Egypt Explorer By Land

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9 Days
Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Cairo

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey through Egypt as you traverse from the bustling capital of Cairo to the captivating cities of Luxor and Aswan. Immerse yourself in the timeless allure of this ancient land as you discover its rich tapestry of history, culture, and mythology. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to explore magnificent temples, delve into captivating museums, and witness the harmonious blend of modernity and tradition in Egyptian daily life. This unforgettable expedition promises to unveil the remarkable stories of key figures from ancient Egypt, unveiling their temples, and unraveling their profound beliefs, all while basking in the breathtaking beauty of the Nile River.

This 9-day/8-night package features Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Includes accommodations of your choice, private arrival & departure transfers, and sightseeing tours of your choice. **Please note that this itinerary is flexible, and you can adjust it based on your interests, available time, and any specific attractions or sites you would like to prioritize.


  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Private arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary
  • Accommodations of your choice
  • Sightseeing tours and/or activites of your choice


  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Domestic flights; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant
  • Select local taxes where applicable
  • Travel insurance; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant




Arrival - Cairo

Welcome to Cairo! Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met by your private driver and will be driven approximately 35 minutes to the accomomdation of your choice. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.




Today we suggest you embark on an unforgettable journey with your private guide to explore the iconic Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinos. Encounter the enigmatic Sphinx and delve into the architectural genius of ancient Egypt. In the afternoon, venture to the Sakkara Pyramids, designed by the famed architect Imhotep. Discover the historical treasures of Memphis, the ancient capital, before returning to Cairo. As the sun sets, choose from optional activities: a captivating Sound & Light Show, or a Nile dinner cruise with belly dancing.



Cairo - Luxor

In the morning meet your driver, who will escort you on a private transfer to the airport for a short 55-minute flight from Cairo to Luxor (Flights available on request). Upon landing, a local representative will be on hand to assist you before you join your guide for an enriching tour. Your exploration begins with the captivating Temple of Luxor, a tribute to the god Amun, followed by the remarkable Temple of Karnak. After these guided visits, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in, allowing you to unwind.




Today, a good option would be to have an experienced Egyptologist accompany you on a journey through Luxor's West Bank. Your itinerary includes exploring the renowned Valley of the Kings and the opportunity to enter at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens. Additionally, you will marvel at the architectural wonder of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, followed by a leisurely return to the Nile, where you will pass by the iconic Colossi of Memnon. As the day winds down, you can opt for a hot-air balloon ride, providing an aerial view of these ancient wonders. Alternatively, immerse yourself in Luxor's history with a Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple, a visit to the Mummification Museum, or a city tour by horse and carriage.



Luxor - Aswan

Begin your day with a private transfer to Edfu for the exceptional Temple of Horus visit, renowned for its exquisite preservation. Then, head to Kom Ombo to explore the grand Temple of Kom Ombo, honoring Sobek. Later, reach Aswan, check in at your hotel, and maybe enjoy a tranquil felucca sail around Aswan's islands. In the evening, you can choose from optional activities like the Philae Temple Sound & Light Show, a horse and carriage Aswan tour, or a traditional felucca tour to the Nubian Village.



Aswan - optional Abu Simbel with flights

Embark on an early morning flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel. Upon arrival, explore the two magnificent temples built by Pharaoh Ramses II, renowned for their colossal statues and intricate carvings. The Great Temple, dedicated to Ramses II, and the smaller Temple of Hathor, dedicated to his queen Nefertari, are UNESCO World Heritage sites and stand as a testament to ancient Egyptian engineering and artistry. After your tour, enjoy some free time to admire the stunning scenery of Lake Nasser before flying back to Aswan in the afternoon. After returning to Aswan, consider visiting the Nubian Villages with a private guide. Sail to the bottom of Elephantine Island and explore the vibrant Nubian Villages of Siou and Koti. These colorful villages are nestled in the heart of the Nile River and offer a glimpse into the traditional Nubian way of life. Take a leisurely stroll through the shady alleys and gardens and interact with the friendly locals. The Nubian Museum in Aswan provides further insights into the history and heritage of the Nubian people.



Aswan - Cairo

Today you will be transferred to Aswan airport. Catch a short flight back to Cairo (Flights available on request), where you will meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel in Cairo. The rest of the day is at your leisure.




Immerse yourself today and choose to have a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum. This remarkable institution houses an array of artifacts spanning the pre-dynastic era to the Pharaonic Egypt's Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms. Notably, you will encounter the captivating King Tutankhamun exhibit and explore the intriguing royal mummy chambers. You are also welcome to explore the museum’s wonders independently after the tour. In the afternoon venture to the Khan El Khalili Bazaars, situated in Cairo's Islamic quarter. These bustling markets provide a captivating glimpse into the city's vibrant culture. Conclude your day with an evening walking expedition through Cairo, embracing the enchanting Al-Muizz li Din Allah al-Fatimi Street. This historic pathway, among the oldest in Cairo, unveils a treasury of medieval architectural marvels, a testament to the rich heritage of the Islamic world. Alternatively, you may embark on a captivating day tour through Alexandria's iconic attractions. Start with Pompey's Pillar, an enormous ancient monolith—the largest outside of Rome and Constantinople. Explore the nearby Kom el-Shoqafa Catacombs, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, discovered serendipitously in the 20th century. Next, discover the Alexandrina Bibliotheca, a modern revival of the famed ancient library, housing museums, art galleries, a planetarium, and more. Witness the historical Citadel of Qaitbay, a formidable fortress safeguarding the bay for centuries. Enjoy the beauty of Al Montazah Gardens, a vast 150-hectare park encircling Khedive Abbas's palace, adorned with enchanting gardens, sandy shores, and whimsical architecture.



Cairo – Departure

Check out of your hotel and meet your private driver for the approximate 35-minute transfer to Cairo International Airport where you will check-in for your onward flight.

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