Egypt Solo Adventure: 17 Days Cairo, Hurghada, Nile Felucca & White Desert Safari

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17 Days / 16 Nights
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Thrilling Egypt Solo Adventure: 17 Days Cairo, Hurghada, Nile Felucca & White Desert Safari

Unleash your inner Indiana Jones: Solo Egypt Adventure Awaits. This 17-day Egyptian odyssey is crafted for the solo explorer, the one who craves authenticity and discovery beyond the beaten path. Stand awestruck before the Pyramids of Giza, dwarfed by their ancient majesty. Feel the whisper of pharaohs on the wind, imagining the secrets these silent giants hold. 

Sail the Nile River on a traditional felucca, the sun warming your skin as the breeze carries whispers of forgotten empires. Let the rhythm of the water lull you into a timeless dance, picturing Cleopatra herself gliding along this very current. Dive into the kaleidoscopic coral reefs of Hurghada, a vibrant underwater metropolis teeming with life. Dance with clownfish, marvel at anemones swaying in the current, and let the ocean embrace you in its cool, silent symphony.

Vanish into the ethereal expanse of the White Desert, where sculpted dunes rise like alabaster dreamscapes. Under a blanket of a million stars, feel the vastness of the universe pressing in, and rediscover the quiet strength within yourself.

This isn’t just a trip; it’s a 17-day Egypt solo adventure into the soul of Egypt. You will navigate bustling souks, sip sweet mint tea with friendly locals, and lose yourself in the rhythm of ancient traditions. Ready to trade footprints for memories? Let’s craft your Egypt solo adventure, designed to ignite your wanderlust and paint your soul with the magic of Egypt. Contact us today and start planning your 17 days Egypt solo adventure.

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 06 nights
  • Single basis accommodation at a 5-star standard hotel in Hurghada on an All-inclusive basis for 04 nights
  • Felucca cruise on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • Single basis accommodation at a 5-star standard hotel in Luxor on a bed and breakfast basis for 01 night
  • Desert camp in the White Desert on a full board basis for 01 night
  • Single basis accommodation on the Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan on half board basis for 01 night
  • 33 meals: 16 breakfasts, 09 lunches, and 08 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 thisEgypt Solo Adventure: 17 Days Cairo, Hurghada, Nile Felucca & White Desert Safari
  • Uncover the mysteries of ancient Egypt and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture.
  • Experience the serenity of a traditional Nile felucca cruise and the breathtaking beauty of the White Desert.
  • Indulge in relaxation and rejuvenation on the pristine beaches of Hurghada.
  • Create unforgettable memories that will stay with you long after your journey ends.
Egypt Solo Adventure: 17 Days Cairo, Hurghada, Nile Felucca & White Desert Safari

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 solo adventure: 17 days Pyramids, Felucca and White Desert.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your actual best 17 days Egypt 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 best 17 days Egypt 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 to Giza train station to board your sleeper train to Aswan to begin your felucca cruise.

Day 6Aswan Tour - Felucca cruise

You’re going to spend the next three nights of your best 17 days Egypt solo adventure, on board a Felucca River cruise. 

Meet your guide at Aswan Railway to commence your tour. Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan such as the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats in the 1960s. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Isis at Philae Island. End your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.

Board your Felucca Nile cruise. Enjoy the Nile landscape in Aswan while cruising. 

Day 7Camel Market

Visit the famous Camel Market (every Saturday and Sunday). Daraw has one of the largest camel markets in Egypt. Most of the camels come in caravans from Sudan’s Darfur and Kordofan along the Darb Al Arba’een (Forty Days Rd) to just north of Abu Simbel before being trucked to Daraw. It is a picturesque sight and fascinating to see the trading; sometimes there are as many as 2000 camels. Set sail to Kom Ombo to overnight there. 

Day 8Kom Ombo Temple

reakfast then visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum in Kom Ombo. Kom Ombo Temple 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.

Day 9Disembarkation - Luxor

Breakfast then disembarkation. Visit the sandstone quarry of Gabal El-Silsilah together with the rock-cut temple of Horemheb. Gabal el-Silsilah is a historic site known for its ancient quarries and rock-cut temples. It holds significant archaeological importance as it served as a major source of sandstone for countless monumental structures in ancient Egypt. Visitors can explore the well-preserved temples and marvel at the intricate carvings that showcase the artistic and architectural prowess of the past civilizations.

Travel by bus from Gabal El-Silsilah to Edfu to visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. It is 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.

Transfer to your hotel in Luxor.

Day 10Luxor highlights - Hurghada

Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, then visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings. Here, the pharaohs of the New Kingdom period were buried trying to be hidden from the Grave Robbers. There’re 65 tombs were discovered till now while Ramses VIII’s tomb is not found yet. Your guide will recommend the best three open tombs to visit.

From the Valley of the Kings to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh. You will end your tour at the Colossi of Memnon, which survived from the Temple of Amenhotep III. 

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. Then proceed to the great Temple of Luxor. Both temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad; Amun, Mut and Khonsu. 

Transition to the coastal paradise of Hurghada, where the next four days of your 17-day solo adventure in Egypt are dedicated to pure relaxation. Immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere, indulging in beach activities that promise to rejuvenate both body and soul. Discover the enchanting underwater realm of the Red Sea, where vibrant coral reefs and marine life await your exploration. These days in Hurghada offer a perfect blend of leisure and adventure, providing a tranquil interlude before the next chapter of your Egyptian odyssey unfolds.

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor

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

Embark on the next leg of your 17-day solo adventure in Egypt by transferring to Hurghada Airport for a seamless flight back to Cairo. As you touch down at Cairo Airport, ease into the final portion of your journey with a smooth transfer to your hotel.

Day 15Solo White Desert 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. Conclude your 17-day solo adventure in Egypt by returning to your hotel in Cairo for the final night of your unforgettable journey. Reflect on the myriad experiences and memories amassed throughout your expedition as you unwind in the heart of this vibrant city, marking the culmination of an enriching and transformative exploration.

Day 17End of Egypt Solo Adventure: 17 Days Cairo, Hurghada, Nile Felucca & White Desert Safari

Wrap up your 17-day solo adventure in Egypt with a transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure. While bidding farewell might evoke a hint of sadness, seize the opportunity to inquire with our guides about your potential next adventure in Egypt. Your departure marks the conclusion of this remarkable journey, yet the door remains wide open for future explorations and discoveries in this captivating land.