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Experience the wonders of Egypt over 9 days on this special tour. Taking in the key historical sites of the world renowned Egyptian Museum in Cairo and the Sphinx and Great Pyramid at Giza, you will then travel to Aswan to visit a local Nubian village and to explore the romantic temples of Philae, leaving time for you to wander around the fascinating souks and markets. Optional trips to Abu Simbel are available before an overnight cruise on a traditional felucca sailboat takes you down the Nile River, through the Nile Valley to Luxor where you will experience the incredible temples and world famous tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Finishing back in Cairo, your last day has some free time or optional tours before we walk through the back streets Old Cairo to the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar.

Departure & Return Location

Cairo International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Tour Highlights

Pyramids & Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Philae Temple, Felucca cruise

Tour Overview

  • Day 1 : Cairo | Arrival in Cairo with an airport transfer to Cairo hotel
  • Day 2 : Cairo | Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum tour. Overnight on a sleeper train to Aswan
  • Day 3 : Aswan | Nubian Village and Philae Temple. Overnight in Aswan hotel
  • Day 4 : Nile Felucca cruise | Optional tour of Abu Simbel. Overnight onboard Nile Felucca cruise
  • Day 5 : Luxor | Edfu temple, Luxor temple at night. Overnight in Luxor hotel
  • Day 6 : Luxor | Luxor, West bank tour . Overnight in Luxor hotel
  • Day 7 : Luxor | Karnak temple. Overnight onboard sleeper train
  • Day 8 : Cairo | Optional tours. Back streets of the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. Overnight in Cairo
  • Day 9 : Cairo | Cairo, free time before departure, airport transfer.

Price Includes

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • based on bed & breakfast 5* standard
  • 1 overnight train ticket; Cairo
  • 1 night on board sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan (flight & hotel upgrade available)
  • 1 night on board felucca sailboat with support boat (hotel upgrade available)
  • 1 night at hotel in Aswan based on bed & breakfast 5* standard
  • 2 night at hotel in Luxor based on bed & breakfast 5* standard
  • All transport and transfers in private AC vehicles
  • Sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Breakfast & dinner on board sleeper train
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Relevant transfers during sightseeing in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor
  • Currently applicable tax / service charge
  • s- Mineral bottled water
  • 2 small bottles per person during trips
  • English speaking tour guide- English speaking tour leader during transfers
  • Tipping including for all the involved during the tour excluding the tour guide and the tour leader
  • Extras and Upgrades: Single Room Supplement / Extra night - pre-tour Extra night - post-tour / Hot air balloon in Luxor / Alexandria day trip / Cairo city tour / Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo Felucca to hotel upgrade / Wadi Rayan day trip (Valley of the Whales)

Price Excludes

  • Single Room Supplement - Price from 350 USD PP. This tour is based on twin-share accommodation. This option books a single room in all the accommodation throughout the tour. It is not required if you are happy to share a room.
  • Entry visa
  • International flight (available on request)
  • Tipping for the tour guide and the tour leader
  • High and peak dates
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, drinks, extra meals, etc
  • Entrance fees to sites visited (allow approx. US$105)
  • Hotel gala dinners on 24 and/or 31 Dec (budget up to $180 p/p)
  • Additional tours or other items not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance
Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1Highlights of the day: Cairo | Arrival Cairo.

Just as you touch down in Cairo international airport, one of our representatives will welcome and assist you upon customs before accompanying you on your transfer to your chosen hotel. Check-in, relax, and settle in, ready for your adventurous upcoming days!

Overnight: Cairo.
No Meals.

Day 2Highlights of the day: Cairo | Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum. Overnight on a sleeper train to Aswan

Rise and Shine to your first day of exploring Cairo’s Highlights. Our Nubian Adventure tour begins with a drive to Giza on the outskirts of Cairo to visit the Sphinx and the three great pyramids of Egypt. One of our local Egyptologist guides will be accompanying you on this and all of your other sightseeing tours, and you’ll find them a wealth of knowledge and full of enthusiasm about Egyptian history, and their country in general. Take in the majestic sight of these enormous structures rising out of the desert is a breathtaking spectacle. You will have the opportunity to climb down right inside the pyramids if you wish, though your guide cannot accompany you (a limited number of tickets are available for the Great Pyramid). We then head to the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo. Home to the fantastic Tutankhamun exhibit the museum hosts a huge number of other ancient Egyptian artefacts.

