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Egypt Group Discovery 9D/8N
Start: Cairo / Finish: Cairo
Category: Mini Adventure
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   WHAT'S INCLUDED
Cairo Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off

All Transport and Transfers in Train/Private AC Vehicles

8 Nights Shared Accommodation:
- 1N Cairo in 5* Hotel
- 1N Overnight Sleeper Train to Aswan
- 1N Aswan in 5* Hotel
- 1N Felucca Sailboat
- 2N Luxor in 5* Hotel
- 1N Overnight Sleeper Train to Cairo
- 1N Cairo in 5* Hotel

Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners

Included Experiences:
- Cairo & Giza Tour
- Philae Temple Tour
- Aswan Dam Visit
- Felucca Nile Cruise
- Edfu, Kom Ombo & Luxor Temple Visit
- Luxor West Bank Tour
- Karnak Temple Visit

Professional English-Speaking Guide for Sightseeing Tours
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   WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Flights

Other Meals & Drinks

Single Room Supplement (Enquire to Request Rates)

Entrance Fees (Approx. $95 USD)

Optional Activities

Visa Fees

Travel Insurance

Tips (Approx. $30USD for Tipping Kitty)

Personal Expenses

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Experience a 9-day trip through the heart of Egypt to awe at ancient wonders and explore inspiring sites like Giza, Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Aswan, Edfu and Cairo. Learn about the rich history and culture of ancient Egypt and go back in time as you walk through the bustling streets!

Highlights:

  • Dive into the hustle and bustle of Cairo’s city life
  • Marvel at ancient Egyptian sites including pyramids and temples
  • Visit the magical city of Luxor and learn about Egyptian history
  • Cruise along the Nile like a local on a traditional Felucca
   GENERAL

*Departs on Saturdays / Group Size: Max. 18 People 

 

Overview:

Start your trip with a Cairo airport pick-up on Day 1. Take a Cairo & Giza Tour and then hop on board an overnight train to Aswan on Day 2. On Day 3 visit the Philae Temple and Aswan Dam followed by a Felucca Nile Cruise on Day 4. Visit the Edfu, Kom Ombo & Luxor Temples on Day 5 then take a Luxor West Bank Tour on Day 6. On Day 7 visit Karnak and then hop on board an overnight train to Cairo. Enjoy a free day in Cairo on Day 8. Your trip ends on Day 9 with a Cairo airport drop-off.

 

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Cairo Airport Pick-Up

Upon arrival to Cairo Airport you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation for check in. Get settled in as staff give you a brief introduction to the area and then enjoy the rest of the day doing as you wish and experiencing Cairo nightlife. Overnight in Cairo.

 

Day 2: Cairo & Giza Tour - Overnight Train to Aswan (B/D)

After breakfast you will begin your Cairo exploration with a local Egyptologist. First stop is the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo; packed with exciting exhibitions including Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian artefacts. Next you will move on to Giza to explore iconic Egyptian sites and monuments. You will visit the Sphinx and the three great Egyptian pyramids: the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) which stands at over 150m high, Khafre (Chephern) at 136m and Menkaure (Mycerinus) at 61m. You are sure to be impressed by these man-made structures of large stone blocks covered in limestone. You have the option of entering the pyramids without your guide (not included). After the day’s exploration you will be transferred to the train station in the evening for you overnight train to Aswan.

* Overnight train journey approximately 12 hours.

* Overnight Train Note: Accommodation in private twin-berthed cabin with two large seats, fold down beds with mattress, sheets, pillow, blanket, storage locker and wash basin. Meals on train are airplane style.

 

Day 3: Philae Temple Tour & Aswan Dam Visit (B)

You will be arriving to Aswan this morning and then transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Aswan is considered a melting pot of African and Middle Eastern cultures. This afternoon you board a scenic boat for a Philae Temple Tour. Philae is an island that features a unique temple, constructed during the Greco-Roman times, dedicated to the Egyptian Goddess Isis. Next, you will visit the famous Aswan Dam, an unbelievable engineering feat constructed in the 1960s. The rest of the day is free for you to do as you wish. Overnight in Aswan.

