Egypt Experience Overview
Travel to Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan and Luxor to experience Egypt.
Travel to Egypt and experience the 'Land of the Pharaohs' on this exciting trip. Be immersed in the history, grandeur and culture of ancient Egypt on a journey from Cairo, through the fascinating cities of Alexandria and Aswan, to Luxor. For action and adventure that doesn't stray too far out of the comfort zone, this is the perfect introduction to Egypt's famous treasures.
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Welcome to Egypt. Colourful Cairo overflows with character and there is plenty of time to soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Visit the majestic Sphinx and a surviving Wonder of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza. Wander the halls of the Egyptian Museum, taking in the thousands of ancient treasures on display. The masses of gleaming artefacts recovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun are an impressive sight to behold. From gold jewellery to specially woven gloves - this pharaoh was certainly prepared for the afterlife.
The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, has thrived due to its port. Head underground and delve into the mysteries of the Kom ash-Shuqqafa catacombs. This Roman burial site is the largest of its kind in Egypt and was discovered, quite accidentally, by a hapless donkey. The modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina, built to hold eight million books, is a library like no other and an inspirational place to visit. Return to Cairo for an overnight train journey.
Watch the sun set over the Nile from a gliding felucca in Aswan. Use free time to learn about Nubian culture at the excellent museum or wander the market to pick up a souvenir.
Take a flight to the impressive Abu Simbel temples, the ancient entrance to Egypt. Embark on a cruise down the mighty Nile River, stopping along the way to explore the ancient temple sites of Kom Ombo and Edfu.
On arrival in Luxor, wander through the fascinating Temples of Karnak, the biggest and most important complex of its time. At night, take a moonlight stroll around the Luxor Temple. The next day, discover the jewels of ancient Thebes, the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the royal burial sites in the Valley of the Kings. Use free time in the afternoon to explore more of Luxor independently - the Mummification Museum reveals much about the customs of ancient Egyptians and their beliefs regarding the afterlife.
Back in Cairo, plunge into the hustle and bustle of the Khan al-Khalili bazaar. If the crowds are too much, head out to the peaceful Coptic Christian sector of the city before a final farewell dinner at a local cafe or restaurant.
Egypt Experience Reviews
Our Egypt Experience trips score an average of 4.88 out of 5 based on 16 reviews in the last year.
Egypt Experience , March 2014
The tour was excellent and our guide was excellent.Hoda Alfifi's knowledge,organization skills, and friendly demenor were above and beyond anything one would expect. In a country which is undergoing a period of volatility we never felt in any danger,and she went out of her way to be at our beck and call at all times.She is a treasure and deserves our thanks for making the holiday so memorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Review submitted 26 Mar 2014
Egypt Experience , March 2014
This was our fifty Intrepid tour and we think the best mainly because of the places we visited, an Exceptional tour leader and the people we met.
Review submitted 19 Mar 2014
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