Overnight on board sleeper train.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 3Highlights of the day: Aswan | Nubian Village and Philae Temple. Overnight Aswan 5 star hotel.

Upon arrival to Aswan, This morning we arrive in Aswan and transfer to our hotel overlooking the Nile which is at its most picturesque here, with lush green islands, and feluccas sailing to and from. Aswan itself is a melting pot of African and Middle Eastern cultures, most easily experienced by wandering through the busy markets. It’s also part of the ancient region of Nubia, which comprised parts of present day southern Egypt and northern Sudan around the Nile rivers. Many descendants of the Nubian people still live here and we’ll visit a local Nubian village to see their colourful houses, simple way of life and to enjoy a traditional lunch.
We continue our tour this afternoon with a visit the Temple of Philae, a beautiful island complex reclaimed from the rising waters of Lake Nasser, which we reach by a scenic boat ride. The evening is then free to look around Aswan’s spice and general markets, and to walk up and down the popular Corniche, on the banks of the Nile. An option is also available to take a camel ride through the sands on the far bank of the Nile to St. Simeon’s monastery. If you’ve chosen the Abu Simbel option then head to bed early this evening to be ready for a very early start tomorrow morning.

Overnight Aswan 5 star hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch .

Day 4Highlights of the day: Nile Felucca cruise | Optional tour of Abu Simbel. Overnight onboard Nile Felucca cruise

A new day, a new adventure with plenty of new discoveries!
An option is available this morning to visit the temples built by Ramses II at the amazing UNESCO world heritage site of Abu Simbel. We depart very early with the aim of seeing the rising sun over the temples. Transfers, guiding, and entrance fees are included. If you don’t visit Abu Simbel, then this morning is free.
We board our traditional Nile felucca at lunchtime to enjoy an afternoon sailing down the Nile. Floating down the Nile on a felucca is one of Egypt’s most enjoyable activities and you’ll be able to watch local rural Egyptian life pass you by on the banks of the river as you drift past. Our Nubian crew will sail the boat and entertain you on the way, as well as preparing meals for you. Our separate facilities boat will join with us from time to time during the day and moor up with us at night. This boat has a welcome toilet and showers on board as well as a hygienic kitchen. You sleep on the deck of the boat tonight (mattresses, blankets and mosquito nets provided). This is a fun, but basic experience, and we offer an optional upgrade to spend this night back in the Aswan hotel instead of sleeping on the felucca for those wishing some more comfort. You then rejoin the rest of the group the next morning.

Overnight onboard Nile Felucca Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5Highlights of the day: Luxor | Edfu temple and Karnak temple at night. Overnight in Luxor

After breakfast on-board we leave behind our felucca crew and take a tour of nearby temple Edfu before driving north to Luxor. Luxor is built on and around the ancient site of Thebes, and has the greatest concentration of ancient ruins in the Nile Valley, if not the world. To the west, across the Nile, lies the City of the Dead, with its mortuary temples and rock carved tombs, and to the east stand the Temples of Luxor and Karnak. After lunch we’ll visit the massive temple complex of Karnak , once the religious heart of Thebes and Upper Egypt. It was linked to the town of Luxor by a long sphinx lined avenue, and the temple itself was linked to the Nile via a canal along which sailed the sacred boats of the god Amun. The entrance is via a smaller sphinx-lined avenue, built by Ramesses II, after which you enter the temple proper through the enormous pylon entrance. Inside the large Courtyard are three temples dedicated to the gods Amun, Khous and Mut. The much photographed Hypostyle Hall has an impressive 134 towering columns, each is carved with scenes of gods and pharaohs, and hieroglyphic inscriptions cover the walls. In the evening we’ll take a walking tour of the smaller Luxor Temple, which is in the centre of town and is colourfully lit up by night.

