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From Hurghada: Luxor Valley of the Kings Full-Day Trip

1. From Hurghada: Luxor Valley of the Kings Full-Day Trip

Take a day excursion from Hurghada to see some of Egypt's finest historic sites in the Luxor Valley. Benefit from complimentary pickup and drop-off and the services of an Egyptologist guide as you explore some of the most important landmarks of Ancient Egypt. After pickup from your hotel, drive to Luxor to visit the most famous monuments in Egypt, including the Temple of Karnak. Relax over lunch at a local restaurant, then board a typical Felucca boat to cross the Nile to the City of the Dead (optional). See the impressive Colossi of Memnon, the last remnants of the Temple of Amenophis III. Be enthralled by the architecture of the Valley of the Kings, and visit the temple of Hatshepsut, one of the female rulers of Ancient Egypt.

Sharm El Sheikh: Desert Stargazing Adventure with BBQ Dinner

2. Sharm El Sheikh: Desert Stargazing Adventure with BBQ Dinner

Uncover the secrets of Bedouin life with this guided ATV tour from Sharm El Sheikh. Drive through the Sinai desert to a Bedouin village and ride a camel. Dig into a delicious BBQ dinner accompanied by dancing and fire show. End your night by appreciating the night sky in the desert.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Sharm El Sheikh in the afternoon. Kick back and relax on the air-conditioned drive into Sinai desert. Admire the deserts golden landscapes before heading to a Bedouin camp. Climb atop a camel and see how desert travel was traditionally done for 10 minutes. Get comfortable in a Bedouin tent with a cup of tea while a mouth-watering BBQ dinner is prepared for you.  Dine by cande light while being entranced with the entertainment provided by Tanura dancers, belly dancers, and fire show performers. After dinner, savor the tranquility of the desert and gaze at thousands of stars in a relaxed environment. Look for planets using a digital telescope. Once you're finished admiring the stars travel back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

From Luxor: 3-Night Nile Cruise to Aswan and Hot Air Balloon

3. From Luxor: 3-Night Nile Cruise to Aswan and Hot Air Balloon

Day 1 : A representative will come at the chosen pick-up time to pick you up by car to go to the Nile cruise ship by a private A/C van. Get settled into your comfortable room. Relax on the ship and have lunch then at about 2:00 pm Your professional Egyptologist Guide meet you for your visit to the Karnak temple. Then take a felucca ride on the Nile. Enjoy refreshing breezes with a ride on a traditional Egyptian sailboat. Along the way Enjoy an incredible outing with friends or family away from the stress of the big city and see a spectacular view of Luxor from the water. Next, you will move to the Luxor temple that was built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom and the temple was completed by Ramses II. Finally, After finishing your tour, our guide will transfer you back to the ship at about 6:30 pm. At night you will enjoy dinner on board with an Egyptian Folkloric Show party/ Day 2: In the early morning get ready to have a bird’s eye view of the city from a hot air balloon. Watch an unforgettable sunrise from the sky and Luxor from above . After landing your guide will be waiting for you to head to the West Bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Glance around the complex and see the tombs and resting places of remarkable Egyptian kings such as Merneptah, Ramesses III, and Ramesses VI. Then move on to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to the fifth pharaoh and the only female ruler of Egypt who reigned for 20 peaceful years. Next, move to the colossi of Memnon where you will See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon. Finally, head back to th ship for dinner. Day 3: After breakfast on board, take a horse-drawn carriage to Edfu. You’ll then enjoy a guided visit to the Temple of Horus (with a small group of . Marvel at the best-preserved religious place in Egypt with imposing sandstone structures of Horus. You’ll enjoy lunch back on board the boat as you sail to your next destination. In the afternoon, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo. Learn about the structures of the temple and how it was built in honor of two great gods. Return to the boat for dinner and free time. Day 4: In the early morning, head with a group to one of the most stunning temple complexes in Egypt, Abu Simbel Temples. Meet your guide at the temple and discover the twin temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari, built into the mountainside under the dynasty of Pharaoh Ramesses II. After the visit, you will return to your Nile cruise ship to take your luggage then go to the train station in Aswan.

From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

4. From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

Embark on a tour of Giza from Cairo or Giza in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy commentary from your guide as you visit ancient wonders, including the Great Sphinx, the Giza Pyramids, and Valley Temple followed by lunch and some shopping. Be picked up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. Visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, Egypt's oldest existing colossal stone building (2630 BC) built for King Djoser. Next visit Memphis, the first capital after Upper and Lower Egypt's unification in 3100 BC, and witness the Colossal Statue of Ramesses II. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Next, see the Great Sphinx, a limestone statue of the mythical creature with a Pharoah's head and lion's body. Explore the Valley Temple, a funerary complex with a mortuary temple and the Pyramids of Chefren.  There will be free shopping time to enjoy the experience on your own, discussing the price directly with the vendors. After, return to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza.

Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Entertainment

5. Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Entertainment

Spend an evening cruising the Nile on an evening boat ride that includes dinner and live entertainment. After a hotel pickup, embark on a romantic night out on the water. See the sunset over Cairo, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, listen to live music, and watch a traditional dance show. Begin this wonderful dinner excursion from the lobby of your hotel. Set sail on a trip from Cairo and discover the beauty of the ancient Egyptian city by night. Take in the wonderful views of Cairo illuminated by the glaring city lights as you savor a special open buffet dinner. Enjoy a belly dance show, Arabic songs, and music, along with a Tanoura show while enjoying typical cuisine. This amazing Arabian night experience ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

Hurghada: Diving or Snorkeling Boat Tour w/ Lunch and Drinks

6. Hurghada: Diving or Snorkeling Boat Tour w/ Lunch and Drinks

Early in the morning, be picked up at your hotel in Hurghada for an exciting dive trip. The boat will be waiting for you at the Hurghada Port to take you to the dive sites nearby. During the dives, have the opportunity to relax, unwind, and chat with other diving enthusiasts. Expert diving instructors will guide you and tell you about the dive sites before each dive. Lunch will be served on board during the trip. After diving at 2 different sites, return to the port of Hurghada and be dropped off at your hotel in Hurghada. You can upgrade your trip to include a total of 3 professional dive sites by selecting the 'Diving Tour with 3 Dive Sites' option. Or, you can enjoy this tour with snorkeling only by selecting the 'Snorkeling Tour' option. Another option is to complete the 3-day diving course and receive PADI certification.

From Cairo: Half-Day Tour to Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

7. From Cairo: Half-Day Tour to Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

Kick start this exhilarating tour with a convenient pickup by your Egyptologist tour guide from your hotel in Cairo in an air-conditioned vehicle. Get to know more about the history of Egypt in this 4-hour tour that takes you to the Giza Pyramids. Head over to the Great Pyramids, a renowned destination and one among the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the Great Pyramids from the inside (if this option is selected). Continue the tour with a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Giza: the Pyramids Cheops, Chephren, and Menkaure. You'll also get to see the impressive Sphinx of Giza, truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don’t forget to take as many photos as you can of these amazing structures.   As the tour comes to an end, you’ll be dropped back at your hotel.

From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

8. From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

Enjoy a full-day trip to the historic city of Alexandria and experience the remnants of a bygone era. After pickup from your hotel in Cairo or Giza, you'll drive towards Alexandria, stopping along the way to use the bathroom and get a coffee. Upon arrival, start your tour of this ancient city. Head towards the marble-stone Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka that once accommodated over 800 visitors. Enjoy the sights of its pleasure garden and mosaic floored Roman baths and villas. Afterward, move on to the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa where you can feel the aura of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural excellence. The cemetery was constructed in the second century AD and is still one of the seven wonders of the middle ages. Next, visit Pompey's Pillar, the significant Roman triumphal column in Alexandria. Savor a delicious lunch from a local restaurant and then enjoy an outside photo stop at the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and most renowned archives of the ancient world. Later, visit the Citadel of Qaitbay, built above the ruined Alexandria lighthouse. At the end of the tour, you'll be driven back to Cairo or Giza to be dropped off at your accommodation.

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings

9. Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings

Enjoy a 50-minute hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings, the world’s most important archaeological site, lit up by the changing colors of the sunrise. Watch as the balloon begins to stand up and board with the assistance of the ground crew.  After a gentle takeoff, you’ll become one with the wind and lose the sensation of motion. Get lost in the tranquility of ballooning, disturbed only by the noise of the burners. Take in breathtaking views of Luxor and all its ancient temples and tombs. See the lives of farmers and other locals as you glide over fields where people irrigate their land, gather crops, and care for their animals.  To ensure all passengers have an equal opportunity to see and snap some amazing photos, the pilot will be sure to rotate the balloon during the flight. Finally, your guide will teach you the proper landing position and land expertly in an empty field or desert.

From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo and Giza with Lunch

10. From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo and Giza with Lunch

Discover the “City of a Thousand Minarets” on a full-day tour of Cairo, with round-trip transfers by bus from Hurghada. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on the long journey, admiring views of the Gulf of Suez. Upon arrival, your private Egyptologist guide will take you to Giza Plateau to see the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Get breathtaking views of the Pyramids of Giza as you explore the mortuary temples of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Learn the story of how the temples were constructed and hear the stories behind their legends. Continue to the Great Sphinx, the giant statue of a reclining mythical beast with a lion’s body and the face of the Pharaoh Khafre. Go to the Valley Temple opposite, attributed to the Pharaoh Khafre, and marvel at the feat of ancient engineering. Next, take a break for lunch at a local restaurant. Then, drive into central Cairo to discover the artifacts at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square with fast-track entry. You can also choose to add Nile River cruise and a camel ride to your tour when booking. Designed by French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the museum’s collections exceed 120,000 masterpieces from the pre-dynastic to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. Learn about the mummification art of Ancient Egypt before your return transfer to Hurghada.

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What people are saying about Egypt

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I had the best day out here, the snorkelling was amazing I saw many different kinds of fish, orange island was nice, the food was wonderful, scuba diving was great and even did a bit of underwater dancing with my guide. The staff were all brilliant and very attentive and friendly. I cut my foot on the coral and they cleaned it and patched me up great :) the massage was very good and relaxing. Highly recommend this tour I had a fantastic day. I was a solo female traveller and they made me feel very welcome and not lonely. Very well organized and professional. The boat also looked a lot nicer than some of the others we saw out there, great facilities and very clean :) book this tour and you'll be in good hands and have a lot of fun!

I recommended this trip all my friend reall i am very enjoy with the paradise group they all very profitional and smilly they make every thing to be the Guest very happy we see all of cairo abive the tower and spend fantasy time and discovered amazing shows great places thanks for all paradise team and company they make our very happy and will try again this trip

Very nice i am very happy to take this new challeng i see all places in cairo on the tower and the servise was very amazing the staff was very profitional and friendly i would thanks the paradise team they all very helpful to be really enjoy i recommended this trip to all my friends to try it

Everything was really good.We got a lunch,fresh fruits and drinks on board.The guide team is really kind and helpful!

Everything was very good!We enjoyed the trip.The guide,Mahmoud Ossama was very kind and helpful!