Essential Egypt

Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Abu Simbel
7 days private tour from SGD $5,700 per personpp

3,000 years of glorious civilization left behind stunning archaeological sites right by the bank of the majestic Nile. From the great pyramids and the majestic Abu Simbel, to the magnificent temples dedicated to ancient Egyptian gods and kings between Aswan and Luxor, this itinerary gets you straight to the highlights of Egypt.

Essential Egypt
Journey highlights
  • Uncover the legacy of the world's oldest and most important civilization

  • Let us bring you into some of Egypt's best kept secret tombs with some of the most well-preserved hierogylphs

  • Enter the Tomb of Tutankhamun himself to admire his mummified body

  • Feel the awe of the colossal icons like Pyramid, Sphinx and Abu Simbel temples

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Egypt enjoys a mild climate, making it a good year round destination. However, temperatures increase as you travel due south. Cairo can be chilly between December and February, and very hot between June and September. But the heat in Egypt is made bearable by the northerly breeze that leads to a drop in temperature at night. Peak temperatures in Upper Egypt occur between May and October, and are accompanied by extremely low humidity. The best time to visit Cairo is in the cooler months between November and March

Cairo has long-standing populations of major religious groups and past colonial powers, so it’s possible to find celebrations for most every major holiday. Islam, however, is the prevailing force here, and the month of Ramadan is one of the most pronounced Islamic holidays. It happens in July or August, and during this time, some shops and restaurants may stay closed during the daytime fast.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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January SGD $7,300 SGD $1,100 plan your trip
February SGD $7,300 SGD $1,100 plan your trip
March SGD $7,300 SGD $1,100 plan your trip
April SGD $7,300 SGD $1,100 plan your trip
May SGD $6,500 SGD $1,000 plan your trip
June SGD $5,700 SGD $900 plan your trip
July SGD $5,700 SGD $900 plan your trip
August SGD $5,700 SGD $900 plan your trip
September SGD $6,500 SGD $1,000 plan your trip
October SGD $7,300 SGD $1,100 plan your trip
November SGD $7,300 SGD $1,100 plan your trip
December SGD $7,300 SGD $1,100 plan your trip
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $7,300
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    SGD $1,100
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $7,300
    Deposit from*
    SGD $1,100
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $7,300
    Deposit from*
    SGD $1,100
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $7,300
    Deposit from*
    SGD $1,100
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $6,500
    Deposit from*
    SGD $1,000
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $5,700
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    SGD $900
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $5,700
    Deposit from*
    SGD $900
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $5,700
    Deposit from*
    SGD $900
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $6,500
    Deposit from*
    SGD $1,000
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $7,300
    Deposit from*
    SGD $1,100
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $7,300
    Deposit from*
    SGD $1,100
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $7,300
    Deposit from*
    SGD $1,100
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Itinerary

Day 1-2

Aswan

The next morning, you will be driven from Luxor to Aswan. Along the way, make stops at Temple of Horus, as well as Kom Ombo dedicated to a crocodile god.

Upon arrival in Aswan, sail the Nile River by felucca and end in Elephantine Island for an afternoon tea overlooking the spectacular panoramic view of the Nile in all directions. At night, take a motorboat to the Philae Temple where you will hear an hour long narrative of Isis and Osiris on an interactive Sound & Light Show.

On your final day in Aswan, make a trip to the colossal temple of Abu Simbel, set on a stunning backdrop of Lake Nasser before taking your flight back to Cairo.

Accommodation: 1 night
Day 2-5

Cairo

Start your day visiting the lesser-known Dahshour Pyramids, including the Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid, to seize the chance to experience a Pyramid with less crowd! Continue to Memphis (the ancient capital of Egypt) and Sakkara (an ancient burial ground with the Step Pyramid of Djoser).

Finally, we bring you to none other than the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza, now the last standing of the Seven Wonders of the World. Optional activities include a camel ride or a Sound & Light Show at additional cost.

Your next day will bring you into the heart and romance of Islamic Cairo. Insightful stories are abound as you make your way through Citadel of Salah-el-Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque and Ibn Tulun Mosque. Continue to Gayer Anderson Museum with impressive Islamic artefacts and Persian decorations.

Your final morning begins in Egyptian Museum to conclude your journey through 4,000 years of history as you uncover a plethora of ancient Egyptian treasures. Depending on your flight time, there may be a time for an optional tour of Coptic Cairo or last-minute shopping at Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

Accommodation: 3 nights
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3553 3512 to start planning your holiday.

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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