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Best of Egypt

Get ready for a binge of fun and adventure featuring ancient pyramids, mummies and pharaohs.
Reveal the incredible wonders of Egpyt and the lifegiving Nile over 9 days in comfort and style. Journey from the buzzing heart of Cairo to the breath-taking Pyramids and the Sphinx. Fly to Luxor to save much valuable time. Sail to amazing monuments and temples scattered along the banks of the Nile on a deluxe Nile Cruiser for 4 nights. Savour the local lifestyle on a traditional felucca boat before flying back to Cairo. Sample the authentic cuisine and create memories of a lifetime.
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  • Duration
    9 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,087
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Ciconia Travel
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Highlight #1
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Sure, you’ve seen the photos as a child and dreamt of visiting for years – but you’ll still pinch yourself when you finally see them in real life.
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Clearing Bucket lists in Egypt with Niky

Clearing off the bucket lists at Egypt with Niky. Take a look at this cool video to find out how the ladies had a great time with their trip leader Niky. They did lot's of fun stuff which they had in their bucket lists. We at Byond are glad that we were able to give you some entertained hours.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cairo

Our fascinating journey into the depths of Egyptian culture and history begins at the vibrant capital, Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a Ciconia representative at the airport. In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director. Savour the exotic and delicious Egyptian cuisine tonight on a group dinner. Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5* Optional Experiences: Group Dinner 

  Hotel:  None

Day 2: Cairo

Prepare your lenses for an exceptional moment of cultural discovery, it’s time to soak in the glorious Pyramids and the Sphinx at the Giza plateau. Take a mental picture to engrave this unique sight in your memory and continue your adventure through the heart of Cairo frequenting all the hot-spots of cultural, historical, architectural and aesthetic importance. Following our comprehensive discovery, you can enjoy your personal leisure time to relax or continue your in-depth journey at your own pace. Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Giza Pyramids 

  Hotel:  None

Day 3: Cairo, Luxor (by flight) , Nile Cruise

Following a hefty breakfast, transfer to the airport for a seamless journey to Luxor, where you will start your discovery of marvellous monuments of various civilizations of the Nile. Walk the remnants of much-fabled ancient Thebes through the Avenue of the Sphinx and visit Temple of Amun nearby Luxor. Embark your 5-star Nile Cruise – with premium facilities including an outdoor pool on-board – and continue your discovery at the remarkable Luxor Museum. Here you can find an astonishing display of artefacts and items from various era, including pieces from Tutankhamun’s famed tomb. Your comfortable room aboard awaits you tonight as we dock at Luxor, where you may enjoy a sound & light show at Karnak Temple. Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Temple of Amun, Luxor Museum Optional Experiences: Sound & Light Show 

  Hotel:  None

Day 4: Nile Cruise

Rising up to the breeze of the Nile, you will have the chance to float over Luxor valley in a hot air balloon today! Discover the stunning Valley of the Kings and savour the extravagant efforts to honour pharaohs of Egypt in eternity. Enjoy a locally prepared meal by our crew on board. Diving deep into ancient history, uncover the remnants of eras that have shaped the fertile banks of the Nile as we visit the Luxor Temple, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Board your premium cruise to sail towards charming Edfu. Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Key Highlights: Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple Optional Experiences: Hot-air Balloon Ride 

  Hotel:  None

Day 5: Nile Cruise

Start the day by discovering the treasures of ancient Edfu. Sail upstream to where time almost hasn’t moved for a thousand years, Kom-Ombo. Experience the traditional architecture and way of living as you stroll the charming village with your Travel Director. We will sample local delicacies over a traditional dinner on board our cruise. Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Key Highlights: Edfu, Kom-Ombo 

