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8 Days / 7 Nights
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Best Egypt Solo Budget Tour with Nile Cruise in 8 days

Step into a world where ancient marvels and contemporary wonders converge on our captivating Egypt Solo Budget Tour with Nile cruise in 8 days. An immersive 8-day experience that seamlessly weaves together history, culture, and natural beauty. From the vibrant streets of Cairo to the tranquil waters of the Nile, our carefully curated itinerary invites you to embark on a journey of exploration and relaxation.

Begin your 8-day Egypt solo budget tour with Nile cruise in Cairo. Stand awestruck before the Great Pyramids of Giza, their golden hues kissed by the desert sun. Explore the great treasures of the Egyptian Museum. Wander through the labyrinthine alleys of Khan al-Khalili, Cairo’s vibrant bazaar, where treasures untold await.

Board your sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan to begin your 3-night solo Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Discover the sites along the Nile valley from Aswan to Luxor. Drift along the timeless river, where each bend reveals picturesque landscapes and ancient temples steeped in history. Behold the grandeur of Philae Temple, Kom Ombo, and Edfu, each site narrating tales of a bygone era. Delve into the Valley of the Kings, Luxor’s hallowed necropolis, where pharaohs sleep in eternal slumber. Take your sleeper train from Luxor back to Cairo for the rest of your 8-day solo budget itinerary in Egypt.

Join us on this solo budget expedition, where every moment is an opportunity to uncover the magic of Egypt. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, nature lover, or someone seeking authentic experiences, this journey promises to etch lasting memories. Prepare to embark on a voyage of discovery as we explore the enchanting realms of Cairo and cruise along the legendary Nile.

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Single basis accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Cairo on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Single basis accommodation on a 5-star standard Nile cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan
  • Sleeper train from Luxor to Cairo
  • 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 this Egypt Solo Budget Tour With Nile Cruise In 8 Days
  • 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 from Aswan to Luxor on a 5-star cruise ship for three nights
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Pearl of Egypt
Itinerary
Egypt Solo Budget Tour With Nile Cruise In 8 Days

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Skip the airport hassle and let Egypt’s magic begin! Your friendly “Egypt Best Vacations” representative will meet you with a smile and whisk you through arrival formalities. Relax and recharge at your hotel, knowing the adventure that awaits: 8-day Egypt solo budget tour with Nile cruise, unraveling ancient mysteries, and soaking in the sun-kissed charm of Egypt.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Welcome to the land of pharaohs, pyramids, and the Nile! 

Your journey begins in Cairo, where the ancient whispers in the very stones. You will start with a bang, visiting the iconic Great Pyramids of Giza. Stand before these colossal monuments, dwarfed by their scale and awestruck by their mystery. Explore the Pyramid of Khufu, the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, and delve into the fascinating history of their construction and purpose.

Next, you journey to the Sphinx, guardian of the pyramids and keeper of countless secrets. Its enigmatic gaze will follow us as we learn about its role in ancient Egyptian mythology and its enduring allure.

But you exploration of pharaohs’ tombs doesn’t end there. You will head to Saqqara, home to the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the first-ever pyramid built. This architectural marvel, a testament to human ingenuity, lays the foundation for all the pyramids that followed.

As the sun dips behind the desert sands, You will board a sleeper train to Aswan to begin your 3-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor.

Day 3Aswan Tour - Nile cruise

Your 8 days solo Egyptian budget tour embarks on a mesmerizing journey through history! For four glorious days, your comfortable Nile cruise will be your haven, gliding past ancient temples, vibrant cities, and breathtaking landscapes. Prepare to witness the timeless dance of sun and sand, where each bend in the Nile unveils a new chapter in Egypt’s story.

Our guide will meet and assist at Aswan Railway to commence your tour. Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan. Visit the High Dam, a great engineering feat of 1960s, to generate electricity and to stop floods. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Philae. This temple was built during the Greco-Roman era and dedicated to Isis, goddess of Magic and Love in ancient Egypt. End your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.

Transfer to your Nile River cruise ship. Free evening, you can discover the city of Aswan. 

Optional tour: Nubian Village tour

Day 4Aswan - Kom Ombo Temple

This morning, you have the freedom to choose your own adventure. Sleep in, sip coffee on the sundeck, or join us on an optional excursion to the awe-inspiring temples of Abu Simbel. Hewn from the sandstone cliffs, these colossal monuments dedicated to Pharaoh Ramses II will leave you speechless. Witness the sun aligning perfectly with the temple’s interior on specific dates – a testament to ancient architectural genius.

Later, around lunchtime, your majestic Nile cruise ship will set sail for the charming town of Kom Ombo. Prepare to be mesmerized by its twin temple, a unique architectural wonder dedicated to both the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus. Built over centuries by several pharaohs and emperors, the temple is a fascinating blend of history and mythology. Explore its intricate reliefs, hidden shrines, and colossal statues, and imagine the rituals and ceremonies that once took place within its walls.

Before returning to your floating home, delve into the intriguing Crocodile Museum. Learn about the Nile’s fascinating reptilian residents, their role in ancient Egyptian culture, and even see mummified crocodiles preserved for over 2,000 years.

As the sun dips below the horizon, our ship glides onward to Edfu, where you will spend the night lulled by the gentle rhythm of the Nile. Get ready for another day filled with ancient wonders and captivating stories tomorrow!

Day 5Edfu - Esna - Luxor

Before/after breakfast, you will take a Horse and Carriage to visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The temple is very intact, none of its elements are missing but the Sacred Lake and two obelisks. The Sacred Lake was on the east side of the temple but now vanished under the city’s modern houses. The two obelisks were located in front of the main gate of the temple. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls. 

Take your carriage back to your Nile River cruise ship to set sail to Luxor via the lock of Esna. As Luxor rises from the Nile’s embrace, prepare to be swept away by its ancient magic. Today, you stand face-to-face with two colossal testaments to Egypt’s enduring faith: the impressive Karnak Temple and the majestic Luxor Temple.

As the sun begins its descent, casting long shadows on the ancient stones, return to your Nile cruise ship. Savor the memories of today’s epic encounters, knowing that tomorrow, Luxor’s wonders await you yet again.

Day 6Luxor West Bank - Train back to Cairo

Disembarkation. Visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs of the New Kingdom were buried. There are 65 tombs there, and your guide will recommend the best three are open 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 with a photo stop at the giant Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III.

Transfer to Luxor Railway to board your sleeper train back to Cairo

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor

Day 7Egyptian 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.

Return to your hotel for the final night of your Egypt solo budget tour with Nile cruise in 8 days.

Day 8Fly home

Your 8-day Egypt budget tour with Nile cruise adventure culminates in a smooth transfer back to Cairo Airport, memories overflowing your suitcase like exotic treasures. It is sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next budget adventure in Egypt.

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