11-Day Egypt Adventure: Explore the Best Wonders

Overview

Embark on an incredible 11-day journey through the captivating history of Egypt, where renowned landmarks and hidden treasures await your exploration. Our carefully curated tour promises unforgettable moments at iconic sites like the Valley of the Kings, the Sphinx, the Pyramids of Giza, and the vibrant markets of Cairo. Guided by our expert tour guides and indulging in luxurious accommodations, this adventure is destined to etch priceless memories into your heart.

From the awe-inspiring wonders of ancient Egypt to the vibrant atmosphere of Cairo's bustling markets, every facet of this journey is designed to immerse you in the rich tapestry of this storied land. Our experienced tour guides will unravel the secrets of history as you stand in awe before monumental structures and intricate artifacts. Meanwhile, your stay in luxurious resorts will ensure that every moment of your trip is infused with comfort and relaxation.

As you traverse through time and culture, you'll collect memories that will stay with you forever. This is not just a vacation; it's an opportunity to be captivated by the marvels of Egypt's past, present, and future. Join us on this adventure of a lifetime, where every moment is crafted to offer you an unparalleled experience that resonates long after you return home.

Tour Info
  • Duration: 11 days , 10 nights
  • Departure time and location: TBA from Cairo
  • Return time and location: TBA to Cairo
  • Package category: Groups
Tour Highlights
  • Day 1: Arrival in Cairo. Meet and assist at the airport, then transfer to your hotel for check-in.
  • Day 2: Explore Giza. Visit the iconic Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and immerse yourself in ancient history.
  • Day 3: Alexandria Excursion. Travel to Alexandria, explore its attractions, and then journey to Aswan.
  • Day 4: Aswan Discovery. Visit key sites in Aswan and complete cruise check-in for your Nile adventure.
  • Day 5: Cruise to Kom Ombo. Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the fascinating Kom Ombo Temple.
  • Day 6: Edfu Exploration. Sail to Edfu, explore the Edfu Temple, and navigate through Esna Lock.
  • Day 7: Luxor Highlights. Discover Luxor's renowned landmarks.
  • Day 8 and 9: Leisure in Hurghada. Enjoy free time in the beautiful coastal resort of Hurghada.
  • Day 10: Fly to Cairo. Return to Cairo by flight, explore more of the city's treasures.
  • Day 11: Departure. Your trip concludes with airport transfers for your departure
What to Expect
  • Explore the treasures of Egypt with visits to Memphis, Sakkara, the Sphinx, and the Giza Pyramids, all while enjoying a leisurely Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Immerse yourself in the coastal beauty of Hurghada resort. Delve into Egypt's vibrant history and culture as you tour iconic landmarks such as the Hanging Church and Khan El Khalili Bazaar in Islamic and Coptic Cairo. Uncover the wonders of Alexandria, including its remarkable catacombs and Qaitbay Citadel, as you continue your journey through history and heritage.
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  • Complimentary bottled water and soda will be provided to each participant during ground tours for refreshment.
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  • Transportation Details:

    • Ground Transportation: Modern A/C cars, buses, and minibuses will be utilized for seamless ground transportation.
    • Cairo to Aswan Train: The night train offers air-conditioned sleeper cabins with twin-berth beds, sink facilities, and common restrooms. Inclusive basic tray meals for dinner and breakfast are provided. Beverages are available at an additional cost, and a bar car is accessible for socializing.
    • Nile Cruise: A 5-star Nile Cruise will offer superior accommodations and amenities.
    • Flights: Domestic flights by renowned airlines such as EgyptAir and AirCairo will ensure efficient travel.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Cairo Airport, your dedicated tour guide will be waiting at the arrivals terminal, holding a sign bearing your name. They will facilitate your customs process, accompany you to your hotel, and assist with check-in. After settling in, the remainder of the day is yours to relax and enjoy your first evening in Cairo.


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During your transfer to the hotel, your tour guide will provide an overview of Cairo and address any inquiries you may have. They can also offer suggestions for local dining spots and popular attractions to explore during your free time.

Accommodation: 
Enjoy a luxurious stay at a 5-star hotel, including breakfast.

Note: Check-in available from 2:00 pm.

