• Egypt Holiday Adventure

    Escape to Egypt for the Holidays!

    Join us on a holiday adventure to one of the most ancient and fascinating countries in the world - Egypt! This itinerary is an MTS exclusive as we are the only company in North America offering unique experiences, such as a hike to the Tomb of the Nobles in Aswan, a felucca ride through the first cataract to Aswan's original dam, a Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple by bicycle, mountain climbing in the Valley of the Kings and more!

    best times to go: January - April, September - December

    departures: No group departures scheduled. Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availablity. Call us for details.

    pricing: from $2,250 see detailed pricing

    North & West Africa

    Easy to Moderate
Also great as a private trip. Call for details

Escape to Egypt for the Holidays!

Get away for the holidays and join MTS on this exclusive adventure to Egypt! While touring the classical sites of Egyptian antiquity along the Nile, you will also enjoy the active and adventure experiences that MTS is known for - mountain climbinb, bicycle riding, and even exploring the depths of pyramids that are thousands of years old!


1 night Cairo airport hotel, 3 night deluxe Nile River Cruise with full days exploring classical sites along the Nile, 1 night Luxor hotel, 3 nights hotel in Cairo with full day touring


  • Escape this holiday season to Egypt and explore all the classical sites of Egyptian antiquity with your phenomenal MTS guide - and Egyptologist!
  • Climb to the top of Aswan's Tomb of the Nobles!
  • Take in a Sound & Light Show at Luxor's famed Karnak Temple by bicycle!
  • Set sail through Aswan's first cataract via felucca where you will see the old "English" dam!
  • Go mountian climbing in the Valley of the Kings!

Duration: 9 days Start Location: Cairo End Location: Cairo

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    Day 1 : Arrive Cairo & Transfer to Hotel

    Ahlan wa sahlan! Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival you will be met by a Mountain Travel Sobek representative and transferred to your hotel nearby the airport. Check in and enjoy the day at your leisure.

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    Day 2 : Fly to Aswan and tour the sites, incuding the Temple of Philae, High Dam, & Unfinished Obelisk as well as a hike to the Tomb of the Nobles and felucca sailing to the first cataract

    This morning you transfer to the airport where you will board your departing flight to Aswan. Upon arrival you will visit the Temple of Philae and Aswan's High Dam before boarding your Nile cruise. You will then tour the Unfinished Obelisk, hike to the Tomb of the Nobles, and sail to the first cataract on your felucca.

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    Day 3 : Sail to Kom Ombo for a visit and then sail to Edfu

    This morning you will sail to Kom Ombo. After lunch you will visit the Temple and continuie your cruise to Edfu.

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    Day 4 : Touring in Edfu & Luxor

    This morning you will visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Continue to Luxor via the Esna Locks and tour the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak where you will enjoy a Sound & Light Show by bicycle.

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    Day 5 : Tour West Bank Sites & Hike in the Valley of the Kings

    This morning visit the classical sites of the West Bank, including the Valley of the Kings where you will enjoy a hike, Deir El Medina, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Queens. You will overnight in your hotel in Luxor this evening.

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    Day 6 : Fly to Cairo & Enjoy New Year's Eve

    Bid farewell to Luxor and transfer to the airport where you will board your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be met and transferred to your deluxe hotel accommodation - the remainder of the evening is at your leisure to enjoy New Year's Eve festivities!

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    Day 7 : Cairo City & Pyramids Tour

    Begin today with visits to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and Great Pydamids of Giza with the Sphinx. After lunch you will tour the sites of Old Cairo before returning to your hotel for the evening.

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    Day 8 : Tour Dahshur, Memphis & Saqqara

    Enjoy your final day in Egypt touring the ancient sites of Dahshur, famous for its Bent Pyramid, the former capital of Memphis, and the Step Pyramid of Zoser.

  • Day 9 : Depart

    Transfer to the airport where you will board your flight home.

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DATES: Best time to go: January - April, September - December Departures: No group departures scheduled. Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availablity. Call us for details.


Land price, per person in double occupancy: $ 2,250 (2-12 guests)

Single supplement, per person: $ 800

  • Sonesta Hotel & Tower Cairo

    A stay at the five-star Sonesta Cairo Hotel & Tower will leave a lasting impression. The hotel's Welcome Service at the Cairo Airport, just 10 minutes from the hotel, assists with visa, passport and luggage, then escorts guests right to the hotel in a complimentary limousine.

    The Sonesta Cairo's 409 spacious guest rooms and suites, offer a variety of luxurious amenities. A room on the executive floor offers an exclusive lounge. The poolside bar and full-service spa, for relaxation. After the pampering, the hotel offers several options at its gourmet restaurants serving Japanese, Italian or Lebanese cuisine.

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    Nile River

    This elegant Nile Cruise features deluxe accommodation with broad panoramic views, bathrooms with full-size bathtubs, Elevator on board and all modern conveniences. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool, experience the exciting nightlife in the ship's discotheque or a relaxing massage treatment at the spa. Elegant amenities on the Nile Goddess cruise ship's are delivered with a deluxe touch of hospitality. The Sonesta Nile Goddess sails between Luxor and Aswan on three-, four- and seven-night cruises on the Nile, offering truly memorable experiences of a lifetime.

