8 days,Cairo to Cairo

Enjoy a traditional family meal, explore ancient temples and monuments, barter in bazaars, sleep beneath the stars on a felucca, visit a Nubian village, explore the famous Khan el-Khalili souk.

This compact adventure offers maximum Egypt at minimum cost. Stare in amazement at the pyramids and float down the Nile on a felucca. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you dine on traditional fare with a local family in a Nubian village. You'll enjoy basic accommodation and transport to the best sights. Walk through the Valley of the Kings or explore Karnak—it's your call. Don't just dream of Egypt, wake up in the 'Land of the Pharaohs' and open your eyes to adventure.

What's Included

  • Guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx and Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
  • Felucca sailing trip (with support boat)
  • Orientation walk through Cairo's Khan el-Khalili bazaar
  • Dinner in a Nubian home (Aswan)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners. (Allow USD145-190 for meals not included)
  • Private air-con van, train, felucca, walking
  • Certified Egyptologist as Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 12.
  • Simple hotels (4 nts), overnight sleeper train (2 nts), felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt)

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.

Alternative Trips


Day 1Cairo

Arrive at any time.

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

Enjoy a guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Take an orientation tour through the narrow alleys of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, with free time for shopping or people watching from a shisha café. Overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

Day 3Aswan(1B, 1D)

Visit a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with locals.

Day 4Aswan(1B)

Spend the day exploring Aswan. Take an optional trip to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.

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

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

Day 6Kom Ombo/Luxor(1B)

Visit Kom Ombo and Edfu on the way to Luxor. Opt to visit Karnak Temple. Enjoy an included visit to a Planeterra-supported library and community education centre.

Day 7Luxor/Cairo(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a free time to explore Luxor before an overnight sleeper train back to Cairo.

Day 8Cairo(1B)

Tour ends upon arrival in the morning.

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