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: Available Every Day
  • Pickup & Drop Off: Cairo Airport
  • Tour Type: Classic

The Best of Egypt & The Sahara in 13 Days

Every tourist will see some of the greatest natural and man-made marvels ever built in the history of the planet during their 13-day journey to Cairo, Alexandria, the Nile, and the Sahara. All that the heart and mind could want, from amazing natural attractions to historical and cultural marvels to exotic culture, may be found in the vicinity of the gorgeous cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, and Western Sahara. All of our customers will get the most exemplary service, plush lodging, precise transportation, a spectacular Nile Cruise, round-the-clock support, and knowledgeable tour guides.
The trip of a lifetime is only a few steps away, and every visitor will find the magnificent pyramids of Giza, the sphinx, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the national museum, the great royal palaces of Cairo, and more among the amazing riches discovered in Cairo. The tombs, the Qaitbey citadel, and other spectacular sites may be found in Alexandria, a pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. The watery doorway to one of the dimensions of heaven, which is home to the Philae Temple, Abu Simbel Temple, Edfu & Kom Ombo, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Karnak Temple complex, and more, will be opened by a beautiful Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan. The fabled Bahariya Oasis, where the unique attraction of Egypt’s desert will shine, is located in Western Sahara. Make sure to experience something wonderful each day while you are in Egypt.

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 a 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 1: Cairo Arrival + Pyramids Sound and Light Show

When you arrive at the Cairo airport, a representative from our company will be there to assist you with the necessary paperwork and baggage before driving you in a private A/C vehicle to your hotel in Cairo so you can settle in and unwind.
With the help of your tour guide, you will go to the fascinating sound and light display at night to discover how the ancient Egyptian civilization sprang from the sand along the banks of the Nile. After eating supper at a restaurant, you’ll return to your hotel to spend the night.

Day 2: Trip to the Pyramids

Following breakfast, you’ll travel with your tour guide to:

Giza Pyramids Complex

The Giza Pyramids Plateau is a timeless marvel home to magnificent structures including the Valley Temple, the Sphinx, and the Great Pyramids of Giza.

The Great Pyramid

The magnificent Great Pyramid of Giza was built for Pharaoh Khufu in the fourth dynasty of 2600 BC, under the direction of his vizier Hemiunu. It is the last remaining one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and one of the highest buildings in the world, rising to 147 meters (481 feet).

The Great Sphinx

The largest and most well-known man-made statue in existence, the magnificent Sphinx of Khafre (2558–2532 BC), which has a lion’s body and his face characteristics, was discovered on the west bank of the Nile.

The Valley Temple

The valley temple is a magnificent structure with several granite columns and alabaster flooring that was created specifically for the mummification process.
Lunch at a restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Pyramids and the Nile, then go to:

Step Pyramid of Saqqara

The Great Step Pyramid of Saqqara was built between 2670 and 2650 BC, and it is a highly significant and vital structure. It was the first of its type to include a significant funerary complex and a huge courtyard.

City of Memphis

Memphis was a unifying metropolis that was created in the 31st century BC because of the might of king Djoser, who was protected by the god Ptah, the patron of creativity and workmanship. The fact that the word “Egypt” originated from the city’s Greek name, “Aigyptos,” makes it significant.
Finally, we will return you to your Cairo hotel for the night.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Visit Alexandria

After breakfast, you will go to the eternal city of Alexandria with your tour guide in a private A/C vehicle to thoroughly explore:

Kom El Shoqafa’s catacombs

The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa are three levels of amazing décor from the early Roman and Hellenistic eras, and they include a Greco-Roman tomb from the second century.

Pompey’s Pillar

Pompey’s Pillar, also known as the Roman Triumphal Column, is the only column outside of Rome and was carved in 300 AD for Diocletian, the Roman emperor. It is 33.85 m high and composed of granite.
Enjoy a meal at an Alexandria restaurant for lunch before continuing your journey by discovering:

Citadel of Qaitbay

Built-in 1447 AD by Mamluk Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa’it Bay, the Qaitbay Citadel is a fabled monument with a distinct Islamic air. The magnificent Alexandria Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, formerly stood exactly where the Citadel currently stands.

