History is infinite, filled with mysterious secrets and legendry symbols of beauty and one of the few magical countries that truly reflects this notion is Egypt the cradle of civilization. Everything started in Egypt more than 5000 years ago where the greatest example of human innovation and natural beauty was created and discovered that’s why enjoying Egypt tours is the key to an ideal full vacation. Egypt has the components needed for the finest holiday ever from the most incredible ancient attractions of Cairo like the Giza pyramids, Khan el Khalili and the numerous mosques and churches and all the way in upper Egypt in the golden cities of Luxor and Aswan where the true glory of the ancient Egyptian civilization is showcased in the most epic fashion across the great Abu Simbel temples, the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, the karnak temple, Edfu temple, Philae temple and countless more plus don’t forget about the heart of the Greco-roman empire the legendry city of Alexandria. Imagine for five days you will explore all the elements of ancient Egyptian history and enjoying the finest service, accommodations and make some of the most precious memories and in this article you will learn how to enjoy Egypt in 5 days, so continue reading.
The First Day Enjoy Old Cairo with the Pyramids.
Your first day in your Egypt tour vacation will of course begin in the heart of the country, one of the oldest cities in human history and the cities that will be found on every true traveler bucket list for its archaeological wealth and diversity from pharaonic, Christian to Islamic. You will have the chance to head to Egypt’s first capital Memphis then to the great city of Giza that holds the three great pyramids of Giza built in the old kingdom (2575-2150 BC) which include the last intact wonder out of the seven wonders of the ancient world the Pyramid of Khufu, the oldest and biggest statue in the world the sphinx that has the head of a man and the body of a lion and a number of other Pyramids located across the city in Dahshor like the Red Pyramid, Medium Pyramid and more.
Discovering the new GEM Museum will be true highlight where you will witness all the various golden artifacts. Afterward, you will turn your eyes to many amazing churches like the Hanging Church, Abu Serga Church and more where plus a church was turned into the Ben Ezra Synagogue as Cairo used to be a center for the orthodox community in the Coptic era during the late 4th century. Then you will understand why Cairo became known as the city of minarets in 641 AD by Amr Ibn Al-As when he built his own mosque and in 970 AD the city of Cairo was built under the Fatimid rule. You will witness all the amazing constructions like the Cairo citadel of Salah El Din that holds the Mohammed Ali Mosque, the golden brick road of khan El Khalili where the shopping experience has a new awesome feeling, Ibn Tulan mosque, Al Azhar mosque and more. Witness the beauty of the nightlife and get a taste of a true adventure.
The Second Day Visit Alexandria Tourist Attractions.
On your second day, you can discover all the wonders of The JEM of the Mediterranean “Alexandria” which was the capital for the Greco-roman period when it was built by Alexander the Great built-in 332 BC. Alexandria is the home of another ancient lost wonder the light House of Alexandria that was ruined by earthquakes in 1323 AD and rose in its location the citadel of Qaitbay in 1477 AD to be a defensive fortress against the Ottoman invasion. The Bibliotheca Alexandria came to be to commemorate the legacy of the legendary Library of Alexandria that contained millions of scrolls that were destroyed by a fire in 48 BC. You will witness some firing attraction from the Greco-roman civilization on Egyptian soil like the pillar of Pompey that dates to the Roman Period which was constructed in 297 AD to be the largest monument of its kind outside of Rome and the epic catacombs of Alexandria are one Seven Wonders of the middle ages which were used as a Roman burial chamber from the 2nd to the 4th century.
Third-Day Discover the Beauty of Luxor Landmarks.
The moment you land in Luxor the city of a hundred gates you will have the once in a lifetime to explore the land of the immortals. You can head to the biggest open air-museum & man-made religious temple on earth El-Karnak Temple at the center of the city which was dedicated to the holy trinity of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu plus more deities. The city welcomes its visitors by the sight of the great Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III. The Luxor temple is the second largest temple after the great Karnak Temple and was built by both Amenhotep II and Ramses II to host the holy festival of Opet.
The Valley of the Queens is a hidden attraction that belonged to the many nobles and royal subjects from the 18th dynasty to the 20th dynasty. The mesmerizing sound and light show of the Luxor temple is a celebration that can’t be missed. The temple of Queen Hatshepsut is the most notorious piece of architecture in the world which was designed to be a perfect example of the pure classical architectural style. The epic Valley of the Kings is located in the heart of a mountain and holds more than 63 tombs out of them is 20 royal tombs from the New Kingdom like the Ramsess dynasty, Tutankhamun, Seti I, Amenhotep I, Thutmose and more. The most ideal activity to partake in Luxor is a Nile cruise all the way to Luxor to fully enjoy all the wonders across this heavenly route. A hot air balloon is also an awesome way to fully explore the allure of Luxor and the Luxor Museum is also a house of art & magic that awaits your visit.
The Fourth Day Enjoy Aswan the Nubian City.
On your fourth day, you will arrive at your last destination in your little adventure where you have many options to cast your eyes on the tremendous allure and grandeur of the land of riches Aswan. The natural beauty of Aswan it truly hypnotic fitting for a Felucca on the Nile River and watch the sunrises and sunsets over the Nile River or do some Shopping tour at Souq Area.
Aswan became one of UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the category of folk art and Craft due to the number of amazing constructions and incredible colorful walls across the Nubian neighborhood. Aswan has its own share of history as Queen Hatshepsut was behind the Unfinished Obelisk that showcases various facts about the obelisks construction process during ancient Egyptian times.
You will get to step inside the enchanting temple of Abu Simbel which was built in 1244 B.C by Ramses the Great to immortalize his name and legacy & the Philae temple was built in the Greco-roman period in 696 BC to showcase the religious aspects of the ancient kingdom. On your trip is the Temple of the Sky deity Hours built in 237 BC.
Edfu Temple that was built on the battlefield where hours defeated his devilish uncle the desert deity Set. On your Nile cruise, you will get to witness the double temple of Kom Ombo that was built between 332 and 395 BC in the Greco-roman period to pay respects to the crocodile deity Sobek of the Nile.
Fifth Day, Prepare Yourself to Back Home.
On your final day, you will prepare yourself to head back to your home country packed with the most incredible sensation of adventure and the most epic memories of a lifetime.
Egypt is one of the top tourism countries to enjoy a great vacation so 5 days in Egypt are not enough to enjoy all what Egypt has to offer, but in this article there are a lot of best travel tips in Egypt in 5 days that can make you discover Egypt in a short time.
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