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 Egypt.
Day 2: Visit the Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx.
Day 3: Visit Saqqara and Islamic Cairo.
Day 4: Fly to Luxor. Visit Karnak and Luxor Temples, embark your Nile Cruise on the Nile.
Day 5: Visit the Valley of Kings, and Hatshepsut temple.
Day 6: Visit the Temple of Edfu, Temple of Kom Ombo & the Crocodile Museum.
Day 7: Visit Philae Temple in Aswan and Enjoy Felucca Sailboat ride on the Nile.
Day 8: Visit Abu Simbel and overnight in Aswan.
Day 9: Explore the Nubian village in Aswan.
Day 10: Fly to Cairo, drive to Alexandria and overnight in Alexandria.
Day 11: Visit the Catacombs, Pompey’s pillar, Library of Alexandria and drive back to Cairo and overnight.
Day 12: Final departure
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Arrive at Cairo Airport. Our meet-and-assist service will take you through the border control area, assist with your luggage and customs and transport you to your hotel in Cairo.
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 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 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 End up your day on a legendary felucca sailboat ride down the Nile enjoying a sparkling wine during sunset. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, 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, After lunch it will be time to relax at your hotel in Aswan and Overnight at your hotel. (B)
After Breakfast, You will enjoy a relaxing walk on Lord Kitchener Island. Take a small motor boat ride and sail up to the first Nile Cataract, an off-beaten-track experience to enjoy the beauty of the Nile.
Walk in the Nubian village of Elephantine Island, get to be connected to the local culture and have local lunch in a Nubian restaurant. After lunch, Free afternoon at leisure to enjoy your hotel facilities. (B,L)
After Breakfast, Check-out In the morning. Our representative will escort you to Aswan airport to catch a flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo airport, Drive for three hours to Alexandria, and have light lunch on-route.
Check in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. The city of Alexandria is a unique city that was once the home for all philosophers, scientists and intellectuals of the ancient world . (B,L)
After breakfast, Check-out and Visit the Catacombs and learn about the Greeks who lived in Egypt. Walk in the passages of knowledge of the daughter library and see the highest column in Egypt known as Pompey’s Pillar. Visit the only existing Roman theater in Egypt. Have lunch overlooking the Mediterranean sea and the ancient site of the lighthouse of Alexandria. End your trip by visiting the Library of Alexandria.
Drive back to Cairo and check in at your airport hotel & overnight. (B, L)
After breakfast, have a short walk 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)