Egypt 8 Day Tour: Cairo & Lake Nasser Cruise

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Best Egypt 8-Day Tour: Cairo & Lake Nasser Cruise

Embark on an enchanting 8-day Cairo & Lake Nasser odyssey that unveils the timeless wonders of Egypt. Where the allure of Cairo’s ancient landmarks harmoniously blends with the serene beauty of Lake Nasser. As the sun bathes the iconic Pyramids of Giza in a golden glow, our journey beckons you to delve into the rich history etched into the very fabric of Cairo.

Begin your Egypt 8-day tour (Cairo & Lake Nasser) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the first pyramid in history, the Step Pyramid of Saqqara. Discover the stunning contents of the Egyptian Museum, and the impressive Citadel of Saladin. Lose yourself in the largest bazaar in the Middle East, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar.

Fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel to begin your 3-night Lake Nasser cruise from Abu Simbel to Aswan. Be amazed by the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel, Wadi Es-Seboua Temple, and the great Temple of Kalabsha. Fly from Aswan back to Cairo for the rest of your 8-day trip to Egypt.

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 04 nights
  • 5-star standard Lake Nasser cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • 13 meals: 07 breakfasts, 03 lunches, and 03 dinners
  • 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 this Egypt 8 Day Tour: Cairo & Lake Nasser Cruise
  • 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 largest man-made lake in the world, Lake Nasser from Abu Simbel to Aswan for three nights, exploring the sights along the lake
  • Admire the phenomenal temples of Ramses II and his wife, Nefertari at Abu Simbel
  • The beautiful Temple of Kalabsha
Egypt 8 Day Tour: Cairo & Lake Nasser Cruise

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met by a friendly representative of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will assist you with the arrival process and visa regulations. After breezing through customs, you will be whisked away to your hotel in a comfortable vehicle. Enjoy some free time to relax and refresh yourself before embarking on your unforgettable 8-day adventure to Cairo and Lake Nasser.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Prepare to be awestruck by the iconic Giza Plateau, home to the legendary Great Pyramids. Stand in awe of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, monuments so magnificent. Feel the weight of history as you explore the only remaining wonder, Khufu’s pyramid. Gain fascinating insights into the lives and legacies of these pharaohs. Learn about the construction techniques and purpose behind these awe-inspiring structures.

Journey to Saqqara, the ancient necropolis, and marvel at the Step Pyramid of King Djoser. This revolutionary structure, the first pyramid ever built, marks a pivotal moment in architectural history.

After a day filled with wonder, relax and reflect on your incredible experiences as you transfer back to your hotel. Prepare for tomorrow’s adventures, which promise to unveil even more hidden treasures of Egypt!

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. 

At the end of your tour, you will return back to your hotel.

Day 4Fly to Abu Simbel - Lake Nasser cruise

Swap bustling Cairo for the tranquil rhythm of the Nile as you embark on the next phase of your ultimate Egypt 8 day tour to Cairo and Lake Nasser cruise. Take a flight to Abu Simbel, where history whispers from the sands. Upon arrival, our friendly representative from “Egypt Best Vacations” will greet you and whisk you away to your awaiting cruise ship. Settle into your comfortable cabin and enjoy a delightful lunch as the majestic scenery of Lake Nasser unfolds before you.

The afternoon’s highlight awaits – a visit to the phenomenal Temples of Ramses and Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Carved into the cliffs, these colossal temples stand as testaments to ancient Egyptian might and artistry. Marvel at the Great Temple, dedicated to Pharaoh Ramses II, and its imposing façade adorned with colossal statues of the pharaoh himself. Then, step into the smaller temple, a tribute to Ramses’ beloved wife, Queen Nefertari, and admire its exquisite reliefs depicting their love story.

Learn about the incredible UNESCO-led rescue operation that saved these temples from the rising waters of the Aswan High Dam, adding another layer of awe to their legacy.

Bid farewell to Abu Simbel for the day and return to your cruise ship for a relaxing overnight stay.

