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Tailor-Made Egypt: The Pyramids & The Nile River

10 days from $8,395

Embark on a journey to discover the timeless appeal of ancient Egypt for yourself through the Land of the Pharaohs, explore its remarkable archaeological wonders with an Egyptologist, and go on a cruise on the Nile for four nights. See some of the most stunning sites in Egypt, stopping to go ashore and discover ancient Egypt’s most remarkable sites. Wander through the Grand Egyptian Museum to see a vast collection of artefacts. Step inside one of the pyramids, and the tombs of King Tut and Seti I in the Valley of the Kings, go on a camelback ride and view the mysterious Great Sphinx on the Giza Plateau. Appreciate the mighty statues and towering colonnade at the Temple of Luxor and journey to Abu Simbel to lay your eyes upon the striking temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari.

Egypt at a Glance

The majestic Nile and striking historic landmarks summon many to Egypt, while the enchanting desert and abundant delta impress travellers. Add in the country’s long and dynamic past and culture, it is a dream destination. The best time to visit Egypt is when you can avoid the worst heat. The Nile Valley is most temperate from November to February (December and January is the peak season). If travelling to the Red Sea Coast and Hurghada, you’ll notice it is busy all year round. Unfortunately, Egypt is not an LGBT-friendly country, and you should avoid public displays of affection and using dating apps when visiting. While crime rates are low, pickpocketing is something to look out for.

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Currency

Egyptian pound (EGP)

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Language

Arabic

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Visas

Citizens of Canada, the EU and the US need a visa to visit Egypt

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Best Time To Visit

October – April

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Timezone

Eastern European Standard Time (GMT+2)

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Homosexual Activity

Illegal

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10-day travel itinerary

DAY 1

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Arrive in Cairo

Arrive at Cairo International Airport. From there, a driver will take you to your hotel, ideally located near the Great Pyramid of Giza.

DAY 2

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Cairo | Ancient Treasures

Today, join an Egyptologist for a visit to the Grand Egyptian Museum and marvel at the museum’s impressive collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts.

DAY 3

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Giza | The Pyramids & The Sphinx

On your third day, visit the Giza Plateau, where the last remnants of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid, remain, as well as the pyramids of Mycerinus and Chefren. Ride a camel through the vast sands and take in the remarkable sights that have bewitched travellers from far and wide for centuries.

DAY 4

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Luxor | The Valley of The Kings

After breakfast, fly to Luxor, where you will first visit the impressive Temple of Luxor before boarding a luxurious river cruise to explore the west bank of the Nile. Stop at the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Valley of the Kings, where you will be able to enter the tomb of Tutankhamun and descend into the tomb of Seti I.

DAY 5

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The Nile | Luxor to Esna

Today continue to the east bank of the Nile. Visit the Temple of Karnak and step inside the Great Hypostyle Hall with soaring columns. In the afternoon, continue to Esna, where you’ll visit the Temple of Khnum.

DAY 6

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The Nile | Temple of Horus & Kom Ombo

Continue your river cruise to the majestic and well-preserved Temple of Horus. After that, join a flavoursome Chef’s Table experience learning to make authentic local dishes. Later in the afternoon, leave the boat to visit a Greco-Roman temple honouring the god of the sun and the crocodile god – to reach this place, you’ll pass the mummified remains of several crocodiles on the sunny shores of the Nile.

DAY 7

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Aswan | Majestic Philae

This morning, the cruise will take you to Aswan, where you’ll visit the ancient granite quarries where the world’s largest obelisk lies unfinished (and is known as the Unfinished Obelisk). Then visit the oasis-like Philae Temple on the island of Agilika. This beautiful complex showcases a mix of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architecture. Finish the day with a romantic felucca sailing trip around the Aswan Islands.

DAY 8

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Abu Simbel | Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari

After your river cruise, fly to Abu Simbel to discover the temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari. This fascinating site was moved here after being disassembled to save these historic marvels from floodwater. In the afternoon, return to Cairo and enjoy an evening at leisure.

DAY 9

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Cairo | Design Your Day

After breakfast, drive to Sakkara, an Egyptian village known as the burial site for many royalties – it includes hundreds of tombs and more than a dozen pyramids. Later in the day, choose what you’d like to do next – discover Coptic Cairo through its many beautiful churches and sites or tour the Islamic Cairo. Alternatively, you can opt for a visit to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to see royal mummies and other ancient artefacts. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure, preparing for your flight home in the morning.

DAY 10

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Depart Cairo

Depart from the Cairo International Airport.

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