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Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

1. Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Cairo from Hurghada. Travel by plane and visit the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Enjoy a restaurant lunch and explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be greeted by an Egyptologist who will accompany you throughout the tour. The tour starts in Giza, where you can marvel at the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, as well as the world-renowned Sphinx.  The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple. After a break for a delicious lunch, the tour continues on to the Egyptian Museum. Here you can admire the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun with more than 120,000 masterpieces of Egyptian art and artifacts. In the afternoon you can enjoy shopping at the Khan el-Khalili market. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred to the airport in Cairo to catch the flight back to Hurghada, followed by a direct transfer to your hotel.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

2. From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

Tick off some of Cairo’s most celebrated attractions on this guided trip from Sharm El Sheikh. With round-trip hotel transfers and flights, skip the hassle of planning and focus on enjoying the sights.  View the Pyramid of Giza and Valley Temple. Devote the afternoon to the Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Meet the tour representative at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh for a transfer to Sharm El Sheikh Airport. Catch a flight to Cairo and be greeted by another representative at the Cairo Airport. Follow your Egyptologist guide to the great pyramid of Giza (if add-on selected), the only existing wonder of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. At the Giza plateau, see the great pyramid of Khufu, known as Cheops, and also the pyramid of Chefren, the pyramid of Mykerinus, the valley temple of Khefren, and the iconic Great Sphinx. This amazing complex of structures dates back to almost 5,000 years ago. From there, be taken to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which houses around 150,000 artifacts that date thousands of years to ancient Egyptian civilization. This is considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Take your chance to admire the incredible treasures of the boy-king Tutankhamun. After the museum, have the chance to wander in the oldest bazaar in the middle east, the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, where you can feel the atmosphere of living in Islamic Cairo hundreds of years ago. The bazaar dates back to 1382, A.D., and is just one of the fascinating places we will see, giving you a real taste of the ancient city of Cairo. At the end of the day, be transferred to Cairo Airport for a flight back to Sharm El Sheikh.

From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

3. From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Discover Cairo in a unique manner: from the skies on a flight from Hurghada and on the ground to see the iconic pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum with an Egyptologist as a guide. Take a step back in time throughout your tour and travel comfortably between locations in an air-conditioned van. Travel from Hurghada to Cairo by plane, where your exciting day tour truly begins. After the pickup at your hotel in Hurghada, sit back and relax in an air-conditioned vehicle as you drive to the airport to catch a domestic flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, meet your Egyptologist guide who will accompany you throughout your tour.  Head to Giza, where you visit the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, as well as the Sphinx. After a break for a delicious lunch, continue to the Egyptian Museum. Here, admire the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun, as well as other artifacts. In the afternoon, change the pace of your tour by shopping at the Khan el-Khalili market. Marvel at the colorful, delicate, and ornate stalls of local goods like platters, lamps, and cups surrounding you. At the end of the tour in Cairo, head over to the airport to catch your return flight to Hurghada. Once there, be transferred back to your hotel.

From Cairo: 4-Day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Meals

4. From Cairo: 4-Day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Meals

Uncover the wonders of the Nile on this 4-day trip from Cairo which includes meals. Fly to Aswan and explore the Philae Temple with an Egyptology guide. Take in the sights as you sail to Edfu and Luxor. Explore the Valley of the Kings and discover the area from above on an optional hot-air-balloon flight. Day 1: Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Cairo and relax as your driver navigates traffic for you. Be dropped-off at the Cairo Airport and take a short flights to Aswan. Meet your Egyptology guide outside the arrival hall's exit door. Visit the High Dam and the majestic Philae Temple which was built on the honor of Goddess Isis, the chief deity of the island. Transfer to the Nile River and board the cruise ship. Float along the Nile, relax, and enjoy a delicious lunch and dinner onboard. Sleep in a cozy cabin.  Day 2:  Wake up to a hearty breakfast as you glide over the Nile around Kom Ombo. Take in views of the unique Temple of Sobek, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. Have the chance to visit the Abu Simble Temple.  Savor lunch onboard and continue Edfu. Tuck in to a mouth-watering dinner and admire the sunset onboard. Rest up in your cabin for the night.  Day 3: Soak up the morning air with a cup of coffee and breakfast before visiting the well-preserved Ptolemaic Temple dedicated to Horus at Edfu. Enjoy a horse and carriage ride in Edfu. Hop aboard the boat and have your lunch and dinner on board while taking in the stunning landscapes on the way to Luxor. Day 4:  Experience the splendor of Luxor with an optional early morning hot-air balloon ride. Be transferred to the take off site and discover the Valley of the Kings from above. Eat breakfast onboard the boat before heading out to visit the Valley of the King for 2 hours.  Transfer to the Hatshebsuite Temple to uncover the first woman who ruled Egypt. Stop at the Colossi of Memnon to admire two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Travel to the Karnak Temples for nearly 2 hours.  Finally transfer to the Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo. Meet your driver at the airport and ride back to your accommodation in Cairo. 

