Egypt 12-Day Tours & Itineraries

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Get a glimpse of Nubian culture on a visit to Aswan's Elephantine Island
Map of Egypt & Jordan Cultural Tour: Cairo, Amman & More - 12 Days
Egypt & Jordan Cultural Tour: Cairo, Amman & More - 12 Days

This 12-day cultural itinerary starts in Cairo, where you'll explore the bustling capital city and visit the pyramids of Giza before embarking on a three-day cruise down the Nile River to discover some of Egypt's most famous temples. Fly to Amman in Jordan to tour the historic city, visit the ruins of Gerasa, and travel to the ancient city of Petra for one night. Enjoy a desert drive across Wadi Rum's otherworldly landscape and spend your final night floating on the Dead Sea.

End your adventure in Egypt's White Desert
Explore Egypt: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & White Desert - 12 Days

Combine ancient history with natural wonders on this 12-day Egyptian adventure. Ride camels in the shadow of the Great Pyramids, board a relaxing cruise down the Nile River, and discover the remarkable antiquities of Abu Simbel, Luxor, and the Valley of the Kings. After exploring the sights, sounds, and flavors of Old Cairo, set off into the breathtaking landscapes of the White and Black Deserts—visiting lush oases and otherworldly landscapes as you camp under the stars.

Admire the smaller of the two Abu Simbel Temples, dedicated to Hathor and Nefertari
Map of Ancient Landmarks & Natural Landscapes of Egypt: Giza, Luxor, Aswan & Fayoum - 12 Days
Ancient Landmarks & Natural Landscapes of Egypt: Giza, Luxor, Aswan & Fayoum - 12 Days

Discover Egypt's iconic landmarks, rich history, and pristine natural landscapes on this 12-day itinerary that starts in Giza—home to the UNESCO-listed pyramids. From there, you'll take an overnight train to Luxor, where ancient temples and pharaohs' tombs await. Marvel at more archaeological sites in Aswan and sail down the Nile in a traditional felucca. Finally, head to Cairo to explore Old Cairo's historic streets, buildings, and museums, then end with a day trip to Fayoum's valleys and waterfalls.

Hike up Mount Sinai to catch the sunrise on this 12-day Egyptian adventure
Map of Egypt City, Desert & Coast Adventure - 12 Days
Egypt City, Desert & Coast Adventure - 12 Days

Race across Egypt in adventurous style with this 12-day active itinerary. After hitting the highlights in Cairo, strike out toward Siwa Oasis to swim in Cleopatra's Pool and explore ancient rock-cut fortresses. Venture into the White Desert for two nights of camping under the stars, then fly to Sharm el-Sheikh for an epic hike up Mount Sinai and snorkeling in the Red Sea. You'll wind down back in Cairo with a Nile dinner cruise and a spin around the Egyptian Museum.

See ancient wonders like the stepped Pyramid of Djoser on this 12-day adventure through Egypt
Map of Ultimate Highlights of Egypt: From Cairo to the Red Sea - 12 Days
Ultimate Highlights of Egypt: From Cairo to the Red Sea - 12 Days

This 12-day tour checks off the most iconic sights of Egypt, from the shores of the Nile to the beaches of the Red Sea. Tour the pyramids of Giza with an Egyptologist guide, then transfer to Luxor to float over the Valley of the Kings by hot-air balloon. Hop between ancient temples on your way to Aswan, where you'll explore its islands by sailboat. After a quick visit to the carved wonders of Abu Simbel, you're off to Sharm el-Sheikh to snorkel, swim, and dine under the stars at a Bedouin camp.

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