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5 Days Egypt- Cairo Pyramids, 4 Days Cruise Aswan To Luxor, Abu Simbel By Sleeper Train

5 Days Egypt, Cairo and Nile Cruise

Description

Tour Availablity: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Cruise Itinerary: Saturday-Monday-Thursday (from Luxor to Aswan) /Monday-Wednesday-Friday (from Aswan To Luxor)

Pick up Time: 8 am (Available to change)

Tour Type: Sharing a small group

Tour Duration: 5 Days (1 full day in Cairo +4 Days Nile Cruise)

Cruise Duration: 4-Days/ 3-Nights

Pick up Location: Cairo or Giza Hotel

Site opening time: 8 am to 5 pm

Optional Tours: – Hot Air Balloon in Luxor. – Nubian Village in Aswan.

Tour Language: English, Arabic, Spanish (other languages available with extra charge upon your request).

Combine the rich heritage of Cairo with the magic of a 5-star Nile Cruise ship. Tour the best ancient sites with your own private and qualified guide. In Cairo, discover the iconic Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara and Dahshur Pyramids in a private guided tour. Relax on the deck of a 5 stars Nile Cruise ship sailing down the Nile, see the unforgettable landscape of ancient Egypt surrounding the Nile and the real Egyptian life. Explore the highlights of the sightseeing in Luxor and Aswan, with two stops en the route to visit the pharaonic sites of interest such as; Kom Ombo and Edfu temples. Discover one of the most impressive temples in Egypt by visiting Abu Simbel 285 km south of Aswan. Have fun and enjoy plenty of night entertainments of the belly dancing show, gallabiyah party, Nubian show or disco and more in 4 days/3 nights Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor every Monday, Wednesday or Friday or reverse from Luxor to Aswan every Saturday, Monday or Thursday. Full board, check in with lunch, check out with breakfast. Round-trip sleeping train tickets are included.
Note:
  • It is very important to provide us with your passports copies to buy you the sleeping train tickets.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Saqqara and Dahshur Pyramids

Egypt Gift Tours Egyptology guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza on time. Once you enter the Giza plateau area, you will be able to go very close to the Great Pyramid of Cheops, and staring at that massive structure, you will realize that your dream of visiting the only surviving wonder of the ancient world came true.

Your guide will provide you with historical insights into those 4600 years old tombs. Passing through the pyramids of Chephren and Menkaure, you will stop to click some photos of all the pyramids together. In that part of the Sahara Desert area, you will also have the chance to ride a camel, take nice clicks and have a lot of desert fun (optional).

After these pyramids, we visit the Valley Temple – The place where the priests mummified the dead body of king Chephren, owner of the second pyramid at Giza Plateau. It is also the place where you can 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. This mysterious monument was carved to symbolize the pharaoh’s power and wisdom.

After this great tour, you will have the chance to go to a papyrus institute to see how the Egyptians produced this genuine artwork thousands of years ago.

Proceed to the Pyramid of Djoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure, in Saqqara. This pyramid was built during the reign of the Third Dynasty of Ancient Egypt 4,800 years ago. Also visit the tombs of the Nobles in Saqqara and learn more about the daily life of ancient Egyptian noblemen.

Then transfer to the south and visit the Red Pyramid and Bent pyramid at Dahshur. This is a famous royal necropolis in Egypt located in the desert on the West Bank of the Nile approximately 40 kilometers (25 mi) south of Cairo. It is known chiefly for many famous pyramids two of which are among the oldest, largest and best preserved in Egypt, built from 2613–2589 BC; the red and bent Pyramids of King Snefru.

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant (optional). Then transfer back to your hotel in Cairo or Giza to pick your luggage be transferred to Cairo train station to catch the overnight sleeping train to Aswan or Luxor.

Meals included: dinner and breakfast on board the train.

Accommodation: overnight sleeper train.

Day 2: Arrive Aswan, Transfer to Nile Cruise and Aswan Tours

Once you arrive at Aswan train station, you will be met and assist at Aswan railway station to be transferred by A/C van to your 5 stars Nile Cruise to check in before lunch. Have lunch on board. Then, start your tour by visiting the High Dam; achieved in 1960 to protect Egypt from the flood and generate electric. Proceed to visit the Greco Roman temple dedicated to goddess Isis using a small motorboat to get there. Later on, return back to your cruise for dinner, folkloric show, and Overnight in Aswan.

Meals included: lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Overnight in Aswan on board the cruise.

Note: If your arrival to Aswan is so early, so we might start the tour direct upon arrival since the cruise check-in time at 12:00 and we don’t want our guest to waste their time waiting at the lobby for check-in.

Day 3: Abu Simbel trip (Sharing a group), Navigation and Kom Ombo Temple

Around 4:30, your guide will pick you up for Abu Simbel trip ( sharing a group in a bus or minibus). Arrive around 8 am, to visit one of the most impressive places in Egypt; the rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel with their unique design built for King Ramesses 2nd. and his beloved Queen Nefertari. Back to the Cruise around 2 to 2:30 pm to have your lunch and sailing heading to Kom Ombo city

Arrive at Kom Ombo city, late in the afternoon where to visit the dual temple of Sobek, the crocodile God and Horus, the Falcon God. Back to the cruise and have dinner. Continue sailing to Edfu for overnight. 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: overnight in Edfu on board the cruise.

