The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha at the Citadel of Saladin in Cairo, Egypt

Exploring the History of Ancient Egypt With a Relaxing Resort Escape

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Escape to the sweeping desert sands of Egypt to unearth the country’s incredible ancient history during this 12-day exploration of the heritage highlights of Cairo, phenomenal spiritual culture of Luxor, majestic oasis of Aswan, and comfortable resort destination of Sharm El Sheikh. This customizable vacation combines favorites for history buffs and experiences for travelers searching for a sensational setting featuring magnificent views of North Africa’s sandy lands and the Red Sea.

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Trip Highlights

  • Cross the sand seas of Egypt surrounding Cairo to unpack the history of Ancient Egypt within the famous Cheops Pyramid, beneath the towering apex of the Great Pyramid of Giza, and around the impressively constructed Great Sphinx
  • Tour Egypt’s second capital, Alexandria, that displays a wealth of heritage in its symbolic structures including the colossal Pompey's Pillar, multicultural catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, and the Great Library of Alexandria
  • Discover Cairo’s timeless historic highlights including the Citadel of Saladin’s stately fortress, the ancient relics of artifacts housed within the Egyptian Museum, and the curiosities of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar
  • Wander the spiritual grounds of the Karnak and Luxor Temples, appreciating the two millennia-old history on which they stand proudly representing the visions of generations of pharaohs who commanded the construction of their impressive complexes in Luxor
  • Soar over Luxor and the greater West Bank of the Egyptian desert in a hot air balloon before you discover the region’s historic highlights including the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and Colossi of Memnon
  • Admire the Greek-built architecture in honor of ruling pharaohs of the Edfu Temple before you arrive in Aswan and enjoy a romantic cruise to the alluring Philae Temple stationed on an island flourishing with emerald vegetation on the Nile
  • Partake in a romantic and calming felucca, or traditional Egyptian sailboat, ride on the Nile River around Kitchener Island to the stately and revered Agha Khan Mausoleum
  • Visit the massive rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel to appreciate the region’s incredible and powerful history reflected in the momentous and meticulous carvings, statues, and chambers of the Nubian monument

Starting Price

$4,051 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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4.96 stars based on 97 reviews.

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