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Hurghada: 2-Day Cairo and Alexandria Tour with Nile Cruise

1. Hurghada: 2-Day Cairo and Alexandria Tour with Nile Cruise

Explore Ancient Egypt. See the Pyramids, the Sphinx, and spend the night on the iconic Nile River. Day 1:Begin your journey to the past with an early morning pickup from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Arrive in Cairo, where you can explore the Egyptian Museum. Enjoy a delicious meal at a traditional Egyptian restaurant. After your fantastic lunch, continue to see the famous Giza Pyramids and the iconic Great Sphinx.  Board a beautiful Nile cruise ship. Enjoy a hearty meal during a spectacular show on board. Head to the deck and take in the view during the evening trip down the Nile. Spend the night aboard the cruise ship, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of the boat. Day 2:Head off early in the morning to Alexandria. Arrive at the Montazah Palace and marvel at the priceless works of art and stunning architecture. Wander around the massive gardens, taking in the warm Egyptian sun. Explore the Graeco-Roman Museum and see stunning ancient sculptures from the Greek and Roman cultures. See the modern interpretation of the historic Alexandria Library, where you can experience the innovative Culturama Panorama. After a morning of sightseeing, relax with a fresh seafood lunch.  Explore the important religious sites of Alexandria. Marvel at the stunning architecture of the historic Mosque of Abu el Abbas and its 240-foot tall minaret. See Egypt's largest church, Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and catch a glimpse of some of St. Mark's relics.  Meander to Alexandria's coast and see the ancient Citadel of Qaitbay. Built on the sight of the famous Alexandria Lighthouse, this fortress served as the most important defensive structure on the Mediterranean coast for centuries. Return to your accommodation after two full days of experiencing Ancient Egypt.

From Hurghada Area: Wreck and Reef Diving Trip

2. From Hurghada Area: Wreck and Reef Diving Trip

Following pickup from your hotel in Hurghada, Makadi, Sahl Hasheesh, El Gouna, or Soma Bay (depending on option chosen), travel by air-conditioned vehicle out to the jetty. As you prepare your equipment your instructor will give you a briefing about the dive sites. Board the vessel and sail towards your first diving spot. Spend up to an hour at the El Mina Wreck where you will make your first dive. Explore the whole boat, as you see a piece of history, an Egyptian-owned and Soviet-built warship. Move on for your second dive site and discover some of the most beautiful reefs to be found in the Red Sea. Enjoy lunch served on board between dives as you take in the stunning surroundings. Sail back to the jetty at 4:00 PM, with direct transfer to your hotel.

Hurghada: Full-Day Scuba Diving Discovery

3. Hurghada: Full-Day Scuba Diving Discovery

Discover scuba diving with an experience designed for beginners and non-swimmers in Hurghada. Give diving a go and overcome your fears with a professional instructor who will take you underwater in total safety. Set off on your tour at 8:15 AM and listen to your instructor's briefing before the diving. Then, make 2 dives at different places and enjoy the experience of breathing underwater for the first time. Admire the sea life from below the surface, and restore your energy with lunch on board. The boat returns to the marina between 3-4 PM. Alternatively, if you are an experienced diver with certification, choose the option for certified divers. Or if you are a big group or family of up to 8 people, consider booking the private tour option which is suitable for all diving levels.

From Hurghada: Private Day Trip to Abydos and Dendera

4. From Hurghada: Private Day Trip to Abydos and Dendera

Be picked up from your hotel in Hurghada and relax as you drive to the Abydos Temple. Find out why this was once considered one of the holiest places on earth. Explore the cult Osiris and learn more about the gateway to the underworld.  Admire the Seti Temple with its filigree reliefs, which are among the best in the New Kingdom. Listen to your knowledgeable guide tell you more about the legendary rulers, as well as pharaohs who should probably be forgotten. Continue to the monument of Osireion, which was built in honor of Osiris. Hear about the most powerful man in the Egyptian Empire. Drive to Dendera Temple to see one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. See the last temple built in Greco-Roman times. Marvel at decorations from Roman rulers alongside Egyptian gods at a temple dedicated to Hathor, the goddess of love, joy, happiness, and music. See a beautiful sculpture of Queen Cleopatra VII.

Luxor: East Bank & Dendera Temple Tour with Dinner on Boat

5. Luxor: East Bank & Dendera Temple Tour with Dinner on Boat

In the morning you will get picked up you from hotel in Luxor .Then,  start your trip around 8:00 AM with a visit to the East Bank. Here you'll visit the Karnak temples, the greatest example of worship in history. Karnak temple was dedicated to god Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. Next, move on to Luxor temple. Built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom, the beautiful temple was completed by Ramses II. Then your guide will take you to a delicious local restaurant to have your lunch. Afterward, visit Dendera temple and get to know more about the Hathor, considered one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt. Return to Luxor with your guide and enjoy dinner onboard the boat. Sit back and watch the belly dance show and tanuruh show while having you eat. After, relax and get transferred back to your hotel.

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The day trip from Hurghada to Dendera and Abydos is recommended without a doubt. The information provided by the guide at the temples of both locations made up for the long journey. In Dendera, we got to know the Hathor Temple, one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, and we were able to see the filigree representations, especially in the temple part of Seti I. experience in the Osirium in Abydos.

On this excursion you will get to know ancient Egypt. The temples are absolutely worth seeing and few tourists. Our guide Salim and driver Hamadi introduced us to Egyptian history with great knowledge and wit. At the end we were even able to read some hieroglyphs independently. The excursion is highly recommended if you want to get to know the real Egypt.

The diving instructors Mustafa and Sultan were super nice and helpful. We have not had any experience and they have been very patient and understanding with us. Nemo on board took care of our cosiness and well-being non-stop. We made wonderful memories and thank you very much for the Crazy Dolphin team for the wonderful experience. Elis and Lilla

It was a great experience! Hady is very welcoming when we arrive. And the crew are so friendly as well. The scuba diving guide is almost 1 to 1 making it the most enjoyable diving experience we ever had. Sudan and Ahmed are great guide as well Overall highly recommend. If you are Chinese, he also prepared a small gift. Haha

First time diving and I loved it. All the team was very kind and professional. Being a solo girl traveling I can say that I always felt very respected