Egypt – A Dazzling Tour with Nile Cruise & Hurghada
₹120000 per person
Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and the Sinai Peninsula in the southwest corner of Asia. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip of Palestine and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. The Gulf of Aqaba in the northeast separates Egypt from Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Cairo is the capital and largest city of Egypt, while Alexandria, the second-largest city, is an important industrial and tourist hub at the Mediterranean coast. At approximately 100 million inhabitants, Egypt is the 14th-most populated country in the world, and the third-most populated in Africa, behind Nigeria and Ethiopia.
Egypt has one of the longest histories of any country, tracing its heritage along the Nile Delta back to the 6th–4th millennia BCE. Considered a cradle of civilization, Ancient Egypt saw some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanization, organized religion and central government. Egypt’s long and rich cultural heritage is an integral part of its national identity, which reflects its unique transcontinental location being simultaneously Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and North African.
Egypt is bordered by Libya to the west, the Sudan to the south, and the Gaza Strip and Israel to the east. A transcontinental nation, it possesses a land bridge (the Isthmus of Suez) between Africa and Asia, traversed by a navigable waterway (the Suez Canal) that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean by way of the Red Sea.
Apart from the Nile Valley, the majority of Egypt’s landscape is desert, with a few oases scattered about. Winds create prolific sand dunes that peak at more than 30 metres (100 ft) high. Egypt includes parts of the Sahara Desert and of the Libyan Desert.
Egypt is a recognised cultural trend-setter of the Arabic-speaking world. Contemporary Arabic and Middle-Eastern culture is heavily influenced by Egyptian literature, music, film and television. Egypt gained a regional leadership role during the 1950s and 1960s, giving a further enduring boost to the standing of Egyptian culture in the Arabic-speaking world.
Al-Azhar Park is listed as one of the world’s sixty great public spaces by the Project for Public Spaces. Egyptian identity evolved in the span of a long period of occupation to accommodate Islam, Christianity and Judaism; and a new language, Arabic, and its spoken descendant, Egyptian Arabic which is also based on many Ancient Egyptian words.
Egyptian cuisine relies heavily on legume and vegetable dishes. Although food in Alexandria and the coast of Egypt tends to use a great deal of fish and other seafood, for the most part Egyptian cuisine is based on foods that grow out of the ground. Meat has been very expensive for most Egyptians throughout history, so a great number of vegetarian dishes have been developed.
Tour Duration8 Nights / 9 Days
Best SeasonNovember to April
Cities CoveredCairo, Nile Cruise, Hurghada
Tour CategoryTVS Luxury
- 2 Nights' Accommodation in Cairo at the chosen hotel
- 3 Nights' Accommodation on the Nile River Cruise
- 3 Nights' Accommodation in Hurghada
- Daily Breakfast at Cairo and Hurghada
- Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on the Nile River Cruise
- Visit Great Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian Museum
- Aswan City Tour
- Visit Abu Simbel & Kom-Ombo
- Visit the Temple of Edfu
- Luxor Heritage Tour
- Transportation for tours as per itinerary
- Onward and Return Airport Transfers
- International & Domestic Airfare
- GST 5% on Final Billing
- TCS 5% or 20% as per Government Norms
- Optional Tours & Extra Transfers other than itinerary
- Tourist Visa
- Travel & Medical Insurance
- Meals other than what is mentioned - lunches, dinners, snacks, drinks, etc.
- Services of Guide unless specified.
- Entrance Fees for Monument & Museums, National Parks etc.