8 days, 7 nights
Duration

Egypt – rich in history and with an abundance of diverse places to explore. This Pyramids and Temples tour ticks off major bucket list items whilst enjoying the luxury of a Nile River Cruise. Explore the pyramids of Giza, the world-famous temples of Karnak and Luxor and the majestic Valley of the Kings. Cruise south towards the most picturesque city in Egypt, Aswan, as you relax on the sundeck and watch the scenes of daily life as you pass by.Visit the temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo along the way before arriving in Aswan and visiting the spectacular Abu Simbel.
This short trip is perfect as an add-on to your adventures in the Middle East, Asia or Europe. Join us and visit the iconic sights of Egypt,which will be sure to tempt you to return sooner rather than later.

 

TOUR DATES

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TOUR COST

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DURATION

8 Days, 7 Nights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Marvel at the sights of Cairo, including the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum and view the iconic golden mask of King Tutankhamun
  • Discover the ancient temples of Karnak, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan
  • Enjoy a four-night luxurious Nile River Cruise
  • Explore the breathtaking tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • Travel to Abu Simbel, home to some of the most magnificent temples in Egypt
  • Journey to the picturesque city of Aswan and spend the afternoon on a traditional felucca boat

TOUR ROUTE

Cairo – Luxor – Nile River Cruise (Edfu – Kom Ombo – Abu Simbel – Aswan) – Aswan – Cairo

MAP

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Day 1
1Welcome to Egypt, a land of ancient history and captivating mystery. Our representative will meet you upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport.After collecting your luggage, you will be transferred to our hotel, conveniently located close to the pyramids. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Depending on your arrival time you can choose to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities or book in for the evening sound and light show at the pyramids (show is optional and at your own cost).
Overnight: Hotel, Cairo hotel
Day 2

Pyramids, Sphinx & Egyptian Museum

2Today you will get to experience what millions only dream of: standing in awe of the pyramids of Giza. Marvel at the largest and oldest of the pyramids, which is known as the Great Pyramid and is said to be the tomb of the Pharaoh Khufu datingback over 5000 years.After exploring the pyramids you will have the option of entering the Kings Chamber of the Great Pyramid as well as taking a camel ride deep into the desert for some amazing photo opportunities including a total of nine pyramids in one shot.

We will then visit the Guardian Angel of the area, the monolithic Sphinx.The Sphinx is a mythical creature with the body of a lion and head of a human. Carved entirely from limestone, it sits proudly facing the horizon and greets the sunrise as it has done daily for centuries.

The day still has more treasures in store with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, home to thousands upon thousands of artefacts including the famous golden mask of the young King Tutankhamun. Our guide will explain the significance of the artefacts before allowing you plenty of free time to explore at your leisure. In the evening we will return to the hotel for dinner.
Overnight: Hotel, Cairo

Day 3

Cairo - Luxor - Karnak Temples – Nile River Cruise

3After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Luxor.Upon arrival, we will visit the fascinating Karnak Temples, dedicated to the Pharaoh Amun. Wander the 134 awe-inspiring columns in the Hypostyle Hall and marvel at the detailed hieroglyphics expertly carved on every wall, letting your imagination take you to a time when these walls were full of colour and grandeur. A truly memorable experience.

Once we have explored Karnak, we will explore the majestic Luxor Temple, located on the banks of the mighty Nile River. We will then embark our Nile River cruise, which will be our home for the next four nights as we sail and explore the Nile.

Overnight: Nile River Cruise

Day 4

Valley of the Kings – Hatshepsut Temple

4After an early breakfast on board our cruise we will visit the West Bank of Luxor.The Valley of the Kings is famous as the resting place of the most well-known Pharaoh of them all, King Tutankhamun. Today you will be able to climb deep inside these highly decorated tombs that were cut into the mountain many thousands of years ago.Our guide will choose from the most beautiful and colourful tombs that are open on the day we visit.

