11 Days Cheap Egypt Holiday to Cairo – Luxor – Aswan-Abu Simbel
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💎 Why we love it ?
Spend an unforgettable vacation in 11 days of cheap Egypt holiday. This tour allows you to discover the pharaonic history, where will watch the landmark from the city of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Enjoy your time with a private professional guide who will explain to you all sites and will reply to your questions, sail aboard a cruise, as it gently plies the Nile, explore The Valley of the Kings. also will enjoy sleeping train and you will have time to watch Egyptian life when you pass on every city during your journey from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan.
🏁 Tour Itinerary: 11 Days Cheap Egypt Holiday to Cairo – Luxor – Aswan-Abu Simbel
Day 1: Arrival in Cairo
Arrive at Cairo International Airport, meet and assist by our representative, transfer by private A/c car to your hotel, check-in, and overnight at the hotel.
🏚️ Accommodation: Barcelo Cairo Pyramids or similar.
Day 2: Full Day Tour to Great Pyramids – Sphinx & Sakkara (B, L)
Breakfast at your hotel and Starting at 8:00 am Pickup from your hotel in Cairo By Tour guide to Start your full-day tour visiting Giza Pyramids where you will visit the Great Pyramids – Cheops, Chephren & Mykerinos then Visit the Valley Temple where the Priests Mummified The Dead Body Of King Chephren Also There You Will Have A Close-up Look At The Sphinx – The Legendary Guardian That Stands By The Huge Funeral Complex With Its Lion Body And The Head Of King Chephren. (2:30 hrs time Spent) Then Visit Sakkara, located only 27 km southwest away from Cairo. Visit the Step Pyramid (Built for King Zoser), which is considered an important part of the process of the pyramid evolution, which was made from the simple mastaba to its widely known form. (2 hrs Time Spent) At the end of the Tour, you will be transferred back to your Hotel.
🏚️ Accommodation: Barcelo Cairo Pyramids Giza or Similar.
Day 3: Egyptian Museum – Citadel of Sala din – Transfer to Giza Railways (B, L)
Start your full-day tour to visit the Egyptian Museum of antiquities. It displays the largest and most precious items of Egyptian art in the world. It exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date back to 5000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamun – The collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry that were buried in its tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated. Lunch between the visit to a local Egyptian restaurant.
continue your visit to the Citadel it was fortified by the Ayyubid ruler Salah al-Din (Saladin) between 1176 and 1183 CE, to protect it from the Crusaders. Only a few years after defeating the Fatimid Caliphate, Saladin set out to build a wall that would surround both Cairo and Fustat, then we will move to visit the Coptic area where you can see the church of Abu-Sergah and ST, Barbara, the hanging church, the old Jewish synagogue-Ben Ezra.
Return back to your hotel to have a shower and prepare your luggage to be ready at 6:00 pm to drop you at Giza Railways Station to join the sleeping train to Luxor (Approximately 12 Hours).
🚆 Sleeping on the train to Cairo.
🚆 Train ticket from Cairo to Luxor is NOT included.
Day 4: Luxor East Bank (B, L, D)
Arrival at Luxor railways Station approximately 6:30 am, Meet and assist you by Our representative, then transfer to your Nile Cruise for Embarkation before Lunch, in the afternoon you will start your tour by visiting The East bank of Luxor where you will visit Karnak and Luxor Temples Dinner on Board, overnight Luxor.
🏚️ Accommodation: Princess Sarah Nile Cruise 5 stars or similar.
Day 5: Luxor West Bank – Edfu (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will meet your guide and will start to visit the West Bank of Luxor, the Great Valley of the Kings where generations of Pharaohs & Nobles have been buried in splendid crypts cut into the cliffs and guarded by the huge colossi of Memnon. You will then visit the temple of Queen Hatchepsut., return back to the cruise, afternoon sail to Edfu overnight on board Edfu.
