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9 Days | Unlock Egypt’s ancient past, hitting all the must-see sites, tombs and Wonders of the World

4.9 out of 5 based on 351 reviews submitted.
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Take to the Nile Valley on a nine-day Premium adventure by river, road and air, visiting the mighty pyramids of Giza, one of the ancient Wonders of the World. See 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. Tuck into Egypt’s unique cuisine, cruise down the Nile on a riverboat and a felucca and visit Cairo’s oldest coffeeshop. 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 109 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 gorgeous 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.
  • Wander the incredible Pyramids of Giza – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then, discover the mighty Valley of the Kings, the Kom Ombo Temple and 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 discoveries – 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

Map of Premium Egypt including Egypt

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 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) - EGP270
  • Urban Adventures - Islamic Cairo in Depth Tour - USD86
  • Urban Adventures - Saqqara and Memphis - USD82
  • Cairo - Urban Adventures Downtown Cairo Tour - USD40
  • Cairo - The Great Pyramid of Cheops (entrance fee) - EGP900
  • 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 - USD450
  • Edfu - Edfu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD45
  • Luxor - Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings - USD130
  • Luxor - Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP180
  • Luxor - Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP2000

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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.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 351 reviews submitted.
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Steven · Traveled May 2024
GO TO EGYPT! As a bucket list item since I wrote essays about it in high school, my expectations were very very high. I was not disappointed! Incredible sights, warm people and Gouda was a prince among men as our guide. A++
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024

Alexander · Traveled May 2024
If you go for this trip ask for Gouda as your guide you will never have a better time in Egypt
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024

Kevin · Traveled May 2024
Egypt is an amazing country and our trip was made especially special with the above and beyond efforts of our Tour Guide Mohammed Gouda of Intrepid. Accommodation, food, transport were above my expectations as was the itinerary taken. We had the flexibility to add extra destinations and sites as recommended by the tour leader if the group agreed. Mohammed Gouda is a walking encyclopedia on Egyptian history and his wealth of knowledge was shared in an enthusiastic and understandable way. Thanks Intrepid, you scored 10/10 ☆'s
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024

Gillian · Traveled May 2024
This is the first time we have used Intrepid. We have been impressed by the wonderful guide his knowledge of his country. You get to go off the beaten track and with local families. With a local guide you meet and talk to locals.
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024

Tom · Traveled May 2024
Great Trip. Our guide Saeed really made the trip. Very knowledgeable and helpful
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024
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