Egypt Tour 8 Nights: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise, Air Balloon

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Duration

9 Days - 8 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

14 people

Languages

English

Highlights

  • Nile Cruise Experience: Sail on a luxurious 3-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, immersing yourself in the timeless beauty of the river while enjoying top-notch amenities and cuisine onboard.
  • Iconic Sightseeing: Explore Egypt's renowned landmarks with expert-guided tours to the Pyramids of Giza, Karnak Temple, Philae Temple, and more, delving into the captivating history and mythology of ancient Egypt.
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride: Soar above Luxor at sunrise on a thrilling hot air balloon ride, capturing breathtaking views of the Nile, the Valley of the Kings, and the desert landscape, creating unforgettable memories from a unique vantage point.

About this tour

Embark on an enchanting journey through time with the “Egypt Tour 8 Nights: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise, Air Balloon,” a meticulously crafted itinerary designed to immerse you in the ancient marvels of Egypt. From the majestic pyramids of Cairo to the grand temples of Luxor and Aswan, and the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel, complemented by the serene elegance of a Nile cruise and the magic of a hot air balloon ride over Luxor, this tour promises a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Itinerary

Your Egyptian saga begins with your arrival in Cairo, the vibrant heart of Egypt. As you step into this city of wonders, you'll be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to unwind and soak in the anticipation of the incredible journey that lies ahead.

Prepare to be spellbound as you venture to the Great Pyramids of Giza. Witness the colossal beauty of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus, and stand in awe before the enigmatic Sphinx. Delve into the ancient world as your guide brings to life the stories and mysteries of these timeless monuments. As the day fades, treat yourself to the flavors of Egypt with a traditional dinner.

An early flight transports you to Luxor, the ancient city of Thebes, brimming with history. Begin with the sprawling Karnak Temple complex, walking among the great halls and colossal statues. As dusk approaches, the Luxor Temple awaits, offering a mesmerizing exploration under the stars, with its illuminated pylons casting a magical glow.

Embrace the tranquility of dawn with a breathtaking hot air balloon ride over Luxor, witnessing the Nile's winding path and the majestic necropolis in the soft morning light. The adventure continues on the West Bank, where the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon reveal the grandeur of Egypt's rulers of old.

Board your Nile cruise in Luxor, setting sail towards new discoveries. The Temple of Horus at Edfu awaits, a testament to ancient engineering and devotion. As you cruise to Kom Ombo, the unique double temple dedicated to Sobek and Haroeris offers fascinating insights into the complexities of ancient Egyptian religion.

Arriving in Aswan, explore the enchanting Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, nestled on an island in the Nile. Marvel at the modern engineering feat of the Aswan High Dam, and spend the afternoon savoring the serene beauty of the Nile's picturesque landscapes.

A day trip to Abu Simbel reveals the monumental temples carved out of the mountainside by Pharaoh Ramses II. Stand before the colossal statues and ponder the might of ancient Egypt. Return to Aswan to relax under the stars, reflecting on the day's wonders.

Fly back to Cairo for a day steeped in history and culture. Visit the Egyptian Museum to marvel at treasures from Egypt's golden age, including Tutankhamun's treasures. Wander through the bustling lanes of Khan El Khalili bazaar, a perfect place to find souvenirs and experience the vibrant Egyptian bazaar life.

As your journey comes to an end, you'll be transferred to the airport for your departure flight, taking with you memories of an unforgettable adventure through the heart of ancient Egypt.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation: 4 nights in 4-star hotels in Cairo and 3 nights aboard a 5-star Nile cruise ship.
  • Meals: Enjoy daily breakfast at your hotels. During the Nile cruise, relish in included lunches and dinners served on board.
  • Transportation: Seamless travel with included airport transfers, domestic flights from Cairo to Luxor and from Aswan to Cairo, and all transportation required for guided tours.
  • Guided Tours: Explore iconic sites including the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, the High Dam, Philae Temple, the Unfinished Obelisk, Kom Ombo Temple, the Temple of Horus, Karnak Temple, and more, all led by knowledgeable English-speaking Egyptologist guides.
  • Nile Cruise: Embark on a captivating 3-night cruise along the Nile from Aswan to Luxor, with full board provided (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Entrance Fees: Admission fees to all attractions mentioned in the itinerary are included, ensuring you can immerse yourself fully in Egypt's ancient wonders.
  • Professional Guide: Benefit from the expertise of English-speaking Egyptologist guides throughout all guided tours, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of Egypt's rich history and culture.
  • International Flights: Airfare for travel to and from Egypt is not included in the tour package.
  • Visa Fees: Any fees associated with obtaining a visa for Egypt are the responsibility of the traveler.
  • Optional Activities: Any optional activities, excursions, or experiences not specifically mentioned in the itinerary are not included.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, and souvenirs are not included in the tour package.
  • Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and staff are not included. Tipping is at the discretion of the traveler and is customary in Egypt.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance covering medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen circumstances is not included but highly recommended.
  • Meals and Beverages: Meals and beverages not specified in the itinerary, as well as any additional snacks or drinks, are not included unless explicitly stated.

Multi-Day Tour Durations

9 Days - 8 Nights

Language

English

Frequently asked questions

We recommend packing comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for exploring archaeological sites and temples, as well as lightweight layers for varying temperatures. Don't forget essentials such as sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera to capture memorable moments.

Daily breakfast is included at your hotels, and during the Nile cruise, both lunch and dinner are provided. However, meals outside of these instances are not included, giving you the flexibility to explore local cuisine at your own pace.

Yes, most Nile cruise ships offer Wi-Fi access in common areas, although the connection may vary in speed and reliability due to the remote locations along the river. We recommend checking with the cruise staff for specific details upon embarkation.

No, gratuities for guides, drivers, and staff are not included in the tour price. Tipping is customary in Egypt, and while it's at your discretion, it's generally appreciated for excellent service.

While most activities on the tour involve walking and some stairs, there are no strenuous physical requirements. However, please notify us in advance if you have any mobility concerns or specific needs, and we'll do our best to accommodate them during the tour.

Tour's Location

Nile, Egypt

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