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Egypt: Luxury Group Expedition & Nile River Cruise


*SOLO TRAVELERS: You're in luck! We provide free roommate matching - unless you'd prefer to purchase a single room.

Private Tour Eligible!: This tour is also eligible to be booked as a private tour providing that 2 or more people book together. You can even start your trip on any day that works best for you. Contact Us for details.



The group will travel May 25 - June 1, 2019

Join other like-minded club members and experience the classic of all adventure travel expeditions with a locally guided GEC group tour to Egypt. Join us as we explore the ancient Pyramids of Giza and take an optional camel ride near the pyramids, then fly to Luxor and board a 5 star Nile River boat for 5 days and 4 nights exploring some of the world's most amazing sites that line this famous river, including the impressive Valley of the Kings, Luxor, and Aswan.

Egypt is back in business with many of the leading western adventure travel companies opening the doors again to one of the world's greatest destinations. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Egypt has risen up the ranks to be one of the world’s fastest-growing destinations for international tourists. And being the second most important sector of the economy (after the Suez Canal), this is a wonderful thing for the Egyptian people and for tourists from around the world!

You can be among the first to take advantage of this opportunity before the mass of tourists return. Travel with us in ultimate 5 star style (5 star hotels and a 5 star Nile River ship).


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Places Visited:

Egypt Group Tour, Pyramids of Giza, Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, Aswan, Cairo, Edfu Temple, Temple of Philae, Unfinished Obelisk, and Nile River High Dam

Trip Itinerary:
B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1 (Sat): Arrive in Cairo.
Day 2 (Sun): Optional Pyramids of Giza. (B)
Day 3 (Mon): Fly to Luxor. Karnak Temple Tour. (B, L, D)
Day 4 (Tue): Valley of the Kings Tour. (B, L, D)
Day 5 (Wed): Edfu Temple Tour (B, L, D)
Day 6 (Thurs): High Dam, Philae Temple & Obelisk Tour. (B, L, D)
Day 7 (Fri): Fly Aswan to Cairo. (B)
Day 8 (Sat): Trip Ends. (B)

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 (Sat)
Arrive in Cairo

Arrive at the designated hotel OR if you purchased airport transfers through us, then you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. In the late afternoon meet in the hotel lobby for the Group Trip Orientation meeting. Here you'll meet your Local Guide who will be with you for the next couple days, as well as your fellow group members who will be with you for the week.

Overnight in 5 star hotel in Giza.

Day 2 (Sun)
Optional Pyramids of Giza Tour. (B)

Today is a free day to enjoy the hotel or if you signed up for the optional Pyramids of Giza tour, then you'll start this tour off right as the group visits the famous Pyramids of Giza! You’ll spend a good amount of time exploring this Ancient Wonder of the World, then head out to see the equally famous Sphinx and Valley Temple. Near the Pyramids, your local guide will show you where you can take an optional camel ride... a great photo op with the iconic pyramids in the background! Should the schedule permit, you may also stop by the impressive Egyptian Museum.

At night why not gather up a few of your group members and visit the Pyramids again for the famous light and sound laser show played out on the sides of the Pyramids themselves (not included - tickets and transportation available through the hotel desk).

Overnight in 5 star hotel in Giza.

Day 3 (Mon)
Fly to Luxor. Karnak Temple Tour. (B, L, D)

Following breakfast, the group will transfer to the Cairo airport for the quick 1 hour flight to Luxor. Arriving at the Luxor airport, you'll be met by members of the ship and transferred to the 5 star Nile River ship.

Following lunch on board the ship, you'll join your fellow group members and others from the ship on a tour of the East Bank of the Nile River with the ship's local Egyptologist Guide. On the East bank, you'll visit the splendid Karnak Temple, with towering stone columns, giant obelisks, statues and ancient hieroglyphic relief carvings. In the late afternoon you'll return to the ship for dinner. The evening is free to relax or explore with your fellow group members.

Overnight aboard a 5 star Nile River ship.

Day 4 (Tue)
Valley of the Kings Tour. (B, L, D)

After breakfast aboard the ship, you'll visit the West Bank of the Nile River. Again joining your fellow group members and others from the ship, your ship-based Egyptologist guide will take you on a guided excursion of the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Here you'll have a chance to enter the tombs of many ancient Kings and Pharaohs including the most famous of them all: King Tut's Tomb!

Returning to the ship, you'll enjoy lunch and dinner aboard as the ship sails up river to Edfu.

