Egypt

13 Day Egypt Tour

From Original price was: R38,900.Current price is: R32,461.

Per person sharing

Valid

5 July 2024 - 23 August 2024

Travel outside of these dates may be subject to supplements and increases

Land Only
12 Nights Breakfast daily Nile felucca sailing

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Visit the incredible Pyramids of Giza, relax on a felucca as you cruise down the Nile and discover the ancient wonders of Aswan and Luxor, before spending a few days by the beautiful Red Sea in Hurghada. This is Egypt at its best in 13 wonderful days.  Choose to travel by felucca or Nile river cruiser On this tour you have the option of a 2 night stay onboard a traditional felucca sail boat or 3 nights onboard a 5 star Nile Cruiser. The details of both are noted in our itinerary. If choosing to travel by 5 star Nile Cruiser, please select the ‘Cruise Upgrade Prices & Dates’ for costs.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:
Hurghada – relax at the Red Sea, swim and opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters.
Luxor West Bank – discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Aswan – take leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore the romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs.
Kom Ombo – visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo.
Cairo – marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut’s treasures at the Egyptian Museum.
Luxor – roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night.
Nile felucca sailing – sail the River Nile on board a traditional felucca and spend two nights sleeping under a blanket of stars (or upgrade to a 5 star Nile Cruise)

Inclusions


  • Breakfast daily

  • 2 Lunches

  • 2 Dinners

  • Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

  • 4 Days' Hurghada - Red Sea stay - swim, sun and sand

  • Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 13

  • Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

  • 9 Nights' in 4 - 5 star hotels

  • 2 Nights' aboard felucca

  • 1 overnight train: Cairo - Aswan (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)

  • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Luxor and Hughada

  • All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

  • Set departure dates to choose from (Friday departures)

Exclusions


  • Flights and related taxes (Ask us - we can arrange this!)

  • Visa

  • Travel insurance (Highly recommended!)

  • Entrance Fees: USD$80 - 110, paid in local currency

  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $5 - 7 USD per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture.

  • Tipping Kitty: USD$60-90, paid in local currency

  • All items of a personal nature

  • Anything not mentioned

Day 1

Cairo: Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival in Cairo you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or those arriving early can opt to join our optional Backstreets of Cairo tour which departs the hotel at 10am. If you'd like to extend your stay in Egypt we also offer a pre or post tour Day Trip to Alexandria.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids & Saqqara: Cairo - Aswan. Start the day with a visit to Al Jizah, the famous Giza Plateau to see the iconic pyramids and Sphinx. Next we explore the sand-strewn tombs and temples of the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, home to the Zhoser’s step pyramid. This evening we travel by overnight sleeper train to Aswan. Overnight: Sleeper Train | Breakfast

Day 3

The Egyptian Museum
Cairo - Aswan. We take a guided tour of the vast new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza this morning. In this incredible 490,000 sq.m complex we'll discover a mind-boggling array of relics and antiquities from almost every period of ancient Egyptian history. Arguably the most famous exhibit will be the solid gold funerary mask of King Tutankhamun. Made of solid gold and weighing 11kg, the mask was found covering the head of mummy, where it lay inside a series of 3 sarcophagi.

The afternoon offers free time before we board the overnight sleeper train to Aswan this evening. Note: The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2020. An official date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility we'll visit the Egyptian Museum this morning.
Overnight: Sleeper Train | Breakfast

Day 4

Philae Temple
Aswan. After arrival into Aswan and hotel check-in we enjoy a boat trip to Agilika Island where we visit the Temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis and then we visit a perfume oil emporium back in Aswan. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure; shop in the colourful souqs or simply kick back and relax.
Overnight: Aswan | Breakfast

Day 5

Optional Abu Simbel
Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Early birds can go on an optional excursion to the majestic Temple of Abu Simbel. The gargantuan rock-cut temple at Abu Simbel was created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple, the four colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically, staring out across the desert. In the afternoon we board a felucca for a 2-night journey downstream the River Nile, stopping at villages and islands along the way.

If sailing by felucca is not your style, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise,

Day 6

Felucca sailing & Kom Ombo
Spend a relaxing day sailing the Nile. Admire the views, go for a swim and chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as the felucca plies its route. In the afternoon we dock near Kom Ombo and take a motorboat to visit the temple, which is dedicated to the crocodile headed god - Sobek, before returning to the felucca for the night.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Kom Ombo & Luxor
Kom Ombo - Luxor. This morning we disembark and continue to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit to the Temple of Luxor is available alternatively, enjoy the facilities of our hotel.
Overnight: Luxor | Breakfast

Day 8

Valley of the Kings
Luxor. This morning we explore the West Bank of the Nile and the legendary Valley of the Kings. Marvel at Colossi of Memnon, the massive stone remains of the temple of Amenophis III, and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and surrounding tombs.

After lunch we visit the Temple of Karnak, a spectacular religious complex built on a gigantic scale, where you get lost wandering around the stone papyrus columns. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Overnight: Luxor | Breakfast

Day 9

Red Sea Riviera
Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor we drive east to Hurghada, which is part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for 3 days on the beach!
Overnight: Hurghada | Breakfast

Day 10 - 11

Sun, Sea & Sand: The next 3 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. On day 9 there's an optional day trip to Giftun Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally.
Hurghada is one of the Red Sea's most popular resorts and it is easy to see why. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling. Hurghada’s central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. Hurghada also has plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment. Just outside Hurghada is an ancient Roman quarry called Mons Porphyritis and Port Safarga – a famously windy place which is ideal for windsurfing. Overnight: Hurghada | Breakfast x 3

Day 12

Cairo - your way
Hurghada - Cairo. This morning we drive to Cairo. The remainder of today is free for you to relax or explore Egypt’s capital at leisure. You can opt to join us on a visit to Khan el Khalili bazaar, the ideal place for some last minute souvenir shopping.
Overnight: Cairo | Breakfast

Day 13

Cairo: Cairo. After breakfast, hotel check-out and onward transfer to the airport.
Breakfast


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King Ramses - 13 Day Egypt Tour | This is Egypt at its best in 13 wonderful days. Discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt.