Egypt is a very dry country. The Sahara and Libyan Desert make up most of the area of Egypt. It is however very scenic and is home to the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The stunning, colossal monuments of Ancient Egypt never fail to astonish.
Egypt is home to the River Nile, which is regarded as the longest river in the world and it enters Egypt from the Sudan and flows north for about 1,545 km (960 miles) until it exits into the Mediterranean Sea.
From the Sudanese border to Cairo, the River Nile flows through a narrow cliff lined valley, which, south of Edfu, is hardly more than 3 km (2 miles) wide. From Edfu to Cairo, it is about 23 km (14 miles) in width, with most of the arable land lying on the western side. Just north of Cairo the valley merges with the Delta before the River Nile joins with the Mediterranean Sea.
The heat, sight and the light of the desert invigorate. The cool, turquoise waters rejuvenate. A romantic cruise along the world’s longest river dazzles the senses. A first class getaway resort in the Red Sea Riviera is pure escapism. No place has the magic, mystery and pleasures of Egypt.
Some of the tours we offer to Egypt include the following;
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The timeless Nile River snakes through the city of Cairo – the beating heart of Egyptian culture. Exploring the metropolis will reveal a rich cache: from the astonishing pyramids to the old Cairo Museum, stuffed to the rooftops with priceless antiquities. Discover modern architecture, ancient mosques and plenty of urban sparkle!
Next up: Luxor and the awe-inspiring temples on the East Bank. Marvel at the well-preserved monuments before a travelling across the Nile to explore the Valley of the Kings. Descend into tombs with brilliantly colored hieroglyphics that appear as vivid as they did when the artist laid down his brush 4000 years ago.
Luxor is also where the Nile Cruise adventure begins – 5 days floating on the river, observing life along the muddy banks. A private Egyptologist makes history come alive and allows for a leisurely and personalized exploration of each site.
Disembark at Aswan for a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk and the famed Aswan Dam- a marvel of modern engineering. Wing to Abu Simbel – one of the natural wonders of the world. The marvelous temples are perfect homage to the endless ego of Ramses the Second.
Alexandria, “The Pearl of the Mediterranean", reveals an ambience and cultural heritage that is almost un-Egyptian. The sunken lighthouse of Pharos and other antiquities discovered in a watery grace have given rise to speculation that Alexandria might be the fabled Lost City of Atlantis! For a memorable vacation combining antiquities and wildlife, extend your adventure to Kenya.
Day 1: Depart USA or Canada
Winging to exciting Egypt
Day 2-3 Cairo (2 nights)
Meet your private Egyptologist who will be travelling with you through the journey! Enjoy Cairo’s exceptional sights: pyramids, Sphinx, Museum and Khan el Khalili Bazaar.
Day 4 Luxor (1 night)
Fly south to explore the fabulous Temples of Karnak and Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut’s remarkable temple.
Day 5-8 Nile Cruise (4 nights)
Enjoy a superb Nile cruise, disembarking at Edfu and Kom Ombo to explore the Temples of Horus and Sobek.
Day 9 Aswan (1 night)
Tour the High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk. A short flight to Abu Simbel and explore this magnificent ‘wonder’ of the ancient world.
Day 10-11 Alexandria (2 nights)
Drive to ‘Cleopatra’s city’ for sightseeing: the Greco-Roman Museum and Pompeii’s Pillar. Enjoy a special lunch in the colorful Fish Market.
Day 12 Depart Cairo
Return to Cairo and relax before departure.
Day 13 Arrive USA or Canada
With lasting memories!
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- Great Pyramids & Sphinx
- Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu – Esna – Luxor
- Egyptian Museum
- Nile River Cruise
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Our representative who will assist you upon arrival in Cairo through luggage identification, passport control formalities, & portage will greet you. You will then be transferred by car or mini-bus to your hotel to check in and overnight.
You will be picked up the following day will pick you up and taken on a guided tour in Giza to visit the legendary majestic Pyramids of Cheops, Mykerionos & Chephren – also known as the Great Pyramids of Giza. You will understand why these amazing man-made monuments are known as one of the seven wonders of the world. While touring the Pyramids, this is also the best time to ride a camel & have it on camera! After touring the Great Pyraminds, our next stop is a visit to the Sphinx monument; guarding the royal burial chambers and temple of Cheops.
NOTE: Before going to the Egyptian museum this is the best time to take a break for lunch (not included in price) or visit one of the following (included in tour price): 1) Papyrus Gallery, 2) Gold Factory or 3) Perfume Factory.
In the afternoon we will go and tour the Egyptian museum of antiquities near the center of Cairo which was established in 1902. Here you will discover a rare collection of five thousand years of art – the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. You will discover over 250,000 genuine artifacts, including an exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamun collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry, as it was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920’s when his tomb was excavated. At the end of the day you will transfer to the train station to take the 1st class sitting train overnight to Aswan. (Optional sleeper train – see remarks).
The morning is free except where we will be boarding your Nile cruiser which will be your home and tour base for the next 3 nights. (Optional Abu Simbel Tour by A/C bus or plane). Embarkation before lunch. Afternoon free at leisure overnight in Aswan.
We take a visit to the High Dam & the temple of Philae. We then sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the temple shared by the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Edfu and overnight.
Visit the temple of Horus in Edfu. Sail to Esna. Cross the lock. Sail to Luxor and overnight.
Disembark after breakfast. We then cross over to the west bank. We visit the Necropolis of Thebes, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings, and the colossi of Memnon. Later transfer to the Train station to take the 1st Class Seating Train to Cairo, overnight in the Train. (Optional one week in Resort in Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh on the Red Sea).
Transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.
Optional Tours & Services:
- Lunch – available upon request for an additional fee
- Abu Simbel – Red Sea Excursion
- 2 nights on 1st class sitting train as in program
- Airport arrival/departure assistance & transfers
- Licensed Egyptologist escort/guide
- All transfers per program in A/C bus
- 4 day / 03 night Nile cruise (FB basis) * 5 star ship
- All entrance & sightseeing per program
- 1 night in hotel ( HB basis)
- International & domestic flight
- Any meals not mentioned *optional lunch during tour
- Visitor’s VISA *obtain upon arrival at airport
- Any item or service not mentioned -Tips for guides, tour leaders & drivers