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Unveil the World's Most Iconic Treasures on an Unforgettable 16-Day Adventure Through Egypt

Calling all history buffs and those fascinated with the Land of the Pharaohs! Prepare to journey through millennia of history on our immersive 16-day Egypt tour. Explore iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Great Pyramids of Giza, the majestic temples of Luxor and Karnak, and the enigmatic Sphinx and many more! Experience the magic of Egypt’s diverse landscapes and vibrant cities, from the bustling markets of Cairo to the tranquil Oases of Fayoum, where you’ll get to spend a night camping under the stars, surrounded by the rugged desert scenery.

But that’s not all! Dive deep into Egypt’s cultural tapestry with immersive experiences, including a luxurious Dahabiya sailing excursion along the legendary Nile River.

Led by expert Egyptologist guides, this adventure promises to unravel the mysteries of ancient Egypt while offering luxurious 5-star accommodations in Cairo, Aswan and Alexandria, and a seamless travel experience as all your domestic flights throughout the tour are included. Book your ultimate Egypt tour now!

Why You'll Love This Tour

Embark on a vast exploration of Egypt’s most famous cities and iconic landmarks, from Great Pyramid of Giza in Cairo/Giza to the Karnak Temple in Luxor and the Roman amphitheater in Alexandria, and more!

Embark on a luxurious cruise from Luxor to Aswan aboard a traditional Dahabiya. Sail along the Nile, passing breathtaking landscapes and ancient temples

Journey to El Fayoum Oasis for a desert safari and explore ancient temples and the enchanting Whales Valley, where you’ll set up camp under the stars

Benefit from expertly guided tours at each destination, led by knowledgeable Egyptologists who will enrich your understanding of Egypt's ancient past and present-day significance

Deeply immersive yourself on this 16-day Egypt tour with abundant opportunities to absorb the culture and ancient history present at each destination.

Click the “Itinerary” tab below to discover more of what’s in store for you each day of the tour!

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Tour Logistics

Tour Logistics


Per person in a Double/Twin room:

  • Adults $4,999.00 USD per person
  • Children $3,999.00 USD per person

Departure time


Meeting point

Cairo International Airport


Departures every Friday


16 days

Group size

Minimum 1, maximum 15


  • Hotel and airport pick-up and drop off transfers
  • 5-star hotel in Cairo (daily breakfast)
  • 5-star Dahabiya (full-board meals)
  • 5-star hotel in Luxor (daily breakfast)
  • 4-star hotel in Aswan (daily breakfast)
  • Domestic flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • Domestic flight from Aswan to Cairo
  • Egyptologist tour guide

Not included

  • Entrance fees to mentioned sights
  • Optional excursions such as Abu Simbel, Hot Air Balloon and Nubian Village
  • Tips for crew, drivers & tour guide
  • Pre or post-tour accommodation
  • Other meals, snacks and drinks not mentioned as included

About your guide

Egyptologist tour guide

What You Will See & Do

16-Day Egypt Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you and provide transfers to your hotel in Cairo. Settle into your accommodation for the evening, relax and enjoy the views of Cairo at night. In case your flight to Cairo arrives at an earlier time, before your tour with us officially starts, we can help you arrange an earlier transfer to your hotel at an extra cost.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cairo

Day 2 – Cairo – Saqqara – Dahshur – Memphis

Begin your day with a journey to Saqqara, an ancient burial ground that boasts the iconic Step Pyramid, the first pyramid ever built, attributed to the visionary architect Imhotep. Delve further into Saqqara’s history as you visit the Titi Pyramid and wander among the elaborate tombs of nobles, adorned with intricate hieroglyphs and fascinating reliefs.

Next, venture to Dahshur, a lesser-known but equally captivating necropolis located just south of Saqqara. Here, you’ll encounter the enigmatic Bent Pyramid, named for its distinctive sloping sides, and the imposing Red Pyramid, which stands as a testament to ancient Egyptian engineering prowess. Gain insight into the burial practices and religious beliefs of the pharaohs as you explore the interior of these ancient structures

After a morning of exploration, indulge in a delicious lunch at Saqqara, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample authentic Egyptian cuisine. Then, continue your journey to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt and home to the Colossi of Ramses, towering statues that once adorned the temple complex dedicated to the god Ptah. Explore the remnants of this once-great city, including archaeological sites and artifacts that offer glimpses into the daily life and royal splendor of ancient Egypt.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cairo
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch

Day 3 – Cairo – Giza – Egyptian Museum – Downtown Cairo

Today, you will set out on an excursion to explore the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza, a testament to human ingenuity and the only remaining wonder of the ancient world. At the same location, stand in the shadow of the enigmatic Sphinx, guardian of the pyramids, and explore the ancient mysteries of the Valley Temple.

Afterwards, indulge in a delicious lunch at Abo Tarek and try the flavors of Koshari, a beloved Egyptian delicacy that combines rice, lentils, pasta, and a tangy tomato sauce.