Optional tours: 
Enhance your experience with optional activities like the Cairo by Night tour, Quad Safari adventure, and the mesmerizing Light Show of the Pyramids.

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Your itinerary includes visits to Memphis, the Sakara Necropolis, the Sphinx, and the Giza Pyramids. Lunch is also included.

Marvel at the grandeur and historical significance of the Giza Pyramids, which hold mysteries that captivate visitors. The enigmatic allure of the Sphinx further adds to the experience. Explore Egypt's captivating history by visiting the ancient necropolis of Sakara and the archaeological site of Memphis. Conclude your exploration with a delectable lunch showcasing local cuisine.


Day 2: Activity - 1
Memphis

Our initial destination will be the ancient capital of Egypt, which holds historical significance after the unification of upper and lower Egypt. During this hour-long guided visit, you will delve into the depths of ancient Egyptian history, encountering awe-inspiring structures and artifacts dating back millennia. From the majestic temples honoring formidable pharaohs to the intricate hieroglyphics recounting tales of a distant era, this guided tour offers an enthralling window into the profound cultural heritage of this ancient civilization.

Day 2: Activity - 2
The Sakkara Tour

After your visit to Memphis, our next destination is Sakkara, the largest necropolis in Egypt. This site offers a fascinating glimpse into the burial customs of the old and middle kingdoms. Prepare to be awestruck by the Step Pyramid of Djoser, an architectural marvel that stands as a testament to the ingenuity of ancient Egyptian civilization. As part of your exploration, you'll also have the opportunity to tour the Complex of Zusar, an expansive burial ground featuring numerous tombs and mastabas. This immersive experience provides insight into the intricate rituals and beliefs surrounding the afterlife, offering a deeper understanding of ancient Egyptian society's social structure and religious practices.

Day 2: Activity - 3
Pyramids of Giza

After enjoying a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, our journey continues to the Pyramids of Giza. Prepare to spend three hours on a guided tour, marveling at the awe-inspiring architecture of these colossal structures. Your knowledgeable guide will provide captivating insights into the history and cultural significance of the Pyramids, adding depth to your experience. Don't miss the opportunity to capture stunning photos against the backdrop of these iconic landmarks.

For those seeking an extra touch of adventure, camel riding is available during the pyramid visit. After the tour, we will return you to your hotel for an overnight stay, ensuring you have ample time to relax and reflect on the day's incredible exploration.


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Your tour will commence with a prompt 8:00 AM pick-up from your hotel's lobby by your guide and driver.

Accommodation:
5-star Hotel in Cairo

Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch

Included Activities:
- Sakkara visit: 2 hours
- Pyramids of Giza visit: 3 hours
- Memphis visit: 1 hour
- Lunch at a local restaurant

Guide:
Your knowledgeable guide will offer detailed insights about each site and address any inquiries during the tour. Transport between sites is provided for a smooth experience.

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Upon checking out from your hotel, you will convene with your tour guide in the hotel lobby. From there, you will embark on a journey to Alexandria in accordance with the provided pick-up instructions. This day's adventure will lead you to the historic city of Alexandria.

Later in the day, you will travel to the Giza Train Station, where you will board your overnight train. The train journey will provide a comfortable and convenient mode of transportation as you transition from one captivating destination to another.


Day 3: Activity - 1
The Catacombs

Our first stop is the Catacombs, a remarkable site that houses a fusion of Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art. With three distinct levels, you'll encounter the main tomb adorned with intricate carvings, statues, and symbols from the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian cultures. Within these catacombs, an extensive collection of ancient artifacts awaits, showcasing delicately painted pottery and exquisitely crafted jewelry. As you explore each floor, you'll be transported through time, immersed in the cultural richness preserved within these underground chambers.

Day 3: Activity - 2
The Seraphim Temple

Our subsequent destination is Pompey's Pillar, a relic from the third century. This towering 25-meter structure, crafted from red Swan granite, stands as one of the few remaining vestiges of the Seraphim Temple. Originally erected in tribute to Emperor Diocletian, it was once a grand edifice rivaling the Soma and the Cesarean. Intricate carvings and inscriptions on the pillar vividly portray the rich history and culture of the prehistoric Seraphim civilization. Despite the passage of centuries, Pompey's Pillar endures as an enduring testament to the architectural mastery of its era.

