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Walk through the Valley of Kings, marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, and witness the power of the mighty Nile. Egypt’s history - both ancient and modern - stands as a testament of resilience as the vast Sahara Desert surrounds this oasis of humanity. Discover the age-old secrets and new identities of Egypt when you design your custom itinerary with Zicasso.

Sample Itineraries

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Any departure date. Any experience you want.

The Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, Egypt.

Excellence of Egypt's Wonders Tour

Excellence of Egypt's Wonders Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $2,875

Discover where myth meets history and ancient wonder meets modern luxury during this 12-day best of Egypt tour. Private tours and high-end accommodations provide exclusive access to the inspiring grandeur of the Great Pyramids and iconic Sphinx. From the Boy King to Queen Hatshepsut and from the revered Valley of the Kings to the artisans inside the Valley of the Nobles, this Egypt tour will showcase wonder beyond the Nile River.

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Highlights of Egypt in a Week Tour: Giza, Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan

Highlights of Egypt in a Week Tour: Giza, Cairo, Luxor,...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,915

Exquisite and enchanting, this handcrafted Egypt tour showcases its major highlights in just a week of travel, from sunrise at the Great Pyramids of Giza to sunset cruising on the Nile, with fabulous historical wonders in between. Ancient Egypt’s extravagance comes alive as you hop between the icons with private Egyptologist guides, avoiding the tour bus crowds while also uncovering many secret sights lost in the desert. This is the best of Egypt for those short on time.

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Sisters riding camel on the beach in Egypt

Family-Friendly Tour of Egypt: Camel Rides, King Tut & The Red Sea

Family-Friendly Tour of Egypt: Camel Rides, King Tut...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $7,145

Egypt excites with its history and monuments, but the experience isn’t about connecting the famous photos. This three-destination 11-day family tour is hands-on and interactive, with private guides breathing life into the antiquities, revealing the mysterious secrets that enchant all ages. Featuring camel rides, Red Sea relaxation, King Tut, and lessons with master craftsmen, this handcrafted tour reveals the very best of Egypt from a family-focused perspective.

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Two-Week Romantic Egypt Tour: Legacy of Cleopatra & Antony

Two-Week Romantic Egypt Tour: Legacy of Cleopatra &...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,355

The winds of romance flutter exotically by on this romantic Egypt tour as you follow the legacy of Cleopatra and Marc Antony. Sailing the River Nile in a traditional dahabeya for four days with a luxurious suite and a four-posted day bed on the wooden upper deck will be like a dream as you ride out to the pyramids and find yourselves alone with monuments that celebrate romantic mystique. Lounge on the sand with sapphire Red Sea waters filling the panorama for a beach escape that has mesmerized star-crossed lovers since ancient times.

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Oberoi Philae Cruise on the Nile River

Exploring Egypt & The Nile: A Luxury Tour

Exploring Egypt & The Nile: A Luxury Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $7,995

Bask in the grandeur of pharaohs during your customizable tour of Ancient Egypt, combining museum treasures, the splendor of ruins, and the luxuries of the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence where guests are welcomed with legendary Four Seasons hospitality. Cruise down the Nile River on a five-star, Sonesta Star Goddess Cruise as you follow in the footsteps of legendary architects and royalty while traversing the Avenue of the Sphinxes. Experience the thrill of discovery while in the home of the tomb of Tutankhamun. From the colossal statues of Ramses II to the labyrinthine lanes of Cairo’s souks, the captivating artifacts in the Nubian Museum to riding a camel across desert sands, your tour immerses you in the wonder and uniqueness of Egypt.

