Itinerary

Explore Egypt. Discover Cairo, cruise along the Nile, visit the Pyramids of Giza, wander the Valley of the Kings at Luxor and take a dip in the Mediterranean at Alexandria.

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      USD $920
      CAD $980
      AUD $1,020
      EUR €710
      GBP £610
      NZD $1,205
      ZAR R9,245
      CHF FR875
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Explore Egypt.
Camel and his owner, Cairo

Mother and children, Aswan

Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza

Donkey ride in the Valley of the Kings

Days 1-2 Cairo

The never-ending stream of life and noise makes Cairo fascinating to explore. In free time, head out to discover the Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza before catching an overnight train from Cairo to Aswan.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 3-4 Aswan

Nestled on the banks of the Nile, Aswan is a great base for exploration. Consider visiting a nearby Nubian village for a dinner of traditional delicacies and to enjoy the local swimming holes. A daytrip to the fascinating temples of Abu Simbel is also highly recommended.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 5 Nile Felucca

A Nubian crew provides food and song on this traditional felucca journey down the Nile. Watch river life in action and fall asleep on deck beneath the starry night sky.
ACCOM: Felucca - 1

Days 6-7 Luxor

Wander through the temple complex of Karnak or travel by donkey to Luxor's Valley of the Kings.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 8-9 Alexandria

There is a plenty to do in Egypt's Mediterranean city Alexandria. Visit the eerie catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa or admire the modern architecture of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 10-11 Siwa Oasis

The remote, exotic oasis of Siwa is a lush paradise among the desert dunes. Explore the maze-like ruins of the mud brick fort or perhaps take a dip in Cleopatra's Bath.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 12 Bawiti

Uncover the legend of the golden mummies or indulge in a relaxing soak in mineral-rich springs.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 13 White Desert Camp

Travel through the windswept, arid dunes of the Western Desert. Spend a memorable evening camping among the strange moonscape of the White Desert.
ACCOM: Desert camp - 1

Days 14-15 Cairo

Return to the busy streets of Cairo for some final sightseeing or shopping.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1