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A Journey Back In Time

PRIVATE TOUR - 12 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $3864+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Get a photo op at the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Venture through the historic Khan-el-Khalili bazaar and barter for goods
  • Sail down the Nile River on the luxurious Sonesta Moon Goddess and see many historic sites
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum, a building that holds more ancient Egyptian artifacts than any other museum in the world
  • Relax on the beauitful beach in Sharm el Sheikh
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Tour Overview

Take a journey back in time to experience Ancient Egypt. Today in Egypt there are several monuments, still standing, that help define the story of Egyptian history. In Cairo, visit the Great Pyramids at Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and the Khan-el-Khalili Bazaar, the original crossroads and still operational trade center. From Luxor, depart on the three-night cruise down the Nile River aboard the Nile Goddess, a supreme Nile cruise ship, to Aswan. After spending each day fulfilled by excursions around famous ancient Egyptian sites, enjoy the variety of special services and facilities which gives the Sonesta Moon Goddess its incredible reputation, like their gym, their bar, and their dance floor. After spending time in Aswan, go to Abu Simbel to visit the most unique double temple in the world. This tour concludes with a flight to Sharm el Sheikh with a few days to relax on the beach.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.

Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double N/A £$3864 £$4107 £$4718
Single N/A £$5280 £$5607 £$9286

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Thursday- International flight to Cairo

Overnight international flight to Cairo.

Overnight international flight to Cairo.

Day
2

Friday- Arrival in Cairo

Upon arrival in Cairo, airport reception and transfer to the hotel.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Upon arrival in Cairo, airport reception and transfer to the hotel.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Day
3

Saturday- Tour of the Great Pyramids & the Egyptian Museum

This morning, embark on a full day tour that will lead to the great Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx, one of the great Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After that head over to the Egyptian Museum, home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and antiquities in the world. From here, head to the Khan-el-Khalili Bazaar, which dates back to the year 1382, for a bit of bartering. Lunch is included.

This morning, embark on a full day tour that will lead to the great Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx, one of the great Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After that head over to the Egyptian Museum, home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and antiquities in the world. From here, head to the Khan-el-Khalili Bazaar, which dates back to the year 1382, for a bit of bartering. Lunch is included.

egypt-pyramid
Day
4

Sunday- Alexandria

Early this morning, head from Cairo to Alexandria. In Alexandria, visit the National museum, the fort of Quaitbay (built on the original site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria and from the lighthouse ruins), the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa ( a series of Alexandrian tombs, statues and other artifacts influenced by the Hellenistic and Roman funeral cult), the Pomey Piller and the Roman theatre. Finally walk in Montazah Gardens on the grounds of the Montazah Palace. Lunch is included. Evening return to Cairo.

Early this morning, head from Cairo to Alexandria. In Alexandria, visit the National museum, the fort of Quaitbay (built on the original site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria and from the lighthouse ruins), the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa ( a series of Alexandrian tombs, statues and other artifacts influenced by the Hellenistic and Roman funeral cult), the Pomey Piller and the Roman theatre. Finally walk in Montazah Gardens on the grounds of the Montazah Palace. Lunch is included. Evening return to Cairo.

egypt-alexandria
Day
5

Monday- Luxor

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Luxor.
Upon arrival at the airport, reception and transfer to the port to board the cruise ship. After enjoying lunch visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples. These two incredible temple complexes were established in honor of Ra of Heliopolis, also known as the sun god Amon-Ra. With his consort Mut and his son Khonsu, he formed the Theban Triad for which the temples at Karnak and Luxor were built to honor. Enjoy an afternoon tea. In the evening, see a belly dance show before dinner.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Luxor.
Upon arrival at the airport, reception and transfer to the port to board the cruise ship. After enjoying lunch visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples. These two incredible temple complexes were established in honor of Ra of Heliopolis, also known as the sun god Amon-Ra. With his consort Mut and his son Khonsu, he formed the Theban Triad for which the temples at Karnak and Luxor were built to honor. Enjoy an afternoon tea. In the evening, see a belly dance show before dinner.

Luxor Temple
Day
6

Tuesday- Valley of the Kings

Today enjoy an early breakfast before heading to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of the Kings and the temple of Queen Hatshepsut. The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut also served as a dedication to the sun god Amon-Ra, and was the first of its kind to depict the heritage of divinity of a female Pharoah. The Colossi of Memnon are two enormous moments to Pharoah Amenhotep III. After the tour, head back to the cruise ship to start the journey to Esna. On the way, enjoy lunch.
In the afternoon, enjoy tea. Later this evening, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Party before dinner. After dinner, enjoy some dancing!
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The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Day
7

Wednesday- Esna

The journey to Esna continues. In the morning, enjoy breakfast. After breakfast, head out to visit the Edfu temple of Horus, the most completely preserved temple in Egypt. Enjoy lunch and being to sail to Kom ombo. Enjoy afternoon tea.
Head out to visit Kom Ombo temple. Kom Ombo is a unique double temple, with the southern half dedicated to the god of fertility and one of three creators of the world Sobek, and the northern half dedicated to Haroeris, the falcon god.
In the evening, enjoy dinner and then head to the galabeya party for some fun!
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Edfu Temple of Horus
Day
8

Thursday- Sailing the Nile

Enjoy lunch and then later head out to sail the Nile on a traditional Egyptian sailboat called a felucca, around Kitchener’s island.
Upon return, enjoy afternoon tea. Later this evening, enjoy dinner followed by an eclectic Nubian folkloric show.

