Tour Code: AVGEG12

10 Day Best of Egypt

Day by Day Itinerary

Cairo, Nile Cruise, Hurghada

Highlights

  • Small Group sizes ensure you get the most out of your experience
  • Incredible sightseeing including Cairo, visit the famous tombs of Tutankhamun, Aswan & Luxor like never before with exclusive day trips& a 5* cruise down the Nile
  • 9 night at 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Included 3 night at 5-star Nile Cruise
  • One domestic flight from Cairo to Aswa.
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Full board meals: Lunchs and Dinners
  • Fully Escorted by English speaking tour guide.
  • 24/7 customer service and your own Dedicated Support
From pp twin/double share
AU$2,199
Typically AU$5,279 -58%
Single traveller
AU$650

Welcome to Egypt. Upon landing at Cairo International Airport, our representative will greet you and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or discover this amazing city.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: The Oasis Hotel Pyramids 4* or similar

After breakfast at your hotel, our guide will accompany you to the Giza pyramids which have been considered one of the great wonders of the world, valley temple, the great sphinx which has kept its secrets for centuries and Egyptian museum containing over 120,000 pieces of pharaonic history, each peach is considered a masterpiece with its own story including the magnificent Tutankhamen collection. If time permits, you can stop at one of the papyrus museums to see how ancient Egyptians made first paper in the history. Conclude your day with a transfer back to the hotel, where the evening is yours to enjoy.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Oasis Hotel Pyramids 4* or similar

Early morning, check out the hotel and transfer to Cairo Airport for a domestic flight to Aswan where you will have a half day city tour with a visit to the Temple of Isis on Phila Island which was built during the Roman period and dedicated to goddess Isis, goddess of love in ancient Egypt before embarking on the Nile cruise. You will also have a chance to enjoy a traditional felucca around Elephantine Island which will lead you to the Botanical gardens on general Kitchener Island to see it from outside and sail around it. Back to the cruise and dinner on board.
Optional tour to Nubian village by motor boat (3-hour-trip)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Nile Style Cruise 5* or similar

Today you will sail toward Kom Oba, visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris before continue sailing to Edfu.
Optional tour to Abu Simbel to see the great temple of Ramses the second and Queen Nefertari – a must-see temple in Egypt.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Nile Style Cruise 5* or similar

Begin your day with a journey by Horse carriage to temple of Horus, the mythical son of Isis and Osiris. Here according to myth, Horus avenged the murder of his father Osiris by defeating his father’s brother Seth in combat. Then you will be back to the cruise after that and continue to sail to Esna then Luxor. Arrive Luxor in the late afternoon then depart to visit Luxor temple, originally joined to Karnak by an avenue of sphinxes. Visiting Luxor temple in the evening is amazing and very enjoyable. Conclude your day with free time around Luxor market then drive back to the cruise ship.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Nile Style Cruise 5* or similar

After breakfast, commence your day with a journey to the Valley of The Kings and the Colossi of Memnon and a famous alabaster factory in west bank. Following this, experience Karnak temple which covers a huge area and includes several temples, the largest being the temple of Amon.
After that you will depart for Hurghada by private A/C bus. Check in your rooms, dinner and free time at leisure at the hotel and start your all-inclusive meals plan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Bella Vista Beach 4* or similar

Enjoy your trip to Red sea by boat with 3 stops to main attraction places for snorkeling. Lunch, tea, coffee, soft drinks and water are complimentary all the day, also snorkeling equipment and life jackets are available for free to use.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Bella Vista Beach 4* or similar

After breakfast at the hotel restaurant, the morning is at leisure for you to enjoy the hotel’s facilities before we heading back to Cairo. Dinner will be served at the restaurant after arrival in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: The Oasis Hotel Pyramids 4* or similar

The city tour today will allow you to visit the Citadel, a fortress built in 1167 A.D, and houses important monuments including the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha, then into Old Cairo, home to some of the oldest churches in Egypt including the hanging church, Abu Serga church, and Ben Ezra synagogue and a part from the famous roman fortress. After that, we will visit the perfumery to see how they extract essence from flowers to make perfume, following by a visit Khan El Khalili bazaar, the oldest bazaar in the world which is 1050 years old. Free time to go around and you have opportunity to do some shopping before going back to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Oasis Hotel Pyramids 4* or similar

According to your flight time, you will be escorted to Cairo International airport for flight back home. Overnight on Plan.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