Next, delve into the rich tapestry of Egypt’s history with a visit to either the Egyptian Museum or the Grand Egyptian Museum, home to an extensive collection of artifacts, treasures, and mummies from ancient Egyptian civilization.

As today’s excursion comes to an end, take a leisurely stroll through Downtown Cairo and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Tahrir Square and the bustling streets lined with historic buildings, colorful markets, and charming cafes.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cairo
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 – Luxor – Nile Cruise Tour – Luxor & Karnak Temples

Take an early transfer to the airport to board a short flight to Luxor, where you will embark on your Nile river cruise for the next 5 days. After settling into your accommodation on the cruise, enjoy lunch onboard before setting out on your first day of exploration in Luxor.

Observe the intricately etched columns of Karnak’s Great Hypostyle Hall, wander its courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses II ( Ramses the Great), the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III. Then, delve into the open-air temple complex dedicated to the revered ancient Egyptian deities, such as Amun. Conclude your day by visiting the illuminated Luxor temple itself, where towering columns and monumental statues are brought to life, showcasing the timeless grandeur of this historic site.

Optional activities:
• Luxor city tour by horse carriage around Luxor city
• Karnak sound and light show

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Cruise ship on the Nile, Luxor

Day 5 – Luxor – Dahabiya Cruise

After an early breakfast, take a morning excursion to visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, a symbol of the achievements of ancient Egypt’s notable female Pharaoh. Then, head to the Valley of the Kings, where you can enter a royal tomb and marvel at the array of 64 tombs, each with its unique size and complexity. Ranging from simple pits to elaborate chambers with over 120 royal rooms, this site also features the Colossus of Memnon and ongoing archaeological efforts.

After a morning of exploration, you will take a transfer from Luxor to Esna, located 50 km south. Upon arrival in Esna you will be welcomed by a friendly crew aboard your Dahabiya sailing boat. After you have settled into your accommodations you’ll set sail to arrive at El Hegz Island, where you will have the opportunity to disembark and explore the villages. Later in the evening, you will be served dinner onboard the Dahabiya.

Optional activity:
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon tour in Luxor

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Dahabiya cruise on the Nile, Esna

Day 6 – Dahabiya Cruise – El Kab – Edfu

Enjoy breakfast onboard as you sail towards Edfu. Marvel at the ever-changing scenery from golden desert sands to verdant forests of date palms. Disembark to explore the impeccably preserved Temple of Horus, dedicated to the falcon-headed god.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Dahabiya on the Nile, Edfu

Day 7 – Dahabiya Cruise – El Selsela

Begin your day with a visit to Bisaw Island and village and observe the rhythms of rural life along the river. You can participate in Nile fishing, which is a timeless tradition passed down through generations, and explore the charming village, where friendly locals will welcome you with warm hospitality and insights into their daily lives.

Afterwards, you will continue sailing towards El Selsela, a site steeped in ancient history and natural beauty. Here, you’ll visit the ancient sandstone quarry, where skilled craftsmen once extracted the stone used to build Egypt’s most iconic monuments. Marvel at the colossal pillars and intricate carvings that bear witness to the ingenuity of ancient Egyptian artisans.

As the sun sets, indulge in a tasty BBQ dinner served on board your Dahabiya. Savor the flavors of grilled delicacies as you dine under the stars, surrounded by the timeless beauty of the Nile and the serene ambiance of the riverbank.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Dahabiya on the Nile, El Selsela

Day 8 – Dahabiya Cruise – Aswan

Prepare for another day of exploration as your Dahabiya cruise continues towards Aswan. Begin with a visit to the fascinating Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to Haroeris and Sobek, followed by a stop at the Crocodile Museum. Then, dive into the vibrant atmosphere of Daraw market and Nubian Town, where you can interact with locals and experience daily life along the Nile.

Optional swimming or kayaking offers a refreshing break before enjoying a farewell dinner onboard the Dahabiya, as you sail towards Aswan on your last night aboard the boat.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Dahabiya on the Nile, Aswan

Day 9 – Aswan

Embark on an excursion to discover Aswan’s highlights. First, visit the Elephantine Island, where ancient ruins and Nubian villages offer glimpses into Egypt’s storied past and vibrant culture. Dive deeper into Nubian heritage with a visit to a local village to gain insight into the traditions and customs of this unique community. Then, delve into the fascinating world of wildlife at the Animalia House Museum, where exhibits showcase the diverse ecosystems and creatures of the region.

Next, enjoy a scenic boat ride through the Nile’s 1st Cataract, the perfect opportunity to observe the picturesque landscapes that surround you. As the day winds down, ascend to sand dunes to enjoy a breathtaking sunset view over the Nile.

For an optional evening activity, indulge in the enchanting Philae Temple Sound and Light Show, a mesmerizing spectacle that brings ancient history to life through music, lights, and narration.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Aswan

Day 10 – Abu Simbel – Cairo

Embark on an early morning excursion to marvel at the majestic Great Temples of Abu Simbel. Crafted by Ramses II and Nefertari, these awe-inspiring temples are renowned for their splendor and the remarkable feat of being relocated in 1968 to avoid submersion beneath Lake Nasser.