Enjoy lunch and then later head out to sail the Nile on a traditional Egyptian sailboat called a felucca, around Kitchener’s island.
Upon return, enjoy afternoon tea. Later this evening, enjoy dinner followed by an eclectic Nubian folkloric show.

nile-egypt
Day
9

Friday- Abu Simbel

Enjoy breakfast before departing from the cruise ship. Transfer to the airport in Aswan for a flight to Abu Simbel.
Situated 280 kilometers south of Aswan, fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel to visit the two temples of Abu Simbel, known as the most magnificent temples in the world. The first temple was built by the Pharaoh Ramses II, and the second was built for his wife Queen Nefertari.
Return back to Aswan and relax. Overnight in Aswan.

Enjoy breakfast before departing from the cruise ship. Transfer to the airport in Aswan for a flight to Abu Simbel.
Situated 280 kilometers south of Aswan, fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel to visit the two temples of Abu Simbel, known as the most magnificent temples in the world. The first temple was built by the Pharaoh Ramses II, and the second was built for his wife Queen Nefertari.
Return back to Aswan and relax. Overnight in Aswan.

High Dam-Egypt
Day
10

Saturday- Sharm el Sheikh

This morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Sharm el Sheikh. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

This morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Sharm el Sheikh. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day
11

Sunday- Beaches of Sharm el Sheikh

Enjoy a full day at leisure on the beaches of Sharm el Sheikh.

Enjoy a full day at leisure on the beaches of Sharm el Sheikh.

Sharm el Sheikh-Egypt
Day
12

Monday- International flight home

Enjoy the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for a flight to Cairo, to make a connection with a return flight home or overlap with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Enjoy the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for a flight to Cairo, to make a connection with a return flight home or overlap with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Luxor, Luxor City, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Esna, Esna City, Qena Governorate, Egypt

Kitchener Island, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

Abu Simbel Temples, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Places You'll See

  • cairo view-egypt

    Cairo

    The word “Cairo” in Arabic means “the Vanquisher” or “the Conqueror”, understandable when one realizes that it has been a major center of civilization and a cultural crossroads for millennia. One of the largest and most densely populated cities in Africa and the middle east, Cairo is the capital of Egypt. Cairo is most often associated with ancient Egypt due to its close quarters with the ancient ruins of the cities Giza, Memphis, and Fustat. Here is where one can witness the magnificence of the Pyramids of Giza as well as the great Sphynx. Take in the history and local culture with some coffee while enjoying sheesha (flavored tobacco through a water pipe) and appreciating the desert heat.

  • Alexandria-Egypt

    Alexandria

    The city of Alexandria sits on the Meditterian Sea and is Egypt’s largest port. Serving as a large economic center, Alexandria is the second largest city in the country of Egypt. Originally founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria served as a major city in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine era. The city is home to many historical sites such as the Citadel of Qaitbay, Roman Theater, and the cemetery of Mostafa Kamel.

  • Luxor-Egypt

    Luxor

    The once ancient city of Thebes, Luxor is categorized as the world’s largest “open air museum” with many historical locations with a wide range of archeological sites. Learn of the ancient Egyptians while visiting the decaying temple complex, Karnek. Absorb the methods of mummification at the Mummification Museum before visiting the famous tomb of King Tutankhamun.

  • nile-egypt

    Aswan

    One of the hottest cities in Egypt, Aswan sits on the southern end of the Nile River. This ancient city has many places of interest for history buffs as well as fun cultural experiences. Visit the unfinished and largest known Obelisk. If finished the massive piece would weigh nearly 1200 tons! Enjoy camel rides and learn about the area’s culture while drinking tea with the locals.

  • egypt-abu simbel

    Abu Simbel

    A village south of the large city of Aswan, Abu Simbel is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Abu Simbel is known for its two breathtaking temples. These temples are known as some of the most magnificent temples in the world. The temples date back to the 13th-century BC. The first temple was built by the Pharaoh Ramses II, and the second was built for his wife Queen Nefertari. Their original location in now underwater, but the temples were successfully transported to their new location in 1960s.

  • sharm el sheikh-egypt

    Sharm El Sheikh

    Jetting out into the red sea, at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula, is the city of Sharm El Sheikh. With its prime location, watersports, especially scuba diving, have become the pastime of this Egyptian city. Leaving the remote dessert behind, dive into the warm sea and explore areas such as the reefs of Tiran, then dry off with camel trekking or a desert safari.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Cairo : Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx (standard room)

Aswan : Movenpick Aswan Resort

Sharm El Sheikh : Marriott Sharm El Sheikh Resort (Garden Room)

4 Star Properties

Sharm El Sheikh : Marriott Sharm El Sheikh Resort (Beach Pool View Room)

Sharm El Sheikh : Marriott Sharm El Sheikh Resort (Mountain Pool View Room)

Cairo : Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx (Standard Pyramids View Room)

5 Star Properties

Luxor : Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa (standard Room)

Luxor : Sofitel Kanak Luxor Hotel

Aswan : Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan (Luxury Nile View Room)

Sharm El Sheikh : Marriott Sharm El Sheikh Resort (Beach Sea View Room)

Cairo : Le Meridian Pyramids (Classic Room)

Luxury Properties

Luxor : Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa (Nile Suite)

Luxor : Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa (deluxe Room)

Aswan : Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan (Palace Prestige Nile View Suite)

Cairo : Le Meridian Pyramids (Deluxe Renovated Pyramids View)

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