Cairo and Dahabeya

Overview

Trip Duration

10 Days – 9 Nights

Trip Operates

Daily

Route Map

 

More than standard Cairo and Upper Egypt tour, a program designed to see the Cairo’s famous attractions and upper Egypt attractions, plus some sites can be reached only with Dahabeya sailing boats, 4 nights onboard of Dahabeya sailing will gave you a deferent experience than standard Nile cruise, with fewer people onboard, you will have more privacy and time to explore with your own, and you will get in touch with natural life in Egypt

Program Itinerary Summary
Day 1

Meet and assist at Cairo airport and transfer to hotel
Overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 2

Visit Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara
Overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 3

Transfer to Cairo airport for domestic flight to Luxor
Visit Karnak and Luxor temples
Overnight at hotel in Luxor

Day 4

Visit Luxor West Bank: Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and colossi of Memnon
Transfer to Esna and getting onboard of Dahabeya
Visit Nekheb and overnight onboard of Dahabeya

Day 5

Visit the Edfu temple and sail toward Gabel El Selsela
Overnight onboard of Dahabeya

Day 6

Sail down the Nile and view of Gabel el Selsela, Hormoheb temple, ancient stones quarry and Kom Ombo Temple
Overnight onboard of Dahabeya

Day 7

Sailing on the Nile and visit Daraw, continue sailing to Koubania village on the Nile
Overnight onboard of Dahabeya

Day 8

Sail to Aswan and visit the High Dam, temple of Philae and unfinished obelisk
transfer to Aswan airport for flight to Cairo Transfer to hotel and overnight in Cairo

Day 9

Visit the Egyptian Museum, the citadel and Khan el-Khalily Bazaar
overnight in Cairo

Day 10

Check out from hotel and transfer to Cairo airport for final departure

Sightseeing Highlights

Egyptian Museum

Great Pyramids of Giza

Sphinx

Memphis

Sakkara

Step Pyramid

Karnak Temple

Luxor temple

Valley of the kings

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Colossi of Memnon

The City of Nekheb

small islands

Temple of Horus

horse drawn carriage

Gebel El Selsela

temple of Horemoheb

Temple of Kom Ombo

Daraw

Koubania village

Temple of Philae

High Dam

Unfinished Obelisk

Egyptian Museum

Salah El Din Citadel

Alabaster Mosque

Khan El Khalili

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Cairo

Stylish Holidays representative will be waiting for you at Cairo international airport to meet and assist you upon arrival to Egypt, he will care about your language and will transfer you to your hotel in Cairo for overnight

Day 2: Cairo

After breakfast at hotel in Cairo, we will go today for the expected tour in Cairo, the Great Pyramids of Giza. We will start by Giza Plateau to see the Pyramids of Giza, the most popular monument in the whole world, built by the pharaohs from the period starting from 2590 BC to 2480 BC. You will have the chance to explore the wonders of the Great Pyramid, the largest Pyramid ever constructed in Egypt which was built by King Cheops in 2589 BC, and it is the only remaining item in the list of the Greek Old Seven wonders of the world. And we will discover the beauty of the lion's body and the human headed sphinx, one of the largest monolith statues in history of mankind.
Later, we will drive for about 20-30 minutes south Giza Plateau to explore two of Egypt's most important archaeological treasures, first we will visit Sakkara where Egypt's oldest pyramid is located. Built by Imohotep for king Zoser in the third dynasty, the famous Step Pyramid is well preserved. Our guide will give us a briefing about the site history before getting free time to walk around the Pyramid. Sakkara is part of the necropolis of Memphis, the Old Kingdom capital for the 1st Dynasty as well as for the 2nd Dynasty. Kings of both ages are mostly buried in Memphis necropolis. Later, we arrive to Memphis to enjoy the open air museum hosting several artifacts of Egypt
At the end of the day we will be transferred back to our hotel for a free evening to relax or go with one of optional tours to explore Cairo by night
Overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 3: Cairo – Luxor

After breakfast at Cairo hotel, we will check out and head to Cairo airport for our internal flight to Luxor. Upon our arrival to Luxor airport, one of Stylish Holidays representatives in Luxor will meet us and escort us to join our tour guide in Luxor to start our visits. We will start our visits by visiting the Karnak Temple, the largest religious Pharaonic structure ever built in the world. The kings of the Pharaohs staring from the 11th dynasty (2055 – 1985 BC) began adding their mark, one after the other, to this huge complex of Pharaonic temples. The Karnak temple includes the breathtaking hypostyle hall of the god Amun built by Ramses II in 1244 BC, the sacred lake of god Amun, and many more attractions. Later we will the Luxor Temple. Dedicated to the holy Theban triad, the gods Amun, Mut, and Khonsu, it is one of the finest examples of the Pharaonic architecture.
Although the construction work of the temple was mainly completed by Amenhotep III (1390 – 1352 BC) and Ramses II (1279 1213 BC), many kings who came afterwards have added their marks to this great complex including Alexander the Great. The Luxor temple was buried under sand and dust for years until it was discovered in 1881.
After that we will be transferred to our hotel for check in, and in the evening, we will have free time to relax or go with an optional tour in Luxor
We will overnight at hotel in Luxor

