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Egypt Pyramids, Temples & Nile Cultural Discovery

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Cairo, Egypt to Cairo, Egypt

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Egypt Pyramids, Temples & Nile Cultural Discovery
On this spellbinding adventure through Egypt, discover an age-old land of mysterious tombs, majestic temples, and iconic pyramids. Explore Cairo, one of the world's most fascinating capitals, brimming with world-class museums and historic monuments that have stood the test of time. Journey through mind-blowing deserts, ride a camel across the sands, and cruise the mighty Nile on a traditional sailboat for four days. Visit Luxor and the Valley of the Kings and Queens, see the Karnak Temple Complex, and marvel at dazzling archaeological wonders expertly guided by an Egyptologist.
  • Behold the breathtaking beauty of the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the world's most impressive sights
  • Take in the legendary highlights of bustling Cairo, guided by a professional Egyptologist
  • Relax aboard a deluxe riverboat for a 4-day exploration of the enchanting River Nile

Minimum Age: 14
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
11 Nights Starting At

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October 07, 2025 through October 18, 2025
Book by:
October 03, 2025 7:00 PM
Internal Airfare not included
Itinerary Overview
Day 5
Discover the Ancient Sites of Dendera & Abydos
Day 6
Visit the Valleys of the Kings & Queens & Sail on the Nile
Day 8
Visit El Ramadi & Djebel Silsila
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11 Nights from CALL
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October 03, 2025 7:00 PM
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November 04, 2024 7:00 PM
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December 13, 2024 7:00 PM
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February 07, 2025 7:00 PM
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October 31, 2025 7:00 PM
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December 12, 2025 7:00 PM
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Accommodations
MT Sobek: Egypt Pyramids, Temples & Nile Cultural Discovery

Day: 1, duration: 3
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence

Among Cairo's most exclusive addresses, this five-star property is flanked by lush botanical gardens and the western bank of the Nile. Elegant rooms come with French-style furnishings, river views, and a full spectrum of amenities like Wi-Fi and plush robes. Lounge by the pool, savor delicious Lebanese food at Aura restaurant, and unwind with an aromatic massage.

Day: 4, duration: 2
Hotel Al Moudira

With ochre domes, ornate patios and gorgeous gardens, this boutique palace hideaway on the west bank of the Nile is a dreamy base for exploring Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. The high-ceilinged rooms showcase unique decor, with hand-painted murals and engravings. The swimming pool and Turkish bath make for a perfect spot to unwind; the Pavillion restaurant serves fusion fare.

Day: 6, duration: 4
Albatros Dahabiya Boat

This river cruise is an excellent way to experience the wonders of Egypt between Luxor and Aswan. Watching the sunset from the deck is a rare opportunity to enjoy exclusive access to the Nile River, onboard a fully equipped river cruiser. Amenities include air conditioning, full bath and shower setups, internet connection, and LCD flat screen TVs. All meals are included on board, and the local guides enjoy sharing anecdotes of ancient history on this culturally rich and exciting section of the Nile.

Day: 10, duration: 2
The Nile Ritz-Carlton

Situated along the Nile River in a quiet and upscale district, the Nile Ritz-Carlton is right in the heart of Cairo's social and business scenes. From its rooftop, panoramic views encompass Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Museum. With a lavish spa, pool, 24/7 fitness center, and 9 different restaurants, guests can unwind after a long flight and see the adventure before them from their luxurious scenic rooms.

Guides
MT Sobek: Egypt Pyramids, Temples & Nile Cultural Discovery

Maged Michel
Maged graduated from Cairo University with degrees in both Business Administration and Egyptology before becoming a guide in 2003. Over the years, guiding inspired him to pursue his passion in photography, where he specializes in people, culture, and events. In his free time, he acts as an Arabic to English translator for foreign delegates and volunteers with organizations that support children and the elderly.





