Egypt Adventure

8 Days | Follow the path of the pharaohs and get cruisy on the Nile.

4.9 out of 5 based on 845 reviews submitted.
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Travel to Egypt and follow the path of the river Nile as you revel in a taste of Egypt's history, beauty and colour on this short but action-packed trip along the longest river in the world. Cruise one of the world’s most iconic rivers on a traditional felucca, discover the largest and most impressive pharaonic temples, chat and dine with interesting locals and live it up in this country of deserts, bazaars, monuments and unmatched experiences. This eight-day Cairo round trip will get you feeling desert vibes, ancient wonders and local secrets at every stop.

Trip overview

Map of Egypt Adventure including Egypt
Start
Cairo, Egypt
Finish
Cairo, Egypt
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Egypt
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 14
Trip code
XESB
This trip generates 62 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
  • Get an on-site ancient history lesson when visiting some of the world's premier historic sites – the Pyramids, Sphinx and the Valley of the Kings – with an expert local guide.
  • There are so many chances to interact with the locals and experience their culture. Lose yourself in Cairo's colourful Khan al-Khalili bazaar and dine with village folk along your way.
  • Your felucca sailing trip not only lets you experience some excellent Nubian hospitality, but is perhaps the perfect way to see the Nile and its gorgeous surrounds at any time of day.
  • Admire Karnak Temple – the Cult temple dedicated to Amun, Mut and Khonsu with your small group, and feel the ancient royalty when discovering the mighty Valley of the Kings.
  • With plenty of free time to choose your own Egyptian adventure, you’ll have the power to possibly fit in an Abu Simbel escapade, or just chill out at a local teahouse.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Travelling on a felucca (traditional wooden boat) is awesome, but it's not for everyone. You will be sharing a sleeping area with your fellow group members for the night and a shared bathroom facility. You'll sleep outside under the stars on a simple mattress, with some bedding provided. If you do feel the cold, you should consider bringing a sleeping bag.
  • The walkways around many Egyptian ruins can be uneven, dusty and rocky, so be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes. At large sites such as Valley of the Kings, you can also expect to be walking in the elements for most of the day, so sun adequate sun protection is essential.
  • Some hotels in Egypt may not have lifts. You may need to climb stairs with your luggage to reach your hotel room for the night.
  • Temperatures in the Egypt can be extreme, ranging from very hot to very cold, depending on the season – it can even snow in some places! Layers will come in handy for sun protection as well as warmth.
  • Overnight train journeys are a fast way to cross long distances, better for the environment and a great travel experience. You will share two-berth air-conditioned cabins, with all bedding provided and western style toilets on board.

Itinerary

Map of Egypt Adventure including Egypt

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Felucca, Overnight sleeper train

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Felucca (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)

Activities
  • Cairo - Khan al-Khalili bazaar visit
  • Cairo - Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum headset
  • Aswan - Nubian Village Visit and Dinner
  • Nile - Felucca overnight sailing trip
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple (entrance fee)
  • Luxor - Animal care NGO visit
  • Luxor - Colossi of Memnon
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
  • Luxor - Family visit & home-cooked lunch
Add on activities
  • Cairo - The Citadel (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Cairo - Coptic Museum (entrance fee) - EGP230
  • Cairo - Islamic Art Museum (entrance fee) - EGP270
  • Cairo - Sufi Dance Khan al-Khalili (entrance fee) - EGP125
  • Cairo - Saqqara and Memphis Afternoon Tour - USD82
  • 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
  • Aswan - Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple - USD55
  • Aswan - Philae Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Aswan - High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD35
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Tour (minimum 2 persons) - USD35
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Sound & Light Show Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD55
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel Tour (minimum 4 people) - USD110
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel by Air - subject to availability - from - USD400
  • Aswan - Tomb of the Nobles (entrance fee) - EGP150
  • Luxor - Luxor Temple (entrance fee) - EGP400
  • Luxor - Luxor Museum (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Luxor - Mummification Museum (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD45
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show Tour - USD45
  • Luxor - Tomb of Tutankhamun (entrance fee) - EGP500
  • Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple - EGP360
  • Luxor - Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP180
  • Luxor - Medinat Habu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Luxor - Deir el Madina -Entry Fee - EGP200
  • Luxor - Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP2000
  • Luxor - West Bank; additional site (Min 2 customers)-Entry/Guiding-p/p - EGP300
  • Luxor - Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings - USD130

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Important notes

1.This trip starts in Cairo on Day 1 at 4 pm. This allows time after the welcome meeting to Khan al-Khalili bazaar with your Leader after the meeting.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 5 (Felucca) and Days 2,7 (Sleeper Train) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. This trip finishes upon arrival in Cairo on Day 8. Please do not book any flights until after 3.00 pm this evening in case there are delays

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 845 reviews submitted.
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Walter · Traveled June 2024
This trip was OUTSTANDING! I would recommend it to anyone and plan on telling everyone I know all about it. It will be my pleasure to recommend Intrepid Travel for any vacation plans.
Review submitted 25 Jun 2024

Jaylee · Traveled June 2024
Intrepid was a good balance of tourism and culture at a reasonable cost. The tour guide was passionate and well informed.
Review submitted 22 Jun 2024

Josh · Traveled June 2024
A great tour for a comprehensive introduction to Egypt. I felt safe and looked after the entire time. Egypt is an amazing place and well worth a visit!
Review submitted 18 Jun 2024

Alan · Traveled June 2024
Our Intrepid guide, now friend was Mohamed Adel. He was friendly, fun, punctual, polite, courteous, knowledgeable and professional. Mohamed ensured our safety throughout, sharing information clearly and always providing great advice. The Itinerary went so smoothly from attending our welcome meeting until home departure time. One of the many highlights included the mighty awesome pyramids. Not only to be amazed by them but to be able to enter the chamber where a sarcophagus lay waiting. Empty one obviously 🤭 but what treasure. Our overland, over Nile travel was comfortable and spacious throughout. Meeting and dining with the Nubian family to sailing on a Felucca was all great fun and such an experience which really aren’t too be missed. Onwards and upwards with continuous interesting and exciting sightseeing especially in the Valley of the Kings with a small but perfect sized group, thanks guys for making this trip so memorable. A very special thank you to Mohamed, Intrepid really are very fortuitous to have you on board. You really were such an organised leader with brilliant people skills Until we meet again as it would be a real privilege to have you at the helm.
Review submitted 12 Jun 2024

Julian · Traveled June 2024
Outstanding experience, an adventure with many stories to tell and fond memories that will last for ever. From start to finish it real was an intrepid journey.
Review submitted 12 Jun 2024
Egypt Adventure
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NZD $1,400