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Map of Great Pyramids & Full-Board Nile Cruise
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Egypt in 9 days

Great Pyramids & Full-Board Nile Cruise

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    Aswan
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    Giza
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Our essential tour of Egypt, this active-paced trip includes the Great Pyramids, 3 or 4 nights on board a Full-Board Nile Cruise, the ancient temples of Luxor and stays in Cairo.

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Extraordinary Egypt Tours & Vacation Packages

Discovering the “Land of the Pharaohs” has never been easier than with any of our Egypt tours. Visit historical landmarks like Cairo, the pyramids of Giza, the Nile river, and Alexandria to experience the adventure of a lifetime.

Exoticca’s inclusive vacation packages cover your flights, accommodation, tours, transfers, and some include meals. Whether you choose group excursions or opt for a private tour, experienced local guides will take excellent care of you.

Read on to learn more about the attractions that await you and find out the best times to visit, so you can plan.

Trips to Egypt from the USA

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Egypt tours from the US take you to one of the oldest civilizations in history. Often referred to as “Umm Al-Dunya” or “Mother of the World,” the country is known for its pharaohs, pyramids, tombs, and mummies. 

Tourists flock to Egypt to explore its iconic monuments, including:

  • The Sphinx 
  • The Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Luxor Temple
  • Karnak Temple Complex
  • Edfu Temple
  • Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

Before their destruction, Egypt was also known for the Great Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria. Many more attractions await you in Cairo, its present capital.

The Nile, the world’s longest river, flows through the country into the Mediterranean, allowing visitors to explore the ancient sites along the way.

Trips to Egypt aren’t only for historical and sightseeing reasons. The nation’s beaches on the Red Sea are popular spots for scuba divers.  

Vacation packages are an excellent way to enrich your travel experience to the “Mother of the World.”

Top points of interest in Egypt

Egypt tours into these four key areas to help you navigate the historical and cultural sites located throughout the country:

Cairo

No trip to Egypt package would be complete without exploring Cairo and its Islamic and Coptic heritage. The not-to-be-missed sites include the Amr Ibn Al As Mosque, the famous Al-Muiz street, the Saint Samaan Monastery, and the Hanging Church.

Don’t miss the breathtaking panoramic views of the Egyptian capital from the circular observation deck of the 187-meter-high Cairo Tower.

Visit the Egyptian Museum, with one of the world’s most important collections of ancient artifacts, including treasures of Tutankhamun and other pharaohs.

Other tourist attractions include the Coptic Museum, Cairo Opera House, and Museum of Islamic Art.

Alexandria

Our Egypt tours from the USA take you to Alexandria, once the country’s capital after Alexander the Great founded it. The city was home to the Lighthouse of Alexandria on Pharos island, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the Great Library. 

Although neither landmark exists anymore, the city offers many other historical attractions, like the Kom El-Dikka, the only Roman amphitheater in Egypt.

Visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the largest-known Roman burial ground in the country and the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th-century fortress.

Explore the Temple of Serapeum and behold Pompey’s Pillar, a 30-meter column rising out of the structure.

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a must for culture enthusiasts. Built to commemorate the Library of Alexandria, the building also has a planetarium, four museums, an enormous reading room, and several galleries.

Giza

All the best Egypt tours take you to Giza, the country’s third-largest city. Located near Cairo, it’s home to several ancient wonders.

Explore the three Great Pyramids, namely Khufu’s Great Pyramid, his son’s tomb, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure.

Be in awe of the Sphinx, a sculpture depicting a mythical creature with a lion’s body and an eagle’s wings.

Other iconic landmarks include the Queens’ Pyramids, which house Khufu’s wives and sisters’ tombs. Don’t miss the Cheops Boat Museum, which showcases one of Khufu’s five solar boats.

You’ll also find the Wissa Wassef Art Centre, Tomb of Meresankh III, Khafre’s Valley Temple, and Menkaure’s Funerary Temple.

Nile River

Our Egypt tours from the US include exploring ancient sites on the banks of the world’s longest river, which flows through Cairo. 

Aswan hosts the Philae temple complex near the Aswan Dam on Agilkia Island. The Temple of Isis is within Philae’s ruins. Further down the river is Elephantine Island and the Temple of Khnum.

Luxor, on the Nile river’s east bank, is the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs’ capital. The city is home to two iconic monuments, the Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple. 

On the river’s west bank, you’ll find the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, the pharaohs’ royal tombs.

