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EG04: 9 Days Cairo - Luxor - Nile Cruise - Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan - Cairo

Tour Type: Nile River cruise with private land tour
Departure: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Cairo, Airport pick-up
Once your flight lands in the Cairo Airport, our local representative will meet you with a great welcome and then transfer you to the hotel for check-in. You can spend the rest of the day freely having a rest or being familiar with surroundings.

Accommodation: Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo (5 stars) or similar

Day 2: Cairo pyramids tour of Giza, Sakkara & Memphis
Today, we will set off to explore the landmark Great Pyramids of Giza, consisting of Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, all of which show us the wisdom of ancient Egyptian. You will also have an Inside Travel to enter into the Pyramid of Khufu, also called as the Great Pyramid to explore its inside. Then, we will visit the Great Sphinx with lion's body and man's head. In Giza pyramids area, a 30-minute camel ride will be arranged for you. Next, we will proceed to the Step Pyramid of Sakkara, the oldest of its kind with 6 tiers. After that, we will pay a visit to Memphis.

► Friendly Tip: Pyramid Inside tour needs body strength. If you do not like it, you can have another choice of a one-hour felucca ride on the Nile in Aswan. Please tell your travel consultant in advance if you want to change it.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo (5 stars) or similar

  • The Great Sphinx with pyramid
    The Great Sphinx with pyramid
Day 3: Cairo city tour with Egyptian Museum
In the morning, we will first visit the Egyptian Museum with rich collections of ancient artifacts, such as Tutankhamun’s gold mask and the mummies. Afterwards, we will move to Salah El Din Citadel, a typical Islamic fortress witnessing medieval warfare. Here, you will also be guided to watch Mohamed Ali Mosque and other fortifications. At the end of the day, we will spend time strolling at the old Coptic area followed by Khan El Khalili Market, the most prosperous outdoor bazaar in this capital city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo (5 stars) or similar

Day 4: Cairo to Luxor by flight, Explore east bank of Luxor
In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, our local guide will meet you at arriving hall of Luxor airport and send you to board your Nile Cruise at 12:00. After lunch, our local guide will escort you to the east bank of Nile to visit Karnak Temple, the largest temple complex around the world, and Luxor Temple with majestic construction. After the visits be finished, we will send you back to your Nile Cruise. Overnight on cruise in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: M/S Concerto Nile cruise (5 stars) or similar

  • Karnak Temple
    Temple of Karnak
  • Luxor Temple of Egypt
    Luxor Temple
Day 5: Explore west bank of Luxor, Nile Cruise to Edfu
A morning onshore exploration of the Valley of the Kings in the west bank of Nile will lead you to marvel at the tombs of 64 pharaohs with luxurious ornaments, exquisite murals and glorious ceilings. Normally, tourists can only visit three of these tombs with a main ticket. But you will visit two more spectacular tombs - KV9 and KV62.

Next is to tour the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a funerary temple for this female pharaoh to commemorate her great achievements. Our last stop of Luxor west bank is the Colossi of Memnon for the two gigantic stone sculptures of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. After finishing the guided sightseeing, we are sailing to Edfu. Overnight on cruise in Edfu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: M/S Concerto Nile cruise (5 stars) or similar

Day 6: Visit Edfu Temple and Kom Ombo Temple, Nile Cruise to Aswan
In the morning, we will disembark the ship and visit the Temple of Horus, also namely Temple of Edfu, one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt decorated with traditional Egyptian elements. Back to cruise for Lunch. Later, we will proceed to the Kom Ombo Temple, an unusual double temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Haroeris. Afterwards, we will continue our Nile Cruise to Aswan. Overnight on cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: M/S Concerto Nile cruise (5 stars) or similar

  • Nile River cruise
    Nile River cruise tour
Day 7: Nile Cruise to Aswan, excursion to Abu Simbel
After breakfast, your private guide and driver will pick you up from cruise and continue our Abu Simbel Trip then. We will spend almost 3 hours travelling to Abu Simbel in a comfortable vehicle. Upon arrival, we will visit the Temples of Abu Simbel, one of the most impressive Pharaonic monuments. Then, we will go back to Aswan to board your cruise. Overnight on cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: M/S Concerto Nile cruise (5 stars) or similar

Day 8: Aswan sightseeing, Fly back to Cairo
After breakfast on the board, please check out at about 08:00. Today, we will visit Aswan High Dam first and then head to the Temple of Philae with splendid buildings, life-like stone carvings and romantic fairy tales carved on the murals. The last scenic spots that we will visit is the Unfinished Obelisk, which is renowned to be the largest and heaviest obelisk if the project is completed. After then, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Cairo. When you arrive in Cairo airport, we will be waiting for you at the arrival hall and then transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo (5 stars) or similar

  • Temples of Abu Simbel
    Abu Simbel Temple
Day 9: Departure from Cairo, Airport see-off
After breakfast, our driver will help you check out of the hotel and send you to the airport for your homebound flight. Please feel free to contact your private travel consultant if you want to extend your journey. We wish you will have spent an enjoyable time with us!

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices

Christmas & 2023 special: Enjoy 12% off if you book before Dec. 25, 2022

Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year Round$2089 $1838$1799 $1583
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
  • Above prices are not applied for Christmas, New Year, Easter and other holidays.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
  • Above prices are based on the sailing dates of 5-star cruises: M/S Concerto/ Blue Shadow/ AL Hambra/ Nile Style/ Princess Sarah.
What's Included
  • Economy class airfare of Cairo - Luxor; Aswan - Cairo.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Camel Ride at the Pyramids.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Free WIFI Service.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out Egypt.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Egypt Visa Fee.
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Camel ride at the Pyramids with noted camel host
Say Yes to a camel ride at the Pyramids! High on a camel's back you are at a sand dune with most perfect panoramic view of the nine Pyramids to take wonderful photos with.

