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Tour Price

From only $990

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Tour Highlights

  • Abu Simbel Sun Festival
  • 4 Nights Nile Cruise
  • 2 Nights Cairo
  • Domestic Flight Aswan to Cairo inlcuded
  • 1 Night Sleeping Train to Luxor (Half Board)

Tour price includes:

  • All entrance fees (to sights detailed)
  • Qualified and licensed, Multi-lingual Egyptologists
  • Meet and Greet transfer reps for arrival and departure transfers
  • Transfers to and from all arrival and departure airports / train stations
  • Tours & Transfers in a/c vehicles throughout
  • Taxes and Surcharges

Tour board basis

  • Full Board (Cruise Boat)
  • B&B (Cairo)
  • Onboard entertainment (Cruise)

Travel & Transport

  • Tours & Transfers in a/c vehicles throughout
  • All internal flights (as specified)
  • Internal Flight to Cairo
  • Sleeping Train to Aswan
  • A/C vehicle to Abu Simbel

Places of interest

  • Abu Simbel Temple Complex
  • Abu Simbel – Temple of Ramesses II
  • Abu Simbel – Temple of Nefertari
  • Aswan - Philae Temple
  • Aswan - Unfinished Obelisk
  • Aswan - High Dam
  • Aswan - Kitcheners Island
  • Aswan - Botanical Gardens
  • Aswan - Elephantine Island
  • Aswan - Mausoleum of Aga Khan
  • Cairo - Pyramids of Giza
  • Cairo - Great Sphinx
  • Cairo - Giza Valley Temple
  • Cairo - Citadel & Mohamed Ali Mosque
  • Cairo - International Museum of Antiquities
  • Cairo - Tahrir Square
  • Cairo - Khan el Khalili Bazaar
  • Old Islamic & Coptic Cairo
  • Cairo - Ben Ezra Synagogue
  • Cairo - Hanging Church
  • Cairo - Sultan Hassan Mosque
  • Cairo - Qarafa (City of the Dead)
  • Edfu - Temple of Edfu
  • Esna - Lock of Esna
  • Kom Ombo – Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Complex
  • Luxor - Temple of Luxor
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings
  • Luxor - Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Luxor - Colossi of Memnon

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Tour price excludes:

  • Egypt entry visa
  • Tipping
  • Items of a more personal nature
  • Additional meals and drinks not stated in tour itinerary
  • Optional tours
  • International flights

Abu Simbel Sun Festival – 7 Nights Tour including Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan

On this Abu Simbel Sun Festival Tour Programme you will be able to visit the most magnificent Temple Complex in Egypt and experience the wonder of the Sun Festival which only occurs twice a year; in February (22nd Feb 2012), and October (22nd Oct 2012), as well as touring some of the best known sights in Egypt: in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor.

With a 4 nights Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan also included, this tour is a fantastic way to visit the key tour sights of Egypt, see the amazing Sun Festival in Abu Simbel and enjoy a superb sail along the Nile on your Nile Cruise Boat.

Note: This tour is based on an arrival date of 16th February 2012 (for the February 2012 Abu Simbel Sun Festival) and 16th October 2012 (for the October 2012 Abu Simbel Sun Festival) however should you wish to arrive a few days later we can certainly tailor the tour to suit your arrival date, but you must be able to be in Aswan on the 22nd of February in order to see the Sun Festival. Contact us if you have any questions on this and we would be more than happy to tailor the tour as a private tour to suit.

Transportation between Cairo and Luxor can be either by overnight sleeping train or by internal domestic flight (both subject to availability).

For the purposes of this tour example below we have included Sleeping Train to Luxor and Domestic Flight from Aswan back to Cairo. This will give you a little more time to get back to Cairo for your International Departure Flight.


Day 1

  • Transfer from Cairo Airport to Hotel.
  • Evening at Leisure.
  • Overnight Cairo Hotel.


Day 2

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Tours: Pyramids of Giza, Giza Valley Temple, Great Sphinx, International Museum of Antiquities, Tahrir Square, Citadel & Mohamed Ali Mosque, and Khan el Khalili Bazaar
  • Overnight Cairo Hotel (B) 


Day 3

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Tours: Old Islamic and Coptic Cairo including: Sultan Hassan Mosque, The Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Qarafa (City of the Dead)
  • Transfer to Cairo Train station for overnight sleeping train to Luxor
  • Dinner will be served onboard your sleeping train
  • Overnight on your Sleeping Train (B/D)


Day 4

  • Breakfast onboard your sleeping train
  • Meet and greet at Luxor Train Station with your ETT Representative
  • Transfer over to your Nile Cruise Boat to check in
  • Cruise will start with Lunch onboard
  • Tours: East Bank of the Nile including: Luxor Temple, and Karnak Temple Complex
  • Evening at leisure
  • Dinner and onboard entertainment onboard your cruise boat in Luxor
  • Overnight on your Cruise Boat


Day 5

  • Breakfast onboard your Nile Cruise Boat in Luxor
  • Tours: West Bank of the Nile: Valley of Kings (incl. 3 Tombs), Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon
  • Navigate to Edfu through Lock of Esna.
  • Overnight on Cruise Boat (B/L/AT/D)


Day 6

  • Visit Edfu Temple then embark cruise boat for navigation to Kom Ombo.
  • Tours: Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple.
  • Navigation to Aswan.
  • Overnight on Cruise Boat (B/L/AT/D)


Day 7

  • Arrive Aswan.
  • At 1am will be collected and transferred to Abu Simbel Temple Complex by a/c vehicle arriving at around 4am
  • On arrival into the complex you will go straight to the Temples to watch the sun illuminate the Inner Sanctuary of the Great Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel
  • Return by a/c vehicle back to Aswan for Lunch onboard your cruise boat
  • Afternoon Tours: Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan High Dam & Felucca Sail on the Nile around the Natural Protected Islands of Aswan, and to see Elephantine Island, Kitcheners Island, Botanical Gardens and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan
  • Return to your cruise boat later in the day for Dinner and onboard Entertainment
  • Overnight on Cruise Boat (B/L/AT/D).


Day 8

  • Breakfast onboard
  • Disembark Cruise Boat
  • Transfer to Aswan Airport for flight to Cairo in order to meet your International Departure Flight Home
  • Flight Details: MS091 Departing Aswan at 0641 arriving Cairo 0800
  • Note: if you would like to add additional tours in Cairo today until your flight departure or an additional overnight then this can most certainly be arranged.



Note: prices are per person based on 2 persons sharing a double room.

  • All excursions included as detailed above. 
  • Hotel Board Basis – Bed & Breakfast.
  • Cruise Boat Board Basis – Full Board.
  • Sleeping Train Cairo to Luxor Included
  • Domestic Flight Aswan to Cairo Included
  • see notes for upgrading to flights option  for Cairo to Luxor with additional hotel night included

3* Hotel with 5 * Deluxe Cruise Boat

5* Hotel with 5* Deluxe Cruise Boat


$990 USD Per Person $1090 USD Per Person

Includes Sleeping Train Cairo to Luxor

Includes Domestic Flight Aswan to Cairo

$130 USD Per Person $130 USD Per Person Add to upgrade Cairo to Luxor leg to Domestic Flight