High End Journeys is a boutique luxury travel agency, started by Egyptologists and best friends, Ahmed Aziz and Ramez Salama. Both share a passion for travel and draw on their combined industry experience of 34 years to deliver a personalized itinerary for their guests. They work with a singular aim in mind – to create unforgettable memories for every traveler.
Together we have over 30 years of experience in the Luxury Tour industry in Egypt, directing tours with one of the leading companies in the luxury market around the world.
While we value the comfort and amenities existing luxury tours offer, we both have come to realize that too often these luxury tours were missing a real human connection – and especially an opportunity to connect with the people of Egypt and the valuable sites and experiences that are off the well-beaten track of every other luxury tour.
Day 1: Arrive to Cairo.
Day 2: Visit The Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and the Grand Egyptian Museum.
Day 3: Visit Saqqara necropolis and Islamic Cairo.
Day 4: Fly to Luxor, Embark your Nile cruise, visit Karnak and Luxor temples.
Day 5: Visit the Valley of Kings, and Hatshepsut temple.
Day 6: Visit Edfu & Kom Ombo temples.
Day 7: Visit Abu Simbel temple and explore Elephantine island and the Nubian village.
Day 8: Visit Philae temple, and fly back to Cairo.
Day 9: Final departure.
Affordable Luxury -Staring from $3,090 USD per person
Golden Luxury-Starting from $4,185 USD per person
Premium Luxury-Starting from 5,390 USD per person
Arrive at Cairo Airport. Our meet-and-assist service will take you just before the border control, help you to go through the security area, luggage claim and customs. Then our representative will accompany you to your hotel in Cairo overlooking the Nile.
Visit the Grand Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world for one single civilization. You will stand face-to-face with the Golden Mask of the boy King Tutankhamun. You will be dazzled with the amount of treasures and artifacts that this museum holds.
After lunch in a local authentic restaurant, visit the Giza Pyramids, the only surviving wonder of the Seven Wonders of the World. Ride a camel out in the desert to have an amazing view for the pyramids from a distance. Then, stand in front of the imposing Sphinx, the combination of human intelligence and the strength of a lion. Enjoy your included dinner on your own in one of High End Journeys selected local restaurants. (B,L,D)
Start your day by visiting Saqqara, the necropolis of Memphis, home of the step pyramid, the first limestone structure ever built. Explore its 4350 years old colored tombs. Get the chance to go inside a pyramid and see the ancient Hieroglyphics that have been engraved on its walls for thousands of years. Your tour will include an off-beaten-track visit to The Tomb of Mihu, The Tomb of the butchers and The Two Brothers.
Then after lunch, visit Ibn Tulun Mosque. The oldest existing mosque in Cairo with an amazing unique design and yet still surviving in its original form. You can even climb up the minaret which provides a panoramic view of the whole old part of the city.
Wrap up your day by walking through the old streets of Islamic Cairo; walk in El Muizz Street which is like an open-air museum filled with medieval architectural marvels and treasures; explore the winding alleyways of the famous Khan El Khalili market, the major souk in the Islamic Cairo district (B,L)
Take an early flight to Luxor and begin your luxury cruise. Visit the temple of Karnak, the largest religious complex that was ever built for a god in the history of mankind. The temple is dedicated to the god Amon Ra, the chief creator god in Ancient Egypt. During Karnak temple visit you will have an off-beaten-track visit to the Opet festival temple and the glorious temple of Khonsu, Two hidden gems that are rarely visited by travelers.
Next visit the Luxor temple that was predominantly built by Pharaoh Ramses the second.
Check in at your cruise & overnight. (B, L, D)
Start the day by visiting the Valley of the Kings, hidden behind the mountains on the west bank of the Nile. Enter the tomb of King Tutankhamun and stand face to face in front of his Mummy. Also, your tour will include an access to Ramses VI, one of the most colorful tombs at the King’s Valley. Then have an off-beaten-track visit to Dra Abu el Naga where you will be dazzled by the details in the tombs of Roy and shoury. Visit the temple of Hatshepsut, the only female Pharaoh who dressed and ruled Egypt like a king. Have a photo stop by the huge colossi of Memnon. After lunch, set sail up the Nile to the town of Edfu. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, On a horse and carriage you will visit the temple of Horus at Edfu, the most intact temple from the ancient world. Sail to Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to the crocodile and the falcon gods. Visit the Crocodile Mummification Museum to see crocodile mummies that are thousands of years old. (B, L, D)
After breakfast on-board, Drive for three hours to Abu Simbel temple on the southern border of Egypt. This site is the home of two massive rock temples dedicated to Pharaoh Ramses the second and his wife Nefertari. See the gigantic statues of the pharaoh standing for over 3200 years, flanking the entrance to one of the most impressive temples in Egypt, return back to Aswan, have lunch on-board the cruise and go afterwards for an off-beaten-track walk on the Island of Elephantine, explore the Nubian culture. End up your day on a legendary felucca sailboat ride down the Nile enjoying a sparkling wine during sunset. (B, L, D)
After breakfast on-board, Disembark your Nile cruise and enjoy a relaxing morning by visiting the Island of Philae and the temple of Isis, the goddess of love and passion in ancient Egypt afterwards take an afternoon flight to back Cairo and enjoy your last night at Le Meridien Airport Hotel. (B)
After breakfast, have an easy walk back to the international terminal to travel back home with your heart filled with memories of the sights, sounds and voices of Egypt to carry with you. (B)