Pyramids, Pharaohs, Cruising the Timeless Nile and Petra
$6700 per person
Explore Egypt’s most important ancient sites, cruise the timeless Nile and take an extension to the legendary, pre Roman city of Petra carved into cliffs of pink limestone.
It’s a trip I’d dreamed of for years before I was finally able to run it for the first time in 2020.
- Experience the great pyramids at Giza, the Sphinx as well as Memphis and Sakkara.
- Explore the archeological sites of Luxor including the 3000 year old temples of Luxor, Karnak, the Colossi of Memnon and the best preserved pharaoh tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Queens.
- Embark on a four-night deluxe Nile cruise ship
- Visit the temples along the river including the Temple of Horus at Edfu and the Kom Ombo Temple with its beautiful murals.
- Discover the city of Aswan and the great temple of Abu Simbel
- Enjoy Cairo’s city mosques, bazaars, and national museum which holds the greatest collection of ancient Egyptian art.
- Optional: Four night extension to the pre Roman carved city of Petra
Departure TimeAnytime on Arrival Day
Return TimeAnytime on Departure Day
Dress CodeConservative, Comfortable
IncludedAccommodationBaggage TransferGuide GratuitiesLocal Guide
Not IncludedDomestic FlightsDrinksGround TransportationInternational FlightsLaundryMost ActivitiesMost MealsOptional ActivitiesSouvenirsTravel Insurance
Guests will arrive throughout the day from either the United States or European capitals. All the European capitals have daily flights to Cairo. You will be met at the airport and you will have a private transfer to our historic and famous Mena House hotel. See its history below. No meals today as some will arrive in the late evening. Overnight Mena House Hotel.
We will begin our trip after breakfast with a full day tour of the last existing seven wonders of the ancient world, the pyramids at Giza. We will also visit the Sphinx as well as the ancient sites at Memphis and Sakkara. Lunch is included and will be arranged at a local restaurant. In the late afternoon we will return to our hotel, the Mena House. The Mena House is the most historic hotel in Egypt. Most of Europe’s celebrities have stayed there at some time including King George V, Queen Mary, Prince of Wales and Churchill. It first opened in the 1890’s and was completely redone in the original style by the Oberoi Group and in 2017 was purchased by the Marriott group.
After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport and take a short flight to Luxor half way up the navigable Nile. It holds the greatest density of important archaeological sites in the world. After check-in and lunch, we will depart with our private Egyptologist and visit the Karnak Temple. In the evening we will enjoy a spectacular light show at Luxor Temple. The city was built over the centuries and dedicated to the God Amon-Ra, his consort, and their son Khonsu. Resting on the east bank of the infamous Nile River in southern Egypt, the city of Luxor is renowned for its many well-preserved monuments, so much so that it has been described as the world’s greatest open-air museum. Luxor is often divided into three different areas; the city of Luxor on the east side of the Nile, the town of Karnak further north and Thebes on the west side of the Nile, across from Luxor. Luxor holds the world famous Karnak and Luxor Temples, as well as the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, the great burial grounds of Egypt’s pharaohs. We will stay for three nights at the luxurious Mercure Luxor Karnak Hotel right on the banks of the Nile.Overnight Mercure Luxor Karnak Hotel B