Minya is one of the very important cities of Egypt. The place used to be the capital city at the time of king Akhenaton "the heritec Pharaoh who left Luxor and went to Tel El-amarna to found a new capital city... This trip offers the classical Egyptian cities of Cairo, Luxor, Answan, and Minya..
Cairo, Minya, Luxor, Aswan, Cairo.
Day 1 Cairo: (arrival): Arrival to Cairo airport, Egypt Fun Tours representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. From the airport you will be transferred by our private A/C car to your hotel. Check in your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 2 Cairo(pyramids tour): After breakfast start our visit to The pyramids of Giza (the great pyramid of king cheops, the remains of the funeral temple of the same king, the pyramid of king kephren, the pyramid of king Mekarynos, get inside one of the small pyramids, and see the Sphinx).
Egyptian Lunch in a country side restaurant. Visit The pyramids of Sakkara ( The visual presentation of Sakkara, the step pyramid of king Djoser-the very first pyramid, the museum of Imhotep, the tomb of a high official, the pyramid of king Titi, the pyramid of king Unas, and see the pyramids of Dahshur from a distance). Visit Memphis the very first capital city of Egypt ( the statue of king Ramsses the second-16 meters high, the alabaster sphinx of the new kingdom). Attend the sound and light show at Giza area (optional). Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.
Day 3 Cairo (city tour): After breakfast at your hotel; Start our tour to the Egyptian museum (more than 120,000 pieces from ancient Egypt, plus the amazing collection of King Tutankhamen from the 18th dynasty new kingdom, and the royal mummies). Visit Coptic Cairo (the church of saint sergius the very first church built in Egypt, the synagogue of Bn Izra, and the so called Hanging up church). Lunch in a tourist restaurant by the river Nile. Visit Islamic Cairo-the Citadel of Saladin, the alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Gawhara palace of Mohamed Ali, the mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas the very first mosque built in Egypt. Drive back to your hotel, and Overnight.
Day 4 Cairo-Minya:Breakfast at your hotel. Free morning. Afternoon, transfer to the train station for your train to Menya. Check in your hotel in Minya and Overnight.
Day 5 Minya: (Beni Hassan): After Breakfast, start our tour to Beni Hassan. Egyptian local picnic lunch at Beni Hassan. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 6 Minya ( Tel-El-Amarna-Tunal-gabal): After Breakfast, start our tour to Tel-El Amarna and Tunal-gabal. Egyptian Local picnic Lunch at Tunal-gabal.
Day 7 Menya-Luxor: After Breakfast, transfer to Menya railway station for your train to Luxor. Reach Luxor.
Check in your hotel.
Day 8 Luxor (West bank): After Breakfast start our tour to west bank of the Nile in Luxor to see: The Valley of the Kings, The valley of the queens, The temple of Queen Hatshepsut, The colossi of Memnon, Lunch on the west bank, Drive back to your hotel.
Day 9 Luxor (East bank): After Breakfast, start our tour to the temples of Karnak, and the temple of Luxor
Day 10 Luxor-Aswan (Edfu-Kom Ombo): After Breakfast, Visit by a horse carriage to the temple of Edfu (dedicated to the falcon god Hours, and the second largest temple in Egypt. Visit the unusual Greco Roman double temple of Kom Ombo (dedicated to two gods, the falcon god Harveris, and the crocodile god Sobek). Reach Aswan, and check in your hotel
Day 11 Aswan (sightseeing): After Breakfast, visit to the High dam (was built in 1960 to control the annual flood of the Nile, and arrange agriculture process). Visit the Unfinished obelisk (a huge obelisk dating back to the 18th dynasty that was lift unfinished). Check in our hotel for Lunch(not included). After noon take a motor boat to the temple of Philae (was built by the ptolomies dedicated to love goddess Isis). Take a felucca ride around elephantine Island sail past the Agha Khan mausoleum, and Kitchener’s Island. Back to your hotel.
Day 12 Aswan-Abu Simbel: Breakfast Box. An early start for an optional tour to Abusimbel. Transfer to the railway station for your sleeper train to Cairo.
Day 13 Cairo (walking tour): After Breakfast, start our tour to Ahmed Ibn Tulun mosque. Khan El-Khalili bazaar (where you can see Al-Azhar mosque, and the very unique Islamic ancient streets and complex).
Day 14 Cairo (Departure): Breakfast at the hotel. Egypt Fun Tours representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.