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Discover Egypt

 

Summary:

This comprehensive 10-day Egypt tour is designed to provide a great introduction to some of Egypt's best Pharaonic sites in Cairo and the Nile Valley, with a 1-night felucca river cruise and time by the Red Sea at Hurghada also included

Duration
10 Days
Cities
7
Next Departure
15-May-2021
Starting at
USD 1,690.00
USD 1,615.00
Price per day
USD 162.00

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Operator
Encounters Travel
Tour
Discover Egypt
Group Size
1 - 18

Summary

This comprehensive 10-day Egypt tour is designed to provide a great introduction to some of Egypt's best Pharaonic sites in Cairo and the Nile Valley, with a 1-night felucca river cruise and time by the Red Sea at Hurghada also included

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
2019 - Arrive Into Cairo. Transfer To Your Hotel
Day 2.
2019 - Cairo, Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum Tour
Day 3.
2019 - Aswan, Nubian Village, Philae Temple
Day 4.
2019 - Abu Simbel Option, Nile Felucca Cruise
Day 5.
2019 - Edfu Temple & Karnak Temple In Luxor
Day 6.
2019 - Luxor West Bank Tour. To Hurghada
Day 7.
2019 - Red Sea At Hurghada. Free Day
Day 8.
2019 - Fly To Cairo, Optional Tours. Khan-El-Khalili Bazaar
Day 9.
2019 - Cairo. Free Time. Departure Transfer To The Airport
Day 10.
2020 - Arrive Into Cairo And Transfer To Hotel
Day 11.
2020 - Cairo, Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum Tour
Day 12.
2020 - Aswan, Nubian Village And Philae Temple
Day 13.
2020 - Abu Simbel Option. Nile Felucca Cruise
Day 14.
2020 - Edfu Temple, Luxor Temple At Night
Day 15.
2020 - Luxor, West Bank Tour, Karnak Temple
Day 16.
2020 - Luxor To The Red Sea At Hurghada
Day 17.
2020 - Red Sea At Hurghada, Free Day
Day 18.
2020 - Drive To Cairo, Old Cairo & Khan-El-Khalili Bazzar Tour
Day 19.
2020 - Cairo, Free Time, Departure Airport Transfer

Visited cities (7): Abu Simbel, Alexandria, Aswan, Cairo, Gizeh, Hurghada, Luxor

 

Details

This is our most popular Egypt small-group tour and features all the main Pharaonic highlights in Cairo and the Nile Valley as well as including a relaxing overnight felucca sailboat cruise on the River Nile and some time by the Red Sea at Hurghada.
We start in Cairo with tours of the Pyramids and Sphinx at Gisa, and the world famous Egyptian Museum which has a huge collection of ancient artefacts including of course, the King Tutankhamun display.
Next, we take the overnight sleeper train south to Aswan, where the Nile is at its most picturesque. We'll explore a local Nubian village, take a boat trip to the beautiful island temple of Philae. You also have the option to visit the amazing temples to Abu Simbel which were dismantled and rebuilt when Lake Nasser was flooded.

We leave Aswan on a traditional Nile felucca. These sailing boats have plied the waters of the Nile for centuries and make for a really relaxing and enjoyable way to spend time seeing more of the Nile and rural Egyptian life as you sail upriver. We sleep on the deck of the boat, with mattresses and blankets provided, and the Nubian crew will entertain us and prepare a hearty meal in the evening. A support facilities boat will join up with us from time to time during the day and moor with us at night to provide a clean toilet & shower and hygienic kitchen. If you prefer you can opt to upgrade to the Aswan hotel instead of stay on the felucca.

We leave the felucca reluctantly and head via the temples at Edfu. There are a huge number of ancient sites to see here, and we'll tour both the east and west banks of the Nile. Sites visited include underground Pharaonic tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatchepsut and Medinat Habu temples, and the immense Collosi of Memnon. We also tour the huge temple complex at Karnak and see Luxor temple beautifully lit up at night.

We leave the Nile Valley now and head to the Red Sea coast at Hurghada for some welcome rest and relaxation in a 5-star beach resort. The snorkelling and scuba diving in Hurghada is excellent and there are many other watersports available too, or you can just relax by the beach. If you wish you can extend your time here, or return on the flight back to Cairo with the rest of the group. The tour ends with a free afternoon in Cairo when you can take another optional city tour before we take a walking tour through the back streets of the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar.

Accommodation is in 5-star hotels, plus a night on the overnight sleeper train and one night on a traditional Nile felucca sailboat. Both the sleeper train and felucca nights can be upgraded to hotels if you would like some extra comfort.

Remarks

Included in Price

  • 7 nights accommodation in 5-star hotels
  • 1 night on board felucca sailboat with support boat (hotel upgrade available)
  • 1 night on board sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan (flight & hotel upgrade available)
  • All transport and transfers in private AC vehicles
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Services of a local Egyptologist guide for all the sightseeing tours
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Travel Package

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    Tour (Round Trip) Cairo Cairo

    This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

     

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