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How to Spend Five Days in Egypt: A Guide to Maximizing Your Time

How to Spend Five Days in Egypt: A Guide to Maximizing Your Time

What to Do in 5 Days in Egypt

Looking for an unforgettable adventure in one of the world’s most historically rich countries? Egypt is the place to be! In just 5 days, you can experience the best that this North African country has to offer.

From the ancient pyramids to the bustling markets of Cairo, there’s something for everyone in Egypt. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through an action-packed itinerary that covers the must-visit destinations, hidden gems, and authentic experiences that will make your trip unforgettable.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1 – Arrival in Cairo – Overnight  stay in Cairo
Day 2 – Giza Pyramids, Memphis & Sakkara Tour – Overnight stay in Cairo
Day 3 – Fly from Cairo to Luxor – Luxor East Bank Tour – Overnight stay in Luxor
Day 4 – Luxor West Bank Tour – Fly to Cairo – Overnight stay in Cairo
Day 5 – Departure from Cairo – End of Tour Service

Day 1: Arrive and Overnight in Cairo

Arrive any day in Cairo. Upon your arrival in Cairo, you will be met with our company representative in the arrivals area of the airport who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. After meet and greet, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Cairo. Rest of the day will be at leisure.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Accommodation: Overnight at the 5-star hotel in Cairo

Day 2: Private Tour to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Coptic and Islamic Cairo and Khan El Khalili

After breakfast, at around 8:00 am, you will be accompanied by your guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus, along with the famous Sphinx and Valley Temple. Next, you will head out to the Egyptian Museum, where the treasures of the boy king Tutankhamen await you. You will then go to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue followed by a short drive to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili which is Cairo’s oldest and most alluring bazaar. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Overnight at the 5-star hotel in Cairo

Day 3: Fly from Cairo to Luxor — Luxor East Bank Tour

After breakfast, you’ll check out from the hotel in the morning and then transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor, and then take to your hotel to check in. You’ll proceed to visit the Royal Cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings, then to mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom during the 15th century BC. Travel on to the Colossi of Memnon. You’ll then transfer to your hotel in Luxor, where you’ll stay overnight. Optional at an additional cost could be a trip to a Sound & Light Show at the Karnak Temples which can be added upon request. (Flight Time Approx: Cairo to Luxor 06:00 – 07:00).

  • Overnight in Luxor
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Overnight at the 5-star hotel in Luxor

Day 4: Luxor Sightseeing and Flight to Cairo

After breakfast, at around 8:00 am, you will be picked up to visit the towering Karnak Temples and the famed Luxor Temple. After your trip to the temples, you will be driven to the Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. When you arrive in Cairo, you will be met and assisted at the airport and then transferred to your hotel in Cairo. (Flight Time Approx: Luxor to Cairo 22:00 – 23:00).

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Overnight at the 5-star hotel in Cairo

Day 5: Departure from Cairo — End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Cairo (hotel check-out is before 11:00 am) and will then be transferred to the Cairo International Airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • Pick up and drop-off between airport & hotel
  • Domestic flight tickets as per the itinerary
  • 3 nights in Cairo at a 5-star hotel including breakfast
  • 1 night in Luxor at a 5-star hotel including breakfast
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide during the tours
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flight tickets
  • Visa to enter Egypt
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
  • Travel Insurance

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
  • Please be advised that the order /sequence in which the daily tours occur within the above day-by-day package tour itinerary can be subject to change depending on the availability of domestic flight tickets per the itinerary, opening/closing of various historical sites, etc.

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