Overnight aboard a 5 star Nile River ship.

Day 5 (Wed)
Edfu Temple Tour (B, L, D)

After breakfast aboard the ship, you'll again join your ship-based Egyptologist Guide and visit the Temple in Edfu. Returning to the ship you'll enjoy lunch and afternoon tea as the ship sails on to Kom Ombo. In the afternoon you'll visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo. This evening the ship sails to the beautiful city of Aswan.

Overnight aboard a 5 star Nile River ship.

Day 6 (Thurs)
High Dam, Philae Temple & Obelisk Tour. (B, L, D)

After breakfast aboard, you'll visit the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk, then on to the beautiful Temple of Philae, which is located on an island and dedicated to the goddesses Isis and Hathor. Enjoy the last night aboard ship with your group travel mates!

Overnight aboard a 5 star Nile River ship.

Day 7 (Fri)
Fly Aswan to Cairo. (B)

Disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast, then transfer to the Aswan Airport for your return flight to Cairo. Arriving at the Cairo airport, you will be met and assisted, then transferred to your hotel. You'll stay in an excellent Egyptian level 5* hotel just outside of the airport. This evening, why not join your fellow trip mates for a last night dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Day 8 (Sat)
Trip Ends. (B)

Trip ends after breakfast. You'll have free time at your leisure until you check out. If you purchased transfers through us, then you are picked up and transferred to the airport at the appropriate time to catch your flight home.

Important Information

This is a locally guided GEC small group trip that is open for anyone to join. You can sign up as a solo traveler* OR join with a spouse, friends or other family members. All are welcome!
*Solo Travelers: You're in luck! No mandatory single supplements. We provide free roommate matching - unless, of course, you'd prefer a single room which you can purchase during checkout.

This tour requires a total minimum group size to run. You are responsible for making your own international flight arrangements between your home city and Cairo (airport code: CAI) as per the itinerary. However, flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you receive a written guarantee that the Land Only portion of your trip has been fully booked and confirmed. Please contact us with questions and/or if you would like advice or help on booking your flights.

Prices are based on double occupancy. If you would like your own hotel room, please choose the optional single supplement at check out. If you do not mind being paired up with a roommate of the same gender, then the single supplement does not apply.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 month following the last day of the tour.

As of the time of printing, Visas are available and purchased on arrival at the Cairo airport.

Trip ID: AF1178
Departure Dates:

Domestic Flights Cairo-Luxor & Aswan-Cairo
Local Fee
Optional Add-Ons
OPTIONAL: Pyramids of Giza Tour (day 2)
OPTIONAL: Single Room (choose only if you want your own hotel room)
OPTIONAL: RT Airport/Hotel Transfer (highly recommended)

Price Includes
  • 8 day, 7 night locally guided group adventure to Egypt
  • 2 nights in a 5 star hotel in Giza
  • 4 nights on a 5 star Nile River ship
  • 1 nights in a 5 star hotel in Cairo Airport area
  • Guided tours of the Valley of the Kings, Aswan, and Cairo with expert English speaking Egyptologist guides
  • All meals on board the ship
  • Breakfast at hotels
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Airport to ship transfer
  • All transfers and tours in modern air-conditioned vehicles

Price Does Not Include
  • International airfare
  • Domestic Flights: Cairo-Luxor & Aswan-Cairo
  • Airport Transfers
  • Local Fee
  • Airport & departure taxes
  • Meals and beverages other than specified
  • Visas (obtained on entry for US/Canadian Citizens)
  • Entrance fees to special archaeological sites like (Mummies room at the Egyptian Museum, inside the Pyramids & Tombs at Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple, etc.)
  • Travel medical insurance (details) mandatory
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza
  • Optional tours and activities not mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips

Group Leader
  • Local guides and expert Egyptologists
Accomodation Included
  • 2 nights in a 5 star hotel in Giza
  • 4 nights on a 5 star Nile River ship
  • 1 nights in a 5 star hotel in Cairo Airport area
Transportation Included
  • Modern private a/c vehicles
  • 4 nights on 5 star Nile River ship
Meals Included
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner aboard the ship
  • Breakfast at hotels
Seasonal Info
  • Egypt's weather is typically dry, comfortable and virtually zero rain. Spring and Fall are best, while winter in Cairo can be cool and summers are very hot. Spring and Fall typically see averages in Cairo of 82 during the day (27c) and 72 at night (22c). Luxor and Aswan average low 90's (32c) during the day and high 70's (25c) at night.

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