Day 4: Luxor – West Bank – Esna – Nekheb – Dahabeya

After early breakfast at hotel, we will check out cross the Nile river to Luxor West bank, and start our exploration by visiting Valley of the kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon
Later, we will be transferred to Esna, where our Dahabeya Nile cruise is waiting for us, we will board our Dahabeya Ship which will take us down the Nile like ancient Egyptians in the most romantic and relaxing atmosphere.
Our first stop will be at The City of Nekheb, this ancient city, which was a flourishing center in the past, hosted the temples to Thoth and Nebket and was very first established during prehistoric times. The city remained, through the Ptolemaic times as an important cult center fort the god Nebket
The Dahabeya will go on sailing to reach one of the small islands located in the Nile to stay there for the night. Today, we will have our first overnight onboard of our Dahabeya

Day 5: Dahabeya sailing – Edfu

After breakfast onboard of Dahabeya, we will reach Edfu, and we will take the horse drawn carriage till we reach the amazing Temple of Horus in Edfu. This temple is the largest and best preserved Ptolemaic temple in Egypt.The building of the temple started during the reign of Ptolemy III in 237 BC and the construction continued until 80 BC. The temple includes wonderfully decorated walls and stone capitals.
Later, we will take the horse drawn carriage back to Nile River Banks, where our Dahabeya is waiting for us
The Dahabeya will start sailing while we enjoy the natural scenery of the river banks
We will overnight onboard of the Dahabeya

Day 6: Dahabeya Sailing – Kom Ombo

We will have breakfast onboard of Dahabeya while smelling the fresh breeze of Nile River and watching the amazing greenery scenes, later we will go to Gebel El Selsela to visit the temple of Horemoheb, the last king of the 18th dynasty who built this temple or chapel dedicated to the god Amun and many other gods who are associated with the Nile like Sobek, Khnum, and Satet. Many other kings from the 19th dynasty completed the ornaments of the chapel.
Our next visit will be the ancient stones quarry where the ancient Egyptians belonging to the New Kingdom got most of the stones they used in erecting their fabulous monuments like the Karnak, Kom Ombo, Dendara, and Edfu.
We continue sailing till we reach Kom Ombo, then we will have a short walking distance till we reach the amazing Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to two gods; Horus, the falcon god, and Sobek, the crocodile god. This Greco-Roman temple is famous for its matchless location overlooking the Nile. Construction work of the temple started in the 2nd century BC by Ptolemy VI and was completed during the reign of Ptolemy XII during the 1st century AD.
In the evening, we will enjoy a romantic dinner on board of the Dahabeya, while surrounded by breezes of the Nile. Overnight will be onboard of Dahabeya

Day 7: Dahabeya Sailing – Daraw – Koubania

We will have breakfast onboard of Dahabeya and then start visit to Daraw, an amazing town located on the Nile bank and one of the most interesting places to visit during your Dahabeya Cruise trip. Daraw is famous for its many markets especially the camel Market "Souq"
Later we will continue sailing on the Nile till we reach Koubania village, and we will have a great chance to communicate with the Nubian community, and share experience with them, and see their daily lives. Later we will return back to our Dahabeya and overnight

Day 8: Dahabeya Sailing – Aswan

We will have our breakfast onboard of boat while sailing on the Nile, till we reach Aswan afternoon. Then we will disembark from our boat and start Aswan sightseeing by visiting one of the most beautiful temples constructed in Egypt, the Temple of Philae. This fabulous temple dedicated to the goddess Isis was constructed as one of the finest examples of the combined architecture of ancient Egyptians and the Greco-Romans styles. The temple was covered with Nile river water due to construction of High Dam. And it was relocated at Agilika Island by the UNESCO, the project of relocating took 8 years from 1972 to 1980 to be completed
Our next visit will be to the High Dam, built by the former Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel Nasser in the 1960s to reserve the Nile Water that was lost every year in the artificial Nasser Lake. The High Dam was viewed as an architectural miracle at the time, also generates a lot of the electricity consumed in Egypt
Later, we will head to see the Unfinished Obelisk, a gigantic granite obelisk dating back to the Pharaohs New Kingdom. This Obelisk supposes to be weighed more than 1197 tons if completed. At this granite quarry we will have a great chance to understand how the ancient Egyptians built these gigantic Obelisks
After that we will be transfer to Aswan airport for a 1.2 hours flight back to Cairo, and upon arrival to Cairo airport, we will be met by Stylish Holidays representative whom will transfer us to our hotel in Cairo for overnight

