Egypt Express

All aboard the Egypt Express – a superb, affordable tour of Egypt that starts and ends in Cairo. See the pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, sail on the Nile in a traditional felucca boat, shop in Luxor’s gold markets & tour the Valley of the Kings with a qualified Egyptologist. This is an Egypt experience you’ll never forget. Seriously.
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Price:
R10 490
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DETAILS
Starting fromR11 580
Package ValiditySelected departure on 30 DEC 2017.
Duration9 days
Destination

Egypt

Starts inCairo
Ends inCairo
Age GroupThis is a group tour for ages 18 - 39 years

Description



- Arrival airport/hotel transfer
- 4 nights hotel accommodation 
- 2 nights accommodation on-board a felucca
- 2 nights accommodation on an overnight coach
- Breakfast daily, 2 lunches & 2 dinners
- Assistance of a Trip leader
- Touring by air-conditioned coach
- Touring & sightseeing of all sites as per itinerary

 

** High season supplements starting from an additional R2120 per person apply for set departures between 27 JAN 2018 - 10 MAR 2018 & 07 APR 2018 - 01 DEC 2018.

** High season supplements starting from an additional R3320 per person apply for set departure on 24 MAR 2018


Day 1

Cairo, Egypt

Take 17,190 people per square-kilometre, traffic jams on steroids and of course, pyramids, and you’ve officially arrived in Umm al-Dunya aka ‘the mother of the world’. Tonight: convene with the gang for an Egyptian induction.

Included today:

- Airport transfer


Day 2

Cairo to Aswan via Overnight Coach

Take a whirl through 5000 years of Egypt’s past and see King Tutankhaman's treasures at the Egyptian Museum. Then, have a Giza at the ancient pyramids and play ‘got your nose’ with the Sphinx. Never gets old.

Included today:

- Egyptian Museum
- Giza pyramids & Sphinx

Meals:

- Breakfast

Day 3

Aswan

Wake up in Aswan with a free day ahead, or opt to visit the Aswan High Dam and Philae Temple. The shrine to the goddess Isis had to be moved and reassembled like a jigsaw puzzle in the ‘70s due to the rising Nile. Also: a chance to explore a Nubian village.

Meals:

- Breakfast

Optional activities:

- Philae Temple & Nile High Dam
- Nubian village
- Camel ride
- Nubian dinner

Day 4

Aswan to Felucca Sailing

Celebrities may have the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but in Ancient Egypt, Abu Simbel was Mann's Chinese Theatre and Pharaoh Ramesses II was bigger than Brad Pitt. After a temple-filled day, climb aboard a traditional felucca sailboat. The adventure’s just beginning!

Included today:

- Abu Simbel
- Felucca sailing (sleeping bag required)

Meals:

- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Day 5

Felucca Sailing

Imagine: The sun on your back, the wind in your cotton sails and the best people you could ever hope to meet sharing stories, food and music in one cushion-strewn love-in. Sail like a Nubian into the sunset after a full day of doing not much at all.

Included today:

- Felucca sailing

Meals:

- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Day 6

Felucca Sailing to Luxor

The split personality of Kom Ombo temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and falcon god Horus. Who do you reckon would win in a fight? We’re stepping off in Luxor aka the world’s largest open-air museum for a chance to visit its namesake and Karnak temples. See also: Ridiculous beauty.

Included today:

- Kom Ombo

Meals:

- Breakfast

Optional activities:

- Karnak & Luxor temples

Day 7

Luxor to Cairo via Overnight Coach

Unwrapped, the bandages of a mummy could stretch for 1.6 kilometres. Wouldn’t want to have to roll that up again! Get inside the Valley of the Kings then give a silent high five to Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled ancient Egypt for 20 years before snapping a selfie at the Colossi of Memnon.

Included today:

- Valley of the Kings
- Temple of Hatshepsut
- Colossi of Memnon

Meals:

- Breakfast

Day 8

Cairo

Spend your free day chilling out or take the opportunity to tour the Saqqara Pyramid, Coptic Cairo and Khan el-Khalili market. Famished? Hit up a kushari vendor for Egypt’s version of fast food. It might start with ‘K’ but there’s no fried chicken in sight.

Meals:

- Breakfast

Optional activities:

- Saqqara pyramid
- Coptic Cairo
- Khan el-Khalili market
- Nile dinner cruise

Day 9

Cairo

Just getting into the groove of this 24-hour city? This adventure may be over after breakfast, but you can make like Indiana Jones and keep on seeking.

Meals:

- Breakfast