11 Nights 12 Days Luxury Tour of Egyptfrom
Visit some of the world’s premier historic sites: the Pyramids, Sphinx and the Valley of the Kings
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
The tour “Felucca Odyssey & Red Sea” starts from and ends in Cairo. It is an explorer tour that takes 12 days taking you through Luxor, Cairo and Aswan in Egypt. “Felucca Odyssey & Red Sea” is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.
Journey through bustling markets of Cairo, amazing wonders along the Nile and the popular sea resort of Dahab. Witness some of the most astounding sites from the old world while chilling as you sail on a traditional felucca. Follow the footsteps of pharaohs, fly over the Luxor valley. In the end, relax in the cooling waters of the Red Sea to cap off your amazing Egypt tour.
- Accommodation: 5 and 4 star hotels, traditional Felucca with access to WC facilities.
- Meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
- Transport: A/C, modern coach or mini-bus and Felucca, Arrival and departure transfers on first and last day of the trip
- Guide: Services of experienced Eqyptologist guides
- Others: Overnight train from Cairo to Aswan, and from Luxor to Cairo (Private 2 berth)
- 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 is not included in this Felucca Odyssey & Red Sea tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy.
Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Cairo or board a cruise for an optional group dinner.
Cairo City Tour, Overnight Sleeper Train
Set your alarms for 7.30am and fill up on plenty of breakfast before a big day exploring Egypt’s iconic Ancient Wonder of the World – the Pyramids and Sphinx! Follow your guide for a tour across the ancient site to learn about the 4,600-year-old wonders. After everyone has had their dose of awe, we’ll head out to Sakkara to see the iconic step pyramid built in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon, board an overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Wake up in Aswan, ready to explore on a city tour with your local guide. Visit the Unfinished Obelisk for a look into the incredible building methods used to create the four-sided, hallmark monuments that are placed at the entrances of Egyptian temples. Take some time to walk along the 42-metre long lying bed of granite and learn about its significance from your guide. Visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, divine mother of the pharaohs. The temple is set beautifully on an island in the middle of the Nile. We will then arrive at the hotel for check in at 5.30pm with the option to join a traditional Nubian dinner in the evening.
Aswan, Felucca Cruise
Enjoy a free morning to explore Aswan and the banks of the Nile River at your own pace. If you are feeling up to it in the afternoon, join the optional trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Abu Simbel. It is a must-do for all keen historians! Then we will hop on board the traditional Felucca sailboat and embark on our 2-night cruise down the Nile River.
Felucca Cruise on the Nile
Today is a chill-day sailing down the Nile, watching beautiful scenery and waving to the locals and fishermen. Whilst absorbing the stunning temples along the coast, sit back and enjoy the relaxing breeze. Have a dip in the Nile, play volleyball with the local kids and prepare for a local feast on the riverbanks as you watch the sunset with a cold drink in hand.
Felucca cruise on the Nile, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Luxor
Time to bid farewell to our lovely felucca as we hop back onboard the coach and drive north towards Kom Ombo. Visit the Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. Next stop will be Edfu, home to one of the largest and best-preserved temples in Egypt. Dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the temple was built over 180-years from 237 BC to 57 BC. We’ll arrive in Luxor in the late afternoon, before checking out the Luxor Temple in the evening. Explore the dim-light temple after dark and learn from your guide of the temple complexes ancient history, dating back to the 14th century B.C.
Luxor, Overnight Sleeper Train
The West bank of the Nile River awaits you! Follow your guide to the Valley of the Kings, also known as the ‘City of the Dead’, home to fancy royal tombs carved into desert rocks and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. Next up, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Not to forget, a visit to the vast Karnak Temple Complex, one of the most important religious centres of ancient Egypt with its marvellous temples. Your Egyptologist guide will enlighten you with the most intriguing stories and mythologies from the temple complex. Feeling adventurous? Take to the skies on an optional hot air balloon ride over Luxor. In the evening, board an overnight sleeper train to Cairo.
Cairo City Tour
Wake up well rested as your overnight sleeper train pulls into Cairo!
Cairo, Nuweiba, Dahab
Following an early breakfast, head out to the Red Sea paradise of Dahab. Pack your swimsuit close and ready for a dip in the sea. You’ll get plenty of swimming, snorkeling, diving and sunbathing. The perfect way to relax after a week of cultural discovery.
Today our Dahab experience starts with an optional snorkeling trip to the famous Blue Hole. Here you can snorkel off the shore, swim along colourful fish and experience the beauty of the coral reefs. Dahab is renowned for being one of the best diving destinations in the region, offering an unforgettable experience to divers of all levels. Depart for St. Catherine in the evening. Late at night (about 1:30 a.m. on Day 11) start the ascend to Mt. Sinai, where you’ll witness the spectacular sunrise which blankets the surrounding peaks in gold, unveiling one of the best views in Egypt.
Start off the day with a visit to the beautiful St. Catherine Monastery before you drive back to Dahab. Free time to rest up and recharge after the hike. Get to improve your waterskiing or wake boarding skills and ride the waves to cool off.
Dahab, Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates. Drive to Sharm El-Sheikh airport and fly to Cairo airport, where your tour ends. Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Travel Talk!
5 Star Hotel at Conrad Cairo, Nile Cruise Luxury 5 stars deluxe