How to Spend Three Days in Egypt
What if you could explore the wonders of Egypt in just three days? Well, you can, with our three-day itinerary that will take you to the most iconic attractions of Egypt. You will start your journey at the Giza Plateau, where you will be amazed by the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. You will also visit Luxor, where you will witness the temples of Karnak and Luxor, some of the most amazing monuments in the world. Finally, you will end your trip to Cairo, where you will discover the Egyptian Museum and its treasures, including the Grand Egyptian Museum. So, are you ready to join us on this wonderful adventure? Let Trips In Egypt captivate you with the magic and beauty of Egypt.
How to Spend Three Days in Egypt?
You probably arrived in Cairo last night, so you are ready to start your adventure the next day after your arrival in Egypt. You have three days to enjoy this amazing place, but you cannot see everything in such a short time. That is why you will have to follow your interests when you are in Cairo. Your tour in Egypt will offer you many exciting options and activities, so you can make the best use of your time. Now, let us discover your unforgettable tour together!
Day One: Experience The Magic Of The Pyramids
The Giza Pyramids Complex
This ancient Egyptian site has an unmatched historical heritage where the 4th dynasty pharaohs built their tombs inside three pyramids. The three main pyramids were built for Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, and they remain as lasting monuments of the glory of ancient Egypt. Among the Giza Pyramids Complex, you will witness the Pyramid of King Khufu stands out as the most famous pyramid for its giant size.
During your visit, you will get to discover the details of the three pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and The Valley Temple, learn more about the history of the pharaohs, and discover the secrets of ancient Egypt. Your tour guide will give you informative explanations and make sure your experience is unforgettable. Do not miss this opportunity to follow the trail of history and see the wonders of The Pyramids of Giza.
The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Pyramid of Khufu is an incredible masterpiece of ancient architecture that proves the amazing skill of ancient Egyptians. The Pyramid of King Khufu was built over a span of 25 years from 2609 BC to 2584 BC and was finished in 2570 BC. The brilliant architect "Henmiunu" designed this magnificent monument that stands as a lasting wonder of the ancient world.
This amazing structure consists of 2.3 million massive limestone blocks, each one weighing 2.5 million tons. The Pyramid also has a unique feature as it is aligned with the four cardinal directions of the compass which adds a mystery.
The Pyramid of Khufu towers over the landscape at a height of 138.5 meters. The Great Pyramid of Giza is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and a tribute to the lasting heritage of pharaohs of their time.
The Great Sphinx
The Great Sphinx combines the head of a man, thought to be the likeness of Pharaoh Khafre from the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, and the body of a lion. The Sphinx stands tall at 73 meters and stretches long at 20 meters. The Sphinx holds many secrets and mysteries, as no one knows for sure why it was built, some legends and theories say it was the guard of the Giza Plateau to protect their hidden treasures.
This ancient monument dates back to around 2500 BC, and it amazes people from all over the world as they visit the Sphinx to explore the mystique of ancient Egypt.
The Valley Temple
This ancient temple is one of the best-preserved monuments in a time when Egypt was at its peak of glory. In the Valley Temple, you will witness the sacred rituals of mummification of ancient Egyptians. You will be amazed by the amazing architecture and the stories of this wonderful attraction. Do not miss this chance to discover the secrets of the past and present of Egypt. Witnessing the Valley Temple is an amazing experience as you will walk where Pharaoh Khafre once ruled.
Enjoy your lunch at an Egyptian restaurant before continuing to visit Sakkara and Memphis.
Discover the amazing Saqqara Pyramid, the masterpiece of Imhotep. This structure was built by King Djoser and changed the shape of ancient Egyptian architecture. The Pyramid of Sakkara is the largest monument of its kind and has a unique complex that will amaze you with its mystery.
Visit the Pyramid of Saqqara and experience the magic of the past of Egypt, learn great facts and stories from your guide, and see how this pyramid influenced the world for generations. Do not let this chance pass you by to enjoy an unforgettable adventure in ancient Egypt.
Memphis City is a great place that is steeped in history as it wait was established by King Menes in the early 31st century BC and became the first capital of Ancient Egypt. Inside the city, you will find a wealth of amazing monuments and artifacts. Memphis City invites you with its ancient beauty of The God Ptah who created the universe. The roots of the city go back to a time when dynasties emerged and pharaohs reigned with grandeur. This historical importance of Memphis city and the countless wonders it contains will make for a great experience for you.
Then, get back to your hotel to relax before enjoying the dinner cruise at night.
Enjoy two hours on the Nile River of Egypt and discover the magic of Cairo at night, as you enjoy a delicious dinner and breathtaking views. Once you arrive, you will be greeted with friendly service and a refreshing drink, as they will prepare you for an amazing evening. Indulge in a mouthwatering buffet featuring both international and Egyptian cuisine that satisfies every taste, while live music, belly dance, and entertainment amaze the mood.
It is time to catch your flight to Luxor to check in at your hotel in Luxor for an overnight stay.
Day Two: Discover The Grandeur Of Luxor
After finishing your breakfast at your hotel and checking out, get ready to join your tour guide to explore a city that has two-thirds of the monuments of the world starting by visiting:
The Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings lies on a splendid hill, the Valley remains of the New Kingdom pharaohs who ruled Egypt from 1570 to 1050 BC. Among the sixty-three tombs, there is one tomb where you can find the names of Hatshepsut, Ramses II, Tutankhamun, and Seti I. The valley radiates a divine charm as if it were a portal to eternity, as it whispers the stories of a bygone era. As you step into this land, you will be overwhelmed by the awe of the place. The Valley of the Kings is a monument to the greatness of these noble kings, and by visiting it, you will discover the secrets of the ancient past.
