12-Day Egypt Luxury Tour with Abu Simbel

12-Day Egypt Luxury Tour with Abu Simbel

By | Updated Feb. 21, 2024

Luxuriate in the Splendors of Egypt

Explore Ancient Wonders of Egypt in Style.

Witness the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids, immerse yourself in the enchantment of Abu Simbel Temple, delve into the rich tapestry of history as you explore ancient temples during a luxurious Dahabiya Nile Cruise, and be captivated by the mesmerizing El-Tannoura Show.

We are happy to customize this itinerary by accommodating your specific interests, adjusting the scheduling, or planning special themed events and activities for celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, retirement celebrations, or bucket list experiences.

Days:

12±

Price:

from US$5,999 p/p

Best For:

High-end travelers

Best Time:

Oct. - Mar.

Flights:

International on request

Journey Map (Suggested Route)

Map of Egypt journey

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
1-2
Cairo
Witness the fascinating Pyramids' Evolution
3
Aswan
Explore Cairo Historical Gems
4-10
Dahabiya Cruise
Discover Aswan and Luxor on a luxurious Dahabiya
11
Cairo
Venture into Bazaar and enjoy El Tannoura dance Show
12 Cairo Departure
This journey through Egypt offers a high-end experience. If you have a passion for exploring the rich history and culture of Egypt while indulging in a luxurious experience, I am here to turn that desire into a reality.
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Tour Highlights

Experience the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids on camelback and get to know the enigmatic Sphinx in Giza.
great pyramids
Uncover the mysteries of ancient Pyramids as you delve into the evolution at Saqqara and Dahshur.
Bent Pyramid
Cruise along the Nile River on a luxury dahabiya, embracing the timeless beauty of this historic waterway.
nile river
Discover the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, unearth the treasures hidden within its ancient lanes and marketplace.
Hurghada desert safari
Discover the priceless artifacts within the Egyptian Museum, in particular Tutankhamun's treasures.
Tutankhamun's treasure
Explore the Abu Simbel Temple, with colossal statues, intricate interiors, and captivating carvings.
abu simbel temple
Immerse yourself in the captivating El-Tannoura Show, featuring Sufi garbs, and live music.
El-Tannoura Show
Delve into the depths of temples in Luxor and Aswan, experiencing their rich history and architectural brilliance.
Karnak temple
Explore the enthralling Valley of the Kings in Luxor, and uncover the secrets hidden within the pharaohs' tombs.
valley of kings

