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7-Day Tour in Egypt

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Day 1 Cairo

Arriving into Cairo. It can take an hour to get from the airport to your hotel. As your flight most likely arrives in the early evening, we recommend you make no plans for tonight and simply relax in your hotel.

Day 2 Cairo

This morning you're met at your hotel by your private guide and driver for a full day tour of the pyramids at Giza, Saqqara and Dashur. Drive to Dashur first to visit its Bent Pyramid, one of the earliest attempts at pyramid architecture. Venture inside the Red Pyramid before moving on to see the stepped pyramid of Saqqara. Finish with the most iconic and largest pyramids at Giza. The trip takes around seven hours in total, including a stop for lunch (not included) in a cafe or restaurant recommended by your guide.

Great Pyramid of Giza

Day 3 Cairo

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Cairo under your own steam. Cairo Museum is a definite highlight, and although it can be explored independently, you get a much better experience with a guide who can show you the lesser-known artefacts that can be easily missed. We can help you arrange a guided tour of the museum, or, alternatively, a guided tour of the souqs.

Great Pyramid of Giza

Day 4 Aswan

An early start for a private transfer to the airport, a short internal flight of one and a half hours, and the private transfer to board your cruise ship in Aswan. After settling in to your cabin, disembark for a guided trip to the High Dam and the Temple of Philae. The latter is a special site, a shrine to Isis: your guide will explain how UNESCO took steps to relocate it to save it from flooding. You then sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris.

Great Pyramid of Giza

Day 5 Aswan

Today, visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, where your guide takes you through the different halls and antechambers, explaining their significance, before you reach the inner Sanctuary of Horus. You then sail on to Esna and cross its famous lock. The rest of the day is spent sailing to Luxor - we suggest relaxing on deck and watching the rural Nile scenery pass by.

Temple of Horus

Day 6 Aswan

This morning you visit the West Bank at Luxor. In the Valley of the Kings there's the opportunity to go down into a tomb, where the hieroglyphics decorating the walls are much brighter than you'd imagine. You also visit the Temple of Hatchepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. You have the afternoon at leisure - relax on the boat, wander around Luxor's museums, or walk around the corniche.

Temple of Hatchepsut

Day 7 Return home

Depending on flight times, this morning you may visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor on Luxor's east bank after breakfast and disembarking. Then take a private transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo, which takes just over an hour, and catch your connecting international flight.

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