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13 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise & Sahara Trip

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Tour Details

Duration

13 Days / 12 Nights

Tour Location

Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria & Sahara

Tour Availability

Every Day

Pickup & Drop Off

Cairo Airport

Tour Type

Classic

13 Days Best of Egypt & Sahara Adventure

For 13 days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile cruise & Sahara trip, every traveler will witness some of the greatest natural and man-made wonders ever created in the history of the world. Around the majestic cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, and Western Sahara is all what the heart and the mind desire from incredible natural attractions, to historical & cultural wonders, to an exotic culture. All our clients will enjoy the most professional service, comfortable accommodations, accurate transportation, magical Nile Cruise, 24/7 customer service, and highly skilled tour guides.

The vacation of a lifetime is just a few steps away where every traveler will discover the magical treasures found in Cairo home of the great pyramids of Giza, the sphinx, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the national museum, the great royal palaces of Cairo, and more. The gem of the Mediterranean Sea city of Alexandria will showcase a number of amazing attractions such as the catacombs, Qaitbey citadel, and more. A magical Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan will open the watery gate to one of the dimensions of paradise home to the Philae temple, Abu Simbel temple, Edfu & Kom Ombo, Luxor temple, Valley of the king, Hatshepsut Temple, Karnak Temple complex, and more. Western Sahara is home to the legendary Bahariya Oasis where the rare allure of Egypt’s desert will shine. Make every moment of your time in Egypt some magical to remember.

Tour Highlights

Giza Attractions

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

Cairo Attractions

  • The Egyptian Museum
  • The National Museum of Egypt
  • Amr In Al-Ass Mosque
  • The Hanging Church
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Luxor Attractions

  • 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

Alexandria Attractions

  • Qaitbay Citadel
  • Pompey's Pillar
  • The Catacombs
  • Alexandria Library

Sahara Attractions

  • The White Desert
  • The Black Desert
  • The Crystal Mountain
  • The Museum of the Golden Mummie

Tour Inclusions

  • 7 Nights accommodation at 5* hotel in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 4 Nights accommodation on 5* deluxe Nile Cruise board Full board.
  • 1-night camping in the desert.
  • Domestic Flights { Cairo – Luxor / Aswan - 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 at Cairo - Sound & Light Show At Pyramids Complex

Arrival to Egypt Cairo - Egypt Tours Portal

When you land at Cairo airport, our representative will be waiting for you to help you with all the paper formalities and the luggage then you will be driven by a private A/C car to your hotel in Cairo to check-in and relax.

You will head to the magical sound and light show at night with your tour guide to learn how the ancient Egyptian civilization rose from the sand across the banks of the Nile. You will have your dinner at a restaurant then head back to your hotel for the overnight.

Meals: Dinner

Day Two: Head to Egypt Pyramids & Memphis City

Giza Pyramids and Sphinx - Egypt Tours Portal

After you had your breakfast, you will head with your tour guide to:

Giza Pyramids Complex - Egypt Tours Portal

Giza Pyramids Complex

The Giza Pyramids Plateau is an immortal wonder filled with epic monuments such as the great pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Valley Temple, and more.

The Great Pyramids of Giza - Egypt Tours Portal

The Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid of Giza is an epic construction created for Pharaoh Khufu in 2600 BC during the 4th dynasty and designed by his Vizier Hemiunu. It is one of the tallest construction on earth reaching 147 m (481 ft) and the last standing seven wonders of the ancient world.

Giza Sphinx - Egypt Tours Portal

The Great Sphinx

The great Sphinx of Khafre (2558 – 2532 BC) is probably the oldest and famous man-made statue in existence found on the west bank of the Nile, showcasing the facial features of him and the body of a lion.

The Valley Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

The Valley Temple

The valley Temple is a marvelous construction built for the sole purpose of conducting the mummification process and filled with many granite columns and alabaster floors.

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

Saqqara Step Pyramid - Egypt Tours Portal

Saqqara Step Pyramid

The great step Pyramid of Saqqara is a very important and essential construction that came to be in (2670 – 2650 BC) as the first of its kind to possess an important mortuary complex and a massive courtyard.

Memphis City Egypt - Egypt Tours Portal

Memphis City

Memphis was a uniting city that came to be in 31st century BC through the power and will of king Djoser who came under the protection of the god Ptah the patron of craftsmanship and creation. One of the reasons that make the city important is its greek name "Aigyptos" served as the origin of the name "Egypt".

Finally, we will drive you back to your hotel in Cairo for the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Three: Head to the Marvelous City of Alexandria

Pompeys Pillar - Egypt Tours Portal

You will have your breakfast then go with your tour guide in a private A/C car to the everlasting city of Alexandria, to fully Explore:

catacombs of kom el shoqafa

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa is a Greco-Roman tomb dating to the 2n century, it is made up of three floors made of amazing decorations dating to the early Roman and Hellenistic era.

pompey's pillar

Pompey's Pillar

Pompey’s pillar is carved around 300 AD for Diocletian the Roman emperor and is33.85 m high made of granite the only column located outside of Rome, known as the Roman Triumphal Column.

