the largest reservoirs in the world, 500 km long and 32 km wide, at the widest point. The dam is more than 3800 meters long and 111 meters high, at the sole 980 meters and at the crown about 40 meters wide.

Then take the first class train from Aswan to Luxor , then you have transfer to your hotel in Luxor. You will spend the night in a 5 star hotel in Luxor.

Day 3Luxor

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up and visit:

The Valley of the Kings

Let yourself be enchanted by the more than 3000 years old, wonderful murals in the tombs of the Pharaohs. So far, 64 graves have been found in the Valley of the Kings, of which you can visit three. In the Valley of the Kings are the tombs of the kings of the New Kingdom (about 1550-1069 BC 18 to 20 dynasty) to find. In 1922 Englishman Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tut Anch Amun with its golden treasures.

The Hatshepsut Temple

The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut dates back to the 18th Dynasty, 1470 BC. She had her impressive terrace temple built by the architect Senenmut. She was always portrayed as a man, which can be clearly seen from the very well preserved statues in the temple. In Christian times a temple was built on the temple, which was used until the 11th century. In the 19th century, the monastery ruins were demolished.

The Memnon Colossi

The Memnon colossi are two side by side ancient Egyptian colossal statues, about 18 m. high from the 14th century BC Both statues represent Amenhotep III and were located at the entrance of his temple.

Afterwards, enjoy our Nile trip and a delicious oriental lunch. Then visit:

The Karnak Temple
It is the largest temple complex ever built. Here the ancient Egyptians immortalized the holy family of Thebes, Amun-Re, his wife Mut and the son Chonsu. The complete construction time of the temple lasted over 2000 years. Among the most significant areas of the temple is the large columned hall with 134 papyrus columns, built by Seteth and completed by Ramses II.

After your program in Luxor, drive back to your hotel in Hurghada.

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