16-Day Egypt Adventure: Pyramids, Beaches, Felucca & White Desert

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16 Days / 15 Nights
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Unveiling Egypt: 16 Days of Pyramids, Felucca Cruise, and Desert Adventures

Imagine standing in the shadow of the colossal Pyramids of Giza, their ancient stones whispering tales of pharaohs and forgotten civilizations. Then, picture yourself sailing down the Nile River on a felucca cruise, the warm sun kissing your skin as you glide past verdant fields and charming villages. This 16-day adventure through Egypt promises an unforgettable experience, blending historical exploration with luxurious relaxation and thrilling desert expeditions.

Your journey begins in the vibrant heart of Cairo, where modern energy pulsates alongside timeless wonders. Gaze upon the iconic Pyramids of Giza, and explore the bustling Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Lose yourself in the vast collection of artifacts at the Egyptian Museum. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history woven into the very fabric of this captivating city.

Travel along the sun-kissed shores to Alexandria, a city where ancient Greek splendor meets cosmopolitan charm. Stroll along the picturesque Corniche, where the Mediterranean Sea laps at the city’s edge. Visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a modern marvel dedicated to preserving and sharing knowledge. Explore the remnants of the Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa.

Step aboard a traditional felucca and embark on a serene journey down the majestic Nile River. Sail past lush green fields and charming villages, witness the daily life of local communities, and feel the gentle rhythm of life along the river’s banks. As the sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky with vibrant hues, immerse yourself in the tranquility of this timeless waterway.

Escape to the sun-drenched shores of Hurghada, a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Sink your toes into the soft golden sand, bask in the warmth of the sun, and feel the cool embrace of the crystal-clear waters. Indulge in exhilarating water sports, explore the vibrant underwater world, or simply unwind and soak up the beauty of this idyllic paradise.

Venture into the heart of the White Desert, a surreal landscape where stark white rock formations sculpt the horizon and endless sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see. Explore this unique geological wonder, marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of the desert, and experience the magic of sleeping under a canopy of stars.

Are you ready to uncover the magic of Egypt? Book your 16-Day Egypt Adventure: Pyramids, Nile Cruises, and Desert Adventures today and embark on a journey that will truly transform you.

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 06 nights
  • 5-star standard hotel in Hurghada on an All-inclusive basis for 04 nights
  • Felucca cruise on a full-board basis for 02 nights
  • 5-star standard hotel in Luxor on a bed and breakfast basis for 01 night
  • Desert camp in the White Desert on a full board basis for 01 night
  • Sleeper train on half board basis for 01 night
  • 30 meals: 15 breakfasts, 08 lunches, and 07 dinners
  • Drinks at Hurghada hotel
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Alexandria day trip from Cairo by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 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
This 16-day Egypt adventure is designed to
  • Uncover the mysteries of ancient Egypt and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture.
  • Experience the serenity of a traditional Nile felucca cruise and the breathtaking beauty of the White Desert.
  • Indulge in relaxation and rejuvenation on the pristine beaches of Hurghada.
  • Create unforgettable memories that will stay with you long after your journey ends.
Itinerary
16-Day Egypt Adventure: Pyramids, Beaches, Felucca & White Desert

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 16-day Egypt adventure.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your actual 16-day Egypt adventure begins when Egypt Best Vacations professional tour guide picks you up from your hotel to commence your tour to 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? 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 of mankind, 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.

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

Explore the fabulous contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Thousands of artifacts from all periods of Egyptian history are displayed on the two floors of the museum.

From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to defend 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 back to your hotel.

Day 4Alexandria highlights

Today, your 16-day Egypt adventure takes you 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 drive back to Cairo.

Day 5Spiritual Cairo

Enjoy a spiritual tour to the Community of Religions in Cairo. This tour includes the famous Coptic Hanging Church. Cairo’s Church of the Saint Virgin Mary was built on the ruins of the Roman Babylon Fortress. Because of its location over the ruins of the fortress, it is known as Al Mo’llaqah Chruch or the “Hanging Chruch.”

