Travel to Egypt on this 10-day Mysteries of Egypt tour and discover a world of wonder, magic and mystery. Behold the sights of this Ancient country with its colossal monuments, turquoise waters and its colorful desert bordering the Nile. Board your Nile Cruise in Aswan and sail down the worlds longest river with many shore excursions. Private guided tour to the ancient Pyramids and Sphinx. Spend a morning at the Egyptian Museum and marvel at its incredible collection of ancient artifacts.
At a glance
|Day 1||Welcome to Cairo. Transfer to hotel|
|Day 2||Morning tour to the Pyramids & Sphinx|
|Day 3||Pyramids & Sphinx. Overnight train travel to Aswan|
|Day 4||Full day tour to Abu Simbel|
|Day 5||Start your Cruise Program in Aswan|
|Day 6||Visit Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples|
|Day 7||Luxor: Visit Karnak & Luxor Temples|
|Day 8||Overnight sleeper train to Cairo|
|Day 9||Transfer to your hotel. Day at leisure|
|Day 10||Tour ends with transfer to Cairo APT|
> Explore Egypt most important ancients sites and Cruise the Nile in style
> Guaranteed departures
> Private guided tour in Cairo to the Pyramids & Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and the Khan el Khalili Bazaar
> Guided tour to the Abu Simbel Temple Complex
> Nile Cruise program includes shore excursions in Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor
- Best time to travel
The best time to visit Egypt’s sites (Cairo, red Sea Resort and Nile Cities) is from February to April and again between October and November. During these months, the sky and seas are perfectly blue.
Winter time temperatures (December to February) are mild and can be overcast. Note that December is peak season and rates are calculated accordingly
- Egypt Culture and Greetings
Egypt’s Essential Views are defined as Honour, Loyalty, Education, Modesty and Pride
Greetings between men and women: A handshake may be acceptable in certain circumstances and the woman must extend her hand first. If she does not, a man should bow his head as a sign of acknowledgment.
- Drinks & Food
There is a wide variety of offerings available ranging from the cheap food carts and street food that serve Egypt’s working class to fancy restaurants that cater solely to tourists and the upper class. Tea (shai) is the national drink of Egypt. Invitations to sit and drink tea together are an important part of the culture. Egyptians generally drink tea sweetened with a large amount of sugar. Alcohol is not widely consumed because of Islamic rules. Beer is popular and readily available in the larger cities. Buy your duty-free alcohol before entering the country.
- City Travel
Government-owned Transport Authority run buses and tram services in Cairo (Very crowded). Buses and fixed taxi routes are run by private companies. The easiest way to get around Cairo is by Metro. Most used transport mode are taxi’s. Fix the rate before you start your journey. A comprehensive rail network runs through the country. Serving the Nile cities are various AC day and night trains with sleeping and restaurant cars serving Luxor and Aswan (Sleeper trains must be booked well in advance)
Also known as Backsheesh will be requested from you by “everyone”. Change your money into Egyptian Pounds for tips to porters, waiters, room staff and drivers. Official Guides are tipped in Foreign currency. Remember that the tips supplement the income of low Egyptian wages paid.
- Local interesting meals
Ful Mudamas: broad beans in sauce
Koshari: lentils, macaroni, rice and chickpeas
Mahshi: stuffed grapevine leaves
Fiteer Baladi: known as Egyptian pizza, fiteer is buttery and full of artery-clogging goodness
Falafel (Tameya): a deep-fried mixture of herbs and beans is a favourite, especially among vegetarians
Kofta: minced beef or lamb with spices, rolled onto a skewer and barbecued over coals
Reach Aswan by train (sleeper train). Before joining the Nile cruise in Aswan, visit the Temple Complex of Abu Simbel. Once on board the Nile cruise liner, you will follow in the footsteps of the Pharaohs as you drift along Egypt’s famous river. Enjoy three meals a day and all shore excursions. Moor beside stunning historic sites in Kom Ombo, Edfu before reaching Luxor.
- Our representative will assist you through immigration, transfer to the hotel and check-in.
- (Check-in at 12.00 hours or prior if rooms are available).
- The remainder of the day is at your leisure
- Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Depart on a full day tour visiting Memphis, Sakkara, the Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx.
- Return to your hotel for overnight
Cairo / Sleeper Train to Aswan (B-D)
- Check out after breakfast.
- Depart on a full day visit of the Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque and Khan El Khalili Bazaars.
- Transfer to Giza Train Station where you board the Sleeper train to Aswan.
- Train departs Cairo at 8:00 p.m. and arrives Aswan at 8:15 a.m. (next day)
- Dinner and overnight on board the train.
- Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative
- Transfer and transportation as per itinerary in AC vehicle
- Overnight sleeper train
- Accommodation in selected hotels in a double/twin room sharing
- Meal plan as per itinerary
- Local English speaking Guide
- Entrance fees
- International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
- Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
- Travel insurance
- Visa fee
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- NOTE: The Nile Cruise program is subject to change without prior notice due to navigational and security circumstances. Shore excursions and sailing hours are subject to change for reasons beyond cruise control, however, all shore visits will be respected.
- Rate valid for travel between 01 OCT 18 and 31 MAR 2019
- Seasonal supplements for travel between 17 DEC 18 and 10 JAN 19
Contact us for any other date of travel required