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12 Days Cairo, Hurghada, Sahara & Nile Cruise Tour

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Tour Details

Duration

12 Days / 11 Nights

Tour Location

Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Sahara & Hurghada

Tour Availability

Everyday

Pickup & Drop Off

Cairo Airport

Tour Type

Historical & Recreational Tour

A Heaven 12 Days Vacation Across Egypt Gems

The treasures of Egypt are infinite and showcase historical & cultural importance and natural allure worthy of exploring across a magical 12 days Cairo, Hurghada, Sahara & Nile Cruise tour. Every Client will enjoy the most professional service, accommodations, transportation, customer service, and tour guide during these heavenly twelve days.

All our guests will head to the legendary cities of Cairo, witness the great Pyramid complex, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Salah el-Din citadel, Khan el Khalili bazaar, and many more. Discover the wonders of the Sahara in an illuminating Super Safari across the Bahariya. Board a heavenly and full equipped Nile River cruise across Aswan and Luxor home of the legendary Philae temple, Abu Simbel, Edfu & Kom Ombo temples, Valley of the king, Karnak temple, Hatshepsut temple, and more, plus the waters of the red sea in Hurghada will be the ultimate chance to observe the underwater marine like through an entertaining snorkeling trip. Enjoy the endless wonders of Egypt and Make your 12 days vacation one remember.

Tour Highlights

Giza Attractions

  • Giza Pyramids
  • The Sphinx
  • The Valley Temple
  • Saqqara Pyramid
  • Memphis City

Cairo Attractions

  • The Egyptian Museum
  • Salah El-Din Citadel
  • The National Museum of Egypt
  • The Hanging Church
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Luxor Attraction

  • Karnak Temples
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Hatshepsut Temple
  • Colossi Of Memon
  • Edfu Temple

Aswan Attractions

  • Abu Simbel Temples
  • Philae Temple
  • The Unfinished Obelisk
  • Aswan High Dam
  • Kom Ombo Temple

Tour Inclusions

  • 4 nights accommodation at 5* hotel in Cairo on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • 3 nights accommodation on 5* deluxe Nile Cruise board Full board.
  • 3 nights accommodation at 5* hotel in Hurghada on All Inclusive Basis.
  • 1-night camping in the desert.
  • Domestic Flights { Cairo – Aswan / Hurghada - Cairo}
  • Meet and assist service at Cairo International Airport.
  • All your tours and excursions by a modern A/C car.
  • The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
  • Egyptologist tour guide throughout your tours.
  • All transfers by modern cars.
  • Admission fees to all the sights mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All service charges and taxes.

Tour Exclusions

  • International Airfare.
  • Egypt entry visa.
  • Drinks and any personal expenses.
  • Tipping.

Tour Itinerary

Day One: Arrive to Cairo Airport + Pyramids Sound & Light Show

Arrival to Egypt - Egypt Tours Portal

Upon arrival at Cairo airport, your tour representative will be waiting for you and assist you in finishing all the necessary paperwork and entry visa then you will be transferred by a private A/C car to your hotel for check-in. In the evening time, you will enjoy a marvelous Sound and Light Show across the legendary Pyramids of Giza.

After finishing sound & light show, enjoy your dinner at a restaurant in Cairo, then you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Meals: Dinner

Day Two: Tour to the Pyramids, Saqqara & Memphis

Giza Pyramids and Sphinx - Egypt Tours Portal

After you had your breakfast, you will join your private Egyptologist tour guide to start your Egypt tour at one of the 7 Wonders of the World:

Giza Pyramids Complex - Egypt Tours Portal

Giza Pyramids Complex

The Giza Pyramids complex is a holy ground that consists of three main pyramids named after each king of the 4th dynasty in 2400 years B.C. It has the Grand Sphinx, six little pyramids, and the Valley Temple.

