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8 Days / 7 Nights
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Cairo
Cairo
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 12
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Egypt timeless treasures within 8-day Egypt solo budget tour

Embark on an extraordinary solo journey with our 8-Day Egypt Solo Budget Tour. A captivating adventure that guides you through the timeless marvels of Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, and Luxor. Tailored for budget-conscious travelers, this immersive experience promises a unique fusion of cultural exploration and the exploration of iconic landmarks. This solo expedition invites you to unravel Egypt’s secrets on a budget-friendly quest for discovery and adventure.

Begin your 8-day Egypt solo budget tour (Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor & Aswan) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and the fabulous contents of the Egyptian Museum. Board your sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan. Visit the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan. Travel by land from Aswan to Luxor visiting Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples on your way.

Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, and the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. Board your sleeper train from Luxor back to Cairo. Venture to Alexandria to explore the Roman Catacombs and the Citadel of Qaitbay. Transfer back to Cairo for the rest of your 8-day solo budget itinerary in Egypt.

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Single basis accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Cairo on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Single basis accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Aswan on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Single basis accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Luxor on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Entrance fees per the itinerary
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan and from Luxor to Cairo
  • Licensed Egyptologists tour guides
  • All service charges and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Arrival visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks and meals when not included
  • Any optional tour
Highlights of this 8 Day Egypt Solo Budget Tour
  • 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 stunning Roman Catacombs in Alexandria
  • Ponder over the ancient Egyptian afterlife and underworld at the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Pearl of Egypt
Itinerary
8 Day Egypt Solo Budget Tour

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Embark on the enchantment of Egypt! As you land at Cairo International Airport, let the warmth of Egyptian hospitality welcome you. One of our team at ‘Egypt Best Vacations‘ will guide you through the arrival procedures, ensuring a smooth transition to your hotel. It’s here that your 8-day Egypt solo budget tour unfolds, promising an immersive journey into the heart of Egypt’s wonders.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Embark on your 8-day Egypt solo budget adventure as the Egypt Best Vacations tour guide picks you up from your hotel, initiating an enchanting tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and Saqqara. Brace yourself for an unforgettable journey!

Today’s exploration unfolds at the Giza Plateau, where you will encounter the majestic Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, accompanied by the awe-inspiring Sphinx. The only ancient wonder still standing, Khufu’s pyramid, holds its mysteries just for you. Dive into the rich history of these pyramids, unraveling the stories of their construction and purpose.

Next, venture to Saqqara to marvel at the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, the very first pyramid in history. Saqqara stands as one of Egypt’s most significant and opulent necropolises, serving as the burial ground for Memphis, the inaugural capital city of United Egypt dating back to 3200 BCE.

Conclude your day with a transfer to Giza Railway, where you will board a sleeper train destined for the captivating city of Aswan. Anticipate an overnight journey filled with excitement for the wonders awaiting you in this historic destination.

Day 3Aswan Tour

Your guide will meet and assist you at Aswan Railway to kickstart your tour of Aswan’s highlights. Begin by visiting the exquisite Philae Temple, a marvel from the Greco-Roman era dedicated to Isis, the ancient Egyptian goddess of Love and Magic. Continue your exploration at the High Dam, a remarkable engineering achievement from the 1960s. Conclude your Aswan tour at the granite quarry, home to the Unfinished Obelisk.

Afterward, transfer to your hotel in Aswan, where you can enjoy a leisurely evening on your own.

Optional tour: Nubian Village Tour

Day 4Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a journey to Kom Ombo. Explore the Twin Temple of Sobek and Horus, a construction that commenced during the time of Ptolemy V and reached completion during the reign of Emperor Tiberius. Over the years, emperors such as Domitian and Caracalla contributed to the temple, making it a project that spanned about 400 years. Adjacent to the temple, discover the Crocodile Museum.

From Kom Ombo, make your way to Edfu, where a local restaurant awaits for a delightful lunch. Immerse yourself in the best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus. This remarkable structure is adorned with reliefs and hieroglyphs on both its exterior and interior walls, providing a captivating glimpse into ancient history.

Conclude your day with a transfer to your hotel in Luxor.

Day 5Luxor highlights

Brace yourself for an unforgettable day on your Luxor adventure! Get ready to tick off some of Egypt’s greatest hits during this action-packed exploration of the city’s iconic treasures. So, enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before visiting the magnificent Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom were buried. Then proceed to the unique Hatshepsut Temple, the female pharaoh who ruled Egypt for a bout 20 years as a sole pharaoh. Then take a look at the giant Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III.

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then proceed to the massive Karnak Temple and majestic Luxor Temple. These two temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad; Amun, Mut and Khonsu. 

Transfer to Luxor Railway to board your sleeper train to Cairo. 

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Over Luxor

Day 6Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

From Giza Railway to explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of the Egyptian past are displayed on two floors of the museum.

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 today at the historical bazaar of Khan el Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East. 

Transfer to your hotel for a free evening. 

Day 7Alexandria highlights

Embark on a journey to discover the coastal marvels of the captivating city of Alexandria during your 8-day Egypt solo budget tour. Prepare for your transfer from Cairo to Alexandria. Upon arrival, you will visit 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 nearby 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.

From the Pompey’s Pillar to the magnificent 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.

You will end your tour in Alexandria by visiting the Library of Alexandria from the outside. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then travel back to Cairo for the final night of your 8-day Egypt solo budget tour package.

Day 8End of your 8-day Egypt solo budget tour

Wrap your 8-day Egypt solo budget tour with a transfer to Cairo Airport for your final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guide about your next solo budget adventure in Egypt.

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