Cairo – Aswan – Luxor – Cairo
Flight, Van/ Mini bus, Nile cruise
The luxury ancient Egypt
Offer yourself an unforgettable trip, discover the most mythical sites of Ancient Egypt during this 8 days tour. Travel in the most comfortable way, enjoy prestigious accommodation and transportation : five-star hotel and luxury Nile Cruise. Discover Egypt treasures and history with an Egyptologist expert. Start your unforgettable trip in the mega-city of Cairo. Face the greatness of the Pyramids of Giza and loose yourself in the Egyptian Museum. Here you can admire several mummies and the extraordinary treasure of King Tutankhamun. Stroll in El Moez street and the medieval, but still operating, souk of Khan El Khalili. No doubt that the old Cairo will deep you straight into the Middle Ages.
Travel to Aswan and enjoy an excursion to Philae temple and the High Dam. Venture yourself in the south of the Nubian city to discover the famous masterpieces of Abu Simbel.
Board your cruise ship and start one of the most unique adventure Egypt can offer. Sail during five days on the infinite river and enjoy the scenery that surrounds you. You will be amazed by the singular scenery and the purity of the landscapes. Enjoy on board luxurious facilities and services. Make two stops during your sailing : one at Edfu and the second at Kom Ombo to visit the temples these two cities host.
End your trip in the magnificent Luxor. All the temples and ancient monuments scattered on both banks of the Nile river make this city a real open-air museum. The temple of Hatcheptsut, The valley of the Kings, Karnak temple… these are so many wonders that will not fail to impress you.
Welcome to Egypt
Aladin Tour’s representative will meet you at Cairo International Airport and accompany you to your hotel for overnight. He will give you brief idea about your program and an introduction about the Egyptian culture and habits.
Meals: No meals
Today make your dream come true !
Visit the Egyptian Museum which contains the most beautiful artifacts of Ancient Egypt, royal mummies and the amazing treasure of King Tutankhamun.
Arrive to Giza and set eyes on the last remaining ancient wonder of the world : the Great Pyramids. Learn the history of this miraculous edifices that still keep the mystery of their construction. From the Plateau, enjoy the unique view of the Pyramids emerging from the golden sand of Giza. It’s the moment to take the pictures of your life ! Before leaving the site, let’s greet Abu El Hol, the 3000 years old great Sphinx.
After lunch, continue your trip with the necropolis of Saqqara. Here you can admire the step pyramid of Djoser : the first time that the pyramidal shape was used to built a tomb, 4000 years ago.
Meals : Breakfast – Lunch
Included sightseeing’s : Egyptian museum – The great pyramids – Saqqara pyramid
Islamic and Coptic Cairo
Travel back to time by visiting the Citadel built in 1183 by sultan Salah El-Dine in order to defend the city against the army of the Crusaders. This fortress used to be the residence of Egyptian rulers during 700 years, nowadays it hosts many mosques and museums. Enjoy the phenomenal view of the oldest parts of the city. Walk to reach the islamic complex of Sultan Hassan mosque, which is composed of a mosque and a madrassa. Next to it you can admire El Rifai mosque and its smooth combination of styles from several epochs. Walking down small alleys, you arrive to Al-Azhar, one of the oldest university of the world. Stroll along El Moez street which hosts many medieval monuments.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch
Included sightseeing’s : The citadel – Sultan Hassan & El Rifai mosques – Al Azhar mosque – El Moez street
After your breakfast, your tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel in order to take a domestic flight from Cairo to Aswan. Once in Aswan you will be driven straight to your next accommodation : a Nile cruise ship. Enjoy high-standard facilities on board : luxurious double cabins with private bathrooms, a bar, a restaurant, and of course a swimming pool on the deck. The staff has a high level of service and will do everything to make your stay pleasant. During the cruise, all meals are included, as well as the tea time.
After lunch, start ready your city tour. Get first to Philae temple, the center of the cult of Isis. It’s incredible to realize that this temple was entirely moved from Philae to Agilika Island after the construction of the High Dam. Reach by motorboat the huge dam that, while allowing Egyptians to enjoy a permanent agriculture, has threatened a lot of houses and touristic sites, such as Abu Simbel temples. Let’s visit now the Symposium museum: an open-air museum with modern sculptures. Though overlooked by tourists, this museum displays pieces of modern art and thus allows you to catch a glimpse of today’s Egyptian society.
