Experience Egypt

Above and below the waterline, Egypt is full of exciting things to see and do. Though the Pyramids of Giza are often the main event, dozens of other monuments and museums are scattered around this ancient land and are worthy of discovering. Before or after your All Star Liveaboards dive trip, consider a tour of Cairo or Egypt or a Nile River cruise. Make your Red Sea trip a complete experience by exploring this magnificent African country.

Each tour includes a knowledgeable private guide and transfers between accommodations and tourist attractions.

Option 1 - Best of Cairo

Visit one of the most famous and historic cities on Earth as an add-on option to your Red Sea dive trip. From the legendary Pyramids of Giza to a local market with 13th-century origins, Cairo is a modern city set against a backdrop of its ancient past.

If seeing the Pyramids of Giza is all you desire while on land, we feature a convenient and easy one-day tour. It is combined with dining at a popular local establishment and unique sights – like the world’s oldest man-made stone structure and an outdoor museum of ancient artifacts – for you to explore.

Consider a two-day tour if your schedule allows and you’d like to delve into more of Egypt’s culture. Discover more Egyptian history at one of the city’s impressive museums, see one of Egypt’s many beautiful mosques and spend time shopping in the famous Khan el Khalili bazaar.

1-Day Cairo Tour

The Pyramids, Sakkara, Memphis

Trip Highlights
• Pyramids of Giza
• Sakkara Necropolis
• Memphis
• Lunch at a Local Restaurant
• Pyramid Sound and Light Show

Ask your guide about
• Riding a Camel
• Entering a Pyramid
• Browsing in a Papyrus Shop
• Visiting a Carpet School

Travel Info
• Arrive by Saturday
• Sunday tours
• Board All Star Red Sea on Monday

2-Day Cairo Tour

The Pyramids + Museums and Khan el Khalili

Trip Highlights
• Pyramids of Giza
• Sakkara Necropolis
• Memphis
• Lunch at a Local Restaurant
• The Egyptian Museum
• Sultan Hassan Mosque
• Khan el Khalili Dinner

Ask your guide about
• Riding a Camel
• Entering a Pyramid
• Browsing in a Papyrus Shop
• Visiting a Carpet School

Travel Info
• Arrive by Friday
• Saturday and Sunday tours
• Board All Star Red Sea on Monday

Option 2 - Best of the Nile

The Pyramids of Giza often overshadow equally impressive cultural attractions found along the Nile River that are less crowded. Along the banks of the river in central and southern Egypt, find temples and tombs, fascinating architecture and hieroglyphics and learn about the importance of Egypt’s preserved colors.

For adventure travelers desiring to walk through authentic monuments rather than museums, this Nile cruise is the holy grail of sightseeing. Travel through the same hallways as Cleopatra and King Tut during the daytime and then enjoy gourmet dinner in the evening, combined with luxurious overnight accommodations.

Trip Highlights and Travel Info:
• Arrive by Thursday

• Friday-Monday; 3-night stay

• Aswan - Philae Temple, Felucca Sailing
• Kom Ombo - Kom Ombo Temple, Crocodile Museum
• Edfu - Edfu Temple
• Luxor - Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple
• Board All Star Red Sea on Monday

Ask your guide about
• Visiting one of two Nubian Villages
• Seeing King Tut's Tomb
• Taking a Hot Air Balloon Ride
• Experiencing the Luxor Temple Sound and Light Show
• Browsing in an Oil Shop
• Visiting an Alabaster Workshop

Your guide will stay in a cabin aboard the Nile River cruise boat; begin each day’s tours in the vessel’s lobby by meeting your guide at the agreed upon time.

Contact us if you’d like us to arrange a 4-night Nile River cruise. The enables guests to enjoy the same sites at a slower pace. This longer trip is ideal only for those whose travel plans are more flexible.

Option 3 - Best of Egypt

For the ultimate Egyptian experience, explore the best attractions in Cairo, and then discover the extraordinary monuments along the River Nile. See the Pyramids of Giza, Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings and much more while enjoying local gourmet cuisine and luxury accommodations, all for one great price.

During this week-long tour, travelers will take in the top sites in Cairo and cruise down the Nile to the southern city of Aswan. Gain a sense of ancient Egyptian life by walking through tombs, temples, museums, mosques and more. Along the way, make memories that will last a lifetime.

Trip Highlights and Travel Info:
• Arrive by Tuesday

Cairo - Wednesday-Thursday; begin with the 2-Day Cairo Tour

• Pyramids of Giza
• Sakkara Necropolis
• Memphis
• Experiencing the Pyramids Sound and Light Show
• Lunch at a Local Restaurant
• The Egyptian Museum
• A mosque
• Khan el Khalili Dinner

Nile Cruise - Friday-Monday; 3 night stay
• Aswan - Philae Temple, Felucca Sailing
• Kom Ombo - Kom Ombo Temple, Crocodile Museum
• Edfu - Edfu Temple
• Luxor - Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple
• Board All Star Red Sea on Monday

Ask your guide about
• Riding a Camel
• Entering a Pyramid
• Browsing in a Papyrus Shop
• Visiting a Carpet School
• Visiting one of two Nubian Villages
• Seeing King Tut's Tomb
• Taking a Hot Air Balloon Ride
• Experiencing the Luxor Temple Sound and Light Show
• Browsing in an Oil Shop
• Visiting an Alabaster Workshop

Contact us if you’d like us to extend your stay and visit places beyond those listed above. Egypt has an extraordinary history dating back to ancient times. Consider Alexandria with its architecture, museums and fresh seafood on the Mediterranean Sea.

Add-On Tours

The Pyramid Sound & Light Show

While The Pyramids of Giza are a spectacular attraction during daytime hours, the evening show provides another dimension to the Seventh Wonder of the World. During this magical experience, visitors travel back in time with the Sphinx providing the narration. This massive mythical creature has witnessed many events, having stood over the temples for millenniums, guarding the kings’ burial grounds, possessions and dynasties.

Part entertainment, part history lesson, discover Egypt’s rulers: King Khufu, who built the Great Pyramid, King Khafre, his son who built his namesake structure and King Menkaure, who oversaw the creation of a smaller pyramid. Leave the show with a better understanding of the temples’ undiscovered mysteries and secrets revealed through archaeologists.

Shows are offered each evening, weather permitting. Visitors can select from standard and VIP seats and in one of 10 languages. Transportation is included from and to your hotel.

Nile Dinner Cruise

The Nile River, at 4,132 miles (6,650 km), is the longest in the world and flows north to the Mediterranean Sea. A three-hour dinner cruise is a wonderful way to absorb more of Egypt’s culture.

During the evening cruise, guests can experience Cairo’s ever-changing scenery and the city’s illuminated splendor. Ample time is available to explore the ship and walk the decks.

The dining experience may include Egyptian and international cuisine. This evening’s entertainment showcases traditional Egyptian instruments, music and tanoura dancing in Middle Eastern costumes. A belly dancer also performs her native folk dance. Additionally, a house band performs modern-day songs and welcomes guests to join in dancing.

Transportation is included to and from your hotel.

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