No matter how old we get, Ancient Egypt’s hold on the imagination remains as timeless and enduring as the pyramids themselves. Experiencing Egypt’s wonders as an adult is an experience you never forget; imagine what it would be like to walk in the footsteps of the pharaohs as a child. This compelling family-focused trip is wonderment incarnate for young and old, combining the archaeological sites you’ve read about, a cruise down the Nile, and a welcome beach break on the shores of the Red Sea, too.
The adventure begins in Cairo, capital of the modern Egyptian state and gateway to the distant past. After a full day spent exploring Giza’s pyramids and museums in private, you’ll trek into the sunset in fine style atop a camel in route to a traditional Egyptian dinner. Later, greet the Nile itself aboard a luxuriously appointed felucca boat and set sail for Luxor from the cozy confines of the presidential suite. Stops along the way include Lake Nasser (the world’s largest artificial lake), the curious Roman-inspired Kom Ombo temple (designed to facilitate the worship of two distinct pantheons of gods), the Valley of the Kings and Tutankhamun’s tomb, the incredible temple ruins of Luxor and Karnak, and other important archaeological sites.
From Luxor, the scene shifts to the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula and Sharm el-Sheikh, a dazzling resort town on the Red Sea beloved by families and scuba divers alike. Here, you’ll swim the impossibly clear waters in search of colorful fish, take a sunset ATV ride through the desert, and take a private tour of Ras Mohammed National Park before returning to Cairo. Back in the capital, you’ll get your fill of mummies and ancient artifacts through private tours of the Egyptian Museum and the kid-centric Pharaonic Village, where Egypt’s 5,000-years of fascinating history come to life, before capping the experience off with a magical dinner cruise on the Nile.