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Trip Overview

All aboard the Egypt Express - an awesome, affordable trip in Egypt that starts and ends in Cairo. See the pyramids and sphinx in Giza, sail on the Nile in a traditional felucca boat, shop in Luxor's gold markets and tour the Valley of the Kings with a qualified Egyptologist. This is an Egypt experience you'll never forget. Seriously.

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Trip Itinerary

  1. Cairo, Egypt

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    Take 17,190 people per square kilometre, a whole heap of traffic jams and, of course, a pyramid or two, and you've officially arrived in Umm al-Dunya. After you've dropped your bags at the hotel, join the gang for a welcome meeting. Please note: On arrival an airport representative with a Topdeck sign will be waiting to assist you with the visa and immigration process. The cost of the visa is not included. For those eligible for a visa on arrival, this will need to be paid in cash in USD (please check the eligibility for your passport). You will then be transferred from the airport to your hotel to check in.

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      • Airport transfer
  2. Cairo

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  3. Cairo to Aswan via Overnight Coach

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  4. Aswan

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  5. Aswan to Felucca Sailing

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  6. Felucca Sailing

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  7. Felucca Sailing to Luxor

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  8. Luxor to Cairo via Overnight Coach

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  9. Cairo

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  10. Cairo 

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What's included

Included Experiences

  • Felucca sailing on the Nile
  • Egyptology tours at major sites (entrance fees not included)
  • See the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum
  • Visit the Temples of Abu Simbel and Kom Ombo
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon

Accommodation

5 nights in hotels (twin/triple-share), 2 nights aboard a felucca sailboat, 2 nights aboard an overnight coach

The Crew

Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader and local guides

Transport

Air-conditioned coach or minibus, felucca sailboat

Optional activities

Cairo - Egypt

Guided tour of the Islamic Quarter

Alexandria day trip: 80 USD

Visit Coptic Cairo and Khan el-Khalili market: 55 USD


Aswan - Egypt

Visit the Philae Temple: 57 USD

Visit a Nubian village: 36 USD

Camel ride: 30 USD

Nubian dinner: 20 USD


Luxor - Egypt

Visit Karnak and Luxor temples: 70 USD


OTHER INFORMATION

Entrance Fees

Entrance fees need to be paid locally in Egypt. If you have a valid student card, remember to bring it with you as you will receive discounts to some museums and monuments. You can expect entrance fees for your whole trip to be between 507 EGP – 1547 EGP.

Felucca sailboats

Feluccas are traditional Egyptian sailing boats that have been used as transport up and down the Nile for centuries. A felucca ride is very relaxing, as it’s a simple boat with no engine or modern conveniences. You sleep on cushioned mattresses at all times of the year under a canopy for protection against the elements. No linen is provided, so bring a sleeping bag! Cooking is done by the felucca crew on the boat.

During winter months it can get relatively cold on the river, especially at night. It can even rain! We advise passengers to bring a jacket or warm windcheater during these months. Daytime temperatures during these months are, on the whole, very pleasant.

You should be aware that there are no toilet facilities on the felucca, nor on the banks of the Nile where we stop regularly. Bring toilet paper with you and leave your modesty at home!

Please note: While we believe that felucca sailing is a relaxing and traditional way to experience the Nile, it may not be suitable for all travelers. Please be aware that we do offer the 9 Day Nile Discovery trip, featuring a five-star Nile cruise ship. However, this trip must be booked in advance.

Important note on Ramadan

As many Middle Eastern countries are of Islamic faith, it is important to remember that lots of 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 takes place in either April, May or June, 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.

Currency

Below is a list of all the currencies you will use on your trip:

Egypt-Egyptian Pound (EGP)

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  • Nicole C February 2019

    Fantastic, great value for money. One of the best trips I have ever done.

  • Anonymous February 2019

    Best trip i have ever been on!

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