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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.

Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Entertainment

2. 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: Full-Day Diving Tour with Lunch & Two Dive Sites

3. Hurghada: Full-Day Diving Tour with Lunch & Two Dive Sites

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.

Hurghada Jungle Aqua Park Tickets, Transfer, and Lunch

4. Hurghada Jungle Aqua Park Tickets, Transfer, and Lunch

Fun and thrills await you at the largest water theme park on the Red Sea coast. Enjoy the water games, huge swimming pools, wave pools, rafting, and more with a full-day admission ticket. A tour company representative will pick you up at your hotel at the agreed time and drive you to Jungle Aqua Park, where you’re sure to enjoy the wide range of water sports and social activities with your family and friends. The full day ticket includes lunch. The Jungle Aqua Park features 35 water slides, 14 outdoor swimming pools, a heated pool, water lakes, poolside umbrellas, and sun beds. Hurghada’s largest water theme park is located just 25 minutes by car from the downtown area. At the end of your day of fun you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.

Hurghada: Luxury Cruise Trip to Orange Bay with Lunch

5. Hurghada: Luxury Cruise Trip to Orange Bay with Lunch

Start cruising towards the Egyptian Caribbean Island Orange Bay, where you will spend some time on the beach. On the way, experience the banana and sofa water sport. Enjoy the rich lunch buffet on the Red Sea and get stronger with our best Sea Food and BBQ. Sail to another scenic spot and go snorkeling to experience the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. Visibility here can reach up to 45 meters, and you will be able to see clownfish, manta rays, dolphins, and corals of various colors.  You will then be treated to a relaxing back massage while cruising along the Red Sea during your trip to reach the maximum of luxury and satisfaction and to release all the life stress.

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

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

Embark on a tour of Giza from Cairo or Giza by bus. Enjoy commentary from your guide as you visit ancient wonders, including the Great Sphinx, the 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.

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

7. 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. 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.

From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

8. From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

You will be picked up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh city between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Then you will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle for around 4 hours to reach the Moses Mountain. When you arrive at Mount Sinai you will start your trekking tour to the sacred place where the Prophet Moses received the 10 commandments. Reach 2,285 meters by climbing up 750 steps, strolling through the night (approx 2-3 hours depending on the customers). Depending on the performance of the group, you may arrive at the summit earlier than expected. This will give you a chance to really relax and marvel at the rising sun slowly scattering across the mountains in all its splendor. While gazing at the sunrise, snap awesome photos or pray if you wish to, then begin the descent back down. Remember, it will take around 2 hours to reach the bottom. Enjoy some time to rest after the long trail and then have breakfast.  Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery. Browse through the old manuscripts displayed in the library and icons excavated from the Vatican. It is the oldest functioning Christian monastery in the world situated on the Sinai Peninsula along with Monastery of Saint Anthony which is located across the Red Sea in the desert of South Cairo. After you've finished touring the monastery, you can relax on the drive back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

Hurghada: Orange Bay Island Boat Trip & Snorkeling & Lunch

9. Hurghada: Orange Bay Island Boat Trip & Snorkeling & Lunch

Make the most of the warm weather in Hurghada with a full day out on the Red Sea. Travel by boat out to Orange Bay to spend a relaxing day snorkeling and exploring the island before partaking in water sports. Start with a pick-up from your hotel and transfer to the trip. Then, board a boat docked on the Red Sea. Next, head to the beach at Orange Bay National Park for a 2-hour stay. Enjoy the crystal clear waters and the sandy beach. Play volleyball, sip a cocktail at the juice bar, or simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings. After your visit to Orange Bay, return to the ship and embark on a snorkeling trip. Take part in water activities on a banana boat and sofa boat. Finally, head back to your hotel.

Sharm El Sheikh: Quad Bike & Camel Ride Safari

10. Sharm El Sheikh: Quad Bike & Camel Ride Safari

Join an exciting quad and camel ride safari that starts in Sharm El Sheikh. Navigate a quad through the Red Sea Desert before arriving in Bedouin Village to ride a camel, enjoy tea, and get familiar with local life. Enjoy the sunrise or sunset as the backdrop of your tour. After pickup, get taken to the quad bikes where you will get to test drive and learn all the important details of the vehicle before setting off on the tour. Then, get into gear and conquer the sand dunes. Watch the desert flash past you and feel the adrenaline rush through your body. Stop at the caves area where you can hear your voice echo. After about an hour, arrive at Bedouin Village. Relax, drink Bedouin tea, and experience the Bedouin lifestyle with a camel ride before heading back through the sand dunes to the starting point for drop-off.

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What people are saying about Egypt

Wow, where to start!? What an amazing experience! Salib, our tour guide was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. He and the driver arrived at out hotel early so we didn't have to wait a minute. He is an extremely knowledgeable and polite gentleman. He took his time to explain everything about the sites/monuments/history and he had an answer to all our questions (and believe me, my girlfriend was constantly firing off those lol). He also acted as our own photographer so we ended up with lots of lovely pictures. He bough us a small but super delicious meal (lunch, included in the tour). He also gave us a few tips how to deal with the touts and let's be honest, you'll come across plenty during your stay in Cairo. Overall it was an amazing day, thank you Salib!

O passeio foi maravilhoso. A guia Mariam é muito simpática e atenciosa, faz todo o possível para nos deixar tranquilos e livres para aproveitar cada lugar. Além disso, Rania, quem organiza tudo e entra em contato com os visitantes, me ajudou imensamente. Ela realmente nos atende 24h por dia, 7 dias por semana. Tive problemas com meu voo de ida, precisei adiar os passeios que já havia comprado, e ela foi extremamente paciente e atenciosa comigo, tentando me ajudar o máximo que podia, mesmo às 2 AM. Ou seja, você não vai se arrepender de embarcar nessa viagem se resolver comprar esse tour. Elas realmente são muito especiais e prestativas.

I would recommend this tour to those who are looking to explore and understand Cairo in more detail ranging from his history to religion. Our guide Ali was great. Lots of knowledge and very friendly and helpful. He guided us through so many ‘secrets’ and explained the mosques, streets and overall the history of Egypt/Cairo very thoroughly. Bonus points for Ali for taking some amazing photos of us.

It was very fun. Every activity ran smoothly and was very entertaining. The guides were in a good mood all the time and always asked if we were okay with the next activity. During snorkeling, one of them even held onto me and my sister and swam with us because we were too scared to swim alone in the ocean. So you see they are very helpful! I can't say anything negative about this activity.

A guia sabe muito a respeito de toda a história, cultura etc. É muito competente e desenvolve seu trabalho com maestria. Não há passeio mais enriquecedor que este, por isso não dá para perder. O almoço também foi ótimo!