Magical Egypt

From Cairo to Luxor

Tour Description

Experience the wonders of ancient Egypt on this journey that takes you through the country's most iconic destinations and immerses you in its rich history and cultural heritage.

Begin your adventure in Cairo, the bustling capital city. Marvel at the iconic Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid and the enigmatic Sphinx. Explore the renowned Egyptian Museum, home to a vast collection of ancient artifacts, including the treasures of Tutankhamun. Discover the charm of Old Cairo, with its historic churches, mosques, and bustling markets.

From Cairo, continue your journey to Aswan, a city known for its picturesque setting along the Nile River. Explore the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, and take a leisurely boat ride on the Nile to visit the beautiful botanical gardens of Kitchener Island. Enjoy a felucca sailboat ride, gliding along the tranquil waters of the Nile and taking in the scenic landscapes.

Next, venture to Abu Simbel, home to the magnificent temples of Ramses II and Nefertari. These impressive structures were relocated during the construction of the Aswan High Dam and offer a fascinating glimpse into ancient Egyptian architecture and religious beliefs.

Continue by road to Luxor, the ancient city of Thebes. Explore the magnificent temples of Luxor and Karnak on the East Bank of the Nile, marveling at their grandeur and intricate details. Cross the Nile to the West Bank and visit the Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs were buried in elaborately decorated tombs. Admire the stunning mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the colossal statues of the Colossi of Memnon.

Do an exhilarating Hot Air Balloon ride over Luxor as the sun rises over the majestic Nile River and the stunning landscapes.  Drifting silently through the air, you'll have a unique perspective of Luxor's famous monuments, such as the temples of Luxor and Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's temple, and the Colossi of Memnon.

Want to see more?  Talk to us about adding on a Red sea extension or enrich your Egypt itinerary with a captivating blend of Jordan's wonders, creating an unforgettable fusion of history, landscapes, and culture. 

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Cairo is rich in history and home to iconic ancient Egyptian landmarks like the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, and Egyptian Museum. It also offers vibrant street life, bustling markets and delicious cuisine

See Luxor from above! Glide through the sky during the enchanting sunrise, capturing breathtaking views of the city, the meandering Nile River, and the timeless ancient sites that lie beyond.

Prepare to be captivated by the magnificence of Abu Simbel. Marvel at the colossal statues and intricate carvings that adorn the exterior. The sheer grandeur of Abu Simbel is a testament to the power and influence of ancient Egypt.

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrive Cairo

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you will be staying for 3 nights.

Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 2

Embark on an unforgettable full-day journey in Egypt, combining the wonders of Memphis, Sakkara, the Pyramids, and Sphinx.

Discover the ancient city of Memphis and its colossal statues. Explore the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Sakkara, the oldest stone pyramid in Egypt.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Marvel at the grandeur of the Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid, a marvel of the ancient world. Stand in awe before the enigmatic Sphinx.

Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will share captivating stories and insights, ensuring a deeper appreciation of these remarkable sites.

Day 3

Embark on a captivating full-day tour in Cairo, Egypt.

Visit the Grand Egyptian Museum and immerse yourself in the treasures of ancient civilization. Explore the Citadel of Salah El Din and marvel at its panoramic views. Discover the architectural beauty of the Mohamed Ali Mosque.

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Khan El Khalili market.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and let our knowledgeable guide bring Egypt's rich history and culture to life.

Conclude the tour with a drop-off at your hotel.

Day 4
Cairo Alexandria

Embark on a captivating journey in Alexandria, Egypt. After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the city by private coach. Explore the Catacombs of Kom El-Shouqafa, Pompeii's Pillar, and the Roman Amphitheatre. Pause for photos at the Qaitbay Citadel and Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit the Montazah Palace Gardens.

Finally, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of Alexandria.

Day 5
Alexandria Aswan

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel and checking out, you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival in Aswan, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel.

Day 6

Embrace an early morning adventure as we embark on a journey to the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel Temple. A private air-conditioned modern coach awaits to transfer you to this iconic site. As you set off, breakfast will be served in breakfast boxes, allowing you to enjoy breakfast on the go.

Arriving at Abu Simbel, prepare to be captivated by the magnificence of these ancient temples. Marvel at the colossal statues and intricate carvings that adorn the exterior, as your expert guide shares stories and insights into the historical and cultural significance of these remarkable structures. The sheer grandeur of Abu Simbel is a testament to the power and influence of ancient Egypt.

After immersing yourself in the wonders of Abu Simbel, we return to Aswan, where you will be transferred back to your hotel. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, prepare for a unique experience as we embark on a traditional Felucca boat to sail around the picturesque Aswan Islands. Feel the gentle breeze and admire the beauty of the surrounding landscapes as we glide through the calm waters. Our journey takes us to the Botanical gardens and a Nubian Village, where you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich traditions of the Nubian people. Engage with the friendly locals, explore the village, and gain insights into their way of life.

Day 7

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel. Today enjoy a full-day tour that will take you to some of the city's most remarkable sites.

First, we visit the enchanting Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Reach this picturesque temple by a short boat ride, enhancing the sense of wonder and tranquility. Explore the temple complex, admiring its beautifully preserved structures, intricate carvings, and sacred aura. Our knowledgeable guide will share the legends and history associated with this ancient temple, allowing you to connect with the spiritual essence of the past.

Next, we proceed to the iconic High Dam, a feat of modern engineering that has transformed the landscape of Aswan. Learn about its construction and the vital role it plays in harnessing the power of the Nile River for irrigation and electricity generation. Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Nasser, created by the dam, as you appreciate the magnitude of this monumental structure.

