13 Days Culture Trip to Egypt

Embark on a captivating 13-day culture trip to Egypt and immerse yourself in the ancient wonders and vibrant heritage of the Pharaohs. From exploring the iconic Pyramids of Giza and sailing along the Nile River to discovering the treasures of Luxor and Aswan, this meticulously crafted itinerary offers an unforgettable journey through Egypt’s cultural treasures. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and seamless logistics, this culture trip promises an immersive experience filled with archaeological marvels, breathtaking landscapes, and authentic encounters. Book now and unlock the secrets of Egypt’s fascinating past!

Overview:

Embark on a 13-day culture trip to Egypt and delve into the captivating history and cultural heritage of this ancient land. From the moment you arrive in Cairo and witness the magnificent Pyramids of Giza to sailing along the timeless Nile River and exploring the temples of Luxor and Aswan, every step of this journey will transport you back in time. Discover the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, wander through ancient temples, and witness the grandeur of the Valley of the Kings. With comfortable accommodations, expert guides, and seamless logistics, this culture trip promises an immersive experience that will leave you awe-inspired. Prepare to be enchanted by the wonders of Egypt!

Highlights:

  • Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre, and Pyramid of Menkaure.
  • Discover the enigmatic Sphinx and learn about its mysteries.
  • Unveil the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, home to an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, including the famous Tutankhamun collection.
  • Embark on a luxurious Nile River cruise and sail through the heart of ancient Egypt.
  • Visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, marveling at their grandeur and architectural brilliance.
  • Explore the West Bank of Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon.
  • Discover the stunning temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo, dedicated to ancient deities.
  • Visit the Temple of Philae and the High Dam in Aswan, witnessing their impressive structures and rich history.
  • Enjoy leisurely felucca sailing on the Nile River, soaking in the serene beauty of the surroundings.
  • Immerse yourself in the bustling streets of Cairo, experiencing its vibrant culture, historic landmarks, and local markets.
  • Discover the ancient sites of Saqqara and Memphis, including the Step Pyramid of Djoser and the statue of Ramses II.

Advantages:

  • Expert Guides: Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of experienced guides who will bring Egypt’s history and culture to life.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: Relax and rejuvenate in carefully selected hotels and cruise ships that offer comfort and convenience.
  • Seamless Logistics: Enjoy hassle-free arrangements, including airport transfers, transportation, and guided tours.
  • Authentic Experiences: Immerse yourself in the local culture with visits to local markets, traditional sailing on a felucca, and interactions with friendly locals.
  • Customizable Itinerary: Tailor the tour to your preferences with our flexible options, including changing pickup times and adding extra activities.
  • Instant Confirmation: Book now and receive instant confirmation, securing your spot on this incredible journey through Egypt’s cultural treasures.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo – Welcome to Egypt!

  • Airport pickup and transfer to your hotel in Cairo
  • Free time to rest and explore the vibrant city at your leisure

Day 2: Cairo – Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian Museum

  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre, and Pyramid of Menkaure
  • Explore the enigmatic Sphinx and learn about its mysteries
  • Discover the Egyptian Museum and its remarkable collection of ancient artifacts, including Tutankhamun’s treasures

Day 3: Cairo – Saqqara and Memphis – Fly to Luxor

  • Visit the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, one of the earliest colossal stone structures in Egypt
  • Explore the ancient city of Memphis, including the impressive statue of Ramses II
  • Fly to Luxor and transfer to your Nile cruise ship

Day 4: Luxor – West Bank and East Bank

  • Explore the West Bank of Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon
  • Visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank
  • Sail to Edfu

Day 5: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan

  • Discover the Temple of Horus in Edfu, one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt
  • Visit the unique Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to two ancient deities
  • Continue sailing to Aswan

Day 6: Aswan – Philae Temple and High Dam

  • Visit the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis, and explore its beautiful island setting
  • Witness the impressive structures of the High Dam, an engineering marvel
  • Enjoy a leisurely felucca sail on the Nile River

Day 7: Aswan – Optional Abu Simbel Excursion – Aswan

  • Optional: Early morning excursion to the magnificent Abu Simbel temples, dedicated to Ramses II
  • Return to Aswan and free time to explore the city at your own pace