Included

  • 9 nights at 4-star hotel accommodation including 3 nights at 5-star Nile Cruise
  • Daily breakfast buffet in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability)
  • Full board meals: Lunches & Dinners.
  • All local boat rentals as mentioned in the program
  • Water bottles during tour
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the program
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • 24/7 customer service and your own Dedicated Support

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Visa to Egypt.
  • Personal expenses such as drink, laundry and souvenirs etc…
  • Entrance into any of the three Pyramids or the Solar Boat musuem or the Mummies’ Room at the Egyptian Museum.
  • Other services not mentioned in program
  • Early check in on first day and Late check out on last day (see supplement of each hotel)

Fine Print

Asia Vacation Group offers you a “3 Instalment Payment Plan”, you will be required to settle a small deposit followed by a series of instalments when you select to book your departure tour.

  • First payment: You will be required to settle $300 per person deposit online through our website link.
  • Second payment: You will be required to settle the second payment $1500 per person after 7 days when you receive our company invoice.
  • Final payment: Final payment will be collected 120 days before your departure.

However, you will have 7-day cooling off period. Please refer to “Flexible Cancellation” section.

Flexible Cancellation
If you change your mind within 7 days of making your booking online, you can request a refund of your initial deposit payment. Once your purchase date falls outside of the 7-day period, our standard terms and conditions will apply.

Please ensure that any request to cancel your booking is received via email to [email protected], including the reason for cancellation.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add flights to your booking, please select from the city departure or might contact us to get the best quote for your preferred flights.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.
For the services of your guide, it is suggested that you budget for AUD$10-20 per person, per day. Tipping of your driver is also appreciated and we would suggest AUD$5 per person, per day.
As this particular tour does not collect a ‘kitty’, it is entirely up to the individual whether or not you would like to tip locals for the services of things like taxis or when dining at restaurants. In these cases, we suggest you allow 10-20% of the value of the service as a tip. Again, it is not compulsory and entirely up to the individual.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $650 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveller
Not available.

Group size: 10-15 pax

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.
We have partnered with nibTravel insurance to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.
Australian passport holders will require a visa to enter Egypt.
You will be able to obtain your E-visa when you have all of your travel documents approximately 30-40 days prior to departure. Visit https://visa2egypt.gov.eg/ and create an account for yourself to then start the application process.

Information required:

  • Visa type (tourist)
  • Entry type (single)
  • Arrival date and departure date (no specific flight details are required)
  • Passport information
  • You have to upload a JPEG (only supported file type) of your passport

The name of the host/tour operator, phone number, email address and street address.
Wait for it to be approved and you will be notified via email within approximately 48 hours.
Once approved, please ensure that you travel with the following documentation as they are required to present to customs upon arrival into the country:

  • Passport with 6-month validity
  • E-visa printout
  • Travel itinerary (provided 30 days before departure)
  • Hotel list (provided 30 days before departure)

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Children
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can pay extra for arriving early or extension your trip.

Pre-tour night:
– AU$140 per room per night based on twin/double room sharing including airport transfer if applied

Post-tour night
:
– AU$140 per room per night based on twin/double room sharing including airport transfer if applied

Dates & Prices

Choose your departure month
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Depart Date
Return Date
Price
Note
Friday
20 Sep 2024
Sunday
29 Sep 2024
AU$2,199
Friday
11 Oct 2024
Sunday
20 Oct 2024
AU$2,199
Friday
15 Nov 2024
Sunday
24 Nov 2024
AU$2,199
Friday
20 Dec 2024
Sunday
29 Dec 2024
AU$2,199

Christmas in Egypt

Friday
10 Jan 2025
Sunday
19 Jan 2025
AU$2,199
Friday
14 Feb 2025
Sunday
23 Feb 2025
AU$2,199
Friday
21 Mar 2025
Sunday
30 Mar 2025
AU$2,199
Friday
11 Apr 2025
Sunday
20 Apr 2025
AU$2,199
Friday
16 May 2025
Sunday
25 May 2025
AU$2,199
Friday
06 Jun 2025
Sunday
15 Jun 2025
AU$2,199
Friday
19 Sep 2025
Sunday
28 Sep 2025
AU$2,199
Friday
10 Oct 2025
Sunday
19 Oct 2025
AU$2,199
Friday
14 Nov 2025
Sunday
23 Nov 2025
AU$2,199

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