• Pyramid of Giza
    Photo Info Pyramid of Giza
    Discover the Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Goat Sphinxes at Karnak Temple
    Goat Sphinxes at Karnak Temple
  • Hieroglyphics
    Marvel at Fascinating Egyptian Hieroglyphics and step back in History
  • River Tosca
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    Explore the Nile on a Luxury River Cruise
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Egyptian Explorer 2022

Discover the ancient, wonderous civilization of Egypt in luxurious style as we explore this incredible country.

Trip Highlights


Join us in discovering the ancient civilization of Egypt as we explore the city of Cairo, navigate through the Pyramids of Giza and travel along the world-famous Nile River.

Enjoy a luxurious form of cruise transportation as we move to the South of Egypt and visit the famous sites of Aswan, Luxor and Kom Ombo. Included is a journey on the spectacular Nile River, which will take your breath away. Do not miss out on the trip of a lifetime.

Contact a specialist today to see when you can join our Egypt Explorer tour.


Egypt, the cradle of ancient civilization
The antiquities of Egypt, including the famous collection of King Tutankhamun
The ancient capital of Memphis, home to the limestone colossus of Ramesses II


The Karnak Temple, a complex of temples, obelisks, pylons and sanctuaries
The Valley of the Kings, home to more than sixty tombs carved into rock
Kom Ombo, an ancient temple divided into symmetrical halves


Unmatched luxury accommodations at Four Seasons and Hilton hotels
A 4-night river cruise on the River Tosca, the new standard of luxury on the Nile
Expert-led excursions through Egypt's ancient wonders

PCR Testing – we can’t take the test for you, but we’ve got the where and how covered!

Most countries and airlines require proof of a negative Covid PCR test. As your safari experts, we know their requirements and will take care of scheduling tests during your travels in Egypt, so that it’s conveniently planned into your itinerary and taking into consideration that results take between 24-72 hours. Tests cost between $100 and $330 per person, per test including transport to the testing facility. Your Africa Specialist will give you more information as it relates to your itinerary.

This tour starts on Fridays.

As the Nile River Cruise only departs on Mondays, this tour always begins on a Friday.

Day 1 (Friday) - Arrive Cairo

On arrival in Cairo, Egypt, the "cradle of ancient civilization", you are met by a Lion World Travel representative and transferred to the Cairo Marriott Hotel or the Marriott Mena House in Giza.

Built during the Suez Canal inauguration in 1869, the 5-star Cairo Marriott Hotel has a history of accommodating dignitaries and celebrities over the years. The guestrooms are luxuriously furnished and offer 24-hour room service. The hotel also has complimentary Wi-Fi.

Built close to the Pyramids, the 5-star Marriott Mena House in Giza is also conveniently near the Sphinx, Cairo University and the Egyptian Museum. The hotel’s guestrooms offer views of the pool, gardens or the Pyramids.

Night view of Pyramids
Night view of Pyramids, from Marriott Mena House

Accommodation: Cairo Marriott Hotel – Deluxe Garden View Room OR Marriott Mena House – Pyramid View Room (D)

Day 2 - Cairo

After breakfast at your hotel, visit the ancient capital of Memphis. View the 80-ton Alabaster Sphinx and the limestone Colossus of Ramesses II.

When Memphis was the capital of Egypt, Sakkara was its necropolis, built for King Zoser of the 3rd dynasty by the poet, high priest, physician and architect, Imhotep. Imhotep was the first to build stone tombs in honor of the king's majesty and designed the tomb and its surrounding complex to be as grand as it was unique and revolutionary.

Sphinx at Memphis
The Sphinx of Memphis

Deceased pharaohs, family members and sacred animals were ceremoniously transported from Memphis to be permanently enshrined in a myriad of pyramids and tombs at Sakkara. The Step Pyramid of King Zoser is Egypt’s oldest pyramid and still the most noticeable feature of Sakkara. Step into the fragrant aromas and spices of middle-eastern cuisine with lunch at the Mena House Oberoi Hotel which overlooks the Giza Pyramids.

Step Pyramid of King Zoser
Step Pyramid of King Zoser

This afternoon you’ll visit the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. Three Pharaohs – Cheops, his son Chephren, and Chephren's son Mycerinus – each built a pyramid to preserve his mummified body for eternity. Your visit includes entrance into the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the oldest and largest in Giza and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Sphinx faces east to greet the rising sun representing the return of life each day.

Accommodation: Cairo Marriott Hotel – Deluxe Garden View Room OR Marriott Mena House – Pyramid View Room (B, L)

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Luxury Jordan - From US$1599

Explore Amman, Petra and the Dead Sea on a 5-day Luxury Adventure through Jordan.

The perfect cultural complement to your Egyptian tour, the two countries both offer stunning historical sites, beautiful natural attractions and delicious cuisine.

Petra, Jordan
Petra in Jordan, photo by Abdullah Ghatasheh

Prices are per person in US Dollars, for land arrangements only, based on double occupancy accommodations. Based on a minimum of 2 passengers to operate. Single supplement pricing available on request.

Please note that this tour only departs on Fridays.

For June - October the River Tosca does not operate. The ship used during this time is The Sonesta St. George, with accommodations in a Deluxe Cabin.

Upgrade to the new S.S. Sphinx: $600 per person. The S.S. Sphinx debuts on the Nile River in 2021, offering two gourmet dining venues, a swimming pool, a massage room and 42 gorgeously appointed suites, where all staterooms and suites onboard have French balconies. The S.S. Sphinx is truly a beautiful and luxurious ship. Upgrade available as a replacement to sailing dates on the River Tosca only.

2022 Cairo Marriott Hotel
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2022 Mena House Hotel
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  • Transfers as listed in the itinerary
  • Tours and entry as listed in the itinerary
  • Accommodations as listed in the itinerary
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary, including a lunch at Naghib Mahfouz restaurant, dinner at Egyptian home (or at local restaurant) – excludes drinks
  • Economy class flight Cairo/Luxor - Aswan/Cairo
  • Water, Tea and Coffee during lunches and dinners on the Nile Cruise only
  • All services and transfers as specified
  • Service of private English-speaking Tour Guide & Escort throughout
  • Luggage handling throughout airports, hotels and Cruise ship
  • Lion World Travel Representative meet and greet in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan


  • International flights and associated fuel surcharges and taxes
  • Entry visa upon arrival
  • Included meals do NOT include any beverages
  • Any items not listed above or personal expenses
  • Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and Medical Insurance are required for the entire duration of your travels – please note that insurance for this trip is a mandatory requirement from our suppliers – proof of insurance must be provided before bookings are confirmed. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you have sufficient insurance coverage.


*Prices in USD, based on double occupancy, restrictions apply

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