Egypt Deluxe Plus Tour: 8-Day Pyramids, Nile Cruise & Abu Simbel

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Cairo, Egypt
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Duration

8 Days - 7 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

14 people

Languages

English

Highlights

  • Ancient Wonders: Explore Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Egyptian Museum, and vibrant Khan El Khalili bazaar.
  • Nile Cruise Adventure: Visit Philae Temple, Abu Simbel, Kom Ombo, Edfu, and experience local life.
  • Luxor’s Treasures: Discover Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, Karnak Temple, and Luxor Temple’s ancient marvels.

About this tour

Discover the timeless allure of Egypt with our expertly crafted 8-day tour, designed to immerse you in the wonders of this ancient land. From the bustling streets of Cairo to the tranquil waters of the Nile, each day unfolds with captivating experiences and rich historical insights.

Begin your adventure in Cairo, where the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx await. Delve into the treasures of the Egyptian Museum and wander through Khan El Khalili bazaar, steeped in centuries of history. In Aswan, marvel at the majestic Philae Temple and the High Dam before embarking on a journey to Abu Simbel, where the monumental temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari stand testament to Egypt’s grandeur.

Step aboard a luxurious Nile cruise in Aswan and sail towards Kom Ombo and Edfu, where ancient temples and picturesque landscapes await exploration. In Luxor, uncover the secrets of the Valley of the Kings, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the imposing Colossi of Memnon. Conclude your journey with visits to Karnak and Luxor Temples before returning to Cairo, where bustling markets and modern marvels blend seamlessly.

Throughout your journey, Discovery Tours Egypt ensures a seamless and enriching experience, with expert guides providing insightful commentary and personalized service. Whether navigating Cairo’s vibrant streets or cruising along the serene Nile, our commitment to excellence ensures every moment of your Egyptian odyssey is unforgettable.

Join us and unlock the mysteries of Egypt with Discovery Tours Egypt, where each day brings new discoveries and ancient wonders await.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

Experience the enchanting arrival into Egypt, a land steeped in millennia of Pharaonic history. Upon landing at Cairo International Airport, our attentive tour manager will warmly greet you. Navigate through Cairo’s vibrant streets in comfort aboard our private air-conditioned vehicle. As you settle into your chosen accommodation, our manager will ensure a seamless check-in process, reviewing your personalized itinerary and confirming all activity schedules.

Overnight in Cairo.

Cairo Accommodation

Explore Cairo with Discovery Tours Egypt and enjoy comfortable stays at renowned hotels like Hilton Ramses, Semiramis Intercontinental, or similar establishments. Experience exceptional service and modern amenities in Standard Rooms, ensuring a relaxing retreat amidst the vibrant cityscape.

Day 2: Pyramids, Museum and Khan El Khalili

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before setting off to marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza on the Giza Plateau, an iconic site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Explore the mysteries of the Sphinx and the ancient Valley Temple before enjoying lunch at an authentic Egyptian restaurant. Continue your journey with a visit to the Egyptian Museum in Downtown Cairo, where you can immerse yourself in ancient artifacts and treasures. End the day with a stroll through Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest bazaar, known for its bustling alleys filled with souvenirs and local crafts.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili.

Day 3: Fly to Aswan & Aswan Sightseeing

Today, depart from Cairo and travel to Aswan, a vibrant city known for its colorful markets and ancient temples. Your tour manager will meet you early at your hotel to escort you to Cairo Airport for your flight. Upon arrival in Aswan, you'll be greeted and taken to explore the magnificent Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddesses Isis and Hathor. Later, visit the impressive High Dam, an engineering marvel that controls the Nile's annual flooding. Optionally, enjoy a late afternoon felucca or motorboat ride along the scenic Nile, passing botanical gardens and visiting a Nubian village, offering insights into local culture and picturesque landscapes.

Overnight in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast.

Visits: Philae Temple, High Dam.

Aswan Accommodation

Discover our accommodations in Aswan, where you'll stay at the Sonesta Nouba or a similar hotel. Enjoy the comfort of a Standard Room during your exploration of this vibrant city.

Day 4: Abu Simbel Excursion

Your tour manager will pick you up early to embark on a modern air-conditioned coach journey to the awe-inspiring Temples of Abu Simbel. Built by Ramses II, these temples are celebrated masterpieces of ancient Egypt, reflecting the grandeur of the New Kingdom. The Egyptian government and UNESCO collaborated to rescue these temples from the threat of submersion due to the Aswan Dam. Dedicated to the universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and Ramses II himself, the temples also honor Queen Nefertari as the embodiment of Hathor, the Sun God's consort. After this captivating visit, you'll be escorted to board your luxurious cruise in Aswan.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast Box, Dinner.