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Pavilian Gardens at Marriott Mena House Hotel. Photo by: Marriott Mena House Hotel

Signature Five-Star Egypt and Jordan Tour

Signature Five-Star Egypt and Jordan Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $3,235

Old-world glory and modern glamour fuse together on this signature Egypt and Jordan discovery tour. Your two weeks of handcrafted vacation has you relaxing in the region’s finest five-star establishments and exploring the extravagant highlights of ancient dynasties. Enter the atmosphere of another era while indulging in modern luxuries. Bask in Cairo’s celebrated Marriott Mena House Hotel, a favorite among celebrities and dignitaries for over 150 years where many of the rooms boast views of the Great Pyramid. Glide down the Nile on a lavish sightseeing cruise, and relish the private excursions tailored to your requests. Witness Petra by candlelight, take in the pyramids, admire ancient temples, and explore lost villages. There is so much to take in, and you can find even more inspiration here.

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Spices for sale in Egypt.

Grand Luxury Tour of Egypt: Red Sea, Nile Cruise & Antiquities

Grand Luxury Tour of Egypt: Red Sea, Nile Cruise &...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $11,195

Elegant and exotic, Egypt’s enchanting story blends the best of antiquity with the serenity of today. Celebrating the country’s kaleidoscope of adventures, this luxury 2-week luxury tour includes the famous experiences, from the Red Sea to the splendors of Luxor and the Great Pyramids of Giza. It also unravels the hidden side of the country, with private guides, contemporary splendor, and monuments lost in the desert. This is the grand luxury tour, enhanced with a tranquility that always surprises.

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Egyptian dish Molokhya or Molokhia with rice,chicken,pita bread,green salad,crispy fried garlic and other fresh ingredients.

Ultimate Egypt Food and Culture Tour

Ultimate Egypt Food and Culture Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,155

Experience a more authentic side to Egypt with nine days of food and culture, from contemporary Cairo to Nubian, Berber and Saharan specialities. With gastronomy as the guide you’ll discover a local side to life, as well as exploring Egypt’s famous antiquity. Expect neighborhood food tours, personal cooking classes, unusual gastronomy, and a deep insight into Egypt, both then and now.

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Sailboat on the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt.

Famous History of Egypt Tour

Famous History of Egypt Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $2,875

Egypt’s mesmerizing history will immerse you in 5000 years of narrative, from the earliest pyramids to the new library in Alexandria. Handcrafted to traverse centuries and stories, this Egypt history tour will reveal Egypt from the inside. You’ll travel from ancient Cairo to Luxor, then cruise the River Nile to Aswan and Abu Simbel, before a day in Alexandria completes your handcrafted tour.

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Sailboat on the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt.

Romantic Allure of Egypt: Ideal Tour for Couples

Romantic Allure of Egypt: Ideal Tour for Couples

11 Day Custom Tour

From $2,635

Evoking the enchantment of yesteryear, this romantic 11-day Egypt tour is a journey for two to pyramids, temples, oases and beaches. Featuring iconic extras like a carriage ride to Horus Temple, you’ll spend 11 days exploring antiquity, while reveling in the country’s most amorous accommodation. Just sit back and allow Egypt to impress its hand-in-hand charm.

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Best of Upper and Lower Egypt in Two Weeks Itinerary

Best of Upper and Lower Egypt in Two Weeks Itinerary...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,355

Egypt’s evocative attractions are scattered across the desert and range from famous pyramids to forgotten temples, ancient dynasties to 6th-century cities and desert oases. This two-week vacation will explore them all with private Egyptologist guides and incorporate the both the icons and the hidden wonders. Intimate and individualized, this itinerary includes a boutique five-star cruise, excellent hotels, mesmeric history, and a seductive charm that will surprise you in Egypt.  Find more itineraries to see how many options there are for this incredible region.

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Exclusive Sinai Camel and Scuba Diving Safari

Exclusive Sinai Camel and Scuba Diving Safari

9 Day Custom Tour

From $7,195

Escapist and enchanting, this exclusive camel and scuba diving safari will celebrate the wild beauty of the Sinai. As you cross the dunes by camel to access rarely explored dive sites, you will savor the serenity of a Bedouin camp, and dive in the legendary Red Sea sites around Dahab. Handcrafted as a private adventure, on this nine-day journey silence will reign and nature’s beauty will compel you both above and below the water. Desert and diving is where you will experience wild Egypt at its best. Explore the underwater wonderland of Egypt's Red Sea on this off-the-beaten-track diving safari. Spend a few days diving in Dahab, and travel through the Sinai Desert by camel to more remote dive sites. A Learn to Dive Course can be arranged on request prior to this safari.

