Discover Egypt

Egypt

From

$2,100 USD 

8 Days
Private Transport
Station Guides
Partly Independent

Day Planner, Map & Itinerary

1
Cairo
2
O/N Train
3
Aswan
4
Aswan
5
Luxor
6
Luxor
7
Cairo
8
Departure Day

1

Cairo

Meals Included:

None

Welcome to Cairo! On arrival at the airport you will need to get your visa. To do this you first have to purchase the visa stamp for 25 USD in clean, crisp USD notes. As soon as you enter the immigration area of the airport, look for the bank kiosk. Purchase the visa from there and then go to immigration to get stamped in. Please be aware that they will often walk away with your passport - you just need to stay at the immigration desk and wait patiently. They will come bacl!!!
Once you are stamped in, collect your luggage after luggage collection look for the driver holding your welcome board. He will drive you to the hotel.

2

O/N Train

Meals Included:

B,D

Today you'll take a trip to the Egyptian Museum to see the golden mask of none other than King Tutankhamun. Drive out to the edge of the desert and explore the pyramids and the nearby Sphinx (nobody's quite sure how it lost its nose). Later, with free time, there are plenty of further options, like visiting the Valley Temple of King Khafre (Chephren). In the evening, it's time for your sleeper train to Aswan.

3

Aswan

Meals Included:

B,L

Before you arrive at the train station you should ready yourself for the warmer climate in the South as we will get started straight away. As you disembark, you will see your guide on the platform holding signs with your name. He will guide you to your van and take you out to the northern section of the Aswan Dam, where you take a boat to visit Philae Temple - a temple dedicated to the Egyptian God Isis, and later converted into a Christian Church. We will take a boat back into Aswan town for some lunch and then load onto a felucca with our luggage to head to our hotel - located in the Nubian Village.

4

Aswan

Meals Included:

B

Today we leave the hotel early in the morning to head towards Abu Simbel. This iconic temple is in the Egyptian part of Nubia, about 240 km southwest of Aswan and near the border with Sudan. As of 2012, the town has about 2600 inhabitants. But it is best known as the site of the Abu Simbel temples, which were built by King Ramses II. Now relocated due to the flooding of the Aswan Dam, the temples and the fabricated mountains that house them are definite highlights.

5

Luxor

Meals Included:

B

We drive to Luxor today, stopping en route to visit Kom Ombo Temple, the only temple dedicated to two Gods. We will also stop at Edfu Temple which is one of the best preserved temples in history. We arrive in Luxor and check into our hotel for some down time. In the afternoon we will meet our guide again to see both Karnak and Luxor Temples.

6

Luxor

Meals Included:

B

Yet another highlight of Egypt today as we head across to the west side of the Nile where we will explore the Pharoah's tombs in the Valley of the Kings. We have selected 3 of the best preserved tombs to visit today. If you would also like to visit Tutankhamun's tomb, there is an additional fee. Cameras are allowed inside the tombs but you will need to pay an additional fee for this as well (this is the case with a great deal of sites in Egypt). We will also visit Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. There is plenty of time in the afternoon to explore the markets in Luxor.

7

Cairo

Meals Included:

B

Today, we have an afternoon flight back to Cairo. If time permits we can visit any number of sites around Cairo: Saqqara Pyramid - famous for being built of square blocks; we can head into Coptic Cairo to explore the narrow lanes and ancient churches; or perhaps get lost in the maze-like marketplace - Khan El Khalili.

8

Departure Day

Meals Included:

B

Today, your transfer will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the international airport for your departure flight.