If you are wondering what to see in Egypt in 10 days, we have the answer!
Discover this beautiful country in just 10 days in Egypt on this 5-city tour. Here at Inside Egypt we’ve designed a wonderful vacation for you that covers all the major sights in five cities in Egypt: Alexandria, Cairo, Giza, Luxor and Aswan. What more could you ask for on your Egypt vacation.
The adventure starts at Saqqara and Dahshur, where you’ll see Egypt’s first pyramid – the Step Pyramid – and the famous Bent Pyramid, set against the stunning desert backdrop.
You will then travel from Cairo to Alexandria to spend a special day at this beautiful Egyptian seaside city. You’ll catch the highlights of Alexandrian monuments, including private access to the 19th-century Montaza Palace, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with a gorgeous sea view.
On your return to Cairo you will visit the most famous monuments in the world at the Giza Plateau with a very rare private entry inside the magnificent Great Pyramid. Later you’ll tour Islamic Cairo to visit medieval mosques and learn about the city’s history. You will experience Egyptian life with food and drink at a local coffee shop, following a shopping trip to the legendary Khan el-Khalili bazaar.
The next few days of your 10 day trip to Egypt are full of ancient temples. First you will take a short flight to Abu Simbel to see the rock-cut Abu Simbel Temples and the Temple of Philae. You will then embark on a luxury Nile cruise sailing from Aswan to Luxor, stopping at Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple, with our knowledgeable and passionate guide to show you the sights. You can relax while sailing along the Nile, taking in the beautiful scenery.
Prepare to be wowed when arriving at Luxor. See the pharaohs’ final resting place at the Valley of the Kings, the beautiful Temple of Hatshepsut and the awesome Karnak Temple Complex with its many huge columns and statues. You will then fly back to Cairo to enjoy your last day of sightseeing, which includes the Egyptian Museum’s ancient artifacts and a royal experience at Abdeen Palace.
This is the trip of a lifetime, one you won’t soon forget. Your memories of your Egypt vacation will stay with you forever.
$2985 (USD) per person in a twin/double room, based on 2 sharing with a low deposit of just $500. If you would like to have a room to yourself, the single supplement is $690 (USD).
- $500 deposit to confirm the booking. Payable when booking.
- Remaining balance will be due three 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 - 5 nights in Five Star hotels in Cairo; 3 nights onboard a Five Star Deluxe Nile Cruise Ship; Domestic flights during the tour (Cairo - Abu Simbel; 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; 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 are limited.
The first day of the tour is dedicated to arrivals as our guests will be arriving throughout the day. All guests will be greeted by an Inside Egypt representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel. We recommend you try to book a flight that arrives in the morning or 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 checkout time at the hotel is 12 noon. Transfers from the hotel to the airport are provided.
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 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.
These optional trips are scheduled around the main itinerary to avoid any conflicts should you choose to add them to your tour.
Hot Air Balloon Trip Over Luxor and the Nile River – $155
For unbeatable views of Luxor's famous temples, take a hot air balloon trip over the River Nile's West Bank. High above the crowds in the peaceful glow of dawn, your sunrise flight over Egypt's ancient monuments promises to be a highlight of your visit. For photography buffs, this aerial view is not to be missed.
Inside the artificial mountain of Abu Simbel – $390
With Inside Egypt you have an opportunity for a completely different perspective on Abu Simbel. This mountain was constructed to house the magnificent temples when they had to be moved. You can go inside the mountain itself to get a behind-the-scenes look at its construction and learn more about the work of archaeologists at this unique complex.
Payment for these additional excursions can be via credit card or cash during the tour. Credit card payments include a 2.0% processing fee charged by the bank system.
Please inform your tour leader upon arrival if you would like to take part in any of these optional excursions.
Fayoum: 1-day add-on for standard arrival day (Day 1)
The optional add-on tour to Fayoum Oasis is a full-day trip. We’ll leave after breakfast for the 1-hour journey in an air-conditioned coach.
First, you’ll see Wadi El Hitan (Whale Valley), a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, named for its hundreds of whale fossils. Then you will go to the nearby Magic Lake, where you will enjoy lunch before continuing to Qarun Lake, the third-largest lake in Egypt.
After returning to Cairo, you will enjoy dinner at the hotel. The price for the add-on tour includes an extra night in a hotel in Giza.
Price: $205 per person
Beni Hasan & Tuna el-Gebel: 1-day add-on for the standard departure day (Day 10)
If you are still eager for more exploring, join this exciting trip to the archaeological sites of Beni Hasan and Tuna el-Gebel.
After breakfast, an air-conditioned bus will take you to Al Minya Governorate to visit Tuna el-Gebel, the necropolis of the ancient town of Khnum. You’ll visit Akhenaten’s Boundary Stelae, a group of monuments that mark the borders of the sacred site and show Pharaoh Akhenaten and his wife Queen Nefertiti worshipping the sun god Aten. Next you’ll see the catacombs, where mummies of humans and animals have been found.
After lunch you will visit the site of Beni Hasan, where a number of governors of different areas of ancient Egypt were buried. These tombs were similar to those of the pharaohs, but the decorations show more of ancient Egyptians’ daily life – agriculture, food, dance – rather than ritualistic funerary themes.
You’ll return to Cairo for dinner at the hotel. The add-on’s price includes an extra night’s accommodation.
Price: $195 per person
Please contact us if you are interested in other add-on tours.