Day 8: Aswan – Cairo – Islamic and Coptic Cairo

  • Fly back to Cairo and explore the historic Islamic and Coptic quarters
  • Visit landmarks such as the Citadel of Saladin, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, the Hanging Church, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue
  • Dive into the vibrant Khan El Khalili Bazaar for shopping and local experiences

Day 9: Cairo – Alexandria Day Trip

  • Embark on a full-day excursion to Alexandria, exploring its notable landmarks, such as the Qaitbay Citadel and the Library of Alexandria
  • Visit the Roman Amphitheatre and the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa
  • Enjoy a scenic walk along the charming streets of Alexandria

Day 10: Cairo – Luxor – Dendera and Abydos Excursion

  • Fly to Luxor and embark on a day trip to the impressive Temple of Hathor in Dendera
  • Visit the ancient city of Abydos and explore its renowned temples, including the Temple of Seti I
  • Return to Luxor and transfer to your hotel

Day 11: Luxor – Leisure Day and Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride

  • Enjoy a leisure day in Luxor to relax or explore the city at your own pace
  • Optional: Experience a breathtaking hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings at sunrise

Day 12: Luxor – Cairo – Farewell Dinner

  • Fly back to Cairo and enjoy a farewell dinner to celebrate the end of a remarkable journey
  • Reflect on the memories and experiences shared throughout the trip

Day 13: Departure from Cairo

  • Airport transfer for departure

Inclusions:

  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • All transportation during the tour
  • Expert English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites
  • Domestic flights (Cairo – Luxor, Aswan – Cairo)
  • 12 nights’ accommodation in carefully selected hotels and Nile cruise ship
  • Daily breakfast and meals as specified in the itinerary

Exclusions:

  • International airfare
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities and personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers

Pricing:

Accommodation Plan (A) 5 stars:

Cairo:Le Méridien – Steigenberger Pyramids- Ramses Hilton- Helnan – Barcelo Pyramids- Pyramisa

Luxor: Steigenberger Nile. 

Nile cruises: MS Emilio, MS Radamis, MS Princess, MS Sara

3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Price per person in DBL or TRPL Room2130 $2170 $2410 $
Solo traveler3060 $3110 $3200 $
Christmas & Easter – DBL or TRPL Room2650 $2700 $2950 $
Christmas & Easter – Solo Traveler3670 $3760 $3860 $
Accommodation Plan (B) Luxury:

Cairo: Kempinski – Fairmont Cairo – Hilton Curnrad -Marriott Sheraton- Hilton Golf pyramids

Luxor: Hilton – Sonesta St. George.

Nile Cruises: MS Amwaj Nile Cruise, MS Nile Premium, MS Bule shadow, MS Jaz Jubilee, Crown Emperor, Steigenberger.

All year roundChristmas and Easter
Price per person in dbl room4010 $4980 $
Solo traveller5800 $6500 $
Ultimate Luxury:

Cairo: Four Seasons -Marriott Mena House – Kempinski Nile Deluxe – Fairmont Nile Premium – Hyatt Regency

Luxor: Sofitel Winter Palace.

Nile cruises: Sanctuary Sun Boat – Oberoi Cruises – Movenpick Royal Cruises – Sonesta Cruises – Le Fayan – Ms Farah -MS Acamar 

All year roundChristmas and Easter
Price per person in dbl room5650 $6500 $
Solo traveller8350 $8950 $

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  • Respect local customs and traditions, particularly when visiting religious sites.
  • Dress modestly and comfortably, and bring sunscreen and a hat for sun protection.
  • Stay hydrated and carry a water bottle with you at all times.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for exploring archaeological sites.
  • Have travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Notes:

  • This tour requires moderate physical fitness due to walking and climbing stairs at the archaeological sites.
  • The tour itinerary may be subject to change based on weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • It is recommended to book this tour in advance to secure your preferred travel dates and accommodations.

FAQs:

  1. Can I customize the itinerary or add extra activities?
    • Yes, we offer customizable options to suit your preferences. Contact our team to discuss your requirements.
  2. Is the tour suitable for children and elderly travelers?
    • This tour is suitable for travelers of all ages. However, please note that there will be walking and climbing involved at the archaeological sites.
  3. What language will the guides speak?
    • Our expert guides speak fluent English. If you require guides speaking other languages, please inform us in advance.
  4. How do I make a booking and receive instant confirmation?
    • To book the tour, simply click the “Book Now” button on our website and follow the instructions. Instant confirmation will be provided upon completing the booking process.