Pharaohs and Beaches - 13 days

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Enjoy a fun and educational family adventure in ancient Egypt. Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings in Luxor, and experience the local way of life, visiting a Nubian island and a local school in Aswan, before heading to the beach on the beautiful Red Sea Riviera.

Day 1: Cairo
Saturday - Welcome to the start of your Egyptian Adventure! Arrive Cairo airport, included onward transfer to your hotel and overnight. Overnight - Cairo
Day 2: Camel Safari
This morning we visit the great pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors of the ancient Greek-listed seven wonders of the world, they were constructed from over 2.5million limestone blocks, taking more than 20 years to build. We explore this area on foot and then on camel back! Off we ride into the sands, our sturdy ships of the desert beneath us. Overnight - Cairo (B)
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Cairo – Aswan. Today we see the treasures of King Tutankhamen, mummies and more at the Egyptian Museum. In the afternoon we explore the Citadel and the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar before taking the comfortable overnight sleeper train to Aswan including dinner. Overnight - Sleeper Train (B, D)
Day 4: Aswan
Explore the Nubian city of Aswan with a guided walk of the local market and souq. Stunningly situated right on the Nile, a walk along the river corniche to view the many boats is a real treat, as is Aswan bazaar. Free afternoon. Overnight - Aswan (B)
The magnificent temple of Abu Simbel in Egypt
Day 5: Abu Simbel
Free morning or opt for the morning excursion to Abu Simbel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure; maybe relax by the pool, take a stroll along the Nile corniche or explore the ever lively market place. Overnight - Aswan (B)
Felucca boats on the River Nile
Aswan - Luxor. This morning we take a motor boat to cruise around and between the islands located on the Nile, before stopping at Sahal island where we visit a local village and school (if open); sometimes there is even a local football game in action. Lunch will be served in the home of an Egyptian family followed by the train north to Luxor, one of the world’s greatest open-air museums. The 4000 year old site of ancient Thebes, known today as Luxor, is our base for the next three days. Overnight - Luxor (B, L)
Girls in front of the Colossi of Memnon on Luxor's West Bank
This morning we visit Karnak Temple. More than a temple, Karnak is a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons, statuettes and obelisks. Built on a grand scale, Karnak is probably Egypt’s finest ancient temple. Free afternoon or wander along Luxor’s historic waterfront. This evening, we travel in horse-drawn carriages to the illuminated Temple of Luxor where we enjoy a tour in the cool evening air. Rest of evening free. Overnight - Luxor (B)
Egypt Tours - Karnak Temple and the Avenue of Sphinxes in Luxor
Today, we visit Luxor’s West Bank. The subject of countless documentaries, our destination this morning is the site made famous by the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb - the Valley of the Kings. Other exciting highlights of ancient Egypt include the Valley of the Queens, the imposing colonnaded temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the gigantic Colossi of Memnon. Returning to Luxor, enjoy free time. Overnight - Luxor (B)
Turtle swimming in the Red Sea
Day 9: Hurghada
Luxor - Hurghada. Bidding farewell to Luxor, we travel by road north-west to Hurghada, a coastal resort town on Egypt’s famous Red Sea coast. This evening, enjoy dinner at your 4 star hotel located near the beach. Overnight - Hurghada (B, D)
A group of Dahab divers in a zodiac on the Red Sea
Days 10 - 11: Red Sea relaxation
Why not pack your bathing suits, sun lotions and sun glasses and opt for a boat excursion on the Red Sea. Dropping the anchor at a location renowned for it’s safe snorkelling and swimming possibilities, you can opt to don mask, snorkel and fins for a great view of the colourful shoals of fish in the aquatic wonderland that is the Red Sea. After a day of swimming, snorkelling, sun tanning or relaxing, you’ll have no doubt worked up a healthy appetite - dinner is served up at the hotel. Overnight - Hurghada (B:2, D:2)
Day 12: Cairo
Hurghada - Cairo. Bidding farewell to beach, sun and sand, we journey by road back to Cairo. This evening at leisure. Overnight - Cairo (B)
Day 13: Cairo
Thursday. Tour ends after breakfast. Included onward transfer to airport. (B)

Visit the incredible temples of Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel Bolt On Abu Simbel, possibly the most awe-inspiring temple of all ancient Egypt, with its gigantic rock–cut façade, was created to revere the mighty ruler Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple, the 4 colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically staring out across the desert, seemingly since time began. Not to be missed!
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Cairo / Ends in: Cairo
  • Departs: Saturdays - year round
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:12, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 4
  • Hotel Rating: 4 - 5 star
  • Tour Guide: Yes, escorted by a tour guide
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On tour in Egypt. Pyramids, Nile cruising, Abu Simbel & Red Sea!

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