On the first day, we’ll be waiting for your in the Cairo airport to give you your visa help you with immigration controls and take you to your hotel, eating in a local restaurant in the evening.
Having eaten breakfast we’ll visit the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, where the bravest can see the inside, dodging the ancient booby traps the ancient builders left to deter grave robbers… (only joking!). Then with the visit to Egypt’s most famous historical site over, we’ll eat a traditional lunch and make our way to Memphis, Egypt’s first capital, and to Saqqara, its necropolis.
Having rested at your hotel, we’ll head to the Old Cairo, to the medieval area where we’ll walk its oldest street, explore the Khan el Khalili market, and eat a typical dinner in the famous and historical Café of mirrors.
Today we’ll visit the most emblematic spots in the centre of the city. We’ll see the Citadel, explore the Alabaster Mosque, haggle in the Khan el Khalili, pass through the Coptic neighbourhood, eat, and marvel at the masterworks of the Egyptian Museum (entrance to the Mummy’s Room is not included). Then in the evening, we’ll eat in a local restaurant.
Having eaten we’ll make our way to the airport to take a flight to Luxor, once called Thebes, the departure point for your cruise down the Nile. In the evening we’ll visit the Luxor Temple lit up by night – which will perhaps be the most enduring image of your trip – and tour the city centre on board a horse-drawn carriage, before spending the night on board the boat.
We make our way to the Karnak temple first thing in the morning, separated from the Luxor temple by the majestic Avenue of the Sphinxes, nearly 2 miles long and lined with hundreds of human-headed sphinxes. The tour will then continue, crossing to the East bank of the Nile to see the Valley of the Kings, where the tombs of some of the most famous pharaohs can be found (entrance to Tutankhamun’s tomb is an extra 16 euros, approximately). And we’ll visit the Hatshepsut temple and the enormous Colossi of Memnon.
Then when we return to the boat we’ll cruise southwards up the river Nile, towards Edfu, enjoying a wander around the floodgates of Esna in the evening.
We begin the day by visiting the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus, the sky God and perhaps the most important of the Egyptian deities, the best-preserved temple and most spectacular temple in the country.
Then we’ll continue our cruise, sailing towards Kom Ombo, where we’ll visit its temple, dedicated to the Gods Sobek and Horus – whose location makes it one of the most beautiful. Then at the end of the day we continue to sail the River Nile, towards Aswan.
The day begins with a bus trip to the Temples of Abu Simbel, the most famous in all Egypt, saved from rising waters thanks to co-ordinated international effort. We’ll return to Aswan to visit the temple of Philae, found on a beautiful island known as the Jewel of the Nile, returning to the cruise ship to eat. Then after lunch, we’ll sail around the region in a Felucca a traditional wooden boat found along the Nile, arriivng back to the cruise ship at 4 pm to spend the night.
Having eaten breakfast we’ll take you to the Aswan airport where we’ll take the return flight to Cairo. And when there we’ll help you to take your international flight.
We’ll adapt the departure time from Aswan depending on the timing of your flight from Cairo. If it leaves early, we’ll leave Aswan earlier and offer you a continental breakfast, or something to go. If your Cairo flight is in the evening, we’ll offer you breakfast on board the boat before taking you to Aswan to take your flight to Cairo.
The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
What do I need?
The only thing you need to make this tour is a return flight to Cairo, arriving on the day you’ve reserved, and returning on the same day the next week. That means, if you arrive on a Monday you should return the next Monday.
Whenever possible, we’ll adapt the different visits so that you can make the most of our complete Egypt tour.
Everything is included in the price, visa, internal flights, transport, hotels, boats, breakfast, lunch and dinner, guides, excursions, tickets and even tips.
It’s almost impossible to compare our prices to those of other agencies, we’re the only ones who include everything, and for those who don’t the final price could end up being double.
Hotels and Boats
We offer the circuit with 2 category options:
- Hotel in Cairo: The Oasis Hotel Pyramids or Pyramids Park Resort Cairo or similar.
- Boat: MS Miss Egypt, MS Tuya, MS Jasimn or similar.
- Hotel in Cairo: Cairo Marriott, Omar Khayyam Casino, Marriott Mena House or similar.
- Boat: MS Blue Shadow, HS Moondance, MS Jaz C. Jubilee or similar.
The indicated price is per person, per double room. Anyone travelling alone will have to pay an individual supplement.