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Felucca Explorer - 9 days
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Mixed Groups | Age range: 18-70

9 Days / 8 Nights Trip | Cairo City Tour, Pyramids of Giza, Valley of Kings, Felucca Sailing

Felucca Explorer - 9 days

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
    9 Days
  • Starting From
    $617
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    On The Go Tours
  • 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.
Temples and treasures
Highlight #2
Temples and treasures
Visit ancient temples, try to decipher hieroglyphics, gaze into the eyes of King Tut's golden mask, and much more.
Go hot air ballooning in Luxor!
Highlight #3
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.
Abu Simbel : Larger than life 
Highlight #4
Abu Simbel : Larger than life 
With colossal statues of Ramses II, massive pillars down the entrance chamber and walls covered entirely in hieroglyphics, Abu Simbel leaves you feeling tiny and awed.
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Itinerary

Cairo

Saturday. Welcome to Cairo, Egypt's bustling capital. You will be met at Cairo airport and transferred to our start hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. 

Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara & Khan el-Khalili Market

After breakfast we have a short Welcome Meeting before setting off for the Giza Plateau. Giza is home to the legendary Pyramids of Giza, the sole survivors of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. Known as Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, the great pyramids were built over 4500 years ago to protect the mummies of the pharaohs and the treasures they took with them to the afterlife. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks, Cheops is the largest of the great pyramids and it is thought to have taken 100,000 workers more than 20 years to construct. For a real Arabian experience, you can opt to hire a camel for a ride across the sands of Giza. 

After exploring the pyramids and the iconic Sphinx we travel on to the necropolis of Saqqara to see Zhoser’s step pyramid - which was constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect, in 2700 BC and became the template for all future pyramid construction. We complete our day souvenir shopping at the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar.

Egyptian Museum

Cairo - Luxor. This morning we visit the famous Egyptian Museum, which is home to an incredible array of Egyptian relics and antiquities including the treasures of King Tutankhamun and his famous solid gold funerary mask. This afternoon we board our coach for the long 9 hour journey south to Luxor. Upon arrival this evening we check into our hotel by the River Nile.

Valley of the Kings

Luxor - Aswan. We venture to the incredible tomb strewn Valley of the Kings on Luxor's West Bank this morning. We're greeted by the towering 18m tall Colossi of Memnon - an iconic pair of statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. We explore the Valleys of the Kings and the beautiful colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces. 

The Valley of the Kings is studded with beautifully decorated tombs, which were carved into the desert rocks to house the regal sarcophagi enclosed mummies of the mighty pharaohs awaiting passage into the after-life, including the famous tomb of King Tutankhamun. Later this afternoon we continue our journey, travelling south to Aswan. 

Philae Temple, Felucca sailing & Optional Abu Simbel

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. There is an optional early morning excursion by road to the spectacular rock-cut temple of Abu Simbel today. Then it's a short boat ride to Agilkia Island for a guided tour of the beautiful Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. 

This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night voyage downstream on the River Nile. Feluccas are simple sailboats based on a unique design and have plied the Nile since ancient times. Relax by day and spend two nights sleeping under a blanket of stars on the felucca deck.

Felucca Sailing

Nile Felucca Sailing - Kom Ombo. Spend a relaxing day sailing the Nile, taking in the scenery as it glides by, waving to locals along the river banks and perhaps opting for a swim. 

Kom Ombo Temple

Kom Ombo - Luxor. This morning we disembark at Kom Ombo to visit the riverside temple which is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile headed god. Then we travel on to Luxor. This evening we enjoy a guided tour of the remarkable Luxor Temple, which is spectacular at night when it's illuminated by hundreds of lights.

Karnak Temple & pool time

Luxor - Cairo. This morning we visit the colossal Temple of Karnak which was at the heart of religious life in ancient Egypt. Karnak is an incredible complex of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods and to the greater glory of Egypt’s Middle and New Kingdom rulers. This afternoon is free to relax, enjoy a swim and soak up the sun at the hotel pool. Tonight, we travel on board an overnight sleeper train back to Cairo.

Cairo

Sunday. Arrive back into Cairo this morning and transfer to our hotel, where our Egyptian adventure ends. Today offers free time for you to further explore Cairo before an included departure transfer to the airport. Flights departing Cairo should not be booked before 2pm. Should you wish to stay a few more days, post tour accommodation is available, should you require.

Inclusions

 Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

 Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 9

 Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor, Aswan and Kom Ombo

 All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

 5 nights 3 - 4 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck)

 1 overnight train: Luxor - Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)

 Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

 Ave group size: 16 persons

Not Included

 International flights and visa

 Entrance Fees: USD$80-100pp, paid in local currency

 Tipping Kitty: USD$60-80pp, paid in local currency

 Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

 Local Payment: GBP£150pp (or USD equivalent)

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