Cairo to Abu Simbel Tour

8 Days
7 Nights
1 Country
5 Cities
Private Tour
English Speaking Guide

Cairo to Abu Simbel tour is a travel package to visit the attractions of Cairo and Giza before traveling to Luxor and Aswan and at the end to visit Abu Simbel Temples. Witness the beauty and splendor of Egypt’s past and present in this 8-day tour across road and rail. You’ll begin your journey in Cairo, where you’ll encounter the magnificent Pyramids of Giza – the last remaining of the original seven wonders of the ancient world. From Cairo, you’ll venture onward via sleeper train, traversing a sea of sand overnight as you head south. You’ll spend several days exploring ancient ruins and temples in Luxor, Aswan, and Abu Simbel before you return to Cairo to visit important Islamic and Christian historical sites.

  • Airport pickup/dropoff and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers via private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo, including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Luxor, including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Aswan, for including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 2 nights on sleeper train (half board basis)
  • Private sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor & Aswan
  • Sightseeing tour to Abu Simbel Sharing our group in air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to all sites specified on the itinerary
  • All meals specified on itinerary
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship
  • Portage as needed
  • All service charges and taxes


Note: Egyptian trains are designed and maintained according to standards of quality determined by the Egyptian Railway Authority. The sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan takes about 14 hours, and the journey from Luxor to Cairo takes about 11 hours. To reduce your travel time, you can upgrade your trip package for about $165 per person to travel by domestic flight instead (about 1.5 hours).

  • International airfare.
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Personal spending.
  • Tipping.

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo - Welcome to the Land of the Pharaohs

Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (arrival procedures) and will then escort you to your hotel in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the hotel, your tour manager will assist you with a smooth check-in and review your budget vacation itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.

Overnight in Cairo.

Welcome drink included.

Day 2: Pyramids Tour / Train to Luxor

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Cairo before checking out, then your personal tour guide will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus, along with the famous Sphinx and Valley Temple. Then, head out to the Egyptian Museum. Continue to Islamic Cairo, where you will explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest and most alluring bazaar. Later, you will be transferred to the gorgeous Giza railway station to catch the sleeper train from Cairo to Luxor. Dinner will be served on board.

Overnight inside your compartment.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Egyptian Museum, Islamic Cairo, Khan El Khalili.

Day 3: Luxor Sightseeing

Upon your arrival at the Luxor train station, you will be met and assisted by a Memphis representative, and then you’ll begin your Luxor excursion. Get ready for some of the most interesting tombs of the West Bank of the Nile River in the Valley of the Kings, explore the Temple of Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh who changed the course of Egypt’s history, and stop by the towering Colossi of Memnon. Then, you will visit the splendid Luxor Temple, which is considered one of the world’s most remarkable open-air museums and the second most-visited historical site in Egypt. Onward to the majestic Karnak Temple complex. Back to your hotel.

Overnight in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visita: Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple.

Day 4: Luxor / Aswan Sightseeing

After breakfast, board your air-conditioned, wifi-enabled vehicle and head to Aswan. The drive will take about a 3 and a half hours. Upon arrival, you will be met by a Memphis rep and taken to your hotel for check-in. You’ll see the world-famous High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries, then on to the beautifully preserved Temple of Philae on Isis Island, dedicated to the goddesses Isis and Hathor. Later, you’ll head back to the hotel.

Overnight in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple.

Day 5: Abu Simbel Temple Group Tour / Train to Cairo

You’ll start your day early with a breakfast box at 4:30 am, and then begin your group tour to Abu Simbel Temples, about 3.5 hours away by car. Upon your arrival, you’ll encounter the remarkable temples built for Ramses II and his beloved queen Nefertari. These temples near the Sudanese border are iconic for their beauty, but remarkable for their modern history as well -- they were completely relocated in 1968 to avoid submersion by the massive Lake Nasser. After your time spent exploring the temples, you’ll return to Aswan and board the sleeper train for an overnight trip back to Cairo.

Overnight inside your compartment.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Visits: Abu Simbel Temples.