Hatshepsut Temple was built from 1507 to 1458 BC, and it is a lasting monument to the great rule of Pharaoh Hatshepsut. Queen Hatshepsut is one of the most successful leaders of Ancient Egypt, and the sun God Amun. Inside the Temple, there are intricately decorated chapels and statues that depict the divine birth of the Queen and her various achievements. Today, the Hatshepsut Temple stands as a testament to the ancient Egyptian legacy of this powerful female ruler.
The Colossi of Memnon
The Colossi of Memnon are magnificent monuments of quartzite sandstone. The statues weigh an astonishing 720 tons each, measure 18 meters in height, and bear the face of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who ruled from 1386 to 1350 BC. For centuries, the Colossi of Memnon have been the guardians of Luxor.
In the 27th BC, there was an earthquake shattered the Colossi of Memnon, they rose again in 199 AD. And with their resurrection came a curious sound, a voice that echoed from the statues every morning. Today, the Colossi of Memnon remains a majestic symbol of ancient Egypt, and it attracts travelers from all over the world to witness these giant structures and listen to their tales of survival in the land of wonders.
After enjoying visiting The West Bank of Luxor, get ready to have your lunch at a local restaurant in Luxor before continuing to visit the East Bank of Luxor.
Imagine walking among the pillars and statues of a place that witnessed the glory and power of the ancient Egyptian civilization. Karnak Temple is a place where the sun god Aman-Ra, the god Montu, and the mother goddess Mut were worshipped and honored by generations of pharaohs and priests. Karnak Temple spans over 200 acres and contains more than 100 temples. The Temple complex is more than just a temple, as it is a living museum of culture that showcases the achievements and legacy of one of the oldest and most influential civilizations in human history.
As you explore this magnificent site, you will be guided by your guide who will share with you the secrets and stories behind every monument. You will witness the Hypostyle hall which features 134 massive columns carved with hieroglyphs. You will discover also the sacred lake where rituals and ceremonies were performed. And you will feel the presence of the gods and pharaohs who shaped the destiny of Egypt for millennia.
After finishing your tour, get ready to catch your flight to Cairo to check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day Three: From Ancient Ruins To Modern Wonders
Enjoy your breakfast at our hotel in Aswan then check out to join your tour guide and experience the best of Old Cairo on your last day in Egypt such as:
The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum is a gateway to the ancient past of Egypt where the Egyptian culture of this civilization is brought to life. The Museum has an amazing collection of artifacts that cover different periods of Egyptian history which spans over 4000 years. The museum has two floors that contain more than 120,000 ancient Egyptian items. These artifacts are made from various materials such as gold and precious gems, as well as the more ordinary wood and stone. This varied collection includes statues, jewelry, and two or more mummies, so you can explore the world of the pharaohs.
The Grand Egyptian Museum
The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is a stunning architectural wonder that is also known as the “GEM of Egypt”, it lies near the Giza Pyramids. The GEM aims to be an international cultural icon that invites visitors to discover its history. The GEM has a vast collection of artifacts from prehistoric times to the Greco-Roman era that offer a deep insight into ancient Egyptian civilization. The creative design of the GEM provides an engaging and informative experience for travelers and history lovers.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a wonderful place that showcases the eternal art and architectural wonders from ancient Egypt 5,000 years past. The NMEC is located in the city of Fustat and it has an amazing collection of about 50,000 artifacts. The museum has a special hall for 20 royal mummies that add a touch of mystery to the experience. This amazing museum is a must-see for anyone who wants to discover the wonders of ancient Egypt in one place.
Have your lunch at an Egyptian restaurant before visiting:
Khan El-Khalili was established between 1382 and 1389 AD, and it is now a famous shopping place in Cairo with a long history. Khan El-Khalili has always aimed to offer a variety of products that appeal to travelers from all over the world. This market has a lot of amazing items such as clothes, spices, gifts, and perfumes. Khan El-Khalili has continually drawn people who are looking for culturally rich goods. Today, Khan El Khalili Bazaar is proof of the prosperous trading past of Cairo and its dedication to sharing its wonders with the world through time.
Al-Muizz Street has a wealth of historical monuments from the Ayyubid, Ottoman, and Mamluk periods that showcase the splendor of the Islamic legacy of Egypt. This street runs from Bab Al-Futuh to Azhar Street in the north, and it is filled with shops, souvenirs, and old buildings that take you back in time. This ancient street lies next to Khan Al-Khalili, which adds to its beauty as a place that everyone should visit to experience the richness of Egyptian culture. Walking along Muizz Street is like going on an amazing trip to the past where every turn reveals a different aspect of the culture. Do not miss the chance to discover this living museum of Islamic history.
Ultimately, this three-day tour of Trips In Egypt lets you witness the beauty and mystery of this ancient and fascinating country. You will be amazed by the pyramids of Giza, the markets of Cairo, and more. This itinerary is full of amazing experiences that you will never forget. Contact our operation department now and join us on this incredible tour, so, we can handle everything for you for an enjoyable adventure.
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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?
Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
Why book Trips in Egypt?
We have experience in vacation planning for more than 10 years & our staff consists of the most professional operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort create the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time advisors to fit your every possible need during your time in egypt. we always keep in mind that your safety & comfort are our main priority until you return home.
Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.
What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.