Egypt Explorer

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Country: Egypt
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 1500 £ Pound (UK)

Visit some of the most revered wonders of the ancient world with a certified Egyptologist, marvel at the Pyramids of Giza and the temples of Abu Simbel, savour a traditional Nubian dinner in a local village, bargain with the locals in bazaars and markets

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Cairo
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Cairo/Alexandria
Embark on a guided tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx with option for a camel ride at the pyramids. Continue to the historic Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

Day 3 Alexandria
Spend the day exploring this ancient seaside city including Pompey's Pillar, the catacombs and the new Alexandria Library.

Day 4 Cairo
Head back to Cairo with a tour inside the monasteries of Wadi Natrun en route. Visit the Egyptian Museum with the option to see the mummy room before boarding our overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

Days 5-6 Aswan
Arrive early to Aswan with option to explore the busy Aswan market. Later take a scenic felucca ride on the Nile to a Nubian village, and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with locals. On Day 6, fly to the famed temples of Abu Simbel for a guided tour, later board our river cruise-ship for the night. Option to visit the Aswan high dam.

Days 7-8 Nile River Cruise
Spend 2-Days floating down the Nile on a luxury river boat with guided tours of Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples en route. In between excursions, relax on the outside decks with a drink, watching the passing desert sands.

Days 9-10 Valley of the Kings/Luxor
Visit the Colossi of Memnon and enjoy guided tours of the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and Karnak Temple. Enjoy the unique experience of visiting a Planeterra-supported library and community education centre, as well a dinner in a local family's home. Option to visit Luxor Temple, and the Mummification and Luxor museums.

Day 11 Cairo
Catch a flight back to Cairo with options to visit the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, tour Coptic Cairo or enjoy a dinner show on a floating restaurant on the Nile.

Day 12 Cairo
Depart at any time.

 

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer. All entrance fees to included monuments. Guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Visit the Alexandria Library, Catacombs and Pompey’s Pillar. Guided visit of the Egyptian Museum. Flights and tour of Abu Simbel. Felucca sail to a Nubian village with community walk and local dinner. 3-night Nile Cruise. Tour of Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples. Visit the Colossi of Memnon. Excursion to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut and Karnak Temples. Visit a Planeterra-supported library and community education centre. Dinner in a local family's home. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners. (Allow USD300-350 for meals not included.)
  • Comfort hotels (7 nts), Nile cruise boat (3 nts), sleeper train (1 nt).
  • Private air-conditioned van, train, felucca, Nile cruise boat, plane, walking.
  • Certified Egyptologist as Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.

 

Trip Specifics

  • Duration: 12 days
  • Start/Finish: Cairo to Cairo
  • Trip Code: DPEE
  • Cost: Prices from £1499 (available in other currencies)

Start Dates

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