🏚️ Accommodation: Princess Sarah Nile Cruise 5 stars or similar
Day 6: Edfu – Kom Ombo (B, L, D)
Early breakfast, visit Edfu, you will discover the huge temple dedicated to the god Horus by horse carriage and tour it with your guide sail to Kom Ombo board and visit the magnificent double temple dedicated to the god Sobek and the god Haroeris. Dinner and overnight in Kom Ombo, sail to Aswan, overnight.
🏚️ Accommodation: Princess Sarah Nile Cruise 5 stars or similar
Day 7: Aswan – Abu Simbel Temple (B, L, D)
Early breakfast (Breakfast box) and will meet your guide at 3:30 Am to moving by sharing A/C bus to crossing 350 K/M to Visit the Temple of Abu Simbel and return at noon to your cruise, will have lunch on board and Dinner, overnight.
🏚️ Accommodation: Princess Sarah Nile Cruise 5 Stars Boat or similar.
Day 8: Phila Island – Unfinished Obelisk – High Dam – Aswan Railway (B, L)
Disembarkation after breakfast and starting your day to visit a high dam, unfinished obelisk, and Phila Island, the afternoon will have your lunch at a local restaurant and transfer you to Aswan Railways to join sleeping train overnight.
🚆 Sleeping on the train to Cairo.
🚆 Train ticket from Aswan to Cairo is NOT included.
Day 9: Pick up from Giza Railways & Free Time (B)
Arrive at Giza railways, meet and assist you by your representative, then transfer to your hotel, have a relaxing time and free day.
Note: After a long trip by train, we have to give our travelers rest and relaxing to continue their tour with active.
🏚️ Accommodation: Barcelo Cairo Pyramids Giza or similar.
Day 10: Cairo – Islamic day (Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa & El Refaa Mosques) – (B, L)
Arrival at Giza railways, meet and assist you by Our representative, then transfer to your hotel, have a rest for two hours, and Start your private day tour to visit Ibn -Tulun mosque was commissioned by Ahmad ibn Ţūlūn, the Abbassid governor of Egypt from 868–884 whose rule was characterized by de facto independence. The historian al-Maqrizi lists the mosque’s construction start date at 876 AD and the mosque’s original inscription slab has corrupted the date of completion at 265 AH or 879 AD.
The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a massive Mamluk era mosque and Madrassa located near the Citadel in Cairo. Its construction began 757 AH/1356 CE with work ending three years later “without even a single day of idleness”. At the time of construction, the mosque was considered remarkable for its fantastic size and innovative architectural components. Commissioned by a sultan of a short and relatively unimpressive profile, al-Maqrizi noted that within the mosque were several “wonders of construction”. The mosque was, for example, designed to include schools for all four of the Sunni schools of thought: Shafi’i, Maliki, Hanafi, and Hanbali. Return back to your hotel.
🏚️ Accommodation: Barcelo Cairo Pyramids Giza or Similar
Day 11: Depart from Cairo Airport (B)
Breakfast and our representative will meet you to check out and transfer you to Cairo International Airport for final Departure.
5 reviews for 11 Days Cheap Egypt Holiday to Cairo – Luxor – Aswan-Abu Simbel
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Gary Hyde (verified owner) –
Booked the 9-Day Egypt Cheap Tour. Received links to all Visa and Health Certifications in one place. Excellent service. I forgot to mark my calendar to pay the balance, but they didn’t cancel me, just took care of it for me.
We had great drivers (Hassan) and guides (Nasir and Abu) in Cairo, Luxor and Assad. Very accommodating for our small group, willing to make changes as requested. The staffs at the hotel and the ship, La Sarah we’re very kind and responsive. The “sleeping train” is a misnomer, but provided the transportation we needed. Highly recommend this once in a lifetime adventure.