Overnight luxury 5 star hotel Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 6Highlights of the day: Luxor | Luxor, West Bank tour, free time . Overnight in Luxor hotel

We have an early start today as we cross the Nile for a tour of Luxor’s West Bank. The dusty tombs in the ancient burial site of the Valley of the Kings are still revealing their secrets today and the valley remains one of the world’s most important archaeological sites. We will descend into several of these Pharaonic tombs before also visiting Queen Hatchepsut and Medinat Habu temples, and the huge Colossi of Memnon.
The rest of the day is then free to relax in your 5-star hotel by the Nile, or head out into Luxor to explore independently. You could do some shopping or browsing in the market, take a felucca trip to nearby Banana island or visit the mummification museum. Additional ancient Egyptian sightseeing is also available if you’d like to learn more about Egyptian history. The Workers Village, Valley of the Queens and Rammesseum on the west bank of the Nile are all worth a visit. Your Egyptologist guide will be happy to arrange any extra visits you may like to do (payable locally).
Overnight at Luxor hotel.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 7Highlights of the day: Luxor | Luxor, Karnak temple Overnight onboard sleeper train.

You can enjoy a welcome lie in today after several early starts. Our afternoon tour then explores the huge temple complex at Karnak. This was once the religious centre of Thebes and Upper Egypt and was linked to Luxor by a long sphinx-lined avenue. The whole complex was in turn linked by a canal to the Nile which the sacred boats of the god Amun moved through. We enter the temple through a smaller sphinx-lined avenue built by Ramesses II, before entering the immense pylon entrance. The huge Courtyard that follows contains are three chapels dedicated to the gods Amun, Khous and Mut while the remarkable Hypostyle Hall has 134 towering columns, each carved with scenes of gods and pharaohs. Hieroglyphic inscriptions adorn the walls. There is a huge amount to see here and our Egyptologist guide will give a tour of several hours followed by some free time for you to look around further.
In the evening we transfer to the station to catch the overnight sleeper train back to Cairo (approx. 9 hours).
Overnight onboard Sleeper Train.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 8Highlights of the day: Cairo | Cairo, optional tours. Back streets of the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. Overnight in Cairo

We arrive back into Cairo this morning and then you have time to explore Cairo as you choose or you may take an optional tour instead. These include a city tour visiting Coptic Cairo, the Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque, or a half day tour to Saqqara, Dashour and Memphis to learn more about the history and evolution of pyramid building. Other full day options further afield include a visit to the colonnial city of Alexandria on the Mediterranean, or a trip into the desert outside Cairo to see the World Heritage Site of the Valley of the Whales at Wadi Rayan.
In the late afternoon we take a guided walk through the back streets and bazaars in central Cairo. We’ll walk through the huge Bab al-Futuh gateway and explore streets dedicated to metalwork, spices, pottery, fabric, jewelery and anything else you can imagine as we gradually enter the more touristy Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. We’ll have time for a break to try some tea and a shisha pipe and perhaps enjoy an early dinner of Egypt’s unofficial national dish, Kushari. Finally we transfer you back to your hotel.

Overnight at Cairo 5 star hotel.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 9Final Departure : Cairo | Cairo, free time before departure, airport transfer.

Your time is free today for some last minute sightseeing or shopping until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. If you have an afternoon or evening flight departure, then a half-day tour of Coptic Cairo and the Citadel is available today, or you could take another half-day tour to learn more about the evolution of pyramid building at Saqqara, Dashour & Memphis. tours are also available today. Check out our optional tours section for more details.
Meals: Breakfast.


We want to make sure you don’t miss out on anything on this magical Egyptian tour so our expert team would like to suggest the following optional tours that you can add to your exciting itinerary. You can book in advance with your tour operator or decide later and book on the spot with your tour leader.


Optional Tours

  • Day 1
  • Day 4
  • Day 6
  • Day 8

Nile Cruise Dinner:
Depending on your arrival time, This evening you can add a Nile Dinner Cruise to your schedule, your driver will transfer you to enjoy the entertainment on-board a 5* standard or deluxe Nile Cruise depending on your preference.
Enjoy a deliciously cooked dinner prepared with love and care by our amazing chefs.

Sound and Light Show:
Depending on your arrival time, you can attend the Sound and Light show, the show is exhibited on the Giza Pyramids Plateau itself, a great way to get a glimpse of what awaits you tomorrow. This evening watch the pyramids and Sphinx light up in multicolors as you listen to the story behind the discovery of both great wonders.

