Egypt from $2,578

Cairo – Aswan – Nile Cruise – Luxor

9 days - 7 nights

US departure date: May 14, 2022
Cairo land tour start date: May 15
Return date: May 22

Check Availability or call 800-638-7640

What's Included?

The 9-day land package includes:

Transportation and Lodging

  • 4 nights at first class hotels with private bath/shower, 2-share rooms
  • 3 nights on a 5-star deluxe Nile Cruise with private bath/shower, 2-share cabins
  • Round-trip economy class air transportation between Cairo and Luxor
  • Ground transportation by air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers included with purchased international AESU group airfare
  • Domestic airport transfers included with land package price


  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners including:
    • Welcome dinner
    • 2 Cairo dinners
    • 3 dinners on the Nile cruise
    • Egyptian farewell dinner

Activities, Admissions & Sights

  • Camel or horse-back ride
  • Aswan site of cataract rapids
  • Galabiyah party
  • Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  • Authentic Egyptian farewell dinner
  • Traditional Felucca ride on the Nile
  • Monuments of the world’s Seven Wonders
  • Saqqara tombs
  • Ancient hieroglyphics
  • Step Pyramid
  • Giza Plateau & Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Kephren’s Pyramid
  • Phalie Temple
  • Unfinished Obelisk
  • Kom Ombo Temple
  • Edfu Temple
  • King Tut’s Sarcophagus
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple
  • Memnon Colossi
  • Karnack Temple
  • Luxor Temple and much more…


  • A private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
  • All service charges and local taxes

Bring out the explorer in you and visit the land that gave birth to the first great civilization. Hop on a luxury Nile cruise and visit the city of Edfu, discover the pharaonic temples in the Valley of the Kings, then see timeless treasures at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Translate ancient stories told in the beautiful hieroglyphics that line the walls of ancient tombs and part-take in a traditional Galabiyah party.

Tour Highlights

  • Aswan site of cataracts
  • Galabiyah party
  • Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  • Authentic Egyptian farewell dinner
  • Traditional Felucca ride on the Nile
  • Monuments of the world’s Seven Wonders
  • Saqqara tombs
  • Step Pyramid
  • Giza Plateau & Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Kephren’s Pyramid
  • Phalie Temple
  • Unfinished Obelisk
  • Kom Ombo temple, dedicated to Horus and Sobek
  • Edfu temple
  • King Tut’s Sarcophagus
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Queen Hatshepsut’s temple
  • Memnon Colossi
  • Karnack temple dedicated to god Amon-Ra
  • Luxor temple with two seated statues of Ramses and much more…!

Make your childhood dreams come true this year and discover Egypt.

Free Airport Transfers & Discount Airfare

When you book your airfare through AESU, you get these great benefits:

  • Free airport transfers overseas on tour start and return dates
  • Hassle free—we take care of all the details
  • Free quotes & competitive rates
  • Fly with fellow travelers
  • Flexible payment schedule
  • AESU can help with special flight requests too
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What to do during your free time? For more details or current local events talk to your tour director or your local city guide. They are always the best source for free-time activities and offer great tips on restaurants or local hang-outs.



Traveling on this trip will introduce you to some native cuisine, including local specialties.

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We stay in superior tourist class hotels, all with private bath/shower in 2-share rooms. Our hotels have been specially selected for their atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and cleanliness. Our hotels are centrally located or within a short walk of public transportation to take you to the landmark of your choice in the city you are visiting. (Why stay in remote cabins, hostels, or share your room with up to 6 people, when you can stay in a centrally located hotel?)

You'll be given a complete hotel address list with your final documents. Properties are subject to change and any substitutions would be the equivalent of those listed. All land package rates are based on two people sharing a room. If traveling solo and not wanting to pay the single supplement, AESU will attempt to arrange a share with a same-gender travelers. If a share cannot be arranged a single supplement will apply.


Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa features unparalleled views of the majestic Giza Pyramids, located only 0.6 mi away. It features a large free form outdoor pool with bar island. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.The rooms include a flat-screen TV and a work desk.


MS Blue Shadow Nile cruise is a 5 star luxury cruise ship. It features 56 cabins, a restaurant featuring Eastern and Western cuisines. Cabins are equipped with air conditioning, minibar, satellite flat-screen TV, Panoramic Windows, & Safe box.

Egypt: Valley of Kings$2578.00
Click on a date below to get a quote or book online
Start In CairoEnd In CairoLand Only
May 15  May 22$2578

Or call 800-638-7640 to speak with a travel expert

If you purchase your own airfare, book your overnight flight from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date listed above.

*Price per person based on a twin share room. If you are a solo traveler, upon request AESU can attempt to arrange for you to share a twin with a same-gender traveler. If you prefer a single room, or if AESU cannot arrange a shared room a single supplement of $675 will be applied to your reservation.

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Gateway Cities

Fly into Cairo, return from Cairo.

Airfare is not included in land price. If you choose to book air with AESU, after receipt of your land booking, AESU will email you a quote with your tour confirmation invoice. You will have 72 hours to accept or decline airfare. (Or call AESU at 800-638-7640 for a quote prior to booking).

Book Airfare with AESU - FREE Airport Transfers

Purchase your airfare from AESU and receive free arrival/departure transfers between the airport and your hotels. We also try to book you on the same flights as others traveling on your tour. Land only participants BOOKING OWN FLIGHT OVERSEAS, DO NOT receive airport arrival/departure transfers. If you book land only with us, book your flights from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date. If you are not booking flights through AESU, we recommend not booking airfare until your tour is guaranteed (This will be noted on website with “guaranteed departure” next to tour start date).

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How to Book

Click on a date above to get a quote or book online. You can make your $500 deposit ONLINE to confirm your space on the land tour. Full payment isn't due until 120 days before departure, and you or friends and family can make partial payments after you've booked (See NOTE below if within 120 days). Or you can scan/email or fax a booking form.

If you just want a quote and don’t want to secure a spot on the land program, select date above and click “Get a Quote” button on next page.

NOTE: Reservations to be paid in full 120 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and any airfare quote can only be held for 72 hours. Payment in full, for late bookings, will be due upon receipt of invoice from AESU. A late booking fee of $150 per person will apply.

All prices reflect a cash discount (For full payment by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.)

To download a copy of the Terms and Conditions Click here.

Payment Plan

After paying a deposit of $500 online to reserve your spot, you can pay your balance in as many installments as you like, with a minimum of $100 for each transaction and no service fee. Please indicate booking number on your check payment. If you prefer to pay installments by credit card, please call us at 800-638-7640 for details. (All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 4% processing fee for any payments made by credit card after initial deposit.) The total tour cost (land, and air if applicable) must be paid in full at least 120 days before departure.

INSURANCE: Travel insurance is required and the University of Minnesota offers travel insurance. For more information and to purchase travel insurance visit:

Is This Trip Right for You?

“When booking a trip, I was searching for a balance of structured tours and adequate free time, and I found that with AESU!”
-Past traveler

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