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Egypt - King Ramses Tour - 13 Days - Valid: Jan to Mar.21

Egypt - King Ramses Tour - 13 Days - Valid: Jan to Mar.21

Cairo, Egypt

From: R 26,700.00
Per Person Sharing
  • Prices From

    From: R 26,700.00 Per Person Sharing
  • Trip Reference

  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    13 days
  • Valid From

    8th of January 2021 (Friday)
  • Valid To

    19th of March 2021 (Friday)
  • Expires

    31st of July 2020 (Friday)
  • Need Visa's

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

A 13 day Kim Ramses Tour of Egypt for set departures between 08 January and 19 March 2021.

Egypt at its best in 13 wonderful days!

Escape to sunny Egypt in 2020 and explore pyramids and temples. Visit the incredible Pyramids of Giza, relax on a felucca as you cruise down the Nile and discover the ancient wonders of Aswan and Luxor, before spending a few days by the beautiful Red Sea in Hurghada.

Trip Highlights

  • 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

Please note: NO Flights are included.

About the Holiday


Day 1 Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival in Cairo you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or those arriving early can opt to join our optional Backstreets of Cairo tour which departs the hotel at 10am.

If you'd like to extend your stay in Egypt we also offer a pre or post tour Day Trip to Alexandria.

Overnight: Cairo

Day 2 Pyramids of Giza & Saqqara Step Pyramid

Bright and early this morning set off on a guided tour to see iconic Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Known as Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, the pyramids were already more than 2,000 years old. Next we explore the sand-strewn tombs and temples of the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, home to the Zhoser’s step pyramid.

Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3 The Egyptian Museum

Cairo - Aswan. We take a guided tour of the vast new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza this morning. In this incredible 490,000 sq.m complex we'll discover a mind-boggling array of relics and antiquities from almost every period of ancient Egyptian history. Arguably the most famous exhibit will be the solid gold funerary mask of King Tutankhamun. Made of solid gold and weighing 11kg, the mask was found covering the head of mummy, where it lay inside a series of 3 sarcophagi. The afternoon offers free time before we board the overnight sleeper train to Aswan this evening. 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.

Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 4 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 and then we visit a perfume oil emporium back in Aswan. 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 5 Optional 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, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise, please enquire for prices.

Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Abu Simbel

Day 6 Felucca sailing & Kom Ombo

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. In the afternoon we dock near Kom Ombo and take a motorboat to visit the temple, which is dedicated to the crocodile headed god - Sobek, before returning to the felucca for the night.

Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Felucca sailing & Kom Ombo

Day 7 Kom Ombo & Luxor

Kom Ombo - Luxor. This morning we disembark and 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 & Luxor

Day 8 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 9 Red Sea Riviera

Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor we drive east to Hurghada, which is part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for 3 days on the beach!

Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast

Days 10-11 Sun, Sea & Sand

The next 2 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. Today 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 Cairo - your way

Hurghada - Cairo. This morning we drive to Cairo. The remainder of today is free for you to relax or explore Egypt’s capital at leisure. You can opt to join us on a visit to Khan el Khalili bazaar, the ideal place for some last minute souvenir shopping.

Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 13 Cairo

Cairo. After breakfast, hotel check-out and onward transfer to the airport.


Includes & Excludes
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 13
  • Hurghada - Red Sea stay - swim, sun and sand
  • 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)
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Edfu Luxor and Hurghada
  • All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • International flights and visa
  • Entrance Fees: USD$80-100, paid in local currency
  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $5 - 7 USD per day, per traveller
  • Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture.
  • Tipping Kitty: USD$60-80, paid in local currency
Package Conditions:

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 the lowest economy class fare.

A 13 day Kim Ramses Tour of Egypt for set departures from 08 Jan. to 19 Mar.21

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 21 June 2020.

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