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Come with us and touch history. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the greatest man-made marvels of the world, shrouded in mystery. Roam around the biggest open-air museum in Luxor and as you float above ancient Thebes in a hot-air balloon at sunrise, look down and catch the breathtaking picture of the sun illuminating and shining down upon centuries-old monuments. Come back to Cairo and let the Egyptian Museum take your breath away with its incomparable treasures, be they the royal jewels and artifacts or the mummies of royalty gone by.

Departure & Return Location

Cairo International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Tour Highlights

Pyramids and Sphinx on the Giza plateau; Egyptian Museum; Colossi of Memnon; Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple

Tour Overview

  • Day 1 : Cairo | Arrival and transfer from airport to hotel
  • Day 2 : Cairo | Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara. Overnight train to Luxor
  • Day 3 : Luxor | An optional visit to Luxor Temple. Hotel in Luxor
  • Day 4 : Luxor | Memnon Colossi, Deir el Bahary, and Karnak Temple. Overnight train to Cairo
  • Day 5 : Cairo | Egyptian Museum. Afternoon at your leisure. Overnight in Cairo
  • Day 6 : Cairo | Departure

Price Includes

  • Meet and assist upon arrival and departure
  • Transfer in air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation at 5* hotel in Cairo hotel on BB basis
  • 1 night hotel accommodation at 5* hotel in Luxor hotel on BB basis
  • 1 overnight sleeper train ticket: Cairo - Luxor
  • 1 overnight sleeper train ticket: Luxor - Cairo
  • All transfers as per the above mentioned itinerary by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tours in Cairo and Luxor
  • All entrance fees for the above mentioned sights
  • Meals as mentioned Breakfast - Dinner
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • Breakfast at the selected hotels.
  • One smart phone with access to the internet during the length of the tour
  • 2 Small bottles of the mineral water per person per day
  • Qualified drivers in Cairo & Luxor
  • English speaking guide during transfers
  • English speaking tour guide during sightseeing
  • Tipping including for all the involved during the tour excluding the tour guide and the tour leader
  • Published rate is based on 5* standard accommodation during normal dates for Min. 2 persons
  • 4* Accommodation is available upon request

Price Excludes

  • Entry visa
  • International flight
  • Tipping for the tour guide and the tour leader
  • Early check-in / Late check-out
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, etc
  • Peak period supplement
  • X-Mas & New Year Gala Dinners (to be advised by time of booking)
  • We can arrange a flight upgrade (Cairo / Luxor / Cairo), instead of sleeper train tickets (against supplement)
  • High and peak dates
  • Meals /additional tours/ laundry / phone calls / unmentioned items
  • Entry to any of the Pyramids, Mummies room at Egyptian Museum (could be arranged with tour guide on the spot).
Day By Day Itinerary

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

Today you finally get to turn your dream holiday into a reality, Board your international Flight to the Land of the Pharaohs where one of our representatives will be waiting for you at the airport just before customs for any assistance needed before accompanying you on your private transfer to your chosen hotel. Enjoy your first evening in Cairo, settle in a relax before your adventure begins tomorrow.

Overnight Cairo.
Meals: No meals.

Day 2Highlights of the day: Cairo | Pyramids, Sphinx, Saqqara.

Wake up to your first day of exciting adventures!
Enjoy your breakfast, our marvelous tour will begin with a visit to the fascinating Pyramids and Sphinx at the Giza Plateau, Prepare to be dazzled by its sheer size, an imposing, dominant figure lording it over the plateau. Your private guide will then lead the away to the Saqqara Necropolis where innumerable temples and tombs strewn across the sands are awaiting you. It’s at Saqqara where you will see Djoser’s famed Step Pyramid, the precursor, or prototype of Cheops.
Later today, we hop on the overnight train and head to Luxor where our adventure continues, It is a slightly shaky ride but really cool and fun if you like trains.

Overnight on sleeper train.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 3Highlights of the day: Luxor | Karnak Temple Complex .

Your arrival in Luxor is well-timed. At around 8 am, our local representative will be waiting to meet you on the quay and accompany you on your private transfer to your chosen hotel.
Luxor is considered one of the world’s greatest open-air museums. It is the site of the ancient city of Thebes, the capital of the Pharaohs during the 10th and 11th Centuries BC. This afternoon we take you on a private guided tour around the Karnak temple complex, housing a multitude of temples, chapels, and pillars. It is just daunting and will leave you standing in awe by the richness of this place.
At the end of your sightseeing, we will comfortably escort you back to your hotel to relax and enjoy the rest of your free evening.

