Egypt Adventure Itinerary

Visit Egypt and adventure along the River Nile through the land of the pharaohs, from the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo to Luxor's Valley of the Kings.

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Mother and child, Aswan

Pyramids of Giza

Donkey ride at the Valley of the Kings

Days 1-2 Cairo

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

Days 3-5 Aswan/Nile Felucca

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.
ACCOM: Felucca - 1, Hotel - 2

Days 6-7 Luxor

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

Day 8 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.