This journey through Egypt packs in the best of culture and adventure in eight energetic days. Explore the ancient sites along the Nile and discover the most famous of them all, the Great Pyramids 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.
Duration: 8 Days
Activities: Local Culture & Cuisine, History
Guide (Language): english
Start City: Cairo, Egypt
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: 2 - Light
Trip Rating: 80.0%
Trip ID: 126709
End City: Cairo, Egypt
|Duration: 8 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, History||Physical rating: 2 - Light|
|Accommodation standard: Budget%||Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 126709|
|Starts: Cairo, Egypt||Finishes: Cairo, Egypt|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
If this is your first visit to Cairo, we highly recommend that you book an airport transfer.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Head straight to the pyramids and soak in the history of these majestic structures. Later, visit the Egyptian Museum to see more ancient artifacts.
In the evening, board an overnight train to Aswan.
Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx Tour
Egyptian Museum Visit
Overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
Enjoy some free time in the morning to browse the souk or walk along the Nile.
Later, board a felucca (local boat) to reach Elephantine Island and visit a Nubian village. Walk around the small community, then enjoy a traditional dinner at a local home.
Felucca Sail to Nubian Village
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.
Board the felucca and spend the rest of the day out on the river and a night under the stars.
Felucca Overnight Sailing Excursion
Enjoy a guided visit Kom Ombo Temple before driving to Luxor. En route, visit the Temple of Edfu.
Kom Ombo Temple Visit
Edfu Temple Visit
Stop en route to visit the Edfu Temple.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Cross to the West Bank and travel by donkey. Visit the massive 18m (59ft)-high Colossi of Memnon, which is all that remains of an ancient temple. 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.
Enjoy free time to explore Luxor; Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple are both well worth a visit. Learn about the ancient art of embalming at world's only Mummification Museum and the small, but beautifully presented, Luxor Museum.
If you have pre-booked the Valley of the Kings Hot Air Balloon Ride you will be flying today.
Colossi of Memnon Visit
Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings Visit
We highly recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation to fully explore this vibrant city.
Plane (1.00 hour(s))
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We fully enjoyed our G Adventures experience in Egypt. The tour was very well organized and brilliantly managed locally by the tour leader Maged.Overall Rating
This trip provided a great overview of Egypt. In a short amount of time, we saw the things you are "supposed to see" in Egypt as well as some more out of the way people and places. I feel as though I came away with a good sense of a country whose culture and history are very different from my own.Overall Rating
Great trip of Egypt. Saw most of the highlights.Overall Rating
Extremely well organized - we didn't have to worry about any of the logistics (such as getting from place to place or even the baksheesh!) and so could focus on the sights and the people. Wonderful trip at a very reasonable price.Overall Rating
Trip Name: Best of Egypt
Duration: 8 Days
From Price: $1079
Trip Code: 126709
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