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9 Days / 8 Nights
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Cairo
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Min Age : 18+
Max People : 12
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Eternal Sands: A 9-Day Egypt Solo Budget Tour through Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Abu Simbel, and Luxor

Welcome to an extraordinary expedition that unfolds the wonders of ancient Egypt over a span of 9 unforgettable days! Our 9-day Egypt Solo Budget Tour invites you to delve into the heart of this historical marvel. Venture from the vibrant streets of Cairo to the serene beauty of Alexandria, the grandeur of Aswan, the spellbinding Abu Simbel, and the timeless charm of Luxor. This meticulously designed journey caters specifically to solo travelers, offering an immersive experience that balances budget-friendly accommodations with captivating excursions.

Begin your 9-day Egypt solo budget tour (Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor & Aswan) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and the stunning contents of the Egyptian Museum. Travel 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. Venture 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 solo budget itinerary.

This 9-day solo adventure promises cultural revelations, breathtaking landscapes, and moments of sheer wonder. Pack your curiosity and sense of awe – join us as we embark on a journey where every step unveils a new chapter in the captivating story of Egypt. The adventure awaits!

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 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
  • 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 9 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 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 Solo Budget Tour

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, a dedicated representative from “Egypt Best Vacations” will be there to greet and assist you with the arrival and visa procedures. Afterward, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you can enjoy some leisure time, marking the commencement of your 9-day solo budget tour of Egypt.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Embark on your thrilling 9-day Egypt solo budget tour, commencing with a pickup from your hotel by the expert guide from Egypt Best Vacations. The adventure kicks off with a visit to the iconic Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and Saqqara.

Today’s exploration centers around the Giza Plateau, where you will encounter the marvels of the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, accompanied by the enigmatic Sphinx. The enduring wonder of Khufu’s pyramid, the only ancient wonder still standing, awaits your discovery. Delve into the fascinating history of the pyramids, unraveling the mysteries of their construction and the reasons behind their existence.

Next on the agenda is the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara, the inaugural pyramid in history. Saqqara, a burial ground of immense significance, once serving as the necropolis of Memphis, the first capital of United Egypt dating back to 3200 BCE.

Conclude your day’s adventures with a transfer to Giza Railway, where you will board your sleeper train bound for the enchanting city of Aswan. The journey promises not only historical revelations but also a comfortable and scenic transition to the next chapter of your Egyptian odyssey.

Day 3Aswan Tour

Your guide will be at Aswan Railway to extend a warm welcome and kickstart your exploration of Aswan’s highlights. Begin by visiting the exquisite Philae Temple, a Greco-Roman marvel dedicated to the ancient Egyptian goddess of Love and Magic, Isis. Continue your journey to the High Dam, a remarkable engineering achievement from the 1960s.

Conclude your Aswan tour with a visit to the granite quarry housing the Unfinished Obelisk. Following these captivating excursions, you will be transferred to your hotel in Aswan, where the evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

Optional tour: Nubian Village Tour

Day 4Abu Simbel Temples

Embark on a journey to Abu Simbel to marvel at the extraordinary Temples of Ramses II and his beloved consort, Nefertari. Regarded as some of ancient Egypt’s most celebrated accomplishments. These temples are hewn into the cliffs and approximately 310 kilometers south of Aswan. The Great Temple, dedicated to Ramses II (1279-1213 BC), and the Small Temple, devoted to his beloved Queen Nefertari, stand as magnificent testaments to ancient craftsmanship.

A compelling world rescue operation was undertaken to save these temples from the rising waters of the Aswan High Dam, showcasing the dedication to preserving Egypt’s cultural treasures.

After this awe-inspiring visit, return to Aswan for an evening of leisure.

Day 5Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a journey to Kom Ombo. Explore the remarkable Twin Temple of Sobek and Horus, a structure initiated during the reign of Ptolemy V and finalized under Emperor Tiberius. Over the course of about 400 years, emperors such as Domitian and Caracalla contributed to its completion. Adjacent to the temple, delve into the fascinating exhibits of the Crocodile Museum.

Following this captivating visit, travel from Kom Ombo to Edfu for a delightful lunch at a local restaurant. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Egypt as you explore the best-preserved temple in the country, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. This temple boasts intricate reliefs and hieroglyphs adorning both its exterior and interior walls.

Conclude your day by driving to your hotel in Luxor, reflecting on the wealth of cultural treasures and historical wonders encountered throughout the day.

Day 6Luxor highlights

Embark on an extraordinary day during your 9-day Egypt solo budget tour as you explore the magnificent highlights of Luxor. Begin with a delightful breakfast at your hotel before venturing into the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings, the final resting place of the pharaohs from the New Kingdom. Next, visit the distinctive Hatshepsut Temple, a testament to the reign of the female pharaoh who governed Egypt for approximately 20 years as the sole pharaoh. Don’t miss a glimpse of the colossal Colossi of Memnon, standing tall in honor of Amenhotep III.

After a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, continue your journey to the grand Karnak Temple and the majestic Luxor Temple. Dedicated to the Theban Triad—Amun, Mut, and Khonsu—these temples unfold the rich tapestry of ancient Egyptian history.

As the day concludes, transfer to Luxor Railway for your overnight sleeper train to Cairo, wrapping up a day filled with cultural wonders and historical marvels.

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

Embark on a captivating leg of your 9-day Egypt solo budget tour, as you set out to discover the coastal marvels of the enchanting city of Alexandria. Begin this journey with a seamless 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 9-day Egypt solo budget tour.

Day 9End of your 9-day Egypt solo budget tour

Wrap your 9-day Egypt solo 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 solo budget adventure in Egypt.

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