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Egypt - King Tutankhamun Tour - 10 days - 10% Off - Set dep. 30 Jul.21

Egypt - King Tutankhamun Tour - 10 days - 10% Off - Set dep. 30 Jul.21

Cairo, Egypt

From: R 14,931.00
Per Person Sharing
  • Prices From

    From: R 14,931.00 Per Person Sharing
  • Trip Reference

    #10545
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    10 Days
  • Valid From

    30th of July 2021 (Friday)
  • Valid To

    8th of August 2021 (Sunday)
  • Expires

    31st of May 2021 (Monday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: Yes
    European Union: Yes
    American: Yes
Quick Holiday Overview

Great deal for set departure on 30 July 2021! WAS R16 590 per person sharing NOW R14 931 per person sharing.

Explore the legendary Pyramids of Giza, see King Tutankhamun's famous gold mask and uncover the secrets of the mighty pharaohs at tomb-strewn Valley of the Kings. There is time to sail the Nile by traditional felucca sailboat and immerse yourself in the Nubian culture of Aswan on this exciting, and our most popular tour of Egypt.

Trip Highlights

  • Cairo - gaze in awe at the ancient Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the vast Egyptian Museum 
  • Luxor - roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
  • Nile felucca cruising - sail the River Nile on board a traditional felucca and spend two nights sleeping under a blanket of stars (or upgrade to a 5 star Nile Cruise)
  • Luxor West Bank - discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Aswan - take a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore the romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs
  • Kom Ombo - visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo

For set departures on:

  • 02 - 11 July 2021
  • 30 July - 08 August 2021
  • 27 August - 05 September 2021

Cost for solo traveller wanting single accommodation: R22 960

About the Holiday

Itinerary

Day 1 - Cairo - Friday.

Welcome to Egypt! On arrival at the airport you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of today at leisure. Those arriving early may wish to book the Backstreets of Cairo tour which visits lesser known highlights of the capital including Tahrir Square, the hub of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2 - Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

Discover Egypt’s main attraction today as we visit the incredible Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. The largest of the pyramids, Cheops, was the tallest man-made building on Earth for 3,800 years. Experts still can’t agree how the ancient Egyptians constructed the pyramids with their limited technology - it remains a mystery. A stop will be made at a government supervised papyrus emporium, then we will continue to the necropolis of Saqqara, home to the famous Pyramid of Zhoser. This ancient monument dates back to around 2700BC and is surrounded by countless tombs and burial sites. After our tour, we return to Cairo for the evening.
Overnight: Cairo Meal: Breakfast

Day 3 - The Egyptian Museum

Cairo - Aswan. Today we visit the new Grand Egyptian Museum, which houses a giant exhibition containing the treasures of King Tutankhamun. Many pieces on show are being displayed for the first time and artefacts have been brought together from across Egypt and the world to this one fantastic location. The museum also makes use of new technology including virtual reality. Note: the Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2020. An official date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility we'll visit the Egyptian Museum this morning. 

There is time to relax before we board the night train to Aswan this evening.
Overnight: Sleeper Train Meal: Breakfast

Day 4 - Aswan and the Philae Temple

We arrive in Aswan and visit the beautiful Philae Temple this afternoon. Take a leisurely boat trip to Agilkia Island in the Nile and explore the site, which is dedicated to the goddess Isis. Our last stop today is the perfume oil emporium, where the use of essential and perfumed oils in Egypt dates back to 2700BC. Enjoy free time this evening to explore Aswan’s vibrant market and shop in the bustling souqs.
Overnight: Aswan Meal: Breakfast

Day 5 - Felucca Sailing and Abu Simbel

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. This morning there’s an optional excursion to Abu Simbel. This famous temple of King Ramses II is guarded by 4 colossal statues of the great pharaoh himself. Later, we board our traditional felucca for a 2 night cruise down the mighty Nile.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Please note: If sailing by felucca is not your style, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise. Contact us for more information.

