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Basics of Egypt Tour with Dahabiya Nile cruise in 7 days from USA. Explore the highlights of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Sail the peaceful Nile like a true pharaoh for three nights on a luxury Dahabiya Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor.
Begin your Egypt tour with Dahabiya cruise in 7 days from USA (Basics of Egypt Tour) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and the remarkable contents of the Egyptian Museum. Fly from Cairo to Aswan to begin your 3-night Dahabiya Nile cruise to Luxor. Discover the beautiful Temple of Philae, the magnificent Valley of the Kings, and the impressive Karnak Temple. Fly from Luxor back to Cairo for the rest of your Egypt tour with Dahabiya cruise in 7 days from USA.
Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will help you through the arrival and visa regulations. Transfer to your hotel and the beginning of your Egypt tour with Dahabiya cruise in 7 days from USA.
Your actual Egypt tour with Dahabiya cruise in 7 days from USA (Basics of Egypt Tour) begins when our 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 created. Then on to the first pyramid in history, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara.
Transfer back to your hotel.
You’re going to spend the next four days of your Egypt tour with Dahabiya cruise in 7 days from USA on board a luxury small boat, Dahabiya Nile cruise. So, take a transfer from your hotel to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan to begin your 3-night Dahabiya cruise.
Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal at Aswan Airport to commence your tour. Visit the High Dam, a great engineering feat of the 1960s to stop floods and generate electricity. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Philae. This beautiful temple was built during the Greco-Roman era and dedicated to Isis, goddess of Magic and Love in ancient Egypt. End your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.
Transfer to your Dahabiya Nile River cruise. Set sail to Kom Ombo to overnight there.
Visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum at Kom Ombo. 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 begore you go back to your Dahabiya Nile River cruise to set sail to Edfu to overnight there.
Take a horse and carriage to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The Temple of Horus in Edfu is the most intact temple in Egypt and one of the most beautiful temples built during the Greco-Roman period. The temple is very intact, none of its elements are missing but the Sacred Lake and two obelisks. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.
Take your carriage back to your Dahabiya River Nile cruise to set sail to the lock of Esna. Go through the lock and continue sailing to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.
Disembarkation. Visit the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom period were buried. Then proceed to the unique Hatshepsut Temple, who ruled Egypt for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh. Continue to the Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III.
Transfer to Luxor Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel in Cairo for last night of your Egypt tour with Dahabiya cruise in 7 days from USA.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor
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 defend Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the Citadel.
You will finish your tour at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East. Transfer back to your hotel.
You will end of your Basics of Egypt tour with Dahabiya cruise in 7 days from USA with a transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.