Egypt Explorer

Duration: 9 days (14 days)
Price: 309 Eur
(429 Eur)
Departures: July 7-th, August 4-th

Itinerary


Day 1 - Captivating Cairo

Welcome to Cairo! You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for the night. The rest of the day is free for exploring Egypt’s buzzing capital.
Overnight Cairo
3 star
Pharaohs Hotel

Day 2 - Pyramids & Egyptian Museum
Cairo - Aswan. Huge day out today, starting at the fascinating Egyptian Museum. You’ll see the awesome treasures of King Tutankhamen and then head over to Egypt’s most famous land marks, the wonderful Pyramids and lion headed Sphinx of Giza. Did you know that the Pyramids are the sole survivors from the ancient wonders of the world? This is pretty amazing and they certainly live up to the hype! Tonight we take the overnight seater train south to Aswan. Sleeper train upgrade available.
Overnight Cairo - Aswan
Seater Train

Day 3 - Aswan
Aswan awaits! Today you’ll have the option to visit Agilika Island where you’ll get to tour the Philae temple as well as enjoying a fantastic Nubian dinner. Otherwise you’ll have a free day to relax and explore Egypt's most southern city with its amazing colourful souks and glorious sunsets over the River Nile.
Overnight Aswan
3 star
Sunset Hotel
(B)

Day 4 - Abu Simbel & Felucca Cruising
This morning you can take the option to visit the massive rock cut temple of Abu Simbel. This temple is possibly the most breath taking temple in all ancient Egypt. A gigantic rock–cut façade greets you and Abu Simbel is most definitely a testament to the might and power of the most revered ruler Ramses II.
Later on it is time to board your feluccas as we set sail down the famous River Nile. (Please note their is an option to upgrade to a 5* cruiser) As we continue down the Nile we spend a relaxing afternoon lazing about, baking in the sun and swimming in the Nile. You can really relax this afternoon as we spend our first glorious starry night aboard the boat.
Overnight Aswan - Luxor
Felucca
(B, L, D)

Day 5 - Felucca Sailing
No rush to do anything this morning as we continue sailing down the Nile. You’ll enjoy spectacular views, as we drift down Africa’s longest river. Why not jump in for a refreshing swim or sunbathe on the deck? This afternoon simply chill out with a few beers and by night sleep out under a romantic blanket of stars!
Overnight Aswan - Luxor
Felucca
(B, L, D)

Day 6 - Luxor Temple by night

Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor. Alas today is our last day aboard our wonderful felucca. No need to worry though as we start the next exciting part of the adventure with an informative guided tour of the waterside Temple of Kom Ombo. Another quick cruise taking us further down the Nileto the Temple of Horus at Edfu en-route to the ancient capital of Thebes. At over 4000 years old Thebes (Luxor) is a living museum and the jewel in Egypt's archaeological crown. Tonight we include a guided tour of the grand Luxor Temple – spectacularly illuminated by thousands of shining spotlights. Shafts of artificial light stream from the mammoth columns and intricately carved lintels. The pure architectural brilliance of this ancient temple is gloriously magnified with dramatic effect. You’ll also be lucky enough to visit this temple at night as it is the only one in Egypt that offers this pleasure and we have no doubt it will soon become one of your favourites!.
Overnight Luxor
4 star
Isis Luxor Hotel
(B)

Day 7 - Valley of the Kings

Early start today as we jump aboard a motor boat over to Luxor's West Bank and the imposing Temple of Hatshepsut. Later on we visit the legendary Valley of the Kings and there are options here to take a classic donkey ride to the huge pair of statues know as the Colossi of Memnon. If you're up for an experience of a lifetime then why not try hot air ballooning over ancient Thebes beforehand - it's simply amazing at sunrise! This afternoon we have time to relax before visiting the colossal Temple of Karnak. Here you can get lost in the stone-columned Hypostle Hall and take loads of cool pictures. This evening is time to head back to Cairo as we take our second overnight train back up north.
Overnight Luxor - Cairo
Seater Train
(B)

Day 8 - Khan el Khalili Bazaar
Luxor - Cairo. An early arrival into Cairo and a free day to explore. Why not visit the famous Khan-al-Khalili bazaar to barter for souvenirs, belly dancing costumes and spices! Or you can join us on an optional city tour visiting Islamic Cairo, the Citadel and Mosque of Salladin, the Coptic area and the Hanging Church.
Overnight Cairo
3 star
Pharaohs Hotel
(B)

Day 9 - Cairo - your way
Alas our journey comes to an end today. After breakfast we transfer you back to the airport for your flight home or for you to continue your adventure
(B)

(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

Tour includes

Inbound airport transfer - Cairo
Outbound airport transfer - Cairo
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicles
Professional English-speaking tour guide/ Egyptologist for the duration of the tour
Tips except driver and guide
8 nights - 3 star / Seater Train / Felucca / 4 star accommodation.
-1 night 3 star Aswan Sunset Hotel
-2 nights Felucca Aswan - Luxor Felucca
-2 nights 3 star Cairo Pharaohs Hotel
-1 night Seater Train Cairo - Aswan
-1 night 4 star Luxor Isis Luxor Hotel
-1 nigh tSeater Train Luxor - Cairo
7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Tour does not include

Suggested optional activities
Tips – driver and guide
Entrance fees

*** Want to see more of Egypt? Choose to spend 4 days in Dahab! We travel by bus to the popular Red Sea resort of Dahab. Dahab has quickly developed from a hippy village to a respected haven with a solid infrastructure for SCUBA divers, snorkellers and travellers seeking sun, sea and relaxation. Dahab boasts a fantastic range of beachside cafes, shops and bars along the waterfront. Watersports are also available in abundance with great windsurfing, swimming and kayaking to name just a few. Local excursions including camel treks to Bedouin villages and climbs up Mount Sinai are also easily booked and highly recommended. Mount Sinai is of great religious and historical importance as it is often claimed that Moses received the 10 Commandments here. So whether you’re into watersports, trekking, swimming or just plain relaxing – we are sure Dahab will be the place for you!

Want To Do Some Diving In Dahab? The 1930km long body of water known as the Red Sea is a gift of nature and quite simply a diver’s nirvana. Visibility is excellent, the water temperate always warm and Dahab is closer and cheaper than Caribbean or Indian Ocean resorts.

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