Cairo/Aswan/Nile River/Luxor/Cairo

From the enigmatic aura of the Sphinx to the imposing glory of the Pyramids, imagine stepping into the Land of the Pharaohs and discovering the exotic charms of evocative Egypt with our wonderful Egyptologist.

Can you see yourself relaxing on the deck of our river boat cruising the Nile, sipping mint tea after just having had a blissful massage, wondering if this is what Cleopatra felt like!

Picture yourself in the souks with the colours and smells of an ancient world shopping for cotton, alabaster and jewellery. Or visiting one of the local perfumeries and learning about the healing wonders of different herbs and flowers, whilst stocking up on beautiful oils.

Walk with us through the ancient wonders – Valley of the Kings, King Tut’s Tomb, and the Temple of Karnak. This is a world only imagined in your wildest dreams and we have created the ultimate package to Egypt that will enchant and capture your heart during your trip but also for many years to come.

Trip Highlights

Your Host - Suzanne Weller

Hi ..I’m Suzanne,

I first went to Egypt with my mum in 1991 & I’ve been many, many times since. I actually lived in Luxor for a period of my life, which was astounding!! 

I love history in all forms; ancient, family & local. So travelling to the Middle East & Egypt in particular is my happy place. I also love slow travel & sitting in a coffee shop, reading & people watching is my kind of relaxation. I enjoy an early morning walk, a good stretch & have massages everywhere I travel. I’m also a lover of cats, cows & food… I believe we are all works in progress.

I believe people the world over want peace, safety & love. I believe the Universe will work its magic so best to embrace it. I am committed to encouraging women to travel, be brave & feel safe. 

The 10 Ancient Wonders of Egypt

1. Grand Designs

The original grand design – monumental and magnificent – the Pyramids of Giza are an impressive achievement in ancient engineering. Towering above the desert sands and standing proudly for centuries, the first glimpse of these stunning structures will render visitors breathless.

2. Stony Enigma

Be captivated by the mysterious aura of the Great Sphinx of Giza. This monolithic mythical beast possesses a lion’s body and a human head – and has sat quietly in the desert sands for eons. Gaze at the Sphinx and try to work out the riddle of its existence.

3. Mighty Nile River

No trip to Egypt is complete without visiting the Nile River – the life force of Egypt that has flowed for centuries. A provider of irrigation, an essential travel route, home crocodiles, and now a source of leisure for locals and travellers alike, the Nile is an aquatic link to Egypt’s ancient heritage.

4. Terrific Temples

Discover an enormous open-air museum like no other. The awe-inspiring Temples of Karnak are filled with stately statues, immense columns and gigantic gateways. Explore this intriguing site and be left in no doubt about the brilliance of the ancient Egyptian civilisation.

5. Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel in Upper Egypt was saved from the rising waters of Lake Nasser, growing behind the Aswan Dam, in a massive archaeological rescue plan sponsored by UNESCO in the 1960s. The complex of temples dedicated to the Pharaoh Ramsis II “the Great” remain an evocative and unforgettable destination.

6. Double Happiness

Located in the Nile Valley, the unique Temple of Kom Ombo is a ‘double temple’ and a rare archaeological find. Dedicated to two gods, a visit here is a true highlight of an Egyptian escapade. Marvel at the well-preserved wall reliefs, try to decipher the hieroglyphics and honour the craftsmen who created this wonder.

7. Museum Magic

Step into a dazzling world of antiquity at the Egyptian Museum. Be amazed by the glittering treasures recovered from King Tutankhamun’s tomb – with jewellery, furniture, chariots and that famous gold funerary mask, this pharaoh was certainly prepared for the afterlife.

8. Spectacular Souqs

Aswan Souk is a colorful bazaar that offers Egyptian and African goods. Locally known as Sharia as-Souq, it is the cheapest place to buy souvenirs in Aswan. Located about four blocks from the Nile and running about 7 blocks in parallel to the river, the bazaar has plenty of Egyptian and African goods. Traders sell a wide variety of goods such as perfumes, peanuts, henna powder, dried hibiscus flowers, spices, T-shirts and custom made Ancient Egyptian styled souvenirs.

