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Egypt on a Shoestring

8-day tour with G Adventures

G Adventures Tour Itinerary
Day 1 Cairo
Arrive at any time.

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 café. Overnight train to Aswan. (1B, 1D)

Day 3 Aswan 
Free morning to explore Aswan. Opt to wander through the souk at your own pace, take a guided tour of the city, or visit the famous Philae Temple, it's your choice. In the afternoon, board a felucca and sail down the Nile. Visit a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with locals. (1B, 1D)

Day 4 Aswan 
Spend the day exploring Aswan. Take an optional trip to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel. (1B)

Day 5 Aswan/Kom Ombo 
Sail the Nile on a felucca with a support boat. Sleep on board under the stars. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 6 Kom Ombo/Luxor 
Visit Kom Ombo Temple on the way to Luxor. Opt to visit Karnak Temple or discover Luxor at your own pace. Choose from taking a horse and carriage ride, to checking out the local bazaar, or visiting the Mummification Museum. The choice is yours! (1B)

Day 7 Luxor/Cairo 
Enjoy a free time to explore Luxor before an overnight train back to Cairo. (1B, 1D)

Day 8 Cairo 
Tour ends upon arrival. (1B)
Tour Map
Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy a traditional family meal
  • Explore ancient temples and monuments
  • Barter in bazaars
  • Sleep beneath the stars on a felucca
  • Visit a Nubian village
  • Explore the famous Khan el-Khalili souk.
All This Included
This compact adventure offers maximum Egypt at minimum cost. Stare in amazement at the pyramids and float down the Nile on a felucca. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you dine on traditional fare with a local family in a Nubian village. You'll enjoy basic accommodation and transport to the best sights. Walk through the Valley of the Kings or explore Karnak – it's your call. Don't just dream of Egypt, wake up in the "Land of the Pharaohs" and open your eyes to adventure.
  • Local Living: Felucca Sail to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan
  • Guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Orientation walk through Cairo's Khan el-Khalili bazaar
  • Free time in Aswan
  • Felucca Overnight Sailing Excursion including support boat
  • Kom Ombo Temple visit
  • Free time in Luxor
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Simple hotels (4 nts), overnight seater-train (2 nts), felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt)
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners.
  • Transportation: Private air-con van, train, felucca, walking
  • Certified Egyptologist as Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
Accommodations on this Tour
Simple hotels (4 nts)
Overnight seater-train (2 nts)
Felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 12.
  • Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package, at the price quoted.


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