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.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 10 days & 9 nights
  • Countries: Egypt
  • Category: Guaranteed Departures
  • 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, you will be met by a representative in Egypt and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Rest of day at leisure.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • None

After breakfast, your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Great Pyramid, a royal burial chamber, and the Sphinx. Built during a time when Egypt was one of the richest and most powerful civilizations in the world, the pyramids—especially the Great Pyramids of Giza—are some of the most magnificent man-made structures in history. Their massive scale reflects the unique role that the pharaoh, or king, played in ancient Egyptian society. Though pyramids were built from the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the close of the Ptolemaic period in the fourth century A.D., the peak of pyramid building began with the late third dynasty and continued until roughly the sixth (c. 2325 B.C.). More than 4,000 years later, the Egyptian pyramids still retain much of their majesty, providing a glimpse into the country’s rich and glorious past. Lunch en route. Visit the Egyptian Museum, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities contains many important pieces of ancient Egyptian history. It houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities and many treasures of King Tutankhamen. Return back to your hotel for overnight.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Breakfast, Lunch

Following breakfast, enjoy a day at leisure.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Breakfast

Following breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan (not included, to be booked by agent). Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative and start a tour of Aswan High Dam, Egypt's modern example of building on a monumental scale. Continue by a short motor-boat ride to the Temple of Philae on the island of Agilka. The temple was dedicated to Isis, sister/wife of Osiris and patroness of the Ptolemaic rule. Transfer to your Nile cruise for embarkation. Lunch will be served on board. Sail to Kom Ombo and Edfu. Dinner will also be on board.

  • Overnight on board
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy breakfast on board. Visit the Edfu Temple. Set out by horse-drawn carriage to visit the Temple of Horus, the largest and most perfectly preserved of all the Nile temples. Horus, also known as Haroeris, was the falcon-headed solar war god. After, head back to the cruise. Enjoy lunch on board, sail to Esna. Cross the lock of Esna. Dinner on board.

  • Overnight on board
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast on board, cross to the West Bank of the Nile and visit the wondrous Valley of the Kings, a vast city of the dead, where the magnificent tombs of 62 pharaohs have been discovered. The tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs. Visit several of the tombs. Next, visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. This beautiful monument to the reign of the only female pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it. On the way back stop at the famed Colossi of Memnon, two 66ft, 1 thousand ton statues of Amenhotep III. These colossal statues were known by the ancient Greeks to emit haunting voices at dawn. Though damaged by nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive. Head back to your cruise for lunch. Visit the great 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. Dinner on board.

  • Overnight on board
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast, transfer to Hurghada in air-conditioned private bus, hotel check-in, dinner,

  • Overnight in Hurghada
  • Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast, relax and enjoy the red sea, dinner, and overnight.

  • Overnight in Hurghada
  • Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast, relax and enjoy the red sea, dinner, and overnight.

  • Overnight in Hurghada
  • Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the Hurghada International Airport for your connecting flight to Cairo before proceeding to your international flight back home.

  • Breakfast

Tour Accommodation

What's included

• Meet & greet upon arrival
• Arrival and departure transfers
• 3 nights in Cairo at Meridien Pyramids or similar
• 3 nights Nile Cruise at M/S Amwaj Nile Cruise or similar – based on Full-board
• 3 nights in Hurghada at Marriott Hurghada Hotel or similar
• 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners
• 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
• All transfers in private Deluxe A/C Bus
• Baggage handling and porterage
• Sightseeing with entry fees as mentioned
• Private English Guide/Egyptologist
• Service and local taxes

Not Included

• Domestic airfare Cairo/Aswan – Hurghada/Cairo (about $260 per person)
• Entry Visa
• All Drinks
• Tips (Driver, Representative & 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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