Pyramids and Nile Cruise Tour

Destinations
  • Egypt

Overview

Embark on a 7-day exploration of Cairo and the Nile on our cruise tour. Discover wonders like the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Valley of the Kings, the sprawling Karnak Temples, the Luxor Temple, the majestic Philae Temple, the monumental High Dam, the iconic Giza Pyramids, and more.

7 Day Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Cairo Airport, a Lush Africa Safaris representative will be ready to welcome you in the arrivals area. Look out for a signboard bearing your name. After a warm meet and greet, you’ll be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Cairo. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy at your leisure.

Optional Evening Activity: The Pyramids Sound & Light show goes for $65 per person.

Activity duration may vary

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After breakfast, at around 8:00 am, you will be accompanied by your personal guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Pyramid of Chephren, and Pyramid of Menkaure, along with the famous Sphinx and Giza Valley Temple. Next, you will head out to the Egyptian Museum, where the treasures of the boy king Tutankhamen await you. You will then go to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue followed by a short drive to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili Bazaar which is Cairo’s oldest and most alluring bazaar. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo.

Activity duration may vary

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel, and transfer to Cairo Airport for the short flight to Aswan, situated on the Nile River and known for its great importance to Ancient Egyptian civilization. On arrival at Aswan Airport, you will be greeted and assisted by our guide, who will escort you for an amazing tour of the Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the Temple of Philae in Aswan. After the tour, you will be transferred to your Nile Cruise Boat in Aswan for embarkation with lunch, afternoon tea, and overnight in Aswan.

Activity duration may vary

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

A picturesque sail on to Kom Ombo passing through the modern architecture of the spectacular Aswan Bridge with breakfast aboard the Nile cruise boat. On arrival at Kom Ombo, you will be accompanied by your tour guide to visit the Temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. After your fascinating tour, lunch on board will be followed by sailing on to Edfu for your tour of Horus Temple. Afternoon tea will be served on the top deck whilst sailing on to Luxor via Esna lock to which you will get the opportunity to see local life and take some memorable pictures. Dinner and overnight stay aboard the Nile Cruise Ship in Luxor.

 

Note: On this day, you have the option to join a group tour to the Abu Simbel Temples. This is not included in the standard package and will require an additional payment of USD 150 per person. Early morning pickup for this tour is around 3:40 AM.

Activity duration may vary

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today, the cruise ship will arrive at the terminal city of Luxor. After disembarkation, you will be taken to the downtown area near the east bank of Luxor to uncover the biggest and oldest temple of Thebes, the Karnak Temple. Ambling inside the temple, your eyes will be treated to abundant cultural relics including sculptures, frescos, and stone pillars. Afterwards, you will move on to the Luxor Temple located in the city center. Its reliefs, corridors, and columns are particularly gorgeous after nightfall when it is fully illuminated by dazzling lights. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise again for tonight’s accommodation.

Activity duration may vary

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Disembarkation after breakfast, our air-conditioned vehicle will escort you to the Valley of Kings, the home to mausoleums of Pharaohs for generations. Our guide will pick the most unique one, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, for you to uncover the legendary stories of the female Queen of Egypt. Then you will drop by the time-weathered Colossi of Memnon and have a close glimpse of two sculptures of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. At the end of the tour, you will return to Luxo to board your return flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you will check in to your hotel in Cairo.

Activity duration may vary

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Cairo (hotel check-out is before 11:00 am) and will then be transferred to the Cairo International Airport according to your flight details or to join the tour in Jordan. This will be the end of our tour and services.

Activity duration may vary

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Pricing Details

Pricing Includes:
  • All Safari Activities
Pricing Excludes
  • International Flight Cost
What to note:

CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR:

Above is a suggested itinerary which is one of the most popular ones; however, we are more than happy to customize this tour to suit your interests, budget and availability. We are able to add or remove excursions as well change the number of nights you wish to stay for. 

Trip Hightlights

  • Giza Pyramids
  • Boat Cruise
  • History
  • City Tour
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