Itinerary

Travel to Egypt and discover the land of the Pharaohs, from the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo and Luxor's Valley of the Kings, to the tranquil shores of the Red Sea.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $967
      CAD $1,031
      AUD $1,068
      EUR €746
      GBP £641
      NZD $1,267
      ZAR R9,738
      CHF FR915
    • Extras tool tip
      USD $10 Blue Hall
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $977*
      CAD $1,041*
      AUD $1,079*
      EUR €753*
      GBP £647*
      NZD $1,280*
      ZAR R9,839*
      CHF FR924*
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Mother and child, Aswan

The Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza

Travellers in Luxor

Felucca on the Nile

Days 1-2 Cairo

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 3-4 Aswan/Abu Simbel

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 5-6 Nubian Homestay/Nile Felucca

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.
ACCOM: Felucca - 1, Homestay - 1

Days 7-9 Luxor

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Day 10 Cairo

Back in Cairo, enjoy a walk through Coptic and Islamic Cairo and bargain up a storm in the labyrinthine Khan al-Khalili market.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 11 Dahab

Make our way towards to seaside town of Dahab.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 12-13 Red Sea Beach Camp

Head to the Red Sea. 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.
ACCOM: Beach hut - 2

Days 14-15 Cairo

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1