This compact adventure offers maximum Egypt at minimum cost. Stare in amazement at the pyramids and float down the Nile on a felucca. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you dine on traditional fare with a local family in a Nubian village. You'll enjoy basic accommodation and transport to the best sights. Walk through the Valley of the Kings or explore Karnak – it's your call. Don't just dream of Egypt, wake up in the "Land of the Pharaohs" and open your eyes to adventure.
Arrive at any time.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Take an orientation tour through the narrow alleys of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, with free time for shopping or people watching from a shisha café. Overnight train to Aswan.
For lunch, why not go local with a couple of falafel sandwiches, or take the chance to find out what kushari tastes like?
Free morning to explore Aswan. Opt to wander through the souk at your own pace, take a guided tour of the city, or visit the famous Philae Temple, it's your choice.
In the afternoon, board a felucca and sail down the Nile. Visit a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with locals.
Spend the day exploring Aswan. Take an optional trip to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.
Spend another day exploring Aswan. Opt to visit one of the most fascinating sights in the area, the Temple of Abu Simbel. Or continue exploring the city, including the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about Aswan's local people.
Sail the Nile on a felucca with a support boat. Sleep on board under the stars.
Feluccas are very basic traditional Nile sailboats and make for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable way to travel down the river. You sleep on the deck of the boat (mattresses and blankets are provided, but if you prefer something between you and the blankets, you will need a sleep sheet/sleeping bag liner of your own). Please note that the Felucca itself does not have toilets or showers, however we will have access to a private support boat, travelling in close proximity to our Felucca. This support boat is equipped with toilets and a shower (please bring a towel) and an area to eat your meals, leaving you stress free to enjoy this tranquil and traditional experience on the Nile.
Visit Kom Ombo Temple on the way to Luxor. Opt to visit Karnak Temple or discover Luxor at your own pace. Choose from taking a horse and carriage ride, to checking out the local bazaar, or visiting the Mummification Museum. The choice is yours!
Enjoy a free time to explore Luxor before an overnight train back to Cairo.
Tour ends upon arrival.
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It was a great trip I loved pretty much everything about it. Egypt is a beautiful place and the whole trip was overall fantastic and gave me a good overview of all the time periods of Egyptian life including the current day. Had a great mix of history and relaxation on the felucca. Would highly recommend this trip!!!!Overall Rating
Trip Name: Egypt on a Shoestring
Duration: 8 Days
From Price: $759
Supplier Tour ID: DPGE/126446
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