Egypt tours, (Egypt trips and ancient Egypt safaris in Africa) are the next adventure that will take you back in time to explore ancient Egyptian civilizations of authentic Egyptian history of kingdoms, politics, religion, and also great archeological remains. Egypt vacation packages also feature amazing desert tours, beach holidays, and historical architectural monumental structures.
Ancient Egypt is recognized to be the oldest civilization point in the ancient world. This ancient Egyptian civilization includes local people influenced by the ways of the Greeks, Romans, Christians, and Arabs from the Middle East.
Explore ancient Egyptian civilizations, current influences, and iconic sites during your Egypt tours.
Ancient Egypt stands in the North East of Africa on the Mediterranean Sea at the mouth of the mighty Nile River. Additionally, Israel borders it in the North East, Libya on the West at the Western Desert, Sudan on the South, and the Red Sea on the East. The Red Sea connects to the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal.
There is an estimated population of about 90,000,000 people living in four geographical regions of the country. These are the Nile Valley and the Delta, the Eastern Desert, the Western Desert, and the Sinai Peninsula.
Marvel at the wondrous olden ages being brought back to your reality through the arresting splendor of the great Pyramids of Giza Valley Temple and other ancient sites. Walk on the unmatched beauty of the boundless golden desert sands and enjoy the radiated ambiance of local souqs and the bustle of bazaars when shopping in Egyptian local markets like Khan el Khalili bazaar/ Khan al Khalili bazaar as you visit Cairo Luxor Aswan and other cities.
Egypt tours are also the ultimate experience as you also explore the world’s most celebrated Lion in a mansion, have a Felucca boat cruise on the Nile River as you watch the beautiful sunset, and also visit the valley Kingdom of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple and the Hatshepsut Temple.
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Best Egypt Vacations- Egypt Tours & Travel Packages | Recommended Egypt Tour Vacations/Egypt Safaris by Experts
Through the Egypt vacation packages below, you can enjoy tailor-made tours in Egypt to explore ancient Egyptian civilization.
Whether you are in solo or small group tours, we are flexible mixing classic tours for your Egypt travel itinerary to suit your style, tastes, and budget.
From positive Egypt tour reviews, we list the top five most preferred Egypt vacation packages/travel packages for your ancient Egypt tours.
a) 15 Days Egypt Tour Packages – Route of the Holy Family Safari in Egypt.
b) 14 Days Egypt Tour Packages – Comprehensive Egyptian Desert Safari.
c) 10 Days Egypt Tour Packages – Nile Cruise Tour, Islamic Cairo, Aswan (Abu Simbel Temples), Luxor (Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple), Hurghada.
d) 9 Days Egypt Tour Packages –Best Egypt Tours to the Giza Pyramids, a cruise at the Nile River, Islamic Cairo, Luxor (Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple), and Aswan (Abu Simbel Temples).
e) 7 Days Egypt Tour Packages – Great Pyramids of Giza.
f) 5 Days — Cairo Luxor Aswan and Alexandria City Breaks.
Facts About Visiting Ancient Egypt
There are authentic facts for every traveler planning to visit Egypt to see the various iconic sites.
Some highlights and facts for Egypt tours and Egypt vacation packages/Egypt tour packages include:
Visiting the Great Pyramids of the Giza Valley is the only ancient wonder remaining in the world during your Egypt tours.
Touring the Nile River on a Felucca during Egypt tours.
Vising Philae, an ancient temple and monument to the gods to learn about Egyptian mythology on your trip to Egypt.
Exploring Islamic Cairo, the capital City of Egypt to learn about its unique architecture and culture and also watch the Giza Pyramids enlighten its background during your trip to Egypt.
Touring the Qaitbay Citadel of Alexandria, the strongest defensive strongholds found on the Mediterranean during your trip to Egypt.
Egypt has 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore on your Egypt tours.
Why Visit Egypt
Below, we expound on major classic tours for travelers on Egypt tours. Below are the major attractions and things to do on your inevitable Egypt tours.
The Great Pyramids Of Giza At The Nile Valley
The “Great Pyramid of Giza” in ancient Egypt is also known as the “Pyramid of Khufu” or the “Pyramid of Cheops”.
Ancient Egyptians built it around 2570 BC, which is about 5000 years ago at the beginning of the recorded ancient world and Egyptian history of humans, thus being the oldest of the three main pyramids on the Giza plateau. This also makes the great pyramid of Giza to be the oldest among the Seven Wonders of the World.
The other two neighboring pyramids to the Great Pyramid of Giza to see on your Egypty tours are the Pyramid of Khafre Valley Temple and the Pyramid of Menkaure.
