you and your children will enjoy your time when watching the ancient Egyptian history that tells about itself on the walls of the temples and which contains inspiring stories for your children. Tourism in Cairo is beautiful and enjoyable, then an unforgettable Stay between Luxor and Aswan in hotels. This tour in Egypt will make your experience about Egypt unforgettable.
Upon arrival, You will be met and assisted at Cairo International Airport by Magic carpet's representative. You will be transferred to your hotel in a private air-conditioned vehicle to check in and spend your night. Upon your arrival at the hotel, Our representative will inform you with all details needed regarding your pick up times.
Overnight in Cairo.
After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel. Start your private tour by discovering the last remaining ancient wonder of the world : the Pyramids of Giza : Cheops, Mykerinus and Chephren. 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.
Reach now the second step of your journey : the Pyramid of Saqqara also know as the Pyramid of Djoser. Saqqara is the vast necropolis of the ancient Memphis. It’s on this site that King Djoser built his tomb more than 4000 years ago. It was the first time in history that the pyramidal shape was used to build the tomb of a kind.
After lunch, finish your day by visiting the Museum of Cairo which contains the most beautiful artifacts of Ancient Egypt, royal mummies and the amazing treasure of King Tutankhamun.
After finishing this amazing tour, You will be transferred to Cairo international airport to tak your flight to Aswan.
Arrive to Aswan, then you will be picked up from Aswan airport to go to your hotel in Aswan to Check in.
Around 4 am, your guide will pick you up from Aswan at the place you choose. You will be driven during 3 hours by private air-conditioned car to Abu Simbel, 290 km south of Aswan.
The two temples you are about to visit are located on the west bank of Lake Nasser. They were originally located in a lower area where they buried under the sand and also were doomed to be drowned under the Nile water.
In order to save these Ancient treasures, decision was made to relocate them. Therefore, the temples were entirely relocated in 1968 : dislocated and reassembled in a higher area to save them from flooding.
These massive constructions are a part of Ramesses II building program throughout Egypt and Nubia. Indeed Nubia was a valuable region for Egyptians because of its gold and other precious goods. Hence, Pharaoh Ramesses II decided to build these two massive temples in Nubia in order to establish his supremacy upon the Nubians.
Visit these two masterpieces with your Egyptologist guide and discover the history of this place and of the great Pharaoh who build them. You will have plenty of time to take memorable photos.
Here ends your amazing tour at Abu Simbel, you will be driven back to Aswan, Having Lunch, Then you will drive back to your hotel in Aswan
In the morning, your guide will meet you start to the first step of your trip : Philae temple. Enjoy a motorboat ride to reach this temple which is located on Agilika Island. Originally built by Nectanebo I on the Island of Philae, this temple is one of the most important sites of Nubia and was a center of the cult of Isis.
Leave Agilika Island and get to the High Dam. In 1960 the Egyptian government decided to replace the former dam which was not high enough. Built across the Nile, the Hight Dam allows Egyptians to enjoy a permanent agriculture instead of depending on the seasons. The construction of the dam threatened a lot of houses and touristic sites, such as the temple of Abu Simbel which was moved to a higher place.
End your day tour by visiting The Unfinished Obelisk. Having your Lunch, then you will be accompanied by our guide to take take the first class train to Luxor (around 3 hours).
Arriving to Luxor, you will go to Luxor hotel to check in.
It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.
After breakfast, enjoy your free time before your international flight time. Our representative will pick you up and will escort you to Cairo international airport for final departure.