  Hotel:  None

Day 6: Nile Cruise

Sailing to Aswan in deluxe style, it is time to experience the unique traditional feluccas that were used for transport on the Nile for centuries. Changing to our charming felucca in Aswan, we set sail toward the impressive Kitchener islands to visit the lifeful Botanical Gardens, mighty Aswan Dam and the splendid monuments scattered around. Sampling sights as the Temple of Isis – the divine mother of the pharaohs, the semi-carved Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple, we dock ashore for an authentic evening. Watch the sun set behind the shimmering reflections of feluccas on the Nile. Join the optional Sound and Light Show at the stunning Philae Temple. Prepare for a unique dining experience served by the locals, accompanied by live music. Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Key Highlights: Felucca Cruise, Aswan Sightseeing, Kitchener Islands, Philae Temple Optional Experiences: Traditional Nubian Village Visit, Philae Temple Sound And Light Performance 

  Hotel:  None

Day 7: Nile Cruise, Abu Simbel (by flight), Aswan, Cairo (by flight)

Explore the marvellous Abu Simbel on a fantastic excursion. Referred to as a must-see for all history and archaeology enthusiasts, discover the two massive temples carved into the bedrock in impressive detail to honour the rule of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Transfer to the airport and fly off to Cairo in comfort, leaving you time to rest following your astounding cultural adventure. Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Abu Simbel 

  Hotel:  None

Day 8: Cairo

After a relaxing rest, we continue our in-depth discovery into vibrant Cairo and its countless treasures - allowing plenty of time for you to savour your adventure at ease. Stroll the city with our expert local guide on the second leg of our sightseeing tour. Visit the immense collection of ancient artefacts at the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church, and the buzzing famous bazaar of Khan el-Khalili. Late in the afternoon, you may discover the city on your own terms to have a final visit to your preferred sights and cement your favourite moments. Your seat for dinner is reserved at your hotel in the evening. Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Egyptian Museum,  Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church & Khan el-Khalili Bazaar 

  Hotel:  None

Day 9: Cairo

Our epic adventure into the wonderland of Egyptian culture comes to an end over breakfast with newfound friends. Make sure to bid farewells and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00). Complementary airport transfers are available all day, have a safe and smooth journey! Meals: Breakfast 

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 5 Star Characteristic Hotels: Accommodation in authentic, comfortable and ideally located hotels.

 Luxury Transportation: Deluxe air-conditioned coach and domestic flights between Cairo & Luxor and between Aswan & Cairo

 5 Star Nile Cruiser: 5-star Nile Cruise – with premium facilities including an outdoor pool on-board.

 Exceptional Authentic Dining: 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 7 Dinners

 Egyptologist Travel Director: Local & Expert Egyptologist Travel Director throughout your trip.

 Journey Highlights: Must see sights, hidden gems & authentic experiences. Unique itineraries, more inclusions.

 All Entrance Fees To All Sights: Entrance fees to all cultural, historical and natural sites on tour.

 Private Airport Transfer: Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure dates.

 Baggage Handling: Seamless baggage handling, delivered to your room at every hotel.

 All Tips, Taxes And Porterage Charges: Tips at the hotels and restaurants, all taxes and porterage fees.

 Free Wi-Fi: Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

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This Trip Is Operated By Ciconia Travel

Ciconia Exclusive Journeys are simply dedicated to creating lifelong travel memories through unforgettable authentic – but never artificial – experiences. Specialising in a select group of exotic destinations, Ciconia trips allow you to immerse in the local culture in premium comfort and style. Our experienced and passionate team has fulfilled the travel dreams of more than a hundred thousand cultural adventurers with Travel Talk, our parent company. Ciconia Exclusive Journeys brings this expertise to the more experienced travellers looking for exquisite comfort on authentic discoveries. Form real connections through unique Ciconia experiences and unparalleled insight. Journey with local Travel Directors throughout your trip, feeling the essence of each culture. Visit the most amazing sights and gems off the beaten path. Enjoy carefully crafted itineraries for your taste, and the delicate balance of sightseeing and personal leisure time. 

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