Jordan 5-day add-on, after Exploring Egypt tour (Days 11-15)
We’ve organized an exceptional trip to Jordan, often called the jewel of the Middle East, with unique opportunities to visit ancient cities, admire the magnificent rock formations in the desert, and even swim in the Dead Sea. You’ll get to know the ancient city of Petra and the modern King Abdullah Mosque in Amman, the capital of Jordan. You will visit Wadi Rum, a protected desert reserve in the southern part of Jordan, often called the Valley of the Moon, known for its red-pink sands, stunning natural arches and imposing mountains, and prehistoric rock engravings. Wadi Rum Protected Area was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. You will end your trip with a wonderful visit to the Dead Sea, where the water is so salty you will float in it.
Day 1: Departure from Cairo & Arrival in Amman
You’ll fly from Cairo to Amman, Jordan, where our representative will be waiting for you holding our company sign. You will then be transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy dinner and your overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Amman City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel.
You will start the day with a city tour to explore the highlights of Amman. The Roman Theater dates back to the second century, when the city was known as Philadelphia (literally “the city of brotherly love” in Greek). The theater could seat 6,000 and was commissioned by Emperor Antonius Pius.
Next, you will visit the Citadel of Amman. The complex consists of a number of structures built during the Bronze and Iron Ages and the Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad eras. At the Temple of Hercules, you’ll see the enormous hand that is believed to have been part of a massive Roman statue of the famous hero himself. The two complete pillars there are 30 feet tall and it’s believed that the temple would have reached more than 40 feet in height. Then you’ll visit the Umayyad Palace, the best-preserved structure at Amman Citadel. The palace includes a huge cistern which was used to transport water to the palace.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Drive to Petra, where we’ll enjoy dinner and stay overnight at the Petra Marriott Hotel.
Day 3: Wadi Rum Desert
After breakfast, you’ll start the day at Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon for its otherworldly rock formations. This is where the films Lawrence of Arabia and The Martian, among others, were shot. It is the largest wadi (valley) in Jordan, set on a high plateau at the western edge of the Arabian Desert. Human occupation of Wadi Rum dates back 12,000 years, and on today’s SUV safari, you will learn about the ancient and modern Bedouin lifestyle and the animals that make this arid zone their home.
You’ll have free time to relax in the afternoon.
Return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 4: Petra
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, you’ll visit breathtaking Petra, made world-famous when it was featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Its rock-cut tombs and temples were carved into the cliffs more than 2,000 years ago. You will see the mysteries of the “Rose Red City,” the most famous and impressive of which is known as the Treasury, although in reality it was a tomb for a Nabataean king. Its facade reveals many Roman and ancient Greek influences, and it may have been used as a Christian church in Byzantine times.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Next, we will drive to Shobak Castle, the most important Crusader castle in Jordan, followed by a visit to St. George’s Church in Madaba, which contains the oldest and largest floor-mosaic map of the Holy Land, dating to the sixth century. We will then travel to Mount Nebo, where the Bible says Moses was given his first look at the Promised Land. The panoramic view takes in the Dead Sea, and you might be able to see as far as Jericho and Jerusalem.
Next we’ll check in to our hotel at the Dead Sea. At more than 1,000 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest land elevation in the world. It is also one of the saltiest lakes in the world, so much so that you can float in it.
Dinner and overnight at hotel at the Dead Sea.
Day 5: Departure
Transfer to Amman for your flight from Queen Alia International Airport.
Transfer from the hotel in Cairo to airport
1-way flight from Cairo to Amman
Pickup at Queen Alia International Airport and transport to hotel in Amman
Transportation in modern air-conditioned private vehicle with an English-speaking driver
Local English-speaking guide
Luxury 5-star hotel accommodation
Entrance fees to all sites on the itinerary
2-hour 4x4 tour in Wadi Rum
3 meals per day
Visa to Jordan (if we receive your full passport details a few days prior to arrival date)
Price: $1985 per person for a double room (deposit is $500 per person during booking; full payment is due 90 days before the tour). Single supplement costs $495.
To download our digital brochure for the Jordan Extencion CLICK HERE.
Travel with confidence – your health is our priority!
Our guests’ safety is our highest priority. Here at Inside Egypt we have adopted the Safe Travels protocols produced by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and endorsed by Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to ensure a high level of hygiene and safety on our tours.
All guests traveling to Egypt must be in possession of a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19 issued in the country of departure, up to 72 hours (3 days) before flight departure time. Passengers traveling from Japan, China, Thailand, North America, South America, Canada, London Heathrow, Paris and Frankfurt will be allowed to provide certificates from tests performed up to 96 hours (4 days) prior to flight time.
Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating full vaccination has been received at least 14 days before travel are exempt from PCR testing before arrival. Accepted vaccines are AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer, BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, and Sputnik V. (Please note these details are subject to change.)
How we avoid the spread of infection during our tours:
Our group sizes are kept small and are limited to just 25 guests.
We use a full-size coach (50 seats) while traveling to allow appropriate social distancing between travelers.
Face masks and hand sanitizer are available daily from our team.
All members of our team have completed the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for COVID-19 Virus course, certified by the World Health Organization, to minimize the risk of infection with the virus and ensure the safety of our customers.
All staff who will work during a tour will receive PCR tests both before and during the trip to make sure they are healthy throughout. This applies to tour guides, tour leaders, drivers and tour managers.
Local restaurants, hotels, buses and minibuses are regularly sterilized to keep everything clean and safe for all guests.
Guests and staff will have their temperature taken daily by the Nile cruise team and at all hotels when entering the premises.
When arriving at Cairo International Airport, checking in to hotels and when embarking on the Nile cruise ship, your luggage will be sanitized.
We will do everything possible to ensure that you have a great vacation and feel safe at all times!