9 Day Egypt Budget Tour: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor And Aswan

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9 Day Egypt Budget Tour: Budget Expedition 

Marvelous 9-day Egypt budget tour package. Get ready for an incredible nine-day adventure through the captivating cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan, carefully designed to provide an immersive experience while keeping your travel budget in mind. This thoughtfully crafted itinerary combines the best of ancient wonders, cultural treasures, and affordable accommodations to ensure an unforgettable journey through Egypt.

Begin your 9-day Egypt budget tour itinerary (Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor & Aswan) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and the stunning contents of the Egyptian Museum. Travel by road from Cairo to Alexandria to discover the Citadel of Qaitbay and the Roman Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa.

Board your sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan. Discover the highlights of Aswan, the Temple of Philae, and Abu Simbel Temples. Transfer from Aswan to Luxor visiting Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple on your way. Explore Luxor’s major highlights, the Valley of the Kings, and the impressive Karnak Temple. Board your sleeper train from Luxor back to Cairo for the rest of your 9-day Egypt budget tour.

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • 3-star hotel in Cairo on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 3-star hotel in Aswan on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 3-star hotel in Luxor on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Alexandria
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Luxor
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Edfu
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan and from Luxor to Cairo on a half board basis
  • 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

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 9-day Egypt 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 phenomenal Temples of Abu Simbel in Aswan
  • 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
9 Day Egypt Budget Tour: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor And Aswan

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Our representative of Egypt Best Vacations will meet and assist  you through the arrival and visa regulations. Transfer to your hotel for free time and the beginning of your 9-day Egypt budget tour.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your actual 9-day Egypt budget tour (Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor & Aswan) begins when Egypt Best Vacations tour guide picks you up from your hotel for the tour of the 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. Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how ancient Egyptians constructed, and why they were constructed.

Then on to the first pyramid in history, 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 to Giza Railway to board your sleeper train to Aswan.

Day 3Aswan Tour

Meet and assist at Aswan Railway by your guide to commence your tour to Aswan highlights. Visit the beautiful Philae Temple, which was built during the Greco-Roman era, and dedicated to Isis, goddess of Love and Magic in ancient Egypt. Then, proceed to the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats of 1960s. End your Aswan tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.

Transfer to your hotel in Aswan. Free evening in Aswan.

Optional tour: Nubian Village Tour

Day 4Abu Simbel Temples

Venture to Abu Simbel to visit the phenomenal Temples of Ramses II and his beloved wife Nefertari. The temples of Abu Simbel are considered among the most celebrated achievements of ancient Egypt. The two temples were cut in the cliffs about 310 Km south of Aswan. The Great Temple was built for Ramses II (1279-1213 BC), while the Small Temple was built for his beloved wife, Queen Nefertari. 

Because of the rising water of Aswan High Dam, the temples had to be saved and rescued in a magnificent world rescue operation of temples in Lower Nubia.

Return back to Aswan for a free evening.

Day 5Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor

Breakfast at the hotel, then travel by road to Kom Ombo to visit the Twin Temple of Sobek and Horus in Kom Ombo. 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. Then head to the Crocodile Museum beside the temple. 

Then, proceed to Edfu to have your lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls. 

Then, transfer to your hotel in Luxor. 

Day 6Luxor highlgihts

An incredible day of your 9-day Egypt budget tour in Luxor to explore its great highlights. 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 7Egyptian 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 in Cairo.

Day 8Alexandria highlights

Your 9-day Egypt budget tour is taking you to explore the coastal wonders of the beautiful city of Alexandria. So, you will take a 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 return back to Cairo for last night of your 9-day Egypt budget tour.

Day 9End of your 9-day Egypt budget tour

Conclude your 9-day Egypt budget tour with a transfer to Cairo Airport for your final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next budget adventure in Egypt.

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