Visits: Abu Simbel.

Nile Cruise Accommodation

Embark on an unforgettable journey aboard our Nile cruise, choosing from vessels like MS Sonesta Moon Goddess, MS Sonesta Nile Goddess, MS Nile Premium, or similar. Enjoy a comfortable "run of house" accommodation during your cruise along the majestic Nile River.

Day 5: Kom Ombo Exploration

Savor a delightful breakfast on your cruise as you glide to Kom Ombo, taking in the Nile’s calming ambiance and local life. Step ashore at Kom Ombo to explore its captivating temple, known for its twin entrances and ancient sanctuaries offering a glimpse into Egypt’s storied past. Afterward, return to your cruise for a delectable lunch while sailing to Edfu, where you'll enjoy afternoon tea and a serene dinner overlooking the tranquil waters of the Nile.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Edfu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visit: Kom Ombo Temple.

Day 6: Edfu Temple and Luxor’s East Bank

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast aboard your cruise before disembarking to visit the magnificent Edfu Temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Sail through the Esna Lock en route to Luxor, where you'll arrive around 4 PM. In Luxor, explore the East Bank, starting with the grand Karnak Temple complex, dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. Conclude your day at Luxor Temple, marveling at its statues and ancient Egyptian architecture.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Edfu Temple, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple.

Day 7: Luxor - West Bank and Fly to Cairo

Rise before dawn for an unforgettable sunrise hot air balloon ride over Luxor's timeless landscapes (optional tour). Afterward, enjoy breakfast aboard the cruise as you prepare for an enriching day. Disembark to explore Luxor's West Bank, starting with the Valley of the Kings, where ancient pharaohs were laid to rest. Visit the impressive Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, and marvel at the towering Colossi of Memnon. Later, head to Luxor Airport for your flight back to Cairo, where you'll be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel for your final night in Egypt.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

Day 8: Final Departure and Return Home

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at your Cairo hotel before exploring the bustling streets of this captivating city. Enjoy some leisure time to stroll, mingle with locals, or savor Egyptian tea at a charming café. As your departure time approaches, our team will escort you through Cairo's streets to Cairo International Airport for your journey back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Meet and greet service at airports by our representatives
  • Assistance of our guest relations throughout your stay
  • Private air-conditioned transfers to/from airports and hotels
  • Domestic flight tickets: Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo
  • Accommodation:
  • - 3 nights in Cairo with daily breakfast
  • - 1 night in Aswan with daily breakfast
  • - 3 nights on 05-star Superior Nile Cruise with full board
  • Sightseeing tours:
  • - Private tours
  • Local English-speaking tour guide during all trips
  • Entrance fees to all specified sites as per the itinerary
  • Meals provided at hotels, on the Nile cruise, and Egyptian oriental restaurants (on day 2 and day 7)
  • Bottled water provided throughout the trip
  • Portage service as needed
  • All service charges and taxes included
  • International airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any extra requests or entrance fees which are not included
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping (Please refer to FAQ's below)

Multi-Day Tour Durations

8 Days - 7 Nights

Language

English

Price Tier

Deluxe Plus $$$$

Countries Visited

Egypt

Cities Explored

Aswan
Cairo
Edfu
Kom Ombo
Luxor

Tour Type

Private

Group Size

1 to 12

Availability

Friday
Saturday
Tuesday
Wednesday

Frequently asked questions

You will stay in well-regarded hotels like Hilton Ramses or Sonesta Tower in Cairo, Sonesta Nouba in Aswan, and enjoy a comfortable cabin on the main deck aboard MS Sonesta Moon Goddess or similar during your Nile cruise.

Daily breakfast at your hotel or Nile cruise, lunches during excursions, and dinners aboard the cruise are included in the tour package. 

The tour includes domestic flights between Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor. For local sightseeing, comfortable air-conditioned vehicles are provided.

Highlights include the Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, and the Temples of Abu Simbel.

No, tipping is not included. It is customary to tip guides, drivers, and cruise staff. Budget approximately USD 5-8 per person per day for guides, and USD 5 to 10 per person per night for cruise staff.

Tour's Location

Cairo, Egypt

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