Pharaonic Encounters

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  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Cairo, Egypt
  • Ends Cairo, Egypt
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Pyramids & Sphinx
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Karnak Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
Start and end in Cairo, the Pharaonic Encounters tour is a guided explorer tour that takes 7 days. You will travel through Colossi Of Memnon, Cairo, Sphinx and 3 other destinations in Egypt. Pharaonic Encounters is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A fascinating introduction to the culture and ancient history of Egypt, this 7 day tour includes the services of a local Egyptologist guide to enhance your experience. Taking in all of the main historical sites in Cairo, including the world renowned Egyptian Museum, Great Pyramid and the Giza Plateau, you will then travel south to Luxor to experience the incredible temples and world famous tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Finishing back in Cairo, you will be able to further explore this incredible city at your leisure, or take an optional extra guided tour, before we explore the backstreets of the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar and Islamic Cairo.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 - Arrive into Cairo, transfer to hotel
  • Day 2 - Cairo, Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum tour
  • Day 3 - Luxor, West Bank tour, free time
  • Day 4 - Luxor, Karnak temple
  • Day 5 - Luxor, free day and optional tours
  • Day 6 - Cairo optional tours, Old Cairo & Khan-el-Khalili bazzar walk
  • Day 7 - Cairo, Free time, departure airport transfer
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 4 nights accommodation 5-star hotels
  • 2 nights on board sleeper train in private twin-berth cabins (flight & hotel upgrades available)
Meals
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Transport
  • All transport and transfers in private AC vehicles
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
Guide
  • Services of a local Egyptologist guide for all sightseeing tours
Others
  • Sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International Flights and visa fees
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Single room supplements (chargeable if a same-sex room share is not available)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance Fees (allow approx. US$85)
  • Tipping kitty (allow US$30
  • Entry to the Mummies room at the Egyptian Museum
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tour guide tips
  • Hotel gala dinners on 24 and/or 31 Dec (budget up to $180 p/p, see Tour notes)
  • Any other items not mentioned above
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Pharaonic Encounters tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 55 days before departure. For any departures within 20 January 2021 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Pharaonic Encounters 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.

Visa

For this Pharaonic Encounters 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Tours will be reduced to smaller group sizes to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This package trip adheres to protocols which are in line with the recommendations from the World Travel & Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travel’ guidelines.
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