Day 1: Travel to New York on your own in time to meet your 6:30 pm flight on Egypt Air from New York to Cairo.
Day 2: Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met by our representative, who will assist you with checked luggage, passport control and customs. You will then be driven through Cairo to your 4-star hotel. The rest of the evening is free to relax and get over your jet lag.
Day 3: After breakfast, you and your guide visit the Pyramids at Giza. Explore inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu and visit the Solar Boat Museum (both are Extra cost options) if you choose. See the ageless Sphinx of Khafra with its valley temple. Visit the ancient necropolis at Saqqara. Sites include: the Step Pyramid complex of Djoser (the world's first pyramid), and the Mastaba tomb of Ptah-hotep. You will then visit the ancient capital of Memphis with its magnificent and beautiful Colossus of Ramses before returning to the hotel.
Day 4: Explore the Egyptian Museum with the Treasures of Tutankhamen and the Royal Mummy Room (Extra cost option). After lunch on your own visit the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque before flying to Luxor.
Day 5: This morning your guide will take you to visit Karnak Temple, the largest temple complex in the world. Later we will have a chance to explore Luxor Temple. There will be plenty of time in the late afternoon to visit the Bazaar.
Day 6: After an early breakfast you will cross the Nile to visit the West Bank. Begin your day by visiting the Valley of the Kings, burial place for the great kings of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties. where you will be able to visit several of the most interesting tombs open to the public. The Tomb of Tutankhamen is an Extra cost option. You will then tour Dier El Bahri and the Temple of Hatshepsut, Medinet Habu, and the Colossi of Memnon, the giant statues of Amenhotep III.
Day 7: This is a free day to explore Luxor on your own. Take a carriage ride through the local market, explore monuments not covered in the itinerary, or relax as you sail the Nile on a felucca.
Day 8: In the morning, fly to Cairo and check into your 4-star hotel. The rest of the day you are on your own. You can revisit your favorite sights, relax, or shop in the famed Khan el Khalili bazaar.
Day 9: Leave Cairo and return to New York and then home.
Price Includes: Airfaire on Egypt Air from New York (per person in double).
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