20 Day Archaeology Lovers Tour Package

Embark on a 20-day Archaeology Lovers Tour Package and dive deep into Egypt’s rich ancient heritage. From the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza to the mystical temples of Luxor and the hidden gems of lesser-known sites, this meticulously crafted itinerary is a dream come true for archaeology enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the secrets of the Pharaohs, explore ancient tombs and temples, and uncover the mysteries of Egypt’s ancient civilizations. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and seamless logistics, this tour package offers an unparalleled archaeological journey through the fascinating history of Egypt. Book now and prepare for an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime!

Overview:

Embark on an extraordinary 20-day Archaeology Lovers Tour Package and unlock the secrets of Egypt’s ancient civilizations. This immersive journey takes you to renowned archaeological sites as well as lesser-known gems, offering a comprehensive exploration of Egypt’s rich heritage. From the iconic Pyramids of Giza to the temples of Luxor and the hidden treasures of lesser-explored regions, every step of this itinerary is designed to satisfy your passion for archaeology. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and seamless logistics, this tour package ensures a seamless and enriching journey through Egypt’s ancient past.

Highlights:

  • Marvel at the Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the enigmatic Sphinx.
  • Explore the fascinating Egyptian Museum in Cairo, home to an extensive collection of ancient artifacts.
  • Unravel the secrets of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, exploring the grand tombs of pharaohs and nobles.
  • Discover the enchanting temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile.
  • Visit the exquisite mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a masterpiece of ancient Egyptian architecture.
  • Explore the hidden treasures of Abydos, including the Temple of Seti I and the Osireion.
  • Discover the mesmerizing Temple of Hathor in Dendera, known for its well-preserved reliefs and astronomical ceilings.
  • Unveil the mysteries of the Temple of Horus in Edfu, one of the best-preserved ancient Egyptian temples.
  • Marvel at the unique Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus.
  • Sail along the timeless Nile River on a luxurious cruise ship, enjoying breathtaking views and serene surroundings.
  • Visit the lesser-known sites of Amarna, exploring the remnants of Akhenaten’s capital city.
  • Discover the rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Experience the beauty of the Nubian culture in Aswan, visiting the Nubian Village and enjoying a traditional Nubian meal.
  • Explore the ancient city of Alexandria, including the Citadel of Qaitbay and the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa.
  • Dive into the bustling streets of Cairo, experiencing its vibrant markets, historic landmarks, and local cuisine.

Advantages:

  • Expert Guides: Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of experienced Egyptologists who will bring the ancient sites to life.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: Rest and rejuvenate in carefully selected hotels and luxurious cruise ships that offer comfort and convenience.
  • Seamless Logistics: Enjoy hassle-free arrangements, including airport transfers, transportation, and guided tours.
  • In-depth Exploration: Delve deep into the ancient history and culture of Egypt, visiting renowned sites and hidden gems.
  • Authentic Experiences: Interact with local communities, witness traditional practices, and savor the flavors of Egyptian cuisine.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo – Welcome to Egypt!

  • Airport pickup and transfer to your hotel in Cairo
  • Rest and relax to prepare for an exciting journey

Day 2: Cairo – Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian Museum

  • Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum, home to a vast collection of ancient artifacts

Day 3: Cairo – Saqqara and Memphis – Fly to Luxor

  • Visit the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara and the ancient city of Memphis
  • Fly to Luxor and transfer to your hotel

Day 4: Luxor – West Bank and East Bank

  • Discover the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank
  • Explore the Temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank

Day 5: Luxor – Dendera and Abydos Excursion

  • Journey to Dendera and explore the Temple of Hathor
  • Continue to Abydos and visit the Temple of Seti I and the Osireion

Day 6: Luxor – Edfu and Kom Ombo – Aswan

  • Sail to Edfu and visit the Temple of Horus
  • Continue sailing to Kom Ombo and explore the unique Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Reach Aswan and transfer to your hotel

Day 7: Aswan – Philae Temple, High Dam, and Nubian Village

  • Visit the beautiful Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis
  • Explore the impressive High Dam and learn about its significance
  • Experience the Nubian culture in a traditional Nubian Village, enjoying a Nubian meal

Day 8: Aswan – Abu Simbel Excursion – Aswan

  • Embark on an optional excursion to the magnificent rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel
  • Return to Aswan and enjoy free time to explore the city

