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Granite Journey
     
 
Tour Length: 7 Days - 6 Nights Tour Code: CL03
Starts in: Cairo End in: Cairo
Start day: All week Long End day: All week Long

Day 1:

Upon arrival at Cairo international airport you will be met by our Airport representative (holding Sunny Egypt sign with your Name). Then you will be transferred to your hotel to spend the night. Our Cairo head Representative will welcome you, help you check-in to the Hotel and let you know the plan for the next few days.

 

Day 2:

Morning- Breakfast at the hotel then our friendly expert Egyptologist guide will accompany you to the area - inspiring Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza was built 4600 years ago. Khufu, the successor of Sneferu, was known as a tyrant and in his arrogance he decided to have a tomb built that was bigger and better than all others. The three Pyramids: Cheops (Khufu), Chephren (Khafra) & Mycrenios (Menkaura). The Great pyramid was built by King Cheops (IV Dynasty). King Chefren, the son of Cheops, built the second Pyramid and the third pyramid was built in the reign of “Menkaura”, the son of Chefren. The mysterious Sphinx, with its mask of Chephren and body of a Lion, stands Close by guard of the land of Pharaohs. The Sphinx and the three pyramids were considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then go to Sakkara lies 25 Km south of Cairo. Djeser’s (Zosser’s) step Pyramid, (built 4700 years ago), dominates the skyline and is believed to be the ancient Egyptians first attempt at pyramid building, to see the first pyramids ever built the step pyramid of Zosser , overnight at Cairo hotel.

 

Day 3:

Morning- Breakfast at the hotel then our friendly expert Egyptologist guide will accompany you to visit the famous Egyptian museum where you will see many precious antiquities. Then go to Islamic areas of Cairo, including the Citadel of Saladdin which boasts the famous Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. After that you will visit the Coptic area of Cairo where the Romans constructed the fortress of Babylon. Built on the ruins of two towers of the fortress towers is the church of St. Mary, more commonly known as the Hanging Church. Next you will visit St.Sergius where it is said to be the resting place for the holy family. Later that night, you will catch overnight train to Luxor.

 

Day 4:

Arrive and check in to Luxor hotel. Luxor is our base for two days of exiting exploration. First the East Bank- (Karnak temple: the main center of worship in ancient Egypt and Luxor temple: 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), Overnight at your hotel in Luxor.

 

Day 5:

An early morning, continuation our tour in Luxor, by visit the West Bank - Valley of the Kings: the remote, barren. It was the necropolis of the New Kingdom pharaohs. By digging their tombs deep into the Theban Hills, pharaohs from Tuthmosis I on hoped to stop robbers stealing the priceless possessions buried with them. Valley of the Queens: Named by Champollion, it lies to the south-west of the Valley of the Kings and holds the tombs of many royal wives and children. Of the nearly 80 tombs populating the Valley, the most famous is that of Queen Nefertari. Hatshepsut Temple: Against its stark mountainous backdrop, the partly rock-hewn Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir al-Bahri is a breath-taking sight. Colossi of Memnon: the two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III are the first monuments most visitors see on arriving in the West Bank, Overnight train back to Cairo.

 

Day 6:

Arrive and check in Cairo hotel, for your leisure, day free to explore Cairo - Africa's largest city, overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

 

Day 7:

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport and bid farewell to the land of the pharaohs.

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