This private, escorted adventure takes you on a full 11 day immersion in the world’s most fascinating ancient civilization. Anything you’ve ever seen or read about Egypt can’t fully prepare you for the larger than life awe of being there and seeing it in person. The Nefertari Adventure allows ample time to experience it all – the major sites of Cairo, Aswan and Luxor plus a less visited cruise…down the fascinating man made lake, Lake Nasser, into the ancient Nubian Kingdom. Be one of only a handful of travelers who make this journey to see the temples and tombs rescued and relocated with with the creation of the Aswan High Dam. Travel is by private car, horse drawn calesche, camel, donkey, felucca and jet aircraft, and 4 relaxing days (3 nights) cruising on a luxury Lake Nasser cruise boat in the time honored tradition. Departures are guaranteed daily.
The group size is just you, minimum 2 persons. [“Nefertari Adventure” is named for Ramses the Great’s favorite wife, whose magnificent temple you will see in Abu Simbel.]
Day 1 This Tour starts and ends at the Cairo Airport. You will be met at the Cairo airport by our tour representative and driver. You will be met as you enter the terminal and after Immigration. Our representative will assist you with your luggage and Customs, then take you to your hotel for the evening. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2 Start with a visit to the Egyptian Museum in the morning. In the afternoon visit the Citadel of Saladin, the Mosque of Mohammed Ali and Coptic Cairo including the Hanging Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Afterwards, if you wish, your escort will drop you off at the Khan Al Khalili bazaar. Overnight in Cairo. (B)
Day 3 The entire day will be devoted to antiquities. Memphis, Saqqara, The Pyramids and The Sphinx. You will even ride camels at the Pyramids, if you wish. Overnight in Cairo. (B)
Day 4 Today starts early with the trip by air to Aswan. The morning will be free except for boarding your Lake Nassar Cruiser which will be your home and tour base for the next 3 nights. Lunch is served on board. In the afternoon you will visit Kalabsha temple, Beit El Wali, and the Kiosk of Kertassi. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge. Dinner and overnight on board in the Aswan Harbor. (BLD)
Day 5 This morning you sail to Wadi El Seboua with a cocktail celebration while passing the Tropic of Cancer. Lunch served on board. You visit Wadi El Seboua temple, the temple of Dakka and temple of Meharakka and sail on to Amada. Dinner and overnight aboard. (BLD)
Day 6 Breakfast is followed by a morning visit to the temples of Amada and Derr as well as the Tomb of Penout. You sail on to Kasr Ibrim where the tour is conducted from the ship’s sun deck as entrance to the site is not permitted. Celebratory music heralds your arrival to Abu Simbel. Lunch is served on board, and then you visit Abu Simbel temples. In the evening you will attend the Sound & Light Performance at Abu Simbel. Candlelight dinner and overnight aboard. (BLD)
Day 7 After breakfast on board you disembark and fly return to Aswan. Today’s touring in Aswan includes the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple and then a felucca ride around the Nile islands with view of Elephantine and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (the interior is closed). Overnight in Aswan with breakfast. (B)
Day 8 Today starts with a drive by private car to Luxor with stops at Edfu and Kom Ombo on the way. Free afternoon in Luxor. Overnight in Luxor. (B)
Day 9 The day starts by a crossing to the West Bank followed by a visit to the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Tombs of the Nobles and the Colossi of Memnon. Overnight in Luxor. (B).
Day 10 Today you will tour the East Bank sites of Luxor Temple and the Karnak temple complex. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo for overnight. (B)
Day 11 Transfer to the airport for your morning departure. (B)
|Nefertari Adventure 10 Nights||Land Only Based, Per Person on 2 travelers, double room occupancy||Land Only based on 1 traveler single room occupancy|
1 Oct to 21 Dec 2019
4 Jan to 6 Apr 2020 &
21 to 30 Apr 2020
22 Dec 2019 to 3 Jan 2020
14 Apr 26 Apr 2019
|Off Peak Summer Rates
1 May-30 Sep 2019
Discounts for 3 or more traveling together – please enquire.
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Stay at some of Egypt’s classic, historic, famous, palace hotels.
- Cairo Marriott built for the French Empress Eugenie to commemorate the opening of the Suez canal.
- The Mena House located in the shadow of the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo.
- Winter Palace Luxor, built in 1886 on the Nile banks.
- Reopened in 2012! The refurbished Old Cataract Aswan hotel.Upgrade your rooms to Nile Views, Suites or at Le Meridien Pyramids, a Pyramid View room. Please ask for pricing and more details.
English* speaking Professional Licensed Guide/Egyptologist.
5 star hotels . All hotel taxes and service charges. (Hotels include Le Meridien Pyramids, Steigenberger Nile
Palace, Movenpick Elephantine Island).
Complete sightseeing program including all site admissions.
Double or twin bed rooms with en suite facilities and breakfast daily.
All airport transfers and ground transportation by private, air conditioned, vehicle & driver.
Flights within Egypt.
Services and assistance of our offices in Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria.
Other languages available upon request*.
Meals not mentioned.
International airfare. Departure taxes.
Tips for Egyptologist guide(s) and driver(s).
Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)
Extras and items of a personal nature.
Single Travelers – We offer this Private Tour Itinerary for Single Travelers also
Pre- and Post-Tour Nights and Extensions – If you arrive one or more days before your tour or depart one or more days after it ends we can provide excellent accommodations in Cairo. We also have an excellent selection of Extensions to your tour. After all, you’ve come all this way, you may as well see and do more.
Travel Insurance – We strongly recommend the purchase of Travel insurance. This coverage protects you financially if you should have to cancel or interrupt your trip due to an unforeseen circumstance or if you need to seek medical attention while traveling. The price is approximately 6% of the total.
International Flights – Flights to and from Cairo are not included in our prices. We are happy to research airfares and schedules for you. International air is only available with purchase of the Egypt land package. Click here for Special Fares .
Private Tour means
Private – Your “group” is only those family members and friends with whom you have booked.
Personal – Attention is individualized, every question is answered…you are treated as the honored guest you are.
Guided – By some of the finest Egyptologists/ Archaeologists in Egypt, who are committed to your complete satisfaction.
Pace – Tour and sightseeing as it suits you.
Departures – Tours can start any day or time you may wish. You will be greeted at the airport. The Itinerary may vary slightly from the above to accommodate flight schedules, cruise timings and availability, and other factors. All sight seeing and services as stated will be included.
Gratuities – It is customary in Egypt to provide tips for your Guide, Driver, porters and others who will provide services for you. We provide guidelines when booking with us.
Options Available to be Added to your Private Tour – please ask.
- Sound & Shows including transfers – Pyramids, Karnak Temple Luxor, Philae Temple Aswan.
- Cairo Floating Restaurant Dinner Cruise on the Nile in Cairo.
- Sunrise Balloon Ride near The Valley of the Kings.
- Day Trip to Abu Simbel by Air (if not included in your tour).
- Extra hotel nights can be added at any point on your Private Tour.
- See here for other Add On’s to enhance your Tour!