Egypt

Travelers: up to 16
11 Days
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Arrival Point
Cairo
Departure Point
Cairo
Trip Length
11 Days
Group Size
up to 16

Egypt Meetup Tour

From: $2,495 USD

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Egypt Meetup Tour

We learned about Ancient Egypt in school- growing up day dreaming about mummies, pyramids, temples, and the Nile River. The Egypt Meetup Tour is nothing short of everything that younger you could have dreamed. 

Dive deep into Egypt’s rich history while your textbooks come alive right in front of you. Enjoy the perfect mix of history, luxury, and culture all while eating the best Egyptian food a girl can ask for. From learning hieroglyphics and sailing the Nile to coming face to face with King Ramses III’s mummy, you will never forget your time in in the magical land of Egypt. 

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Highlights

SoFe Egypt Meetup Tour May 2021-1-4

Visit mystical Valley of the Kings with both a history lesson and solo time.

Egypt Solo Tour for Women

We’ll have an Egyptologist tour guide for the entire journey. 

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Enjoy a sunset from a Felucca sailboat on the Nile River

nakil hotel food

Feast on a home cooked Nubian meal on the Nile’s West Bank. 

Egypt Tour for Women

Relax on the shores of the Red Sea

Egyptian Temple

Wander through Egypt’s most famous ancient temples

Itinerary

Day 1
Cairo Airport Pickup

Welcome to Egypt! Your adventure begins when you are greeted at the airport with our VIP airport escort. Most passport holders can get the visa on arrival (see details below). Once you've picked up your bags, you will be transferred to the Cairo hotel and the rest of the day is yours to explore, relax or catch up on jet lag.
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Day 2
Cairo Great Pyramids

Start the morning with a welcome meeting where our Egyptologist tour guide will go over all the important details of the Meetup Tour. Then we'll head off the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Listen to stories of Egyptian beliefs, why they built their tombs, and how they are so well preserved thousands of years later. We’ll take a break with traditional Egyptian lunch at one of our favorite local spots, before heading to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Cross off a Wonder of the World from your list! Meals: breakfast, lunch
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Day 3
Cairo

Visit the Egyptian Museum is one of the biggest museums in the world and it is packed full of artifacts, mummies, tombs, statues, hieroglyphics, and much more. Our Egyptologist guide will teach us more about ancient life before you get to wander freely to take it all in. For lunch, try one of Egypt's most beloved dishes - Koshary. Next we'll learn about Islam at the Mosque of Ibn Tulun. Climb the stairs to the minaret for a look out point over Cairo or simply enjoy the intricate details of this beautiful mosque. We’ll finish the afternoon with the biggest market in Egypt – Khan El Khalili Market, great for souvenirs & gifts, Egyptian food, and beautiful winding alleys. Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 4
Aswan

We’ll take an early morning flight to Aswan, approximately 2 hours flying time. Once we arrive, we visit Philae Temple which located on an island in the middle of the mighty Nile River. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, we’ll wander through the temple learning about women’s roles in ancient Egypt. Before we go, say hello to the many cats hanging out like locals at the cafe, which has excellent lemon mint juice. Tonight we are staying in a family-owned Nubian hotel right on the Nile River. The unique painted style of the hotel will charm you, and the delicious food and stunning views will have you resting easy. Meals: breakfast, dinner
women on a boat

Day 5
Floating on the Nile

This morning choose an optional tour of Abu Simbel (we highly recommend it!) or sleep in at the cozy Nubian hotel. The full group will meet up again in the afternoon to board a traditional Felucca sailboat for a unique experience! We'll enjoy lunch on board as we sail down the Nile river. The relaxing afternoon concludes with a gorgeous sunset and dinner on the felucca, before heading back to Aswan for the night. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6
Luxor Countryside

Pack a small backpack for the 3 hour train ride we have this morning. We'll be cruising past villages and lush farms on our way to Luxor. Once we arrive, marvel at the 2nd largest temple complex in world – The Temple of Karnak. The massive engraved columns, towering obelisk and offering table room are all highlights of this magnificent temple. Once the sun goes down, we'll take a night tour of the Temple of Luxor, which holds some of the most important carvings of ancient Egypt and is beautifully lit up at night.  Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 7
Luxor

