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Discover Egypt on this 9-day tour, Egypt Pharaohs Route & Dahabiya Nile Cruise in 9 days. Explore the highlights of the largest city and capital of Egypt, Cairo, the historical city of Luxor, and the lovely city of Aswan. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Karnak Temple, and Philae Temple. Sail the peaceful Nile like a pharaoh on a luxury Dahabiya Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan for four nights.
Begin your 9-day vacation (Egypt Pharaohs Route & Dahabiya Nile cruise) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and the impressive Egyptian Museum. Fly from Cairo to Luxor to begin your 4-night Dahabiya Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Explore the great sights along the Nile valley from Luxor to Aswan.
Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. Explore the most intact temple in Egypt, Edfu Temple. Visit the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan. Fly from Aswan back to Cairo for the rest of your 9-day itinerary in 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.
Your actual Egypt 9-day holiday (Egypt Pharaohs Route & 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.
Transfer to Cairo Airport to fly to Luxor to begin your 4-night Dahabiya Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal to commence your tour.
Explore the largest temple in the world, the Temple of Karnak, and the majestic Temple of Luxor. Both temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu.
Transfer to your Dahabiya cruise to check into your room. Enjoy your lunch and dinner on board. Overnight is in Luxor.
Visit the glorious tombs of the Valley of the Kings. The pharaohs during the New Kingdom ceased building pyramids and cut their tombs deep into the mountain trying to hide them from grave robbers. There are 65 tombs in the Valley of the Kings, your guide will suggest the best 3 tombs of the ones open to visit.
From the glorious Valley of the Kings to the unique temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut who served as solo pharaoh for about 20 years.
You will end your trip at the giant Colossi of Memnon which survives from the Temple of pharaoh Amenhotep III.
Transfer back to the Dahabiya cruise to set sail to Edfu via the Lock of Esna. Overnight is in Edfu.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor
You will wake up on the voices of the horsemen who are waiting to take you to the Temple of Horus in Edfu. This temple is the most intact temple in Egypt and was built during the Greco-Roman period.
After visiting the temple in Edfu, the Dahabiya will sail up to Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temple of Sobek, the Crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon god. Then proceed to the Crocodile Museum in the vicinity of the temple.
After visiting the Temple of Kom Ombo, the Dahabiya will sail up to Aswan where it moors for the next two days.
Disembarkation. Transfer to Aswan Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel. Free time.
Optional tour: Tour to Abu Simbel Temples
Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of the Egyptian past are displayed on two floors of the museum.
From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to protect 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.
Transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.