Continuing our journey, we visit the Unfinished Obelisk, a fascinating archaeological site that provides insights into the ancient stone-cutting techniques of the Egyptians. Marvel at the sheer size of this colossal obelisk, abandoned in its unfinished state due to a flaw in the stone. Gain a deeper understanding of the artistry and craftsmanship of ancient Egypt as our guide shares stories of its creation.

After a morning filled with exploration, we pause for a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor the flavors of traditional Egyptian cuisine.

Following lunch, we transfer you to your selected hotel, where you can check in and unwind in the comfort of your accommodation. Take some time to relax and rejuvenate before our next experience.

As the day winds down, prepare for a truly magical moment at sunset. We invite you to indulge in a High Tea experience at the renowned Old Cataract Aswan. Located on a picturesque stretch of the Nile River, this historic hotel offers a captivating ambiance and stunning views. Savor a selection of delectable treats and sips of tea while witnessing the mesmerizing colors of the setting sun casting a golden glow over the river. Immerse yourself in the timeless elegance of this iconic venue, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 8
Aswan Luxor

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Luxor by a private modern air-conditioned coach.

As you make your way to Luxor, you will visit the magnificent Kom-Ombo and Edfu Temples, both of which are renowned ancient Egyptian landmarks.

Take in the awe-inspiring architecture, intricate carvings, and fascinating history of these temples as you explore their grand halls and sacred spaces. Learn about the ancient gods and pharaohs who were honored in these remarkable structures.

Afterward, you will stop for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor the flavors of Egyptian cuisine.

Upon arrival in Luxor, you will be transferred to your selected hotel. Luxor, known as the world's greatest open-air museum, is home to an array of ancient Egyptian temples, tombs, and monuments. Immerse yourself in the historical ambiance and rich cultural heritage of Luxor as you prepare for an unforgettable stay.

Day 9

Early in the morning, you will embark on a memorable hot air balloon ride, experiencing the breathtaking views of Luxor from above as the sun begins to rise. Afterward, return to the hotel for a well-deserved breakfast.

Following breakfast, prepare for a full day tour of the East Bank and West Bank of Luxor. On the East Bank, visit the magnificent Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple, both of which boast impressive architecture and fascinating historical significance. Explore the grand halls, towering columns, and intricately carved reliefs that tell stories of ancient Egyptian gods and pharaohs.

On the West Bank, discover the Valley of the Kings, where the tombs of pharaohs from the New Kingdom were carved into the mountainside. Explore the richly decorated chambers and learn about the burial rituals and beliefs of ancient Egypt. Visit the impressive Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, an architectural marvel, and admire the colossal statues of the Colossi of Memnon.

During the day, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of Egyptian cuisine.

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Luxor, soaking up the history, culture, and beauty that surrounds you. This full-day tour will provide you with a deep understanding of the ancient Egyptian civilization and its enduring legacy.

Day 10

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, get ready for a full-day tour to explore the fascinating sites of Dandara and Abydos.

First, you will visit Dandara, an ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the west bank of the Nile River. Explore the well-preserved temples dedicated to the goddess Hathor and the god Horus. Admire the intricate carvings, colorful reliefs, and imposing columns that showcase the architectural beauty of this historic site.

Next, you will proceed to Abydos, an ancient sacred city and one of the oldest pilgrimage sites in Egypt. Discover the Temple of Seti I, dedicated to the god Osiris, which features remarkable wall carvings depicting scenes from Egyptian mythology and the afterlife. Gain insights into the religious beliefs and rituals of ancient Egypt as you explore this archaeological treasure.

During the day, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, where you can indulge in the flavors of Egyptian cuisine.

Day 11

Enjoying breakfast at the hotel before your airport transfer.

Talk to us about extending to Hurghada or other Red Sea destinations.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 10 nights accommodation in a Superior hotel including breakfast
  • Included Copy 31 Accommodation upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 8 lunches
  • Included Copy 7 Any extra meals or drinks
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers & sightseeing in private A/C vehicles with local English-speaking guide
  • Included Copy 20 All entrance fees, service charges, taxes
  • Included Copy 20 Economy class flights from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo
  • Included Copy 7 Gratuities, visas, insurance, porterage and anything not specified


  • Included Explore captivating Memphis, Sakkara, the Pyramids of Giza, and the majestic Sphinx.
  • Included Delve into the treasures of Egypt as you explore the Egyptian Museum
  • Included Unveil the hidden wonders as you explore the mysterious Catacombs of Kom El-Shouqafa
  • Included Gracefully glide on a serene sailing journey aboard a traditional Felucca
  • Included Explore the Botanical gardens & discover the vibrant culture of a Nubian Village
  • Included Visit the timeless Philae Temple and marvel at the engineering marvel of The High Dam
  • Included Indulge in High Tea at the iconic Old Cataract Aswan
  • Included Tour from Aswan to Luxor visiting Kom-Ombo & Edfu Temples along the way
  • Included Experience Luxor like never before with a thrilling hot air balloon ride
  • Included Immerse yourself in history visiting the highlights of the East and West bank
  • Included Delve into the mysteries of the sacred sites of Dandara & Abydos Temples.
  • Included Immerse yourself in the bustling Khan El Khalil marketplace, brimming with vibrant sights and sounds
  • Included Discover Egypt's rich history at the Citadel of Salah El Din and breathtaking Mohamed Ali Mosque
  • Included Explore the imposing Qaibay Citadel and delve into the knowledge found in the Bibliotheca Alexandria
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11 days

Price from

$3,647 USD

Per person, sharing

based on low season

Daily, on request