10-Day Egypt Adventure: Pyramids to Pharaohs on Nile Cruise

Overview

Embark on a 10-day tour that will take you through the legendary wonders of Egypt. This immersive experience is designed for everyone, offering a blend of well-known landmarks and hidden treasures. Whether you seek adventure, cultural exploration, or relaxation, our knowledgeable tour guides and luxurious resorts ensure that every moment of your journey is filled with awe and wonder.

Discover Egypt's rich history and culture as you explore iconic sites like the Valley of the Kings, the Sphinx, and the Pyramids of Giza. Dive into the unknown wonders of Cairo's bustling markets and the tranquil Nile River. With luxurious accommodations and expert guides, this trip promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that leaves you with unforgettable memories. Pack your bags and prepare for a journey that will captivate your senses.

Tour Info
  • Duration: 10 days , 9 nights
  • Departure time and location: TBA from Cairo
  • Return time and location: TBA to Cairo
  • Package category: Historical
Tour Highlights
  • Day 1: Arrival in Cairo, meet and assist at the airport, and transfer to the hotel.

  • Day 2: Explore the Giza Plateau, which includes the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, Memphis, and Sakkara.

  • Day 3: Fly to Luxor and visit Luxor's historical sites.

  • Day 4: Begin your Nile cruise in Luxor.

  • Day 5: Visit the Edfu and Kom Ombo temples during your cruise.

  • Day 6: Arrive in Aswan and explore Aswan's attractions.

  • Day 7: Optional tour to Abu Simbel and return flight to Cairo.

  • Day 8: Explore Cairo, including famous attractions.

  • Day 9: Optional day trip to Alexandria.

  • Day 10: Departure from Egypt.

What to Expect
  • Certainly, here are the key attractions you'll visit in Egypt in bullet points:
  • Cairo:

    • The Sphinx
    • Memphis
    • Sakkara
    • The Giza Pyramids

    Nile Cruise:

    • Valley of the Kings
    • Philea Temple
    • Komombo Temple
    • Edfu Temple
    • Scenic Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor

    Islamic and Coptic Cairo:

    • The Hanging Church
    • Sultan Hassan Mosque
    • Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Complementary
  • Each participant will receive a bottle of water and a can of soda to enjoy throughout the on-ground tours.
More About 10-Day Egypt Adventure: Pyramids to Pharaohs on Nile Cruise
  • Transportation during the tours: includes modern and new A/C cars, buses, mini buses.
  • Nile Cruise: standard 5 stars Nile Cruise.
  • Flights: are Domestic flights such as EgyptAir, AirCairo.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Cairo Airport, your dedicated tour guide will be readily available at the arrivals terminal, holding a sign with your name for easy identification. They will assist you through the arrival process, ensuring a smooth transition from the airport. Your guide will then transport you to your hotel, allowing you to check in and settle in comfortably. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy your first evening in Cairo at your leisure.


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During your transfer to the hotel, your knowledgeable tour guide will provide you with essential information about Cairo, helping you get acquainted with the city's highlights and attractions. Feel free to ask any questions you may have, and your guide will be happy to provide insights and recommendations, including suggestions for dining options and popular tourist spots to explore during your free time.

You'll be staying at a luxurious 5-star hotel with a bed and breakfast arrangement. Please note that check-in typically begins after 2:00 pm, ensuring you have ample time to settle in and relax.

Additionally, you have the option to enhance your Cairo experience with some exciting optional tours, including:

1. Cairo by Night: Explore the vibrant nightlife and atmosphere of Cairo after dark.

2. Quad Safari: Embark on an adventurous quad biking journey to discover the desert landscapes surrounding Cairo.

3. The Light Show of the Pyramids: Witness the iconic Giza Pyramids illuminated in a mesmerizing light show that brings their history and mysteries to life.

These optional tours are available to enhance your Cairo experience, allowing you to tailor your trip to your preferences.

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Following your check-out from the hotel, you'll embark on a captivating journey through some of Egypt's most iconic historical sites. Your itinerary includes visits to Memphis, the Sakara Necropolis, the Sphinx, and the Giza Pyramids, making for an unforgettable day of exploration.

As you stand before the majestic pyramids of Giza, you'll be struck by their grandeur and profound historical significance. These ancient structures have captured the imagination of people for millennia. Your tour will unveil the mysteries surrounding these iconic monuments, leaving you in awe of their enigmatic allure.

