Best of Cairo & Luxor

Day 01:  Guardian Travel representatives will greet us as soon as we walk inside Cairo airport. Assistance through customs, baggage claim and handling. Our private air conditioned vehicle will transfer us to hotel. Luggage will be transferred to rooms while Guardian Travel’s representatives handout room keys. Enjoy a welcome dinner at hotel. 
(Snack, Dinner)

Day 02: After breakfast checkout of hotel and encounter the world’s most ancient civilization and the only remaining monuments of the world's Seven Wonders. Drive to Saqqara, which is filled with tombs lying beneath the heaped mounds. As we enter the tombs, our guide will explain their significance and decipher the stories told in the beautiful hieroglyphics lining its walls. Visit the Step Pyramid, the first freestanding stone building in history and the first pyramid ever built.

Drive to the Giza Plateau and visit the Pyramids of Giza and their guardian the Sphinx. Explore the interior of various tombs and Kephren’s Pyramid. Enjoy a camel/horse back ride.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 03: Today we begin our day by crossing the Nile to the west bank. Our first stop will be the Valley of the Kings where we visit colorful tombs that were carved out of rocky cliffs to safeguard the mummies and rich furnishings from grave robbers.

Our next stop will be Queen Hatshipsut’s temple. Wanting to honor her father (god Amun), she asked her architect not to spare any effort in making this the best of its kind. Visit Memnon Colossi on the way back to the East bank. After lunch, visit Karnack temple, which is a vast open-air museum. It is a group of temples surrounded by one enclosure wall that is dedicated to the god Amon-Ra. Approximately 30 pharaohs contributed to the buildings.

Later we visit Luxor temple. It was completely buried in sand for many centuries which allowed it to be one of the most preserved temples. The temple has many beautifully decorated columns, a massive façade representing its entrance, a huge pylon, and two seated statues of Ramses II. Overnight in Luxor hotel.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 04: After breakfast check out of the hotel and transfer to Luxor airport. Assistance with departure procedures and fly to Cairo. Meet and greet at Cairo airport and explore Old Cairo which is truly a multi-faith area where Jewish, Christian and Islamic monuments all stand next to one another. Here we will see the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra synagogue, the Citadel of Saladin and Mohamed Ali’s Mosque. After lunch visit the Egyptian Museum, housing the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic relics. Marvel at the enormous sarcophagi, statues, jewelry, and the magnificent golden master pieces of King Tut. Check in hotel and have a free evening.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 05: After enjoying breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport to board flight. Assistance with departure procedures.
(Breakfast)

Itinerary is subject to change for unforeseen circumstances