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Embark on a captivating 6-day Egypt solo budget tour with felucca cruise through the captivating landscapes and ancient wonders of Egypt. Buckle up for a whirlwind of adventure that takes you from Cairo’s bustling streets to the serene glide of a felucca down the Nile. Explore iconic landmarks, lose yourself in vibrant markets, and soak in the timeless aura of pharaohs and pyramids.
Begin your 6-day Egypt solo budget tour (Cairo, Luxor & Felucca Cruise) in Cairo. Where the allure of history beckons from the iconic Sphinx to the monumental Giza Pyramids. Explore the fabulous contents of the Egyptian Museum. Board your sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan. Brace yourself for an extraordinary experience aboard a traditional felucca cruise, navigating the timeless waters under the embrace of starlit skies.
Continue your odyssey, visiting the historical marvels of Kom Ombo and Edfu en route to Luxor. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Luxor, exploring the temples of Karnak and Luxor that stand as testaments to Egypt’s ancient glory. Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Board your sleeper train tracing your way back to Cairo for the tour’s conclusion.
Join us on this economically conscious adventure, promising not just a journey through Egypt’s historic gems but also an opportunity to connect with the vibrant essence of the Nile. Prepare for an expedition that will etch indelible memories, offering a newfound admiration for the enchanting wonders of Egypt!
Please keep in mind that slight changes during the felucca ride might occur due to circumstances beyond our control.
The desert wind whispers secrets of pharaohs as your plane touches down at Cairo International Airport. Step off the tarmac and into the vibrant embrace of Egypt, where palm trees sway and history hums beneath the sun. A friendly representative from “Egypt Best Vacations” awaits, ready to smooth your entry and whisk you away on a 6-day Egypt solo budget tour with felucca cruise. Buckle up, your budget-friendly Egypto-mania starts now!
Your Egyptian solo adventure unfolds as your “Egypt Best Vacations” tour guide whisks you from your Cairo hotel towards the iconic silhouettes that have captured imaginations for millennia: the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Prepare to be awestruck by the Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, each a testament to ancient ingenuity and power. Marvel at the Sphinx, its enigmatic gaze watching over the sands of time. Today, you have the option to step into the very heart of a pyramid (entrance fee not included in tour price). Imagine the whispers of pharaohs as you explore the labyrinthine passages and emerge with a newfound appreciation for these architectural marvels.
Next, journey to Saqqara, a vast necropolis boasting the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, the very first pyramid ever built. Explore its unique design, a precursor to the iconic triangular giants, and delve into the fascinating history of this significant archaeological site. Saqqara, the cemetery of Memphis, Egypt’s ancient capital, holds secrets whispering from the depths of time.
As the sun dips below the horizon, bid farewell to Cairo and board your comfortable sleeper train bound for Aswan. This overnight journey is a chance to disconnect and embrace the romance of travel, lulled by the rhythmic clatter of the tracks.
As the sun paints the sands in fiery hues, bid farewell to your train and immerse yourself in the vibrant charm of Aswan. Your “Egypt Best Vacations” guide awaits, ready to unravel the city’s captivating tapestry.
Prepare to be awestruck by the High Dam, a colossal testament to human ambition. Imagine the roaring power of the Nile harnessed, transforming barren lands into fertile fields. Witness this engineering marvel, a symbol of Aswan’s modern transformation. Next, embark on a mystical journey to Philae Island, a sanctuary blessed by the presence of Isis, the goddess of magic and motherhood. Explore the Temple of Isis, its elegant colonnades and intricately carved walls whispering tales of ancient rituals and celestial connections. Feel the aura of divinity linger in the air as you lose yourself in this enchanting island sanctuary.
Time travel to the heart of ancient ambition at the Unfinished Obelisk, a silent behemoth slumbering in the granite quarry. Imagine the pharaoh’s grand vision, forever etched in stone, and ponder the stories whispers carried on the desert wind. This colossal testament to human dreams, frozen in time, adds a touch of mystery to your Aswan adventure.
As twilight paints the sky in vibrant hues, board your traditional felucca, a charming sailboat that has graced the Nile for centuries. Feel the gentle breeze caress your face and the rhythmic lapping of waves lull you into a state of serenity. Watch the sun melt into the horizon, painting the water in a fiery palette, and surrender to the magic of the Nile’s timeless embrace.
This night onboard your felucca promises an unforgettable experience. Gaze at the star-studded sky, a celestial tapestry mirroring the ancient myths and legends whispered by the desert sands. Let the gentle rocking of the Nile lull you to sleep, and dream of pharaohs and forgotten tales.
Breakfast and disembarkation. Visit the 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.
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.
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.
Transfer to Luxor railway to board your sleeper train to Cairo for the final night of your 6 Day Egypt Solo Budget Tour with Felucca Cruise.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor
From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to protect Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the Citadel. You will finish your tour at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East.
Wrap your 6 Day Egypt Solo Budget Tour with Felucca Cruise with a transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is sad to leave us, so ask our guides about your next solo budget adventure in Egypt.