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Day 1 : Arrive in Cairo | Day At Leisure | Suggested: Shopping
From bustling cities to majestic temples, sweeping deserts, incredible ancient relics and colourful souks, Egypt is full of incredible sights. Enjoy an enchanting holiday amidst the famous attractions of Egypt, starting with your arrival at Cairo, the sprawling capital city of Egypt. At the Airport, meet a MakeMyTrip representative who would help you with customs formalities and your transfer to the place of stay in a shared vehicle. Check-in at the hotel (*standard check-in time is 3 PM) and spend the rest of the day at leisure. After unwinding in the hotel room for a while, head to Wikalat al-Balah (suggested activity at your own expense) for some retail therapy. Buy souvenirs for loved ones back home or pick up some trendy fashion pieces to add to your wardrobe. Later, retire to your hotel room for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 2 : Day At Leisure | Suggested: Shopping in Cairo
Post breakfast, spend the day as you please. You could make the most of the leisure time by indulging in a shopping spree or visit the side street behind Al Azhar Mosque that is filled with bookbinders (suggested activity at your own expense). You could also head to Zamalek to buy stylish apparel and jewellery. Don't miss out eating delicious delicacies like Koshary, Ful Mudammas, Hamam Mahshi and Mahshi when roaming around the famous markets in Cairo.
After leisurely exploring the shopping streets and local cuisines of Cairo, return to the hotel room for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 3 : Cairo Sightseeing Tour | Overnight Train Journey
After breakfast, get ready to soak up the beauty and grandeur of Cairo on an exciting Sightseeing Tour. Start the day with an excursion to the Pyramids of Giza with your guide. Located on the edge of the windswept desert, it has been the world's tallest man-made structure for more than 3,500 years. Walk with your guide as he/she narrates the history of pyramids and the mysteries that still surround their construction. Admire the ancient tomb of Pharaoh Khufu, along with the two neighbouring pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure. Marvel at the Lord of the Sphinx, the guardian of the necropolis, which stands tall in front of the Pyramid of Chephren. After a delicious lunch, make your way to the Egyptian Museum and see the famous Tutankhamun collection and sarcophagus. Take a walk through varied sections of Egyptian history designed chronologically to study the vast collection of 120,000 Egyptian antiquities. Before heading back to the hotel, practice your bargaining skills at the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. Bag a handful of souvenirs, take a whiff of exotic fragrances and spices as you watch local craftsmen perform their skill. After an exciting journey through the historic sites of Egypt, head to railway station for an overnight train journey to Aswan, the next destination of the holiday. The place where desert meets the Nile River, Aswan was once a prosperous marketplace where goods were traded. Enjoy dinner on-board the train and retire for the night.
Day 4 : Excursion to High Dam, Philae Temple & the Unfinished Obelisk
Enjoy your breakfast and disembark the train at Aswan Railway Station. From the railway station, head to your place of stay and get ready for Aswan sightseeing tour. Start with an excursion to the High Dam, which was constructed between 1960 and 1970 to separate Lake Nasser from the Nile. Up next, make your way to the Philae Temple, dedicated to Goddess Isis. Witness treasures like the Chapel of Isis, Chapel of Osiris and Temple of Horus while strolling through this vast site. Thereafter, head to the Unfinished Obelisk. According to historians, its construction was abandoned due to a crack discovered during the hewing process. If completed, it would have measured 137 feet (42 meters) tall. After spending an exciting day, return to the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 5 : Excursion to Abu Simbel
Enjoy breakfast and head for a full-day excursion to the Abu Simbel with your guide. A UNESCO world heritage site, Abu Simbel is mainly famous for its complex filled with ancient Egyptian sites that are carved out of the mountainside. Follow your guide as they take you to the twin temples, also known as the Nubian monuments. Make a point to take pictures of the temples' façade, featuring 4 standing statues of Ramses II. Do see the beautiful interiors that have been best-preserved and most awe-inspiring of ancient Egypt.
After spending an exciting day, return to the hotel in Aswan for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 6 : Road Transfer to Luxor | Sightseeing in Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple
Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel in Aswan and make your way to the next destination of the holiday - Luxor, home to the ancient city of Thebes. The 238 kilometers long journey would take around 4 hours to cover. Once in Luxor, check-in at the hotel and get ready for Luxor Sightseeing Tour. Start the excursion with a visit to the Karnak temple, an extraordinary temple complex of sanctuaries, kiosks, pylons and obelisks, dedicated to the Theban triad. It is particularly famous for its vast complex and necropolis, which is enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Do visit the Temple of Amun-Ra - one of the world's largest religious complexes, which is known for its hypostyle hall.
Up next, head to the impressive Luxor Temple, which is counted amongst the most beautiful Temples in Egypt. Built around 1400 BC, the temple is popular for its columns, courts and statues. For nearly half a century, this area was the burial ground for important royal figures.
After wandering around the famous sights that lend Luxor Temple its reputation as the 'world's greatest open-air museum', head back to the hotel and spend a comfortable night.
Day 7 : Excursion to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon
Relish breakfast and head for a full-day excursion to the West Bank. Visit the Valley of the Kings, dramatically located at the base of colossal cliffs. It features magnificent tombs and monuments hewn from the rock. Do visit the three tombs filled with rich treasures to accompany the pharaohs into the afterlife. Continue your tour at the Hatshepsut Temple and admire the colonnaded façade against the jagged cliff-face. Know the story of Queen Hatshepsut, the famous female ruler of Egypt who used to dress like a man. Admire the intricate hieroglyphic decorations as you wander around the vast courtyard. Before concluding the tour, gaze up at the impressive statues of Colossi Memnon.
After a journey through the famous sights of the west bank, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 8 : Depart to Cairo | Day At Leisure | Suggested: Shopping
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and make your way to the airport board a flight for Cairo (flight from Luxor to Cairo is not included). Reach your place of stay in Cairo and after checking in at the hotel, spend the rest of the day at leisure. You could head to some of the nearby markets (suggested activity at your own expense) and treat your taste buds to some delectable local flavours.
Retire to your hotel room later for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 9 : Departure from Cairo
As your exciting holiday comes to an end, check out from the hotel (*standard check-out time is 11 AM) after breakfast and head to the Cairo International Airport to board a flight for your onward journey. Head home with memories of a lovely holiday in Egypt.
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||INR 42990 / Adult|
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