Egypt Solo Cultural Tour: Cairo, Nile, Desert, Red Sea – 20 Days

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Unearth Egypt’s Soul: A 20-Day Egypt Solo Cultural Tour Awaits

Embark on an extraordinary 20-day solo cultural journey through the captivating landscapes and timeless wonders of Egypt. Our meticulously crafted “Egypt Solo Cultural Tour: Cairo, Nile, Desert, Red Sea – 20 Days” invites you to immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of experiences that go beyond the ordinary.

Begin your adventure in the bustling metropolis of Cairo, where the echoes of ancient history mingle with the vibrant energy of contemporary life. Explore iconic landmarks such as the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids, setting the stage for a journey that unfolds like a carefully woven narrative. Explore the iconic Egyptian Museum, home to fabulous Egyptian treasures. Lose yourself in the vibrant maze of Khan el-Khalili bazaar.

Encounter the Mediterranean allure of Alexandria, a city steeped in historical significance. A city adorned with architectural treasures that narrate tales of bygone eras. However, the true adventure takes flight as you board a plane bound for Abu Simbel, marking the commencement of an enchanting Lake Nasser cruise. As you navigate the serene waters, the colossal temples and archaeological wonders dotting the lake’s perimeter reveal a lesser-explored facet of Egypt’s compelling history.

As the journey progresses, board a traditional Dahabiya Nile cruise on the Nile, letting the river be your guide through enchanting landscapes. Traverse the temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu, each step unraveling the historical layers of this ancient land. The Nile becomes a thread connecting the past and present, weaving a narrative that is uniquely yours.

Hurghada & White Desert Solo Adventure:

After a captivating immersion in historical wonders and cultural treasures. A well-deserved respite awaits in the sun-kissed retreat of Hurghada. Nestled along the Red Sea, Hurghada beckons with pristine beaches and vibrant marine life, creating an ideal backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Venture into the vast desert landscapes, where the golden sands whisper tales of bygone civilizations. From the serene beauty of the White Desert to the mystical allure of the Sahara, the desert leg of the journey unveils the raw, untouched beauty of Egypt’s hinterlands.

This 20-day Egypt solo cultural tour is thoughtfully curated for the solo traveler seeking a profound connection with Egypt’s history, culture, and natural wonders. Join us on a journey that seamlessly blends exploration, cultural discovery, and relaxation, promising an unparalleled experience. Which will linger in your memory long after you’ve left the shores of the Red Sea. Get ready for a transformative adventure that transcends the ordinary and embraces the extraordinary.

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 07 nights
  • Single basis accommodation at a 5-star standard hotel in Alexandria on a bed and breakfast basis for 01 night
  • Single basis accommodation at a 5-star standard hotel in Hurghada on an All-inclusive basis for 04 nights
  • Single basis accommodation on a Dahabiya Nile cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • Single basis accommodation on a 5-star standard Lake Nasser cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • Single basis White Desert Camp on a full-board basis for 01 night
  • 43 meals: 19 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 11 dinners
  • Drinks at Hurghada hotel & Hot and soft drinks on the Dahabiya cruise
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees 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
Highlights of this Egypt Solo Cultural Tour: Cairo, Nile, Desert, Red Sea - 20 Days
  • Pyramids of Giza: Explore the iconic pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, and the enigmatic Sphinx in Cairo.
  • Cultural Riches of Cairo: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Cairo's markets, museums, and historical neighborhoods.
  • Mediterranean Charm in Alexandria: Discover the historical treasures and coastal allure of Alexandria, a city with a unique blend of ancient and modern influences.
  • Abu Simbel Temples: Witness the monumental temples of Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and delve into the fascinating history of Ramses II.
  • Lake Nasser Cruise: Embark on a serene cruise along Lake Nasser, exploring lesser-known temples and archaeological wonders along its tranquil shores.
  • Dahabiya Cruise from Aswan to Luxor: Sail on a traditional Dahabiya, experiencing an intimate and leisurely journey along the Nile, visiting temples and villages off the beaten path.
  • White Desert Adventure: Encounter the surreal landscapes of the White Desert, where chalk-white formations and golden sands create a mesmerizing and otherworldly environment.
  • Historical Marvels in Luxor: Explore Luxor's archaeological wonders, including the Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Hatshepsut.
  • Relaxation in Hurghada: Unwind on the pristine beaches of Hurghada, enjoying the Red Sea's crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life.
  • Cultural Insights and Local Experiences: Engage in authentic cultural experiences, interact with locals, and gain insights into Egypt's rich heritage throughout Egypt 20-day cultural journey.
Egypt Solo Cultural Tour: Cairo, Nile, Desert, Red Sea - 20 Days