Day 3: Activity - 3
Quitbay Citadel

Our journey continues to the Qaitbay Citadel, a historic fortress that stands as a testament to Alexandria's strategic coastal defense. Constructed in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbay, the citadel was erected to safeguard Egypt's northern region against potential Mediterranean Sea invasions. This architectural marvel replaced the renowned Alexandria lighthouse, which was toppled by an eleventh-century earthquake. Today, visitors are captivated by the citadel's impressive structure, with knowledgeable guides sharing insights into its historical significance. After this enriching experience, you will savor lunch at a seaside restaurant before returning to Cairo, where you'll catch the train to Aswan.


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Accommodation for the night will be aboard an overnight train bound for Aswan.

Meals provided during this segment include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Included in your itinerary are visits to The Catacombs, Bombay Pillar, and the iconic Quitbey Fortress.

For the evening, you will embark on an overnight train journey to Aswan. The train offers modern, air-conditioned sleeper cabins with twin-berth beds. While the cabins do not have showers, each is equipped with a sink. Restrooms are conveniently located at the end of each carriage. A basic tray meal for dinner and breakfast is included. Should you wish to indulge in drinks, attendants are available to serve in your compartment, or you can opt for the bar car to enjoy socializing.

This overnight train experience will provide both comfort and convenience as you travel to your next destination.

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Upon your arrival at the Aswan Train Station, your dedicated tour guide will be there to warmly welcome you. Before proceeding to check-in for your Nile River Cruise, an engaging sightseeing experience awaits. Your guide will ensure that your journey is seamless and filled with memorable moments as you explore the vibrant attractions of Aswan.


Day 4: Activity - 1
The Temple of Philea Tour

Situated on the serene island of Philae in the Nile River near Aswan, the Philea Temple stands as a testament to Egypt's religious heritage. Dedicated to the revered deities Isis, Osiris, and Horus, this temple complex exudes profound historical and architectural significance. Admire the exquisite craftsmanship of ancient Egyptian design as you explore its hallowed halls. Your experienced tour guide will skillfully illuminate the temple's intricate details, ensuring an enlightening and enjoyable visit.


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Following your visit to the captivating Philae Temple, you will embark on an exquisite journey aboard a deluxe 5-star Nile Cruise. Your days on the cruise will be marked by a harmonious blend of exploration and relaxation. Relish in the delectable offerings of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all prepared to satisfy your palate. As you traverse the Nile's timeless waters, you'll also have the opportunity to partake in optional activities, including a visit to the Nubian Village, where you can immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the region.

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Embarking on your Nile Cruise adventure, the vessel will depart for Luxor at 2:00 p.m., promising a leisurely and scenic journey. After approximately 4 hours of serene sailing, the cruise will make a captivating stop at Kom Ombo, allowing you to immerse yourself in the charm of this historic destination.


Day 5: Activity - 1
Kom Ombo Temple.

Exquisitely designed and meticulously symmetrical, the Kom Ombo Temple stands as a marvel of architecture. Its remarkable features include two interconnected hypostyle halls adorned with carvings of two distinct deities on opposite sides. The temple boasts twin sanctuaries and entrances, showcasing its balanced and harmonious layout.

This temple was distinguished by its dual priesthoods. The eastern side was dedicated to Sobek, while the western side revered the deity Haroeris. This architectural masterpiece reflects the intricate religious beliefs and practices of ancient Egypt.


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Your accommodations aboard the Deluxe 5-star Nile Cruise will ensure a comfortable and luxurious stay, accompanied by sumptuous meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

As part of your journey, a visit to the impressive Kom Ombo Temple is included, where you'll have the chance to explore its fascinating history and architecture.

In addition to the included activities, an optional tour to the iconic Abu Simbel temples is available. This extraordinary site holds immense historical significance and provides a unique opportunity to delve deeper into Egypt's rich heritage.

Your cruise will commence its voyage at 2:00 p.m., offering an excellent chance to engage in the exploration of the renowned Abu Simbel temples, if you choose to embark on this optional tour.

