Destination - Egypt: Cairo, Fayoum, Luxor, Aswan
Duration - 11 days, 10 nights
Day 1 Cairo
Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Kemetrav sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Cairo or aboard a cruise for an optional group dinner.
Included Activities: Welcome Meeting
Optional Activities: Group Dinner on Cruise
Day 2 Cairo, Fayoum Oasis
Prepare for an adventure in the magical lands of Fayoum. As if from a science fiction novel, you will feel like walking on Mars in a breath-taking setting in the desert! One of the oldest Egyptian cities, Fayoum was the heart of the cult of crocodile god Sobek/ Hence the reason ancient Greeks called it “Crocodile City”. Modern city of Fayoum is also known for its large bazaars, mosques and the two bridges over the river.
Included Activities: Sightseeing Fayoum Oasis
Day 3 Fayoum Oasis, Cairo
As you get your dose of amazement and other-worldly adventure, head back to Cairo. Spend your time wisely and remember to haggle! It's a must in Egypt. Then roam the vibrant markets and souks, and try out some local tastes.
Day 4 Cairo City Tour, Luxor
Prepare your lenses for the breath-taking, world-famous Pyramids and the Sphinx. Face all their 4,600-year glory and embrace the only remaining Ancient Wonder of the World. After everyone had their dose of awe, we head out to Sakkara for sightseeing. The first capital of ancient Egypt is famous for the step pyramid built in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon, board the bus to Luxor and check into our premium hotel by the Nile.
Included Activities: Sightseeing Pyramids & Sakkara
Day 5 Luxor, Aswan
After breakfast, depart for the vast Karnak Temple Complex, one of the most important religious centers of ancient Egypt with its marvelous temples. Your Egyptologist guide will enlighten you with the most intriguing stories and mythologies fueling such creations for millennia. In the afternoon drive to Aswan for overnight stay.
Included Activities: Sightseeing Temple of Karnak
Optional Activities: Nubian Dinner
Day 6 Aswan, Felucca Cruise
Time to explore Aswan, famed for its skilled artisans and the Unfinished Obelisk. Take a short motorboat ride to reach the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, divine mother of the pharaohs. The temple is set beautifully on an island in the middle of the Nile. Early in the morning you can join the optional trip to the gorgeous Abu Simbel, an iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a must-do for all keen on history and mythology. Later in the afternoon, embark your felucca to cruise on the Nile.
Included Activities: Sightseeing Aswan & Philae Temple
Optional Activities: Abu Simbel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Felucca cruise on the Nile
Today is a chill-day sailing down the Nile, watching beautiful scenery and waving to the locals swimming and fishing. Whilst absorbing the stunning temples along the coast, sit back and enjoy the relaxing breeze. Have a dip in the Nile, play beach-ball with locals and prepare for a locally-prepared feast.
Included Activities: Sailing on the Felucca
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Felucca cruise on the Nile, Edfu, Komombo, Luxor
Time to bid farewell to our lovely felucca. Start off the day with a visit to the Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. Next stop will be Edfu, home to one of the largest and best-preserved temples in Egypt. Dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the temple was built over 180-years from 237 BC to 57 BC. As you get your dose of marvel, ride to Luxor and check into the hotel. After a refreshing break, brace for the Luxor Temple, dedicated to the great god Amun. The temple was built on top of a smaller structure dating back to 14th century BC!
Included Activities: Sightseeing Edfu & Komombo, Luxor Temple
Day 9 Luxor, Cairo
The West Bank of the Nile awaits with the incredible Valley of the Kings. Also known as “City of the Dead” ,it’s home to fancy royal tombs carved into desert rocks and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. As you’d expect, here lied the famous mummy of Tutankhamun III. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is the next stop. As you try to break the spell of ancient wonders, drive to Cairo for overnight stay.
Included Activities: Sightseeing Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Optional Activities: Hot Air Ballooning'
Day 10 Cairo City Tour
The journey continues with one of the most important museums dedicated to the ancient world. Egyptian Museum of Cairo houses around 120,000 ancient Egyptian relics and antiquities. Then roam around Cairo stopping by the Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, the Hanging Church and the world-famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Make sure to wear your haggling hats and brace for the mayhem!
Included Activities: Sightseeing Cairo, Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church & Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
Day 11 Cairo
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates. Check-out of the hotel in Cairo (11:00am) and catch the transfer to the airport at the end of your tour.
Starts from £650