Overview

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.

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)

Details

Duration: 10 days & 9 nights

Travel Style: Guaranteed Departures

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Full itinerary
Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour you will be advised of any amendments.

Accommodations

Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher.

DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL) Cairo

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
DAY 2 | Cairo

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
DAY 3 | Cairo

Following breakfast, enjoy a day at leisure.

| Overnight in Cairo
|  Breakfast
DAY 4 | Nile Cruise

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
DAY 5 | Nile River

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
DAY 6 | Nile River

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
DAY 7 | Hurghada

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

| Overnight in Hurghada
|  Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8 | Hurghada

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

| Overnight in Hurghada
|  Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9 | Hurghada

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

| Overnight in Hurghada
|  Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10 | (DEPART)

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
Departures
Hotels
Cairo Pyramids Hotel

Cairo Pyramids Hotel is set in a landscaped garden, offering stunning views over the Pyramids. It features an outdoor pool, a gym, sauna and massage facilities.

The spacious guestrooms of the Cairo Pyramids Hotel present Egyptian decorative motifs. They include air-conditioning and a satellite TV, bathroom amenities and a hairdryer.

An assortment of local specialties and international dishes is served at the restaurant of the hotel. Soft drinks and spirits are served in the panoramic terrace with views over the pyramids.

At the Cairo Pyramids Hotel there is a children’s playground and guests can benefit from a well-equipped gym.

Amwaj Cruise

The M/S. Amwaj Living Stone Nile Cruise offers luxurious and high standards accommodations that provide the ultimate comfort, elegance and style. The 62 deluxe cabins divided as 2 Royal Suites measure 50sqm on 3rd floor, 2 Presidential Suites measure 40sqm on 3rd floor, 12 Junior Suites measure 30sqm on 3rd floor and 46 Standard Cabins measure 20sqm distributed on 1st, 2nd & 3rd floors and all have a full length panoramic windows. All cabins and suites are available in either King-size beds or Twin beds.

Hurghada Marriott Red Sea Beach Resort

This Marriott resort features an extensive pool, health club and its own island with a private beach. All rooms offer views of the Red Sea.It is a 10-minute drive from Marina Hurghada.

The rooms are equipped with 32-inch satellite TV, a mini-bar and safe box. The bathroom includes a hairdryer and bidet.Some rooms include a balcony with a sea view.

Each morning, an extensive breakfast buffet is served at Shorouk restaurant or on the outdoor terrace with sea views. Lunch snacks are available from the poolside restaurant and the Tuscany offers fine Al Fresco dining.

Located in a separate building, the hotel’s health club offers massage rooms, dry and wet saunas and a hot tub. Sports-minded guests can play tennis or enjoy working out at Marriott’s extensive gym.

For guests’ convenience, the Hurghada Marriott Red Sea Resort provides beach towels and sun loungers. The hotel’s large open patio offers a pleasant place to relax with an Egyptian water pipe or a drink.

Hurghada Marriott is located 5 mi from the downtown Al-Dahar district. The airport is just a 10-minute drive away.

This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Hurghada! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

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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