How the classical Egypt Tours are set is so weird! Let me explain. For decades, the classical Egypt programs included specific chosen sites that all tour companies, tour guides, and even international firms could not touch to change, and most of these classical Tours ignored some beautiful important ancient and modern sites. A classical tour to Egypt includes visits to Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan to explore the ancient sites of Egypt along the immortal Nile river. These itineraries include very important sites such as Giza Pyramids, Saqqara, Memphis, Islamic Cairo, Coptic Cairo, and the Egyptian Antiquities Museum in Cairo, Karnak Holy temple complex, Luxor temple, The Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the colossi of Memnon in Luxor, Abu Simbel, Philae Temple, Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples in Aswan. Despite having all these beautiful sites included in the classical Egypt program, it ignored some very important sites and temples such as Dendara & Abydos temples, the Valley of the Queens, The Nubian Museum, Luxor Museum, The Mummification Museum, and many of Luxor ancient sites.
The reason is that when Tour Companies started to form classical Itineraries, they made sure these itineraries feature a tiny part of every city to represent a historical era of Egypt trying to cover all the history of Egypt in one single trip! Not to mention that this history is a 7000 years long, as well as include part of the beautiful well-preserved ancient sites. They knew it might take the tourist months to get to see all what Egypt has to offer, so they minimized it into this balanced selection! This simply means that travelers can dig more to find less-known places to see and sometimes more beautiful interesting than the classically featured ones.
I personally highly recommend visiting the stunning temples of Dendara and Abydos specially after restoring most of the colors of the depictions, the two temples now look very fresh with beautiful original colors.
Also, the most beautiful and well-preserved tomb from ancient Egypt is no doubt the tomb of Queen Nefertari who was the beloved wife of King Ramses II, this is a must-see and unfortunately is not included in all the classical Egypt Tours.
A typical classical itinerary can be a one week, 10 days, or two weeks long! This time frame is usually enough to take in more interesting ancient sites and museums, but because travelers sometimes prefer to tag a day or two by the shores of the Red Sea, they follow the old classical programs and just add this beach extension to it.
Every country on the planet has some specialities, and Egypt speciality is the ancient civilization and all what is left from temples, houses, graves, and artifacts! So I think the best option for Egypt travelers is to book classical Egypt tour so they can enjoy the speciality of Egypt. Booking a minimum of 10 days classical program shall give you the chance to visit those so beautiful lesser-known sites. Tailor-made programs are the best option.
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