The Great Pyramids of Giza - Egypt Tours Portal

The Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid of Giza holds the Tombs of "Pharaoh Khufu" close to the stars. It is the most ancient and biggest pyramid in the Giza Complex. It holds the position as one of the greatest wonders of the ancient world and the only one remaining of the seven. The Khufu pyramid has a height of 147 m and the limestone blocks used were 2.3 million.

Giza Sphinx - Egypt Tours Portal

The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx is one of the biggest and oldest man-made statues on earth with dimensions of 20 m height, 73 m. length, and 19 m width. It has the facial description of King Khafre and the body of a lion to like an ancient Greek creature known as the Sphinx.

The Valley Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

The Valley Temple

The Valley Temple is a palace of preparation to travel to a new world, a mortuary temple used by Egyptian royal families to perform the mummification process on their bodies, and the design of the Temple remains very unique.

Have your lunch at a magical Pyramids / Nile view restaurant, then move to visit:

Saqqara Step Pyramid - Egypt Tours Portal

Saqqara Step Pyramid

The Saqqara Step Pyramid is the oldest pyramid of its kind with its own complex in the history of Egypt, dating back to the rule of Pharaoh Djoser during the 27th century B.C. It was designed by Imhotep to consist of 6 steps called Mastaba’s built on top of one another to reach the height of 62m.

Memphis City Egypt - Egypt Tours Portal

Memphis City

Memphis City is the first united capital of Egypt, created by King Menes to the home of the first dynasty. Memphis was the watch and guard of the god of creation and artworks Ptah.

Finally, we drive you back to your hotel overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Three: Baharia Camping Tour

White Desert - Egypt Tours Portal

Enjoy your breakfast, join your tour guide on a Camping trip by private car head to:

Bahariya Oasis - Best Places to Go Sand Boarding In Egypt  - Egypt Tours Portal

Bahariy Oasis

The Bahariya Oasis or the Northern Oasis is 370 km north of Cairo in the western desert, dating back to the middle kingdom (1975 BC-1640 BC) and Greco-Roman times. It is filled with many great attractions such as the white desert Sahara Suda, Black desert, the Crystal Mountain, the Museum of the Golden Mummies, and many more.

You will have your lunch before you start your journey into the heart of the oasis. Once you arrive, you will have at night your dinner and camp in the white desert then spend the overnight there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Four: Bahariya Oasis Camping

Desert Safari Adventure in Egypt - Egypt Tours Portal

You will begin your day by having your breakfast then you will start your exploration and mediation tour across the natural wonders of the Bahariya Oasis all day .

After having your lunch, you will finally transfer back to your hotel where you will spend the overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Five: Fly to Aswan – Visit Attractions – Board Nile Cruise

Isis Temple in Philae - Egypt Tours Portal

In the morning enjoy your breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfer to Cairo airport to catch your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, you will meet your tour guide to continue your 12 days Egypt tours in Aswan by visiting the beautiful Aswan tourist attractions starting by:

the high dam - egypt tours portal

Aswan High Dam

Aswan High Dam is a modern tool constructed across the Valley of Nile River in Aswan between the years of 1960 and 1970 to produce power which in turn had a positive impact on the future and culture of Egypt.

the unfinished obelisk - egypt tours portal

The Unfinished Obelisk

The Unfinished Obelisk is the biggest obelisk in existence built for Queen Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BC) weighing 1090 tons and 42 m (38 ft) long to stand hand in hand with the other Obelisk found at the Karnak complex which can be found in Rome at the Lateran Palace.

philae temple - egypt tours portal

Philae Temple

Philae temple is the worship place of the goddess Isis of Love, pleasure, and beauty built in the 6th century BC. The temples tell the epic mythical story of Osiris and Isis as carved on the walls of the temple.

