Explore Egypt on a tour from Cairo to Egypt's tucked-away treasures

Travel to Egypt and experience the history and culture on a tour that explores Cairo, cruises along the Nile and visits Luxor, Alexandria and the Siwa Oasis. Be humbled by the grandeur of the pyramids, step back in time at magnificent pharaonic tombs, let cares melt away while cruising the Nile in a felucca. Explore all that Egypt has to offer - both its major sights and its tucked-away treasures.

Cairo, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
265kg pp per trip


  • Wander through Roman catacombs
  • Take a dip in Cleopatra's Bath at the Oasis of Siwa
  • See the grand burial sites of the pharaohs
  • Explore vibrant Cairo
  • Experience Nubian hospitality
  • Cruise down the Nile on a felucca


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.
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.
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.
Wander through the temple complex of Karnak or travel by donkey to Luxor's Valley of the Kings.
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.
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.
Pass through incredible desert scenery, mudbrick villages and Bahariyya Oasis to Bawati.
Travel through the windswept, arid dunes of the Western Desert. Spend the day exploring one of the most amazing and beautiful landscapes and bizarre rock formations.
Return to the busy streets of Cairo for some final sightseeing or shopping.
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14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Bus, Felucca, Jeep, Overnight sleeper train, Van
Felucca (1 night), Hotel (11 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Overnight felucca sailing trip
  • White Desert 4WD safari


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Explore Egypt , September 2015

Explore Egypt , September 2015