- Door to door transfers
- Airport meet, welcome, and assist
- Private tour guide Egyptologist
- Mineral bottled water during tours
- Entrance fees of the mentioned sites
- Private air-conditioned modern vehicle
- All tours and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
- Domestic flights
- All accommodation
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Egypt Entry Visa
- Gratuities/tipping (recommended - optional)
This Tour's average rating is: 4.5
- Duration: 14 days 13 Nights
- Location: Cairo / Au Simbel / Aswan / Luxor / Bahariya Oasis / Alexandria
- Availability: Available Everyday
- Pick up and drop off: Your Hotel
- Tour Type: Private
Enjoy memorable 14-day Egypt excursions in The Golden Land of the Pharaohs
See the best of Egypt in two weeks, wonderful Abusimbel sound and light show are featured, Giza pyramids and the Sphinx, Luxor and the glory of the Pharaohs, Aswan with its beauty, and a stunning Nile cruise experience are the main highlights of Golden Nubia Tour Package.
Private guided sightseeing Tour Package with accommodation included. 14 days adventure from Cairo to Abu Simbel, Aswan Sightseeing Tours, Luxor excursions, Nile Cruise Experience, and White Desert Camping adventure. A lifetime experience.
Day 1: Cairo Arrival
Meet, welcome, and assist with airport formalities. Transfer to your hotel & Overnight.
Day 2: Giza, Saqqara Pyramids, & Memphis Tours
After breakfast at the hotel, start our visit to The pyramids of Giza
, the Great Pyramid of King Cheops
, the remains of the funeral temple of the same king, the pyramid of king Chephren
, the pyramid of king Mycarinos, and get inside one of the small pyramids, and see the Sphinx
. Egyptian Lunch in a countryside restaurant. Visit The pyramids of Saqqara
, the visual presentation of Sakkara, the step pyramid of king Djoser-the very first pyramid, the museum of Imhotep
, the tomb of a high official, the pyramid of king Titi, the pyramid of king Unas, and see the pyramids of Dahshur
from a distance. Visit Memphis
the very first capital city of Egypt, the statue of King Ramses II
which is 16 meters high, and the alabaster sphinx
of Queen Hatshepsut
. Overnight at your hotel.
Attend the Pyramids and Sphinx sound and light show – 79$ USD per person.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner
Day 3: Cairo Sightseeing Tours
After Breakfast at your hotel, start our tour to the Egyptian Museum
, with more than 120,000 pieces from ancient Egypt, plus the amazing collection of king Tut Ankh Amen from the 18th dynasty’s new kingdom
, and the royal mummies. Visit Coptic Cairo
, the church of Saint Sergius
the very first church built in Egypt, the synagogue of Ben Ezra, and the so-called Hanging church. Egyptian Lunch. After lunch, visit Islamic Cairo
, the Citadel of Saladin
, the alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Gawhara palace of Mohamed Ali, and the mosque of Amr Bin El-Aas, the very first mosque built in Egypt. See Khan El-Khalili bazaar
where you can see the Al-Azhar mosque, and the very unique Islamic ancient streets and complex. Transfer back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & lunch
Day 4: Cairo – Abu Simbel
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan
. Arrive at Aswan
and start our overland air-conditioned trip to Abu Simbel with the tour guide. Arrive at Abu Simbel. Explore the two temples of King Ramses II
and his beloved wife Queen Nefertari. Transfer to Seti First Hotel and check-in. Lunch in the hotel. After lunch at around 5 pm, pick you up for the Sound and Light Show at Abu Simbel. Transfer back to the hotel and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast & lunch or dinner.
Day 5: Abu Simbel – Aswan
After breakfast at Abu Simbel Seti hotel, transfer back to Aswan
, arrive in Aswan
, and start our sightseeing tours to the temple of Philae which was built for the goddess Isis. Transfer to the Nile cruise and check in for lunch. After lunch, take a Felucca cruise around Elephantine Island to see the Nile of Aswan
and the surrounding landmarks.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner
Day 6: Nubian Village & Kom Ombo Temple
Breakfast on board your cruise, start a Nile trip with a motorboat to the Nubian Village to get to see the Nubians
and interact with them, taste their food, and see their houses and daily life. Transfer back to the cruise ship for lunch. Relax while sailing along the fertile river Nile
with two stops to visit the unusual double temple of Kom Ombo
dedicated to two gods, the falcon god Horus, and the crocodile god Sobek. Sail to Edfu & overnight there.
