12 Day Egypt Desert Tours, Safari Trips in Egypt to Western Desert Oasis, Cairo and Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan. Book Cairo Nile Cruise Sahara Desert Packages Now Online. Start in Cairo Then Sail the Nile and Continue to Bahariya Oasis, Dakhla, Farafra and Kharga Oasis.
Day 1: Welcome to Egypt
Arrive in Cairo airport then transfer to hotel with an exclusive air conditioned van. Our Rep will provide you with quick revision of your itinerary & overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Giza Pyramids - Egyptian Museum Tour
Breakfast in hotel then visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx and the Valley temple facing the great statue. Lunch at a good quality restaurant. Then move onto the Egyptian Museum to admire the collection of Tutankhamen among other splendid pharaonic artifacts. Stop to see Khan El Khalili Bazaar taking you to Giza railway station to get the sleeper train to Aswan with dinner and breakfast on board. Overnight inside your compartment.
Day 3: Arrive Aswan – Experience Abu Simbel Tour
Pick up from Aswan train station and transfer to your hotel. Optionally to may join a tour to one of Egypt's top tourist attractions of Abu Simbel temples that originally carved out of the mountainside in the honor of Ramesses II in 13th century BC as lasting monument to himself and his beloved wife Queen Nefertari. Overnight in Aswan.
Day 4: Nile Cruise Tour
Breakfast in Aswan hotel then transfer to embark Nile River Cruise before Lunch by 11:00 a.m, time to relax then enjoy visiting the High Dam, Philae Temple and the Unfinished obelisk. Dinner on board and overnight in Aswan.
Day 5: Nile Cruise – Kom Ombo - Edfu Tour
Sail to Kom Ombo, have breakfast on board and visit Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to gods Sobek & Haeroris. Continue sailing to Edfu, lunch on board, then get a visit to Horus Temple in Edfu. Take afternoon tea during sailing to Esna. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 6: Nile Cruise – Luxor West Bank Tour
Sail to Luxor, breakfast on board then start your sightseeing in Luxor at the West Bank, and get the chance to enjoy the famous Valley of the Kings, then to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut & the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board. Enjoy afternoon visit to the Karnak complex and Luxor temple at the East Bank of the Nile River in Luxor and then drive back to the cruise ship. Dinner on board Overnight in Luxor.
Day 7: Nile Cruise – Baris Oasis Tour
Breakfast on board the Nile cruise in Luxor, disembark from your Nile cruise and then transfer by private vehicle to Baris Oasis the journey takes about 5 hours drive, where you will spend your first night camping under the stars at this fantastic oasis of Baris
Day 8: Kharga – Dakhla Tour
After breakfast, drive to Al Kharga, the largest of the oasis towns and a sizeable producer not only of dates but also cereals and vegetables. Just outside town are the remains of the Temple of Hibis, built by Darius I during the Roman period. There is time to visit the temple, as well as the Christian burial ground at Al Bagawat dating to the end of the 7th century. Continue to Dakhla where we spend the night at an Oasis style hut with reed huts, communal showers and basic facilities & overnight in Dakhla.
Day 9: Dakhla Oasis – Camel Tour in the desert
After breakfast we will visit the fabulous medieval mud brick town of Al Qasr exploring the timeless streets, an ancient olive press and the granary. We also wander the excellent Ethnological Museum locally sponsored project which we support through our visits. There is also a hot spring nearby which makes a great rest stop either on the way out or when we return. Return for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing then in late aftenoon we will set off on camel back walking through desolate windblown landscape to the base of a Great cliff to spend the night under the stars.
Day 10: Farafra - White Desert Tour
North of Dakhla is Farafra Oasis where we will visit Badr Museum then enjoy swimming in many natural sulphur springs. A little further on we will enter the White Desert, a scenic region of wind eroded limestone formations. The erosion left a layer of fine white dust on the desert sands, hence it took its name ‘white desert’. We wander the sunset walk in this amazing landscape and spend the night camping under the stars. Note it can be very cold in the winter months (Oct-Mar) so make sure you are well rugged up if you are travelling at this time. Overnight Camping in the White Desert.
Day 11: Back to Cairo
Breakfast then visit the Crystal Mountain, Black Desert and Bahariya Oasis. Local walking to the hill top ruin "the English House", the Temple of Ain El Meftella and The Golden Mummies Museum. Transfer back to Cairo & Overnight.
Day 12: Final Departure
Breakfast in hotel then transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure.
Cairo Nile Cruise Sahara Desert package includes:
- Meet and assist service provided in all trip points
- 02 nights in Cairo hotel with breakfast
- 01 night on sleeper train with breakfast and dinner
- 01 night in Aswan hotel with breakfast
- 03 night trip on superior Nile Cruise on full basis
- 01 night in Kharga Oasis camping for 01 night on full board
- 01 night accommodation in Dakhla Oasis on half board basis
- 01 night accommodation in Dakhla Oasis camping on FB basis
- 01 night in White Desert camping on full board basis
- Required Camping equipments
- All private guided trips in Cairo
- All Nile cruise trips sharing group
- Camel riding trips in Dakhla oasis for 20 km
- All transfers between Kharga to Bahariya oasis with 4x4 Jeep
- Entrance tickets to all visited sites as per trip itinerary
- Lunch during day trips in Cairo and Oases
- Expert personal tour guide during trips
- All transfers with private AC vehicle
- Mineral water & soft drinks during day trips
- Phone loan with 30 min local / 2 min. international calls
- All package taxes and service charges.
Cairo Nile Cruise Sahara Desert Package excludes:
- Tour extras & personal expenses
- Tipping kitty