Highlights of Egypt - Egypt
Dig deep and discover the riches of Egypt's geography, culture, and, of course, archaeology, on this epic adventure. Step into a world filled with giant statues, temples, and legendary pyramids. Take it easy as you float along the Nile on a traditional felucca, explore the white sands of Hurghada on the Red Sea, or enjoy a home-cooked meal with a local family. Our Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) and local experts will share an intriguing combination of the region’s attractions and hidden secrets. Meet the gaze of the Sphinx and get into the spirit of bygone times when travelling to the Valley of the Kings.
Day 1 Cairo
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Cairo/Aswān
Enjoy a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum before a visit to the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. Catch an overnight train to Aswan.
Day 3 Aswān
Opt to explore the busy Aswan market or visit the beautiful Philae Temple, before visiting a Nubian village and enjoying a home-cooked dinner with a local family.
Day 4 Aswān
Spend the day exploring Aswan.
Day 5 Aswān/Kom Ombo
Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca. Sleep onboard under the stars.
Day 6 Kom Ombo/Luxor
Enjoy a guided visit Kom Ombo Temple before driving on to Luxor. En route, make a stop to visit the Temple of Karnak.
Day 7 Luxor
Enjoy a guided visit to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West Bank of the Nile.
Day 8 Luxor
Take a final free day in Luxor to explore any last minute sights in this storied city. Opt to check out the local bazaar to pick up a last minute keepsake.
Day 9 Luxor/Hurghada
Drive from Luxor to Hurghada on the stunning Red Sea. The rest of the day is free at leisure, opt to relax and enjoy the beach.
Day 10 Hurghada
Enjoy a day on a boat trip to the local islands and snorkel amid the crystal clear waters and stunning coral gardens of the Red Sea.
Day 11 Hurghada/Alexandria
Catch an early flight from Hurghada to Cairo. Continue by private vehicle to Alexandria. Stop en route to visit the monasteries of Wadi Al Natrun
Day 12 Alexandria
Take a guided tour of Pompeys Pillar, Catacombs, the Alexandria Library, and Qaitbay Fort. Later, opt to explore the cities's cafés, or dine on fantastic seafood
Day 13 Alexandria/Cairo
Drive to El Alamein to visit the World War cemeteries and memorial. Continue to Cairo for the final evening.
Day 14 Cairo
Depart at any time.
Reference : GAH