Join us to travel the whole of this beautiful and amazing country, taking in all highlights of both ancient and modern Egypt. You will have plenty of time to take in the history and the beauty of all the sites with a relaxing cruise along the Nile included. Take home memories to last a lifetime and an understanding of how the ancient Egyptians lived. Inside Egypt presents an extraordinary 14-day cultural tour to Egypt that will stay with you forever.
Your first day will be spent visiting Saqqara and Dahshur. Saqqara is the place where the first pyramid (step pyramid) was built and is located within the amazing desert. Dahshur is home to the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid. You will then visit Fayoum and the stunning Wadi El Hitan. By joining this trip with Inside Egypt, you will be able to take advantage of private access to the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx & enjoy the wonders from up close. You will then fly to Luxor to be wowed by the spectacular sites. Visit the awesome Karnak temple complex with its many huge columns and statues and then take a tour of the beautiful Luxor temple before joining a 5-star deluxe Nile cruise Ship, where you will spend six wonderful nights. After breakfast you will visit the West bank where you can get lost in history. You will see the Pharaohs final resting place at the Valley of the Kings, the giant statues of Colossi of Memnon, the beautiful temple of Hatshepsut. You will spend a relaxing journey on our luxury cruise ship down the majestic River Nile from Luxor to Aswan and vice versa, experiencing the local way of life along the way and visiting the temples along the Nile, the Aswan Dam and Abu Simbel. After departing the cruise you will join your flight to Cairo where you will get to see the Royal mummies in their new home, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Your journey to Alexandria will then begin and here you will visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the library of Alexandria and the Citadel of Qaitbay. On your return to Cairo you will visit the magnificent Egyptian Museum and the Citadel of Salah Din with Mohamed Ali Pasha Mosque. Don’t forget the photo opportunity here, this is a stunning piece of architecture that gives you a view of the whole city of Cairo. You will also have a guided tour to Historic Cairo to see how the Egyptians live and to visit Khan Khalili Bazaar, the medieval style, local market with the old culture and fantastic souvenirs, you can practice your bartering skills here.
Our passionate tour guides will share their amazing knowledge for the history & culture of this amazing country & will bring out your inner explorer!
2985 USD per person in a twin/double room (Our low deposit is just 500 USD!). If you are traveling alone, that’s no problem. We can allocate you a shared room with another tour member. If you would like to have a room to yourself, the single supplement will be 890 USD.
- $500 deposit to confirm the booking. Payable when booking.
- Remaining balance will be due two months before the tour.
Payments can be made via bank transfer or credit card. We accept Visa and MasterCard with 3-D Secure.
Five Star Accommodation - 7 nights in Five Star hotels in Cairo; 6 nights onboard a Five Star Deluxe Nile Cruise Ship; Domestic flights during the tour (Cairo - Luxor; Luxor - Cairo); 3 meals a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner; All sightseeing tours and entrances included in the itinerary; bottled water during the sightseeing; English speaking guide; English speaking tour leader; Transfers in air-conditioned buses; Airport meet and greet; Airport Arrival & Departure transfers; Government taxes; Private entrance to the Great Pyramid of Khufu; Special entrance to the Sphinx Enclosure; Health Insurance.
International flights to/from Cairo in Egypt (we can help you with booking); Visa cost (visa is only $25 and issued on arrival at Cairo airport).
The option to upgrade your room, whether in the hotels in Cairo or on the cruise ship, is available upon request. Information regarding upgrade availability and prices will be provided before you begin your trip. Please note the upgrade availabilities will be limited.
Guests who are traveling alone should consider sharing a room with another tour member to avoid paying an extra charge for a single room. If you would like to share a room with another traveler, please choose the ‘Share’ option when booking your tour. You will always be matched with a guest of the same gender and we will attempt to place you with a guest of the same age group.
If you and another guest on the tour would like to share a room, but have booked your tours separately, please contact us with both names and let us know you would like to share a room.
If you are booking for two guests and choose one room, you will automatically be allocated the same room as the person you are booking with.
If you are arriving a few days before the start of the tour or staying a few more days after the tour ends, please let us know so we can make the necessary arrangements for your hotel accommodation and airport transfers.
The first day of the tour is dedicated to arrivals as our guests will be arriving throughout the day. We recommend you try to book a flight that arrives in the afternoon to allow you time to unpack and rest before dinner.
The final day of the tour (Day 14) will be dedicated to departures and the check-out time at the hotel is at 12pm.
All guests will be greeted by an Inside Egypt representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Transfers from the hotel to the airport are also provided for departures.
Guests are responsible for booking their international flights to and from Egypt. Please make sure to send us a copy of your flight itinerary so we can arrange your airport transfers. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance booking your international flights.
Our tour itinerary includes all of the major attractions and is sure to please you. Additional excursions are available for guests who would like to add on to our standard itinerary.
The additional excursions are scheduled around the main itinerary to avoid any conflicts should you choose to add them to your trip.
Below is a list of sites and excursions you can add to your trip.
Camel caravan in Aswan – 90$
You can’t leave Egypt without riding a camel!