Day 9: Aswan – Cairo

After breakfast at hotel in Cairo, we will start our Cairo tour today to see the Egyptian Museum. The present Museum building was constructed in 1900 in the neo-classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The Museum exhibits collections that now exceed 120,000 objects ranging from the pre-historic era to the Greco-Roman period.
Then we will proceed to visit Citadel of Salah El Din which was constructed by Salah El Din on the Moqattam hills in 1183 AD It was built to defend Cairo from the armies of the Crusaders and to become the center of Salah El Din's government. Inside the Citadel, you will see Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque.
After that we will be accompanied to the old market in Cairo “Khan El Khalili Bazaar” which was built in 1382 by the Emir Djaharks El Khalili. It is considered to be one of Cairo's most important shopping areas
Afternoon, we will have free time in Cairo to explore with our own or go with an optional tour to see Sound and Light show at Pyramids
Overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 10: Cairo – Final Departure

Breakfast at hotel, and then we will be transferred to Cairo airport for final departure

Notes
Sailing schedule is subject to change without prior notice due to navigational circumstances, but all sites will be maintained

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Prices & Dates

 

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Package includes
  • 4 nights at hotel in Cairo with breakfast
  • 1 night at hotel in Luxor with breakfast
  • 4 nights onboard of Dahabeya Nile cruise with breakfast, lunch and dinner and soft drinks
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary
  • Round trip transfers in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan
  • Professional English speaking guide (all major languages are available)
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sites
  • Air conditioned vehicles for transfers and tours
  • Taxes and service charge
  • Assistance of Stylish Holidays during tour
Package excludes
  • Airfares
  • Entry Via to Egypt
  • Beverage during meals except indicated
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Any personal expenses

 

 

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Optional Tours

Cairo Optional Tours ↓

Sound & Light Show at Giza Pyramids

Dinner Cruise Belly DancePay a visit to Sound and Light spectacular Show of the Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus and enjoy the history of the ancient Egyptians. The show begins with the story of the Sphinx who has been the vigilant guardian of the city ...

Islamic & Coptic Cairo

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceA mixing say of sightseeing of the Islamic and Coptic sites in Cairo. You will see Salah El Din Citadel where Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque lies, also Al Gowhara palace built by Mamluks and Ottmanian, Ibn Tulun Mosque, Garry Anderson Museum and then to Coptic Cairo including Al Mo'allaka church, St. Sergius and finally the Coptic Museum

Egyptian Museum

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceThe second most frequently visited and certainly one of the most important attractions in Cairo is the Egyptian Museum. You will find the fabulous collection of King Tutankhamun and monuments from all periods of Egyptian history, from the pre historic era to the Greco-Roman period

Egyptian Museum & Coptic Cairo

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceRelish a trip to the Egyptian Museum which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. And continue visits to the Coptic Cairo churches and monuments

Citadel Salah El Din, Old Cairo & Khan El Khalili

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceEnjoy a visit to Salah El Din Citadel which considered one of the most Cairo’s attractions, it was constructed by Salah El Din on the Moquattam hills in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders. Also visit the Old Cairo Coptic sites including the Hanging Church, Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga and have a visit also to Ben Ezra Synagogue

Coptic Cairo, The Hanging Church & Abu Serga, Ben Ezra

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceDiscover the ancient sites and culture of Coptic Christians during a tour through Old Cairo. Visit Abu Serga where the Holy family sort refuge, and Ben Ezra, one of the oldest synagogues in Cairo. Learn about Christian life in Egypt

Sakkara & Memphis

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceDiscover Memphis and Sakkara, two of Egypt's most important archaeological treasures. Sakkara is home to the oldest pyramid in Egypt, and Memphis was the former capital of Egypt

Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceStep back in time to the days of ancient Egypt on a private tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, the necropolis of Sakkara and the former capital, Memphis. With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way on this private tour, you can determine the amount of time you'd like to spend at each of the sites you'll visit.

Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceTake a leisurely private tour of Cairo's most famous sites: the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar. You'll see Cairo's most famous attractions in one day.

Giza Pyramids & Sphinx

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceGet away from Cairo traffic and noise and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Cairo from different view by sailing on board of a felucca on the Nile River; you will be charmed by the wonderful view of Cairo at night.

