Egypt Travel Packages
/ Egypt Nile Family Tour 9 Days
Cairo International Airport
We greet you at Cairo airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to settle into your hotel and relax after your journey.
OVERNIGHT: Cairo hotel
We start today’s tour with a bang, with a visit to the immense Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza. We also include a camel ride at the pyramids, fun for all the family, and a great photo opportunity as well. We then head into the center of town and visit the Egyptian Museum with its collection of mummies, and of course, the familiar and famous Tutankhamun exhibit with the original golden mask on display. This evening we take an overnight sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan (approx. 12 hours, private twin cabins).
OVERNIGHT: On board train
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
The River Nile is at its most picturesque here in Aswan and we take advantage of this with a tour to the beautiful island temple of Philae by boat. During term times, we will also visit a local school where we arrange a fun and informal joint English/Arabic language class with children of a similar age to your group. A Nubian meal is also included today.
OVERNIGHT: Aswan hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
There is the option very early this morning for a tour to the temples to Ramses II at Abu Simbel, which have a fascinating story as they were completely dismantled and rebuilt piece by piece to escape the rising waters of Lake Nasser. If you do not do Abu Simbel, the morning is free to explore Aswan’s busy and exotic bazaar, or relax in the hotel before we board our felucca sailboat for a few hours sailing on the Nile. We have a fun night’s sleep on the deck of the boat and are looked after well by our Nubian crew (toilets and showers are available on a support boat that will join up with us from time to time, and an option to upgrade to a luxury Nile cruise boat is also available).
OVERNIGHT: On board felucca
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast, we enjoy some more sailing on the Nile today before driving to Luxor where we check into our hotel by the Nile. The rest of the afternoon is free.
OVERNIGHT: Luxor hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
There is the option today of a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the west bank of the Nile. Today’s tour takes in the West bank of the Nile, visiting the Pharaonic tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and the unique temple to Queen Hatshepsut where we learn about her fascinating story. The afternoon is free to relax in the hotel, explore Luxor town, take another felucca trip on the Nile to Banana Island, or perhaps visit the Mummification museum.
OVERNIGHT: Luxor hotel
We tour one of Egypt’s biggest and most impressive sites today, Karnak temple, with its huge temples, obelisks, statues and columned halls. The afternoon is free in Luxor before we head to the station to catch the sleeper train back to Cairo (approx. 9 hours). You can upgrade one or both train journeys to internal flights if you prefer.
OVERNIGHT: On board train
After arriving back in Cairo and checking into our hotel, we have a short tour to explore the mosque and museum at the Citadel overlooking the city, and to wander around and possibly do some haggling and souvenir shopping in the busy Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. We will visit a traditional local Koshari shop for a snack lunch and in the evening, we include a farewell dinner to say goodbye to your Egyptologist guide and fellow travelers.
OVERNIGHT: Cairo hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The tour ends today and your time is free until we transfer you to airport for your flight home.
Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.
Up to 2 years: FREE
Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
Ages 12 and up: adult price.
Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum 1 Child sharing parent's room).
If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.
1 year ago
Any words praise given to Your Egypt Tours is not enough to showcase their expertise in this field. We came to Egypt as a family of 5. My daughter had planned out our customized itinerary roughly, booked the hotels & flights – she was looking up many travel agents within Egypt to provide the land transport and qualified Egyptologists as guides. We managed to find many, some which were even cheaper than Your Egypt Tours, but they lacked the professionalism and reassurance which Adel had. This is one of the many reasons why I decided to select Your Egypt Tours for our tour.
Both my daughter & I were in touch with Adel via WhatsApp and email from Singapore during the planning stages of our Egypt Trip and he was always very accommodative & prompt in his replies.
Your Egypt Tours has literally been with us from the moment we step foot into Cairo airport to the moment we departed for Singapore. On arrival, A representative met us right after we deplaned and entered Cairo airport. He led us through the immigration and helped us collect our bags before heading to the vehicle. A similar procedure was followed when departing where a representative accompanied us all the way to the transit area after immigration. We toured Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Giza with them and the same procedure was followed for all our international and domestic transits. This made all our transits beyond smooth. We noticed that not all companies had representatives inside the airport to assist their guests, this also that sets Your Egypt Tours apart from the rest.
We were in Egypt from the 9th of December 2018 to the 17th of December 2018 (8 Days). Each day was splendid! It was just us, a guide & a driver with a fully air conditioned/heated and music equipped Toyota HiAce.
The guides, Emad Deif (In Cairo & Giza) & Ashraf Sayed (In Aswan & Luxor) were both fantastic. Both went above and beyond their requirements as guides to ensure that we were comfortable with each day’s itinerary. They even shifted things around the planned itinerary to make sure that we finished all our sightseeing & also had time to rest for the next day. On days that we finished early, both Emad & Ashraf suggested additional things for us to do that made our trip more enjoyable. Rest assured that the guides that Your Egypt Tours provides are not any guides, they are qualified Egyptologists who have taken a degree on Ancient Egyptian History. As such, they know their facts and can answer any questions that you may have about any of the monuments, artefacts or Ancient Egyptian History as a whole. The drivers were also very hospitable and comfortable people.
