Land of the Pharaohs and the mighty Nile, Egypt possesses a fascinating cryptic history and ancient monuments like nowhere else in the world. Riding camel-back up to the pyramids of Giza, entering the weighty ambience of excavated rock tombs, and cruising down Egypt's lifeblood waterway to visit magnificent riverside temples will awaken your inner crusading explorer. The birthplace of international tourism, Egypt's awe-inspiring sights first drew the ancient Greeks and Romans and is today one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world. Egypt – with its completely foreign nature and recovering infrastructure – is one of those countries where the traveler is definitely benefited by a custom itinerary and knowledgeable guide. Another prize jewel of the country is the Red Sea, one of the world's best diving and snorkeling locations with an enthralling array of colorful coral forests and sea creatures. Beyond both the underwater and underground treasures, the main delight of the country's modern face is the cultural variety of its inhabitants, home to Bedouin tribes of the starkly beautiful desert, the peasant communities along the Nile, the indigenous Nubians of the south, and the minority Coptic Christians who have existed since the time of the pharaohs.
Cairo – Nile River Cruise
This timeless Egypt itinerary is an ideal one-week overview for first-time visitors.
Cairo (2 nights) - Memphis, Sakkara, Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza with Sound & Light Show
Nile Cruise (4 nights) - Karnak and Luxor Temples, Valley of the Kings and Queens, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Horus at Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk & Temple of Philae
Cairo (1 night) – Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo & Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
Cairo – Bahariya Oasis – White Desert – Dakhla – Kharga – Luxor – Nile Cruise
This 12-night sample itinerary is a journey through Egypt's Pyramids, Desert Oases and down the Nile.
Cairo (2 nights) – Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza, Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo & Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
Bahariya (1 night) – Bahariya Oasis, Museum of Golden Mummies, Alexander Temple & Temple of Ain Meffetla
White Desert (1 night) – Black Desert, El Haize Village, Crystal Mountain & White Desert
Dakhla (1 night) – Farafra Oasis, Roman Temple Deir El Hagar, Islamic village of Al Qasr & Dakhla Oasis
Kharga (1 night) – Qasr El Labkha Roman fortress, Roman Temple of Hibis and Nadora, Bagawat Christian cemetery, Temple of Dush & Kharga Oasis
Luxor (1 night) – Karnak and Luxor Temples
Nile Cruise (4 nights) – Valley of the Kings and Queens, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Horus at Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk & Temple of Philae
Cairo (1 night) – optional to Abu Simbel
Regions of Egypt
The itineraries outlined above are just a few of the possibilities for your trip! Each request for a tailor-made itinerary is different and prices will vary based on your travel dates, group size, hotel and room type preferences, tour and transfer choices, etc. Private trip prices start at $1750 per person (double occupancy) per week.
Please call us for a detailed day-by-day itinerary for any of the programs above. Or, jump straight to the planning form and send us a request! After speaking with one of our expert travel specialists, you will receive your own custom-designed travel plan.
In general, our custom travel itineraries include everything needed to ensure a smooth trip. This can always be modified according to your needs and where you are in your stage of planning:
- - Hotel accommodation with breakfast daily
- - Airport transfers
- - Transfers between destinations (whether by car, van, boat, train, ferry, etc.)
- - Private or group sightseeing as requested (including entrance fees)
- - Personalized support, with contact before, during and after your trip
We are also happy to provide when requested:
- - Flights between North America and Europe
- - Travel insurance
- - Visa assistance
Our programs do not include:
- - Optional gratuities to guides, drivers, etc.
- - Laundry and personal items
- - Bottled beverages or alcohol, and meals where not listed
- - Hotel city tax