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Best of Egypt

8 days, Cairo to Cairo

This journey through Egypt packs in awe-inspiring culture and adventure in eight energetic days. Explore the ancient sites along the Nile and discover the most famous of them all, the Great Pyramid of Giza. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you sample some traditional fare with a Nubian family in a local village. Feel the buzz of vibrant bazaars in Aswan and Luxor, but still manage to relax and watch life unfold as you sail the Nile in a traditional felucca.

8 days

Cairo to Cairo

From$6447HKD
was $8059
Valid on Jun 10 2022
Trip Code: DPBE

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This journey through Egypt packs in awe-inspiring culture and adventure in eight energetic days. Explore the ancient sites along the Nile and discover the most famous of them all, the Great Pyramid of Giza. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you sample some traditional fare with a Nubian family in a local village. Feel the buzz of vibrant bazaars in Aswan and Luxor, but still manage to relax and watch life unfold as you sail the Nile in a traditional felucca.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

8 days

Cairo to Cairo

From$6447HKD
was $8059
Valid on Jun 10 2022
Trip Code: DPBE

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09

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Ripple Score

100

Map of the route for Best of Egypt

Places visited

Itinerary Notes

Please note that during Ramadan, the museum, and Egyptian pyramids will close at 3PM this year, and so we will follow the below order, and schedule on Day 2.

Visit the museum from 9 - 11
Visit Pyramids from 11:30 - 14:30
Lunch from 15:00 - 16:00 before heading to the train station

Itinerary

Day 1Cairo

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Cairo/Aswān

Enjoy a visit to the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx before a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum. Catch an overnight train to Aswan.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3Aswān

Opt to explore the busy Aswan market or visit the beautiful Philae Temple, before visiting a Nubian village and enjoying a home-cooked dinner with a local family.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Local Living Moment Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4Aswān

Spend the day exploring Aswan.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Aswān/Kom Ombo

Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca. Sleep onboard under the stars.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Kom Ombo/Luxor

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

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Luxor

Enjoy a guided visit to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West Bank of the Nile.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Local Living Moment Lunch with a Local Family

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 8Luxor/Cairo

Fly back to Cairo where the tour ends upon on arrival to the Cairo International Airport in the morning.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswān
  • Your Discover Moment: Aswān
  • Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
  • Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx guided tour
  • Egyptian Museum guided tour
  • Felucca overnight sailing excursion with support boat
  • Karnak and Kom Ombo temples guided tour
  • Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings guided visit
  • Colossi of Memnon visit
  • All entrance fees to included monuments
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Simple hotels (5 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Allow USD150-195 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private air-conditioned van, train, felucca, plane, walking.

Staff & experts

Certified Egyptologist as CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Explore Memphis and Sakkara - From $549.00

Travel through desert and farm lands to Sakkara the site of Egypt's first pyramids. Delve into the history of one of Egypt’s most important archeological sites before continuing on to explore the streets of Memphis, the ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch.

Islamic and Coptic Cairo Tour - From $469.00

Explore Cairo’s fascinating architectural, cultural, and historical contrasts on a tour of Coptic and Islamic Cairo. Visit of the iconic Citadel of Saladin, the Mohamed Ali Mosque, the Hanging Church, St. Sergius Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue.

Philae Temple Visit - From $389.00

Sail across the Nile to the beautiful island of Agilkia and explore the Greco Roman history of the Temple of Philae, built as a dedication to the Goddess Isis. This temple complex was moved from its original location on the Island of Philae after the flooding of Lake Nasser, the word "philae" meaning "the end" in reference to this island's placement on what was once the southernmost border of Egypt.

Temple of Abu Simbel Visit - From $969.00

Part historic monument and part modern marvel, Abu Simbel is one of Egypt’s grandest temples. Built during the rule of Ramses the II this structure was almost swallowed by the Nile, but now stands safe and sound thanks to some crafty archaeologists and UNESCO. Travel through Egypt’s rugged landscapes and the towering figures of Ramses himself, Ra-Horakhty, Amun, and Ptah will all be waiting to welcome you.

My Own Room - From $1679.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Best of Egypt

| 8 days - Cairo to Cairo - from $6447 HKD