Egypt itinerary 18 days

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An adventure full of history, wonders, and the complete Nile experience on a Dahabiya Nile cruise!
Uncover the wonders of Egypt on this 18-day Egypt trip. Hunt for lost treasures in bustling Cairo markets and witness the mighty Pyramids. Kick back and relax on a deluxe Nile cruise with ancient wonders at your backdrop while embracing the Nubian lifestyle. Explore Rosette and Relax on Alexandria beaches.

Trip Highlights
  • Giza Pyramids and Cairo Museum
  • Saqqara step pyramid and Khan Elkhalili market, civilization museum
  • Alexandria and Rosette
  • 3 nights in Luxor
  • Karnak and Luxor temple
  • Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, the valley of the queens, Madinat Habu temple, and the valley of the Nobels
  • Dendera and Abydos
  • 4 nights 5 days Dahabiya Nile cruise 5*
  • Hot air Balloon ride
  • Edfu and Kom Ombo
  • Aswan High Dam and Philae temple
  • Abu Simbel and the sound and light show in Abu Simbel
  • Discover the archaeological icons of ancient Egypt, with your own private and expert local guides.
Tour Itinerary

Egypt itinerary 18 days

Day 1: Welcome to Egypt

Arrival: EZ Tour Egypt tour guide will welcome you and pick you up from Cairo international airport to your hotel in Cairo.

At the hotel, our guide will show you your tour itinerary to arrange and confirm pick-up times for each tour-

Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2: the Pyramids Day (Giza Pyramids and the step pyramid)

 

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo to start your first-day tour visiting the Giza Pyramids and the sphinx one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. start your tour by the Great Pyramid of Cheops (2551-2528 BC). Then move to the Panorama area, enjoy an awesome photo of the three Pyramids, then move to the Sphinx, and visit the Valley Temple. Continuing your Tour, the step pyramid of Saqqara (the first stone building in the history of 3000 B.C.). in the end, back to your hotel.

overnight in Cairo

Day 3 tour to (Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo, Saladin citadel, and Khan El Khalili Bazar)

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to the Egyptian Museum to see the masterpieces of the museum on the ground floor and the collection of Tut Ankh Amon on the second floor

then you are going to visit the Coptic area with the hanging church and Abu serge church then to Salah El den Citadel to visit the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. You have Lunch in between and then headed to the Bazar (Khan El Khalili).

Overnight in Cairo.

Day 4 Tour to Dahshur, Memphis, and the civilization museum

Dahshur village is Located about 40 kilometers southwest of Cairo, Excavators at Dahshur have discovered the remains of seven pyramids, as well as tombs of Queens and Nobles.

King Sneferu (2613-2589 BC), the founder of the 4th Dynasty, and the father of king Khufu built two Pyramids at Dahshour, the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, they are massive evidence of the architectural development that lead to the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza. Then move to Memphis the first capital of Egypt, after that, we have Lunch on our way to the new civilization Museum to see the mummies of the great pharaohs

 

Overnight in Cairo

 

Day 5 Alexandria

Explore Alexandria on two days trip from Cairo.

see some of the Graeco-Roman sites in  Alexandria including catacombs,  the Ancient ( Pompey pillar ), Roman Amphitheatre and Sultan Qaitbey Fort, Bibliotheca Alexandria, and Overnight in Alexandria.

 

Day 6 Rosette

On the second day back to Cairo discover Rosette City

visiting Rosette Museum and see the replica of the Rosetta Stone inscribed in 3 languages, Ancient Pharaonic, Demotic, and Ancient Greek (the original currently on display in the British Museum). Next, discover the fish, vegetables, and fruit market, then visit the House of Amasyali. This is one of the best examples of Ottoman homes, very ornately decorated and splendid to look at. You will also see the Mill of Abu Shaheen where you can explore the trade house intended for serving the household and the local community. After this, we will continue with a short walk to the “Hanging Mosque”. This is one of the few mosques in Egypt built on an upper level in order to have storage units underneath for shops and supplies.

Our last stop is the Citadel, located on the outskirts of the city. Following a short drive, we arrive at this amazing site dating back to 1479 situated next to the place where the Nile meets the Mediterranean Sea. Walk along the fortified walls built for defense against intrusions and enjoy the wonderful views before returning to Cairo.

