est.1990
Pharaoh At Luxor Temple At Night Istock 157682968 Holgs
Pharaoh At Luxor Temple At Night Istock 157682968 Holgs

Top 10 Egypt Activities

Private Tomb Tours to Sunset Boat Cruises
Egypt is a country overflowing with opportunities to immerse yourself in history. If you’re curious about ancient civilizations, then you’ll certainly enjoy a trip here. Of course, the country is home to the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, but there are plenty of lesser known ancient sites which are equally fascinating. With cultural experiences aplenty too, your holiday here needn’t be solely made up of historical site visits.

In this article we’ve put together a list of our top ten recommended highlights to whet your appetite and show you what’s possible in Egypt.
  • Pyramids fill day tour incl. Saqqara, Dahshur and Giza
  • Luxor temple by night followed by a private Rose Garden dinner
  • Private visit between the Great Sphinx paws
  • Nile river cruise
  • Private visit to the wondrous tomb of Queen Nefertari
  • For visiting sites of significance, be accompanied by the very best Egyptologists
  • Meet a local expert to learn fascinating insights into contemporary Egypt life
  • Nubian experience
  • Bayt El Razzaz
  • Evening sunset tour on a Felucca
Bedouin Standing With His Camel With Giza Pyramid Istock 1268037035 Hadynyah
1. Uncover the Secrets of the Iconic Pyramids
If you want to truly understand the pyramids and their history, you need to visit the ancient sites of Saqqara and Dahshur. Here you’ll see how the pyramids evolved from the Bent Pyramid, an early and imperfect structure, to stepped pyramids, to the magnificent Great Pyramid of Giza. It’s likely you’ve seen countless images of the famous pyramids before, but to see the true scale of them with your own eyes is an overwhelming experience.
Karnak Temple Columns Sunlight Istock 471363723 Cinoby
2. Wander Luxor Temple After Nightfall
Visiting Luxor Temple at any time is an incredible experience, but at night it is something truly special. Come nightfall, the temple is delicately lit by carefully considered lighting that creates an enchanting atmosphere whilst still allowing you to see the intricate details of the ancient engravings and hieroglyphs.

After soaking up the temple’s history, you’ll move on to a rose garden where you can indulge in a private dinner in the cool and calm of the Egyptian evening.
Sphinx Pyramids Giza Istock 178375366 Pius99
3. Get Up Close to the Magnificent Great Sphinx
Easily one of Egypt’s most iconic structures, everybody wants to see the Sphinx and it can become very crowded. We can arrange your own private tour, where you can enjoy the site undisturbed and accompanied by a leading Egyptologist who can answer your every question.

Get up close to the gargantuan sphinx, built incredibly from just one stone, and be amazed by the ancient craftsmanship behind it.
Woman Waiter Sundowner River Nile View Sanctuary Ms Nile Adventurer
4. Cruise the World’s Most Famous River
Undoubtedly the best way to explore Egypt is a cruise of the river Nile. Wake up in your spacious cabin and sip a hot coffee looking out over the sparkling waters before discovering Egypt’s fascinating ancient history with your expert guide.

Cool off with cocktails and refreshing dips in the pool, indulge in delicious cuisine while taking in the mesmerising sights of ancient temples and timeless landscapes.
Scene From The Tomb Of Nefertari Depicting The Goddess Maat
5. Explore the Tomb of an Ancient Queen in Privacy
After visiting the remarkably well preserved tomb of Queen Nefertari, people often report feeling moved and emotional. We’ll arrange for you to see it privately, without any other tourists around, ensuring a calm and deeply personal experience, immersing yourself in this fascinating ancient history.

With no other visitors there, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back thousands of years as you admire the brightly coloured and exceedingly detailed illustrations of her tomb.
Inside Tomb Painted Walls Deir El Medina Istock 1423865272 Abrill
6. Discover Egypt with the Very Best Egyptologists
Seeing Egypt’s ancient tombs and structures will undoubtedly spark your curiosity and raise a multitude of questions. So, who better to accompany you on your Egypt trip than an expert academic Egyptologist? Excellent communicators, your guide will be able to help you achieve an in-depth understanding of ancient Egyptian civilization and accurately answer your every query.

