Cairo – Luxor – Red sea – Cairo
Sleeper train, Van, Bus
The Royal family
During 9 days enjoy many and varied experiences. Fill up with images, sensations, discoveries and well-being during this complete tour. Start your journey with Cairo. Face the greatness of the pyramids. Loose yourself in the Egyptian Museum where you can admire several mummies and the extraordinary treasure of King Tutankhamun. Feel the spiritual vibes of the old districts and loose yourself in El Moez street. No doubt that the Islamic and Coptic Cairo will deep you straight into the Middle Ages.
Travel to the magnificent Luxor. All the temples and ancient monuments scattered on both banks of the Nile river make this city a real open-air museum. The temple of Hatcheptsut, The valley of the Kings, Karnak temple… these are so many wonders that will not fail to impress you.
End your trip with a high relaxing note in El Quseir. Enjoy 2 nights in all inclusive accommodation by the hypnotic red sea.
Welcome to Egypte
Aladin Tours’ representative will meet you at Cairo International Airport and accompany you to your hotel for overnight. He will give you brief idea about your program and an introduction about the Egyptian culture and habits.
Meals: No meals
Islamic and Coptic Cairo
Travel back to time by visiting the Citadel built in 1183 by sultan Salah El-Dine in order to defend the city against the army of the Crusaders. This fortress used to be the residence of Egyptian rulers during 700 years, nowadays it hosts many mosques and museums. Enjoy the phenomenal view of the oldest parts of the city. Walk to reach the islamic complex of Sultan Hassan mosque, which is composed of a mosque and a madrassa. Next to it you can admire El Rifai mosque and its smooth combination of styles from several epochs. Walking down small alleys, you arrive to Al-Azhar, one of the oldest university of the world. Stroll along El Moez street which hosts many medieval monuments.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch
Included sightseeing’s : The citadel – Sultan Hassan & El Rifai mosques – Al Azhar mosque – El Moez street
Make your first step in the metropolitan Cairo with your egyptologist guide. Visit the Egyptian Museum which contains the most beautiful artifacts of Ancient Egypt, royal mummies and the amazing treasure of King Tutankhamun.
Arrive to Giza and set eyes on the last remaining ancient wonder of the world : the Great Pyramids. Learn the history of this miraculous edifices that still keep the mystery of their construction. From the Plateau, enjoy the unique view of the Pyramids emerging from the golden sand of Giza. It’s the moment to take the pictures of your life ! Before leaving the site, let’s greet Abu El Hol, the 3000 years old great Sphinx.
After lunch, continue your trip with the necropolis of Saqqara. Here you can admire the step pyramid of Djoser : the first time that the pyramidal shape was used to built a tomb, 4000 years ago.
In the evening we take the sleeper train to Luxor.
Meals : Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Included sightseeing’s : Egyptian museum – The great pyramids – Saqqara pyramid
Luxor – East bank
Wake up in the sleeping train and have breakfast. Once in Luxor, you will be driven to your hotel for check-in. Get in a carriage to join the massive temple of Karnak. Enter the vastest Ancient temple of Egypt and admire the colored engravings and hieroglyphs on the walls. During more than 2000 years, about thirty Pharaohs have contributed to the construction of the building, making it unique by its size, its degree of elaboration and the diversity of styles.
Follow the sphinxes alley to Luxor temple. It’s late afternoon, the perfect time to enjoy the splendor of the Ancient architecture highlighted by the shimmering rays of the setting sun. Enter the site facing the immense pylon of Ramses II, his monumental colossi and of course the huge obelisk. Here, the union of Mut and Amun and the rebirth of their son used to take place every year for the Opet Festival. This ceremony radiated on the Pharaoh, who could thus renew his power above whole Egypt. The site also hosts a roman chapel and a mosque that make this place quite singular.
Meals : Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Included sightseeing’s : Karnak temple – Luxor temple
Luxor – West bank
Star an unforgettable excursion to the West bank of Luxor. Discover first the valley of the Kings, a set of 63 tombs excavated in the rock of the mountain, the most famous one is of course King Tut tomb, whose mask was displayed at the Egyptian museum. Venture inside three royal tombs and examine the colored scenes on the walls, these give you insights on the beliefs and funerary rites of Ancient Egyptian. These tombs are also a great reminder of the prestige and greatness of the pharaohs.
Continue your visit with the memorial temple of Hatshepsut. Arriving to the site, the impressive cliff will not miss to captivate your eyes. But it’s at the foot of this masterpiece of nature that remains the real wonder. The external architecture match perfectly with the refined cliff, the building seems to have been sculpted into the rock. Once inside you will notice that many statues and engraving have their face destroyed, your expert guide will explain you the strong history behind this.
The day tour finished you will be taken back to your hotel just to relax or do more from the optional activities below.
Meals : Breakfast – Lunch
Included sightseeing’s : Valley of the kings – Hatshepsut temple
Leave Luxor to the peaceful Red Sea where we are going to spend the next couple of days,. Arrive to Al Queseir, one of the oldest harbor in Egypt. It’s from here that Queen Hatshepsut has started her expedition to Land of Punt, it’s also from here that the Egyptian pilgrims used to take their boat to Mecca in medieval time. Check in your hotel, enjoy and relax under the sun on the beach.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Lounge on the warm sand. You can explore more of the Red Sea treasures with our optional activities such as a snorkeling, diving course or camel ride etc……. After dinner we visit the old town of El Quseir and of course take a walk to the souq.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Al Quseir – Return back to Cairo
Enjoy freely your morning before taking the bus back to Cairo.