Day 4: Edfu Temple and Arrive Luxor(visit Luxor Temple)

After your breakfast, enjoy Horse Carriage ride with your tour guide to visit the temple of Horus at Edfu which is considered to be the most complete and the best preserved of all the Egyptian temples. Return to the cruise. Relax on the deck watching the unique landscape and admire the beautiful scenery of the Nile river while sailing to Luxor. Cross Esna Lock. Lunch on board. Afternoon tea on the sundeck. Late in the afternoon, arrive at Luxor dock, to be transferred to enjoy Luxor temple on the East bank of Luxor; where ancient Egyptian, Christian and Islamic features are exhibited. Dinner on board and belly dancing show. Overnight in Luxor.

Meal included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Accommodation: Overnight in Luxor on board the cruise.

Day 5: Luxor West Bank, Karnak Temple Tour&Departure transfer

Breakfast and check out to start your remarkable day by driving to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs from the new kingdom carved their tombs in the mountains aiming to hide their treasure and protect their mummies. Continue to the Mortuary temple of the famous queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari. End your tour in the West Bank by a photo stop in front of the gigantic statues of Memnon. Lunchtime in a local restaurant (optional). Back to the East Bank to see the largest temple ever; Karnak temple built through 2000 years and covering an area of about 63 acres. Get lost among its massive halls and pillars, feel the spirit of the ancient Egyptian Gods surrounding you.

Finally, transfer to Luxor railway station to catch your evening sleeper train back to Cairo. (End of service)

Meal included: breakfast.

Accommodation: overnight first class sitting train.

Facilities:

All Cabins Contain:

  • Mini Bar.
  • Safe Deposit Box.
  • Satellite TV.
  • Private Bathroom with full bathtub.

Additional Information:

  • Sometimes due to sailing conditions on the River Nile, Nile Cruises itineraries schedule and sailing time maybe updated. We assure that our clients will see all what is on their itineraries but maybe in different order.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing 2 paying adults.
  • A child from 5 to 11 years old accompanied by one adult will be treated as an adult.
  • Prices are quoted in U.S dollars and valid, except during Christmas, New Year and Easter Holidays (100$ USD per person per night, will be charged as extra supplement for these Holidays). 
  • If the Abu Simbel trip cancelled due to bad weather, you will be refunded with 30$ USD per adult and 15$ USD per child.
  • You have a chance to upgrade the sitting train to a sleeping one for 80$ USD per person in double sharing cabin, each way.
  • It is available to provide an Italian, Japanese or French tour guide with extra 150$ USD per person upon your request.
  • It is available to pick travelers at New Cairo, 6th.October hotels with extra 10$ USD per person.
  • It is available to drop off Travelers at their hotels in New Cairo or 6th.October with extra 10$ USD per person.
  • It is available to pickup or drop off travelers from Hotels at New Administrative Capital with extra 20$ USD per person.

Included:

  • One day tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Saqqara and Dahshur Pyramids.
  • 3 nights accommodation on 5 stars Nile Cruise on full board basis.
  • Meals, start with lunch and end with breakfast.
  • First Class sitting train tickets, rounded trip (Cai/Asw. and Lux/Cai)
  • All transfers by an A/C. vehicle.
  • Professional English speaking Egyptology tour guide.

Excluded:

  • International or Domestic flights.
  • Hotel accommodation in Cairo.
  • Entrance fees to the above-mentioned sightseeing.
  • Wi-Fi, water or Drinks on the cruise.
  • Any personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Tipping to the guides, drivers, cruise crew etc.
  • Any optional Tours.

Optional Tours:

  • Other languages are available with extra 200$ USD per person upon your request.
  • Abu Simbel temples, private tour (120$ USD per person, starting from 2 Travelers, and 180$ USD for the single person )
  • Hot Air Balloon In Luxor(100$ USD per person).
  • Nubian Village by motorboat(50$ USD per person)

Package Price:

  •  Per Single Cabin: 1220$
  • Per Person in Double Cabin: 920$
  • Per Person in Triple Cabin: 920$

Children Policy:

  • Child 0 – 01.99 Free of Charge.
  • Child 2 – 4.99: sharing with their parents pay, (150$ USD per child)
  • Child 5 – 11.99: sharing with their parents, pay 720$ USD per child.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

Christmas and New Year Holidays (18/12/2024 to 02/01/2025):

  • Per Single Cabin: 1520$ USD
  • Per Person in Double Cabin: 1220$ USD
  • Per Person in Triple Cabin: 1220$ USD

Children Policy (18/12/2024 to 02/01/2025):

  • Child (0 – 01.99) free of charge .
  • Child (2 – 04.99) sharing with their parents pay, 150$ USD.
  • Child (5 – 11.99) sharing with their parents pay, 920$ USD per child.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.
  • Children policy applied to children who share rooms with their parents (maximum 1 child sharing parent’s room).
  • A child from 5 to 11 years old accompanied by one adult will be treated as an adult.

Prices:

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays.

Notes:

Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room) 

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