Wonders of Egypt: An 8-Night Journey Through Time

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Cairo, Egypt
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Duration

10 Days - 9 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

14 people

Languages

Arabi, English

Highlights

  • Uncover Ancient Marvels: Explore the iconic pyramids of Giza, delve into the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, and witness the grandeur of Luxor's Karnak Temple, immersing yourself in the rich history of ancient Egypt.
  • Sail the Legendary Nile: Embark on a luxurious Nile cruise, where you'll journey through time along the legendary river, visiting temples, tombs, and villages that have stood the test of millennia.
  • Discover Cultural Gems: Wander through bustling bazaars, stroll along the historic streets of Old Cairo, and explore the vibrant city of Alexandria, experiencing the diverse culture and heritage of modern-day Egypt.

About this tour

Prepare to be swept away on an extraordinary 8-night journey through the sands of time with our captivating “Wonders of Egypt” tour. From the moment you set foot in this timeless land, you’ll be entranced by the palpable sense of history that permeates every corner.

Your adventure begins amidst the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Great Pyramids of Giza, where the ancient pharaohs’ monumental tombs stand as enduring symbols of Egypt’s grandeur. As you stand in the shadow of these architectural marvels, you’ll feel a profound connection to the past, marveling at the ingenuity and craftsmanship of those who came before.

But the wonders of Egypt extend far beyond the pyramids. Journey along the storied banks of the Nile, where life has flourished for millennia, and discover the timeless allure of Luxor and Aswan. Explore the sprawling temples of Karnak and Luxor, where colossal statues and intricately carved hieroglyphs offer a glimpse into the rituals and beliefs of ancient Egypt.

As your Nile cruise sets sail, you’ll find yourself transported back in time, drifting past palm-fringed shores and fertile riverbanks dotted with ancient ruins. Explore the hidden treasures of Edfu and Kom Ombo, where the gods of old still watch over the land, and marvel at the engineering feats of the Aswan High Dam and the Temple of Philae.

But perhaps the most enchanting aspect of your journey is the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of modern Egyptian life. Lose yourself in the bustling souks of Cairo, where the scents of spices and the sounds of bargaining fill the air, and discover the warmth and hospitality of the Egyptian people as you share stories and laughter over delicious meals.

With expert guides leading the way, every step of your journey is infused with wonder and discovery. Whether you’re tracing the footsteps of pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings or cruising along the timeless waters of the Nile, each moment promises to be a treasure trove of unforgettable experiences.

So join us on a voyage of discovery as we uncover the mysteries of Egypt’s ancient past and embrace the vibrant spirit of its present. From the towering pyramids to the bustling streets of Cairo, this is a journey that will leave you forever changed, with memories to last a lifetime.

Itinerary

Your Egyptian adventure begins with a warm welcome as you arrive at the airport, where a friendly tour leader will be waiting to greet you. Allow us to assist with your luggage and any necessary formalities before embarking on a private transfer to your hotel in Cairo.

Once you've settled into your accommodation, take some time to relax and unwind from your journey. Later, you'll have the opportunity to meet with your knowledgeable guide to discuss your itinerary in detail and confirm pick-up times for your upcoming tours.

As you settle in and familiarize yourself with your surroundings, take a moment to anticipate the exciting adventures that await you in the land of the pharaohs.

Overnight Cairo Hotel

Embark on a captivating journey through ancient Egypt as you explore the renowned Pyramids of Giza. Your day begins with a visit to the Pyramids Necropolis, where you'll encounter the iconic structures that have captivated travelers for centuries. Marvel at the grandeur of the Pyramid of Khafre (Chephren), the second-largest pyramid, and the Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), the largest and most famous of the Giza pyramids. Stand in awe before the enigmatic Great Sphinx, guarding the ancient tombs with its timeless gaze. After immersing yourself in the wonders of the pyramids, enjoy a scenic drive through Cairo, soaking in the city's vibrant atmosphere and modern landmarks. Conclude your day with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, home to an unparalleled collection of artifacts spanning Egypt's rich history. Explore the treasures of Tutankhamen and other ancient wonders before boarding the sleeper train to Luxor, where you'll dine onboard as you journey through the night, ready for the next chapter of your Egyptian adventure.

