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Introducing Egypt

Discover the highlights of Egypt.
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.

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Egypt Tours & Itineraries

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The Great Sphinx of Giza
Map of Egypt Cultural Tour From Cairo - 5 Days
Egypt Cultural Tour From Cairo - 5 Days

Anchored in Cairo, this five-day trip takes you to Egypt's top cultural highlights. Begin with major attractions in the capital city, touring the Egyptian Museum to see the King Tut exhibit. Then, detour to Giza to visit the iconic pyramids and the Sphinx and day-trip to Alexandria to explore ancient Roman ruins. Finish the trip back in Cairo, where you'll learn about Islamic traditions and go for a dinner cruise on the Nile River.

A safari adventure in the Siwa Desert
Map of Ancient Egypt & Oasis Adventure: Cairo, Alexandria, & Siwa - 10 days
Ancient Egypt & Oasis Adventure: Cairo, Alexandria, & Siwa - 10 days

Venture to some of Egypt's most intriguing destinations as you travel from Cairo to Alexandria to the western oasis of Siwa. In the first part of the trip, you'll marvel at pyramids and temples, see pharaohs' treasures in the Egyptian Museum, and visit one of the largest and most significant intellectual centers in the ancient world. Then move on to Siwa for outdoor adventures, including a safari tour.

Views from the Nile River
Map of Nile River Cruise & Cultural Tour: Cairo, Luxor, & Aswan - 10 Days
Nile River Cruise & Cultural Tour: Cairo, Luxor, & Aswan - 10 Days

Enjoy Egypt by land and sea on this lively 10-day tour. Start in Cairo and visit the pyramids of Giza, then fly to Luxor and board a boat for a cruise down the Nile River, stopping to tour temples and ancient sites along the way. Several days later, you'll circle back to the capital city to spend more time learning about Cairo's Islamic heritage, exploring mosques and museums, and shopping for souvenirs in the old market of Khan el-Khalili.

Spires on the skyline of Cairo
Map of Highlights of Egypt: Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh  - 7 Days
Highlights of Egypt: Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh - 7 Days

On this weeklong tour of Egypt, you'll enjoy a mix of cultural sightseeing and outdoor adventures. Tour ancient Egyptian landmarks in Cairo, behold the grand pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza, and see Roman ruins in Alexandria. Then you'll fly to the coastal resort of Sharm El Sheikh, venture out on a grand safari around Dahab, and relax by the Red Sea before circling back to the capital city.

Giza Pyramids
Map of Best of Cairo - 4 Days
Best of Cairo - 4 Days

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.

Market street
Map of Luxury Egypt: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, & More - 9 Days
Luxury Egypt: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, & More - 9 Days

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.

Make the Most of Your Time in Egypt

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
The Great Pyramid of Giza
Map of 5 Days in Egypt - 4 Unique Itineraries
5 Days in Egypt - 4 Unique Itineraries

With five days to spend in Egypt, you have a few choices to make. Most travelers want to spend some time in Cairo, visiting the famous Egyptian Museum and detouring to nearby...

Temple of Hatshepsut
Map of 7 Days in Egypt - 4 Unique Itineraries
7 Days in Egypt - 4 Unique Itineraries

With a week to spend in Egypt, travelers have several great options. Try a highlights tour that takes you to Cairo, Alexandria, and the coastal resort of Sharm El Sheikh, or...

Luxor Temple on the banks of the Nile River
Map of 10 Days in Egypt - 4 Unique Itineraries
10 Days in Egypt - 4 Unique Itineraries

Ten days is an excellent amount of time to spend in Egypt. With enough time to explore several regions, travelers can choose from a range of itineraries: combine a tour of...

The Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir-al-Bahri) in Luxor
Map of 14 Days in Egypt - 4 Unique Itineraries
14 Days in Egypt - 4 Unique Itineraries

Two weeks is a generous amount of time to spend in Egypt. With 14 days, you can choose to focus on Egyptian culture and history, touring the country's pyramids and ancient...

Egypt Travel Advice

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Traditional sailboats on the Nile
Explore Egypt: Cairo, Aswan, Luxor & Hurghada - 10 Days

Discover Egypt's many faces on this diverse 10-day itinerary. Combining iconic cultural sights with scenic river cruising and a beach getaway, you'll check off all the highlights without sacrificing relaxing downtime. Tour the pyramids and wander the colorful Khan el Khalili bazaar in Cairo, cruise down the Nile from Aswan to Luxor, and end your stay in Hurghada on the beaches of the Red Sea.

The Nile River
Discover Egypt - 9 Days

Explore Egypt on a luxurious Nile River cruise as you visit Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Highlights will include visiting the Pyramids of Giza, seeing art and artifacts at the Egyptian Museum, and Karnak Temple in Luxor. As you cruise down The Nile, you will also have time to relax and take in the scenery.

Traditional sailboats on the Nile at Luxor
Cairo & Nile Cruise: Aswan & Luxor - 7 Days

Check off some of Egypt's most iconic sights on this diverse week-long itinerary. Cairo serves as your base for three nights, while you explore the nation's capital, tour the Pyramids of Giza, and discover Alexandria's storied past. After a quick flight to Aswan, it's all aboard for a scenic three-day cruise down the Nile River, disembarking for day trips to the spectacular temples of Kom Ombo, Edfu & Karnak. Your adventure ends in Luxor, where you'll stroll through ancient history in the Valley of the Kings.

