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11 Day Treasures of Egypt Tour with Nile Felucca Cruise & Flights

Cairo - Giza - Aswan - Kom-Ombo - Luxor - Valley of the Kings - Hurghada

Return international flights from Australia included

Hop on a traditional felucca boat & cruise the Nile!

2020 departure dates available

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From $2,999 Typically $3,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


Discover the treasures of Egypt on this magical tour.

Begin your adventure in Egypt's capital city - Cairo! Explore this enchanting city before making your way to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza. See the Great Sphinx and more before heading to Sakkara to see the first pyramid ever built. Fly to Aswan and begin your Nile quest by visiting the High Dam of Aswan and taking a short boat ride to Agilkia Island to explore the Temple of Isis at Philae. Hop on a Nile felucca cruise and enjoy some amazing views as you drift along one the world's oldest waterways before visiting the Temple of Kom Ombo and Luxor Temple. As you approach midway through your Egyptian adventure, tick off the world-famous Valley of the Kings from your bucket list, experience the Temple of Hatshepsut and more before driving to Hurghada on the Red Sea coast. Enjoy a free day in your luxury resort with plenty of activities on offer, including snorkelling and scuba diving. Next, make your way back to Cairo and visit Khan El Khalili, a bazaar with shisha bars and cafes! As your adventure draws close to an end, transfer to the airport for your flight home with a trove full of incredible memories. 

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11

Day 1

Australia Cairo

Today, depart Australia and fly to Cairo!

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Cairo

Upon your arrival at Cairo airport, you will be met by our local representative. You will then be transferred to your hotel, where your Egyptologist tour guide, who will accompany you for the duration of the tour, will brief you about the incredible experiences in store for you over the next few days of the tour!

Accommodation: Oasis Hotel or similar, Cairo

Meals included: none

Day 3

Giza Pyramids & Great Sphinx Sakkara 

This morning you will experience the icons of ancient Egypt! Your Egyptologist guide will accompany you to the Giza pyramid complex, where you can see the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx. We'll then visit Sakkara to see the unique step pyramid of Zoser (also known as Djoser), the first ever pyramid, constructed of six tombs built on top of each other.

Accommodation: Oasis Hotel or similar, Cairo

Meals included: breakfast

Day 4

Cairo Philae Aswan

Early this morning you will be transferred to the airport for a short internal flight down to Aswan. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and have some time to freshen up, before we begin our Nile quest by visiting the High Dam of Aswan, where your guide will explain to you how the construction of the dam and subsequent creation of Lake Nasser required the relocation of the Nubian people and several important historical monuments, including Abu Simbel, which you have the opportunity to visit tomorrow. We'll then take a short boat ride to Agilkia Island to explore the Temple of Isis at Philae. Built during the Ptolemaic Kingdom (305 BC to 30 BC), the temple is dedicated to Isis, one of the oldest goddesses of ancient Egypt and worshipped as the paragon of motherly virtues. It is believed that the last Egyptian hieroglyph was written on the island of Philae in the late fourth century.

Accommodation: Corniche Hotel or similar, Aswan

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5

Nile Felucca Cruise

This morning you have the option of joining an optional excursion to Abu Simbel, two massive temples built into the rock on the western bank of Lake Nasser. The temple complex is part of the Nubian Monuments UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the iconic relief figures were carved during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC. After breakfast, we'll check aboard our felucca. Sit back, relax and enjoy the amazing views as we navigate the River Nile on a traditional felucca wooden sailing boat. The covered deck provides shade, and also has comfortable mattresses, making it the perfect place to relax while drifting along one of the world's oldest waterways.

Accommodation: Nile Felucca Boat 

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6

Kom-Ombo Luxor 

This morning we'll reach the Temple of Kom-Ombo, a unique 'double' temple dedicated to both the crocodile god Sobek, and the falcon god Haroeris (Horus). After some time to explore the temple, we'll head to the East bank of Luxor, to experience the massive Karnak Temple and the historic Luxor Temple.

Accommodation: Lotus Hotel or similar, Luxor

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7

Valley of the Kings Hurghada

This morning we'll start our tour of the west bank of Luxor with the world-famous Valley of the Kings, where you can enter some of the incredible tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs, such as King Tutankhamen. We'll then get to experience the Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir El Bahary), the mortuary temple of the only Pharaoh Queen that ruled Egypt. The day will finish off with a visit to the great Colossi of Memnon, the last remains of Amenophis III’s temple. We'll then take our air-conditioned private bus to Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, where we'll be staying in a luxurious, all-inclusive resort.

Accommodation: Grand Seas Resort or similar, Hurghada

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8

Hurghada

This is a free day for you to enjoy however you wish. The resort in Hurghada offers a large swimming pool complex, long sandy beaches and all-inclusive food and drink; total relaxation awaits! Alternatively, you can choose to take part in any number of water sport activities, including full-day snorkelling and scuba diving excursions. The seas around Hurghada offer some of the best coral reef dive spots in the world, giving the opportunity to see many colourful fish species, including the Red Sea Clownfish, Emperor Angelfish, Picasso Trigger Fish and Moray Eels.

Accommodation: Grand Seas Resort or similar, Hurghada

Meals included: breakfast

Day 9

Hurghada Cairo

This morning we'll take an air-conditioned private minibus back to Cairo. After some time to freshen up at our hotel, we'll visit the Egyptian museum to learn more about the country's incredible ancient history, followed by the old city of Cairo where you can explore Khan El Khalili, a bazaar crammed with souvenir shops, cafés and shisha bars.

Accommodation: Oasis Hotel or similar, Cairo 

Meals included: breakfast

Day 10

Cairo Australia

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for your flight back to Australia

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Day 11

Australia

Arrive home today!

Meals included: inflight only 

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide*, Perth*, Hobart*, Darwin* or Canberra* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Etihad Airways (subject to availability)
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis with private bathroom facilities
  • Overnight traditional felucca boat Nile cruise 
  • Domestic flight from Cairo to Aswan
  • Meals as indicated: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Services of an Egyptology tour leader 
  • Transfers between airport and hotel
  • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned private coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour guides
  • Guided sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Service and local taxes

 

Accommodation

Cairo - Oasis Hotel or similar

Aswan - Corniche Hotel or similar

Luxor - Lotus Hotel or similar

Nile River Cruise - Felucca Boat  

Hurghada - Grand Seas Resort or similar

Exclusions

  • Visas, where required
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Tips (driver, representative & guide) are optional at an extra $10 per person per day.

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $699.

Looking to save on the single supplement? Join our Facebook group - Solo Traveldreamers to connect with other solo travellers or call us on 1300 350 263.

 

Extra Services

Looking to arrive early or stay late post-tour? Call on 1300 350 263 or email us at info@traveldream.com.au to inquire.

More details also available under Extra Services during checkout.

Departure Dates


MAR 2020
06 th
Friday 06 Mar 2020  ‐  Monday 16 Mar 2020
MAR 2020
13 th
Friday 13 Mar 2020  ‐  Monday 23 Mar 2020
MAR 2020
20 th
Friday 20 Mar 2020  ‐  Monday 30 Mar 2020
MAR 2020
27 th
Friday 27 Mar 2020  ‐  Monday 06 Apr 2020
MAY 2020
01 st
Friday 01 May 2020  ‐  Monday 11 May 2020

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