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Al Khazneh - the treasury, ancient city of Petra, Jordan

From Petra to the Pyramids: The Complete Highlights of Jordan & Egypt Tour

From Petra to the Pyramids: The Complete Highlights...

16 Day Custom Tour

From $4,315

Jordan and Egypt are lands of mystery and marvels, where odes to the past stand in untouched, resplendent glory. These aren’t countries just with museum pieces, but destinations that revel in the wonder of yesteryear. This handcrafted and private 16-day tour showcases all the highlights, from pyramids to Petra, sandstone deserts to medieval streets, captivating tombs to crusader castles and Roman legacies. There are even three days of Red Sea serenity to finish it all off.

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Best of Egypt Itinerary for Solo Travelers

Best of Egypt Itinerary for Solo Travelers

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,915

Fables will come alive in Ancient Egypt, where friendly local guides narrate the history and you become a part of the past. Specially handcrafted for solo travelers, this eight-day itinerary will explore the very best of the country as you will connect with the icons and the people. Travel with hand-selected insider guides and explore at the pace that suits you, piecing together the jigsaw puzzle of the past while you uncover Egypt’s vibrant present: Giza, Aswan, Luxor, Abu Simbel, Cairo.

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Ancient Wonders of the World: Rome, Athens, Cairo Tour

Ancient Wonders of the World: Rome, Athens, Cairo Tour...

16 Day Custom Tour

From $4,075

From elaborate tombs to the Colosseum, iconic pyramids to the Acropolis, this 15-day tour compares the great ancient civilizations, stepping back through 5,000 years of wonder and enchantment. Connecting the original memoirs to antiquity, you spend three days in Rome, another three in ancient Athens, and then five days exploring the remarkable memories left by the Egyptian dynasties. With private guides and direct flights, it's the ultimate journey through ancient history.

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Legends of Ancient Egypt: Giza, Aswan, Nile, Luxor, Cairo Tour

Legends of Ancient Egypt: Giza, Aswan, Nile, Luxor,...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,915

Before the pharaohs came the gods, the legends from which the greatest ancient civilization took its cue. Alongside exceptional Egyptologist guides, this private tour will take a unique perspective on Egypt’s world-renowned and little-known sites, from god Amun in the pyramids to the crocodile god Sobek in Kom Ombo Temple and goddess Hathor in Luxor. Including an opulent Nile Cruise, this 8-day tour through Giza, Aswan, Nile, Luxor, and Cairo create an in-depth exploration on Ancient Egypt and the origins of the vibrant culture and its beliefs.

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Luxury Egypt: Legendary Historical Highlights & Opulent Red Sea Escape

Luxury Egypt: Legendary Historical Highlights &...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $2,875

Egypt’s highlights come in numerous forms. Journey into an unrivaled heritage and explore icons like the pyramids and Valley of the Kings. Escape into the serenity of the Red Sea and its private beaches. Cruise along the Nile River on a dreamy five-star vessel, disembarking to astonishing temples with 3,000 years of history. Handpicking the country’s ultimate five-star residences, this luxury Egypt itinerary combines the highlights, from legendary attractions to coastal getaways.

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Legacies of the Ancient Civilizations: Egypt to Turkey Tour

Legacies of the Ancient Civilizations: Egypt to Turkey...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $3,245

Pyramids majestic in the desert, churches cut into towering cliffs and ancient palaces as beautiful as they are imposing will be found across this tour to Egypt and Turkey. Consider some of the finest odes to ancient civilizations from Greek cities like Ephesus to King Tut’s tomb and temples that line the River Nile. Seek both the evocative and the enchanting on this handcrafted 13-day tour to explore the stunning highlights of both countries as your journey will include the history of the Egyptian pharaohs and the Greeks, Romans and finally the Ottomans. 

