• Highlights of Egypt

  • Highlights of Egypt

  • Highlights of Egypt

  • Highlights of Egypt

Dive into the past, from the Pyramids to the Valley of the Kings, on this quintessential journey through Egypt.

Days: 7 | From: $3,450/per person

  • Includes hand-picked accommodations at best in class luxury hotels
  • Expert private guides and Egyptologists make history come alive
  • Choose from a range of unique, optional tours and local experiences

Take a captivating journey through Egypt's greatest highlights: Giza's looming Pyramids and eternally crouching Sphinx, the vibrant streets and markets of modern Cairo, majestic temples and tombs dedicated to the gods and kings of old. From Cairo to Luxor and all along the Nile, this trip will introduce you to the magic of Egypt.

Inquire about this trip

Talk to one of our Vaya Africa Specialists
1 (844) 881-1305

We tailor itineraries to your dates and interests, adjusting hotels, excursions and length as desired.

We consistently receive 5 star reviews from our discerning clients.

5 stars
View testimonials

At a glance

  • Cairo
    2 nights: Visit the iconic pyramids and Sphinx and marvel at the intersect of ancient and modern in the old bazaars and winding streets of this vibrant metropolis.
  • Luxor
    2 nights: Discover beautifully preserved ancient sites, from Karnak to the Valley of the Kings, set along the banks of the famed Nile River.
  • Aswan
    2 nights: Journey south along the Nile to the bustling ancient city of Aswan.

  • All itineraries are fully customizable. We will send you a personalized variation that reflects your interests and travel dates at no extra cost. Call to discuss your travel plans with one of our Specialists who know this region firsthand.

Customize this trip
1 (844) 881-1305

Sample itinerary

Day 1:

Welcome to Egypt

Arrive to Cairo. This vibrant metropolis is home to some of the most iconic and evocative travel destinations on earth, from the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx to Sakkara and the Egyptian Museum. Your VIP airport assistant will guide you seamlessly through customs and deliver you to your waiting driver, who will chauffeur you into the heart of the city.

Accommodations: Marriot Mena House, 2 nights

Located in Cairo, this hotel offers uninterrupted views out over the Giza Plateau and the Great Pyramids. The hotel is an oasis of calm in the city, surrounded by over 40 acres of lush gardens, and features a pool, spa, fitness center. Originally built in 1869, this historic property offer several room categories, many with a full views of the pyramids right out the window.

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 2:

Explore Cairo: Pyramids and Artifacts

Your private Egyptologist guide will whisk you away to the plateau of Giza to visit one of the wonders of the world: The Great Pyramids. This must-see site has been enrapturing travelers for centuries. Opt for a classic camel ride for a unique perspective on the area, or enquire about a tour that enters one of tombs hidden beneath. Visit Sakkara, the site of the great Necropolis of Memphis and the capital of this Old Kingdom, before getting up close and personal with the watchful Sphinx.
After lunch, wander the wonderous galleries of the famous Egyptian Museum, filled with artifacts left behind by ancient civilizations. Its halls house roughly 160,000 treasures spanning over 5,000 years of Egyptian history. From the hushed quiet of the museum, head to the bustling chaos of Cairo’s old quarter and its oldest bazaar, Khan-el-Khalili, accompanied by your expert private guide.

Accommodations: Marriot Mena House, 2 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 3:

The Temples of Luxor

Take a short flight to Luxor to seek out the temples and landscapes of the Nile River. Your private guide will be waiting to take you to the incredible Karnak Temple, with its forest of towering columns, statues and hieroglyphs. A visit to Luxor Temple and an optional exploration of the Luxor Museum round out your afternoon before you head to your historic hotel on the banks of the Nile.

Accommodations: Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel Luxor, 2 nights

The Old Winter Palace is a historic British Colonial-era resort, situated on the banks of the Nile River just steps from some of Egypt’s most celebrated attractions. Featuring an exceptional collection of art and antiques, this grand edifice has an air of stepping back in time, while still offering excellent modern hospitality. A mix of rooms and suites are serviced by five restaurants, surrounded by vast grounds and unbeatable views of the Nile.

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 4:

The Valley of the Kings

Set out for the Valley of the Kings as your private guide takes you to the West Bank of the Nile and the many tombs and treasures buried there. Enter cavernous, beautifully preserved tombs where striking art and hieroglyphs depict the lives of those laid to rest within their walls. Make your way to the Valley of Queens to marvel at the sheer size of the Colossi of Memnon and tour the temple of Queen Hatchepsut. Your private Egyptologist guide will be there to explain the stories and help ancient Egypt come alive to you.

Accommodations: Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel Luxor, 2 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 5:

Journey South to Aswan

Watch the gently gliding feluccas and fishermen of the Nile as you eat breakfast, then head out with your private guide on a journey south toward Aswan. Visit the Temple of Horus, the largest sanctuary built during the period of King Ptolemy and one of the best preserved sites of ancient Egypt. Journey onward to Kom Ombo, the huge temple complex dedicated to the gods Sobek and Harocies.
In the afternoon, relax on a traditional felucca sailing boat and feel the wind in your hair as you tack back and forth in the current of the Nile River. Sail around Kitchener’s Island and visit the Agha Khan Mausoleum before retiring to your historic hotel for the evening.

Accommodations: Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel Aswan, 2 nights

Situated on the banks of the Nile River in Aswan, the Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel offers a luxurious vantage point f rom which to observe life along the river, just a stone's throw from some of Egypt’s best cultural sites and temples. This hotel, made famous by the stories of Agatha Christie, features a spa, a range of dining establishments, and beautifully appointed rooms overlooking the Nile.

Day 6:

Explore Aswan

Explore the bustling ancient city of Aswan with your private guide. Visit the Aswan High Dam, a remarkable feat of engineering, and marvel at the workmanship frozen in time of the unfinished Obelisk. Enjoy local cuisine and tour the Philae Temple, which was moved piece by piece and entirely reconstructed on the island of Algikia during the building of the Aswan High Dam.

Accommodations: Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel Aswan, 2 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 7:

Farewell Egypt

After breakfast you bid farewell to your guide and return to the airport for the short flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the international terminal for your final departure home or to your onward destination.

*Includes: Breakfast

More Photos From This Trip

Popular Ways to Customize This Itinerary

  • Choose from a selection of carefully curated, best in class hotels to fit your individual travel style.

  • Arrange a hot air balloon flight over the Valley of the Kings for a whole new perspective on the treasures of Egypt.

  • Consult with your Vaya Specialist and expand your trip to combine with another destination on the continent for a true in-depth look at Africa.

  • Add a luxurious river cruise and spend a few nights exploring the temples and sights as you float along the Nile River in style.

  • Take a short flight and spend the day exploring Abu Simbel on the shores of Lake Nasser, and marvel at this incredible temple.

  • Spend some time on the pristine beaches of the Red Sea, snorkeling, diving, or simple enjoying some time in the sun.

  • Contact us to learn about more options for designing and customizing your trip.

Call us to start planning your journey today:


Request more information

Why Travel with Vaya?

We're TRUE specialists

We’ve not only traveled there, we’ve lived there. Our smart and engaging specialists are all current or former expatriates with years of experience in the region.

Uplifting service

From the first phone call to after you get back, we're here for you every step of the way. We listen, create, customize and advocate for you, and design experiences that go beyond the expected.

Thoughtful travel

Our discerning sensibility and good taste go beyond just choices in hotels and top guides; we have a walk the walk commitment to the environment and are genuine leaders in conservation efforts.