• A hawker selling his clothing wares in one of Egypts many markets.

Delve Deep: Egypt

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Trip Overview

TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. The pyramids, the Sphinx, the Nile... they’re all here. But where are you? You’ve seen them in books. You’ve seen them in documentaries. You’ve seen them in movie after movie after movie. But experiencing them in real life = a whole different level of AMAZING. Ancient, archaeological and wall-to-wall ICONIC, this sure as hell isn’t your average holiday. But then – you’re not your average traveller.

Worth noting…
Psst! All our Egyptian Topdeck Trip Leaders are qualified Egyptologists. Meaning? You’re gonna have more fact-filled days than you can poke a mummified finger at. This trip includes an overnight stay aboard a traditional felucca sailing boat – don’t forget to pack a sleeping bag. Sweet!

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip itinerary

  1. Cairo (Egypt)

    1

    This is your chance to delve deeper, to explore more. To experience a new and exotic destination to the absolute fullest. Ladies and gents - welcome to Egypt. Spot your Topdeck Rep at the airport (hint: they're holding a placard with your name on it). Then: dump your stuff at the hotel and meet your fellow explorers by the pool. Tonight, we'll dig into our first included group dinner at a local restaurant. Time to talk tombs, swap pharaoh facts, and discover how many times everyone's watched The Mummy.

    • Included Today
      • Airport transfers
    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Cairo – Overnight coach to Aswan

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  3. Aswan

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  4. Aswan, including Abu Simbel

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  5. Aswan – Felucca Sailing

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  6. Felucca Sailing – Luxor

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  7. Luxor – Hurghada

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  8. Hurghada – Cairo

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  9. Cairo

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What's included

Included experiences

  • - Visit the Egyptian Museum
  • - Walking tour of the pyramids and Sphinx with Trip Leader
  • - Visit Aswan Bazaar
  • - Kayaking on the Nile
  • - Visit the Temples of Abu Simbel
  • - Overnight stay on a traditional Felucca (sleeping bag recommended)
  • - Visit the Valley of the Kings
  • - Visit the Temple of Hatshepsut
  • - Visit the Colossi of Memnon

Accommodation

- 6 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double), 1 night aboard a felucca sailboat, 1 night aboard an overnight coach

Transport

- Air-conditioned minicoach. Traditional felucca sailboat.

Optional activities

- FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.

- Visit the Temple of Isis in Philae: from 45 USD

- Watch the Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple: from 55 USD

- Visit a Nubian village (with traditional Nubian dinner): from 20 USD

- Visit Kom Ombo Temple: prices available locally

- Visit Edfu Temple: prices available locally

- Visit Karnak Temple: from 35 USD

- Experience the Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show: from 45 USD

- Locally guided tour of Hurghada: from 30 USD

- Hurghada snorkelling boat trip: from 90 USD

OTHER INFORMATION

Important note on Ramadan 

As many Middle Eastern countries are of Islamic faith, it is important to note many restaurants and shops will either be closed or operating on reduced hours during Ramadan. As a result, some optional and included activities on your trip may be affected. Ramadan, which dates vary depending on your year of travel, is an incredibly important and sacred month for Muslims. When equipped with some basic knowledge, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in this special tradition and experience all its highlights.

Felucca Sailing 

Feluccas are traditional wooden sailing boats that have been used as transport up and down the Nile for centuries. Meaning? No motors. No cabins. No hairdryers. The boat’s broad canvas sails offer shade and protection from the elements by day. And by night, we’ll sleep outdoors on comfy mattresses – so don’t forget a sleeping bag. And for other... things? DW there’s toilets and somewhere for you to freshen up on board. All meals are prepared by the felucca crew aboard the boat.

During winter months it can get cold on the river, especially at night. So, it’s a good idea to bring a jacket or warm windcheater during these months.

Views & Reviews

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  • Anonymous June 2024

    Mostly good. Guide Yassur was fantastic. Accommodation great, places fantastic. Transport left a lot to be desired

  • Chantell Za April 2024

    The Top Deck Delve Deep Egypt Tour was a trip of a lifetime. The price for what was included was remarkable, and the sensationally knowledgeable tour guide we received for the trip really took the trip to the next level. The hotels were all clean and safe, the hotel staff were lovely, and the hotel food was divine. The local cuisine was incredible and i miss it dearly!

    The locations and attractions we visited were truly breathtaking, the fact that Top Deck was able to organise for us to see and do so much in such a short amount of time is truly amazing. The entire trip ran smoothly and according to plan.

    Our sensational tour guide Mohammed Ali was fluent in English, Arabic and also Italian. His knowledge of not only the sites we visited but also Egypt as a whole was astounding. Mohammed was friendly, respectful, caring and had great communication skills.

    If I were to return to Egypt I would request Mohammed as my tour guide and I would complete another Top Deck Tour again.

    As I say goodbye to this remarkable country, I just want to take a moment to appreciate how magnificent it is.

    A country so culturally rich and diverse, where you can experience the city/desert/ocean/greenery all within 1 short holiday. A country full of hidden treasures and incredible food everywhere you go. A country who despite its economic struggles, continues to grow and develop. A country full of the most beautiful and kind people, who value and appreciate tourists, and who for the most part just want to hear about our country and hear us speak.

    I cannot recommend Egypt more highly to anyone wanting to delve in to a country so beautiful as it is diverse.

  • Anonymous March 2024
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