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    Not all highlights are included in the tour price and form part of the Activity Package. Ideally we would include all activities, but not everyone can afford this. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased or bought through your guide on day 1 of your tour.

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    Itinerary

    Our tours come with an Activity Package. This is an optional additional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours and therefore this itinerary has been written with these items included in the day-by-day itinerary. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this.

    Day 01

    Cairo

    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.

    Route
    Cairo
    Highlights
    Pyramids
    Optional Activities
    Nile Evening Dinner Cruise
    All Meals (per meal)
    Places
    Cairo
    Day 02

    Cairo

    Our tour of Egypt begins with a trip to the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo. Home to the fantastic Tutankhamun exhibit the museum hosts many other ancient Egyptian artifacts. Following on from the museum we then make the short trip to Giza to visit the Sphinx and the great pyramids of Egypt. This evening we transfer to the station for the overnight train to Aswan (1st class, reclining seats). On the Cairo-Aswan & Luxor-Cairo journeys you may be required to upgrade to a flight when the train is not available. This flight will be charged for as a supplement to your tour price. Please make sure to check with your booking agent if the train will operate for your specific tour.

    Route
    Cairo to Aswan
    Highlights
    Tutankhamun
    The Sphinx
    Egyptian Museum
    Places
    Giza
    Cairo
    Day 03

    Aswan

    This morning we arrive in Aswan and transfer to the hotel. We then 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.

    Route
    Aswan to Philae Temple
    Places
    Nile River
    Highlights
    Aswan High Dam
    Day 04

    Felucca Cruise

    This morning we have the option of taking an early start for the drive to the UNESCO world heritage site at Abu Simbel. These amazing temples built by Ramses II are one of Egypt’s main highlights and attractions.

    Those not visiting Abu Simbel can explore Aswan’s markets this morning, or visit the Nubian Museum which has a fascinating collection covering the development of the Nubian people in the region. In the afternoon we then board a traditional felucca boat and start our leisurely cruise along the Nile towards the temple at Kom Ombo. In the evening our facilities boat will join us with its welcome toilet and showers, and our Nubian crew will prepare a delicious evening meal.

    Route
    Philae Temple to Kom Ombo
    Places
    Kom Ombo Temple
    Abu Simbel Temple
    Highlights
    Felucca Sailing
    Optional Activities
    Abu Simbel Tour
    Day 05

    Felucca Cruise

    Wake up today on board your traditional felucca and let yourself unwind as we make our way downriver. Whether you feel the urge to take a swim or just sunbathe on deck there is no better way to experience life on the river Nile.

    Places
    Nile River
    Day 06

    Luxor

    After a leisurely breakfast on-board we bid farewell to our felucca this morning and visit the nearby temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu before continuing on north to Luxor. In the evening we have the chance to enjoy a walking tour of the beautiful Luxor Temple.

    Places
    Luxor
    Day 07

    Luxor

    We cross over the river Nile early this morning to begin our tour of Luxor’s West Bank. Home to the Valley of the Kings, the dusty tombs in this ancient burial site are still revealing their secrets today and so it remains one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Our tour includes several of these Pharaonic tombs, as well as the temples of Queen Hatshepsut and Medinat Habu, and the huge Colossi of Memnon. We return to the hotel for some free time before visiting the enormous temple complex at Karnak on the East bank of the Nile later in the afternoon. Finally we head to the train station for the overnight train to Cairo.

    Highlights
    Karnak
    Valley of the Kings
    Places
    Luxor
    Optional Activities
    Hot Air Balloon Flight
    Day 08

    Cairo

    We arrive back into Cairo this morning and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore Cairo as you choose or you may take an optional day trip. These include a city tour in Cairo which visits the Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque as well as the bustling market streets of Khan El Khalili bazaar. Other options include a visit to the colonial city of Alexandria on the Mediterranean, or a trip into the desert outside Cairo to see the World Heritage Site of the Valley of the Whales at Wadi Rayan.

    Route
    Luxor to Cairo
    Highlights
    El Khalili bazaar
    Optional Activities
    Wadi Rayan & Valley of the Whales day trip
    Alexandria Day Trip
    Cairo City Tour
    Places
    Cairo
    Day 09

    Cairo

    Your time is free today for some last minute sightseeing or shopping until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight

    Places
    Cairo

    Activity Package

    Below are all highlights that are part of the Activity Package. This is an optional additional payment that covers what we consider to be 'essential activities' on our tours. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed under the itinerary of the tour and in our pre departure information document.

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