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19 Days / 18 Nights
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Pharaoh’s Playground: 19-Day Solo Egypt Adventure 

Embark on an immersive journey through Egypt’s captivating landscapes and historical wonders in our carefully curated 19-day solo Egypt adventure package. For solo 19 days, weave your way through the vibrant tapestry of Egypt’s past, present, and future. From the vibrant pulse of Cairo to the tranquil waters of Lake Nasser, the ancient marvels of Luxor, the coastal allure of Alexandria, and the sun-kissed shores of Hurghada. This adventure promises an unparalleled blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.

Begin your epic in Cairo, a bustling metropolis where the past meets the present. Discover the mysteries of the Pyramids of Giza, encounter the enigmatic Sphinx, and delve into the treasures housed at the Egyptian Museum. You then set your course to the coastal gem, Alexandria, where echoes of history harmonize with modern life. Trace the footsteps of Alexander the Great in Alexandria, where ancient echoes mingle with modern rhythms.

Prepare for a mesmerizing cruise along the serene waters of Lake Nasser, from the iconic Abu Simbel temples to the charming city of Aswan. Feel the Nile’s timeless pulse aboard a traditional felucca, and let the vast expanse of the White Desert ignite your imagination. Explore the timeless temples of Kom Ombo, and experience the gentle sway of a felucca sail from Aswan to Kom Ombo, unveiling the enchanting beauty of the Nile.

Unravel the grandeur of Karnak and Luxor temples, explore the Valley of the Kings, and marvel at the majesty of Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple in Luxor. Sun-soaked days await in Hurghada, where the vibrant marine life of the Red Sea beckons. Your odyssey concludes with an expedition to the surreal White Desert, a magical realm of chalky rock formations aglow with an otherworldly light at sunset.

Each day is a new chapter in Egypt’s rich tapestry, inviting you to explore the past and present, creating memories that will endure. This is a 19-day solo journey of discovery, where every sunrise unveils a new legend, and every sunset leaves you yearning for more. Join us on this 19-day solo Egypt escapade, where the sands of time reveal the wonders of Egypt in a truly unique and unforgettable way. Let the adventure unfold!

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Single basis accommodation at a 5-star standard hotel in Cairo on a bed and breakfast basis for 07 nights
  • Single basis accommodation at a 5-star standard hotel in Hurghada on an All-inclusive basis for 04 nights
  • Felucca Nile cruise on a full-board basis for 02 nights
  • Single basis accommodation on a 5-star standard Lake Nasser cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • Single basis accommodation at a 5 star standard hotel in Luxor on a bed and breakfast basis for 01 night
  • White Desert Camp on a full-board basis for 01 night
  • 40 meals: 18 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 10 dinners
  • Drinks at Hurghada hotel
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • 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 19-day solo Egypt Adventure
  • Visiting the Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Exploring the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, home to thousands of ancient artifacts
  • Thrilling White Desert Safari and camping
  • Discovering the historical and cultural sites of Old Cairo, including the Coptic and Islamic quarters
  • Cruising along the Nile River on a felucca cruise and visiting the ancient temples of Luxor, Karnak, and more
  • Relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea and enjoying water sports and other beach activities
Itinerary
19-day Solo Egypt Adventure

Day 1 Arrive in Cairo, Egypt

Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our representative from “Egypt Best Vacations.” They are here to provide assistance and guidance through the arrival and visa procedures. Enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel, where you can unwind during your leisure time, marking the commencement of your comprehensive 19-day Solo Egypt adventure package.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your friendly Egypt Best Vacations guide will be your compass, navigating you through the labyrinthine streets of Cairo, the vibrant souks, and the hushed reverence of ancient temples. Witness the sun’s fiery embrace paint the sky crimson as you sail down the Nile, a ribbon of life threading through the heart of the desert.

Rise with the sun’s golden fingers painting the sky over the legendary Giza Plateau. Today, you will stand face-to-face with the enduring enigma of the Great Pyramids – Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, giants of stone guarding the sands of time.

Imagine the whispers of ancient pharaohs echoing in the air as your guide unravels the mysteries of these monumental tombs. You will discover the secrets of their construction, from the ingenious engineering feats to the enduring human effort that birthed these wonders. Then, prepare to be captivated by the Great Sphinx, its enigmatic gaze fixed across the millennia. Unravel the myths and legends woven around this magnificent creature, half-lion, half-human, a guardian of forgotten knowledge.

