Nile Family Adventure (9days/8Nights)




9 days


What a better way to learn about Egyptian history than to stand in the heart of it and see it for yourself !  Our Nile Family adventure tour is perfectly designed for families and children wanting a more active adventure while discovering the historical facts that Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan hold, as well as ,the sites that are well preserved until this present day. We will visit a local school in Aswan to interact with the children, and sample a traditional Nubian meal. it’s then on board a traditional felucca sailboat as we float along the Nile, watching the local life unfold as we drift by. From creeping in the crypts in Luxor with a visit the pharaonic tombs in the Valley of the Kings, to wondering the monumental Temple of Karnak before returning to Cairo.

We end our great Egyptian adventure with a tour of Old Cairo, including sprawling Khan-el-Kalili bazaar, the largest bazaar in the Middle East including plenty of souvenirs to take home with you

Tour Plan

Just as you touch down in Cairo international airport, one of our representatives will welcome and assist you upon customs before accompanying you on your transfer to your chosen hotel. Check-in, relax, and settle in, ready for your adventurous upcoming days!Overnight: Cairo. No Meals.
Rise and Shine to your first day of exploring Cairo’s Highlights. Our Nubian Adventure tour begins with a drive to Giza on the outskirts of Cairo to visit the Sphinx and the three great pyramids of Egypt. One of our local Egyptologist guides will be accompanying you on this and all of your other sightseeing tours, and you’ll find them a wealth of knowledge and full of enthusiasm about Egyptian history, and their country in general. Take in the majestic sight of these enormous structures rising out of the desert is a breathtaking spectacle. You will have the opportunity to climb down right inside the pyramids if you wish, though your guide cannot accompany you (a limited number of tickets are available for the Great Pyramid). We then head to the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo. Home to the fantastic Tutankhamun exhibit. The museum hosts a huge number of other ancient Egyptian artefacts.Overnight on board sleeper train. Meals: Breakfast and dinner.
Upon arrival to Aswan, This morning we arrive in Aswan where the Nile is at its most picturesque here, with lush green islands, and feluccas sailing to and from. We start with a tour to the beautiful island temple of Philae by boat. This beautiful temple was relocated after the building of Lake Nasser. We’ll also stop off at a local school where we can join in with a fun and informal English/Arabic language class, which we try to arrange with children of a similar age to your group. There is also a chance to sample a traditional Nubian meal later in the day.Overnight Aswan 5 star hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch .
A new day, a new adventure with plenty of new discoveries! An option is available this morning to visit the temples built by Ramses II at the amazing UNESCO world heritage site of Abu Simbel. We depart very early with the aim of seeing the rising sun over the temples. Transfers, guiding, and entrance fees are included. If you don’t visit Abu Simbel, then this morning is free. We board our traditional Nile felucca at lunchtime to enjoy an afternoon sailing down the Nile. Floating down the Nile on a felucca is one of Egypt’s most enjoyable activities and you’ll be able to watch local rural Egyptian life pass you by on the banks of the river as you drift past. Our Nubian crew will sail the boat and entertain you on the way, as well as preparing meals for you. Our separate facilities boat will join with us from time to time during the day and moor up with us at night. This boat has a welcome toilet and showers on board as well as a hygienic kitchen. We will sleep on the deck of the boat tonight (mattresses, blankets and mosquito nets provided). This is a fun, but basic experience, and we offer an optional upgrade to spend this night back in the Aswan hotel instead of sleeping on the felucca for those wishing some more comfort. You then rejoin the rest of the group the next morning.Overnight onboard Nile Felucca Cruise. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
After breakfast, we spend some more time sailing down the Nile enjoying the picturesque scenery pass by. We then drive on to Luxor where we check into our hotel, which is situated right by the Nile. The rest of the afternoon is free to relax at the hotel or venture out in Luxor to explore the site and sounds of this fascinating town.Overnight luxury 5 star hotel Luxor. Meals: Breakfast.
Early this morning we offer you the option to enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the west bank of the Nile… it’s a truly magical experience to enjoy as a family. Your guide will start your sightseeing tour today at the West bank of the Nile, where we descend into the musty Pharaonic tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and explore the unique temple to Queen Hatchepsut, where we learn about her intriguing story. The afternoon is set aside for you to relax at your hotel, or perhaps explore Luxor town further. You might like to take another felucca trip on the Nile to Banana island, or visit the weird and wonderful Mummification museum.Overnight at Luxor hotel. Meals: Breakfast.
You can enjoy a welcome lie-in today after several early starts. Our afternoon tour then explores the huge temple complex at Karnak. This was once the religious centre of Thebes and Upper Egypt and was linked to Luxor by a long sphinx-lined avenue. The whole complex was in turn linked by a canal to the Nile which the sacred boats of the god Amun moved through. We enter the temple through a smaller sphinx-lined avenue built by Ramesses II, before entering the immense pylon entrance. The huge Courtyard that follows contains are three chapels dedicated to the gods Amun, Khous and Mut while the remarkable Hypostyle Hall has 134 towering columns, each carved with scenes of gods and pharaohs. Hieroglyphic inscriptions adorn the walls. There is a huge amount to see here and our Egyptologist guide will give a tour of several hours followed by some free time for you to look around further. In the evening we transfer to the station to catch the overnight sleeper train back to Cairo (approx. 9 hours). Overnight onboard Sleeper Train. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
On arrival back in Cairo we take a short tour to explore the city. We take in the old mosque and museum at the Citadel, which also offers a wonder view over the city, and wander around, and possibly do some haggling and souvenir hunting, in the mazy Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. We’ll stop of at a traditional Koshari shop to enjoy lunch, and later in the evening we include a tasty farewell dinner to say goodbye to your local guide and your fellow travellers.Overnight at Cairo 5 star hotel. Meals: Breakfast.
Your time is free today for some last minute sightseeing or shopping until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. If you have an afternoon or evening flight departure, you could take a half-day tour to learn more about the evolution of pyramid building at Saqqara, Dashour & Memphis. Check out our optional tours section for more details.Meals: Breakfast.

Tour Amenities



  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary based on bed & breakfast 5* standard
  • 2 nights on board sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo (flight & hotel upgrade available)
  • 1 night on board felucca sailboat with support boat (Nile cruise upgrade available)
  • 1 night at hotel in Aswan based on bed & breakfast 5* standard
  • 2 night at hotel in Luxor based on bed & breakfast 5* standard
  • All transport and transfers in private AC vehicles
  • Sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Breakfast & dinner on board sleeper train
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Relevant transfers during sightseeing in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor
  • Currently applicable tax / service charge
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itenerary
  • 2 small bottles per person during trips
  • English speaking tour guide- English speaking tour leader during transfers
  • Tipping including for all the involved during the tour excluding the tour guide and the tour leader
  • Single Room Supplement - Price from 350 USD. This option books a single room in all the accommodation throughout the tour and should be added by all solo travellers (we do not offer a room sharing option on this tour between people not booking together).
  • Entry visa
  • International flight (available on request)Tipping for the tour guide and the tour leader
  • High and peak dates
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, drinks, extra meals, etc
  • Hotel gala dinners on 24 and/or 31 Dec (budget up to $180 p/p)
  • Additional tours or other items not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance

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