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Jewel of the Nile


Prepare to be awestruck as you marvel at the colossal Pyramids of Giza, an ancient wonder that continues to captivate the world with its grandeur. From this remarkable starting point, your journey through Egypt unfolds, guiding you along the tranquil waters of the Nile. As you sail, take in the beauty of the verdant riverbanks, a stark contrast to the expansive desert landscape that stretches beyond. Each moment on this voyage is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history etched into Egypt’s majestic architectural heritage.

Before bidding farewell to this enchanting land, reward yourself with a relaxing visit to the golden sand beaches of the Red Sea in Hurghada. It’s the perfect way to round off your long-awaited holiday, basking in the warm sun and enjoying the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea—an experience that will leave you with cherished memories of your Egyptian adventure.

This tour is editable to include Dahab in stead of Hurghada. 

Note :

Published rate is based on 5* standard accommodation in a double room during normal dates for Min. 2 persons

Flight prices are subject to change.

4* Accommodation is available upon request

Price Table
Price Includes
  • 3 nights accommodation in Cairo at 5* standard hotel
  • based on bed & breakfast 5* standard
  • 1 night on a sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan, with the choice to upgrade to a flight and hotel
  • 3 nights on board cruise (Aswan / Luxor) based on full board 5* standard
  • 4 nights at hotel in Hurghada based on bed & breakfast 5* standard
  • 1 night at hotel in Luxor based on bed & breakfast 5* standard
  • Economy class ( Hurghada – Cairo)
  • Daily breakfast- All meals on board cruise
  • Breakfast & dinner on board sleeper train
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Relevant transfers during sightseeing in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor
  • Currently applied entrance fees for the above-mentioned sights
  • Currently applicable tax / service charge
  • Bottled water during the tour.
  • 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
Price Excludes
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • International flights (available upon inquiry)
  • Tipping for the tour guide and the tour leader
  • High and peak dates
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, drinks, extra meals, etc
  • Additional tours or other items not mentioned above
Tour overview
Egyptian Museum
High Dam
Philae Temple
Valley of the Kings
Queen Hatchepsut
Karnak Temple
Edfu temple
Red Sea
Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Day by day Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Cairo

Today, you take your first steps towards a new adventure… Board your flight to Cairo International Airport where we will be waiting for you just before customs for any assistance needed before we transfer you to your chosen hotel to settle in and relax.

Overnight : Cairo Hotel

No Meals

Day 2: Discover the Pyramids, Sphinx and Sakkara – Sleeper Train to Aswan

Rise and Shine to your first day of exploring Cairo’s Highlights. This morning you will be met at your hotel by your private guide for a full-day tour of the pyramids at Giza, Sphinx and Sakkara. Take in the fascinating great Pyramids from a different perspective as you ride a camel (Optional) through the Sahara desert at Giza, we will show you the best spots for a perfect photo shot ! get creative standing super close to the Sphinx while you take pictures at this breathtaking sight. We then take a short drive to the Saqqara where the first pyramid was ever built by the ancient Egyptians. Can you believe that The Step Pyramid of Djoser was constructed in 2648 BC ?! …
In the early evening, you will experience a different side to traveling in Egypt, grab your belonging before we head to the train station to board the sleeper train to Aswan.

OVERNIGHT : on board sleeper train.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 3: Exploring Aswan’s Treasures: High Dam, Philae Temple, and Cruise Beginnings

Upon arrival to Aswan, we will start our trip with a visit to the High Dam. Afterward, a short boat trip will take you and your private guide to the Temple of Philae which was the center of worship of the Goddess Isis and thus attracted pilgrims from all over the ancient world. The original island is now completely submerged by the waters of Lake Nasser. In a spectacular rescue operation, the great temples and monuments of Philae were relocated to the nearby Island of Agilkia, where they now are perched. After discovering and admiring the romantic Temple, your private vehicle will take you to your chosen cruise where we will get you checked in for your fisrt of many nights on board.

OVERNIGHT : onboard cruise ship.
MEALS : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Nile cruise to Edfu & Kom ombo

Today, we embark on a leisurely journey down the Nile, reveling in the serene atmosphere on the sun deck while observing the tranquil rhythm of rural Egyptian life along the riverbanks. Our initial stop brings us to the striking riverside temple at Kom ombo, known for its unique design as a double temple. One side is devoted to Sobek, the crocodile god, while the other is dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed Sky God.

Our voyage continues, taking us to the magnificent Temple of Horus at Edfu. This evening, we will spend the night here, immersing ourselves in the rich history and culture of this ancient land.

OVERNIGHT: Nile Cruise Boat

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Discover the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon Karnak and Luxor Temple

Put on your walking shoes and get excited for your full day of more sightseeing, get an early head start in order to avoid the sultry hot sun of noontime. Your cruise will set anchor at the west bank of Luxor, taking in the ghostly valley of the kings filled with the spirits of the Pharaohs of days gone by. Entering some of the tombs is truly an experience that will give you goosebumps!
Your private guide will then take you to Deir El Bahari and walk down the colonnaded avenue of Queen Hatshepsut’s temple, afterward, you will walk along and feel tiny next to the towering Colossi of Memnon, followed by a visit to the east bank of Luxor.

Your last stops of the day will be at Luxor and Karnak Temples, walk through the giant pillars and walls of both temples with its engraved and hidden symbols and messages that your Egyptologist guide will encrypt for you, take in the tall sculptures of some of the leaders of ancient times.
At the end of your tour of the West and East bank of Luxor, Your vehicle will take you to Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo for overnight.