Luxor Optional Tours ↓

Full day Tour in Luxor

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceCover all Luxor major sites in one day, where you will visit the East bank and West bank monuments like Karnak Temples, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut also known as El Dier El Baharai temple.

The East Bank

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceA short tour to Luxor’s East Bank temples will gave you a great example of the old ancient Pharaohs live and warship. Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in history. And the Temple of Luxor which was dedicated to Amoun- Ra.

The West Bank

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceExplore Valley of the Kings which is magnificent in its grandeur of architecture, Valley of The Kings containing the masterpieces of the ancient Egyptian tombs and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only Pharaonic woman who reigned ancient Egypt

Day trip to Edfu and kom Ombo

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceGet excited by our daily excursions to the to Edfu and Kom Ombo by horse carriage to visit the majestic temple dedicated to Horus and then transfer to see to the Temple of Kom Ombo standing on high grounds overlooking the Nile.

Trip to Cairo by flight

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceDo not miss a blissful day sightseeing tour in Cairo while in Luxor. To cover the most attraction of Egypt, you should visit Cairo, which includes Great Pyramids of Giza, The mighty Sphinx, the Unique Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo Coptic churches, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Luxor to Dendara & Abydos

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceCover all Luxor major sites in one day, where you will visit the East bank and West bank monuments like Karnak Temples, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut also known as El Dier El Baharai temple.

Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceExperience the beauty of the Temples of Karnak illuminated against the darkness of night as the pharaohs of the New Kingdom take you to a journey into Ancient Egyptian history at the Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in history and was dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu.

Nile Cruise trip to Dendara Temple

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceEnjoy a one Day Nile Cruise trip to Dendara Temple. Sail from Luxor to Dendara along Nile river by boat to see the well preserved Temple of Hathor, Temple of Isis and Coptic Basilica

Aswan Optional Tours ↓

Aswan to Abu Simbel by Bus

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceGet ready for an inspiring early morning trip to visit Abu Simbel. The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood.

Kom Ombo & Edfu

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceWhile in Aswan, expand your sightseeing to Kom Ombo and Edfu cities, which have remarkable temples. Kom Ombo Temple, which stands on a high ground overlooking the River Nile. Then onto Edfu Temple which is dedicated to god Horus and it considered the best preserved cult temple in Egypt.

St. Simeon Monastery

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceSpend a sensational day tour to St. Simeon Monastery which is located on a hill in the desert on the west bank of the Nile River in Aswan. It is one of the largest and best-preserved Coptic monasteries in Egypt. Most of the construction is said to have taken place during the 7th century and the site was historically significant for Nubian Christians

Kalabsha Temple & Nubian Museum

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceHave a spectacular trip to the temple of Kalabsha, dedicated to Mandulis, the Nubian sun god. And enjoy visiting the Nubian museum which houses thousands of beautiful monuments dating to different eras and built over an area of 50,000 square meters

Nubian Village by felucca

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceExplore the Nubian Village in Aswan by strolling through shady alleys and gardens is a wonderful way to experience life on modern Elephantines. At Nubian house, the owner serves tea, sells Nubian handicrafts, and can arrange live music and dancing or henna 'tattoos' with local women.

Nubian Museum Aswan

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceInterested in Nubian culture, need to know more about the Nubian civilization, then you should pay a visit to the Nubian Museum, which displays thousands of Nubian antiquities that would have been lost under the waters of Lake Nasser after constructing High Dam of Aswan

Kalabsha Temple Aswan

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceEnjoy a half day tour to visit Kalabsha temple, which lies on the west bank of Lake Nasser, which is dedicated to the Egyptian god Horus and the Nubian god Mandulis

Felucca trip in the Nile

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceSail on the Nile as ancient Egyptians, using a felucca to experience one of the most famous ways to sail on the Nile River in Aswan. The felucca is a traditional sailing boat made of wood that is used especially for river sailing. They are especially popular along the Nile River in Egypt.

Sound & Light Show at Philae

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceThe spectacular Sound and Light Show at Philae temple will help you to imagine how the life has been thousands years ago! You will know about it through the legendary Sound & Light Shows which are played at Philae temple, its historical & culture values are simply beyond description, latest lighting laser and projection technologies are utilized to visualize mysteries of the pharaonic civilization, every year hundreds of thousands attend these magnificent spectaculars to relive the legand.

Camel Market of Darau

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceMake a completely different experience while in Aswan and watch the one of the world's largest gathering of camels, known as the “Ship of the Desert”, at the Camel Market in Darau. The Darau Camel market takes place every Tuesday. Different people heading to the market to purchase healthy & cheap meat. You will find different foreigners & tourists who have travelled from all over the world to visit this famous market

Contact Information

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