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Egypt - Best Tours & Trips 2019

368 trips to Egypt tours from 83 tour companies. 566 reviews. 4.8/5 avg rating.

Egypt is epitomized by icons both man-made and natural. The Pyramids of Giza are the only remaining wonders of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The timeless Nile River is now best explored by river cruise ship. Stops along the way include Luxor, site of the ancient Temple of Karnak, and the Valley of Kings, where King Tut is buried. 

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
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Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Best of Egypt Summer 2020

Trafalgar
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 250 / day
$ 2,250
From : $ 2,768
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Luxor and Cairo
  • VISIT the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Temple of Kom-Ombo and the temple of Isis on the island of Philae
  • VIEW the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo and the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza
  • SEE the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis and the Step Pyramid in Sakkara
  • SAIL in a felucca across the Nile
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Sphinx, Egypt
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The Ultimate Egypt Experience

10 days
$ 128 / day
$ 1,275
From : $ 1,568
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Experience Egypt in depth
  • Visit the Pyramids & Sphinx
  • Explore Sakkara Pyramids & the Tombs
  • Visit Dendarah temple of Hathor
  • Visit Luxor Museum
Visits:
Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
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Splendors of Egypt

SmarTours
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 230 / day
$ 2,299
From : $ 5,427
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit the great Pyramids of Giza
  • See the great Sphinx of Giza
  • Visit the Aswan High Dam and Philae’s Temple of Isis
  • See the Ptolemaic Temple for Horus and Sobek
  • Visit Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Visit the ancient Temples of Karnak and Luxor
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the colorful Khan El Khalili Bazaar district
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Pyramid of Giza, Sphinx, Temple of Karnak, Egypt
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Highlights of Egypt

G Adventures
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
14 days
$ 107 / day
$ 1,499
From : $ 2,024
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore ancient temples and monuments
  • Gaze at the pyramids and mysterious sphinx
  • Spend the night on a felucca
  • Connect with history on the streets of alexandria
  • Explore the coral gardens of the red sea
  • Take a tour of the catacombs of komel-shokafa
Visits:
Alexandria, Aswan, Cairo, Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Bath, West Bank, Egypt
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Treasures of Egypt

Collette
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 188 / day
$ 2,449
From : $ 3,012
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
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  • Embark on a leisurely paced 4-night cruise and discover the secrets of the Nile, the world’s longest river.
  • Dress up and join the fun during a traditional galabaya party.
  • Take in a sound and light show at Karnak Temple.
  • Explore the expansive Karnak Temple, dating back to 2000 B.C.
  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings.
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Memphis, Egypt
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Family Egyptian Sphinx, Pyramids and Nile River

Explore!
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 151 / day
$ 1,510
From : $ 2,039
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Cairo - A full day exploring the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum
  • Aswan - Nubian Dinner; camel trek to St. Simeon's Monastery; optional visit to the temples at Abu Simbel
  • Aswan to Kom Ombo - felucca sail trek along the Nile River
  • Luxor - Tour of Karnak with transfer by 'calesh'; Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple
  • Safaga - Full day boat trip and snorkelling in the Red Sea
Visits:
Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo, Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Egypt
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Egypt: Alexandria to Aswan

Exodus Travels
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 160 / day
$ 2,079
From : $ 2,807
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
    Visits:
    Alexandria, Aswan, Cairo, Egypt
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    Explore Egypt

    Intrepid Travel
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    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    15 days
    $ 88 / day
    $ 1,241
    From : $ 1,840
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
    Highlights
    • Explore the marvels, mythology and mystery of Ancient Egypt, including the Pyramids at Giza and the tombs of iconic pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings.
    • Cairo is a place like no other; a rambling metropolis of sand-beaten colours, and you'll have plenty of time to lose yourself in the colours and aromas of this fascinating city.
    • Bask in the unique atmosphere of Aswan and experience not only the warmth and charm of Nubian hospitality, but also some delicious traditional cuisine on a homestay.
    • Set sail on one of the world’s most iconic rivers with an included felucca trip down the Nile. Relax and soak up the landscapes and scenes of everyday Egyptian life.
    • Unwind in the vibrant beach resort of Hurghada and explore the extraordinary ecosystem of Giftun Island in the Red Sea.
    • Uncover one of the greatest cities of antiquity – Alexandria, reborn as Egypt’s alternative capital.
    Visits:
    Alexandria, Aswan, Cairo, Sphinx, Egypt
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    Nile Cruise - Premium

