Egypt Budget Travel Packages and Programs for Backpackers | Cairo and Upper Egypt Series of Adventures


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Day 1: Arrival in Cairo
Arrive at the Cairo International Airport, you will be greeted by Star Shine Tours representative who will meet and assist you at the airport. Then transfer to your hotel. There will be a short briefing with your guide about your itinerary, Check in overnight at your hotel.
Overnight: Cairo
Day 2: Great Pyramids of Giza, and the Egyptian Museum
Take breakfast at your hotel then meet our professional Egyptologist tour guide in the lobby to start an unforgettable day tour. Stop at the great pyramids of Giza, pyramid of Cheops, Chephen and Mykerinus then visit the Great Sphinx of Giza, the head of pharaoh with a lion's body. The tour includes a visit to the granite temple beside Sphinx know as the Valley temple. Move to have a magnificent tour among 120,000 items of Egyptian antiquities in the Egyptian Museum, one of the most important museums in the ancient world. At evening time, our guide will transfer you to Giza Railway Station toi catch first class sitting train to Luxor. Have an overnight aboard train.

Overnight: first class sitting train
Meals: breakfast, and lunch

If you Like to Upgrade for Sleeping train supplement 80 USD Per Person
Day 3: Luxor: Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple
Arrive and meet our representative in Luxor Train Station. After taking your breakfast box, get transferred to your hotel to check in. After enjoying some rest and relaxation, meet our Egyptologist tour guide in the lobby to start a half day tour in which you will visit Karnak Temple that was dedicated to god Amun and considered to be one of the largest worshipping places on earth. Have lunch at a local restaurant then move to the beautiful Luxor Temple built by Amunhotep III in the 18th Dynasty and completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. Enjoy visiting Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the First Pylon. Transfer back to your hotel to have an overnight.

Overnight: hotel Luxor
Meals: breakfast, and lunch
Day 4: Luxor: Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon – Off to Aswan
Take breakfast at your hotel then meet our tour guide again to complete your tour for the sightseeing in Luxor. Take the adventure of the sacred Valley of the Kings among the tombs of King Tutmosis I, Tutmosis III, Tut-Ankh-Amon, King Ramssess VI, King Mrenptah and AmonhotepII. From the kings take another adventurous tour to the Valley of Queens where tombs of the queens and princesses of the XVIII, XVIV, and XX Dynasties were buried. You will visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, built by Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for about 20 years during the 18th  Dynasty (1490–1469 B.C). Depart Hatshepsut Temple to get transferred by train to Aswan. Arrive and meet our local representative in Aswan Railway Station who will transfer you to your hotel. Have an overnight in Aswan.

Overnight: Hotel Aswan
Meals: breakfast, and lunch
Day 5: Philae Temple of Isis, and an optional tour to Abu Simbel
In the afternoon, feel the magic of the Philae's Temple of Isis. You may take our optional early morning tour to Abu Simbel Temple in which our representative will pick you up from your hotel to join one of our groups on a deluxe air-condition coach tour to Abu Simbel. Upon arrival, you will visit the twin temple that originally carved out on the mountainside in the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Abu Simbel Temple is called The Sun Temple of Ramssess II. The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also called Temple of Hathor. Return to Aswan in the evening to transfer to Aswan Train Station to catch your sitting train back to Cairo. Have an overnight in Cairo.

Overnight: first class sitting train
Meals: breakfast
If you Like to Upgrade for Sleeping train supplement 80 USD Per Person 
Day 6: In Cairo: St. Samaan EL Kharraz Church overlooking the Garbage City
Arrive in Cairo in the morning to meet our local representative in Giza Railway Station to transfer to your hotel to check in and relax for some time and freshen up. At a later time, meet him to start a very distinguished day tour in the Garbage City. Garbage City is not your normal tourist attraction but it is an interesting place to visit inside Cairo. For generations, the Zabaleen (dustmen) live in this "Trash City", the slum settlement where you can see garbage everywhere. From there, you will climb the mountain to visit the beautiful St. Samaan El Kharraz Church that was discovered inside hidden natural caves of El Mukaatam Mountain. The monastery of Saint Samaan has benches made of big slaps of polished stone covered with carpets. Return to your hotel overnight.

Overnight: Hotel
Meals: breakfast, and lunch
Day 7: Walking in heart of Old Cairo
Breakfast at your hotel, meet our guide and start your day tour visit El Azhaer Mosque and then the 970 built Al-Azhar Mosque (mosque of the most resplendent) by orders from Al Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid Caliphate. Afterwards, take a walk in the middle of the open museum of pedestrian only Al Mu'izz li-Din Allah Street filled with historic sites. Visit Khan El Khalily souq (bazaar), one of the oldest and famous markets in the Middle East! Transfer to your hotel, and have an overnight.

Overnight: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Final Departure
After check-out, you will be transferred by your tour manger to take you to Cairo International Airport to catch your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast
  • Meet and assist at Cairo International Airport upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation in Cairo for 3 nights on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in Aswan for 1 night on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in Luxor for 1 night on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in first class sitting train for 2 nights
  • Train ticket from Cairo to Aswan and back from Luxor to Cairo
  • All sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transportation provided by deluxe air-conditioned vehicles
  • Oriental Lunch
  • Egyptologist tour guide Shred with our Star Shine Tours group (maximum 15 people
  • Traditional local lunch in Cairo
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, and 5 lunches
  • Portage when needed 
  • All services and charge taxes
  • International flight ticket
  • Egypt entry visa
  • Entrance fees to historical places
  • Any optional tour not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals except where indicted
  • Drinks and any personal expenses
  • Tipping Kitty
  • Travel insurance
May –September
  • Barceló Cairo hotel
  • pyramisa isis corniche
  • Sheraton Luxor
October – April

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8 Days & 7 Nights
Tour Package Overview: 
Tour Code: SBTE0053
Tour Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Transport: Vehicle, First Class Train, and Felucca
Availability: any day around the year
Tour Style: Student budget adventure tours
Group Size: maximum 15 persons
Tour Name: Egypt Budget Travel Packages and Programs for Backpackers | Cairo and Upper Egypt Series of Adventures
Starting Point: Cairo, Egypt
Finishing Point: Cairo, Egypt
Price:  From 380 $ P.P

Star Shine Tours organizes inexpensive tours in Egypt for backpackers aged from 18 years to 35. Enjoy our travel packages to Giza necropolis where you can visit the great Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx and Temple Valley. This is a budget program of which you can savor the pharaonic masterpieces in the Egyptian Museum and travel by air-conditioned first class train from Cairo to Luxor. In Luxor, take the adventure of the ancient city of Thebes through a day tour visit to Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, and the holy Valley of the Kings. The adventurous tour will take you to Temple of Queen Hatshepsut located in the Valley of the Queens and move to stand before the Colossi of Memnon. Travel to Aswan to visit Philae Temple of Isis. Star Shine Tours arranges special tours to the so-called Garbage City in Cairo and St. Samaan El Kharraz Church (Simon the Tanner). Book now to make use of our cheap adventure group tours to Egypt!

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