Traditional felucca boat | Egypt
FROM: R5,900 pp

Travelling from Cairo to Luxor, take in the highlights of ancient Egypt. Gaze in awe at the legendary Pyramids of Giza and explore elaborate royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca, see Aswan's Philae Temple and more on this 8 day Egyptian adventure.

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Cairo - Marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the Egyptian Museum
Luxor - Roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
Nile felucca cruising - Sail the River Nile on board a traditional felucca and spend two nights sleeping on deck under a blanket of stars
Luxor West Bank - Discover exquisite tombs at the Valley of the Kings, see the towering Colossi of Memnon and explore the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Aswan - Take a boat ride out to romantic Philae Temple
Kom Ombo - Visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo


Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 8
Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
Ave group size: 16 persons
5 nights 3-4 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck)
Touring - Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor, Aswan and Kom Ombo
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$80-100pp, paid in local currency
Tipping Kitty: USD$60-80pp, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Local Payment: GBP£150pp (or USD equivalent) paid locally


Day 1


Saturday. Welcome to Egypt. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport you’ll be met and transferred to our start hotel. Spend the rest of the day either relaxing after your journey or exploring Egypt’s bustling capital.

Traveller arriving early may wish to book our Backstreets of Cairo tour which visits lesser known highlights of the capital including Tahrir Square, the hub of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Alternatively, if you have a few days to further explore, consider our other tour add-ons.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara & Khan el-Khalili Market

After breakfast, our first stop is the Giza Plateau to visit one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. The legendary Pyramids of Giza were constructed over 4,500 years ago to protect the mummies and treasures of pharaohs. Of the three pyramids, Cheops is the largest and it’s thought that it would have taken 100,000 workers over 20 years to build. If you’re looking for a real Arabian experience, you have the option of a camel ride across the sands of Giza.

Following our exploration of the pyramids and marvelling at the iconic Sphinx, we take a visit to the necropolis of Saqqara to see Zhoser’s Step Pyramid. Dating back to around 2,700 BC, this is the world’s earliest stone monument. Constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect, this structure became the template that all future pyramids were based on. We complete our day souvenir shopping at the bustling Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Egyptian Museum

Cairo - Luxor. This morning we head to the Egyptian Museum which houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts. Amongst the incredible array of antiquities, we’ll see the golden treasures of King Tutankhamun including his famous funerary mask. We then board our coach to travel the 9 hour journey south to Luxor. Pack cards, music and a good book - enjoy a game of cards and get to know your fellow travellers whilst taking in the changing countryside during our journey.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Famed Valley of the Kings

Luxor - Aswan. Our first stop this morning is Luxor’s West Bank where we see the Colossi of Memnon, which are two imposing 18-metre-high statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, and explore the incredible tomb strewn Valley of the Kings and the colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut. Surrounded by rugged limestone cliffs, this dazzling temple rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces.

The Valley of the Kings was the site for royal burials for centuries and is studded with elaborate tombs including that of famous King Tutankhamun. These tombs housed the mummies of mighty pharaohs as they awaited passage into the afterlife. After exploring, we spend the remainder of the afternoon continuing our journey south to Aswan.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Philae Temple, Felucca sailing & optional Abu Simbel excursion

Aswan - Nile Felucca Cruise. Today there is an optional early morning excursion to the magnificent temple of Abu Simbel, the entrance of which is guarded by four colossal statues of King Ramses II. We then embark on a short boat ride to Agilika Island where we’ll enjoy a tour of stunning Philae Temple, which was dedicated to the goddess Isis.

In the afternoon, we board our traditional felucca for a 2-night journey along Africa’s longest river. Feluccas are sailboats that have plied the River Nile since ancient times. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in the sun, then at night sleep under the stars on the felucca deck.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Felucca sailing

Nile Felucca Sailing - Kom Ombo. Today we enjoy a full day sailing the Nile, soaking up the sunshine and scenery. Take a refreshing swim if you like and wave at the locals as we glide by. We then enjoy another magical night on deck under a blanket of stars.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Kom Ombo Temple

Kom Ombo - Luxor. Today we disembark at Kom Ombo to explore the riverside temple which honours the ancient Egyptian crocodile god - Sobek. We then journey back to Luxor and this evening, on offer is an optional guided night tour of extraordinary Luxor Temple. Illuminated by hundreds of lights, the temple is at its most spectacular in the evening (book/pay locally).
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 8

The vast Temple of Karnak

We spend our final morning enjoying a guided tour of the vast Temple of Karnak. The oldest buildings of this religious complex dates back around 4,000 years and today it is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Covering an area of more than 100 hectares, the complex is larger than some ancient cities.

