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Explore Egypt

15 Days | Uncover the mysteries and histories of ethereal Egypt

4.9 out of 5 based on 186 reviews submitted.
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Experience the ancient stories and pharaonic cultures that are 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, step back in time at magnificent 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 – let your mind wander as you 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 41.04 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
  • Cairo is a place like no other – a rambling metropolis of sand-beaten colours and ancient wonders. You'll have plenty of time to explore the acclaimed sites and lose yourself in this fascinating city.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Before booking this trip we recommend that you read the ‘Safety’ section of the Essential Trip Information regarding special safety considerations for Egypt trips.
  • 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

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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) - USD45
  • 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 - USD450
  • 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.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 186 reviews submitted.
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Shania · Traveled April 2024
Our Egyptian experience was nothing short of incredible. We gained insight on such a rich history & got to explore & experience under an incredible guide sharing a wealth of knowledge with our group! To not think about logistics during our trip & the feeling of saftey made the trip all that more enjoyable. A great way to experience a glimpse of what Egypt has to offer. 10/10.
Review submitted 03 May 2024

Frank · Traveled April 2024
Great trip through Egyp to see all the fantastic monuments plus some nice snorkling in the red see.
Review submitted 05 May 2024

Joseph · Traveled April 2024
An absolutely mind blowing experience. Guided by our passionate and caring leader, Yasser, we truly felt like we got to taste everything that Egypt had to offer. From the history, to the culture and the cuisine (my lawd the food), this is going to be a trip we'll never forget.
Review submitted 27 Apr 2024

Jaime · Traveled April 2024
Be prepared for a fantastic adventure! This trip takes you through the highlights of Egypts ancient history, bringing you face to face with treasures you've seen in documentaries and movies, but never like this. You also get a real taste of Egyptian culture, from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea and the Nile in between. If you're lucky enough to have Yasser as a guide, too, then you're in for a real treat!
Review submitted 26 Apr 2024

Courtney · Traveled April 2024
Our short time in Egypt was not nearly enough time to see it all, but this trip ticked all our boxes (and then some). From the chaotic downtown Cairo to the relaxing Aswan felucca, and everything in between, this trip was the perfect mix of history, culture, sightseeing, and of course adventure. AMAZING.
Review submitted 25 Apr 2024
Explore Egypt
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EUR €1,283