Abu Simbel

If you’re an early risder then don’t miss out of this spectacular Abu Simbel tour. This morning, visit the temples built by Ramses II at the amazing UNESCO world heritage site of Abu Simbel. We depart very early with the aim of seeing the rising sun over the temples. Transfers, guiding, and entrance fees are included.

Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon ride over the ancient wonders of Luxor:

Come and enjoy the splendors of the ancient historical sights of Luxor from the air. See this spectacular landscape from the unique viewpoint that only hot air ballooning can provide. Glide majestically over the temples and burial grounds of the Pharaohs and allow history to come to life before your eyes.

Cairo city tour :

Your morning tour starts at the city’s Islamic areas including the Citadel of Saladdin and its Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali, then the city’s oldest area Coptic Cairo awaits you. Here you will visit the El Muallaqa, the Hanging Church that was built into the walls of the Roman fortress of Babylon then onto St Sergius church said to be a resting-place of the Holy Family.

 Saqqara Dahshour & Memphis day Tour:Visit the famous Saqqara that contains numerous pyramids, including the world-famouss Step Pyramid of Djoser.  sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb, and a number of mastaba tombs. Located some 30 km (19 mi) south of modern-day Cairo. Followed by a visit to Red & Bent Pyramid in Dahshur, the two pyramids belong to king Senefro, and finally we end our day by visiting Memphis City, it was the oldest capital in ancient Egypt.




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Frequently Asked Questions


Egypt offers a wide variety of 3-star hotels. The prices range from $12 to $20 per person per night in a double room. I would suggest you check hotel directories for rates and locations. Backpacker services are not popular in Egypt, although a few are available.


The best time to visit Egypt is from October to May. It is the peak travel season, temperatures are milder though comparatively warmer than in the northern hemisphere. This is our High-Season with its two busiest periods: the Christmas/New Year period and the Easter Period, whereby hotels and cruises will put their prices up. This can mean that some hotels become really expensive, so making your reservations very early, even for the budget hotels, is strongly advised. The other 4 months are the low-season so to speak. May to September are the height of Egyptian summer, with very high temperatures, especially in Upper Egypt (Luxor and the southern parts of the country). However, this is the time for you to see Egypt in virtual peace and quiet, giving you the advantage of seeing the sites without any hassle either from school children or crowds of tourists.


Even though we arrange tours… the best BUDGET way is to do it yourself.
It is easier to sit back, have someone make all arrangements for you and just zip, worry-free from place to place (and some people wouldn’t do it any other way; it is a vacation after all LOL). But if you’re willing to put in the work, are flexible, easily adaptable, easy going and you’re willing to deal with haggling etc. it is not impossible to do Egypt without an operator.
In 10 days you can definitely visit three cities. You can even add Aswan in there. For most first-time visitors, 2 days in Cairo is enough. It is an overwhelming city, especially if you’re going about on your own.
If you’re going to do this yourself, I suggest at least securing ground transportation for the day. That can be a hired private car or taxi but you don’t want to be wasting time flagging down and haggling with taxis at every turn. Having pre-arranged transport will take lots of the hassle out of doing things yourself. Having a good guide book is essential but if you can, book a guide or two to break up the monotony and really help with understanding the sites and bringing them to life. There are many good budget hotels in Luxor, Cairo and Aswan, which can be booked on sites such as hostelworld.com. You pre-pay 10% of the booking when it’s made and then pay the rest on arrival. The hostels do tours as well.
If you’re a student, be sure to bring your ISIC card for 50% discount on tickets to the sites.
If you decide you need help arranging all or part of the trip, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Spend a couple of nights in Cairo, take the sleeper-train to Aswan, spend another two nights there while visiting Abu Simbel and the Philae Temple, maybe Kom Ombo too. Then you can take a cruise down the Nile to Luxor, spend two nights visiting the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the Karnak Temple Complex. Then you can return to Cairo and from there head to a Red Sea resort, either on the Sinai Peninsula or the coast, for a few nights.


The high-season is October to May, making June to September (the summer months and the hottest) the low-season and therefore prices are at their lowest.


