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Uncover the Mysteries of Egypt

4.5 (4 Reviews)
Cairo, Aswan, Luxor
(4 reviews)


8 Days

Tour Type


Group Size

1 - 6 people



About this tour

This journey will take you through eight fantastic days of memorable experiences. You’ll explore the ancient monuments and historical highlights alongside the outstanding Nile River. You’ll also have the chance to visit one of the world’s wonders, the Great Pyramid of Giza. Besides, meeting hospitable locals and trying traditional meals in a local village is going to be a special moment for you. Then, in Aswan and Luxor, you’ll sail and relax on a traditional boat on the Nile River, while enjoying the real vibe of local life in stops to visit the grand bazaars.

Free Cancellation:
You can easily cancel this tour based on the policies mentioned in the following sections down below. 

You can fully customize your tour and change its duration, route, and included services, all tailored to your needs.

Book with Flexibility:

You can change the date of your trip free of charge, for up to two weeks prior to your original arrival date.

Private Tour:

This tour is private and is only for you and your own travel companions.

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Day 1: Arrival at Cairo

Today, you'll arrive in Egypt's capital, Cairo. You'll be transferred to the hotel based on your arrival time. There are no planned activities today, so you can explore the city freely.

Day 2: Cairo to Aswan

Today, you'll visit the famous pyramids of Giza, one of the world's seven wonders, and soak in the history of these massive structures before a visit to the Egyptian Museum. In the evening, you'll take an overnight train to Aswan. A basic airline-style tray meal for dinner and breakfast is included.

Day 3: Aswan

Your train is going to arrive in Aswan early in the morning. Enjoy some free time when we arrive in the morning to explore the souk or walk along the Nile. Later, you'll board a boat to reach one of the many Nile islands and visit a Nubian village. Walk around the small community, then enjoy a traditional dinner at a local home.

Day 4: Aswan

On your second day in Aswan, you'll visit one of the most fascinating attractions in the area the Temple of Abu Simbel. Later, opt for a half-day tour of the Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam, and Philae Temple. Visit the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about Aswan's local people.

Day 5: Aswan to Kom Ombo

Today, you'll experience an unforgettable adventure. Board the felucca and spend the rest of the day out on the river and a night under the stars. Feluccas are basic, traditional Nile sailboats and make for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable way to travel down the river. You sleep, in the open air on the deck of the boat. You'll have a full day to enjoy this tranquil and traditional experience on the Nile. You'll head to Kom Ombo.

Day 6: Kom Ombo to Luxor

Today, you'll enjoy a guided visit to the famous Kom Ombo Temple, located between Aswan and Luxor. Afterward, you'll also visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Karnak temple on the way. It includes the ruins of the Great Temple of Amon. Then, you'll continue to arrive at Luxor.

Day 7: Luxor

Today, you'll visit the second most important city in Egypt, Luxor. The first attraction will be the Valley of the Kings. The Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut literally seems to rise out of the surrounding limestone outcrops. Then visit the massive Colossi of Memnon, which is all that remains of an ancient temple. Enjoy having a traditional meal for lunch at the bank of the Nile river and then explore Luxor at your own leisure.

Day 8: Luxor to Cairo

You'll take a flight back to Cairo in the morning and transfer to the airport based on your departure flight time.


  • Mentioned accommodation or similar with breakfast
  • one-night stay in a felucca (full board)
  • Train ticket from Cairo to Aswan
  • Flight ticket from Luxor to Cairo
  • English-speaking local guide/driver
  • Airport Transfers
  • International flight ticket
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Tip to driver/guide

Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • To secure your booking, 30% of the amount needs to be paid as a deposit.
  • The remaining balance needs to be totally paid two weeks prior to your arrival date.
  • If your arrival date is within the next 14 days, the total amount needs to be paid in advance in order to secure the package.
  • Free cancellation for up to two weeks before your arrival date.
  • 30% cancellation penalty if you cancel within 14-5 days before your arrival date.
  • Non-refundable if you cancel when it's less than five days left until your arrival date.

Frequently asked questions

Citizens of countries in North America are required to obtain a visa prior to entry. Typically a renewable 30-day visa will be issued. Getting a visa upon arrival at Cairo International Airport is also possible. A valid passport is mandatory. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date you expect to leave Egypt.

If you hold a residence permit in the country you live in you can apply to the Egyptian Embassy/Consulate General in that country, otherwise, you have to apply to the country that issued your passport.

Though many nationalities are exempt from requiring a visa for the many Sinai resorts, a full tourist visa is required if you come to any place in Egypt that lies to the west of the Red Sea/Suez Canal.

Yes, as soon as you leave Egypt your visa will be stamped, so you will require another one. If you are from a country that can get their visa upon arrival in Egypt, you can get the new one when you re-enter the country, but if you require a pre-entry visa you should apply for 2 of these, using the second one when you re-enter Egypt.

Yes, as soon as you leave Egypt your visa will be stamped, so you will require another one. If you are from a country that can get their visa upon arrival in Egypt, you can get the new one when you re-enter the country, but if you require a pre-entry visa you should apply for 2 of these, using the second one when you re-enter Egypt.

The best time to visit Egypt is during the winter, from October to April. The temperatures are mild and pleasant, although evenings can become quite cool. December through January are the peak tourist months so expect large crowds if traveling at this time. The best time to enjoy the beaches, without having to endure the large crowds of summer tourists, would be from March to May. Temperatures at this time are warm and tourist sites are not too crowded.


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Marva Sch

The tour was perfect!

The Tour director was outstanding, with a wealth of knowledge about the country's history and went out of his way to ensure everyone was satisfied. Hotels were good in good locations, and included dinners were satisfying.
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Lisa V

Our guide was wonderful

Our guide was wonderful. The only suggestion I have is for the guide to let us know how long we will be outdoors the next morning, as there's no heat in the palaces and we're mostly walking in the shade between the tall buildings, etc. This is based on Spain trip in late November and early December. Most of us on the tour didn't dress properly for the early morning coldness.
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I had booked with another agency online…

I had booked a tour with another agency online, but when I arrived in town, there was no one after me! I was amazed at how fast I was able to communicate with 1stQuest I instantly had my tour, driver & tour guide! And at a better price

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I have only praise for 1stQuest. A very efficient and speedy service with a great deal of support throughout the whole process. Totally satisfied

David Christopher Lynch

Sep 11, 2022 - Germany

Everything was perfect, fast and available for any question.

Rudy Colet

Oct 4, 2022 - France

Very good advice and always quick and correct answers to our questions. The guidance around our visa application went smoothly.

Klant Berendsen

Aug 7, 2022 - Belgium

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