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12 days,Cairo to Cairo

Visit some of the most revered wonders of the ancient world with a certified Egyptologist, marvel at the Pyramids of Giza and the temples of Abu Simbel, savour a traditional Nubian dinner in a local village, visit a Planeterra-supported library and community project, bargain with the locals in bazaars and markets

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Encompassing Egypt’s greatest highlights and a 3-day luxury Nile cruise, this adventure enhances a wide variety of included activities with the expertise of our CEOs, through whom you’ll gain a greater appreciation of the region’s history and archaeological finds. Discover the secrets of the Great Pyramids and explore the Valley of the Kings, then meet local people and share a traditional meal. A combination of sleeper train, air-conditioned transport and domestic flights will get you to the sights—and your comfortable accommodations—quickly and conveniently. From ancient history to bustling modern Cairo, embark on an incredible journey to the very heart of Egypt.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • All entrance fees to included monuments
  • Guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Visit the Alexandria Library, Catacombs and Pompey’s Pillar
  • Guided visit of the Egyptian Museum
  • Flights and tour of Abu Simbel
  • Felucca sail to a Nubian village with community walk and local dinner
  • 3-night Nile Cruise
  • Tour of Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
  • Visit the Colossi of Memnon
  • Excursion to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut and Karnak Temples
  • Visit a Planeterra-supported library and community education centre
  • Dinner in a local family's home
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners. (Allow USD300-350 for meals not included.)
  • Private air-conditioned van, train, felucca, Nile cruise boat, plane, walking.
  • Certified Egyptologist as Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.
  • Comfort hotels (7 nts), Nile cruise boat (3 nts), sleeper train (1 nt).

Add to Your Experience

Valley of the Kings Hot Air Balloon Ride

What an incredible way to see the Valley of the Kings. Fly over the tombs and monuments of ancient Egypt aboard a hot air balloon on an hour flight. The wind dictates where you go and what you see so no trip is ever the same.


Day 1Cairo

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2Cairo/Alexandria(1B)

Embark on a guided tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx and opt for a camel ride at the pyramids. Continue to the historic Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

Day 3Alexandria(1B)

Spend the day exploring this ancient seaside city, including Pompey's Pillar, the catacombs, and the new Alexandria Library.

Day 4Alexandria/Aswan(1B, 1D)

Head back to Cairo with a tour inside the monasteries of Wadi Natrun en route. Visit the Egyptian Museum with the option to see the mummy room before boarding our overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

Day 5Aswan(1B, 1D)

Arrive early to Aswan and opt to explore the busy Aswan market. Later, take a scenic felucca ride on the Nile to a Nubian village and enjoy a home cooked dinner with locals.

Day 6Aswan(1B, 1L, 1D)

Early in the morning, fly to the famed temples of Abu Simbel for a guided tour. Later, board our river cruise ship for the night. Opt to visit the Aswan high dam.

Day 7Aswan/Kom Ombo(1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend 2 days floating down the Nile on a luxury river boat with guided tours of Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples en route. In between excursions, relax on the outside decks with a drink, watching the passing desert sands.

Day 8Kom Ombo/Luxor(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy an excursion in Edfu, travelling by horse-drawn buggy to visit the very well preserved Temple of Horus.

Day 9Luxor(1B)

Visit the Colossi of Memnon and enjoy guided tours of the Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut. Also enjoy the unique experience of visiting a Planeterra-supported library and community education centre, then later have dinner in a local family's home.

Day 10Luxor(1B, 1D)

Enjoy an excursion to the magnificent temple of Karnak, then use free time to explore the Luxor Temple or museums. In the evening, enjoy dinner in a local family's home.

Day 11Luxor/Cairo(1B)

Catch a flight back to Cairo and opt to visit the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, tour Coptic Cairo, or enjoy a dinner on a floating restaurant on the Nile.

Day 12Cairo(1B)

Depart at any time.

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