 

Day 4: Felucca Nile Cruise (B/L/D)

This morning you are free to explore the streets, markets and walk down the Corniche or go on an optional visit to UNESCO-listed Abu Simbel featuring the temples of Ramses II (for an extra cost). Later on, we will travel on a traditional Felucca sail boat at lunchtime and cruise through the Nile. Although there are no toilet facilities on board, you will be joined several times each day and at night by a support boat where a toilet and warm showers will be available. You will be spending the evening on the boat, so capture the moments and enjoy the views before dinner. Overnight on the boat.

* Note: You will sleep on the boat deck. You will be provided with mattress, blankets and mosquito nets but we suggest that you bring a sleeping sheet, blanket or light sleeping bag during winter months (November to February). You have the option of spending the night at Aswan accommodation instead and join the group the following day at Kom Ombo for an additional cost.

 

Day 5: Edfu, Kom Ombo & Luxor Temple Visit (B)

Have breakfast on the felucca and then continue discovering ancient Egypt. You will see the amazing Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to Horus and Sobek, the crocodile God. You will also visit Edfu, dedicated to Horus (the ancient Egyptian falcon God), it is the country’s oldest and best preserved temple. Dating from 200 BC, the temple took nearly 200 years to build! You will then continue north towards Luxor, in which a large majority of ancient ruins reside. To the west lies The City of the Dead which holds mortuary temples and tombs and to the east lies the Temples of Luxor and Karnak. This evening you will get a brief introduction to magic of Luxor with a walking tour of the small Luxor Temple. Overnight in Luxor.

 

Day 6: Luxor West Bank Tour (B)

After breakfast, you will cross the Nile to take a tour of Luxor’s West Bank. Starting at the Valley of the Kings which holds the remains of some of the most important archeological sites such as Pharaonic tombs, Temples of Queen Hatchepsut and Medinat Habu and Colossi Memnon. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. You can visit museums, markets, take felucca trips and many more things (not included)! Overnight in Luxor.

 

Day 7: Karnak Temple Visit & Overnight Train to Cairo (B/D)

Have breakfast and enjoy a free morning. This afternoon you will visit Karnak, the religious centre of Thebes and Upper Egypt. You will be impressed by all the huge temple complex has to offer. Sphinxes; chapels dedicated to the Gods Amun, Khous and Mut; and the Hypostyle Hall with hieroglyphic inscriptions! Later, you will go to the train station for your sleeper train back to Cairo. Overnight on the train.

* Overnight train journey approximately 9 hours.

 

Day 8: Cairo Free Day (B)

Upon arrival to Cairo you will be transferred to your accommodation for check-in. You are then free to explore Cairo as you choose to. Walk through the streets, mingle with the locals, buy souvenirs and taste the flavours. Overnight in Cairo.

* Note: There are several optional tours available for an additional cost including Cairo City Tour, Alexandria Day Trip, Saqqara, Dashour & Memphis Visit

 

Day 9: Cairo Airport Drop-Off (B)

Have breakfast and say goodbye to Egypt. Today your journey comes to an end with an airport transfer after checking out of your accommodation. We wish you safe travels!

 

Additional Information:

Accommodation Note: Accommodation is based on shared rooms in 5* Hotels subject to availability; single supplement available upon request.

Health Considerations: Please contact your doctor before travel for current information on recommended vaccines.

Travel Documents: Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months prior to departure and contact your Egyptian embassy/consulate to make your own visa arrangements.

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory, please make arrangements prior to travel.

Packing Suggestions: Clothing for both hot and cool climate, no loose fitting or revealing clothing, long sleeves to protect from mosquitos during Felucca Cruise, light sleeping sheet/bag for Felucca during winter months (Nov-Feb), daypack, sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a basic first aid kit, toiletries, small towel, money belt, small torch, camera & charger.

