All right, y’all! I’m now in my home, I’m back, I have gotten tons of questions about my trip in Egypt – what I did, how I arranged it, did I feel safe in Egypt, etc etc – while posting my tour on Instagram, not to mention dozens of requests for a post. So, here you go. My trip to Egypt, 10 August 2019!
First: How I Booked My Tour Itinerary
Many tour operators suspended operations in Egypt exactly after the revolution on 25 January 2011. Not many people were going to it from 2012-2015. But we are approaching 2019 now, and things are changing. Tourism is still nowhere near what it was before 2011 in Egypt, but visitors are returning every year in larger and larger numbers.
Earlier this year, I decided to go to Egypt and booked a 10-days tour of Egypt, so I sat on my chair and then opened my computer and typed in Google’s search engine “Egypt vacation packages”, lots of results in front me. I choose the best 10 booking websites and I concerned that the travel agency should be located in Egypt to prevent the commissions that other international travel agencies take it such as Thomas Cook and built my trip website…etc. I was prepared for an inquiry that I need to book a trip to Egypt for 6 days, what’s the best itinerary and the best service you offer at affordable prices. I send this inquiry to 10 travel websites which already located in Egypt. One of them was the “Trips in Egypt” travel agency which arranged my trip to Egypt. It provides me with the best itinerary to Egypt instead of the other itineraries that I received from the other website. The itinerary was covered all the important archeological sites in Egypt which located in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Plus a private tour to the great temple of Abu Simbel. The itinerary was so great.
First Day: Arrival to Cairo – Check-in 5* Hotel
Once I arrive at Cairo airport, My company representative helped me with finishing all of your passport formalities and luggage identification, then I had been driven by an A.C car to my 5* hotel in Cairo.
In the evening, I enjoyed a dinner cruise with my tour guide “Mohamed El Sheimi” at the sight of a colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band and a stunning Tanoura spin. Then I returned back to my hotel in Cairo.
Second Day: Tour To Cairo Landmarks – Fly to Luxor
After waking up and having my breakfast in the hotel, my private tour guide set me on an adventure in the land of mystery where is it started by visiting the famous:
Giza Pyramids complex dates back to 2400 years B.C and holds all the Great Pyramids of Giza “Cheops, Chefren & Mykerinus”, the great Sphinx and the Valley temple.
Then my tour guide had picked me up to have your lunch at a pyramids view restaurant.
After finishing my lunchtime, I visited the house of ancient Egyptian artifacts:
The Egyptian Museum displays more than 120,000 genuine artifacts that vary between Roman, Greek and Arabic origins.
After that, I transfer to Cairo airport to catch my flight to Luxor, upon arrival check-in 5* hotel for overnight.
Third Day: Tour to Luxor Landmarks – Back to the Hotel
Directly after having my breakfast, I joined with my tour guide “Nermeen” to explore the best places in Luxor:
The valley of the kings which hold the tombs of Egypt’s Kings and Queens from the 18th to the 20th dynasty.
After finishing your tour in the valley of the king, I visited:
Queen Hatshepsut temple is a true example of the advanced level of classical architecture the ancient Egyptians were able to reach.
After that I head with my tour guide to visit:
The Colossi of Memnon are two twin massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III made from blocks of quartzite.
Then I had my lunch which was so delicious, then I visited:
Karnak temple was enlarged over the generations by many Pharaohs who desired to serve the gods.
Finally, we will return you back to my hotel for the overnight in Luxor.
Fourth Day: Visiting Aswan Attractions – Back to the Hotel
In the morning, after having my breakfast, I moved to the Luxor train station to get to Aswan. Upon arrival, I joined my private tour guide to visit “Mahmoud Nour” to visit:
Aswan High Dam was built between 1960 and 1970 across the Nile and had a positive effect on the economy and culture of Egypt. Then I visited:
The unfinished obelisk is the largest obelisk ever built by order by Queen Hatshepsut as its height is 42 m and weighs 1.200 tons.
After visiting the unfinished obelisk, I enjoyed my tasty lunch with your tour guide.
After having your lunch, I headed to explore the best temple in Aswan and the house of Isis deity:
Philae Temple was built to honor many gods like Isis and Hathor which contain many stories about Osiris and Horus.
Finally, I transferred to my 5* hotel at Aswan for overnight.
Fifth Day: Tour to Abu Simbel – Fly Back to Cairo
In the morning, I transferred by an A.C car with my breakfast boxes to witness the most historical landmarks in the world:
Abu Simbel temple is known to be a true masterpiece and a magical sight to behold. Abu Simbel was built to honor King Ramses II, the second temple belong to his wife Queen Nefertari in 1200 B.C.
After finishing my tour, I headed directly to Aswan airport to catch my flight to Cairo and overnight at 5* hotel.
Sixth Day: End of My Trip to Egypt
In the morning, My company representative transferred me to the airport and help me finalize the departure papers, then I flew back to my home.
I would highly recommend booking your Egypt vacation packages or you can enjoy one of the best Egypt Nile cruise packages through this company with these guides, I had a most incredible experience. It made my trip so much fun to learn all about ancient Egyptian history! The food was delicious, the staff was so friendly/helpful and the rooms were good.
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