Enjoy your lunch at a restaurant in Alexandria, then continue your trip by exploring:

alexandria library

Qaitbay Citadel

The Qaitbay Citadel is a legendary landmark with a special Islamic aura, built-in 1447 AD by Mamluk Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay. The Citadel is renowned for being in the exact same place that contained the epic lighthouse of Alexandria; one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Alexandria library

Alexandria Library

The Bibliotheca Alexandria is a magical library that was constructed in 2002 to showcase the spirit of the ancient Library of Alexandria and hold the sixth biggest francophone library in the world plus it has a number of inner museums, art galleries, and many more.

Return to your hotel in Cairo to spend the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Four: Fly to Luxor And Board On A Nile Cruise

Satue of King Ramses II Luxor Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

In the morning enjoy your breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfer to Cairo airport to catch your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, you will meet your tour guide to continue your tour in Luxor by exploring the enchanting East Luxor tourist attractions starting by:

luxor temple - egypt tours portal

Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple is a highly beautiful construction that was made in 1400 BC as a part of Thebes to hold many festivals like the Opet and pay respects to the Theban Triad of Mut, Aumn, & Khonsu, and hold the rejuvenation of kingship ceremony.

karnak temple - egypt tours portal

Karnak Temple

The Karnak Temple Complex "The Most Selected of Places" is the largest open museum in the world that was constructed by Pharaoh Senusret I during the Middle Kingdom (2000–1700 BCE) and the Ptolemaic Kingdom (305–30 BCE). It is home to the Great Hypostyle Hall, the precinct of Amun-Re, and the Avenue of Sphinxes that connects it to Luxor Temple.

You will head to Nile Cruise for checking-in and spend the overnight. Lunch & dinner meals will be onboard the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Five: Visit Luxor West Attractions - Sail to Edfu

Valley of the Kings - Makadi Bay Excursion to Cairo & Luxor in Two Days Tour - Egypt Tours Portal

You will have your breakfast onboard the Nile Cruise the head to the west of Luxor to witness:

hatshepsut temple - egypt tours portal

Hatshepsut Temple

The mesmerizing Hatshepsut Temple was constructed in the 5th century BC which was carved in the face of the mountain bedrock. It is a very incredible construction built to honor the legacy of Queen Hatshepsut and Amun-Re and holds a number of shines for Hathor, Anubis plus many courts, decorations.

valley of the kings - egypt tours portal

Valley of the Kings

The immortal Valley of the Kings is a magical tomb found in the core of a mountain and designed to hold 63 tombs from the 6th till the 11th century to hold the mummies of treasures of famous kings like Tutankhamun, Seti I, Ramses II, Akhenaten, and many more.

colossi of memnon - egypt tours portal

Colossi of Memnon

The two huge statues of the colossi of Memnon have stood the test of then since they were carved from quartize in the image of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in 1350 BC to honor his legacy and preserve his memory and achievements.

Overnight on board the cruise. Lunch & dinner meals will be onboard the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six: Explore the Marvelous Edfu & Kom Ombo - Sail to Aswan

Kom Ombo Aswan - Egypt Tours Portal

Breakfast Onboard the Nile Cruise then continue your tour to visit:

edfu temple - egypt tours portal

Edfu Temple

Edfu Temple is a legendary temple that served as the worship center for the sky falcon god Horus patron of divine protection and victory. It was constructed in the Ptolemaic era between 237 BC and 57 BC. Across the walls of the temple is the source of great knowledge of religion, myth, and language from that era.

Continue sailing to visit:

kom ombo temple - egypt tours portal

Kom Ombo Temple

Kom Ombo Temple is a very rare ancient Egyptian temple for many reasons, it has a unique double design each dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek of the Nile and Horus the elder. It was one of the last pyramids to be built during the Ptolemaic age between 180 BC and 47 BC.

Lunch & dinner onboard the cruise and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Seven: Explore the Magical Abu Simbel Temples

Ramses II Statues in Abu Simbel Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

In the early morning, you will have your breakfast box, you will join our tour guide by a modern A/C vehicle to visit:

abu simbel - egypt tours portal

Abu Simbel Temples

The marvelous Abu Simbel Temples are two majestic temples constructed to showcase the epic legacy and achievements of Ramess the great (1303-1213 BC). The temple was constructed in 1264 BC which shed some light on the victory of the battle of Kadesh, honor the gods, and his wife Nefertari. It was relocated on the western bank of Lake Nasser in the last 60s as part of the UNESCO rescue operation.

Return to your cruise to have your lunch & dinner meals and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Eight: Head to the Marvelous City of Aswan - Fly to Cairo

Philae Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

Enjoy your breakfast onboard the cruise & check out, then you will explore Aswan attractions such as:

the high dam - egypt tours portal

Aswan High Dam

The High Dam is an incredible monument that was constructed during the early 60s to control the floodwaters, save water in the artificial lake Nasser, and produce electricity with great efficiency.

the unfinished obelisk - egypt tours portal

The Unfinished Obelisk

The majestic Unfinished Obelisk of Hatshepsut (1507 – 1458 BC) is great construction that showcases the great mastery of the ancient Egyptians. It is the biggest obelisk ever and was meant to stand at the Karnak temple but was cracked during its carving process.

philae temple - egypt tours portal

Philae Temple

Philae Temple is a miraculous temple that was transported to Agilkia Island by UNESCO. It was built in the 7th century BC to honor the legacy of the Goddess Isis of Motherhood and her mythical story. Much great information about the religious history of ancient Egypt was deprived of this epic temple.

