Egypt highlights trip details: you are going to This excursion through Egypt packs in remarkable culture and experience in eight enthusiastic days. Explore the ancient destinations along the Nile and find the most well-known of all, the Great Pyramid of Giza. Embrace the way of life and meet amazing people as you test some conventional fare with a Nubian family in a Nubian Village. Feel the buzz of energetic Markets in Aswan and Luxor, but still manage to loosen up and watch life unfold as you sail the Nile in a traditional felucca.
There are no planned activities until you meet your guide in the evening.
Your opportunity to meet your local tourguide and the group, and learn more about your tour.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum before a visit to the good Pyramid of Giza and therefore the Sphinx. Catch an overnight train to Aswan.
Visit the Egyptian Museum then head to the pyramids and soak within the history of these majestic structures.
Then, In the evening, board an overnight train to Aswan. The overnight train may be a modern air-conditioned sleeper, with twin-berth beds. There is no shower within the cabin, but each cabin does have a sink. The shared toilet is at the top of every carriage. A basic airline-style tray meal for dinner and breakfast is included. Attendants can serve drinks in your compartment at extra cost or there's a bar car for socializing.
Visit the Pyramids from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Visit the museums between 11:30 and 14:30.
Lunch will be served between 15:00 and 16:00 before departing for the railway station.
- Egyptian Museum
- Great Pyramid of Giza and Sphinx Tour
- Overnight Train (beds)
With over 10,000 pieces from every period of Egyptian history, including the treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun, this massive museum could also be an incredible place to seek out out about the country. There is much free time for you to explore on your own. Please note, there's a further 50 EGP fee to require photos within the museum.
Enjoy a tour of the glorious great pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. No matter how multiple pics or features you have seen, the first glimpse of these flashes of the ancient world will take your breath out. As a qualified Egyptologist, your tourguide has all the information about these massive structures.
Later, In the evening, head to the train station and get some well-earned rest en route to Aswan city.
Note: The duration from Cairo-Aswan is approximately 12 hours. However, Unexpected delays may change the train schedule!
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner
Explore the busy Aswan market and visit the beautiful Philae Temple, before visiting a Nubian village and enjoying a home-cooked dinner with a local family.
The train is due to arrive in Aswan early in the morning, but, trains can hourly be delayed. Enjoy some free time within the morning to browse the souk or walk along the Nile.
Thereafter, board a boat to reach one of the multiple Nile islands and visit a Nubian village. Walk around the small community, either enjoy a traditional dinner at a local home.
- Upon Arrival
- Motor Boat ride to Nubian Village
Enjoy your free time and Explore the city
Board a local boat, to take a trip along the majestic Nile, with views of the Aga Khan Mausoleum and Kitchener Island. Stop on one of the inhabited Nile islands in this region, to explore a local Nubian village. Walk through the village and fields and learn further about the life of the Nubian people before enjoying a tasty traditional dinner at a local home.
- Explore The Souk Absoloutly Free
- Philae Temple Tour 50 USD per person
Sail across the Nile to the excellent island of Agilkia and investigate the Greco Roman history of the Temple of Philae, constructed as a devotion to the Goddess Isis. This sanctuary complex was moved from its unique area on the Island of Philae after the flooding of Lake Nasser, the word"Philae" meaning"the line or the end" concerning this current island's position on what was once the southernmost boundary of Egypt.
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner
Go through the day exploring Aswan.
One of the most interesting sights in the city is the Temple of Abu Simbel. Later, decide on a half-day visit through the Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam, and Philae Temple. Visit the new Nubian Museum to study Aswan's local people.
- Temple Of Abu Simble Tour 125 USD per person
Part historic monument and part modern marvel, Abu Simbel is one of Egypt’s grandest temples. Built during the rule of Ramses the II this structure was almost swallowed by the Nile, but now stands safe and sound because of some crafty archaeologists and UNESCO. Travel through Egypt’s rugged landscapes and therefore the towering figures of Ramses himself, Ra-Horakhty, Amun, and Ptah will all be waiting to welcome you.
- Sound and light show-Philae temple 70 USD per person
As the sun goes down, sail across the Nile to Philae island. Watch the Philae Temple turn into a time machine through a massive sound and light display.
