8 Days Best of Egypt
Cairo International Airport, Egypt - Cairo International Airport, Egypt
Kom Ombo Temple in Aswan

Start Time: 16:00

Details

8 Days | 7 Nights

Tour Type: Group Tour
Runs: Depends on group schedule
Accommodation: 3* Hotel , Sleeper train, Felucca
Minimum Age: 15

Tour Description


An eight days trip to Egypt will turn you back in time by visiting the ancient sites along the Nile River, discover the iconic and great Pyramids of Giza. Enjoy a home-cooked meal by a Nubian family and get to experience their daily life. See and explore the vibrant cities of Aswan and Luxor. Relax and feel the serene life as you sail along the Nile River in a traditional felucca boat.

Highlights

  • The majestic Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
  • Nubian Village visit and traditional dinner
  • Felucca overnight sailing excursion with support boat
  • Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
  • Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo    

Ahlan Wa Sahlan – welcome to Egypt! You have arrived in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo is a fascinating city and home to the mighty Nile, the longest and the most vital river in the world. Try to check some floating restaurants, river cruise boats, or experience the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar.


AraCan Pyramids Hotel or similar

Day 2: Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx - Travel from Cairo to Aswan    

You will be picked up by our representative at your hotel and transferred to enjoy a tour of the Giza Pyramids. Khufu's pyramid is the northernmost and largest of the three. In classical antiquity, it was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and is the only one to have survived. Khephren's monument can be easily identified by the casing stones that still cling to its pointed top. The much smaller pyramid of Mycerinus had not been completed by the time of the king's death. The Great Sphinx is part of the funerary complex of Khephren. Proceed to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities near Tahrir Square in Cairo. It houses the world’s largest, most precious, and rare collection of genuine artifacts, over 250,000 pieces. In the evening, board an overnight sleeper train to Aswan. The approximate travel time from Cairo to Aswan is 13 hours.


Overnight Sleeper Train
Breakfast & Dinner
22 hours

Day 3: Philae Temple, Aswan - Nubian Village - Aswan    

Arrive in Aswan and proceed to a motorboat to reach Agilkia Island, where you will visit the Temple of Philae which was erected during the Greco-Roman period and was dedicated to the goddess Isis. On the walls of the temple of Philae were inscribed the latest hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions. Embrace the culture of the locals and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family. Overnight at Hotel in Aswan.


Hapi Hotel Aswan or similar
Breakfast & Dinner
11 hours

Day 4: Aswan Free Day    

Breakfast at the hotel. You will have a free day of leisure on your own to enjoy and explore other historical sites or add an optional tour such as the Abu Simbel Tour or you may just relax and stay calm at the hotel. Overnight at Aswan.


Hapi Hotel Aswan or similar
Breakfast
8 hours

Day 5: Sail from Aswan to Kom Ombo on Felucca    

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Board the felucca boat. You’ll start an overnight trip along the Nile River aboard a felucca or Egyptian traditional sailboat. Enjoy your lunch and be amazed by the beauty of the Nile River and breath some fresh air. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.


Felucca with support boat for toilet/shower
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
20 hours

Day 6: Kom Ombo Temple - Karnak Temple - Luxor    

Breakfast on board felucca and disembark. The tour begins by visiting the double temple of the Hellenistic period on the eastern bank, the Temple of Kom Ombo. You’ll learn about the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus, whose monuments decorate each half of the temple. Then drive to Luxor to visit the Karnak Temples, which are the largest structures ever built in the history of mankind. The principal building is that of the god Amun Ra, which is the melting pot of religion and politics. Transfer to hotel in Luxor, check-in, and overnight.


Pyramids Hotel Luxor or similar
Breakfast

Day 7: Valley of the Kings - Temple of Hatshepsut - Colossi of Memnon - Luxor    

Breakfast at the hotel. Tour starts by crossing the River Nile, to Luxor West Bank. Come and see the magnificent Valley of the Kings. The most concentration of royal tombs in Ancient Egypt. It is where cut in rocks tombs for 62 famous kings of the New Kingdom, all are highly decorated and filled with priceless artwork. Continue to visit the Hatshepsut temple built and named after the powerful Queen Hatshepsut the only woman who ascended the throne of Egypt in ancient times. This temple is located at Deir el-Bahari, a steep cliff in the shape of a horseshoe forms a natural background to two monumental buildings standing side by side, each belonging to a different period. The last stop, pay a visit to the Colossi of Memnon. The first monument one encounters on a visit to the west bank of Luxor is the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. The temple itself has all but completely disappeared, but the colossal twin statues of the king, which once stood proudly in front of the entrance to the temple, are still there to greet the visitor. Join a local family and have a traditional meal in the evening. Overnight in Luxor.


Pyramids Hotel Luxor or similar
Breakfast & Lunch
9 hours

Day 8: Fly from Luxor to Cairo    

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Luxor Airport for your 1-hour flight back to Cairo. The tour ends upon arrival in Cairo.


Breakfast
1 hour

Inclusions


  • 5 simple hotel accommodation, 1 night sleeper train , 1 night felucca boat
  • Service of an experience tour leader
  • Private transfers air-conditioned van, felucca, plane and on-foot
  • Domestic flight from Luxor to Cairo
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners

Exclusions


  •  International flights 
  •  Meals and beverages not mentioned in inclusions 
  •  Visa fee to Egypt (if applicable) 
  •  Travel or Health Insurance 
  •  Optional tours 
  •  Tips to the driver and guides 
  •  Any personal expenses 
  •  Others not mentioned in the inclusions 

Practical Info


- The price is calculated for this itinerary. Modified itineraries may result in higher costs.
- Any change in the number of passengers affects the quote.
- The driver/tour guide escorts according to the booked itinerary, he is not 24/7 at your disposal.
- Official check-in time at hotels 15:00 – check-out time at hotels 12:00.
- We do not check the availability of accommodation when planning your trip. Once you booked and any hotel is not available, we search for an alternative and inform you.
- The entry visa to Egypt costs for non-restricted nationalities 25 $USD per person upon arrival.
- Departure taxes at airports cost for international departures 25 $USD per person, for domestic departures 5 $USD per person.
- Minor travelers must be accompanied by adult travelers.
- If you opt to have this tour to be private or be customized please let us know so we can send the rates accordingly.

How to Book this Tour


- After booking the tour with us online, one of our consultants will get in touch within 24 hours. You need to pay then a 25% deposit by credit card or by bank transfer. The full payment is due latest 15 days before tour start.
- Cancellations or changes need to be sent in written form. Charges are as follows:
• 5% of the total price of the trip for cancellations from the date of booking until 41 days before departure.
• 50% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 40 to 15 days before departure.
• 100% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 14 to 01 days before departure or no show.
- For refunds, we do not cover transaction fees charged by credit card companies and banks.
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