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Ring in the New Year touring Egypt’s historic sites – explore the Pyramids of Giza, roam around the biggest open-air museum in Luxor, and discover ancient relics at the Egyptian Museum.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Once you arrive in Egypt, a representative will meet you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel.
Enjoy your first evening in Cairo, settle in and relax before your tour officially begins tomorrow.
Meals: No meals.
After breakfast, we start the tour by visiting the fascinating Pyramids and Sphinx at the Giza Plateau. After we head to Saqqara Necropolis where innumerable temples and tombs are strewn across the sands – 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.
Overnight on a sleeper train.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Your arrival in Luxor is well-timed. At around 8 am, a local representative will be waiting to meet you on the quay to transfer you to your chosen hotel.
This afternoon we will visit the Karnak temple complex – housing a multitude of temples, chapels, and pillars.
The evening is yours free.
Overnight at Luxor
Today, we head to the West Bank of the Nile where we will see the two massive statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. We then move to the famous Valley of the Kings.
You will be transferred back to your hotel to freshen up for an evening of wonder at the Temple of Karnak – a vast open-air museum and the second largest ancient religious site in the world.
We end the night by boarding a sleeper train back toward Cairo.
Overnight on a sleeper train.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
After arriving back in Cairo, you will be trasferred back to your hotel. Later, we head to the Egyptian Museum to discover ancient treasures left behind centuries ago.
The afternoon and evening are all yours to enjoy and spend as you wish.
Overnight at a hotel in Cairo.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo international airport for your final departure.
Nile Cruise Dinner:
Depending on your arrival time, you can add a Nile Dinner Cruise to your schedule – your driver will transfer you to enjoy a 5-star standard or deluxe Nile Cruise.
Sound and Light Show:
Depending on your arrival time, attend the Sound and Light show – the show exhibits on the Giza Pyramids Plateau itself.
Egypt offers a wide variety of 3-star hotels. The prices range from $12 to $20 per person per night in a double room. We suggest checking the 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.
When budgeting for an Egypt tour we recommend doing it through a travel agent like ourselves – this way everything is done for you and you would have a rough idea of how much money you would need.
We suggest spending a few nights in Cairo, then taking the sleeper train to Aswan, spend another two nights there while visiting Abu Simbel and the Philae temple, and maybe Kom Ombo too.
You can take a cruise down the Nile to Luxor, spend two nights visiting the valley of the kings and queens and the Karnak Temple complex.
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.
Yes, it is completely safe for women to travel alone in Egypt.
The ones recommended are yellow fever (common to most parts of Africa), tetanus and hepatitis.
When touring Egypt, before leaving your hotel, we suggest letting your hotel know where you’re going – should you get lost, the hotel will be able to act on your behalf. We also suggest that you always have your hotels. Address and telephone number as you may need it if you get lost.
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.
No, but learning the basic words: la’ (no) and shukran (thank you) is a real help.
We suggest using uber or careem as a means of transportation, alternatively ask your hotel for a cab but it’s best to negotiate the price before you go on your ride.
Usually, only the bigger shops, restaurants and hotels take credit cards. It is best to carry cash – local currency – as it will make your life easier, especially when paying for groceries, taxis, tourist venues, museums, and souvenirs.
Taking photos inside many temples is restricted, so please follow the advice of your guide however, in some places, the government will charge you for taking photographs.
Due to new policies put in place by the ministry of tourism, cameras are not permitted in the valley of the kings. It is also forbidden to take photographs of the police, anything of a military nature or indeed bridges, airports, and public works.
When visiting mosques, travellers must dress conservatively, i.e., half/long-sleeved shirt and no shorts. In public areas, this would also be our advice however, in some tourist areas such as the seaside, it is perfectly fine to wear shorts and sleeveless shirts.
Egypt’s national airline is Egypt Air. Most major international airlines fly to Cairo. We suggest you check with your travel agent for more information.
Please visit https://visacentral.com/egypt-visa
Please note your passport should be valid for 6 months after the end date of your visa.