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12 Days / 11 Nights
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Cairo
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Min Age : 18+
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Unwind & Explore Egypt Solo: 12 Day Egypt Solo Budget Tour

Enjoy a fabulous 12-day Egypt solo budget tour. Step into an enchanting 12-day solo budget expedition, uncovering the hidden gems of Egypt. Delve into the vibrant energy of Cairo, experience the timeless charm of Aswan, explore the majestic wonders of Luxor, and bask in the sun-kissed serenity of Hurghada. Embrace an affordable solo adventure where each day unravels new discoveries, seamlessly merging ancient marvels with contemporary allure.

Begin your 12-day Egypt solo budget tour in Cairo. Stand awe-struck before the Great Pyramid of Giza, feeling the sands of time slip away as you contemplate this eternal monument. Explore 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 by road from Aswan to Luxor visiting Kom Ombo and Edfu temples on your way to Luxor. Explore the highlights of Luxor’s west and east banks. Delve into the Valley of the Kings, where legendary pharaohs slumber in their majestic tombs, their stories resonating through the ages. Wander through the massive Karnak Temple.

Venture from Luxor to Hurghada for some relaxation on the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea. Unwind on Hurghada’s pristine beaches, the turquoise waters beckoning you to dive into an underwater paradise. Transfer from Hurghada back to Cairo for the rest of your 12-day Egypt solo budget tour.

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Single basis accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Cairo on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Single basis accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Hurghada on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Single basis accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Luxor on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Single basis accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Aswan on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan
  • 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
Highlights of this 12 Day Egypt Solo 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 Solo Budget Tour

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, our dedicated representative from “Egypt Best Vacations” will be there to greet and assist you through the arrival procedures, including visa regulations. Afterward, take a transfer to your hotel, marking the commencement of your 12-day Egypt solo budget tour across Egypt.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your Egyptian solo budget adventure begins in Cairo, where your friendly Egypt Best Vacations guide awaits to whisk you away on a journey through time. Buckle up, solo explorer, as today we stand face-to-face with the legendary Pyramids of Giza!

The Giza Plateau, bathed in the golden glow of dawn, awaits your exploration. Feel the weight of history beneath your feet as you stand before the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, monuments that defy imagination and whisper tales of ancient pharaohs. Witness the engineering marvels within, feel the cool air of millennia past, and let your imagination paint the picture of pharaohs laid to rest in eternal slumber.

Today, your guide is your key to unlocking the mysteries of these colossal structures. Learn about their construction techniques, their hidden meanings, and the enduring legacies of the pharaohs they were built for. Next, you embark on a pilgrimage to Saqqara, a necropolis steeped in history and home to the first pyramid ever built – the Step Pyramid of King Djoser. Feel the awe-inspiring presence of this architectural marvel, a testament to the ingenuity and ambition of an ancient civilization. Saqqara, once the burial ground of Memphis, Egypt’s ancient capital, offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of pharaohs, priests, and everyday life in this long-lost metropolis.

Return to your Cairo hotel, with minds brimming with wonder and our hearts eager for tomorrow’s adventures.

 

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

Embark on an exploration of the captivating exhibits housed in the historic Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Witness the rich tapestry of Egypt’s past showcased across two museum floors. Next, journey to the Citadel of Saladin, constructed in 1172 for the defense of Cairo against Crusaders, featuring the prominent White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha.

Conclude your day at the historical Khan El Khalili bazaar, the largest in the Middle East. Afterwards, transfer to Giza train station for your sleeper train journey to Aswan.

Day 4Aswan Tour

As your train pulls into Aswan, your friendly tour guide is there to greet you, ready to unveil this ancient city’s magic. Your first stop is the stunning Philae Temple, a jewel nestled on an island in the Nile. Bathed in sunlight, its intricate carvings whisper tales of the goddess Isis, protector of love and magic. Immerse yourself in the temple’s serene atmosphere, stand in awe of its towering columns, and let your imagination dance with the myths of old.

Next, we witness the grand scale of human ambition at the High Dam, a titan of engineering that tamed the once-unpredictable Nile. Learn about its history, its impact on Egypt, and stand on its crest, feeling the vastness of the desert stretching before you.

Your final stop takes you to the Unfinished Obelisk, a silent giant hewn from the granite quarries. Imagine the pharaohs’ dreams etched in stone, the sweat and toil of a civilization frozen in time. This colossal remnant speaks volumes about ancient Egypt’s power and the dreams that never came to be.

Transfer to your Aswan hotel. Your evening is yours to explore.

Optional tour: Nubian Village Tour

Day 5Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before setting off to Kom Ombo. Explore the fascinating Twin Temple of Sobek and Horus, an architectural marvel that began during Ptolemy V’s reign and was completed under Emperor Tiberius. The temple’s evolution continued with contributions from emperors like Domitian and Caracalla, spanning about 400 years. Adjacent to the temple, visit the Crocodile Museum.

Journey from Kom Ombo to Edfu for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Immerse yourself in history as you visit the remarkably preserved Temple of Horus, the most intact temple in Egypt adorned with intricate reliefs and hieroglyphs on both exterior and interior walls.

Continue your adventure as you drive to your Luxor hotel, where you will embark on two extraordinary days of exploration during your 12-day Egypt Solo Budget Tour.

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. It lies about 3km north of Luxor Temple. 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 suggest the best 3 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 Solo 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.

Day 9Hurghada

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

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

Today, your 12-day Egyptian solo budget adventure offers you a delightful dilemma. If your flight home beckons tomorrow afternoon, soak up the sunshine and serenity of Hurghada. Or, for a final dose of city vibes, hit the road for an overnight stay in Cairo before your departure.

Day 12End of your 12-day Egypt solo budget tour

Conclude your 12-day Egypt solo 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 solo budget adventure in Egypt.

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