Ancient Adventures in Egypt

Considered a cradle of civilization, Ancient Egypt saw some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanization, organized religion, and central government. 

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What's Included in your Adventures to Ancient Egypt

  • 4-Nights at a 4-Star Hotel
  • 4-Nights on your Nile Cruise
  • 5-Day Nile Cruise
  • All Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • Al Yours as Specified in your Itinerary
  • All Entrance Fees
  • English Speaking Egyptologist Tour Guide
  • All Meals on your Nile Cruiese
  • All Local Taxes and Fees
  • Your Travel Designer available 24/7

A Little about Egypt

Egypt is a country in the northeast corner of Africa, whose territory in the Sinai Peninsula extends beyond the continental boundary with Asia and has one of the longest histories of any country, tracing its heritage back to the 6th–4th millennia BCE

Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well as the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy and remain a significant focus of scientific and popular interest.

Cairo
Giza Plateau
Nile River
Saqqara
Egypt Markets
Karnak Temple
Hatshepsut Temple
Hatshepsut Temple Pillars
Edfu Temple
Kom Ombo
Philae Temple
Trajan's Kiosk
Abu Simbel
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Use this Example Itinerary to Inspire Your Journey

Day 1-4 Cairo

Arrive in Cairo

Arrival in the Land of the Pharaohs, at Cairo International airport, A Crawford Concierge Representative will be waiting for you after you get your luggage and clear customs and will be holding your name, then escort you to your hotel. 

ACTIVITIES:

  • Tour the Pyramids

Drive to the Giza Plateau, home of Egypt signature attractions, the Great Pyramids, proclaimed by the Greeks to be among the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The largest among these is the Great Pyramid of Cheops, probably built more than 2,600 years before the time of Christ. Standing 480 feet tall this is the last of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world that still standing. Little is known of Cheops, you’ll also see the inscrutable and mysterious Sphinx, known in Arabic as Abu al-Hol (“the Father of Terror”) and carved almost entirely from one piece of limestone.

Continue to Memphis. Founded around 3,100 BC, is the legendary city of Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt. Early on, Memphis was more likely a fortress from which Menes controlled the land and water routes between Upper Egypt and the Delta. 

After Lunch, proceed to Sakkara is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis, the Old Kingdom capital and the kings of the 1st Dynasty, as well as that of the 2nd Dynasty, are mostly buried in this section of the Memphis necropolis.

It has been of constant interest to Egyptologists. Three major discoveries have recently been made at Sakkara, including a prime minister tomb, a queen’s pyramid, and the tomb of the son of a dynasty founding king. 

Each discovery has a fascinating story, with many adventures for the archaeologists as they revealed the secrets of the past. 

  • Cairo City Tour

Enjoy a Cairo City Tour with a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum where you`ll stroll through the halls highlighting each historical period of this ancient land, Marvel at the glittering treasures of King Tutankhamun, unparalleled in their variety, exquisite beauty, and sheer weight in gold. Seeing this treasure of more than 1,700 fabulous items buried with a young and relatively unimportant king, who can even imagine what the tombs of great and long-lived pharaohs must have contained? 

You may want to enter the Royal Mummies room for an additional fee and view the “sleeping” Kings of ancient Egypt.

After Lunch, proceed to Old Cairo explore some of the early religious monuments of the city. You’ll visit the El Muallaqa Church, dating to the late fourth and early V Century. This basilica was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon. Muallaqa means “suspended or hanging.” Destroyed in a ninth-century earthquake, the church became the center of the Coptic (or Christian) Church of Egypt from the time it was rebuilt in the eleventh century until the XIV Century. 

Make a stop at the Ben Ezra Synagogue, built sometime between the VI-IX Centuries AD. The temple contains a Jewish Heritage Library, containing documents found here in 1896 that describe the economic and social conditions of Jews under Arab rule as well as descriptions of relations between various Jewish sects.

End the day with a walking tour of the largest XIII Century covered oriental market, the largest traditional shopping bazaar in the world, the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. 

In the tiny alleyways, there are hundreds of shops where you can watch gold and coppersmiths, brass makers, and fortune tellers at work. Look also for leather goods and woodwork inlaid with camel bone and mother-of-pearl.

Bargaining, Arab-style, is the norm here and practiced as a national pastime. 

 

Day 4-8 Nile Cruise

Settle in on board and have lunch.

  • Check in at Luxor
  • Noon: Lunch

Enjoy your Nile cruise with a 19th-century ambiance onboard and discover 7000 years of Egyptian civilization on a unique trip down one of the world’s most beautiful and famous rivers. 

Cruise Tour includes:

  • Accommodation onboard with full board basis
  • Shore excursions and Nile Cruise sightseeing tours
  • Meet and assist upon arrival & departure
  • Round trip transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Excursions to visit Karnak temple and Luxor temples
  • Excursions to visit Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple
  • Excursions to visit Edfu temple as per cruise itinerary
  • Excursions to visit Kom Ombo temple as per cruise itinerary
  • Excursions to visit Philae temple, High Dam unfinished obelisk
  • Excursions to visit Elephantine Island & Botanical Gardens in Aswan
  • Felucca sailing (typical Egyptian sailing boat) on the River Nile
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan as per itinerary
  • Professional local guide for all Nile Cruise tours and shore excursions

Day 9 Abu Simbel

After early breakfast, you may check out from Nile Cruise and drive to Abu Simbel and explore the magnificent monuments carved into solid rock 3,000 years ago. In a monumental feat of modern engineering, these massive temples were moved to their present location when construction of the Aswan High Dam in 1960 created Lake Nasser and flooded their original location. This extraordinary operation to save one of the world’s greatest treasures took years and the efforts of an international team of engineers and archaeologists. 

The two temples at Abu Simbel were built by Egypt’s great Pharaoh Ramses II (Egypt’s longest-ruling king) as a tribute to the deities and his favorite wife Nefertiti. 

Four colossal statues, 60 feet high and directly facing the rising sun, are of the pharaoh himself, with his queen and daughters at his feet. 

More tremendous statues surround you as you enter the temple. And in the very depths of the temple, Ramses sits in state flanked by the gods to whom the construction is dedicated. 

After visiting world-famous temples we will have lunch in Abu Simbel. After lunch drive back to Aswan Airport  for your flights home.

Return home with memories that last a lifetime!

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