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Nubian Adventure

Package Type : Public
9 Days - 8 Nights
EGY
from : 975 USD

Run Dates: Jan - 2021

Discover the secrets of Egypt with this 9-day tour which takes you all of the way up the Nile into Upper Egypt. You start in Cairo with a visit to the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx before heading to Aswan where we visit the island temple of Philae and you have the option of an incredible trip to the temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel. You will then start your traditional Nile felucca cruise down the river on your way to Luxor in the Nile Valley, with support en-route from our facilities boat with on board toilet, showers and massage deck. Once in Luxor you will visit some amazing temples and the tombs of the Valley of the Kings before heading back to Cairo. This tour ticks almost all of the major boxes for a holiday to Egypt and is regularly our most popular Egypt tour!
Group size: Min: 2 | Max: 18
Start location: Cairo, Egypt
End location: Cairo, Egypt
Departs On: Saturday
Meals: Breakfasts - 8, Lunches - 2, Dinners - 3

package Highlights
1 Night in Aswan hotel
Qualified Egyptoligist tourist guide .
Meet at airport Upon arrival .
All transfers by air condition vehicle
English speaking Tour guide/leader
Meals mentioned in the itinerary
2 Nights sleeper train .
2 Nights in Cairo hotel .
1 Night in Luxor Hotel .
1 Night on Nile Felucca
Holiday included sights
Giza Pyramids Egyptian museum Synagogue of Ben Ezra Cave Church Citadel of Saladin Kaitbay Citadel Karnak Temple Luxor Temple Hatshepsut Temple Valley of the Kings Colossi of Memnun Philae Temple High Dam Edfu Temple Khan el khalili market

Includes

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers in private AC vehicles
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Overnight sleeper train in private twin-berth cabins (flight upgrades available)
  • Sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Services of a local Egyptologist guide for all sightseeing tours
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Excludes

  • International flights (available on request)
  • Visa fees (available on arrival for most nationalities)
  • Travel insurance (compulsory
  • available on request)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Tipping kitty (allow US$45)
  • Entrance fees (allow approx. US$105)
  • Travel insurance
  • Any other items not mentioned above

Itinerary:

Day 01 – Arrival Cairo

Meet at Cairo airport upon arrival by Delta Egypt representative who will assist you through airport customs and formalities. You will be escorted immediately to your hotel by Delta air conditioned modern fleet. Meet up with your tour guide and tour manager to review your holiday itinerary and confirm pick-up times for each tour. 
Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Welcome Drink

Day 02 – Giza Pyramids & Egyptian museum

After Breakfast
you will be accompanied by your friendly expert Egyptologist guide to explore the City of Cairo. Transfer to Giza plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one remains, Giza plateau where rise the three pyramids of Cheops, chephren & Mycrenios which is considered an awesome man made structure constructed of giant stone blocks & nearly the Sphinx, The steadfast guard of the land of pharaohs, featuring the mask of Chephren & the body of a Lion keeps watch over them. Transfer to visit the Egyptian museum where you can see 250.000 piece of art dated back to 5000 years ago. The most important display is the fabulous treasures of TuAnk Amon especially the solid golden mask.
Transfer to the railway station to travel to Aswan by sleeper train. 
Overnight in train 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 03 - Aswan, Nubian Village, Philae Temple

This morning we arrive in Aswan and transfer to our hotel overlooking the Nile which is at its most picturesque. We continue our tour this afternoon to visit the world famous High Dam, and engineering miracle, it was built in 1960 & it provides electricity and irrigation for the whole of Egypt. Then enjoy a short boat trip to Agilika Island to visit Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis and it includes various shrines and sanctuaries. The evening is then free to look around Aswan's spice and general markets, and to walk up and down the popular Corniche, on the banks of the Nile.
Overnight in Aswan hotel 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04 - Aswan, felucca cruise

