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Introducing 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 Luxor's temples and Alexandria's waterfront fortresses. 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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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

See Egypt by land, sea, and air on this unforgettable 10-day adventure. Start in Cairo and the legendary pyramids of Giza, then fly to Luxor and take a ride down the Nile River, stopping to tour ancient temples along the way. Circle back to the capital and immerse yourself in Cairo's Islamic heritage as you visit mosques and museums and browse for souvenirs at the 14th-century market, 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.

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

This five-day trip is anchored in Cairo and 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.

Giza Pyramids
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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.

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

Discover some of Egypt's most historic and exotic locales as you travel from Cairo across the country to the western oasis of Siwa. First, marvel at the great pyramids of Giza, see pharaohs' treasures in the Egyptian Museum, and tour one of the finest libraries of the ancient world in Alexandria. Then continue west to the Siwa Oasis to visit archaeological sites and enjoy a desert safari.

The Nile river
Map of Jewels of The Nile: Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan - 8 days
Jewels of The Nile: Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan - 8 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.

Make the Most of Your Time in Egypt

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
See the Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza no matter how long your visit to Egypt
How Many Days to Spend in Egypt

Spanning thousands of years of ancient history, how can you see it all when visiting Egypt? Because Egypt is such a high-traffic tourist destination, there are plenty of...

Discover the Deir-al-Bahri (Temple of Hatshepsut) opposite Luxor, on a Cairo and Nile cruise adventure
Map of 1 Week in Egypt - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
1 Week in Egypt - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

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...

Ride a camel along the coast of Dahab famous for its sunsets and Blue Hole
Map of 10 Days in Egypt - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Egypt - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Ten days is a perfect amount of time to spend in Egypt. With enough time to explore several regions, you can combine an extended stay in Cairo with a multi-day cruise down the...

The temple of Abu Simbel in Egypt's ancient Nubia
Map of 2 Weeks in Egypt - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Egypt - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

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

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Trade the Nile for a Red Sea resort on an ultimate luxury itinerary of Egypt (photo courtesy of Sunrise Arabian Sharm el-Sheikh)
10 Days in Egypt - 3 Luxury Itinerary Ideas

Ten days in Egypt on a luxury tour offers the perfect opportunity to discover the country's desert vistas, timeworn cities, and awe-inspiring temples. An essential experience is an upscale cruise down the Nile, which gets you face-to-face with the Temple of Horus, the Kom Ombo temples, and Aswan and Luxor's ancient highlights. Before or after, laze at the Red Sea's premier Sharm el-Sheikh resort, meander through Jordan's "Lost City," or uncover Cairo's intriguing mix of modern and historical delights.

Kick back and admire Aswan views from your private terrace on an ultimate luxury itinerary (photo courtesy of BenBen Hotel)
2 Weeks in Egypt - 4 Luxury Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks in Egypt is ideal for an in-depth exploration of the country's renowned archaeological sites and luxury retreats. If the storied waters of the Nile call to you, embark on a multiday cruise onboard an elegantly decorated boat and dedicate time to the great city of Cairo. If you're after a bit of high-end relaxation, head to the Red Sea's famed Sharm el-Sheikh beach resort or the Siwa Oasis. Alternatively, increase the pace and include a thrilling four-day journey through Jordan in your itinerary.

Discover why Egypt's Temple of Kom Ombo is considered to be unusual in design
16 Days in Egypt - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

A combination of private transfers, domestic flights, and a Nile cruise makes it possible to visit six regions of Egypt in 16 days. History buffs will appreciate an Egyptologist-led tour of the great pyramids, while outdoorsy travelers will enjoy trekking up Mount Sinai, snorkeling in the Red Sea, and camping in the White Desert. Culture enthusiasts can dine in a local family home in Cairo and visit a Nubian village near Aswan. Those eager to make the most of their time can also visit Petra in neighboring Jordan.

Egypt Travel Maps

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7 Days in Egypt - 4 Unique Itineraries
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5 Days in Egypt - 3 Unique Itineraries
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10 Days in Egypt - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

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Travel specialist Ibrahim Elaref
active 5 hours ago

Ibrahim Elaref

I have been working in the tourism field for 18 years. I born in Luxor and now I live and work in Cairo. I established my own travel company in 2009, and we are now one of the leading tour...

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Travel specialist Mohamed Nabil
active 25 mins ago

Mohamed Nabil

Hi, I'm Mohamed in the travel industry for more than 3years with the aim to provide the perfect holiday to our valued customers as we are specialist in organizing individual tours, groups, Tailor...

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Travel specialist Habiba Mohamed
active 3 mins ago

Habiba Mohamed

Hi, I'm Habiba, I am in the travel industry for 3years with the aim to provide the perfect holiday to our valued customers as we are specialist in organizing individual tours, groups, Tailor made...

