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7 Days
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Cairo
Aswan-Luxor
Max People : 6
Tour Details

Enjoy a trip along the Nile valley to discover Cairo, Aswan and Luxor highlights. 

Start your journey with Cairo. Face the greatness of the Ancient Egypt : the Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara. Loose yourself in the Egyptian Museum where you can admire several mummies and of course the most important and beautiful treasure of the Ancient Egypt : that of king Tutankhamen. The magnificent religious buildings will make you feel the spiritual vibes of this city. Loose yourself in El Moez street and the medieval, but still operating, souk of Khan El Khalili. No doubt that the Islamic and Coptic Cairo will deep you straight into the Middle Ages. 

Travel to to Aswan, and make the most of this city with an excursion to Philae temple and the High Dam. 

Board a traditional Felucca boat and start one of the most unique adventure Egypt can offer. Sail to Kom Ombo on the infinite river and enjoy the scenery that surrounds you. You will be amazed by the singular scenery and the purity of the landscapes. Visit the extraordinary Ancient temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu. 

Arrive to the magnificent Luxor, the Ancient Thebes. All the temples and ancient monuments scattered on both banks of the Nile river make this city a real open-air museum. The temple of Hatcheptsut, The valley of the Kings, Karnak temple… these are so many wonders that will not fail to impress you.

Departure & Return Location

Cairo International Airport.

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Meeting & assistance in Cairo Airport
  • Transportation by air conditioned vehicle
  • All accommodation in Budget 2 star hotel with private bathroom B/B
  • First class train tickets Cairo – Aswan & Luxor - Cairo
  • Egyptology guide during the whole trip
  • Felucca sailing boat with Full board
  • Entrance fees tickets
  • Taxes and services

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tipping

Complementaries

  • Bottled water during all days tours
  • Snacks/Soft drink
Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Egypt.

  • Aladin Tours’ representative will meet you at Cairo International Airport and accompany you to your hotel for overnight. The representative will assist you with the check-in procedure.

Day 2Pyramids,Saqqara,Museum/ Train to Aswan

  • Start your private tour by discovering the last remaining ancient wonder of the world : the Pyramids of Giza. Learn the history of this miraculous edifices that still keep the mystery of their construction. From the Plateau, enjoy the unique view of the Pyramids emerging from the golden sand of Giza. It’s the moment to take the pictures of your life ! Before leaving the site, let’s greet Abu El Hol, the 3000 years old great Sphinx.

    Reach now the second step of your journey : the Museum of Cairo which contains the most beautiful artifacts of Ancient Egypt, royal mummies and the amazing treasure of King Tutankhamun.
    Travel back to time by visiting the Citadel built in 1183 by sultan Salah El-Dine in order to defend the city against the army of the Crusaders. This fortress used to be the residence of Egyptian rulers during 700 years, nowadays it hosts many mosques and museums.

    Finish your day by strolling along El Moez street and admire the medieval buildings : madrassas (Koran schools), mosques and traditional houses. You will probably find in your way many young Egyptians looking for the perfect selfie.

    Here ends your tour in Cairo, you will be transferred to Cairo train station to travel to Aswan. The trip takes about 10 hours.

Day 3Arrive Aswan/Highlights

Your tour guide will pick you up from the train station in Aswan to take you to the first step of your trip : Philae temple, one of the most important sites of Nubia and was a center of the cult of Isis. Enjoy a motorboat ride to reach this temple which is located on Agilika Island.

Leave Agilika Island and get to the High Dam. Built across the Nile, the Hight Dam allows Egyptians to enjoy a permanent agriculture instead of depending on the seasons. The construction of the dam threatened a lot of houses and touristic sites, such as the temple of Abu Simbel which had to be moved to a higher place.
You will be escorted by vehicle to check in your hotel and stay for overnight.

Day 4Check in Felucca

At 12:00 pm, your guide will accompany you to check in your Felucca sailing boat for an amazing cruising on the Nile toward Kom Ombo. Enjoy the peace granted by the river and contemplate the unique scenery that nature offers you. Spend the nigh on board the Felucca.

Day 5Car to visit Komombo,Edfu/ Chick in Luxor Hotel

After your breakfast, you will be driven to visit God Sobek temple in Kom Ombo with your egyptologist guide. Then you get by car to Efdu in order to visit the well-preserved Ptolemaic Temple dedicated to Horus, Osiris’ vengeful son, in Edfu

After this tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu, you will be driven to Luxor where you will join your hotel for overnight.

Day 6Luxor East-West Bank/Train to Cairo

Star an unforgettable excursion in both West and East bank of Luxor. Discover first the valley of the Kings, a symbol of pharaohs’ glory. The site contains 63 tombs excavated in the rock of the mountain, the most famous one is that of king Tutankhamun. Continue your visit with the temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Arriving to the site, the impressive cliff will not miss to captivate your eyes. But it’s at the foot of this masterpiece of nature that remains the real wonder : Hatshepsut temple. The external architecture match perfectly with the refined cliff, the building seems to have been sculpted into the rock. Once inside you will notice that many statues and engraving have their face destroyed, your expert guide will explain the strong history behind this.
Reach now the last step of your day : the Colossi of Memnon. Massive, proudly standing, and the gaze fixed toward the Nile, the two colossi of Memnon were the guardians of the vast and sumptuous Amenhotep Temple. Get to the East bank to explore Karnak Temple. During more than 2000 years, about thirty Pharaohs have contributed to the construction of the building, making it unique by its size, its degree of elaboration and the diversity of styles.

