Sphinx alley in Karnak temple complex, Luxor, Egypt

One-Week Capturing the Essence of Egypt in Cairo, Luxor, & Aswan

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Cairo, Luxor, Aswan

Suggested Duration

8 Days

Adventure across Egypt’s coveted cities of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan for one week delving into Ancient Egypt and the majesty of the Nile. Handpicked to include tours of each destination’s mesmerizing highlights, from the Great Pyramids to the Valley of the Kings, the temples of Abu Simbel, and Cairo’s Citadel, this brief but brilliant vacation to Egypt will capture the essence of its millennia-old heritage.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore Ancient Egypt through the mysterious and momentous Pyramids of Giza, the colossal limestone Great Sphinx, and the Temple of Khafre, long-standing historic sites that represent the height of pharaonic rule in Egypt
  • Visit the ancient capital of Memphis, a significant ruin site home to a wealth of insight into Ancient Egypt, before you tour the Sakkara cemetery and century-old pyramids of Dahshur
  • Tour the impressive odes to ancient Egyptian gods at the Karnak and Luxor Temples, iconic spiritual complexes home to an assortment of embellished murals, colossal sculptures, and meticulous limestone carvings
  • Soar over the Nile River and the Egyptian desert in a hot air balloon sharing unbridled views of Luxor before you visit the awe-inspiring tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the momentous archaeological site of the Hatshepsut Temple
  • Cross the Nile River in a traditional Egyptian felucca – or sailboat – exploring the many marvelous sites in and around the flourishing palm-covered islands near Aswan, including the Mausoleum of Aga Khan
  • Wander the meticulously-designed spiritual complexes composing the Abu Simbel Temples and delve into Egypt’s fascinating Nubian heritage as you explore the monstrous monuments and their sculptural art and architecture
  • Embrace the exuberance of Egypt’s capital city, Cairo, as you tour heritage sites home to ancient relics such as the Egyptian Museum, visit the ornately decorated palaces and mosques of the Citadel, and browse the bubbly Khan el-Khalili bazaar

Starting Price

$3,739 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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