How to Spend 8 Days in Egypt
When you think of Egypt, two things come to mind: Giza Pyramids and River Nile. But there is much more to explore than that, but the Pyramids and Nile cruise still featured heavily.
How to spend 8 days in Egypt? You can spend a classic Cairo Luxor tour with extra nights in Alexandria or Hurghada or take an adventure in Egypt's Western Desert desert for sandboarding or camel riding.
You may experience cultural visits to archeological sites in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Opt for a beach holiday in the Red Sea and Sinai, or immerse yourself in Old Cairo's spirituality and busy local markets.
With 8 days Egypt tour packages, there are many possibilities to combine but the best Egypt itinerary for 8 days remains the classic Cairo, Pyramids, and Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan. It is the best Egypt 8 days tour program if you Want to experience Egypt people, visit the most exciting regions and uncover the identity of this ancient country.
During an Egypt itinerary 8 days, you will experience many of the top sites in Egypt. You will visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, tour the Egyptian museum, and cruise along the Nile. Sample delicious Egyptian food, learn about Egypt's ancient history, and experience a desert safari in Egypt's Sahara.
Egypt is home to many ancient attractions that could give you an exceptional traveling experience. You can visit the Hanging Church, which was built in the first century. It is a unique structure that consists of 110 icons. It is located on the remains of a Roman fortress gate.
You will also have the chance to see the Solar Boat of King Khufu, considered the oldest intact ship in the world. This ship dates back about 4.500 years. It is also a fantastic example of advanced navigation.
The Valley of the Kings is a site of 62 ancient Pharaoh tombs. The tombs contain decorations and treasures from the ancient world. You can also visit the Colossi of Memnon, a remnant of Amenhotep III's mortuary temple.
Your 8 day Egypt itinerary will also include a stop at the Ibn Tulun Mosque, the oldest mosque in Cairo. This mosque is a unique building in design and offers a breathtaking view of Cairo.
Travel to the beautiful coastal city of Alexandria, known for its stunning beaches and fantastic scenery. This city is also home to a famous museum, the Library of Alexandria. The Library of Alexandria is the most extensive in the world and contains tremendous knowledge.
Pay a visit to the Aswan High Dam, built in the 1960s, to control the flooding of the Nile. It also helped Egypt reach its highest level of electric production. This engineering feat has been the most crucial achievement in the country in the last century.
You will also have the opportunity to do the optional add-on tour to the Fayoum Oasis, a full-day trip from Cairo that includes lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. The ride takes about an hour in an air-conditioned coach.
Here's below a guide to the perfect 8 days in Egypt starting from Cairo, including adventure programs to Egypt's Western Desert and sightseeing tours to top ancient Egypt attractions in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Abu Simbel.
8 day Nile cruise itineraries are also listed from standard Nile cruise Luxor Aswan itinerary to small boat Dahabiya cruise, or Lake Nasser cruises Aswan Abu Simbel. Pick one of the ready-made itineraries or contact us to get your free quote for any other custom 8 days tour in Egypt you would love. Here's a suggested Egypt in 8 days itinerary for exploring Cairo and the Nile River via a cruise:
Day 1: Arrival in Cairo
- Arrive at Cairo International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Cairo.
- Spend the rest of the day resting and exploring your hotel's surroundings.
Day 2: Pyramids and Sphinx
- Visit the iconic Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Solar Boat Museum.
- Afternoon visit to the Egyptian Museum.
Day 3: Cairo City Tour
- Explore the Islamic and Coptic Cairo, including the Citadel of Saladin, Alabaster Mosque, and Hanging Church.
- Visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, a bustling market for souvenir shopping.
Day 4: Flight to Aswan and Nile Cruise
- Fly to Aswan and transfer to your Nile cruise ship.
- After lunch, visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple.
Day 5: Abu Simbel and Kom Ombo
- Early morning excursion to Abu Simbel, an incredible temple complex on the banks of Lake Nasser.
- Return to your Nile cruise ship and visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus.
Day 6: Edfu and Luxor
- Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, one of the most well-preserved temples in Egypt.
- Transfer to Luxor and visit the Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple complex.
Day 7: Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple
- Visit the West Bank of Luxor to see the Valley of the Kings, where the tombs of Pharaohs are located.
- Visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most unique and impressive structures in Egypt.
Day 8: Fly back to Cairo and Departure
- Fly back to Cairo and spend the day at your leisure, exploring more of the city, or shopping for souvenirs.
- Depart for home from Cairo International Airport.
Note: This itinerary can be adjusted depending on your preferences and the time of year you plan to travel.
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Egypt Itinerary 8 Days FAQs
What is the required deposit for booking an 8-day Egypt tour?
When you decide to book our enticing 8-day Egypt tour, the initial deposit requirement is 25% of the total tour price. However, it's important to note that during peak periods and high-demand seasons, such as holidays, the deposit amount increases to 50%. This deposit ensures your reservation and secures your spot for this remarkable journey through Egypt's captivating destinations.
What is included in the 8-day Egypt itinerary?
Our 8-day Egypt itinerary includes a comprehensive package to ensure you have a memorable and worry-free trip. It covers accommodation, guided tours to explore Egypt's fascinating attractions, convenient return airport transfers, and meals as specified in the itinerary. We aim to provide you with a seamless and enjoyable experience while you discover the rich history and culture of Egypt during your 8-day journey.
Can I include international airfare when booking an 8-day Egypt itinerary?
Yes, when booking an 8-day itinerary for Egypt, you can request to include your international flight tickets as part of the package. We offer this option to make your travel planning more convenient, allowing you to have a hassle-free experience from the moment you book your trip.