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Nile River Cruise & Cairo

Cairo, Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Edfu, Aswan, and more!

10 Days from/to Cairo, Egypt

November 08 – 17, 2024
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November 07 – 16, 2025


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Egypt Nile gay cruise Wallow in 7,000 years of history on our signature Egyptian adventure and gay cruise. Prepare to feel like a pharaoh aboard our Nile River gay cruise. The adventure begins with an extended weekend in chaotic Cairo as our private Egyptologist - yes, it’s a thing-guides us on a journey back to the ancient world. He’ll tour us around the Great Pyramids of Giza, regale us with legends of the benevolent Sphinx and even usher us inside the tomb of Khnumhotep & Niankhkhnum—likely, Egypt’s only open gay governors.

For the latter half of the journey we’ll board a luxe cruise and gently glide down the lush Nile River. Expect extraordinary onboard meals, exceptional amenities, a glistening pool and fascinating tours of the temples and treasures lining the Nile’s banks. Are you in?

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Egypt Gay Tour & Nile Cruise Highlights

• Enjoy four full days slowly gliding down Egypt’s gorgeous Nile River on a luxe cruise ship

• Strike The Great Pyramids of Giza off your personal bucket list

Ride a camel on the outskirts of Giza, taking in the endless desert landscape

• Get a taste of Egypt’s queer history while exploring Khnumhotep & NiankhKhnum’s tomb

• Learn about modern Egyptian life on private guided walking tours of Cairo and its Islamic Quarter

• Purchase souvenirs in bustling bazaars and wondrous wekalas (trading places)

• Travel through time with our private Egyptologist on tours of Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple and so much more

• Live your Indiana Jones fantasy while visiting the world-famous Valley of the Kings

• Snap your own postcard-worthy selfie in front of ancient sites like the Sphinx and Colossi of Memnon


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Egypt Gay Tour & Nile Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Cairo, Egypt
Welcome to Cairo. After exiting passport control, an Out Adventures representative will assist you through luggage claim and customs before transferring you to our joining point hotel.

Feel free to relax after a long flight before our Welcome Meeting where we’ll get acquainted and answer any of your lingering questions.

Tonight we have our fabulous Welcome Dinner at a traditional Egyptian restaurant. Bel seha! (With health!)

Hotel: Kempinski Nile Hotel, Cairo


Sunset camel ride


Day 2 - Grand Egyptian Museum & Pyramids of Giza
Good morning! After a leisurely breakfast our day begins with a visit to the Grand Egyptian Museum. Our private Egyptologitst will escort us through 7,000 years of Egyptian history, including a special viewing of the golden treasures from King Tutankhamen’s tomb.

After zipping through millennia after millenia, we’ll refuel on an authentic Egyptian lunch before visiting the country’s most important attraction, the Pyramids of Giza. Arguably the world’s greatest tourist attraction, the Pyramids of Giza are the only survivors of the original Seven Wonders list.

After ample oo-ing and aah-ing, we’ll enjoy a leisurely hump on a Giza camel ride, taking in the beautiful desert landscape stretching out around us. Our day concludes with a visit to the benevolent Sphinx, an ancient figure shrouded in legend and mystery.

Tonight you are free to enjoy dinner on your own—your local guide will have plenty of excellent restaurant recommendations if you require.

Hotel: Kempinski Nile Hotel, Cairo


Egypt gay tour - Dashur Pyramids


Day 3 - Dahshur Pyramids & Memphis
Today we’ll continue to enjoy Egypt’s wondrous ancient history beginning with a visit to the lesser-known Dahshur Pyramids. Here we will visit the bent and red pyramid.

Our Egyptologist will escort us to the first unified capital of the ancient world, Memphis, followed by an authentic local lunch.

Our last—but far from least—stop today is the Sakkara Pyramid, which is the first limestone structure ever built. It’s here we’ll have the exciting opportunity to actually go inside an ancient pyramid and witness the haunting hieroglyphics. Specifically, we’ll visit (perhaps!) the first recorded same-sex couple’s tomb, Kgnumhotep & NiankhKhnum.

After transferring back to our hotel, you’ll have another evening at leisure.

Hotel: Kempinski Nile Hotel, Cairo


Luxor gay tour - Karnak Temple


Day 4 - Luxor & Nile River Cruise
Rise and shine, Gentlemen! This morning we’ll catch a short domestic flight south to Luxor.

Before boarding our luxurious river cruise we’ll swing by Karnak Temple, a complex built for the god Amon Ra.

After our holy saunter we’ll head to the Nile to drop off our luggage and enjoy our first onboard lunch with welcome drinks and a short but required safety briefing.

Tonight we have a special sunset visit to Luxor Temple to enjoy one of Pharaoh Ramses II’s greatest architectural masterpieces. Dinner will be served on the boat.

Accommodation: Mövenpick MS Hamees, Nile River Cruise


Nile gay cruise - Valley of the Kings


Day 5 - Valley of the Kings
Our cruise officially launches this morning, crossing the west bank of Luxor.

