10 days
from $2,599

GROUP SIZE   ?

16 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL   ?

 
2

Egypt: Cairo (round trip)

Live like a pharaoh


Travel back in time through the layers of extraordinary history in Egypt. Gaze at the pyramids, float down the Nile, explore the magic and mysterious temples and tombs, and connect with the locals on this great adventure.

 

 

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

  • Enjoy dinner with a local Nubian family in Aswan

  • Cruise the Nile for three nights

Trip code: 10EGYPTUNC

Activity Level:
 
2

Unscripted experiences, insider access and authentic local flavors


Our team of travel specialists and local contacts have curated some of the best, most exclusive and authentic experiences, restaurants and accommodations in Egypt to truly immerse yourself in a way that wouldn't be possible in larger groups or just on your own.

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Egypt Uncovered

10 days

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Details

  • Countries Visited: Egypt
  • Accommodation: Hotel (6 nights), Cruise Ship (3 nights)
  • Single Supplement: Starting at $950
  • Transportation: Air-conditioned vehicle transfers throughout, Domestic Flight
  • Airport Transfers: Arrival and Departure transfers are included on a group basis
  • Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Passengers: Maximum 16, Average 12

Day-by-day itinerary from Cairo (round trip)

Day 1: Cairo
As-Salaam-Alaikum! Welcome to Egypt! Connect with your Local Leader and group to kick off your adventure.

  • Our hotel in Cairo: Steigenberger El Tahrir Hotel

Day 2: Cairo
After breakfast, an exploration to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx awaits us. Next, we head to the Egyptian Museum, offering close encounters with some of Egypt’s most important queens and pharaohs. (b)

  • Our hotel in Cairo: Steigenberger El Tahrir Hotel

Day 3: Cairo > Aswan
Today we fly south to Aswan, situated on the Nile River. We begin by exploring the Temple of Isis — the goddess of health, marriage and wisdom. The afternoon is yours to explore. Tonight, join a local Nubian family for a rare and memorable culinary experience. (b, d)

  • Our hotel in Aswan: Philae Hotel

Day 4: Aswan > Abu Simbel > Aswan (Nile Cruise)
After a short flight to Abu Simbel, you’ll have time to explore the statues of Ramses and the Grand Temple. On our return to Aswan, we board our Nile cruise boat. We spend the night on board — relaxing as we cruise to Luxor. (b, l, d)

  • Our accommodations on the Nile: Nile Premium Cruise Ship

Day 5: Nile Cruise
We continue our leisurely cruise along the Nile, stopping to explore the magnificent Kom Ombo Temple. As we continue upriver, take time to soak up the Nile River views and surrounding areas from the sun deck. (b, l, d)

  • Our accommodations on the Nile: Nile Premium Cruise Ship

Day 6: Nile Cruise
Today we stop near Edfu, where you can disembark and discover the bustling town center and bazaar. We continue the journey toward Luxor, passing through the Esna Lock. (b, l, d)

  • Our accommodations on the Nile: Nile Premium Cruise Ship

Day 7: Nile Cruise > Luxor
After breakfast, your cruise ends in Luxor. Here, we explore the magnificent and vast Karnak Temple. In the afternoon, you may opt to shop in the bustling bazaar or enjoy a beverage at a local teahouse. (b)

  • Our hotel in Luxor: Eatabe Luxor Hotel

Day 8: Luxor
Discover the many wonders of ancient Thebes. We stop first at the Colossi of Memnon — two 17-meter-high statues on Luxor’s west bank. We continue to the spectacular royal burial site of the Valley of the Kings. The afternoon and evening are then yours to explore. (b)

  • Our hotel in Luxor: Eatabe Luxor Hotel

Day 9: Luxor > Cairo
After a short flight back to Cairo this morning, your Local Leader guides you through the sprawling backstreets of the local bazaar, Khan el-Khalili. Enjoy your last night in Cairo, perhaps with a delicious kebab or kofta with your fellow travelers. (b)

  • Our hotel in Cairo: Steigenberger El Tahrir Hotel

Day 10: Cairo
Our adventure ends today in Cairo. (b)

Things to know before traveling to Egypt

CURRENCY:
When it comes to money matters on the trip, every traveler is a little different. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like meals not included, drinks, shopping, optional activities, tipping and laundry. It’s always better to bring a little more than you think you’ll need.

