On this 10-day tour of Egypt, enjoy the sites by land and sea. Begin in Cairo to visit the pyramids and the Sphinx. Then, fly to Luxor for some sightseeing, before boarding a multiday cruise along the Nile, with stops in Edfu and Aswan. Then, disembark and fly back to Cairo to tour more of ancient Egypt, including the churches and mosques of Old Cairo, along with the old market of Khan El Khalili.
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A truly legendary destination, Egypt conjures images of pharaohs and kings, sphinxes and pyramids. The nation is a vast, arid desert at the top of Northern Africa, populated mostly around the life-giving Nile River that bisects it.
You'll feel Egypt’s history in the labyrinthine street markets of Cairo and the towering minarets of its mosques. You'll see it in the temples of Luxor and the waterfront fortresses of Alexandria. It’s further exemplified in Abu Simbel, the site of two great temples built 3,000 years ago as monuments to Pharaoh Ramses II. And of course, you see it in Giza, where ancient Egyptians built their famed pyramidal tombs to inter their monarchs for eternity.
When is the best time to visit?
You’ll find the most pleasant weather in Egypt between October and April. This being a desert nation, the summer months (June through September) can be oppressively hot, especially if you venture down to Luxor and further south to the temples of Abu Simbel near the border with Sudan. Know that December and January are peak tourist months and the Easter period is popular too—try to book your trip as far in advance as possible, no matter when you plan to visit.
Where should you go?
It wouldn’t be a visit to Egypt without spending time in Cairo—and not just to see the Great Pyramid of Giza. Egypt’s capital is massive in scope (it’s home to about 20 million people), and there’s a cultural experience every corner. For incredible views head to the top of Mokattam Hill, where the Saladin Citadel fortress overlooks the city. If you want to experience more of the country—and you should—it’s a straight shot north to the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, while in the south you’ll find impressive archeological sites at Luxor and Abu Simbel.
How many days do you need?
To really experience Cairo and make an excursion to the Great Pyramids of Giza, you'll want to spend a minimum of four or five days in the area. In a week, you can see the pyramids, explore Cairo, and make a side trip to Luxor and/or Alexandria. Spend longer than a week and you can see all of the above plus make an excursion to the southern border and see the impressive Abu Simbel temples. If you solely plan to visit Giza's pyramids, you could technically do so in two or three quick days—this is a whirlwind experience, and we highly recommend spending more time.
Anchored in Cairo, this five-day trip offers exploration of all the best parts of the Egyptian capital city, and beyond. Begin with a tour of the Egyptian Museum to discover ancient antiques and an extensive King Tut exhibit. Then, visit the iconic pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza. Take a day trip to Alexandria to discover the catacombs, citadel and library, before returning back to stroll Old Cairo.
On this weeklong tour of Egypt, explore two regions: Cario and Sharm El Sheikh. Begin by visiting the ancient pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza. Then, take a day trip to Alexandria to tour the catacombs, citadel, and more. Next, fly to Sharm El Sheikh for a grand safari to Dahab and a beach day at the Red Sea, before returning to Cairo for a final tour of ancient Egyptian landmarks.
On this quick, eventful journey, experience the best of Cairo. Tour the Egyptian Museum, which includes antiques that date back 5,000 years, followed by a visit to the famous Cairo Tower. Then, enjoy a concert in Giza surrounded by the pyramids and the Sphinx. Next, tour the Old Cairo churches, mosques, and market stalls, and enjoy delicious Egyptian fare.
Venture to some of Egypt's most intriguing destinations as you travel from Cairo to Alexandria and then to the western oasis of Siwa. You'll marvel at the great pyramids in Giza and the treasures of ancient rulers in The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo. For a further exploration through history, you will visit Greco-Roman sights in Alexandria and its library — which was one of the largest and most significant intellectual centers in the ancient world. In Siwa, you can continue your adventure with a safari or sandboarding.
Experience some of the most popular sites of the ancient world in style on this nine-day Egyptian luxury tour. You'll start off in Cairo, then cruise down the Nile to visit towering temples, elaborate tombs, and other monuments as you travel in style.
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Loved our trip to Egypt · Egypt - Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2020
My family and I went to Egypt for around 10 days and visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We visited a lot of Temples and historical sites, went on a Nile cruise on an incredible vessel, and stayed in incredible hotels throughout the holiday. Everything from transport to the itinerary was scheduled and planned very well by Kimkim. Communication from the staff was very professional and we always felt taken care of.
Our guides Mohammad Samir and Mahmud Kamal were extremely... read more
Amazing custom experience in Egypt · Egypt - Dec 21 - Dec 30, 2019
I was planning to visit Egypt and wanted to craft a custom itinerary for my trip. I was contacted by Sherif from Dunes & Beyond. I told him how much time I had and what kinds of things I was interested in seeing and he organized everything for me from start to finish, including all my flights within Egypt. I had private guides for all the tours, which helped me go early and beat the crowds and get great photos at a lot of the temples! Sherif was in constant contact with me and my guides... read more
Egypt and Jordan 15 days · Egypt - Nov 22 - Dec 4, 2019
My partner and I had a great time in Egypt and Jordan. I was very particular on the itinerary and Ibrahim accomodated everything. It was a tad bit difficult on communication during planning but it all worked out at the end. The guides were very knowledgeable and professional. Drivers were kind and demonstrated safe practices. Ibrahim connected us to Hajaat tours for Jordan and they were amazing. We had one English speaking driver who took care of everything during our entire time in Jordan.... read more