It has never been a problem, however you have to put up sometimes with annoying verbal harassment and this happens to Egyptian women as well. The best thing is to ignore and go on. It can sometimes get really irritating but reacting does not work. There is nothing forbidden in Egypt. You do not need to cover up or anything of the sort, yet to avoid drawing unnecessary attention to yourself, do please cover your shoulders and cleavage and do not wear shorts. It is just a matter of feeling comfortable and fitting in. Best footwear are sneakers as there is a lot of walking and it is dusty and sometimes the streets are in poor condition and dirty.


The ones recommended are: Yellow Fever (common to most parts of Africa), Tetanus and Hepatitis. Otherwise, just take the usual precautions when travelling to hot parts of the world. Drink bottled water, avoiding ice and unless you are in a well-known hotel and restaurant, avoid eating uncooked greens. Avoid roadside food stands. Bring a good insect repellent as the evenings might be full of mosquitoes. At all cost, avoid contact with street dogs, rabies is still a risk in Egypt. Make sure you have condoms on you, they are also available in all pharmacies. Carry a small medical kit for your needs, with painkillers and diarrhea tablets at hand at all times. We also advise you to carry a travel insurance.


On Organizing your Trip – Alone or in a couple or with friends and you wish to organize everything yourself, please let the hotel know of your plans before leaving. Should you get lost, the hotel will be able to act on your behalf. Also arm yourself with hotel address and telephone number, always, as you may need it. Be aware that you might be ripped-off. Like many tourist destinations, Egypt has its “wolves”, preying on unsuspecting, trustful travelers. Often the total cost will be more than if you had arranged it through a travel agent or your hotel and a lot less enjoyable.


On independent travel, for a first timer it is not advised. It much better to take a guide. You don’t need to book a package tour, groups can be arranged here. First and foremost, prepare yourself for a culture shock. Many seasoned travelers arrive and find it is unlike any other country they have previously visited.


On Dining Out, first time travelers are at a loss. It is best to seek out a hotel chain or a well-reviewed restaurant (ask around if you can) then you can be assured to get good, clean food. The price will be worth it. Never drink tap water! Wash and shower with it, but do not drink it.


On the Egyptian Language- Learn the basic words: La’ (no) and shukran (thank you). You will be needing them.


On Transportation – Taxis are a problem as they do not have a counter and pricing can be very tricky. Best is to use Uber or Careem or else have your hotel get you a cab and negotiate the price before you go on your ride.

In general, always take a bottle of water on your expedition. The heat will get to you.


Always carry local currency as it will make your life easier, especially when paying for groceries, taxis, touristic venues, museums and souvenirs. In big shops, restaurants and hotels you may use your credit cards.

On Tips – If you feel generous enough to tip one child, then expect to be followed by a hoard of others expecting to be tipped as well. Make sure you have a lot of small bills for such ventures as tipping is sort of expected and even the smallest bill (one pound) will be welcomed.


On Photography – Taking photos inside many temples is restricted, so please follow the advice of your guide and the keeper of the sites. In some places, please be aware that the government will charge you for taking photographs. Due to new policies put in place by the Ministry of Tourism, cameras are not permitted at all in the Valley of the Kings. Please exercise caution and respect when taking photographs of anything other than tourist sites. It is forbidden to take photographs of the police, anything of a military nature or indeed bridges, airports and public works. Respect should be given to Egyptian women, use discretion. Always ask permission before taking photos of people and expect to be asked for a tip in return.


On Clothing – Upon visiting mosques, please dress conservatively, i.e. half/long sleeved shirt and no shorts. In public areas, this would also be our advice. However, in some touristic areas such as the seaside, it perfectly fine to wear shorts and sleeveless shirts. Please remember to remove your footwear upon stepping into a mosque.


On Health – Bring a supply of your medication if you take any on a regular basis as well as a copy of your prescription. However, please be assured that your hotel or our staff will find you a specialized doctor should the need arise.


Egypt’s national airline is Egypt Air. Most major international airlines fly to Cairo.
Please check with your travel agent or your favourite travel website for more


Please visit https://visacentral.com/egypt-visa
Please note your passport should be valid for 6 months after the end date of your visa.