From Cairo: Private All-Inclusive Tour of Luxor by Plane

5. From Cairo: Private All-Inclusive Tour of Luxor by Plane

Explore the many treasures of the ancient world on this all-inclusive day tour to Luxor from Cairo, traveling by plane and bus. After being collected from your hotel in Cairo, take an air-conditioned vehicle to the airport, ready to fly to Luxor. Your expert guide will meet you at the airport and your tour will begin. Make an excursion to the Necropolis of Thebes on the Western Bank. Crossing the Nile, visit the Valley of the Kings, and see the grand tombs of some of the most powerful nobles and pharos of Ancient Egypt. On the return journey, stop off at the Colossi of Memnon, 2 gigantic statues representing Amenophis III facing the Nile. You will also have the chance to visit the famous Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Explore the Luxor Temple and marvel at the granite statues of Ramses the Great in the courtyard. Proceed by carriage or bus to Karnak–a series of temples spanning from different reigns and eras. Walk through the Avenue of Sphinxes, visit the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, see the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Thutmosis III, and witness the temple of Amon, adorned with exquisite lotus and papyrus designs. After a whirlwind exploration into the treasures of the ancient world, transfer back to the airport for your return flight to Cairo, and to your hotel.

Hurghada: Day Trip to Pyramids, Memphis & Sakkara by Flight

6. Hurghada: Day Trip to Pyramids, Memphis & Sakkara by Flight

Enjoy the variety of Egypt and visit Cairo from Hurghada. An air-conditioned car will bring you from your hotel to Hurghada airport where you will board your flight to Cairo. On arrival in the Egyptian capital, an Egyptologist guide will be waiting for your arrival. The journey begins in Giza, where you will visit 3 of Egypt's largest and most famous pyramids. The Great Pyramid is the oldest, and is the last remaining Wonder of the 7 Wonders of the World. The tip of the Pyramid of Khafre is still partially covered with limestone. The Pyramid of Menkaure is surrounded by 3 other, much smaller pyramids. Visit the step pyramids of Sakkara. The necropolis of Sakkara is the next most important burial site of Lower Egypt, after Giza. The largest and most impressive burial site is that of the Pharaoh Djoser, from the 3rd dynasty of the Old Kingdom, around 2650 B.C. He is buried in a famous step pyramid. You will also visit Memphis, the old capital city, where you will see ruins and the giant toppled statue of the Pharaoh Ramses II, as well as the Alabaster Sphinx. In the afternoon you can visit Khan el-Khalili bazaar to go shopping. You'll also get to visit the famous antiques market in Cairo. After an unforgettable day, you will be brought back to the airport in Cairo in the evening. Fly back to Hurghada where you will be transferred back to your hotel having enjoying a great day in the Egyptian capital.

Sharm El Sheikh: Guided Cairo Day Trip with Flights & Lunch

7. Sharm El Sheikh: Guided Cairo Day Trip with Flights & Lunch

Take a day-trip to Cairo from Sharm El Sheikh with round-trip flights and transfer included. Visit key sites like the Pyramids and the Sphinx on the Giza plateau, and the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities on Tahrir Square. Learn about the ancient Egyptian artifacts from an expert guide as you go. Get picked-up early from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairo. A driver will meet you on arrival and take you to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities on Tahrir Square.  Discover a huge collection of artifacts from Ancient Egypt, including statues, sarcophagi, and precious jewels. Encounter the treasures of Pharaonic Egypt, such as the 6 gilded coffins of King Tutankhamun, with the help of your guide. You will have some time here to take an optional boat trip on the Nile, before stopping to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch of typical Egyptian cuisine on the banks of the river. After your meal, drive out to the Giza plateau. Explore the Pyramids on the Giza plateau, one of the wonders of the ancient world, built more than 4,500 years ago as a monument to the pharaohs Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Gaze at the face of the mysterious Sphinx, and hear about the solar boat that Cheops built to sail through the underworld.  Optionally, you can choose to use some of your time here to explore the Great Pyramid, or take a ride on a horse or camel around the site. End the day back in Cairo and stop at the bazaar for some shopping, then transfer back to Cairo’s domestic airport for your return flight to Sharm El Sheikh. A tour representative will meet you on arrival to drive you back to your hotel.