Hassan Amin
Born in Aswan, Hassan graduated from college with a degree in Tourism and Hotel Management and a post graduate degree in Egyptology. He has been in the industry of tourism and guiding since 1992, sharing the marvelous sites and cultures of his country with people from all over the world. Besides his great passion for history, culture and archeology, Hassan is an enthusiastic reader, constantly looking to expand his knowledge about the world.





Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Egypt Pyramids, Temples & Nile Cultural Discovery

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Egypt Pyramids, Temples & Nile Cultural Discovery

Reason #01

MT Sobek skillfully covers Egypt's fascinating archaeological wonders and iconic pyramids on this perfectly paced 12-day cultural discovery tour.

Reason #02

Experience four nights of scenic sailing on the Nile aboard a private dahabiya, a traditional sailing boat—all included as part of this epic itinerary.

Reason #03

We work with local expert guides and knowledgeable Egyptologists to give you deep insights into modern-day and ancient Egyptian life.

Activities

Tours of ancient archaeological sites and museums, a sailing trip on the Nile, a camel ride, and visits to traditional villages.

Lodging

A boutique palace hotel in Luxor, a private sailing boat on the Nile, and luxury city hotels in Cairo to bookend the trip in style.

Climate

Egypt's weather is moderate throughout the year with the heat peaking during the summer months only (June-August). Winters in Egypt are generally very mild with little rainfall. However, desert winters can be much colder than the rest of the country.

Do I need any vaccinations to visit Egypt?

You do not need to take any vaccinations to visit Egypt.

Do I need to follow a special dress code for Egypt?

Around town, at historic sites, and on the cruise you can dress as you do on a normal hot summer's day back home. When entering mosques keep legs covered with long trousers or long skirts, and women should also cover as much bare skin as much as possible, especially shoulders, and wear a scarf over the head.

Do I need a visa to enter Egypt?

Yes, tourist visas are available on arrival for US Citizens.

What type of vehicles does this trip use to get around?

We use a wide range of vehicles including jeeps, buses, and luxury coaches. They are all operated by experienced, multi lingual, qualified drivers to ensure that your trips are comfortable and safe.

What’s the food like in Egypt?

Egyptian food is generally similar to many other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, including stuffed vine leaves, grilled meats, and numerous "dips" traditionally eaten with pitta-style bread. Rice with vegetables in tomato sauce, and pasta dishes baked in a similar way to lasagna, are both common. Specialties include stuffed or spit broiled pigeons, shish kebabs made of marinated chunks of lamb and spices, then grilled over hot charcoal and small ground lamb kebabs called kofta. Seafood is a good choice with prawns from the Red Sea, sea bass from the Mediterranean and a wonderful fish dish, tilapia, from the Nile. We've ensured you'll dine on some of Egypt's best food during your adventure!

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our family friendly departures and private trip options for groups with younger guests.
MT Sobek: Egypt Pyramids, Temples & Nile Cultural Discovery

Day: 1, duration: 3
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence

Among Cairo's most exclusive addresses, this five-star property is flanked by lush botanical gardens and the western bank of the Nile. Elegant rooms come with French-style furnishings, river views, and a full spectrum of amenities like Wi-Fi and plush robes. Lounge by the pool, savor delicious Lebanese food at Aura restaurant, and unwind with an aromatic massage.

Day: 4, duration: 2
Hotel Al Moudira

With ochre domes, ornate patios and gorgeous gardens, this boutique palace hideaway on the west bank of the Nile is a dreamy base for exploring Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. The high-ceilinged rooms showcase unique decor, with hand-painted murals and engravings. The swimming pool and Turkish bath make for a perfect spot to unwind; the Pavillion restaurant serves fusion fare.

Day: 6, duration: 4
Albatros Dahabiya Boat

This river cruise is an excellent way to experience the wonders of Egypt between Luxor and Aswan. Watching the sunset from the deck is a rare opportunity to enjoy exclusive access to the Nile River, onboard a fully equipped river cruiser. Amenities include air conditioning, full bath and shower setups, internet connection, and LCD flat screen TVs. All meals are included on board, and the local guides enjoy sharing anecdotes of ancient history on this culturally rich and exciting section of the Nile.

