Best of Egypt
Rich culture, ancient artifacts, fascinating history and more await your discovery on this Best of Egypt tour. Experience thrilling opportunities in Cairo, Aswan, Kom Ombo and Luxor. Priceless ancient treasures throughout and a certified Egyptologist enhance this exciting journey.
Visit some of the world's most iconic archaeological sites as you join an expert for an escorted vacation. As these magical destinations are revealed your guide will regale you with history and lore surrounding the various pieces and places. See incredible artifacts from the tomb of King Tutankhamun among others at the Egyptian Museum. Marvel at the 4,500 year old Great Sphinx majestically watching the horizon. Dream under the stars on the deck of a felucca sailing overnight along the Nile River. Join a Nubian family for a delicious traditional dinner in their village home. The massive Karnak Temple Complex is sure to be another captivating stop along your adventure. Shop for commemorative souvenirs at the colorful and spice scented bazaars you'll encounter. Learn about the powerful role of women in the region on a visit to the impressive Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, who was the first female Pharaoh of Egypt. This vacation is brimming with history and photo-worthy moments.
8 Days • fr. $892
Tour Highlights & Offers
- LOCAL LIVING MOMENT: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswān
- LOCAL LIVING MOMENT: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
- DISCOVER MOMENT: Aswān
- GUIDED TOUR Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx
- ESCORTED TOUR Egyptian Museum
- OVERNIGHT Felucca sailing excursion with support boat
- GUIDED TOUR Karnak and Kom Ombo temples
- ESCORTED EXPLORATION Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings
- SEE Colossi of Memnon
- VISIT bustling bazaars
- All entrance fees to included monuments
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Internal flights
- Private air-conditioned van, train, felucca, plane, walking
- Certified Egyptologist as CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout
- Age requirement: 12+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
- All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
- All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
- 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ: Allow USD$150-$195 for meals not included
- Santana Hotel in Cairo (1 night)
- Overnight Train from Cairo to Aswān (1 night)
- Nile Hotel in Aswān (2 nights)
- Felucca Overnight Sailing Excursion from Aswān to Kom Ombo (1 night)
- Susanna Hotel in Luxor (2 nights)
CAIRO Location Information Description
Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Meet your CEO and fellow travelers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards.
CAIRO/ASWAN Location Information Description
Head straight to the pyramids and soak in the history of these majestic structures. Tour the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. Later, visit the Egyptian Museum to see more ancient artifacts.
Location Information Description
In the evening, board an overnight train to Aswan. The overnight train is a modern air-conditioned sleeper, with twin-berth beds.
ASWAN Location Information Description
Enjoy some free time in the morning to browse the souk or walk along the Nile. Later, board a boat to reach one of the many Nile islands and visit a Nubian village. Walk around the small community, then enjoy a traditional dinner at a local home.
ASWAN Location Information Description
Spend the day exploring Aswan. One of the most fascinating sights in the area is the Temple of Abu Simbel. Later, opt for a half-day tour of the Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam, and Philae Temple. Visit the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about Aswan's local people.
ASWAN/KOM OMBO Location Information Description
Nile River, Egypt
Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca. Board the felucca and spend the rest of the day out on the river. Sleep onboard under the stars.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Felucca Overnight Sailing Excursion
KOM OMBO/LUXOR Location Information Description
Kom Ombo, Egypt
Enjoy a guided visit Kom Ombo Temple before driving to Luxor. En route, visit the Temple of Karnak. Once in Luxor, enjoy some free time to start exploring.
LUXOR Location Information Description
Cross to the West Bank. Visit the massive 59ft high Colossi of Memnon, which is all that remains of an ancient temple. Descend down the narrow corridors and check out the tombs of the pharaohs at the Valley of the Kings. The Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut literally seems to rise out of the surrounding limestone outcrops.
Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West bank of the Nile and then explore Luxor at your own pace.
LUXOR/CAIRO Location Information Description
Fly back to Cairo where the tour ends upon on arrival to the Cairo International Airport in the morning.
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