Perhaps you’re travelling with children or grandchildren? If so, these experts can make the information accessible for younger minds too.
Cairo Omar Elsharawy Pwmbtwa9Lrc Unsplash
7. Gain an In-Depth Perspective on Modern Egyptian Life
Engage with a guest speaker selected from a distinguished group of experts for an insightful briefing on present-day Egypt. While the country's ancient history remains captivating, there is much to discover about current affairs.

Hear more about life and modern-day society during this comprehensive exploration of life in Cairo today.
Camel Close Up Desert Istock 1138850565 Credit No Name
8. Immerse Yourself in Nubian Culture
Connecting with people is unquestionably one of the most rewarding aspects of travelling. Spend some of your time in Egypt visiting a Nubian village and learning what life is like. Listen as the villagers show you their homes and community, and even some ancient remains that the majority of tourists don’t get to see.

You’ll be invited into a family’s home for a traditional dinner where you can ask all your questions about Nubian culture and daily life.
Young Tourist Couple Ancient Site Stone Columns Istock 964959328 Wundervisuals
9. Enjoy Cairo’s Unique Architecture
In amongst the hustle and bustle of busy Cairo, you’ll find Bayt El Razzaz, a restored fifteenth century mansion adorned with impressively intricate and colourful stained glass windows. The glorious Egyptian sunlight floods through the windows, illuminating the beautiful images and allowing you to see their elaborate details.

Savour the peace and tranquillity that exudes this beautiful building as you discover its extensive living quarters, stables and bathrooms, before learning about the work of local artisans in its central courtyard.
Felucca Boats On Nile River Aswan At Sunset Istock 1399402370 Mik122
10. Unwind on the Waters of the Nile
Step aboard a felucca for a calming evening on the Nile. These traditional sailing boats are made of wood and have a huge, white sail, meaning they’re completely quiet and perfect for a dusk sailing. Watch as the sun sets over the river’s glistening surface, illuminating the sky in reds and oranges, as you glide along the water.