After you’ve enjoyed breakfast, consider taking coffee on the deck while appreciating the gorgeous Nile River. At 6,600km/4,100mi, the Nile is one of the longest rivers in the world and has historically been the key to Egypt’s lasting power and prosperity. Our first stop today will be the Royal Tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

Following this royal excursion we’ll stop at Hatshepsut’s temple—Hatshepsut was the only female pharaoh to dress and rule like a king. Finally, we’ll snap a group photo in front of the epic Colossi of Memnon.

Today’s delicious lunch and dinner will be served onboard.

Accommodation: Mövenpick MS Hamees, Nile River Cruise


Nile river gay cruise - Edfu temple


Day 6 - Edfu
Today will be a calm day of cruising with stops at temples dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the crocodile god Sobek and the hawk god Haroeris. Each of these unique structures will provide a new fascinating look at Egypt’s incredible history.

We’ll also meander the stalls and bazaars of Edfu, a centre for sugar and pottery.

On board we’ll enjoy lunch while sailing to Aswan and then dinner and evening cocktails later in the day.

Accommodation: Mövenpick MS Hamees, Nile River Cruise


Nile gay cruise - Abu Simbel Temple


Day 7 - Aswan
This morning we’ll wake in lush Aswan.

After an onboard breakfast we’ll take a private, air conditioned transfer 3 hours into the desert to Abu Simbel Temple. These rock temples dedicated to Pharaoh Ramses II and his wife Nefertari are unmissable. They are 3,200 years old and flank the entrance to one of the most impressive temples in Egypt.

Enroute back to our boat we’ll enjoy lunch at an authentic Nubian house.

This evening you may want to consider some of our ship’s amenities such as a massage. Tonight we’ll enjoy our last dinner onboard and thank our amazing captain and crew.

Accommodation: Mövenpick MS Hamees, Nile River Cruise


Nile river gay cruise - Philae Temple


Day 8 - Philae & Cairo
After breakfast, we’ll venture to the island of Philae and a temple dedicated to Isis, the goddess of love and passion.

Then we’ll swing back to the boat to pick up our luggage before heading to the airport together for a return flight to Cairo. Upon arrival we’ll walk to our nearby hotel and settle in.

The night is yours to enjoy dinner on your own or with the group. You may also want to head into Cairo to further explore.

Hotel: Le Meridien Cairo Airport Hotel, Cairo


Cairo tour


Day 9 - Cairo, Egypt
Feel free to sleep in before we venture to the oldest and largest mosque in Egypt, the Mosque of Ibn Toulon. Together we’ll climb her spiral minaret for an unforgettable bird’s-eye view of Cairo.

After another delicious lunch we’ll stretch our legs on a private walking tour of the Islamic Quarter. We’ll finish our tour at Khan El Khalili Bazaar where you’re free to pick up a few last minute souvenirs—the bazaar is reputed to be the largest in the Middle East.

After transferring back to our hotel, you’ll have some time to clean up before our spectacular Farewell Dinner. Together we’ll celebrate and reminisce about the unforgettable gay cruise we just enjoyed.

Hotel: Le Meridien Cairo Airport Hotel, Cairo


Egypt Sphinx


Day 10 - Departure
There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart at your leisure.

Safe travels and thank you for joining us in Egypt.


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What's Included

• Local Guide/Egyptologist and Out Adventures Host from beginning to end of tour

• Private air-conditioned transportation

• Breakfast daily, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners

• Domestic airfare

• Gratuities for included meals, drivers, airport transfers and porters

• Water supplement—1 litre per day, per person

• Arrival transfers to joining point hotel

• All admissions for the sightseeing stated in the daily itinerary

• A $50 USD Rainbow Railroad donation to help resettle LGBTQ+ refugees.


Not Included

• International airfare

• Departure transfers are not required on this tour as the departing hotel is beside the airport

Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers.

• Gratuities for ship crew (recommended $8/person per night, or $32 total) and Group Leader/Egyptologist (recommended $15/person per night, or $150 total)

• Meals, activities, & gratuities not mentioned in the itinerary

• Most beverages except water at included meals

•Entry visa costs


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Trip Notes

Egypt Visa
Most travellers require a visa to enter Egypt. Please visit the Arab Republic of Egypt’s website here for more information on how to obtain a single-entry 30-day visa.

Culture Shock
As a moderate Islamic nation, your views and opinions may be challenged by Egypt. Also, customs such as the five-times-a-day call to prayer may be new to you—we ask you to keep an open mind and embrace these cultural norms. You should also expect heavy traffic, along with unanticipated inconveniences such as road closures from time-to-time. Please note our transportation may be altered, and/or our itinerary changed, due to such circumstances beyond our control.

Local LGBT Scene
Egypt is a largely conservative country. Caution should be practiced at all times and all public displays of affection should be avoided for the safety of yourself and your group. Further, gay dating apps should be avoided as local authorities have historically targeted gay men through them.

November and December tend to be excellent months to visit Egypt. More moderate temperatures make outdoor tours bearable—daytime highs sit around 27C, while nighttime lows can fall to 15C. Rainfall is extremely rare at this time of year.


