Egypt 17-day Solo Adventure: Pyramids, Dahabiya Cruise, Red Sea & White Desert

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17 Days / 16 Nights
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Fabulous Egypt 17-day Solo Adventure: Pyramids, Dahabiya Cruise, Red Sea & White Desert

Embark on a captivating Egypt 17-day solo adventure through the enchanting landscapes and rich history of Egypt. Close your eyes. Feel the wind paint your skin with desert dreams. Taste sweet mango juice on your lips. Hear camel bells serenade the dunes. Smell ancient dust whisper pharaohs’ secrets. Open your eyes – you’re in Egypt, and these 17 days are your canvas of wonder. From sunrise over the Pyramids to sun-kissed Red Sea dives, from soul-stirring Luxor melodies to starlit White Desert whispers, this solo adventure is woven with magic. Each sunrise, a new discovery.

Begin your solo adventure at the iconic Pyramids of Giza, where the silent whispers of ancient civilizations echo through the ages. Transition to a more serene setting as you board a Dahabiya Cruise, gracefully navigating the Nile River from Aswan to Luxor. Sail along the historic waters, where every bend reveals temples adorned with hieroglyphs, narrating the stories of pharaohs and deities. Engage in meaningful conversations with fellow travelers against the backdrop of picturesque landscapes that have inspired poets and explorers throughout history.

Your journey takes a vibrant turn as you explore the sun-soaked haven of Hurghada. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing underwater world of the Red Sea. Snorkel or scuba dive amidst the kaleidoscope of marine life in coral gardens that showcase the region’s remarkable biodiversity.

From the depths of the Red Sea, ascend to the surreal landscapes of the White Desert, where limestone formations create an otherworldly panorama. Experience the silence of the desert night as you camp beneath a canopy of stars, inviting moments of reflection and tranquility.

Throughout your Egypt 17-day solo adventure, relish the rich flavors of Egyptian cuisine, embrace the warmth of local hospitality, and become immersed in the vibrant tapestry of daily life. This is not just a journey; it’s a personal exploration through the epochs of Egypt’s past and the dynamic energy of its present. Join me in traversing the diverse landscapes of this timeless land, creating memories as enduring as the ancient wonders that have stood the test of time. Welcome to the unfolding chapters of your Egyptian adventure—an immersive tale etched in the sands of history and the pulsating heart of a nation eager to reveal its enchanting facets.

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Single basis accommodation at a 5-star standard hotel in Cairo on a Bed and Breakfast basis for 07 nights
  • Single basis accommodation at a 5-star standard hotel in Hurghada on an All-inclusive basis for 05 nights
  • Single basis accommodation on a Dahabiya Nile cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • Desert camp in the White Desert on a full board basis for 01 night
  • 35 meals: 16 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 09 dinners
  • Drinks at Hurghada hotel
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Alexandria day trip from Cairo by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 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
Highlights of this Egypt 17-day Solo Adventure: Pyramids, Dahabiya Cruise, Red Sea & White Desert
  • 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
  • Sailing the peaceful Nile River from Aswan to Luxor on a Dahabiya Nile cruise for three nights
  • The wonderful sunny beaches of the Red Sea and its awesome underwater world in Hurghada
  • Ponder over the ancient Egyptian afterlife and underworld at the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • White Desert Camping & Safari trip
Itinerary
Egypt 17-day Solo Adventure: Pyramids, Dahabiya Cruise, Red Sea & White Desert

Day 1 Arrive 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 and the beginning of your Egypt 17-day solo adventure.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your actual Egypt 17-day solo adventure begins when Egypt Best Vacations 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 explore 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 exists (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Are you ready to explore it from the inside? Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were built, and why they were built.

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.

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

Explore the fabulous contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Thousands of artifacts from all periods of Egyptian history 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 today at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East. 

Transfer back to your hotel.

Day 4Alexandria highlights

Today, your Egypt 17-day solo adventure takes you to the beautiful City of Alexandria, the capital city of Egypt during the Greco-Roman era. Your tour includes 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 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.

Then proceed to the 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.

End your tour in Alexandria with visiting the Library of Alexandria from the outside. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then travel back to Cairo.

Day 5Spiritual Cairo

Enjoy a spiritual tour to the Community of Religions in Cairo. This tour includes the famous Coptic Hanging Church. Cairo’s Church of the Saint Virgin Mary was built on the ruins of the Roman Babylon Fortress. Because of its location over the ruins of the fortress, it is known as Al Mo’llaqah Chruch or the “Hanging Chruch.”

Then proceed to the Abu Serga Church. The Church of Abu Serga is located in the modern Old Cairo, in the midst of the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon. The Holy Family drank from a well in the church, so the church is characterized among the other Egyptian Coptic churches.

Then to the Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo is one of the most important and largest synagogues in Egypt. The Synagogue is named after the great Jewish Rabbi Ezra the Scribe.

Transfer back to your hotel.

Day 6Fly to Aswan - Dahabiya Nile cruise

You will spend the next four days of your Egypt 17-day solo adventure onboard a Dahabiya River Nile cruise. So, we will transfer you to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan to begin your 3-night solo Dahabiya Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal at Aswan Airport to commence your tour.

Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan such as the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats of the 1960s. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Isis at Philae Island. This temple was built during the Greco-Roman era and, was dedicated to Isis, goddess of Love and Magic in ancient Egypt. You will end your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.

Transfer to your Dahabiya Nile cruise. Set sail to Kom Ombo to overnight there.

Day 7Kom Ombo - Edfu

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. 

Day 8Edfu - Esna - Luxor

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.

Day 10Luxor highlights - Hurghada

Disembarkation. Visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom period were buried. Then proceed to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh.  Continue to the giant Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III. 

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant then proceed to the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. These two temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu.

Transfer to Hurghada for some relaxation on the beautiful Red Sea beaches. Explore the stunning underwater world by your own. You will enjoy four free days of your Egypt 17-day solo adventure.

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor

Day 10Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 11Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 12Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 13Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 14Fly back to Cairo

Transfer to Hurghada Airport to fly to Cairo for the remaining part of your Egypt 17-day solo adventure. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel.

Day 15White Desert Solo Adventure

Depart Cairo early in the morning and drive towards the Bahariya Oasis. Enjoy your lunch and be ready to begin your adventure. Take a 4×4 Jeep to visit the Black Desert, then to the Hez Village to enjoy the natural cold springs. Continue driving to the Crystal Mountain, after that you will arrive at Aqabat. Aqabat is one of the most beautiful areas in the White Desert National Park. Then drive to your camping area in the White Desert. Enjoy your dinner and spend your night stargazing. 

Day 16White Desert - Cairo

Enjoy one of your lifetime sunrise, then take your breakfast to be ready to take the 4X4 back to Bahariya Oasis. Then travel back to your hotel in Cairo for last night of your Egypt 17-day solo adventure.

Day 17End of your Egypt 17-day Solo Adventure: Pyramids, Dahabiya Cruise, Red Sea & White Desert

You will end your Egypt 17-day solo adventure 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.

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