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Egypt Express

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Is this trip for you? TIMELESS. MAGICAL. MOMENTOUS.


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!

YOUR #TOPDECKER TRAVEL MOMENTS

Trip Itinerary

  1. Cairo, Egypt

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    This is your chance to dive 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). Dump your stuff at the hotel and meet the gang by the pool. We may be a small group of misfits, but we’re all in it together – the way it’s supposed to be. Tonight, head to Khan el-Khalili to explore the maze of colourful stalls or seek out a backstreet restaurant serving koshari. It tastes wayyy better than it looks, trust us.

    • Included Today
      • Airport transfers
  2. Cairo to Aswan via overnight coach

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  3. Aswan

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  4. Aswan including Abu Simbel

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  5. Aswan to Felucca sailing

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  6. Felucca sailing to Luxor

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  7. Luxor to Hurghada

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  8. Hurghada to Cairo

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  9. Cairo

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What's included

Included Experiences

  • Visit the Egyptian Museum
  • See the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau
  • Visit Aswan Bazaar
  • 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 hotels (twin-share), 1 nights aboard a felucca sailboat, 1 night aboard an overnight coach

Transport

Air-conditioned coach or minibus. Traditional felucca sailboat.

Optional activities

-Kayaking on the Nile: from 30 USD


-Visit the Temple of Isis in Philae: from 57 USD


-Visit a Nubian village (with traditional Nubian dinner): from 30 USD


-Visit Kom Ombo Temple: prices available locally


-Visit Karnak Temple: from 25 USD


-Experience the Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show: from 30 USD


-Locally guided tour of Hurghada: from 30 USD


-Hurghada snorkelling boat trip: from 70 USD

OTHER INFORMATION

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.  

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. 

Views & Reviews

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  • Kendra W January 2020

    Excellent

  • Anusha T August 2019

    I wish I had been told before about hotels and stays. Although I loved Felucca sail I wasn’t sure about some of the hotels. If I had more information on this I probably would have chosen better

  • Nicole C February 2019

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

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