Saudi Arabia & Egypt Cultural Tour

from $3765
Duration
Duration:
13 Days/ 2 Nights
Type
Type:
Private Tour
Run
Run:
Everyday
Overview

Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Saudi Arabia and Egypt, as you embark on a remarkable journey that unveils the hidden gems and awe-inspiring sights in both countries, immersing you in their vibrant cultures and leaving you with unforgettable memories.

Included
  • Meet and Assistance at the airport by the Tour Coordinator
  • All Airport Transfers by an air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Domestic flights ( Cairo / Luxor - Aswan / Cairo )
  • Domestic flights ( Riyadh / AlUla / Riyadh )
  • Accommodation in Cairo for 3 nights including breakfast
  • Accommodation on a 5-star Nile Cruise for 4 nights, full board
  • Accommodation in Riyadh for 3 nights including breakfast
  • Accommodation in AlUla for 2 nights including breakfast and Dinner 
  • Local English- speaking tour guide in Cairo / Riyadh
  • English-speaking driving during the rest of the tours in Saudi
  • Spot Local English-speaking guide in Al Aula at Hegra, Dadan, and Ekmah Mountain, joining group tours
  • English-speaking driving during the rest of the tours in Saudi
  • Entrance Fees for all the sightseeing mentioned 
  • Meals as mentioned include Tea, Coffee, and mineral water
  • Mineral Water on Vehicle 
  • All Taxes and services charge

 

Excluded
  • International Flights 
  • Entry Visa 
  • Personal Spendings 
  • Camera tickets at sights where allowed
  • Tips 

 

Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

Welcome to the mystical lands of Egypt, where the Pharaohs ruled for thousands of years. Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted by our team at the airport then you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

After breakfast, embark on a journey to Cairo, where you will visit the Giza Plateau and the Great Pyramids, then you will walk or take a camel to see the iconic Sphinx and Valley Temple. Enjoy lunch at an authentic Egyptian restaurant before visiting the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo. Marvel at ancient Egyptian artifacts and treasures before driving through Old Cairo to the historic Islamic Cairo area, where you can explore the vibrant alleys of Khan El Khalili, Cairo's oldest bazaar. Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Fly to Luxor - East Bank Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Luxor; a city renowned for its breathtaking Nile cruises. Step aboard the magnificent Salacia cruise and embark on an extraordinary journey along the majestic Nile. Indulge in a delectable lunch before immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring wonders of Luxor Temple on the East Bank and Karnak Temple in Upper Egypt. Afterward, return to the cruise for an enchanting evening filled with a meticulously prepared dinner crafted with love and care. As night falls, retire to your luxurious accommodations in Luxor and prepare for more unforgettable experiences ahead.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: West Bank Sightseeing

Enjoy your first breakfast on board your cruise, then embark on a journey to explore the wonders of the West Bank. Delve into history as you visit the Royal Cemetery, The Valley of the Kings, home to an impressive collection of 62 Pharaohs, and behold the grandeur of the Mortuary Temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut. Be awe-struck by the colossal statues known as Colossi of Memnon. After your exploration, return to your luxurious cruise where a delectable lunch awaits you onboard. Indulge in relaxation with afternoon tea. As evening falls, savor a mouthwatering dinner before retiring for a peaceful night's sleep in Edfu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Edfu and Kom Ombo

Step aboard your cruise ship and start your day with a delectable breakfast. Afterward, embark on a journey to the Edfu Temple, an exquisite example of the well-preserved Greco-Roman era temples. To reach this architectural wonder, hop onto a charming horse-drawn carriage and soak in the vibrant local life of Upper Egypt along the way. As you traverse through lush landscapes adorned with banana and date palm trees, let yourself be captivated by their beauty. Once you have explored the incredible Edfu Temple, return to Kom Ombo to uncover its unique collection of temples. Indulge in a flavorsome lunch that will tantalize your taste buds before continuing your cruise toward Aswan. As twilight descends upon you, relish in a warm and delightful dinner while being enveloped by the serene atmosphere of the magnificent Nile River. Finally, settle into your cozy cabin on board for an overnight stay as you continue sailing through Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Aswan Sightseeing

Begin your day with an indulgent breakfast while sailing to Aswan; a vibrant and captivating city. Explore the renowned High Dam, witness the majestic Unfinished Obelisk, and marvel at the exquisite Temple of Philae - all dedicated to the revered goddesses Isis and Hathor. As night falls and you savor a delectable dinner, retreat back to your cruise ship for a serene experience amidst the enchanting waters of the awe-inspiring Nile River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Fly to Cairo - Optional Tour to Abu Simbel

Enjoy a delicious breakfast on board, surrounded by the calm waters of the Nile, before being transferred to Aswan Airport for a flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel for a final night in the Land of Pharaohs.

