Wonders of Egypt: Cairo & Nile cruise through Luxor, Edfu, and Aswan
8 days / 7 Nights
Multi-day trip description
On this 8-day multi-day trip to Egypt, you will be able to grasp the magnificence of this culture in an accessible way. An ancient yet modern country with many stories to tell and tons to show, there is an impressive amount of landmarks that date back many centuries ago. This trip includes a 4-day accessible cruise through the Nile River and visits to Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. You will have many guided visits and free exploration time, including d...On this 8-day multi-day trip to Egypt, you will be able to grasp the magnificence of this culture in an accessible way. An ancient yet modern country with many stories to tell and tons to show, there is an impressive amount of landmarks that date back many centuries ago. This trip includes a 4-day accessible cruise through the Nile River and visits to Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. You will have many guided visits and free exploration time, including dining experiences and shopping. The most famous landmarks you will visit are the Luxor Temples, the Egyptian Museum, and the Aswan Dam.
Even though Egypt presents some access difficulties for wheelchair users and accessible toilets will not be available during some activities, this multi-day trip was designed with accessibility in mind! All guaranteed accessible rooms are equipped with a roll-in shower, and an accessible van fitted with a wheelchair ramp will do all transfers in Cairo; in Luxor, Edfu and Aswan, there will be a non-accessible but bigger van equipped with a railing to access if you need it. Guides are always willing to help with transfers or pushing your wheelchair.
5-star Steigenberger Pyramids is the selected hotel in Cairo; if the accessible room is not available at the time of your booking, we will find another similar accommodation with an accessible room that also matches your needs.
The price of this multi-day trip can be subject to changes depending on seasonality and the availability of accessible rooms. Our travel experts will give you an official quotation when you request your booking. Please get in touch with us for any special requirements and learn more detailed information about your itinerary below.
Accessibility. What to expect?
Tour Guides/ Staff have been trained by Wheel the World to provide assistance to people with disabilities during the Multi-day Trip
Guides/ Staff members have experience assisting people with disabilities
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Accessible bathrooms at multiple stops during the Multi-day Trip
Places visited are all wheelchair accessible and can be navigated independently
Places present some barriers and minimum assistance is needed
There are pathways with rocks, stones, or other terrain that makes them difficult to access
Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be transferred on a private accessible van fitted with a ramp to your 5-s...Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be transferred on a private accessible van fitted with a ramp to your 5-star Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo Hotel. Your guaranteed accessible room equipped with a roll-in shower will be waiting for you.
Day 2: Giza Plateau, Egyptian Museum & Islamic Cairo
9:00 AM: After breakfast, you will meet your guide and go on a 1-hour drive to Giza Plateau in an accessible van equipped with a wheelchair ramp....9:00 AM: After breakfast, you will meet your guide and go on a 1-hour drive to Giza Plateau in an accessible van equipped with a wheelchair ramp. You won't have to get off your wheelchair during the trip.
10:00 AM: Arrival at Giza Plateau; the site houses many Egyptian landmarks, including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world! Although the pyramid interior is not accessible for wheelchair users due to stairs and insufficient space, you can see them from the outside, a spectacle on its own. Chefren and Mykerinus pyramids are also found here, all of which you can explore and photograph from the outside. An accessible restroom is available at the visitors' center.
12:30 PM: After a 40-minute drive, you will have lunch at at an accessible local restaurant.
3:00 PM: You will head to the Egyptian Museum, which hosts many Egyptian antiquities and artifacts.
5:00 PM: You will have the choice to return to your hotel to have dinner or head to Islamic Cairo, where you will discover the city's significant souk Hakan El Khalili, a famous bazaar to shop for jewelry, antiques, and souvenirs. Later in the afternoon, you will return to your hotel on the accessible van.
Day 3: Nile River Cruise & Karnark and Luxor Temple Visit
Morning: Depending on ticket availability, you will have a 1-hour and 30-minute morning flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, your professional guide wi...Morning: Depending on ticket availability, you will have a 1-hour and 30-minute morning flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, your professional guide will take you to the 5-star cruise boat adapted for wheelchair users. The ride takes 20 minutes, and although the van is not wheelchair accessible, the vehicle is bigger than usual; there will be railings to help you board, and your guide can assist you in transferring to a seat. Enjoy Nile river views at the Amarco Nile Cruise!
3:00 PM: After lunch on board, you will enjoy your guided visit to the remarkable Karnak and Luxor Temples in Luxor, which have accessible accesses but no wheelchair-accessible restroom. You will have long distances to cover here, so an extra assistant can be provided if necessary to push your wheelchair.