The enigmatic Sphinx, with its lion's body and human head, stands as a guardian of the pyramids. It holds a unique place in ancient Egyptian history and symbolism, and your visit will provide insights into its significance.

In addition to the pyramids, you'll delve deeper into Egypt's rich past by exploring the ancient necropolis of Sakara and the Memphis archaeological site. These locations are steeped in history and provide a fascinating glimpse into the culture and traditions of ancient Egypt.

To recharge after your exploration, you'll enjoy a sumptuous lunch featuring mouthwatering local cuisine, allowing you to savor the flavors of Egypt.

After this enriching day of discovery, you will be transferred back to your hotel for a well-deserved overnight stay. This immersive experience will leave you with lasting memories of Egypt's extraordinary history and culture.


Day 2: Activity - 1
Memphis

Your initial destination will be the ancient capital of Egypt, which emerged following the union of Upper and Lower Egypt. During your one-hour guided tour, you'll delve into the depths of ancient Egyptian history, encountering remarkable structures and artifacts that bear witness to millennia of civilization. From the grand temples built to honor mighty pharaohs to the intricate hieroglyphics that narrate tales of a distant era, this guided excursion offers a captivating insight into the rich cultural legacy of this ancient civilization. Prepare to be transported through time as you explore these archaeological treasures.

Day 2: Activity - 2
The Sakkara Tour

Following your exploration of Memphis, the next destination on your journey is Sakkara, Egypt's largest necropolis. Sakkara offers a captivating insight into the ancient burial customs of the Old and Middle Kingdoms. Here, you'll encounter the magnificent Step Pyramid of Djoser, a testament to the ingenuity of ancient Egyptian civilization and an architectural marvel that will leave you in awe.

Your visit to Sakkara also includes an exploration of the Complex of Zusar, an expansive burial ground replete with numerous tombs and mastabas. This complex provides valuable insights into the elaborate rituals and beliefs related to the afterlife, shedding light on the social hierarchy and religious practices of ancient Egypt. Prepare to embark on a fascinating journey through the mysteries of this ancient burial site.

Day 2: Activity - 3
Pyramids of Giza

After enjoying a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, your next destination will be the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza. Here, you'll embark on a three-hour guided tour, marveling at the majestic architecture of these colossal structures. Your knowledgeable guide will provide you with valuable insights into the rich history and cultural significance of the Pyramids, enriching your understanding of these iconic landmarks.

As you explore the Pyramids, be sure to capture memorable photos against the backdrop of these ancient wonders. Additionally, for those seeking a unique experience, camel riding is available as an optional extra, allowing you to traverse the desert sands just as travelers have done for centuries. After this remarkable adventure, you'll return to your hotel, where you can reflect on your day's discoveries.


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Accommodation:

A luxurious 5-star hotel

Meals:

Breakfast and lunch

Included Activities:

1. Visiting Sakkara: Your journey will take you to Sakkara, where you'll have the opportunity to explore this ancient burial ground. Sakkara is known for its Step Pyramid, which is one of the earliest colossal stone buildings and a testament to ancient Egyptian architectural innovation.

2. Exploring Memphis: Your exploration will continue in Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. You'll discover captivating historical artifacts and gain insights into the city's significance in Egyptian history.

3. Visiting the Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx: The highlight of your day will be a visit to the world-famous Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx. These iconic landmarks are not only awe-inspiring but also steeped in history and mystery.

Guide:

Throughout your tour, a knowledgeable guide will be by your side, providing detailed information about each site and ensuring that all your questions are answered. Additionally, comfortable transportation will be arranged between the sites, ensuring a seamless and efficient experience for all participants.

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Following your check-out from the hotel, you will proceed to Cairo Airport to catch your flight to Luxor, as indicated in your flight details. Upon your arrival at Luxor Airport, your local guide will be there to welcome you. Your first stop in Luxor will be the magnificent Karnak Temple, where you'll immerse yourself in the grandeur of this ancient religious complex.

After your visit to Karnak Temple, you'll return to your cruise ship, where you'll check in, enjoy a delicious lunch, and have some leisure time to relax and unwind, preparing for the next leg of your journey through Egypt.


Day 3: Activity - 1
The Valley of Kings

Explore the timeless beauty and historical significance of the King's Valley, a site that holds a place of honor similar to the renowned Giza Pyramids. In this sacred burial ground, you'll visit three important tombs that offer unique insights into ancient Egyptian culture and history.