  • Sonesta St. George Hotel

    Welcome to five-star splendor on the banks of the Nile in a city of ancient pharaonic treasures, the Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor redefines magnificent contemporary style. The hotel is luxurious, sophisticated and above all, elegant.

    Come and enjoy a sweeping terrace with majestic views of the Nile, a grand entrance of polished marble and handsomely appointed furnishings with exquisite detail, a sumptuous health spa, an array of fine dining choices and every amenity to please the most discerning traveler. With the mystical Nile just a whisper away and the temples of Luxor and Karnak preserved in time, experience a city of fascinating antiquity and indulge in the rich splendor of the Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor.

  • Fairmont Nile City

    On the banks of the famed Nile River, the city of Cairo—“The Triumphant” in Arabic—is the center of Egyptian culture and commerce. Here, civilizations have met for centuries, and Cairo today offers a rich diversity of contrasts. Modern architecture and ancient mosques. Urban sparkle and restful natural beauty. Business and leisure. And there’s no better way to experience the majesty of the city and its history than through the gracious hospitality of Fairmont Nile City, Cairo hotel.

    Like the city itself, Fairmont Nile City offers a delightful series of contrasts. Equipped with the most advanced design and technology to serve the needs of the discerning traveler, this luxury Cairo hotel is also intimately attuned to its surroundings.

    With sweeping panoramas of the Nile River, and views of the Pyramids in the distance, Cairo’s natural beauty and ancient history are always in sight. Added to this panoply of wonders are special features such as culinary adventures at the city’s finest restaurants, a chance to bask in the sunshine or under the stars at our unique rooftop poolside sky bar, and truly indulgent, full-service treatments at our Willow Stream Spa—all ensuring that each and every visit to Fairmont Nile City, Cairo is certain to be an experience that is memorable and utterly magnificent.

Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.

  • Heba Mounir

    Heba Mounir has been one of our top Egyptologist guides for years. She has lead and guided many VIP guests such as Hollywood stars, American Congressmen, as well as Ambassadors and CEOs of Banks and Multinational Companies.Heba lived in Bayonne, New Jersey in the US from the period of '01 to '06 accompanying her son and daughter during their studies at Rutgers University. During her stay in the US, she gave lectures about Egyptology as a guest speaker at some schools. Heba has also volunteered as an interrupter/translator for nonprofit organizations hosting immigrants and refugees from the Arab world.

  • Salah Tawfik

    Salah has over 26 years of professional experience guiding American clients throughout Egypt. He is an active lecturer on archaeology and Egyptology in both the public and private sectors. Salah has also escorted journalists and editors of renowned travel magazines, which resulted in major publicity campaigns to the country An ex-national runner, Salah was the Egyptian National Champion from 1978-1984. One of Salah's passions is developing specialized travel itineraries to attract sophisticated travelers who are looking for the extra or different experience from the regular tour and aimed at the up market travelers. Married with 3 children, Salah is very much a family man who also enjoys reading, writing, and traveling.

  • Lilian Naguib

    Lilian has guided both privately organized groups and groups from major institutions. In addition to guiding for Mountain Travel Sobek, she has also lead trips for specialized groups from the British Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Smithsonian Museum, the Chicago Museum, and the Boston Museum. Lilian is an avid lecturer on the history of Ancient Egypt as well as the fascinating current events happening in Egypt today.

  • Sherif Samy

    Sherif is one of the most well-known guides in Egypt. He has guided celebrities like George Lucas, Naomi Campbell, and Valentino in addition to special interest groups as well as Mountain Travel Sobek. Sherif has a diploma in Ancient Egyptian History & Art from Helwan University, and he is a Certified Life Coach by the "Yes U Can" Institute from Canada. He is an avid lecturer at the Guide Syndicate in Cairo, and his interests include sports, reading, and the fine arts.

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Many activities are optional and involve fairly easy travel. Trips may include short hikes of two to three hours or optional walks at low elevations. Includes less demanding sea kayaking and river rafting trips with Class I-II rapids.


More active trips involving hiking over moderate terrain, usually - but not always - with vehicle support and at elevations less than 10,000 feet, or trips with long hiking days, multiple sea kayaking days, wilderness camping, or other invigorating activity. On many trips, you can elect to skip a day's activity, depending on logistics. Includes more demanding sea kayaking trips and river rafting trips with Class III rapids.


Hiking and trekking over steeper or more rugged terrain or where elevations may exceed 10,000 feet - often several days in a row. Includes more demanding sea kayaking trips (4-5 hours paddling a day) and river rafting trips with Class IV-V rapids.

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Our most demanding trips: trekking over steep, rugged terrain at high elevations (no vehicle support) or with substantial altitude gains and losses; trips to remote, extreme wilderness; mountaineering trips. Includes our most demanding sea kayaking (5-7 hours paddling a day) and river rafting trips with Class IV-V rapids.


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