When you book one of our Egypt Tours from Australia, you are booking so much more than just a vacation in the Land of the Pharaohs. You are booking a potentially life changing travel adventure. All of our Egypt holiday packages from Australia are also fully customizable so no matter what your individual tastes are, you can still enjoy a tour that matches your needs perfectly.
Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation, our range of Egypt holidays from Australia has it all. From thrilling desert adventures, to world-class SCUDA diving and 5-Star Nile River cruises, you are guaranteed to find your perfect Nile cruise package right here on our site. Book your dream trip today, or continue reading to find out more.
Classic Egypt Tours from Australia
Egypt Luxury Tours from Australia
Our Egypt tours from Australia have all been designed with a few things in common: We try our best to keep them as affordable as we possibly can. We also try to add as much variety as we possibly can. Last but not least, we do everything we can to ensure that all of our Egypt tours from Australia provide our clients with a high level of comfort and safety from beginning to end.
At Arabiya tours, we believe that the personal comfort of our clients is very important. After all, you are going on a holiday that you have been saving for and looking forward to. When you book one of our Egypt holiday packages from Australia, your comfort is guaranteed.
Clean, Safe, and Comfortable Transport
We own and maintain an entire fleet of clean and modern air-conditioned vehicles of all sizes. These are the vehicles that are used for all your transfers, tours and road trips throughout your stay in Egypt. Free bottled water is also available in our vehicles. All our drivers are highly experienced, and all of them have been carefully vetted to further ensure your personal safety and comfort.
Top Class Accommodation
Many tour operators provide vague details regarding the accommodation they provide during your stay in Egypt. We do not. Instead, we tell our clients and/or potential clients exactly which hotels they will be staying in during their visit to Egypt. We only work with the very best hotel names, including names like Sheraton, Movenpick, Hyatt, Hilton, and etc.
We book our clients into 4 and/or 5 star hotels exclusively. The only exceptions are when you spend time in areas where there are no such hotels. Our Egypt tours from Australia typically don’t include such areas unless you book a tour that includes a desert oases tour.
5-Star Nile River and Lake Nasser Cruises
We don’t book our clients into inferior hotels, and neither do we book our clients on inferior Nile River cruises or Lake Nasser cruises. If you book one of our Egypt holiday packages from Australia that include a Nile or Lake Nasser cruise, you can be sure that it will be a 5-Star cruise. The cruise ships which we book our clients onto are all beautifully appointed vessels that have all the services and amenities that you would expect to find at any good hotel.
Niche Egypt Tours from Australia
Most of our Egypt tour packages focus primarily on popular ancient Egyptian attractions and Nile River cruises. However, we can also cater for a specific niche. Two such examples would be Sahara Desert tours and safaris, and Red Sea snorkeling and SCUBA holidays. Whatever your personal preferences are, we can work with you to create the ultimate Egypt holiday package.
Sahara Desert Safaris
Most people wouldn’t associate comfort with desert safaris, but our desert adventures prove otherwise. To begin with, the vehicles used for our desert tours are all modern and fully equipped air-conditioned 4×4 vehicles. As is to be expected, if you are spending several days traveling from one oasis to the next, you won’t be staying in 4 and/or 5 star hotels. Instead, you will be staying in lodges and camps, but you can be sure that your stays will be as comfortable as ever.
Sahara Desert safaris are a great opportunity for visitors to experience local Bedouin culture and traditions. They also allow you a perfect opportunity to experience the sort of serenity that only deserts can provide. Many people are also amazed by the abundance of ancient Egyptian relics and ruins that are scattered throughout the Sahara. Our desert tours allow you to see as many of them as possible while at the same time allowing you to enjoy the splendor of the world’s mightiest desert.
Red Sea Snorkeling and SCUBA Diving Holidays
Several of our Egypt holidays from Australia include some time on the Red Sea coast at Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh. Many people travel to Egypt from Australia just so they can relax and unwind on the Red Sea coast. The area is famous for its beautifully clean sandy beaches, and the crystal clear turquoise-colored water.
While many visitors just want to enjoy lazy days on the beach and/or fun-filled nights out on the town, there are just as many who visit for a very different reason. Egypt’s Red Sea coast has an abundance of coral reefs and it is home to some of the world’s best dive sites. SCUBA divers come from all over the world to see this breathtaking underwater paradise and to explore sunken shipwrecks teaming with aquatic life.
As is the case with all our other tours, our snorkeling and SCUBA diving trips are of the highest quality. All necessary equipment is provided, and all trips are undertaken on modern fully equipped boats. Lunches, bottled water and soft drinks are typically also included on board the boats. All dives are supervised and guided by fully certified SCUBA diving guides.
Top 6 Tourist Attractions in Egypt
- Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx
- Valley of the Kings
- Karnak Temple
- Hatshepsut Temple
- Temple of Horus
- Abu Simbel Temples
Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx
These majestic ancient Egyptian monuments are located on the outskirts of modern-day Cairo, the bustling Egyptian capital. The site is Egypt’s most famous and most visited tourist attraction.