Day 1 Arrive in Cairo, Egypt

Let the magic of Egypt embrace you as you land at Cairo International Airport. Our dedicated “Egypt Best Vacations” representative greets you and effortlessly navigates arrival procedures, ensuring a smooth transition into your 20-day Egypt solo cultural tour. Relax and settle into your comfortable hotel, knowing your journey is off to a seamless start.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Dawn paints the pyramids gold as your Egypt Best Vacations guide whispers the ancient secrets they hold. Today, the Giza Plateau beckons, its sandstone giants silhouetted against the sky. Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, testaments to an empire’s brilliance. The only ancient wonder which still exists (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were built, and why they were built.

Then, journey through time to Saqqara, where the enigmatic Step Pyramid of Djoser, the first of its kind, still dominates the sands. Wander amongst the tombs of Memphis, Egypt’s ancient capital, and feel the weight of history resonate in every step. At the end of the tour, you will return to your hotel, dreaming of pharaohs and forgotten dynasties.

Day 3Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

Welcome to a day immersed in Cairo’s captivating tapestry, where ancient wonders collide with medieval marvels. Get ready to explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum. Conquer the imposing Citadel, and lose yourself in the labyrinthine charm of Khan el-Khalili bazaar.

Step into the majestic Egyptian Museum, a veritable treasure trove housing over 120,000 artifacts spanning 5,000 years of history. Two floors unfold before you, each brimming with stories etched in stone, gold, and papyrus. Marvel at the colossal statues of Ramses II, and witness the intricate mummies that defy the sands of time. Your expert guide will unlock the secrets of each object, bringing pharaohs and their dynasties back to life.

Soar atop the formidable Citadel, a fortress built by Saladin himself in 1172 to defend Cairo against the Crusaders. Feel the weight of history in its impregnable walls as you take in breathtaking panoramic views of the city sprawled below. Immerse yourself in the architectural splendor of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, a dazzling edifice adorned with alabaster and Ottoman motifs. Its alabaster dome, visible from afar, stands as a beacon of Cairo’s rich Islamic heritage.

Lose yourself in the labyrinthine alleys of Khan el-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East. This historical market, dating back to the 14th century, pulsates with energy as merchants hawk spices, souvenirs, and vibrant fabrics. Haggle for unique treasures, sip fragrant mint tea in a hidden café, and soak in the intoxicating atmosphere of this ancient trading hub. As the sun dips below the horizon, let the cacophony of voices and the aroma of spices paint a memorable finale to your day.

Transfer back to your hotel, your heart brimming with the magic of Cairo’s timeless charm.

Day 4Cairo - Alexandria

Step into a dazzling fusion of ancient splendor and vibrant modernity as your 20-day Egypt solo cultural tour whisks you away to the enchanting city of Alexandria. Upon arrival visit 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.

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then check into your hotel and free evening in Alexandria.

Day 5Alexandria - Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel then visit 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. Then to the Library of Alexandria. The Library of Alexandria is a great library and culture center, not only in Alexandria but on the Mediterranean coast and the whole world.