    Exodus Travels
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    9 days
    $ 94 / day
    $ 1,349
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Ancient temples and tombs
    • Nile Cruise boat and luxury hotels
    • The Great Pyramids
    • Treasures of King Tut
    • Valley of the Kings
    Visits:
    Aswan, Cairo, Abu Simbel, Egypt
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    Exclusive Egypt

    13 days
    $ 361 / day
    $ 4,698
    From : $ 5,356
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
    Highlights
    • Explore Cairo

    • Pyramids of Dashur, Sunset Camel Ride, Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, & Memphis, Solar Boat Museum, Pyramid of Zoser, Egyptian Museum
    • Visit Abu Simbel
    • Tour Abu Simbel Temples
    • Explore Aswan
    • High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple, felucca Sailing and Kitchener Island
    • Opportunity to Nile Luxury Cruise
    • See the  Temple of Edfu, Temple of Komo Ombo
    • Explore Luxor
    • Temples of Luxor and Karnak, Avenue of Sphinx, Karnak Open Air Museum, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, King Tut`s Tomb
    • Visit Hurghada
    • Enjoy at Leisure, Optional Activities
    Visits:
    Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Pyramid of Giza, Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Egypt
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    Egypt Family Adventure

    10 days
    $ 120 / day
    $ 1,195
    From : $ 1,613
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Explore the world famous pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
    • Visit all Cairo Sights and Museums
    • Visit the city of Alexander the great Alexandria city
    • Explore Luxor City & Valley of the Kings
    • Visit Karnak & Luxor Temples
    • Visit Falcon & Crocodile Temples
    • Visit Beautiful Aswan city
    • Enjoy Felucca ride on the Nile
    Visits:
    Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
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    Beyond the Pharaohs: Egypt Past and Present

    Road Scholar
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    14 days
    $ 278 / day
    $ 3,895
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Egyptologists lead expeditions to Memphis, Sakkara, Dahshur, the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and the Solar Boat Museum.
    • Venture to the Valley of Kings, King Tut's tomb and the famed Colossi of Memnon.
    • Delve deeper into Ancient Egypt during a four-night study cruise on the Nile.
    Visits:
    Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
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    Pyramids to Petra 2020 - 15 days

    15 days
    $ 166 / day
    $ 2,495
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
    Highlights
    • Petra - discover this spectacular UNESCO-listed Nabataean city, which is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
    • Cairo - marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the new Grand Egyptian Museum
    • Wadi Rum - explore this vast red desert with its rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations in a 4x4 and camp under a blanket of stars
    • Luxor West Bank - discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
    • The Dead Sea - spend a night at the Dead Sea, float in the famously buoyant, mineral-rich waters and smother yourself in Dead Sea mud
    • Luxor - roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
    • Aswan - take leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore the romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs
    • Amman - explore the ancient hilltop citadel, fascinating Archaeological Museum and bustling souqs
    • Nile felucca cruising - sail the River Nile on board a traditional felucca, visit islands and spend two nights sleeping under a blanket of stars (or upgrade to a 5 star Nile Cruise)
    • Kom Ombo - visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo
    • Umm ar-Rasas - take in this ancient city which was once an important stop on the caravan route between east and west
    • Mt Nebo - visit one of the most sacred sites in Jordan with views across the Promised Land
    • Madaba - see Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaics at the Church of St George in this Christian market town
    • Wadi Mujib - trek the Siq Trail and go canyoning in the lowest nature reserve in the world (included on tours departing April to October)
    • Shobak - visit Shobak Crusader castle, perched dramatically on a hill top
    Visits:
    Egypt, Jordan
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    Pathways of the Pharaohs
    River Cruise
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    Pathways of the Pharaohs

    Viking River Cruises
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    12 days
    $ 350 / day
    $ 4,198
    Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • See the fascinating Great Pyramids of Giza
    • Opportunity to visit 4 amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    • Experience 4-night Nile River cruise
    • Explore Cairo
    Visits:
    Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo, Dead Sea, Luxor Temple, Nubian Desert, Valley of the Kings, Egypt
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    Egypt Express

    Topdeck
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    9 days
    $ 99 / day
    $ 989
    From : $ 1,202
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau
    • Egyptian Museum
    • Temples of Abu Simbel & Kom Ombo
    • Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut
    • Felucca Sailing on the Nile
    • Egyptology tours at major sites (entrance fees not included)
    • Felucca sailing on the Nile
    • Egyptology tours at major sites (entrance fees not included)
    • See the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau
    • Visit the Egyptian Museum
    • Visit the Temples of Abu Simbel and Kom Ombo
    • Visit the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon
    Visits:
    Aswan, Cairo, Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel, Egypt
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    Top Egypt Experiences and Attractions