Book your trip to Egypt with Exoticca

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Besides offering a wide range of Egypt tours, we provide the following benefits to all our customers to ensure an unforgettable experience: 

All included: Flights, hotels, tours & transfers

Save time and money when you book our affordable all-inclusive Egypt vacation packages. We handle your flights, hotel, tours, and transfers. Some itineraries also include meals in addition to the other benefits.

Egypt trips partially or fully guided

At Exoticca, we understand that everyone wants to enjoy their vacation in unique ways, so we have flexible packages to meet individual expectations. We offer guided Egypt tours, escorted, semi-escorted, or independent group excursions. 

If you prefer to explore the sites privately, our travel agents will make the necessary arrangements. Contact our team of experts to discuss and find the perfect way to experience Egypt the way you want, at your own pace. After all, it’s your vacation.

Created by our own travel experts

Choosing places to see and things to do in a foreign country can be challenging with so many available options. Our travel experts are ready to help you create the best Egypt vacation packages.

Local guides have an in-depth knowledge of the culture and history allows travelers to immerse themselves in the Egyptians’ way of life rather than merely sightseeing. Our trips take you back in time to the era when pharaohs ruled the land.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Egypt an affordable trip?

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Compared to destinations like North America, Australia, or Japan, Egypt is a relatively affordable country to visit. While things like accommodation can be pricey in most countries, you could find fantastic deals in Egypt.

What is the best month to visit Egypt?

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Tours to Egypt are fantastic year round as the weather is generally quite pleasant. October to April offer more moderate temperatures, while May to September are ideal for those who want to enjoy sunbathing or snorkeling. 

What is the best time of day to visit the pyramids in Egypt?

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The best time for pyramid tours in Egypt is in the late afternoon, when most of the crowds have dispersed. Of course, you could also go in the early morning, but the chances of taking beautifully clear photographs is low due to hazy conditions. 

How many days is enough in Egypt?

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If you’re pressed for time, 5 days is enough to view the major sights. For the best Egypt tours, 14 days is ideal to enjoy sights like Alexandria and Cairo, or sail down the Nile River. 

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More information about Egypt

Egypt is famed for its ancient civilization; the name alone evokes images of pharaohs and giant pyramids. A transcontinental country, linking North Africa to the Middle EastEgypt is bordered by Libya, Suda, Israel, and the Gaza Strip and has coastlines on the abundant Red Sea and the Mediterranean. Its capital is Cairo, where visitors can experience the splendor and mystery of the Great Pyramids, perhaps Egypt’s most iconic sight. Other important cities include the port city of Alexandria, located on the northern coast, and Aswan, a city on the River Nile, known for its archaeological sites such as the Philae temple complex. From the dusty, dry lands of the Sahara Desert to the sunny shores of the Red Sea, world-renowned for its coral reefs, Egypt is a country of contrasts. The national language is Arabic, spoken by the majority of the 95 million inhabitants. Much of the population is concentrated in cities, towns and rural communities along the fertile Nile Valley and Nile Delta, the only arable land in the country. On a holiday to Egypt you can expect to be greeted by warm hospitality; locals will often invite visitors to share strong Arabic coffee with them.

 

History of Egypt

Undoubtedly, Egypt boasts one of the longest histories in the world, spanning back to at least the 4th millennium BC. Sometimes cited as the ‘Cradle of Civilisation’, the country appeals to travelers for its ancient monuments, which are most abundant around the fertile Nile Valley, and include treasures such as the Giza Necropolis, the Valley of the Kings and the iconic Great SphinxAncient Egypt, the famous epoch in history, still immortalized today in literature and film, is heralded for its amazing progression in language, writing, architecture, organized religion, agriculture and government, with the earliest known hieroglyphics estimated to date to around 3200 BC, and the first pyramid structures thought to have been built in around 2700 BC. The first unified Ancient Egyptian kingdom began in 3150 BC and reigning dynasties continued for almost 3000 years, with different kingdoms and intermediate periods within this time frame. The most well-known pharaohs, such as Tutankhamun and Ramesses II were present in the period of the New Kingdom, between 1550 and 1070 BC. During this unique time in the country’s history, Egyptian culture, religion, and traditions flourished. Concepts and practices, such as the after-lifemummification and cosmic order were popular at the time and still ignite the imaginations of historians and everyday people in the present day. Fast-forward to today and Egypt is a predominantly Muslim country, although it was an early center of Christianity, before the 7th century. Despite a turbulent history of occupation, the nation declared independence from the British Empire in 1922, although the influence of the empire remained until the revolution of 1952. For travelers wishing to experience one of the world’s oldest civilizations, a package holiday to Egypt allows visitors to walk in the footsteps of the pharaohs and immerse themselves in the splendor of times gone by.