Then, return to Aswan and take a transfer to the airport where you will catch a return flight to Cairo.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Cairo

Day 11 – Alexandria

After breakfast, take a transfer to Alexandria, Egypt’s historic Mediterranean port city. Upon arrival, dive into the city’s rich cultural heritage with visits to the Roman theater, library, and archaeological museum. Marvel at the well-preserved ruins of the ancient Roman theater, a testament to Alexandria’s diverse past. Explore the modern architectural marvel of the Alexandria Library, a symbol of knowledge and learning that pays homage to the city’s ancient library, one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. Then, delve into the fascinating artifacts and treasures of Egypt’s past at the archaeological museum, to gain insights into the city’s role in shaping the region’s history.

Afterward, enjoy a stroll through Alexandria’s vibrant old market area, where bustling souks and narrow alleyways beckon with colorful displays of goods and local specialties. After a full day of exploration, you’ll drive back to Cairo for the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Cairo

Day 12 – Rosetta (Rasheed)

On today’s tour of Alexandria you’ll first visit the Rosetta Museum, where you’ll uncover the mysteries of the Rosetta Stone and its significance in unlocking ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Afterwards, meander through the bustling old market and experience the vibrant atmosphere of local vendors and aromatic spices.

Next, journey to the iconic Qaitbay Fort, a formidable medieval fortress standing guard over the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the fortress’s historic walls and panoramic views before visiting the revered Abu Mandour shrine, steeped in local tradition and adorned with intricate architectural details.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Alexandria

Day 13 – Alexandria – Cairo

Your last day in Alexandria continues with exploration, with your first stop being Pompey’s Pillar, a towering monument that will leave you awestruck by the sheer size of the ancient column. Next, descend into the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, an underground labyrinth of tombs dating back to Roman times. Explore the eerie tunnels and chambers adorned with intricate carvings and gain insight into Alexandria’s fascinating past.

Continue your journey with a visit to either the Alexandria National Museum or the Royal Jewelry Museum, where you’ll uncover treasures from Egypt’s rich heritage. Then, indulge in a delightful lunch at the Fish Market restaurant where you’ll be served fresh seafood and local cuisine.

Afterwards, explore the imposing Qaitbay Fort, perched on the city’s coastline, and take in sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, pay a visit to the serene Abu El Abbas Mosque, for a moment of peace and tranquility. As the day comes to a close, bid farewell to Alexandria and transfer back to Cairo.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Cairo

Day 14 – Fayoum Oasis – Whale Valley Camping

Today you’ll go on an exciting desert safari to El Fayoum Oasis, a tranquil haven nestled amidst the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert. Traverse the rugged terrain, soak in the breathtaking scenery and immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of the desert landscape. Along the way, explore ancient temples, ruins, and archaeological sites that dot the oasis.

Next, venture into the enchanting Whales Valley, named for its unique rock formations that resemble the shapes of whales. Set up camp amidst the rugged beauty of the valley, surrounded by towering cliffs and golden sands.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Camping in Whales Valley

Day 15 – Fayoum Oasis – Cairo

Begin your day with a visit to the serene Magic Lake, a tranquil oasis nestled amidst rolling sand dunes and verdant palm groves. Marvel at the crystal-clear waters reflecting the vibrant hues of the surrounding landscape. Then, continue exploring El Rayan Lake, another picturesque oasis renowned for its stunning views and serene atmosphere. Take in panoramic views of the tranquil waters and the rugged cliffs that frame the lake and marvel at the majestic El Rayan waterfalls.

After a morning of discovery, enjoy a delicious lunch at Tunis village, where you’ll savor traditional Egyptian cuisine and experience the warm hospitality of the local community. As the day winds down, bid farewell to the oasis and embark on your return journey to Cairo.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Cairo

Day 16 – Coptic Cairo

On your last day in Cairo there are still some iconic landmarks left to explore. First, you’ll visit the Hanging Church, a symbol of Egypt’s Coptic Christian heritage, renowned for its exquisite architecture and ornate interiors. Then, continue on to the Abu Serga Church, believed to be built on the spot where the Holy Family sought refuge during their flight into Egypt. Next, pay a visit to the Coptic Museum to explore centuries of history through its captivating exhibits.

Later, ascend to the Citadel to admire the grandeur of the Alabaster Mosque and take in panoramic views of Cairo’s skyline. Following this you’ll recharge with a delicious lunch at El Azhar Park, located in a spot that offers a tranquil escape from the bustling main city. Afterwards, wander through the historic lanes of El Moez Street, marveling at its Islamic architecture before ending your day at the lively Khan El Khalili market, where you can haggle for treasures amidst the vibrant atmosphere of Cairo’s oldest souk.

In the afternoon, prepare to check out of your accommodation and take a transfer to Cairo International Airport where you will bid farewell to Egypt.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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