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Egypt itinerary 8 days Cairo, Abu Simbel, Luxor & Hurghada

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8 days

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Overview

All aspects of the holidays can be found in our Egypt itinerary 8 days from Cairo to Luxor, Abu Simbel, and Hurghada.

During this itinerary, you will enjoy the greatest monuments ever built in history. This tour is a travel to the past, to the thriving eras of pharaohs and their dynasties. You will experience this throughout the faces of great monuments in “Cairo” and the celestial city of Luxor where the heritage and spirit of ancient times still impose its grandeur reached the gates of heaven.

In the Red Sea river is a gem called Hurghada where the sea life and the beaches are truly enchanting as they offer you the vacation of a dream.

Why should you book this tour?

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Egypt is an extraordinary travel destination. If you dream of seeing the pyramids of Giza since your childhood. With 8 days Egypt itinerary, you have plenty of time to go beyond the pyramids and discover the highlights of this amazing country.

On this itinerary in Egypt, you will visit the richly decorated tombs of the Valley of the Kings, drift on the Nile in felucca and see the pyramids of Giza while sitting on top of a camel. Are you already excited? The list goes on, with visits to the spectacular temples of Abu Simbel, the huge Karnak Temple in Luxor, and the ancient pyramids of Dahchour and Saqqara.

This trip is an exciting and unforgettable experience after another. Be prepared to create amazing memories and go home with stories to tell.

We hope you enjoy Egypt as much as we wish. And if you do so, you will dream of coming back one day.

8 days Egypt itinerary alternatives

This tour can be customized to fit all needs. If you have something in mind, just contact us. We will do our best to help you. However, these are the alternatives to the tour if you need to add some extra days to enjoy more places.

Here we present to you Egypt itineray 10 days. In this itinerary, you will explore Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan. You will see the best historical sites in Egypt as wee as sailing in the Nile.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Start of 8 days Egypt itinerary

The first day of Egypt itinerary for 8 days will begin upon your arrival at Cairo Airport. Our representative will assist you in completing all of the passport check-in formalities, baggage identification, and transportation. Then, you will drive to your 5 * hotel reservation.

A dinner cruise on the paradise Nile will await you. Then you will attend an unforgettable colorful belly dance performance accompanied by a group of folklore with a rotation of Tannoura in accordance with the tradition of the whirling dervishes of Egypt. Finally, you return to your hotel for the night.

Day 2: Visit Pyramids & Memphis City - Fly to Aswan
Day 2: Visit Pyramids & Memphis City - Fly to Aswan

Your second day will start after breakfast at your hotel in Cairo. Then, you head with your guide to visit the best attractions in the Giza pyramids complex.

This complex has been existed for over 4000 years as an example of the greatness of ancient Egyptian civilization. It consists of three main pyramids, six small pyramids, the large sphinx, and the place of immortal conservation of the Valley Temple.

Next, you will see The great pyramid of Cheops which is a living miracle for over 4500 years old. This makes it one of the oldest monuments in the world. It was built in 2580 BC at a height of 147 m using 2,300,000 pieces of limestone each weighing 2.5 tonnes.

Then you will see the Magic Sphinx that embodies the form of a mythical creature. It body of lion and head of a man is believed to give its and eternal power and wisdom. Many think that the symbol if the king Khafre.

Also, you will visit the Valley Temple. It was built in the ancient kingdom (2686 - 2134 BC) in the complex and later became one of the best-preserved archaeological sites of the ancient Egyptian civilization.

Next, you will visit the Saqqara step pyramid. The brilliant Imhotep the vizier of King Djoser established it during the golden age of pyramidal constructions. It has a unique design consisting of six steps and rises to a height of 62 m.

Finally, you visit Memphis city. Founded by the King Narmer for over 4000 years, Memphis has the privilege for being the official capital of Egypt. Also, home to the god Ptah, patron of creation and works of art.

At the end of the day, you will head to Cairo Airport to catch your flight to Aswan and verify your hotel reservation.

Day 3: Visit Abu Simbel Temple - Transfer to Luxor
Day 3: Visit Abu Simbel Temple - Transfer to Luxor

On the third day of your Egypt itinerary 8 days, you will get your breakfast at your hotel in Aswan. Then leave the hotel to visit the Temple of Abu Simbel.

The great house (1279-1213 BCE) of Abu Simbel witness an annual sun festival which took place on February 22 and October each year. The temple was part of a UNESCO rescue operation operated in the mid-1960s.

Later, you will enjoy a delicious lunch in a restaurant located in Aswan. Then take your train to Luxor where you will check-in your hotel reservation.

