Travel to Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan and Luxor to experience Egypt
Travel to Egypt and experience the 'Land of the Pharaohs' on this exciting trip.
At Abu Simbel experience firsthand the biannual spectacle at the Sun Festival where the sun rays enter through the Ramses Temple at Abu Simbel and illuminate the ancient statues of the Gods, yet leaves Ptah the God of darkness in the shadows.
Be immersed in the history, grandeur and culture of ancient Egypt on a journey from Cairo, through the fascinating cities of Alexandria and Aswan, to Luxor. For action and adventure that doesn't stray too far out of the comfort zone, this is the perfect introduction to Egypt's famous treasures.
Before booking on this trip we recommend that you read the ‘Safety’ section in the trip notes regarding special safety considerations for Egypt trips.
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Experience the start of the Sun festival at the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel Temple. Stand at the feet of Abu Simbel’s monumental temples and marvel at the sheer scale of these stunning structures
Set sail on one of the world’s most iconic rivers with a cruise down the Nile. Relax in comfort and soak up the landscapes and scenes of everyday Egyptian life
Explore the marvels, mythology and mystery of Ancient Egypt, including the Pyramids at Giza and the tombs of iconic pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings
Cairo's Khan al-Khalili Bazaar is an essential Egyptian experience – lose yourself in the colours and aromas of this fascinating marketplace
Discover the delights of Cairo, the chaos and contrasts of a rambling metropolis of sand-beaten colours
Wander the treasure-filled halls of Cairo’s Egyptian Museum and seek out the riches of Tutankhamun
Egypt can get hot in with the summer months of July and August, being the warmest but this is normally a dry heat and easier to cope with than humidity. Where possible we try and visit sites in the early morning before it gets too hot.
Please note there maybe large crowds in Abu Simbel for the festival, you may be required to que and stand and wait until the temple opens. Patience will be required.
In order to arrive at Abu Simbel in time for sunrise we will travel in a private vehicle with a security convoy to Abu Simbel and return to Aswan via flight
Accommodation aboard the Nile cruise is based on full board basis – all drinks served on board are at your own expense. An evening entertainment program is also available 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.
Cairo and surrounds traffic can be notorious as can the level of pollutions so be prepared for the one of the busiest cities in not just North Africa but the world.
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1. A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.
2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking
Our Egypt Experience - Abu Simbel Sun Festival trips score an average of 4.69 out of 5 based on 13 reviews in the last year.
Tour guides are great! You will meet wonderful people. You will learn a great deal about the country you visit!
Review submitted 05 Mar 2018
This was my first time in a multi day tour and I have to say I'm converted. Everything was taken care of which was really nice and our guide Ahmed was amazing - an Egyptologist and all-round expert in the history of Egypt and everything we saw. The Sun Festival was very very crowded though, so you may have to fight the crowds and may only get a fleeting glimpse of the statues inside. Hopefully the festival authorities make some changes to the festival such as limiting numbers and the way people need to queue.
Review submitted 05 Mar 2018