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Welcome my friends we will still talking about Egypt, Egypt empires and land of pharaohs and today we will talk about Faras town, before will start. If you want travel to Egypt and see this historical places you can choose your tours to Egypt from here Egypt travel packages

Faras was an important town near Abu Simbel in southern Egypt/northern Kush (modern-day Sudan). It was a center of trade and admi
nistrative offices which was founded between 2040-1750 BCE. In the New Kingdom (1550-1070 BCE) a temple to Hathor of Ibschek was built and it has been suggested that Ibschek was the ancient name of the town. A temple to the Pharaoh Tutankhamun was located there (c. 1333-1323) which measured 81 by 182 feet (24 by 55 metres) and sported a hypostyle hall and elaborate portico. Owing to its location, the town was also claimed by the Nubians of Kush. With the rise of the Kingdom of Meroe, and the expulsion of Egyptian influence from Kush, Faras gained greater prominence as a centre of trade and commerce and, after the advent of Christianity, became the capital city of the Christian Nubian bishops. It was also the capital of the Nubian Kingdom of Nobatia (350-590 CE) which rose to greatness after the fall of Meroe to the Christian Axumites in 350 CE.

Known as Faras or Pakhoras (also Pachoras) in most ancient documents, the town steadily grew in stature between 300-350 BCE and a palace complex was built. This palace, along with the temples and the remains of royal tombs, suggest Faras may have been a provincial capital of the area at this time. The scholar Derek A. Welsby writes, "The Egyptians built on a massive scale at a number of sites and their monuments appear to have survived long enough to have influenced the location of urban and religious centres in the first millentium B.C." (139). According to local tradition around the site which was once Faras, the town was a wonderous beauty of white limestone temples and palaces which shone in the sun like a jewel from miles away. It was important enough to attract the attention of Ramesses II (responsible for the nearby complex of Abu Simbel) who repaired and enlarged the Temple of Hathor there. 

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Enjoy a 14 Nights Egypt travel Packages where you will visit Cairo, giza, Alexandria then cruise the Nile from Aswan to Luxor and finally enjoy the beauty of the red sea in Hurghada.

Tour Itinerary:-

Arrival to Cairo airport, our representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. From the airport you will be transferred by a private A/C car to your hotel for check in.Evening time, we will pick you up from your hotel to start your Egypt tour Packages by enjoying a Dinner Cruise :Sit back and relax while you enjoy a colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band, featuring the unforgettable tannoura spin, in keeping with Egypt’s whirling dervishes tradition, then you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Pyramids Tour:

After breakfast, you will join your private tour guide to visit one of the 7 Wonders of the World:

Giza Pyramid Complex:

The complex includes three main pyramids, six little pyramids, the great sphinx and the Valley Temple. The complex dates back to the 4th dynasty 2400 years B.C.

The Great Pyramid:


It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids of Giza plateau and the only one to remain intact from the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The height of the great pyramid is 147 m, the number of stones used in construction is 2,300,000 and it took twenty years to be built.

The Great Sphinx:

It is the largest statue in the world, standing 73 m. long, 19 m. wide, and 20 m height. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture.

The Valley Temple:

A Granite mortuary temple used by Ancient Egyptians for the mummification process and this is the only remaining one at Giza plateau Proceed to have your Lunch will be served at Pyramids/ Nile view restaurant, Then move to visit :-

Saqqara Step Pyramid:

It is considered to be the earliest large-scale cut stone construction; it dates back to the reign of King Djeser who ruled Egypt during the 27th century B.C. The step pyramid consists of 6 steps built atop one another with a height 62m. Then move to visit :-

Memphis City:

The 1st capital all over Egypt founded by King Menes, It occupied a strategic position between Upper & Lower Egypt. Memphis was believed to be under the protection of the god Ptah, the god of creation and artworks Finally, we drive you back to your hotel

Cairo Tour:

After breakfast, you will join your private tour guide to visit Cairo Highlights:

The Egyptian Museum:

The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years. Lunch will be served at local restaurant in Cairo then proceed to visit :-Salah el din Citadel:
It served as Egypt’s seat of government till the 1860s, Cairo Citadel is a magnificent fortress. It was constructed during Salah ad-Din reign. The construction work has started in 1176 and was completed in 1182. Then move to visit :-

Mohamed Ali Mosque:

It was constructed between 1830 and 1848 , the mosque named ” The Alabaster Mosque” because most of the walls made out of pure alabaster. The mosque is a replica from the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Finally, enjoy visiting :-

Khan El Khalili Bazaar:

No visit to Cairo is Complete without a stop at the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, the bazaar is the oldest and the most famous in the middle east. It was constructed in 970 AD, the same year as the founding of Cairo. At the end of the day we will transfer you to Cairo airport to catch your flight to Aswan- Upon arrival, you will be transferred to 5* Nile cruise for overnight.