OVERNIGHT : Cairo hotel.
MEALS : Breakfast.

Day 6: Luxor, Karnak temple

Your morning is leisurely, allowing you to savor a well-deserved rest and a welcome lie-in after yesterday’s early start.

Following lunch, our journey continues with a visit to the colossal temple complex of Karnak, which once served as the religious epicenter of Thebes and Upper Egypt. An extensive avenue, flanked by sphinxes, connected it to Luxor, while a canal provided a link to the Nile, facilitating the movement of the sacred boats of the god Amun.

Upon entering through a smaller sphinx-lined avenue, constructed by Ramesses II, you’ll encounter the monumental pylon entrance. Inside the expansive Courtyard, three chapels stand dedicated to the deities Amun, Khous, and Mut. The awe-inspiring Hypostyle Hall boasts 134 towering columns, each intricately adorned with depictions of gods, pharaohs, and hieroglyphic inscriptions embellishing the walls.

As a highlight of this Egypt guided tour, there’s an extraordinary opportunity for a hot air balloon flight over the west bank of the Nile available this morning. This adventure offers a chance to witness the sunrise as the balloon ascends, promising a truly remarkable experience.

OVERNIGHT: Luxor 5-star hotel

MEALS: Breakfast

EXTRAS: Hot air balloon in Luxor

Day 7: Luxor to the Red Sea at Hurghada

Following a leisurely morning, we bid farewell to the Nile Valley and journey to the Red Sea’s enchanting resort town of Hurghada. Upon arrival, we check into a luxurious 5-star resort. During your stay here, you’ll enjoy a ‘soft all-inclusive’ package, which covers all meals, soft drinks, and snacks, excluding alcoholic beverages.

OVERNIGHT: Hurghada – 5-star resort

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8: Hurghada, Red Sea. Free day

Today is all about relaxation and enjoying your time by the Red Sea in Hurghada. This coastal paradise is renowned worldwide for its exceptional scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities, thanks to the vibrant marine life thriving in the Red Sea’s clear waters. Divers from around the globe flock here to explore its underwater wonders.

For those seeking adventure, Hurghada offers a wealth of activities such as windsurfing, kite surfing, glass-bottomed submarine excursions, quad biking adventures in the desert, serene camel rides, and exciting sea fishing trips. Our local representative, stationed in Hurghada, will be readily available to assist with arranging any of these activities.

Hurghada itself boasts an intriguing marina and an old town that invites exploration, offering a blend of modern amenities and a glimpse into its historical past. Whether you choose to indulge in thrilling water sports, immerse yourself in the underwater world, or simply relax on the beach, Hurghada promises a memorable and rejuvenating experience.

OVERNIGHT: Hurghada – 5 star resort

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Red Sea, Another Free Day

Today, you have yet another day at your leisure in Hurghada, granting you the freedom to unwind or partake in the exciting array of adventurous activities available. Our local representative remains at your service, ready to assist with any arrangements or recommendations to make your stay in Hurghada as enjoyable as possible.

OVERNIGHT: Hurghada – 5 star resort

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Red Sea at Hurghada, free day

Today, you have a free day to unwind and savor the delights of the Red Sea. Hurghada is renowned worldwide for its exceptional scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities, with the vibrant marine life of the Red Sea drawing divers from across the globe. For those seeking adventure, there are options for windsurfing, kite surfing, glass-bottomed submarine tours, quad biking, camel rides, and sea fishing trips. Our local representative, stationed in Hurghada, will be available to assist with any arrangements you’d like to make.

Hurghada itself offers an interesting marina and an old town waiting to be explored. If you desire, we can arrange additional nights at the resort in Hurghada to extend your stay here. Please feel free to contact us for details and pricing.

Please note that by adding extra nights in Hurghada, you will depart from the group and miss the remaining activities in Cairo. You can choose to conclude the tour in Hurghada or arrange a later flight back to Cairo. For further information and customized pricing, please reach out to us.

OVERNIGHT: Hurghada 5-star resort

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch


Day 11: Flight from Hurghada to Cairo, Free Day

Enjoy your breakfast, our representative will assist you with a smooth check-out from the hotel before heading tot the airport for a short domestic flight to Cairo and once there, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. You might be interested to visit Cairo’s famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar and the old city or just relax and enjoy your hotel’s facilities. we will leave that up to you…

OVERNIGHT : at Cairo hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast.

Day 12: Discover the Egyptian Museum and enjoy your free afternoon

Rise and Shine we are back in the buzzing capital! Enjoy your breakfast, today we will take you on a guided tour of the amazing Egyptian museum, where you can see the famed solid gold King Tutankhamun’s death mask. You may also want to visit the Royal Mummies room that will just give you chills…. the rest of the day will be yours to do as you wish.

OVERNIGHT : at hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast.

Day 13: Cairo, Transfer to the airport

Today, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace until it’s time for your departure transfer to the airport. If you wish to extend your tour, options include enjoying additional time at the Red Sea, embarking on day trips to Alexandria, or visiting the esteemed World Heritage Site of Wadi Rayan and the Valley of the Whales.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Please note your passport should be valid for 6 months after the end date of your visa.


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


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.


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 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.


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 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.


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


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 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 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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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