10 days 9 nights
Experience 7,000 years of captivating history on our exclusive Egyptian adventure and gay cruise. Immerse yourself in the opulence of Ancient Egypt as we embark on our premier Nile River gay cruise. Our adventure kicks off with an exhilarating extended weekend in bustling Cairo, where our very own Egyptologist will lead us on a journey back in time.
Get ready to be awed by the majestic Great Pyramids of Giza, enchanted by the stories of the mythical Sphinx, and even granted access to the tomb of Khnumhotep & Niankhkhnum – possibly the only openly gay governors in Egypt’s history. The second half of our journey will be spent aboard a luxurious cruise ship alongside other like-minded travelers, as we leisurely sail down the verdant Nile River. Indulge in delectable onboard cuisine, bask in exceptional amenities, take a refreshing dip in the sparkling pool, and explore the magnificent temples and treasures lining the riverbanks.
Explore the Rich History of Egypt on Our Exclusive Nile River Gay Cruise
Table of Content:
– Cairo: A Glimpse of Ancient Egypt
– The Great Pyramids of Giza
– The Sphinx: A Mythical Wonder
– The Tomb of Khnumhotep & Niankhkhnum
– Luxurious Cruise on the Nile River
– Delicious Cuisine and Exceptional Amenities
– Magnificent Temples and Treasures
Egypt is a country with a rich and captivating history that spans over 7,000 years. Its ancient civilization has fascinated people for centuries, and there’s no better way to explore its wonders than on an exclusive Nile River gay cruise. Our trip is designed to offer a unique and unforgettable experience, where you can indulge in luxurious amenities, explore the fascinating history of Egypt, and connect with like-minded travelers.
Cairo: A Glimpse of Ancient Egypt:
Our adventure begins in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, where we will spend an exhilarating extended weekend. Our very own Egyptologist will lead us on a journey back in time, exploring the ancient wonders that make Cairo a city like no other. From the bustling streets of the city to the breathtaking views of the pyramids, you’ll get a glimpse of the rich history that has made it a legendary destination.
The Great Pyramids of Giza:
The Great Pyramids of Giza are the most iconic structures in and possibly in the world. These impressive structures were built over 4,500 years ago and were considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You’ll be awed by the sheer size and scale of these pyramids, and our Egyptologist will give you insight into their history and cultural significance.
The Sphinx: A Mythical Wonder:
The Sphinx is another iconic structure that has captured the imagination of people around the world. This mythical creature has the body of a lion and the face of a human and is believed to be over 4,500 years old. Our Egyptologist will share fascinating stories and legends about the Sphinx, and you’ll have the opportunity to take photos and explore this incredible wonder up close.
The Tomb of Khnumhotep & Niankhkhnum:
The tomb of Khnumhotep & Niankhkhnum is a unique and intriguing attraction that is not to be missed. These two governors were believed to be openly gay, which was a rare and controversial concept in Ancient Egypt. You’ll have the opportunity to explore their tomb and learn about their lives and the significance of their relationship.
Luxurious Cruise on the Nile River:
After our extended weekend in Cairo, we’ll embark on a luxurious cruise ship to explore the Nile River. The Nile is the lifeblood of Egypt and has been a source of inspiration for artists, poets, and writers for centuries. You’ll sail down the river in style and comfort, surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking landscapes.
Delicious Cuisine and Exceptional Amenities:
On board the cruise ship, you’ll be treated to exceptional amenities and delectable cuisine. Our ship is designed to provide you with the ultimate in luxury and comfort, with spa treatments, fitness facilities, and a sparkling pool. You’ll have the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying the stunning views of the Nile River.
Magnificent Temples and Treasures:
The Nile is lined with magnificent temples and treasures that offer a glimpse into ancient history. You’ll have the opportunity to explore these wonders with our Egyptologist, who will share their stories and significance. From the Temple of Karnak to the Valley of the Kings, you’ll be transported back in time to experience the majesty of Ancient Egypt.
