Essential Egypt 2018/19

from R 16,400* per person


Wanna discover the highlights of Egypt in style? Topdeck's Essential Egypt trip is the one for you! Starting and ending in Cairo, this awesome short trip includes guided tours of the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, the temples of Abu Simbel and more. Trust us – this trip is made of 100% bucket list material!

Destination: Middle East

Travel Dates: From 21/04/2019 to 28/04/2019

Duration: 8 days

Company: Topdeck

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Inclusions

  • Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau
    Visit a Nubian village
    Egyptian Museum
    Temples of Abu Simbel
    Temples of Luxor & Karnak
    Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut
    Saqqara Step Pyramid, Coptic Cairo & Khan el Khalili
    Egyptology tours at major sites (entrance fees not included)
    Also Included
    7 breakfasts 4 nights in 4-star hotels (twin-share), 1 night in a 3-star hotel (twin-share), 2 nights aboard an overnight coach Arrival and departure transfers included Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader
    Group Size
    Maximum 30
    Transport
    Air-conditioned minibus

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Day 1 Cairo, Egypt
Slip into the rhythm of 6.76 million bodies, join in a game of backgammon and find out why the Egyptians call this place Umm al-Dunya or ‘the mother of the world’. Just make sure to rock up in time for tonight’s welcome meeting.

Included today:
-Airport transfers
Day 2 Cairo to Aswan via Overnight Coach
There’s old, and then there’s the necropolis of Saqqara. Soak up some ancient history, meander Coptic Cairo and get your haggle on in Khan el-Khalili market. Refuel with a mint tea or keep exploring.

Included today:
-Visit Saqqara Step Pyramid
-Visit Coptic Cairo
-Visit Khan el-Khalili market

Meals:
-Breakfast
Day 3 Aswan
Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Lord Byron... They’ve all done it. Go low tech with a ride on a traditional felucca sailboat down the Nile. Switch to a motor boat to take in views of the Mausoleum of Aga Khan and Tombs of the Nobles before we jump ship at a Nubian village.

Included today:
-Short felucca ride
-Visit a Nubian village

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Camel ride
-Nubian dinner
Day 4 Aswan
Check out the four colossal statues at Abu Simbel and visit the Temple of Hathor – built in honour of Queen Nefertari – before drinking in the magic of the Nile at sunset.

Included today:
-Visit Abu Simbel

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Visit Philae Temple
Day 5 Aswan to Luxor
Today we’re jumping all aboard our air-conditioned mini bus to Karnak for a touch of Luxor. Once the capital of ancient Egypt, it’s now a history-strewn landscape of souks and temples.

Included today:
-Visit Karnak & Luxor temples

Meals:
-Breakfast
Day 6 Luxor to Cairo via Overnight Coach
Walk like an Egyptian into King Tutankhamun’s treasure chest at the Egyptian Museum – home to over hundreds of relics – then gain some perspective at the base of the 138 metre Great Pyramid of Giza. This hunk of ancient architecture could be remodelled into 30 Empire State Buildings! Throw in a photo op at the incredible sphinx (mythical half-lion-half-man statue) and you’ve got yourself a pretty epic day of sightseeing.

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

Meals:
-Breakfast
Day 7 Cairo
Walk like an Egyptian into King Tutankhamun’s treasure chest at the Egyptian Museum – home to over hundreds of relics – then gain some perspective at the base of the 138 metre Great Pyramid of Giza. This hunk of ancient architecture could be remodelled into 30 Empire State Buildings! Throw in a photo op at the incredible sphinx (mythical half-lion-half-man statue) and you’ve got yourself a pretty epic day of sightseeing.


Included today:
-Egyptian Museum
-Giza pyramids & Sphinx

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Nile dinner cruise
Day 8 Cairo
The trip ends here (well, breakfast first), but pop on that fedora and keep on exploring, Indy. New York may tout itself as the city that never sleeps but it’s got nothin’ on the Big Mango.

Meals:
-Breakfast

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