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Egyptian Explorer 10D/9N

This 10 day tour, starts and ends in Cairo, Egypt.

This Egypt tour is designed to provide a great introduction to some of Egypt’s best Pharaonic sites in Cairo and the Nile Valley, with a 3-night luxury Nile cruise and time by the Red Sea at Hurghada also included.

Tour Highlights

  • Cairo – Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo – Old City Historial Areas – UNESCO Heritage site
  • Cairo – Giza Pyramids – UNESCO Heritage site
  • Cairo – Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops)
  • Cairo – The Sphinx
  • Aswan – Temple of Philae
  • Edfu Temple of Horus
  • Luxor – Luxor Temple
  • Luxor – Valley of the Kings
  • Luxor – Queen Hatshepsut Temple
  • Luxor – Valley of the Artisans (Deir El-Medina)
  • Luxor – Colossi of Memnon
  • Luxor – Karnak Temple
  • Hurghada – Red Sea
  • Hurghada – Free Day
  • Cairo – Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
Price from

$3,345.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - Professional English-speaking tour guide/ Egyptologist for all sightseeing tours
  • - Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • - Domestic flight between Cairo and Aswan and transfers

Departures:

Every 2nd Saturday

Itinerary

Day 1

Upon your arrival at Cairo airport, our team will greet you, aid with visa procedures, and assist in collecting your luggage.

We’ll then arrange your transfer to the hotel.

Our representative will facilitate your check-in, providing guidance as needed. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your pace.

If your flight arrives early, consider exploring the majestic pyramids through a captivating sound and light show, or venture into downtown Cairo for a delightful Nile dinner cruise and show.

Day 2

Your Egyptian adventure begins with a visit to the enigmatic Sphinx and the awe-inspiring pyramids of Giza. Stand at the base of the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), a colossal structure constructed from enormous stone blocks and once clad in gleaming white limestone.

Marvel at the smaller pyramids of Khafre (Chephern) and Menkaure (Mycerinus), their silhouettes etched against the desert horizon. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the interiors of the pyramids, although unaccompanied as guides cannot join (limited tickets available for the Great Pyramid).

Next, delve into the vast Egyptian Museum, a treasure trove of ancient artifacts. Wander through the halls adorned with statues, sarcophagi, and the renowned Tutankhamun exhibit, each piece whispering tales of a bygone era.

Your experienced Egyptologist guide will be your companion throughout the tour, sharing their profound knowledge and passion for Egyptian history and culture.

As the day concludes, we transfer to the airport for a domestic flight to Aswan, where we’re warmly welcomed and escorted to our Nile-overlooking hotel.

Day 3

As dawn breaks over the Nile River, we awake to the captivating panorama of Aswan, a vibrant tapestry of African and Middle Eastern cultures.

Our morning invites leisure and exploration, whether strolling along the picturesque Corniche, immersing ourselves in the bustling markets, or delving into the fascinating history of the Nubian people at the Nubian Museum.

We check out of our hotel and we embark on our Nile cruise boat to savour a delectable lunch, the Nile’s mesmerizing scenery unfolds before us, its tranquil waters and palm-fringed shores captivating our senses.

In the afternoon, we embark on an enthralling excursion to the Temple of Philae, a sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Isis. This architectural marvel, once threatened by the rising waters of Lake Nasser, was meticulously relocated to its current island location.

As we approach the temple by boat, its majestic pylons and intricate carvings leave us in awe of the ingenuity and artistry of ancient Egypt.

With the rest of the day at our leisure, we can choose to embark on a camel ride through the sun-drenched sands or simply relax aboard our luxurious Nile cruise boat, soaking in the enchanting beauty of the surrounding landscape.

As the sun begins to set, casting a warm glow over the Nile, we reflect on the day’s enriching experiences, our hearts filled with wonder and admiration for the timeless beauty of Aswan.

Day 4

Embark on a leisurely sail down the Nile River, enjoying the tranquil waters and the captivating scenery of rural Egyptian life.

Our first stop is the Kom Ombo Temple, a unique double sanctuary dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus.

Continue sailing to the magnificent Temple of Horus at Edfu, where we overnight.

Day 5

We explore the Temple of Horus, known for its remarkable preservation and adorned with Coptic inscriptions and paintings before our Nile journey continues, carrying us through the Esna Lock, a marvel of engineering that links the upper and lower reaches of the river.

We approach Luxor, the legendary city of Thebes, renowned as the cradle of ancient Egyptian civilization, Luxor boasts an unparalleled concentration of ancient ruins, each whispering tales of pharaohs, gods, and the enduring spirit of a bygone era. Luxor’s rich history, with its abundance of ancient ruins, offers a unique glimpse into the past.

Ending the day with a walking tour of Luxor Temple, illuminated at night, adds a touch of enchantment to your explorations. Enjoy your time discovering these fascinating historical sites in Luxor!

Day 6

The opportunity for an optional hot air balloon flight offers a breath-taking perspective of the West Bank’s beauty, especially during sunrise.

Today we cross the River Nile for an early morning tour of Luxor’s West Bank, home to the Valley of the Kings and the temples of Queen Hatchepsut, Valley of the Artisans (Deir El-Medina), and the Colossi of Memnon, which promises an incredible insight into ancient Egypt’s history and grandeur.

After lunch we delve into the immense Karnak Temple Complex, with its sphinx-lined avenues, towering columns, and divine chapels, unveils the architectural marvels and spiritual significance of this ancient religious centre.

Your journey through these historical sites in Luxor is truly captivating!

Day 7

Transitioning from the historic wonders of the Nile Valley to the coastal paradise of Hurghada offers a relaxing and indulgent experience at a 5-star resort.

The “soft all inclusive” stay, providing meals, soft drinks, and snacks, ensures a comfortable and enjoyable time, although alcoholic beverages are be included.

Enjoy the stunning Red Sea views and the leisurely atmosphere of Hurghada during your stay!

Day 8

Unwind and embrace the allure of Hurghada, your Red Sea paradise.

Dive into the crystal-clear waters and explore the vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, a haven for scuba diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. Embark on adventurous escapades, from windsurfing and kitesurfing to exhilarating quad biking excursions.

Discover the charm of Hurghada’s old town and marina, where captivating stories and hidden gems await. Our local representative will be at your service to assist in crafting an unforgettable Red Sea experience.

Day 9

Our journey culminates with a return to Cairo’s vibrant heart.

We check into our centrally located hotel, ready to immerse ourselves in the city’s captivating energy.

In the late afternoon, we embark on an enchanting guided walk through the labyrinthine alleys and bustling bazaars of Old Cairo.

Through the imposing Bab al-Futuh gateway, we venture into a realm of sights, sounds, and aromas, where each street unveils a unique tapestry of treasures. From intricate metalwork and fragrant spices to vibrant pottery and dazzling jewellery, the bazaar offers an irresistible blend of craftsmanship and tradition.

As we pause to savour a refreshing cup of mint tea and the gentle smoke of a shisha pipe, we cherish the opportunity to gather final souvenirs of our Egyptian adventure.

Day 10

Your day is yours to seize for any final sightseeing or shopping ventures until we accompany you to the airport for your departure flight.

For those departing in the afternoon or evening, you have the option of a half-day tour exploring Coptic Cairo and the Citadel.

Alternatively, delve into the evolution of pyramid building with another half-day tour to Saqqara, Dashour and Memphis.

Should you desire an extended stay, additional nights in Cairo provide opportunities for a day trip to the coastal colonial city of Alexandria on the Mediterranean or an excursion into the desert to witness the World Heritage Site of the Valley of the Whales at Wadi Rayan.