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Classic Egypt with Abu Simbel

TEG04: 9 Days Private Tour of Cairo - Luxor - Nile Cruise - Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan - Cairo
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Departure: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 5-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
From $2139 per person Free Inquiry
The vivid murals at Edfu TempleKom Ombo Temple
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Day 1 Arrival in Cairo
Welcome to Egypt! After taking your belongings and passing through customs, our local representative will meet you at the airport arrival hall and take you to the already booked hotel with a private transfer. You can spend the remaining time of the day at your leisure pace, and it’s advisable to have a good rest and get prepared for the fascinating Abu Simbel tour from Aswan.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: InterContinental Cairo Semiramis
Day 2 Cairo Pyramids Tour
In the morning, our guide will meet you at the hotel lobby with a brief presentation of your trip. Then we will set out for a visit to the leading attraction of ancient Egypt - the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven world wonders. Actually, the largest and best preserved three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis are Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre and Pyramid of Menkaure. These are mausoleums dedicated to three Egyptian Pharaohs. To explore the Great Pyramid (Pyramid of Khufu), you could opt to enter its inside for the mysteries. Then move to the nearby Great Sphinx with a person’s face and a lion's body.

After that, we will move onward to the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, the earliest pyramid in existence. Finally, we will conclude the exploration of Cairo pyramids tour at Memphis, ruins of the capital of ancient Egypt with relics of broken stone sculptures. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
The Great Sphinx with the Pyramids of Giza
The Great Sphinx with the Pyramids of Giza
Day 3 Cairo City Tour
Egyptian Museum, the Salah El Din Citadel, the old Coptic area, Khan El Khalili. (B+L)
Today is dedicated to fully discovering Cairo first with a visit to the Egyptian Museum first. Here through the relics such as mummies and pharaoh’s golden mask, you will learn about ancient Egyptian civilization and the changes brought about during the reign of ancient Roman. Later, a guided tour of the Salah El Din Citadel, also known as Cairo Citadel, will immerse you in its Islamic construction, including the famous Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. Finally, we will travel through the old Coptic area before taking a leisurely walk in the Khan El Khalili Market. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Cairo - Luxor (East Bank)
Take a flight to Luxor, Nile Cruise, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple. (B+L+D)
After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport for the flight to Luxor. Upon landing, our local guide will meet you, then get you embarked on a deluxe ship for the Nile Cruise. Then, you can spend some time to familiarize yourself with the environment or have a rest. 

In the afternoon, we will disembark on the east bank of Nile River to visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. The Karnak Temple houses the largest temple complex in the country, while the Luxor Temple outshines for its light effects at night. After watching the holly temples, return to the ship for dinner and stay overnight.  
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: M/S Concerto
Start a deluxe Nile River cruise tour
Start a deluxe Nile River cruise tour
Day 5 Nile Cruise: Luxor (West Bank) - Edfu
Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III, Colossi of Memnon. (B+L+D)
After breakfast, we will land on the west bank of Nile escorted by tour private guide to visit the Valley of the Kings, which is famous for its 62 tombs of pharaohs. Then, we will head to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the tomb for the first female pharaoh with unique architectural style and exquisite murals. Then visit the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu. We will also pay a visit to the Colossi of Memnon for the two huge stone statues standing on the west bank of the Nile River. Afterwards, back to your cruise and sailing to Edfu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Nile Cruise: Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan
Temple of Horus, Kom Ombo Temple. (B+L+D)
In the morning, we will enjoy an onshore exploration of the Temple of Horus, aka Edfu Temple, the most perfectly protected temple with vivid murals telling legendary stories of the gods. Then, we will go ashore to Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to Haeroris, the God of Eagle, and Sobek, the God of Crocodile. Later, we will continue sailing to Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The vivid murals at Edfu Temple
The vivid murals at Edfu Temple
Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo Temple
Day 7 Nile Cruise: Private Abu Simbel Tour
Aswan High Dam, the Temple of Philae, the Unfinished Obelisk, Nile Cruise. (B+L+D)
After breakfast on board, your private guide and driver will meet you on cruise and transfer to a cozy vehicle for about a 3-hour ride to Abu Simbel. Upon reaching, we will visit Temples of Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The majestic construction was completely carved out of the backward mountainside. After finishing the guided tour, we will drive back to Aswan and re-embark our Nile Cruise to enjoy stunning scenery on both sides of the Nile.    

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Aswan Tour & Fly to Cairo
Drive to Abu Simbel, Temples of Abu Simbel, drive back to Aswan and take a flight to Cairo. Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
This morning, we will disembark after breakfast. A morning excursion with our guide will show you the Aswan High Dam followed by a visit to the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the God of Love, Isis. Later, we will visit the Unfinished Obelisk, where you can see stone columns without carvings or patterns, presenting the charm of simplicity. Afterwards, see you off at the airport for your flight to Cairo. Once you land in Cairo, our local representative will meet you and help you check into the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: InterContinental Cairo Semiramis
See the statues of Pharaoh sitting at the entrance of Abu Simbel Temple
See the statues of Pharaoh sitting at the entrance of Abu Simbel Temple
Day 9 Departure from Cairo
Drive to the airport and see you off. We wish you a nice journey home! (B)
Today, your Abu Simbel tour is drawing to an end. After breakfast, you can spend some free time before a private transfer from your hotel to the airport, where we will see you off. We wish you a nice journey home! 

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Tour Prices
Travelers2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year Round
$2209
$2139
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
  • Above prices are based on the sailing dates of 5-star cruises: M/S Concerto/ Blue Shadow/ AL Hambra/ Nile Style/ Princess Sarah.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodations as mentioned
  • Nile Cruise, 5 stars for 4 nights full board
  • Private English-speaking guide on land tours
  • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as per the itinerary
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sites
  • Free bottled water
  • All service charges and taxes
Price Excludes
  • International airfares and Egypt visa fee
  • Personal expenses (such as insurance, laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
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