Overnight at Luxor
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4Highlights of the day: Luxor - Cairo| Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride, Colossi Of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Karnak Temple, Sleeper Train to Cairo.

A perfect way to start your is to drift over Luxor in a hot-air balloon and enjoy the sunrise. (Optional) From high above, look down upon ancient Thebes with its surrounding landscape and villages on the cusp of starting a new day.
Later this morning, we head to the West Bank of the Nile where we will see the two massive statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. From there on, we move to the famous Valley of the Kings that will give you chills and continue to the imposing colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut known in Arabic as “Deir el Bahary”. Your private driver will transfer you back to your hotel freshen up before our evening wander around the Temple of Karnak, a vast open-air museum and the second largest ancient religious site in the world. Now on to another fun ride on the sleeper train back toward Cairo.

Overnight on sleeper train.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 5Highlights of the day: Cairo | The Egyptian Museum.

Rise and Shine, we are back at the buzzing capital, Cairo!
You will be met and assisted by our friendly representative who will transfer you to your chosen hotel to check-in and freshen up. Later this morning, your private guide will take you on a tour down the endless halls of the Egyptian Museum. Explore some of the richest ancient treasures left behind centuries ago, many items, statues and jewels will just leave you fascinated ! At the museum keep an eye out for the King Tut’s solid gold death mask. A sight to uphold.
One of the optional extras we offer is the Royal Mummies room if you would like to hear about the story of mummification and the significance of the “after life” in ancient Egypt. You can book in advance with your travel specialist or on the spot with your guide.
Sit back and relax, the afternoon and evening are all yours to enjoy and spend as you wish.

Overnight at hotel in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 6Quote of the day: Cairo Final Departure| '' Explore, Dream, Discover -Mark Twain. ''

Time for packing your souvenirs and unforgettable memories… After breakfast, our representative will be lending you a helping hand for a smooth check-out and transfer to Cairo international airport for your final departure.

Meals: Breakfast.

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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.
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Optional Tours

  • Day 1
  • Day 4
  • Day 5

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.

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 by Night

This evening, take a trip to the old Cairo where you can stroll through the narrow streets of Mosques, Cafes, Arabesque Unique Architectures until you reach the Khan Kalili Bazaar, the largest bazaar in the middle east, that holds endless choices of souvenirs.

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.

 Felucca Sailing Boat Ride across the Nile

Feel the breeze of the cool afternoon as you sail down the River Nile on our sailing felucca and watch the city go by.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I WANT TO TRAVEL TO EGYPT IN A TOUR GROUP AND STAY AT THE CHEAPEST HOTELS?

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.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME (PEAK SEASON) TO VISIT EGYPT ON HOLIDAYS?

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.

WHAT IS THE BEST BUDGET WAY TO TRAVEL AROUND EGYPT?

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.

WHAT ARE THE BEST TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS FOR DISCOVERING EGYPT?

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.

WHEN ARE PRICES AT THEIR LOWEST TO VISIT EGYPT?

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.

IS IT SAFE FOR WOMEN TO TRAVEL ALONE?

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.

DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL VACCINES FOR EGYPT? WHAT HEALTH GUIDELINES DO WE NEED TO FOLLOW?

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON ORGANIZING YOUR TRIP

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON INDEPENDENT TRAVEL?

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON DINING OUT?

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON EGYPTIAN

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

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON TRANSPORTATION

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON MONEY

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON CLOTHING

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON HEALTH

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.

WHICH AIRLINES FLY TO EGYPT?

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
information.

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVELERS TO EGYPT?

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

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Review of: Guided Day Tour to Giza Pyramids and Saqqara from Cairo with Felucca Ride and Derwish Show
Lady Egypt has a excellent team of Guides both in Cairo and Luxor. We had a great vacation. Family enjoyed this memorable country

February 1, 2020

Cslbda

Solo Traveller

Highly recommend
Sorry this review is late but I absolutely loved my family trip with Lady Egypt tours. My plane was delayed and they still met me at the airport to meet up with the rest of my family. Our tour guides were personable and highly knowledgeable about Ancient Egypt history. A year later I still remember all the incredible sights and experiences. Lady Egypt is the best

January 21, 2020
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