You will check-in at a 5* deluxe Nile cruise to enjoy your lunch & dinner and spend the overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six: Abu Simbel Temples Tour + Sail to Kom Ombo

Ramses II Statues in Abu Simbel Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

In the early morning, you will have your breakfast boxes then head with your private tour guide to explore:

abu simbel - egypt tours portal

Abu Simbel Temples

The two Temples of Abu Simbel are one of the world’s greatest monuments. The Temples are known to be rock-cut construction in the bedrock of a mountain. It was constructed to honor King Ramses II in 1200 B.C and create the famous sun festival event. The big temple is dedicated to Pharaoh Ramses the great, while the smaller temple is for his famous wife Queen Nefertari. The artworks, statues, and decorations are the best of what the ancient Egyptian Civilization has produced, a true sight to behold.

Return to your cruise to have your lunch & dinner meals, start sailing, and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Seven: Explore Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples + Sail to Luxor

Kom Ombo Temple - 8 Days Hurghada and Nile Cruise Vacation- Egypt Tours Portal

Breakfast then begin a guided trip to visit:

kom ombo temple - egypt tours portal

Kom Ombo Temple

The Kom Ombo temple has an incredible view over the Nile. The temple is home to the Hours the sky god and Sobek the founder of the Nile that’s why the temple is composed of two entrances, two sanctuaries, and two hypostyle Halls.

Keep sailing to visit:

edfu temple - egypt tours portal

Edfu Temple

The Edfu temple is where the fate of Ancient Egypt was decided by the battle of the sky God Horus and his uncle the evil god Seth. It is the most preserved temple dating to the Greco-Roman period built between 237 and 57 BC.

Lunch & dinner on the cruise and sail to Luxor, arrive late at night, and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Eight: Discover Luxor Attraction + Head to Hurghada

Karnak Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

After your breakfast and check-out from the Nile cruise. You will head with your private tour guide to continue your Egypt tour by visiting Luxor tourist attractions such as:

karnak temple - egypt tours portal

Karnak Temple

The Karnak Temple Complex is 247 acres of pure art and magic, known as the most selected of Places and home of the Deities of Ancient Egypt like Amun, Mut, and more. It is the most visited place in Egypt as it is filled with countless temples, pylons, chapels, and Chambers

valley of the kings - egypt tours portal

Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings is the eternal resting ground of Egypt's royal families for 3 dynasties across the 18th dynasty to the 20th dynasty for 400 years, some of the most famous names in the valley are pharaoh Ramses the great and Tutankhamen. The valley is found at the heart of a hidden hill filled with tombs filled with all kinds of treasures.

hatshepsut temple - egypt tours portal

Hatshepsut Temple

Hatshepsut Temple was carved in the bedrock of a mountain to become one of the most enchanting & preserved temples on earth. It has three levels filled with great statures of her in a male form and statues of Amun and Horus.

colossi of memnon - egypt tours portal

Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon is composed of two big statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. They are carved from huge quartzite sandstone blocks that were dragged from Cairo to Luxor across 700 KM.

Lunch is served at a Nile view restaurant, then you will head to the beautiful Hurghada city, then check-in at a 5* hotel to spend the overnight. Dinner meal will be in your hotel in Hurghada

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Nine: Hurghada Snorkeling Excursion

Makadi Bay Excursion Private Snorkeling Trip - Egypt Tours Portal

A snorkeling adventure under the relaxing climate of Egypt, The red sea in Hurghada is home to all kinds of natural marine treasures in different colors and shapes where everyone will observe the colorful fish and incredible coral reefs found in the underwater ecosystem. Overnight will be in your hotel in Hurghada

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Soft Drinks

Day Ten: Super Safari Trip in Hurgaha Sahara

Makadi Bay Super Safari Trip - Egypt Tours Portal

Enjoy the legendary adventure in a guided safari tour across the Sahara in Hurghada. Every traveler will cross the sand seas by an equipped quad bike, learn about the ways of an incredible Bedouin village, ride on a camel and feel the heavenly sunset view during a delicious barbeque dinner, accompanied with mineral water, plus some soft drinks then watch the starry sky by night.