    Top Egypt Experiences

    Sailing on a felucca on the upper reaches of the nile to watch the sun set over this mighty river

    Visiting the Pyramids of Giza

    Getting lost amongst ancient antiquities and mummies at Cairo’s world famous Egyptian Museum

    Watching dawn creep in at Abu Simbel on the shores of Lake Nasser

    Playing hide and seek behind the hundreds of towering columns in the great halls of Karnak’s temple

    Heading up to the skies in a balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings

    Scuba diving to catch a glimpse of the sea corals and the sea creatures in Red Sea Reefs

    Taking a river cruise along the Nile

     

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    Egypt Trip Reviews

    566 Egypt Tour Reviews - Summary 99% Recommend

    4.8 out of 5
    Excellent 484
    Great 75
    Average 4
    Disappointing 0
    Terrible 3
    Value
    4.8
    Guide
    4.8
    Activities
    4.8
    Lodging
    4.8
    Transportation
    4.8
    Meals
    4.8

    Tour Reviews Write a Review

    Unreal experience, made our time in Egypt worth it.

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    Where can I begin? What an amazing trip. And it was so much better thanks to Travelish Tours!

    Our trip started every morning with an awesome ride from our Driver Ahmed who was an absolute blast!!

    Then we were led through incredible excursions with our awesome tour guides.

    Mahmoud did an amazing job of showing us all around Alexandria through the old parts of the city and exposing us to the best part of the culture and food. He was super accommodating to anything we wanted to do and helped us take great pictures.

    Fatma showed us around Cairo introducing us the way to take the best photos in front of the pyramids and giving us great explanations in the museums all around making our experience so much better. We learned so much thanks to her and she felt like a real mother taking care of us!

    When we moved onto our time with Rama, in Luxor and Aswan, we felt so at home and at ease because we knew that we were in great hands. She helped us plan out our trip right the way that we wanted and made sure that we all enjoyed ourselves. We didn’t feel like tourist without like locals. She had surprise gifts for all of us including a traditional galibea for me so that I could dress like a southern Egyptian man and be completely assimilated. It really made my trip.

    Our trip was made infinitely better thanks to this team and they put it all together and made it possible so we could have an amazing trip without worrying.

    There are many people and companies that might try to take advantage of you or rip you off, but rest assured with Travelish Tours you are in good hands with people that really care. In fact, they protected us from some cheapskate tour guide companies that tried to rip us off and steal our money. Furthermore, they helped us send our phone back to our country after it was forgotten in a car. True service. Make the right choice with Travelish Tours!

    Now we all feel like we have a special place in Egypt thanks to Travis Tours. It’s only a matter of time before we return and when we do we know exactly who we will call first.

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    Operator Travelish Tours

    Splendid Trip

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    Our 10 days in Egypt with Smartours was amazing. Our tour guide Hanna treated her “Lovely Pharaoh’s” as if they were family. She made sure we were well informed on the day’s events and historical sites. The tour is fast paced and full of activities’ from the beginning to the end. By the way, this was my first guided tour and it was fantastic.

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    Operator SmarTours

    Simply outstanding

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    Simply outstanding. I took my 4 grown children on the Classic Tanzania trip the end of May 2017. We saw every animal over and over and babies everywhere. Lion World through Costco were outstanding to work with. I travel 100,000 plus miles a year and when I say there was not one thing I would change about this trip, I am sincere. Keep in mind all the tour companies go to the same areas where the animals are most likely to be and I guarantee folks paid twice as much as Lion World charges for the same sights. The hotels were outstanding along with the food. 27 countries later, this was our favorite trip as a family. I paid, we showed up and they did the rest.
    Thank you Lion World, Cheryl you rock

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    Operator Lion World Travel

    World Wonder!

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 4.0
    • Activities 4.0
    • Lodging 4.0
    • Transportation 4.0
    • Meals 4.0

    Our tour to Egypt was fantastic! I always wanted to travel to Egypt and see the pyramids and finally seeing them in person just took my breath away. Not only did we see the pyramids, but also so many other egyptian sights and artifacts. The cruise we took was great. Everything was taken care of and cruising along the mighty Nile river definitely made it feel like we were back in time to the era of the Pharaohs. I know that Egypt's reputation is not so good now, but if you travel with a tour company like Indus who are specialists in the area, then you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

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    Visiting Egypt had been a lifelong dream of mine and my trip with On the Go exceeded all of my expectations

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    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    The ancient sites we visited, the felucca ride and all of the other experiences along the way are things I will never forget. Our guide Alam, an Egyptologist, was extremely knowledgeable, organised and above all a great person. He went above and beyond to ensure the trip ran smoothly and everybody in our group was looked after. Alam really made our trip, he is a wonderful tour guide. Overall I felt very safe in Egypt and would encourage everybody to experience this beautiful country.

