Highlights

Map Despite ranking in the top 30 largest countries with its 1 million square kilometers of land, Egypt is a country that is notorious for its geographic ‘distribution.’ 99% of Egypt’s population utilizes only 5% of the total land area but nearly 100% of its aquatic resources as a result of the predominantly barren ecosystem. The lifeline of some 90 million human beings, the river Nile is the focal point of urban planning, an incredible 6,695 km gift of sustenance for Egypt and three other countries, making it the longest, and arguably most vital, river in the world.

GALLERY

Itinerary

  • Duration: 9 days & 8 nights
  • Countries: Egypt
  • Category: Diamond
  • Minimum Passengers: 2
  • Starting Point: Cairo
  • Ending Point: Cairo
Introduction

Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.

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Upon arrival to Cairo, our representative in Egypt will meet you at the airport and you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • None

After breakfast, your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. You will be driven to Giza to visit the pyramids. At the Great Pyramid, tourists are able to see the royal burial chamber and the Sphinx. Lunch will be served en route. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Egyptian Museum; this houses a magnificent collection of pharaonic antiquities, such as the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun. Afterwards, you will return back to your hotel for the night.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to Cairo airport for a flight to Luxor (not included, to be booked by agent). Upon arrival at Luxor airport, our representative will pick you up for embarkation on your Nile Cruise. In the afternoon, you will visit the amazing Luxor Temple and the magnificent Karnak Temple of Amun with its famous Hypostyle Hall and the 134 huge columns, the Statue of Ramses II, the Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut and the Sacred Lake.

  • Overnight on Board
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your sightseeing in Luxor includes the West Bank (Thebes) where some of the richest treasures in the world exists, including the Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun (optional) and other royal tombs including Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings, you will be able to visit some of these tombs,Visit Hatshepsut funerary temple at Dier El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Then transfer back to your Cruise for lunch. In the afternoon you will sail through the locks of Esna to Edfu and dinner on board.

  • Overnight on Board
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, visit the Horus Temple of Edfu, one of the three beautiful temples of the Ptolemaic Period. You will sail to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Sobek Temple which offers beautiful murals and reliefs. You will sail to Aswan.

  • Overnight on Board
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you will visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries, and the Philae Temple. In the afternoon, you will sail on an Egyptian felucca around Elephantine Island and the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum.

  • Overnight on Board
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you will be disembarked from the ship and transferred to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo (not included, to be booked by agent). Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Breakfast

Start off your day with breakfast and enjoy the rest of your day open for leisure. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Breakfast

Enjoy your final breakfast of your trip. At the appropriate time, your guide will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

Tour Accommodation

What's included

•    Meet and greet at the airport
•    Arrival and departure transfers
•    4 nights in Cairo at Fairmont Nile City or similar
•    4 nights Nile Cruise at M/S Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise or similar
•    17 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners
•    Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
•    Visit Egyptian Museum
•    Sightseeing tour of Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple of Amun
•    Guided visit of West Bank
•    Visit Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon
•    Visit Horus Temple of Edfu
•    Guided tour of High Dam, Granite Quarries, and Philae
•    Temple in Aswan
•    All transfers in private Deluxe A/C Bus
•    Baggage handling and portage
•    Sightseeing with entry fees as mentioned
•    Private English Guide/Egyptologist
•    Service and local taxes

Not Included

• Domestic flight from Cairo to Luxor
• Domestic flight from Aswan to Cairo
• Entry Visa
• Meals not mentioned
• All Drinks
• Tips (Driver, Representative, and Guide)

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Useful info about our trips

  • UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

  • All tours and entrance fees are included

  • All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

  • International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

  • All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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