Hurghada is the beach paradise on the Red Sea coast.
It has some spectacular scuba diving spots which are equipped to international standards. There is a new part of the town where there are bars, and a happening nightlife, and the old town – El Dahar, where you can enjoy the traditional Egyptian coffee shops, hospitality, and souks.
Arrive at Cairo airport, meet and greet with our team and check in to the hotel.
Our recommendation for hotel is Mena House Oberoi.
Mena House Oberoi lies in the shadow of one of the wonders of the world, the Great Pyramids at Giza. Surrounded by 40 acres of scented gardens, this historic palace hotel is only 700 meters from the towering Pyramid of Cheops. The hotel was built in 1869 and since that time has been welcoming visitors to Cairo, drawn here by the rich heritage of mosques, churches and temples. The old Palace of Mena House has exquisitely crafted interiors in traditional style with filigree fretwork and intricately carved paneling, fine murals, gilding, inlaid mother-of-pearl and handcrafted mosaic tiles. Furnished with original works of art and antiques, the interior is that of a royal residence not a hotel. One of the famous guests at the Mena House once said, ‘fancy putting the pyramids right outside the hotel’.
Today, visit the legendary majestic Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerionos - also known as the Great Pyramids of Giza. You will see firsthand why these spectacular man-made monuments are known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. While visiting the Pyramids, this is a perfect time to ride a camel and capture the experience!
When you finish exploring the Great Pyramids the next stop is a visit to the Sphinx monument; guarding the royal burial chambers and temple of Cheops.
In the evening: Have you ever wondered what life must have been like thousands of years ago? These thoughts of curiosity have inspired artists to take you there, for a brief period, through the creation of sound & light shows. You can get a glimpse back in time to see, feel, and imagine how it was when the powerful ancient Egyptians ruled. The artists have masterfully created a spectacle show that draws you in as part of history.
In the morning, visit the Egyptian museum of antiquities, which was established in 1902 near the city center in Cairo. On display is a rare collection of 5000 years of art — the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to the Tut-Ankh-Amon collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry, as it was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920’s when his tomb was excavated.
Later, visit old Coptic Cairo including the hanging church, Abu Serga Church, Ben Ezra synagogue, and Islamic Cairo including Amr Abn Aas mosque al Azhar Mosque.
Cairo offers an incredible selection of shopping, leisure and nightlife activities. Shopping ranges from the famous Khan el-Khalili Souk (or bazaar) largely unchanged since the 14th century, to modern air-conditioned centers displaying the latest fashions. Particularly good buys are spices, perfumes, gold, silver, carpets, brass and copperware, leatherwork, glass, ceramics and mashrabiya. Try some of the famous street markets, like Wekala al-Balaq, for fabrics, including Egyptian cotton, the Tentmakers Bazaar for appliqué-work, although you probably won't want to buy, the Camel Market makes a fascinating trip.
In the morning, stop over at the City Stars to get a perspective of the modern and urban Cairo. City Stars is the first integrated urban project of its kind in the Middle East consisting, among other things, of shopping & entertainment. Later take a flight to Aswan. On arrival in Aswan, board Wings Cruise M/S Tulip. Enjoy the Gala Dinner on the first day on board.
This morning, visit the remarkable High Dam at Aswan. Your tour includes the Philae Temple and the unfinished Obelisk.
After sailing to Kom Ombo, you stop and visit a unique temple from the Ptolemic period dedicated to Egyptian gods Sobek and Haruat. Your cruise continues to Edfu for the night.
At Edfu, visit the Temple of Horus. Of all the temples of ancient Egypt, the one at Edfu is the best preserved. The reason being the temple had been totally submerged under the desert except the very top of pylon entrance. A small amount of stone had been removed from the exposed part but when excavated it was found in near perfect condition. As the sun-god, Horus’ temple had daily importance to the ancient Egyptians - a prominence reflected in the attention to detail in both the design and construction is found here. Continue your Nile journey via Esna and cruise toward Luxor for the night.
Today visit Luxor, a city built on the site of ancient Thebes, with its famous Valleys of the Kings and Queens. Also visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and see the Colossi of Memnon - huge twin statues, each 63 feet high and hewn from a single piece of rock.
In the afternoon, reach Hurghada, Our hotel recommendation is Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh.
This beautiful hotel is a secluded haven on the Red Sea Coast, celebrating rare marine life, nature’s fabulous colours and the timeless beauty of the sea. Nature’s colours come to life at The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh with white sand, aquamarine waters and vibrantly-hued marine life. In exotic Egypt, this exclusive luxury resort on the Red Sea Coast is situated on 48 acres with a private beach.
The architecture of the resort reflects the style of the region, resplendent with domes, arches and columns. Peace and privacy pervade this all-suite resort, with private courtyards complemented by soothing interiors and luxurious bathrooms.
The days will be free in Hurghada for independent activities. Hurghada was founded in the early 20th century, and until a few years ago, remained a small fishing village. But today, it has gone on to become the foremost tourist resort of the Red Sea coast and an international center for aquatic sports. If it takes place in or on the water you can do it here: windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, swimming, but, above all, snorkeling and diving. The unique underwater gardens offshore are some of the finest in the world, justifiably famous amongst divers. The warm waters here are ideal for many varieties of rare fish and coral reefs, which may also be observed through glass bottom boats. This area has many fine accommodations, usually offering warm and efficient service. Restaurants are mostly along the main road. While in Hurghada, don't miss the museum and aquarium, with their complete collections of flora and fauna of the Red Sea.
It's time to bid good bye to the land of Pharoahs.
- 03 nights’ accommodation in a standard double room on twin sharing and half board basis (Grand Seas Hosmark or a similar 4* hotel or similar)
- Meet assist at Hurghada airports.
- Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada transfer from the airport to the hotel Vice Versa
- Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, beverages
- Entrance to any of the three Pyramids or the Solar Boat
- Domestic Flights