To ensure that these archaeological treasures are preserved for generations to come, some of the tombs, including the renowned King Tutankhamun's and Ramses II's Tomb, require additional fees. These fees are intended to manage visitor numbers and support the conservation efforts that protect these invaluable relics.

If you wish to explore these exceptional tombs, simply inform your guide, and they will assist you with the necessary arrangements. Each tomb you visit will provide you with a profound connection to Egypt's rich heritage and offer an unparalleled glimpse into the past. Your contribution through these fees helps safeguard these remarkable archaeological sites, ensuring their continued enjoyment and study by future generations.

Day 3: Activity - 2
The Queen Hatshepsut Temple

Embark on a journey to explore the magnificent Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a remarkable testament to ancient Egyptian architectural prowess and the legacy of a remarkable queen. This extraordinary temple, with its commanding colonnades and intricately adorned reliefs, stands as a true marvel of ancient Egypt's architectural achievements.

As you stroll through the temple's grand halls, the walls will come alive with vivid depictions that narrate the extraordinary accomplishments and enduring legacy of Queen Hatshepsut. You'll be captivated by the stories etched into the stone, providing a unique insight into the life and reign of this powerful queen.

This visit promises an immersive experience into the heart of ancient Egypt, where history, culture, and architectural ingenuity intersect. Explore the temple's depths and absorb the rich heritage of the land of the pharaohs, discovering the indelible mark left by Queen Hatshepsut.

Day 3: Activity - 3
The Memnon Colossi

Marvel at the exquisitely preserved statues within Amenhotep III's temple, a testament to the grandeur of his reign. Following this awe-inspiring visit, a brief stop at the Queen Temple provides a perfect opportunity for capturing photos of these meticulously detailed marvels. It's difficult not to be transported back in time, contemplating the profound respect and admiration these statues undoubtedly commanded during their zenith.

Afterward, return to the cruise ship for check-in, allowing time to freshen up and savor a delicious lunch. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon, embark on another journey to explore the illustrious Karnak Temple, a monumental testament to the glory of ancient Egypt.

Day 3: Activity - 4
Exploring the Karnak Temples

Prepare to embark on an awe-inspiring journey to the Karnak complex, home to the most significant temple in all of ancient Egypt. This sprawling 200-acre architectural marvel boasts magnificent columns, imposing obelisks, and striking statues that collectively encapsulate the grandeur and religious importance of ancient Egyptian civilization.

As you explore this historical site, you'll find yourself transported back in time, immersed in the sheer magnificence of a bygone era. The Karnak complex promises an unforgettable experience, one that will deepen your appreciation for the rich heritage of Egypt.


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During your Nile Cruise, you'll enjoy the comfort and luxury of a Deluxe 5-star cruise ship. Your meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be provided onboard as you embark on this incredible journey through Egypt's historical wonders.

The included activities in Luxor will take you to some of the most iconic sites in the region:

1. Karnak Temples: Explore the awe-inspiring Karnak Temples, a sprawling complex that showcases the grandeur of ancient Egyptian architecture and spirituality.

2. Hatshepsut Temple: Visit the impressive temple of Queen Hatshepsut, known for its massive colonnades and intricate reliefs.

3. Memnon Colossi: Marvel at the colossal statues of Amenhotep III, which stand as a testament to the grandeur of Egypt's pharaohs.

4. The Valley of Kings: Discover the ancient tombs of the Valley of Kings, where pharaohs of the New Kingdom were laid to rest.

Additionally, there are optional tours available for those who wish to enhance their experience:

- Karnak Temple Light Show: Experience the magic of Karnak Temple illuminated in a mesmerizing light show.

- Hot Air Balloon: Soar above the landscapes of Luxor in a hot air balloon for a breathtaking aerial view.

- Luxor Temple Visit: Explore the captivating Luxor Temple, another magnificent ancient Egyptian site.

- Karnak Light Show: Witness the spectacular Karnak Temple Light Show, a captivating evening experience.

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Get ready for an afternoon of smooth sailing as your Nile Cruise sets off for Aswan at 2:00 pm. Before departing, the morning remains free for optional tours in Luxor, including the exhilarating hot air balloon ride.

As you cruise along the majestic Nile River towards Aswan, around 5:00 pm, you'll have the opportunity to witness the impressive Esna Lock mechanism in action. This engineering marvel regulates the water levels of the river, allowing boats like yours to navigate through its varying depths. It's a fascinating demonstration of ancient and modern technologies working in harmony.