Day 6 - Felucca and Kom Ombo

Nile felucca cruise - Kom Ombo. Relax and sunbathe on deck or go for a swim as our felucca sails to Kom Ombo. We’ll explore the famous symmetrical temple, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus before we return to the felucca and continue our journey downriver. 
Overnight: Felucca Cruise Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Luxor and optional visit to Luxor Temple

Kom Ombo - Luxor. This morning we disembark our felucca and drive to ancient Luxor, where the rest of today is at leisure. There's an optional excursion to Luxor Temple tonight, when the site is beautifully illuminated by hundreds of lights.
Overnight: Luxor Meal: Breakfast

Optional Tour: Luxor, visit to Luxor Temple

Day 8 - Valley of the Kings

Luxor - Cairo. Today we visit the famous Valley of the Kings to explore some of the lavishly decorated tombs of important pharaohs. Our tour will also take us to the temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the giant Colossi of Memnon. Admire these two towering statues of King Amenhotep III before we continue to Karnak Temple this afternoon. Stroll down the Avenue of Sphinxes and marvel at the towering pillars of Hypostyle Hall as we explore this gigantic complex. The site took more than 1,500 years to complete and around 30 different pharaohs contributed to it in some way. This evening, we board the night train and return to Cairo.
Overnight: Sleeper Train Meal: Breakfast

Day 9 - Free time in Cairo

Arrive in Cairo this morning for a free day to explore Egypt’s bustling capital. Visit the famous Khan el Khalili bazaar or admire the imposing Citadel of Saladin. 
Overnight: Cairo Meal: Breakfast

Day 10 - Cairo

Sunday. Our Egyptian adventure comes to an end today with an included departure transfer to the airport.

It is important to note the following:

We have taken all the risk out of booking your next adventure with our preferred accredited tour operator!

  • Deposits are fully transferable up to 16 days prior to departure on any Signature small group tour. This means you can book at any time, confident in the knowledge that, for any reason, you can change date, change destination or even transfer your deposit to someone else.
  • Just pay a 20% deposit at time of booking and the balance is due 60 days before departure.
  • WTTC Safe Travel Protocols [COVID-19] are adhered to for safe travel. Each destination has approved standards and is constantly monitored and checked by our local teams to keep us all safe.
  • We will reserve a place for you with no deposit for one week, before the flexible deposit is due. It's really a cooling off period before a hot adventure.
  • Get 5% off any new tour booked six months in advance (in addition to any other discount). This means you can secure a place for next year at a discounted rate and if anything happens and you change your mind, you can transfer this discount to your new booking.
Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • 5 nights 4 - 5 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck). If booking our Nile Cruise Upgrade: 4 nights 4 - 5 star hotels and 3 nights 5 star Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)
  • 2 overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan and Luxor 
  • All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 10
  • Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

Cost for solo traveller wanting single accommodation: R20 664

Excludes
  • International flights to Cairo
  • Visas
  • Entrance Fees: USD$80-100pp, paid in local currency 
  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
  • Tipping Kitty: USD$50-70pp, paid in local currency
Package Conditions:

For set departures on 30 July - 08 August 2021

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Cairo
Cairo, which means "The Vanquisher" or "The Triumphant", is the capital city of Egypt.

Cairo is located on the banks and islands of the Nile River in the north of Egypt, immediately south of the point where the river leaves its desert-bound valley and breaks into two branches into the low-lying Nile Delta region. Extensive water systems have allowed the city to expand east into the desert. Bridges link the Nile islands of Gezira and Roda, where many government buildings are located and government officials live. Bridges also cross the Nile attaching the city to the suburbs of Giza and Imbabah (part of the Cairo conurbation).

Visitors are intrigued by its twisting streets, medieval buildings, oriental bazaars and Islamic architecture of carved domes and sculpted minarets. Visitors often feel most comfortable finding their feet in the Westernised downtown district of central Cairo around Midan Tahrir (Liberation Square). Most visitors come to see the great Pyramids of Giza, the treasures of Tutankhamuns tomb and other wonders in the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, as well as to shop in the sprawling Khan al-Khalili marketplace.
During the summer, temperatures in Cairo can climb to 38 degrees Celsius, though the low humidity is some consolation. The best time to visit is between October and April. Occasional downpours occur in January and February, while during March and April the khamseen, a strong, hot, dry wind, blows in periodically from the desert.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 04 May 2021.

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