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Egypt: Boats & Bazaars

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Egypt: Boats & Bazaars

Day 1 - Cairo

Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. What better way to kick off your travels than by getting to know your CEO and group over a few drinks? Take a short taxi ride to a favourite local restaurant and bar in a trendy part of Cairo. Kick back, relax, and bask in the excitement of your journey's beginning.

Day 2 - Cairo/Aswan

Enjoy a guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Take an orientation tour through the narrow alleys of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, with free time for shopping or people watching from a shisha cafe. Overnight train to Aswan. For lunch, why not go local with a couple of falafel sandwiches, or take the chance to find out what kushari tastes like? In the evening, board an overnight train to Aswan. The overnight train is a modern air-conditioned sleeper, with twin-berth beds. There is no shower in the cabin, but each cabin does have a sink. The shared toilet is at the end of each carriage. A basic airline-style tray meal for dinner and breakfast is included. Attendants can serve drinks in your compartment at extra cost or there is a bar car for socializing.

Day 3 - Aswan

Free morning to explore Aswan. Opt to wander through the souk at your own pace or visit the famous Philae Temple, it's your choice. In the afternoon, board a boat and cruise down the Nile. Visit a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with locals. Our train is due to arrive in Aswan early in the morning, but, trains can often be delayed.

Day 4 - Aswan

Spend the day exploring Aswan. Spend another day exploring Aswan. Opt to visit one of the most fascinating sights in the area, the Temple of Abu Simbel. Or continue exploring the city to learn more about Aswan's local people.

Day 5 - Aswan/Luxor

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Ride on a Felucca to Aswan Bridge, where we will disembark and transfer to Kom Umbo. Later visit Kom Umbo temple before transferring to Luxor. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the local market where you can try some local specialties. Feluccas are very basic traditional Nile sailboats and make for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable way to travel down the river.

Day 6 - Luxor

Enjoy a full free day to explore Luxor. Opt to set off on a guided visit to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank of Luxor excursion. Or choose to discover the city at your own pace, by wandering through the local bazaars or visiting a museum??the choice is yours!

Day 7 - Luxor/Cairo

After breakfast the group will sail by ferry to the West Bank to meet our student-guide. Together we will bike through the village and visit the Funtasia Project Center where the group will learn about the Planeterra project at this location over tea with our guide. Afterwards, cycle back to the waterfront and board the ferry to travel back across the Nile. Spend a free afternoon in Luxor at your leisure, or choose to join the East Bank optional excursion. In the evening board an overnight train back to Cairo. In the evening, board an overnight train back to Cairo. The overnight train is a modern air-conditioned sleeper, with twin-berth beds. There is no shower in the cabin, but each cabin does have a sink. The shared toilet is at the end of each carriage. A basic airline-style tray meal for dinner and breakfast is included. Attendants can serve drinks in your compartment at extra cost or there is a bar car for socializing.

Day 8 - Cairo

Tour ends upon arrival.
Overzicht

Wat is inbegrepen?

Extra kosten tijdens tour
E-Visas will no longer be available for Canadians travelling to Egypt Oct 1 2023

Accommodatie

Simple hotels (5 nts, twin-share), overnight sleeper-train (2 nts).

Lokaal vervoer

Private air-conditioned van, train, felucca, walking

Maaltijden

Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Meals Budget: Allow USD110-145 for meals not included.

Houd er rekening mee

Cairo
- Islamic and Coptic Cairo Tour (60USD per person)
- Egyptian Museum (200EGP per person)
- Explore a Pyramid (100-400EGP per person)
- Explore Memphis and Sakkara (70USD per person)

Aswān
- Visit the Souk (Free)
- Philae Temple Sound and Light Show (70USD per person)

Luxor
- West Bank of Luxor Guided Tour
- King Tutankhamen Tomb (300EGP per person)
- Bazaar Visit in Luxor (Free)
- Mummification Museum Visit (100EGP per person)
- Tour of the East Bank - Karnak and Luxor Temples (65USD per person)

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