• 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)


    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

  3. Aswan

  4. Aswan, including Abu Simbel

  5. Aswan – Felucca Sailing

  6. Felucca Sailing – Luxor

  7. Luxor – Hurghada

  8. Hurghada – Cairo

  9. Cairo


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


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


- 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 57 USD

- Watch the Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple: from 50 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 25 USD

- Experience the Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show: from 40 USD

- Locally guided tour of Hurghada: from 30 USD

- Hurghada snorkelling boat trip: from 70 USD


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 a toilet and shower 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 November 2023

    the tour I booked and paid for, is not the tour that was provided.

  • Laura Ro October 2023

    This trip was amazing, and I was so glad that we got to see so many sites. Which is one of the reasons why I went with the Top Deck trip in the first place.
    I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see Egypt. The only drawback is that it's pretty full on, not much down time. I also felt that we needed an extra day in Luxor as we were rushed through the Valley of the Kings and didn't get as much time there as I would have liked.
    But all in all, it was amazing!

  • Ayanda Fi April 2023

    Great experience. Learnt alot

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