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Unveiling the Majesty of Egypt: A 13-Day Tour of Egypt History, Tranquil Sailing, and Desert Adventures

Embark on an unforgettable journey through time on this immersive 13-day tour of Egypt. This meticulously crafted Egypt tour package unlocks the country’s captivating wonders, offering a perfect blend of iconic landmarks, breathtaking natural landscapes, and luxurious relaxation.

Begin your Egyptian odyssey in the bustling metropolis of Cairo. Here, you’ll be awestruck by the legendary Giza Pyramids – a timeless testament to human ingenuity. Stand at the foot of these colossal structures, marvel at the enigmatic Sphinx, and delve into the fascinating stories of the Pharaohs.

Next, prepare to be transported to another era as you board your luxurious Dahabiya cruise. Unlike the larger Nile cruise ships, Dahabiyas offer an intimate and elegant experience. As you sail the mighty Nile River from Aswan to Luxor, explore ancient temples bathed in golden sunlight, discover hidden villages, and soak up the serenity of the desert landscape.

After your enchanting Nile journey, trade the ancient wonders for the turquoise waters of the Red Sea. In Hurghada, a haven for beach lovers, unwind on pristine shores, indulge in thrilling water sports, or simply relax under the warm Egyptian sun.

The adventure doesn’t stop there! Embark on a captivating White Desert safari, venturing into a surreal landscape sculpted by wind and time. Witness the awe-inspiring rock formations, experience the thrill of a jeep ride across the dunes, and camp under a blanket of stars in this otherworldly setting.

Experience Egypt Like Never Before

This meticulously designed 13-day Egypt itinerary promises an unforgettable adventure. From the iconic pyramids to the tranquil Nile cruise and the captivating desert landscapes, this Egypt tour package offers a truly immersive experience.

Ready to embark on your dream Egypt tour? Contact us today to learn more about this incredible 13-day adventure and start planning your unforgettable Egyptian escape!

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 05 nights
  • Dahabiya Nile cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • 5-star standard hotel in Hurghada on an All-inclusive basis for 03 nights
  • Camping in the White Desert on full board basis for 01 night
  • 28 meals: 12 breakfasts, 08 lunches, and 08 dinners
  • Water, hot and soft drinks on the Dahabiya cruise
  • Drinks at Hurghada hotel
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights 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 13 Day Tour of Egypt with Dahabiya Cruise & Desert Safari
  • 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
  • Thrilling White Desert adventure and camping
  • Ponder over the ancient Egyptian afterlife and underworld at the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • Sailing the peaceful Nile River from Aswan to Luxor on a Dahabiya cruise for three nights
Itinerary
13 Day Tour of Egypt with Dahabiya Cruise & Desert Safari

Day 1 Arrive in Cairo, Egypt

Step off the plane and into the heart of Egypt! Our ‘Egypt Best Vacations‘ representative awaits at Cairo International Airport to streamline your arrival, handle visa logistics, and ensure a seamless transfer to your hotel. It’s time to relax and prepare for your 13-day tour of Egypt.

Day 2Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your 13 days Egyptian escapade kicks off in style! Our expert guide from “Egypt Best Vacations” will meet you at your hotel and whisk you away to the legendary Giza Plateau.

Prepare to be awestruck by the colossal Great Pyramids of Giza. Marvel at the sheer scale of the Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. Unveil the mysteries of the Sphinx, the sole surviving wonder of the ancient world. For an even deeper experience, you can choose to enter the awe-inspiring Pyramid of Khufu (optional) and delve into the secrets behind its construction.

Next, embark on a captivating journey through time at Saqqara. Explore the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, the first pyramid ever built. Discover the treasures of Saqqara, one of the most significant necropolises in Egypt and the final resting place of the ancient capital, Memphis.

After a day brimming with wonder, relax and reflect on your unforgettable experiences as you return to your hotel with memories that will linger long after your trip concludes.

Day 3Cairo to White Desert

Embark on a thrilling desert odyssey! Leave Cairo’s bustle behind as you venture towards the captivating Bahariya Oasis. Fuel up with a delicious lunch and brace yourself for a thrilling adventure.

Hop into a rugged 4×4 jeep and traverse the enigmatic Black Desert. Cool off in the refreshing natural cold springs of Hez Village. Witness the crystal formations of Crystal Mountain and marvel at the breathtaking scenery of Aqabat, a jewel within the White Desert National Park

Journey to your White Desert campsite. As darkness descends, savor a delightful dinner, then lose yourself in the magic of the star-filled night sky. Imagine the stories those desert stars could tell!

