Highlights of Egypt
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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
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 166469
  • Starts: Cairo, Egypt
  • Finishes: Cairo, Egypt
You will Visit
  • Cairo



Day 1: Cairo

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Additional Notes:
If this is your first visit to Cairo, we highly recommend that you book an airport transfer.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Cairo/Aswan (1B, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx Tour
Egyptian Museum Visit

Overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))


Day 3: Aswan (1B, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Felucca Sail to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal


Day 4: Aswan (1B)

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 (1B, 1L, 1D)

Board the felucca and spend the rest of the day out on the river and a night under the stars.

Included Activities:
Felucca Overnight Sailing Excursion


Day 6: Kom Ombo/Luxor (1B)

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

Included Activities:
Kom Ombo Temple Visit
Karnak Temple Visit

Stop en route to visit the Karnak Temple.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))


Day 7: Luxor (1B, 1L)

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.

Additional Notes:
If you have pre-booked the Valley of the Kings Hot Air Balloon Ride you will be flying today.

Included Activities:
Colossi of Memnon Visit
Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings Visit
Lunch with a Local Family



Day 8: Luxor/Alexandria (1B)

Fly to Cairo and transfer to Alexandria. Soak in the European feeling of this Mediterranean city.


Day 9: Alexandria (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Catacomb of Kom ash-Shuqqafa Visit
National Museum Visit
Pompey's Pillar Visit
Fort Qaitbay Visit


Day 10: Alexandria/Siwa Oasis (1B)

Journey to the hidden Oasis of Siwa. Visit El Alamein Cemetery and Memorial en route.

Included Activities:
El Alamein Memorial Visit

Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 590km)


Day 11: Siwa Oasis (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
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.


Day 12: Siwa Oasis (1B, 1L)

Enjoy a 4x4 excursion to the sand dunes, followed by a picnic lunch in the desert.

Included Activities:
4x4 Sand Dunes Excursion


Day 13: Siwa Oasis/Cairo (1B)

Journey back to Cairo.

Private Vehicle (7.75 hour(s), 742km)


Day 14: Cairo (1B)

Depart at any time.

    • Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx entrance and guided tour
    • Egyptian Museum entrance and guided tour
    • Nubian village visit and traditional dinner
    • Felucca overnight sailing excursion with support boat
    • Karnak and Kom Ombo temples entrance and guided tour
    • Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings guided visit and donkey ride
    • Colossi of Memnon visit Traditional meal with local family (Luxor)
    • Alexandria guided tour
    • 4x4 excursions with included lunch in Siwa Oasis
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Simple hotels (10 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt)
    • 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Private air-con van, train, felucca, donkey, plane, 4x4, walking
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore ancient temples and monuments
  • Gaze at the pyramids and mysterious Sphinx
  • Spend the night on a felucca
  • Connect with history on the streets of Alexandria
  • Visit the impressive Qaitbay Fort
  • Take a tour of the Catacombs of Komel-Shokafa