Journey onwards to Saqqara, a vast necropolis that whispers tales of ancient Memphis, Egypt’s first unified capital. Here, stand in awe before the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, the very first pyramid ever built, a revolutionary leap in architectural ingenuity. Return to your hotel with a heart full of wonder and a mind brimming with the echoes of forgotten dynasties.

This is just the beginning of your 19-day solo Egyptian adventure, a journey that promises to unveil the secrets of pharaohs, the magic of the Nile, and the timeless beauty of this extraordinary land.

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

Discover the captivating exhibits housed within the esteemed Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Spanning two floors, the museum showcases thousands of artifacts, offering a comprehensive journey through various periods of Egyptian history.

Transitioning from the museum, you will venture to the Citadel of Saladin, constructed in 1172 to safeguard Cairo from the Crusaders. The imposing White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha graces the Citadel, adding to its architectural grandeur. Culminating your day, immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Middle East at the historic Khan El-Khalili bazaar, the region’s largest.

As the day concludes, we will provide a seamless transfer back to your hotel, ensuring you reflect on the day’s cultural exploration and historical wonders.

Day 4Alexandria highlights

Welcome to Alexandria, where the whispers of antiquity mingle with the salty sea breeze. Today, your 19-day solo Egypt adventure plunges you into the vibrant Greco-Roman era, a time when this city glistened as the intellectual and cultural hub of the Mediterranean world.

Your journey begins in the labyrinthine depths of the Roman Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. Imagine carving footsteps through these vast underground tombs, a network of tunnels and chambers adorned with intricate carvings and sarcophagi. As your guide unravels their secrets, you will discover how these humble beginnings as a family tomb blossomed into a sprawling necropolis for hundreds. 

Next, ascend the legendary Pompey’s Pillar, a towering granite monolith that has defied time for centuries. While whispers of its true purpose linger, one thing is certain: the panoramic views from its summit will steal your breath away. Imagine the bustling bazaars and temples that once graced this very hill, where the Citadel of Rhakotis stood guard and a magnificent temple to Osiris-Serapis reigned supreme.

Step into the formidable embrace of the Citadel of Qaitbay, a testament to Alexandria’s enduring resilience. Built by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay to shield Egypt from invaders, its ramparts and bastions whisper tales of battles won and empires defended. Explore its courtyards, and let your imagination paint the panorama of Ottoman prowess against the canvas of the Mediterranean Sea.

Finally, pay your respects at the modern edifice of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a beacon of scholarship that rises from the ashes of its legendary predecessor. Visit is the library from outside but if time permits, you will go inside. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then travel back to Cairo.

Day 5Spiritual Cairo

Embark on a spiritual journey to the Community of Religions in Cairo, highlighting the renowned Coptic Hanging Church. The Church of the Saint Virgin Mary, also known as Al Mo’llaqah or the “Hanging Church,” stands on the ancient ruins of the Roman Babylon Fortress, adding a unique historical dimension to its significance.

Next, visit the Abu Serga Church, situated within the modern Old Cairo, amidst the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon. Noteworthy for the Holy Family’s connection, as they once drank from a well within the church, it holds a distinctive place among Egyptian Coptic churches.

Continue your exploration to the Synagogue of Ben Ezra, a significant and expansive Jewish place of worship in Cairo, named in honor of the esteemed Rabbi Ezra the Scribe.

Concluding this enlightening tour, we will ensure a smooth transfer back to your hotel, allowing you to reflect on the spiritual richness experienced throughout the day.

Day 6Fly to Abu Simbel - Lake Nasser cruise

Bid farewell to Cairo and prepare to set sail on an unforgettable adventure – a four-day odyssey across the majestic waters of Lake Nasser. Your Lake Nasser cruise ship will become your oasis on the shimmering Nile, a gateway to ancient temples kissed by the desert sun. 

Savor a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, then board your flight to Abu Simbel, where your Lake Nasser cruise embarks. As your flight soars across the vast deserts cape, anticipate the grandeur that awaits upon landing. Upon arrival, our friendly Egypt Best Vacations representative will greet you and escort you to your Nile vessel. After indulging in a welcome lunch onboard, prepare to be awestruck by the monumental Temples of Ramses and Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Carved directly into the sandstone cliffs, these temples stand as testaments to ancient Egyptian architectural genius.

Let your guide unveil the stories etched onto their colossal facades, as you marvel at the Great Temple dedicated to Pharaoh Ramses II and the smaller temple honoring his beloved queen, Nefertari. Imagine the ancient ceremonies that once unfolded within these hallowed halls, and contemplate the dedication and skill that brought these wonders to life.

