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8 Days / 7 Nights Trip to Egypt

Egyptian Legacy

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.
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  • 7 Reviews
    5.0/5  
  • Duration
    8 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,191
    /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.
Egyptian Legacy
Highlight #2
Go hot air ballooning in Luxor!
Climb into the basket and floating upwards, take in an unbeatable birds-eye view of temples and the glittering Nile far below.
Egyptian Legacy
Highlight #3
Where the who’s who of Ancient Egypt are buried
Welcome to the Valley of the Kings. To explore the glorious royal tombs here really is to be in another time, another place.
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.

Reviews

7 Reviews

David

Written on 01 Jan, 2018

5.0 out of 5
Had a worry free amazing experience from the time we booked the trip till we arrived back home. Definitely recommend using them.
David
5.0 out of 5
Had a worry free amazing experience from the time we booked the trip till we arrived back home. Definitely recommend using them.
Marijo W
5.0 out of 5
Best trip I have ever been on. I have traveled with many tour companies but none compare to the itinerary, information, and professionalism of this company.
Chook
5.0 out of 5
Highly recommend Encounters Travel. Entire tour was conducted without a hiccup, tour guides were amazing - friendly, highly knowledgeable, courteous and nothing was too much trouble to ensure our trip was of a high standard.
Taylor
5.0 out of 5
I highly recommend you to use Encounters if you travel to Egypt. Their customer service was excellent and exceeded my expectations.
David
5.0 out of 5
Had a worry free amazing experience from the time we booked the trip till we arrived back home. Definitely recommend using them.
Jagdev
5.0 out of 5
Well organized with good guides. Small groups and well paced and decent time for departure from one city to another.
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Itinerary

Arrive into Cairo, transfer to hotel

Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel close to the Pyramids for the start of your trip. They will help you settle in, introduce you to the local area, and explain tomorrow's arrangements.

Cairo, Pyramids & Saqqara tour

Our tour of Egypt starts with a visit to the Giza Plateau, home of Egypt's world famous Great Pyramids, proclaimed by the Greeks to be among the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. We visit the great Pyramids of Giza and their guardian Sphinx, Memphis-first capital of the ancient kingdom to see the statue of Ramses II, then to Sakkara to see the Step pyramid.

Fly to Luxor, west bank tour, Luxor temple

This moring we transfer to Cairo airport of an early flight to Luxor. We begin our tour of the West bank of the Nile starting at the Colossi of Memnon we then get to explore the dusty Pharaonic tombs located at the world famous Valley of the Kings. We also visit the Temple of Queen Hatchepsut and see the colourful hieroglyphics at Medinat Habu temple before crossing back into Luxor. Your afternoon is free to relax on board your 5-star Nile cruise boat or to explore Luxor's markets. In the evening we take a walking tour of the beautiful Luxor Temple which is spectacularly lit up at night.

Luxor, Karnak Temple, sail to Edfu

This morning you have the chance to take a spectacular sunrise hot air balloon flight over the West bank of the Nile. After breakfast, our tour of Luxor today is to the huge temple complex of Karnak which features towering columns and numerous temples and structures - rightly justifying Luxor's reputation as the largest open air museum in the world! In the afternoon the boat starts sailing up the Nile, through the lock at Esna and on to Edfu where we overnight. 
 
Note: Nile cruise boat itineraries are subject to slight alterations en-route)

Edfu, cruise to Kom Ombo & Aswan

After breakfast we visit the nearby Edfu Temple which is dedicated to the god Horus. We then continue upriver towards Kom Ombo, watching traditional rural Egyptian life pass us by on the banks of the Nile. You may want to enjoy a relaxing soak in the plunge pool on the boat's sun deck. At Kom Omombo we tour the temple which sits scenicly by the banks of the Nile and is home to mummified crocodiles amongst other things! The cruise then continues onwards to Aswan.

Aswan, Philae Temple & Aswan Dam

We start our tour of Aswan with a trip to the island temple complex of Philae visiting the impressive Aswan High Dam en-route. The Philae temple remains one of Egypt's most romantic and picturesque sites having been completely relocated following work on the Dam. The rest of the day is free to explore the colourful souks and markets found in the town or watch the sunset over the River Nile.

Fly to Cairo, Egyptian Museum & optional tours

This morning we transfer to Aswan airport for a flight back to Cairo. We start our tour of Cairo with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Accompanied by your certified Egyptologist, you'll stroll through the halls highlighting each historical period of this ancient land. This afternoon is free to enjoy at your leisure, or to take an optional half day tour to discover Cairo's old churches and synagogues in Coptic Cairo, visit the Citadel overlooking the city, and explore the narrow streets of the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. Finally, an optional dinner cruise on the Nile is available this evening.

Cairo, departure transfer to the airport

Your time is free today until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Extensions are available to add onto the end of the tour to spend some time by the Red Sea, add some day trips to Alexandria or visit the World Heritage Site of Wadi Rayan and the Valley of the Whales.

Inclusions

 Domestic flights

 All hotel accommodation in 5-star hotels

 4-night 5-star Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan

 All transport and transfers

 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service

 Services of a local Egyptologist tour guide for all sightseeing tours

 Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Not Included

 International flights

 Visa fees

 Travel insurance (compulsory)

 Meals not indicated in the itinerary

 Entrance fees (allow approx. US$95)

 Tipping kitty (allow approx. US$45)

 Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)

 Tour guide tips

 Hotel gala dinners (see Tour notes)

 Any other items not mentioned above

 Additional 5% GST

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