Egypt 11 Day Tour: Cairo & Dahabiya Nile Cruise

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11 Days / 10 Nights
Availability : Every Day
Max People : 16
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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.

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • 5-star standard hotel in Cairo on a Bed and Breakfast basis for 03 nights
  • Dahabiya Nile cruise on a full-board basis for 07 nights
  • 24 meals: 10 breakfasts, 07 lunches, and 07 dinners
  • Water, soft and hot drinks on the Dahabiya Nile cruise
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Licensed Egyptologists tour guides
  • All service charges and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Arrival visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and drinks 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 the 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
  • Ponder over the ancient Egyptian afterlife and underworld at the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • Sailing the peaceful Nile River like a pharaoh from Luxor to Aswan on a luxury small boat, Dahabiya Nile cruise for seven nights
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Pearl of Egypt
  • Visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

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.

Day 2Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

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.

Day 3Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

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.

Day 4Karnak and Luxor Temples

Enjoy your breakfast on board your Dahabiya Nile cruise then visit the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple, then proceed to the majestic Luxor Temple. Both of them were dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. Back to your Dahabiya for lunch and dinner. Overnight is in Luxor.

Day 5Kings Valley, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon

Enjoy your breakfast on board your Dahabiya then visit the impressive Valley of the Kings, the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank of Luxor. 

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

Day 6Esna - El Kab - Edfu

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.

Day 7Edfu - Gabal El Silsilah - Kom Ombo

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.

Day 8Kom Ombo - Camel Market - Aswan

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.

Day 9Aswan Tour

Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan such as the High Dam, the beautiful Temple of Isis at Philae Island, and the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.

Optional tour: Nubian Village Tour 

Day 10Fly back to Cairo

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

Day 11Fly home

Transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.


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