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8-day Cairo and Luxor Tour including River Cruise

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8-day Cairo and Luxor Tour including River Cruise

8-day Cairo and Luxor Tour including River Cruise
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This classic 8-day tour introduces you to the main sites of Egypt while spoiling you with a higher standard of hotels, transport and cruise boat than our other Egypt tours. The tour starts with time spent in Cairo based in a 5-star hotel while you tour the Pyramids, Sphinx and the Step Pyramid at Saqqara. You then take a short internal flight to Luxor to enjoy a 4-night cruise through the Nile Valley on a 5-star cruise ship from Luxor to Aswan. En-route you'll visit the temples at Edfu and Komombo while watching typical rural Egyptian life pass you by from the sun deck of the boat. From Aswan you will visit the beautiful island temple of Philae and enjoy a felucca sailboat trip on the Nile before we fly you back to Cairo. We end in Cairo with a trip to the famous Egyptian Museum which holds the treasures of Tutankhamun's tomb. This tour offers our most comfortable and luxurious experience exploring the treasures of Egypt.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7753P6
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Domestic flights
  • All hotel accommodation in 5-star hotels
  • 4-night 5-star Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Services of a local Egyptologist tour guide for all sightseeing tours
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Exclusions
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees (allow approx. US$135)
  • Tipping kitty (allow approx. US$45)
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tour guide tips
  • Hotel gala dinners (see Tour notes)
  • Any other items not mentioned above
Duration
8 days
Departure details
  • Cairo International Airport, Oruba Road قسم النزهة،، Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • You MUST confirm and where necessary obtain any visa requirements prior to departure. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
  • Minimum numbers apply (2). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Inclusions
  • Domestic flights
  • All hotel accommodation in 5-star hotels
  • 4-night 5-star Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Services of a local Egyptologist tour guide for all sightseeing tours
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Exclusions
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees (allow approx. US$135)
  • Tipping kitty (allow approx. US$45)
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tour guide tips
  • Hotel gala dinners (see Tour notes)
  • Any other items not mentioned above
Departure details
  • Cairo International Airport, Oruba Road قسم النزهة،، Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Duration
8 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • You MUST confirm and where necessary obtain any visa requirements prior to departure. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
  • Minimum numbers apply (2). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
9 stops
Day 1
Arrive into Cairo, transfer to...
Day 2
Cairo, Pyramids & Saqqara tour
Day 3
Fly to Luxor, west bank tour,...
Day 4
Luxor, Karnak Temple, sail to...
Day 5
Edfu, cruise to Kom Ombo & Aswan
Day 6
Aswan, Philae Temple & Aswan Dam
Day 7
Fly to Cairo, Egyptian Museum &...
Day 8
Cairo, departure transfer to the...
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Valerie W
Layton, UT13 contributions
Great trip, but do NOT take the sleeper train
Oct 2021
We did the Cairo and Luxor tour, but it did not include the river cruise.
Loved being met at the airport before security and escorted through the process. Not speaking the language airports are scary for me. This was such a huge plus.
Our guide in Cairo the first day was very informative, but did not point out bathrooms and scheduled no time for lunch. We mentioned it to Saul and when we returned to Cairo on the last day we had a good experience with the same guide who made sure to ask what we wanted and paid a lot of attention to our facial expressions commenting when he thought we weren't having a good time and adjusting to fit our needs. It was such an improvement and we truly appreciated the quick action that was taken to make sure we were enjoying the trip.
In Luxor we had a fabulous guide named Saadoon.
When he found out we were taking the sleeper train he rearranged our schedule so we could check into the hotel first thing in the morning and rest and shower. He knew the sleeper train did not go well for tourists. It was very hot in Luxor 105 and he made sure to stop in the shade any time he was talking for very long. He rescheduled a start time earlier when I was not doing well in the heat and added rest breaks. He even got a restaurant to open up their air conditioned dining room instead of having us eat outside. We stopped for drinks throughout the day and when he found out our train back to Cairo was at 8pm he arranged for us to check out of the hotel at 6pm instead of the 9am that was planned. It was fabulous to get to rest and shower after the tour and before getting back on the horrible train.