Kailyn0214 (verified owner) –
If are planning a trip to Egypt this would be my company of choice! We booked a full tour with Egypt Direct Tours and everything was clear and taken care of from the start. Our contact in Egypt communicated with us regularly before we even left the states. When we arrived in Cairo we were greeted by our guide Nasser. He was very accommodating the entire trip and made sure that even though we had a “itinerary” that we still got to spend time where we wanted to. We were never rushed and Nasser was full of information and made sure we got to experience all that was on our
“bucket list”. We have traveled quite a bit and normally don’t book guided tours however having Nasser in Cairo was priceless. A country like Egypt it is definitely worth getting a guide in my opinion plus you get all the extra details/history that you normally wouldn’t get. A big plus was our driver Hassan. If driving in Cairo was an Olympic sport (and it should be) he would take the gold. I can not thank them enough!
When we arrived in Luxor we were greeted by our guide Abu. Abu was absolutely amazing. He made sure we were all set up for our Nile cruise and explained what was going to take place each day. I even booked a Hot Air Balloon Ride as an add on and he made sure to work with our Egypt contact and the Hot Air Balloon company to make sure we got picked up from the boat. (Highly recommend asking about this!) He got us to the temples early before all the major tour groups arrived so we got to really spend some time and take amazing pictures without being crowded with hundreds of people. Abu also gave us so much history and explained the temples and their stories to us. This made it so much more special. The temples are incredible but having someone as educated as Abu to not only tell the history but answer all your questions was fantastic! Thank you Abu!
So if you are thinking about booking with Egypt Direct Tours, DO IT! You will not regret it.
Thank you TripWays, Nasser, Hassan, Abu, and Ahmed for making our Egypt Vacation incredible! See you next time!
This was my first Direct Tour experience ever and my first time to Egypt. My first impression of the Cruise Ship Princess Sarah was it definitely not the ship I saw in pictures but it still had a lot of the same flavor. Prior to this 4 day cruise, I had only been on a Carnival Cruise, which is a completely different animal. The rooms are small but you don’t spend much time in them anyway. The mattresses could use some replacing as the firmness did bother my wife’s back but I was fine! Make sure you get your phone carrier’s International plan because there is a daily charge on the ship for WiFi and it only works in one room of the ship. The staff at Direct Tour was great! They keep in constant contact with you to make sure everything is running smoothly. My tour guide was wonderful! He made sure that all our needs were taken care of, including driving us to a clinic to make sure we had a Covid19 test in time to return from our trip back home. We found that our guide was very knowledgeable about everything Egyptian, not to mention, he was an Egyptian native himself. He made sure we knew what to expect and what to avoid when approached by local street merchants. Overall it was a great trip and a great experience! I would certainly use Direct Tours again in the future and I can’t wait for my next trip!
Tour is well organised and sufficient time was given at each site. Tour guides are very knowledgeable and helpful. Even the drivers for our tour are very good – very friendly and drives safely. The manager in charge of the tour, Ahmed is also very responsive and we appreciate the regular checks in from him to ensure everything is ok on our end. Highly recommend Egypt Direct Tours!
My husband and I enjoyed a trip of a lifetime with the help of Egypt Direct Tours. The 9 day itinerary provided everything I wanted to do in Egypt. It was a great value. This was a private tour, which invludef almost all expenses, but was less expensive than most of the group tours I found online. It was eas to book online. Our tour guide in Cairo, Nasser, and our driver, Abdullah were helpful, patient and kind. They made us feel like family. Our hotel in Cairo, Soulxe Pyramids, was a beautiful hotel. You could even see the prymids from the rooftop. Their breakfast buffet was hugh, with good variety of foods. The staffwere very nice. On the downside, I was astounded to learn their beds only had box springs–no top mattress. Thus, the beds werevery hard. AfterI complained, thestaff tried to remedy this by adding blankets to top of box springs, but it was still hard. Other minor annoyances we intermittent WIFI, a poor receptionon the TV. Tranfers and Flights to Luxor and back from Aswan were fine. Our drivers were waiting for us each time we arrived at an airport. Our Nile cruisewas fine, except we both contracted a stomach bug that gaveus diarrhea for 4 days. Be very careful what you choose from the Buffett. The ship, The Opera, was very pretty and the beds wrre comfortable. When you looked close, here were minor, aesthetic, maintainance issues, but not a big problem. The swimming pool on top deck is beautiful. The staff worked hard to make our trip special.