12 Day Egypt Budget Tour: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan And Hurghada

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Egyptian Odyssey on a Budget: 12 Day Egypt Budget Tour

Best 12-day Egypt budget tour package. Experience the wonders of Egypt on our 12-Day Budget Tour, where you will explore the captivating cities of Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and indulge in the sun-soaked beaches of Hurghada. Immerse yourself in the rich history, ancient treasures, and vibrant culture of this extraordinary country, all while staying within your budget.

Enjoy one of the best cheap Egypt tour packages. Begin your 12-day Egypt budget tour itinerary (Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Hurghada) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and the fabulous contents of the Egyptian Museum. Board your sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan. Explore Aswan highlights, Philae Temple, and Aswan High Dam.

Travel from Aswan to Luxor and visit Kom Ombo and Edfu temples on your way to Luxor. Explore the highlights of Luxor’s west and east banks. Discover the Valley of the Kings, and Karnak Temple. Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada for some relaxation on the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea. Travel from Hurghada back to Cairo for the rest of your 12-day Egypt budget tour package.

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • 3-star hotel in Cairo on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 3-star hotel in Hurghada on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 3-star hotel in Luxor on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 3-star hotel in Aswan on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan on a half board basis
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada
  • Transfer from Hurghada to Cairo
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Licensed Egyptologists tour guides
  • All service charges and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Arrival visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and drinks when not included
  • Any optional tour

Children Policy

  • Children from 0 – 2 years get 70% off
  • Children from 3 – 5 years get 60% off
  • Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
  • Children from 12 years are considered adults
Highlights of this 12-day Egypt budget tour
  • Visiting the only ancient wonder still standing, the Great Pyramid of Khufu when you visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the giant Sphinx
  • The fabulous contents of the impressive Egyptian Museum
  • The wonderful sunny beaches of the Red Sea and its awesome underwater world in Hurghada
  • Ponder over the ancient Egyptian afterlife and underworld at the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Pearl of Egypt
Itinerary
12 Day Egypt Budget Tour: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan And Hurghada

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will help you through the arrival and visa regulations. Transfer to your hotel for free time and the beginning of your 12-day Egypt budget tour package. Explore the wonders of ancient Egypt with our Egypt 12 days itineraries.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your actual 12-day Egypt budget tour itinerary (Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Hurghada) begins when Egypt Best Vacations tour guide picks you up from your hotel for the tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Saqqara.

Today, you will explore the Giza Plateau. Today’s tour includes the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure with the great Sphinx. The only ancient wonder which still exists (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Are you ready to explore it from the inside? (Optional). Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were built, and why they were built.

Then on to the first pyramid in history, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara. Saqqara is one of the most important and richest necropolises in Egypt. It was the cemetery of Memphis, the 1st capital city of United Egypt in 3200 BCE.

Transfer back to your hotel in Cairo.

Day 3Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of the Egyptian past are displayed on two floors of the museum.
From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to protect Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the Citadel. You will finish your tour today at the historical bazaar of Khan el Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East.

Transfer to Giza train station to board your sleeper train to Aswan.

Day 4Aswan Tour

Meet and assist at Aswan Railway by your guide to commence your tour to Aswan highlights. Visit the beautiful Philae Temple, which was built during the Greco-Roman era, and dedicated to Isis, goddess of Love and Magic in ancient Egypt. Then proceed to the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats of 1960s. End your Aswan tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.

Transfer to your hotel in Aswan. Free evening in Aswan.

Optional tour: Nubian Village Tour

Day 5Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor

Breakfast at the hotel, then venture to Kom Ombo to visit the Twin Temple of Sobek and Horus in Kom Ombo. The temple began during the time of Ptolemy V and was completed by the time of Emperor Tiberius. The emperors Domitian, Caracalla, and others added to the temple. So it took about 400 years to finish. Then head to the Crocodile Museum beside the temple. 

Travel from Kom Ombo to Edfu to have your lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls. 

Then transfer to your hotel in Luxor to enjoy two days of your fabulous 12 day Egypt Budget Tour package. 

Day 6Karnak & Luxor Temples

Explore the largest temple in the world, the Temple of Karnak. The Temple/Complex of Karnak was the great god’s chief sanctuary and much larger than any other monument in Egypt. This huge and splendid complex which actually contains many separate temples covers 1700 years of expansion and an area of 300 acres.

From Karnak Temple to the majestic Temple of Luxor. The Temple of Luxor was built by the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III (1387-1349 BCE), the grandson of the military genius Tuthmosis III. The temple was expanded by the 19th Dynasty pharaoh Ramses II (1279-1213 BCE). Numerous other sovereigns, including Tutankhamun, Horemhab, and Alexander the Great enriched the construction with reliefs, inscriptions, and minor buildings.
Transfer to your hotel for a free evening in Luxor.

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor

Day 7Kings Valley, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon

Today, you will visit the glorious tombs of the Valley of the Kings. The pharaohs during the New Kingdom ceased building pyramids and cut their tombs deep into the mountain trying to hide them from grave robbers. There are 65 tombs in the Valley of the Kings, your guide will recommend the best three tombs of the ones that are open to visit.

From the glorious Valley of the Kings to the unique temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut who served as solo pharaoh for about 20 years. You will end your trip at the giant Colossi of Memnon which survives from the Temple of pharaoh Amenhotep III.

Transfer to Hurghada enjoy four full days of relaxation on the Red Sea crystal beaches.

Day 8Hurghada

Your 12 day Egypt Budget Tour is designed to give you some relaxation, so enjoy your free day. Tours such as diving, safari, snorkeling, glass boat, and submarine rides are available upon request. Discover the beautiful city of Hurghada with our Hurghada day tours

Day 9Hurghada

Enjoy your free day. Tours such as diving, safari, snorkeling, glass boat, and submarine rides are available upon request. Hurghada private transfers are available upon request to go through the city. 

Day 10Hurghada

Enjoy your free day. Tours such as diving, safari, snorkeling, glass boat, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 11Travel back to Cairo

Your 12-day Egypt budget tour itinerary gives you a choice to stay in Hurghada today if your flight tomorrow is in the late afternoon or to travel by road to Cairo for a night before your flight home.

Day 12End of your 12 Day Egypt Budget Tour Package

Conclude your 12-day Egypt Budget Tour with a transfer to Cairo Airport from Hurghada or from your hotel in Cairo for final departure. It is really sad to leave so ask our guides about your next budget adventure in Egypt.

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