Custom Egypt Tour Itinerary

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Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1

Destination: Cairo

  • Arrival day. We will meet you at the airport.
  • Look for your name on a sign held by our trusted guide.
  • Overnight in a Cairo hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Steigenberger Cairo (or similar)

Read the Social Impact Traveller Cairo guide for more information

DAY 2

Destination: Pyramids of Giza

  • Your private guided tour starts in Cairo.
  • Visit Sakkara, Giza Pyramids and Sphinx.
  • First visit the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Sakkara, the oldest stone structure known to man, dating back to 2600 BC under the 3rd Dynasty.
  • Lunch will be served at a local restaurant nearby the Pyramids.
  • See the Pyramids of Giza.
  • Visit the guardian of this mortuary complex, the Mighty Sphinx
  • Back to Cairo hotel and overnight

OVERNIGHT: Steigenberger Cairo (or similar)

DAY 3

Destination: Cairo

  • Visit the Egyptian Museum which contains the world’s most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities, including King Tut’s treasures
  • Explore Islamic Cairo, including the 19th century Mosque of Mohammed Ali and the Citadel.
  • See the Saladin Citadel, a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo.
  • After lunch, stop at one of the world’s oldest bazaars, Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Back to hotel and overnight

OVERNIGHT: Steigenberger Cairo (or similar)

DAY 4

Destination: Aswan

  • Today after breakfast you will be transferred from hotel to Cairo domestic airport to fly to Aswan.
  • Upon arrival to Aswan airport, meet & greet and transfer to your Lodge.
  • Eco Nubia provides accommodation with a restaurant, a garden and room service for your convenience.

About the Ecolodge

Eco Nubia project is located on Bigeh Island, which is considered as an archaeological site situated along the Nile River in historic Nubia, and within the Aswan Governorate of southern Egypt. The island has been situated in the reservoir of the Old Aswan Dam, since the dam’s initial completion in 1902. Eco Nubia is a new Ecolodge aiming to promote the eco-friendly lodging with authentic Nubian food and beverages, and unique beach area directly on the Nile surrounded by the amazing nature of the island.

Bigeh is a World Heritage Site, located near Philae and Agilkia Islands and their ancient archaeological sites in the reservoir. Bigeh belonged to the “islands of the Osiris graves “and was considered in ancient Egyptian mythology as a primeval mound of creation. Osiris acted in this context as the patron of the ancestors, in order not to disturb the “rest of creation” by making music, hunting or fishing, every non-priest person was forbidden to enter an Osiris grave island. Our aim is to give Bigeh back some of its lost glory, by raising knowledge and increasing visits to this sacred island.

About lodging

There is a fully equipped private bathroom with bath or shower and free toiletries. Eco Nubia conveniently has both a private beach area and a terrace. Guests at the lodge can enjoy a à la carte breakfast.

OVERNIGHT: NUBIA ECO LODGE

DAY 5

Destination: Aswan

  • Day is at leisure. Onsite optional activities include:
  • Kayaking/bird-watching
  • Sand boarding in Barbar
  • Lake Nasser Tour with lunch
  • Swimming in the Nile
  • Hiking on Bigeh Island
  • Fishing at Lake Nasser/ in the Nile

Nearby sites include:

  • Temple of Philae
  • Unfinished Obelisk
  • Nubian Museum
  • Aga Khan Mausoleum
  • Kitchener’s Island
  • Tombs of the Nobles
  • Aswan High Dam

OVERNIGHT: ECO LODGE

Read the Social Impact Traveller Upper Egypt travel guide for more information

DAY 6

Destination: The Nile

  • Check out from your lodge and transfer to your cruise which you will board for the next 3 nights.
  • After lunch you’ll see the High Dam and from there you’ll proceed to the Temple of Philae
  • Return to your Nile Cruise for Dinner and overnight on board ship.

Optional: pick up from your cruise and transfer to Aswan airport to fly to Abu Simbel, at Abu Simbel you will visit the temples of the great Ramses II and his Queen Nefertari. These temples received world-wide attention in 1968 when they were completely dismantled and relocated to avoid inundation.

OVERNIGHT:  CROWN PRINCESS CRUISE OR SIMILAR

DAY 7

Destination: Luxor

  • The morning will start with breakfast on board and sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek, the crocodile god and Horus, the falcon headed sky god of ancient Egypt.
  • From there you’ll sail on and visit to Edfu to see the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus.
  • Afterwards lunch on board, enjoying sailing to Luxor and overnight.

OVERNIGHT: CROWN PRINCESS CRUISE OR SIMILAR

DAY 8

Destination: Luxor

Optional: Ballooning ride this morning over Luxor City.

  • Experience the sun rise over some of Egypt’s most famous ancient monuments on this exhilarating hot air Luxor balloon ride.
  • After early morning pickup, travel to the west bank of the Nile River, and board a shared balloon basket for a 30- to 45-minute flight.
  • Then, as you ascend, behold the thrilling bird’s-eye views as the sunlight illuminates the temples and mountains below.
  • Gaze down over Karnak, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and other monuments, and absorb the peaceful dawn.
  • This afternoon, visit the Karnak temple. Rest of the afternoon is free at leisure to enjoy cruising the Nile.

OVERNIGHT: CROWN PRINCESS CRUISE OR SIMILAR

DAY 9

Destination: Valley of Kings

  • After breakfast, you’ll disembark from cruise
  • sightseeing of the Valley of the Kings.
  • Here, hundreds of tombs, including that of Tutankhamun, were carved into the desert rock. Continue to the temple of Hatshepsut, dedicated to Egypt’s only female pharaoh.
  • After tour you will be transfer to Luxor airport.
  • Upon arrival to Cairo airport our representative will meet, assist and transfer to your hotel where you can spend the rest of the day relaxing of the day relaxing round the pool or enjoying with additional optional sightseeing tours

OVERNIGHT: Steigenberger Cairo (or similar)

DAY 10

Destination: Cairo

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Tour Details

Custom, Private Tour

2020

Starting from $2369 USD PP

Based on double occupancy, not including international airfare

INCLUDES

Twin share accommodation

All entrance fees as per itinerary.

Meet and assist upon arrival and departure.

English speaking licensed guides

18 meals “09 breakfasts, 06 lunches & 03 dinners.”

Domestic airfares Cairo / Aswan – Luxor / Cairo in Economy Class.

Private transfers and sightseeing in Cairo and

Small group sightseeing on cruise all in modern A/C Car.

What’s not included

Egypt Visa

Any arrangements not specified on itinerary

Travel insurance

International airline tickets

Laundry and tipping ground staff

Guides and drivers

Any extra beverages at hotel, cruise & restaurants

Any other items not mentioned above itinerary.

Gallery

Eco Nubia
Abu Simbel
Local bread makers