Aswan Tour:

Breakfast on the cruise, then continue your Egypt travel Package in Aswan by visiting Aswan Highlights:

The High Dam:

It was built across the Nile at Aswan and was constructed between 1960 and 1970, and has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt.The Unfinished Obelisk:
The largest obelisk in ancient time. It was ordered by Hatshepsut (1508–1458 BC) to complement the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak} and was later brought to the Lateran Palace in Rome

Philae Temple:

The temple dedicated to goddess Isis of Love and beauty. The temple complex was dismantled and relocated to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam. Overnight on board.

Abu Simbel Tour:

Early morning, breakfast boxes then join your private tour guide to enjoy a private guided

Abu Simbel Temple:

The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt.The Temples are rock cut structures, and both built during the reign of King Ramses II 1200 B.C. One temple is dedicated to King Ramses II, and the second temple is dedicated to his beloved wife Queen Nefertari. The carvings and artwork that decorate both temples are incredible. Hand carved pillars, wall paintings, carvings, statues, and much more, this is a must visit temple. Return back to your cruise and sailing after lunch.

Edfu & Kom Ombo:

Sail to Kom Ombo and visit Kom Ombo Temple: A temple overlooking the Nile. This temple divided into 2 temples with 2 entrances, 2 hypostyle Halls and 2 sanctuaries. Continue sailing to :-

Edfu Temple:

Dedicated to God Horus. Edfu temple consider the most preserved Greco-Roman temple all over Egypt and on its walls portrayed a “Play” shows the overcome of Horus over the devil god Seth. Sail to Luxor, arrive late night and overnight on board

Luxor Tour:

Breakfast at your hotel then you will be accompanied by your tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle to visit Luxor Highlights including :-

Valley of the Kings:

The final resting place of Egypt’s rulers from the 18th to 20th dynasty, it is home to tombs including the great pharaoh Ramses II and boy pharaoh Tutankhamen. The tombs were well stocked with all the material goods a ruler might need in the next world. Most of the decoration inside the tombs still well preserved.

Hatshepsut Temple:

It is one of the most beautiful & best preserved of all of the temples of Ancient Egypt. The temple was built on three levels with two wide ramps in a central position joining the levels together.

Colossi of Memnon:

Two massive stone statues of king Amenhotep III are the only remains of a complete mortuary temple. The statues are made from blocks of quartzite sandstone which exist in Cairo then moved 700 KM to Luxor Have your lunch on a Nile View restaurant then end your Egypt classic tours by a tour to:

Karnak Temples:

No site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man. It represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and Pharaohs. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples situated on 247 acres of land. Finally, you will be transferred by a private air-conditioned vehicle to 5* hotel in Hurghada.


Free day in Hurghada.


Snorkeling excursion.


Free day in Hurghada.



Safari by quad and B.B.Q dinner.


Free day in Hurghada.

Hurghada - Cairo:

Checkout afternoon then catch the flight to Cairo for overnight at 5* hotel.Alexandria Tour
Enjoy a private tour to Alexandria joining your own private Egyptologist guide to visit :-

The Catacombs:

A Roman burial site whose family tomb reveals the merging of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture. Descend below ground to visit the tomb and Caracalla Hall. Back above ground, continue to visit :-

Pompey's Pillar:

An 82-foot (25-meter) granite column built to honor Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to its starving people. Continuing to visit :-

The Citadel of Quitbey:

A 15th-century fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast. It was established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qa’it Bay. The Citadel is situated on the same place of the Pharos Island Lunch will be served at a sea food restaurant, then you will finish your tour by a visit :-

Alexandria Library:

A copy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. The library also houses several exhibitions relating to the history of Egypt and a display of rare antique books.Finally, return back to Cairo for overnight.

Final Departure:

Breakfast at the hotel, then we will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities to end your tour packages in Egypt.