You will end your tour at the Roman Amphitheatre of Kom El-Dekka. The Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria is one of the great highlights of the beautiful city of Alexandria. The Amphitheaters were not just popular in Egypt, they were popular in other countries as Italy, Greece, Jordan and Turkey.

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then travel back to Cairo.

Day 6Spiritual 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.

End your spiritual day at 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 back to your hotel.

Day 7Fly to Abu Simbel - Lake Nasser cruise

Rise and shine, for today marks the first step into your dazzling four-day Lake Nasser odyssey! After savoring a breakfast at your hotel (or breakfast box), your Egypt Best Vacations representative or driver will whisk you to Cairo Airport for a quick flight to Abu Simbel. Anticipation buzzes in the air as you touch down, knowing the awe-inspiring temples await your arrival.

Upon landing, a warm welcome from “Egypt Best Vacations” greets you, guiding you seamlessly to your luxurious Lake Nasser cruise vessel. As the afternoon sun paints the sky, prepare to be spellbound by the phenomenal Temples of Ramses and Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Carved into the towering cliffs, these colossal testaments to ancient Egyptian prowess stand as guardians of the past.

Gaze in wonder at the Great Temple, dedicated to the legendary Ramses II, its colossal façade adorned with colossal 66-foot statues of the pharaoh himself. Step into the cool embrace of the temple’s interior, where intricate murals and inscriptions whisper tales of ancient victories and enduring devotion.

Next, turn your focus to the enchanting Small Temple, a monument to the boundless love between Ramses II and his beloved Queen Nefertari. Its delicate reliefs and vibrant colors showcase a softer side of the pharaoh, celebrating a love that transcended time.

Remember, even these majestic temples faced the threat of the rising waters of the Aswan High Dam. Witness the triumph of human ingenuity as you learn about the awe-inspiring operation that relocated these timeless treasures to their current haven.

As twilight paints the sky with fiery hues, settle into your cabin aboard your cruise, the memories of Abu Simbel shimmering in your mind. Your Lake Nasser odyssey has just begun, and a world of wonder awaits.

Day 8Qasr Ebrim - Amada

As dawn paints the desert in rosy hues, your Lake Nasser cruise ship casts off from Abu Simbel, embarking on a journey through time and landscapes. Today, you will encounter whispers of ancient Nubia and witness history standing defiant against the rising waters.

Rise to the top deck, where the panoramic vistas unfold like a living tapestry. In the distance, a lone sentinel emerges – Qasr Ebrim, the only Nubian monument still visible on its original site. Once perched atop a majestic 70-meter cliff, this fortress city now stands gracefully at the water’s edge, a testament to Nubia’s enduring spirit.

Let your imagination journey back in time, picturing bustling markets and echoing chants within Qasr Ebrim’s walls. Learn about its fascinating history, from its role as a trading hub to its valiant defense against Roman encroachment. As the ship sails past, soak in the timeless beauty of this ancient citadel, etched forever in the memory of the Nile.

Your odyssey continues as you set sail for Amada, a hidden gem nestled amidst the rugged cliffs. As the sun dips below the horizon, casting long shadows on the water, prepare for a magical overnight stay at this enchanting temple complex. Carved into the sandstone cliffs, the Temple of Amada whispers tales of love and devotion. Dedicated by Pharaoh Thutmose III to his Great Royal Wife Hatshepsut, its walls showcase intricate reliefs and vibrant colors, narrating the story of their reign and enduring partnership.

As dusk blankets the desert, settle into your comfortable cabin, lulled by the gentle lap of the Nile against the ship. Qasr Ebrim’s timeless whispers and Amada’s ancient whispers linger in the air, setting the stage for another day of wonder on Lake Nasser.

Day 9Wadi Es-Seboua - Dakka

Today at Amada, you will visit the Temple of Amada. Amada Temple was built during the 18th Dynasty (c. 1550–1295 BC) in the New Kingdom, the temple of Amada is one of the oldest of the ancient Egyptian monuments lying along the shores of Lake Nasser. The reliefs and inscriptions of the temple are very well preserved because they were covered with a layer of plaster when it was converted into a church.