As the boat gently bobs up and down, you’re soothed by its delicate movements - the very best way to end a day in Egypt.
Your luxury Egypt tour awaits.
Ready to start planning?
Private Journeys Unique to You
We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been creating luxury tailor-made safaris to the timeless savannahs of Africa. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you, every time.We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been creating luxury tailor-made safaris to the timeless savannahs of Africa. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you, every time.
You May Also Like
Exterior Shot The Oberoi Zahra
Exterior Shot The Oberoi Zahra
Luxury Cruising on the Nile, Egypt
Oberoi Zahra
The Oberoi Zahra is an award-winning Nile cruiser and one of the most luxurious of its kind.
Read moreOberoi Zahra
Hero Image Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh
Hero Image Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh
Red Sea, Egypt
Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh
Spacious and contemporary, this sprawling resort provides 48 acres of luxury R&R on the shores of the Red Sea.
Read moreOberoi Sahl Hasheesh
Hero Image Exterior Four Seasons Sharm El Sheik
Hero Image Exterior Four Seasons Sharm El Sheik
Red Sea, Egypt
Four Seasons Sharm el Sheikh
With expansive gardens, alive with vibrant, blooming flowers and lofty palms throughout, this resort is the perfect place to enjoy the year round sunshine of Sharm el Sheikh.
Read moreFour Seasons Sharm el Sheikh
Hero Image Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel Exterior
Hero Image Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel Exterior
Aswan, Egypt
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract
Built in 1899, this is one of Egypt’s most iconic and historical hotels. Set on a pink cliff rising up on the banks of the Nile, the hotel has hosted a long list of high profile guests, including Agatha Christie who set her famous novel Death on the Nile here.
Read moreSofitel Legend Old Cataract
Hot Air Balloon Istock Kateryna Kolesnyk
Hot Air Balloon Istock Kateryna Kolesnyk
Luxor, Egypt
Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor
Set in the exciting, historical city of Luxor, the Winter Palace is one of the grandest old hotels in Egypt. With dizzyingly high ceilings, enormous windows and sparkling marble floors, the hotel is steeped in history.
Read moreSofitel Winter Palace Luxor
Spa Infinity Pool Image Hilton Luxor Resort Spa
Spa Infinity Pool Image Hilton Luxor Resort Spa
Luxor, Egypt
Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa
Grand, yet comfortable, this immaculate hotel is a tranquil sanctuary where you can unwind after a day exploring Luxor.
Read moreHilton Luxor Resort & Spa
Boat Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau
Boat Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau
Luxury Cruising on the Nile, Egypt
Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau
A small private boat, the Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is perfect for families or groups who want to discover the Nile in complete privacy.
Read moreSanctuary Zein Nile Chateau
Historia Swimming Pool
Historia Swimming Pool
Luxury Cruising on the Nile, Egypt
Historia
The Historia takes your mind back to a bygone era, of travelling to Egypt when curious tourists first began to sail the Nile, lured by the promise of its fascinating history.
Read moreHistoria
Pool Sanctuary Nile Adventurer Egypt
Pool Sanctuary Nile Adventurer Egypt
Luxury Cruising on the Nile, Egypt
Sanctuary Nile Adventurer
The interiors on board this boutique cruiser are something really special. Carefully considered and expertly executed, contemporary design is blended with Egyptian traditions to create a sumptuous,
Read moreSanctuary Nile Adventurer
Nile Sanctuary Sun Boat Iv Nile Egypt
Nile Sanctuary Sun Boat Iv Nile Egypt
Luxury Cruising on the Nile, Egypt
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
The Sanctuary Sun Boat IV is a luxurious and indulgent cruiser featuring modern and contemporary decor with delicate art deco influences.
Read moreSanctuary Sun Boat IV
Giza Pyrmaids And Cairo City In Background Istock 136966566 Witr
Giza Pyrmaids And Cairo City In Background Istock 136966566 Witr
Region
Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza
Where modern and ancient civilisations meet
Read moreCairo and the Pyramids of Giza
Philae Exterior
Philae Exterior
Luxury Cruising on the Nile, Egypt
Oberoi Philae
Cruise the Nile in style and comfort aboard the Oberoi Philae.
Read moreOberoi Philae
Hero Image Location Mena House Cairo Egypt
Hero Image Location Mena House Cairo Egypt
Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza , Egypt
Mena House
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Marriott Mena House is a peaceful haven set under the gaze of the magnificent pyramids of Giza.
Read moreMena House
Hero Image Pool St Regis Cairo And The Pyramids Of Giza Egypt
Hero Image Pool St Regis Cairo And The Pyramids Of Giza Egypt
Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza , Egypt
St Regis
Cairo’s St Regis is an elegant hotel, sitting on the banks of the world’s most famous river, the Nile.
Read moreSt Regis
Skyline Over The Nile In Cairo Before Sunset Aerial View Istock Four Seasons Nile Plaza Cairo Egypt
Skyline Over The Nile In Cairo Before Sunset Aerial View Istock Four Seasons Nile Plaza Cairo Egypt
Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza , Egypt
Four Seasons Nile Plaza
The Four Seasons Hotel at Cairo Nile Plaza is a world class hotel and an excellent base for your stay in the Egyptian capital.
Read moreFour Seasons Nile Plaza
Pharaoh At Luxor Temple At Night Istock 157682968 Holgs
Pharaoh At Luxor Temple At Night Istock 157682968 Holgs
Article
Top 10 Egypt Activities
In this article we’ve put together a list of our top ten recommended highlights to whet your appetite and show you what’s possible in Egypt.
Read moreTop 10 Egypt Activities
Coral Reef Boat Excursion Istock 1326841109 Manilo Leggio Og Image
Coral Reef Boat Excursion Istock 1326841109 Manilo Leggio Og Image
Region
Red Sea
Endless sun, coral reefs and breezy bliss
Read moreRed Sea
Aswan And The River Nile
Aswan And The River Nile
Region
Aswan
Charmingly romantic and very relaxing
Read moreAswan
Karnak Temple Luxor Axp Photography F7 J P1 Qkw Unsplash
Karnak Temple Luxor Axp Photography F7 J P1 Qkw Unsplash
Region
Luxor
The world’s greatest open-air museum.
Read moreLuxor
Sanctuary Ms Nile Adventurer Cocktail Service On Deck Sr002443
Sanctuary Ms Nile Adventurer Cocktail Service On Deck Sr002443
Region
Luxury Cruising on the Nile
One of life's epic journeys
Read moreLuxury Cruising on the Nile
Load more
Occasional round-up of the best wild places, unique experiences and expert travel tips straight to your inbox.
Keep the Inspiration Flowing