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12 Day Deluxe Tour of Cairo, Hurghada, Sahara, and Nile Cruise

Discover the magical wonders of ancient and modern Egypt through this fascinating 12 Day Deluxe Tour of Cairo, Hurghada, Sahara, and Nile Cruise.

Tour Details

Details of the 12-Day Deluxe Tour of Cairo, Hurghada, Sahara, and Nile Cruise

  • Duration: 12-Day Tour / 11 Night
  • Tour Location: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Sahara & Hurghada
  • Tour Availability: Available Everyday
  • Pickup & Drop Off: Cairo Airport
  • Tour Type: Historical & Recreational Tour

Magical 12-Day Deluxe Tour of Cairo, Hurghada, Sahara, and Nile Cruise

In a magnificent 12-Day Deluxe Tour of Cairo, Hurghada, Sahara, and Nile Cruise, the vast riches of Egypt are explored, along with its historical, cultural, and natural beauty. Each customer will receive the most professional service, accommodations, transportation, customer assistance, and tour guide during these twelve glorious days.

All of our guests who book this 12-Day Deluxe Tour of Cairo, Hurghada, Sahara, and Nile Cruise will explore Cairo, a legendary city where they may see the Salah el-Din Palace, Khan el Khalili market, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, and Great Pyramid complex. Discover the splendors of the Sahara on a spectacular Super Safari through the Bahariya. Take part in a magnificent, well-equipped Nile River cruise via Aswan and Luxor, the locations of the legendary Philae Temple, the Abu Simbel, Edfu, and Kom Ombo Temples, the Valley of the Kings, the Karnak Temple, the Hatshepsut Temple, and more. A thrilling snorkeling excursion with the finest chance to see the marine life below the surface can also be obtained in Hurghada’s red sea waters. Make the most of Egypt’s limitless treasures and make your 12-day Tour unforgettable. Book this 12-Day Deluxe Tour of Cairo, Hurghada, Sahara, and Nile Cruise Now!

Tour Highlights

The highlights of the 12-Day Tour of Cairo, Hurghada, Sahara, and Nile Cruise Tour

Giza Attractions

Cairo Attractions

  • The Egyptian Museum
  • Salah El-Din Citadel
  • The National Museum of Egypt
  • The Hanging Church
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Luxor Attractions

  • Karnak Temples
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Hatshepsut Temple
  • Colossi Of Memon
  • Edfu Temple

Aswan Attractions

Tour Inclusions

  • 4 nights accommodation at 5* hotel in Cairo on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • 3 nights accommodation on 5* deluxe Nile Cruise board Full board.
  • 3 nights accommodation at 5* hotel in Hurghada on An Inclusive Basis.
  • 1-night camping in the desert.
  • Domestic Flights { Cairo – Aswan / Hurghada – Cairo}
  • Meet and assist service at Cairo International Airport.
  • All your tours and excursions are by a modern A/C car.
  • The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
  • Egyptologist tour guide throughout your tours.
  • All transfers by modern cars.
  • Admission fees to all the sights are mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All service charges and taxes.

Tour Exclusions

Tour Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary of the 12-Day Deluxe Tour of Cairo, Hurghada, Sahara, and Nile Cruise

Day 1: Cairo Airport Arrival & Dinner in Cairo: Your tour representative will be waiting for you at the Cairo airport when you arrive. They will help you complete the relevant paperwork and get your entry visa before driving you in a private A/C vehicle to your hotel so you can check-in. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: A tour of Memphis, Saqqara, and the Pyramids: You will meet your Egyptologist tour guide after breakfast to begin your Egypt trip at one of the Seven Wonders of the World:

Egyptian Pyramids in Giza: Three great pyramids, one for each king of the 4th dynasty around 2400 B.C., make up the Giza Pyramids complex, a sacred site. The Valley Temple, the Grand Sphinx, and six smaller pyramids are all there.

The Great Pyramid: The “Pharaoh Khufu” Tombs are held by the Great Pyramid of Giza quite near to the stars. The Giza Complex’s oldest and largest pyramid is this one. It is the only one of the seven that is still standing and ranks as one of the seven marvels of the ancient world. The limestone stones needed to construct the 147 m-tall Khufu pyramid totaled 2.3 million.

The Great Sphinx: With measurements of 20 meters in height, 73 meters in length, and 19 meters in breadth, the Great Sphinx is one of the largest and oldest man-made figures on earth. It resembles the ancient Greek beast known as the Sphinx in appearance and possesses King Khafre’s facial features and a lion’s physique.