Egypt Travel Maps

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5 Days in Egypt - 3 Unique Itineraries
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Trip Reviews for Egypt

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

A Memorable Time · Egypt - Aug 15 - Aug 26, 2021

Traveler: Mo Y. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Our planning was very last minute, nevertheless everything worked out surprisingly well thanks to kimkim and Ibrahim's (Egypt Promotion Tours) help to make our dream trip come true. They were extraordinarily accommodating to our needs and made everything fit into our tight schedule that included tours and transfers/flights span across multiple cities in both Egypt (Cairo, Aswan, Edfu, Luxor, Alexandria) and Jordan (Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea). We had amazing tour guides (Mohamed, Adele,... read more

Our planning was very last minute, nevertheless everything worked out surprisingly well thanks to kimkim and Ibrahim's (Egypt Promotion Tours) help to make our dream trip come true. They were extraordinarily accommodating to our needs and made everything fit into our tight schedule that included tours and transfers/flights span across multiple cities in both Egypt (Cairo, Aswan, Edfu, Luxor, Alexandria) and Jordan (Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea). We had amazing tour guides (Mohamed, Adele, Nour, Omar); they were professional, knowledgeable, caring, and spoke English very well. Our drivers and pickup contacts (Mahmoud, Zain) were wonderful as well; they helped with the visa process and arranging COVID PCR tests, plus helping me with a lost baggage due to airline’s fault. We were two girls traveling, and we felt safe and cared for throughout the entire trip. We are grateful and appreciate Egypt Promotion Tours’ role in giving us a wonderful and memorable experience of a lifetime.

Ana

Best trip, amazing experience · Egypt - Aug 16 - Aug 29, 2021

Traveler: Ana R. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Amazing service from planning the trip to the last day drop off at the airport.
The Egypt Promotion team really went above and beyond to make our experience one of the best.

We started planning with Ibraim and Amr, who were open to our requests and gave great suggestions. We took a long time to plan and book and Amr was always patient.

Once we got to Cairo, we got held up at the airport for more than 5 hours due to a COVID procedure... Ibraim and his team were checking up on us, and were... read more

Amazing service from planning the trip to the last day drop off at the airport.
The Egypt Promotion team really went above and beyond to make our experience one of the best.

We started planning with Ibraim and Amr, who were open to our requests and gave great suggestions. We took a long time to plan and book and Amr was always patient.

Once we got to Cairo, we got held up at the airport for more than 5 hours due to a COVID procedure... Ibraim and his team were checking up on us, and were there the second we were able to leave the airport (at 2:00 am) to take us to the hotel.

After that, everything went smoothly, thanks to the Egypt Promotion team.

We had greats guides everyday! Tito in Cairo, Mostafa in Awsan and Luxor, and Michele in Jordan. They were all fun, nice, interesting, knowledgable and took great photos!! :)
Our drivers, Karim in Cairo, and Odai in Jordan were also really kind and attentive.

The team worked very well to help us with everything we needed, includind two PCR tests that didn't interfere at all with our itinerary.

Zain was always checking up on us, and was a huge help. We're very thankful.

We are very happy to have booked our trip with them, and would recommend it 100%.

Chris

Above & Beyond Excellence! · Egypt - Jun 5 - Jun 18, 2021

Traveler: Chris M. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

We can’t say enough wonderful things about KimKim’s team and all their personal touches that made our trip to Egypt wonderful! Ibrahim and Amr made our trip to Egypt from the beginning process of designing it, to getting us home safely, seamless and stress free! Amr helped create our dream trip to Egypt from Cairo seeing the Great Pyramid’s to cruising the Nile, visiting all the temples to swimming in the Red Sea in Hurghada. They were patient and very flexible with accommodating our every... read more

We can’t say enough wonderful things about KimKim’s team and all their personal touches that made our trip to Egypt wonderful! Ibrahim and Amr made our trip to Egypt from the beginning process of designing it, to getting us home safely, seamless and stress free! Amr helped create our dream trip to Egypt from Cairo seeing the Great Pyramid’s to cruising the Nile, visiting all the temples to swimming in the Red Sea in Hurghada. They were patient and very flexible with accommodating our every wish (and we changed them several times!).

When our daughter tripped and broke her ankle in the Valley of the Kings, they went above and beyond to get us doctors, x-rays, a cast and of course a wheelchair and crutches for everywhere we went! A special thank you to Mohamed Kamal, our guide during that difficult time taking such good care of us!

When we thought our trip was going to be cut short, KimKim’s team once again seamlessly took care of everything and we were able to finish our cruise of the Nile, visit all the amazing temples, from Edfou all the way to Abu Simbel to swimming in the Red Sea in Hurghada.

Ibrahim and Amr’s handpicked teams were truly excellent in their knowledge of history and their abilities to take care of all our needs. From meeting us at the airport and expediting visas and immigration (thank you Mahmoud!) to navigating doctors for our daughter in Luxor, to teaching us the history of Egypt, and finally getting us home safely with those much-needed COVID tests results in time for our departure! We always felt safe and well taken care of!

The KimKim team was truly excellent! Nour our guide in Cairo; Mohamed Kamal on our cruise and in Aswan; Zain who helped us to Hurghada and a very special thanks to Amr for putting it all together!

Thank you everyone for the wonderful and incredible trip and the lifelong memories and friends we made!

The Maravilla’s