Witness the enduring power of human ingenuity against the backdrop of the Aswan High Dam. Learn about the remarkable UNESCO-led rescue operation that relocated these temples from their original site, saving them from the rising waters. This awe-inspiring feat stands as a testament to international cooperation and a dedication to preserving history for future generations.

Day 7Qasr Ebrim - Amada

Your Lake Nasser cruise as it gracefully departs from Abu Simbel, charting a course towards Qasr Ebrim. From the vantage point of the top deck, witness the unique spectacle of Qasr Ebrim, the sole Nubian monument still standing on its original site. Once perched atop a 70m-high cliff approximately 60km north of Abu Simbel, this historic structure now finds its edges gently lapped by the surrounding water.

Following this captivating encounter, the journey continues with a serene sail to Amada, where you will spend a tranquil night amidst the enchanting surroundings.

Day 8Wadi Es-Seboua - Dakka

Today, the Nile beckons you deeper into the heart of ancient Nubia, where sun-bleached sands whisper tales of forgotten kingdoms. Prepare to immerse yourselves in the majesty of Amada, one of the oldest jewels nestled along the shores of Lake Nasser.

Carved into the sandstone cliffs in the 18th Dynasty, Amada Temple stands as a testament to Egypt’s New Kingdom. Step through the towering pylons and marvel at the meticulously preserved reliefs and inscriptions, protected for centuries beneath a layer of plaster when the temple was transformed into a church.

Hear your guide decipher the hieroglyphic stories etched onto the walls, recounting the triumphs and devotions of pharaohs past. Explore the sanctuary, bathed in the soft glow of desert sun, and imagine the ancient rituals that once resonated through these chambers.

Next, delve into the intriguing Tomb of Pennut, the Viceroy of Nubia. Descend into this subterranean treasure trove and discover intricate murals depicting Pennut’s life and offerings to the gods. Witness the vibrant scenes of hunting, feasts, and religious ceremonies, offering a glimpse into the daily life and beliefs of ancient Nubia.

Set sail to Wadi Es-Seboua, where the ruins of ancient temples beckon exploration. Stand in awe before the Temple of Wadi Es-Seboua, dedicated to Amun and Ramses II. Imagine the bustling caravans that once crossed paths by this temple, a vital trade route linking Egypt and Nubia. Then, journey onwards to the smaller, yet equally captivating, temples of Dakka and Maharaqa, each whispering their own unique stories to the desert wind.

As the evening stars ignite the night sky, settle into your cabin and relive the day’s adventures. Tomorrow, Aswan awaits!

Day 9New Kalabsha Area - Felucca Nile cruise

Upon disembarkation, explore the New Kalabsha area, home to the Temple of Kalabsha, the Temple of Beit El-Wali, and the Kiosk of Kertassi. Noteworthy is the Temple of Kalabsha, the largest free-standing temple in Lower Nubia, dating back to the reign of Augustus (30 BC–14 AD), the first Roman emperor. Dedicated primarily to the Nubian god Mandulis, it also reveres the deities Isis and Osiris.

The subsequent three nights of your 19-day solo Egypt adventure will unfold aboard a Felucca Nile River cruise. Transition seamlessly from your Lake Nasser cruise to the felucca Nile River cruise, marking the beginning of your 2-night journey from Aswan to Kom Ombo. Savor a delightful lunch on board as you soak in the picturesque surroundings. Prepare for an overnight stay in Aswan, with the gentle lull of the Nile as your backdrop.

Day 10Camel Market

Immerse yourself in the cacophony of the Daraw Camel Market, where over 2,000 majestic beasts arrive each Saturday and Sunday. Witness the captivating spectacle of traders from Sudan bartering over these desert nomads, their journeys echoing along the ancient Forty Days Road. Then, as twilight paints the Nile, set sail to Kom Ombo, embracing the romance of a night spent onboard.

Day 11Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor

Start your day with breakfast followed by disembarkation. Explore the Twin Temple of Horus and Sobek, along with the Crocodile Museum in Kom Ombo. The Kom Ombo Temple, constructed over the ruins of the New Kingdom temple, had its origins in the era of Ptolemy V and reached completion during the reign of Emperor Tiberius. Over the years, emperors like Domitian and Caracalla made significant additions, resulting in a 400-year construction period.

Continue your journey to Edfu to marvel at the best-preserved temple in Egypt—the Temple of Horus in Edfu. This temple, a masterpiece from the Greco-Roman period, stands as one of Egypt’s most immaculate and stunning structures. Adorned with reliefs and hieroglyphs both on its exterior and interior walls, the Temple of Edfu provides a captivating glimpse into ancient history.

