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Welcome to Egypt, a land of contrast! This 6-day itinerary is designed for solo travelers who want to explore the best of Cairo and the Nile Valley. You’ll start by visiting the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, and delve into the country’s fascinating history at the Egyptian Museum. Then, you’ll fly to Aswan and board a Nile cruise that will take you to the temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu, and the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor. This itinerary is perfect for those who want to experience the highlights of Egypt in a short amount of time, while traveling solo and at their own pace. Let’s get started!
One of our representatives will meet you at Cairo International Airport to help you through the arrival and visa regulations. Meet your guide outside the arrival terminal to begin your Egypt 6-day itinerary for solo travelers. Enjoy a guided tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Your Egyptologist tour guide will explain to you how and why the Ancient Egyptian kings built the Pyramids. He will tell you about the mystery behind the pyramids. Transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Cairo
Early breakfast in the hotel before flying to Aswan to begin your 3-night solo Nile River Cruise from Aswan to Luxor which is the most beautiful part of your 6 days Egypt tour packages. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal at Aswan Airport to commence your tour. Your first stop will be at the High Dam, a dam built in the 1960s, to generate hydroelectricity and to stop floods. Then take a motorboat to explore the Temple of Philae, which was built primarily during the Ptolemaic period and is one of the most incredible Temples in Egypt. It was due to the construction of the two dams in Aswan that UNESCO had to relocate the temple. End your journey at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.
Transfer to your Nile cruise ship.
Optional tour: Nubian Village in Aswan
Overnight in Aswan.
Enjoy a free morning onboard your Nile cruise ship or join us on an optional tour of the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel.
In the afternoon the ship sails down to Kom Ombo where you can visit the temple which the Egyptians dedicated to gods, Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon god. At the end of your tour, you will have a short visit to the Mummified Crocodile Museum then the ship will proceed down to Edfu, where it will dock.
Overnight in Edfu.
After breakfast, you will be taken in a horse-drawn carriage to visit Edfu’s Temple of Horus, which was built during the Greco-Roman era and is the most intact temple in Egypt. Afterward the cruise will sail from Edfu via the Lock of Esna on its way to Luxor.
Once you reach Luxor, you will have the chance to see the largest temple in Egypt, the Temple of Karnak, built by several pharaohs in ancient times, as well as the majestic Temple of Luxor, connected to Karnak by the ceremonial avenue of the Sphinx which was recently restored. These temples were dedicated to Amun, Mut, and Khonsu, the Theban Triad.
Overnight in Luxor.
You will be disembarking from the ship after breakfast in order to explore the western side of Luxor. In the first part of our tour, you’ll have the chance to explore the magnificent tombs found in the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom buried their kings to keep them hidden from grave robbers. A total of 64 tombs can be found in the Valley of the Kings. The guide will suggest the top three tombs that are open to the public that you should visit.
Then, you will be driven to the Temple of Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh who served as a solo pharaoh for about 20 years after convincing the people that she was a man. We will then visit the Colossi of Memnon which lies in the Temple of Amenhotep III. After this, we will transfer to Luxor Airport in order to catch our flight back to Cairo.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning Over Luxor
Overnight in Cairo
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.
This is the end of your 6 day Egypt solo itinerary (Cairo & Nile cruise), then you will be transferred to Cairo airport in preparation for your final departure.