These majestic Pyramids were tombs to the pharaohs of ancient Egypt where they were buried in the King’s Chamber with lots of riches for the next world.
The Pyramids on Giza Plateau, also called the Giza Necropolis or Giza Pyramid Complex have nine Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and other smaller tombs to explore on your Egypt tours.
On your Egypt tours to the Great Pyramids of Giza, you will explore inside one of the pyramids, have a camel ride on the desert sands, watch the sound and light show and take a photo with the Great Sphinx and visit the Luxor Temple in Luxor and also see the Valley of the Kings or Hatshepsut Temple.
City Tours During Egypt Vacations
Ancient Egypt boasts great places for city breaks during your Egypt tours. There are more than 10 incredible cities to visit, all carrying unique treasures and classic tours but more so all commonly drawing toward the great Egyptian history.
Beginning with old Cairo Luxor Aswan and other cities crossed by the Nile River and the great Alexandria Library in Alexandria City, you will have a thrill through these city breaks during your Egypt tours.
Visit Cairo City on Your Egypt Tours
Visit Cairo, the capital city of ancient Egypt and an ancient and historic destination for your Egypt tours.
Islamic Cairo in ancient Egypt is the largest city in Africa and the Middle East. It is referred to as “the city of a thousand minarets,” because of the large Muslim influence.
Cairo is the most famous destination for visitors on Egypt tours as it holds nearby top tourist attractions like the Pyramids of Giza which are among the Seven Wonders of the World, the Egyptian Museum, and the Nile River.
The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square in old Cairo on the other hand has the highest number of collected Egyptian artifacts in the world. You will be able to see a solid gold mask and the golden sarcophagi of Tutankhamun during your Egypt tours at the Egyptian Museum.
The Egyptian Museum in ancient Egypt will also allow you to see the Royal Mummies’ room, old treasures and jewelry, and many statues during your Egypt tours.
Apart from the Egyptian Museum, Islamic Cairo in Ancient Egypt will also let you explore Egypt through the beautiful and unique Muslim architecture on your Egypt tours. This uniqueness of Islamic Cairo made it to be designated a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1979.
Other things to do in Islamic Cairo include visiting some of the oldest mosques for example the Al-Azhar Mosque, and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali in Citadel of Saladin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Additionally, walking through the Al-Muizz Li-Din Allah Al-Fatima street, climbing the Minaret at Bab Zuweila, shopping at Khan el Khalili bazaar/Khan al Khalili bazaar, visiting Al-Azhar Park, the Church, Gabbage City and walking across the River Nile at the Qasr El Nil Bridge will also be some other things to do on your Egypt tours in Cairo.
Explore Luxor on Your Egypt Tours
Luxor in ancient Egypt is also the place for every traveler on Egypt tours, especially those that would like to explore the Valley of the Kings. Its setting reveals various captivating ancient monuments and the Nile River passing through it.
Visit the Luxor Museum to discover ancient relics and also have a Nile Cruise to different destinations like Aswan.
Egyptian history is revealed in this city through the different treasures like the Hatshepsut Temple, Karnak Temple in Luxor Temple, and the Valley of the Kings.
The Hatshepsut Temple has three levels and is one of the iconic places to visit on your Egypt tours. The Hatshepsut Temple was built in memory of Queen Hatshepsut who ruled ancient Egypt for two decades.
Visit Aswan During Your Egypt Tours
Aswan is one of the three major cities to visit on your Egypt tours after Cairo and Luxor.
The beautiful Aswan city is located along the banks of the River Nile thus a great place for a Nile cruise, especially to Luxor, the home of the Luxor Temple and the Valley of the Kings.
Aswan relays a warm climate, with palm trees spread through the ravine area. It is also an arable area for the Nubian locals.
Additionally, you can visit the Abu Simbel Temples in Aswan while for your Egypt tours at the Nile Valley for amazing experiences.
Abu Simbel in the Nile Valley is among the most beautiful ancient temples to see during your Egypt tours. Ancient Egyptians constructed the Abu Simbel to commemorate Ramses II upon his victory at the Kadish battle in 1274. The Abu Simbel also has two ancient temples with the smaller one that King Ramses had ancient Egyptians build for his favorite wife, Queen Nefertari.
Visit Alexandria On Your Egypt Tours
Alexander the Great founded Alexandria City, which was once the largest city in the ancient world and famous for the Alexandria Library. Visit the amazing Alexandria Library for an incredible experience in an ancient place.
Memphis tours take you to Memphis, an older city that declined long before old Cairo was created. Memphis tours will enlighten you as it was the first capital and old kingdom of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt from about 2686 to 2181 BC.
