6 package tours to discover Egypt’s must-sees

Colossi Of Memnon, Valley Of Kings, Luxor Egypt

Discover 6 package tours to explore Egypt’s must-sees.

From the pyramids of Giza to the temples of Abu Simbel and the site of Karnak, the land of the Pharaohs boasts a rich heritage that has fascinated visitors for centuries. The banks of the Nile are littered with testimonies to its complex and still mysterious history. To travel in Egypt is to visit an open-air museum, but also to meet its welcoming inhabitants. Here, the contemporary world and ancestral traditions blend harmoniously.

To make the most of your adventure and make the most of the treasures on offer, an organized trip is the best option. Cruise, hike, dive, seaside holiday– it’s up to you to imagine how you’d like to immerse yourself in the magic of this country. Need a helping hand? The Nomade Aventure adventure travel agency has put together 6 package tours to help you discover Egypt’s must-sees.

Egypt’s not-to-be-missed sandals and hikes

Colossi Of Memnon, Valley Of Kings, Luxor Egypt

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  • Duration: 8 days
  • 🧍‍♂️ Number of participants: from 4 to 14
  • 🧭 Viewitinerary
  • 💙 We love: discovering Egypt on a traditional boat

Let yourself be enchanted by the sacred river during this cruise on a traditional boat. 7 comfortable cabins with private shower rooms make up this sandal. A large covered rooftop allows you to enjoy the fascinating view over the banks of the Nile during your cruise.

This Egypt tour package is a good mix of sailing and walking, desert sand and verdant palm groves, cultural sites and encounters with the locals. You’ll start your journey at the spectacular Karnak temple. Then your eyes will never cease to wonder at the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the Temple of Isis in Philae or the tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

Good to know: the Abu Simbel temples can be visited as an optional extra. We strongly recommend this visit. In addition to the majesty of these monuments carved directly into the rock, the sunrise over Lake Nasser is simply breathtaking!

Visiting a country also means immersing yourself in local life. Nomade Aventure will take you through the colorful souk of Aswan to immerse you in the hustle and bustle of local folklore. And why not grab a bargain? You’ll visit the Nubian village of Kôm Ombo and stroll through Daraw, where an old cattle fair trader will chat with you.

A sandal cruise to discover Nubia

temple égyptien de Ramses II à Abou Simbel

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  • Duration: 8 days
  • 🧍‍♂️ Number of participants: from 4 to 15
  • 🧭 Viewitinerary
  • 💙 We love: discovering Egyptian wildlife

If you’re looking for an unforgettable family vacation, this sandal cruise is for you! From lessons in deciphering hieroglyphics on your boat, to camel and donkey rides, your children will treasure their memories.

In addition to Pharaonic remains such as the temples of Karnak,Edfu and Kom Ombo, this tour of Egypt will introduce you to the flora and fauna of the land of the Pharaohs. Sail by felucca to the Marmya bird sanctuary. Here, you’ll be able to observe a variety of species, including the Senegal bird and the Nile sunbird.

An added bonus of this Egypt tour package: a visit to the Abu Simbel temples, often an optional extra, is an integral part of the tour. Admittedly, you’ll have to make a bit of an effort to get up at 3.00 a.m. to visit them… but the sunrise over the monument to Ramses II and Lake Nasser is well worth the effort.

When it comes to transfers between the airport and your sandal or hotels, both on the outward and return journeys, Nomade Aventure has everything covered. That’s the advantage of organized travel! You don’t have to worry about anything, from finding a restaurant to eat out to finding overnight accommodation. All you have to do is enjoy your adventure and live it to the full.

Exploring ancient Egypt to the rhythm of the Nile

le temple de Philae sur l'île d'Agilikia, le Nil, Assouan

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  • Duration: 9 days
  • 🧍‍♂️ Number of participants: variable as private trip
  • 🧭 Itinerary: Luxor – Karnak – Edfu – Silsila – Kom Ombo – Daraw – Aswan – Philae – Valley of the Kings – Luxor
  • 💙 We love: feeling like you’re taking a trip back in time on a sandal

The first day of your Egypt tour package will be dedicated to the ancient Egyptian capital: Luxor. In addition to the souk, we recommend a visit to the Mummification Museum. It’s not very big, but it’s worth a visit if you want to learn more about embalming techniques.

After discovering the vast religious complex of Karnak, you’ll board your sandal to begin your cruise on the Nile. The banks of the sacred river, with their contrasting shades of green and red, and colorful villages, will pass before your eyes. On a felucca trip, after visiting the Temple of Philae, you’ll catch a glimpse of theOld Cataract Hotel. It was here that Agatha Christie wrote her famous novel « Death on the Nile ».