Day: 10, duration: 2
The Nile Ritz-Carlton

Situated along the Nile River in a quiet and upscale district, the Nile Ritz-Carlton is right in the heart of Cairo's social and business scenes. From its rooftop, panoramic views encompass Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Museum. With a lavish spa, pool, 24/7 fitness center, and 9 different restaurants, guests can unwind after a long flight and see the adventure before them from their luxurious scenic rooms.

MT Sobek: Egypt Pyramids, Temples & Nile Cultural Discovery

Maged Michel
Maged graduated from Cairo University with degrees in both Business Administration and Egyptology before becoming a guide in 2003. Over the years, guiding inspired him to pursue his passion in photography, where he specializes in people, culture, and events. In his free time, he acts as an Arabic to English translator for foreign delegates and volunteers with organizations that support children and the elderly.





Hassan Amin
Born in Aswan, Hassan graduated from college with a degree in Tourism and Hotel Management and a post graduate degree in Egyptology. He has been in the industry of tourism and guiding since 1992, sharing the marvelous sites and cultures of his country with people from all over the world. Besides his great passion for history, culture and archeology, Hassan is an enthusiastic reader, constantly looking to expand his knowledge about the world.





MT Sobek: Egypt Pyramids, Temples & Nile Cultural Discovery

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Egypt Pyramids, Temples & Nile Cultural Discovery

Reason #01

MT Sobek skillfully covers Egypt's fascinating archaeological wonders and iconic pyramids on this perfectly paced 12-day cultural discovery tour.

Reason #02

Experience four nights of scenic sailing on the Nile aboard a private dahabiya, a traditional sailing boat—all included as part of this epic itinerary.

Reason #03

We work with local expert guides and knowledgeable Egyptologists to give you deep insights into modern-day and ancient Egyptian life.

Activities

Tours of ancient archaeological sites and museums, a sailing trip on the Nile, a camel ride, and visits to traditional villages.

Lodging

A boutique palace hotel in Luxor, a private sailing boat on the Nile, and luxury city hotels in Cairo to bookend the trip in style.

Climate

Egypt's weather is moderate throughout the year with the heat peaking during the summer months only (June-August). Winters in Egypt are generally very mild with little rainfall. However, desert winters can be much colder than the rest of the country.

Do I need any vaccinations to visit Egypt?

You do not need to take any vaccinations to visit Egypt.

Do I need to follow a special dress code for Egypt?

Around town, at historic sites, and on the cruise you can dress as you do on a normal hot summer's day back home. When entering mosques keep legs covered with long trousers or long skirts, and women should also cover as much bare skin as much as possible, especially shoulders, and wear a scarf over the head.

Do I need a visa to enter Egypt?

Yes, tourist visas are available on arrival for US Citizens.

What type of vehicles does this trip use to get around?

We use a wide range of vehicles including jeeps, buses, and luxury coaches. They are all operated by experienced, multi lingual, qualified drivers to ensure that your trips are comfortable and safe.

What’s the food like in Egypt?

Egyptian food is generally similar to many other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, including stuffed vine leaves, grilled meats, and numerous "dips" traditionally eaten with pitta-style bread. Rice with vegetables in tomato sauce, and pasta dishes baked in a similar way to lasagna, are both common. Specialties include stuffed or spit broiled pigeons, shish kebabs made of marinated chunks of lamb and spices, then grilled over hot charcoal and small ground lamb kebabs called kofta. Seafood is a good choice with prawns from the Red Sea, sea bass from the Mediterranean and a wonderful fish dish, tilapia, from the Nile. We've ensured you'll dine on some of Egypt's best food during your adventure!

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our family friendly departures and private trip options for groups with younger guests.
About MT Sobek
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This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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About MT Sobek

This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.