Optional Group tour by Coach to Abu Simbel Temples for an extra $89 USD

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Cairo - Fly to Riyadh - Arrive Riyadh

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel and then head out to Cairo International Airport for a flight to Riyadh. Overnight in Riyadh for 2 nights.


Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Riyadh Day Tour

After a delicious breakfast, your adventure in Diriyah, an ancient heritage site located on the outskirts of Riyadh. You will have the opportunity to explore this UNESCO-listed gem that is believed to be the birthplace of Saudi Arabia's first state. Once a bustling desert city, its mud-brick walls stand as a testament to its glorious past as a thriving hub of culture and trade. In 1745, this remarkable city was designated as the capital, laying the groundwork for what would eventually unite Saudi Arabia. Afterward, make your way to Masmak Fort in Riyadh's historic quarter. Constructed during Abdullah bin Rashid's reign in 1895 AD, this fortress showcases impressive architecture and offers insights into Riyadh's past. Next on your itinerary is Dirah Souq, renowned for its diverse range of colorful textiles such as silk and luxurious pashminas. Immerse yourself in this vibrant market before pausing for a delightful lunch break. In the afternoon, allow yourself to be guided through the National Museum - an absolute national treasure recognized as a World Heritage Site. With eight galleries dedicated to Arabian history spanning from cosmic creation tales to contemporary times; you will gain comprehensive knowledge about this captivating region. Conclude your day by visiting Murabba Palace built by King Abdul Aziz in 1937 AD. This beautiful family dwelling was constructed using locally sourced materials; it consists of numerous small buildings arranged around spacious courtyards.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Flight from Riyadh to AlUla

Transfer to the airport for your flight to AlUla, once you arrive, take the opportunity to explore the awe-inspiring wonders of Madain Saleh, which has been recognized as a World Heritage site. This ancient city was once known as "Al Hegra" and served as an important stop along a highly lucrative trade route during ancient times. Madain Saleh is spread across an expansive area of 2000 square meters and is filled with numerous remnants and tombs that have been carved into rocks. As you explore, be sure not to miss out on visiting significant sites such as the Nabatean Well, Qasr Al Bint, Diwan Tomb, Al Farid Palace, and even the well-preserved railway station. During your tour of Madain Saleh, take some time to enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the local restaurants. If time allows, consider making your way toward Harrat Uairedh. Located at one of the highest points in town; this place offers breathtaking panoramic views of its surrounding landscapes. Sit back and relax while enjoying a cup of authentic Arabic coffee or tea accompanied by some delicious dates as you witness a serene sunset from this remarkable vantage point. Afterward returning from Harrat Uairedh's scenic viewpoint excursion back to AlUla where you will spend two nights at your hotel for restful overnight accommodations.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Al Ula Tours

After breakfast, embark on an adventure to discover the marvels of the World Heritage sites of Dadan and Jabal Ikmah. Jabal Ikmah often likened to an expansive open-air library, boasts the highest concentration and most diverse collection of inscriptions found in AlUla. Meanwhile, Dadan served as the capital for both the Dadan and Lihyan kingdoms. This city constructed from stone holds a rich history that spans from the 9th century BCE to the 8th century BCE. Admire over ten tombs meticulously carved into crimson-red cliffs, with one particularly renowned burial ground known as 'Lion Tombs'. These impressive lion sculptures signify resting places for esteemed members of society. After immersing yourself in mountainous wonders, journey to Old Town where you can delve into Al-Ula's captivating history while leisurely strolling through its lush oasis and local farms. Take this opportunity to meet a welcoming local family who will graciously share tea with you—an experience that promises cultural immersion at its finest! Once rejuvenated by this heartfelt encounter, continue your adventure toward the iconic 'Elephant Rock', an awe-inspiring natural formation that truly captures the imagination. Return to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Flight Back from AlUla to Riyadh

After Breakfast, you will be transferred to Al-Ula airport for the domestic flight back to Riyadh, Overnight in Riyadh.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Riyadh Final Departure

After breakfast, check out and transfer to Riyadh Airport for the flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices
Accommodation Plan (A) [Price Per Person]:
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Prices
May - September
$ 3765 Per person in a Double room
$ 5195 Per person in a Single room
October - April
$ 4145 Per person in a Double room
$ 5565 Per person in a Single room
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