Old Egypt Unplugged - 10 days


Essential Egypt! Pyramids, temples and the Valley of the Kings, combined with four days of blissful Red Sea relaxation in Dahab. Consider extending your stay with a 5 day bolt-on to Jordan and the rose red City of Petra!

Our Egypt Unplugged - 10 day tour departs weekly till 04 July 2012. If travelling AFTER 04 July, please see our New Egypt Unplugged - 11 day tour with similar touring arrangements.

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
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 myraid 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 seater train to Luxor. Opt for a sleeper cabin upgrade, if you desire. Overnight - Train (B)
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Zhoser's step pyramid at Saqqara
Arrival and check into our hotel. Time to explore Luxor on foot following the waterside corniche or maybe stop for drink at one of the many Nile side cafes and tea houses. Tonight, an optional visit is offered to view Temple of Luxor at night. Book and pay locally. Remainder of the evening at leisure. Overnight - Luxor (B)
Girls in front of the Colossi of Memnon on Luxor's West Bank
Luxor - Dahab. Why not watch the sunrise from the heady heights of a hot air balloon - take the optional hot air balloon ride over Luxor and see it come alive in the morning sun. Early today, we visit Luxor’s famous West Bank. The twin seated statues known as the Colossi of Memnon represent the first view of what is to come. We then visit the legendary Valleys of the Kings and the imposing ramped and limestone - colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was one of only 3 Egyptian ruling queens. Perhaps 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. Taking a break, we later visit the colossal Temple of Karnak.

This evening, we travel by overnight bus to Dahab via Hurghada. Option to foresake the overnight bus journey and upgrade with our Luxor to Dahab Flight Bolt-on! Overnight - Bus journey (B)
The beach at Dahab on the Red Sea
Day 5: Dahab
Arrival and hotel check-in in our great hotel. SCUBA diving, snorkelling, sun-worshipping, horse-riding, chilling, shopping - take your pick. You’ve 4 whole days to do as you want. Today is spent at leisure. Overnight - Dahab (B)
Days 6 - 8: Plenty to offer!
Enjoy time at leisure in Dahab. Optional activities (book and pay locally) include a snorkelling excursion to the Blue Hole. 80 metres deep, the Blue Hole boasts an abundance of colourful coral, fish and marine life. Most of the aquatic species live within the first 5 metres beneath the sea level, allowing even the novice a fantastic display of the underwater world.

You can also opt for an energetic climb to the summit of Mt Sinai and visit St Katherine's Monastery or camel and jeep treks into the surrounding Sinai Desert.

If you would like to extend your stay in Dahab, consider our exciting range of 4 day dive bolt-ons or hop over to Jordan for a 5 day middle eastern treat on our Petra & Wadi Rum bolt-on. Overnight - Dahab (B:3)
Woman sunbathing by the coast in Dahab
Dahab - Cairo. Very early this morning, approx 6am, we bid farewell to Dahab and travel back to Cairo and enjoy a guided visit to the Egyptian Museum.

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, commonly referred to as the Egyptian Museum is home to an extensive collection of some 120 000 ancient Egyptian antiquities, with a representative amount on display and the remainder in storerooms. Opt to visit the Royal Mummy Room, where 9 royal mummies from the New Kingdom are displayed. Overnight - Cairo (B)
Day 10: Cairo
Thursday. Cairo - breakfast. Hotel check out and included onward transfer to airport. (B)

Temples, Tombs & Treasury

Combine our Egypt Unplugged tour with a 5 day trip to Jordan Visit the stunning Rose City of Petra, opt for a dip in the Dead Sea and 4x4 through the picturesque desertscape of Wadi Rum. See our 14 day Temples, Tombs & Treasury tour for more details!
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Cairo / Ends in: Cairo
  • Departs: Tuesday - year round
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:9, Lunch: 0, Dinner: 0
  • Hotel Rating: 4 - 5 star
  • Tour Guide: Yes
The On The Go Theatre
On tour in Egypt. Pyramids, Nile cruising, Abu Simbel & Red Sea!