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At approximately 6:00 a.m., the Nile Cruise will dock at Edfu, commencing your day's journey. Your experienced tour guide will be present in the cruise ship's lobby, ready to assist you. To reach the Edfu Temple, local transportation in the form of horse-drawn carriages will be arranged. Once your temple visit is complete, you will return to the cruise ship to continue your voyage, passing through the Esna Lock en route to Luxor. This unique experience combines exploration, history, and scenic cruising along the Nile.


Day 6: Activity - 1
Edfu Temple Visit

The Edfu Temple, located in the Egyptian city of Edfu, stands as a significant tribute to the God Horus. This remarkable testament of ancient Egyptian architecture houses intricate carvings and finely crafted reliefs that provide valuable insights into the rituals and religious customs of that era.

Day 6: Activity - 2
Passing through Esna's lock

As you journey through the Nile, you'll encounter the Esna Lock, a vital engineering feat that regulates the river's water levels. This intricate mechanism allows boats to navigate through the changing river conditions, showcasing its remarkable functionality. Observing the Esna Lock in action offers a captivating glimpse into the mastery of water flow control along the Nile.


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Your accommodation continues aboard the luxurious Deluxe 5-star Nile Cruise, offering exceptional comfort and service.

Meals provided include Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, ensuring a delightful culinary experience throughout your cruise.

Included activities comprise a visit to the impressive Edfu Temple, a remarkable example of ancient Egyptian architecture.

Experience the unique process of sailing through the Esna Lock, a fascinating engineering feat that enables river navigation.

For those seeking further exploration, optional tours such as the Luxor City Tour are available, adding an extra layer of discovery to your journey.

Additional information will be provided to enhance your cruise experience.

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An early morning pickup is recommended to explore Luxor's key sites before the heat of the day sets in. You'll visit three significant sites on the west bank of the Nile, followed by lunch and leisure time on your cruise. In the afternoon, you'll head to the east bank to explore the impressive Karnak temples.


Day 7: Activity - 1
The Valley of Kings

You will visit three significant tombs in the King's Valley, a site of comparable importance to the Giza Pyramids. Please inform your guide if you intend to explore certain tombs, like King Tut's or Ramses II's Tomb, as they may have additional fees. These well-preserved tombs offer valuable insights into ancient Egyptian culture and history. The charges contribute to the preservation of these invaluable archaeological treasures for future generations' benefit and study.

Day 7: Activity - 2
The Queen Hatshepsut Temple

Following your exploration of the Valley of the Kings, you'll proceed to the remarkable Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. This grand temple, adorned with impressive colonnades and intricate reliefs, stands as a masterpiece of ancient Egyptian architecture. As you stroll through its corridors, you'll be captivated by the vivid depictions that narrate Queen Hatshepsut's achievements and legacy, adding to the allure of this historical site.

Day 7: Activity - 3
The Memnon Colossi

The statues within Amenhotep III's temple are remarkably well-preserved, offering a glimpse into the grandeur of his rule. Following the Queen Temple visit, we briefly stopped by the temple to capture photographs. The intricate details left us awe-inspired, evoking a sense of the admiration and reverence they once commanded. We then headed back to the ship to enjoy a leisurely lunch and relaxation.

Day 7: Activity - 4
Exploring the Karnak Temples

At 3:00 pm, your transportation will arrive to take you to the Karnak complex, home to ancient Egypt's most significant temple. This sprawling 200-acre site boasts grand columns, obelisks, and statues that transport you to another era. Your exploration will immerse you in the splendor and religious importance of ancient Egyptian culture, allowing you to witness firsthand the monumental achievements of their civilization.


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Accommodation:

Deluxe 5-star Nile Cruise

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities:

Visiting the Valley of the Kings

Exploring Hatshepsut Temple

Viewing the Memnon Colossi

Discovering the Karnak Temples

Optional Tours:

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Visit to Luxor Temple

Karnak Sound and Light Show

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Your tour guide will provide comprehensive details about your journey to Hurghada, including pick-up and transfer arrangements from Luxor. Upon departure, a designated driver will accompany you to Hurghada. A representative from our company will greet you upon arrival and assist you with hotel check-in. Make the most of your time in Hurghada, enjoying optional tours or simply unwinding by the pool or beach at your leisure.


