Day 1: Arrival Day Cairo
Welcome to Cairo
Our representative will meet you upon arrival and assist you with purchase of your entry visa and through the arrivals process.
We will transfer you to your hotel by air-conditioned transport.
The drive to the hotel takes around an hour and it’s a one of a kind experience! Be sure to have a camera handy.
We guarantee your room will have stunning pyramids views, the perfect way to start your journey through Ancient Egypt. Our representative will assist with check-in at the hotel and leave you to settle in your room.
Day 2: Saqqara Step Pyramid and BBQ Lunch
After breakfast, you will meet your Egyptologist/Tour Guide at the hotel to start the journey at the very beginning, the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, the first free standing building of stone in the whole world dating back to
Day 3: Giza Pyramids and Sphinx
Today we explore the Giza Plateau, your chance to personally stand where the Ancient Egyptians stood thousands of years ago, next to the Great Pyramid of Cheops, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that still exists.
Later, an experience not to miss is venturing down into the burial chamber of Chephren (second Pyramid). We continue our adventure with a camel ride through the Sahara for those who are interested (optional extra cost).
We finish our visit to the plateau with the Guardian Angel of the area, the monolithic and iconic Sphinx.
The day is not over yet, we will now experience how the ancients recorded their history on the first paper ever
produced, Papyrus, at a government regulated Papyrus Institute.
Day 4: Egyptian Museum
Flight to Aswan Step into the energy of the city that never sleeps, we experience the crazy Cairo traffic as we drive into downtown Cairo and Tahrir Square, scene of the 2011 revolution and location of the Egyptian Museum.
The current Egyptian Museum was built before the discovery of the treasures of King Tutankhamen and his famous solid gold funerary mask so it is overflowing with ancient artefacts and would take many, many visits to see in its entirety so we highlight the best of the best.
Tonight we will fly south to Aswan, (internal flights included).
Day 5: Aswan Philae Temple
Today we take a relaxing motor boat ride to Agilkia Island to visit the awesome Philae Temple, one of the most visited Temples in Nubia.
Philae Temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus.
Dinner tonight will be a special experience as we visit a local Nubian village.
Day 6: Abu Simbel-Embark Nile
An early start today, so we can explore Abu Simbel.
Great Temple of Ramses II, carved in the mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 BC and dedicated to the gods Ra-Horakhty, Amun and Ptah. This temple is aligned in such a way that, twice a year the first rays of the rising sun penetrate the temple, through the vestibule and into the sanctuary, where they illuminate the figures of the gods except Ptah.
The Temple of Hathor is dedicated to Queen Nefertari, Ramses beloved wife. Return to Aswan to join our 5* Deluxe Nile River Cruise Boat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Nile Cruise/KomOmbo Temple
After an early morning sailing and breakfast on-board we visit Komombo, the dual temple of Horus & Sobek
We return to our Cruise Boat and enjoy an afternoon sailing towards Edfu.
Afternoon Tea on the Sun Deck Dress like an Egyptian at the Galabeya Party tonight hosted in the lounge on-board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8: Nile Cruise
Free Day on-board our luxury Nile River Cruise, Enjoy sailing and watching life on the banks of the Nile.
Relax by the pool, catch up on some rest or enjoy a relaxing massage.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Day 9: Karnak Temples
Optional Hot Air Balloon, float high above the Nile & Valley of the Kings.
Breakfast on board then we sadly have to check out from cruise. Trust us you will be sad!
Karnak Temple at the East bank of the River Nile, the temple complex is huge, covering an area of 1 ½ x 3 km dedicated to the Pharaoh Amun and was also the centre of his worship for his wife Mut and their son Khons.
There are over 25 temples and chapels in the complex.
The Karnak complex includes several of the finest examples of ancient Egyptian design and architecture. Among them is the Hypostyle Hall, considered one of the world’s great architectural achievements.
It is filled with 134 enormous pillars, the highest 70 feet tall, and each about 45 feet around.
For those who might like to have their very own cartouche made we will visit a jewellery shop that can custom make one for you and have it ready before we leave Luxor.
Dinner tonight is another very special experience.
Overnight in Luxor, our hotel is again positioned on the edge of the Nile River.
Day 10: Valley of the Kings/Hatshepsut
Enjoy a visit to the Valley of the Kings. Climb down into the spectacularly decorated tombs of the Pharaohs.
After that, we visit the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
The name Deir el-Bahri means Northern Monastery, indicating that the site was once used by Christian monks.
Prior to the coming of Christianity, however, the site was a complex of mortuary temples and tombs built
by the ancient Egyptians.
Hatshepsut is arguably one of the most formidable women in ancient Egypt. Hatshepsut was the first female ruler of ancient Egypt to reign as a male with the full authority of pharaoh.
Today we will visit a local alabaster factory and see how the hand-made pieces as created.
Day 11: Luxor
Today is free to explore Luxor at your leisure.
Optional tours are available
Day 12: Luxor to Cairo
Return to Cairo and back to where we started near the pyramids. Depending on our flight times, we may have
time for a walk up to the pyramids for another wander around the pyramids or simply explore the facilities at
the hotel and book yourself in for a spa treatment.
Day 13: Cairo City Tours
After breakfast, we start our day in Old Coptic Cairo (Hanging Church, Church of Abu Serga & Ben Ezra Synagogue), and then we visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside the Citadel of Salah El Din. Continue driving to the area of Islamic Cairo, where we will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar.
Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
Day 14: Departure Day
Enjoy one last breakfast as you gaze at the Pyramids then sadly, it is time to return home.
A representative of Pink Lotus Egypt Tours will transfer you to Cairo International Airport and assist with all check-in procedures.
- Meet and greet service tour representatives at Cairo airport.
- All transfers to/from airport and hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
- Accommodation at 5 star hotels including breakfast.
- Accommodation for 3 nights on a 5 star Nile cruise on full board.
- Abu Simbel by road
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner during Nile River Cruise.
- All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan as mentioned in the itinerary.
- All sightseeing tours on the cruise are private guided tours.
- English-speaking tour guide during your tours.
- Bottled water during your tour and transfers.
- International Airfare.
- Travel Insurance.
- Entry Visa to Egypt.
- Internal flight CAI/ASW & LXR /CAI
- Any optional tours.
- Pre or post tour accommodation.
- Personal spending.
- Hot Air Balloon.
- Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
- Any extra meals