11 Nights – 3 Locations: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan incl. 4 Nights Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

14 Jan – 25 Jan 2024 (arrival in Cairo 14 Jan 2024 and departing Cairo 25 Jan 2024


CAIRO – Capital of Egypt
  • Giza Plateau
  • Inside the Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Solar Boat (if open)
  • Panorama of Giza
  • Valley Temple at the Sphinx
  • The Sphinx Enclosure
  • Saqqara 7 step Pyramid complex
  • Antiquities Museum at Tahrir Square
  • Medieval Cairo:
    • Bab Al Futuh (Gate of Conquests) & the Northern Walls
    • Muezz St.
    • Mosque of Al-Hakim
    • Sabile-Kuttab of Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar
    • Hanging Mosque of Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar
    • Street of Coppersmiths & Antiques Area
    • Bayt al-Sihaymi
    • Hammam of Sultan Inal
    • Mausoleum & Madrasa of Sultan Qalawun
    • Mausoleum of As-Salih Nagm Al-din Ayyub
    • Street of the Gold & Silversmiths
  • Gayer Anderson House
  • Ibn Tulun Mosque
  • Khan El Khalili – biggest bazaar in the world
  • Abdeen Palace
  • The Islamic Museum
  • Citadel of Saladin
  • Muhammad Ali Mosque at the Citadel – read the story of his first love Emina Hanim
  • Islamic Cairo (mosques of Sultans Hassan and Rifai)
  • Coptic Cairo:
    • Babylon Fortress
    • Hanging Church
    • Underground crypt where Jesus and his family lived when they escaped into Egypt
    • Monastery & Church of St. George
    • Church of St. Sergius
    • Ben Ezra Synagogue
  • Temples at Abydos and Dendera
  • West Bank of Luxor:
    • Valley of the Kings
    • Hatshepsut’s Temple
    • Temple of Medinet Habu
    • Nobles Tombs
    • Workers Village
    • Colossi of Memnon
    • Optional extra tombs – Sety I, Queen Nefertari, and the Tomb of Tutankhamun
  • Karnak and Luxor Temples,
  • Temple of Horus at Edfu,
  • Temple at Kom Ombo
  • Temple of Isis at Philae
  • Elephantine Island
  • Optional extra – Abu Simbel Temples
  • Optional extra – Nubian Village upriver from Aswan.
Why Take a Group Tour with Mara?

The Mara House Group Tours are ideal:

  • for anyone who would like to see Egypt but perhaps whose partner is not interested in traveling
  • for solo travelers who want to save the expense of the usual single supplement
  • for family groups or a few friends who would like to share a great experience together in Egypt without having to do all the researching and planning, and without having to watch the clock, check on transport/guides and keep everything on track.
  • because you know what you are getting up front.  You will never go a monument with us and be presented with an unexpected expense.
  • Mara has lived in Egypt since 2003 and been taking tours through Egypt since 2000 and will be accompanying both tours.
  • Mara’s tours are the best quality at the best price – before Egypt becomes only a vacation paradise for the rich and famous.

Even though the itinerary is a very busy one, we do ensure you have enough rest and relaxation time all through the tour.  And because we have everything so well planned you will not feel like you are simply being shuttled around from place to place at a stressful speed.  We don’t just pick you up at the hotel for a tour then drop you off again, we are always nearby and happy to give you all the time you want for conversation.  Please check out our reviews from former group participants at the end of this page, and also regular guests to Mara House in our Guest Book  to verify how much they enjoyed traveling with us.

NOTE:  Due to shortage of good boats, spiraling costs and limited availability early booking is absolutely essential.

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  1. The 5 star service, accommodations and experiences without solid gold prices!

    * Collected us from the airport and looked after us all and treated us like family daily for almost 2 weeks!
    * Ahmed, who completed the ultimate sacrifice and tried KFC and McDonalds before we arrived so he could advise us accordingly!
    * Ahmed, whom pulled off a surprise wedding – with band – wedding of the century – in less than 24 hours.
    * Ahmed, no request is too big, too small or too weird
    * Ahmed, who is loved by all and is totally worthy of our adoration.
    * Ahmed, we left more than just f.r.i.e.n.d.s.

    TOUR GUIDE Mohamed:
    * The ever knowledgeable, always endearing Egyptian gentleman.
    * Mohamed who has so much wisdom and is never boring.
    * Mohamed who stole the bride’s heart from the moment she met him, and stole the men’s hearts too.
    * Mohamed who learnt that ‘stop jinning’ will get the ladies moving.
    * Mohamed, the Redbull scout.

    * Mara has spent 19 years making Mara House Luxor what it is today.
    * Literally built from the ground up and every piece has been lovingly chosen, made or found.
    * Everything about our experiences had Mara’s personal touches.
    * The information and guidance she provides even before we have left home.
    * The Hotel and tours in Cairo.
    * The shows and entertainment.
    * 7 night Nile Cruise on a 5 star ship.
    * The people she has chosen to work for her.
    * The off the beaten track experiences.
    * Food glorious food. Amr @ Mara House is an amazing chef.
    * Lots of tours but also so relaxing – Busy but lots of down time

    This tour planned and arranged by Mara starts with the Giza Pyramids and camel ride but somehow each day after was better than the day before!

    MARA HOUSE LUXOR, I can’t wait to go back and next time spend a week just at Mara House.


    Traveled with friends. Booked Mara House Nov 2019 Group Tour. Reviewed on Tripadvisor Jan 2020