Overnight Sleeper Train from Giza, Cairo to Luxor

Begin your day with an arrival in Luxor, where your Nile cruise adventure awaits. Upon disembarking, you'll be greeted by the welcoming ambiance of this ancient city, known as Thebes in antiquity. Board your luxurious cruise ship and settle into your cabin, where breathtaking views of the Nile await you.

As your journey begins, delve into the rich history of Luxor's East Bank with visits to the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples. Marvel at the grandeur of Karnak Temple, a sprawling complex of sanctuaries, pylons, and obelisks dedicated to the Theban gods. Explore Luxor Temple, illuminated by the golden hues of the setting sun, and admire its towering columns and intricately carved reliefs.

After a day of exploration, retreat to the comforts of your cruise ship and indulge in a delicious lunch and dinner served onboard. Relax on deck as you glide along the tranquil waters of the Nile, savoring the magical atmosphere of this timeless river.

As night falls, drift off to sleep in your cozy cabin, lulled by the gentle rhythm of the Nile, anticipating the adventures that await you on the next leg of your Nile cruise journey.

Overnight Nile Cruise

Today, embark on a fascinating exploration of Luxor's West Bank, a treasure trove of ancient wonders. Your day begins with a visit to the Valley of the Queens, where the tombs of ancient Egyptian queens and royal family members are nestled amid the desert landscape. Marvel at the intricate paintings and hieroglyphs that adorn the walls of these majestic tombs, offering insights into the afterlife beliefs of the ancient Egyptians.

Next, journey to the imposing Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most remarkable architectural achievements of ancient Egypt. Explore the terraced temple dedicated to the female pharaoh Hatshepsut and learn about her groundbreaking reign.

As your West Bank tour continues, encounter the awe-inspiring Colossi of Memnon, towering statues that once guarded the entrance to the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Delve into the history and significance of these colossal statues as your guide reveals their mysteries.

Relish the captivating insights and stories shared by your guide throughout the day, offering a deeper understanding of Luxor's ancient past.

After a day of exploration, return to your Nile cruise ship and set sail for Edfu, enjoying the serene beauty of the Nile along the way.

As night falls, relax onboard and reflect on the wonders you've encountered, anticipating the adventures that await you on the next leg of your journey.

Overnight Nile Cruise

Today, your Nile cruise journey continues with visits to two remarkable temples along the banks of the Nile.

Begin your day with a visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, one of the best-preserved ancient temples in Egypt. Dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus, this magnificent temple offers a glimpse into the religious beliefs and rituals of ancient Egypt. Marvel at the towering columns, intricately carved reliefs, and well-preserved statues as you explore this architectural masterpiece.

Next, journey to Kom Ombo, where you'll encounter the unique dual temple complex dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus. Explore the intricately decorated halls and chambers of this fascinating temple, admiring the well-preserved reliefs and statues that depict scenes from ancient Egyptian mythology.

As you sail along the Nile, take time to reflect on the enduring legacy of the ancient Egyptians and the profound impact of their civilization on the world. Let the serene beauty of the river and its surrounding landscapes inspire contemplation and appreciation for the wonders of antiquity.

As night falls, return to your Nile cruise ship and enjoy another evening of relaxation and comfort onboard, surrounded by the timeless allure of the Nile.

Overnight Nile Cruise

Today, immerse yourself in the wonders of Aswan as you explore some of its most iconic landmarks. Your day begins with a visit to the High Dam, a marvel of modern engineering that has transformed the landscape and economy of Egypt. Learn about the ambitious projects undertaken to construct this monumental structure, which regulates the flow of the Nile River and provides electricity to much of the country.

Next, journey to the ancient quarries where the Unfinished Obelisk lies, a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the ancient Egyptians. Marvel at the sheer size of this unfinished monument and gain insight into the techniques used to quarry and carve these massive stone structures.

Finally, explore the beautiful Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis and relocated to its current location on Agilkia Island following the construction of the High Dam. Admire the temple's stunning reliefs and sanctuaries as you learn about the important role it played in ancient Egyptian religious life.

As you delve into Aswan's rich history and culture, take time to appreciate the enduring legacy of the ancient Egyptians and the remarkable achievements of modern engineering.

After a day of exploration, return to your Nile cruise ship and enjoy another night of relaxation and comfort as you continue your journey along the majestic Nile.