Day 4: Visit Luxor Attractions - Transfer to Hurghada
Day 4: Visit Luxor Attractions - Transfer to Hurghada

On your fourth day, you will enjoy your delicious breakfast in the hotel and then continue your itinerary to visit the Hatshepsut Temple.

Built in 1479 BC by Queen Hatshepsut, the temple reveals the richness of the Pharaoh's architecture and design. Next, you head over the Valley of the Kings which is the last resting place of the greatest kings and queens of the new kingdom (1570-1070 BC). It contains 63 tombs filled with various treasures of wonderful decorations and the remains of pharaohs such as Ramses the Great and Tutankhamun.

Next, you move to the Colossi of Memnon. It has two colossal guardians of 18 m high and 720 tonnes wide. Located from Cairo to Luxor, they were famous during the Greco-Roman period.

Later, you will enjoy your delicious lunch before you continue your visit to the majestic temple that exists on the east bank of Luxor, Karnak temple.

The Karnak temple is the largest religious artificial construction in the world. It dates back to over than 4000 years and played as a backstage to worship for the entire ancient Egyptian kingdom. This happened mainly for the Theban triad composed of Amun, Mut, Khnsou.

At the end of the day, you will go back to you hotel for an overnight stay.  5 * hotel for the night.

Day 5: Enjoy A Diving Excursion in Hurghada
Day 5: Enjoy A Diving Excursion in Hurghada

The fifth days of your Egypt itinerary 8 days will take you on an adventure to the waters of Hurghada.

After breakfast in your hotel, you will meet your guide. You will go to explore all the extraordinary underwater ecosystems of Hurghada and witness to all the wonders of this marine paradise.

After that, return to your hotel in Hurghada for a relaxed night.

Day 6: Enjoy Safari Trip in a quad

On the sixth day, after having breakfast, you will enjoy the Hurghada desert. You plunge into the sands in a magical trip on a super quad safari.

During the safari, you will also enjoy camel trekking and a delicious lunch with your guide.

Later, in the evening, you return back to your hotel for a night.

Day 7: Visit the Egyptian Museum and the attractions of Old Cairo
Day 7: Visit the Egyptian Museum and the attractions of Old Cairo

In the morning, you will return to Cairo to your hotel before you continue your Egypt itinerary 8 days. Today, you will explore all the wonderful attractions of Cairo.

You will start your itinerary by visiting the Egyptian museum which is one of the largest museums in the world. It contains a number of majestic artifacts and monuments over 120,000 rare objects made from sumptuous and ordinary materials dating back to over 4,000 years through the long history of Egypt.

After that, you will take a delicious lunch in a splendid lunch restaurant located in Cairo. Then you continue your visits to see the hanging church.

The hanging church was built on the south wall of a Roman fortress called Babylon in the 5th century AD where the holy family who hid as the resident of the Coptic patriarch was hiding. The church contains artistic drawings from the 7th to the 13th century.

Then, you move for the rest of the day to see Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque. It was the first mosque built in Africa in 641 AD and was rebuilt several times throughout the 7th century until today. This makes it as a living example for the progress of Islamic architecture through the ages.

Later, you continue your itinerary to Ben Ezra Synagogue, a Jewish monument dating from the 19th century. Built as a church, it was later transformed into a synagogue in 882 AD. Jewish used to worship there for many years until the 1950s.

Finally, you end your day by visiting The bazaar of Khan El Khalili. A golden street of the Middle East created in 970 AD and remains very active until today and contains everything a traveler could wish for.

Overnight at your Hotel.

Day 8: End of Egypt itinerary 8 days

On your last day, you will have your last breakfast. Then will take you to the Cairo airport.

Our Egypt itinerary 8 days ends here and we hope that you had the best memories with us. 

Note: If you haven't found what you are looking for, please contact us to help you design your dream trip.

Included/Excluded

  • Domestic Flight Tickets From {Cairo - Aswan / Hurghada- Cairo}
  • All Transfers Between Each Site Will By A Private A.C Car.
  • 2 Nights Accommodation At A 5* Hotel In Cairo.
  • 1 Night Accommodation At A 5* Hotel In Luxor.
  • 1 Night Accommodation At A 5* Hotel In Aswan.
  • 3 Nights Accommodation At A 5* Hotel In Hurghada.
  • Professional Egyptologist Tour Guides During All Your Tours.
  • All Service Charges And Taxes.
  • Lunch Meals During The Day Trips.
  • Entrance Fees To All Sites We Mentioned In The Itinerary.
  • International Airfare.
  • Egypt Entry Visa.
  • Any Extras Not Mentioned In The Itinerary.
  • Tipping (optional)

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