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Amazing 12 Days Egypt Cairo, Nile Cruise & Siwa Oasis For Solo Travelers Tour. Welcome to the mesmerizing 12 Days Egypt Cairo, Nile Cruise & Siwa Oasis for solo travelers where you will embark on an extraordinary adventure through the captivating cities of Cairo, the timeless Nile River, and the serene oasis of Siwa. This carefully crafted solo itinerary combines the best of Egypt’s ancient wonders, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes, offering you an immersive and unforgettable experience.
Begin your 12 Days Egypt Cairo, Nile Cruise & Siwa Oasis for solo travelers journey in Cairo, a bustling metropolis where the modern blends seamlessly with the ancient. Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza, and marvel at the enigmatic Sphinx. Delve into the fascinating history of the pharaohs at the Egyptian Museum.
Next, you will fly from Cairo to Aswan to embark on a 3-night solo Nile River cruise, tracing the footsteps of pharaohs and immersing yourself in the timeless beauty of the river. Explore the Valley of the Kings, where ancient pharaohs were laid to rest in elaborate tombs, and marvel at the temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo.
Leaving the Nile behind, venture to the serene oasis of Siwa, a hidden gem in the Egyptian desert. Experience the tranquility of this remote oasis as you explore ancient ruins, such as the Temple of the Oracle, and soak in the therapeutic waters of Cleopatra’s Bath. Lose yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of the Great Sand Sea, where vast sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see.
This 12 Days Egypt Cairo, Nile Cruise & Siwa Oasis for solo travelers Tour is a perfect blend of ancient wonders, cultural immersion, and natural beauty. Prepare to be swept away by the allure of Egypt as you uncover its mysteries, walk in the footsteps of pharaohs, and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of its history and culture. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with memories to treasure for a lifetime.
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 days Egypt Cairo, Nile cruise and Siwa Oasis for solo travelers.
Your actual 12 days Egypt Cairo, Nile cruise and Siwa Oasis for solo travelers Tour just begins right now. Enjoy a guided tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Egypt is a well-known tourist destination due to its magnificent wonders such as the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. The Egyptian pyramids are very human monuments. Imagine the pyramids 4000 years ago when they were complete with their limestone casings, their brilliance must have been blinding. So, your tour guide will narrate the history and mysteries behind these iconic pyramids.
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then proceed to the stunning Egyptian Museum. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the largest and most important museums in the world. The museum contains more than 120,000 pieces from all periods of Ancient Egyptian history. It was designed by the French Architect Marcel Dourgnon and built by an Italian company in 1902 during the time of Khedive Abbas Helmi II.
Transfer back to your hotel.
You’re going to spend the next four days of your 12 days Egypt Cairo, Nile cruise and Siwa Oasis for solo travelers Tour onboard a River Nile cruise. So, we will transfer you to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan to begin your 3-night solo Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal at Aswan Airport to commence your tour. Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan such as the High Dam, the Temple of Isis at Philae Island, and the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.
Transfer to your Nile cruise ship. Overnight in Aswan.
Optional tour: Tour to the Nubian Village in Aswan
Enjoy a free morning on board your cruise ship or join us on an optional tour to the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel.
Your Nile cruise ship will set sail to Kom Ombo around lunchtime. Stop at Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek. It was built during the Greco-Roman period. It was built over the ruined temple of the New Kingdom. 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.
Back to your Nile cruise ship to set sail to Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.
Before/after breakfast, you will take a horse and carriage to the Temple of Horus in Edfu. This temple is the most intact temple in Egypt and it was built during the Greco-Roman period. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.
Take your carriage back to your cruise ship to set sail to Luxor via the Lock of Esna.
Disembarkation. Visit the impressive Valley of the Kings. The Valley of the Kings is one of the most important highlights not only in Luxor but throughout Egypt. The Ancient Egyptians named it (Ta-Iset-Ma’at), which means “the Place of Truth”. The Valley of the Kings is the necropolis of the great Egyptian pharaohs of the 18th to the 20th Dynasty (1550-1080 BCE). Tuthmosis I was the first pharaoh who was buried at the Valley of the Kings while Ramses XI was the last pharaoh who was buried there.
Transfer to Luxor Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel in Cairo.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor
Your 12 days Egypt Cairo, Nile Cruise and Siwa Oasis for solo travelers Tour takes to the beautiful City of Alexandria, the capital city of Egypt during the Greco-Roman era. Your tour includes the famous Roman Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. The catacombs are huge Egyptian tombs and royal cemeteries with Ptolemaic and Roman influences. The catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa are one the largest Roman burial sites not just in Alexandria but in Egypt. These catacombs started as a private tomb for a wealthy family, then became a public cemetery. The catacombs house more than 300 tombs.
From the catacombs to the Pompey’s Pillar. Many of the ancient historians did not tell us more details about the “Pompey’s Pillar” but about the buildings that stood nearby and have disappeared now. The hill on which the pillar is erected was covered with temples and houses a long time before the Roman era. It was the place of the Citadel of Rhakotis. A temple was dedicated to Osiris-Serapis was built on the mountain.
Then proceed to the Citadel of Qaitbay. The Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria is one of the most important fortifications in Egypt. It was constructed by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay to defend Egypt against the Ottomans/Turks.
End your tour in Alexandria with visiting the Library of Alexandria from the outside. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then transfer to your hotel in Alexandria.
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, then head to your third part of your 12 days Egypt Cairo, Nile cruise and Siwa Oasis for solo travelers Tour, head to the beautiful Siwa Oasis.
Enjoy the natural hot springs, called the Cleopatra baths. The crystal-clear water gurgles up into a large stone pool, which is a popular bathing spot for locals and tourists alike. Then proceed to Gabal El-Mawta, or Mountain of the Dead. This small hill, at the northern end of Siwa Oasis, is honeycombed with rock tombs peppered with wall paintings. Its name, Gebel Al Mawta, means ‘Mountain of the Dead’ and most of the tombs here date back to the 26th dynasty, Ptolemaic and Roman times.
Continue to visit the Temple of Amun, which was built by Alexander the Great. The 26th-dynasty Temple of the Oracle sits in the northwest corner of the ruins of Aghurmi village. Built in the 6th century BC, probably on top of an earlier temple, it was dedicated to Amun (occasionally referred to as Zeus or Jupiter Ammon) and was a powerful symbol of the town’s wealth. It is believed Alexander the Great was declared son of Amun in this temple.
Enjoy a tour to the local market and try a traditional lunch if you like.
Explore the 13-century ruins of Shali Fortress. Central Siwa is dominated by the spectacular organic shapes of the remains of this 13th-century mud-brick fortress. Built from kershef (chunks of salt from the lake just outside town, mixed with rock and plastered in local clay), the labyrinth of huddled buildings was originally four or five storeys high and housed hundreds of people. A path leads over the slumping remnants, past the Old Mosque with its chimney-shaped minaret, to the top for panoramic views.
Enjoy the freshwater Lake of Bir Wahid on the edge of the Great Sand Sea. Once over the top of a dune, you come to a hot spring, the size of a large jacuzzi, where sulphurous water bubbles in a pool and runs off to irrigate a garden. Followed by lovely camping at the Great Sand Sea.
Enjoy your free time at your hotel in Siwa Oasis.
Drive back to Cairo with lunch at a local restaurant.
Unfortunately, it is the end of your 12 days Egypt Cairo, Nile cruise and Siwa Oasis for solo travelers Tour, so we will transfer you to Cairo Airport for your final departure. It is really sad to leave so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.