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Travel specialist Nader Hussein
active 18 hours ago

Nader Hussein

I have started working in tourism field around 25 years ago, and at that time, in order to know you have to see it by yourself. I have traveled every part of Egypt and got the know how of how to...

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Trip Reviews for Egypt

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Amazing & Magical Trip to Egypt
Egypt | Jul 6 - Jul 14, 2024

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Bhavyang A.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2024
We booked our holiday to Egypt through KimKim Travels. Our contact was Mohamed Nabil. He provided excellent advice and support in the booking of our trip and was also kind enough to help when we made amendments to our schedule and wishes. He was always prompt, helpful, friendly and professional in his interactions and communication. Without him, our trip would not have been as enjoyable and smooth. 5 Star Servicr. Sincere and heartfelt thanks. Read more

We booked our holiday to Egypt through KimKim Travels. Our contact was Mohamed Nabil. He provided excellent advice and support in the booking of our trip and was also kind enough to help when we made amendments to our schedule and wishes. He was always prompt, helpful, friendly and professional in his interactions and communication. Without him, our trip would not have been as enjoyable and smooth. 5 Star Servicr. Sincere and heartfelt thanks.

Hotel Reviews
Pyramisa Luxor
Luxor

Beautiful hotel right on the Nile. Comfortable rooms and excellent facilities.

Authenticity & Character
Decor and cuisine
Location
Close to Luxor Temple
Staff
Very helpful and friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Super
Royal Great Pyramid INN
Giza

Excellent staff especially Ahmed, Youssef, Khalid and Mo Salah! Beautiful location and views of Pyranids of Giza. Highly recommended

Authenticity & Character
Excellent
Location
So close to pyramids
Staff
Friendly and courteous
Cleanliness & Comfort
Superb
Activity Reviews
Trip to Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara
Trip to Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara
Egypt

Beautiful Do enjoy the camel ride

Quality of Experience
Guide Mahmoud was excellent
Food
Very good
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Mahmoud was excellent
Transport
Excellent
Nile Pharaoh Dinner Cruise Cairo
Nile Pharaoh Dinner Cruise Cairo
Cairo

Superb

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Trip Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor, Egypt
Trip Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor, Egypt
Luxor

Excellent . Guide Mr Mansour was excellent

Tour to High Dam, Philae Temple, and Obelisk
Tour to High Dam, Philae Temple, and Obelisk
Aswan

Guide Abdul was excellent and knowledgeable

Local specialist: Mohamed Nabil

Booking thru kimkim took the stress out of pl...
Egypt | Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2024

Jose
Jose B.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 15, 2024
Booking thru kimkim took the stress out of planning for an excellent trip. All arrangements were made and fulfilled without a hitch. Loved the flexibility of the local tour agency and the service provided by Mohamed. Read more

Booking thru kimkim took the stress out of planning for an excellent trip. All arrangements were made and fulfilled without a hitch. Loved the flexibility of the local tour agency and the service provided by Mohamed.

Hotel Review
STEIGENBERGER Nile Palace Hotel Luxor
Luxor

Excellent location; rooms with terrace are of excellent value; Thai restaurant was great. Hotel offered us an excellent day rate because our tour finished early and our flight back to Cairo was late in the evening.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Sakkara, Dahshur, and The Grand Egyptian Museum
Sakkara, Dahshur, and The Grand Egyptian Museum
Egypt

Our favorite of this trip. Provides more context and origin for the Great Pyramids. Real desert and pyramid experience.

Quality of Experience
A
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour to The East & West Bank of the Nile
Tour to The East & West Bank of the Nile
Luxor

All sites were breathtaking despite the extreme heat! More impressive than the GIZA PYRAMIDS.

Quality of Experience
Food
Questionable chicken
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing
Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing
Cairo

Our tour of the Pyramids seemed rushed it we end up not minding it too much because of the extreme heat.Lunch was mediocre.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Mohamed Nabil
Mohamed
Mohamed Nabil
Local specialist in Egypt | Replied on Jul 16, 2024

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us, we will do whatever it needs to be done to improve the service and your comments about the food are well received and will be considered in all the next trips.
We hope to see you again.

Very easy planning and booking process on kim...
Egypt | Jun 24 - Jul 1, 2024

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Ghadi H.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Jul 02, 2024

Very easy planning and booking process on kimkim... Everything happens through messaging which provides history but also an opportunity to respond whenever we have time. Planning recap and comments are useful features in the planning stages. I will use this service again!

Local specialist: Habiba Mohamed
Habiba
Habiba Mohamed
Local specialist in Egypt | Replied on Jul 08, 2024

Hello ghadi,
Thanks for your feedback. I am very happy that you enjoyed your trip with us, we will be waiting for you to come again to Egypt to make it more special for you.
It was a pleasure helping you plan your trip.
Best Regards,
Habiba