Our exclusive Nile River gay cruise is designed to offer you a unique and unforgettable experience. You’ll explore the rich history indulge in luxurious amenities, and connect with like-minded travelers. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the opulence of Ancient Egypt and create memories that will last a lifetime. Are you ready to join us?
1. Be prepared for the heat: can be very hot, especially during the summer months. Make sure to pack light, breathable clothing and stay hydrated.
2. Respect local customs: Egypt is a conservative country, so it’s important to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. Check with your tour guide for the appropriate dress code.
3. Bring comfortable shoes: There will be a lot of walking and exploring on this tour, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes for walking on uneven surfaces and climbing stairs.
4. Purchase travel insurance: Travel insurance is mandatory for this tour, so make sure to purchase it before departing for Egypt.
5. Follow COVID-19 protocols: Make sure to follow all COVID-19 protocols and guidelines set by the tour operator and the Egyptian government.
6. Be open to learning and experiencing new things: Has a rich history and culture, so be open to learning and experiencing new things while on the tour.
7. Respect the LGBTQ+ community in Egypt: While Egypt has made progress in LGBTQ+ rights, it’s still important to be respectful and mindful of the local community. Follow your tour guide’s advice on how to conduct yourself in public places.
|Dates||Price Range (USD)||Single Supplement (USD)||Guides and Hosts|
|Nov. 24 – Dec. 3, 2023||From $5,495||$1,875||Scott Marquardt|
|March 8-17, 2024||From $5,695||$1,995||Gabor Laszlo|
|Nov. 8-17, 2024||From $5,695||$1,995||Gabor Laszlo|
All tour prices are based on double/twin occupancy and require a $500 deposit, with the balance due 60 days before departure. Note that prices are in USD, and single supplement prices are additional to the tour price. The Nov. 24 – Dec. 3, 2023 trip is currently waitlisted, and the Nov. 8-17, 2024 trip only has a few spots left.
Join us on an unforgettable journey through Egypt with the following itinerary:
Day 1: Welcome to Cairo! After clearing passport control, an Out Adventures representative will transfer you to our joining point hotel. Relax before our Welcome Meeting at 5 PM, followed by a fabulous Welcome Dinner at a traditional Egyptian restaurant.
Day 2: After breakfast, we'll visit the Grand Egyptian Museum with our private Egyptologist, followed by a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Dinner is on your own tonight.
Day 3: Today, we'll visit the Dahshur Pyramids, Memphis, and the Sakkara Pyramid, where we'll have the opportunity to go inside an ancient pyramid and see the hieroglyphics. Dinner is on your own tonight.
Day 4: Catch a short domestic flight to Luxor, visit Karnak Temple, and board our luxurious river cruise ship. We'll have a special sunset visit to Luxor Temple after enjoying our first onboard lunch.
Day 5: We'll visit the Royal Tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut's temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch and dinner will be served onboard.
Day 6: Today will be a leisurely day of cruising with stops at temples dedicated to Horus, Sobek, and Haroeris. We'll enjoy lunch while sailing to Aswan and have dinner and cocktails onboard later in the day.
Day 7: After breakfast, we'll take a private transfer to Abu Simbel Temple before enjoying lunch at an authentic Nubian house. We'll have our last dinner onboard tonight.
Day 8: We'll visit the island of Philae and a temple dedicated to Isis before heading back to Cairo. The night is yours to enjoy dinner on your own or with the group.
Day 9: We'll visit the Mosque of Ibn Toulon and take a private walking tour of the Islamic Quarter before shopping at Khan El Khalili Bazaar. We'll have our spectacular Farewell Dinner tonight.
Day 10: Depart at your leisure.
Please note that travel insurance is mandatory, and gratuities for the ship crew and Group Leader/Egyptologist are recommended. International airfare, departure transfers, meals and activities not mentioned in the itinerary, most beverages, and entry visa costs are not included.