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Cairo, Nile Cruise, & Gouna 9 nights/ 10 days This 10-day tour is perfectly balanced between exploring contemporary cities, embarking on unparalleled adventures, and taking the time to relax. It kicks...
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Cairo, Nile Cruise, & Gouna 9 nights/ 10 days

This 10-day tour is perfectly balanced between exploring contemporary cities, embarking on unparalleled adventures, and taking the time to relax. It kicks off in the one and only Cairo and then takes you on a scenic Nile cruise from the serene Aswan to the spectacular Luxor, an archaeological city dubbed the temple of the world. The tour ends in the picturesque village of Gouna, where you can bask in the sun or snorkel over the coral reefs. 


DAY 1: Cairo cultural night

Our company representative will meet you at the Cairo International Airport and escort you to your hotel. After a quick check-in, you will have some time to rest. In the evening, our company representative will take you to dinner cruise for an Egyptian dinner and cultural performance while cruising on the Nile. This will be followed by a ride back to the hotel at night.

  • 12:00 - Recommended arrival time at Cairo international airport and transfer to hotel        for Check in
  • 18:00 - Enjoy Egyptian dinner on Nile cruise and watching a cultural show
  • 20:00 - Transfer back to hotel and overnight

  

DAY 2: Cairo Day Tour

Our tour guide will meet up with you at the hotel after breakfast and escort you to the Giza Plateau. You will visit the oldest and only remaining among the Seven Wonders and then go for a delicious lunch, after lunch, you will head over to the Egyptian Museum to see the countless treasures of ancient Egypt. In the evening, you will enjoy a dinner on a sailing felucca with traditional Egyptian music.


  • 06:00 – Optional private entry to the Pyramids of Giza plateau at sunrise
  • 07:00 – Meet up for breakfast at hotel
  • 08:00 – Tour of the Pyramids of Giza
  • 12:00 - Transfer to restaurant for lunch at Kababji in Sofitel El Gezirah
  • 13:00 - Visit the Egyptian Museum
  • 15:00 - Transfer to hotel and have time for relaxation
  • 18:00 – Enjoy dinner at Crimson with a Nile view and three course meal
  • 19:00 – Spend the night at hotel and overnight

DAY 3: Flight to Aswan Nile cruise and day tour of Aswan

You will be joined by our company representative for all your transfers today. He will guide you through a smooth check-out in the early morning and then escort you to Cairo International Airport to catch the brief Aswan-bound flight. Arrival to Aswan is shortly followed by the check-in at the Nile cruise. After lunch, you will join our tour guide for an Aswan day tour starting at the Aswan High Dam. From there you will sail on a traditional felucca to the Ptolemaic Philae Temple, located on an Island in the Nile, and then visit an ancient quarry holding the largest ancient Egyptian obelisk, which remains unfinished. 


  • 05:30 - Check out from hotel and transfer to Cairo airport for domestic flight to Luxor
  • 08:30 - Arrive to Aswan airport 
  • 09:30 - Visit Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple, and Unfinished Obelisk
  • 12:00 - Transfer to Nile Cruise for check in and lunch
  • 18:00 – Enjoy dinner at the historic Cataract Old Legend 1902 restaurant

DAY 4: Nile cruise visit to Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples

You will catch breakfast on the boat at the usual morning hours and then join our tour guide for a tour of the twin of Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile and falcon gods, Sobek and Horus. After the tour, you will enjoy lunch on the boat and a scenic sailing to the city of Edfu. Upon an afternoon arrival to the city, you will visit Egypt’s best preserved ancient Egyptian temple. On the way back, we will make a stop at the local, colorful bazaars and then head back to the cruise by evening for a dinner.

