Jewels of Egypt: Unravelling Ancient Wonders and Coastal Charms
Duration: 10 days
Welcome to Egypt, a land where ancient wonders and coastal delights intertwine, offering an unparalleled journey through time and natural beauty. Our carefully crafted Egypt excursions promise an unforgettable adventure, where each excursion leads you on a path of discovery, immersing you in the enigma of the past and the allure of the present.
Our Egypt excursions are tailor-made for curious adventurers, history enthusiasts, cultural explorers, and nature lovers seeking personalized experiences. Whether you prefer to delve into ancient history or immerse yourself in coastal paradises, these excursions cater to all interests and ages.
We prioritize responsible tourism and utmost respect for Egypt’s cultural heritage and natural ecosystems. Our excursions are led by experienced guides who share a passion for preserving the country’s treasures.
Join us on this unforgettable adventure. Pack your sense of wonder and embark on an extraordinary journey to Egypt, where each step will reveal a new layer of beauty and fascination. Come and experience the magic of Egypt!
“Egypt, a land of timeless allure, where the sands of the past whisper their secrets to those who seek its mysteries. From the awe-inspiring pyramids to the tranquil shores of the Nile, it is a journey that leaves an eternal imprint on the heart.” – Chris and Olia Kinoti
- Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx: Step into the realm of ancient pharaohs as you marvel at the iconic Pyramids of Giza, a testament to human ingenuity and a lasting symbol of Egypt’s grandeur. Stand in awe before the enigmatic Sphinx, guarding the secrets of millennia.
- Luxor and Karnak Temples: Uncover the majesty of Luxor and Karnak Temples, breathtaking monuments that stand as tributes to ancient deities. Let history come alive as you explore their grand halls and sacred grounds.
- Valley of the Kings: Embark on an expedition to the Valley of the Kings, the final resting place of Egypt’s revered pharaohs. Walk amidst the tombs and hieroglyphics, unlocking the mysteries of an ancient civilization.
- Scenic Nile Cruise: Drift along the legendary Nile River on a luxurious cruise, where every moment offers picturesque views of lush landscapes and historical landmarks. Experience the river that has witnessed the rise and fall of empires.
- Desert Safari Adventures: Quench your thirst for adventure with optional desert excursions. Choose a 4×4 vehicle, ATV, or a camel ride as you traverse the desert’s mesmerizing terrain, visiting Bedouin villages and taking in panoramic mountain and desert vistas.
- Coastal Charms of Hurghada: Relish the coastal splendour of Hurghada, with its soft white-sand beaches and the inviting waters of the Red Sea. Immerse yourself in water activities like snorkelling and scuba diving, encountering a vibrant marine world beneath the waves.
Day 1 – Your Adventure Begins!
Welcome to Egypt! Upon your arrival at Cairo’s airport, you’ll be met by your guide who will assist you through customs and arrange a transfer to your hotel. Get settled in and rest up for a full day of sightseeing tomorrow.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2 – The Pyramids, Sphinx & Egyptian Museum
Start your day with a delectable breakfast, setting the stage for an unforgettable expedition to Egypt’s most iconic wonders. Your adventure commences at the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus, standing proudly as a testament to ancient engineering marvels. As you continue your journey, be captivated by the world-renowned Sphinx, a monumental ancient sculpture and the largest monolith statue ever crafted.
The exploration doesn’t end there. Behold the mystique of the Valley Temple, a sacred structure believed to be associated with the 26th-century BC King Chefren, playing a significant role in the mummification process of that era.
In the latter part of the day, prepare for an enchanting evening as you embark on a magical dinner cruise along the majestic Nile River. For two blissful hours, relish the captivating scenery while savouring an authentic Egyptian-style dinner and being entertained by live performances. Witness the mesmerizing Nile sunset, adding a touch of splendour to your experience before you are chauffeured back to your hotel, where the night awaits with its own tales of wonder.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 3 – Old Cairo Day Tour
Get ready for an enriching journey through the storied streets of Cairo today. Our tour begins at the grand medieval Salah El-din Citadel, a colossal fortress that once stood as a formidable bastion against the Crusaders. Within its walls lies the breathtaking Mohamed Ali alabaster mosque, adorned with brilliant domed ceilings and suspended lights, offering a captivating glimpse into the past.