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Cairo Arrival
  • Welcome to the captivating land of Egypt! Our English-speaking representative will meet you inside the airport and assist you with your Egyptian Visa on Arrival.
  • Have a warm and informative intro to Egypt during your private airport transfer in the company of our knowledgeable representative.
Day 2
Cairo | Pyramids and Sphinx Discovery
great pyramidsThe Great Pyramids in Giza
  • In the morning, our private guide and driver will meet you at your hotel for an exciting full-day Cairo tour.
  • Begin the day by exploring some of the earliest examples of Pyramid architecture in Saqqara and Dahshur, including the Step Pyramid, Bent Pyramid, and the Red Pyramid.
  • Take a Camel Ride for a more-memorable experience of exploring the Giza pyramids(about 30 minutes).
  • Witness the majestic Great Pyramids on the Giza plateau, an awe-inspiring representation of ancient Egypt's civilization.
  • Enter the Pyramid of Khafre and explore the secret chambers inside.
  • Discover the captivating beauty of the Great Sphinx that once mesmerized Napoleon, presenting a striking scene against the vast desert backdrop.
Day 3
Cairo-Aswan | Uncover Cairo's Historical Gems
Citadel of SaladinCitadel of Saladin in Cairo
  • Explore the Hanging Church, one of Egypt's oldest and most revered churches.
  • Visit the Citadel of Saladin and Muhammad Ali Mosque, enjoy the Islamic art, architecture, and design.
  • Discover the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities*, a remarkable repository showcasing the treasures of ancient Egypt, including the famed Tutankhamun collection.
  • Have a private transfer to Cairo Airport for flight to Aswan.
  • As you arrive, our friendly representative will be there to welcome you and accompany you to your opulent hotel located by the enchanting Nile.
  • *The Grand Egyptian Museum(GEM) is expected to open in the late Spring of 2024. GH will replace the Egyptian Museum with GEM by then.
Day 4
Aswan-Nile Cruise | Unveil the Abu Simbel Temple
Temple of Queen NefertariTemple of Queen Nefertari
  • Enjoy a captivating journey to the Abu Simbel Temple by air.
  • Explore the Great Sun Temple of Ramses II and marvel at the colossal statues, intricately adorned interior, and captivating carvings and paintings that depict the glorious reign of this revered pharaoh.
  • Delve into the enchanting beauty of the Temple of Queen Nefertari, dedicated to Ramses II's beloved wife, and admire the elegant statues and intricate detailing.
  • Conclude your awe-inspiring exploration by boarding the return flight to Aswan.
  • Upon your arrival, be met and escorted to board your luxury dahabiya cruise.
Day 5
Nile Cruise | Explore Aswan's Wonders
Temple of PhilaeTemple of Philae in Aswan
  • Discover the Temple of Philae, harmoniously combining Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural styles across different periods of construction, offering insights into ancient Egypt's religious and mythological beliefs.
  • Witness the Aswan High Dam, a monumental engineering marvel forming Lake Nasser and symbolizing modern Egypt's progress, showcasing human engineering prowess and the ability to shape the natural environment.
  • Indulge in a delightful cruise experience and savor a delicious lunch onboard.
  • Experience a restful night aboard your cozy cruise ship, enjoying the comfort and tranquility offered on board.
Day 6
Nile Cruise | Uncover Treasures along the Nile
Kom Ombo TempleDual temple honoring both Horus and Sobek
  • Explore the Kom Ombo Temple, a unique double-design temple dedicated to two sets of gods, and marvel at this architectural wonder.
  • Discover the temple on the right side which holds the significance of Crocodile Mummies representing the power and authority of Sobek.
  • Relish delightful meals onboard throughout the day, with the convenience of having lunch and dinner served onboard.
Day 7
Nile Cruise | Stroll through Temple of Horus
Temple of HorusThe Horus Temple along the Nile river
  • Take a charming horse carriage ride to discover the fantastically well-preserved Temple of Horus, renowned as the Edfu Temple.
  • Venture deeper into the temple to discover the exquisite halls adorned with intricate carvings and the sacred statue of Horus.
  • Throughout the day, savor delectable meals as lunch and dinner are served onboard.
Day 8
Nile Cruise | Sail to Luxor through the Esna Lock
the peaceful nile riverThe Esna Lock along the Nile
  • Admire the serene landscapes, spot charming wildlife, and observe the rhythmic activities of locals along the shoreline.
  • As the dahabiya gracefully makes its way to Luxor through the Esna Lock, enjoy the harmonious coexistence of nature and human life along the Nile.
  • Savor delectable meals for both lunch and dinner, treating your taste buds to a culinary delight while cruising in style.
Day 9
Nile Cruise | Explore the East Bank of Luxor
Luxor templeWell-preserved obelisk standing in front of Luxor Temple
  • Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing allure of Luxor's East Bank.
  • Encounter the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple complex. Marvel at its grandeur, with towering pillars, intricate hieroglyphics, majestic statues, and magnificent chapels.
  • Step into history as you explore Luxor Temple, a true testament to ancient wonders. Be captivated by its stately pillars, and the serene ambiance of its sacred chapels.
  • Indulge in a delightful culinary journey onboard, where you can experience the pleasure of savoring exquisite meals for both lunch and dinner throughout the day.
Day 10
Nile Cruise | Discover Valley of Kings
the valley of kingsExquisite wall paintings inside Pharaoh's tombs
  • Explore Valley of the Kings and learn about ancient Egyptian funerary practices by entering three of the royal tombs.
  • Continue your journey to the nearby Valley of the Queens, where the tombs of Egyptian queens lay in peaceful splendor.
  • Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through the majestic Medinet Habu Temple, adorned with intricate carvings and ancient stories.
  • Have a photo stop at the awe-inspiring Colossi of Memnon, colossal statues standing proud as witnesses of the past.
  • Savor delectable meals for both lunch and dinner, treating your taste buds to a culinary delight while cruising in style.
Day 11
Nile Cruise-Cairo | Uncover a City with Contrast
El Tannoura Dance ShowEl Tannoura Dance Show at the El-Ghuri Wakala
  • Disembark from your ship after breakfast. A Private transfer is provided to Luxor Airport for flight to Cairo.
  • As you arrive, meet your representative and venture into the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, immerse yourself in a maze of local shops.
  • Experience the beloved El Tannoura Dance Show at the El-Ghuri Wakala.
  • After concluding the day, you will be accompanied to the centrally situated hotel for a restful night's stay.
Day 12
Cairo Departure | Bon Voyage
  • Take a private transfer to Cairo Airport in time for your flight home.
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*The price is based on a 2 adults. If the number of guests exceeds two, the price will be more affordable. (tour code: gh-eg-3)

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