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Best 9-day Egypt tour package with Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Embark on an unforgettable 9-day Egypt tour that will take you on a mesmerizing journey through the country’s most iconic destinations, including Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and a captivating Nile River cruise. Prepare to immerse yourself in the ancient wonders, rich history, and breathtaking landscapes that Egypt has to offer.
Begin your 9-day Egypt Tour (Cairo & 4-night Nile River Cruise) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and the Egyptian Museum. Fly from Cairo to Luxor to begin your 4-night Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Explore the great sites along the Nile valley from Luxor to Aswan.
Experience the majesty of the Valley of the Kings and discover the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. Visit the most intact temple in Egypt, Edfu Temple, as well as the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan. Fly from Aswan back to Cairo for the rest of your 9-day Egypt tour itinerary.
When you arrive at Cairo International Airport, one of our representatives from “Egypt Best Vacations” will meet and assist you in completing the visa procedures, after which you will be transferred to the hotel for free time to get ready to begin your 9-day Egypt Tour and Nile River cruise.
Overnight in Cairo.
Your actual Egypt 9-day tour itinerary begins when our professional tour guide picks you up from your hotel to commence your tour to 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. Are you ready to discover it from the inside?
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 mankind, 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.
Your 9-day Egypt Tour will take you to Luxor to spend the next four nights on board a Nile River cruise. So, after your breakfast, you will take a transfer to the Cairo Airport to fly to Luxor, where you will embark on your 4-night Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan.
You will meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal at Luxor Airport. You will then get to see the largest temple in the world, the Temple of Karnak, which was built by several pharaohs in ancient times. Then to the majestic Temple of Luxor, which is connected to Karnak by the ceremonial avenue of the Sphinxes. These temples were dedicated to Amun, Mut, and Khonsu, the Theban Triad.
Overnight in Luxor.
After breakfast on board, you will explore Luxor’s western side. First, you will explore the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom were buried to hide from grave robbers. There are 65 tombs in the Valley of the Kings and, your guide will recommend the best three are open to visit.
You will then drive to the Temple of Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh who served as a solo pharaoh for about 20 years after convincing the people that she was a man. Afterward, you will visit the giant Colossus of Memnon in the Temple of Amenhotep III and then return to your Nile cruise to set sail to Edfu via the Lock of Esna. Overnight in Edfu.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor
Once you’ve finished breakfast, you will take a horse-drawn carriage to visit Edfu’s Temple of Horus, which was built during the Greco-Roman era and it is the most intact temple in Egypt. Following the visit to the temple at Edfu, the ship will sail up to Kom Ombo to visit the twin temple of Sobek, the Crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon god, before visiting the Crocodile Museum near the temple. Following the temple visit, the ship will travel up to Aswan.
Overnight in Aswan.
Following breakfast, you will start your tour in Aswan. The first stop will be the High Dam, which was built in the 1960s to stop floods and generate hydroelectricity. Next, you drive to the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk. Afterward, you will take a motorboat to visit the incredible Temple of Philae, which was built primarily during the Ptolemaic period. As a result of the dam construction, UNESCO had to move the temple to a new location.
Optional tour: Nubian Village Tour
Disembarkation. Transfer to Aswan Airport to fly back to Cairo for the rest of your 9-day Egypt tour package. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel. Free time.
Optional tour: Abu Simbel Temples Tour
You will leave your hotel after breakfast to explore the amazing contents of the Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square. The museum exhibits hundreds of objects from all periods of Egypt’s history.
Following your visit to the museum, you will drive to the Citadel of Saladin, which was built in 1172 to protect Cairo from the Crusaders. At the citadel, you can visit the White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha, which is one of its most prominent features. Your tour will conclude in the largest market in Egypt, Khan El-Khalili, a historical bazaar.
Transfer back to your hotel for last night of your 9-day Egypt tour itinerary.
You will end your 9-day Egypt Tour with a transfer to Cairo Airport for your final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.