The sandal is a non-motorized sailing boat with two lateen sails. It was once used to transport stones from the quarries where they were extracted to the temples. This boat has the advantage of letting you make the most of the beauty of the landscape, thanks to its gentle rhythm.

If you’d like to experience this adventure as a family, with friends or as a couple, no problem! This trip is private and customizable. What more could you ask for than a sandal all to yourself and a program tailored to your desires? Nomade Aventure takes care of everything and puts all its expertise into making your Nile cruise unforgettable.

An unusual journey to the land of the pharaohs

pyramides de Gizeh, au Caire,

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  • Duration: 10 days
  • 🧍‍♂️ Number of participants: 5 to 7
  • 🧭 Viewitinerary
  • 💙 We like: discovering Egypt off the beaten track and in a small group with a renowned archaeologist

This organized trip to Egypt is one of the most unusual! Guided by Amandine Marshall, a passionate Egyptologist, you’ll discover the land of the Pharaohs in a whole new light. This archaeologist was involved in the excavation of the Ramesseum for many years. She’ll give you a personalized tour, rich in anecdotes.

Your journey will take you to explore the must-see sites, from the pyramids of Giza to the temples of Abu Simbel. Along the way, you’ll stop at Abydos to discover the funerary temple of King Sety I, and at Denderah for the temple dedicated to Hathor. You’ll visit Deir el-Medineh, the village of the craftsmen responsible for decorating the tombs, and the million-year-old temple of Ramses III at Medinet Habou.

Your trip to the Valley of the Kings will be one to remember. You’ll be able to explore no fewer than 6 tombs. These include Tutankhamun’ s tomb and that of Sety I, exceptionally programmed by Nomade Aventure. The highlight of the show is the Valley of the Queens. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the tomb of Nefertari, considered to be the most beautiful in Egypt. No other tour operator offers this tour.

During your tour, you’ll be invited to lunch with local people on several occasions. They’ll be happy to let you taste the local cuisine and talk about their customs. Some of them are still ancestral.

Ancient Egypt vs. contemporary Egypt

Lac Qarun, Oasis de Faiyum, Egypte

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  • Duration: 14 days
  • 🧍‍♂️ Number of participants: from 4 to 12
  • 🧭 Viewitinerary
  • 💙 We like: a complete tour that lets you discover other facets of Egypt

From the south to the north of Egypt, this tour combines culture and seaside and is ideal for discovering the different faces of the land of the Pharaohs. Your trip is punctuated, of course, by visits to the must-see sites: the pyramids of Giza, Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Edfu and the temples of Abu Simbel, among others.

But you’ll also discover lesser-known places like the Valley of the Whales, a prehistoric desert of great importance. It was in Wadi Al-Hitan that fossils of the oldest species of whale, a marine mammal, were discovered.

Unusual and unforgettable moments await you on this adventure. Climb Mount Sinai to watch the sun set over the desert, explore St. Catherine’s Monastery or have lunch with a farming family in theFayoum oasis. Your stay comes to a gentle close in Sharm el-Sheikh, on the shores of the Red Sea, where you can relax after all your wanderings.

In terms of services, Nomade Aventure offers you a variety of accommodation options throughout your journey: nights on a sandal to sail along the Nile, on a sleeper train to Cairo, in a hostel or in a hotel.

Swimming with dolphins in a lagoon

lagon de Sataya

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  • Duration: 8 days
  • 🧍‍♂️ Number of participants: from 10 to 17
  • 🧭 Location: Sataya Lagoon
  • 💙 We love: taking part in an eco-responsible holiday for the protection of dolphins

Head for the Sataya lagoon, in the middle of the Red Sea, for this original holiday. Once you’ve arrived at Marsa Alam airport, you’ll be transferred to your accommodation for the week, which is none other thana yacht! The yacht features double cabins with private shower rooms and air conditioning. A little extra: mattresses are available if you wish to sleep under the stars on one of the 4 decks.

By the end of this odyssey, underwater life will hold no secrets for you. Over the course of a week, you’ll discover the flora and fauna that inhabit this part of the Red Sea. Mornings will be devoted to swimming with spinner dolphins with a specialist ethologist. They are reputed to be playful, aerobatic and noisy! During your stay, you’ll also be taking part in a study designed to raise awareness among the Egyptian authorities of the need to preserve this lagoon. Your mission will be to carry outsurveys in order to enrich this research.

In the afternoon, snorkeling is the order of the day. Sataya lagoon is shallow and covered in white sand. The waters are crystal-clear and turquoise, a true paradise. Turtles, rays, coral gardens and clownfish will amaze you. As an option, you can sign up for a diving course, or why notsnorkel with the three-time world champion in this category!

Each of these Egypt tours is as unusual and exceptional as this magical country itself. The hardest part is choosing… So, which of these trips thrilled you? Tell us all about it in the comments section.