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Unveiling Wonders & Witnessing History: 13 Day Luxor Eclipse Tour

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary 13 Day Luxor Eclipse Tour, a journey that seamlessly blends ancient wonders with a celestial spectacle. This expertly crafted itinerary unlocks the captivating cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan, while culminating in a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event – the longest total solar eclipse until 2114, gracing Luxor in August 2027.

Your Egyptian adventure commences in Cairo, where the awe-inspiring Pyramids and the enigmatic Sphinx stand as testaments to bygone eras. Delve into the opulent Muhammad Ali Mosque and marvel at the treasures housed within the Egyptian Museum. Next, Alexandria, a city steeped in history and adorned by the Citadel of Qaitbay, awaits. Explore the captivating Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.

Luxor, the “City of Palaces,” unveils its magic next. Prepare to be mesmerized by the sprawling Karnak Temple Complex, the haunting beauty of Luxor Temple, and the Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs rest in eternal slumber.

Embark on a lovely Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Glide along the lifeblood of Egypt, soaking in the timeless beauty of the desert landscape and traditional villages. Aswan, a city known for its serenity, awaits with its captivating Abu Simbel temples and the enchanting Philae Temple, majestically relocated to an island on the Nile.

Unwind in the idyllic coastal paradise of Sharm El-Sheikh. Bask on pristine beaches, explore vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, or simply relax by the turquoise waters.

Witnessing a Celestial Rarity: The 2027 Solar Eclipse in Luxor

Luxor takes center stage for the main event – the 2027 total solar eclipse. Witness the highlight of your 13 day Egypt itinerary as day surrenders to a mesmerizing darkness, punctuated by the sun’s corona. Our expert guides will ensure you have a clear understanding and the proper equipment to experience this astronomical phenomenon safely.

This 13 Day Luxor Eclipse Tour offers a comprehensive and unforgettable experience. Explore the captivating cities, sail the majestic Nile, witness the awe-inspiring 2027 solar eclipse in Luxor, and unwind in the serene beauty of Sharm El-Sheikh. Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a journey that blends history, nature, and astronomy into a truly extraordinary Egyptian adventure.

Price from:

5230 USD per person in a twin or double room (group tour 25 people)

7030 USD per single room (group tour 25 people)

Please be advised that the aforementioned prices are susceptible to escalation in the event of any rise in fuel costs or other fundamental factors, as the context pertains to a three-year timeframe leading up to the Solar Eclipse in 2027.

 

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • 5-star standard hotel in Cairo on a Bed and Breakfast basis for 04 nights
  • 5-star standard hotel in Luxor on a Bed and Breakfast basis for 01 night
  • 5-star standard Nile cruise ship on a full-board basis for 04 nights
  • 5-star standard hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh on all-inclusive basis for 03 nights
  • 31 meals: 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 07 dinners
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Licensed Egyptologist tour guide
  • 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 13 Day Luxor Eclipse Tour
  • Iconic Cairo Exploration: Delve into the timeless wonders of Cairo, including the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza, the enigmatic Sphinx, and the fascinating Egyptian Museum housing ancient artifacts.
  • Luxor Solar Eclipse Experience: Witness the celestial marvel of the 2027 solar eclipse in Luxor, where the moon will obscure the sun, casting a rare shadow over the land in a once-in-a-lifetime event.
  • Nile Cruise Adventure: Embark on a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan, sailing along the legendary river and visiting ancient temples, including the magnificent Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings.
  • Exploration of Luxor and Aswan: Discover the rich history and culture of Luxor and Aswan, visiting iconic landmarks such as the Temple of Philae, the Aswan High Dam, and the Colossi of Memnon.
  • Relaxation in Sharm El-Sheikh: Unwind in the picturesque resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh, where pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs await, offering the perfect opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation.
  • Expert Guided Tours: Enjoy insightful guided tours led by knowledgeable local experts, providing fascinating insights into Egypt's ancient civilization, history, and culture at each destination.
  • Photographic Opportunities: Capture stunning photographs of Egypt's iconic landmarks, breathtaking landscapes, and the mesmerizing solar eclipse, creating lasting memories of this extraordinary journey.
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience: Embark on an unforgettable adventure that combines the allure of ancient Egypt with the rare spectacle of a solar eclipse, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Itinerary
13 Day Luxor Eclipse Tour

Day 1 July 29, 2027 Arrive Cairo, Egypt

As your plane touches down at Cairo International Airport, excitement crackles in the air. This isn’t just any arrival; it’s the gateway to 13-day Luxor eclipse tour that culminates in witnessing the awe-inspiring spectacle of a total solar eclipse in Luxor, Egypt. 

Egypt Best Vacations greets you with a friendly smile. Our dedicated representative will be waiting at the arrivals hall, holding a sign with your name, ready to navigate the airport formalities with ease. Visa regulations and baggage claim become a breeze as you’re whisked through the process, leaving you free to savor the anticipation.

A comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle awaits to whisk you to your Cairo hotel. Settle in and freshen up, then prepare to be dazzled by the vibrant pulse of this ancient city.

Day 2 July 30, 2027Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your Egyptian adventure ignites the moment your friendly, professional guide greets you at your Cairo hotel. Buckle up, for your 13-day odyssey begins with a journey to the iconic Great Pyramids of Giza, their silhouettes rising dramatically against the desert sky. Prepare to be awestruck by the Sphinx, its enigmatic gaze guarding the secrets of millennia.

The true essence of Egypt’s pyramid legacy unfolds on the Giza Plateau. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, marvels of engineering that defy imagination. Your guide will unveil the fascinating history of their construction, unraveling the secrets behind their purpose and age. Time seems to melt away as you stand in the shadow of these ancient giants.

Journey further south to Saqqara, an ancient necropolis that whispers tales of Egypt’s earliest dynasties. Here, marvel at the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, a revolutionary prototype that paved the way for the iconic pyramids that followed. Saqqara’s significance is etched in its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a treasure trove of ancient knowledge waiting to be discovered.

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant then return to your hotel. 

Day 3 July 31, 2027Alexandria wonders

Today, you travel through time! Alexandria, once the glittering crown of Greco-Roman Egypt, beckons, ready to unfold its ancient secrets and timeless allure. Prepare to walk in the footsteps of pharaohs and philosophers as your 13-day Luxor eclipse tour continues.

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 travel back to Cairo.

Day 4 August 1, 2027Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

Indulge in a leisurely breakfast at your hotel then, whisk into the vibrant tapestry of Cairo. First, prepare to be spellbound by the treasures housed within the Egyptian Museum. Walk amongst gilded mummies, and their eyes eternally watchful. Let your Egyptologist guide, a modern-day decoder of hieroglyphs, unravel the mysteries of Tutankhamun’s tomb and Cleopatra’s legendary allure.

Next, ascend to the Saladin Citadel, a fortress etched against the sky. Its ramparts whispering tales of valiant battles and whispered intrigues. Stand where sultans once held court. Gaze upon the panoramic vista of Cairo sprawled beneath, a mosaic of bustling streets and ancient minarets.

Indulge in a delectable lunch at a local restaurant then, immerse yourself in the vibrant chaos of Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. Let the fragrant aroma of spices entice your senses. Haggle for treasures amidst a labyrinth of stalls. Lose yourself in the kaleidoscope of colors and textures. This bustling marketplace is not merely a haven for souvenirs. It is a living testament to Cairo’s enduring spirit, where history and commerce intertwine in a captivating dance.

Transfer to Cairo Airport to catch your flight to Luxor. As the plane soars above the golden sands, anticipate the moment when the sun itself will surrender to the moon’s embrace in the longest solar eclipse of the century.

Day 5 August 2, 2027Witness the 2027 Solar Eclipse at Karnak Temple

Indulge in a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, savoring the anticipation of the day’s celestial spectacle, 2027 Solar Eclipse. Soon, a conveyance awaits, ready to whisk you away to Karnak Temple. A monument so ancient its very stones hum with the whispers of pharaohs.

Here, amidst the towering Hypostyle halls and colossal pylons dedicated to the sun god Amun-Ra. Stand poised to witness a natural marvel that transcends even the grandeur of these ancient walls. As the moon gracefully eclipses the sun, the world around you will transform into a breathtaking canvas of twilight hues. Stars will peek out amidst the daytime blue, and the corona, a mesmerizing crown of fire, will frame the moon’s silhouette.

For six minutes and twenty-three seconds, time itself will seem to stand still as you become enveloped in this awe-inspiring celestial ballet. Breathe in the profound silence, feel the cosmic connection wash over you, and etch this memory onto your soul. A once-in-a-lifetime experience that will forever redefine the meaning of wonder.

Emerging from the ethereal glow of the eclipse, your journey continues to the majestic Luxor Temple, another architectural marvel bathed in the golden light of Luxor’s afternoon sun. Here, your Egyptologist guide will unveil the fascinating stories etched in hieroglyphs on the temple walls, tales of pharaohs and gods, victories and celebrations. 

Embark on a 4-night Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan.

Day 6 August 3, 2027Kings Valley, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon

Luxuriate in a leisurely breakfast on your cruise, then prepare to explore Luxor’s west bank. First, step into the Valley of the Kings, a realm where pharaohs slumber in gilded tombs, their legacies etched in hieroglyphs upon eternal walls. Your Egyptologist guide, a modern-day decoder of these celestial dreams. They will unlock the stories of these long-gone sovereigns, their triumphs and ambitions immortalized in the Valley’s embrace.

