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

5 out of 5 based on 129 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 74 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 coffeeshop and sunset drinks on board 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?
  • In 2023, Ramadan will take place from 22 March to 20 April. Travelling during this holy month can be a rewarding cultural experience, however some regular services may not be available during the daytime, such as restaurants or coffee bars, and occasionally travel can be disrupted by events. Your leader will adjust the itinerary accordingly, but please consider your travel arrangements carefully before booking travel for this period.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

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

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Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 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 Airport 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 - Downtown Walking and Tasting Tour
  • Cairo - Tahrir Square
  • Cairo - Khan al-Khalili Bazaar
  • Cairo - Ibn Tulun Mosque
  • Cairo - Gayer-Anderson Museum (entrance fee)
  • Cairo - Home-Cooked Dinner
  • 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
  • Luxor - Luxor Museum (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Luxor - Luxor Temple (entrance fee) - EGP260
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD35
  • Luxor - Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP100
  • Luxor - Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP1400
  • Luxor - Medinat Habu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP100
  • 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) - EGP200

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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.
5. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 129 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Ben · Traveled November 2023
Egypt is without doubt a fascinating place and to tackle it without a guide would be challenging, luckily our Intrepid guide Noha with her terrific logistical and social skills, her inexhaustible knowledge and her warm humanity made every aspect of our fortnight there much more enjoyable.
Review submitted 21 Nov 2023

Alan · Traveled November 2023
Noha was an amazing guide who went above and beyond to ensure each day ran smoothly - nothing was a problem. She had amazing knowledge about Egypt and its history and is obviously passionate about her job. Great itinerary, seeing all the best parts of Egypt.
Review submitted 23 Nov 2023

Terrence · Traveled November 2023
Just finished a 15 day tour of Egypt. Was truly fantastic and felt completely safe during entire time. Egypt is absolutely situation normal. We used Intrepid and highly recommended them. Our guide and friend, Noha, was fabulous.
Review submitted 21 Nov 2023

Liza · Traveled November 2023
A fantastic trip. All we had hoped for. Some truly amazing sights & memorable experiences. Fantastically knowledgeable guide who was incredibly kind & helpful with extra information & tips to get the most from the experience. We couldn’t have asked for more.
Review submitted 21 Nov 2023

Shaynee · Traveled November 2023
Our Intrepid tour and our guide were excellent. Egypt is a safe place to visit. Definitely do not cancel your trip due to safety concerns. Egypt is an amazing place to visit. I will definitely be back.
Review submitted 21 Nov 2023
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