Dig deep and discover the riches of Egypt’s geography, culture, and, of course, archaeology, on this epic adventure. Step into a world filled with giant statues, temples, and legendary pyramids. Take it easy as you float along the Nile on a traditional felucca or enjoy a home-cooked meal with a local family. Our Chief Experience Officers and local experts will share an intriguing combination of the region’s attractions and hidden secrets. Meet the gaze of the Sphinx and get into the spirit of bygone times when travelling by donkey to the Valley of the Kings.
Day 1 Cairo
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Cairo/Aswān (1B, 1D)
Tour the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx before a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum. Catch an overnight train to Aswan.
Day 3 Aswān (1B, 1D)
Explore Aswan before visiting a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family.
Day 4 Aswān (1B)
Spend the day exploring Aswan. Opt to visit the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.
Day 5 Aswān/Kom Ombo (1B, 1L, 1D)
Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca. Sleep onboard under the stars.
Day 6 Kom Ombo/Luxor (1B)
Enjoy a guided visit Kom Ombo Temple before driving to Luxor. En route, visit the Temple of Karnak.
Day 7 Luxor (1B, 1L)
Visit the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Hatshepsut. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West Bank of the Nile.
Day 8 Luxor/Alexandria (1B)
Fly to Cairo and transfer to Alexandria. Soak in the European feeling of this Mediterranean city.
Day 9 Alexandria (1B)
Take a guided tour of Catacombs, the National Museum, Pompey’s Pillar, and Qaitbay Fort. With free time, opt to explore the city, check out the city’s cafÉs, or dine on fantastic seafood.
Day 10 Alexandria/Sīwah (1B)
Journey to the hidden Oasis of Siwa. Visit El Alamein Cemetery and Memorial en route.
Day 11 Sīwah (1B)
Bike to the Mountain of the Dead and the Temple of the Oracle. Opt to take a dip in Cleopatra’s bath or travel by donkey cart for a perfect desert sunset.
Day 12 Sīwah (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a 4x4 excursion to the sand dunes, followed by a picnic lunch in the desert.
Day 13 Sīwah/Cairo (1B)
Journey back to Cairo.
Day 14 Cairo (1B)
Depart at any time.
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