The two things I would change have only a little to do with Encounter travel, one was I would go in November or December. October may be the beginning of their cooler season, but it was way too hot for me. The other would be the sleeper train and the reason I give the travel agency 4 stars, not 5. Our guide in Luxor was well aware that people don't get much sleep on the train and to expect us to spend all night on the train without sleep and then to hop off and start the day touring without at least checking into the hotel and getting a shower just does not work. I was surprised they set up the tour that way. Also you spend the whole day touring before the train until 3 or 4 pm then come back to a hotel where we were checked out and just sit in the lobby for 2 to 3 hours until time to go to the train. I actually called the office asking about the train and the optional upgrade to a flight with hotel instead and was told nothing negative about the train. I think they should be aware of how hard the train is on tourists not used to the rough ride and at least allow check in at the hotel on arrival or offered a recommendation to upgrade. I was so on the fence about the train ride and mentioned I get motion sick and was worried about not being able to sleep on it. One single word from them and I would have upgraded. Although I enjoyed the trip and appreciate the great service of our guides, the two nights on the train with no sleep and last day trying to take in everything without a rest break or shower after the train definitely interfered with my enjoyment of the trip.
Written 19 October 2021
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Deborah M
Annapolis, MD12 contributions
Amazing trip!!
Jul 2021 • Friends
We the most amazing time in Egypt! Our tour guides “Big Moe” in Cairo and Abudi in Aswan and Luxor and Mohammed in Hurghada were wonderful! They were informative, courteous and ensured we had the best experience! We went ballooning over the Valley of the kings, sailed and slept on a falluca in the Nile. Visited The Nubian people and Bedouin tribes, rode camels and went down in the Giza tombs. Thanks for a super memory!!!
Written 19 July 2021
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Dee B
Moorestown, New Jersey, United States155 contributions
Yes, book with Encounters - you won't regret it!
Jun 2021
An amazing trip was coordinated by Encounters Travel. From the minute you step off the plane, you are greeted by a representative who assists you with your Visa and takes you to your hotel. Saul was very helpful if a little taciturn but thankfully he was not our tour guide. Big Mo was our tour guide and he was the best!!!! Big Mo shepherded us through all of Egypt and his knowlege and personality definitely added to our experience. One member of our group was a little difficult, but Big Mo handled everything with professionalism and kindness.
This was a great itinerary but there are pros and cons with every trip.
Our first stop was Giza - amazing, of course, but we were advised by Saul to skip the light tour at the pyramids as there would be an opportunity to see one in Luxor so we did a Nile cruise instead. My advice - skip the touristy Nile cruise and to the light tour as there was no opportunity to do one in Luxor.
The Nile Feluca tour was memorable. Initially when we got on the feluca we were wondering why we bordered at 2:00 for an overnight cruise. I do think it might have been better to have an opportunity to rest before bording the Feluca and board in time for dinner instead but we did have a chance to swim in the Nile and nothing is more memorable than that!
One con for us was the Red Sea portion in which we stayed at the all-inclusive. I think if you're taking a more adventurous tour such as this, a stay at an all-insluvie seemed an odd choice. We went from seeing all of these amazing sights and eating great food and then to go do such a generic all-inclusive, devoid of any culture, just felt wrong. We would have rather stayed in Hurghada and had a chance to explore that city rather than been stuck in a resort. Unfortunately, due to the weather we weren't able to dive either. Luckily we were able to book an ATV tour into the desert and the water slides ended up being fun.
Another con was that we would have preferred to eat more local "street" food rather than bigger meals at spots that clearly catered to Westerners. Sometimes there was not a choice, and we understood that, but the fresh falafel Big Mo found us at the market was probably the best meal we had alll trip!
