Egypt Experience

Egypt Experience information and booking

from
$1805
  • Duration
    12
    days
  • Physical rating
    4
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Cairo
Accommodation
Cruise ship, Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 16 travellers per group
Budget
Pompey's Pillar
Transportation
Boat, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Van
Important Notes
1. A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details. 2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking 3. This trip is run by our experienced sister company Peregrine Adventures. Your group is therefore likely to be a mixture of Intrepid passengers and other like-minded international travellers.

Highlights

Cruise the Nile in comfort, Wander the temples of ancient Thebes, Browse the bustling Khan al-Khalili bazaar, Marvel at the monumental temples of Abu Simbel, Delight in the colour and chaos of Cairo, Delve into ancient history at the Egyptian Museum, Wonder at the Pyramids of Giza

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Travel to Egypt and experience the 'Land of the Pharaohs' on this exciting trip. Be immersed in the history, grandeur and culture of ancient Egypt on a journey from Cairo, through the fascinating cities of Alexandria and Aswan, to Luxor. For action and adventure that doesn't stray too far out of the comfort zone, this is the perfect introduction to Egypt's famous treasures.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Cairo
Wonderfully chaotic and always colourful, Cairo's dazzling array of museums, mosques and markets are a fascinating mixture of modern city and ancient wonders.
Days 3-4 Alexandria
Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria is packed with architectural and cultural wonders, both ancient and modern.
Day 5 Aswan
Situated on the banks of the Nile, the Nubian city of Aswan has been Egypt's southern gateway to Africa and an important trading centre since ancient times.
Days 6-8 Nile Cruise
Painstakingly relocated during the construction of the Aswan High Dam, the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel were originally built by Ramses II to intimidate Egypt's southern neighbours with their imposing facades. Once the lifeblood of an ancient civilisation - trade route, farmland irrigator and pleasure playground, cruising the Nile is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy this legendary waterway.
Days 9-10 Luxor
From the spectacular temple complex of Karnak to the extraordinary hieroglyphs of the Valley of the Kings, Luxor is full of wonderfully preserved reminders of the Pharaohs.
Days 11-12 Cairo
With such iconic sights as the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx to explore, Cairo offers a visual masterclass of ancient Egyptian architecture.