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Best of Egypt (from 2017)

Best of Egypt (from 2017)

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What's included?
From 863 EUR
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Duration
8 days
Starts in
Cairo
Ends in
Cairo
Group size
Max 15, avg 12
Travel type
Classic

Please note that some departures on this tour require, that you are fully Covid-19 vaccinated min. 14 days prior to tour start. If you're not fully vaccinated, then a negative PCR test min. 96 hours before tour start is required. See under departure date list which rules are applicable:

  1. Travel-Ready Tours require that all travellers and CEOs (Tour leaders) must have received a full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose given at least 14 days prior to the start of the tour, or a negative PCR test within 96 hours prior to the first day of the tour.
  2. Vaccinated Tours require that all travellers and CEOs (Tour leaders) must have received a full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose given at least 14 days prior to the first day of the tour.
This journey through Egypt packs in awe-inspiring culture and adventure in eight energetic days. Explore the ancient sites along the Nile and discover the most famous of them all, the Great Pyramid of Giza. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you sample some traditional fare with a Nubian family in a local village. Feel the buzz of vibrant bazaars in Aswan and Luxor, but still manage to relax and watch life unfold as you sail the Nile in a traditional felucca.
Itinerary

Best of Egypt (from 2017)

Day 1 - Cairo

Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2 - Cairo/Aswan

Enjoy a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum before a visit to the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. Catch an overnight train to Aswan. Visit the Egyptian Museum then head to the pyramids and soak in the history of these majestic structures. In the evening, board an overnight train to Aswan. The overnight train is a modern air-conditioned sleeper, with twin-berth beds. There is no shower in the cabin, but each cabin does have a sink. The shared toilet is at the end of each carriage. A basic airline-style tray meal for dinner and breakfast is included. Attendants can serve drinks in your compartment at extra cost or there is a bar car for socializing.

Day 3 - Aswan

Opt to explore the busy Aswan market or visit the beautiful Philae Temple, before visiting a Nubian village and enjoying a home-cooked dinner with a local family. Our train is due to arrive in Aswan early in the morning, but, trains can often be delayed. Enjoy some free time in the morning to browse the souk or walk along the Nile. Later, board a boat to reach one of the many Nile islands and visit a Nubian village. Walk around the small community, then enjoy a traditional dinner at a local home.

Day 4 - Aswan

Spend the day exploring Aswan. One of the most fascinating sights in the area is the Temple of Abu Simbel. Later, opt for a half-day tour of the Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam, and Philae Temple. Visit the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about Aswan's local people.

Day 5 - Aswan/Kom Ombo

Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca. Sleep onboard under the stars. Board the felucca and spend the rest of the day out on the river and a night under the stars. Feluccas are a basic, traditional Nile sailboat and make for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable way to travel down the river. You sleep, open-air on the deck of the boat (mattresses and blankets are provided, but if you prefer something between you and the blankets, you will need to bring a sleep sheet/sleeping bag liner of your own). The Felucca itself does not have toilets or showers, however we will have access to a private support boat, travelling in close proximity to our Felucca. This support boat is equipped with toilets and a shower (please bring a towel) and and an area to eat your meals, leaving you stress free to enjoy this tranquil and traditional experience on the Nile.

Day 6 - Kom Ombo/Luxor

Enjoy a guided visit Kom Ombo Temple before driving to Luxor. En route, visit the Temple of Karnak.

Day 7 - Luxor

Enjoy a guided visit to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West Bank of the Nile. Cross to the West Bank. Descend down the narrow corridors and check out the tombs of the pharaohs at the Valley of the Kings. The Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut literally seems to rise out of the surrounding limestone outcrops. Then visit the massive 18m (59ft)-high Colossi of Memnon, which is all that remains of an ancient temple. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West bank of the Nile and then explore Luxor at your own pace.

Day 8 - Luxor/Cairo

Fly back to Cairo where the tour ends upon on arrival to the Cairo International Airport in the morning. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully explore this vibrant city.
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

Simple hotels (5 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt).

Local transport

Private air-conditioned van, train, felucca, plane, walking.

Meals

Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Meals Budget: Allow USD150-195 for meals not included.

Please be aware

Cairo
- Islamic and Coptic Cairo Tour (60USD per person)
- Explore Memphis and Sakkara (70USD per person)

Aswān
- Visit the Souk (Free)
- Philae Temple Visit (50USD per person)
- Philae Temple Sound and Light Show (70USD per person)
- Temple of Abu Simbel Visit (125USD per person)

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