Overview

Day 1: Arrive to Cairo.

Day 2: Visit The Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and the Grand Egyptian Museum.

Day 3: Visit Saqqara necropolis and Islamic Cairo

Day 4: Fly to Luxor, Embark your Nile cruise, visit Karnak and Luxor Temples

Day 5: Visit The Valley of Kings, and Hatshepsut temple.

Day 6: Visit Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples. 

Day 7: Visit Abu Simbel temple and explore Elephantine Island

Day 8: Visit the Tombs of The NoblesLord Kitchener Island and the Nubian Village.

Day 9: Visit Philae, and fly to Cairo.

Day 10: Final departure.

10 days All our tours are private & Exclusive
Highlights

Visit The Pyramids of Giza, The Sphinx, and The Grand Egyptian Museum.  

Discover the ancient necropolis of Saqqara.

Visit the off-beaten-track tombs of Mihu, The Butchers, and The Two Brothers. 

Stop by the oldest mosque in Cairo; Ibn Tulun mosque. 

Take a walk through the back streets of  Old Islamic Cairo and the local market.  

Explore the ancient city of Thebes while immersing yourself in its magnificent  wonders.

Enjoy the stunning colors of The Valley of The Kings and  The Tomb of King Tutankhamun. 

Sail up the Nile on a luxury cruise for 4 nights.  

Enjoy sailing down the Nile during sunset in a private Felluca while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine.

Dazzle your eyes with the imposing temple of Abu Simbel. 

Immerse yourself in the exotic culture of the Nubians in Aswan.

Climb up to the amazing off-beaten-track tombs of The Nobels in Aswan.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo

Arrive at Cairo Airport. Our meet-and-assist service will take you just before the border control, help you to go through the security area, luggage claim and customs. Then our representative will accompany you to your hotel in Cairo overlooking the Nile. 

 

Day 2: Grand Egyptian Museum/Giza Pyramids 

Visit the Grand Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world for one single civilization. You will stand face-to-face with the Golden Mask of the boy King Tutankhamun. You will be dazzled with the amount of treasures and artifacts that this museum holds  

After lunch in a local authentic restaurant, visit the Giza Pyramids, the only surviving wonder of the Seven Wonders of the World. Ride a camel out in the desert to have an amazing view for the pyramids from a distance. Then, stand in front of the imposing Sphinx, the combination of human intelligence and the strength of a lion. Enjoy your included dinner on your own in one of High End Journeys selected local restaurants. (B,L,D)

 

Day 3: Saqqara/Islamic Cairo

Start your day by visiting Saqqara, the necropolis of Memphis, home of the step pyramid, the first limestone structure ever built. Explore its 4350 years old colored tombs. Get the chance to go inside a pyramid and see the ancient Hieroglyphics that have been engraved on its walls for thousands of years. Your tour will include an off-beaten-track visit to The Tomb of Mihu, The Tomb of the butchers and The Two Brothers. 

Then  lunch, visit Ibn Tulun Mosque. The oldest existing mosque in Cairo with an amazing unique design and yet still surviving in its original form. You can even climb up the minaret which provides a panoramic view of the whole old part of the city. 

Wrap up your day by walking through the old streets of Islamic Cairo; walk in El Muizz Street which is like an open-air museum filled with medieval architectural marvels and treasures; explore the winding alleyways of the famous Khan El Khalili market, the major souk in the Islamic Cairo district. (B,L)

 

Day 4: Luxor/Cruise

Take an early flight to Luxor and begin your luxury cruise. Visit the temple of Karnak, the largest religious complex that was ever built for a god in the history of mankind. The temple is dedicated to the god Amon Ra, the chief creator god in Ancient Egypt. During Karnak temple visit you will have an off-beaten-track visit to the Opet festival temple and the glorious temple of Khonsu, Two hidden gems that are rarely visited by travelers 

Next visit the Luxor temple that was predominantly built by Pharaoh Ramses the second.