After breakfast,
We board our traditional Nile felucca at lunchtime to enjoy an afternoon sailing down the Nile. Floating down the Nile on a felucca is one of Egypt's most enjoyable activities and you'll be able to watch local rural Egyptian life pass you by on the banks of the river as you drift past. Our Nubian crew will sail the boat and entertain you on the way, as well as preparing meals for you. Our separate facilities boat will join with us from time to time during the day and moor up with us at night. This boat has a welcome toilet and showers on board as well as a hygienic kitchen where the crew will prepare a delicious evening meal. You sleep on the deck of the boat tonight (mattresses, blankets and mosquito nets provided).
Overnight on board felucca
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 05 - Felucca, Edfu, Luxor temple

After breakfast
on-board we bid farewell to our felucca crew and visit the nearby temple Edfu before continuing on north to Luxor. The town of Luxor is built on and around the ancient site of Thebes, and boasts the largest concentration of ancient ruins in the Nile Valley, if not the world. To the west of the Nile lies the City of the Dead, with its mortuary temples and rock-hewn tombs, whilst to the east lie the Temples of Luxor and Karnak. This evening we'll take a walking tour of the smaller Luxor Temple which is right in the middle of town and beautifully lit up at night.
Overnight in Luxor hotel 
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 06 - Luxor, West Bank tour, free time

After breakfast
Tour to visit the west Bank of the Nile, the Valley of the Kings, which was a complex of burial chambers for the pharaohs from Tutmose 1. Then tour to visit the Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon, the two gigantic statues. Your afternoon is then free to relax and enjoy the facilities of your 5-star hotel on the banks of the Nile. You can also explore Luxor further, do some shopping or browsing in the market, visit the mummification museum or enjoy a felucca trip to nearby Banana Island. 
Overnight in Luxor hotel 
Meals: Breakfast, 

Day 07 - Luxor, Karnak temple

After breakfast.
Tour to visit the east bank of the Nile, the temple of Luxor & the temple of Karnak which were linked together by an avenue ram-headed Sphinxes. Rightly justifying the Luxor’s reputation as the largest open air museum and one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world. Later this evening we transfer to the station for the overnight sleeper train back to Cairo.
Overnight on train 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 08 - Cairo, back streets of the Khan-el-Khalili bazzar

We arrive back into Cairo this morning and transfer to our hotel. Most of the day is then free to explore Cairo as you choose or you may take an optional tour. These include a city tour in Cairo which visits Coptic Cairo, the Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque, or a half day tour to Saqqara, Dashour and Memphis to learn more about the history and evolution of pyramid building. Another full day option further afield includes a trip into the desert outside Cairo to see the World Heritage Site of the Valley of the Whales at Wadi Rayan. In the late afternoon we take a guided walk through the back streets and bazaars in central Cairo. We'll walk through the huge Bab al-Futuh gateway and explore streets dedicated to metalwork, spices, pottery, fabric, jewelery and anything else you can imagine as we gradually enter the more touristy Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. We'll have time for a break to try some tea and a shisha pipe and perhaps enjoy an early dinner of Egypt's unofficial national dish, Kushari before returning to our hotel.
Overnight in Cairo hotel 
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 09 - Final departure

After breakfast 
Transfer to Cairo airport for final departure.
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:
Steigenberger Nile Palace

Our Location :Luxor

Steigenberger hotel is situated in the heart of Luxor and provides modern accommodation with stunning views of the Nile. The spacious rooms are air conditioned and feature satellite TV. Some have a balcony and all are filled with natural light.

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Sleeper train

Our Location :Cairo - luxor - Aswan

On the sleeper train you have a private twin-berthed cabin, which features two large seats; fold down beds with mattress, sheets, pillow, blanket; storage locker and wash basin. An airline style evening meal and breakfast are included.

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Hilton Golf Pyramids

Our Location :Cairo

Hilton Pyramids Golf offers warm hospitality within a fantastic Central 6th of October, Hilton offers spacious modern rooms, Rooms are fully air conditioned and large free form outdoor pool

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Tolip

Our Location :Aswan

5 Stars Hotel, Helnan Aswan Situated on the Nile River Hotel offers beautiful views of the Nile and all rooms and chalets are furnished in a homey style

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Nile Felucca

Our Location :Luxor & Aswan

Feluccas are very basic traditional Nile sailboats and make for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable way to travel down the river.

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