2 nights in Cairo, 3 nights at Mara House Luxor, 4 nights Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan.  See the best of Egypt with great guides.  For an experience of Egypt to remember and treasure.  Contact Mara for full details and availability.

Egypt Holidays 9 nights, Cairo-Luxor-Aswan-Nile Cruise

CAIRO – 2 nights hotel accommodation, 2 breakfasts, transfer from the airport to the hotel on arrival and transfer from hotel to airport on departure. 

Tour Pharaoic Egypt – Giza Plateau;  go inside the Great Pyramid and step into the Kings Chamber; see the only solar boat on display in Egypt; take a camel ride from the Giza Panorama.  In the Antiquities Museum at Tahrir Sq. you will marvel at the quantity and quality of the collections, visit the Treasure Room of Tutankhamun and the Room of Mummies. 

Included in all tours are transport, certified Eyptologist guide, entry tickets, travel permits.

LUXOR – Stay at Mara House, visit the main sites on East and West Banks of Luxor.  Enjoy the famous SALAHADEEN FEAST at Mara House which we serve ONLY to in-house guests.

NILE CRUISE – 4 nights Full Board, incl tours to the famous temples on the Nile.

ABU SIMBEL is an optional extra overland trip we can do with you.

The itinerary is a busy, yet extremely comfortable itinerary, taking you through the highlights of Egypt in 10 days.  My reasoning for this is

  1. You may only come to Egypt once – there is a big world out there to see.
  2. You should see the best first
  3. Contrary to what a travel agent may say – the heat is not a big issue when your movements are properly planned and air-con is everywhere so you can do this itinerary any time of the year.  Comfort is important – you are on holiday.
  4. Age and health status is not an issue – from baby to 70+ we are here to assist in every way.

The 9 night package is popular as it fits nicely into the amount of time many visitors are limited to.  However, there are several other monuments in Egypt we can take you to, if you have extra time and interest. 

“Where to begin? Thank you so much for helping me realize a childhood dream. This trip was amazing from start to finish.”  – David R, USA

“I still think that there are parts of the trip that are still sinking in. It was a once in a lifetime trip, and Mara House made sure that the whole experience was unforgettable!” – Teresa Glick, USA

FULL DETAILS – please contact Mara



Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me and Mara House is NOT bookable via TripAdvisor nor any other online hotel website.Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara

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  1. Rowena Verdan, USA 9 April 2019 09/04/2019 at 2:35 pm

    Three high school friends found themselves yearning for more adventure after their 9-Day Holy Land tour. Thank goodness I found MaraHouseLuxor on a Google search. MaraHouse delivered on all fronts on our 3-Day Cairo package, and we even added 2 more nights to visit Alexandria. Communication with Mara was quick and answered emails promptly. Even my hubby joined us.
    First and foremost, thank you to Cairo tour guide Ahmed Hasanein, who fetched us at the airport and briefed us daily.
    Thank you Mara for booking us at Steigenberger Hotel Tahrir Square. Location was perfect.

    Travelled as friends – April 2019, Cairo 3 night package

  2. Wilf & Shirl Canada 2 April 2019 02/04/2019 at 11:52 am

    My husband and I toured Egypt Mar 10-20 2019 under the guidance of MARA House, and we had an absolutely splendid time! Her guides were very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and top notch! Our Cairo guide suggested an early visit to the pyramids to avoid the crowds – that was a terrific plan! Cairo museum was Egypt’s history in “one spot”! Old Cairo downtown was an eye opener – be sure to try the Hibiscus drink to lower your blood pressure! Delicious 😋

    Mara’s Luxor house gave us a glimpse into Egyptian homes- you get a chance to see a beautiful authentically decorated home (as opposed to the international hotels) – delicious breakfasts& an Egyptian dinner feast -totally Egyptian! I consider this a major plus to all the ancient history you see.
    The Nile River cruise on the Blue Splendor was top notch the best boat (we got to walk through other boats when we were docked & Our boat was most grand) Mara’s tour was very reasonably priced and the experiences included in her tour were excellent.

    We give her high recommendations and believe you’d be as happy as we were!🤗

    Wilf & Shirl 2019 Canada – Travelled as couple. Reviewed on TripAdvisor. Egypt Holidays 9 nights package

  3. SRobin001 USA, 05 March 2019 05/03/2019 at 12:47 pm

    Truly, it WAS the trip of a lifetime and Mara arranged everything for us. First off, I’d been talking with Mara online for years and while I hadn’t committed to booking with her, I did have tons of questions about visiting Egypt. Mara was great, answering all that I had to ask. Finally, I was ready and booked with Mara for 2019 February.

    We were greeted at the airport by Ahmed and whisked through Cairo to our hotel for check in. Ahmed was there in the morning and he remained on call for our entire trip and encouraged us to call him with any needs. He really came through for us. That first morning he introduced us to our guide Heder and driver Mohamed. The four of us were together all week and just had a blast. We started with the step pyramid, the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid. By the end of the week, we had seen the Giza Plateau, The Egyptian Museum, the Gayer Anderson house, Medieval Cairo, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo. All while under Mara’s invisible guidance and “umbrella” of service. We were safe and well cared for.

    At the end of our first week, we flew down to Luxor and stayed with Mara for a night, where we met Amr and his staff. We were we introduced to some home cooking and hospitality, par excellence.

    We then transferred to a luxury cruise ship for the next four days, with a new guide and he really knew his stuff just as well as did Heder in Cairo. The cruise included the West Bank, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Philae, Abydos and Dendera. Wonderful cruise ship and excellent staff, and fabulous temples…what’s not to love?

    We spent the last couple days of our vacation just hanging out at Mara House relaxing. She arranged day trips for us and took care of all the details. While I appreciated the food at the hotel in Cairo and on the cruise ship, I’d rather have Amr’s cooking at Mara house anytime. He sent us off each morning with coffee and a huge breakfast. In the evenings, we had a great dinner each night. Don’t get me started on the Saladin Feast. It’s so good and it’s huge.

    Do yourself a favor and go visit Egypt. The people are warm and welcoming. I can’t tell you how many amazing people we met in our two weeks there. Trust Mara and her staff to know their business and they will take care of all the details, You just show up and enjoy your trip of a lifetime.

    S Robin USA Traveled with family Feb 2019. 9 night Egypt Package Reviewed on TripAdvisor


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