Total Egypt tour with Nile cruise 21 days / 20 nights
Day 1 - Arrival
Welcome to Egypt! Arrive to Cairo airport, where our representative will be waiting for you,
with a sign showing your name. From the airport you will be transferred by a private car to your hotel.
Over night in the hotel in Cairo.
Day 2 - Pyramids Tour
In the morning you will visit Sakkara and see the Step Pyramid of Zoser. This is the first pyramid built and the world's oldest stone structure.
Later we drive to Memphis, the capital of the ancient kingdom and one of the most important cities
throughout the history of ancient Egypt. Here we visit the mostly open-air Memphis Museum and see the fallen statue of Ramses II.
In the afternoon we drive to Giza to visit the Great Pyramids and the enigmatic Sphinx.
Back to your hotel and over night in the hotel in Cairo.
Day 3 – Alexandria
In the morning transfer to Alexandria by private car. The name of the city dates back to its founder,
the Macedonian leader Alexander the Great; who arrived to Egypt in 332 B.C. You will visit the following sights:
- Pompey's Pillar, one of the city's major landmarks, a 30 m high column and is a single cut from pink granite.
- Fort Qaitbay, a castle-like palace which was built in AD 1480 on the edge of the harbour and represents spectacular views.
- Catacombs, the largest roman cemetery in Egypt, consisting three layers tombs and chambers.
- Montazah Palace Garden, built on a large area, nicely decorated with lush palms and pines.
- The Bibliotheca of Alexandria, it was not only an important ancient library but also
the centre of learning and scientific research for the ancient world and a destination for scholars
from all over the Mediterranean and beyond. Late afternoon drive back to Cairo. Over night in the hotel.
Day 4 - Transfer to Siwa
In the morning pick up from your hotel in Cairo and transfer by private car to Siwa Oasis.
(approximately 9 hours drive) Once in Siwa, check into the hotel. Free evening, over night in the hotel.
Day 5 – Siwa
After breakfast start local tour: visit the tombs of Mountain of Dead and the Oracle Temple,
where you can see the coronation room of Alexander the Great. Then visit the ruins of Amoun Temple and Dakrur Mountain,
famous for its hot sand which thought to provide natural cure for Rheumatism. Finally visit Cleopatra's Bath.
In the evening optional visit the old Fortress of Shali and watch the sunset from there. Over night in the hotel.
Day 6 - Bir Wahed
Free monring, relax, or discover the charming village of Shali At midday pick up form the hotel and forst enjoy a lunch,
prepered by alocal Berber family. Then start the Jeep tour to the Desert and explore the area of Bir Wahed.
See the beautiful sand dunes and take a refreshing bath in one of the most amazing natural hot spring.
Then visit the Cold Lake and Fossils Rocks and watch the sunset form a high place of the Desert.
After the tour transfer back to the hotel and over night there.
Day 7 - Siwa - Cairo
After breakfast transfer back to Cairo by private car. (approximately 9 hours drive)
You will arrive back to Cairo late evening. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 8 – Cairo City Tour + Train to Aswan
In the morning start the tour with Old Cairo and visit the Hanging Church.
Then visit the Citadel of Salah El Din andMohamed Ali Mosque in Islamic Cairo.
In the afternoon visit the Egyptian Museum which contains the fabulous treasures of Tutankhamun,
particularly the solid golden mask and the golden coffin.
In the evening transfer to train station in Cairo and take the over night train to Aswan.
(seater train, approximately 14 hours train ride)
Day 9 - Aswan
Arrive to Aswan and check in to the 5* Nile Cruise. Start guided tour, visiting the fantastic Philae Temple
and Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle, built in 1960. Free afternoon, over night on board.
Day 10 - Abu Simbel + Kom Ombo
Early morning (3:30 a.m.) pick up from the cruise and transfer to Abu Simbel and visit Temple of Ramses II.,
and Temple of Hathor. Overlooking the Lake Nasser, these rock–cut temples are one of ancient Egypt’s most amazing creations.
Transfer back to your cruise, at lunch time cruise starts sailing.
Late afternoon arrive to Kom Ombo and visit Temple of Sobek. Over night on board.
Day 11 - Edfu
In the morning arrive to Edfu and visit Temple of Horus. The rest of the day is free on board.
Continue towards Luxor, over night on board.
Day 12 - Luxor East Bank
AFter breakfast check out form the cruise and transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon visit Karnak Temple, the greatest example for worship in the history, dedicated to God Amoun,
his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. Then visit Luxor Temple. Over night in the hotel.
Day 13 - Luxor West Bank + Bus to Dahab
In the morning start guided tour to see Colossi of Menmon, Valley of the Kings and Medinat Habu.
Then visit Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, she was the only pharaonic woman ruled ancient Egypt.
In the afternoon transfer to the bus station to take the over night bus to Dahab.
(Local bus, approximately 17 hours bus ride.)
Day 14 - Dahab
Arrive to Dahab , pick up from the bus station and transfer to your hotel.
Free day, relax and enjoy the sea. Over night in the hotel.
Day 15 - Blue Hole & Mount Sinai
In the morning pick up from the hotel and transfer to Blue Hole and try snorkelling.
The Blue Hole is one of the Red Sea's most well known sites. Nature has created a unique submarine cavity
that is ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Here you can marvel at the colourful coral reef and see beautiful fish.
Back to the hotel, free evening. At 11 pm start the tour to Mount Sinai.
Day 16 - St Catherine's Monastery
Reach the top of the mountain by early morning and watch the sunrise from the summit.
On the way down visit St Catherine's Monastery, built in honour of St Catherine,
a Christian martyr who was sentenced to death by the Romans.
Greek Orthodox monks take care of the Monastery, which was built in the 6th Century at the foot of Mt. Sinai.
Arrive back to Dahab around 1 pm, free afternoon, over night in the hotel.
Day 17 - Fun Dive
Get ready to dive! This day you have the chance to experience scuba diving by doing 1 Fun Dive.
It is designed for beginners, you will learn the basic concept of Scuba Dive and a trained instructor
will help you discover and master the weightless exhilaration of breathing underwater.
Then go on 12 meters (40 Feet) off shore, for one open water dive with the instructor.
Free afternoon, over night in the hotel.
Late at night transfer to the bus station, and catch the over night bus back to Cairo.
(Local bus, approximately 9 hours bus ride).
Day 18 – Cairo
Arrive to Cairo in the morning, pick up from the bus station and transfer to the hotel. Free day, over night in the hotel.
Day 19 – White Desert
In the morning pick up from your hotel , transfer by car to Bahariya Oasis.
Once in Bahariya we have a small lunch before starting the jeep tour to the White Desert.
On the way you will visit the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain, the Akabat (sand) Desert and a hot spring.
In the evening you will camp out in the middle of White Desert and our Bedouin friends will prepare a traditional dinner for you by the camp fire.
Enjoy the most magical sunset and discover the secrets of the desert at night. Overnight under the stars.
Day 20 – White Desert - Cairo
After breakfast drive back to Bahariya Oasis. and transfer back to Cairo by car.
Arrive to Cairo in the afternoon and transfer to the hotel. Over night in the hotel.
Day 21 - Departure
Arrive to Cairo in the morning, pick up from the bus station and transfer to the airport.