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Accommodation: 
4-star Hotel

Meals: 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included activities: 
No scheduled activities

Optional tours: 
Hurghada City Tour
Quad Biking Safari

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Enjoy a relaxing day in Hurghada by the pool, beach, or participate in one of the optional activities:

- Boat trip to Orange Island


Day 9: Activity - 1
Optional trip by boat to the Orange Island

You will have the chance to snorkel through the stunning coral reefs and vibrant marine life while traveling by boat to the orange Island. 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. pick-up and drop-off times guarantee a full day of excitement and relaxation. A delicious meal is also available to you while traveling because it is part of the package. 

Note: You can choose to take the optional, extra-cost tour either when making your reservation or when you arrive. Although it is not provided, snorkeling gear can be rented at the boat center.


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Relax and unwind in your 4-star hotel with meals provided. Take the opportunity to explore optional tours at your leisure.

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Upon check-out, you'll be transferred to Hurghada Airport for your return flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, your tour guide will greet you, guide you through Cairo's attractions, and then escort you to your hotel for the night.


Day 10: Activity - 1
Old Coptic Cairo

During your visit to historic Coptic Cairo, you'll explore three significant churches: The Hanging Church, St. George's Church, and the Covern Church. These churches hold immense historical and religious importance within the Coptic Christian community. The Hanging Church, also known as St. Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, is one of Egypt's oldest churches, known for its unique architectural style. Saint George's Church is dedicated to the martyr Saint George and boasts exquisite artwork and woodwork. Lastly, the Covern Church, or the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, is believed to have been built on a historic site.

Day 10: Activity - 2
Old Islamic Cairo

Next, you'll explore the charm of old Islamic Cairo. Wander along its main street, surrounded by historic Islamic structures such as mosques, schools, and main gates. Your journey will take you an hour to traverse Khan El Khalili Bazaar and El Moez Street. Khan El Khalili Bazaar offers a vibrant array of traditional crafts, jewelry, and souvenirs. Meanwhile, El Moez Street boasts impressive architecture and houses some of Cairo's oldest Islamic monuments. Along the way, savor authentic Egyptian cuisine by trying local street food.

Day 10: Activity - 3
The Egyptian Museum

After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant and savoring the renowned Egyptian dish (Kushari), your next destination is the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Your guided tour will span 2 hours as you delve into the captivating history of ancient Egypt. Following this enriching experience, you'll return to your hotel for check-in and a restful night's stay.


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Accommodation:

5-star Hotel (Bed and Breakfast)

Note: Check-in available after 2:00 pm.

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch

Included activities:

Old Coptic Cairo

Islamic Cairo

The Egyptian Museum

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Upon check-out, our team will arrange transportation to the airport, marking the conclusion of your tour package. Our skilled drivers will ensure a seamless and comfortable journey, affording you the opportunity to relax and reflect on your memorable experiences before departing. Rest assured, our dedicated team will be on hand to assist with any last-minute travel arrangements or queries, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition as you head back home.


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Accommodation: None

Meals: Breakfast

Included Activities: None

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions
  • Airport Concierge Service
  • Personalized Private Transportation to All Destinations
  • 10 Nights of Luxury Accommodation
  • Inclusive Admission Fees for All Listed Attractions
  • Exclusive Private Tours (except for the cruise)
  • Convenient Flights from Luxor to Cairo and Return Flights from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh
  • Continental Breakfasts, Delectable Lunches, and Scrumptious Dinners as Described
  • Dedicated Egyptologist Tour Guide for Insightful Exploration
  • Comprehensive Inclusion of Taxes and Charges
Exclusions
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Visa Entry Fees
  • Additional Attractions Not Specified
  • Personal Expenses and Incidentals
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Unlisted Optional Excursions

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 $ 3300 $ 2200 $ 2050
Max child # [age:6-11]
Price per child $ 1150 $ 1100 $ 1025
Max infant # [age:0-5]
Price per infant $ 500 $ 500 $ 300
Deposit

50 % of the total booking amount

Extra Fees

For an added fee, you have the choice of flying from Cairo to Aswan instead of opting for the sleeper train connecting the two cities.

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