Alexandria Library

The sixth-largest francophone library in the world, the Bibliotheca Alexandria was built in 2002 to reflect the spirit of the ancient Library of Alexandria. It also features a variety of internal museums, art galleries, and other spaces.
To spend the night, go back to your hotel in Cairo.

breakfast and lunch

Day 4: Fly To Luxor – Check in the Nile Cruise

Enjoy your breakfast in the morning before checking out of your accommodation and traveling to the Cairo airport to board your flight to Luxor. When you get there, you’ll meet your tour guide and go on to see the fascinating East Luxor sights, beginning with:

Temple of Luxor

The Luxor Temple is a stunning building that was built about 1400 BC as part of Thebes to host several festivals, including the Opet, pay reverence to the Theban Triad of Mut, Amun, and Khonsu, and conduct the rite for the renewal of monarchy.

Temple of Karnak

The biggest open museum in the world, the Karnak Temple Complex, “The Most Selected of Places,” was built by Pharaoh Senusret I during the Middle Kingdom (2000-1700 BCE) and the Ptolemaic Kingdom (305-30 BCE). The Great Hypostyle Hall, the Amun-Re Precinct, and the Avenue of Sphinxes that link it to the Luxor Temple are all located there.
After checking in, you will spend the night at the Nile Cruise. Meals for lunch and supper will be served on the trip.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5: Head to Edfu After Visiting Luxor West Attractions

After eating breakfast aboard the Nile Cruise, you will depart for Luxor’s western region to see:

Temple of Hatshepsut

The stunning Hatshepsut Temple, which was cut from the rocky bedrock, was built in the fifth century BC. It is a magnificent building with several shrines to Hathor and Anubis as well as many courts and decorations that were created to commemorate the memory of Queen Hatshepsut and Amun-Re.

The Kings’ Valley

The legendary Valley of the Monarchs is a mysterious tomb located in the center of a mountain. It was built to house 63 tombs between the 6th and the 11th centuries to house the mummies of valuable kings like Tutankhamun, Seti I, Ramses II, Akhenaten, and many more.

Memnon’s Colossi

Since they were carved from quartzite in the likeness of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in 1350 BC to commemorate his legacy and preserve his memory and accomplishments, the two enormous statues of the colossi of Memnon have withstood the test of time.
On the cruise ship for the night. Meals for lunch and supper will be served on the trip.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Explore Kom Ombo and Edfu Marvelous Temples

After breakfast aboard the Nile Cruise, continue your journey to the following locations:

Temple of Edfu

The mythical Edfu Temple functioned as the place of devotion for Horus, the deity of the sky falcon and a symbol of conquest and divine protection. Between 237 BC and 57 BC, during the Ptolemaic period, it was built. A wealth of information on that period’s mythology, religion, and language may be found outside the temple’s walls.
Continue your voyage to see:

Temple of Kom Ombo

The Kom Ombo Temple is a particularly uncommon ancient Egyptian temple for a variety of reasons, including its distinctive twin design, which is divided between Horus the Elder and the crocodile deity Sobek of the Nile. It was one of the last pyramids constructed between 180 BC and 47 BC during the Ptolemaic era.
Onboard dining is available for lunch and supper as well as overnight stays.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7: Discover the enchanting Abu Simbel Temples.

You will get your breakfast box when you wake up, then you’ll go with our tour guide in a contemporary A/C car to see:

Abu Simbel Temples

The magnificent Abu Simbel Temples are two magnificent temples built to highlight the outstanding heritage and accomplishments of Ramses the Great (1303-1213 BC). The temple was built in 1264 BC to worship the gods, his wife Nefertari, and to offer some insight on the outcome of the Battle of Kadesh. As part of the UNESCO rescue effort, it was moved in the 1960s to the western bank of Lake Nasser.
Return to your ship so you may have lunch and supper there and spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8: Visit the wonderful city of Aswan.

Enjoy your breakfast aboard the ship, then check out and see some of the sights of Aswan.

High Dam at Aswan

The High Dam is a magnificent structure that was built in the early 1960s to effectively manage floods, store water in the man-made lake Nasser, and generate energy.

The uncompleted Obelisk

The magnificent Hatshepsut Unfinished Obelisk, built between 1507 and 1458 BC, is an excellent example of ancient Egyptian engineering prowess. It was intended to stand in the Karnak temple and is the largest obelisk ever made, but it was shattered during the carving process.

