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✈ 8- or 9-Day Egypt Guided Tour with Hotels and Air from Encounters Travel - Premium Collection - Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, River Nile, and Giza

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See Egypt’s Ancient Temples and Pyramids and Sail on the River Nile

Flights & Transportation:

  • Round-trip airfare from
    • New York (JFK)
    • Chicago (ORD)
    • Washington, DC (IAD)
    • Los Angeles (LAX)
    • Newark (EWR)
    • Boston (BOS)
  • All transport and transfers in private AC vehicles
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • For additional departure airports/pricing, contact Encounters Travel at (877) 260-3950
  • Airline & flight times determined at time of booking

7-Night Giza, Aswan, Luxor & River Nile Option Hotels (7 nights + 1 overnight flight)

  • 1 night of accommodations at 3-star Zayed Hotel or similar in Giza
  • 1 night of accommodations at Nubian guesthouse in Aswan
  • 3 nights of accommodations at 4-star Aracan Eatabe Luxor Hotel or similar in Luxor
  • 1 night of accommodations aboard a felucca sailboat on River Nile (Hotel upgrade available)
  • 1 night of accommodations at 3-star Zayed Hotel or similar in Giza

8-Night Cairo, Aswan, River Nile & Luxor Option Hotels (8 nights + 1 overnight flight)

  • 1 night of accommodations at 5-star Steigenberger Pyramids Resort or similar in Cairo
  • 1 night of accommodations in a private twin cabin aboard a sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan (flight upgrade available)
  • 1 night of accommodations at 5-star Tolip Hotel or similar in Aswan
  • 1 night of accommodations aboard a felucca sailboat on River Nile (Hotel upgrade available)
  • 2 nights of accommodations at 5-star Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel or similar in Luxor
  • 1 night of accommodations in a private twin cabin aboard a sleeper train from Luxor to Cairo (flight upgrade available)
  • 1 night of accommodations at 5-star Cairo Sheraton Hotel, or similar in Cairo

Attractions & Meals for 7 and 8-night tours

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary included in the package price
  • Services of a local Egyptologist guide for all sightseeing tours
  • 24-hour airport transfer service

Tour Itinerary at a Glance

Built with an estimated 2.3 million limestone blocks totaling more than 6.5 million tons, the massive pyramids of Giza have withstood the sands of time. They’re among the oldest tourist attractions on the planet and the only remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. These tours take you to explore both the Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo, and then head south to Aswan and Luxor to explore more amazing historic sites, discover different sides to modern Egyptian culture, and sail on the Nile.

8-day Budget Tour

  • Day 1: Arrive in Cairo and transfer to 3-star hotel.
  • Day 2: See the pyramids and the Sphinx at Gisa before heading to Luxor
  • Day 3: Follow the Nile to Aswan and spend a night in a Nubian village.
  • Day 4: Optional tour to the amazing temples built by Ramses II at Abu Simbel. Take a boat to Philae Temple, dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis. Overnight on board a traditional felucca sailboat
  • Day 5: Felucca sailing, drive to Luxor.
  • Day 6:  Tour the West Bank sites of the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatchepsut Temple, and Deir El-Medina in Luxor. Enjoy free time or take an optional tour to Karnak temple or Luxor Museum
  • Day 7:  Explore the less visited ancient sites of Dendara and Abydos while following the Nile back to Cairo.
  • Day 8: Explore Cairo on your own or take an optional tour. Depart for the US.

9-day Premium Tour

  • Day 1: Arrive in Cairo and transfer to 5-star hotel.
  • Day 2: See the famous King Tut exhibit, and explore the Pyramids and Sphinx at Gisa before boarding an overnight sleeper train to Aswan (flight & hotel upgrade option available)
  • Day 3: Have lunch with a local family in a Nubian village, then take a boat to Philae Temple, dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis.
  • Day 4: Explore Aswan’s markets or take an optional tour to Abu Simbel. Start an overnight sail on the Nile in the afternoon. Overnight on the felucca or upgrade to a hotel.
  • Day 5: Tour the temple at Edfu, and see Luxor Temple beautifully lit up at night.
  • Day 6: Visit the Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs were buried, plus Hatchepsut Temple and other sites. An optional hot air balloon flight is available in the morning.
  • Day 7:  Tour the huge Karnak Temple and enjoy free time before boarding an overnight sleeper train to Cairo (flight & hotel upgrade option available).
  • Day 8: Arrive in Cairo, where more optional tours are available before you walk through the back streets and markets of the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar.
  • Day 9: Spend free time in Cairo before flying home.

