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9 Days / 8 Nights
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9 Day Egypt Pharaohs Route & Dahabiya Nile Cruise Tour

Best 9 day Egypt Pharaohs Route & Dahabiya Nile Cruise Tour. Step back in time and explore the majestic wonders of ancient Egypt on this unforgettable 9-day tour that combines historical discovery with luxurious relaxation. Immerse yourself in the land of pharaohs, pyramids, and temples, and discover the secrets of one of the world’s most fascinating civilizations. Sail the peaceful Nile like a pharaoh on a luxury Dahabiya Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan for four nights.

Begin 9 day Egypt & Dahabiya cruise tour 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 Egypt vacation package.

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
  • Dahabiya Nile cruise on a full-board basis for 04 nights
  • 16 meals: 08 breakfasts, 04 lunches, and 04 dinners
  • Water, hot and soft drinks on the Dahabiya 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 this 9 Day Egypt Pharaohs Route & Dahabiya Nile Cruise 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 up to Aswan on a luxury Dahabiya Nile cruise for four nights
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Pearl of Egypt
9 Day Egypt Pharaohs Route & Dahabiya Nile Cruise Tour

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 and the beginning of your 9 day Egypt & Dahabiya Cruise tour package.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your actual 9 day Egypt & Dahabiya cruise tour begins when Egypt Best Vacations tour guide picks you up from your hotel in Cairo to commence your tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Saqqara.

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. 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 3Fly to Luxor - Dahabiya Nile Cruise

You’re going to spend the next four nights of your 9 day Egypt & Dahabiya cruise tour on board a Dahabiya Nile cruise. So, after your breakfast, you will take a transfer to the Cairo Airport to fly to Luxor, where you will embark on 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. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 4Kings Valley, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon

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 recommend 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 in Edfu. 

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor

Day 5Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples

Breakfast then, 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 of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.

Take your carriage back to your Dahabiya cruise to set sail to Kom Ombo. Disembark in Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum. Back on board to set sail to Aswan. Overnight in Aswan.

Day 6Aswan Tour

Welcome to the lovely City of Aswan. Visit the High Dam, which is regarded as one of the most significant engineering feats of the twentieth century. Aswan High Dam was built to save water and protect Egypt from the Nile‘s high and low floods and to generate electricity.

Continue to the beautiful Temple of Philae. Philae Temple or the temple of Isis at Philae Island in Aswan is one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt and known as the “Pearl of Egypt”. At Philae Island, the popular cult of Isis, goddess of Love and Magic, was developed. 

End your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk. You will learn here how the ancient Egyptians fashioned obelisks and statues of their gods and kings. Transfer back to your Dahabiya Nile cruise.

Optional tour: Nubian Village tour

Day 7Fly back to Cairo

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 8Egyptian 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 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 for final night of your 9 day Egypt & Dahabiya cruise tour package.

Day 9End of your 9 day Egypt & Dahabiya cruise tour

Wrap your 9 day Egypt & Dahabiya cruise tour 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.