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Ode to History: An In-depth Egypt and Lebanon Tour

Ode to History: An In-depth Egypt and Lebanon Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

From $3,115

Both Lebanon and Egypt are dominated by some of the world’s most astonishing ancient monuments. In one country, they are world famous with pyramids, temples, and valleys where the ancient kings are laid to rest. But few people visit the wonders in Lebanon, some of the largest and best-preserved Roman legacies throughout the country. This in-depth luxury tour to Egypt and Lebanon celebrates the old civilizations, vibrant local atmospheres with modern charm and intimate sightseeing punctuated by a luxurious cruise up the Nile.

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Sharm El Sheikh Beach on the Red Sea.

Sands of Egypt: Mysteries of the Desert to Relaxing Beaches

Sands of Egypt: Mysteries of the Desert to Relaxing...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $2,635

Mesmerizing treasures and contrasting atmospheres distinguish the sands of Egypt. Pyramids rise from the desert; camels cross epic dunes, turquoise waters lap against empty beaches while medieval masterpieces are scorched by red dust. Connecting poignant destinations, this handcrafted 11-day tour celebrates the marvels of Egypt’s sands, from the delights of Giza and Cairo to the serene ambiance of the Red Sea and the surreal Sahara Desert.

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Traditions & Temples of the Nile: A Pharaoh’s Journey on a Dahabiya

Traditions & Temples of the Nile: A Pharaoh’s Journey...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $2,635

Relive the journeys of the pharaohs by cruising down the Nile in a luxurious dahabiya; a golden sailboat imbued with romance and mystery. Serene and salubrious, this 11-day Egypt cruise tour connects the legendary wonders of the Nile with the charming sights of Nubian villages and palm-studded islands. You disembark into astonishing temples and tombs, float on into a realm of old-world grandeur, and recreate the authenticity of ancient Egypt.

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Ancient Wonders of the Nile: A Private Egyptian Tour

Ancient Wonders of the Nile: A Private Egyptian Tour...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $7,995

History stands still along the banks of the River Nile as the tombs and temples evoke an era of elaborate innovation, the pyramids defy the imagination, and the ancient cities delight in the chronicles of the past. For a journey into the remarkable splendors of history, nowhere on earth can rival the sights found along this famous waterway. Your 10-day tour will provide an insider’s narrative on Egypt’s legendary icons, bringing to life the ancient atmosphere of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Luxor, and Alexandria.

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Mystique of Ancient Realms: An Egypt & Jordan Adventure Tour

Mystique of Ancient Realms: An Egypt & Jordan Adventure...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,775

Captivating legends dance across Egypt and Jordan telling of pharaohs entombed in gold, cities carved into sandstone mountains, deserts where time has no meaning, and pyramids that glisten in the sun. These two countries have an abundance of riches, from those left behind by ancient civilizations to those continuously shaped by nature’s hand. This 2-week privately-guided adventure tour of Egypt and Jordan connects them and includes Luxor, Cairo, Sinai, Wadi Rum, Petra, Amman, and all their secrets discovered along the way.

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Icons of Sahara: An Immersive Luxury Tour to Egypt and Morocco

Icons of Sahara: An Immersive Luxury Tour to Egypt...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $10,395

Morocco and Egypt, countries separated by the Sahara, bring a colorful history of civilizations of elegance and enchantment. One is bustling and bright, created by the artisans and arouse every single one of your senses. The other is desolate and imposing, ancient relics a majestic showcase of power and early mastery. Their legacies may lay in different eras, but Egypt and Morocco both celebrate the diaphanous beauty of desert civilization and this handcrafted luxury tour to Egypt and Morocco will explore the best of it all.

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Egypt at a Glance

Must-See Destinations in Egypt

Partnered with our Egypt travel specialists, we have compiled recommendations for any length of trip. Below is a short list of the must-see destinations along with the various experiences you can enjoy while traveling through Egypt.

