Egypt Travel Gate

12 Days Sahara Desert & Nile Cruise

12 Days Sahara Desert & Nile Cruise

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Hello Egypt

- Meet in Cairo airport then transfer with exclusive AC van to Cairo hotel
- In Few minutes you will finalize all your tour procedures with our Rep
- Quick check in and overnight in your Cairo hotel

Day 2: Cairo Excursion

- Breakfast then visit Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili
- Evening transfer to Giza train station to get the sleeper train to Aswan
- Overnight in your private compartment with dinner and breakfast included

Day 3: Aswan Excursion

- Meet in Aswan train station then optional trip to visit Abu Simbel temple
- Transfer to hotel for check in and overnight in Aswan.

Day 4: Nile Cruise Holiday

- Breakfast then transfer by 11 am to board the Nile Cruise before lunch
- Afternoon excursion to High Dam, Philae Temple and Unfinished obelisk
- Dinner and overnight aboard Nile Cruise in Aswan

Day 5: Nile Cruise Holiday

- Sail to Kom Ombo and stop to visit Sobek temple in Kom Ombo
- Lunch on board while sailing to Edfu then stop to visit Edfu temple
- Afternoon tea while sailing to Luxor via Esna and overnight on board

Day 6: Nile Cruise Holiday

- Arrive Luxor morning then visit Luxor famous West Bank attractions
- Afternoon visit to Luxor and Karnak temple in Luxor East Bank
- Dinner on board and overnight in Luxor

Day 7: Baris Oasis Adventure

- Disembark after breakfast then transfer to Baris Oasis for 5 hours trip
- Overnight camping under the stars at this fantastic oasis

Day 8: Kharga & Dakhla Oasis

- Breakfast then drive to Kharga Oasis, visit Hibis temple & Al Bagawat
- Drive to Dakhla, overnight at an Oasis style in Dakhla with all facilities

Day 9: Absolute Desert & Camel Ride

- Breakfast then drive to explore the mud-brick town of Al Qasr
- Continue to the Ethnological Museum and hot spring for rest stop
- Afternoon camel ride through a desolate windswept
- Spend the night under the stars of the clear sky in this vast desert

Day 10: Farafra & White Desert Trip

- Drive to Farafra Oasis, visit Badr Museum then to white desert
- Sunset walk, spend the night camping under the stars of White Desert

Day 11: Back to Cairo

- Breakfast, visit Crystal Mountain, Black Desert and Bahariya Oasis
- Continue to Ain El Meftella Temple & Golden Mummies Museum
- Transfer to Cairo for about 04 hours drive and overnight in Cairo

Day 12: End of Tour

- Breakfast in hotel and check out
- Transfer to Cairo airport for departure

What to Bring

  • Sun glasses, Hats, sun cream
  • Valid passport for 6 Months 
  • Comfortable clothes & shoes
  • Scarf, photo and Video Camera

Western Desert Distances

  • Cairo to Bahariya 370KM
  • Cairo to Siwa 750 KM
  • Siwa to Bahariya 490 KM
  • Bahariya to White Desert 160 KM
  • Farafra to Dakhla 280 KM
  • Dakhla to Kharga 190 KM
  • Kharga to Luxor 390 KM

Trip includes

  • Cairo airport Meet and assist service
  • 2 nights in Cairo hotel with breakfast
  • 1 night aboard sleeper train with breakfast and dinner
  • 1 night in Aswan hotel with breakfast
  • 3 nights aboard superior Cruise on full basis
  • 1 night in Kharga camping on full board
  • 1 night in Dakhla on half board basis
  • 1 night in Dakhla camping on full board basis
  • 1 night in White Desert camping on full board basis
  • All camping equipments
  • All private guided tours in Cairo
  • All cruise tours sharing group
  • Entry fees to all sites as per itinerary
  • 20 km of Camel riding in Dakhla
  • All transport by A/C vehicle
  • All desert Transfers by 4x4 car
  • Entry fees to all sites as per itinerary
  • Lunch meals during Cairo and Oases trips
  • Experienced personal tour guide
  • Bottled water & soft drinks during trip
  • Mobile loan (30 min local calls / 2 min. international calls)
  • All service charges & taxes.

Online Booking Terms

  • Fill and submit the form and expect soon reply with your quote.
  • We speak Italian - German - Spanish - French - Chinese - Russian.
  • All packages are operated privately unless mentioned in itinerary.
  • Package price always excludes personal expenses & optional activities.
  • Package prices are fixed in USD but you can pay with any other currency.
  • Package prices are per person per trip including all items in tour offer
  • Package price is always valid except for Easter & Christmas periods.
  • Package price does NOT include Entry visas to any of served destinations.
  • Package price does Not include fees of any special archaeological sites.
  • Package prices are updated always to give you the best possible price.
  • Prices would NOT be changed once you have tour package confirmed.
  • Children under 2 years old are free of charge in similar tour packages.
  • Children between 5 and 5.99 years would pay 25 % of adult package price.
  • Children between 6 and 11.99 years would pay 50 % of adult package price.
  • Children will be charged in case your tour package includes any airfare.
  • 25 % down payment is required to get your tour package booking confirmed.
  • 50 % down payment is required to confirm Easter & Xmas package bookings.
  • Full payment should be settled in cash or credit card upon arrival.
  • You can pay by any debit or credit card via our secured system.
  • Printable Payment voucher & confirmation would be emailed to you.
  • You will get our contacts list (operators & 24/7 customer care).
  • We never apply cancellation fees in all ‘force majeure’ cases.
  • Cancellation fees are applied in personal & business conditions.
  • International airline tickets if added are your own responsibility.
  • We recommend you to buy good travel insurance as we do Not offer.
  • Ask our agents about group discounts and cancellation penalties.

Quick Travel Tips

  • Egypt is always safe country to visit with notable low crime rates
  • Tourist attractions are well secured and far from any unrest points
  • There is no negative attitude towards foreigners been ever reported
  • No special concern for women traveling alone to Egypt touristy sites
  • Modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites for men & women
  • Valid Passport with 6 month beyond your travel schedule is a must
  • Egypt entry visa costs 25 Usd & available in any of Egypt Embassies
  • Few nationalities can obtain Egypt entry visa upon their arrival
  • Obtaining Sinai Visa only would not permit you to get out of Sinai
  • Egypt has many direct flights with European Union & United States
  • Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports & major tourist cities
  • Egyptians speak & understand English as they study it in school
  • Most monuments & Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm
  • Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm
  • Non Muslims can easily visit all religious historical sites in Egypt
  • Taking pictures for people & streets is fine after people permission
  • Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted
  • Egypt has big hotel variety; Check in by midday & check out 2 pm
  • There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt
  • The Pound is the official currency & money exchange is widely available
  • Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities & tourist spots
  • Stay away from the public buses in big cities like Cairo & Alexandria
  • Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable
  • Trains are going to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai & Red Sea
  • Tipping is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory

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