Take an optional sunrise hot air balloon or rest at the hotel before a busy, full day of touring Luxor's best ancient wonders. See hieroglyphic covered tombs belonging to famous pharaohs in The Valley of the Kings. Next we'll see the female-focused Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the few women who ruled Egypt. After lunch, we'll visit Valley of the Queens which is home to some of the most spectacular tombs in all of Egypt, like Queen Nefertiti. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Women enjoying the ocean

Day 8
Hurghada

We leave the temples and ancient history behind today, as we make our way to the Red Sea. We'll arrive around lunch time, with plenty of time in the afternoon for you to explore the all inclusive resort. Enjoy a drink by one of the pools, a walk down the beach, or by getting a massage. This is your time to relax after a grueling week of travel in Egypt. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages at resort

Day 9
Hurghada

With a completely open itinerary, today is your day to choose your own adventure! Grab some sunscreen and take your first dip into the sea, or swim at one of the many resort pools for a day under the sun! Maybe a day at the spa is more your speed. The Red Sea is world famous for scuba diving and snorkeling, so you can choose an optional half-day activity. You'll be amazed by the colorful fish and intricate corals in the coastal reef! Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, all beverages
Women next to Pyramids

Day 10
Hurghada – Cairo

After a leisurely check out time, our group heads back to Cairo. Pack some snacks and good book for our 6-hour drive through the arid but beautiful desert. The guide will help organize PCR tests in Cairo for the group, which you'll pay for directly at the test center. Reminisce on your favorite memories from Egypt at one final group dinner, at a restaurant of your choosing. Meals: breakfast

Day 11
Saying Farewell to Egypt

After breakfast, our adventure in Egypt has come to an end. We’ll be available to help you organize your own transportation whenever you like. We’ll stay in touch until our next adventure together. Meals: breakfast

Behind the Scenes of this Tour

We love to share our Meetup Tours on social media, and you might already be following us on Instagram. One of our SoFe ambassadors recently went on our Meetup Tour in Egypt and covered the whole experience for us on Instagram. To get a glimpse into what it is really like on our Egypt Meetup Tour, go behind the scenes with our Instagram story highlight

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Accommodation

Our accommodation is hand-picked to give you the best combination of comfort, location, and style. These are photos from our collection of favorite hotels and resorts to give you a sense of the accommodation you can expect with us. 

Steigenberger Tahrir Square

Offering a delicious breakfast, a bar inside, and a central location in the heart of the city, the Steigenberger Hotel will serve as your home base in the bustling city of Cairo. 

El Nakil Hotel, Countryside Luxor

Tucked away in the countryside, you will be greeted by smiling locals and waving kids as you make your way to this little hotel. The rooms are simple, but clean and comfortable, the grounds are gorgeous, and the food is some of the best we’ve ever had in Egypt. 

hotel grounds at El Nakil
Desert Rose All-Inclusive Resort

Located right next to the Red Sea, this resort features several different restaurants, a full-service spa, multiple bars + entertainment areas, three swimming pools to choose from, and more. This oasis will give you the repireve and relaxation you need after a busy Meetup Tour in Egypt.  

General Inclusions
  • Accommodation in twin rooms
  • Certified Egyptologist Guide
  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners
  • Airport pickup on tour start date
  • Domestic flight from Cairo to Aswan
  • Local transportation
Specific Activity Inclusions
  • Step Pyramid of Saqqara
  • The Great Pyramids
  • The Sphinx
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Mosque of Ibn Tulun
  • Khan El Khalili Market
  • Philae Temple
  • Felucca sailboat ride
  • Karnak Temple
  • Luxor Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Valley of the Queens
  • Hatshepsut Temple
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Airfares
  • Egyptian Visa fee
  • Travel insurance (mandatory for all travelers)
  • Airport drop off
  • Covid PCR test(s)
  • Any meals not listed under inclusions
  • Any optional activities

Arrival: Cairo International Airport (CAI) anytime between 8:00am and 6:00pm on tour start date

  • We will will have a VIP airport transfer waiting for you at the Cairo International Airport, when arrive during the above arrival window. The transfer will take you from the airport to our group hotel in Cairo. If fellow travelers arrive around the same time, we’ll bring you to the hotel together.