Valley of the Kings
The Valley of Kings is another ancient royal necropolis where pharaohs and nobles were entombed during the New Kingdom era. Located on the west bank at Thebes near modern-day Luxor, the site is home to more than 60 tombs, including the tomb of King Tutankhamum.
Located on the east bank at Thebes, Karnak Temple is considered to be Egypt’s second-most visited ancient Egyptian site. What started out as a single temple, later became a temple city that formed over a period of more than 2,000 years. It is believed to be the biggest place of worship ever built.
Considered to be the grandest temple ever built by the ancient Egyptian, this magnificent terraced complex is located near the Valley of Kings on the west bank at Thebes. It built to serve as a mortuary temple for Queen Hatshepsut, the only true Egyptian female ruler.
Temple of Horus
Also known as Edfu Temple, this majestic structure is located near a town of the same name. It is Egypt’s best-preserved ancient cult temple. Its remarkable level of preservation is due to the fact that it became buried beneath the desert sand after the Romans deserted it. It remained buried for more than 2,000 years.
Abu Simbel Temples
The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock-cut temples located near the modern-day city of Abu Simbel which is about a three and a half hour drive from Aswan. They were created during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II to serve as lasting monument of Ramses and his wife, Queen Nefertari.
Frequently Asked Questions
In this section we look at some of the most common questions people have about visiting Egypt or planning a trip to Egypt. If you don’t find the answers you are looking for on this page, simply contact us and we will do our best to help.
Can I go inside the pyramids during my trip to Egypt?
Visitors are allowed inside the Giza Pyramids. However, regular tickets for the site do not include admission to the pyramids. Visitors who wish to enter the pyramids have to purchase separate tickets. At the time of writing, a ticket for the Great Pyramid cost about $11, while tickets for the other two pyramids cost about $3 each.
What is it like inside the Giza pyramids?
Unfortunately, all three pyramids were looted in antiquity. Today, they consist maily of empty chambers and lots of stairs. In short, there really isn’t much to see inside the pyramids. Despite this, many people that it is worth the expense, if only to be able to say that they have been inside the worlf-famous pyramids.
Is Egypt safe for Australian tourists?
Yes, Egypt is a very safe country for tourists, including Australian tourists. Although it is not particular problem, tourists should be mindful of pick-pockets and other petty criminals when visiting popular tourists attraction, and especially very crowded attractions. Tourists are more likely to be scammed than they are to become a victim of crime.
How long does it take to fly from Australia to Egypt?
Flight times from Australia to Egypt vary, based on a number of factors, including which Australian city you are flying from, the route your flight takes and etc. The below times are based on direct flight times from Australia to Cairo International Airport in Egypt:
- Sydney to Cairo – 20 hours and 15 minutes
- Brisbane to Cairo – 21 hours and 40 minutes
- Melbourne to Cairo – 19 hours and 55 minutes
What should I pack for my trip to Egypt?
Since most people from Australia are accustommed to warm weather, Egypt’s climate shouldn’t be much of a problem, especially if you visit during the cooler high season which runs from October to April. Nonetheless, you should consider packing lightweight cotton garments. We also recommend packing in a good sunscreen lotion, a good pair of sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat to further protect you from the sun when visiting tourist attractions that provide little in the way of shade.
How much do Egypt tours from Australia cost?
The cost of a package tour from Australia will depend on several things, including your preferred duration and what all you want to see and do while you are in Egypt. The cost will also depend on what sort of comfort level you want to enjoy, and on your choice of travel company. Good quality packages with good accommodation and professionally guided tours start at around $900 for a week-long vacation.
To enjoy a really good quality vacation of around 10 to 12 days that includes a Nile River cruise, we would recommend budgeting on about $1,500+ per person.
Do I need a visa to visit Egypt?
Yes, Australians need a valid visa to visit Egypt. These can be obtained in advance from an Egyptian embassy or consular office, or by applying online for an Egypt e-Visa. Australian passport holders can also get a tourist visa on arrival at the airport in Cairo when they arrive in Egypt. At the time of writing, an 30-day single entry Egypt tourist cost US$25 or the equivalent thereof.
Can I visit Egypt right now?
At the time of writing, Egypt has not barred travelers from visiting the country because of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, people wishing to visit Egypt will need to show proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test prior to boarding their flight to Egypt. They will also have to stay in quarantine for 14 days when they arrive, and they will need to get another PCR test done before they leave Egypt.
Egypt Tours Packages from Australia
As everyone knows, 2021 got off to a bumpy start, but sometimes this can also be good news for travelers who are looking for outstanding bargains. Make this year extra special with one of our high quality tour packages from Australia. Remember, even if you do not find exactly what you are looking for, we can work with you to create your own fully customized Egypt tour. Book one of our classic Egypt tours from Australia today or contact us now and let us help you to make your dream holiday come true.