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.
Before booking on this trip we recommend that you read the ‘Safety’ section in the trip notes regarding special safety considerations for Egypt trips.
Visit some of the world's premier historic sites – the Pyramids, Sphinx and the Valley of the Kings – with expert local guides
There are so many chances to interact with the locals and experience their culture. Lose yourself in Cairo's colourful Khan al-Khalili bazaar and dine with village folk of Aswan and Luxor
Your felucca sailing trip not only lets you experience some excellent Nubian hospitality, but is perhaps the perfect way to see the Nile and its gorgeous surrounds
By visiting ACE (Animal Care in Egypt), you'll be supporting an excellent cause dedicated to the welfare of camels, donkeys and other working animals
Travelling on a felucca is awesome, but it's not for everyone. You will be sharing a sleeping area with your fellow group members for the night and a shared bathroom facility. You'll sleep outside under the stars on a simple mattress, if you feel the cold you should consider bringing a sleeping bag.
The walkways around the ruins can be uneven, dusty and rocky, so be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes. At large sites such as Petra, you can also expect to be walking in the elements for most of the day, so sun adequate sun protection is essential.
Some hotels in Egypt may not have lifts. You may need to climb stairs with your luggage to reach your hotel room for the night.
Temperatures in the Egypt can be extreme, ranging from very hot to very cold, depending on the season (it can even snow in some places!). Layers will come in handy for sun protection as well as warmth.
Accommodation aboard the overnight train is in two-berth cabins which convert to bunk beds. All bedding is provided on board and western-style toilets are located in each carriage. Keep in mind general train cleanliness may not be to the same standards you are accustomed to.
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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 refer to your booking agent for more details. Please note, on the following night, the single supplement is not available:
Day 5: Nile Felucca.
3. Please arrange for departing flights after 3pm on day 8
Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts
Our Egypt Adventure trips score an average of 4.76 out of 5 based on 41 reviews in the last year.
We would highly recommend both Intrepid Travel and the tour leader, Ahmed Helmy. The trip was fantastic, as was the level of knowledge and information provided by the tour leader. Train and felucca facilities maybe basic by 'western' standards,but the felucca in particular was an incredible experience. We felt safe and well advised at all times.
Review submitted 18 Jul 2017
For those people considering going to Egypt for the first time I would highly recommend using Intrepid. There are certain skills you require in dealing with the locals that would take a novice a while to pick up. And the depth of knowledge of the history of this country by the tour guide we had made this shortish 8 day tour of Egypt a great learning experience.
Review submitted 10 Jul 2017