All in all, this was a very fun itinerary that was made all the better by our guide, Big Mo. Prepare for a lot of long bus rides and the train trip was a long adventure but we felt at the end that we had really seen and learned so much and thought the Encounters Travel Group did a great job!
I also wanted to add that at the end of the trip, Encounters Travel informed us that due to Covid we had actually only been charged the student rates for entrance into the sites so they refunded us the extra money! They did not have to do that as we had no idea that we had been charged a lesser amount and I think their honesty in handling these transactions really speaks to the character of this tour company.
Written 2 July 2021
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Pura Fernandez
Haines City, FL2 contributions
Best vacation ever
Mar 2021
Absolutely loved this vacation! The price was extremely reasonable and included so much! The hotels were luxurious, the scheduling very well done and the guides made our vacation amazing, specially Hany, the way he explained all the facts and the mythology transported us to ancient Egypt. This was a magical vacation that we will never forget. Big Kudos to your company for making it happen.
Written 8 March 2021
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Danniell S
Hi Purarosaf, thanks so much for the amazing review and we are so happy Hany managed to make your vacation so amazing! Hopefully we will see you again soon to explore another country.
Written 9 March 2021
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Sammy A
2 contributions
Excellent Trip
Dec 2019 • Solo
My first time in Egypt and I have to say it was amazing!! The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the country and provided us with excellent service. I highly recommend going to Egypt with Encounters Travels. It’s a once in a lifetime trip!!!
Written 8 January 2020
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Bluepartz
Waitara, New Zealand38 contributions
Fantastic holiday.
Nov 2019
Excellent travel company. Met in the airport by Annis who guided us through getting our visas, exchanging money etc which saved us a lot of guesswork. We were looked after from the time we met him till the day we were dropped back at the airport to return home. Highly recommend this tour, our 2 egyptologists were fantastic, helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble for them and we felt very confident with their professionalism. Thoroughly enjoyed our 8 days with them.
Written 2 December 2019
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Dear Bluepartz, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're delighted with the positive feedback and are very glad that you had a good experience with us in Egypt. We'd love to welcome you onto another tour soon!
Written 5 December 2019
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Doggymama
1 contribution
Loved Egypt and had the best Egyptologist on this tour
Sep 2019
This is a week that is very packed with so much information. Don't think that it will be a relaxing week - but I would highly recommend it for anyone that loves the history of Egypt.

There were four of us traveling- two couples and we had such a great time!

Definitely spend an extra day or two in Cairo at the beginning or the end.
Written 23 October 2019
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Robertsonha
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions
Jordan and egypt on a shoestring
Sep 2019 • Couples
Amazing tour with very knowledgable tour guides. Couldnt fault this tour with the exception of permanently changing coach overnight trip tothe overnight train trip. Would highly recomend encountets.
Written 30 September 2019
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Heather P
2 contributions
Sand and seas tour
Sep 2019 • Couples
I just returned home from our tour of Egypt. It was an amazing trip and I highly recommend everyone visit Egypt once in their lifetime. It was a very safe and enjoyable experience. Don’t believe anybody when they tell you it’s not. We had an amazing tour guide, Waleed was knowledgeable and very helpful. He recommended great places to eat and shop, as well as giving us history and facts about all the sites we visited. The only thing I would recommend they change with this tour is a little more time in Cairo.
Written 30 September 2019
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Deni B
1 contribution
Sand and Sea Tour - Experience of a lifetime!
Sep 2019
We had such an amazing experience on the Sands and Seas tour to Cairo! I was a little hesitant with the reviews beforehand - but know that if there were any negative things about the trip before - they have all been addressed and improved. We stayed in amazing hotels and felt incredibly safe the entire time. Waleed Kamouna was the most informative and amazing tour guide we had ever had. Our tour group consisted of around 16 people, which was the perfect amount. Great tour buses, awesome drivers, etc... Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor was definitely a MUST-DO! Seriously cannot say how happy I am that we went on this tour!
Written 30 September 2019
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