The second oldest cradle of civilization, Egypt boasts of one of the longest histories in the world, offering a world of some unforgettable experiences to its visitors. The well-planned Exhilarating Egypt Tour of 8 nights and 9 days offers you some of the best sights and sounds of this lovely place. The itinerary takes you to places and attractions like Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Alexandria, and Hurghada etc., giving you a complete insight into the Egypt’s millennia-old monuments and other attractions, religion, culture and landscapes. Explore the ancient Egypt and make your vacation a memorable one.
What is included in the tour
- accommodation in mentioned hotel or similar, Giza
- Daily breakfast in Giza Hotel
- accommodation on board a 5* Nile cruise
- Meals on Full Board Basis on Nile Cruise (food only & no beverages)
- Meet and Assist at Cairo, Luxor and Aswan Airports
- Private Half Day Guided Tour to the pyramids and Sphinx Area (includes entrance to the Pyramid Plateau,excludes entrance fee to go inside the great Pyramids and the Solar Boat Museum)
- Sightseeing In Aswan: Philae Temple & High Dam
- While Sailing : Visit Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
- Sightseeing In Luxor: The Valley of The Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, the Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank
What is NOT included in the tour
- Airfare (International and Domestic)
- Government Service Tax of 5.0 %
- Egypt Visa
- Travel Insurance
- Guaranteed early check in or late check out. This is completely at the discretion of the hotel and we can only put in a request for the same.
- Any expenses of personal nature
- Tips and porterage
- Surcharges as applicable due to peak season, surcharge dates, trade fair dates, Christmas, New Yearweek.
- Meals other than that what is mentioned in your itinerary.
- Any services not mentioned in the inclusions list
- Drinks including Water during meals / sightseeing tours are not included
- Entrance to any of the three pyramids or the Solar Boat
- Sightseeing in Cairo including the Pyramids of Giza
- Shopping at the colorful Khan El Khalili bazaar of Cairo
- Full day tour of Alexandria
- Sightseeing tour in Aswan, including Temple of Philae
- Go aboard the Nile Cruise
- Visit the temples sites at Abu Simble - Kom Ombo
- Explore Temple of Horus in Edfu
- Guided tour of Luxor including Valley of the Kings and Colossi of Memnon-
- Leisure time at Hurghada city
Day 1: Giza
Giza Pyramids in the morning, Cairo Museum in the afternoon (leave the pyramids no later than 1pm to be to the Cairo Museum by 2pm). Arrive at the Giza Plateau when it opens to purchase a ticket to go inside the Great Pyramid. Evening trip to the Khan el-Kahili (Cairo’s grand bazaar). This massive traditional shopping center is just as lively and packed with people at midnight as in the afternoon.
Take the early morning train to Alexandria (lovingly referred to as “Alex” by the locals”. In Alexandria visit the Catacombs, Pompeii’s Pillar, and the Qaitbay For (built on the spot of the famous ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria). Rent a taxi to go from site to site, Alexandria is big, you can’t walk everywhere. Evening train back to Cairo. [If there is 3 or more people in your party consider renting a car and driver for the day. This can be a worthwhile option even if there are only two in your group.]
Fly to Luxor early in the morning on EgyptAir (keep a few “Inshallahs” handy for when the pilot is late due to standard Cairo traffic or the maintenance crew decides to duck tape the plane back together). Drop luggage at your hotel and hit the sites of the East Bank. Visit Luxor mid-day and Karnak in the afternoon. Attend the Karnak at Night show if it’s running.
Rent a taxi or car for the day. This day is all about the West Bank. Visit Deir el-Bahari when it opens Sunrise over the Red Sea in Gouna. Gouna, Egypt Photo: Genevieve Hathaway Photography.
before the heat and crowds of tourists spoil it’s peaceful setting. Then it’s onto the Valley of the Kings (and Valley of the Monkey’s if you have time), Ramesseum, Valley of the Queens, Colossi of Memnon. If you’re feeling spunky and energized do the hour long hike over the mountains passes from Deir el-Bahari to the Valley of the Kings. Plan to do this hike early in the morning right after you visit Deir el-Bahari. Fly out in the evening either to el-Gouna (you actually fly into Hurghada and then take the $10 taxi ride to Gouna) or Dahab. Both are on the red sea. Sharm el-Sheikh is too touristy these days.
Diving, snorkeling, dolphin watching, ATV riding in the desert, relaxing on the Red Sea.
If you’re less into relaxing and more into Egypt’s history use this day to visit Aswan. Fly the night of Day 4 from Luxor to Aswan, and then on Day 5 visit Philae, the Nilometer, The Tombs of the Nobles and Kom Ombo Temple.
Fly back to Cairo, visit Islamic Cairo and the Citadel, and make a Khan run (to the Khan el-Kahili) for last minute gifts.