Day 4: Activity - 1
Hot Air Balloon ( Optional Tour)

Elevate your Luxor experience with an optional hot air balloon ride that offers a truly breathtaking perspective of the city's open-air museum. As you ascend high above the ground, prepare to be captivated by the magnificent sights that Luxor has to offer. From this vantage point, you'll witness the grand temples, colossal statues, and intricate hieroglyphics of this ancient city in a whole new light. Soar above the wonders of Luxor and create lasting memories of this remarkable journey.

Day 4: Activity - 2
Passing through Esna's lock

Embark on a fascinating journey through the Esna Lock, a crucial engineering marvel that regulates the flow of the Nile River. This remarkable structure allows boats to navigate the Nile's varying water levels with ease. As you pass through this massive lock, you'll witness the intricate mechanisms in action, gaining a newfound appreciation for their effectiveness in controlling the river's flow. It's a captivating experience that adds depth to your exploration of the Nile River.


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Accommodation:

Deluxe 5 stars Nile Cruise

Meals:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Included activities:

Experience sailing through the lock of Esna.

Optional tours:

Hot Air Balloon.

Additional Information:

The cruise sailing at 02:00 pm. 

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Prepare for an early morning adventure as you're picked up and transported via local transportation, specifically horse-drawn carriages known as "Carrage with Hours," to visit the exceptional Edfu Temple, dedicated to the God Horus. This remarkable temple offers profound insights into ancient Egyptian religious practices and rituals, all while immersing you in its rich history.

Afterward, you'll return to your cruise ship and continue sailing towards Aswan. As you journey along the Nile, you'll arrive at the Kom Ombo Temple around 7:00 pm, affording you the opportunity to explore this fascinating site before your cruise proceeds to Aswan.


Day 5: Activity - 1
Edfu Temple Visit

The Edfu Temple stands as one of the most significant tributes to the God Horus, and its location in the Egyptian city of Edfu is a testament to the awe-inspiring architecture of ancient Egypt. Its intricate carvings and meticulously crafted reliefs provide profound insights into the religious customs and practices of the era. This extraordinary temple is a remarkable testament to the cultural and artistic achievements of ancient Egyptian civilization.

Day 5: Activity - 2
Kom Ombo temple Visit

The Kom Ombo Temple is a marvel of architectural design, characterized by its impeccable symmetry along the central axis. It boasts two interconnected hypostyle halls adorned with depictions of two deities on either side, two twin sanctuaries, and dual entrances.

This temple was believed to have housed two distinct priesthoods, with the eastern side dedicated to Sobek and the western side devoted to the God Huras.

Please note that your arrival in Aswan is expected around midnight.


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Accommodation:

Deluxe 5 stars Nile Cruise

Meals:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Included activities:

Visiting Edfu Temple

Visiting Komombo 

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Given your current location in Aswan, you will enjoy breakfast and then be picked up for a transfer to the Temple of Philae, a significant and picturesque temple located on a beautiful island.


Day 6: Activity - 1
The Temple of Philea Tour

The Philea Temple, situated on the island of Philae in the Nile River near Aswan, Egypt, is renowned for its religious significance, dedicated to the gods Isis, Osiris, and Horus. This temple complex stands as a superb example of ancient Egyptian architectural design. Your experienced tour guide will ensure that your visit to this magnificent temple is both informative and enjoyable.

Day 6: Activity - 2
Optional tour to Abu Simbel

Exploring the Abu Simbel Temples is a remarkable opportunity to visit Egypt's most significant temples. If you decide to embark on this adventure, you'll be picked up early in the morning, perhaps around 4:00 a.m., as the journey to the temples takes approximately three hours. These temples, once under the rule of the legendary pharaoh Ramses II, are a sight to behold. After your tour, you'll return to the cruise for lunch, and in the late afternoon, you can explore the Philae Temples.


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Accommodation:

Deluxe 5 stars Nile Cruise

Meals:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Included activities:

Visiting Philea Temple

Optional tours:

Nubian Village visit.

Abu Simbel temples

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Upon checking out, you'll be picked up and transported to the Aswan Airport for your flight to Cairo, following the details on your flight ticket. Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, our representative will be waiting to greet you, provide assistance, and then transfer you to your Cairo hotel for an overnight stay.


Day 7: Activity - 1
Optional Tour to The National museum and Citadel

If you opt for this optional tour, your itinerary will include transportation from Cairo's airport to the National Museum, where you can explore its collection of 22 royal mummies. Following your visit to the museum, you will proceed to see the Alabaster Mosque and the Citadel.