Temple of Philae

A miracle temple named Philae Temple was brought to Agilkia Island by UNESCO. It was constructed in the seventh century BC to commemorate the mythological legacy of the Goddess of Motherhood, Isis. This magnificent temple was lost, along with a wealth of fascinating information about ancient Egypt’s religious history.
After having lunch at a restaurant in Aswan, you’ll take a flight to Cairo, where our driver will pick you up and take you to our hotel, where you may check-in and spend the night.
breakfast and lunch

Day 9: Discover the magnificent structures of Islamic Cairo.

After breakfast, you will go to: with the assistance of our Egyptologist.

Citadel of Salah El Din

The Salah El-Din Great Cairo Citadel, which stood on Egypt’s highest point from 1174 to 1848, is a fortification that personifies grandeur. From the 13th through the 9th century, when it functioned as the capital of the Islamic era, it was the seat of administration for more than 700 years.

Mosque of Mohamed Ali

Built-in 1848 AD, the Mohamed Ali Mosque is a beautiful structure that can be located within Salah El Din Citadel. In addition to being a superb example of Ottoman construction, it is also known for having some alluring Islamic ornamentation.
After lunch, you’ll continue your journey to:

Madrassa-Mosque of Sultan Hassan

The Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, which was constructed in 1363 AD, is a prime example of Islamic architecture. Its enormous scale allows it to display some enthralling architectural features and the most stunning embellishments.

Mosque of Al Rifai

Al Rifai Mosque was constructed in 1912 to serve as a tomb for the Muhammad Ali family, making it a contemporary structure. It is a superb example of contemporary Egyptian architecture and golden Islamic architecture.
The night will be spent at your hotel in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10: A Bahariya Oasis safari

Enjoy your breakfast and then board your tour vehicle for a camping excursion.

Oasis of Bahariya

370 kilometers north of Cairo, in the western desert, is where you’ll find the Bahariya Oasis. The oasis was first discovered during the Greco-Roman and middle kingdom periods (1975 BC–1640 BC). There are numerous wonderful sights there, including the Museum of the Golden Mummies, the Black Desert, the Crystal Mountain, and the White Desert Sahara Suda.
You’ll have lunch and supper there, then set up a tent in the pristine desert.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 11: Continue your trip to Bahariya and then return to Cairo.

After eating breakfast, you’ll start your camping trip through the Bahariya Oasis’s natural wonders, where the sun’s rays will reflect over the magnificent Saharan landscapes and other natural wonders.
After enjoying your delectable meal, you’ll return to our hotel to spend the night in Cairo.
breakfast and lunch

Day 12: Cairo Tour of the Highlights

Together with your tour guide, you will have breakfast and then:

The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum was constructed in 1901 to preserve more than 120.000 pieces of Egyptian antiquities from all the many eras of ancient Egyptian history.

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

The NMEC is a brand-new museum that was established in 2017 to display the illustrious history and culture of Egypt, spanning from ancient times to the present. Up to 40.000 pieces of artifacts from various eras and all the mummies of some of the most renowned kings and queens were brought to the museum.
In Cairo, lunch will be provided in a neighborhood eatery before visiting:

The Hanging Church

On the same site where the holy family once resided, the Hanging Church of the Virgin Mary, also known as the Staircase Church, was built in the third century.

Mosque of Amr Ibn Al Aas

The Amr Ibn Al-as Mosque was the earliest mosque ever built in Africa and was built in 640 AD. It has undergone several expansions and reconstructions throughout history and is renowned for showcasing some of the most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture and ornamentation.

Synagogue of Ben Ezra

The Ben Ezra Synagogue, a unique structure built in the center of Cairo in 882 AD, is well-known for providing some insight into the Jewish legacy of Egypt.

Market in Khan El Khalili

Since Sultan Barguq’s Mamluk dynasty rule in 1382–1389 AD, the Khan EL Khalili Bazaar has been the best place to shop. The top artisans and workshops in Egypt are located on this street, and the stores are stocked with a wide variety of unusual and exotic goods.
We’ll take you back to our hotel in a car.

Breakfast and lunch

Day 13: Finale: Fly home after the tour

Your 13-day trip to Egypt will come to an end when you have breakfast at the hotel, check out, and are driven to the airport to catch your flight home.

Dining: Breakfast

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