Day 9: Aswan – Nile Cruise Embarkation – Kom Ombo

  • Embark on a luxurious Nile cruise ship
  • Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Sobek and Horus

Day 10: Nile Cruise – Amarna – Nile River

  • Explore the archaeological site of Amarna, Akhenaten’s capital city
  • Continue sailing along the Nile, enjoying the serene surroundings

Day 11: Nile Cruise – Luxor – West Bank

  • Visit the Ramesseum, the mortuary temple of Ramses II
  • Discover the Valley of the Queens and the Tombs of the Nobles
  • Sail to Luxor and transfer to your hotel

Day 12: Luxor – Karnak Sound and Light Show

  • Experience the captivating Karnak Sound and Light Show in the evening

Day 13: Luxor – Cairo – Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

  • Fly back to Cairo and explore the historic Old Cairo district
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Day 14: Cairo – Alexandria Day Trip

  • Embark on a full-day excursion to Alexandria and visit its notable landmarks
  • Explore the Qaitbay Citadel, Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, and Library of Alexandria

Day 15: Cairo – Islamic Cairo and Coptic Cairo

  • Discover the rich heritage of Islamic Cairo, including the Citadel of Saladin and the Sultan Hassan Mosque
  • Visit the historic Coptic quarter, exploring the Hanging Church and the Coptic Museum

Day 16: Cairo – Sakkara and Dahshur

  • Explore the ancient necropolis of Sakkara, home to the Step Pyramid of Djoser
  • Visit the Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid in Dahshur

Day 17-20: Cairo – Free Time and Departure

  • Enjoy free time in Cairo for personal exploration or optional activities
  • Departure from Cairo, bidding farewell to Egypt’s ancient wonders

Inclusions:

  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic flights (Cairo to Luxor, Aswan to Cairo)
  • Accommodation in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan (4-star or 5-star hotels)
  • Nile cruise accommodation (luxury cruise ship)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Guided tours with expert Egyptologist guides
  • Entrance fees to all included sites and attractions
  • All transportation throughout the tour
  • Bottled water during tours
  • Farewell dinner

Exclusions:

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Optional activities and personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, and cruise staff

Pricing:

Accommodation Plan (A) 5 stars:

Cairo:Le Méridien – Steigenberger Pyramids- Ramses Hilton- Helnan – Barcelo Pyramids- Pyramisa

Luxor: Steigenberger Nile. 

Nile cruises: MS Emilio, MS Radamis, MS Princess, MS Sara

3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Price per person in DBL or TRPL RoomNA $NA $4700 $
Solo travelerNA $NA $6000 $
Christmas & Easter – DBL or TRPL RoomNA $NA $5050 $
Christmas & Easter – Solo TravelerNA $NA $6400 $
Accommodation Plan (B) Luxury:

Cairo: Kempinski – Fairmont Cairo – Hilton Curnrad -Marriott Sheraton- Hilton Golf pyramids

Luxor: Hilton – Sonesta St. George.

Nile Cruises: MS Amwaj Nile Cruise, MS Nile Premium, MS Bule shadow, MS Jaz Jubilee, Crown Emperor, Steigenberger.

All year roundChristmas and Easter
Price per person in dbl room6750 $7100 $
Solo traveller8100 $8500 $

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  • Respect local customs and traditions when visiting religious sites.
  • Dress modestly and comfortably, and bring sunscreen and a hat for sun protection.
  • Stay hydrated and carry a water bottle with you at all times.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for exploring archaeological sites.
  • Have travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Notes:

  • This tour requires moderate physical fitness due to walking and climbing stairs at the archaeological sites.
  • The tour itinerary may be subject to change based on weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • It is recommended to book this tour in advance to secure your preferred travel dates and accommodations.

FAQs:

  1. Can I customize the itinerary or add extra activities?
    • Yes, we offer customizable options to suit your preferences. Contact our team to discuss your requirements.
  2. Is the tour suitable for children and elderly travelers?
    • This tour is suitable for travelers of all ages. However, please note that there will be walking and climbing involved at the archaeological sites.
  3. What language will the guides speak?
    • Our expert guides speak fluent English. If you require guides speaking other languages, please inform us in advance.
  4. How do I make a booking and receive instant confirmation?
    • To book the tour, simply click the “Book Now” button on our website and follow the instructions. Instant confirmation will be provided upon completing the booking process.