Explore Egypt

15 Days | Uncover the mysteries and histories of Egypt

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Experience the ancient stories and pharaonic cultures that make up the quintessential image of Egypt. For 15 days, you'll journey to bustling Cairo, cruise along the Nile in a traditional felucca and explore Luxor, Alexandria and coastal Hurghada. Gaze at the grandeur of the pyramids (you can tick this Wonder of the World off your bucket list), step back in time in ancient tombs and relax on deck while you watch rural Egyptian life pass you by along the Nile. Acclaimed sights, tucked-away treasures, Nubian hospitality and everything in between – with a local leader by your side and a small group of likeminded travellers, you’ll discover the true face of Egypt.

Trip overview

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Start
Cairo, Egypt
Finish
Cairo, Egypt
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Egypt
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
XERA
This trip generates 41 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.

Why you'll love this trip
  • 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 as scenes of everyday Egyptian life pass you by.
  • Bask in the unique atmosphere of Aswan and experience not only the warmth and charm of Nubian hospitality but also some delicious traditional cuisine at a local homestay.
  • Explore the balmy Red Sea on a snorkelling adventure in Hurghada – sharing a tasty lunch aboard the yacht and looking out for clownfish, turtles and manta rays among the kaleidoscopic coral.
  • Uncover one of the greatest cities in antiquity, Alexandria, reborn as Egypt’s alternative capital, and pay your respects at El Alamein – an important World War II battle site.
  • Lose yourself in Cairo’s many iconic sites – visit Giza’s great pyramids (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), the Sphinx and maybe head inside The Great Pyramid of Khufu.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The Nile felucca cruise is an amazing experience, but you'll be sharing a sleeping area with your fellow group members for the night and using a 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.
  • The temperatures in Egypt can be extreme, from very hot to very cold (it even snows in some places). Be sure to bring a varied wardrobe so you can layer up.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2025 to 31 December 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2024

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Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Felucca, Overnight sleeper train, Private mini bus

Accommodation

Felucca (1 night), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (11 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

Activities
  • Cairo - Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Nile - Felucca overnight sailing trip
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
  • Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple
  • Hurghada – Red Sea Snorkelling Adventure
  • Cairo - Khan al-Khalili bazaar visit
  • El Alamein - War Museum
  • Alexandria - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Alexandria - Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • Alexandria - Morsi Abu El Abbas Mosque
Add on activities
  • Cairo - The Citadel (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Cairo - Coptic Museum (entrance fee) - EGP230
  • Cairo - Islamic Art Museum (entrance fee) - EGP270
  • Cairo - The Great Pyramid of Cheops (entrance fee) - EGP900
  • Cairo - The 3rd Pyramid of Menkawre (entrance fee) - EGP220
  • Cairo - The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization & The Royal Mummy Room (entrance fee) - EGP500
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum - USD40
  • Cairo - Saqqara and Memphis Afternoon Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD109
  • Aswan - Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple - USD55
  • Aswan - Nubian Museum (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Aswan - Tomb of the Nobles (entrance fee) - EGP150
  • Aswan - Philae Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Aswan - Monastery of St. Simeon (entrance fee) - EGP100
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Tour (minimum 2 persons) - USD35
  • Aswan - High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD35
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Sound and Light Show (entrance fee) - USD40
  • Aswan - Philae Temple, High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Tour - USD65
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel Tour (minimum 4 people) - USD110
  • Aswan - Nubian Village Visit and Dinner - USD20
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel by Air - subject to availability - from - USD400
  • Aswan - Kom Ombo Temple (entrance fee) - EGP360
  • Edfu - Edfu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Luxor - Luxor Temple (entrance fee) - EGP400
  • Luxor - Luxor Museum (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show Tour - USD45
  • Luxor - Mummification Museum (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Luxor - Tomb of Tutankhamun (entrance fee) - EGP500
  • Luxor - Dinner with a local family - USD20
  • Luxor - Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings - USD130
  • Luxor - Medinat Habu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Luxor - Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP2000
  • Luxor - Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP180
  • Cairo - Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids Tour - USD55
  • Cairo - Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids (entrance fee) - USD20
  • Alexandria - Qaitbay fortress (entrance fee) - EGP150
  • Alamein - Commonwealth Cemetery - Free
  • Alexandria - Alexandria National Museum (entrance fee) - EGP180
  • Alexandria - Roman Amphitheatre (entrance fee) - EGP150

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Important notes

 1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 5 and Day 6 where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 195 reviews submitted.
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Adam · Traveled June 2024
A childhood dream come true! Egypt was amazing and Intrepid, in particular our guide Mo, made it so easy and such a special experience
Review submitted 22 Jun 2024

Jackson · Traveled June 2024
This was an outstanding trip. Our guide, Mohamed, was incredibly informative and we learnt a lot about Egyptian culture in our journey. Seeing some less common areas was a highlight of the trip, as well as sailing and snorkelling activities.
Review submitted 22 Jun 2024

Sophie · Traveled June 2024
If you are thinking of going to Egypt, you definitely should and I 100% recommend this trip. It was an eye opening cultural and historical visit and I am so happy I went.
Review submitted 25 Jun 2024

Rebecca · Traveled May 2024
A truly wonderful experience exploring the beautiful country of Egypt! The additional activities of the Philae Temple, Abu Simbel, and hot air balloon in Luxor are so worth it. I loved the 'mini holiday' in Hurghada - a chance to unwind and enjoy the Red Sea. Our tour leader, Mina, was brilliant!
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024

Ruth · Traveled May 2024
An excellent, varied trip which I would recommend for all ages and abilities. My guide, Mina, was brilliant: passionate, knowledgeable, fun and such a gentleman. I learnt so much about this wonderful country.
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024
Explore Egypt
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EUR €1,309