Tipping: Tipping is a very important part of Egyptian culture and customs. ‘Tipping Kitty’ will be organised during tours, this needs to be in local payment and will be around US$30. Tipping Kitty will provide tips for a range of people from hotel porters, train staff, drivers, guards to local representatives. Egyptologist guide’s tip is not included in this kitty and you may tip them at the end of your tour subject to your satisfaction (approx. $3-8USD per person).

   SIMILAR TRIPS

Want to fly instead of taking the train on a private tour? Try: Egypt Highlights 8D/7N

   DETAILS
Departure Times
Saturday


Duration
9 days.

Departure Point
Cairo Airport Pick-Up

Arrival Point
Cairo Airport Drop-Off

Special Instructions
Please contact Bamba Experience at gobamba@bambaexperience.com to receive your trip details at least 1 week prior to your day of departure.

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EGYPT GROUP DISCOVERY 9D/8N - MAY 5 TO SEPTEMBER 29 2018
Departing from May 5 - September 29 2018: You will be sharing a room in 5* Hotels with another traveller, staying in a private twin-berthed cabin on the overnight sleeper trains and basic accommodation on the Felucca Cruise.
Price per person: $882 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
EGYPT GROUP DISCOVERY 9D/8N - MAY 5 TO SEPTEMBER 29 2018
Departing from May 5 - September 29 2018: You will be in a single room in 5* Hotels with another traveller, staying in a private twin-berthed cabin on the overnight sleeper trains and basic accommodation on the Felucca Cruise.
Price per person: $1,293 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
EGYPT GROUP DISCOVERY 9D/8N - JANUARY 6 TO APRIL 28 2018
Departing from January 6 - April 28 2018: You will be sharing a room in 5* Hotels with another traveller, staying in a private twin-berthed cabin on the overnight sleeper trains and basic accommodation on the Felucca Cruise.
Price per person: $956 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
EGYPT GROUP DISCOVERY 9D/8N - JANUARY 6 TO APRIL 28 2018
Departing from January 6 - April 28 2018: You will be in single rooms in 5* Hotels, staying in a private twin-berthed cabin on the overnight sleeper trains and basic accommodation on the Felucca Cruise.
Price per person: $1,366 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
EGYPT GROUP DISCOVERY 9D/8N - OCTOBER 6 TO DECEMBER 15 2018
Departing from October 6 - December 15 2018: You will be sharing a room in 5* Hotels with another traveller, staying in a private twin-berthed cabin on the overnight sleeper trains and basic accommodation on the Felucca Cruise.
Price per person: $956 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
EGYPT GROUP DISCOVERY 9D/8N - OCT 6 - DEC 15 2018
Departing from Oct 6 - Dec 15 2018: You will be in single rooms in 5* Hotels, staying in a private twin-berthed cabin on the overnight sleeper trains and basic accommodation on the Felucca Cruise.
Price per person: $1,366 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
EGYPT GROUP DISCOVERY 9D/8N - DECEMBER 22 & DECEMBER 29 2018
Departing from December 22 & December 29 2018: You will be sharing a room in 5* Hotels with another traveller, staying in a private twin-berthed cabin on the overnight sleeper trains and basic accommodation on the Felucca Cruise.
Price per person: $1,029 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
EGYPT GROUP DISCOVERY 9D/8N - DEC 22 & DEC 29 2018
Departing on Dec 22 & Dec 29 2018: You will be in single rooms in 5* Hotels, staying in a private twin-berthed cabin on the overnight sleeper trains and basic accommodation on the Felucca Cruise.
Price per person: $1,440 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1

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Important: This tour is available on request, so please make sure to check availability with us before making any plans or booking your flights. Despite the fact that this tour may be listed as leaving every day, bookings still depend on availability, and dates may need to be changed. Those interested in this tour should book months in advance and expect to wait at least two to seven days for confirmation before booking flights or extra activities and accommodations.


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