Egypt

The ancient world comes to life in Cairo, home to the country’s best Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic sites. See the Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx, then fly to Luxor and enjoy the world’s greatest open-air museum, including the tomb of Tutankhamen (King Tut) in the Valley of the Kings. Embark on a Nile Cruise and visit the Temple of Luxor and the beautiful city of Aswan, where the Nile is at its finest, before returning home. An additional day in Abu Simbel, site of Ramses II’s sun temples, is optional.

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Language

Arabic

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT +2

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Currency

Egyptian Pound (EGP)

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Average Temp

71° F

Egypt Expedition

Horus, Hathor & Hatshepsut

egypt bazaar

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – CAIRO, EGYPT

Arrive in Cairo

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Marriott Mena House

Day 2 – CAIRO / GIZA

Morning private tour:

  • Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Sphinx

Afternoon private tour:

  • Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)

Optional Dinner with Egyptian Family OR 

       Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids

Accommodations: Marriott Mena House
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – CAIRO / OLD CAIRO

Private tour of Old Cairo:

  • Fortress of Babylon
  • Coptic Churches & Museum
  • Hanging Church
  • Synagogue of Ben Ezra

Lunch at Le Pacha 1901 OR Dinner at Naguib Mahfous Restaurant

  • Muiz Street Walking Tour 
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Accommodations: Marriott Mena House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – CAIRO / LUXOR

Morning flight to Luxor

  • Private tour of Luxor Museum 

Optional Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple

Accommodations: Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – LUXOR / NILE CRUISE

Transfer to Nile Cruise Boat

  • Temple of Luxor
  • Valley of the Kings & Queens
  • Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Colossi of Memnon

Boat Manager’s Welcome Reception

Accommodations: Sanctuary Nile Adventurer or Sun Boat IV
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – NILE CRUISE / LUXOR / ESNA / EDFU

  • Karnak Temple
  • Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum

Accommodations: Sanctuary Nile Adventurer or Sun Boat IV
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – NILE CRUISE / EDFU / KOM OMBO / ASWAN

  • Temple of Edfu
  • Temple of Kom Ombo

Accommodations: Sanctuary Nile Adventurer or Sun Boat IV
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – NILE CRUISE / ASWAN

  • Island of Agilika – Philae Temple
  • Felucca Boat ride
  • Elephantine Island – Nubian Villages
  • Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens

Accommodations: Sanctuary Nile Adventurer or Sun Boat IV
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 – ASWAN / CAIRO

Transfer to Aswan Airport – fly to Cairo

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Intercontinental Cairo City Stars
Meals: Breakfast

Optional Extension

Day 9 – ASWAN / ABU SIMBEL / CAIRO

Transfer to Aswan Airport – fly to Abu Simbel

  • Great Temple of Ra-Harakhte
  • Temple of Hathor

Transfer to Airport – fly to Cairo via Aswan

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Intercontinental Cairo City Stars
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 – CAIRO / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to Cairo International Airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $5,270 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, international airfare not included)

Optional Abu Simbel Day Trip starting at $890 per person (two travelers, flights included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

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When to go:

Year-round (best times are from October to April)

What to eat:

Ful (fava bean stew), Tamiya (fava bean fritters), Shawarma (meat on a spit)

What to pack:

Light-weight conservative clothing; light jacket or sweater; shawl or scarf; swimwear; comfortable walking shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; universal adapter

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