On your Memphis tours, you will explore Egypt through the ruins of ancient wonders of this old city in a valley temple which is 20km South of Cairo on the Western Bank of the River Nile.
With the above amazing cities to have city breaks on Egypt tours, you can also explore Hurghada, Sharm el Sheikh, Siwa Oasis, Port Said, Kharga Oasis, Edfu, Dahab, Dakhla Oasis, Ismailia, and Kom Ombo.
The Nile Cruise Tour
The Nile cruise tour in Egypt is one of the Egypt vacation packages/travel packages in which you can enjoy a relaxing Egypt tour.
The Nile cruise will enable you to explore other cities near the Nile Valley like Cairo Luxor Aswan and Sharm el Sheikh, among others during your Egypt tours.
Travelers on Egypt tours can enjoy the cruises like the
1. Steigenberger Nile Cruise
2. Movenpick Nile Cruise
3. Sabena Group cruise
5. Sunrise Mahrousa Cruise
6. Sonesta Cruise
7. Grand Cruise Ship
8. Terramar Nile Cruise Ship
9. Oberoi Cruise Ship
10. Radamis Cruise
11. Lake Nasser Cruise
12. MS Mayfair Cruise
13. Semiramis Cruise
Responsible Travel in Egypt
Responsible travel in ancient Egypt leaves a positive impact on the local communities, the economy of the country, and the environment.
Majorly, responsible tourism in ancient Egypt draws toward protecting the environment, for example, the River Nile from pollution, and treating animals such as camels and dolphins well.
However, even the locals ought to benefit from responsible Egypt travel experiences. For example, by visiting the Nubian tourism businesses that are privately owned, you contribute to helping the endangered culture and language survive on your Egypt tours.
There are various other ways in which you contribute to responsible travel in Egypt and they include
Buying local handmade artifacts from the local people for example perfumes, gold, and silver souvenirs that were worn by the ancient pharaohs.
Choosing a guided tour by the locals for Egypt tours to support them and also have an authentic experience since they are very knowledgeable.
Keeping the destinations clean by avoiding litter during your Egypt tours.
Sleeping in eco-friendly hotels or other accommodations during your Egypt tours.
Avoid removing the coral reefs from the Red Sea as it affects the survival of the biodiversity in the water.
Knowing the ways and customs of the locals, plus choosing the right attire for the different destinations that you will be going to.
What Is the Best Way to Tour Egypt? | Tips For Your Egypt Tours
The best way to do an Egypt tour is to use a tour company like Prime Safaris and Tours Limited for a guided tour and a comfortable, planned, and tailor-made Egypt travel.
However, there are other things to consider for your best Egypt tours and they include the following.
Avoid drinking, brushing, or eating uncooked food that has been washed with tap water. Always stick to bottled water.
Remember to carry your toilet paper for your Egypt tours since many bathrooms do not provide it. Your packing list should also include sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, power adaptors, a swimsuit, a jacket, a wide hat, and snacks.
Women should also consider carrying a scarf or shawl for covering their heads, especially when visiting Egypt to see the mosques in Islamic Cairo.
Ancient Egypt appreciates a tipping customary between 5 to 10 of the Egyptian Pound currency. This is for attendants in hotels and restaurants, especially the bathroom attendants you will find on your Egypt tours. Tipping is actually done a lot as you will tip the tour guides, the attendant who takes your photo, the tour guides who help you with your camel rides or felucca cruises, and the local whose photo you have taken for personal purposes.
Tipping during Egypt tours is usually optional, but it is very much appreciated, thus you should plan for it on top of your Egypt vacation packages/travel packages.
Carry enough physical cash for your Egypt tours since some ATMs in some places may not work. Additionally, for your Egypt tours, you are free to use both US dollars and the Egyptian Pound, but it is better to exchange your dollars for the Egyptian pound currency for flexibility like tipping.
In most tourist destinations, children who are five years and below usually enter for free. On the other hand, those between 6 to 12 years get a 50% discount for almost every destination they go to if they present an original copy of a document that proves their age.
There are also usually 50% discounts given to students between the ages 12 to 30, as long as they move with their original international student identification and a document to prove their age.
Many places in ancient Egypt will require you to purchase photography passes if you intend to take professional photos and videos with a professional camera during your Egypt tours.
We advise that you do not hire a car for your Egypt tours. This is because the roads are so congested with people and many of these roads are poor. Instead, you can hire a driver tour guide who knows the place and language well.
If possible, hire a tour company or tour guide for your Egypt tours, especially if it is your first time. These tour guides will handle all your bookings, logistics, and general comfort while you sit back and enjoy your Egypt tours.
What Is the Average Cost of a Tour of Egypt?
