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  • Cairo: Pyramids, Museum Visit & Dinner Cruise Combo

    1. Cairo: Pyramids, Museum Visit & Dinner Cruise Combo

    Get picked up from your hotel at 8 AM, then begin your excursion with a visit to the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then, proceed to the Great Sphinx which dates back to the time of Chephren. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren. Next, continue on to visit the Egyptian Museum which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art and is considered to be the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Admire over 250,000 genuine artifacts, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen's collection of treasure, gold, and jewelry. Read about how these marvels were enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in the 1920s. After this, get transferred back to your hotel at around 4 PM to rest for a while, take a shower...

    Ahmed was the perfect host during our dinner on the Nile cruise ! He picked us up early because we asked if we could possibly stop somewhere before dinner. He was able to take us to that place then still made it on time for the dinner. He was so kind and gracious. He waited with us while we ate our dinner, helped us take pictures and just made sure we had an overall good time. This was the best experience ever !

  • Cairo: Pyramid Tour, Boat Ride and Lunch at Cafelucca

    2. Cairo: Pyramid Tour, Boat Ride and Lunch at Cafelucca

    Depending on the time slot you’ve selected (8 AM, 9 AM, 10 AM, or 11 AM), you will be picked up from your hotel at the arranged time. Find your seats aboard a modern vehicle and sit back as you start your adventure to the three Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Visit the Valley Temple where priests mummified the dead body of King Chephren. From there, get a close look at the majestic Sphinx. Benefit from the opportunity to take pictures with the legendary guardian standing by the huge funeral complex with its lion body and the head of King Chephren. Your guide can assist you with the posing to ensure you’ll get the best experience. Then it’s time to transfer back to Cairo city center for your Nile sailing cruise. Enjoy a relaxing 2-hour lunch cruise on a traditional felucca boat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. On the lunch cruises, guests are served a sele...

  • Luxor: River Nile Dinner Cruise with Belly Dancing

    3. Luxor: River Nile Dinner Cruise with Belly Dancing

    The experience begins with pickup from your Luxor hotel at around 6:00 PM and transfer down to the River Nile. Hop onboard your boat for the evening and set sail along one of the most famous rivers in the world. Be escorted to your table then enjoy a delicious meal while listening to the sound of traditional Egyptian music. After dinner, watch a mesmerizing belly dance show as well as entertaining folk performances. By the end of the cruise you’ll have a better understanding of Egyptian culture as well as unforgettable vacation memories.

  • Cairo: Pyramids and Sphinx Tour with River Nile Felucca Ride

    4. Cairo: Pyramids and Sphinx Tour with River Nile Felucca Ride

    Your Ancient Egyptian adventure begins with pickup from your hotel or selected location, and heads towards the Great Pyramids of Giza. Along the way, listen to your expert guide share lively commentary about the sights and landmarks you pass by. Upon arrival at the pyramids, feel immersed in the atmosphere of this unique historical location that is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Admire the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus, then head towards the Great Sphinx as well as the Valley Temple, where you can find the mummified form of the King before his burial. Enjoy plenty of time to stop for photo opportunities as you learn about the incredible stories hidden within the pyramid walls. After your tour of the pyramids, hop on board a traditional style Felucca boat for a sail along the River Nile. From the boat, marvel at the array of sights along the river and learn...

    El tour lo reserve el dia enterior por la noche y al dia siguiente el guia me estaba esperando en el hotel. Al final fui la unica participante y el tour lo hicieron personalizado para mi sin ningun coste adicional. Me recogieron a las 10 de la manana y a las 17 me trajeron de vuelta.

  • Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

    5. Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

    Your stay in Luxor would not quite be the same without a bird’s eye view of the city from a hot air balloons. After convenient, pre-dawn pickup from your Luxor hotel or cruise ship, cross the River Nile to the West Bank – where your hot air balloon awaits. After a safety briefing and introduction to your ground crew and pilot, you will climb into the balloon's basket and get ready for lift off.  Then it’s time for takeoff. Away from the daytime crowds, you will drift peacefully over the west Bank of Luxor and sights such as the monuments of Thebes. As the early morning sun rises over the East Bank, the city and the surrounding mountains will be illuminated in stunning golden hues. Your expert guide will also regale you with insights on history as you take in landmarks such as Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and Karnak, among other important structures. After landing, you will be transported ...

    Everything was very good. We had a particular experience though when we landed, we did it on a sugarcane field (which seems to be normal on the area), but the farmer got really mad when the people from the balloon company told him they would not pay him for having landed in his field; so the man got really angry and did not want to let the minivan leave the place to take us back. The people from the balloon had to get tough on him, very sad to see this is quite a common situation in Egypt, everyone wants extra money from the tourists

  • Baron Empain Palace: Private or Group Half-Day Tour

    6. Baron Empain Palace: Private or Group Half-Day Tour

    Discover Baron Empire Palace on a guided half-day tour, including hotel transfers. Visit one of Cairo’s must-see sights with this private or group experience. Get picked up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza and drive to this historical monument in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enter the palace with your guide and hear about the rumours surrounding this site. Admire the beautiful architecture and detailed carvings, then wander through the palace gardens. After your tour, get dropped off at your hotel or the airport (if add-on selected).