Overnight Nile Cruise

Disembark from your Nile cruise in Aswan and embark on a flight back to Cairo, the bustling heart of Egypt. Dive into the rich history of Old Cairo as you explore its ancient treasures and vibrant bazaars. Begin your journey with a visit to the Citadel of Salah El Din, a medieval fortress that offers panoramic views of the city and houses several historic mosques and museums.

Next, immerse yourself in the religious diversity of Old Cairo with visits to the Hanging Church, one of the oldest churches in Egypt, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue, a testament to the city's multicultural heritage. Admire the architectural splendor and spiritual significance of these sacred sites as you learn about their fascinating histories.

Conclude your day with a leisurely stroll through the labyrinthine lanes of the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest and most famous souks in the Middle East. Here, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this bustling marketplace, where merchants offer a dazzling array of goods, from intricate textiles and exquisite jewelry to aromatic spices and traditional crafts.

Overnight Cairo Hotel

Today, embark on a captivating journey to Alexandria, often referred to as the "Pearl of the Mediterranean," renowned for its rich history and cultural heritage.

Your exploration begins with a visit to the Catacombs of Kom El Shukafa, an underground necropolis dating back to the Roman era. Marvel at the intricate blend of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural styles as you descend into these ancient burial chambers.

Next, admire the towering Pompey's Pillar, a majestic column standing as a testament to Alexandria's ancient grandeur. Learn about the fascinating history behind this monumental structure, which dates back to the Roman period.

Continue your tour with a visit to the modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a stunning architectural masterpiece and a symbol of Alexandria's cultural revival. Explore the vast collection of books and artifacts housed within this renowned library, gaining insights into the city's enduring legacy as a center of learning and scholarship.

As you explore Alexandria's rich blend of history and modernity, take time to soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this coastal city, with its bustling streets and scenic waterfront.

Overnight Cairo Hotel

Savor a leisurely breakfast and take some time to reflect on the unforgettable experiences you've had during your time in Egypt. With memories of ancient wonders and vibrant culture, prepare for your departure.

After breakfast, enjoy some free time to soak in any remaining moments of Cairo's charm or perhaps pick up some last-minute souvenirs to commemorate your journey.

When the time comes, our team will provide a seamless transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight. As you bid farewell to the land of the Pharaohs, carry with you the cherished memories of a lifetime, along with the promise of future adventures yet to come.

Included/Excluded

  • Arrival and departure transfers in Cairo
  • 4-star hotel accommodation in Cairo
  • Day tours in Cairo, including Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, and Old Cairo
  • Lunch during Cairo tours
  • Overnight sleeper train from Cairo to Luxor
  • Luxor airport transfer
  • Nile cruise sightseeing package
  • 5-star standard Nile cruise accommodation
  • Aswan departure transfer
  • Flight from Aswan to Cairo
  • Alexandria day trip
  • Lunch during the Alexandria day trip
  • Professional guide fees throughout the tour
  • International airfare to and from Egypt
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned as included
  • Optional activities and excursions not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, and phone calls
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, and hotel staff (at your discretion)
  • Any other items not specifically mentioned as included

Multi-Day Tour Durations

10 Days - 9 Nights

Language

Arabi
English

Frequently asked questions

Accommodation varies throughout the tour, ranging from comfortable 4-star hotels in Cairo to 5-star standard Nile cruise ships. Rest assured, we prioritize quality and comfort to ensure a pleasant stay for all participants.

Yes, select meals are included in the tour package. This typically includes daily breakfast at the hotels, specified lunches during guided tours, and evening meals onboard the Nile cruises. Please refer to the detailed itinerary for specific meal inclusions.

While the tour involves some walking and exploration of archaeological sites, certain aspects may not be fully accessible to individuals with mobility impairments or wheelchair users. Please contact us to discuss any specific requirements or accommodations needed.

Group sizes may vary depending on the departure date and availability. We aim to provide an intimate and personalized experience, ensuring that each participant receives individual attention from our knowledgeable guides.

Please refer to our cancellation policy for information on canceling or modifying your booking. We understand that circumstances may change, and we strive to accommodate our guests to the best of our ability. Contact us directly if you need to discuss your booking further.

Tour's Location

Cairo, Egypt

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