Check in at your cruise & overnight.(B, L, D)

 

Day 5: Luxor/Cruise

Start the day by visiting the Valley of the Kings, hidden behind the mountains on the west bank of the Nile. Enter the tomb of King Tutankhamun and stand face to face in front of his Mummy. Also, your tour will include an access to Ramses VI, one of the most colorful tombs at the King's Valley. Then have an off-beaten-track visit to Dra Abu el Naga where you will be dazzled  by the details in the tombs of Roy and shoury. Visit the temple of Hatshepsut, the only female Pharaoh who dressed and ruled Egypt like a king. Have a photo stop by the huge colossi of Memnon. After lunch, set sail up the Nile to the town of Edfu. (B, L, D)

 

Day 6: Edfu/Kom Ombo/Cruise

After breakfast, On a horse and carriage you will visit the temple of Horus at Edfu, the most intact temple from the ancient world. Sail to Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to the crocodile and the falcon gods. Visit the Crocodile Mummification Museum to see crocodile mummies that are thousands of years old. (B, L, D)

 

Day 7: Abu Simbel/Cruise

After breakfast on-board, Drive for three hours to Abu Simbel temple on the southern border of Egypt. This site is the home of two massive rock temples dedicated to Pharaoh Ramses the second and his wife Nefertari. See the gigantic statues of the pharaoh standing for over 3200 years, flanking the entrance to one of the most impressive temples in Egypt, return back to Aswan, have lunch on-board the cruise and  End up your day on a legendary Felucca sailboat ride down the Nile enjoying a sparkling wine during sunset. (B, L, D)

 

Day 8: Aswan/Hotel 

After breakfast, disembark your cruise. Today your guide will take you to climb up the tombs of the Nobles in Aswan, then you will enjoy a relaxing walk in Lord Kitchener Island. Take a motor boat and sail up to the Cataract, walk in the off-beaten-track Nubian village of Elephantine and have local lunch at a Nubian restaurant. After lunch time, Check-in and relax at your hotel in Aswan and Overnight. (B,L)

  

Day 9: Aswan/Cairo

After Breakfast, Check-out and visit the temple of Isis at Philae, the goddess of love and passion. Then our respective will escort you to Aswan airport to fly back to Cairo & check-in at your airport hotel. Overnight. (B)

 

Day 10: Cairo, Final departure

After breakfast, have an easy walk to the international terminal to travel back home with your heart filled with memories of the sights, sounds and voices of Egypt to carry with you. (B) 

 

Accommodation

We have three different categories of accommodation:

Affordable Luxury-Staring from $3,270 USD per person

CAIRO: Kempinski Nile Hotel -Garden City (Nile Deluxe Room)

CRUISE: M/S MayFair (Deluxe Cabin)

ASWAN: Movenpick Aswan Hotel (Superior Room)

CAIRO: Le Meridien Cairo Airport (Deluxe Room)

Golden Luxury-Starting from $4,495 USD per person

CAIRO: Four Seasons at Nile Plaza (Nile View Room)

CRUISE: M/S Sonesta Saint George (Deluxe Cabin)

ASWAN: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel (Luxury Nile Wing Room)

CAIRO: Le Meridien Cairo Airport (Deluxe Room)

Premium Luxury-Starting from 5,670 USD per person

CAIRO: Four Seasons at Nile Plaza (Nile View Room)

CRUISE: M/S Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser (Luxury Cabin)

ASWAN: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel (Luxury Nile Wing Room)

CAIRO: Le Meridien Cairo Airport (Deluxe Room)

Inclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Meet-and-assist service by our High End Journeys representatives at airports.
  • All airport transfers by modern air-conditioned  private vehicles.
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 5-stars luxury hotel overlooking the Nile.
  • 4 nights accommodation on a 5-stars luxury Nile cruiser. 
  • 1 night accommodation in a 5-stars luxury hotel in Aswan.
  • 1 night accommodation in 5-star airport hotel.
  • All domestic flights during your tour.
  • All entry fees for archeological sites mentioned on the tour.
  • Service of an Egyptologist guide on a private tour throughout your trip.
  • All meals stated on the itinerary, (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch and (D) for dinner.
  • Unlimited use of  bottled water during all tours and meals.
  • 24/7 High End Journeys On-call Support.
  • All applicable taxes and VAT.

 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • International flights.
  • Any extra meals or drinks that is not mentioned in the itinerary . 
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Gratuities for the guides and drivers or any other kind of tips.