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    Operator On The Go Tours

    Rich culture , wonderful people

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    Rich culture , wonderful people and thank to vacations to go travel who made this happened ! Special thank to great organization of Magdy, wonderful welcome of Ahmed at the airport, amazing all day city tour of Caio with the most knowledgeable person Tammer. Part 2 of our trip was very well done and put together in beautiful Aswan, Luxor and the Nile cruise guided by extremely friendly and knowledgeable our guide, Ibrahim, concluded our majestic and memorable trip to Egypt. First class , well organized to the country of Egypt all the way to the end would not be possible for us without Vacations to go travel. Special thank to Mr. Mohammed to drive us around the town smoothly and comfortably always with his wonderful smile and patience. Thank you all !

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    Egypt Attractions & Landmarks Guide

    Ancient Egypt is epitomized by two icons, one man-made and one natural. The Pyramids of Giza, at Cairo, are the only remaining wonders of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, burial memorials for pharaohs whose remarkable construction has baffled observers for millennia.

    The timeless Nile River is now best explored by river cruise ship. Stops along the way include Luxor, site of the ancient Temple of Karnak, and the Valley of Kings, where King Tut is buried. Egypt remains a "must-see" on any bucket list.

    Luxor, Karnak and the Valley of the Kings

    There are so many treasures for the eyes and mind to feast on here that it may seem a little overwhelming! The Valley of the Kings itself contains hundreds of tombs: fortunately not all of them are open every day so some of the selecting is done for you. The valley is broken up into two sections called the East Valley and West Valley.

    Upon entering the site, you would purchase a general admission ticket which allows you entry into the valley. It also allows you to explore three tombs that are open to the public that day. But tickets to the tombs of Tutankhamun, Ramesses VI, and Ayare sold separately. One of the most popular tomb at the site isKing Tut’s which was was found largely intact when it was excavated in 1922.

    However, it should be noted that when you visit the tombs most of the artifacts have been taken out, especially the case for King Tut’s crypt. But the intricate detailing and decoration of each room definitely makes the visit worth it. And you can always make a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo which harbors most of the artifacts that were found in the tombs. 

    For those looking for adventure, a donkey ride in the hills above the valley of the kings is something you won’t forget, or for those seeking even more height there may be an opportunity to enjoy a ride in a hot air balloon ride over the valley.

    What a wonderful way to witness the sun rising and look down on the mighty Nile river!

    Karnak Temple, known to some as the temple from the James Bond movie ‘The Spy who Loved Me’ is simply unmissable. Built as a place of worship in ancient Egypt, the Karnak Temple is one of the largest ancient religious site ever built. It dates back to the Middle Kingdom but remained an active place of worship until the Roman succession in 30 BCE. Today, you can walk through its many courts and temples. The hundreds of tall columns and statues in its grand hall are likely to take your breath away.

    A Word about the Pyramids

    There’s no denying the Pyramids of Giza will take your breath away and fully deserve their status as a wonder of the world. Don’t be surprised however, when you arrive at the pyramids to find that they appear to be in the middle of a Cairo suburb. This much is true, but the good news is that at least from one side, the Pyramids do back onto desert.

    As with all big attractions, it’s best to head there early in the morning to skip some of the crowds and midday heat. And there’s so much more to discover than the ‘headline attraction’!

    While in Cairo don’t forget to pay a visit to the Egyptian Museum, whose contents were miraculously kept safe during the uprisings in Cairo in 2011, and if you like to bargain hard while you shop: head to the Khan el Khalili market.

    Cruising the Nile: Slow Style

    Geographically, the Nile River is the longest river in the world. It is mentioned throughout history for its physical and metaphorical vigorousness.And today, you can experience its beauty and tranquility like the ancient pharaohs did thousands of years ago. There are hundreds of large cruise ships ploughing the Nile River in Egypt; particularly on the stretch between Luxor and Aswan.

    Why not travel like a true Nubian in a slow style and in a more environmentally friendly way on the river by taking a traditional Egyptian sailing boat ‘Felucca’ for a ride? Check if your tour includes the option for this, many do.

