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Egypt Travel: A Journey Back in Time

The Great Pyramids of Giza and countless other treasures have beckoned the curious to Egypt for more than two millennia. Today, travellers on Egypt tours still come to this mysterious destination in search of its iconic ancient wonders — the magnificent royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings, Pharaonic temples of the Nile and Luxor, the largest open-air museum in the world — swept by the sands of time, yet still in a remarkable state of preservation.

On an A&K luxury Egypt tour, uncover the story of this enduring destination and experience Egypt travel like never before — in total luxury and always with true experts at your side. Cruise the fabled Nile in style on award-winning luxury Sanctuary Nile River cruise ships, disembarking at A&K’s private docks in Luxor and Aswan for convenient access to Egypt’s most famous sites. Travel in the company of the region's best Egyptologists and trust that every step of your Egypt vacation is supported 24/7 by our experienced global network, including six local offices in Egypt.

A&K guests have a choice of impeccably crafted Egypt tours, including our classic Luxury Small Group Journeys and ready-to-book Signature Journeys as well as privately guided and fully customized Luxury Tailor Made Journeys.

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Best Time To Go
September - May
Climate Charts
Time Zone
ET +7 hours
Flights
Cairo (CAI)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to visit Egypt?

    It’s best to visit Egypt anytime from September to May, a period when the climate tends to be milder, but Egypt can be visited year-round.

    It’s best to visit Egypt anytime from September to May, a period when the climate tends to be milder, but Egypt can be visited year-round.

  • What are the key highlights of an Egypt journey?

    Can’t-miss sites in Egypt include The Great Pyramids of Giza; the magnificent royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings; the Pharaonic temples of the Nile; and Karnak and Luxor, the largest open-air museum in the world. A Nile cruise offers historic sites such as Aswan and Abu Simbel, an experience best bookended with time in Cairo to explore the city’s museums, Khan el-Khalili bazaar and diverse neighborhoods.

    Can’t-miss sites in Egypt include The Great Pyramids of Giza; the magnificent royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings; the Pharaonic temples of the Nile; and Karnak and Luxor, the largest open-air museum in the world. A Nile cruise offers historic sites such as Aswan and Abu Simbel, an experience best bookended with time in Cairo to explore the city’s museums, Khan el-Khalili bazaar and diverse neighborhoods.

  • How many nights should you plan for a Nile Cruise?

    A four-night cruise affords enough time to see the Nile’s major highlights including the temples of Luxor and Abu Simbel, while a more leisurely paced seven-night cruise reveals a wealth of additional less-frequented sites, such as Dra Abu Nag and the magnificent Medinet Habu, built by Ramses III.

    A four-night cruise affords enough time to see the Nile’s major highlights including the temples of Luxor and Abu Simbel, while a more leisurely paced seven-night cruise reveals a wealth of additional less-frequented sites, such as Dra Abu Nag and the magnificent Medinet Habu, built by Ramses III.

  • Can you go inside the pyramids of Giza?

    Yes, visitors are allowed into select interior chambers of one of Giza’s three most iconic pyramids. The Giza Pyramid Complex (or Giza Necropolis) also comprises some ancillary pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza.

    Yes, visitors are allowed into select interior chambers of one of Giza’s three most iconic pyramids. The Giza Pyramid Complex (or Giza Necropolis) also comprises some ancillary pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza.

  • Where should I visit in upper Egypt?

    Aswan and Abu Simbel are can’t-miss sites in upper Egypt. Fronting the Nile, Aswan boast a wealth of monumental treasures, including the Philae temple complex, the Temple of Isis and the Temple of Khnum. Located southwest of Aswan, the small Nubian village of Abu Simbel is renowned for its two massive rock-cut temples, both built during the reign of King Ramses II (1200 BC).

    Aswan and Abu Simbel are can’t-miss sites in upper Egypt. Fronting the Nile, Aswan boast a wealth of monumental treasures, including the Philae temple complex, the Temple of Isis and the Temple of Khnum. Located southwest of Aswan, the small Nubian village of Abu Simbel is renowned for its two massive rock-cut temples, both built during the reign of King Ramses II (1200 BC).

  • What is an Egyptologist?

    Egyptologists are experts who study the language, history and culture of ancient Egypt, a period dating back to 7,000 BC. Their skillsets span humanities disciplines such as literary theory to hard sciences, including the physics of radiocarbon dating. Leading every A&K journey to Egypt, all of A&K’s Guides and Resident Tour Directors® are also trained Egyptologists, revealing privileged insights every step of the way.

    Egyptologists are experts who study the language, history and culture of ancient Egypt, a period dating back to 7,000 BC. Their skillsets span humanities disciplines such as literary theory to hard sciences, including the physics of radiocarbon dating. Leading every A&K journey to Egypt, all of A&K’s Guides and Resident Tour Directors® are also trained Egyptologists, revealing privileged insights every step of the way.

  • What is the climate in Egypt?

    Egypt's climate is predominantly hot and dry but varies north to south. Average highs are around 100°F during the summer months from May to September. The mild winter season can see some rain along coastal areas. Over the course of the year, Cairo’s temperature typically varies from 50°F to 96°F and is rarely below 46°F or above 102°F.

    Egypt's climate is predominantly hot and dry but varies north to south. Average highs are around 100°F during the summer months from May to September. The mild winter season can see some rain along coastal areas. Over the course of the year, Cairo’s temperature typically varies from 50°F to 96°F and is rarely below 46°F or above 102°F.

  • Do I need a visa to visit Egypt?

    Yes, a tourist visa is required for U.S. and Canadian passport holders for entry into Egypt. A&K recommends an electronic visa (eVisa). To apply online, visit visa2egypt.gov.eg/eVisa/Home.

    Yes, a tourist visa is required for U.S. and Canadian passport holders for entry into Egypt. A&K recommends an electronic visa (eVisa). To apply online, visit visa2egypt.gov.eg/eVisa/Home.

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