Egypt Express - Stop Dreaming, Start Packing
|Starting from||R10 490|
|Package Validity||Selected departures between: 09 SEP 2017 - 16 DEC 2017 & 13 JAN 2018 - 10 MAR 2018|
|Age Group||This is a group tour for ages 18 - 39 years|
- 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
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.
- Airport transfer
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.
- Egyptian Museum
- Giza pyramids & Sphinx
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.
- Philae Temple & Nile High Dam
- Nubian village
- Camel ride
- Nubian dinner
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!
- Abu Simbel
- Felucca sailing (sleeping bag required)
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.
- Felucca sailing
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.
- Kom Ombo
- Karnak & Luxor temples
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.
- Valley of the Kings
- Temple of Hatshepsut
- Colossi of Memnon
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.
- Saqqara pyramid
- Coptic Cairo
- Khan el-Khalili market
- Nile dinner cruise