Departure: Cairo International Airport (CAI) anytime after 10:00am on tour end date

  • Please note: SoFe will help travelers leaving Egypt secure a PCR test appointment, as needed. Currently, appointments are scheduled in the afternoon of day 10. If you leave before 10:00am on day 11, your PCR test results may not be ready in time. Please book your flight according to the times above.
  • A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to hold your spot.
  • Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
  • Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
  • If you cancel your spot earlier than 60 days before departure, you can apply your payment to any trip within the next year.
  • No refunds on deposits.

Most countries, including the USA, are able to get a visa upon arrival to Egypt. In fact, we recommend getting it on arrival because the process is straightforward and fast. With the VIP service that we have arranged for our travelers, our airport escort will walk you through the entire process.

All you need to get an Egyptian visa on arrival is your passport, $25 USD in cash, and your negative COVID test. The rest is super simple. If you are not a US passport holder, please check to be sure your country qualifies for a visa upon arrival, but the majority of them do.

Last updated May 11, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Egypt. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe. 

  • All travelers entering Egypt must fill out the digital health certificate form. Once you have filled this out, you will be emailed a QR code which you will show to the airlines during check in.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to take Covid test prior to departure SO LONG AS they have a digital copy of their vaccine certification with a scannable QR code. Your vaccine must be one of the approved vaccines belowHere is a guide for assistance in converting your vaccine card to a QR code.
    • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
    • Janssen
    • Moderna (Spikevax)
    • Pfizer-BioNTech
    • Sinopharm
    • Sinovac
    • Sputnik V
  • If you do not have a scannable QR code showing your vaccine certificate or you have a vaccine not approved in Egypt, then you must be in possession of a negative Covid-19 PCR test. You must take the test within 72 hours of your flight departure time.
  • Mask wearing indoors in Egypt is currently mandatory. The Egyptian government requires medical masks, including N95, FPP2 and standard medical masks. Please bring several as you may be required to wear them when inside.
  • SoFe Travel requires all travelers be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Read more about our Covid policies here.
  • The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
  • All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Optional Excursions

Although we jam pack our itinerary with amazing Egypt attractions and sightseeing, we do leave some free time to travel and explore on your own. If you are interested in adding on optional activities, we offer three great excursions which you can reserve in advance during your booking. 

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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon

For an experience unlike any others, admire the ancient temples of Luxor from the air. You’ll appreciate stunning mountain and Nile views while the warm sunrise colors create lovely ambiance to start your day.

Departure time: 4:30am

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Abu Simbel

If there was one optional excursion you shouldn’t miss, it is Abu Simbel! These two massive rock-cut temples were cut into a mountainside by ancient Egyptians. The towering statues of Rames II are incredible to behold.

Departure time: 4:30am

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Snorkel or Scuba

One of the world’s most renowned places for scuba diving and snorkeling is the Red Sea, thanks to it’s abundant and colorful coral reefs. This half-day excursion is open to beginners and includes two dive locations.

Departure time: 8:00am

What our travelers say

This tour was epic in every way

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“This was my 2nd solo trip with SoFe. I initially went to Bali and because that tour was so good I decided to go to Egypt meetup and I am so happy that I did. This tour was EPIC. I am even planning on going on this same tour again to experience it all over again!” Aihee R. | Egypt & Bali 

 

This trip was everything and more

Egypt Female Solo Tour

“I’m 100% going to book another trip, although this one will be hard to beat. This trip was everything and more I could ever ask for. I saw places I only ever saw in photos, experienced “Egyptian Hospitality” first hand, had stereotypes of the middle east shattered, watched the sunrise over the Sahara, swam in the Nile AND the Red Sea, and danced to the sound of Nubian drums on a felucca at sunset on the Nile. How could a girl ever ask for more? This trip was the perfect blend of history and education, culture, great food, bucket list items completed, and topped off with even better company.” Dani B. | Egypt

The Egypt SoFe trip was life-changing.

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“The Egypt SoFe trip was life-changing, truly! From our amazing egyptologist guide, Sameh, to the sites and wonders of Egypt, and the amazing women that I got to meet and travel with, it was extraordinary. The experiences shared and the memories made are unparalleled and will hold a place in my heart forever. Thank you SoFe Traveler Network.” Darlyne M. | Egypt

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