Transfer to Cairo Airport for a domestic flight to Luxor

Airport transfer to your hotel in Luxor and overnight in Luxor

Day 7: Luxor east bank tour ( Karnak and Luxor temple )

Transfer from your hotel in Cairo to Cairo Airport for a domestic flight to Luxor, Upon your arrival at Luxor airport. You will be welcomed by our tour guide

You will start your trip by visiting the east bank of Luxor, exploring Karnak temple (the biggest temple in Egypt) Which was built by many Pharaohs and dedicated to God Amon-Ra, and enjoy visiting the great columns hall with 134 columns with its beautiful colors, which are recently restored the obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut and the sacred lake. then continue the tour to Luxor temple with its fascinating statues and obelisks. Lunch and check in at your hotel in Luxor.

Overnight in Luxor

Day 8: Luxor West Bank Tour ( Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, valley of the queens, Madinat Habu temple, Valley of the Nobles )

Today, you have a great day to visit the Valley of the Kings, the Pharaoh’s cemetery with 63 tombs of the famous Pharos of the new kingdom. then you are going to visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, then to the valley of the queens to discover the queens’ tombs, then you will have oriental Lunch cooked in Tajeen, continuing your tour to Madinat Habu Temple, a huge temple built by Ramses III, Continuing to Valley of the Nobles visiting the tombs of Ramose and Userhat, then we will end our day with an awesome Photo of The Colossi of Memnon, which are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

 

Day 9: Full-day trip to Dendera and Abydos

Abydos Temple was built by Seti I, father of the great Pharaoh Ramses II. Abydos temple is so famous for its fine and detailed stone relief. The temple is dedicated to the god Osiris and many other gods. In a hallway is Abydos kings list containing the names of the Pharaohs from the beginning of history to Ramses time.

Dendera has located in Qena 70 Km to the north of Luxor and has a magnificent Greek-Roman temple, which is dedicated to the goddess Hathor. Dendera temple is so distinguished for its huge columns and the painted astromancies ceiling.

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your trip with Abydos about 3 hours driving from Luxor then to Dendera and back to Luxor.

Overnight in Luxor

Day 10: Embark your Dahabiya 

 

We collect you from your hotel at 9 am and drive to Esna, around 1 hour away, where our ship is anchored.

But before we hoist the sails, we will visit the Khnum Temple of Esna. Despite its sleepy atmosphere, it is unjustifiably overshadowed by its more monumental cousins. Only the portico of the original temple building remains, but its 24 columns are over 13 meters in height with lotus- y of this luxuriant stone vegetation.

After marveling at these wonders of the ancient world, you are ready for your magical cruise.

 

Day 11:   Sailing to Edfu and Wadi Shatt

Today we sail to Edfu where you will encounter a temple dating back to the end – and, simultaneously, the culmination – of an architectural tradition spanning over 3 millennia. This pharaonic temple was dedicated to Horus, the falcon god, celebrated here in many texts and

 

image cycles. Explore the many chambers and halls with us and marvel at the immensity and magnificence of these monuments.

You now have time to digest your impressions on the deck of our ship while the Nile Valley glides past. We soon arrive at the wadi of Shatt er-Regale, where you can stroll through lush green palm groves on the very fringe of the barren, inhospitable desert. We will anchor in Gebel el Silsila.

 

Day 12:   Gabel el Silsila and Kom ombo 

The chain of sandstone cliffs at Gebel el Silsla was used as a gigantic quarry, where tons of stone was chiseled for many of the pharaonic temples we have already visited on our dahabiya tour. But this was also the location of numerous shrines and cult buildings, including the famous Great Speos of Pharaoh Horemheb and the fascinating Nile chapels from the New Kingdom, once chosen to be inundated by the Nile in the annual flooding.

Our next stop is the Temple of Kom Ombo

 

Temple_of_Kom_Ombo>; picturesquely located on a bend of the Nile. The exceptionally beautiful double temple of Kom Ombo, the construction of which began in the Ptolemaic dynasty, was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Haroeris. Sobek was celebrated by the burial of countless mummified crocodiles, whose astonishingly well-preserved bodies are on display today in a museum.

 

Day 13:   Sailing to Daraw

In the small town of Daraw, we take you to a private camel stable where you can take a close look at the lovely camels. Afterward, we take a stroll through the busy and colorful market streets of the town and stop in a local coffee shop to watch the bustle some more.

 

Day 14:   Disembark in Aswan 

After a final substantial breakfast on our Dahabiya, Captain Mohammed and his crew bid you farewell.