Then proceed to the Abu Serga Church. The Church of Abu Serga is located in the modern Old Cairo, in the midst of the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon. The Holy Family drank from a well in the church, so the church is characterized among the other Egyptian Coptic churches.

Then to the Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo is one of the most important and largest synagogues in Egypt. The Synagogue is named after the great Jewish Rabbi Ezra the Scribe.

Transfer to Giza train station to board your sleeper train to Aswan to begin your felucca cruise.

Day 6Aswan Tour - Felucca cruise

You’re going to spend the next two nights of your 16-day Egypt adventure, on board a Felucca River cruise. 

Meet your guide at Aswan Railway to commence your tour. Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan such as the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats in the 1960s. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Isis at Philae Island. End your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.

Board your Felucca Nile cruise. Enjoy the Nile landscape in Aswan while cruising. 

Day 7Felucca Nile cruise

Breakfast then set sail from Aswan to Daraw. Visit its famous Camel Market (every Saturday and Sunday). Daraw has one of the largest camel markets in Egypt. Most of the camels come in caravans from Sudan’s Darfur and Kordofan along the Darb Al Arba’een (Forty Days Rd) to just north of Abu Simbel before being trucked to Daraw. It is a picturesque sight and fascinating to see the trading; sometimes there are as many as 2000 camels.

Then set sail from Daraw toward Kom Ombo.

Day 8Disembarkation - Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor

Breakfast and disembarkation. Travel to Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum. This temple was built in the Ptolemaic period. Due to the conflict between Sobek and Horus, the ancient Egyptians felt it necessary to separate their temple spaces within one temple. The Kom Ombo Temple has two entrances, courts, colonnades, Hypostyle halls, and sanctuaries, one side for each god.

Transfer from Kom Ombo to visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Edfu Temple is one of the most striking and complete of ancient Egyptian temples and is dedicated to the worship of the god Horus. Situated on the western bank of the Nile, its construction began during the reign of Ptolemy III (246–221 BC) in 237 BC, but was completed in the reign of Ptolemy XII (80–51 BC) in 57 BC, 180 years later.

Then transfer to your hotel in Luxor for a free evening.

Day 9Luxor highlights - Hurghada

Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, then visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings. Here, the pharaohs of the New Kingdom period were buried trying to be hidden from the Grave Robbers. There’re 65 tombs were discovered till now while Ramses VIII’s tomb is not found yet. Your guide will recommend the best three open tombs to visit.

From the Valley of the Kings to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh. You will end your tour at the Colossi of Memnon, which survived from the Temple of Amenhotep III. 

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. Then proceed to the great Temple of Luxor. Both temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad; Amun, Mut and Khonsu. 

Transfer to Hurghada to enjoy some relaxation on the next four days of your 16-day Egypt adventure. Enjoy some beach activities and explore the magnificent underwater world of the Red Sea. 

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor

Day 10Hurghada

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

Day 11Hurghada

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

Day 12Hurghada

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

Day 13Fly to Cairo

Transfer to Hurghada Airport to fly to Cairo for the remaining part of your 16-day Egypt adventure. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel.

Day 14Cairo - Bahabiya Oasis - White Desert

Depart Cairo early in the morning and drive towards the Bahariya Oasis. Enjoy your lunch and be ready to begin your adventure. Take a 4×4 Jeep to visit the Black Desert, then to the Hez Village to enjoy the natural cold springs. Continue driving to the Crystal Mountain, after that you will arrive at Aqabat. Aqabat is one of the most beautiful areas in the White Desert National Park. Then drive to your camping area in the White Desert. Enjoy your dinner and spend your night stargazing. 

Day 15White Desert - Cairo

Enjoy one of your lifetime sunrise, then take your breakfast to be ready to take the 4X4 back to Bahariya Oasis. Then travel back to your hotel in Cairo for last night of your 16-day Egypt adventure.

Day 16End of your 16-day Egypt adventure

You will end your 16-day Egypt adventure 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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