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Ancient Egypt – from Cairo to Aswan, in the heart of a lost dynasty !
Day 1 – Arrival in Cairo
Day 2 – Discovery of Cairo
After going through customs you will be welcomed by our local coordinator who will drive you to Gizeh, 20 meters away from the Sphinx side entrance.
Day 3 – Full day on the Giza plateau: the 9 pyramids, the Sphinx and Valley Temple. Every detail will be inspected while we will see the back and forth of tourist groups that are staying only 90 minutes on site.
All recesses of the Giza plateau will be inspected with your guide. Besides the magnificence of the pyramids, we will see how Dynastic Egypt and Peru had common origins, architectural but also civilizational. Also, you will dive into the heart of the first usage of ancient high technologies.
Day 4 – Dashur and its 2 pyramids: the Red & the Bent – Saqqara : the Step Pyramids, Mastaba of Ty, Serapeum and its 100-ton underground granite blocks
King Snefru, meaning « double harmony», is the one supposed to have built the Red and Bent Pyramids. Djoser, on the other side and believed to have built the Step Pyramid of Saqqara. Still swimming in the ocean of proof that Ancient Egypt once possessed forms of technology, we will go underground to see the Serapeum and its granite blocks. Academic Egyptology claims that those hollowed blocks were destined to welcome dead bulls, paying tribute to the God Apis. But this is totally false and we will see why different civilizations came on the site.
Day 5 – Surprise day
Day 6 – Transfer to Cairo airport + flight to Aswan
Day 7 – The Unfinished Obelisk and its 1,200 tons, Elephantine Island and a felucca ride on Nile at sunset
Full day in the heart of ancient high technologies used in Ancient Egypt, as well as pre-dynastic Egypt. Countless proofs scattered all over the city of Aswan!
Day 8 – Day trip to Luxor via Horus Temple in Edfu, one of the best preserved temples of Ancient Egypt.
Day 9 – Free day. Option to go to Dendera and Abydos
Day 10 – Luxor. Full visits of Luxor Temple and Karnak Complex.
Day 11 – Experience the West bank . Memnon Colossi, Medinet Habu, Ramesseum
Day 12 – Flight back to Cairo and possible option to go to Abusir and Abu Ghorab
Day 13 – Return flight
TRAVEL RATE: 1960€ per person
– Airfares for Cairo/Aswan and Luxor/Cairo domestic flights
– All entrance fees to all historical sites
– All accommodation in 3 to 4 star hotels.
– Half board
– All transfers in private cars and/or boats
– All admin fees and stay taxes
– All permission delivered by the Egyptian government
– Unique presence of your personal alternative Egyptology guide during the whole tour
– A local academic guide
– Water every day
– A personal help to set up your departure (seeking best prices and flight schedules)
Price does not include:
– International flights to and from Cairo
– Visa fee
– Souvenirs and tips
– Lunch and Drinks
– What is not mentioned in “Price includes”
Solo travelers have a 200 euro single occupancy fee, but are welcome to share rooms among themselves.