Egypt Vacation Package: 15 Days of Perfect Vacation

Apr 7 02:00 2022 Magdy Fattouh Print This Article

Whatever number of days you have available to travel and explore the land of the pharaohs, it's definitely worth the experience. Book one of our Egypt Vacation Packages and start a new journey. On this trip, you will not only visit temples and pyramids, but you will also get to know the culture and traditions from ancient Egypt to the present day.

In this article, we bring you our recommendation of 15 days of a perfect vacation, through a complete travel itinerary to Egypt. Take note and have traveled!!!

Day 1 . Arrival in Cairo

Cairo International Airport is located on the outskirts of the city. Depending on where you're staying,Guest Posting it can take an hour or sometimes longer to get to your hotel. Normally a representative of the tourist company will help you with whatever you need on your arrival both inside the airport and at the hotel.

Day 2. Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian Museum

Explore one of the Egyptian pyramids located in the Giza necropolis. This Egyptian pyramid complex has been listed as a World Heritage Site since 1979. The three largest and most famous pyramids in Egypt, those of Cheops (Khufu), Khafre (Khafre) and Micerinos (Menkaure), and the Sphinx.

The Egyptian Museum is one of the most important ancient history museums in the world. It contains the treasures of Tutankhamun along with funerary objects, jewelry, mummies, eating utensils, and more.

Day 3. Pyramids of Saqqara, Dashur

Most people know about the pyramids of Giza, however, there are other monuments to explore such as the pyramids of Saqqara and Dahshur. The pyramid of Zoser at Saqqara, for example, is considered the oldest in the world by archaeologists.

The red pyramid of Dashur is considered to be the pyramid that served as the inspiration for the great pyramid of Giza.

Day 4. Islamic Cairo - Old Cairo

With more than 800 registered monuments, Islamic Cairo includes the ancient area of the city, called Old Cairo. On a tour, you can visit mosques, museums, churches, madrasas (schools), palaces, cafes, and the grand bazaar of Khan el Khalili.

Day 5. East Bank, Luxor - Luxor Temple & Karnak Temple

The Temple of Luxor is not dedicated to a particular god or pharaoh. When you first approach, you will only see an obelisk in front of the first pylon. The other is on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France.

Karnak Temple is the second largest temple complex in the world. In the heart of the complex, the Temple of Amun dominates the hypostyle hall formed by huge pylons.

Day 6. Kom Ombo and Edfu

The Temple of Kom Ombo was built for two gods. Half of the complex is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile-headed god who is associated with the fertility of the land along the Nile River. The other half is dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god.

The Temple of Edfu is the largest dedicated to the god Horus. It was built in the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 237 and 57 BC.C. It is currently completely preserved.

Day 7. West Bank, Luxor - Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon

The Valley of the Kings is where the royal tombs of all the kings and high officials were found. These tombs are decorated from top to bottom with colorful hieroglyphs, which paint a history of the time of ancient Egypt.

The temple of Hatshepsut (one of the most powerful rulers of ancient Egypt), is located in front of a mountainous system of rocks called Pico de Tebas. The temple is composed of 3 levels or terraces.

The Colossi of Memnon are two monumental stone sculptures depicting Pharaoh Amenhotep III, sitting on the throne of his ancestors, with his hands resting on his knees.

Day 8 . Temples of Abydos and Dendera

The sacred city of Abydos is one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt. It is home to many sacred temples, including the memorial temple of Seti I. The Hathor temple in Dendera is one of the most colorful and best-preserved temples in Egypt.

Day 9. Aswan - Temple of Isis at Philae, Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk

The temple of Philae, also known as the Temple of Isis, is one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. To visit it, you can only get there by boat across the Nile River.

The High Dam was built between 1960 and 1970. Its aim was to increase the amount of hydropower, regulate the flooding of the Nile and increase agricultural production. Its holding capacity is 169 billion cubic meters of water.

The unfinished obelisk is the largest in the world to date. It is believed that it was abandoned because it has a crack in the rock. It measures almost 42 meters long and is cut on three sides.

Day 10. Abu Simbel and Sharm el Sheikh

The temples of Abu Simbel are very famous for their two magnificent structures that were built by the Egyptian king, Ramses II.

One temple features figures of Ramses statues that have been carved into the limestone cliff, which was built in dedication to the sun gods, Amun-Ra and Ra-Horakhty.

The second temple of Abu Simbel is dedicated to the queen of Ramses, Nefertari. The exterior of the temple features six carved statues of the Queen and King measuring 10.5 meters in height.

Since 1985, Sharm el-sheik has been a very popular holiday destination (in particular, amateur divers who find a welcoming infrastructure). The city's location makes it a strategic position at the crossroads of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba.

Day 11. Ras Mohamed National Park

Ras Mohamed National Park is located in the tourist region of the Red Sea Riviera, 12 km from the city of Sharm el-Sheikh. The national park's reefs have made it a popular diving destination for divers from Sharm El-Sheikh and the surrounding resorts.

Day 12. Tour to St. Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai

Even if you're not a morning person, you can't miss the sunrise from the top of Mount Sinai. To be on time you have to ascend from the night. There are few mountains in the world that contain so much meaning, as this is a holy place for Jews, Muslims, and Christians.

Located almost below a mountain, the Monastery of Santa Catalina has a heritage that dates back to the fourth century AD.C. and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is still a functioning monastery that houses chapels and a museum library.

Day 13. Free day. Enjoy the beach or take a walk to Dahab

To rest a little and slow down the pace of the trip, nothing better than enjoying the beach or taking a walk to Dahab. A "hippy" village ideal for diving, enjoying its tranquility, or cycling.

Day 14. Alexandria

In Alexandria, it is worth exploring Greco-Roman sights such as the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the Roman amphitheater, the library, which was one of the largest and most important intellectual centers of the ancient world, and the National Museum of Alexandria that houses more than 1,800 artifacts from the entire history of Egypt.

Day 15. Departure to Cairo Airport

After having had the best travel experience in Egypt it is time to start your trip home or your next destination!!!

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