As we continue our exploration, we’ll venture into the heart of Old Cairo, where centuries-old churches stand as testament to the city’s diverse heritage. Their timeless beauty and historical significance will leave you in awe.
Our adventure wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the vibrant Khan El Khalili old market. Here, you’ll have the chance to browse through a cornucopia of treasures, from colourful trinkets to traditional handicrafts, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of Egyptian culture.
After a day filled with incredible sights and experiences, you can retire for the night, cherishing the memories of Cairo’s historic charm that will stay with you long after the sun sets.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 4 – Fly Cairo to Aswan, Board Nile Cruise
Today, an exciting morning awaits as you board a quick flight to the historically rich city of Aswan, nestled along the banks of the majestic Nile. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by your knowledgeable guide, who will lead you on an unforgettable journey through the captivating Temple of Philae. This magnificent structure is a tribute to the revered goddess Isis and is sure to leave you in awe with its timeless beauty and ancient allure.
Following the temple visit, prepare to witness one of Egypt’s remarkable engineering feats of the modern era—the Aswan High Dam. Its impressive scale and significance in harnessing the Nile’s power for the nation will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.
Next, you’ll be whisked away to the tranquil shores of the Nile River, where you’ll step aboard a scenic Nile cruise, your home for the next three nights. Delight in a delectable lunch on board as you soak in the stunning vistas that unfold along the riverbanks.
The adventure continues as you hop on a traditional felucca, a graceful river sailboat, to experience panoramic views of the Botanical Gardens, the serene Elephantine Island, and the grand Agha Khan Mausoleum. Let the gentle breeze guide you through these picturesque sights, creating memories to cherish.
Relish the beauty of the Nile as you settle into the comfort of your floating accommodation, ready to embark on further enchanting discoveries along the legendary river.
Overnight on Nile Cruise Ship.
Day 5 – Cruise Aswan to Edfu, Tour the Temples of Abu Simbel & Kom Ombo
Kickstart your day with an enticing opportunity to visit the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel, a magnificent pair of temples commissioned by the esteemed Egyptian king Ramses II, reigning during the period of 1279–1213 BC. Carved into solid rock, these colossal temples stand as a testament to ancient engineering and architectural brilliance. Despite their remote location, they remain among the country’s most sought-after tourist attractions, beckoning travellers from all corners of the world. Please note this excursion is optional and you have a choice of spending a relaxing morning on board of the ship.
Following a fulfilling morning, the Nile journey continues, guiding you towards the renowned Temple of Kom Ombo. This impressive structure hails from the Ptolemaic era and is a dedication to both the crocodile god, Sobek, and the falcon god, Haroeris. Prepare to be captivated by its well-preserved courts, halls, intricate wall carvings, and imposing statues, each telling tales of an illustrious past.
After this enriching experience, you’ll return to the comfort of your cruise boat, setting sail to the enchanting town of Edfu. As the Nile flows gracefully alongside, indulge in a delightful Nile-side dinner, cherishing the moments and memories made during this remarkable journey.
Relish every moment of this unforgettable voyage, where history and natural splendor intertwine, leaving you with cherished memories to carry along the Nile’s timeless currents.
Overnight on Nile Cruise Ship.
Day 6 – Cruise Edfu to Luxor, Tour the Temples of Horus, Karnak & Luxor
Embark on an enchanting morning as you take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the charming streets of Edfu, arriving at the awe-inspiring Temple of Horus. Regarded as one of Egypt’s best-preserved shrines, this ancient marvel will transport you back in time, offering a glimpse into the ancient Egyptian world.
As the day unfolds, you’ll rejoin your cruise and set sail towards the captivating city of Luxor. Once you arrive, a fascinating expedition awaits on the Nile’s eastern bank, where you’ll visit two of Egypt’s most remarkable temples—Karnak and Luxor.
Commence your journey at the renowned Luxor temple complex, an architectural marvel constructed during the New Kingdom around 1400 BC. The grandeur of this ancient sanctuary is bound to leave an indelible impression on your soul.
In the afternoon, prepare for an exploration of the legendary Karnak Temple, an extraordinary religious centre and one of Egypt’s largest surviving temples. The sheer size and intricate details of this historical treasure will leave you in awe of its magnificence.
