See the essential Egyptian sites on this express adventure through the ‘Land of the Pharaohs’
Capture the best of Egypt on this eight-day express adventure through the fascinating cities of Cairo, Aswan and Luxor. Get up close to the mighty pyramids of Giza, share a delicious local meal in a Nubian village, discover the fascinating tombs of ancient pharaohs and watch daily life flow by as you cruise in style along the River Nile. Let an experienced guide bring the captivating stories of this time gone by to life as you immerse yourself in the history, grandeur and culture of ancient Egypt, without foregoing modern comforts.
Tick off all the iconic sites of ancient Egypt with an experienced local leader on-hand to bring pharaonic Egypt back to life and included flights.
Enjoy three nights on board a Nile River Cruise Boat, relax on deck with a cool drink in hand as you watch the life of Upper Egypt unfold in front of you.
Discover the intricately designed tombs at the fascinating Valley of the Kings, where many of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs are buried.
Take an optional tour to the iconic temples of Abu Simbel, choose to fly or travel by road - you decide.
Sail away on your Felucca to a traditional Nubian Village, meet the locals of Upper Egypt and enjoy a hosted meal.
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.
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 pollution so be prepared for one of the busiest cities in North Africa.
We call this one an express because it is designed for those short on time, if you prefer to see a little more and some more free time then consider our 12-day Egypt Experience trip including Alexandria.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Express Egypt trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
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.
Group meeting on the trip is at 6.00pm on day one
There are two internal flights included on this trip. We use Egypt Air for this service. Baggage allowance is as follows:
Checked-in - 1 Bag, max 23kg
Hand luggage - 1 bag, max 7kg
This trip will finish on day 8 at Cairo Airport. We aim to have you on ground at midday on day 8. We would recommend not booking any outgoing international flight until after 3.00pm, or consider spending an extra night in Cairo. Your booking agent can assist with additional services like accommodation and transfers.
Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts
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