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Fabulous 8 Day Egypt Tour of Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Nile Cruise

Fabulous 8-day Egypt tour with a River Nile cruise. Embark on an extraordinary 8-day Egypt tour that will take you on a captivating journey through the country’s most iconic destinations, including Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and a memorable Nile River cruise. Prepare to be enchanted by the ancient wonders, rich history, and breathtaking landscapes that Egypt has to offer.

Egypt Best Vacations invites your to a journey through time with Egypt tour packages. Begin your 8-day Egypt Tour (Cairo & Nile Cruise) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and the Egyptian Museum. Fly from Cairo to Aswan to begin your 3-night Nile River cruise down to Luxor. Discover the mighty sights along the Nile valley from Aswan to Luxor.

Explore the pearl of Egypt, Philae Temple in Aswan. Visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Rove through the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. Fly from Luxor back to Cairo for the rest of your 8-day Egypt tour package.

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 04 nights
  • 5-star standard Nile cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • 13 meals: 07 breakfasts, 03 lunches, and 03 dinners
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • 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 this 8-day Egypt tour package
  • 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 magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor
  • Sailing the peaceful Nile River from Aswan down to Luxor on a 5-star cruise ship for three nights
  • 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 Tour: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, And Nile Cruise

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Welcome to the land of pharaohs and pyramids! As your plane touches down at Cairo International Airport, a friendly representative from “Egypt Best Vacations” will be waiting to greet you with a warm smile. You’ll breeze through arrival formalities with their expert guidance, leaving the visa regulations to them.

Hop aboard your comfortable transfer, leaving the bustle of the airport behind. You will arrive at your hotel feeling refreshed and ready to embark on your 8-day adventure through Egypt’s wonders.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Embark on your 8-day Egypt tour (Cairo & Nile Cruise) as our expert tour guide picks you up from your hotel to kick off your journey to the iconic Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and Saqqara.

Today, you will visit 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 remains (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Are you ready to discover it from the inside? (Optional)

Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were constructed, and why they were constructed. Then on to the first pyramid in history of humanity, 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 3Fly to Aswan - Aswan Tour - Nile cruise

You will spend the next four days of your 8-day Egypt Tour onboard a River Nile cruise. So, you will take a transfer to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan to begin your 3-night Nile cruise to Luxor. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal to commence your Aswan tour. 

Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan such as the High Dam, the largest day was built in 1960s. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Isis at Philae Island. End your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk. Transfer to your Nile cruise ship. Overnight in Aswan.

Optional tour: Nubian Village in Aswan 

Day 4Aswan - Kom Ombo Temple

Enjoy a free morning onboard your ship or join us on an optional tour of Abu Simbel‘s phenomenal temples.

Your River Nile cruise will set sail to Kom Ombo around the lunchtime. Disembark at Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temple of Sobek and Horus. Kom Ombo Temple was built during the Greco-Roman period. It was built over the ruined temple of the New Kingdom. The temple began during the time of Ptolemy V and was completed by the time of Emperor Tiberius. The emperors Domitian, Caracalla, and others added to the temple. So it took about 400 years to finish.

Enjoy a short visit to the Crocodile Museum before you go back to your Nile cruise ship to set sail to Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.

Day 5Edfu - Esna - Luxor

Before/after breakfast, you will take a horse carriage to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. This temple is very intact, none of its elements are missing but the Sacred Lake and two obelisks. The Sacred Lake was on the east side of the temple but now vanished under the city’s modern houses. The two obelisks were located in front of the main gate of the temple. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.

Take your carriage back to your Nile River cruise to set sail to Luxor via the Lock of Esna. Upon arrival in Luxor, you will visit the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. Both temples were dedicated to Theban Triad; Amun, Mut and Khonsu. 

Overnight in Luxor.

Day 6Kings Valley, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon

Disembarkation. Visit the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom period were buried to be hidden from the tomb robbers. Then proceed to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for about 20 yeas as a sole pharaoh. End your tour at the Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III.

As your Luxor chapter of this 8-day Egypt tour draws to a close, it’s time to bid farewell to the Valley of the Kings, the Nile’s golden embrace, and the vibrant souks filled with treasures. But fret not, adventurer! Our journey continues as we transfer to Luxor Airport for a quick flight back to Cairo, where exciting new adventures await. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel. Free time.

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor

Day 7Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of Egypt’s past 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 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.

Return to your hotel for the final night of your 8-day Egypt tour package.

Day 8End of your 8 Day Egypt Tour: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, And Nile Cruise

As the sun dips below the horizon, casting long shadows across the sands of time, your 8-day Egyptian adventure nears its end. A bittersweet goodbye hangs in the air, whispers of ancient wonders mixing with the promise of future journeys. Transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure.

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