    Visiting Aswan and Abu Simbel

    Aswan marks the south of the navigable Nile river as beyond lies the Aswan Dam and the shores of Lake Nasser.  At the southern end of Lake Nasser lies Abu Simbel, a magnificent temple carved directly into the rock, and whose figures seem to watch over the river themselves.

    When Lake Nasser was (somewhat controversially) created by the installation of the Aswan Dam and the flooding of the riverbanks surrounding it, the Abu Simbel temples were physically dismantled and moved, piece by piece, some 65 meters back from the river banks and up the cliffs to save them.  

    Beyond the Nile Basin

    Egypt offers a wealth of other interesting destinations that are a little more off-the-beaten-path. The red sea is unrivaled for its Scuba Diving, and the desert in the west of the country is famous for its beautiful oasis towns such as Dakhla and Siwa.

    Travel Safety and Security in Egypt

    Egypt is truly unique in the sights it has to offer, its history, landscape and people. Since 2011 Egypt has been suffering from intermittent but well publicized political turbulence, and visitor numbers has been affected. Much of the area of the country frequented by tourists (Cairo, the Nile basin including Luxor & the Valley of the kings, Aswan, Abu Simbel) are some of the safest parts of the country and do not have travel warnings in place. For full and up to date information about safe travel in Egypt check the travel advisory website of your country’s government.  

    In general understanding the culture a little, staying away from large crowds or political gatherings and using your common sense will help make your trip even safer. For women travelers, dressing conservatively in light, non fitted clothing that covers your legs and upper arms will help decrease any unwanted attention from would be admirers.

    One of the best points of going on a guided tour is that you will have local information and support at all times during your trip - therefore providing a bit of extra security.

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    Things to Know Before You Go

    Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

     As of January, 2018 - a Level 2 Travel Advisory was put into place by the United States Government. This advises "increased caution" traveling to Egypt, as a result of certain terrorist activities and threats, and military activity on the border. 

    But what does this mean? It is advised that when you are visiting Egypt to remain cautious and aware of your surroundings at all times. It also means that the specified areas, e.g. the Sinai Peninsula and the borders, should be avoided. However, the Egyptian government emphasizes that all areas with a high concentration of tourism are heavily guarded to ensure your safety.

    Yes, you can travel to Egypt, but there are certain precautions that you should take to keep yourself safe. The first is to know your country’s embassy location and number in case of an emergency which can be accessed through your country’s government website. You should also remain within the areas that are deemed safe.

    Most government websites also provide a link to a site where you can input your information so you get messages from your embassy about safety conditions in the area. For visitors from the US, you can enroll in STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program). Also, it is advised to remain away from any political protests or crowds.

    Finally, we at Stride highly recommend booking a guided tour, rather than trying to navigate the foreign country yourself. 

    Guided Tours to Egypt

    Guided tours are always advised. Because they are always well-informed and know how to avoid, as well as respond to dangerous situations, guided tours are the safest option for foreign travelers. 

    Certain areas in Egypt, like the Sinai Peninsula, have a higher risk of danger and most, to all, tours do not visit these places. Before your trip to Egypt, you can always contact your tour company to see what specific precautions they take to ensure everyone’s safety.

    What should women wear in Egypt?

    Another common question that many people wonder before traveling to Egypt is, generally, what to wear? It is no secret that catcalling and sexual harrassment is common in Egypt -- and while usually not dangerous, it is best avoided.

    A general rule of thumb for women should be to dress conservatively. This means covering as much skin as you can -- your shoulders and legs, especially. When surrounded by other tourists, you will likely be able to wear whatever you want, but it is traveling in between these locations, or at night, that you may run into problems. Certain mosques will also require you to cover your entire and arms and hair. 

    Here is a list of items every woman should pack when visiting Egypt (or any other conservative Muslim country):

    1. Lightweight scarf: this scarf will be your best friend. You can wrap it over your head and shoulders when you need to enter a mosque, without having to drag around an entirely new outfit. 
    2. Sunglasses: Making eye contact in Egypt is considered to be flirting, so these will help you avoid the gaze of any men who might call out to you. These will also be useful in general, Egypt is a sunny place! 
    3. Maxi skirt: Maxi skirts made of a lightweight, loosely-fitting material are a great way to avoid getting too hot, and avoid any unwanted attention. 
    4. Tunic shirt: Wearing a cotton or linen tunic-style shirt is a great way to beat the heat and make sure you're covering up. This style of shirt will not only be long enough to cover your hips if you are wearing skinny jeans, but they usually have high necklines and longer sleeves.

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