Later we will visit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the most famous female Pharaoh to rule Egypt.Before returning to the cruise you will also visit the Colossi of Memnon.Lunch will be served on-board and the afternoon is yours to relax. Why not enjoy a swim or a cool drink on the sundeck before dinner?
Overnight: Nile River Cruise

Day 5

Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples

5After breakfast you will visit the magnificent Temple of Edfu. This beautiful temple is considered to be one of the best-preserved temples in all of Egypt. After this you will return to the boat and continue sailing towards Kom Ombo.

The Temple of KomOmbo is the only dual temple in Egypt and dedicated to the two gods Haroeris, the sun god and Sobek, the crocodile god.This temple is just a short stroll from your boat and has a fascinating history including hieroglyphic carvings showing medical instruments still used in the present day.

In the evening we will enjoy a party on board the boat.

Overnight: Nile River Cruise

Day 6

Aswan - Abu Simbel

6Today we will have an early start with a 3 ½ hour drive south to the magnificent Temples of Abu Simbel. These are some of the most magnificent temples of our tour and are a must see for everyone who visits Egypt.

The Temples of Abu Simbel are cut deep into the rockface and are dedicated to the Pharaoh Ramses II and his beloved wife Nefertari. Fascinatingly, these temples were moved in the 1960s with the help of UNSECO. They were moved to their current location to save them from the rising waters of the Nile, a monumental feat of engineering in itself and once you have visited this site you will see why.

Upon our return to Aswan we will enjoy lunch on-board our cruise boat.This afternoon we will relax as we gently cruise the picturesque Nile River in Aswan with a trip on a traditional Egyptian sailing boat called a felucca. These boats are much the same as the Pharaohs used in ancient times.
Overnight: Nile River Cruise

Day 7

Aswan & Philae Temple - Cairo

7After enjoying our last breakfast onboard our Nile cruise we will disembark and visit Philae Temple, the temple dedicated to the Goddess Isis. Whilst in Aswan we will also visit the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk.

Later in the day we will take our return flight to Cairo. Tonight we will enjoy a farewell dinner.
Overnight: Hotel, Cairo

Day 8

Depart Cairo

8Sadly it is time to return home or continue your onward journey.Our representative will meet you at the hotel for your transfer to Cairo International Airport. Thankyou for travelling with us and we hope to see you again soon.

INCLUDES

Met & transferred on arrival & departure from/to Cairo International airport in air-conditioned vehicle

3 nights’ accommodation at a 5* star hotel in Cairo including breakfast

4 nights’ accommodation on board cruise from Luxor to Aswan (MS Sarah/Royal Ruby or similar) including all meals

Farewell dinner in Cairo

All transfers and sightseeing in an air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary

Entrance fees too all sights and monuments as per the itinerary

Bottled water (1 small bottle per day in Cairo)

24/7 emergency contact number

English speaking agent during transfers

Local guides in —

English speaking tour guide

EXCLUDES

Return airfares to Egypt

Domestic flights Cairo-Luxor and Aswan-Cairo (Approx. USD$120-140 per flight, arranged according to availability on booking day)

Cost of entry visa (Entrance visa is currently USD25, please ensure you check before you fly and have cash with you to give to the representative on arrival.)

Compulsory insurance of any kind

Entrance fees to sights and monuments (to be collected on Day 2)

Lunch and dinner (unless otherwise specified)

Personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry service, phone calls and souvenirs

Tips or gratuities (tipping kitty to be collected on Day 2)

Camera and video entry charges at local sights and monuments

Optional extras or additional sightseeing

Early check-in/late check-out

Optional Extras (not included):

  • Sound and light show, pyramids of Giza (Day 1)
  • Entry to any of the pyramids, including Kings Chamber (Day 2)
  • Camel ride, Giza (Day 2)
  • Mummies room at the Egyptian Museum (Day 2)
  • Day Tour to Abu Simbel (Day 6, USD$120)
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