Meals : Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Included sightseeing’s : Philae temple – High dam – Symposium museum
Around 4 AM, you will be driven during 3 hours to Abu Simbel. The way is long but well worth to witness the greatness of these Ancient temples. Ramses II decided to built himself and his wife Nefertari theses two massive temple in in order to establish his supremacy upon the Nubians.
Visit these two masterpieces with your Egyptologist guide and discover the history of this place and of the great Pharaoh who build them. You will have plenty of time to take memorable photos. The excursion at Abu Simbel is usually proposed as an expensive extra tour by the travel agencies. But at Aladintour, we consider that this magnificent site is that important that it has to be a part of your trip.
Join your cruise ship for lunch and start sailing. Enjoy the peace granted by the river and contemplate the scenery that only Africa can offer : be amazed by the variety of birds searching for food in the long grass, observe the villages on both banks of the river and discover the fauna and the flora of the Nile Valley. You can also enjoy swimming or playing on the desk !
In the afternoon, sail to Kom Ombo and stop over the “double-temple” of Sobek. This temple is perfectly symmetrical : one half is dedicated to the crocodile dod Sobek and the other to the falcon-headed god Horus.
Meals : Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Included sightseeing’s : Abu Simbel – Sobek temple
On your way to Luxor, make a stop at Edfu Temple. This temple is one of the best preserved Ancient religious sites of Egypt. The ptolemaic temple was dedicated to the worshiping of the falcon god Horus. Inside the building the walls are covered by inscriptions that give reliable information on the language, traditions and the cult during the Hellenistic period in Egypt. You can also observe inscriptions and scenes which retrace the story of the conflict between Seth and Horus who was trying to avenge the murder of his father Osiris.
Continue to sail towards Luxor, arrive to the Ancient Thebes in the early evening.
Meals : Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Included sightseeing’s : Horus temple
After your breakfast on board, check out from the cruise ship. Start an unforgettable excursion to the West bank of Luxor. Discover first the valley of the Kings, a set of 63 tombs excavated in the rock of the mountain, the most famous one is of course King Tut tomb, whose mask was displayed at the Egyptian museum. Venture inside three royal tombs and examine the colored scenes on the walls, these give you insights on the beliefs and funerary rites of Ancient Egyptian. These tombs are also a great reminder of the prestige and greatness of the pharaohs.
Continue your visit with the memorial temple of Hatshepsut. Arriving to the site, the impressive cliff will not miss to captivate your eyes. But it’s at the foot of this masterpiece of nature that remains the real wonder. The external architecture match perfectly with the refined cliff, the building seems to have been sculpted into the rock. Once inside you will notice that many statues and engraving have their face destroyed, your expert guide will explain you the strong story behind this.
Reach now the East bank of Luxor and visit the glorious temple of Karnak. This temple was dedicated to the Theban triad Amun, Mut and their son Khonsu and connected to Luxor Temple by an long alley of sphinxes. During more than 2000 years, about thirty Pharaohs have contributed to the construction of the building, making it unique by its size, its degree of elaboration and the diversity of styles.
Meals : Breakfast – Lunch
Included sightseeing’s : Valley of the Kings – Hatshepsut temple – Karnak temple
End of the trip
After your breakfast, you will be transferred to Luxor airport to catch your flight back to Cairo. Here ends your Luxury tour. From Cairo you can catch your international flight back home or you can enjoy more time in Egypt by picking any visit or activity from our tailor made options.
Meals : Breakfast
Included sightseeing’s : Back home or optional activities from below
Airport pick up & Drop offAirport pick up & Transfer included, we make it easy for you to reach your hotel and catch your flight back home.
AccommodationAll accommodation will be in 5* deluxe including historical hotels and every day breakfast included.
Group sizeSmall group with maximum care.
Important includesAbu Simbel trip, all other travel agencies do it as a extra visit and charge.
Tour leader & Egyptology guideDuring the whole trip you will have English speaking tour leader and Egyptology guide, and 24 hrs support by Aladin tour
Nile cruiseLuxury 5* Nile cruise with full board accommodation
Domestic flightsFrom CAI to ASW and from LUX to CAI domestic flights included.
MealsEvery day lunch included, you will experience lots of different Egyptian and middle eastern food suites all different type.
- Transportation to all included excursions
- All the accommodation in 5* luxury hotels and historical hotels, including breakfast
- Full board accommodation in luxury Nile cruise
- Tour leader and English Egyptology tour guide during the whole trip.