Lunch and Dinner onboard your cruise.
Day 7: Edfu & Luxor Sightseeing
Breakfast on board your cruise. Visit by horse carriage to the temple of Edfu
which is dedicated to the falcon god Hours, and is the second-largest temple in Egypt. Sail toward Luxor
via Esna Lock. Explore the Luxor temple
which was built by the kings of the new kingdom
. Dinner on board your Nile cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner
Day 8: Luxor Sightseeing Tours
West Bank of the Nile: After breakfast, check out the cruise hotel ship. Start our tour to the west bank of Luxor
to visit the Valley of the Kings
which is home to 65 tombs of the kings of the 18th to 22nd dynasties, and the Valley of the queens
which accommodates the tombs of queens from the new kingdom
, the modern-looking temple of Queen Hatshepsut
who ruled over Egypt for 21 years as a king, the colossi of Memnon originally belong to king Amenhotep the 3rd. Visit the Karnak
temple complex which is the largest complex of temples in Egypt originally attached to Luxor temple
by an avenue of sphinxes. Check-in at the Luxor
hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & lunch.
Day 9: Luxor – Cairo: At Leisure – Cairo Optional Tours
After breakfast at your hotel, Transfer to Luxor Airport to fly back to Cairo. Arrive in Cairo, and meet with our representative. Transfer to your hotel & check-in.
- More of Islamic & Coptic Cairo – 79$ USD per person
- More of Pyramids & Museums – 149$ USD per person
- The Pharaonic Village tour – 99$ USD per person
- Giza Sound & Light Show – 79$ USD per person
Day 10: Bahariya Oasis Tours
Cairo-Bahariyya: After Breakfast at your hotel, at 7:15 an early start to Bahariya Oasis
(the desert) ( 365 Km) 4 to 5-hour drive. 12:00 Arrive Bahariya Oasis
, Bawiti Center of Bahariya. 12:00 to 13:00 Lunch in a local restaurant. 13:00 to 14:30 Check in at the hotel & take a rest. 16:00 to 19:00 Drive with our jeep safari to see hot & cool springs, the gardens, the farms, the biggest lake in the oasis
, Bedouin houses, Gabal el-dest (Pyramid Mountain), and climb to the English mountain, the highest point there to see the sunset. 19:00 to 20:00 Drive back to your hotel. We can stop for a drink in a local cafe. 20:00 to 21:00 Dinner & Overnight.
Meals: Breakfast & lunch.
Day 11: Desert Camping Adventure
After Breakfast in the hotel, from 10:00 to 13:00 Drive with our Jeep Safari to Al-Haiz, on the way we see sand dunes, Algabel Almarsous & the black desert (climbing one of the mountains there for the best view). 13:00 to 14:00 Lunch in El-Haiz (this village is 40 km from Bawiti center of Bahariya). 14:00 to 17:00 On the way to the white desert we stop many times to see the Akabat area, the crystal mountain, the cool springs, the natural curving-like tents, the mushroom formations….and much more… 17:30 Arrive at the white desert for the sunset in the white desert. 17:30 to 19:30 Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere waiting for your dinner to be prepared by the Bedouin guys. 20:00 Your Dinner is Barbeque under the stars. You will get to taste Bedouin tea. Overnight camp (We prepare for you a big tent, with pillows and mattresses, & also provide American tents).
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner
Day 12: White Desert Cairo
Early wake up for Sunrise. After breakfast in the white desert, we will take the jeep safari back to Bawiti. 10:00 to 11:00 Visit Bahariya sightseeing such as the golden mummies museum & the nobles’ tombs of the 26th dynasty… 11:00 to 11:30 take a shower & change clothes in the hotel. 12:00 to 17:00 Drive back to Cairo.
Day 13: Alexandria Sightseeing Tours
full-day trip: After breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, Pick you up and start our tour to Alexandria
, See the Catacombs
(three levels of tombs under the ground dating back to the Greek period 200 years B.C., Tehran tomb, The Caracalla hall, very beautiful artifacts from Greco Roman time). Drive to Pompay’s pillar. See Bombay’s pillar ( The huge red granite Pillar 25 meters in height of emperor Declitan was originally located in the temple of the god Serapes, Pharaonic pieces, and sphinxes, Serapiom which is the tomb of god Serapis). Drive to a seafood restaurant for lunch. After Lunch. Drive to pharaohs
Island to see the fortress of Qaitbay. See the Fort of Qaitbay
outside view (the place of the ancient lighthouse, the fortress of Sultan Qaitbay dating back to the Mameluke Islamic period, and the aquarium). Visit Alexandria
Library & transfer back to Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast & lunch.