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Required Vaccinations
Based on entry requirements, only travellers coming from a country with risk of Yellow Fever may be required to show proof of a vaccination. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, you should consult your doctor or a travel medical clinic, as we cannot provide vaccination recommendations.

In Egypt the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

We should have reliable Wi-Fi our hotels, however the connection will likely be weak onboard the cruise ship. Feel free to tweet, pin, post and share your experience with your friends and family at home.

Travel Insurance
For everybody’s peace of mind, medical travel insurance is required on all Out Adventures tours. At a minimum, your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability, with a minimum medical coverage of US $200,000.


Tea in Cairo


Domestic Flights
On this tour all domestic flights are included in the cost of the tour. By including domestic flights, we are better able to get all passengers on the same flight before it sells out. However, it is not guaranteed that all passengers will be on the same flight and the later you reserve your spot, the more likely you’ll be booked on a different domestic flight than rest of your group.

On this adventure breakfast daily, seven lunches and six dinners are included in the cost of the tour.

The local currency is the Egyptian pound. We recommend carrying local currency for small purchases, however credit cards are accepted at hotels and most restaurants. We also recommend carrying approximately $400 USD, only to be used in the case of an emergency, or if your credit/ATM cards are placed on hold. Finally,you are welcome to pay your cruise bar bill in cash, Mastercard or Visa.

On this tour we recommend budgeting approximately $182 USD to tip your local guide/Egyptologist ($15/person per night) and ship crew ($8/person per night for 4 nights). You will also want to budget tips for your bar bill as well as any meals and activities not included in the tour cost.

What to bring
Most Out Adventures entail carrying your own luggage on occasion. And while you’ll never schlep far, things can quickly get costlier than a celebrity breakup if you don’t keep your baggage under 20kg/44lb thanks to costly surcharges on domestic flights. You should also bring something smaller for day trips to carry water, your camera, and any souvenirs you find along the way.


Kempinski Nile Hotel, Cairo


Starting Point Hotel
Kempinski Nile Hotel, Cairo
Located in Cairo’s affluent Garden City district, Kempinski Nile Hotel offers luxurious rooms on the shores of the Nile River. It features a wellness center and a rooftop swimming pool.

Each of Kempinski’s rooms offer free WiFi, high definition LCD TVs with satellite channels and free soft drinks from the mini bar. For guests’ comfort, we offer the butler service, concierge and pillow menu.

Kempinski’s full-service spa and wellness center offers complimentary hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas. Guests can also enjoy professional massages, or cool off in the outdoor swimming pool on the hotel’s rooftop.

Kempinski Nile Hotel features variety of restaurants and bars, including the Osmanly restaurant offering Ottoman (Turkish) cuisine, The Blue restaurant serving an Italian cuisine and the Jazz Bar on Floor 10. Also guests can stop in anytime throughout the day to recharge with a cup of coffee, tea, cold beverages, fruits and cookies at the Executive Lounge.


Le Meridien Cairo Airport Hotel


Finishing Point Hotel
Le Meridien Cairo Airport Hotel, Cairo
Linked to Cairo Airport Terminal 3 via a pedestrian bridge, Le Meridien Cairo Airport features a heated outdoor pool and a fitness center. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

The rooms include a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a sitting area. There is also an electric teakettle. The private bathrooms have a shower. Extras include satellite channels. All rooms feature soundproofing and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The facilities include entertainment staff, meeting facilities and a shared lounge. Unique dining venues range from Lebanese and Singaporean restaurants to a high-energy sports bar.


Movenpick Hamees


Riding the Nile Cleopatra Style

After a weekend savouring the sights, sounds and smells of Cairo, we’ll board the beautiful Mövenpick Hamees. The Mövenpick MS Hamees has a comfortable and contemporary design and is among the largest and best-appointed crafts on the river Nile. Enjoy a truly memorable journey from Luxor to Aswan and experience some of Egypt's most scenic and historical sights with top facilities and attentive staff.


Movenpick Hamees lounge


Travel in style and enjoy lounging at the swimming pool, reading or playing games in the reading and play room, or enjoying the sun on the sun deck, offering a recreational area as well as a selection of eating and drinking options.


Movenpick Hamees double stateroom


Hamees cabins face the river Nile and provide either large, panoramic windows or two sealed marine windows made of tempered glass. A choice of of twin or one single bed is available. Rooms are fully air-conditioned and have a private bathroom with a bathtub and hairdryer. Further amenities include an LCD TV with marine satellite, internal phone, music channel, minibar, safety deposit box and two life jackets.


Movenpick Hamees pool


We believe in indulgence done right, treating our guests to deliciously fresh cuisine, abundant treats and flavours that are unmistakably Mövenpick, all served with a generous portion of heartfelt care.


Movenpick Hamees restaurant


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Nile River Cruise & Cairo - Egypt Gay Tour Prices

Tour Date Description
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Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy

$ 5,395

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy

$ 6,295

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy

$ 6,295

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Optional Single Supplement: $2,295

Min. $750 deposit required.
Remaining balance collected min. 60 days prior to departure.

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