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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.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

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 and get back to nomadic life in a desert camp. Explore all that Egypt has to offer - both its major sights and its tucked-away treasures.

**This trip will be operating on an alternate itinerary, please see important notes for full itinerary details**

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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cairo, Egypt
  • Finish:

    Cairo, Egypt
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Desert camp (1 nt), Felucca (1 nt), Hotel (10 nts), Overnight sleeper train (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Felucca, Jeep, Overnight sleeper train, Van
  • Included activities:

    Overnight felucca sailing trip, White Desert 4WD safari

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    610kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Passport Copy: Please clearly scan the front page of your passport and supply to your travel agent/Intrepid agent at the time of booking. If we have not received your passport copy within 30 days of trip departure you will not be able to complete this itinerary in full - namely the desert section including Siwa, Bawiti and the White Desert.

  • Total price from

    USD $920
    CAD $980
    AUD $1,020
    EUR €710
    GBP £610
    NZD $1,205
    ZAR R9,245
    CHF FR875
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $61
    CAD $65
    AUD $68
    EUR €47
    GBP £40
    NZD $80
    ZAR R616
    CHF FR58
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Days 1-2 Cairo

Wonderfully chaotic and always colourful, Cairo's dazzling array of museums, mosques and markets are a fascinating mixture of modern city and ancient wonders.

Days 3-4 Aswan

Situated on the banks of the Nile, the Nubian city of Aswan has been Egypt's southern gateway to Africa and an important trading centre since ancient times.

Day 5 Nile Felucca

Once the lifeblood of an ancient civilisation, cruise the iconic Nile on a traditional felucca and spend a night sleeping on deck under the stars.

Days 6-7 Luxor

From the spectacular temple complex of Karnak to the extraordinary hieroglyphs of the Valley of the Kings, Luxor is full of wonderfully preserved reminders of the Pharaohs.

Days 8-9 Alexandria

Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria is packed with architectural and cultural wonders, both ancient and modern.

Days 10-11 Siwa Oasis

With its extraordinarily lush vegetation and relaxed atmosphere, the desert oasis of Siwa seems a world away from the bustle of the cities.

Day 12 Bawiti

The largest settlement in the Bahariya Oasis, Bawati is famous for its palm groves, hot springs and historic monuments dating back to the New Kingdom.

Day 13 White Desert Camp

The windswept dunes and bizarre rock formations of the White Desert make this one of the most amazing and beautiful landscapes on the planet.

Days 14-15 Cairo

With such iconic sights as the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx to explore, Cairo offers a visual masterclass of ancient Egyptian architecture.
    • 15
    • XERA
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $920
      CAD $980
      AUD $1,020
      EUR €710
      GBP £610
      NZD $1,205
      ZAR R9,245
      CHF FR875
      *
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    • Explorer
    • Basix
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