Visit Egypt: My favorite Family-Focused Trip Itinerary
Updated: Mar 29, 2020
Egypt may seem like an unlikely destination for family travel but you'll find the mystery and wonders surrounding this country capture all regardless of age. Kids are especially engrossed by the history of mummies, secret treasures, and myths of ancient gods. Travel back to the land of ancient civilizations and Pharaohs - you won't be disappointed.
Here's just one sample itinerary highlighting some of the family-friendly locations and activities you can experience on your vacation to Egypt.
EGYPT an Adventures by Disney experience
25 Meals Included
22 Site Visits
Upon arrival into Cairo International Airport, you'll be met by a guide and then whisked away to the grand and luxurious Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo. Enjoy the Olympic-sized swimming pool, deluxe cabanas, and enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's delicious restaurants overlooking the mighty Nile River.
Begin Day 2 with a hearty breakfast and a meet & greet with your Adventure guides who will be escorting you for the entirety of your journey.
After breakfast, you'll head to the Egyptian Museum where you'll have a private tour given by an Egyptologist. Included in your tour is a private viewing of the incredible Pharaoh Tutankhamun Collection. Adults will dive deeper into this exhibit while junior Adventurers will participate in an interactive scavenger hunt to learn more about this ancient Pharoh.
Following a delicious lunch at the picturesque Al-Azhar Park, you'll set out on a tour of Cairo with a local Egyptologist where you'll encounter iconic and historic monuments up close. End the day with a traditional dinner at the hotel while an Egyptian musician provides the entertainment.
Get ready for an incredible day in Giza! An Egyptologist will escort you as you learn about the history behind the Pyramid Complex - one of the great 'Seven Wonders of the World'. You'll also have the opportunity to private, uncrowded tour of the Great Sphinx (an honor usually only reserved for dignities!).
Lunch today will be at the luxurious Mena House Hotel with amazing views of the pyramids. After, head back to the Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, to rest up after your exciting excursions in Giza. Dinner will be at a local favorite restaurant serving traditional Egyptian dishes: Naguib Mahfouz. Next, spend the evening visiting Khan el-Khalili, a marketplace, that was established in the 14th century.
After breakfast, pack up and get ready to take a short flight to Abu Simbel, at the southernmost border of Egypt. Once there, you'll visit the Nubian Monuments, twin 13th-century temples carved into a mountainside as a celebratory gesture by Pharaoh Ramesses II and his queen, Nefertari.
Next, board the M/S Tulip, your home for the next 3 nights, and prepare to sail down the Nile River. Enjoy a deluxe stateroom with a beautiful French balcony. Explore this incredible ship with 3 dining venues, a sundeck swimming pool, fitness room, and jacuzzi.
Today you'll have a guided tour of two historical temples with the local Egyptologist. Onboard the ship, kids will love the hands-on activities like learning how to write their name in hieroglyphics and a kid-friendly meal and Disney movie night.
Onboard your sailing today you'll have a cooking class learning how to make traditional Egyptian dishes with a professional chef using fresh, local flavors.
Then in the afternoon and evening experience private temple and majestic site tours with your Egyptologist guide - one of which is the historic Luxor Temple.
Step back in time as you enter the Valley of the Kings! The Egyptologist will guide each step of the way as you work through the complex with 63 known tombs of royal ancient Egyptian nobles and 4 Pharaohs, one being King Tutankhamun.
After cooling off and relaxing with lunch at the intimate Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa, you depart on a short flight to Sharm El Sheikh to continue your adventure. Finally, check into the amazing Coral Sea Imperial Sensatori Resort which is located on the shore of the Red Sea and overlooks the Ras Mohammad National Park. Enjoy dinner at one of the resort's 4 dining locations before turning in for the evening.
Get ready for an adventure-filled day! After breakfast, you'll jump aboard a private yacht and anchor amid the beautiful scenic surroundings or Ras Mohammad National Park. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and experience snorkeling unlike any other - learn and explore the colorful coral followed by a picnic lunch on the water.
Later that evening you'll dine on the beach amongst the stars at a private beachside party.
Soak up your last full day Egypt by relaxing at your resort through beach-side activities, poolside relaxation, volleyball, or yoga classes - whatever you wish.
Finally, in the evening you'll board an airplane and head back towards Cairo where you'll spend the last night of your trip at the Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo. Meet up with other adventures for a farewell celebration dinner and reminisce about your incredible experiences shared.
Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo
Today, sadly, you will depart Egypt - Ma’a Salama to Egypt—until you return again!
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