Egypt Family Adventure Holiday: Cairo to Cairo (8 days)

Company : Oasis Overland
Activities: Family Adventures Holidays / Tours
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 500 to 750 £ Pound (UK)

Explore all the main sights of Egypt as well as places off the beaten track, with some fun activities available for the children.

*For your increased comfort- this trip includes the sleeper train between Cairo-Aswan & Luxor-Cairo.



Day 1
Cairo - Free Day. Your Egypt travel adventure begins with being met at Cairo airport and transferred to your hotel. Today is a free day - if you have time why not explore the Coptic and Islamic Areas of the City with our optional City Tour (see Optional Excursions). Your Cairo Guide will meet you at 6pm for a trip briefing and to answer any questions you may have. (No meals).

Day 2
Cairo - Your trip starts in the bustling metropolis of Cairo, with your own Egyptologist Guide for the day. You will spend the morning at the Egyptian History Museum, and after lunch explore the world-famous Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. Trips to Cairo aren't complete without a camel ride which is also included and is guaranteed to be a good laugh - great family photos! In the evening you will catch the overnight Sleeper Train to Aswan.(Breakfast).

Days 3 to 4
Aswan - Your train arrives in the morning and you will be transferred to your Hotel. Tours to Egypt are not complete without a visit to Aswan and its beautiful setting on the Nile - feluccas, desert sand, sparkling water, palm trees, tropical plants, granite rock outcrops, islands and the Nile's first cataracts. The culture of Aswan's Nubian inhabitants is palpably African and more laid back than the rest of Egypt. Here, you can walk along the Corniche with its riverside restaurants and attractive boulevards, or mix with locals in the narrow market alleys and stop in small cafes. We include guided visits to the great Sun Temple, built by Ramses II, deep in the southern desert at Abu Simbel, as well as to Philae Temple. Your Guide will inform you of the various things you can do and places to visit in and around Aswan, such as an evening visit for dinner in a Nubian village. This comes highly recommended - there is an opportunity for the children (and adults!) to get henna tattoos and it is a great way to see a very different kind of life. (Breakfast)

Day 5
Aswan - Luxor - Today you transfer in a private minibus from Aswan to Luxor, with the opportunity to visit Kom Ombo Temple and the Temple of Horus at Edfu with your Guide on the way. This afternoon you will explore Luxor Temple, as the sun sets over the Nile. (Breakfast).

Day 6
Luxor - Today you will visit the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, where our guide will show you around a number of tombs. Intended by the Pharaohs, who built them, to be the ultimate insurance policy on eternal life, the tombs are very well hidden and you'll have to tread down long, dark underground shafts to discover their dramatic and quite amazing funerary glory. In the most well-preserved and well-decorated tombs children usually enjoy trying to work out the Heiroglyphics on the way. You will also visit the Colossi of Memnon and Hatshepsut's Temple. The afternoon is free for some fun optional activities: take an hour donkey ride through the villages of the West Bank, relax by the hotel pool, or visit a local Children's Home, sponsored by Oasis. (Breakfast).

Day 7
Luxor - This morning you have the opportunity to take an early morning optional Hot Air Balloon Flight over the River Nile, followed by a visit to Karnak Temple with your Egyptologist Guide. This site beats every other monument in Egypt, except perhaps for the Pyramids at Giza, and is a must on any Egypt tour. Built on an awesome scale (it does house the Gods after all) it's Levithian size will astound you! You travel to Karnak Temple in your own horse-drawn carriages. (Breakfast).  In the evening you will take the return Sleeper Train back to Cairo.

Day 8
Cairo - Your trip finishes at midday on Day 8 - a room is provided in Cairo until this time. If you plan to fly from Cairo today, please only do so after midday due to possible delays. If you would like to extend your stay in Cairo please speak to the office about rates and availability. (Breakfast).

Tour Price

From: £645.00

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