Holiday Packages from South Africa to Egypt can be whatever you want them to be. Whether you want to experience the spirit of Ancient Egypt, take on the mighty Sahara on the back of a camel, cruise along the Nile in style, or whether you just want a relaxing break on the Red Sea coast, Egypt is a fantastic destination.
Continue reading to see some of our best-selling classic Egypt holidays and luxury Egypt holidays, or to find out more about visit Egypt from South Africa.
Egypt Holidays from South Africa including Cairo and Nile Cruise Tours
Some of Egypt’s most famous ancient monuments are located in Cairo or just a short distance from Cairo. Of course, the Giza Pyramids are the most famous of them all, but there are other pyramids that are even older than the Pyramids of Giza. The Step Pyramid at Saqqara, for example, was the very first pyramid ever built by the ancient Egyptians. Then there are the Dashur Pyramids, all of which are also older than the Pyramids of Giza, and they too are just a short drive from Cairo.
Besides all the ancient sites, Cairo also has other awesome attractions such as the Egyptian Museum, and of course, the centuries-old Khan el Khalili bazaar. While the city has several bustling bazaars, the Khan el Khalili bazaar is one which every visitor to Cairo should try to experience at least once.
For most people who visit Egypt, a cruise on the River Nile is the highlight of their trip, but with so much to see and do in and around Cairo, it just makes sense to combine Cairo tours and Nile River cruises to create truly unforgettable travel experiences in the land of the Pharaohs.
Luxury Nile Cruise Holiday Packages from South Africa to Egypt
While we offer numerous “Nile cruise only” packages, most of these are booked by people who are already in Egypt, or by people who want to explore Egypt on their own but also want to enjoy a Nile cruise during their stay. People are not like to travel all the way from South Africa to Egypt just to enjoy a 4 or 5 day Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor or from Luxor to Aswan.
People who book Egypt holidays from South Africa want a lot more from their vacation than just a Nile River cruise. For this reason, all of our Nile cruise holidays from South Africa also include private guided tours in Cairo. Some will also include a few days on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula at places like Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, or Marsa Alam.
Most of our Egypt tours and Nile cruise holidays include two or three days in Cairo with private tours before flying to Aswan or Luxor for a Nile River cruise. Whether you book one of our regular Nile cruise packages, or whether you book one of our luxury Nile cruise, you can look forward to plenty of sightseeing with one of our Egyptologist tour guides.
Some of Egypt’s best tourist attractions are located in this part of the country, and you can look forward to seeing several of them during your cruise. In Aswan you will visit attractions like the Unfinished Obelisk and the ancient Philae Temple. You are also likely to visit Edfu Temple, Egypt’s best preserved ancient temple. In Luxor you will get to see even more breathtaking ancient sites, including places like the Valley of Kings, the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the vast Karnak Temple complex.
Dahabiya Nile River Cruises
Most good quality Nile River cruise itineraries are quite similar. However, Dahabiya Nile cruise itineraries can vary quite a bit. Dahabiya Nile cruise itineraries often feature places and attractions which you simply won’t see during regular Nile cruises. One of the reasons for this is because Dahabiya boats are considerably smaller than the big tourist boats and they are allowed to overnight at a number of places where the larger boats are forbidden.
Dahabiya Nile cruises often cost slightly more than a typical Nile River cruise, but they are certainly worth the price difference if you want a more personalized and more serene cruise experience.
Egypt & Jordan Tour Packages
If you have browsed through our various Egypt tour packages and/or our Nile cruise holidays, you will most likely have noticed that we offer several multi-destination holidays, including a number of Egypt & Jordan tour packages. Along with our Egypt and Dubai tours, our Egypt and Jordan tours have proven to be immensely popular.
Jordan can’t compete with Egypt in terms of famous monuments, but the country still has plenty to offer tourists, including the legendary Lost City of Petra. No amount of words can even begin to describe the magnificence of this ancient rock-cut city which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If your budget allows for it and you have the time, we would definitely recommend visiting Jordan even if it is only a day trip to see Petra.
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Red Sea Beach Holiday Packages from South Africa to Egypt
South Africa’s white sandy beaches in places like Cape Town are among the best in the world, so it’s unlikely that people would want to travel all the way from South Africa to Egypt just to enjoy some time on the beach in places like Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh. It’s not the beaches in Egypt that attract South African tourists. Most people who visit Egypt from South Africa do so because they want to see the country’s famous monuments and experience the magic of a Nile cruise.
Those who choose to book a Cairo, Nile cruise & Hurghada package or a Cairo, Nile cruise & Sharm package do so because having a few days to relax on the beach after days of sightseeing is a great ending to a great vacation. Also, Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula is home to some of the world’s best SCUBA diving and snorkeling sites. Lastly, places like Sharm El Sheikh are simply a whole lot of fun for people of all ages.
Custom Holiday Packages from South Africa to Egypt
When you book Egypt holidays from South Africa through us, they can be whatever you want them to be because all of our Egypt tours and Nile cruise holidays can be customized to fit your needs exactly. We also offer tailor-made tours that allow you to design your own unique itinerary – you decide exactly what you want to see and do during your trip to the Land of the Pharaohs.
Contact us now to start planning your own Egypt holiday from South Africa, or to book your dream Egypt holiday tour today and then travel when it suits you best.