Legendary Nile

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North and West Africa
Egypt
9 days/8 nights
Oct-June
From $2,995 USD/PER PERSON
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Legendary Nile

Nile Cruise - The best way to see Egypt

9 days/8 nights

With Egypt's anticipated new Grand Egyptian Museum scheduled to open in 2020, you will be able to visit one of the most impressive treasure troves in the entire world. The ancient mysteries of Egypt come alive as you embark on an unforgettable journey through this land of antiquities. Gaze at the mysterious and awe-inspiring Great Pyramids, marvel at the Sphinx, walk the colorful bazaars.


Set sail on the River Nile on a multi-day cruise, exploring both the East and West Bank of Luxor, Thebes and Aswan. Stand at the foot of the ancient temples and mosques in the Valley of the Kings and Queens.


Included in Legendary Nile is a stop at Abu Simbel is one of the most recognizable other than the Pyramids. For 3,000 years, the temples sat on the west bank of the Nile. However, in a remarkable feat of engineering, the temple complex was totally dismantled and rebuilt on higher ground in the 1960's. The relocation of the temples was necessary or they would have been submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the River Nile.


Featured Inclusions: Your choice of Nile Cruise, Internal Egypt Air, All Entrance fees and Excursions,  Born Free Concierge Service, 24/7 Emergency Contacts, Deluxe Pre-Journey Briefing Booklet, Born Free Customized Backpack.


Full list of inclusions and tariff details sent upon selection of Nile Cruise.


Journey Priced From: $2995 per person, double occupancy

Rates in US dollars, include current taxes, internal flights, entrance fees which are subject to change.

Rates shown are starting prices and will based on your choice of Nile Cruise and room category. 

Does not included international airfares. Rate does include internal Egypt Airfares 

Request rate if you would like a single room.


Exclusive Option: Private Egyptologist Guide

Is this your dream trip?

For those who’ve always dreamed of the Pyramids and treasures of ancient Egypt, this is truly the best way to see the region. It’s a great stand alone destination or can easily be paired with East Africa.


Tailor-Made Itinerary: Your journey to Egypt and cruise down the Nile can be tailored to meet the dream trip you envision. The itinerary below includes a 4 night cruise, which is our recommendation. However, there are many excellent Nile Cruises from 3 to 7 nights, and you can always add extra days to explore Luxor, visit Alexandria, scuba in the Red Sea, or take your Egypt trip to another level with your own personal Egyptologist guide.


Travel in the style that meets your comfort level, to the places that interest you the most at a pace that you'll enjoy. Your research has led you to Born Free Safaris, now let our Specialists tailor your journey the way you want to experience it. 

Highlights

  • Your Choice of Accommodations & Nile Cruise
  • Private Touring in Cairo
  • New Grand Egyptian Museum (scheduled opening 2020)
  • Great Pyramids and Sphinx
  • Memphis and Sakkara
  • Ramses II Statues and Alabaster Sphinx
  • Valley of the Kings and Queens
  • East and West Banks of Luxor
  • Queen Hatsheput's Temple
  • High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan
  • Excursion and flight included to Abu Simbel
  • Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids
  • All internal flights included
  • Private touring in Cairo, professional English Speaking Guide
  • Excellent Journey for the Solo Traveler

Day-by-day itinerary

Please note that the cruise itinerary may slightly differ from ship to ship.

Available accommodation levels

Africa offers a wide array of fabulous accommodations - from luxurious hotels to premium camps to rustic hideaways. The accommodation can be as much a part of the experience as the destination. Born Free selects hotels and lodges based on their proximity to the best wildlife viewing sites, and also considers the property's views, compatibility with the natural surroundings, friendliness of the staff, travelers' needs, food quality and cleanliness. A trip can combine many types of properties depending on your comfort level, itinerary and budget.