Dig deep and discover the riches of Egypt's geography, culture and, of course, archaeology, on this epic adventure. Step into a world filled with giant statues, temples, and legendary pyramids. Take it easy as you float along the Nile on a traditional felucca or enjoy a home-cooked meal with a local family. Our CEOs and local experts will share an intriguing combination of the regions attractions and hidden secrets. Meet the gaze of the Sphinx and get into the spirit of bygone times by travelling by donkey to the Valley of the Kings.
Duration: 14 Days
Guide (Language): english
Start City: Cairo, Egypt
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: 2 - Light
Trip Rating: 0%
Trip ID: 166469
End City: Cairo, Egypt
|Duration: 14 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of:||Physical rating: 2 - Light|
|Accommodation standard: Budget%||Traveller Tour Rating: 0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 166469|
|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 Karnak.
Kom Ombo Temple Visit
Karnak Temple Visit
Stop en route to visit the Karnak 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 lunch with a local family on the West bank of the Nile and then explore Luxor at your own pace.
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
Fly to Cairo and transfer to Alexandria. Soak in the European feeling of this Mediterranean city.
Take a guided tour of Catacombs, the National Museum, Pompey's Pillar, and Qaitbay Fort. With free time, opt to explore the city, check out the city's cafés, or dine on fantastic seafood.
Catacomb of Kom ash-Shuqqafa Visit
National Museum Visit
Pompey's Pillar Visit
Fort Qaitbay Visit
Journey to the hidden Oasis of Siwa. Visit El Alamein Cemetery and Memorial en route.
El Alamein Memorial Visit
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 590km)
Bike to the Mountain of the Dead and the Temple of the Oracle. Opt to take a dip in Cleopatra's bath or travel by donkey cart for a perfect desert sunset.
Mountain of the Dead Visit
Temple of the Oracle Visit
Hop on a bike and cycle with a guide to the Mountain of the Dead and the Temple of the Oracle.
Enjoy a 4x4 excursion to the sand dunes, followed by a picnic lunch in the desert.
4x4 Sand Dunes Excursion
Journey back to Cairo.
Private Vehicle (7.75 hour(s), 742km)
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Trip Name: Highlights of Egypt
Duration: 14 Days
From Price: 1599
Trip Code: 166469
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