We end our tour with an included transfer to Luxor Airport. To make sure you have time to visit Karnak Temple please book your flight to depart after 2pm today. Alternatively, we can book post tour accommodation if you’d like to extend your stay and explore more of this ancient and wonderous city.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' is compulsory for solo travellers or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room and the amount needs to be added to the per person price. The single supplement offers the comfort of your own room and is also available to any other person wanting their own room.

Local payment - GBP£150pp (or USD equivalent) paid locally

Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.

Extra Prices

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Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
Post Tour Accommodation - Luxor


The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Oasis Hotel, Cairo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just a stone's throw from the Pyramids, the Oasis Hotel is a classic Egyptian hotel with beautiful expansive gardens. Rooms are very spacious with comfortable beds and fantastic en suite facilities. Wi-Fi is available and the buffet breakfast offers a good spread. In the evening the outdoor pool and fountains are lit up making the restaurant and bar the perfect place to spend an evening sipping on a cold glass of beer.

Grand Pyramids Hotel , Cairo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Not far from the mysterious Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids, you’ll find the Grand Pyramids Hotel. Its guestrooms are spacious and generously sized, offering views of either the pyramids, gardens or swimming pool. Dine on either international cuisine in the buffet-style restaurant or savour some traditional Italian fare in the candlelit Lucciano. With a spa offering a sauna, steam room and revitalising massage treatments, there’s no shortage of opportunities for you to unwind and relax after a day of sightseeing.

Citymax Hotel Aswan, Aswan

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Located right on the banks of the river Nile, the Citymax Aswan offers an outdoor pool with fantastic views across the water. Connected to a nearby shopping centre, you're also just a short walk from the beautiful Feryal Gardens. All rooms are spacious with private bathrooms and modern amenities including a television and air conditioning. Free WiFi is available in the public areas and a restaurant serves meals throughout the day.

Felucca Sailing, Felucca Cruise

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: N/A

Feluccas are simple, traditional Egyptian sailboats that have plied the Nile since ancient times. Feluccas come in varying sizes and can sleep 20 persons comfortably. The boat’s deck is draped with soft colourful cushions that serve as your lounging area during the day and as your sleeping area at night. Our felucca is equipped with a flush toilet and basin for hand washing. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag/sheet (or hire for a nominal cost) and a towel with you. The crew, as well as being experienced sailors, are responsible for the preparation of included meals which are served onboard.

Aracan Hotel, Luxor

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Offering a prime location in the centre of Luxor, this 4-star hotel is close to top attractions including the Luxor Museum and Luxor Temple. Surrounded by manicured gardens, the contemporary-style guestrooms are well-equipped with air conditioning, a minibar and a balcony overlooking the garden or River Nile. Guests can enjoy a rich breakfast, lunch and dinner in the sun-lit restaurant or outdoors by the resort style pool. There you’ll also find a poolside bar and sun deck, so you can enjoy a cocktail or two as you soak up the rays.

Iberotel Luxor, Luxor

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Centrally located in Luxor, this hotel is set on the banks of the River Nile and the perfect base for exploring this city’s ancient wonders. The spacious guestrooms are air-conditioned and you can enjoy breath-taking views out to the Hills of Thebes from your private balcony. A generous daily breakfast is served featuring cereals, omelettes, fresh pastries and more. But this hotel’s most unique feature is its heated pool, which has been designed to float on top of the River Nile.


Travellers have rated this tour as 4.5 out of 5 based on 4 recent reviews

I did the tour through my travel agent but i think next time, i should contact them directly but The overall tour was amazing and educational. the only issue i had was the accommodation in Cairo

• Submitted 23 Nov 2019

This was our first group tour ever and my family and I are greatly impressed and grateful this was our first experience as we had a complete blast! MoMo, our tour guide, made the trip, he went above and beyond to accommodate everyone one on the tour. He was also extremely knowledgeable, humorous and very patient with everyone. I can't say enough positive things, because of our outstanding experience we would definitely consider another group tour with On The Go. MoMo, you're the best.

• Submitted 13 Jul 2019

Tour was great - Dino was knowledgeable (which is super important for a trip like this), personable and overall outstanding. There were some details that I put on the feedback form but I loved the trip.

• Submitted 21 Feb 2019

Naser was a fantastic guide! He was patient when people were late, very knowledgeable about history, and super friendly.

• Submitted 21 Jan 2019

In Brief

Trip Type
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 32
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star
Local Payment
GBP£150pp (or USD equivalent) paid locally
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
Click to play videoThe city of Cairo at the end of a dusty path in front of the setting sun
Click to play videoThe entrance to the ancient city of Luxor
Ancient ruins standing majestically against the sky in Aswan
Click to play videoA felucca sailboat gliding across the water
Ancient ruins standing majestically against the sky in Aswan

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I did the tour through my travel agent but i think next time, i should contact them directly but The overall tour was amazing and educational. the only issue i had was the accommodation in Cairo

Yvonne Ntisa
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