  • 05:00 – Flight to Abu Simbel for a tour and return to Aswan
  • 13:00 - Sail to Kom Ombo
  • 16:00 - Arrive to Kom Ombo and visit the Kom Ombo Temple
  • 17:45 - Transfer back to cruise 
  • 18:00 - Sail to Edfu and dinner
  • 22:30 - Arrive to Edfu and overnight

DAY 5: Nile cruise and Luxor temple


  • 08:00 - Visit the Temple of Edfu
  • 09:45 - Transfer back to cruise
  • 10:00 - Sail to Luxor
  • 17:00 - Arrive to Luxor
  • 17:30 - Visit the Temple of Luxor
  • 19:30 – Spend the night at cruise, dinner and overnight

DAY 6: Luxor Day tour, Gouna & pub crawl at night

You will start the day with a morning breakfast and join our tour guide for a tour of Luxor’s West Bank, famously known for the Valley of the Kings, to witness the preserved colors of the tombs of ancient pharaohs and visit the Hatshepsut Temple and grand Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon, you will visit the world’s largest religious complex: The Karnak Temple.

You will be joined by our company representative for all your transfers today. He will guide you through a smooth check-out and then escort you to the bus bound to Gouna, near Hurghada. Your arrival will be followed with a brief check-in and lunch at the hotel. The rest of the day will be available to you for leisure. In the evening, there will be a dinner at the hotel and at night, a fun pub crawl that will show you the relaxed night life in the city of Gouna.


  • 07:30 - Check out from cruise
  • 08:00 - Visit Valley of the kings, Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Hatshepsut
  • 12:00 - Transfer to restaurant for lunch
  • 13:00 - Visit Karnak Temple Complex
  • 15:00 - Transfer to Gouna
  • 20:00 - Arrive to hotel, check in and dinner at Pier 88
  • 21:30 - Go on Pub crawl
  • 23:30 – Spend the night at hotel and overnight

DAY 7: Gouna private yackt trip to Giftun islands

After the morning breakfast at the hotel, you will be joined by our company representative to set sail to the Mahmeya Protectorate on Giftun Island for a whole day of sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing. At the end of the day, you will sail back and watch the sun as it sets over the calm Red Sea. Dinner will be waiting for you upon arrival at the hotel.

  • 09:00 - Sail to Giftun island to spend the day (snorkeling and Lunch) on a private yacht
  • 19:00 - Sail back to Gouna and transfer to hotel
  • 20:00 – Enjoy dinner at hotel and overnight

DAY 8: Gouna quad bike safari

You will catch your morning breakfast at the usual hours and have some leisure time until noon. After lunch, our company representative will join you on a day long excursion in the desert. You will spend the day under the sun, amid sand dunes and hills, and ride to a Bedouin village for a dinner and cultural performance. This will be followed by a nightly return to the hotel.

  • 12:00 - Lunch at hotel
  • 13:00 - Go on private quad biking safari
  • 19:00 – Enjoy Bedouin dinner and cultural performance
  • 22:00 - Transfer back to hotel and overnight

DAY 9: Transportation to Cairo downtown

After a noon checkout, our company representative will guide you through a smooth check-out and then escort you to the bus headed for Cairo. You will arrive in the city in the early evening and have the chance to explore downtown area for a late-night lounge at Four Seasons.

  • 07:00 - Check out from hotel and transfer to Cairo
  • 12:00 - Arrive Cairo and transfer to Koshari Abu Tariq for lunch
  • 13:30 - Check in hotel and have time for relaxation
  • 18:00 – Enjoy dinner at restaurant
  • 19:00 – Enjoy lounge at Four Seasons
  • 22:00 - Transfer back to hotel and overnight

DAY 10: Flight back home 

Check-out from hotel and transfer to Cairo international airport for final departure


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Accommodation:


  • 2 nights Cairo – Mena House Executive Pyramids view Suite
  • 4 nights Cruise – The King’s renewed SS Mirsr Nile Cruise Panorama Suite
  • 3 nights Gouna – Le Maison Bleue Super Premium Suite
  • 1 night Cairo – Four Seasons Nile Plaza Diplomatic Suite

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Inclusions


  • Accommodation
  • Expert tour guide for all tours
  • Transfer to and from the airport
  • Transportation for tours and activities
  • All transportation between cities mentioned in program
  • Daily quality lunch throughout the trip
  • All entrance tickets to sites mentioned in program
  • Company representative accompanying tour at all times
  • 24/7 guest support
  • Bottled water and soft drink
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Tipping (Except for tour guide)
  • Dinners
  • Visa expenses
  • Local sim Card with data charged to it
  • Concierge service at all times

Exclusions


  • Tipping for tour guide
  • International airfare