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Accommodation: 

5 star Hotel, based on bed and breakfast.

Note: Check-in is after 02:00 pm.

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional tours:

The National Museum and Saladin citadel tour

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As per your schedule, you will be picked up and transported to Old Cairo, a historic district filled with numerous historical landmarks and sacred sites. During your visit, you'll have the opportunity to explore renowned places such as the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Coptic Museum, and the Hanging Church. After this enriching cultural experience, you will be returned to your hotel for a peaceful night's rest.


Day 8: Activity - 1
Old Coptic Cairo

During your visit to historic Coptic Cairo, you'll have the opportunity to explore three revered and significant churches: The Hanging Church, St. George's Church, and the Covern Church. These churches hold immense historical and religious significance within the Coptic Christian community.

1. The Hanging Church (St. Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church): This church is one of the oldest in Egypt and is renowned for its unique architectural style.

2. St. George's Church: This church is dedicated to St. George, a revered martyr, and features beautiful artwork and intricate woodwork.

3. The Covern Church (Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus): This church is believed to have been constructed on the site where the Holy Family sought refuge during their flight to Egypt.

Exploring these churches will provide you with valuable insights into the rich religious and historical heritage of Coptic Christianity in Egypt.

Day 8: Activity - 2
The Egyptian Museum

After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant and savoring the famous Egyptian dish, Kushari, you'll continue your exploration of Egypt's rich history. You will be taken to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, where you will have a guided tour lasting approximately 2 hours. This museum houses a vast collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including treasures from the tombs of pharaohs like Tutankhamun, ancient sculptures, jewelry, and much more.

Following your insightful visit to the museum, you will return to your hotel to check in and spend the night, reflecting on the incredible history and culture you've experienced throughout the day.


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Accommodation: 

5 star Hotel, based on bed and breakfast.

Note: Check-in is after 02:00 pm.

Meals:

Breakfast & lunch

Included activities:

Old Coptic Cairo

The Egyptian Museum

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You have the option to embark on an exciting day trip to Cairo, a city that has served as Egypt's capital for ten centuries and is filled with iconic landmarks such as the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza. This day tour in Cairo allows you to delve into the history and culture of this vibrant metropolis, explore historic sites, immerse yourself in bustling markets, and soak up the captivating atmosphere of this historically significant city. Alternatively, you can choose to relax and unwind by the hotel's pool, ensuring a day filled with leisure and enjoyment.


Day 9: Activity - 1
Optional Tour to Visit Alexandria.

If you opt for this delightful tour, your day will begin with a pick-up at approximately 7:00 a.m., and you'll be transported to Alexandria. There, you will have the opportunity to explore the Qaitbay Fortress, the Roman Theater, and the largest catacombs, immersing yourself in the rich history and fascinating attractions of this coastal city.


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Accommodation: 

5 star Hotel, based on bed and breakfast.

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional tours:

Day trip to Alexandria

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As your tour comes to a close, our team will arrange for your pick-up after check-out and ensure a comfortable and smooth transfer to the airport. We understand the importance of making your departure hassle-free, and our experienced drivers will be there to assist you. If you have any last-minute travel needs or questions, our team will be available to provide assistance, ensuring that your journey concludes seamlessly. We hope you've had a wonderful and memorable experience exploring the wonders of Egypt!


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Accommodation: 

Non

Meals:

Breakfast

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions
    • Airport Navigation Assistance
    • Private transportation to all locations
    • 9 Accommodation Nights
    • Admission Fees and Tickets for the Listed Attractions
    • Private tours
    • Domestic flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and from Aswan to Cairo
    • Meals as previously mentioned
    • Egyptologist Tour Guide on a Private and Qualified Basis
    • Taxes on everything
Exclusions
    • International Airfare
    • Entry Visa
    • Any Extra Attractions Not Listed
    • Any Private Expenses
    • Tips
    • Drinks
    • Optional Tours

Current Season Price Details

Please Note that price changes per season, so the price will depend on the date you pick when check out
Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Must adult #
Price per adult $ 2400 $ 1800 $ 1650
Max child # [age:6-11]
Price per child $ 1200 $ 950
Max infant # [age:0-5]
Price per infant $ 900 $ 300
Deposit

50 % of the total booking amount

Extra Fees

For added convenience, there is an option to fly from Cairo to Aswan at an extra cost, offering a quicker and more comfortable mode of travel compared to the sleeper train between these two cities.

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