The camel hosts around the Pyramids run the world's most notorious tourist traps: they overcharge, mislead the routes, take your change as their tips…. We outsmart them by offering you a complimentary camel ride at your memorable Giza Pyramid visit.
Special treat inside the tunnel entrance to the Khufu Pyramid
We explore both inside and outside the great pyramid of Khufu with you. After travelling all the way to Egypt, you get to see and feel the Pyramids both outside and inside. Clambering up through a long dark and hot tunnel to a small coffin chamber requires body strength. And you won't be disappointed. Most visitors treasure this unique experience.

Other than exploring deep inside a Pyramid, you may choose to take a one-hour felucca ride on the Nile in Cairo or Aswan. You choose either one or the other, we do the rest.
Entrance to the Pyramid of Khufu
Tunnel Entrance to the Pyramid of Khufu
Pyramid of Khufu, Cairo
Get ready for the steep tunnel
Visit five Kings' tombs instead of three
The Valley of the Kings on the west bank of Luxor is where over 60 pharaohs' tombs were found, but only a handful can be visited. Tourists generally visit three tombs on one entrance ticket. But you come to visit two extra tombs - KV9 and KV62.

KV9 - Ramesses V & VI: One of the largest burials with a very long pillared hallway and an astronomical ceiling features the complete Book of the Heavens.

KV62 - Tutankhamun: You should have seen the gold mask and the golden sarcophagi of Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum. Now, let's examine this tomb with the largest collection of artifacts in the valley. There is also the mummy of King Tut in this burial chamber.
Valley of the King, Egypt
Long Hallway of KV9
Mural of KV62
Amazing Mural of KV62
Complimentary free WIFI service
At times, the 4G network in Egypt does not function well, so we offer you WIFI equipment upon your arrival. One set can connect 4-5 cell phones with decent throughput. You can keep in touch with your family and friends, and share your travel experience. It is for free!
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  • Gaye Evelina from CanadaPosted on February 27, 2020
    The 9 days Abu Simbel tour was filled with surprises and I was excited to travel with an old friend for years. We were glad to meet an easygoing and energetic guide who provided us with a 3-hour tour to the Temples of Abu Simbel. We took lots of pictures of the impressive Pharaonic monuments and learned so much about its historical facts. So many thanks to Agate Travel for arranging a wonderful schedule!
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  • Tammie Baker from BritainPosted on January 14, 2020
    The 9-day Abu Simbel tour in Egypt was a little tiring, but it was well worth it. We saw the glorious pyramids and the magnificent temples. The Abu Simbel Temple is obviously one of the architectural masterpieces, just couldn’t stop taking pictures…
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  • Theresia Carey from AustraliaPosted on January 05, 2020
    The 9-day Abu Simbel tour was great, covering amazing pyramids and the Nile River cruise. With many young guys in our group, our guide was also quite youthful, and we all got along well with each other. All in all, the trip to Egypt is highly recommended!
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  • Alleyne Pearson from the United StatesPosted on December 16, 2019
    I thought this 9 days Egypt tour covered most of the famous temples in Egypt.

    The local guide had professional knowledge about those majestic temples and was responsible to repeatedly patiently tell us the safety notice before and after the tour.

    Quite considerate, high praise for her!
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  • Zuraini Inguanzo from SpainPosted on December 01, 2019
    Each attraction was great with a detailed explanation and we had plenty of time to sightsee. The Temples of Abu Simbel was a must-see one. There were two magnificent structures symbolizing the glory of ancient Egypt. It was an amazing place to visit! Here thank our professional & enthusiastic guide for showing us splendid buildings!
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  • Irene Quon from SwitzerlandPosted on November 19, 2019
    The 5-star well selected hotels were the highlights of this 9-day Egypt trip, very comfortable and high-grade providing quality catering.

    The thoughtful route and arrangements of Agate Travel, as well as the professional and patient service of tour guides all left a good impression on me. Thank you guys so much!
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  • John Dorn from FrancePosted on October 26, 2019
    It was a memorable and enjoyable trip! Ancient Egyptian culture, mysterious legends and beautiful scenery of the Nile all gave us a wonderful experience.
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    5/5
  • Sylvia Mogasala from AustraliaPosted on October 08, 2019
    The whole trip was fully arranged, the tour guide’s service was thoughtful and meticulous, and the explanation was comprehensive. Egypt is a land of mystery and the Egyptian Museum was a good place to learn about some facts of Egypt. There were thousands of historical statues and jewelry. I thought the best thing to see in the museum was the Mummies! Don’t miss it!
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  • Sergio Hughes from the UKPosted on September 06, 2019
    Led by professional guides, I was very satisfied with this 9-day Egypt tour with Abu Simbel.
    Reasonable route, detailed explanation of attractions, characteristic Egyptian dining, five-star accommodation hotels, sincere service of our tour guided made this trip worthwhile!
    The trip gave me a deep understanding of the local history and culture as well as the daily life of Egyptian people, which increased my knowledge and broadened my horizon. Five stars praise for this trip!
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  • Amanda Reba from MalaysiaPosted on June 27, 2019
    A must-see destination! I thought the best part of this trip was it wasn't crowded at all. That made us enjoy the attraction immensely and take a lot of family pictures without other visitors.
    Our guide in Aswan was one of the best guides I had ever had on any tour. He truly became a friend at the end of this African adventure. Be sure to go to Abu Simbel - you will regret if not going to see it! The Temples of Abu Simbel was surely one of the most impressive pharaonic monuments.
    The hotels were fantastic and transportation was fast and convenient. Seeing the majestic temples on the Nile Cruise was definitely the highlight on our 9-day Egypt tour with Abu Simbel!! You must do it!
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