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A week of adventure in Cairo, Alexandria, and the Black and White Deserts. Includes a camel ride, bathing in the natural hot springs, and camping in the desert under a canopy of a million stars!

7 days / 6 nights
B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner

DAY 1: Cairo
From your international flight, arrive in Cairo International Airport. Our agent will meet you at the airport and assist you through immigration, baggage claim, and customs, and will obtain your visa to enter the country ($25 cash). Transfer to the hotel. Enjoy free time until dinner aboard the “Nile Pharaoh” ship, which features a generous buffet and bellydancing show. Return and overnight in the hotel. D (cruise ship)

DAY 2: Cairo
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and then enjoy a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World — the Pyramids of Giza. Also gaze upon the Great Sphinx, one of the most famous monuments in the whole world. Travel by private A/C bus to Memphis, capital of ancient Egypt, and to see the famous step pyramid of Pharaoh Zoser at Saqqara. Finish the day at a carpet school to learn how carpets have been made since the time of the Pharaohs. Overnight at hotel. B

DAY 3: Desert / Bahariya Oasis
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and journey by private A/C bus into the desert. Arrive at the Bahariya Oasis and check-in at the safari camp where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, a local tour guide will take you to visit a hot natural spring, Pyramid Mountain, English Mountain, the Temple of Alexander, and the Temple of Mummies. Dinner and overnight in a desert hotel. B, L

DAY 4: Desert / Camping
Have breakfast, then continue your adventure by Jeep in the White Desert. Along the way visit Crystal Mountain, Flower Mountain, and the sinuous sand dunes of the Black Desert and the valley. Stop and pitch camp in time for sunset, and savor dinner and Bedouin music around the campfire. Sleep in a tent under a canopy of a million stars! B, L, D

DAY 5: Desert / Cairo
Breakfast at sunrise and then journey back to the Oasis. Transport by private A/C bus back to Cairo and check into your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring this amazing city or enjoy an optional excursion. Overnight in the hotel. B

DAY 6: Cairo / Alexandria
Breakfast early and then take a day trip to Alexandria by private A/C bus. Upon arrival at Alexandria, visit Qaitbay Citadel, the Catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar at Kom El Shugafa, and the stunning Library at Alexandria. Return to Cairo and overnight in the hotel. B

DAY 7: Cairo
After breakfast (and depending on the time of your flight), bid farewell to this unforgettable country as you transfer to the Cairo International Airport for your return flight home. B

PRICE for 5 Star Hotels and Deluxe Service:
Adults: $1850
Children under 10: $1250

PRICE for 4 Star Hotels and Service:
Adults: $1600
Children under 10: $1100

PRICE for Single Adult:  $2600

Please note there is a surcharge of $400 per person for tours between December 10 – January 5 due to increased prices during this peak holiday season. Please read about other pricing and terms here.

Purchase this Tour:

Tour does not include:

  • Entry visa for Egypt ($25 cash at airport upon arrival)
  • Roundtrip international airfare to/from Cairo
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Meals except where noted (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Extra services (laundry, special meals, alcohol, etc.)