Today’s sightseeing includes:

Aswan High Dam: visit the famous Aswan High

Dam, an engineering miracle used as an embankment dam situated across the Nile River, was built in the 1960s to protect Egypt from annual floods.

Temple of Philae: visit the great Philae island temple. A boat trip to the Temple of Philae, which was built in honor of the goddess Isis.

Unfinished Obelisk: Continue to the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan where much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from. The Unfinished Obelisk located in the Northern Quarry still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will explain how the 1-tonne obelisk was carved, and why the crack caused it to be abandoned.

 

Check-in at your hotel in Aswan.

Overnight in Aswan

Day 15:  Abu Simbel

The Temple of Abu Simbel, in the south of Aswan along with Lake Nasser’s reinforcement, is the most notorious in all of Egypt after the Giza Pyramids. Constructed by the greatest of the pharaohs, Ramses II, which made it also known as the Temple of Ramses II or Ramses II, these huge gemstone-cut tabernacles marked the southern boundary of the Egyptian Empire with Nubia at the peak of its power during the New Kingdom.

Our tour guide and our driver will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you to Abu Simbel with our private Ac vehicle ( we can start at 8 am from Aswan ) once we arrive there we will check in at one of the Nubian houses, Lunch and after that, we will visit the temple before Sunset then we have the Spectacular sound and light show by the temple

Overnight in Abu Simbel

Day 16:   Back to Aswan

Breakfast and then transfer back to Aswan, check-in at your hotel, and at night free walk in Aswan Market

Day 17: Free day in Aswan.

Day 18:  checkout and transfer to Aswan Airport.

Back to Cairo and then back home

Prices

3* hotels and 5* Dahabiya Nile cruise 2750$ per person in double occupancy

4* hotels and 5* Dahabiya Nile cruise 3250$ per person in double occupancy

5* hotels and 5* Dahabiya Nile cruise 3950$ per person in double occupancy

 

Included
  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure.
  • 4 Nights in Cairo
  • 1 Night in Alexandria
  • 3 Nights in Luxor
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on 5 star  Dahabiya cruise on a full board basis.
  • 1 Night in Abu Simbel
  • 3 Nights in Aswan
  • Certified professional tour guides.
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to all the sites as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Nile felucca Tour in Aswan.
  • Bottled water during outings outside of the hotel.
  • Flight from Cairo to Luxor and from Aswan to Cairo
  • 3 Night in Cairo in 5* hotel on a bed and breakfast basis and Lunch during the tours
  • All Cairo sightseeing entrance fees as mentioned in the Itinerary
  • All service charges and taxes.
Excluded

 

  • Tipping (Gratuities for your tour guides, drivers, and cruise crew
  • Intrernational flights
From:

2750

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Price
Per Person in Double Room
2750
Per Person in Single Room
3998

Prices policy

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children policy

0 – 1.11 Free of Charge 2 – 5.11 pay 25% of tour price 6 – 11.11 pay 50% of tour price 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person. Notes : Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)
Reviews

star rating  Excellent organisation from Daniel and the team! Would highly recommend them as everything went smoothly with everything being in time and the tours guided by enthusiastic Guides who were highly... read more

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September 16, 2023

star rating  Very beautiful! Unforgettable experience - Daniel and his team were perfect! Every excursion was beautiful and everything went good, especially the efficiency and the kindness of the guides. They were always on time and available... read more

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August 29, 2023

star rating  Great Experience 👍 - We loved working with EZ Tour Egypt. We did a 5-day 4-night Nile cruise with additional days before and after for Luxor and Abu Simbel. Daniel was very responsive and... read more

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August 29, 2023

star rating  Beyond our expectations- wonderful - It was one of our best experiences ever.
Not only for the amazing attractions and the quality of the cruise, but most of all for the constant support we had... read more

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August 28, 2023

star rating  Perfect Tours Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada - Daniel and his tour agency are world class. They were on-time, professional, and made sure that we saw everything we planned for. We did a number of tours with this... read more

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March 16, 2023

star rating  So good, I booked it a second time - In 2019 I had the same tour with my brother. In 2023 I came back to Luxor and had to do it again with a friend of mine. The... read more

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February 18, 2023

star rating  We had an amazing time im Cairo with Sam, and in Luxor with Daniel!
Both are incredible guides with lots of interesting informations!
Luxor, I must say is in my... read more

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February 18, 2023

star rating  Daniel did a very nice, well organised tour of the main sightseeing points in Luxor. He is very well read and knowledgable regarding the topics of ancient egypt and also... read more

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February 15, 2023

star rating  Abu Simbel was unforgetable. Just amazing. Like the rest of the trip. Experience to remember. Definitely a trip to recommend.

