The Egypt Experience 2021

Cairo + Luxor + Aswan

There aren’t very many places in the world where you can visit that mysterious civilization you read about as a child, dive into the tombs and colorful drawings on the walls, and cruise down the Nile drinking champagne on a luxury boat to connect with the origins of one of the oldest civilizations in the world.

Join us on our 11-day exploration of Egypt. Visit Cairo, its world wonder pyramids of Giza, and the magical cities of Luxor and Aswan. Our journey starts in New York City (JFK) to land in Cairo (CAI) the next day (International airfare included).

We will experience the Egyptian civilization and culture on a deeper level than the limited narrative you’ve been told, diving into history but also enjoying the finest things in life with new friends aboard. You can’t call yourself a history buff until you come on this trip, where every day on the Nile you’ll not only be relaxing, but also learning history from our on board Egyptologists. Check out our client photos at #UITALEgypt.

Do you hear that?  It’s the music from Muslim mosques reminding you how far you’ve come, so pour your favorite drink while enjoying the view of the pyramids from your hotel, and the exotic landscape of the Nile River from the boat. Egypt is a bucket list world wonder… so let’s get to ticking it off in style.

And you didn’t come snatched for nothin’! The pics you will snap of your melanin poppin’ feeling the vibe of these ancient cities, following Cleopatra’s footsteps, and posing on amazing carved stone structures will be enough to shut down the gram, for sure.

Whether you are soaking in the vibes of Cairo reflecting on the history you’ve learned, or marvelling at the pyramids aboard a camel, the magic of these cities will run through you while you explore, touch and feel the ancient world. You will feel blessed to experience the greatness of a 5,000 year old dynasty while you live your best life.

A historical immersion on the most Instagrammable places, five-star experiences, and a magical sailing down the Nile await you on your Up in the Air Life journey through Egypt.

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Here's your trip at a glance.


From exploring the world wonder pyramids of Giza and its complex, this trip offers a wide variety of scenery (and selfie) options. You will be able to check must-see sites like the Giza Necropolis, the Egyptian Museum and Cairo’s markets, the Temple of Goddess Hathor and its chambers, the East Bank of Luxor, the Temple of Horus, and many other historical and selfie-worthy places.


This trip is your chance to be a history buff. From exploring the Acropolis of Giza aboard a camel to sailing down the Nile visiting the most amazing places in the world without doing anything, you will live and touch the history and beginnings of Egypt, connecting with the rich history of this ancient civilization.


From the hotel in Cairo to the boat you'll sail in down the Nile (including rooftop pool with incredible views), our accommodation is so extra. After a long day finding the best deals in the markets, visiting ancient ruins, or soaking in the sites, you will relax, sittin' pretty in nothing but 5-star accommodation. Only the best for Lifers!

Explore the day-by-day itinerary.



Day 1

We will depart from New York (JFK Airport) and arrive in Cairo the next day. 

Buckle up and have a safe flight.

Day 2

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt!

After a long trip, everyone needs a rest, so don’t stress… we got you!

In the evening we’ll toast it up together and enjoy our first dinner in this magical city.

We are very excited you are in Egypt with us…. tomorrow adventure awaits.

Day 3

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we head off to explore the Egyptian Museum with an Egyptologist. 

Here you can see the treasures of King Tutankhamun as well as over 160,000 objects and artefacts covering 5,000 years of Egyptian history.

Then you’ll enjoy an afternoon on your own… so head out and do some shopping or enjoy the spa at the hotel. The option is yours!

Day 4

Now that you’re acclimated to the new time zone and well-rested, it’s time to get out and see the main attraction.

Get your cameras ready, as we visit one of the World Wonders, the Giza Pyramids, and the Sphynx.

Jump aboard a camel for an out-of-this-world desert life experience, and say yes to the optional tour of inside the pyramid! 

In the evening,  we kiss goodbye to Cairo with an epic Farewell Dinner.

Day 5

Today is your day to go an explore Cairo, stocking up on all the souvenirs and gifts you can find in the amazing Egyptian markets!

