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PricesFrom: R 9,450.00
FlightsNo Flights Included
Valid From14th of April 2018 (Saturday)
Valid To29th of September 2018 (Saturday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: YesBritish: YesEuropean Union: YesAmerican: Yes
Quick Holiday Overview
Egypt at its best in 13 wonderful days at a give away price of R9 450 (Was R18 900)!
Explore the ancient Pyramids of Giza, relax on a felucca as you cruise down the Nile, discover the wonders of Luxor before spending a few days by the beautiful Red Sea in Hurghada.
This too-good-to-be-true-offer of 2 for the price of 1, is available from 14 April 2018 - 29 September 2018.
For this unbelievable offer of R9 450 (2 for 1), for 13 days in Egypt you can see and explore this famous and misterious country in more ways than one!
- Cairo - Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau, Necropolis of Saqqara, Egyptian Museum
- Nile felucca cruising - islands en route
- Edfu - Temple of Horus
- Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
- Aswan - Philae Temple and the River Nile
- Kom Ombo - Temple of Kom Ombo
- Luxor - Temple of Karnak
- Hurghada - Red Sea coast - swim, relax, opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters
About the Holiday
Day 1 - Cairo
Saturday. Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival in Cairo you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 - Pyramids and Saggara
Cairo - Aswan. Start the day with a visit to Al Jizah, the famous Giza Plateau to see the iconic pyramids and Sphinx. Next we explore the sand-strewn tombs and temples of the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, home to the Zhoser’s step pyramid. This evening we travel by overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Overnight: Sleeper Train | Breakfast
Day 3 - Philae Temple
Aswan. After arrival into Aswan and hotel check-in we enjoy a boat trip to Agilika Island where we visit the Temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure; shop in the colourful souqs or simply kick back and relax.
Overnight: Aswan | Breakfast
Day 4 - Abu Simbel
Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Early birds can go on an optional excursion to the majestic Temple of Abu Simbel. The gargantuan rock-cut temple at Abu Simbel was created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple, the four colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically, staring out across the desert. In the afternoon we board a felucca for a 2-night journey downstream the River Nile, stopping at villages and islands along the way.
If sailing by felucca is not your style, navigate the River Nile on board a 5 star Nile Cruiser with private cabin and ensuite bathroom. Enquire about the NIle Cruise Upgrade for more info.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Felucca Cruise
Spend a relaxing day sailing the Nile. Admire the views, go for a swim and chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as the felucca plies its route.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Kom Ombo & Edfu
Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor. Disembarking in Kom Ombo we visit the temple before travelling to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, a huge complex that began construction in 237 BC. We then continue to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit to the Temple of Luxor is available alternatively, enjoy the facilities of our hotel.
Overnight: Luxor | Breakfast
Kom Ombo & Edfu
Day 7 - Valley of the Kings
Luxor. This morning we explore the West Bank of the Nile and the legendary Valley of the Kings. Marvel at Colossi of Memnon, the massive stone remains of the temple of Amenophis III, and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and surrounding tombs.
After lunch we visit the Temple of Karnak, a spectacular religious complex built on a gigantic scale, where you get lost wandering around the stone papyrus columns. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Overnight: Luxor | Breakfast
Day 8 - Red Sea Riviera
Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor we drive east to Hurghada part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for 4 days on the beach!
Overnight: Hurghada | Breakfast
Days 9-11 - Sun Sea and Sand
The next 3 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. On day 9 there's an optional day trip to Giftun Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally.
Hurghada is one of the Red Sea's most popular resorts and it is easy to see why. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling. Hurghada’s central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. Hurghada also has plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment. Just outside Hurghada is an ancient Roman quarry called Mons Porphyritis and Port Safarga – a famously windy place which is ideal for windsurfing.
Overnight: Hurghada | Breakfast x 3
Day 12 - Egyptian Museum
Hurghada - Cairo. This morning we depart Hurghada and head back to Cairo. We take a guided tour of the enlightening Egyptian Museum, where you can see the famed solid gold death mask of King Tutankhamun and opt to visit the Royal Mummy room.
Overnight: Cairo | Breakfast
Day 13 - Cairo
Thursday. Cairo. After breakfast, hotel check-out and onward transfer to the airport.
Includes & Excludes
- Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
- 4 days Hurghada - Red Sea stay - swim, sun and sand
- Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 13
- Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
- 9 nights 4 - 5 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck)
- 1 overnight train: Cairo - Aswan (1st class sleeper cabin)
- Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Edfu Luxor and Hughada
- All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
- International flights and visa
- Entrance Fees: USD$100-120, paid in local currency
- Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture.
- Tipping Kitty: USD$50-70, paid in local currency
CairoCairo, 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 Tutankhamun’s 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.