Egypt Group Trips | Hot-Air Balloon & Sailing Tour of Egypt

Splendors of Egypt

A Guided Trip along the Nile from Cairo to Aswan

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Splendors of Egypt

Luxury Group Travel | 13 Days
  • A five-night scenic sail along the Nile with key historic stops
  • Private visits, including the Tomb of Nefertari and the Tomb of Seti
  • Deep exploration of Cairo: modern-day, medieval, and Pharaonic
  • Enjoy meeting locals and treasure shopping

We’ve designed this journey to explore the history and heart of ever-evolving Egypt, pausing our visits for moments of observation, relaxation, and reflection. In store are intimate looks at the country’s staggering monuments, mind-blowing hieroglyphs, and bygone-era villages. Outside of our meanderings in Cairo, Luxor, and the Great Temple at Abu Simbel, we spend five nights aboard an elegant dahabeya. From our well-appointed home on the Nile, we sail from one riverside town to another, admiring ancient wonders and gaining valuable insights from our distinguished (and amiable) trip leader, a top Egyptologist.

Trip Overview

1 – 3

Get acquainted with Islamic and Pharaonic Cairo Discover the exceptional hieroglyphics of the Pyramids of Giza and special-access visits to tombs We explore the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, containing the riches of Tutankhamen.

4 – 5

Before we embark at Luxor on our cruise, we visit its namesake temple and museum, admiring an impressive collection of tomb artifacts, jewelry, and statuary.

6 – 10

Aboard the dahabeya—ours exclusively—we sail along the Nile, stopping for historic treasures and impressive monuments in Esna, Edfu, and Kom Ombo We enjoy a private visit to the Tomb of Nefertari and other visits to special tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Queens.

11 – 12

In the bustling trade hub of Aswan, we meander the bazaar and appreciate the world’s largest man-made lake At Abu Simbel, we spend the morning exploring the Great Temple, saved by a UNESCO-funded operation.


Depart for home via Cairo.



Randa Abdel Wahab

A favorite among GeoEx guests and staff, Randa is a charismatic expert in Egyptian history and culture, as well as a fantastic cook who loves to talk Egyptian cuisine. She has traveled extensively and lived in Uganda and Sudan, but her passion lies in Egypt.


Dina Taalat

A native Egyptian and modern mother of two, Dina has long been a GeoEx favorite who elevates each trip with her engaging personality, passion for her culture, and three decades of experience as an expert Egyptologist.

GeoEx Egyptologist Dina Talaat

Dates & Prices


10/20/21 – 11/01/21   Limited space; please call

12/01/21 – 12/13/21   Limited space; please call

01/12/22 – 01/24/22  

03/16/22 – 03/28/22   Limited space; please call

11/02/22 – 11/14/22  

11/30/22 – 12/12/22  


Group Trip: From $7,875 per person


  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Services of a GeoEx trip leader, drivers, and other staff
  • All gratuities with exception of Egyptologist
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • 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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