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Tour Code: STEX 01
Dep: Mon /Wed / Fri
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Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Cairo, Egypt where your dream holiday begins!
Welcome to Cairo. Cairo is chaos at its most magnificent, infuriating and beautiful. Upon arrival, drive past Tahrir Square and visit the famous pharaohs and marvel at the treasures of ancient Egyptian civilization during your guided tour at the Egyptian Museum. Explore the Saleh El-Din Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque, also known as Alabaster Mosque. Thereafter, enjoy a hearty dinner before we retire for the day.
Visit Great Pyramids of Giza, the oldest and only site in existence amongst the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Marvel at the largest pyramid, the Great Pyramid of Cheops and the Pyramids of Chephren and Mycerinus, dedicated to Horus, who was the ancient Egyptian God of the world. Just down the escarpment from the pyramids, you will come face to face with You will also see The Great Sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Conclude your visit to the pyramids with a fun camel ride. Continue your journey to the ancient capital of Memphis, where the colossal statue of Pharaoh Ramses II and a great alabaster sphinx stand. Thereafter, proceed to Saqqara Step Pyramid, a site built for Pharaoh Zoser and the oldest limestone structure in the world.
Today, visit the Aswan Dam, an engineering miracle built in the 1960s to regulate river flooding and provide water and electricity to the whole of Egypt. Next, proceed to view the enormous structure of the Unfinished Obelisk and take a motorboat ride to the beautiful Temple of Philae, dedicated to Goddess Isis. Next, proceed to embark on a 3-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor.
Early morning, head to the magnificent Abu-Simbel Temples, one of the most famous ancient monuments after the Great Pyramids of Giza. The temples were once at risk of being submerged under water in the 1960s. With help from UNESCO, Egyptologists and antiquity experts, which was dismantled from where it was built over 3,000 years ago and re-positioned to where it is standing now. In the afternoon, continue sailing southwards to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, an unusual double temple dedicated to 2 gods, Sobek and Horus. Thereafter, passing through the Esna locks and arrive to Edfu. Visit the Temple of Horus, the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt.
This morning, arrive Luxor and enjoy a sightseeing tour beginning with the famous Colossi of Memnon, dedicated to Amenhotep III who built a mortuary temple guarded by two gigantic statues on the outer gates. Time and nature have taken their toll on the temple but the statues are still impressive. After that, you will be transferred to the west bank where you will visit the Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens and the , one of Egypt’s most successful pharaohs and considered the first great woman in the history.
Today, transfer to Hurghada. Hurghada was once a fairly small and unimposing fishing village, located next to the Red Sea and boasting a number of superb beaches. Today, the resort of Hurghada is almost unrecognizable from its past life and has grown to become the most visited tourist destination in the whole of Egypt.
Today, spend the day at leisure. Take the chance to relax and rejuvenate at your resort. Today, you will have the chance to enjoy an exciting quad bike safari ride through the Egyptian desert! Travel from Hurghada as you jump over sand dunes and zip across the sand to a traditional Bedouin village. Meet the locals and enjoy tea and hookah as you compare your cultures at your own expenses.
This morning, transfer back to Cairo. Upon arrival, Visit The skinny lanes of Khan Al Khalili are basically a medieval-style mall. This agglomeration of shops – many arranged around small courtyards – stocks everything from soap powder to semiprecious stones, not to mention tacky toy camels and alabaster pyramids. Cairenes have plied their trades here since the khan was built in the 14th century, and parts of the market, such as the gold district, are still the first choice for thousands of locals. The khan used to be divided into fairly rigid districts, but now the only distinct areas are the gold sellers, the coppersmiths and the spice dealers. Enjoy your time in the market before we retire for the day.
Free at leisure till departure transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Arrive in Singapore Changi Airport. We hope that you have enjoyed your trip with Super Travels.