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Budget Egypt

  • 8Day(s)
  • Trip Code: GADPGE

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This compact adventure offers maximum Egypt at minimum cost. Stare in amazement at the pyramids and float down the Nile on a felucca. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you dine on traditional fare with a local family in a Nubian village. You'll enjoy basic accommodation and transport to the best sights. Walk through the Valley of the Kings or explore Karnak-it's your call. Don't just dream of Egypt, wake up in the 'Land of the Pharaohs' and open your eyes to adventure.

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Day 1 Cairo

Arrive at any time.

Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: If this is your first visit to Cairo, we highly recommend that you book an airport transfer through your sales agent. We do not visit the Egyptian Museum on this tour, so if you arrive early, you may want to consider checking it out. With over 10,000 pieces from every period of Egyptian history, including the treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun, it is worth a visit if you're interested in archaeology. Your tipping kitty will be collected at the welcome meeting (please refer to the "tipping" section of the trip notes for more information). Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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

Enjoy a guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Take an orientation tour through the narrow alleys of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, with free time for shopping or people watching from a shisha café. Overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

For lunch, why not go local with a couple of falafel sandwiches, or take the chance to find out what kushari tastes like? Additional Notes: After breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and store our luggage in our vehicle, ready to head to the station to catch tonight's overnight sleeper train later in the evening. Included Activities: Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx Tour Khan el-Khalili Bazaar Orientation Walk Transport: Overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))

Day 3 Aswan (1B, 1D)

Visit a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with locals.

Visit a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with locals. Additional Notes: Our train is due to arrive in Aswan early in the morning, but, as ever, we should be prepared for "Egypt time"! Included Activities: Felucca Sail to Nubian Village

Day 4 Aswan (1B)

Spend the day exploring Aswan. Take an optional trip to 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. Additional Notes: If you have purchased the Temple of Abu Simbel Overland Theme Pack, you will visit the temple today. Leaving Aswan at around 4am, you travel deep into the desert to the site of these enormous temples, on the shores of Lake Nasser. You can spend around 2 hours at the temples and then return to Aswan by about 12pm. The round trip drive is around 5-6 hrs.

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

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

Sail the Nile on a felucca with a support boat. Sleep on board under the stars. Included Activities: Felucca Overnight Sailing Excursion

Day 6 Kom Ombo/Luxor (1B)

Visit Kom Ombo and Edfu on the way to Luxor. Opt to visit Karnak Temple. Enjoy an included visit to a Planeterra-supported library and community education centre.

Visit Kom Ombo and Edfu on the way to Luxor. Opt to visit Karnak Temple. Enjoy an included visit to a Planeterra-supported library and community education centre. Included Activities: Kom Ombo Temple Visit Edfu Temple Visit Planeterra Library and Community Education Centre Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Day 7 Luxor/Cairo (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a free time to explore Luxor before an overnight sleeper train back to Cairo.

Enjoy a free time to explore Luxor before an overnight sleeper train back to Cairo. Additional Notes: If you have pre-booked the Valley of the Kings Hot Air Balloon Ride you will be flying today. Transport: Overnight train (airplane seats) (9.50 hour(s))

Day 8 Cairo (1B)

Tour ends upon arrival in the morning.

Tour ends upon arrival in the morning. Additional Notes: Our tour finishes on arrival at Cairo train station at approximately 8am. Please be aware that delays on overnight trains do quite often occur, so please do not book any onward flights before mid-afternoon today. We are able to organise extra post-trip accommodation if you wish to extend your stay for a few more days. Please ask at the time of booking. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities)

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  • Egypt

Is this for me?

  • Trip Style: 18-35s , Small Group Adventures
  • Comfort Level: Basic
  • Physical Demands: Trips may include activities like hiking, biking, rafting or kayaking. No sweat, right?

What's included?

  • Guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx and Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples. Felucca sailing trip (with support boat). Orientation walk through Cairo’s Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Dinner in a Nubian home (Aswan). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Max 18, avg 12.
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners.
  • Allow USD145-190 for meals not included
  • Private air-con van, train, felucca, walking

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