  • Cairo: 2-Day Pyramid, Museum, Bazaar Private Tour

    7. Cairo: 2-Day Pyramid, Museum, Bazaar Private Tour

    Begin your adventure by meeting your guide, an Egyptologist, at your hotel’s reception. Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and see the treasures of young King Tutankhamun. Receive an in-depth overview of the different eras of ancient Egyptian history.  Afterward ride down the Nile in a felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat. Pause and enjoy lunch before exploring the streets of Old Cairo. Explore the Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque, Khan El Khalili bazaar, and Moez Street. After immersing yourself in the beauty and energy of Cairo, stop for a cup of tea before returning to your hotel. You will have the option to book dinner on the cruise or a sound and light show. Day 2 - start the day as per your convenience with the same guide. Visit the Giza pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the ancient pyramid fields of Sakkara, and the open-air museum of Memphis. You also have the option to go inside the ...

    the wonderful experience I had during 3 days spent with the guide Mohammed. we felt safe all the time and not evenfor a moment I did'nt fel like doing this as a debit but as a passion. I warmly recommended this trip. I visited more goals than presented. Thousands of thanks.

  • Aswan: Boat Trip to the Nubian Village

    8. Aswan: Boat Trip to the Nubian Village

    Experience the Nubian lifestyle on this boat tour to The Nubian Village on the west bank. Discover the unique architecture, cheerful colors, and peculiar culture and traditions of its people.

    Begin with a pickup from your hotel/hostel then, board a boat and sail down the Nile with your guide to visit one of the villages. Once you arrive, enjoy the landscape, the beautiful nature of Aswan, and the vivid colors of the Nubian houses.

    Learn about the Nubian culture and traditions and walk in the streets of the Nubian Village to see the Nubian houses.

    Visit one of the Nubian houses to take a closer look at the Nubian daily life, enjoy a traditional drink and see the crocodiles they keep as pets in a safe basin inside their houses. After this eventful day, sail back to your hotel/hostel.

  • Luxor: Half Day Motor Boat Ride with Banana Island Visit

    9. Luxor: Half Day Motor Boat Ride with Banana Island Visit

    Your local tour leader will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Nile side of Luxor, where your boat is waiting for your journey. Sailing down the peaceful waters of the majestic Nile River, see the imposing Luxor Temple on the East Bank and the pink hills of the West Bank go by, an inspiring and incredibly relaxing experience you’ll never forget.  Experience the peace and tranquility of the Nile water that has been the lifeblood of Egypt since the times of the pharaohs. Enjoy a drink during your boat ride. The boat will sail north of Luxor to an island covered with banana plantations. The boat will sail to the Banana Island, an island covered with banana plantations. Have a relaxing time enjoying the beautiful scenery on a short exploratory tour.  Enjoy a refreshing cup of traditional Egyptian tea and some of the sweetest, most delicious bananas you have ever tasted. Co...

  • Luxor: Private Felucca Boat Trip with Hotel Pickup

    10. Luxor: Private Felucca Boat Trip with Hotel Pickup

    Take a cruise on the Nile river in a traditional felucca sailing boat to discover the beauty of Luxor. Relax with a drink as you soak up the scenery. Enjoy a private trip with hotel pickup and drop-off. See camels, donkeys, and a wide variety of birds and wildlife. Watch children playing in the water and traditional farmers at work. Marvel as the sun sets over the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings.

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What people are saying about The Nile

Superb experience! Or how to discover the essentials of Cairo in two days ... Jasmin, French-speaking, was an excellent guide to make us discover on a 1st day the Egypt of the Pharaohs: Memphis, Saqqara, the Valley of the Kings, Keops ... all this with a high level of historical knowledge, great precision, attention. The 2nd day we dedicated it to Cairo with the Citadel of Salaheddine, the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, obviously the Egyptian Museum to finish by the souks. If between the two you add a dinner cruise on the Nile, which also offers a quality show, you will have very quickly covered all that this city and its region can offer. Another special mention to our very professional guide Jasmin and to Karim, a punctual, careful, attentive and pleasant driver.

The day begins with an early morning rise. A driver will pick you up at the reception of your hotel. Then, we take you to the place of embarkation in the West Bank (by boat and / or minibus) depending on the location of your hotel (East or West Bank). Then, instructions are given, especially on the positions to have during the landing. Shortly before sunrise, officers inflated the balloon. Then, you get into the basket. Finally after landing, the teams deflate the sail and bring you to your hotel. Duration: approximately 2 hours between leaving the hotel and returning to the hotel, including 45 min of flight

Ahmed was the perfect host during our dinner on the Nile cruise ! He picked us up early because we asked if we could possibly stop somewhere before dinner. He was able to take us to that place then still made it on time for the dinner. He was so kind and gracious. He waited with us while we ate our dinner, helped us take pictures and just made sure we had an overall good time. This was the best experience ever !

We had a very nice and educational day, the guide was very nice and gave us a lot of his knowledge about the history of Egypt without overwhelming us, the driver was very professional and safely brought us to all the excursion destinations all day; especially Lunch was good and varied. In the evening we enjoyed the boat trip with dinner; the guide was also nice and helpful.

This experience was just INCREDIBLE really, I have no other, words I lived a daydream, the guide was awesome, my dream is to achieve, THANKS SO MUCH