Finally, you will head back by private car to your hotel in Hurghada for the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Soft Drinks

Day Eleven: Fly to Cairo Sightseeing

Egyptian Museum in Cairo - Egypt Tours Portal

After breakfast, we will transfer you from Hurghada to Cairo by flight and upon arrival, you will join your private tour guide to visit some tiptop Cairo tourist attractions such as:

The Egyptian Museum - Egypt Tours Portal

The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum offers a journey across time and space all the way back to more than 5000 years of pure art, history, and culture of the greatest ancient civilization on the face of the earth.

salah el din citadel - Egypt Tours Portal

Salah El Din Citadel

The Cairo Citadel is the guarding eagle of Egypt, standing on the highest point. It was built between 1176 and 1182. It was Egypt's central ruling headquarters of gov office still the 1860s, Salah El Din Citadel is a wonderful fortress filled with many mosques and museums on the inside.

Mohamed Ali Mosque in Egypt - Egypt Tours Portal

Mohamed Ali Mosque

Mohamed Ali Mosque is a true piece of art that was built between 1830 & 1848, the mosque is known as "The Alabaster Mosque" as the walls are pure white alabaster and hold some of the most impressive Islamic and foreign designs and architecture.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo then proceed to visit:

NMEC - Egytp Tours Portal

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a time capsule filled with ancient, historical, and contemporary artifacts from all ages. The museum has the power to shed light on the mesmerizing History, art, and culture dating back to more than 4500 years across all ages through the latest advanced methods of museology.

The Hanging Church - Cairo Tourist Attractions - Egypt Tours Portal

The Hanging Church

The holy Church of the Virgin Mary a.k.a. the Hanging Church is the core of the Coptic culture in Cairo. It came to be on the southern wall of a roman fortress Babylon during the 5th century AD. It towers over Cairo with 30 ft of height. It has many incredible decorations between the 7th and the 13th-centuries.

Amr Ibn Al Aas Mosque - Egypt Tours Portal

Amr Ibn Al Aas Mosque

Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque is the starting point of the Islamic era in Egypt. It was built in 641 AD and remains an active house of worship till the current moment. It was reconstructed various times throughout the 7th centuries where everyone can track the Islamic architecture evolution across the ages.

Ben Ezra Synagogue - Cairo Tourist Attractions - Egypt Tours Portal

Ben Ezra Synagogue

Ben Ezra Synagogue is a rare monument dating back to the 19th century. It began as a church then transformed into a synagogue in 882 AD. The synagogue is filled with rare Jewish designs and decorations.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar - Egypt Tours Portal

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Khan El-Khalili bazaar is a divine road filled with glowing treasures and the best architecture from the Islamic period. The bazaar is a national treasure, the oldest in the Middle East, constructed in 970 AD, the same year when Cairo came to be.

At the end of the day, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo for the overnight

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Twelve: End of Your 12 Days Egypt Tour

End Your Trip in Egypt - Egypt Tours Portal

You will have your Breakfast at the hotel then you will transfer to the airport to catch your flight home and end your 12 days Egypt tour.

Meals: Breakfast

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  • Social distancing enforced throughout our tours.

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.

  • Regular temperature checks for staff

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.

  • Hand sanitizer provided for travelers and staff.

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

  • Face masks provided for our travelers, tour guides, reps, and drivers during tours.

  • Guides, reps, & drivers are required to regularly wash hands.

  • Accommodations are licensed to meet the general regulations for hotels & tourism resorts with a maximum of 50% of its total capacity.

  • 24/7 Follow up with our guests & staff in case of any symptoms appeared and immediately take the necessary actions.

What to Pack

  • Hat.

  • Camera.

  • Umbrella.

  • Medication.

  • Comfortable Shoes.

  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.

  • Warm clothes in winter.

  • Cotton clothes in summer.

  • Valid Passport for 6 months.

  • Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Egypt.

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