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Egyptian Family Adventure
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12 Days / 11 Nights Trip to Egypt

Egyptian Family Adventure

Get ready for a binge of fun and adventure featuring ancient pyramids, mummies and pharaohs.
Join an adventurous group of travellers on a journey that fires the imagination and draws you back in time, as you explore iconic places such as the Great Pyramid and the Valley Of The Kings, walking in the steps of legendary pharaohs and the subjects they ruled.


You’ll also shop in local bazaars, eat traditional dishes, and mingle with locals, getting a glimpse of modern Egypt along the way, and enjoying the camaraderie of your new friends throughout.
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  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,470
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Encounters Travel
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Highlight #1
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Sure, you’ve seen the photos as a child and dreamt of visiting for years – but you’ll still pinch yourself when you finally see them in real life.
Nile cruise boat
Highlight #2
Nile cruise boat
Watch the sun set over the Nile on a luxury cruise from Aswan to Luxor.
Experience Nile Cleopatra-style
Highlight #3
Experience Nile Cleopatra-style
By far the most romantic way to sail the Nile, sit back, relax and listen to the gentle water lapping as you ride the iconic felucca down the river.
Temples and treasures
Highlight #4
Temples and treasures
Visit ancient temples, try to decipher hieroglyphics, gaze into the eyes of King Tut's golden mask, and much more. 
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Itinerary

Arrive in Cairo and transfer to hotel

Upon your arrival at Cairo airport, we meet & greet you and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to settle into your hotel and relax after your journey or perhaps head out into the city.

Cairo, Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum tour, camel ride, train to Aswan

Our day starts with a visit to the monumental Pyramids & Sphinx at Gisa, one of the seven wonders of the anciant world. Whilst at the Pyramids we a short camel ride, which is not only fun for all the family, but a perfect photo opportunity as well. We next drive into downtown Cairo to explore the Egyptian Museum with its collection of ancient artefacts, mummies, and of course the world famous Tutankhamun exhibit, complete with the iconic golden funerary mask. Later in the evening we climb on board the overnight sleeper train to Aswan (approx. 12 hours, private twin cabins).

Aswan, Philae temple & school visit

We arrive into Aswan around mid-morning. The River Nile is wonderfully picturesque here at Aswan and we start out with a tour to the beautiful island temple of Philae by boat. This beautiful temple was relocated after the building of Lake Nasser. During term times, we'll also stop off a local school where we can join in with a fun and informal English/Arabic language class, which we try to arrange with children of a similar age to your group. There is also a chance to sample a traditional Nubian meal later in the day.

Aswan, start felucca cruise (Abu Simbel option)

Very early this morning there is an option to take a tour to enjoy sunrise at the stunning temples to Ramses II at Abu Simbel. These fascinating temples were completely dismantled and rebuilt stone by stone to save them from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. If you choose not to take the optional Abu Simbel tour, the morning is free for you to enjoy Aswan's busy and exotic bazaar, or perhaps relax at the hotel before we jump board our traditional felucca sailboat and start our sailing down the Nile. We enjoy a fun night's sleep on the deck of the sailboat and are well looked after by our friendly Nubian crew. During the voyage, clean toilets & showers are available on board our support boat which joins up with the felucca from time to time (there is also an option to upgrade to a luxury Nile cruise boat).

Felucca sailboat cruise, drive to Luxor

After breakfast, we spend some more time sailing down the Nile enjoying the picturesque scenery pass by. We then drive on to Luxor where we check into our hotel, which is situated right by the Nile. The rest of the afternoon is free to relax at the hotel or venture out in Luxor to explore the site and sounds of this fascinating town.

Luxor, half-day west bank tour

Early this morning there is the option to take a sunrise hot air balloon flight on the west bank of the Nile. Our sightseeing today takes us to the West bank of the Nile, where we descend into the musty Pharaonic tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and explore the unique temple to Queen Hatchepsut, where we learn about her intriguing story. The afternoon is set aside for you to relax at your hotel, or perhaps explore Luxor town further. You might like to take another felucca trip on the Nile to Banana island, or visit the weird and wonderful Mummification museum.

Luxor, Karnak temple tour, drive to Hurghada

This morning we visit one of Egypt's biggest and most impressive sites, Karnak temple, with its vast temples, sleek obelisks, towering statues and many columned halls. After lunch, we take a drive through the hills across to the Red Sea for a few days or relaxation at our beach resort in Hurghada (half board basis). There is the option to upgrade to all inclusive, or to swap the resort to a higher level or different style.

Hurghada, free time

The next three days are completely free to relax in and around the resort pool and beach, or to have a go at some of the watersports or other activities on offer. There's lots to do in and around Hurghada, including snorkelling and scuba diving over the beautiful coral reefs, various water sports and fun water parks, adventurous camel rides into the desert, and the old town and marina in Hurghada are also worth exploring.

Hurghada, free time

Today is free for more rest and relaxation or to enjoy some of the many activities, which can be organised through your local rep.

Hurghada, free time

Today is your last chance to soak up the Red Sea sun and/or join us for some optional activities, before we fly back to Cairo tomorrow.

Fly to Cairo, city tour

This morning we transfer to the local airport for our flight with Egypt Air back to Cairo. On arrival back in Cairo we take a short tour to explore the city. We take in the old mosque and museum at the Citadel, which also offers a wonder view over the city, and wander around, and possibly do some haggling and souvenir hunting, in the mazy Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. We'll stop of at a traditional Koshari shop to enjoy lunch, and later in the evening we include a tasty farewell dinner to say goodbye to your local guide and your fellow travellers.

Cairo, tour ends, transfer to the airport

Today your tour ends and you can enjoy some free time doing a little more shopping or sightseeing before we transfer you to airport for your flight home.

Inclusions

 Accommodation in 4 & 5-star hotels & resorts

 Meals as indicated in the itinerary

 All transfers, including 24-hour airport transfer service

 Sightseeing tours & Egyptologist guides as per itinerary

 All transport in AC minibus/coach & sleeper train

 Tipping Kitty (allow US$55 p/p)

 Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary (allow approx. US$95 p/p)

 Internal flight from Hurghada to Cairo

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

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