As the sun begins to set, you’ll return to your cruise, savouring your final evening on board. Celebrate the memorable voyage with a delightful dinner, and as the Nile bids farewell to the day, witness a breathtaking sunset, casting its golden hues over the river’s tranquil waters.
Overnight on Nile Cruise Ship.
Day 7 – Valley of the Kings Excursion, Transfer Luxor to Hurghada & the Red Sea
For those who rise with the sun, a captivating opportunity awaits—an optional sunrise hot air balloon excursion to the illustrious Valley of the Kings. As you ascend, marvel at the stunning exteriors of ancient wonders, including the famed Tomb of Tutankhamun, the exquisite Temple of Der el Bahari, dedicated to the revered Queen Hatshepsut, and the iconic Statues of Memnon.
After immersing in the rich history of ancient Egypt, it’s time to embrace the allure of the great outdoors. Bid farewell to the tales of the past and set off on a scenic car journey to the coastal town of Hurghada. Nestled by the Red Sea, this resort town beckons with its long sandy beaches and the enchanting El Dahar old town, where you can relish traditional Egyptian cuisine and indulge in colourful souk shopping.
The Red Sea region is renowned for its vibrant underwater world, making it a haven for scuba diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. One of the most sought-after dive sites is the legendary SS Thistlegorm Wreck, where lionfish, stonefish, and sea turtles gracefully swim amid the remnants of the sunken ship. The afternoon grants you the freedom to explore and unwind by the sea, making unforgettable memories along the pristine shores.
Overnight in Hurghada.
Day 8 – Explore Hurghada & Desert Safari
Following a relaxing breakfast, the day unfolds with a delightful array of activities for you to choose from. If the allure of the desert beckons, an afternoon safari adventure awaits, offering three exciting options: a thrilling ride on a 4×4 vehicle, an adrenaline-pumping ATV (all-terrain vehicle) experience, or a traditional camel journey. Whichever you pick, you’re in for an exhilarating ride as you traverse the mesmerizing landscape, passing through authentic Bedouin villages, and soaking in sweeping views of the mountains and the vast desert.
For those seeking a more leisurely pace, there are two equally captivating options. You can embark on a scenic boat tour, allowing you to revel in the beauty of the Red Sea and its coastal splendour. Alternatively, the nearby Hurghada Aquarium offers a serene escape, where you can immerse yourself in the wonders of marine life and encounter fascinating underwater creatures.
Overnight in Hurghada.
Day 9 – Hurghada Beach Day
Today is a day of absolute leisure, allowing you to indulge in the sheer bliss of Hurghada. The pristine white-sand beaches beckon you to unwind and bask in the glorious sunshine. Take a refreshing dip in the warm, inviting waters of the Red Sea, where you can immerse yourself in a world of tranquility and serenity.
This is your final day in Egypt, and it’s the perfect opportunity to savour every moment, cherishing the memories you’ve made throughout your journey. Soak in the beauty of this coastal paradise, relishing the sights and sounds that surround you.
Whether you choose to lounge on the beach, dip your toes in the crystal-clear waters, or simply enjoy the company of loved ones, let this day be a celebration of your time in Egypt—a day to savour and cherish the experiences you’ve had in this captivating land.
Overnight in Hurghada.
Day 10 – Depart Egypt
Following an amazing breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the enchanting land of Egypt. You’ll make your way to the Hurghada Airport for your final departure, marking the end of a memorable journey. As you embark on your onward travels, we wish you safe and pleasant journey ahead. Farewell and until we meet again!
- Immersive historic and cultural experience with the attentive and knowledgeable services of an experienced English-speaking guide.
- Comfortable accommodations and bottled water to keep you hydrated during your adventure.
- All of the delectable meals onboard of Nile cruise and while staying in Hurghada resort.
- All breakfast meals to give you a great start to every morning.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi at all hotels.
- All ground transportation and domestic flights, providing you with comfortable and convenient transfers between destinations and ensuring a seamless and stress-free journey.
- Seamless airport transfers, as well as all attractions and museum fees (unless indicated as optional), allowing you to simply relax and revel in the unforgettable experiences that await you on your journey.
- Extensive safety protocols perfected by over 25 years of on-the-ground expertise.
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