Egypt Custom Tour 10 Days

Cairo, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Aswan & Abu Simbel

An airport representative who will facilitate the visa process and escort you through customs and immigration will meet you in the tunnel. Continue on to the baggage claim hall and finally to the passenger pick up. Here, connect with the RTT Tour Operator representative associate who will arrange your private airport transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Le Meridien Pyramids or similar (5*)

Le Meridien Pyramids luxury hotel is beautifully set in its own landscaped gardens with an unrivaled and time-honored location, it is located southwest of Cairo, Egypt and less than one mile from the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids. It is a twenty minutes drive from the city center and 45 minutes from Cairo International Airport.

With optimum taste and comfort in mind, the state of the art rooms and suites are generously sized, offering the latest in-room facilities and services. Non-smoking rooms and rooms modified for disabled guests are also available. Recreation and entertainment facilities include a health and fitness center, a heated outdoor pool (seasonal), tanning beds and live entertainment.

The Great Sphinx of Giza

Enjoy a private custom tour, which explores the Great Pyramids, ancient Memphis, Saqqara, the Solar Boat, Chephren Pyramid, and the famous Sphinx.

This luxury tour includes a private vehicle with driver, a trained Egyptologist, and entry to the Chephren (Khafre) or Menkaure (Mycerinus) Pyramids, as well as the Solar Boat. Entrance to the Grand Pyramids is not included. Be aware that a limited number of people are allowed inside the Grand Pyramids daily.

Make sure to inform your guide the night before if you wish to enter the Grand Pyramids.

A buffet lunch at a great local restaurant is provided.

Sunset Camel Ride by the Great Pyramids

In the afternoon, you will be picked up before sunset from your hotel to travel to the desert. Your private guide will lead you out into the desert on your choice of camel or horse, where you can enjoy watching the sunset with a panoramic view of the Great Pyramids. This evening includes a stop for dinner at a Bedouin restaurant.

Accommodation: Le Meridien Pyramids or similar (5*)

Egyptian Treasures

Transfer in a private vehicle between your hotel and the airport is provided.

Flight from Cairo to Luxor is provided.

An airport transfer with a private vehicle in Luxor is provided.

In the afternoon, enjoy a private custom tour with a qualified Egyptologist guide exploring the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the most impressive temples of Karnak and Luxor with your own personal guide.

You will start by visiting the Karnak temple. Walk along the Sphinx Avenue to enter the complex, as your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed. Continue to Luxor Temple, which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a one-mile long Sphinx Avenue.

Luxury Nile Cruise

Accommodation: Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)

An all-suite cruise ship, the luxury Sonesta Star Goddess Nile cruise features 33 suites named after famous composers, giving it a touch of elegance and sophistication. The ship comprises 27 deluxe Beethoven Suites (each 131f), 4 lush Mozart Suites (each 114f), and 2 superior Chopin Suites (each 171f). Each of the 33 suites has a private terrace and is designed to offer maximum comfort and space. The Sun Deck overlooks the water, while serving light meals and a variety of cocktails. In between stops at different land sites along the way, there are plenty of activities. Entertainment includes a discotheque, themed parties, and dance performances. All units are spacious suites, giving the ship a touch of elegance and sophistication. After your private guided tours of ancient sites, you can relax in the ship’s swimming pool, enjoy a massage in the full-service spa, or run on the ship’s jogging track. Fine dining in the restaurant and nightly entertainment caps off a memorable day.

The Valley of the Kings

Today you will explore some of the most incredible sites of the country. You will visit the Valley of the Kings in a private custom tour where you will have the chance to explore three tombs. Tombs were constructed for the kings, including king Tut, and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom.

Then it’s off to the nearby Valley of the Queens and the recently renovated mortuary temple of the most powerful and famous woman in ancient Egyptian history, Queen Hatshepsut. The tour includes a visit to the huge Colossi of Memnon, which are all that remain of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.
In the afternoon, enjoy sailing down the Nile from Luxor towards Aswan.

Accommodation: Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)

Sailing Down the Nile Between Luxor and Aswan

The luxury Nile cruise will reach its first destination, Edfu town, where you will visit the falcon- headed god temple of the God Horus and his wife Goddess Hathor.

