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

5 out of 5 based on 152 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?
  • 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

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 152 reviews submitted.
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James · Traveled January 2024
This trip has been absolutely amazing! It’s a beautiful country with so much to see and do. The accommodation and transport has been excellent! And our tour leader is outstanding at his job and very friendly!!! I would highly recommend this trip to everybody.
Review submitted 09 Feb 2024

Michelle · Traveled January 2024
This was such an amazing trip, I just can't pick my favourite place we visited. Our tour guide was absolutely amazing, welcoming us as soon as we arrived, his knowledge outstanding and extremely friendly and helpful. The accommodation was lovely and clean and very comfortable. There was a great balance of planned trips and free time. I would definitely recommend.
Review submitted 09 Feb 2024

Rosemary · Traveled January 2024
In Depth Egypt was an excellent trip. It was very comprehensive. Our team leader Sam brought ancient Egypt to life at the many sights. The balloon flight over the Valley of Kings was amazing, did not regret adding it to our itinerary. Highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 09 Feb 2024

Nigel · Traveled January 2024
An amazing experience guided through ancient and modern Egypt and much in between. A very varied trip providing a great mix of activities and private time. If Egypt is on your list, do this trip.
Review submitted 28 Jan 2024

Jacqui · Traveled December 2023
Incredible experience on our first Intrepid trip. Ahmed Badr was the best guide and made our trip so memorable! This trip gave us time to experience each of the sites with plenty of time, as well as give us some time to relax and enjoy the Egyptian culture. Would highly recommend this tour for all types of travellers who are interested in a longer visit to Egypt. Don't let the Premium put you off because it is worth every penny!
Review submitted 02 Feb 2024
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