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Overview
The Essential Egypt tour starts and ends in Cairo. The Essential Egypt is an Explorer tour that takes 9 days taking you through Cairo, Egypt and other destinations in Egypt.

A fantastic tour providing the ancient wonders and essential sights of Egypt. Stand in awe of the magnificent Philae Temple and experience the life of an Egyptian. Discover the wonders of Egypt, dig deep into the amazing history, barter your way through many Bazaars and visit its centuries old temples.
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Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, we pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. Gather round in the hotel lobby at 6:00pm as we meet both the other tour members and the guide for an informal meeting. After the meeting you have free time to start exploring Cairo.
Optional Activities
  • Group Dinner on Cruise
After breakfast we visit the Giza Plateau to explore the world famous pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycrenos. The afternoon is left to sightseeing in Sakkara; the first capital of ancient Egypt, famous for its step pyramid, built by King Zoser in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon we board our bus to Luxor. In the evening we’ll check into our Premium hotel by the River of Nile...
Included Activities
  • Sightseeing Pyramids & Sakkara
Meals
  • Breakfast , Dinner
After our breakfast, we depart for the Temple of Karnak, one of the most important religious centers of ancient Egypt. In the afternoon we drive to Aswan for overnight stay.
Included Activities
  • Sightseeing Temple of Karnak
Optional Activities
  • Nubian Dinner
Today, after breakfast we explore Aswan, the smallest of the three major tourist cities based on the Nile, famous for the amazing Philea Temple and take a short motorboat ride to reach the island. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting on an island in the River of Nile. Its various shrines and sanctuaries celebrate the deities involved in the myth of Isis and Osiris. Early in the morning you can join the optional trip to Abu Simbel, one of the most impressive ancient sights of Egypt. Overnight stay in Aswan.
Included Activities
  • Sightseeing Aswan & Philea Temple
Optional Activities
  • Abu Simbel
Meals
  • Breakfast
Today we get back to basics and jump onboard a Felucca sail boat, bound for the Elephantine and Kitchener Islands on the River Nile. After our river excursion, the rest of the day is yours free to wander around Aswan as you wish.
Included Activities
  • Sailing on the Felucca & Kitchener Islands
After breakfast, we visit Komombo Temple which was built during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and god Horus. Our next stop is Edfu, the largest and best preserved temple in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and was built over a 180-year period from 237 BC to 57 BC.Then after we drive to Luxor check into hotel, after a refreshing break we gather in the lobby and depart from the hotel to visit the temple of Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile which was dedicated to the great god Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu (the moon god), representing the Theban triad. The temple was built on the site of a probably smaller structure for the god Amun, while the earliest parts of the temple seen today date from the 14th century BC and the time of Amenhotep III.
Included Activities
  • Sightseeing Edfu & Komombo, Luxor Temple,
After our breakfast, we depart for the West Bank of the Nile where our donkey awaits to take us into the Valley of the Kings. Next is our discovery of the magnificent “city of the Dead” where tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is our next stop. Then we drive to Cairo for overnight stay.
Included Activities
  • Sightseeing Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Optional Activities
  • Hot Air Balloning
Our journey continues with a visit to one of the most important museums in the ancient world, the Egyptian Museum, that houses more than 100,000 relics of Egypt. Today we discover the Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Hanging Church and the world famous Kahn El Khalili bazaar.
Included Activities
  • Sightseeing Cairo & Citadel of Saladin & Mosque of Mohammed Ali & Hanging Church & Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Optional Activities
  • No
Meals
  • Breakfast
Our trip will end after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, and check-out of the hotel in Cairo (11:00am). Before your flight we bus you back to the airport and bid you safe travels.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • 5 and 4 star hotels
Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts
Transportation
  • Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Donkey (Valley of the Kings)
Airport Transfer
  • From Cairo Airport to the Cairo Hotel on day one and return transfer.
Guide
  • Services of experienced Eqyptologist guides
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Cairo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Essential Egypt tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Duration 9 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Cairo, Egypt/ Cairo, Egypt
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A deposit of 78 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 21 May 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Essential Egypt tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Essential Egypt tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential Egypt tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.
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