The Valley Temple: The Valley Temple was a mortuary temple used by Egyptian royal families to execute the mummification process on their corpses, a palace of preparation for the journey to a new realm, and it still has a highly distinctive style.

Lunch at a restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Pyramids or the Nile, then go to:

Step Pyramid of Saqqara: The Saqqara Step Pyramid, which dates to the reign of Pharaoh Djoser in the 27th century B.C., is the first pyramid of its sort with its complex in Egyptian history. Imhotep planned it to be made up of six stairs, known as mastabas, stacked on top of one another to reach a height of 62 meters.

City of Memphis: King Menes established Memphis City as the nation’s first unifying capital to serve as the seat of the first dynasty. The deity of creation and artistic creations, Ptah, had his watch and guard in Memphis.

After that, we return you to your hotel for the night.

breakfast and lunch

Day 3: Camping Tour in Baharia: Enjoy your breakfast before joining your tour guide in a private vehicle for a camping excursion to:

Oasis of Bahariya: The Bahariya Oasis, also known as the Northern Oasis, is located 370 kilometers (km) north of Cairo in the western desert and dates to the Greco-Roman and Middle Kingdom periods (1975 BC–1640 BC). There are numerous wonderful sights there, including the Museum of the Golden Mummies, the Black Desert, the Crystal Mountain, and the White Desert’s Sahara Suda.

Before beginning your tour into the center of the oasis, you will have lunch. Once you get there, you’ll have supper and set up camp in the white desert, where you’ll spend the night.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Camping in Bahariya Oasis: Breakfast will be the first meal of the day, followed by a full day of exploration and meditation of the Bahariya Oasis’s natural splendors.

Following lunch, you’ll finally make the journey back to your hotel to spend the night in Cairo.

breakfast and lunch

Day 5: Fly to Aswan, Tour the city, and board the Nile Cruise: Enjoy your breakfast in the morning before checking out of your accommodation and traveling to the Cairo airport to board your flight to Aswan. Your tour guide will be waiting for you when you get there, and you will continue your 12-day Egypt trip in Aswan by viewing the lovely Aswan tourist sites, beginning with:

High Dam at Aswan: To generate electricity and thereby have a beneficial influence on Egypt’s future and culture, the Aswan High Dam was built in Aswan across the Nile River Valley between 1960 and 1970.

The Unfinished Obelisk: The Unfinished Obelisk, which weighs 1090 tonnes and measures 42 meters (38 feet) in length, was built for Queen Hatshepsut (1508–1458 BC), is the largest in existence. It was intended to stand side by side with the other obelisk discovered at the Karnak complex, which is located in Rome at the Lateran Palace.

Temple of Philae: The goddess Isis of Love, Pleasure, and Beauty is worshipped in the Philae Temple, which was constructed in the sixth century BC. On the walls of the temples, carvings depict the epic mythological tale of Osiris and Isis.

You will check in to a 5-star luxury Nile cruise where you will have lunch, supper, and spend the night.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Visit the Temples of Abu Simbel and sail to Kom Ombo: You will have your breakfast in the morning before setting out on your own with a private tour guide to explore:

Abu Simbel Temples: One of the biggest structures on earth is the pair of temples at Abu Simbel. The Temples are believed to be rock-cut buildings carved out of a mountain’s bedrock. In 1200 B.C., it was built as a tribute to King Ramses II and to establish the well-known sun festival celebration. The larger temple is devoted to the renowned Pharaoh Ramses, while the smaller temple is to his well-known wife Queen Nefertari. The finest works of the ancient Egyptian Civilization have been created here, including artwork, sculptures, and decorations.

Return to your cruise to have lunch and supper, begin sailing, and spend the night.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7: Visit the Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples and then take a ship to Luxor: After breakfast, go off on a guided tour to see:

Temple of Kom Ombo: The view of the Nile from the Kom Ombo temple is breathtaking. The temple has two entrances, two sanctuaries, and two hypostyle Halls since it is the residence of the sky deity Hours and Sobek, who founded the Nile.

Continue sailing to see:

Temple of Edfu: The fight between Horus, the sky god, and Seth, the wicked deity, in the Edfu temple, determined the destiny of Ancient Egypt. It is the best-preserved Greco-Roman temple that was constructed between 237 and 57 BC.

Lunch and supper are served while sailing to Luxor, where you’ll spend the night after arriving late at night.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 8: Visit Luxor Attractions and go to Hurghada: Following breakfast, depart from the Nile cruise. Together with your tour guide, you’ll travel to Luxor to continue your Egypt sightseeing.