With your private Egyptologist, enjoy visiting the Nile sided Temple of Horus, the falcon god, considered the best preserved cult temple in Egypt. Built later than most, the temple dates to the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC. Despite its later date, it reflects traditional pharaonic architecture and provides an excellent example of how the temples once looked. Edfu (Temple of Horus) is also very large: the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple.

Accommodation: Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)

Kom Ombo Temple

In the morning, you will visit a unique Greco Roman temple dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris, the sun god. The Temple in Kom Ombo (also known simply as Kom Ombo Temple) dates from about 180 BC, during a period known as the Ptolemaic era, and had additions built on to it during Roman times.

After visiting Komombo temple, the ship will continue sailing towards Aswan.

In Aswan, start your private guided tour with a visit to the impressive Aswan High Dam, then to the Temple of Philae, which was dedicated to the Goddess of magic. The temple was build on Philae island and attracted pilgrims from all over the ancient world. When the Egyptians built the High Dam, Philae temple was pulled out of the water and re-erected on Agilika island.

Stop at the old site of the main granite quarry to visit the unfinished obelisk. You will see a practical demonstration of the methods used by ancient craftsmen to cut impressive obelisks and granite statues.

In the afternoon your private guide will pick you up for your private Felucca ( sailboat) ride where you will tour on the Nile and to take pictures of the most beautiful part of the Nile in Egypt. Your sailboat will sail around Kitchener Island, the biggest botanical garden that was started by the famous British army leader, Lord Kitchener. During your sailing trip, you will get to sail around Aghakhan Mausoleum, and Elephantine island as well.

Accommodation : Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)

Ramses II and Nefertari

Private transfer with a private vehicle between your hotel and Aswan airport is provided.

Flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel is provided. Flight from Abu Simbel to Cairo is provided.

Private transfer with a private vehicle in Cairo is provided. You will take a flight from the airport at Aswan to Abu Simbel (45 minutes, flight included) where you will meet your private guide for a private custom tour of the most beautiful temples in Nubia and Upper Egypt, Abu Simbel temple.

Abu Simbel temple was built by Ramses II for his favorite wife, Queen Nefertari.

After visiting Abu Simbel temple, your private guide will take you back to Abu Simbel airport, where you will take another flight to Cairo (2 hours, flight included). Your private guide will take you from Cairo airport to your hotel.

*Abu Simbel Temple is an optional tour, you may fly directly from Aswan to Cairo if you don’t want to include Abu Simbel Temple in your tour package.

The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City

Fairmont Nile City or similar (5*): Cairo

Fairmont Nile City luxury hotel in Cairo offers a delightful series of contrasts. Equipped with the most advanced design and technology to serve the needs of the discerning traveler, this luxury Cairo hotel is also intimately attuned to its surroundings.

With sweeping panoramas of the Nile River, and views of the Pyramids in the distance, Cairo’s natural beauty and ancient history are always in sight from Fairmont Nile City. Added to this panoply of wonders are special features such as culinary adventures at the city’s finest restaurants.

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City or similar (5*)

Old Cairo

With your private guide and private vehicle, begin the day with a custom tour of one of the most ancient ruins in Cairo; explore the remains of the Fortress of Babylon.

First built by the Persians around the 6th century BC, these ruins are indeed Cairo’s original structure. Within the confines you will find the Church of St. Sergius, where the Holy Family is reported to have stayed, and the Hanging Church, the seat of the Coptic patriarchate for centuries. Visit the Church of Saint Barbara, a charming monument commemorating a 4th century local saint. End the day with a visit to the Coptic Museum and enjoy its unique pieces.

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City or similar (5*)

The Egyptian Museum, Home of King Tut

Discover the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and its Mummy Room in privates guided tour. The museum holds the tomb of King Tut, Egypt’s most famous boy King

During this evening custom tour, enjoy a delicious luxury Egyptian dinner at Naguib Mahfouz, located in the heart of the Khan Khalili bazaar in Cairo. Stroll down the Al Moaz Street and view the largest concentration of medieval architectural treasures from the Islamic world.

The luxury custom tour includes a private visit to Beit El Seheimy. Normally, this location would be closed to the public during the evening, but this exclusive tour provides access.

A qualified private guide, a private vehicle, and private driver are provided.

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City or similar (5*)

Transfer in private vehicle between your hotel and Cairo airport is provided.