Next, ascend the terraces of Hatshepsut’s Temple, a breathtaking architectural symphony carved into the cliffs. Feel the desert sun warm your skin as you stand where the “Female Pharaoh” once defied conventions, ruling with wisdom and grace. Gaze upon the panoramic vistas that unfolded before her, and let the whispers of her reign carry you across millennia.

As the sun reaches its zenith, seek refuge in the shade of the Colossi of Memnon, colossal sentinels guarding the ancient Thebes. Return to your Nile cruise to set sail to Edfu via the Lock of Esna. Overnight in Edfu. 

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor

Day 7 August 4, 2027Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples

Awaken to a delicious breakfast onboard, then embark on a charming horse-drawn carriage ride through sun-baked streets to the Temple of Horus in Edfu. A marvel of the Greco-Roman era and the best-preserved temple in Egypt. Witness its towering pylons, intricate reliefs, and immerse yourself in the mysteries of falcon-headed Horus.

Take the carriage back to your Nile cruise to set sail onwards to Kom Ombo. Prepare to be beguiled by a unique double temple dedicated to both Sobek, the fearsome crocodile god, and Horus, the celestial falcon. Unravel their divine stories within the temple walls, and delve deeper into Sobek’s legend at the captivating Crocodile Museum nearby.

As the sun dips low, casting long shadows on the ancient landscapes, our ship glides effortlessly towards Aswan. Anticipation builds for the wonders that await in this vibrant southern city.

Day 8 August 5, 2027Abu Simbel Temples

Prepare for an awe-inspiring odyssey in time as we embark on a scenic 3.5-hour drive through the sun-drenched desert. Your destination is the legendary Temples of Abu Simbel, colossal monuments carved directly into the sandstone cliffs.

Imagine towering statues of Pharaoh Ramesses II greeting you, their expressions seemingly unchanged for millennia. Step inside the temple and be transported to a bygone era, where intricate hieroglyphs whisper tales of gods and pharaohs. Immerse yourself in the cool, cavernous halls, adorned with vibrant reliefs depicting epic battles and divine offerings.

This isn’t just a visit to a temple; it’s a journey through history, a chance to stand where powerful rulers once walked. Prepare to be humbled by the sheer scale and artistry of these architectural marvels, testaments to human ambition and engineering genius.

After soaking in the magic of Abu Simbel, you will retrace our steps back to your comfortable cruise ship, carrying with you memories that will forever be etched in your mind.

Optional tour: Nubian Village Tour

Day 9 August 6, 2027Aswan Tour - Fly to Sharm El-Sheikh

Fuel up with a delicious breakfast, then buckle up for an Aswan adventure, Your first stop at the colossal High Dam, a modern marvel that tamed the Nile’s floods and brought light to Egypt. Stand in awe of its sheer scale, imagining the engineering feat that reshaped a landscape.

Next, you delve into ancient ingenuity at the Unfinished Obelisk. A giant granite remnant frozen in time. Picture skilled artisans crafting this monolith, destined to be a monument to eternity, only to be abandoned for reasons lost to history.

Your journey continues with a scenic motorboat ride across the shimmering Nile. Your destination is the breathtaking Temple of Philae, a jewel of the Ptolemaic era. Originally threatened by rising waters from the High Dam, UNESCO heroically relocated it to higher ground. Admire its intricate carvings and imagine the whispers of pharaohs echoing through its halls.

Indulge in a delectable lunch at a local restaurant before take wing from Aswan, soaring to Sharm El-Sheikh via Cairo where your 13-day Luxor eclipse tour continues for another exhilarating leg! Transfer from Sharm El-Sheikh Airport to your hotel. Dive into crystal-clear waters, bask on sun-kissed beaches, and unravel the underwater wonders at your own pace.

Day 10 August 7, 2027Sharm El-Sheikh

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

Day 11, August 8, 2027Sharm El-Sheikh

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

Day 12 August 9, 2027Fly back to Cairo

Transfer to Sharm El-Sheikh Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel to enjoy the final night of your 13-day Luxor eclipse tour. Enjoy a delectable lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 13 August 10, 2027End of your 13-day Luxor eclipse tour

As your 13-day Luxor eclipse tour draws to a close, a transfer awaits, ready to whisk you to Cairo Airport for your final departure. As you ascend into the heavens aboard your departing flight, cast a final glance at the city that unveiled its celestial spectacle and ancient charms. The memories you carry within – of breathtaking eclipses, gilded tombs, and vibrant bazaars – will forever shimmer in your heart, a testament to the enduring magic of Egypt.

Indulge in a delectable lunch at a local restaurant. This is not merely the end of a tour, but the beginning of a lifelong obsession. Let Egypt Best Vacations be your celestial guide. Unlocking the secrets of this timeless land and painting your canvas with experiences as vibrant as the desert sunrise, as profound as the whispers of the Sphinx.

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