Meals included: Breakfast
Sail the Nile on a conventional felucca. Rest on board under the stars.
Board the felucca and use whatever remains of the outing on the waterway and a night under the stars.
Feluccas are an essential, traditional Nile boat and make for an incredibly unwinding and pleasant approach to go down the river. You rest, outdoors on the deck of the boat (beddings and covers are given, yet on the off chance that you lean toward something among you and the covers, you should bring a rest sheet/hiking bed liner of your own.
- Felucca Excursion in The Nile
Enjoy a relaxing ride on a felucca ( traditional Nile sailboat) and travel down the river, watching the scenery pass. At night, sleep on the sundeck under the stars (mattresses and cover-ups are provided). Enjoy yummy meals on board.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
After breakfast, you drive to Enjoy a visit to Kom Ombo Temple prior to heading to Luxor. A guided tour will be providing. Once you arrive in Luxor, visit the Temple of Karnak.
- Kom Ombo Temple Tour
Enjoy a tour of this temple located on a phenomenal spot, right on the banks of the Nile. The temple was dedicated to the crocodile god (Sobek), and you can still see the remains of an ancient mummified crocodile that was worshipped here thousands of years ago.
Please note, there is an additional 50 Egyptian pound fee to take photos in the Crocodile museum.
- Karnak Temple Tour
Enjoy an informative tour in Karnak Temple, which was once the main center of all religious life in ancient Egypt. Founded and extended by successive generations of great Kings, admire the amazing architecture, massive columns, gigantic statues, and painted hieroglyphs.
In the afternoon enjoy exploring the city.
Enjoy a guided tour within the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and therefore the Colossi of Memnon. On the West Bank of the Nile Enjoy lunch with a local family.
Cross to the West Bank. Descend down the narrow corridors and inspect the tombs of the pharaohs at the Valley of the Kings. The Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut literally seems to rise out of the encompassing limestone outcrops. Then visit the huge 18m (59ft)-high Colossi of Memnon, which is all that is still of an ancient temple.
Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West Bank of the Nile then explore Luxor at your own pace.
- Colossi of Memnon, Hatshibsut's temple, valley of the kings
Enjoy your breakfast and cross the Nile to the West Bank, passing through farmers' fields on the way to the valley of the kings.
Descend the narrow, rock-hewn corridors and absorb the magnificent decoration and styles of the tombs of the pharaohs. while the priceless treasure has now all gone, the royal tombs contain the incredible paintings of the lifetime of their incumbent and stories from the 'Book of the Dead'.
Continue on to go to the impressive Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which seems to rise out of the encompassing limestone outcrops - a reminder of the facility women held in the Ancient Kingdom. End your day with a short stop at the two mammoth statues of Amenophis II at the Colossi of Memnon.
Please note, there's a further 300 EGP fee to require photos within the Valley Of Kings.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Fly back to Cairo where the tour ends upon arrival at the Cairo International Airport.
We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to completely explore this vibrant city.
If you decide to book the Memphis and Sakkara Excursion, please make sure you allow enough time to return from the activity when planning your onward journey.
- Memphis and Sakkara tour75 USD per person
Travel through desert and farmer's fields to Sakkara and Memphis where the Ancient Egyptian civilization. Enjoy a visit to the first Pyramid that was ever built in the world. Delve into the history of one of Egypt’s most magnificent and old archeological sites before continuing on to explore the first capital of Ancient Egypt, Memphis.
Meals included: Breakfast
- The Local Tour guide fees
- Transportation to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal in Aswān
- Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor.
- Sphinx and pyramids of Giza guided tour.
- Egyptian Museum guided tour.
- Felucca overnight sailing excursion
- Karnak and Kom Ombo temples guided tour.
- Valley of the Kings guided tour and temple of Hatshepsut.
- Colossi of Memnon visit.
- All entrance fees to included sites.
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
- Islamic and Coptic Cairo Tour
- Memphis and Sakkara
- Visit the Souk in Aswan (Free)
- Philae Temple Sound and Light Show
- Temple of Abu Simbel Visit
- High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae temple tour
- Tipping (Restaurants, Hotels, drivers, The local guide)