Cairo | Luxor | Aswan | Abu Simbel | Alexandria | Hurghada

  • Explore the Egyptian Museum to view the exceptional display of antiquity
  • Discover the great history of Cairo
  • Wander labyrinthine-like medieval lanes at Khan el-Khalili souk
  • Discover the size of the Temple Complex of Karnak and view stellar designs
  • Traverse the renowned Valley of the Kings to find 63 tombs, including that of Tutankhamun
  • Delight in the layers of history embodied in the Luxor Temple
  • You can discover numbered plaques and reconstructed buildings that date back to 3000 BC
  • Delight in sensational views and ancient honeycombed tombs

Best Time to Visit Egypt

The best time to visit Egypt for the weather is from mid-October to April. This allows you to avoid the heat but also comes with larger crowds.

While summer can be hot in the desert, it can also be a great time to visit Egypt if you prefer smaller crowds. Visiting in summer also has the added bonus of less expensive accommodations and more availability. Visitors to Egypt in summer can often find that they have certain destinations to themselves during private tours.

Modes of Transportation in Egypt

The best way to see Egypt in 10 Days is by private transfers. Egypt does not have a high-speed train and a Nile Cruise is a fun way to travel between a number of destinations but also follows a pre-designated route. Private transfers allow you to relax and enjoy the scenery around Egypt with a knowledgeable and experienced driver. This also takes away any concerns of needing to learn new driving rules, following street signs written in a different language, or finding unmarked roads.

Domestic flights are possible and convenient when traveling distances greater than a three-hour drive across Egypt. Small, regional airports, such as those in Aswan and Luxor, provide access to distant corners of Egypt but mostly connect to the main airport in Cairo.

Car Rental

We do not recommend renting a car when in Egypt. Private transfers are easy, affordable, and can help make your Egypt trip stress-free, while driving in Egypt comes with its own challenges. Many parts of Egypt do not have traffic lights or roads marked with official signs. Smaller roads may also be unpaved. Inside larger cities, such as Cairo, traffic can cause aggressive congestion.

When traveling to Egypt with a Zicasso travel specialist, you will always have private transfers to and from the airport in addition to private transfers between destinations to ensure a stress-free Egypt tour.

What to Consider When Traveling Through Egypt

Travel considerations during your Egypt trip include safety, logistics, and accessibility with a special focus on the type of trip you wish to have. The following information is based on our recommendations on what you should consider:

Is Egypt Safe for Travel?

Egypt is safe for travelers. A mixture of high-quality accommodations, customized and private tours, and local authorities help travelers stay safe. Visitors also find comfort in knowing how guides, travel specialists, and local authorities work together to stay informed about local and regional safety.

Advice from locals will always give you the best chance of having a unique experience. Guides are often happy to offer recommendations on delicious and safe restaurants or specific neighborhoods to visit after a tour ends. While traveling in Egypt is safe, it is always better to follow your guides and travel with official private transfers, such as pre booked cars or taxis to and from restaurants, hotels, museums, or other destinations to ensure your safety. By traveling on pre booked excursions, with knowledgeable guides, and on the advice of a travel specialist, you will not only stay safe but this will also ensure you see the tremendous history.

When in Egypt, do not drink tap water. Your travel specialist, accommodations and tour guides, provide bottled water. You can also purchase extra bottled water a local store. Make sure the lid is still sealed tight. In the same regard, avoid fresh vegetables and fresh fruit; however, the food is fine if the fruit or vegetables are cooked.

Which airports should I be looking at?

The most convenient airport to fly in and out of in Egypt is Cairo and is also the busiest airport in the country. The second-busiest airport in Egypt is Hurghada Airport (HRG). The top active airports in Egypt are:

  • Cairo International Airport (CAI)
  • Hurghada Airport (HRG)
  • Sharm El Sheikh Airport (SSH)
  • Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport (HBE)

Can Zicasso help me with flights?

Zicasso Flights is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24xX7 Service & Support, and Complimentary Consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an Expert Flight Specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Does Zicasso assist with travel insurance?

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

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