Conclude the day by transferring to your hotel in Luxor.

Day 12Luxor highlights - Hurghada

Disembark and step into the legendary Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs like Tutankhamun slumber in opulent tombs carved into the golden cliffs. Imagine the whispers of ancient dynasties as you descend into these magnificent sanctuaries, each a testament to a bygone era.

Next, bask in the awe-inspiring presence of Hatshepsut’s Temple, a defiant architectural marvel rising from the desert sands. This female pharaoh defied tradition to rule for two decades, and her temple stands as a powerful symbol of her reign.

Continue your journey to the Colossi of Memnon, silent giants guarding the entrance to Amenhotep III’s mortuary temple. Let their weathered faces tell stories of forgotten empires and feel the weight of history beneath your feet.

Savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, where the flavors of Egypt dance on your palate. Then, prepare to be humbled by the sheer scale of the Karnak Temple complex. Walk among towering pylons, intricately carved walls, and colossal statues, each whispering tales of ancient rituals and celestial alignments.

As the sun dips below the horizon, let the golden light bathe the majestic Luxor Temple. Imagine pharaohs and priests traversing these sacred grounds, their footsteps echoing through millennia. Witness the vibrant murals and hieroglyphs that adorn the temple walls, each stroke speaking of ancient beliefs and forgotten gods.

Finally, bid farewell to Luxor and embrace the sun-kissed haven of Hurghada. Four blissful days await in this beach paradise, where your 19-day solo Egypt adventure takes a tranquil turn. Dive into the underwater realm, soak up the sun, and indulge in your own unique rhythm of leisure. Hurghada, your haven of relaxation, whispers promises of unforgettable memories under the Egyptian sun.

Day 13Hurghada

Enjoy a leisurely day with various optional tours to enhance your experience. Dive into exciting activities like snorkeling, glass-bottom boat rides, safaris, and submarine adventures—all available upon request.

Day 14Hurghada

Enjoy a leisurely day with various optional tours to enhance your experience. Dive into exciting activities like snorkeling, glass-bottom boat rides, safaris, and submarine adventures—all available upon request.

Day 15Hurghada

Enjoy a leisurely day with various optional tours to enhance your experience. Dive into exciting activities like snorkeling, glass-bottom boat rides, safaris, and submarine adventures—all available upon request.

Day 16Fly back to Cairo

As the sun dips below the horizon, casting long shadows over the golden sands of Hurghada. It’s time to bid farewell to your haven of relaxation and embrace the final chapter of your 19-day solo Egyptian adventure. But before you trade sandy toes for city steps, one last magical journey awaits.

Board your flight from Hurghada Airport, trading the endless turquoise canvas of the Red Sea for the sprawling cityscape of Cairo. As the plane ascends, watch the sun-kissed coastline shrink into the distance, a final glimpse of paradise etched in your memory.

Day 17Cairo - Bahabiya Oasis - White Desert

Embark on an early morning departure from Cairo heading towards the Bahariya Oasis. Savor a delicious lunch and gear up for an exciting adventure. Hop onto a 4×4 Jeep to explore the Black Desert and proceed to the Hez Village to relish the refreshing natural cold springs. Continue your journey to the mesmerizing Crystal Mountain, and from there, make your way to Aqabat, renowned as one of the most scenic areas within the White Desert National Park.

Conclude the day by driving to your designated camping site in the White Desert. Delight in a satisfying dinner and spend the night under the stars, indulging in stargazing.

Day 18Travel back to Cairo

Rise before dawn’s first light paints the sky, and step onto the golden sands. As the horizon begins to blush with vibrant hues, witness a sunrise that will etch itself onto your soul. Savor a delicious breakfast, letting the flavors of Egypt dance on your palate. Let the sunbathed palms sway gently in the breeze, each rustle a whispered farewell from the Bahariya Oasis.

Climb into your 4×4 and prepare for your final journey back to Cairo. Feel the wind whip through your hair as you traverse the golden sands, each bump and turn echoing the thrill of your Egyptian adventure. Arrive in Cairo just as the city paints itself in the magic of twilight. Let the city’s energy wash over you, a final chapter in your Egyptian story.

Day 19End of your 19-day solo Egypt adventure

Wrap up your 19-day solo Egypt adventure package by being transferred to Cairo Airport for your departure. Although saying goodbye may evoke mixed emotions, don’t hesitate to consult our guides for information on your forthcoming thrilling solo adventure in Egypt.

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