Traveling through ancient Egypt will averagely cost USD 2500 to USD 5000 for a midrange traveler on 10 days Egypt tour vacation packages/travel packages.
This is fairly manageable and cheaper if you are to add up the costs of your Egypt travel. These are the accommodation fees, purchasing a visa, meals, and entrance fees to the conservation areas, whether you are in a solo or tour group (small group tours) or whether you are using a tour operator or tour guide during your self-guided tour on an Egypt travel.
A midrange traveler will spend about USD 75 to USD 90 per night on accommodation costs for their Egypt tours.
Visa on arrival:
For your Egypt tours, you can acquire a visa on arrival and this will cost USD 25.
Meals at a local restaurant:
Meals for a day will cost you about USD 25 and for about 10 days, it will approximately cost USD 250.
The grand total for entrance fees f a 10 days traveler will cost between USD 215 to USD 300 depending on the destinations you visit for your Egypt travel.
Using an Egypt tour operator:
To use an Egypt tour operator for your Egypt travel will mean paying extra fees for comfortable services like providing a professional tour guide that they offer to travelers. Using a tour operator to provide professional tour guide services for your Egypt tours will cost about USD 5000.
Kindly note that these total costs of your Egypt vacation packages/travel packages exclude the flight costs to and from Egypt, and money for tipping and buying souvenirs. Unlike the midrange and budget tours, luxury tours will cost about USD 6000 to USD 10,000 by mixing classic tours for tourists.
How Much Does A 7 Day Trip to Egypt Cost?
Depending on the above factors, your 7 days Egypt tours will cost aboutUSD 1000 to USD 3000. This total cost of an Egypt travel excludes flights to and from ancient Egypt or the money used for tipping and purchasing other goods like souvenirs.
How Much Would a Two Week Trip to Egypt Cost?
Likewise, your 2 weeks Egypt vacation packages will depend on various factors like accommodation choices, entrance fees, the cost of a tour operator or tour guide, meals, and visa fees among others.
Your 2 weeks midrange Egypt travel will cost aboutUSD 3000 to USD 5500. However, by mixing classic tours a traveler on luxury Egypt tours will spend more than this on their Egypt vacation.
Is Egypt Very Expensive to Visit? | Is It Cheap to Travel in Egypt?
Egypt tours and Egypt vacation packages are quite cheap and affordable for even budget travelers on budget tours. A traveler on Egypt tour can spend as low as USD 20 per day if they are not on luxury tours.
Best Lodges in Egypt for Egypt Tours
Below, we look at the 6 most booked lodges by visitors on Egypt tours.
Red Sea Resort at the Red Sea Reef
Grand Siwa home
Lagoonie Lodge and Beach
Frequently Asked Questions About Egypt Tours
What Is the Best Time to Visit Egypt?
November to March is the best time to go for Egypt tours. Rain is less likely to fall, especially in Southern Egypt, that is at both Luxor and Aswan.
The high season for Egypt tours is usually from December to January, therefore you ought to prepare for it if you are visiting ancient Egypt in this season.
What Is the Best Time to Visit Egypt Pyramids?
When visiting Egypt to see the majestic pyramids, it is best to go in the afternoon hours as mornings are usually hazy.
How Many Days Do You Need in Egypt? | How Many Days Do You Need to See Egypt? | How Many Days in Egypt Is Enough? | How Long Is Enough to Visit Egypt?
7 to 14 days is usually the ideal period to explore ancient Egypt and its attractions like the majestic pyramids, Cairo Luxor Aswan, and Alexandra during your Egypt tours.
Is Egypt Safe to Travel To?
Traveling to ancient Egypt is generally safe. Apart from the past terrorist attacks, most of the crimes committed today are petty theft.
Violent crimes are very rare but can still occur for example carjacking, burglary, and sexual assault. Therefore, take note to always be on guard while paying attention to the local customs as you explore Egypt. Also note that in the marketplaces, some vendors may disturb you to purchase goods.
One of the ways to stay safe on your Egypt tour is by using a tour company through favorable Egypt vacation packages for your Egypt travel.
Do I Need Visa for Egypt?
Yes, you need a visa for visiting Egypt. You can either purchase an online visa or get a visa on arrival for your Egypt travel.
Explore ancient Egyptian civilizations as you walk into the Egyptian history set before your eyes by the amazing ancient sites and the unique people on Egypt tours. From Islamic Cairo to the Giza Pyramids and other ancient wonders, this ancient land reveals ancient history. Both solo and small group tours will thus be enjoyable, especially if you have professional tour guides for your Egypt tours.
To explore Egypt and experience Egypt’s history, book your favorable Egypt vacation packages/travel packages for your Egypt tours today!