Don’t miss out on this amazing experience and enjoy the oldest means of transportation in Egypt. You will do this in Aswan, the west side at Gharb Soheil.
Your journey will start in the afternoon; you will cross the Nile by motor boat to reach the west side, get on your camel and start a unique journey to reach the panoramic area, where you will get to enjoy the a full view of the Aswan mainland and the Nile River from above. You will get the opportunity to take some amazing photos of the wonderful scenery, as if it is paradise and the Nubian people will serve you a special traditional tea while your rest. You will then return to the edge of the desert on your camel. At the end of the journey, you will cross the Nile and return to the ship.
Take advantage of this opportunity to travel on the oldest means of transportation in ancient Egypt, go and book this wonderful trip!
Valley of the Queens & Nefretari's Tomb - 155$
The Valley of the Queens served as the burial site of the queens and some royal children of the 19th and 20th dynasties (1292-1075 B.C). There are more than 90 known tombs, usually consisting of an entrance passage, a few short halls, and a sarcophagus chamber. You will visit three very well preserved tombs in the Valley, as well as the famous Queen Nefretari's tomb, known as the most beautiful tomb in Egypt. Nefertiti's tomb has been closed for many years and has recently opened for sightseeing.
The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu - 95$
Hot air balloon trip over Luxor and the Nile river - 155$
For unbeatable views of Luxor's famous temples, take a hot-air balloon trop over the River Nile's West Bank. Away from the crowds in the peaceful glow of dawn, your sunrise flight over Egypt's ancient monuments promises to be a highlight of your visit. The hot air balloon trip will give you the opportunity to take the most stunning photographs.
The Grand Egyptian Museum - 320$
An unusual, unique treat for history lovers!
Be one of the first people to enter the Grand Egyptian museum & see artifacts that no other tourist has ever seen before!
It may sound unbelievable, but we can make it possible! Thanks to Inside Egypt’s efforts and our work alongside the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, we are proud to announce that you will be able to enter the Grand Egyptian Museum even though it is still under construction!
You will be able to see the artifacts that no one has ever seen before, as they were previously hidden in the basement of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. You will see genuine artifact’s which at the moment are being cleaned in special restoration rooms. The entrance to these rooms is strictly limited & even many renowned archaeologists aren’t able to enter!
Our guests will be the only ones amongst millions of tourists to visit Egypt between 2020 and 2021, who will have chance to enter the Grand Egyptian Museum before its opening and see the world's most breathtaking treasures before anyone else! What is more, one of the museum's managers will personally show you the rooms with the special artifacts!
The fee for this special permission will help to support the construction of the museum, thus everyone taking part in this optional trip will participate in building the largest museum in the world!
At the edge of the ancient pyramids of Giza, 5,000 construction workers are building the long-awaited Grand Egyptian Museum. Costing more than $1 billion, this 5.2-million-square-foot structure will become the world's largest museum! Its General Director, Al-Tayeb Abbas, says: "This will be the museum of the 21st century".
The grand Hall entrance is subject to availability.
Palace day - 1-day add-on that will be organized for the standard arrival day (day 1)
This tour will give you the chance to visit two important and beautiful palaces in Cairo.
After breakfast (around 9 am) you will start your day at El Baron Empain Palace which was inaugurated in 2020 after 2 years of renovation. The Baron Palace, one of the most famous and oldest palaces in Cairo, was built in 1911and is located at Heliopolis. You will then enjoy lunch at one of the best restaurant in Downtown Cairo followed by walk in a downtown market to experience the local life of an Egyptian.
Next, you will visit the Manial Palace and Museum of Mohamed Ali Pasha, which is one of the most distinctive and breathtaking palaces of the Alawiyya dynasty. It was built by the Egyptian King Mohamed Ali Pasha in 1808, who was the uncle of King Farouk.
At the end of the day you will get to enjoy some recreational time at one of the most luxurious city in Egypt, Sheikh Zayed city at Giza. You will take a short walk to see how the modern Egypt is, and then enjoy dinner at open air restaurant to make the most of the beautiful weather.
Beni Hassan & Tuna El Gebel 1-day add-on organized on the standard departure day (day 14)
If you are still eager for more exploring….
After breakfast you will move to Al Minya governorate, located in Middle Egypt, 2,5 hours drive from Cairo. You will start the visit at Tuna El Gabal, originally named the “Towns” for the kings’ area it’s the necropolis of Khnum. The first monument you will visit there is Akhenaton’s boundary Stelae, it shows the king with his wife “Queen Nefertiti during the worshipping the God Atun “God of Sun”. Then the guide will show you the Catacombs of Tuna El Gabal, the house of mummies.
After lunch you will visit Beni Hassan Tombs, the tombs for the nobles “ministries of the Kings”.
Your guide will share with you a different type of tomb and details of how the nobles created their tomb a little bit like the kings’ tombs, but you will see the difference in the decoration because the tombs of Beni Hassan will show the normal daily life, agriculture, food, dance etc. of the ancient Egyptians, not a funerary decoration like the kings’ tombs.
