Egypt Uncovered Hot
Upon arrival in Cairo you are met by our rep and transferred from the airport to our chosen hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to recover from your flight and explore the local area.
After a morning pre tour meeting by your group guide we take you on a full day tour to the famous Pyramids & Sphinx at Gisa and to Zoser’s stepped pyramid at Saqqara. Your guide will be a fully trained local Egyptologist.
Today is a free day in Cairo and can be used to relax or do some shopping in the local shops and markets. Alternatively we offer the option of a full day Egyptian Museum & Cairo City Tour, which takes visits the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel, the Khan al Kalili bazaar and Choptic Cario. In the evening we board the overnight train to Aswan.
We arrive in Aswan in the morning and transfer to our chosen hotel. In the afternoon we take a tour to Philae temple & High Dam. The Philae temple - dedicated to Isis - is situated on an island in Lake Nasser and was reclaimed from it’s rising waters.
Early this morning there is an option to drive out into the desert early in the morning to tour the spectacular temples at Abu Simbel, which were also reclaimed from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Later we enjoy an island boat trip to some of the many islands that dot the Nile around Aswan. Finally we board our traditional felucca sailboat (luxury cruise option available) and start our cruise down the Nile.
Today is spent relaxing as you float down the Nile on board our traditional Felucca sailboat. This sailed vessel is the perfect way to travel and enjoy the peaceful surrounding of the mighty Nile. In the evening we enjoy traditional Nubian musical entertainment performed by our boat crew.
Finishing on the felucca we next take a tour of the riverside temples at Komombo & Edfu before continuing onto Luxor by road. Once in Luxor we spend the rest of the day exploring the temples of Karnak and Luxor. Karnak Temple is an awesome sight with towering columns and colourful hieroglyphs, and its size is truly immense.
We cross the Nile today to visit the sites on the west bank. These include the Valleys of the Kings & Queens, with their many pharaonic tombs; Hatchepsut temple, a testament to Egypt only female Pharaoh; and the imposing Colossi of Memnon. Late in the evening we board the overnight train back to Cairo.
Arriving back in Cairo the rest of your day is free to enjoy as you wish. There are plenty of things to do and see in Cairo or you may wish to take an optional day trip to the nearby city of Alexandria, which is know for its many Roman remains and the site of the Pharos (lighthouse), one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Early this morning we take the coach to Dahab and the next few days are free for you to enjoy the laid back atmosphere of this unique beach resort. Activities included are snorkelling at the Blue Hole and a sunset camel ride, but there are plenty of other things to do and see in Dahab. Climb nearby Mount Sinai, quad bike into the desert, try some scuba diving or an excursion to the coloured canyon are just a few.
After a free morning in Dahab we take the midday coach back to Cairo, where the rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy your last night in Cairo.
Your last day is free for you to catch up on some last minute shopping before we transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
One of our most popular itineraries, this tour starts with visits to the Pyramids & Sphinx in Gisa, and with an optional Cairo city & museum tour. In Aswan, we enjoy a peaceful felucca sailboat or luxury Nile cruise along the River Nile to Luxor, where we tour the temples & tombs on both sides of the river. The tour ends with plenty of time to relax at the beaches and cafes in Dahab, to snorkel or scuba-dive among the colourful coral reefs of the Red Sea, and if you wish, to climb Mt. Sinai