9. Colossal Characters

Near the modern city of Luxor stand the imposing Colossi of Memnon. These massive stone statues of Amenhotep III, while badly damaged, still maintain an unmistakable air of authority. Stand below them and be dwarfed by the scale of these tremendous figures.

10. The Ancient Heart of Cairo

Wander the cobbled streets of Islamic Cairo and uncover the ancient heart of this chaotic city. Admire mosques, palaces and houses, and peruse the goods on offer at one of the world’s oldest bazaars. Dating back to medieval times, the Khan al-Khalili bazaar is where people have traded goods for centuries.


A $500 Deposit is required to secure your spot on this tour. The remainder is due 75 days prior to departure. 

*If you combine Egypt and Jordan tours you receive a $200 discount. The discount is already applied on the booking form. 

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What is not included


This tour has a lot of walking and requires a moderate level of fitness. There are steep stairs, uneven roads and getting on and off boats. Sites are large and sometimes hot, you may need to walk several kilometers around a single site and do two in a day. You need to be fairly fit to attend this tour.


You can add the Jordan tour to the Egypt Tour on the reservation form

If you want to make the most of your adventure you can join us after this trip for our Jordan Adventure.  This will offer you the opportunity to extend your stay in the Middle East , with a small group, we provide safe, tailormade women’s only tours.  Visit Amman, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi rum and Aqaba. The highlights of Jordan and #1 on Lonely Planets must visit list for 2023. These are truly once in a lifetime adventures. 

"Enchanting it was thanks to Tammie and Vibrant Women!. From the wonderful and diverse accommodation. The guides that kept us so much entertained and enlightened by so much history.
I loved every minute, vitising the temples and tombs, museums and even the rattly train, to then board our beautiful riverboat on the Nile. So well organised and even thought the days were full, Tammie arranges necessary time for all to relax. Without hesitation I would recommend Vibrant Women Travel to anyone wanting an adventure without the stress. Thank you Tammie once again.
"What I experienced on my holiday with "Vibrant Women"was beyond my expectations.
Tammie was kind, generous, calm, organised, knowledgeable, with a great sense of humour, (had us in tears laughing).
We had comfortable accommodation and a delicious choise of restaurants every day.
It was the most amazing trip and I highly recommend.
I had the best time ever and am planning on joining Tammie on another adventure soon! "

Frequently Asked Questions

Cairo International Airport.

There are no direct long-distance flights to Cairo from Australia or the USA, you will have to stop on the way. Egypt is easy to access from the UK and Europe. Check for your options.

We use Kerstin Rheinlander for our flights. Contact details : Mobile: 0448 958 366 Phone: 1-300-024-856 Email:


Facebook: @TravelManagersKerstinRheinlander Instagram: @travelmanagers_kerstinr

Kerstin charges a small fee for booking your flights. You need to fill in a form to let her know your details. You can contact Kerstin on the above details or view more information on her page on our website HERE

Flights usually around $2000AUD return approx. 

ARRVIAL – Please arrive 1 day before the start of our tour so you can settle in and be ready to commence at 10am on the first day. This is the 8th of October 2023. 

*Please note Early birds can stay the night before for $350AUD per room single and $200 twinshare per person. Airport transfers will be included up to one day before and one day after the end of the trip. If you arrive early you can take the opportunity to relax and recover from the flight. If you choose to stay at another hotel the night before the start of the trip please arrange arrival with us by 9am so we can store your bags for the day and be ready to depart for our first tour by 10am! We will collect you from your hotel. 

If staying at the hotel of our choice our representative will meet and assist you upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, then he will escort you to your hotel in Cairo by an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. Check in time is from 2pm. Introductions are at 6pm in the bar. If arriving before this you may still use the hotel facilities until your room is ready to check in.

