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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the land of the pharaohs on this 10-day Egypt tour with Dahabiya Nile cruise for solo travelers. From the iconic Great Pyramids of Giza to the ancient temples of Luxor and Aswan, you will experience the best of Egypt on this comprehensive tour.
Begin your solo journey in Cairo, where you will visit the world-famous Egyptian Museum to marvel at its vast collection of ancient artifacts, including the golden mask of Tutankhamun. Next, you will head to the Giza Plateau to see the iconic Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, two of the most iconic landmarks in the world.
Fly from Cairo to Luxor to begin your 4-night solo Dahabiya Nile cruise. As you sail along the Nile River, you will stop to explore some of Egypt’s most impressive ancient temples, including Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, and the Valley of the Kings.
Your solo journey ends in Aswan, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Philae Temple, a beautiful temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. In addition to exploring ancient temples and tombs, you will also have the opportunity to experience traditional Egyptian culture on your Dahabiya Nile cruise. You will also have plenty of time to relax and soak up the sun on the sundeck of your cruise ship.
This 10-day Egypt tour with Dahabiya Nile cruise for solo travelers is the perfect way to experience the best of Egypt. Book your solo tour today and create memories that will last a lifetime!
Please keep in mind 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 10-day Egypt tour with Dahabiya Nile cruise for solo travelers.
Your actual your 10-day Egypt tour with Dahabiya Nile cruise for solo travelers (Wonders of Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise) 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.
Today, your 10-day Egypt tour with Dahabiya Nile cruise for solo travelers, 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 your next four nights of your 10-day Egypt Tour with Dahabiya Nile cruise for solo travelers, on board a Dahabiya Nile River cruise. So, you will take a transfer from your hotel to Cairo Airport to fly to Luxor to begin your 4-night solo Dahabiya Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan.
Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal to commence your tour. Visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom were buried. Then to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh of Egypt. You will end your tour at the giant Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III.
Transfer to your Dahabiya Nile cruise. Overnight in Luxor.
Enjoy your breakfast on your Dahabiya cruise, then visit the impressive Karnak Temple. The Temple/Complex of Karnak was the great god’s chief sanctuary and much larger than any other monument in Egypt. This huge and splendid complex which actually contains many separate temples covers 1700 years of expansion and an area of 300 acres.
Then, proceed to the majestic Luxor Temple. The Temple of Luxor was built by the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III (1387-1349 BCE), the grandson of the military genius Tuthmosis III, and expanded by the 19th Dynasty pharaoh Ramses II (1279-1213 BCE). Numerous other sovereigns, including Tutankhamun, Horemhab, and Alexander the Great enriched the construction with reliefs, inscriptions, and minor buildings.
Transfer back to your Dahabiya Nile cruise to set sail to Edfu via the Lock of Esna.
Optional tour: Sunrise hot air balloon over Luxor
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.
Breakfast then explore the highlights 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 cruise. Overnight in Aswan.
Optional tour: Tour to Nubian Village in Aswan
Breakfast and disembarkation. Transfer to Aswan Airport for the rest of your 10-day Egypt tour with Dahabiya cruise for solo travelers . Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel.
Optional tour: Tour to Abu Simbel Temples
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 for last night of your 10-day Egypt tour with Dahabiya cruise for solo travelers.
You will end your 10-day Egypt tour with Dahabiya cruise for solo travelers (Wonders of Egypt) 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.