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 coastal town of Hurghada. 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.
Before booking on this trip we recommend that you read the ‘Safety’ section in the trip notes regarding special safety considerations for Egypt trips.
Explore the marvels, mythology and mystery of Ancient Egypt, including the Pyramids at Giza and the tombs of iconic pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings
Cairo is a place like no other; a rambling metropolis of sand-beaten colours, and you'll have plenty of time to lose yourself in the colours and aromas of this fascinating city
Bask in the unique atmosphere of Aswan and experience not only the warmth and charm of Nubian hospitality, but also some delicious traditional cuisine on a homestay
Set sail on one of the world’s most iconic rivers with an included felucca trip down the Nile. Relax and soak up the landscapes and scenes of everyday Egyptian life
Unwind in the vibrant beach resort of Hurghada and explore the extraordinary ecosystem of Giftun Island in the Red Sea
Uncover one of the greatest cities of antiquity – Alexandria, reborn as Egypt’s alternative capital
The Nile felucca cruise is an amazing experience, but it's not for everyone. You will be sharing a sleeping area with your fellow group members for the night and shared bathroom facility on board
The walkways around ruins can be uneven, dusty and rocky, so be sure to bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes. At major sites such as the Pyramids, you can expect to be exposed to the elements at length, so be prepared with a hat, sunscreen and plenty of fluids.
Some hotels in Egypt may not have lifts, so on occasion you may need to climb stairs with your luggage to reach your room.
The temperatures in Egypt can reach all extremes, from very hot to very cold (it even snows in some places). Be sure to bring a varied wardrobe so you can layer up.
Accommodation aboard the overnight train is in two-berth cabins which convert to bunk beds. All bedding is provided on board and western-style toilets are located in each carriage. Keep in mind general train cleanliness may not be to the same standards you are accustomed to.
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A single supplement is available on this trip. On the following night the Single Supplement is not available:
Day 5 - Nile Felucca
Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts
Our Explore Egypt trips score an average of 4.56 out of 5 based on 39 reviews in the last year.
Explore Egypt is a truly magical and unique journey through 5,000 years of history. As well as exploring the history of this fascinating country, this trip also provides plenty of opportunities to explore the unique wildlife of this country (snorkelling in the Red Sea), tasting the delicious and varied regional cuisines across Egypt as well as learning about the great culture and people of this country (Nubian homestay) as well as covering numerous other exciting activities and themes. This is a trip that offers something for every type of traveller and is a journey, indeed a pilgrimage everybody should embark on at least once in their lifetimes.
Review submitted 04 Apr 2017
This tour was amazing. It included all the main tourist spots and the little unknown spots too. The group was a nice size and the tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Would recommend to solo travels and groups.
Review submitted 01 Apr 2017