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Pyramids, Temples and the Nile: the Ultimate Egypt ExperienceFrom Cairo to Aswan, follow in the footsteps of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs.
Starts AtCairo
Ends AtAswan
Duration10 days
Group SizeMaximum 16
Physical Rating
Light
Style
Discovery
Starts AtCairo
Ends AtAswan
Duration10 days
Group SizeMaximum 16
Physical Rating
Light
Style
Discovery
Secure Payment
If you’d like to book or enquire about one of our trips, get in touch with our travel experts.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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COVID-19 Safety MeasuresBookings made by 30 October 2021 for travel before 28 February 2022 are covered by our Ultimate Covid Booking Booking Guarantee: if Covid-19 regulations change your plans, we'll rebook you for free. Find out more. Covid-19 safety measures are in place on all our trips. Read more details.

About Your Trip

Step back in time on this epic 10-day voyage of discovery through Egypt. After the unforgettable experience of exploring the Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Giza and browsing the stalls of the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar in the historic centre of Cairo, continue your journey south, first by sleeper train and then by luxury cruise ship on the Nile. Marvel at ancient temples, kayak on the river and sip cocktails on a felucca – a traditional Egyptian sailboat. Wrap up your trip in Aswan, where you’ll enjoy an authentic Nubian dinner on your final evening.

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Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Gaze in awe at the Great Pyramid and Sphinx of Giza
  • 2
    Discover the overlooked architectural wonders of Cairo's historic centre
  • 3
    Explore the ancient Luxor Temple illuminated by candlelight
  • 4
    Enjoy a cocktail party on a traditional felucca at sunset
  • 5
    Cruise down the Nile on a luxury ship
  • 6
    Experience authentic Nubian hospitality and cuisine
  • 7
    Kayak down the Nile, exploring the islands of Aswan
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Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Nine nights twin-share accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Eight breakfasts, five lunches, six dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Sphinx and Giza Pyramids visit
  • Grand Egyptian Museum entry
  • Morning yoga session
  • Moez Street entry
  • Khan Al-Khalili bazaar
  • Abdelzahers bookbinding store visit
  • Dendera Temple visit
  • Luxor Temple tour
  • Valley of the Kings entry
  • Tutankhamun Tomb entry
  • Hatshepsut Temple entry
  • Colossi of Memnon visit
  • Karnak Temple visit
  • Souq of Luxor walking tour
  • Kom Ombo Temple visit
  • Felucca sunset cocktail party
  • River Nile kayaking

Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Cairo West Hotel, CairoThis newly opened luxury hotel is situated in an elevated part of the city with spectacular views of the Giza Pyramids. Featuring a pool, spa and fitness centre, it’s an ideal base from which to explore the iconic landmarks of Cairo.
Sleeper Train, Giza to LuxorSee Egypt from a different perspective on the overnight train from Giza to Luxor. Watch the urban sprawl give way to open countryside as you journey 500km (311mi) south – a fascinating window into rural Egypt. The compact cabins contain bunk beds, wash basins and charging ports.
Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor, LuxorFrequented by numerous royals and celebrities over the years, this British colonial-era hotel on the eastern bank of the Nile provides elegant, spacious rooms. Take a dip in the heated swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens.
Mayfair Nile Cruise, NileSail down the Nile in style on this five-star luxury ship, featuring 74 comfortable art deco cabins, all fitted with either French or full balconies. Take advantage of the swimming pool, jacuzzis, sauna and steam room after a long day of exploration.
Anakato Nubian Houses, AswanExperience authentic Nubian hospitality and cuisine at this charming riverside retreat in Gharb Soheil village, 25 minutes from Aswan by motor boat. These colourfully decorated houses offer air conditioned rooms with picturesque views in a tranquil setting, away from the city centre.

Covid Safety

Your safety and wellbeing are our top priority, so we’ve put the following measures in place on all our TRIPS:
  • Our average group size is 10 people (max 18), which gives you all the security of being in a group whilst avoiding a crowd.
  • Our private vehicles have daily assigned seating, and every day they undergo deep cleaning of all surfaces.
  • Where possible, we use small/ boutique accommodation – this means fewer guests and reduced exposure to other travellers.
  • We require all accommodation providers to share protocols around the extra health and hygiene measures they are taking.
  • Included activities are exclusive to our group wherever possible, to minimise contact with others.
  • Covid-19 negative test results or vaccine certificates may be required. Please check the entry requirements for the destination you are travelling to. Our travel experts can assist you in finding this information.
  • We recommend you confirm all guidance on official government sites and check that you are able to travel with your travel insurance issuer. Your travel insurance may be invalidated if you travel against government advice. Our travel experts can assist you in finding this information.

Important Info

  • You must be aged 25 years or over to join this trip.
  • Please be sure to check whether or not you need a visa to enter the country you're travelling to. Please refer to our Booking Terms & Conditions for further information.
  • If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or accessibility requirements, please notify our Customer Support team as soon as possible.
  • We won't charge you extra if you travel alone – you'll be allocated a twin room with another traveller of the same gender.
  • To upgrade to a private room, share a room with a friend, or book pre- and post-trip accommodation and/or airport transfers, please contact our Customer Support team.
  • Please be aware that travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers.
  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. While unlikely, these changes can happen due to circumstances beyond our control. We will always do our best to ensure minimal impact on your experience.
  • Please be aware images on this page are for illustrative purposes and may not reflect your itinerary exactly.
  • Customers who have booked a single room, please note this excludes the night spent on the sleeper train from Cairo to Luxor on Day 3, where you will share a twin cabin with a traveller of the same gender.
  • Anakato in Aswan is a homestay and therefore facilities are more basic than other hotels within the itinerary.

Additional Info

Secure Payment
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Chat to our teamIf you’d like to book or enquire about one of our trips, get in touch with our travel experts.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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