Temple of Karnak: The 247-acre Karnak Temple Complex is renowned as the most prestigious location and the residence of the Egyptian gods Amun, Mut, and others. It is the most popular tourist destination in Egypt since it is home to a large number of temples, pylons, chapels, and chambers.

The Kings’ Valley: For 400 years, three Egyptian dynasties—from the 18th to the 20th—rest eternally in the Valley of the Kings. Among the most well-known residents of the valley are Ramses the Great and Tutankhamun. The valley is located in the center of a secret hill covered with tombs containing all sorts of riches.

Temple of Hatshepsut: The Hatshepsut Temple was chiseled out of the mountain’s bedrock to become one of the most beautiful and well-preserved temples ever built. It has three floors that are all covered with magnificent sculptures of her in a masculine form, as well as Amun and Horus statues.

Memnon’s Colossi: Amenhotep III’s two enormous sculptures from the Colossi of Memnon. They were carved from massive pieces of quartzite sandstone that were hauled 700 kilometers from Cairo to Luxor.

You will have lunch at a restaurant with a view of the Nile, travel to the lovely city of Hurghada, and then settle into a five-star hotel for the night. Dinner will be served at your Hurghada hotel.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 9: snorkeling excursion in Hurghada: The Red Sea in Hurghada is home to a variety of natural marine treasures in various colors and forms where everyone will notice the colorful fish and amazing coral reefs located in the underwater environment. It is a great place to go snorkeling while enjoying the soothing temperature of Egypt. You’ll spend the night at your Hurghada hotel.

Meals: Soft drinks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 10: Super Safari Trip in the Hurgaha Sahara: In Hurghada, take a guided safari trek through the Sahara to experience the renowned adventure. Each tourist will ride a quad bike over the dunes, discover the customs of a fascinating Bedouin community, ride a camel, experience the magnificent sunset view during a great barbecue supper, together with mineral water and some soft beverages, and then observe the starry sky at night.

You will then return to your Hurghada hotel for the night via private vehicle.

Meals: Soft drinks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 11: Fly to Cairo and do some sightseeing: After breakfast, we’ll fly you from Hurghada to Cairo, where you’ll meet your tour guide and explore some of the city’s main tourist sites, including:

The Egyptian Museum: The Egyptian Museum provides a trip through time and space that spans more than 5000 years of the most significant ancient civilization on Earth’s surface.

Citadel of Salah El Din: Standing on its highest peak, the Cairo Citadel is Egypt’s protecting eagle. Between 1176 and 1182, it was constructed. Salah El Din Citadel is a magnificent citadel with several mosques and museums within it. It was Egypt’s primary government office until the 1860s.

Mosque of Mohamed Ali: Built between 1830 and 1848, the Mohamed Ali Mosque is a genuine work of art. Known as “The Alabaster Mosque,” this mosque has some of the most stunning Islamic and foreign styles and architecture on its walls.

In Cairo, lunch will be provided in a neighborhood eatery before visiting:

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization: The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a time capsule containing items from various eras, including the ancient, historic, and modern. The museum can apply the most cutting-edge museological techniques to illuminate the fascinating history, art, and culture that span all eras and go back more than 4500 years.

The Hanging Church: Cairo’s Coptic culture is centered on the sacred Church of the Virgin Mary, often known as the Hanging Church. In the fifth century AD, it was placed on the southern wall of a Roman fortification in Babylon. With a height of 30 feet, it looms above Cairo. Between the seventh and the thirteenth centuries, it was decorated with numerous amazing pieces.

Mosque of Amr Ibn Al Ass: The Islamic period in Egypt began with the construction of the Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque. It was constructed in 641 AD and is still being used as a place of worship today. It was rebuilt many times over the seventh century, allowing visitors to see how Islamic architecture changed over time.

Synagogue of Ben Ezra: The Ben Ezra Synagogue is a unique historical structure from the nineteenth century. In the year 882 AD, it changed from being a church to a synagogue. There are unique Jewish decorations and patterns all around the synagogue.

Market in Khan El Khalili: The Khan El-Khalili market is a magnificent street lined with shimmering treasures and the finest examples of Islamic architecture. The bazaar, which was built in 970 AD, the same year Cairo was founded, is a national treasure and the oldest in the Middle East.

We will return you to your hotel in Cairo for the night after the day.

breakfast and lunch

Day 12: Your 12-Day Deluxe Tour of Cairo, Hurghada, Sahara, and Nile Cruise Comes to an End: Your 12-day trip to Egypt will come to an end when you have breakfast at the hotel and go to the airport to board your aircraft home.

Dining: Breakfast

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