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Best of Egypt – Abu Simbel Sun Festival

Combine the great pyramids of Giza and sphinx with the magical Abu Simbel Sun Festival, felucca sailing on the Nile and the fabled Valley of the Kings all in 8 days.

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Arrival in Cairo. Misr travel representative welcomes you to Egypt and transfers you to your hotel. Relax and soak up the atmosphere in this ancient city .. Overnight in Cairo.


Pyramids & Saqqara

Embark on a tour of the Giza Plateau, site of the stunning pyramids. The Pyramids were built as tombs for the Ancient Egyptian Kings and Queens. Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) – the largest of the three great pyramids. Venture inside one of these creations, then visit the fascinating Solar Boat Museum, site of Cheops’s funerary boat which displays one of the pharaoh’s funerary barges. It may just be the oldest boat in existence. After lunch, drive to Memphis, capital of the ancient kingdom and now home to an open-air museum and giant statue of Ramses II. Continue to Saqqara, site of hundreds of tombs and 14 pyramids, including the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser.


Antiquities of the Egyptian Museum

Cairo – Aswan. Today we embark on a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum, acclaimed for the treasures of King Tutankhamen and his famous solid gold funerary mask. If you have strong stomach, you can also see the royal Mummy room, where nine mummified bodies of ancient royals are on display and learn about the culture and art of mummification in ancient Egypt. If you wish to visit the Royal room, you will need to purchase a separate ticket . Continue your tour to Coptic Cairo to see Ben Ezra Synagogue and the Hanging Church. In the evening time you will enjoy the fascinating history with shopping in a lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar, these dates back to 1382.


Philae Temple & the High Dam

Fly to Aswan and check into your hotel. Drive out to the mighty High Dam – a modern feat of engineering – creating the world’s largest artificial lake, Lake Nasser! This afternoon’s highlight is a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island for Philae Temple for a guided tour of the romantic Philae Temple – dedicated to the goddess Isis. Evening free to shop in the colorful souks and markets or simply relax and watch an amazing sunset.
At midnight we depart by coach to the Grand Temples of Abu Simbel (approximate journey time 4 hours) and wait the first rays of golden sunlight, which will touch the temple gate signifying the start of the Sun Festival of the mighty King Ramses II .

If you don’t fancy travelling by coach midnight , opt to undertake the journey by flight Includes air travel between Aswan –Abu simbel – Aswan – with one nights’ accommodation in the comfort of 4 star hotel in Abu simbel instead of Aswan hotel.


Sun Festival – Temple of King Ramses II , Abu Simbel

Abu simbel temples are arguably considered the most impressive ancient sites in Egypt, the two rock temples of Abu Simbel were constructed and dedicated to King Ramses II and are an incredible sight to behold. The other rock cut temple at Abu Simbel is the Temple of Hathor, which is fronted by six massive standing statues. Four of them represent King Ramses II, the other two are of his beloved wife – Queen Nefertari.
In a fit of architectural wisdom and egotism, Ramses II had the entire temple carefully angled and oriented in order that the sun’s rays would align twice a year on his date of ascension to the throne (21 February) and on his birthday (21 October) and illuminate the inner sanctum of the temple.
In 1972 the temple was re-located further up from the shoreline of Lake Nasser. For this reason, the sun now strikes a day later than Ramses had originally planned. Lunch will be included.
Later we take a felucca boat journey round the Elephantine and Kitchener Island. As the sun sets, take High Tea at the historic and delightful Old Cataract Hotel. Overnight in Aswan.


Kom ombo Temple & Luxor

Kom Ombo – Edfu – After breakfast, we take our private coach to Kom Ombo, we enjoy a guided tour to the only temple in Egypt dedicated to two gods: the crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus, continue to Egypt’s second largest & best-preserved temple, the Temple of Horus at Edfu, Here you can learn about the gods’ history of hostilities, how offerings were made to them and the overall importance of this fascinating Greco-Roman temple .. Overnight in Luxor.


The legendary Valley of the kings and Queens

Drive over to the West Bank, where 64 ancient Egyptian rulers lie buried in the valley of the kings including the burial chamber of Tutankhamen. . If you wish to visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun, an additional cost is payable direct (separate ticket) today’s touring also includes the spectacular Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Egypt’s only female ruler, rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces. Standing like guards along the road to the Valley of Kings, you’ll also marvel at the Colossi of Memnon, impressive statues of Amenhotep that tower 75 feet above the desert sands.
This afternoon after lunch and time to relax we visit the colossal Temple of Karnak. Lose yourself in the stone-columned Hypostyle Hall. Karnak is an awesome, lasting legacy of the power of ancient Egypt. Proceed to The strikingly graceful temple of Luxor is dedicated to the God Amun. Afterward, return to Cairo for an afternoon at leisure.


Final departure

Arrive Cairo, transfer to airport for your onward flight.

We can customize this private tour just for you like a tailor making a bespoke suit .any element can be tailored - activities,hotels,flights and meals.call us at +2 01222685786 or request a quote.


  • Escorted by one of Misr travel’s expert Tour Directors – your expert guide, who ensures your journey, is as enjoyable as possible.
  • Baggage handling everywhere on tour in addition to the hotels and restaurants tips..
  • Dining: 7 Buffet Breakfast(BB), 5 Lunches.
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach or minibus.
  • 4 nights Cairo at luxuriou Nile Kempiniski hotel on bed & breakfast basis.
  • 2 nights Aswan Movenpick resort with breakfast.
  • 01 night Luxor Steigenberger Nile palace hotel with breakfast.
  • Domestic fight tickets  from Cairo / Aswan- Luxor/Cairo with Egypt air.
  • Arrival & departure transfers between the airport and your tour hotel.
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo by (Private Egyptologist guide).
  • Included entrance fees to all sightseeing throughout the tours & highlights as indicated in the itinerary


  • International flight.
  • Entry visa.
  • Tipping.(for guides, drivers and Nile cruise crew etc. ,-)

- Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till April 30.2018, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
- Tour prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.
- A 25 % deposit per person is required to confirm your booking.
- Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices are subject to increase and are   guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received.
- Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
- We charged no credit card fees or hidden surcharges.
- Prices are inclusive Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing, Meals as indicated and internal flights.

Solo traveler:
Accommodation is based on twin/triple share, so if you’re travelling on your own (independently) and would prefer your own space our Solo Sleeper Option is available as indicated in tour prices. This will guarantee you your own room for every night of the tour. The number of single rooms we can offer is limited, so it’s best to book early.

Single supplement:
This option is available for those who prefer travelling with others but prefer single accommodation. This will guarantee you your own room for every night of the tour. The number of single rooms we can offer is limited, so it’s best to book early

Important Notes:
We highly recommend you book this trip as early as possible, preferably 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.

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Best of Egypt – Abu Simbel Sun Festival

Per Person From $ 1000.00

Duration 08 days / 07 nights

Tour Type Egypt Classical Tours


Combine the great pyramids of Giza and sphinx with the magical Abu Simbel Sun Festival, felucca sailing on the Nile and the fabled Valley of the Kings all in 8 days.

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