- Domestic flight from Cairo to Aswan and from Luxor to Cairo
- Entrance fees during the including tour in the program
- Everyday lunch during the visits
- Pickup and drop off from your international flights
- All the optional tours
- Other meals and drinks is not mentioned
- Entry visa to Egypt
- International flight tickets
Available way of payment:
Paying through our secure online gate payment (Pay-fort) one of amazon’s companies, fully secured system.
If you wish to pay via bank transfer please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we receive your payment your trip will be automatically confirmed.
Free cancellation two weeks prior your arrival time.
Any time of cancellation during the 12 days before your trip starts, 40% of your total payment will be nonrefundable.
One week before the trip starting the amount you will pay is nonrefundable. In case you are not happy with our services and we didn’t deliver it the way it should be, fragmentary amount will be refunded.
Best price grantee policy
In case you will find other cheaper travel agency, please consider:
1- Date of arrival and departure
2- Same accommodation stander
3- Same historical sightseeing
4- Transportation type
5- Same includes and excludes
6- If the other travel agency includes 24 hour tour leader service.
If you can provide us all this evidence, we will gladly make you 50$ cheaper than what you found.
Safety & Security
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. In case of going to your activity please keep your valuable stuff with you not to leave them in your car, please leave them in your safe box in your hotel. Your personal belongs it’s your full responsibility. Please make sure to not listen or accept any invitation for a drink or so from a stranger in the street, it’s always end up with a problem, have fun with your travel mates and your local friends. In case you would like to buy something or make shopping please get the best advice from your group leader or tour guide to avoid any misunderstanding.
Bob Marley Travels are not responsible for your travel insurance, please make sure that you arrange your insurance before you start your travel.
Activities out of your program
Please contact your local guide for more information on available tours and excursions to make sure you are in a safe hands and having always the straight word. no heading cost and no extra charge because you might meet street scammers and offer you cheaper prices, but then you will always find a tricky and aggressive way and most of the time they take from you more money, this can end up having unhappy experience in Egypt and our aim is to make our guest happy and satisfied.
Trip walking or driving distance
Please be aware that there are long driving hours on this tour. You can refer to the trip overview for more information on estimated travel times. Please note that any times mentioned are approximations only to give you an idea of the journey lengths and the actual time taken will depend on public transport timetables and road conditions. A mix of private and public transport is used throughout this trip, prepare yourself for some fun long rides.
We recommend you to carry on your pocket daily from 20 to 50 USD or what equals in EGP, depends on your personal needs, please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping, please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip, also many places in Egypt are not accepting credit card but only in cash.
Eating is a big part of traveling fun and get to know country’s culture. Travelling with Bob Marley Travels will experience a lot of different local type of food which we include everyday lunch in your program with variety of different local meals. Most of the time dinner are not included which we give you more flexibility in deciding what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more flexibility in your budget, the food generally is cheap in Egypt. Our groups tend to eat together to let you enjoy each other’s company. Your tour leader will be able to suggest the best of all restaurants during your trip.
Please make sure to attach your passport copy with your final confirmation in order to book the flight tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure. Domestic carriers for internal flights in Egypt will be Egypt Air or Nile Air. Flight information will not be available until a couple of days prior to the tour departure. Contact us for more details on your flights. The domestic flight maximum weight allowance is 20 kg.
Tipping in Egypt known as “baksheesh” is a way of life in the Middle East. Locals themselves usually tip who provides them with service. It is customary and even expected to tip small service providers. To make things as easy as possible and avoid hassling, Bob Marley Travels has developed a tipping attitude where your tour leader will collect a contribution from everybody at the start of your tour and use this to tip anybody who has provided services to the group as a whole. A guideline for tipping is minimum $4 USD per day per person, you can pay in USD or the equivalent local currency (preferably local currency). If you feel that any service provider failed in maintaining or delivering good service, please bring it immediately to the attention of your tour leader to be able to improve our service partners and so a deduction of tips can take place. To not confuse you how much to tip the Tour Guide so we suggest you tip minimum 3$ per person per day, and at the end of the day it’s not a mandatory option.
Your tour leader is 24 hours with you if there’s anything you are not happy about, please let him/her know immediately. If you have an issue with the tour leader himself please call our emergency number 24/7 service. After you get back home safely, we would appreciate very much hearing from you! Your feedback is so important to us to be able to improve our service’s quality to the next friend or family member with Bob Marley Travels. Please take a few moments giving us your feedback and help other travelers with your experience through our website, just by sending us an email on email@example.com and let us know what to improve in which point.