Your lunch will be served at a restaurant in Aswan then you will fly to Cairo and our driver will transfer you to our hotel in Cairo to check in and spend the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Nine: Explore the Monuments of Islamic Cairo

Sultan Hassan Mosque Banner - Egypt Tours Portal

You will have your breakfast then you will be accompanied by our Egyptologist to visit:

salah el din citadel - Egypt Tours Portal

Salah El Din Citadel

The great Cairo Citadel of Salah El-Din is a fortress that embodies the concept of greatness, built on the highest point in Egypt from 1174 AD all the way to 1848 AD. It was the government headquarters for more than 700 years from the 13th till the 9th century where it served as the center of the Islamic age.

Mohamed Ali Mosque in Egypt - Egypt Tours Portal

Mohamed Ali Mosque

The Mohamed Ali Mosque is an enchanting construction found within the citadel of Salah El Din which was built in 1848 AD. It is a great example of Ottoman architecture and is famous for containing some captivating Islamic decorations.

You will have your lunch then continue your tour to:

Sultan Hassan Mosque - Egypt Tours Portal

Sultan Hassan Madrassa-Mosque

The Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan is a true example of Islamic architecture built in 1363 AD to hold some enchanting architectural designs and the most impressive decorations across its massive size.

Al Rifai Mosque - Egypt Tours Portal

Al Rifai Mosque

Al Rifai Mosque dates back to the modern era as it was built in 1912 to act as a mausoleum for Muhammad Ali Family. It is a perfect example of the golden Islamic and modernized ancient Egyptian architecture.

You will spend the overnight at your hotel in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Ten: Tour to Bahariya Oasis

Bahariya Oasis - Egypt Tours Portal

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

bahariya oasis - egypt tours portal

Bahariya Oasis

The Bahariya Oasis can be found 370 km north of Cairo in the western desert. The oasis dates back to the middle kingdom (1975 BC-1640 BC) and the Greco-Roman ages. It is home to 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 & dinner and camp in the white desert.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Eleven: Continue Bahariya Tour

Baharya Oasis Spiritual - Egypt Tours Portal

You will begin your day by having your breakfast then start your camping tour across the natural miracles of the Bahariya Oasis where the light of the sun will reflect across the heavenly landscapes of the Sahara and natural attractions.

 Have your delicious lunch, you will finally transfer back to our hotel where you will spend the overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Twelve: Tour to Cairo Highlights

The Hanging Church - Egypt Tours Portal

You will have your breakfast the head with your tour guide to:

The Egyptian Museum - Egypt Tours Portal

The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum was built in 1901 to safeguard the Egyptian artifacts that amount to more than 120000 pieces of artifacts from all the different periods of ancient Egyptian History.

NMEC - Egytp Tours Portal

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

The NMEC is a newly constructed museum built-in 2017 to showcase the majestic history and culture of Egypt starting from prehistorical times till the current moment. All the mummies of some of the most famous kings and queens were transported to the museum and up to 40000 pieces of artifacts from all times periods.

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

The Hanging Church - Cairo Tourist Attractions - Egypt Tours Portal

The Hanging Church

The Hanging Church Of the Virgin Mary a.k.a the staircase church was constructed in the 3rd century on the same location that held the holy family.

Amr Ibn Al Aas Mosque - Egypt Tours Portal

Amr Ibn Al Aas Mosque

Amr Ibn Al-as Mosque came into existence in 640 AD to become the first mosque ever created in Africa. It was enlarged and rebuilt many times across history and is known to showcase some of the most captivating examples of Islamic architecture and decorations.

Ben Ezra Synagogue - Cairo Tourist Attractions - Egypt Tours Portal

Ben Ezra Synagogue

The Ben Ezra Synagogue is a rare construction found in the heart of Cairo and established in 882 AD, famous for shedding some light on the Jewish heritage in Egypt.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar - Egypt Tours Portal

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

The Khan EL Khalili Bazaar has been the ideal location for shopping since 1382-1389 AD during the reign of Sultan Barguq in the Mamluk era. The street is home to the best artisan and workshops in Egypt which will be filled with all kinds of exotic and rare items.

We will drive you back to our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Thirteen: End Your Tour - Fly Home

Departure Day - Egypt Tours Portal

You will have your Breakfast at the hotel, check- out then you will transfer to the airport by private car to catch your flight home thus ending your 13 days Egypt tour.

Meals: Breakfast

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  • Hat.

  • Camera.

  • Umbrella.

  • Medication.

  • Comfortable Shoes.

  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.

  • Warm clothes in winter.

  • Cotton clothes in summer.

  • Valid Passport for 6 months.

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