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15 days,Cairo to Cairo

Shopping in bazaars, taking an overnight felucca journey with support boat, exploring ancient temples and city streets, relaxing at the Red Sea, dining with the locals in a Nubian village.


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Ancient wonders, bustling markets and rugged mountain views—experience the best of Egypt's history and culture on this budget adventure. Sail the Nile and wander through the temples and tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Of course, you'll witness the magnificence of the pyramids, but you can also climb Mt Sinai and relax at the beachside village of Dahab along the Red Sea. While you're free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included and our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time spent in this ancient region.

What's Included

  • Transport and guide for Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, Transport and guide for Egyptian Museum, Nubian dinner, Felucca sailing trip (with support boat), Kom Ombo and Edfu temples, Walking tour in Islamic Cairo, .
    Please notes that no entrance fees are included. Please see optional activities section of these notes for more information on prices.
  • 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners. (Allow USD240-315 for meals not included)
  • Simple hotels (11 nts), overnight sleeper train (1 nt), felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (2 nts)
  • Private van, train, felucca
  • Certified Egyptologist as Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
Day 1 Cairo

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Cairo (2B)

Guided tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Guided tour of the Egyptian Museum (entrance fees not included). Optional visit to the Citadel and Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Overnight train to Aswan.

Day 4-5 Aswan (1B,1D)

Visit a Nubian village and enjoy a traditional home-cooked dinner with the locals. Option to visit the temples of Abu Simbel.

Day 6-7 Nile River (2B,2L,2D)

Two days sailing by felucca with a support boat for your convenience and comfort. Overnight on board the felucca.

Day 8-10 Luxor (3B)

Travel by donkey to the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (entrance fees not included). Option to visit Karnak and Luxor temples.

Day 11-13 Hurghada (3B)

Head to Hurghada and enjoy snorkelling, swimming and relaxing.

Day 14 Cairo (1B)

Transfer back to Cairo. Optional Nile cruise dinner.

Day 15 Cairo (1B)

Depart at any time.