Overview

Egypt has been a must-see destination for all travelers for centuries! From its world wonders to its rich culture, Egypt has it all!

Cairo is a destination filled with unique monuments of various civilizations. From ancient pyramids to beautiful mosques and churches, Cairo is a metropolis that caters to any kind of traveler with its busy streets and markets to its luxurious hotels and night life by the Nile. 

Luxor is the mecca for ancient Egypt admirers. Considered the largest open-air museum with one third of the world's antiquities found only in it while more are still being discovered. 

Aswan is the gem of the south. A place to get close to the egyptian culture and experience its people first hand. 

7 Nights 8 Days Available on request
Highlights
  • Pyramids and Sphynx
  • Pyramids Panorama Camel Ride
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Hatshepsut Temple
  • Luxor Temple Night Visit
  • Karnak Temple
  • Temple of Edfu
  • Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Unfinished Obelisk
  • Temple pf Philae
  • Nubian Night and Barbecue on a Nile Island
Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival

Our representative will meet and assist you at the airport and help you with your visa procedure. Later you will be transferred to your hotel in our air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. Our representative will assist you with your check-in and brief you about the Day 2 itinerary and pick-up time.

Overnight in Ramses Hilton Hotel, Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids and Sphynx

After breakfast, you will be met by your guide for the day. You will be transferred to the Pyramids for your tour of this one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world. During your tour you'll also visit the sphynx and experience a camel ride with the pyramids in the background. 

Later, you will be transferred to the Egyptian museum for a visit of the many antiquities including the Tutankhamun famous room. 

After that you'll be transferred back to your hotel.  

Overnight in Ramses Hilton Hotel, Cairo

Day 3

Off to Luxor

An early start of the day with a flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, you'll be met by our representative at the Luxor airport and you will be transferred to your Nile Cruise. After checking in you'll be met by your guide who will join you on your visit to the amazing Karnak Temple. After the tour you will head to  Luxor temple for a visit before heading back to your cruise. 

Overnight in Nile Cruise, Luxor.

Day 4

Nile Western Bank Visit and off to Edfu

Optional: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon

 

After Breakfast, you will be met by your guide and transferred to the valley of the kings for a visit of its beautifully preserved and colorful tombs. After that you will head to Hatshepsut Temple for a visit of the temple of one of the most famous queens of ancient egypt and history. Later, you will head back to your Nile Cruise for lunch. Later, you will start sailing to Edfu which is our next stop while enjoying the beautiful scenery on the way. 

Overnight on Nile Cruise, Edfu.

Day 5

Edfu and Kom Ombo

After Breakfast, you will join your guide on a visit to the Edfu Temple. Being mindblown by how preserved it is is guaranteed to every visiting traveler of this wonderful temple. Later you will sail to Kom Ombo and enjoy its famous twin temples dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus before sailing to Aswan. 

Overnight on Nile Cruise, Aswan

Day 6

Aswan

After breakfast, you will start the day by visiting Philae Temple in the early morning before the crowds arrive. Later, you will sail the Nile on a traditional Felouka (sailing boat) and arrive at the Nubian Village. You'll take a quick tour in its market where you could buy the different local products. You'll also get to visit some of the local houses and families. 

Later, you will head back to you cruise for lunch. In the night, you will be picked up by your guide for a special Gazef Nubian night. This is a night of Nubian songs and dancing where you get dressed in the local clothes bought specially for you. We'll also enjoy some dinner on the Nile prepared by the locals. 

Overnight on Nile Cruise, Aswan

Day 7

Back to Cairo

After Breakfast, you will check out from your cruise in Aswan and transferred to the airport for your flight back to Cairo. 

Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Museum of Civilization which hosts some of the most amazing antiquities of different egyptian period including ancient egyptian, islamic and christian antiquities. Also, the museum holds 12 mummies of some of the greatest ancient egyptian kings and queens. Later, you will be transferred to the Khan Khalili Bazaar and market before heading back to your hotel. 


Day 8

Departure

Unfortunately every trip has to come to an end. After breakfast, you will be helped with your check out by our representative and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. 


 

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Meet and greet service and help with visa process by our representatives upon arrival. 
  • Visa Fees
  • All transfers in a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Domestic flights from/to Cairo.
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary. 
  • All tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local English speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary.
  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary.
  • All service charges and taxes.
  • Museum of Civilization
  • Khan Khalili Market

What is NOT included in the tour

  • International flights.
  • Optional tours.
  • Personal spending.
  • Tipping.
Important Notes

Local Flights


It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

Domestic carriers for internal flights in Egypt will be Egypt Air or

Nile Air. Flight information will not be available until a couple of days prior to the tour departure.

The domestic flight maximum weight allowance is 20 kg.


Visas and Entry Requirements

Many nationalities including all Western European and Arab countries, USA, Australia and New Zealand are able to obtain a one-month single entry visa on arrival at Cairo International airport. 

Please note that for other nationalities it is necessary to organise your visa before you travel. It is vital that you check the conditions attached to your particular passport and make the necessary arrangements in advance. All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or inquire from Gazef. It is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and sometimes without warning. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.


REGIONAL INFORMATION

Local Currency: The official unit of currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (EGP)
Electricity: Egypt uses 220V, 50Hz and plugs are two-pronged rounded.
Language: Arabic (in Egyptian dialect) is the official language of Egypt.

Climate:
The winter months are from October to March and are characterized by cold nights and pleasant days. Summer is from April to September and is characterized by an increasing dry heat and dust. It rains generally only in short bursts in the period from the beginning of November until March.


Money Exchange

The currency used in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP).

ATMs are found within main cities in Egypt and will generally accept cards on the Visa and Mastercard networks. It is a great idea to travel with both a Visa and Mastercard if at all possible as while there is no hard and fast rule, some banks seem to only work with one brand of card. Please note, your bank will change a fee for overseas withdrawals.

Cash is recommended for times when ATMs are not accessible. Euros, British Pounds and US Dollars are all easy to exchange to the Local currency. Please note that you should bring some cash with you for emergency situations but carrying only cash is a high safety risk. ATM card/s and some cash is the ideal mix.

If you are bringing US Dollars, please make sure that the notes are new and in good condition. Notes older than 1996, or with any tears or blemishes may not be accepted. Be fussy with your bank when buying cash!

As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: 


What to Pack

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. A Packing List will be sent to you as soon as you book the trip. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. Suitcases are not recommended–most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!). You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other belongings. 


Tipping

It is customary in Egypt to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. You may do this individually, or your Adventure Leader will offer to collect the money and tip local guides/drivers as a group. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from USD5-10 per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your Adventure Leader for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture.


Local Dress

In Egypt the dress standard is more conservative than it is in other places. In predominately Muslim countries we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tanktops when visiting mosques or other holy sites.