Spend the night in Cairo.
End of the trip
Here ends your Royal family tour. You can catch your international flight back home or you can enjoy more time in Egypt by picking any visit or activity from our tailor made options.
Meals : no meals
Included sightseeing’s : Back home or optional activities from below
- Transportation to all included excursions
- All the accommodation, including breakfast
- Egyptologist tour guide
- Entrance fees during the included tours
- Pickup and drop off from your international flights
- Full board accommodation during the red sea trip
- Every day breakfast and lunch
- One way sleeping train ticket including dinner & breakfast
- Egyptology tour guide and tour leader
- 24/7 support by the company
- All the optional tours
- Other meals and drinks
- Entry visa to Egypt
- We suggest this trip only for families with their kids up to 10 years old.
- Extra bed charge may apply upon request.
- Children less than 6 years old is free of charge
- Children above 6 years old will consider as an adult price
Available way of payment:
Paying through our secure online gate payment (Pay-fort) one of amazon’s companies, fully secured system.
If you wish to pay via bank transfer please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we receive your payment your trip will be automatically confirmed.
Free cancellation two weeks prior your arrival time.
Any time of cancellation during the 12 days before your trip starts, 40% of your total payment will be nonrefundable.
One week before the trip starting the amount you will pay is nonrefundable. In case you are not happy with our services and we didn’t deliver it the way it should be, fragmentary amount will be refunded.
Best price grantee policy
In case you will find other cheaper travel agency, please consider:
1- Date of arrival and departure
2- Same accommodation stander
3- Same historical sightseeing
4- Transportation type
5- Same includes and excludes
6- If the other travel agency includes 24 hour tour leader service.
If you can provide us all this evidence, we will gladly make you 50$ cheaper than what you found.
Safety & Security
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. In case of going to your activity please keep your valuable stuff with you not to leave them in your car, please leave them in your safe box in your hotel. Your personal belongs it’s your full responsibility. Please make sure to not listen or accept any invitation for a drink or so from a stranger in the street, it’s always end up with a problem, have fun with your travel mates and your local friends. In case you would like to buy something or make shopping please get the best advice from your group leader or tour guide to avoid any misunderstanding.
Bob Marley Travels are not responsible for your travel insurance, please make sure that you arrange your insurance before you start your travel.
Activities out of your program
Please contact your local guide for more information on available tours and excursions to make sure you are in a safe hands and having always the straight word. no heading cost and no extra charge because you might meet street scammers and offer you cheaper prices, but then you will always find a tricky and aggressive way and most of the time they take from you more money, this can end up having unhappy experience in Egypt and our aim is to make our guest happy and satisfied.
Trip walking or driving distance
Please be aware that there are long driving hours on this tour. You can refer to the trip overview for more information on estimated travel times. Please note that any times mentioned are approximations only to give you an idea of the journey lengths and the actual time taken will depend on public transport timetables and road conditions. A mix of private and public transport is used throughout this trip, prepare yourself for some fun long rides.
We recommend you to carry on your pocket daily from 20 to 50 USD or what equals in EGP, depends on your personal needs, please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping, please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip, also many places in Egypt are not accepting credit card but only in cash.
Eating is a big part of traveling fun and get to know country’s culture. Travelling with Bob Marley Travels will experience a lot of different local type of food which we include everyday lunch in your program with variety of different local meals. Most of the time dinner are not included which we give you more flexibility in deciding what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more flexibility in your budget, the food generally is cheap in Egypt. Our groups tend to eat together to let you enjoy each other’s company. Your tour leader will be able to suggest the best of all restaurants during your trip.
Please make sure to attach your passport copy with your final confirmation in order to book the flight tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure. Domestic carriers for internal flights in Egypt will be Egypt Air or Nile Air. Flight information will not be available until a couple of days prior to the tour departure. Contact us for more details on your flights. The domestic flight maximum weight allowance is 20 kg.
Tipping in Egypt known as “baksheesh” is a way of life in the Middle East. Locals themselves usually tip who provides them with service. It is customary and even expected to tip small service providers. To make things as easy as possible and avoid hassling, Bob Marley Travels has developed a tipping attitude where your tour leader will collect a contribution from everybody at the start of your tour and use this to tip anybody who has provided services to the group as a whole. A guideline for tipping is minimum $4 USD per day per person, you can pay in USD or the equivalent local currency (preferably local currency). If you feel that any service provider failed in maintaining or delivering good service, please bring it immediately to the attention of your tour leader to be able to improve our service partners and so a deduction of tips can take place. To not confuse you how much to tip the Tour Guide so we suggest you tip minimum 3$ per person per day, and at the end of the day it’s not a mandatory option.
Your tour leader is 24 hours with you if there’s anything you are not happy about, please let him/her know immediately. If you have an issue with the tour leader himself please call our emergency number 24/7 service. After you get back home safely, we would appreciate very much hearing from you! Your feedback is so important to us to be able to improve our service’s quality to the next friend or family member with Bob Marley Travels. Please take a few moments giving us your feedback and help other travelers with your experience through our website, just by sending us an email on email@example.com and let us know what to improve in which point.