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Best of Egypt

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Cairo
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Cairo/Aswan 
Tour the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx before a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum. Catch an overnight train to Aswan. (1B, 1D)

Day 3 Aswan 
Explore Aswan before visiting a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family. (1B, 1D)

Day 4 Aswan 
Spend the day exploring Aswan. Opt to visit the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel. (1B)

Day 5 Aswan/Kom Ombo 
Sail the Nile on a felucca with a support boat. Sleep onboard under the stars. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 6 Kom Ombo/Luxor 
Enjoy a guided visit Kom Ombo Temple before driving to Luxor. En route, visit the Temple of Karnak. (1B)

Day 7 Luxor 
Travel by donkey and 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. (1B, 1L)

Day 8 Luxor/Cairo 
Fly back to Cairo where the tour ends on arrival in the afternoon. (1B)
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All This Included
This journey through Egypt packs in the best of culture and adventure in eight energetic days. Explore the ancient sites along the Nile and discover the most famous of them all, the Great Pyramids 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.
  • Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx entrance and guided tour
  • Egyptian Museum entrance and guided tour
  • Nubian village visit and traditional dinner
  • Felucca overnight sailing excursion with support boat
  • Karnak and Kom Ombo temples entrance and guided tour
  • Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings guided visit and donkey ride
  • Colossi of Memnon visit
  • Traditional meal with local family (Luxor)
  • All entrance fess to included monuments
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Simple hotels (5 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt).
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • Transportation: Private air-con van, train, felucca, donkey, plane, walking.
  • Certified Egyptologist as Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
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
Accommodations
Simple hotels (5 nts)
Sleeper train (1 nt)
Felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
  • Allow USD $150-195 for meals not included.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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