You will also visit the Tomb of the Viceroy of Nubia, Pennut. Then, your Lake Nasser cruise ship will set sail to Wadi Es-Seboua. Here you are visiting the Temple of Wadi Es-Seboua, the Temple of Dakka, and the Temple of Maharaqa. Then set sail to Aswan for overnight.

Day 10New Kalabsha Area - Dahabiya Nile cruise

Disembarkation. Visit the New Kalabsha area which includes the Temple of Kalabsha, the Temple of Beit El-Wali, and the Kiosk of Kertassi. This Temple of Kalabsha is the largest free-standing temple in Lower Nubia. It was built during the reign of Augustus (30 BC–14 AD), the first Roman emperor. Primarily dedicated to the Nubian god Mandulis, the gods Isis and her husband Osiris were worshipped here too.

Bid farewell to your Lake Nasser cruise ship as your 20 days Egypt solo cultural tour has a new turn. Step into your Dahabiya Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor for three nights. Savor a delightful lunch on board as the Aswan shoreline unfolds before you. Visit the beautiful Temple of Philae, which dedicated to Isis, Goddess of Love and Magic in ancient Egypt. 

Return to your Dahabiya Nile River cruise. Set sail to Kom Ombo to overnight there.

Day 11Kom Ombo - Edfu

Visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum at Kom Ombo. Kom Ombo Temple was built during the Greco-Roman period. It 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.

Enjoy a short visit to the Crocodile Museum begore you go back to your Dahabiya Nile River cruise to set sail to Edfu to overnight there. 

Day 12Edfu - Esna - Luxor

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 is very intact, none of its elements are missing but the Sacred Lake and two obelisks. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.

Take your carriage back to your Dahabiya River Nile cruise to set sail to the Lock of Esna. Go through the lock and continue sailing to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 13Luxor highlights - Hurghada

Dawn cracks over the Nile, painting the sky in fiery hues as your Dahabiya gently docks in Luxor. Today, you venture into the Valley of the Kings, where time stands still amidst the whispering sands. Beneath the scorching sun, descend into the tombs of pharaohs, each a masterpiece carved into the golden cliffs. Immerse yourself in the vibrant murals that adorn the walls, stories etched in paint and stone recounting tales of power, devotion, and the afterlife.

But the wonders of the day haven’t ended. Ascend the cliffs again, your gaze drawn to the unique Hatshepsut Temple, a sun-drenched monument rising like a petrified mirage. Witness the audacity of a woman who defied tradition and ruled Egypt for 20 years, her legacy carved into the sandstone. Next, stand humbled before the colossal statues of Memnon, silent guardians of the desert, their monolithic presence whispering of Amenhotep III’s forgotten empire.

Savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, the flavors of Egypt dancing on your tongue, before embarking on a journey through time at the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple. Explore the sprawling halls, dedicated to the Theban Triad, where pharaohs once made offerings and priests whispered ancient prayers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, casting long shadows across the temple complex, step into the magical world of Luxor Temple. Bathed in the golden glow of sunset, this sacred haven resonates with the echoes of ancient rituals and celestial alignments.

As the sun paints the Luxor skyline in golden hues, your 20-day Egypt solo cultural tour takes a vibrant turn. Today, you bid farewell to the Nile’s whispers and the pharaohs’ dreams, setting your sights on the sparkling azure shores of Hurghada. This bustling resort town beckons with the promise of sun-kissed beaches and emerald-tinged waters.

Day 14Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 15Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 16Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 17Fly back to Cairo

With sand clinging to your skin and memories sparkling in your eyes, it’s time to bid farewell to Hurghada’s embrace. The final chapter of your Egypt 20-day cultural odyssey draws near, but a vibrant finale awaits in the bustling heart of Cairo.

