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Best of Egypt

  • 8Day(s)
  • Trip Code: GADPBE

This journey through Egypt packs in the best of culture and adventure in eight energetic days. Explore the ancient sites along the Nile and discover the most famous of them all, the Great Pyramids of Giza. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you sample some traditional fare with a Nubian family in a local village. Feel the buzz of vibrant bazaars in Aswan and Luxor, but still manage to relax and watch life unfold as you sail the Nile in a traditional felucca.

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Day 1 Cairo

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes If this is your first visit to Cairo, we highly recommend that you book an airport transfer. Included Activities Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Cairo/Aswan (1B, 1D)

Tour the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx before a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum. Catch an overnight train to Aswan.

Head straight to the pyramids and soak in the history of these majestic structures. Later, visit the Egyptian Museum to see more ancient artifacts. In the evening, board an overnight train to Aswan. Included Activities Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx Tour Egyptian Museum Visit Transport Overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))

Day 3 Aswan (1B, 1D)

Explore Aswan before visiting a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family.

Enjoy some free time in the morning to browse the souk or walk along the Nile. Later, board a felucca (local boat) to reach Elephantine Island and visit a Nubian village. Walk around the small community, then enjoy a traditional dinner at a local home. Included Activities Felucca Sail to Nubian Village

Day 4 Aswan (1B)

Spend the day exploring Aswan. Opt to visit the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.

One of the most fascinating sights in the area is the Temple of Abu Simbel. There are two options for visiting it- overland or flight. Later, opt for a half-day tour of the Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam, and Philae Temple. Visit the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about Aswan's local people.

Day 5 Aswan/Kom Ombo (1B, 1L, 1D)

Sail the Nile on a felucca with a support boat. Sleep onboard under the stars.

Board the felucca and spend the rest of the day out on the river and a night under the stars. Included Activities Felucca Overnight Sailing Excursion

Day 6 Kom Ombo/Luxor (1B)

Enjoy a guided visit Kom Ombo Temple before driving to Luxor. En route, visit the Temple of Edfu.

Included Activities Kom Ombo Temple Visit Edfu Temple Visit Transport Stop en route to visit the Edfu Temple. Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Day 7 Luxor (1B, 1L)

Travel by donkey and visit the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Hatshepsut. Opt to visit the Temple of Karnak and Luxor Museum. After, visit the Planeterra-supported library and community education centre - feel free to bring alon

Cross to the West Bank and travel by donkey. Visit the massive 18m (59ft)-high Colossi of Memnon, which is all that remains of an ancient temple. Descend down the narrow corridors and check out the tombs of the pharaohs at the Valley of the Kings. The Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut literally seems to rise out of the surrounding limestone outcrops. Enjoy free time to explore Luxor; Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple are both well worth a visit. Learn about the ancient art of embalming at world's only Mummification Museum and the small, but beautifully presented, Luxor Museum. Enjoy an included visit to a Planeterra-supported library and community education centre. This project provides early childhood education at a very low cost for locals, as well as adult literacy classes. If you would like to bring a donation, this project always accepts books in both English and Arabic to expand their library. Additional Notes If you have pre-booked the Valley of the Kings Hot Air Balloon Ride you will be flying today. Included Activities Colossi of Memnon Visit Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings Visit Planeterra Library and Community Education Centre Visit Transport Donkey

Day 8 Luxor/Cairo (1B)

Fly back to Cairo where the tour ends on arrival.

Onward travel can be booked after 14:00. We highly recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation to fully explore this vibrant city. Transport Plane (1.00 hour(s))

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  • Trip Style: Small Group Adventures
  • Comfort Level: Standard
  • Physical Demands: There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

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Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx entrance and guided tour. Egyptian Museum entrance and guided tour. Nubian village visit and traditional dinner. Felucca overnight sailing excursion with support boat. Edfu and Kom Ombo temples entrance and guided tour. Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings guided visit and donkey ride. Colossi of Memnon visit. Traditional meal with local family (Luxor). Planeterra-supported library and community centre visit...

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