Hotel: Steigenberger Pyramids
Address: Cairo – Alexandria Desert Rd, Kafr Nassar, Pyramids, Giza Governorate 3515011, Egypt 
Phone: +20 2 33772555
DEPARTURE – Please arrange your departure for the last day for anytime. This is the 17 of October. Please note check out is 12pm. 
Hotel: Le Meridien Cairo Airport
Located in: Cairo International Airport
Address: Sheraton Al Matar, El Nozha, Cairo Governorate 4475001, Egypt
Phone: +20 2 22659600

We have both single and twinshare rooms available. The single room has the supplement included. If you choose twinshare and are not travelling with a  friend we will do our best to find you a roommate however in the event noone else is seeking a twinshare roommate then the single room rate will apply. We hope you understand. *Please note that snorers, smokers or people who wear CPAP machines when sleeping must disclose this when booking as this could impact other peoples sleep and they need to be aware of this. **Also please note we cannot guarantee compatibility of roommates, for example you may be of different ages or nationalities, however mostly when we do match people up they get on well and its only for a short period of time. Some people have even made lifelong friendships.

Our groups are usually between 12 and 18 participants. These are ideal numbers as they are small enough to be manageable and intimate but large enough for diversity and fun!

All Egyptian meals start with “salads” which we might call dips – baba ganoush, hummus, tahini with pita bread and olives, yum! Then its pretty mush a meat, chicken and fish fest, flame grilled kebabs or you can have a tagine. Some of the yummy local food include koshari made with rice and legumes and kebabs, no need to wait until 3am in the morning these are a delicious snack for all hours. Sweets are very sweet and often fragrant. During the Nile Cruise all meals are included and are buffet style so plenty of selection. 

*Please note on these tours we are unable to accommodate complex dietary requirements or allergies. We have tried to in the past however local people do not understand the requirements and we don’t want to be responsible for people being unwell and we just can’t guarantee that the kitchens will get it right. I have to say meat eaters find it easier and have more variety than vegetarians in Egypt as they are predominantly a meat eating country. On most menus you can also find pasta and soups, unfortunately fresh salads are rare as these vegetables cannot be grown locally. *Only drink bottled water

Yes you do require a visa which at the moment is $25USD (please bring this in cash with you in $USD currency) and we purchase it at the airport on arrival, it is super easy. You do also require a passport valid for more than 6 months and a return or exiting plane ticket.

Yes but in the very best way. Egypt is extremely old, beautiful and full of history. The people are predominately Arabs and very friendly. There are however lots of hawkers or touts which can become tiresome. Always remain polite and respectful and your trip should be a pleasant one. Like most Muslim countries you will see a lot more men than women, as women are predominantly at home. Egypt is a modern, cosmopolitan country in many ways and people really want to encourage tourists and do their best to accommodate us. *Please wear appropriate clothing for a Muslim country ie cover shoulders and knees.

Well, that depends on your shopping habits! You will need to allocate around $20 per meal lunches and dinners and then add on extra for personal spending. Alcohol is always more expensive in countries where people don’t drink and is taxed highly. I tell people to bring around $500USD to change on arrival to Cairo, you can do this at the airport or our hotel. Then bring a credit card for the other larger spending and you can also use ATM’s.

Yep, you sure can. We can arrange extra nights and airport transfers for you just discuss with us. If you wish to stay longer to see more sights please send us your desired itinerary and we can get our ground staff to price it for you with a guide. Please note this will be independent travel, ie a Vibrant Women representative will not be with you.

Our dedicated Travel Manager Kerstin can also help you, please see above “Arranging Flights”. 

Yes, I think that is a great idea.

You don’t know me and I want you to! Please view previous testimonial here to get an idea of what our past guest have to say about us and also if you just flick me an email to I will arrange a time to call you or just give me a call – (+61) 0459247122 this works for Whatsapp too.

Great! You can just complete the registration form on the link above. The deposit is $500AUD, this is because we need to book flights, accommodation and pay deposits for transport, guides etc., well in advance. The remainder is to be paid 75 days prior to the start of the tour. Our payment system is automated and once you book you will have a manage booking log in where you can make additional payments at any time.