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Egypt Unplugged - 10 Days - Solo Traveller Special - set dep. Jun to Aug.19

Egypt Unplugged - 10 Days - Solo Traveller Special - set dep. Jun to Aug.19

Cairo, Egypt

From: R 14,900.00
Per Person Sharing
  • Prices

    From: R 14,900.00 Per Person Sharing
  • Trip Reference

    #9661
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    10 Days
  • Valid From

    11th of June 2019 (Tuesday)
  • Valid To

    13th of August 2019 (Tuesday)
  • Expires

    11th of May 2019 (Saturday)
  • Need Visa's

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

Take the opportunity to book this Egypt tour for set departures on 11 June, 23 July and 13 August 2019 and pay no single supplement. On these specific departures solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost.

See the best of ancient Egypt, exploring pyramids, temples and the Valley of the Kings, combined with four days of blissful Red Sea relaxation by the beach in Hurghada.

Trip Highlights:

  • Cairo - Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Necropolis of Saqqara
  • Luxor - Temple of Karnak
  • Hurghada - Red Sea coast - swim, relax, opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters
About the Holiday

Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Tuesday. Marhaba, welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and check in. Afternoon and evening at leisure. 
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids of Giza

Cairo - Luxor. A big day out at the pyramids and sphinx at Giza. Perhaps opt to hire a camel! Later we travel to Saqqara, to explore the myriad of tombs and temples at the site and see Zhoser's step pyramid - constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh's chief architect in 2700 BC. Later there is time for dinner before travelling on the overnight sleeper train to Luxor.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Ancient Thebes

We arrive into Luxor and check into our hotel. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. This afternoon you can explore Luxor on foot following the waterside corniche, relax by the pool or maybe stop for drink at one of the many Nile side cafes and tea houses. Tonight, there is an optional visit to view the Temple of Luxor at night. Book and pay locally. Remainder of the evening at leisure. 
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Valley of the Kings

You can opt to float over Luxor in a hot air balloon first thing this morning before we visit Luxor’s famous West Bank. The twin seated statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first site we'll see before we visit the legendary Valleys of the Kings and the imposing limestone, colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was one of only 3 Egyptian ruling queens. The most famous tomb in the Valley of the Kings is that of the boy-King Tutankhamen. Archaeologist Howard Carter discovered his intact and treasure -filled tomb in 1922. After exploring the West Bank we take a break before visiting the colossal Temple of Karnak. 

The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Read Sea Riviera

Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor we head east to Hurghada part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for 4 days on the beach! 
Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast

Days 6-8

Sun, Sea and Sand - The next 3 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. On day 6 there's an optional day trip to Giftun Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally. 

Hurghada is one of the most popular Red Sea resorts. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling and 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 town 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 9

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 10

Thursday. Cairo - breakfast. Hotel check out and included onward transfer to airport. 
Breakfast

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • 8 nights 4 - 5 star hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 overnight train: Cairo to Luxor (1st class sleeper cabin)
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 10
  • All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor, 4 days Hurghada - Red Sea Stay
  • Services of an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

Single Supplement: Additional R5900 per single traveller 

Excludes
  • International flights to Cairo
  • Health and Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
  • Entrance Fees: USD$70-90, paid in local currency
  • 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 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 quoted is indicative. The price was correct at the time of printing on 23 April 2019. 

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