Day 6: Back to Cairo

Enjoy breakfast aboard the train before your arrival at the train station in Giza, where you’ll be greeted by a Memphis Tours representative, who will check you into your hotel in Cairo. You’ll have a day of leisure time, or enjoy an optional trip to visit the Step Pyramid of King Zoser in Sakkara and Memphis.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast.

Visits: Free day in Cairo, Optional tour to visit the Step Pyramid of King Zoser in Sakkara and Memphis.

Day 7: Optional trip to Alexandria

Enjoy a free day in Cairo, or take an optional trip to the glittering seaside city of Alexandria in the north, where you can see majestic Qaitbay Fort, built in by a powerful sultan in the 15th century on the site of Alexandria's ancient lighthouse, then move on to the new and much-acclaimed Library of Alexandria. You’ll also visit the Catacombs, a sunken Roman cemetery carved into the bedrock. Return back to Cairo.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast.

Visits: Free day in Cairo, Optional trip to Alexandria (Visits in Alexandria: Qaitbay Fort, Library of Alexandria, Catacombs).

Day 8: Final departure

You’ll be served breakfast at your hotel, and then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for final departure.

Meals: Breakfast.

Prices & Accommodation
Accommodation Plan:
Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1030
Per Person in Double Room
$ 1155
One Person Traveling Alone
$ 1875
Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1115
Per Person in Double Room
$ 1245
One Person Traveling Alone
$ 2090
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, 10/30/14
Egypt was amazing! Memphis Tours made it even more exciting. All the guides, namely Ahmed Farahat, Mohammed Imam, and Moustafa Wally El Dein, explained everything so well it felt like I felt like I was living in ancient Egypt myself. The transportation was also good. If you forget anything in the car, it's always there the next day, ready for you to take it back. I hope you enjoy Egypt!
“Memphis Tours” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 I took my tour in October of 2012. I came to Egypt as a solo traveler. I spent time in Cairo, Giza, Luxor, Aswan, Dendara, and Philae. The wonderful thing I liked about Memphis Tours was that I
, 12/12/13

I took my tour in October of 2012. I came to Egypt as a solo traveler. I spent time in Cairo, Giza, Luxor, Aswan, Dendara, and Philae. The wonderful thing I liked about Memphis Tours was that I could tell them when I was arriving and leaving and what places I wanted to see. From there, they customized my tour. Other tour companies are not flexible and would charge me more because I came by myself but this was not the case with Memphis Tours. I was greeted at the Cairo airport by a Memphis Tours' representative. Everything was set up so that you knew what time to get ready the following day and what you were going to see that next day. The guides are exceptional, letting you know why the sites you are visiting are important in history. I highly recommend using Memphis Tours when you are ready to go to Egypt..
“Unforgettable Egypt Tour with excellent and friendly Memphis Tours”
, 10/23/13

First of all thanks to every representatives of memphis in First Egypt for making our Egypt tour awesome! From the time of planning about the tour Maged was very prompt about all my questions. After the political instability when we decide to cancel the tour he guided us properly, providing updated information about the political situations and only for him we visited Egypt from 10th- 21st October,2013. My Booking No is 1023/10-2013.Our tour leaders- Hussein in Cairo,Khalid in Hurghada, Mahemood in Aswan- are very helpful and professional with a cordial approach. All the arrangements done by them were perfect. Our tour guide Yasser in Nile Cruise was just amazing with his approach, knowledge ,demonstrations as well as humors!!! He made our historical journey to NileValley memorable for ever. Our tour guide in Cairo Tarek was also very informative, helpful and cordial. Actually no words can describe their endeavour. highly recommend them for touring in Egypt.Our tour drivers are competent . Mr. Zakariya ,the driver in Cairo is very experienced, particular and caring. In total all the staffs are so friendly, helpful as well as professional to make our holidays remembered for ever. The Egypt is very very SAFE !! We felt Egypt as our second home with Memphis Tour. If you are not going Egypt with Memphis tours , you are missing some remarkable experiences there!!!

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