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.

Start
Cairo, Egypt
Finish
Cairo, Egypt
Countries
Egypt
Themes
Explorer
Code
XERA
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
265kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

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.
Uncover the legend of the golden mummies or indulge in a relaxing soak in mineral-rich springs.
Travel through the windswept, arid dunes of the Western Desert. Visit Crystal Mountain the highlight of the r
Return to the busy streets of Cairo for some final sightseeing or shopping.
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Inclusions

Meals
13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Transport
Bus, Felucca, Jeep, Overnight sleeper train, Van
Accommodation
Felucca (1 night), Hotel (9 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Overnight felucca sailing trip
  • White Desert 4WD safari

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Important 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.

Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Explore Egypt trips score an average of 4.74 out of 5 based on 19 reviews in the last year.

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