Cairo with a population of over six and a half million, is the largest city in the Middle East. The Egyptian Museum located in Cairo holds over 140 antiquities. Tour the museum to see the golden masks, ancient coins made out of silver, gold, and copper, the crypts, the statues, paintings, and much more. Visit Cairos' most famous bazaar the Khan El Khalili, where you can buy almost anything your heart desires. Old Cairo is home to one of the oldest synagogues, the Ben Ezra. Moses is said to have been brought here as a baby.
Travel to Sakkara to see the first pyramid that was built, the Djoser pyramid. The pyramids have many rooms and corridors, they were built like that to fool the robbers of the actual place that the pharaohs and their treasures were hidden.
Luxor is in the upper South of Egypt. It is located 9 hours from Cairo by train. There are many ruins to tour here. Most kings and nobles were buried in the Valley of the Kings. See the hieroglyphics on the walls, and the careful construction and workmanship that was put into constructing the tombs.
Day 1: Taba to Cairo
A driver will pick you up from your accomedation in Eilat at 9pm and take you to the Taba border, you will be assist with border control. There you will be meting with the Egyptian team and travel into Egypt westward across the Sinai desert via the Suez Canal to Cairo. (approximately 385 km.)
Arrive in Cairo and visit the Egyptian Museum.
After lunch visit a papyrus institute for a demonstration of how paper was made and an explanation of hieroglyphics.
Travel to your hotel for overnight and a free evening.
(Optional Dinner Cruise on the Nile for an extra fee).
Day 2: Cairo - Luxor
Visit the Cairo Pyramids and the Sphinx.
Tour ancient Cairo.
Visit Bazaar - packed with spices, perfume, copper ware, & trinkets, where those who wish to can purchase souvenirs.
Depart Cairo, to the train station to catch the sleeper train to Luxor and overnight (about 9 hours).
Day 3: Luxor – Cairo
An early morning, we continue our touring in Luxor, by visiting the West Bank - Valley of the Kings.
First the East Bank- ( Karnak temple: the main center of worship in ancient Egypt and Luxor temple that has huge papyrus columns and was dedicated to the god Amun. One of its striking aspects is the remains of an ancient Christian Church and Abu Haggag Mosque. Here three religions represented in one place ).
Day 4: Cairo - Taba
Arrive to Cairo in the morning to start your tour.
Tour ancient Cairo, starting with a visit to the Coptic Church and then visit the Synagogue of Ben Ezra, Cairo’s oldest synagogue.
Continue on to the Citadel of Saladin.
Departure Cairo and drive back to Taba (about 10 hours).