Day 14: Cairo – Home
After breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, transfer you to Cairo International Airport for departure.
Price is quoted per person in USD:
2-3 persons: Price as shown below
4-6 persons: Deduct 200$ from the below prices
7-10 persons: Deduct 300$ from the below prices
Accommodation Plan (A) Barcelo three pyramids Cairo / 5* standard Nile cruise
Double: Winter Season $1999, Summer Season $1599
Single: Winter Season $2699, Summer Season $2299
Accommodation Plan (B) Cairo Pyramids Hotel / 5* Deluxe Nile cruise
Double: Winter Season $2099, Summer Season $1799
Single: Winter Season 2899, Summer Season $2499
Accommodation Plan (C): Marriott Pyramids hotel at Cairo / 5* Top Deluxe Nile cruise
Double: Winter Season $2299, Summer Season $1999
Single: Winter Season $3099, Summer Season $2699
Golden Nubia & the Majestic Nile 14 days Egypt Tour
Private 16-day tour. Magical, captivating, amazing. Highly recommended.
My husband and I had a fantastic time in Egypt, exploring the pyramids and temples and learning more about the ancient Egyptian beliefs and customs. From the time I first contacted Egypt Fun Tours to plan our trip, Hamada responded promptly to our questions. After explaining to him that we preferred visiting ancient ruins and learning about Egyptian mythology, he adapted the ‘Golden Nubia’ tour package and created a customized itinerary for us.
We were greeted at Cairo airport by Mohammed who helped us through customs. We then met Hamada and the driver. Our first item on the agenda was the Cairo city tour. However, after a long flight from Australia, we were very tired and preferred to rest. Hamada had no problems re-arranging the itinerary.
Over the next 2 weeks, we saw the pyramids in Giza and Saqqara; the temples in Abu Simbel, Aswan, Luxor; cruised the Nile; visited a Nubian village; camped overnight in the White Desert; spent the day at Alexandria; explored the Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo and Islamic Cairo. The tour really captured the best of Egypt.
Review of: Pyramids, Sphinx, Saqqara, & Memphis Full-Day Tour:
We started the day with a visit to Memphis, followed by Saqqara and then Giza. Our guide Yousef was excellent. He explained how the first pyramids were built, took us through the king’s ceremony and gave a good summary of the displays in the Museum of Imhotep.
At Giza we paid an additional entrance fee to go into the Great Pyramid. As no cameras were allowed, Yousef looked after our things while we went inside the King’s Chamber. He never once rushed us and told us to take our time while inside.
After seeing the Sphinx we visited a papyrus workshop. It was interesting to see how papyrus was made; we now know how to tell the difference between real and fake papyrus.
We had a great time with Yousef. He is knowledgeable, spoke very well and took great pictures for us.
Review of: Abu Simbel, Aswan sightseeing, Luxor temples (7 days):
It was an early morning flight out of Cairo to Aswan, then a long drive to Abu Simbel, but when we finally arrived, it was worth it. Our guide Hamada explained the 19th dynasty, specifically the reign of Ramses II, who left a legacy of magnificent temples and majestic statues. We later attended the Sound & Light Show at the Abu Simbel temples. This is a must-see!
Over the next couple of days, we drove back towards Aswan, where we saw the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk on the way. We also visited the Temple of Philae, which is now located at Agilkia island, so we took the motorboat to get there. We then visited the Botanical Gardens and strolled through the Aswan market. It was refreshing to have a glass of fresh sugar cane drink to end the day!
As we sailed from Aswan back to Luxor on the Nile, we spent 3 nights on a cruise ship. During the stopovers, we visited the Temple of Khnum on Elephantine Island, the Temple of Kom Ombo, the Temple of Edfu and strolled through a Nubian village. When we finally arrived at Luxor, we visited the magnificent Luxor Temple.
After checking out of the cruise ship, we had a big day exploring the Valley of Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Medinet Habu (mortuary temple of Ramses III), the colossi of Memnon and the massive complex of the Karnak temples. All throughout the tour, Hamada remained enthusiastic and responsive to our questions about the Egyptian gods, pharaohs and temples. For me, it was one of the best history lessons I have ever had.
