Egypt on a Shoestring

Egypt on a Shoestring


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Egypt

Cities Visited

Aswan, Cairo, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Luxor, Nile River

Tour Itinerary

Enjoy a traditional family meal, explore ancient temples and monuments, barter in bazaars, sleep beneath the stars on a felucca, visit a Nubian village, explore the famous Khan el-Khalili souk.

This compact adventure offers maximum Egypt at minimum cost. Stare in amazement at the pyramids and float down the Nile on a felucca. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you dine on traditional fare with a local family in a Nubian village. You'll enjoy basic accommodation and transport to the best sights. Walk through the Valley of the Kings or explore Karnak — it's your call. Don't just dream of Egypt, wake up in the Land of the Pharaohs and open your eyes to adventure.

Day 1: Cairo
Arrive at any time.
Activity: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards.
Accommodation: Pharaohs Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Cairo/Aswān
Enjoy a guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Take an orientation tour through the narrow alleys of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, with free time for shopping or people watching from a shisha café. Overnight train to Aswan.
Activity: Enjoy a tour of the magnificent great pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. No matter how many photos or documentaries you have seen, the first glimpse of these marvels of the ancient world will take your breath away. As a qualified Egyptologist, your CEO has all the facts about these massive structures.
Activity: Head to the Khan el-Khalili bazaar in downtown Cairo for an orientation walk with the CEO. Learn the best places to buy various things, and opt to enjoy a hookah and a cup of tea in a cafe. Enjoy free time to stroll and shop the narrow pathways.
Transport: Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.
Meal(s): Breakfast Dinner

Day 3: Aswān
Free morning to explore Aswan. Opt to wander through the souk at your own pace, take a guided tour of the city, or visit the famous Philae Temple, it's your choice. In the afternoon, board a boat and cruise down the Nile. Visit a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with locals.
Free Time: Head out and explore this sleepy town.
Activity: Board a local boat, to take a trip along the magnificent Nile, with views of the Aga Khan Mausoleum and Kitchener Island. Stop on one of the inhabited Nile islands in this area, to tour a local Nubian village. Walk through the village and fields and learn more about the life of the Nubian people before enjoying a delicious traditional dinner at a local home.
Accommodation: Happi Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast (A simple continental-style breakfast on the train approximately 2 hrs before arrival.) Dinner (Enjoy a home cooked dinner with locals. )

Day 4: Aswān
Spend the day exploring Aswan.
Free Time: Explore Aswan or go further afield.
Accommodation: Happi Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5: Aswān/Kom Ombo
Sail the Nile on a felucca with a support boat. Sleep on board under the stars.
Activity: Enjoy a relaxing ride on a felucca (traditional Nile sailboat) and travel down the river, watching the scenery glide by. At night, sleep on the deck under the stars (mattresses and blankets are provided). Enjoy delicious meals on board. The felucca itself does not have toilets or showers, but a private support boat travelling in close proximity has both (please bring a towel).
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Kom Ombo/Luxor
Visit Kom Ombo Temple on the way to Luxor. Opt to visit Karnak Temple or discover Luxor at your own pace. The choice is yours!
Activity: Enjoy a visit to this temple located in a scenic spot, right on the banks of the Nile. It was dedicated to the crocodile god, and you can still see the remains of an ancient mummified crocodile that was worshipped here thousands of years ago. Please note, there is an additional 50 EGP fee to take photos in the Crocodile museum.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Free Time: Start exploring Luxor.
Accommodation: Emilio Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7: Luxor/Cairo
Enjoy free time to explore Luxor before an overnight train back to Cairo.
Free Time: Enjoy a free day to explore Luxor and beyond.
Transport: Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.
Meal(s): Breakfast Dinner

Day 8: Cairo
Tour ends upon arrival.
Activity: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.
Meal(s): Breakfast (A simple continental-style breakfast is served approximately 2 hrs before arrival.)

Please Note: This tour is only applicable for 18 to 30 year olds.

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Inclusions

Meals Included
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

Transport
Private air-conditioned van, train, felucca, walking

Inclusions
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswān Your Discover Moment: Aswān. Guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Orientation walk through Cairo's Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Free time in Aswan. Felucca Overnight Sailing Excursion including support boat. Kom Ombo Temple visit. Free time in Luxor. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Accommodations

Simple hotels (4 nts), overnight sleeper-train (2 nts), felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt)

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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