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9 Days | Unlock the secrets of Egypt’s ancient past

4.9 out of 5 based on 279 reviews submitted.
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The cruising route along the Nile is home to ancient wonders, desert landscapes and snapshots of everyday Egyptian life. Take to the Nile Valley on an nine-day Premium adventure by river, road and air, visiting the mighty pyramids of Giza, the majestic temples of Karnak, the famous tomb of Tutankhamun and Cairo’s bustling Khan al-Khalili Bazaar. Spend an evening with a Nubian family and another with an Egyptian family in Cairo for a look at local life, and enjoy plenty of time for independent discoveries in each destination. With an ancient past that has led to a colourful present, Egypt is a traveller’s dream.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Egypt including Egypt
Start
Cairo, Egypt
Finish
Cairo, Egypt
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Egypt
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
XEPN
This trip generates 86 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Spend three unforgettable evenings on a Nile riverboat – your Feature Stay accommodation. Enjoy first-class facilities including a swimming pool and sundeck, and get right to the heart of each destination, taking in fascinating riverside views along the way.
  • Discover the varied cuisine of Egypt during dinner at a fantastic restaurant in Cairo, taste Nubian delights in a family home on an island in the middle of the Nile, and sample traditional Egyptian food with the locals in Cairo.
  • A day at the incredible Pyramids of Giza is only the beginning. Discover the mighty Valley of the Kings, marvel at the Kom Ombo Temple and explore the Karnak Temple complex, all with the expert guidance of your Egyptologist leader.
  • Enjoy unforgettable Exclusive Experiences, including dinner in a family’s home in Cairo, a visit to the city’s oldest coffeeshop and sunset drinks on board a traditional felucca.
  • The unearthing of Tutankhamun’s tomb is one of the world’s greatest discovery’s – at the Valley of the Kings you’ll have the chance to enter three tombs of your choice, followed by a visit to the resting place of the famous young Pharaoh.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Animal Care in Egypt. Donations help them care for sick or injured working animals, like horses and donkeys, and help empower local communities with the knowledge and training to better care for their animals.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Ramadan is an annual month-long festival, during which travel can be a rewarding cultural experience, however some regular services may not be available during the day, such as restaurants or cafes, and occasionally travel can be disrupted by events. Your leader will adjust the itinerary accordingly, but please consider this when selecting your travel dates. You’ll find dates and further information in the ‘Climate and seasonal information’ section of the Essential Trip Information.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Plane, Riverboat, Felucca

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (5 nights), Feature Stay (3 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Cairo - Welcome Dinner
  • Cairo - Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Cairo - Egyptian Museum
  • Aswan - Nubian Village Visit and Dinner
  • Aswan - Philae Temple
  • Aswan - Sunset drinks on a felucca
  • Izbat Al Bayyarah - Kom Ombo Temple
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple
  • Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
  • Luxor - Tomb of Tutankhamun
  • Luxor - Colossi of Memnon
  • Cairo - Home-Cooked Dinner
  • Cairo - Khan al-Khalili Bazaar
  • Cairo - Al-Azhar Mosque
  • Cairo - Coffee/tea in a local cafe
Add on activities
  • Cairo - Islamic Art Museum (entrance fee) - EGP180
  • Urban Adventures - Islamic Cairo in Depth Tour - USD43
  • Urban Adventures - Saqqara and Memphis - USD70
  • Cairo - Urban Adventures Downtown Cairo Tour - USD40
  • Cairo - The Great Pyramid of Cheops (entrance fee) - EGP600
  • Aswan – Abu Simbel excursion by car (includes transfer, guide and entry) - USD110
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel excursion by flight (includes flights, transfers, guide and entry) from price - USD380
  • Edfu - Edfu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD35
  • Luxor - Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings - USD130
  • Luxor - Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP100
  • Luxor - Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP1400

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. This trip includes domestic flights. The luggage allowance is 23kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.
4. On the following departures, the Nile cruise will dock overnight in Luxor on Day 5, rather than in Edfu: XEPN230623, XEPN230825, XEPN230827. All stops will still be visited.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 279 reviews submitted.
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Barbara · Traveled November 2023
The Egypt trip with Intrepid is a brilliant experience -fabulous pyramids, temples, hotels, food, and guidance from the very experienced guide, plus sailing on the beautiful busy Nile river. Wonderful.
Review submitted 21 Nov 2023

Lily · Traveled November 2023
Excellent tour with Intrepid and in particular Waleed as a host. Felt informed and taken care of the whole trip. Would highly recommend for anyone wanting a trip to Egypt!
Review submitted 14 Nov 2023

Rachel · Traveled November 2023
Had an excellent time on the premium Egypt tour. If you are lucky enough to get Hassan as your guide you will have an amazing experience. His knowledge of Egyptian history truly made the trip. The sites were amazing and the history is so interesting. Truly a trip of a lifetime. Would highly recommend this company and trip to anyone.
Review submitted 10 Nov 2023

John · Traveled October 2023
This was our first tour with Intrepid and we could not fault it. Our Leader, Maged, was very knowledgeable and accommodated additional excursion requests whenever possible. He also ensured our health & safety throughout the trip which was reassuring. We will definitely be using Intrepid in the future.
Review submitted 12 Nov 2023

Sheila · Traveled October 2023
We never used a tour company before but decided we should for a country like Egypt with such a different language and culture than ours. We are so glad we did. Intrepid provided an outstanding guide, excellent accommodations, a small group, and an outstanding experience overall.
Review submitted 09 Nov 2023
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