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February 10, 2023

star rating  We did a full day private of Luxor Temple and Karnak temple with EZ Tours Egypt as well as a private transfer from Luxor to Hurghada. Both were excellent. The... read more

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February 8, 2023

star rating  We arranged a Sunrise Balloon Ride in Luxor with Daniel and everything was perfect, from the timely pickup, great balloon company and excellent experience on the balloon ride. Right after... read more

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January 13, 2023

star rating  Our transfer from Luxor to Hurghada airport was great. Clean, new and comfortable car. Very courteous driver who even waited for us to make sure we were at the right... read more

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January 6, 2023

star rating  We booked to transfer with Daniel. Best experience of a travel agent in Egypt, professional e high standard quality.

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January 5, 2023

star rating  We went between Xmas and NYE. Overall Great trip, flexible planning, very well-suited for families. Daniel was very response and helpful throughout the trip. Would highly recommend.

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January 2, 2023

star rating  Overall, we had an amazing trip! We had two guides: Daniel for Luxor and Abraham for other cities. Daniel was very patient and helped organize our two-day stay in Luxor... read more

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December 23, 2022

Egypt Packages FAQs

The entire country of Egypt deserves to be seen with its every divine detail but there are places that must be seen similar as the exciting Hurghada’s red ocean, The prodigies of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the sensations of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the marvels of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The phenomena of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey’s Pillar and Alexandria Library.

 
 

The entire country of Egypt deserves to be explored in its stunning detail, but there are places that must be seen above all else such as the breathtaking Red Sea of ​​Hurghada, the wonders of Cairo, the pyramids Giza, the Great Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, the Khan El Khalili Market, the wonders of Luxor such as the Valley of the Kings, the temples of Karnak and Hatshepsut, and the wonders of Aswan such as the temple of Abu Simbel, the temple of Phileus, the Obelisk unfinished and wonders of Alexandria such as the Citadel of Qaitbat, the Pillar of Pompey, and the Library of Alexandria. Learn about the best places to visit in Egypt.

If you want to apply for a 30-day visa on arrival, you must be one of the eligible countries, hold a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining, and pay $25 USD in cash, for a 30-day visa you Must Have a passport valid for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the visa fee and then print the visa to present later to the border guard at the airport. You may also be one of the lucky ones to get a free 90-day visa. Learn more about Egypt’s travel visa.
 

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a little tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the Climate is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

Egypt is a big country with a rich civilization and always welcomes travelers from all over the globe at any time. Egypt is now one of the best tourist countries to have a great vacation, check Egypt’s last updates regarding the tourism sector and you will find great efforts in the last few years.

Our price cost for a vacation in Egypt starts from 350 USD  which is the lowest price you will find in the market.

 

 

 
 

Our Egypt packages vacation ideas include tours to Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Alexandria. We offer 5 days Cairo and Luxor tour package, 6 days Cairo and Nile cruise tour, 6 days Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan package, and many more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping in mind that Egypt is a conservative society, dress moderately as you wich, but of course, light cotton clothes are preferred during the summer, and a cover for your head like a hat or scarf to protect you from the sun, a jacket for the winter nights will come in handy, and something comfortable for your feet like sneakers or a flip flop.

In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5 and 10% tips to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. No less than five. Often times in Egypt you will find someone tending to the bathroom to keep it clean. Giving them a few Egyptian pounds is an appropriate amount. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you’re provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

There are many touristic areas in Egypt where special concerns are not necessary; however, in less touristic places, relatively modest dress is recommended. Women should avoid very tight clothing, dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish, read more about The Best Traditional Egyptian Food

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas, new years eve, and Easter.

 

There are many reasons to book your trip through EZ TOUR EGYPT. We are unique in the fact that we will customize your holiday to meet your needs. Having vast experience of the various Nile cruises available, single, couples and groups catered for, all tailored to suit your needs in Luxor, Aswan, Cairo, and the Red Sea Riviera. Each member of our team is experienced, qualified and knowledgeable in their field, providing you with accurate information on Egypt’s magnificent history and achievements that have captured the imagination of the world ever since.

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