We have been to many places; UK, USA, several parts of Asia but by far the best place we have been to has to be Egypt. The splendour and magnificence of Egypt is beyond words and touring such a great country with Your Egypt Tours made it a more enjoyable and comfortable experience. If we had to rate them out of 10, we would give them an 11 – that’s how good they are at their job.
At very short notice (less then a day), You Tour organised 4 out of our 9 days holidays throughout Egypt. All via efficient and quick responses to email, WhatsApp or calls. We never met Mona in person, but he delivered everything behind the scenes and he was always available and responsive. Punctual and flexible according to our wishes and needs. Never pushed for things we did not need, never a complaint about our changes in program. Always at our service, for very fair and clearly agreed prices. No funny surprises for extras.
Upon arrival at Cairo airport we were met by knowledgeable guide Mamdouh, who quickly became our friend for our first day in Egypt. We were delayed in the airport for 1 hour, it was not a problem. The choice of a private tour guide helped so much to engage my young children (7 and 9) with all the stories and facts of ancient Egypt and left me totally stress-free about logistics or having to read up stuff.
We all learned so so much with You Tour’s highly qualified, academic and eloquent guides (we had 4 in total!).
Next day we were met punctually by Hany at Aswan airport for tour of Aswan dam, amazing Philae temple, the unfinished Obelisk, lunch on an island with dreamy views and sunset Felucca tour. Again fantastic service meeting and exceeding our expectations. Hany was extremely knowledgeable, patient and fun company for the children. He allowed them to tirelessly pick his brains.
Next day we organised 24hrs on a Felucca ourselves. You Tours does not facilitate this due to mixed experiences with Felucca captains. I understand their position entirely, it is more suited for “young and independent travelers”, (just note the names of these boats, Ziggo, Jamaica, Marley, and you understand what I am alluding to) but for us it ranks among the top experiences in Egypt. Total relaxation and disconnection from worldly concerns.
After a change in timings, we were met by energetic Esmael, who was very quick to adapt to a new program, sorted out our financials by advancing for us only 2 minutes after meeting us. And off we set for pit stop lunch and amazing Karnak Temple. Next day last tour to the “Hat-Cheap-Suit” temple and Valley of the Kings with another guide.
In the afternoon a new driver met us to take us to the Red Sea coast. As always in a super clean white mini van, AC, water, and a well instructed driver.
Overall top experience, totally hassle free. Thank you You Tour for a most memorable introduction to a hugely riches country. We will be back for more.
We had the best trip of out lifetime with Your Egypt Tour. Our planning stage was handled by Mona who was very efficient and responsive to emails and answered all our question promptly. She helped us draw our 9 day itinerary which consisted of days Cairo, Aswan, Abu Simble, Luxor, Alexandria and the 1 day desert safari with overnight camping in the western white desert.
The day we landed to the day we departed we had assistance from them at every stage; they always put your safety first and will do anything above and beyond to keep you happy. All our days were well packed with sights to see and free time as well to do optional activities. The guides were very knowledgeable and drivers were efficient and had safety in mind first.
Egypt is full of gorgeous sights to visit and soak in the history. Giza pyramids are breathtaking and so are the temples at Abu Simbel. The relaxing time at Luxor and Aswan adds to the the charm as well. However the highlight of our trip was the white desert camping. We were taken from Cairo to Bahariya oasis where we changed into a land cruiser which was able to drive inside the desert terrain, It was so much fun to go down the dunes and in between rocky obstacles. Later that night they put up our tents and cooked a delicious dinner spread. The sunset and the sunrise in the desert were breathtaking.
Highly highly recommend this tour company to anyone who is planning to visit Egypt. The private tour tailor made just for your family will remain forever memorable and thanks to Your Egypt Tour for this.
My family of four adults recently did a private tour with Your Egypt Tours for 9 days and we were absolutely delighted with the whole experience. The tour included visits to key attractions around Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, as well as internal flights and a Nile cruise.
The whole tour was incredibly well coordinated and it was just wonderful having a holiday where all the planning was taken care of - e.g. accommodation, airport transfers, internal flights, tickets to sites, transport between sites etc. Further, the guides and representatives made clear that if we needed anything, we only need ask.
The guides, Ash and Mamdouah, were thoroughly versed in Egyptology and I don't believe there was a question they couldn't answer. They were engaging, considerate and incredibly well organised at all times.
The tour van was very comfortable and air conditioned, as was all the accommodation.
I think a lot of Australians have been hesitant to visit Egypt since the revolution, as the Australian Smart Traveller website is still a bit alarmist. However, the whole family felt very safe throughout the trip.
We will all be recommending Your Egypt Tours to our friends and will cherish this experience as a trip of a lifetime.
Thank you to everyone at Your Egypt Tours who helped make this such a special and smooth-sailing experience.
7 years ago
Your Egypt Tours is Awesome!!!
Our family had an amazing vacation over the holidays! Your Egypt Tours did an amazing job by taking care of our family. They accommodated all of our requests and truly took care of us from start to finish. Our Egyptologists, Hussein and Ash, were incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and kind. We ALWAYS felt safe and we were always amazed by the sights. I highly recommend this company when you book your trip. You will be impressed!
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