We have different suggestions for you to enjoy the city and immerse yourself in Egyptian culture.

We suggest taking a tour outside the city to see carpets being handmade by locals. Visiting the Egyptian Museum again is another great option, as there is just so much to discover there. Alternatively you can choose to just veg out at the hotel.

Whatever you decide we’ll help you arrange anything and everything you need.

Day 6

Today we fly to the Luxor, situated on the East bank of the Nile, for a leisure day at the hotel before we board the ship for an epic 4-night sail down The Nile.

In the evening, enjoy dinner on your own terms at the hotel and then rest up. Tomorrow we cruise!

Day 7

Are you ready to see Egypt from the Nile River?

Before we board, we will visit the Temple of Karnak. A vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings built over the course of a thousand years, by generations of Pharaohs.

In the evening, the Boat Manager will host a Cocktail Reception, with a selection of canapés, which will be followed by a gourmet dinner.

Day 8

Breakfast buffet on board and due to the low water levels we will take a bus to Qena. Enjoy a morning visit to the Ptolemaic Temple of Goddess Hathor in Denderah, complete with a massive stone roof and dark chambers, 

Afternoon tea will be served on board, from which your Egyptologist will guide you on a tour of the East Bank of Luxor, to the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor dedicated to the god Amun.

Day 9

Take the breakfast buffet on board while you cruise to Edfu with a morning visit to explore the extraordinary Temple of Horus. 

Enjoy lunch and afternoon tea on board then participate in a hands on Egyptian cooking lesson before visiting the next temple.

The evening dinner on board will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “Jalabiya”. 

Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties, followed by oriental music and dancing for everyone. Lip-Sync Battle is tonight! Who is taking home the trophy?!

Day 10

Breakfast buffet on board whilst sailing to Aswan followed by a short motorboat ride to visit the majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika. 

Lunch will be on board and in the afternoon (weather permitting), you will take a ride on a felucca, a typical Egyptian sailboat, around Elephantine Island. 

Enjoy your afternoon tea served in the lounge before the evening’s farewell Black Tie or Cocktail Dinner complete with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.

Day 11

Enjoy your last morning on the boat with another scrumptious breakfast.

Say your last goodbyes to the crew and all your new friends! 

Check out by 9.00 am and then you’re whisked away in your private transfer to the airport to fly home!

No matter where you travel, our standards are the same.


Connect with amazing people.

We provide the opportunity to make friendships with people who share your worldview and won't ask why you wear a bonnet to sleep.

Experience attentive
and authentic hospitality.

Not only is the staff of Up in the Air Life dedicated to making sure your trip is flawlessly executed, but we are also intentional about choosing locales and vendors who celebrate Black travelers.

Be pampered with only the best.

There is no need to take a break from your baller lifestyle when you travel with us. Our lodging, excursions, and dining are pure luxury.

Feel safe and secure.

Our experienced American guides and well-maintained local relationships mean that you will have peace of mind when you travel with us.

Say "goodbye" to FOMO.

Our trips are anything but basic. While we make sure you see well-known main attractions, we also develop itineraries that will give you unique stories to share with your friends back home.


The Egypt Experience

What is included:

Our trips get you close to that Beyoncé-on-a-boat lifestyle. Let us handle your travel style glow up.

    • Up in the Air Life Onsite Staff
    • Round-trip flights from NYC (JFK) to Cairo (CAI) Egypt
    • 4 Nights stay cruising down the Nile on a luxury boat
    • 5 Nights luxury lodging accommodations
    • A visit to the world wonder Complex of Giza, including the pyramids and the sphynx
    • Delicious meals: Daily breakfast, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners
    • Activities and Tours described in the itinerary
    • Airport transfers and ground transportation
    • A personalized swag bag from Up in the Air Life to customize your experience
    • Personalized Trip Documents


What is not included:

We take care of all the details on your itinerary once you land. If you want to further personalize your experience, go off!

  • Activities or meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional tours available for purchase after booking
  • Travel Medical Insurance abroad
  • Passport & Visa fees
  • Tips and Gratuities for UITAL Staff, Guides, and Drivers

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