Also make sure you’ve read your trip details thoroughly so you know what’s included in the trip price and what isn’t. This should make budgeting a little easier.

FITNESS/HEALTH:
All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure.

DRINKING WATER:
As a rule we recommend you don't drink tap water, even in hotels, as it may contain much higher levels of different minerals than the water you are used to at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to this and can cope, but for visitors drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this isn't serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your travels. Many hotels and lodges provide safe drinking water, while bottled water is another alternative. Water consumption should be about two liters a day. Re-hydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhea blockers are available from many pharmacies.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS:
Your Local Leader or Insider Expert will endeavor to cater for specific dietary requirements where possible. Please note that Gluten Intolerances and Vegan can be more challenging in some parts of the Middle East, you may wish to speak to your trip leader at the group meeting to alert them of this so they can help you throughout the trip in planning suitable meals.

MEALS NOT INCLUDED:
Breakfast: All breakfasts are included, so you're all set !

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant could cost between USD10 to USD20. However, local street food can be substantially cheaper.

Dinner:  At dinner time, your leader will normally recommend restaurants where you can safely try the local specialties of the region. Expect meals to cost between USD15 to USD25 for a main.

These are indicative prices only. If you are on a budget and are happy to eat just local food you can eat cheaper than this. If you want to try the finest food at the finest restaurants, then you can expect meals to cost as much as in western countries.

Please notify your booking consultant of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. For those suffering from particular food allergies, your Local Leader or Insider Expert will endeavor to disclose to their fullest knowledge the main ingredients in dishes being consumed. It is, however, your personal responsibility to ensure that you do not ingest any foods to which you are allergic.

RAMADAN 2020:
In 2020, the important month of Ramadan will be in progress from 23th April through until 23rd May, and the Eid ul-Fitr festival will be held directly at its conclusion for 3-4 days. Ramadan is a festival of sacrifice where the devout refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. During Ramadan, business hours are shortened, including opening hours at some tourist attractions. Alcohol is not permitted during daylight hours and many restaurants will be closed.

While you should expect some delays and inconveniences during this period, the month is a fantastic opportunity to travel in a Muslim country and witness this unique period, particularly the nightly celebrations when the sun sets and the fast is broken. Please note that although the Eid ul-Fitr festival can also be a fascinating time to travel it's a period of national holiday. Most government offices and businesses will be closed and some tourist site opening hours may be affected.

VISAS:
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ask your travel agent or Club Adventures team member for insurance options at time of booking.

Add-ons available before and after your trip to see the most of Egypt

Pre-Night Add-ons

CAIRO Double: $175 per room; Single: $155


Post-Night Add-ons

CAIRO Double: $175 per room; Single: $155


Extensions

This itinerary can be paired with Treasures of Jordan for a complete exploration of the Middle East. A 3-day Alexandria pre-tour extension is also offered. All details below:

Alexandria Pre-tour Extension

Price: $579 per person (double); $775 per person (single)
Length: 3 days/2 nights

Day 1: Cairo > Alexandria
Travel today from Cairo and follow the ‘desert road’ to the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria. As Egypt’s second-largest city and main port, Alexandria is a prominent cultural, intellectual, political and economic metropolis. Upon arrival, head underground and delve into the mysteries of the Kom ash-Shuqqafa catacombs. This labyrinth of chambers is the largest Roman burial site in Egypt. Next, visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. This evening, perhaps take time to stroll along the Corniche and around Fort Qaitbey to enjoy the fresh Mediterranean air. (no meals)

Day 2: Alexandria
This morning, visit the Al Montazah Palace and Gardens, located along the shoreline where picturesque gardens mix with the surrounding beaches. The rest of the day is unscripted for you to write your own adventure. (b)

Day 3: Alexandria > Cairo
After breakfast, travel back to Cairo to begin your Egypt Uncovered adventure. (b)


Optional Tours

We’ve already included everything you need to see! While there are no optional tours on this tour, your Local Leader can always point you in the right direction for you to write your own adventure.

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