Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh
History & Culture
Over 3,000 years of glorious civilization left behind multiple layers of history to unravel along the banks of the legendary Nile River. Immerse in incredible tales of the ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses as you wander through magnificent tombs and temples.
This innovative itinerary allows you to explore all the highlights in maximum depth within a shorter time. While most tourists flock into all-time classics like Giza Pyramids and the monumental Abu Simbel, we will also bring you to hidden gems like the crowd-free Dahshur and no less than 3 secret tombs not usually visited by the public.
Formerly a site of the Ancient Thebes, the great temple complexes and necropolis in Luxor forms the world’s greatest open-air museum and has earned the distinguished UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Discover iconic sights at the East Bank of Luxor, starting from Karnak Temple Complex with its towering pillars, temples and chapels. Continue to Luxor Museum which exhibits pharaonic art masterpieces collected from the ancient Thebes. We conclude with a sunset visit of Luxor Temples, watch as the graceful temple dedicated to the God Amun becomes illuminated with night lights.
As the new day beckons, board a private motorboat into the West Bank of Luxor. Explore the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, including insider’s access to two VIP tombs not usually visited by tourists. Marvel at the unimaginably beautiful colours and pay respect to the resting place where the former mummy of a king can still be found. Conclude at Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, set amidst the rugged structure of the valley.
Today, we drive south towards Edfu to visit the Temple of Horus, a masterpiece built during the times of King Ptolemy. Continue to Kom Ombo dedicated to the crocodile God of Sobek.
Arriving in Aswan, board a traditional felucca to sail around Kitchener’s Island and stop at the Elephantine Island, where you will disembark to enjoy an afternoon tea at Movenpick Tower with stunning view of the legendary Nile River.
We dedicate the day to explore the famous Nubian Monuments of Southern Egypt, inscribed as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1979.
This morning, we fly to Abu Simbel to marvel at colossal Temple of Ramses II and the adjacent Temple of Queen Nefertari set on the stunning setting by Lake Nasser, before flying back to Aswan.
In Aswan, you will visit the Aswan Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk. In the evening, take a short boat ride under the stars and rugged mountains for the sound & light show at the Philae Temple.
This morning, you will fly from Aswan to Cairo.
Stroll along the historic estate of Manial Palace and the Egyptian Museum with the world’s most comprehensive exhibit of pharaonic antiquities. (If your visit falls on Sun or Thu, we can arrange a night visit of the Egyptian Museum to avoid the crowd!)
We dedicate an entire day to explore the historic heart of Cairo, known as one of the world’s oldest Islamic cities and now a UNESCO site. Visit Citadel of Salah-el Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Ibn Tulun Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque.
Explore the Gayer Anderson Museum, noted for its quintessential example of 17th century Mamluk architecture. Practice your haggling skills and brush shoulders with merchants at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
Follow the trails of the UNESCO-listed Ancient Memphis.
Experience pyramid without the crowd at Dahshur with its Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid which are among some of the earliest and best-preserved pyramids. Continue to Memphis, Sakkara with access to one VIP tomb before concluding at the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Rise early today as we venture off-the-beaten into the Fayoum Oasis. Make a stop at Izbat Tunis, a hillside Tunisian village facing a saltwater lake and the Western Desert.
Afterwards, we continue to Valley of the Whales, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its documented evidence of whale fossils from 40 million years ago. Enjoy a BBQ lunch at a rest house before further exploration and return to Cairo.
Away from the standard tourist circuit, discover the surprising Coptic Cairo heritage including the Hanging Church built into the walls of the water gate and Abu Serga where the Holy Family was rested after fleeing Israel.
In the afternoon, we will board a flight to Sharm El Sheikh, where you will be transferred to your resort to rest for the night.
Rise early today to visit the UNESCO site of St. Catherine Monastery, including the Church of Transfiguration, the Skull House, Moses Well and the Burning Bush. Please note that the monastery closes after 11.30am for the devotees to resume their monastic lives.
On the way back, enjoy a 4×4 desert jeep safari. Enjoy lunch with the Bedouins to learn about their nomadic lives and visit Ein Khudra Oasis. You will reach back to your accommodation at night.
The day is free at leisure to enjoy your resort facilities or you can also arrange snorkelling activities in the wildlife-brimmed Red Sea. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa • Mövenpick Resort Aswan • Fairmont Nile City Hotel Cairo • Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort
A stylish city hideaway set at the banks of the Nile River, this property is an easy 10-minute drive away from downtown Luxor. (Refurbished: 2008; Rooms: 236)View More
Situated at the Elephantine Island just a short boat ride from downtown Aswan, this resort boasts the country’s most beautiful 360° panorama of Aswan and the Nile River. (Refurbished: 2009; Rooms: 404)View More
Strategically located on the prestigious Nile City complex, Fairmont Nile City Hotel offers modern comfort within close vicinity to leisure attractions and the famed Nile River. (Refurbished: 2018; Rooms: 540)View More
Located at the Gardens Bay, enjoy one of Sharm El Sheikh’s best house reef with a view of the Sinai mountains. (Opened: 1999; Rooms: 432)View More
Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan • The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Cairo • Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh
Hugged by tropical gardens just opposite the bank of the Nile River, this 19th century palace served as an inspiration for Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel ‘Death on the Nile’. (Opened: 1992; Rooms: 92)
Set on a granite cliff overlooking the Nile River and the Elephantine Island, this heritage hotel has welcomed legendary guests such as King Fouad and Agatha Christie. (Refurbished: 2018; Rooms: 138)View More
Overlooking the Nile River right at the heart of the capital, this hotel is just minutes away from the Egyptian Museum and key attractions of Egypt’s capital. (Refurbished: 2015; Rooms: 331)View More
This stunning hillside resort is blessed with a picturesque view of the Red Sea, just a short drive away to the waterfront eateries of Naama Bay, the Old Sharm marketplace and the lifestyle shopping locale of Il Mercato. (Opened: 2002; Rooms: 200)View More
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