Transfer to Hurghada Airport, carrying the echo of laughter and the whisper of waves with you. Take flight, one last glimpse of the turquoise Red Sea etched in your memory before the cityscape of Cairo rises to greet you.

As you touch down in Cairo Airport, a surge of energy replaces the serenity of Hurghada. Your Egypt Best Vacations representative welcomes you back, guiding you seamlessly to your comfortable hotel, your home base for the final moments of your adventure.

Day 18Cairo - Bahabiya Oasis - White Desert

Bid farewell to Cairo’s bustling energy and embark on a journey into the heart of the Sahara. Today, the Bahariya Oasis beckons, its golden sands and whispering palms promising an adventure unlike any other.

Our comfortable vehicle cuts through the desert landscape, the air tinged with the aroma of dry earth and anticipation. Savor a delicious lunch before your four-wheel-drive Jeep roars to life, ready to plunge into the enigmatic Black Desert. Prepare to be stunned by a surreal lunar-like terrain, sculpted by eons of wind and sculpted into otherworldly rock formations. Let your imagination run wild as you stand amidst volcanic glass and fossilized wood, whispers of an ancient past echoing in the silence.

Next, escape the sun’s embrace and find rejuvenation at the Hez Village, where natural cold springs bubble up from the earth. Plunge into their refreshing depths, feel the tension melt away, and recharge your spirit for the adventures ahead. As the afternoon casts long shadows, you journey towards the captivating Crystal Mountain, its shimmering quartz crystals sparkling like a million frozen stars. Marvel at the play of light and shadow, a natural masterpiece etched by time and wind.

Finally, you will arrive at Aqabat, a jewel nestled within the White Desert National Park. Hike amidst towering limestone formations, their alabaster surfaces sculpted into whimsical shapes by the desert’s invisible hand. Let the silence envelop you, a symphony of solitude punctuated by the whispers of the wind.

Settle into your desert camp, your tent nestled beneath a canvas of a million stars. Savor a traditional dinner under the celestial spectacle. Then, lie back and lose yourself in the cosmic ballet above. Tonight, the desert becomes your storyteller, weaving tales of adventure and wonder on the canvas of the night.

Day 19Travel back to Cairo

As the first rays of dawn paint the desert ablaze, awaken to a panorama unlike any other. Witness the sun’s golden fingers crawl over the stark white dunes, transforming the landscape into a fiery masterpiece. Breathe in the crisp desert air, infused with the sweet scent of awakening palms, and savor this one-of-a-lifetime memory.

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, bid farewell to your desert haven. Your trusty 4×4 Jeep roars back to life, carrying you through the mesmerizing sand dunes as you retrace your steps to the Bahariya Oasis. Whisper farewell to the bubbling cold springs, and soak in the last glimpses of the Black Desert’s lunar vistas.

Then, it’s time to turn your gaze back towards Cairo. Your journey back may feel like stepping out of a timeless dream and into the vibrant hum of city life. But carry the desert’s whisper with you, letting it remind you of stargazed nights, adrenaline-pumping drives, and the serenity of endless sand.

Tonight, you settle into your Cairo hotel for the final night of your 20-day Egypt solo cultural tour. Reflect on the journey you’ve undertaken, from the whispers of pharaohs to the symphony of the desert. Each sight, each memory, woven together into a tapestry of wonder that will forever be etched in your heart.

Day 20End of your Egypt solo cultural tour 20 days

Bid farewell to Egypt’s captivating embrace. Your 20-day Egypt solo cultural tour concludes with a transfer to Cairo Airport, your heart brimming with memories and a touch of bitter sweetness.

Stepping onto the plane, you carry a kaleidoscope of experiences within you. The whispers of pharaohs in ancient tombs, the rhythmic hum of the Nile against your Dahabiya, the dazzling colors of a Hurghada sunset, and the stargazed whispers of the White Desert – all woven into a tapestry that will forever adorn your soul. It is really sad to leave so ask our guides about your next solo adventure in Egypt.