Day 5Qasr Ebrim - Amada

As dawn paints the Nubian sky with golden hues, your Lake Nasser cruise ship sets sail from Abu Simbel. Leaving behind the colossal temples and embarking on a journey through ancient treasures

Cast your gaze upon the island of Qasr Ebrim from the top deck. This once-thriving Nubian city perched atop a 70-meter cliff, 60 km north of Abu Simbel. Now, has water lapping at its base, a testament to the transformative power of the Nile. Though partially submerged, Qasr Ebrim remains the only Nubian monument standing on its original site, whispering tales of a rich cultural past.

As the sun climbs higher, relax on the deck and soak in the serenity of Lake Nasser. Imagine ancient pharaohs and their retinues navigating these very waters, leaving behind an indelible mark on history. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board and lose yourself in the captivating Nile panorama. 

As dusk approaches, your cruise ship arrives at Amada, a picturesque village nestled amidst the dramatic cliffs of Nubia. Enjoy a restful night aboard your cruise ship, lulled by the gentle lapping of the Nile and the whispers of ancient stories.

Day 6Wadi Es-Seboua - Dakka

Wake up to the golden dawn over Lake Nasser, as today’s adventure unfolds with a treasure trove of ancient wonders. Begin by stepping back in time at the Amada Temple, a gem along Lake Nasser’s shores dating back to the 18th Dynasty. Dedicated to Pharaoh Tutankhamun and Queen Ankhesenamun, the temple boasts remarkably preserved reliefs and inscriptions. The intricate artworks, protected by a layer of plaster from its conversion to a church, vividly depict stories of pharaohs, gods, and daily life in ancient Egypt.

Continue your journey into the world of ancient officials at the Tomb of Pennut, Viceroy of Nubia. Explore vibrant murals portraying hunting scenes, religious rituals, and everyday life. Providing a fascinating glimpse into the world of this prominent figure and the cultural tapestry of Nubia.

As the midday sun bathes the landscape in golden hues, your cruise ship sets sail towards Wadi Es-Seboua. Prepare to be awestruck by a trio of magnificent temples.

Temple of Wadi Es-Seboua: Dedicated to Pharaoh Ramesses II and the god Amun. This temple boasts towering statues and intricate reliefs showcasing military victories and religious offerings.

Temple of Dakka: A smaller gem, the Temple of Dakka is dedicated to the Nubian god Thoth, the lord of knowledge and writing. Admire its well-preserved carvings depicting offerings, processions, and scenes from mythology.

Temple of Maharaqa: Witness the unique blend of Egyptian and Nubian influences at the Temple of Maharaqa. Dedicated to the gods Amun and Osiris, this temple boasts fascinating reliefs and architectural elements, offering a glimpse into the cultural exchange that flourished in Nubia.

As the sun dips below the horizon, casting long shadows across the Nubian landscape, your cruise ship glides towards Aswan, your destination for the night. 

Day 7New Kalabsha area - Fly back to Cairo

Bid farewell to your Lake Nasser cruise ship. Disembark and embark on a journey through time at the New Kalabsha area, a testament to human ingenuity and cultural preservation. Witness the grandeur of the Temple of Kalabsha, the largest free-standing temple in Lower Nubia. Meticulously relocated from its original site due to the Aswan High Dam. Marvel at its intricate carvings, dedicated to the Nubian god Mandulis and the Egyptian deities Isis and Osiris. 

Delve deeper into ancient spirituality at the Temple of Beit El-Wali, a smaller gem nestled amidst the cliffs. Explore its fascinating reliefs depicting scenes from the life of Pharaoh Ramesses II and offerings to various deities, offering a glimpse into the religious practices of ancient Egypt.

Round out your New Kalabsha experience with the charming Kiosk of Kertassi. This Roman-era structure, dedicated to the emperor Diocletian. Delicate columns and intricate carvings, showcasing the cultural influences that shaped Nubia over the centuries. 

Transfer to Aswan Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel for the final night of your 8-day Cairo and Lake Nasser cruise adventure.

Day 8End of your Egypt 8-day tour: Cairo & Lake Nasser

Conclude your 8-day Cairo and Lake Nasser odyssey 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.