Best of Egypt

Best of Egypt
Best of Egypt
Best of Egypt
Best of Egypt
Best of Egypt
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  • G Adventures

This journey through Egypt packs in awe-inspiring culture and adventure in eight energetic days. Explore the ancient sites along the Nile and discover the most famous of them all, the Great Pyramid of Giza. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you sample some traditional fare with a Nubian family in a local village. Feel the buzz of vibrant bazaars in Aswan and Luxor, but still manage to relax and watch life unfold as you sail the Nile in a traditional felucca.

This journey through Egypt packs in awe-inspiring culture and adventure in eight energetic days. Explore the ancient sites along the Nile and discover the most famous of them all, the Great Pyramid of Giza. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you sample some traditional fare with a Nubian family in a local village. Feel the buzz of vibrant bazaars in Aswan and Luxor, but still manage to relax and watch life unfold as you sail the Nile in a traditional felucca.

Highlights
  • Enjoy dinner with a local family
  • spend the night on a felucca
  • explore ancient temples and monuments
  • hunt for deals in the bazaars
  • gaze at the pyramids and mysterious Sphinx.
Felucca overnight sailing excursion with support boat
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan
Egyptian Museum guided tour
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Your Discover Moment: Aswan
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Accommodation
Simple hotels (5 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt).
Karnak and Kom Ombo temples guided tour
All entrance fees to included monuments
Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor. Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx guided tour. Egyptian Museum guided tour. Felucca overnight sailing excursion with support boat. Karnak and Kom Ombo temples guided tour. Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings guided visit. Colossi of Memnon visit. All entrance fees to included monuments. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Meals Included
7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings guided visit
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Transport
Private air-conditioned van, train, felucca, plane, walking.
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Colossi of Memnon visit
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Internal flights
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx guided tour
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Destinations
  • Egypt
  • Middle East
Tour Types
  • Book Your Bubble
  • Adventure
  • Classic
  • Standard
  • 2 - Light
  • Small Group
Day 1: Cairo

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2: Cairo/Aswan

Tour the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx before a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum. Catch an overnight train to Aswan.

Head straight to the pyramids and soak in the history of these majestic structures. Later, visit the Egyptian Museum to see more ancient artifacts. In the evening, board an overnight train to Aswan. The overnight train is a modern air-conditioned sleeper, with twin-berth beds. There is no shower in the cabin, but each cabin does have a sink. The shared toilet is at the end of each carriage. A basic airline-style tray meal for dinner and breakfast is included. Attendants can serve drinks in your compartment at extra cost or there is a bar car for socializing.

Day 3: Aswan

Explore Aswan before visiting a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family.

Our train is due to arrive in Aswan early in the morning, but, trains can often be delayed. Enjoy some free time in the morning to browse the souk or walk along the Nile. Later, board a boat to reach one of the many Nile islands and visit a Nubian village. Walk around the small community, then enjoy a traditional dinner at a local home.

Day 4: Aswan

Spend the day exploring Aswan.

One of the most fascinating sights in the area is the Temple of Abu Simbel. 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.

Day 5: Aswan/Kom Ombo

Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca. Sleep onboard under the stars.

Board the felucca and spend the rest of the day out on the river and a night under the stars. Feluccas are a basic, traditional Nile sailboat and make for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable way to travel down the river. You sleep, open-air on the deck of the boat (mattresses and blankets are provided, but if you prefer something between you and the blankets, you will need to bring a sleep sheet/sleeping bag liner of your own). The Felucca itself does not have toilets or showers, however we will have access to a private support boat, travelling in close proximity to our Felucca. This support boat is equipped with toilets and a shower (please bring a towel) and and an area to eat your meals, leaving you stress free to enjoy this tranquil and traditional experience on the Nile.

Day 6: Kom Ombo/Luxor

Enjoy a guided visit Kom Ombo Temple before driving to Luxor. En route, visit the Temple of Karnak.

Day 7: Luxor

Visit the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Hatshepsut. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West Bank of the Nile.

Cross to the West Bank. Visit the massive 18m (59ft)-high Colossi of Memnon, which is all that remains of an ancient temple. Descend down the narrow corridors and check out the tombs of the pharaohs at the Valley of the Kings. The Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut literally seems to rise out of the surrounding limestone outcrops. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West bank of the Nile and then explore Luxor at your own pace.

Day 8: Luxor/Cairo

Fly back to Cairo where the tour ends upon on arrival to the Cairo International Airport in the morning.

We highly recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation to fully explore this vibrant city.

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Your Discover Moment: Aswan Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
  • Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx guided tour
  • Egyptian Museum guided tour
  • Felucca overnight sailing excursion with support boat
  • Karnak and Kom Ombo temples guided tour
  • Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings guided visit
  • Colossi of Memnon visit
  • All entrance fees to included monuments
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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Group Size:1 - 15
Suitable For: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
Accommodation:Simple hotels (5 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt).
Difficulty:2 - Light
Meals:7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
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