Discover Egypt Overview
Travel from Cairo to the Red Sea and discover enchanting Egypt.
Travel to Egypt and discover the stark desert beauty of the country, home for centuries to the monumental legacies left behind by the great pharaohs. Visit Egypt's iconic Pyramids of Giza in Cairo and discover the secrets of Luxor's Valley of the Kings. Discover Egypt's bewitching history and captivating culture as you cruise the Nile, cross the remote contours of the Sinai Desert and relax on the sun-swept beaches lining the Red Sea.
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Start the adventure in Egypt's chaotic capital, Cairo. Ride a camel out to the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza before perusing artefacts at the Egyptian Museum. With ornate jewellery, a chariot and that famous golden funerary mask, the dazzling treasures of Tutankhamun's tomb are a real highlight.
Hone bargaining skills in one of Egypt's best bazaars at Aswan. Enjoy a boat ride to a nearby beach to climb sand dunes - there are amazing views from the top. A walk around Elephantine Island reveals insight into the culture of the local Nubian people. The following day, journey to Abu Simbel to view colossal stone statues.
Sail to a Nubian village aboard a felucca to experience village culture firsthand at a homestay. Drift along the iconic Nile and take in the sights of rural riverside life. Enjoy meals prepared onboard before falling asleep under a blanket of stars.
Journey by donkey to the ancient hieroglyphics and royal tombs of Luxor's Valley of the Kings. Meet the members of an animal care project who are dedicated to improving the lives of Egypt's working creatures. Be touched by their kind efforts to care for abandoned, injured or overworked animals. Explore the temple complex of Karnak - one of the most impressive of all the ancient pharaohs' monumental works. In the evening, board a sleeper train bound for the bustle of Cairo.
Back in Cairo, enjoy a walk through Coptic and Islamic Cairo and bargain up a storm in the labyrinthine Khan al-Khalili market.
Climb - or perhaps ride a camel - to the top of iconic Mt Sinai for panoramic desert views.
Before heading to the Red Sea, visit the legendary St Katherine's Monastery, an important pilgrimage site thought to be the oldest working Christian monastery in the world. Snorkel among coral reefs, stay in beach huts looking across to Saudi Arabia and experience the hospitality of the Bedouin over an optional fresh seafood meal.
Cross under the Suez Canal on return to Cairo. A farewell dinner offers one last chance to taste local Egyptian favourites, such as falafel, and to relive memories of this Egyptian adventure.
Discover Egypt Reviews
Our Discover Egypt trips score an average of 4.84 out of 5 based on 25 reviews in the last year.
Discover Egypt, April 2014
Overall the tour was great. This was my second Intrepid Trip and my mums first. The tour Guide Mahmoud Fahmy was very knowledgeable,friendly and went out of his way to assist the group members.
Review submitted 03 May 2014
Discover Egypt, April 2014
Kyung Chul Park
The experience was great. Although I researched deeply about the trip and Egypt, I came across some hard times being clean. Showering/bathing during the felucca trip was challenging. Overall, the experience was unbeatable. I was able to see the culture and lifestyle of Egypt that cannot done be done without traveling and seeing the country. Intrepid did an excellent job in organizing the trip to be comfortable and eye-opening for all of us.
Review submitted 20 Apr 2014
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