From the desert oasis of the Sahara to the myriad of fish and coral in the Red Sea, Egypt is an eternal land of contrast, mystery, intrigue, and romance. This delightful suggested itinerary combines Cairo, a Nile cruise on the Oberoi Philae & the Red Sea.
Cairo, where your journey begins, is truly a city of many faces. With the busy spice bazaars and mosques that fill the medieval town to the glass and steel towers that dot the Nile, Cairo offers an undeniably fascinating experience.
The Pyramids at Giza, Memphis, and Sakkara are a delightful start to any tour of Egypt. These are the first of a series of fascinating relics that transpose you back to the Egypt of old. These collective wonders have drawn travellers for centuries.
You will then fly to Aswan, where you will board the Oberoi Philae. This modern, yet undoubtedly sophisticated ship ensures your journey will be relaxing, yet stimulating. As the sugar cane fields and villages of rural Egypt drift by, you will enjoy the delicious food, old-world service, and laid-back opulence. You will occasionally stop to see some of the magnificent temples and buildings left by the ancient Egyptians. Your cruise culminates at Luxor, or Thebes, as it was in ancient times. These breathtaking monuments at Luxor, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings are the highlights of this undeniably mesmerizing destination.
You can extend your stay in Luxor to soak up more of the atmosphere and visit many of the lesser-known, but equally fascinating archaeological sites. If you have had your history-fix, you will drive across the desert to the beach resort town of Hurghada. You will stay away from the crowds at the Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh for five nights (or more).
It is just a suggested itinerary, and we can also tweak and change any element to suit your individual needs.