Day 4White Desert to Cairo

Witness the desert come alive with the first rays of a spectacular sunrise, creating a memory that will stay with you forever. After a delicious breakfast, hop back into your 4×4 and retrace your steps back to the Bahariya Oasis. 

Relax and reflect on the extraordinary experiences of the past few days as you travel back to your hotel in Cairo. The magic of the desert awaits on another day, but for now, cherish the memories and prepare for your next Egyptian adventure!

Day 5Fly to Aswan - Dahabiya Nile cruise

After four thrilling days uncovering the treasures of Cairo, we’ll whisked you away to Cairo Airport for your onward journey to Aswan, the gateway to your idyllic 3-night Dahabiya Nile cruise adventure.

Upon arrival in Aswan, your guide will be waiting outside the terminal to welcome you and introduce you to the city’s highlights. Marvel at the High Dam, a testament to human ingenuity and a cornerstone of modern Egypt. Journey to Philae Island and the exquisite Temple of Isis, a place of beauty and serenity dedicated to the ancient goddess of love and magic. Uncover the secrets of the Unfinished Obelisk, a massive rock formation that offers a glimpse into the remarkable engineering feats of the past.

Then, board your Dahabiya Nile cruise and prepare for an unforgettable journey through the heart of Egypt. Set sail to Kom Ombo.

Day 6Kom Ombo - Edfu

Immerse yourself in ancient wonders at Kom Ombo. Explore the unique Temple of Horus and Sobek, a double temple dedicated to both falcon-headed Horus and crocodile-headed Sobek. Built during the Greco-Roman period, the temple’s unique dual design reflects the reverence for both deities.

Continue your journey with a visit to the fascinating Crocodile Museum. Learn about the ancient Egyptians’ relationship with crocodiles, including their role in mythology and the mummification process used to honor them.

After your exploration, return to your relaxing Dahabiya Nile River cruise and set sail for Edfu, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 7Edfu - Esna - Luxor

Embark on a horse-drawn carriage ride to the awe-inspiring Temple of Horus in Edfu. Revered as the most complete temple in Egypt, its beauty and near-pristine state transport you back to the Greco-Roman era. Admire the intricate details, reliefs, and hieroglyphs adorning the exterior and interior walls, imagining the grandeur of past ceremonies.

After basking in the temple’s magnificence, return to your tranquil Dahabiya Nile River cruise. As you set sail, prepare to navigate the Esna Lock, a marvel of modern engineering that allows passage between different water levels. Continue your journey to Luxor, where you’ll spend the night and await further captivating experiences.

Day 8Luxor wonders - Hurghada

Disembark from your cruise and delve into the captivating Valley of the Kings. Explore the final resting places of pharaohs from the New Kingdom, their stories etched in the decorated tombs. Witness the grandeur of the Temple of Hatshepsut, a testament to the reign of the remarkable female pharaoh who ruled for two decades. Stand in awe before the towering Colossi of Memnon, majestic statues guarding the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.

After exploring the ancient wonders, enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, immersing yourself in the local culinary scene. Prepare to be mesmerized by the Karnak Temple, an awe-inspiring complex dedicated to the Theban Triad. Then, marvel at the Luxor Temple, adorned with intricate carvings and standing as a testament to the pharaohs’ devotion.

Transfer to the vibrant resort town of Hurghada, where pristine beaches of the Red Sea beckon. Spend four glorious days at your leisure, soaking up the sun and indulging in the beauty of this coastal paradise. Embrace these four free days as the perfect culmination of your unforgettable 13-day tour of Egypt, cherishing the memories and cultural treasures you’ve encountered.

Day 9Hurghada

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

Day 10Hurghada

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

Day 11Fly back to Cairo

Transfer to Hurghada Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel.

Day 12Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

Embrace the final leg of your 13-day tour of Egypt with a captivating journey through Cairo’s rich history! Delve into the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, located in Tahrir Square, this renowned museum houses a staggering collection of artifacts, spanning thousands of years and offering a glimpse into every chapter of Egypt’s story.

Next, ascend to the Citadel, a majestic fortress built by Saladin in the 12th century to defend against the Crusaders. Marvel at the architectural brilliance of the Citadel, including the iconic silhouette of the White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East. Wander through a maze of narrow alleyways, overflowing with spices, textiles, handicrafts, and treasures waiting to be discovered.

After a day filled with cultural exploration and vibrant experiences, transfer back to your hotel, brimming with memories of your unforgettable Egyptian adventure.

Day 13End of 13 day tour of Egypt with Dahabiya cruise & White Desert

Conclude your 13 days tour of Egypt with a transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.

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