On our last day in Luxor, we visited the temples in Abydos and Dendara. Our guide for the day, Karma (Ekram Hagag) met us at our hotel. On the way there, she gave us some information on the temples, which gave us a good preview of what we would be seeing when we got there.
These temples have the best-preserved hieroglyphics that we have seen. The walls, columns and ceilings are filled with such interesting stories, which Karma was able to relay to us. She was knowledgeable, spoke very well and offered to take pictures of us.
Review of: White Desert tour and overnight camping:
After a long drive from Cairo, we arrived at the Bahariya Oasis for lunch. We met Abdul, our Bedouin guide, who would be taking us around the White Desert and set up our tent for the night.
The desert landscape is breathtaking and out of this world. Be prepared for some rough off-road driving on a 4×4. We saw the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain and the unusual rock formations at Akaba. We then stopped by a sand dune and did some amateur sandboarding, which was a lot of fun.
With the full moon casting shadows over the huge rocks, we had the best dinner under the stars in the White Desert. Sipping strong (and sweet) Bedouin tea in front of a campfire was truly a memorable experience.
We returned to Bahariya Oasis the next day, and then to Cairo. I had hoped to see the Temple of Alexander of the Great, and the tombs of the nobles at the valley of the golden mummies on the way back, as it was in the original itinerary but we were not able to (as we had reduced the desert tour to an overnight stay).
Bedouin food and hospitality were unbelievable. Abdul is a skilled 4×4 driver, spoke well, and is an amazing cook!
Review of: Alexandria sightseeing day trip:
The drive to Alexandria took about 2.5 hours from Cairo. Our guide Hamada took us first to the Catacombs under the ground. It was fascinating to see the mix of Egyptian, Grecian and Roman art on the walls of the Tegran tomb. Next, we saw Pompey’s Pillar which towered 25m high, and the ruins of the Serapeum nearby. We then saw the Roman amphitheater before stopping for a delicious seafood lunch.
We saw the Citadel of Qaitbay from the outside (said to be built on the site of the ancient lighthouse) and then the oldest mosque in Alexandria (Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi mosque). Unfortunately, I had hoped to visit the Alexandria Library, but we only managed to take some photos from the outside.
It was a great day of sightseeing on a lovely seaside city. Hamada explained the history of the place really well, which gave me a sense of what Alexandria would have been like during ancient times.
Review of: Cairo day tour – Egyptian museum, Khan Bazaar, Islamic & Coptic Cairo:
We started the day exploring the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. As there are not many signs in the museum, our guide Hamada explained to us the key artifacts. For instance, an important artifact is the Narmer Palette, which depicts the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. Hamada explained the engravings very well, which gave me a richer understanding of the significance of the palette.
There are so many artifacts to see and with the crowds in the museum, Hamada was able to guide us to the main ones so that we would not miss out.
After spending about 3 hours in the museum, we went to Coptic Cairo and visited the Abu Serga church (Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church) and the Ben Ezra synagogue. We then visited the first mosque built in Cairo (Amr ibn al-As mosque), before heading to Islamic Cairo. Unfortunately, we didn’t get time to see the Coptic Museum and the Hanging Church.
Walking within the massive enclosure of Islamic Cairo was amazing. Hamada skillfully guided us through the busy Khan El-Khalili bazaar and explained various aspects of the ancient streets and complexes. He then took us for some great coffee at El Fishawy, which is a very popular spot for locals and tourists to meet for shisha and coffee/tea.
This was our last day of our 16-day customized tour. It was the perfect ending as it summarised all we had seen before in the pyramids and temples.
Overall, the service and professionalism provided by Egypt Fun Tours is outstanding. The drivers, guides and representatives were friendly and welcoming and have made our visit to Egypt memorable. Everything was arranged for us and it has been one of the stress-free travels I have ever had. Hamada was our main guide. He is entertaining, very experienced and spoke very well. If you want an unforgettable time in Egypt, I highly recommend Egypt Fun Tours.
A fantastic journey around Egypt with Egypt Fun Tours! With these people, we have loved every second of our time in Egypt. All of the hotel and Nile cruise employees, including the tour guides and drivers, were very accommodating and kind. I adored how hospitable and courteous the Egyptians were in general. I drank from the Nile, and the Egyptians informed me that because I had tried their water, I would return. I believe I will.