Adventure along the Nile through Egypt's fascinating history and culture

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.

Cairo, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
154kg pp per trip


  • Be amazed by the Temples of Karnak
  • Explore Luxor's Valley of the Kings
  • Go bargain hunting in Cairo's souqs
  • Travel by camel to visit the Sphinx and Pyramids
  • Dine with Nubian locals in a traditional village
  • Cruise the Nile on a felucca
  • Home cooked meal with a local Family in Luxor


Welcome to a city like no other. Be immersed in Cairo's chaos, colour and culture with a trip to Khan al-Khalili, Egypt's most famous bazaar. For a change of pace, climb aboard a camel and visit the impressive Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza for those iconic vistas. Take time to visit the fascinating Egyptian Museum, home to more than 120,000 antiquities and relics including the famous burial treasures recovered from King Tutankhamun's tomb. In the evening, take an overnight sleeper train bound south.
Join a local Nubian family for dinner to experience a slice of Nile culture firsthand. There is also time for an optional day trip to the fascinating temples of Abu Simbel. Later, set sail down the Nile on a magical overnight felucca journey, sleeping on deck under the starry sky.
Known as Thebes to the ancient Egyptians, Luxor conceals amazing treasures. Pay a visit to an Intrepid-supported animal care project and wander the amazing Temples of Karnak. Enjoy a donkey ride before heading to the Valley of the Kings to visit three of the best-preserved pharaonic tombs. Afterwards, join a local family for a traditional home-cooked lunch and enjoy free time before boarding an overnight sleeper train back to Cairo.
Return to Egypt's pulsating heart. For those with extra time, roam through the walled citadel for wonderful views over the busy streets, pick up some exotic trinkets at one of the many markets or escape the hazy chaos of the inner city with a final stroll along the banks of the Nile.
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7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Camel, Felucca, Overnight sleeper train, Van
Felucca (1 night), Hotel (4 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Camel ride at the Pyramids
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Donkey ride (seasonal - not in summer)
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Intrepid Foundation Project visit - ACE (Animal Care in Egypt)
  • Karnak Temple
  • Khan al-Khalili bazaar visit
  • Overnight felucca sailing trip
  • Pyramids and Sphinx
  • Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)


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1. This trip starts on Day 1 in Cairo at 4pm.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.
3. Please arrange for departing flights after 3pm on day 8

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Egypt Adventure , September 2015

Egypt Adventure , September 2015