Days
12
Price from
2005USD
12 Days Pyramids, Nile and Sinai map

Cast your eyes on the immortal beauty and brilliance of the ancient Egyptian civilization.

12 days tours in Cairo with a personal tour guide to visit Cairo must-see sights including Giza Pyramids, Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor and Sharm El Shiekh.


Days
12
Schedule
Every Day
Tour type
Private
Pickup Location
Cairo Airport
Physical rating
Destinations
Cairo / Aswan / Luxor / Sharm El Shiekh / Cairo

Why you'll love this trip

  • This tour will take you to rural Egypt on the Nile and to the shores of the Red Sea. See the Pyramids and Sakkara. Cruise the Nile for 4 days and then relax in Sinai before returning to see Old Cairo and the Museum

  • Embark on a leisurely paced 3-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. Relax and enjoy seeing the monuments in a very peaceful way.

  • this trip is ideal for those who want to have a taste of Egypt’s wonderful sites, as well as a good chunk of time to relax by the pristine Sharm El Sheikh

  • Your private, Egyptologist guide provides undivided attention and an insider’s perspective of Upper Egypt.

  • The comprehensive tour allows you to skip the headache of arranging hotels, plane tickets, and lunch reservations.

  • Full Private tour. You can full customize the tour according to your full comfort and privacy

  • Accommodation, lunches, activities, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

  • Tour is suitable for all ages and all genders

Attractions highlight

Giza Pyramids Complex

The Egyptian Museum

The Citadel Of Saladin

Abu Simbel Temples

Valley of the Kings

Hatshepsut Temple

Karnak Temple

Luxor Temple

Itinerary

Upon arrival to Cairo Int. Airport, you will be met with our English-speaking representative who will help and assist you in all formalities and transfer to your hotel, overnight Cairo.

Meals Included
  • No Meals

Breakfast at hotel. Then you will be met by our English Egyptologist tour guide to start your first day tour by visiting Pyramids of Giza "Khufu, Khafre & Menkaure", where the greatness has been embodied in three pyramids with a limestone statue of Sphinx guarding the whole area.Then proceed to one of our local restaurant to have your lunch. After that you will proceed to the city of Sakkara, where you will be so excited by exploring The Step Pyramid of king Djoser. This pyramid has a very nice story, when king Djoser asked his chief Architect Imhotep to create something different, so that the king could be buried at. As a result the well-known Architect creates the Step pyramid, which surprised the king so much since it was considered to be a new achievement in this period. Finally you we will drive towards Memphis, where you can visit The Open Air Museum including the marvelous monuments of king Ramses II.After finishing your day tour, you will get back to your hotel in Cairo for overnight.Transfers to the train station for your overnight Sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner on the train.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Upon arrival at Aswan railway station, our representative will meet you inside the airport, holding a sign of Luxor and Aswan Travel and your name. Then you will join your Egyptologist tour guide to discover the great city of Aswan, including The High Dam, which has been erected by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 AD to protect Egypt from the Nile flood. After that you will enjoy sailing on the Nile River by a motor boat till reach Agilika Island, where you will visit Temple of Philae, which was erected during the Gaeco-Roman period and was dedicated to goddess Isis (mother of god Horus). Finally you will be escorted to visit one of the marvelous sightseeing in Aswan, The Unfinished Obelisk, which was made out of red granite and was dedicated to god Amun Ra. After finishing your day tour, you will transfer to your Nile cruise for check in & overnight in Aswan.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Breakfast will be served on board your ship. Later on, you will be transferred by private A-C van to Abu Simbel. The original site was known as Meha in the ancient times and was first documented in the 18th Dynasty, when Ay and Horemheb had rock-cut chapels hewn in the hills to the south. Upon arrival, you will proceed to visit Abu Simbel Temples, which were built by king Ramses II. The first temple (the biggest one) was built by Ramesses II and being dedicated to the famous god Rahorakhty. While the second temple (the smaller one) was dedicated to king himself and his beautiful wife queen Nefertari. After finishing your day tour, you will drive back toward Aswan (distance takes approx. 03 hrs by car). Enjoy your lunch on board the cruise while sailing to Koum Oumbo city, arrive Koum Oumbo & then you will proceed to explore Temple of Kom Ombo, where the two gods Sobek & Haroeris were worshipped for a while. Get back to your ship and enjoy your lunch on the sun deck, watching the unique landscape of the great river Nile. On its banks the ancient Egyptian civilization has been created and flourished. After the tour, you will get back to your ship, rest and refresh on board. Dinner meal will be served on board during sailing to the city of Edfu. Late evening arrive to Edfu and overnight.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Breakfast on the cruise. Then the guide will take you in a mysterious journey to land of secrets. This guided tour of today begins by visiting one of the most wonderful temples in Egypt, Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most well preserved temples in Egypt. After that, you will revert back to your ship. Lunch will be served on board during sailing to the city of Luxor.
Afternoon tour to the East Bank of Luxor (Karnak and Luxor temples):
You will discover the East bank of Luxor including Karnak Temples Complex, which are the largest structures ever build in the history of the mankind. The principal building is that of god Amun Ra, since it was considered the house of god on the earth, the earlier structure date back to the middle kingdom, but there are some references which refer to the earlier buildings as old as the 3rd dynasty. Later on, you will proceed to visit Temple of Luxor, which was built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well know king Ramses II. This temple was located in the heart of ancient Thebes and, like Karnak, was dedicated to the main/chief god Amun Re. After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred back to your ship for rest and refresh. At night, Egyptian folkloric show will be operated by the staff. Dinner will be served and overnight in Luxor.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation. After that you will start your magical tour in Thebes, the sacred land by exploring the wet bank of Luxor including Valley of the Kings, which considers as the royal cemetery of the Theban kings and rulers of ancient Egypt, and the place where our Pharaohs were buried. After that, you will proceed to visit Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. This temple is considered as one of the most wonderful examples of the Architecture in ancient Egypt, because it was totally carved inside the mountain. At the end of the tour you will visit Colossi of Memnon, which is belonging to king Amenhotep III. After that you will Luxor airport to fly to Sharm El Shiekh via Cairo. Arrival and transfer to your hotel for check in & Overnight in Sharm.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Free day in Sharm or join our optional tour to Ras Mohammed National Park which is both a terrestrial and an aquatic nature reserve. The 480 square kilometre protected area lies where the Gulf of Suez meets the Gulf of Aqaba in Sinai’s southern extremity. The arid desert terrain of sand dunes, gravel plains, fossilized corals and granite mountains is home to a number of rare mammal species: Dorcas gazelle, Nubian ibex and red fox. Easier to spot are the resident birds like terns, herons, gulls and ospreys. Thousands of white storks pass through Ras Mohammed each year, heading south during September/October and back north during April/May. About 85 flora species live in the park, including mangroves. Overnight in Sharm.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Free day in Sharm or join our optional tour to one of the natural wonders of the Sinai, the Colored Canyon is majestic. Take a walk among dramatic sandstone canyon walls streaked with melting yellows, purples, reds, magentas and gold. In certain places the canyon walls reach up to 40 meters. You feel as if you are enclosed in a spectacular coloring book. Overnight in Sharm.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Free day in Sharm or join our optional tour to The Monastery of St. Catherine located at the heart of Sinai and at the foot of the Gebel Musa, or Mount Moses. Fronted by gardens and cypress trees, the monastery is owned and run by the Greek Orthodox Church. Its rich library houses the world’s second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts after the Vatican. You can see the Burning Bush and a large number of antique works of art: invaluable icons, beautifully carved doors, exquisite wall paintings and other fine religious ornaments. Overnight in Sharm.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Breakfast at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and then you will be transferred to Sharm El Sheikh Airport for flight to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel. Then you will be met by our English Egyptologist tour guide to start your day tour by visiting The Egyptian Museum, which is considered to be one of the most important museums in Egypt housing the Pharaonic monuments including those of the well-known king Tutankhamen. Also, you will have the chance to visit the Mummies’ Room which is a wonderful chance that you cannot imagine. You will have the good chance to see the great real pharaohs in their full body. Lunch at local restaurant. Then proceed to Old Cairo area, where you can visit Citadel of Salah El-Din, which played as a very important role in protecting Egypt, as it was considered the seat of power for more than 700 years. Then we will accompany you to Khan El Khalili, which consider as one of the stunning bazaars in the Middle East. After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Check out from your hotel, then our representative will transfer you to Cairo international airport for final departure.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

  • Cruise Boat
  • Plane
  • Sleeper Train
  • Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Horse carriage at Edfu
  • Taftaf at Valley of the Kings
  • Motor Boat to Philae island

Accommodation

  • 5* hotel in Cairo for 3 nights
  • 5* Nile Cruise for 3 nights
  • 5* hotel in Sharm El Shiekh for 4 nights
  • Sleeper train for 1 night

Included

  • Meet and assist by English-speaking representatives.
  • Entrance fees to the above mentioned archaeological sightseeing.
  • Private Egyptologist English-speaking tour guide (s).
  • Domestic Flight Tickets
  • Complementary 01 bottle of water per day per person.
  • All transfers by A-C vehicles with qualified driver (s).
  • Complementary sim card for mobile internet with 3.5 G.B
  • All local taxes and services.

Excluded

  • Any Extra not mentioned above.
  • All personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Any optional tours may require.
  • Tipping to tour guide, driver, cruise staff, etc…

Prices:

May to Sep:

Per Person in Triple Room

$ 2005

Per Person in Double Room

$ 2134

Per Person in Single Room

$ 2994

Oct to April:

Per Person in Triple Room

$ 2540

Per Person in Double Room

$ 2669

Per Person in Single Room

$3790

Important notes

Prices
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children Policy
0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
2 - 05.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

Notes :
Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)

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