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About the Activity:

  • Explore the maximum of Egypt at minimum cost. This budgeted tour of Egypt will give you an intensive trip including a cruise along the Nile River on a felucca.
  • Get ready to embrace the stunning beauty of Pyramids which is the most celebrated attraction of Egypt, visit other temples in the country which were the part of age-old history.
  • This is the time when you can meet more local people and embrace the culture while you dine with a local family in a Nubian Village.
  • The package includes basic accommodation in hotels and felucca, food and transportation during the whole trip.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Arrive in Cairo at any point of time.

    Spend the day at your own leisure.

    Accommodation: Pharaohs Hotel (or similar)

  • Day 2 -

    Cairo to Aswan

    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 sleeper train to Aswan.

    For lunch, why not go local with a couple of falafel sandwiches, or take the chance to find out what kushari tastes like?

    (After breakfast, check out of your hotel and store the luggage in your vehicle, ready to head to the station to catch tonight's overnight sleeper train later in the evening).

  • Day 3 -

    Board a local boat, known as a felucca, to take a trip along the magnificent Nile, with views of the Aga Khan Mausoleum and Kitchener Island.

    Stop on the largest of the Nile islands in this area, Elephantine Island.

    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: Nuba Nile (or similar)

  • Day 4 -

    Spend the day exploring Aswan. Take an optional trip to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.

    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.

    Accommodation: Nuba Nile (or similar)

  • Day 5 -

    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).

  • Day 6 -

    Visit Kom Ombo and Edfu on the way to Luxor. Opt to visit Karnak Temple.

    Enjoy a visit to Kom Ombo which is 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.

    Enjoy a visit to the Edfu Temple, which is located in the middle of a bustling village. It is the most completely preserved temple in Egypt.

    Accommodation: Emilio Hotel (or similar)

  • Day 7 -

    Enjoy a free time to explore Luxor before an overnight journey in a sleeper train back to Cairo.

  • Day 8 -

    Tour ends upon arrival in Cairo.

Stay

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  • Accommodation in hotels for 4 nights, in felucca for 1 night and overnight train journey for 2 nights

Meal

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  • Breakfast for 7 days
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  • Lunch for 1 day
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  • Dinner for 4 days

Activity

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  • Sightseeing
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  • Boating

Other Inclusions

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  • Dinner with a local family
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  • Guide

Transport

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  • All transportation in private air-con van, train during the whole trip

Things To Carry

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  • Sleeping bag/sleep sheet
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  • Weather-appropriate clothing
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  • Warm clothing
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  • Light fleece top
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  • Light wind proof/waterproof jacket
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  • Small towel and swimwear
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  • Sun hat
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  • Sturdy walking shoes
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  • Sport sandals
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  • Sunblock
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
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  • Watch or alarm clock
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  • Water bottle
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  • Purification tablets or filter
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  • Pocketknife
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  • Flashlight/headlamp
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  • Money belt
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  • First-aid kit
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  • Rehydration powder
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  • Insect Repellent
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  • Warm winter coat
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  • Fleece jacket or warm layer
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  • Warm gloves
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  • Warm hat
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  • Optional Items:
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  • Camera and charger
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  • Reading/writing material
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  • Binoculars
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  • Cover for backpacks
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  • Documents:
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  • Passport (with photocopies)
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  • Travel insurance (with photocopies)
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  • Airline tickets (with photocopies)
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  • EUR/USD cash
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  • Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
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  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required

Tour Type

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  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 12 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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