Day One - Cairo
Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 4.00pm.
Day Two - Cario (B,D)
This morning a private van will transport you to Giza, the home of some of the world’s most iconic sights. Approach the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx by camel, with panoramic views across the dunes. Afterwards, make your way to the Egyptian Museum, home to one of the world's great collections of antiquities. Later in the evening, meet your leader and travel to Giza station, where you will board a sleeper train to Aswan (approximately 13 hours). Bedding and air-conditioning are provided.
Day Three - Aswan (B,D)
Today is a free day so take the opportunity to see such Aswan sites as the unfinished obelisk or the High Dam. This evening you’ll experience modern Nubian culture first-hand with a visit to a nearby village. You’ll join a local Nubian family for dinner and get an unforgettable insight into the daily life of the local people.
Day Four - Aswan (B)
Day free at your leisure. You may head out of Aswan and visit stunning Abu Simbel, or you could take a sailboat ride around the islands in a traditional felucca, stopping off at the botanical gardens on Kitchener's Island. Alternatively, you may prefer to simply relax and take in the beauty of the Nile, or do some shopping in the friendly bazaar.
Day Five - Nile Felucca (B,L,D)
Board a felucca and spend a day out on the river, watching rural Egyptian daily life play out on the banks, then spend a night under the stars.
Day Six - Luxor (B)
After farewelling your felucca crew, take a private van to the open air museum of Luxor (approximately 3.5 hours). On the way, there's the option to visit either the unique mirror-image design of the Temple of Kom Ombo, or the beautifully preserved Temple of Edfu, also dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god. Today you’ll visit the Intrepid Foundation's local project ACE (Animal Care in Egypt). It’s a great chance to see the holistic approach the project takes towards animal welfare, and to raising awareness among the locals. You’ll also explore the magnificent Karnak Temple, which is perhaps the most impressive of all the ancient Pharoahs' monumental works.
Day Seven - Luxor (B,L,D)
Today you’ll hop in a private minivan and discover some the many wonders of ancient Thebes. Your first stop is the Colossi of Memnon, two 17 metre-high statues on Luxor's west bank. Continue on to the spectacular royal burial site of the Valley of the Kings. Buried under the arid hills here are over 60 richly decorated tombs of pharaohs. Join a local family for lunch to try some tasty traditional home cooking. The rest of your afternoon is free to explore.
Day Eight - Cairo
Arrive in Cairo. For your comfort and convenience, day rooms are provided on this day until 12noon, for luggage storage and an opportunity to have a shower and freshen up. Once settled, consider joining the rest of the group for a farewell breakfast. Otherwise, there are no activities planned on this day and your're free to depart whenever suits.
- Meals: seven breakfasts, two lunches, and four dinners
- Transport private vehicle
- Felucca overnight sleeper train
- Accommodation Hotel (four nights), Felucca (one-night), Overnight sleeper train ( two nights)
- Cairo - Khan al-Khalili bazaar visit
- Cairo - Pyramids and Sphinx
- Cairo - Camel ride at the Pyramids
- Cairo - The Egyptian Museum
- Cairo - The Egyptian Museum headset
- Aswan - Nubian Village Visit and Dinner
- Luxor - Karnak Temple
- Luxor - Intrepid Foundation Project visit - ACE (Animal Care in Egypt)
- Luxor - Colossi of Memnon
- Luxor - Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)
Travel to Egypt and follow the path of the River Nile as you revel in a taste of Egypt's history, beauty and colour on this short but action-packed trip along the longest river in the world. Cruise the Nile on a felucca, discover the largest and most impressive pharaonic temples, chat and dine with interesting locals and live it up in this country of deserts, bazaars, monuments and good old-fashioned adventures.
2019 Travel Dates:
- September: 04, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 27
- October: 02, 06, 16, 18, 23, 26
- November: 02, 04, 11, 18, 20, 27, 30
- December: 02, 07, 09, 14, 1
2020 Travel Dates:
- January: 06, 11, 15, 18, 20, 25
- February: 08, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19
- March: 02, 04, 07, 09, 11, 14
Valid from Jul 10, 2019
Expires Jul 31, 2019
Bookings essential and must be made within seven days of purchase, or by 31st July 2019, whichever occurs first. Subject to availability. International flights not included. Valid for travel dates from September 2019 until 14th March 2020. Must be used in 1 visit. Deal valid for one person on a twin share basis i.e. two vouchers must be purchased at this price. Single supplement surcharge of $450 applies, payable direct to merchant. Includes: Meals: seven breakfasts, two lunches, and four dinners, transport private vehicle, Felucca overnight sleeper train, accommodation Hotel (four nights), Felucca (one-night), Overnight sleeper train ( two nights). Excludes international flights, travel insurance & anything not specifically mentioned in the itinerary. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Travel insurance recommended. Value of deal is based on current rates, which are subject to change. No refunds unless required by law. No cashback. Not to be used with other offers.
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