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Unlock the Secrets of Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise in 12 days for solo travelers. Discover the major attractions of the major cities of Egypt, Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, Luxor, and Aswan. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Karnak Temple, Philae Temple, and the Valley of the Kings. Sail the peaceful Nile from Aswan to Luxor on a luxury small boat, Dahabiya Nile cruise. Relax on the wonderful beaches of the Red Sea in Hurghada.
Begin your Egypt 12-day solo tour, Secrets of Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise for solo travelers in 12 days, in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and the fabulous contents of the Egyptian Museum. Travel by road from Cairo to Alexandria to discover the Roman Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa and the Citadel of Qaitbay.
Fly from Cairo to Aswan to begin your 3-night solo Dahabiya Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Sail the Nile like a pharaoh and discover the great sights along the Nile valley from Aswan to Luxor. Explore the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple, and the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Visit the most intact temple in Egypt, Edfu Temple, and the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan.
Travel by land from Luxor to Hurghada for some relaxation on the Red Sea beaches. Explore the great underwater world of the Red Sea. Fly from Hurghada back to Cairo for the rest of your Secrets of Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise for solo travelers in 12 days.
This 12-day solo tour of Egypt offers the perfect combination of sightseeing and relaxation. You will explore some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, learn about Egyptian history and culture, and enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea. Book your solo tour today and create memories that will last a lifetime!
Please note that slight changes might occur due to circumstances beyond our control when you’re cruising the Nile.
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 Secrets Of Egypt & Dahabiya Nile Cruise For Solo Travelers In 12 Days.
Your actual solo vacation, Secrets of Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise for solo travelers in 12 days 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 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.
Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of Egypt’s past 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 at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East.
Transfer back to your hotel.
Today, your Secrets of Egypt & Dahabiya cruise for solo travelers in 12 days, 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.
You will spend the next four days of your Secrets of Egypt & Dahabiya cruise for solo travelers in 12 days, onboard a Dahabiya River Nile cruise. So, we will transfer you to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan to begin your 3-night solo Dahabiya Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal at Aswan Airport to commence your tour.
Visit the High Dam, a great engineering feat of the 1960s to stop floods and generate electricity. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Philae. This beautiful 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 Dahabiya Nile River cruise. Set sail to Kom Ombo to overnight there.
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.
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.
Disembarkation. Visit the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom period were buried. Then proceed to the unique Hatshepsut Temple, who ruled Egypt for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh. Continue to the Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III.
Transfer to Hurghada for beach activities and relaxation. Explore the stunning underwater world by your own. You will enjoy four full days of your Secrets of Egypt & Dahabiya cruise for solo travelers in 12 days, of relaxation in Hurghada before flying back to Cairo.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor
Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.
Transfer to Hurghada Airport to fly to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel for last night of your Secrets of Egypt & Dahabiya cruise for solo travelers in 12 days.
You will end your Secrets of Egypt & Dahabiya cruise for solo travelers in 12 days with a transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave so ask our guides about your next solo adventure in Egypt.