Nature in Egypt

More than 90% of Egypt’s land consists of desert areas, with an extremely arid climate and a near-impossible challenge of growing crops or sustaining life outside of the Nile Valley or in the rare oases such as the Siwa Oasis and the tropical paradise of the Dakhla Oasis in the Western Desert. The other-worldly sand dunes of Egypt’s deserts once acted as protection to the kingdom of the Pharaohs from the threat of western invaders. The urban centers of CairoAlexandria, and Aswan contrast with the idyllic Red Sea resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheik, popular with holidaymakers for their up-scale hotels and scuba-diving opportunities. In fact, the coral reefs of the Red Sea are some of the most biodiverse in the world, and the exceptionally clear waters are perfect for admiring the marine life which inhabits the reefs such as ClownfishPufferfish, Butterflyfish, the impressive Lionfish and the colorful Emperor Angelfish. Perhaps the most famous natural attraction in the country is the mighty River Nile, the longest river in the world, which spans the country from north to south. The yearly floods of the river, which historically fertilised the Nile Valley and nourished precious crops, has been halted since the completion of the Aswan Dam in 1970, changing the agricultural practices in the area ever since. Today, Nile river cruises are an extremely popular choice for visitors wanting to experience the changing landscapes of the Nile Valley and the historical monuments and sights along the route. In contrast, the backdrop of the snow-covered Sinai mountains in the peninsula of the same name provides a unique sight in an otherwise warm, sunny and dry climate.

 

Sights in Egypt

Egypt is a sightseers paradise, with a multitude of exciting sights to discover. At the top of most lists is the Giza Pyramid Complex, on the outskirts of the capital of Cairo. Here, visitors can explore the three great pyramids, the site of the workers' town, where the builders and engineers of the pyramids lived, and the famous Great Sphinx. This complex is considered the oldest Ancient Wonder in the world, and, amazingly, the only one of the wonders still in existence today. Through sheer workmanship and labor, these great pyramids were constructed to house the remains of the famous Pharaohs and to store the items that were considered necessary for the deceased to successfully survive in the after-life. Located close to the Sudanese border, the temples of Abu Simbel are another of the remnants of Ancient Egypt considered to be an unmissable sight on a trip to Egypt. Constructed by Ramesses II, the temples are carved into the rock face and feature statues of gigantic human figures and intricate hieroglyphic carvings. Finally, the Valley of the Kings stands out as a must-see destination for the significant role its excavation has played in the understanding of the ancient Egyptian civilization. It was the main burial place of the most famous royal figures of the New Kingdom, and since its discovery at the end of the 18th century, and the subsequent discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun on the siteit has been shrouded in much mystery and intrigue. A tour of Egypt is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the country’s fascinating history and heritage and to experience the sheer scale and majesty of a number of the world’s most famous archaeological sights.

Egyptian Culture

Back in the era of the PharaohsEgypt led the way in the arts, creating the first synthetic color pigment, ‘Egyptian Blue’, and inventing various unique design codes and practices. Today, the country is one of the Arabic cultural trendsetters, and a leader in the cinema industry throughout the Middle East. Egypt also has a rich musical tradition, with influences from both the Mediterranean and Africa, and is famously the birthplace of belly dancing, the characteristic dance of the region. In literary fields, Egypt has stood out for producing the first Arabic language writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, the author Naguib Mahfouz, who was awarded the prize in 1988 for his numerous works, many of which are set in Egypt. Of course, with such an impressive history, the culture of the country has strong links to the past and these elements are proudly showcased in its grandiose cultural institutions, such as the colossal Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

If you dream of immersing yourself in the worlds oldest civilisation, walking in the footsteps of the the greats, such as Tutankhamun and Ramesses II, and exploring a country rich in natural beauty, from the Red Sea to the Sahara Desert, a holiday to Egypt is an unforgettable experience, and the perfect choice for lovers of history, nature and culture.

  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport with at least six months validity. One passport page required.

  • Visa

    A visa is required. Issued on arrival in the country or you can obtain an e-visa.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 02:00.

  • Currency

    Egyptian Pound.

  • Language

    Arabic.

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  • Electricity

    220 V. European plug.

  • Other useful information

    Egypt has a desert climate with mild winters and very hot summers.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers coming from the U.S.

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