Customize your Expedition by adding our recommended optional tours. Book these tours in advance with your trip reservation to secure your spot. Please note, tours require a minimum number of participants and are non-refundable unless they are cancelled.
Note: Some optional tours may only be available for purchase on-site and may incur additional costs. Payment and currency information for in-destination tours will be included in your final travel documents
Hot Air Balloon Ride:
Experience the thrill of a 45-minute hot air balloon ride over the West Bank as the sun rises. Departing from the Hatshepsut temple, you’ll soar over the stunning Necropolis mountains, taking in breathtaking views of temples, tombs, fields, and villages. Please note that this activity requires a reasonable level of fitness and is not recommended for pregnant women or those with osteoporosis. You’ll be back at your hotel in time for breakfast, but the memories of this unforgettable adventure will last a lifetime.
Abu Simbel Tour:
Discover the magnificent Abu-Simbel Temples, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their size and historical significance. These temples, dedicated to Ramses II and his beloved wife Nefertiti, were at risk of being submerged by Lake Nasser but were saved and relocated in the 1960s. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the grandeur of these ancient structures – book your tour in advance as it’s not available on-site.
Half Day Sakkara Tour:
Explore the world’s oldest monumental structure made of masonry with a visit to the Step Pyramid of Sakkara. Designed by Imhotep, the pyramid was built 4,700 years ago and marks the beginning of the era of pyramids in ancient Egypt. Imhotep tested his design for a stone tomb here, starting with a basic mastaba similar to those built by the 1st and 2nd dynasty Kings in Abydos and Saqqara. This tour is a must-do for history buffs and anyone fascinated by ancient civilizations.
Enjoy a peaceful sail down the Nile River and take in the stunning scenery and local communities on this optional tour. As you drift along the water, you’ll experience the natural beauty of Egypt and witness daily life along the riverbanks. This is a wonderful opportunity to relax and immerse yourself in the culture of this fascinating country.