Stop in Egypt en route to your safari. This North African country that links Africa to the Middle East stands out as an unforgettable travel destination, a complicated but fascinating country with some of earth’s most enduring historical monuments.
Visit the iconic pyramids of Giza; a private visit to the great pyramid is also on the itinerary – the oldest and largest of the pyramids. You’ll also see the Sphinx (a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx) up close – probably the most famous sculpture in the world, with a lion’s body and a human head – all of this borders present-day Giza in Greater Cairo.
Next, you’ll head to the Pyramid of Djoseror, a 6-tier, 4-sided structure. This pyramid lies in an archaeological site in the Saqqara necropolis and is Egypt’s earliest colossal stone building. Then, approximately 25 miles south of Cairo, you’ll visit the Red and The Bend Pyramid in Dashur, a spot tourists seldomly visit.
Experience a night at an Egyptian museum, take an architectural tour of the cities’ oldest religious sites, and enjoy an evening at the Souk. Dinner at a local restaurant is also on the list. Food plays a large part in Egyptian culture. You can find different varieties of the same food all over Egypt, north to south, with each region adding its unique flavor or twist to a recipe.
A private Egyptologist will provide interesting historical and cultural insights along the way and a private host, car, and driver will make it a trip worth remembering!
Are you looking to add nights to your safari? Check 2 things off your bucket list in one trip! This trip comprises a Pyramid Layover and a visit to Luxor and includes a Private Egyptologist guide throughout it all.
Firstly, you’ll experience the iconic pyramids of Giza (including the great pyramid – the oldest and largest of the pyramids) bordering present-day Giza in Greater Cairo.
Then on to a city on the east bank of the Nile River in southern Egypt called Luxor. The modern-day city surrounds 2 massive, surviving ancient monuments: the graceful Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple (a mile north) – the largest religious building ever constructed. After decades of excavation efforts, Egypt has opened the ‘Avenue of Sphinxes,’ a 3400-year-old walkway that connects Luxor’s main ancient temples: an astounding 1 360 Sphinxes, spanning almost 2 miles long.
The royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens are next on the bucket list – situated on the river’s west bank. In addition, you’ll have special access to King Tut, Seti I, and Nefertari’s tombs.
The temple of Dandara in Qena is also part of this itinerary; here you’ll climb down into the tomb, ascend a ladder to the meditation chamber experiencing the awe of this multi-story temple and its impressive pillars.
Located opposite the city of Luxor is the temple of Hatshepsut; it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Its three massive terraces rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari.
You’ll sail on a boating lunch cruise on the Nile river, leaving the shore behind while you acquire a lifetime of memories.
If Egypt has been one of your dream destinations and you’re ready for a deep dive into the country and its rich historical and cultural heritage, this itinerary is for you.
This expedition takes the Pyramids of Giza and Luxor Temples and Tombs option, adds Aswan and Abu Simbal as destinations, and offers exclusive access throughout the journey. A private visit and a spectacular dining experience at the pyramids of Giza; and a private dinner on the Nile’s west bank in Luxor are also on the list.
A private Archaeologist host and Egyptologist guide form part of your journey throughout – a value-packed occasion alongside knowledgeable locals — ideal for someone looking to visit Egypt away from the crowds in a unique way.
You’ll experience a 4-night cruise on The Nile as you travel between Luxor and Aswan and a visit to the temples of Abu Simbal – the southern gateway to Egypt. The four colossal statues of Pharaoh Ramses II in front of the main temple are spectacular examples of ancient Egyptian art.
You’ll get to travel by small boat to the island temple of Philae. You don’t have to go with the flow on this exquisite excursion.