Call Encounters Travel at (877) 260-3950 for Questions About:

  • Flying from any airport not listed here
  • Extending your trip or traveling on dates not listed here
  • The availability of your desired travel dates
  • Traveling with kids; all travelers, including kids, must purchase a voucher
  • Booking optional tours and upgrades

Optional Tours & Upgrades

  • 8-day Budget Tour

  • Abu Simbel overland ($120/person)
  • Hot air balloon flight in Luxor ( $120/person)
  • Cairo city tour ($60/person)
  • Saqqara, Dashour, and Memphis tour ($75/person)
  • Single room supplement ($200/person)
  • Extra day in Cairo pre or post- tour (from $35/person)
  • Karnak temple tour ($50/person)
  • Felucca to hotel upgrade (from $60/person)

  • 9-day Premium tour

  • Single room supplement ($335/person)
  • Upgrade from felucca to hotel in Aswan (from $70/person) Abu Simbel overland ($120/person)
  • Hot air balloon flight in Luxor (from $120/person)
  • Cairo city tour ($60/person)
  • Nile dinner cruise in Cairo ($75/person)
  • Cairo-Aswan or Luxor-Cairo flight & hotel instead of sleeper train ($135/person each way)
  • Saqqara, Dashour, and Memphis tour ($75/person)
  • Extra day in Cairo pre or post tour (from $70/person)
  • Upgrade from felucca to hotel in Aswan (from $70/person)

What You Get

How to Book

  • Choose your package from the drop-down menu.
  • After purchasing this deal, follow the instructions on your voucher to book your trip with Encounters Travel no later than 10/4/19.

Know Before You Go

  • Additional taxes & fees: $375 fee for 8-night tour or $200 fee for 7-night tour to travel solo.
  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Passports must be valid for at least six months after the date of travel, and contain at least two blank visa pages. US citizens can currently obtain a visa on arrival for $25.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department’s website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • Official language: Arabic
  • Currency: Egyptian pound

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The Fine Print

  • Book by 10/4/19 or promo value expires
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • Cancellation fees apply immediately after vouchers are redeemed
  • Flight bookings are non-changeable and non-refundable
  • An additional non-refundable deposit applies to the land portion of the tour
  • Cancellation periods and refunds are: Between voucher redemption and 56 days prior to departure $250 refund, 42 to 56 days - $175 refund, 28 to 41 days - $125 refund, 14 to 27 days - $62.50 refund, 0 to 14 days - No refund
  • Must be 18 or older to check in, 8 or older to travel
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Baggage fees may apply and vary by carrier
  • Airline subject to change/availability
  • Airfare includes carrier and government taxes & fees
  • Not all tours are handicapped accessible, please contact Encounters Travel at 877-260-3950 to confirm
  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S
  • Check the State Department’s website for entry/exit requirements
  • $375 fee for 8-night tour or $200 fee for 7-night tour to travel solo
  • Travel insurance is mandatory, purchase from Encounters Travel for $79 or arrange your own
  • Hotels listed are preferred properties but alternatives may be used on some dates
  • Entrance fees to sites visited are not included
  • Allow approx
  • $50 for the Budget tour and $85 for the Premium tour
  • A Tipping Kitty of $45/person is collected at the start of each tour
  • Felucca sailboats are simple traditional boats which provide a fun and relaxing way to travel on the Nile and see more of rural Egypt
  • You sleep on the deck of the boat
  • Mattresses and blankets are provided
  • A separate facilities boat is provided with proper toilet and shower
  • A good level of mobility is required to get on and off the boats
  • Hotel upgrades are available if you would like more comfort for this night
  • Currently US citizens may obtain a visa on arrival for $25
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