After finishing the tour, you will be transferred to Luxor train station to travel back to Cairo.

Day 7Final Departure

Our representative will meet and assist you at your arrival to Cairo. You will be then escorted by private air conditioned vehicle to Cairo International Airport for final departure.

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Starting location

From/To your hotel.

Starting time

1 hour before the show starts

Terms & Conditions
  • Payment 

    Available way of payment:

    Paying through our secure online gate payment (Pay-fort) one of amazon’s companies, fully secured system.

    If you wish to pay via bank transfer please send us an email to info@aladintour.com 

    Once we receive your payment your trip will be automatically confirmed.

    Cancellation 

    Free cancellation two weeks prior your arrival time.

    Any time of cancellation during the 12 days before your trip starts, 40% of your total payment will be nonrefundable.

    One week before the trip starting the amount you will pay is nonrefundable. In case you are not happy with our services and we didn’t deliver it the way it should be, fragmentary amount will be refunded.

    Best price grantee policy

    In case you will find other cheaper travel agency, please consider:

    1-     Date of arrival and departure

    2-     Same accommodation stander

    3-     Same historical sightseeing

    4-     Transportation type

    5-     Same includes and excludes 

    6-     If the other travel agency includes 24 hour tour leader service.

    If you can provide us all this evidence, we will gladly make you 50$ cheaper than what you found.

    Safety & Security

    We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. In case of going to your activity please keep your valuable stuff with you not to leave them in your car, please leave them in your safe box in your hotel. Your personal belongs it’s your full responsibility. Please make sure to not listen or accept any invitation for a drink or so from a stranger in the street, it’s always end up with a problem, have fun with your travel mates and your local friends. In case you would like to buy something or make shopping please get the best advice from your group leader or tour guide to avoid any misunderstanding.

    Insurance

    Aladin tours are not responsible for your travel insurance, please make sure that you arrange your insurance before you start your travel.   

    Activities out of your program

    Please contact your local guide for more information on available tours and excursions to make sure you are in a safe hands and having always the straight word. no heading cost and no extra charge because you might meet street scammers and offer you cheaper prices, but then you will always find a tricky and aggressive way and most of the time they take from you more money, this can end up having unhappy experience in Egypt and our aim is to make our guest happy and satisfied.

    Trip walking or driving distance

    Please be aware that there are long driving hours on this tour. You can refer to the trip overview for more information on estimated travel times. Please note that any times mentioned are approximations only to give you an idea of the journey lengths and the actual time taken will depend on public transport timetables and road conditions. A mix of private and public transport is used throughout this trip, prepare your self  for some fun long rides.

    Pocket money

    We recommend you to carry on your pocket daily from 20 to 50 USD or what equals in EGP, depends on your personal needs, please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping, please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip, also many places in Egypt are not accepting credit card but only in cash.

    Meals

    Eating is a big part of traveling fun and get to know country’s culture. Travelling with Aladin tours will experience a lot of different local type of food which we include everyday lunch in your program with variety of different local meals. Most of the time dinner are not included which we give you more flexibility in deciding what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more flexibility in your budget, the food generally is cheap in Egypt. Our groups tend to eat together to let you enjoy each other’s company. Your tour leader will be able to suggest the best of all restaurants during your trip.

    Local flights 

    Please make sure to attach your passport copy with your final confirmation in order to book the flight tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure. Domestic carriers for internal flights in Egypt will be Egypt Air or Nile Air. Flight information will not be available until a couple of days prior to the tour departure. Contact us for more details on your flights. The domestic flight maximum weight allowance is 20 kg.

    Tipping

    Tipping in Egypt known as “baksheesh” is a way of life in the Middle East. Locals themselves usually tip who provides them with service.  It is customary and even expected to tip small service providers. To make things as easy as possible and avoid hassling, Aladin tours has developed a tipping attitude where your tour leader will collect a contribution from everybody at the start of your tour and use this to tip anybody who has provided services to the group as a whole. A guideline for tipping is minimum $4 USD per day per person, you can pay in USD or the equivalent local currency (preferably local currency). If you feel that any service provider failed in maintaining or delivering good service, please bring it immediately to the attention of your tour leader to be able to improve our service partners and so a deduction of tips can take place. To not confuse you how much to tip the Tour Guide so we suggest you tip minimum 3$ per person per day, and at the end of the day it’s not a mandatory option.

    Feed back

    Your tour leader is 24 hours with you if there’s anything you are not happy about, please let him/her know immediately. If you have an issue with the tour leader himself please call our emergency number 24/7 service +201006016132, after you get back home safely, we would appreciate very much hearing from you! Your feedback is so important to us to be able to improve our service’s quality to the next friend or family member with Aladin tours. Please take a few moments giving us your feedback and help other travelers with your experience through our website, just by sending us an email on customerservice@aladintour.com and let us know what to improve in which point.