Cairo: Great Pyramids of Giza Paragliding Experience

8. Cairo: Great Pyramids of Giza Paragliding Experience

Commence the tour at 7 AM, with pick up from the lobby of your hotel in Cairo. Then, transfer to the station, the starting point for your unforgettable paragliding experience. Meet your professional pilot who will fly with you during this one-on-one flight. Listen to a safety briefing and get kitted out with all of the necessary equipment. Then, once you're ready, take off into the air and soar high above the desert.  As you fly over the Great Pyramids of Giza, marvel at these ancient monuments from a bird's eye view. Take memorable photographs of these impressive colossal structures from this unique vantage point, combining both sightseeing and adrenaline.  Then, land safely to Earth where your flight concludes. Finally, benefit from a convenient return transfer back to your hotel.

From Cairo: Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

9. From Cairo: Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

Discover the unique and legendary temples of Luxor on a memorable excursion. Begin your tour by heading early in the morning to the airport in Cairo and flying to Luxor. Upon arrival, be met by one of the staff to start this exciting day.  To begin with, visit the Temple of Karnak, the world's largest site dedicated to the worship of a god - the god Amun, his wife Mut and his son Khonsu. Then, visit the Valley of the Kings and see the masterpieces of the ancient Egyptian tombs. Finally, explore the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman who ruled Egypt as a pharaoh. Admire the impressive Colossi of Memnon – the last remnants of the Temple of Amenophis III. During the excursion, savor a lunch. Finally return to the airport in Luxor and take the plane back to Cairo.

From Dahab: Cairo & Giza Highlights by Plane with BBQ Lunch

10. From Dahab: Cairo & Giza Highlights by Plane with BBQ Lunch

Explore the sights of Giza and Cairo on this guided day trip from Dahab. Travel comfortably between locations like the pyramids and the Khan el-Khalili bazar in an air-conditioned van. Dive into the sights with the help of a Egyptologist guide.  Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup in Dahab and relax on the drive to the Sharm EL Sheikh Airport. Catch your domestic flight and take in the country from the skies as you soar to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, meet your Egyptologist guide who will accompany you throughout your tour. Head to Giza to visit the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, as well as the Sphinx. After a break for a delicious restaurant lunch, continue to the Egyptian Museum to uncover the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun, as well as other artifacts. Make your way to the vibrant and colorful Khan el-Khalili market. Marvel at stalls stacked with ornate goods like platters, lamps, and cups. Have the chance to barter for a deal and purchase something to take home.  At the end of the tour in Cairo, head over to the airport to catch your return flight to Sharm EL Sheikh. Once there, be transferred back to your hotel in Dahab.

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Amazing experience!From cleanliness to hospitality of the crew, I have nothing to say but praises. Arrival day, we were welcomed with hibiscus tea drink and were oriented around the area. Receiving guests/living room area made us relaxed and at eased from a long flight. The living room area is decoratively beautiful. Windows has nice curtains, furnitures are clean and fairly well maintained. We were very much comfortable in our bedroom. Bed linens and towels were fresh and beautifully arranged.I have no complains about our bathroom because everything was provided. Clean bathroom was a plus!Food was outstanding! Hot dishes and delicious. Seemed like were prepared with passion. The presentation of buffet was magnificent. My favorite were the salad bar and desert bar. There were so many options to choose from. I suggest a wifi hotspot in your room. Wifi in only available outside the rooms. Learned the real facts of ancient history while having fun. I highly recommend this tour!

The Nike cruise was well organised, we were picked up and transferred to Aswan from Cairo and back on a timely manner and the monuments where an experience of a lifetime. Food wasn't that great but overall you get value for money spent.

We had Ahmad as our tour guide and he was phenomenal! He works as an Egyptologist and was able to give us such a wonderful insight into the history and stories of Cairo. One of the best tours I've ever taken!

The tour was well organised, our guide in Cairo. Hanan, was very knowledgeable and provided an appropriate level of information while still allowing free time.

It is for sure much better going to Cairo by flight, worth the money!