10-day explore the Mysteries of Egypt tour. Discover a world of wonder and magic. Behold the sights of this Ancient country with its colossal monuments, turquoise waters and its colorful desert bordering the Nile. Board your Nile Cruise in Aswan and sail down the worlds longest river with many shore excursions. Private guided tour to the ancient Pyramids and Sphinx. Spend a morning at the Egyptian Museum and marvel at its incredible collection of ancient artifacts.
At a glance
|Day 1||Welcome to Cairo. Transfer to hotel|
|Day 2||Visit the Pyramids & Sphinx; Memphis and Sakkara|
|Day 3||Morning tour to the Museum Overnight train travel to Aswan|
|Day 4||Full day tour to Abu Simbel|
|Day 5||Start your Cruise Program in Aswan|
|Day 6||Visit Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples|
|Day 7||Luxor: Visit Karnak & Luxor Temples|
|Day 8||Overnight sleeper train to Cairo|
|Day 9||Transfer to your hotel. Day at leisure|
|Day 10||Tour ends with transfer to Cairo APT|
> Explore Egypt most important ancients sites and Cruise the Nile in style
> Guaranteed departures
> Private guided tour in Cairo to the Pyramids & Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and the Khan el Khalili Bazaar
> Guided tour to the Abu Simbel Temple Complex
> Nile Cruise program includes shore excursions in Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor
Aswan – Abu Simbel – Aswan (B)
- Early morning arrival at Aswan. You are greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel for check in. (Check-in at 12:00 hours or prior if rooms are available).
- Transfer to Abu Simbel in A/C Deluxe coach.
- Visit Abu Simbel Temples. (Aswan/Abu Simbel: 300 Km). Convoy at 11:00.
- After the tour return to Aswan . Convoy at 15:30.
- Overnight at your hotel in Aswan.
Aswan – Start to Nile Cruise (B-L-D)
- Check out after breakfast and transfer to Nile Cruise Liner for check in.
- Visit the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisque & Felucca Sailing.
- Overnight on-board Nile Cruise Liner in Aswan.
Nile Cruise (B-L-D)
- Early sail to Kom Ombo and visit Kom Ombo Temple.
- Sail to Edfu and visit the Edfu Temple.
- Sail to Luxor.
- Overnight on board the Nile Cruise Liner.
- Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative
- Transfer and transportation as per itinerary in AC vehicle
- Overnight sleeper train
- Accommodation at selected hotels in a double/twin room sharing
- Meal plan as per itinerary
- Local English speaking Guide
- Entrance fees
- International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
- Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
- Travel insurance
- Visa fee
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- NOTE: The Nile Cruise program is subject to change without prior notice due to navigational and security circumstances. Shore excursions and sailing hours are subject to change for reasons beyond cruise control, however, all shore visits will be respected.
- Rate valid for travel between 01 APR to 30 SEP 2019
Contact us for any other date of travel required
- Best time to travel
The best time to visit Egypt’s sites (Cairo, red Sea Resort and Nile Cities) is from February to April and again between October and November. During these months, the sky and seas are perfectly blue.
Winter time temperatures (December to February) are mild and can be overcast. Note that December is peak season and rates are calculated accordingly
- Egypt Culture and Greetings
Egypt’s Essential Views are defined as Honour, Loyalty, Education, Modesty and Pride
Greetings between men and women: A handshake may be acceptable in certain circumstances and the woman must extend her hand first. If she does not, a man should bow his head as a sign of acknowledgment.
- Drinks & Food
There is a wide variety of offerings available ranging from the cheap food carts and street food that serve Egypt’s working class to fancy restaurants that cater solely to tourists and the upper class. Tea (shai) is the national drink of Egypt. Invitations to sit and drink tea together are an important part of the culture. Egyptians generally drink tea sweetened with a large amount of sugar. Alcohol is not widely consumed because of Islamic rules. Beer is popular and readily available in the larger cities. Buy your duty-free alcohol before entering the country.
- City Travel
Government-owned Transport Authority run buses and tram services in Cairo (Very crowded). Buses and fixed taxi routes are run by private companies. The easiest way to get around Cairo is by Metro. Most used transport mode are taxi’s. Fix the rate before you start your journey. A comprehensive rail network runs through the country. Serving the Nile cities are various AC day and night trains with sleeping and restaurant cars serving Luxor and Aswan (Sleeper trains must be booked well in advance)
Also known as Backsheesh will be requested from you by “everyone”. Change your money into Egyptian Pounds for tips to porters, waiters, room staff and drivers. Official Guides are tipped in Foreign currency. Remember that the tips supplement the income of low Egyptian wages paid.
- Local interesting meals
Ful Mudamas: broad beans in sauce
Koshari: lentils, macaroni, rice and chickpeas
Mahshi: stuffed grapevine leaves
Fiteer Baladi: known as Egyptian pizza, fiteer is buttery and full of artery-clogging goodness
Falafel (Tameya): a deep-fried mixture of herbs and beans is a favourite, especially among vegetarians
Kofta: minced beef or lamb with spices, rolled onto a skewer and barbecued over coals
Reach Aswan by train (sleeper train). Before joining the Nile cruise in Aswan, visit the Temple Complex of Abu Simbel. Once on board the Nile cruise liner, you will follow in the footsteps of the Pharaohs as you drift along Egypt’s famous river. Enjoy three meals a day and all shore excursions. Moor beside stunning historic sites in Kom Ombo, Edfu before reaching Luxor.