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Temple of Luxor

Luxury Cairo & the treasures of the Nile

10 days from $6,370pp

Temple of Luxor
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Tour highlights

  • See the pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur.

  • Enjoy the serenity of a Nile cruise.

  • Explore the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Karnak.

  • Visit lesser-known ancient sites along the Nile.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Upon arrival in Cairo you will be met at the airport and taken to the hotel.

  • This morning enjoy a full day tour of the pyramids at Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur. Visit the Bent Pyramid at Dahshur, one of the earliest examples of Pyramid architecture before working your way back to Cairo, visiting the stepped pyramid of Saqqara and the behemoths at Giza.

  • Enjoy a full day tour around Cairo with your private guide and driver. Arguably the highlight is viewing the treasures of the Egyptian Museum. You will also spend time visiting the Citadel for the best views over the city, then the backstreets of Coptic Cairo and the ingenuous Hanging Church.

  • This morning your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight to Luxor to board your Nile cruise. Today, explore the Temples of Karnak and Luxor.

  • This morning, take a tour of Luxor's West Bank. Explore the Valley of the Kings, where you can descend into tombs decorated with surprisingly bright hieroglyphics, as well as the Valley of the Queens, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, the rest of the day is spent sailing to Edfu, where you'll spend the night.

  • Spend the morning visiting the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Your guide leads you through its hypostyle halls, explaining the colossal struggle between Seth and Horus in ancient Egyptian mythology and how the temple celebrates this. Then sail to Kom Ombo where, after lunch, you visit the lesser-known temples of Sobek and Haoeris, Ptolemaic temples which, unusually, are dedicated to two different gods. Sail on to Aswan, where you spend the night.

  • Today visit Aswan High Dam, learning about its construction and the consequences for this area of Egypt. You also take a short boat ride to visit the Temple of Philae. Your guide explains how UNESCO took measures to save it from flooding. As a temple, it's celebrated for having its own special ambiance as a shrine to the goddess Isis.

  • After breakfast, disembark and explore the sleepy town of Aswan under your own steam. You might like to go over to Kitchener Island to explore its Nubian village architecture. Otherwise, relax in your hotel.

  • A day at leisure to enjoy the laid-back town of Aswan. We suggest visiting the centrally located Nubian Museum, where you can learn about the history of the Nubian people of southern Egypt, and the botanical gardens. There are also several souqs which are great for shopping and ambling around.

  • This morning catch your flight to Cairo for your onward journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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