Egypt Express 2018/19

from R 13,700* per person


All aboard the Egypt Express! If you’re looking for an awesome, affordable trip through Egypt that starts and ends in Cairo, you’re in the right place. See the pyramids and sphinx in Giza, sail on the Nile in a traditional felucca boat, shop in Luxor’s gold markets and tour the Valley of the Kings with a qualified Egyptologist. This is an Egypt experience you’ll never forget. Seriously.

Destination: Middle East

Travel Dates: From 23/03/2019 to 28/04/2019

Duration: 9 days

Company: Topdeck

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Inclusions

  • Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau
    Egyptian Museum
    Temples of Abu Simbel & Kom Ombo
    Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut
    Felucca Sailing on the Nile
    Egyptology tours at major sites (entrance fees not included)
    Also Included
    8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners 3 nights in 3 star hotels (twin/triple share), 1 night in a tourist class hotel (twin/triple share), 2 nights aboard a felucca sailboat, 2 nights aboard an overnight coach Arrival and departure transfers included Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle and felucca sailboat Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader
    Group Size
    Maximum 45
    Transport
    Air-conditioned minibus, felucca sailboat

More Information

Day 1 Cairo, Egypt
Take 17,190 people per square-kilometre, traffic jams on steroids and of course, pyramids, and you've officially arrived in Umm al-Dunya aka 'the mother of the world'. Tonight: convene with the gang for an Egyptian induction.

Included today:
Airport transfer
Day 2 Cairo to Aswan via Overnight Coach
Take a whirl through 5,000 years of Egypt’s past and see King Tutankhamun's treasures at the Egyptian Museum. Then, have a Giza at the ancient pyramids and play ‘got your nose’ with the Sphinx. Never gets old.

Included today:
Egyptian Museum
Giza pyramids & Sphinx

Meals:
Breakfast
Day 3 Aswan
Wake up in Aswan with a free day ahead, or opt to visit the Aswan High Dam and Philae Temple. The shrine to the goddess Isis had to be moved and reassembled like a jigsaw puzzle in the ‘70s due to the rising Nile. Also: a chance to explore a Nubian village.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Visit the Philae Temple
-Visit a Nubian village
-Camel ride
-Nubian dinner
Day 4 Aswan to Felucca Sailing
After a temple-filled day, climb aboard a traditional felucca sailboat. The adventure’s just beginning!

Included today:
Abu Simbel
Felucca sailing (sleeping bag required)

Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Day 5 Felucca Sailing
Imagine: The sun on your back, the wind in your cotton sails and the best people you could ever hope to meet sharing stories, food and music in one cushion-strewn love-in. Sail like a Nubian into the sunset after a full day of doing not much at all.

Included today:
Felucca sailing (sleeping bag required)

Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Day 6 Felucca Sailing to Luxor
The split personality of Kom Ombo temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and falcon god Horus. Who do you reckon would win in a fight? We’re stepping off in Luxor aka the world’s largest open-air museum for a chance to visit its namesake and Karnak temples. See also: Ridiculous beauty.

Included today:
Kom Ombo

Meals:
Breakfast

Optional activities:
Karnak & Luxor temples
Day 7 Luxor to Cairo via Overnight Coach
Unwrapped, the bandages of a mummy could stretch for 1.6 kilometres. Wouldn’t want to have to roll that up again! Get inside the Valley of the Kings then give a silent high five to Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled ancient Egypt for 20 years before snapping a selfie at the Colossi of Memnon.

Included today:
Valley of the Kings
Temple of Hatshepsut
Colossi of Memnon

Meals:
Breakfast
Day 8 Cairo
Spend your free day chilling out or take the opportunity to tour the Saqqara Pyramid, Coptic Cairo and Khan el-Khalili market. Famished? Hit up a kushari vendor for Egypt’s version of fast food. It might start with ‘K’ but there’s no fried chicken in sight.

Meals:
Breakfast

Optional activities:
Saqqara Step Pyramid
Coptic Cairo
Khan el-Khalili market
Nile dinner cruise
Day 9 Cairo
Just getting into the groove of this 24-hour city? This adventure may be over after breakfast, but you can make like Indiana Jones and keep on seeking. Why not continue to Dahab on our 9 Day Sinai Horizons trip?

Meals:
Breakfast

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