16 days,Cairo to Cairo

Visit ancient monuments, dine with local families, spend the night on a traditional felucca, camp under desert skies, explore ancient mudbrick towns

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 take a dip in Cleopatra's pool. Our CEOs and local experts will share an intriguing combination of the region’s attractions and hidden secrets. Meet the gaze of the Sphinx and get into the spirit of bygone times travelling by donkey to the Valley of the Kings. Encounter another side of Egypt at Siwa Oasis and spend an unforgettable night camping under the stars of the White Desert.

What's Included

  • 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
  • Edfu 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)
  • Planeterra-supported library and community centre visit
  • Dakhla Oasis stay
  • Al-Qasr village visit
  • White Desert camping excursion
  • Siwa Oasis bicycle tour (entrance fees not included)
  • Alexandria guided tour
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 15 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow USD190-250 for meals not included)
  • Private van, train, donkey, felucca, 4x4
  • Certified Egyptologist as Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10
  • Hotels (12 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt), camping (1 nt, multi-share).

Add to Your Experience

Temple of Abu Simbel

Be blown away by the majesty of Abu Simbel, one of Egypt's grandest temples, built by Ramses II.

Valley of the Kings Hot Air Balloon Ride

What an incredible way to see the Valley of the Kings. Fly over the tombs and monuments of ancient Egypt aboard a hot air balloon on an hour flight. The wind dictates where you go and what you see so no trip is ever the same.

Additions Available on This Tour

Itinerary Notes

Please note: To confirm your G Adventures tour in Egypt, we require you to sign an Acknowledgement of Risk document due to current travel warnings associated with Egypt. This will be sent to you at the time you hold an option. Once it is sent back to our sales team, we can confirm you on your tour.


Day 1Cairo

Arrive at any time.

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

Tour the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx before a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum. Catch an overnight train to Aswan.

Day 3Aswan(1B, 1D)

Explore Aswan before visiting a Nubian village and enjoy a home cooked dinner with a local family.

Day 4Aswan(1B)

Spend the day exploring Aswan. Opt to visit the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.

Day 5Aswan/Kom Ombo(1B, 1L, 1D)

Sail the Nile on a felucca with a support boat. Sleep onboard under the stars.

Day 6Kom Ombo/Luxor(1B)

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

Day 7Luxor(1B, 1L)

Travel by donkey and visit the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Hatshepsut. Opt to visit the Temple of Karnak and Luxor Museum. After, visit the Planeterra-supported library and community education centre – feel free to bring along books in English or Arabic to donate. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West Bank of the Nile.

Day 8Luxor/Dakhla Oasis(1B)

Head through the desert to the Dakhla Oasis. Wander the narrow alleyways or opt for a soak in the hot springs.

Day 9Dakhla Oasis/White Desert(1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit the fascinating old village of Al-Qasr before camping out overnight amongst the spectacular rock formations of the White Desert.

Day 10White Desert/Bahariya Oasis(1B)

Continue on to Bahariya Oasis, enjoying the dramatic scenery along the way.

Day 11Bahariya Oasis(1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore the area. Opt to visit the Golden Mummies, English Mountain, or hot springs. Choose to explore the nearby Bawiti village.

Day 12Bahariya Oasis/Siwa Oasis(1B, 1L)

Take 4x4s through the desert to Siwa Oasis. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the desert.

Day 13Siwa 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.

Day 14Siwa Oasis/Alexandria(1B)

Journey along the coast to Alexandria. Soak in the European feeling of this Mediterranean city.

Day 15Alexandria(1B)

Take a guided tour of Catacombs, Graeco-Roman Museum, Pompey's Pillar, and Qaitbay Fort. With free time, opt to check out the city's cafés or dine on fantastic seafood.

Day 16Alexandria/Cairo(1B)

Return to Cairo where the tour ends on arrival. Onward travel can be booked after 3pm.

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