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15 Days | An ancient adventure with modern comforts along the Nile

5 out of 5 based on 169 reviews submitted.
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Discover the contrasts of modern and ancient Egypt on a 15-day Premium adventure. Beginning and ending in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, gaze up at the magnificent Pyramids of Giza, take a four-day cruise down the legendary Nile and explore the grand temples of Abu Simbel. Uncover the secrets of the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple and the city of Alexandria. Visit the tombs of ancient pharaohs, share meals with local families and stand in awe of gigantic, rock-cut statues. Accompanied by a local Egyptologist leader, learn about the mystery and beauty of these ancient lands.

Trip overview

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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
XEPE
This trip generates 97 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
  • Discover the Pyramids of Giza, Valley of the Kings, Kom Ombo Temple, Philae Island, Karnak Temple complex, the ancient city of Alexandria, battle site of El Alamein and the many sides of Cairo.
  • Get beneath the surface of this endlessly fascinating country as you travel with a local Egyptologist leader, learn about Nubian life during an evening at a family home and stop in for a traditional dinner with a local family in Cairo.
  • Take your time exploring Abu Simbel with an overnight stay, discovering this magnificent monument carved out of the mountainside with less crowds, followed by a Premium Exclusive Experience – an incredible sound and light show.
  • Relax with four Feature Stay nights on a premium Nile riverboat, allowing you to cruise up the river in comfort, past ancient temples, watching local life unfolding on the riverbank as you get to the heart of each destination.
  • Enjoy unforgettable Exclusive Experiences, including dinner in a family’s home in Cairo, a visit to the city’s oldest coffee shop and sunset drinks aboard a traditional felucca.
  • 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

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Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Plane, Riverboat, Felucca

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (10 nights), Feature Stay (4 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
  • Alexandria - Wadi El Natron monasteries
  • Alexandria - Anba Bishoy Monastery
  • Alexandria - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Alexandria - Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • Alexandria - Fort Qaitbay
  • El Alamein - War cemeteries and museum
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
  • Luxor - Tomb of Tutankhamun
  • Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple
  • Luxor - Colossi of Memnon
  • Izbat Al Bayyarah - Kom Ombo Temple
  • Aswan - Philae Temple
  • Aswan - Sharia el Souk
  • Abu Simbel - Abu Simbel temples
  • Abu Simbel - Abu Simbel Sound and Light Show (entrance fee)
  • Aswan - Afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel
  • Aswan - Sunset drinks on a felucca
  • Aswan - Elephantine Island
  • Aswan - Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam
  • Aswan - Nubian Village Visit and Dinner
  • Cairo - Home-Cooked Dinner
  • Cairo - Coffee/tea in a local cafe
  • Cairo - Khan al-Khalili Bazaar
  • Cairo - Ibn Tulun Mosque
  • Cairo - Gayer-Anderson Museum (entrance fee)
  • Cairo - Fayoum Day Trip with Valley of the Whales and the Climate Change Museum
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
  • Luxor - Luxor Museum (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Luxor - Luxor Temple (entrance fee) - EGP400
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD45
  • Luxor - Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP180
  • Luxor - Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP2000
  • Luxor - Medinat Habu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Luxor - Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings - USD130
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Sound and Light Show (entrance fee) - USD40
  • Aswan - Nubian Museum (entrance fee) - EGP300

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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 8kg for carry on.
You can store excess luggage at the start point hotel.
4. Departures between January and August 2022 will visit the exterior of Fort Qaitbey rather than Al Montazah Palace & Gardens on Day 4, due to renovations.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 169 reviews submitted.
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Jan · Traveled April 2024
Premium Egypt in depth allowed us to not only experience the excitement & stimulation of travel, but without the normal level of stress. There were countless times we were grateful that we chose Premium. Examples included: The tipping & all forms of communication taken care of by the guide. The quality hotels & the many delicious meals provided. The extra surprise outings/ activities eg high tea were delightful. The structure of many hours of travel & lots of walking in the heat, offset by periods of relaxation balanced out this tour. Our guide, Mariam’s attention to detail, organisation & detailed knowledge made this tour a wonderful learning experience & most enjoyable
Review submitted 08 May 2024

Gary · Traveled April 2024
Highly organised, stress free, interesting excursions with an excellent guide. Travel arrangements were comfortable. Accommodation was excellent and the food was equally as good.
Review submitted 09 May 2024

Sarah · Traveled April 2024
A trip of a lifetime, well worth the extra costs to go Premium, made better than expected with the help of an incredible guide, Mariam!
Review submitted 09 May 2024

don · Traveled April 2024
Wonderful trip, good balance between the "big ticket" experiences and the unexpected, but still very interesting off the beaten track. Kahleds local Knowledge, flexibility, empathy and enthusiasm made the experience unforgettable.
Review submitted 07 May 2024

Roslyn · Traveled April 2024
Our leader, Khaled, explained the ancient and modern history of Egypt so well, I am wanting to learn more. He skills as a leader, his warmth and organising were admirable. The itinerary was very good, with some small tweaking needed around the home meals and visit. The riverboats was a relaxing addition to a full itinerary. So glad Intrepid has decided to run Premium trips with such superb leaders.
Review submitted 07 May 2024
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