Returning back to Cairo, you will enjoy your dinner at the hotel. The add-on’s price includes an extra night in a hotel in Giza.
Price: $350 per person for a double room or $420 for a single room.
Please feel free to contact us if you need other add-on tour.
Jordan - The jewel of the Middle East add-on organized after the tour (day 15-19, after the main Egypt Tour)
This is an exceptional trip in Jordan that can be added following the Egypt trip. We have organized this trip for 4 days to enjoy Jordan, which is often called the jewel of the Middle East. We offer a unique opportunity to visit the ancient cities, admire the magnificent granite cliffs in the desert, and even swim in the Dead Sea. Take this opportunity to visit Jordan and get to know the city of Petra, "UNESCO World Heritage Site", the famous King Abdullah Mosque in Amman, the capital of Jordan. You will then visit "Wadi Rum", a protected desert reserve in the southern part of Jordan, often called the Valley of the Moon, which is known for its red-pink sands, stunning natural arches and mountains, and prehistoric rock engravings. Wadi Rum Protected Area was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, and here you can live the Bedouin experience in the desert from the top of Jordan. You will end your trip with a wonderful visit to the Dead Sea, where you can swim in the salt lake, very close to Jerusalem.
Day 1: Departure from Cairo & Arrival at Amman international airport
- Flight from Cairo airport to Amman, Jordan, where our representative will be waiting for you holding our company sign. You will then be transferred to your hotel.
- Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay at the hotel
Day 2 : Amman City Tour - Petra
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- You will start the day with a unique city tour to explore the highlights of Amman. The Amphitheater dates back to the Roman period and the famous landmark in the Jordanian capital, was known as” The city of brotherly love”, which is a Greek inscription. The Amphitheater contains 6,000 seats and was commissioned by Roman Emperor Antonius Pius.
- Next, you will move to the Ancient Citadel of Amman, which is located on top of Jabal Al Aqaba’, and dates back as far as the bronze age. It’s a complex made up of a number of constructions built during the Iron Age, Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad eras. You will then visit The Temple of Hercules, to see the glorious hand that is believed to be the hand of the large Roman statue of Hercules. The two complete pillars are 30 feet high and it’s believed that the temple would have reached 13 in meters height. At the end of the visit you will move to the Umayyad Palace is the best preserved structure at Amman citadel. The palace is covered by a large complex of buildings and Cistern which was used to transport water to the palace.
- Lunch time
- Drive to Petra (overnight at Marriott Petra Hotel )
“ Petra: where the Indian Jones movie was filmed, Petra the unique 2000-year-old site by the mountain and half carved into the rock”.
Day 3: Wadi Rum Desert - Petra
After breakfast, you will start the day at the desert of Wadi Rum known also as Valley of the Moon. Dating back 12,000 years it is the largest Wadi in Jordan, and is located in the Aqaba, set on a high plateau at the western edge of the Arabian desert. This is where the films Lawrence of Arabia and the Martin were shot. You will join the safari by SUV where you will learn about the Bedouin life style and different animals.
- Free time
- Return to the hotel (Marriott Petra hotel)
Day 4: Petra - Rose Red city
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- You will visit the mysteries of the Rose Red city, the most famous and impressive of which is a monument that dominates Petra. “The Treasury” is a tomb for a Nabataean King “ the Royal Tomb”, it is carved into the rock and the facade reveals many Roman and ancient Greek influences. The tomb was later used as a church
- Lunch time
- Next, we will drive to Shobak Castle, the most important Crusader castle in Jordan and then we will visit Mabaka, St. George’s church which contains the oldest mosaic map in the Holy Land. We will then travel to Mount Nebo, overlooking the Dead Sea.
- Transfer to the hotel at the Dead Sea, a salt Lake that you can float in.
- Overnight hotel at Dead Sea.
Day 5: Departure
- Transfer to Amman to take your International flight from Amman airport.
Price per person in double room: 1925 USD - Single supplement, an extra cost of 485
If you want to explore more of the Middle East, book it now!
Travelling with Confidence – your health is our priority!
Our guests’ safety is our highest priority. Here at Inside Egypt we have adopted the Covid Safe Travel Protocols that have been released by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to ensure a high level of hygiene and safety on our tours.
All guests travelling to Egypt must be in possession of negative PCR test certificate for (COVID-19) issued from the country of departure, maximum 72 hours (before flight departure time), except passengers travelling from Japan, China, Thailand, North America, South America, Canada, London Heathrow, Paris and Frankfurt will be allowed to provide the test certificate performed maximum 96 hours prior to flight time due to the long travel and transit period at these airports.
What we do to avoid the spread of infection during our tours:
Local restaurants, hotels, coaches and minibuses are regularly sterilized to keep everything clean and safe for all guests.
The temperature of all guests and staff will be taken daily by the Nile Cruise team and all hotels when entering the premises.
When arriving at Cairo International Airport your luggage will be sanitize, this will also happen during check in at the hotels and the Nile Cruise ship.
We will do everything possible to ensure that you have a great vacation and feel safe at all times!