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Egypt 11-day tour, Cairo stay, and 7 nights Dahabiya Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Explore the great highlights of Cairo and sail the Nile like a Pharaoh on a luxury small boat, Dahabiya Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan.
Begin your Egypt 11-day tour (Cairo stay & Dahabiya Nile cruise) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and the Egyptian Museum. Fly from Cairo to Luxor to begin your 7-night Dahabiya Nile cruise from Luxor up to Aswan.
Explore the mighty sights along the Nile valley from Luxor to Aswan. Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Rove through the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. Explore the most intact temple in Egypt, Edfu Temple. Explore the sandstone quarry of Gabal El-Silsilah to see how ancient Egypt cut the rocks to build their temples. Visit the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan. Fly from Aswan back to Cairo for the rest of your 11-day Egypt vacation.
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 for free time.
Your actual Egypt 11-day holiday (Cairo & Dahabiya Nile cruise) just starts right now.
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, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara.
Transfer back to your hotel.
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 to Cairo Airport to Fly to Luxor to begin your 7-night Dahabiya Nile cruise. Transfer from Luxor Airport to your Dahabiya cruise.
Back to your Dahabiya Nile cruise to set sail to Esna. Enjoy your lunch and dinner while sailing. Overnight is in Esna.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor
Breakfast on board and then a short walk to visit the great Temple of god Khnum at Esna. Back to your Dahabiya cruise to set sail to El-Kab. Visit the great tombs of El-Kab. Enjoy your lunch while sailing to Edfu. Upon arrival in Edfu, you will take a Horse and Carriage to visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Overnight is in Edfu.
Set sail from Edfu to El-Silsilah. Visit the sandstone quarry of Gabal Al-Silisilah where the ancient Egyptian workers cut their stones to build their temples. Back to your Dahabiya cruise for lunch and to set sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek at Kom Ombo together with the Crocodile Museum. Back to the Dahabiya for dinner and overnight in Kom Ombo.
Breakfast and then set sail to the Daraw to visit the Camel Market (Saturday and Sunday). Back on board for lunch and to set sail to Aswan. Overnight is in Aswan.
Breakfast and disembarkation. Transfer to Aswan Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel.
Optional tour: Tour to Abu Simbel Temples
Transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.