8:00 PM: You will return to the cruise, which will be your accommodation for the night, and have a delicious dinner.
Day 4: Luxor West Bank, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut & Edfu
9:30: After breakfast onboard, you will be picked up by your guide and will go explore the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. The impressive co...9:30: After breakfast onboard, you will be picked up by your guide and will go explore the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. The impressive construction dates back to the 15th century and makes homage to this critical Egyptian Queen. There is no accessible restroom, but places are wheelchair accessible. As there are long distances to cover, you might need help from your guide to push your wheelchair. The visit lasts about 2 hours.
11:45 AM: Coffee break at an accessible cafeteria.
12:15 PM: Transfer back to the cruise.
13:00 PM: Lunch at the cruise.
13:30 PM: You will sail to Edfu, an ancient Egyptian settlement where you can explore and marvel at the historical town. You will have free time to explore, shop, and take photographs here.
8:00 PM: After returning to the cruise, you will have a delicious dinner and spend the night onboard.
8:00 - 9:30 AM: Breakfast & get ready for the day.
9:30: 30-minute transfer to Edfu on a non-accessible but bigger van with rails. You will h...8:00 - 9:30 AM: Breakfast & get ready for the day.
9:30: 30-minute transfer to Edfu on a non-accessible but bigger van with rails. You will have to get off your wheelchair and transfer to a seat or be helped to do so.
10:00 AM: You will have a guided visit to Horus temple in Edfu, one of the most preserved Temples in the country. It's dedicated to Horus, an ancient god. Afterward, your next stop will be the Temple of Sobek, the crocodile god.
12:15 PM: Lunch at the cruise.
1:30 PM: The captain will start to sail towards Aswan. At this time, you will have free time to relax on the cruise.
8:00 PM: Dinner at the cruise, you will spend the night here.
9:30 AM: Your guide will pick you up and ride to Aswan on a 30-minute drive. The van is not wheelchair ...8:00-9:30 AM: Breakfast at the cruise.
9:30 AM: Your guide will pick you up and ride to Aswan on a 30-minute drive. The van is not wheelchair accessible, but it is bigger than usual, and there are rails to enter. You will have to get off your wheelchair and transfer to a seat or be helped to do so.
10:00 AM: You arrive at High Dam in Aswan, the largest dam globally that started its functions in 1970. Your tour guide will tell you about its fascinating history involving geopolitical aspects. Next, you will be taken to Nubian Village, a quaint and colorful town near the Nile river in Aswan.
12:00 PM: Transfer back to the cruise.
1:00 PM: Lunch onboard and free time to relax.
8:00 PM: Dinner at the cruise; you will stay for the night.
Morning: After breakfast, you will fly back to Cairo and head to the 5-star Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo Hotel, where your accessible room equipp...Morning: After breakfast, you will fly back to Cairo and head to the 5-star Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo Hotel, where your accessible room equipped with a roll-in shower will be guaranteed.
Depending on the time of your flight, you will be transferred to the airport in a wheelchair-accessible van.falseDepending on the time of your flight, you will be transferred to the airport in a wheelchair-accessible van.
What's not included
Tourist city taxes
The same price applies to all travelers. Please select the number of travelers with and without disabilities when booking on our website.
Please note that the price featured is the lowest price available based on 2 people traveling. Please get in touch with our travel experts to know what rates apply for your traveling dates / number of participants.
This trip can be arranged for customers traveling by themselves. Assistants and trained guides will be hired to assist and help out with the logistics needed.
Spoken language(s): English.
Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.
Cancellation and modification policies differ depending on the chosen hotels and/or activities. Please click here to check out the policies that apply to your selection.
The itineraries offered are examples that can be changed to fit your interests and needs. Our travel expert team will help you personalize your itinerary.
The flight from your country to Cairo is not included, but all domestic flights in Egypt are!
Accommodations are accessible. Rather than just listing that the rooms are accessible, we collect and provide accurate information about the accessibility of the hotel or accommodation. This way, before you even book your stay, you will know exactly what you are getting: whether the doorway width will accommodate your wheelchair, how high the bed is, or what type of accessible shower is offered in the bathroom.
The tours we offer are designed to accommodate all different disabilities. Our travel expert team can help you find the right tour to meet your accessibility needs.
Yes. Guides and assistants are available at all of our destinations during the activities. The tourism professionals that we work with undergo a training program so that they are prepared to provide an accessible experience.