Egypt


Sailing the Eternal Nile

Egypt


Custom | 12 Days | Easy Touring
  • Weeklong dahabeya cruise on the Nile River
  • Enjoy the bustle of Cairo and experience Aswan, gateway to Africa
  • Visit Luxor's ornate tombs of kings, queens, and artists
  • See the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Abu Simbel, and other wonders
  • Insightful guides who are licensed Egyptologists

Egypt and the Nile: the two are inextricably linked. Almost 2,500 years ago, Herodotus, looking back even then on 25 centuries of recorded history, wrote, “Egypt is an acquired country, the gift of the river.” The ancient Egyptians took advantage of their bountiful gift by building a civilization almost alien in its grandeur, ennobling the Nile’s banks with stunning monuments to their overweening sense of destiny. Even before the days of Herodotus, Egypt and its life-giving river were lodestones of the imagination. This customizable journey celebrates their connection and their wonders.

ITINERARY


Day
1–2

Cairo, with its souks, minarets, and millennia of history, is yours to explore with your guide, who helps peel back the layers of this ancient city.

Day
3

Discover the Great Pyramid of Giza, the last standing wonder of the ancient world; the Sphinx; and the Step Pyramid, the oldest stone structure on earth.

Day
4

Fly to the Great Temple of the Pharaoh Ramses II and on to Aswan After stopping at the Aswan High Dam (creator of Lake Nasser), you'll set sail by dahabeya.

Day
5–8

Your dahabeya cruise reveals the timeless life of the Nile, along with the temples of Philae and Horus, the massive ruins of Kom Ombo, and lazing crocodiles Enjoy afternoon tea on board and dinners on the sundeck.

Day
9–10

Landing in Luxor, explore the tombs of the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the magnificent Luxor Temple, and the impressive Karnak complex Watch daybreak over the Nile in a hot-air balloon.

Day
11–12

Disembark and fly to Cairo, where a guided visit of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities shares mummies and the treasures of Pharaohs including Tutankhamen Overnight in Cairo, before catching flights home.

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Dates & Prices


Dates

Custom Trips offered year-round

Pricing

From $11,400 per person (Custom Trip)

 

Inclusions:

  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Shore landings, presentations, and activities per the vessel’s daily program
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of an expedition leader, lecturers/naturalists, and support staff during voyage
  • Some gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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