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Pyramids

Egypt Group Tour

Discover ancient treasures along the Nile

Length

7 Days

Group size

3-12 travellers

Treasures of Egypt

10 Reviews

Trip highlights

Visit the Pyramids & Sphinx

Sail on the river Nile

Decorated tombs in the Valley of Kings

Night tour of Old Cairo

The "Indico Travels" experience

Travel with others in their 30s and 40s

Visit colourful Nubian villages

Dinner with an Egyptian family

Optional hot air balloon ride

Ancient Egypt is a source of fascination for many of us. We've seen the pyramids, pharaohs and hieroglyphs in stories, images and movies since we were children. How about breaking out of the second hand stories, and seeing these impressive feats of civilization for yourself?

On this 7-day highlights tour of Egypt, you will visit the absolute Must-Sees, like the Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza, the decorated tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Look forward to soaking up the atmosphere while strolling through colourful bazaars, and watching the sun set on the mighty river Nile. What makes this tour extra special, though, is that you will experience Egypt beyond the classic highlights. You visit local communities in their colourful villages on the Nile, and are invited to home-cooked meals with different families. Come discover the real Treasures of Egypt!

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Nubian Guest House
Egypt Balloon

Map

Itinerary

Old Cairo
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Night walk through Islamic Cairo

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Welcome Dinner

Meals included: Dinner

Transportation: Private Taxi (1:00h), Private Bus (1:30h)

Salam alaikum - welcome to Egypt! Upon landing at Cairo airport, meet our representative, who will facilitate all your arrival procedures, before taking you to the group hotel to freshen up.

Later meet your group and your guide. You’re heading to the historic neighbourhood known as Islamic Cairo, or Old Cairo, where today’s 9.5 million metropolis was born. Follow your guide through the ancient streets, lined with beautiful mosques and other illuminated buildings. The air is filled with the smell of incense and calls to prayer, this is what they call Arabian nights!

Settle in a restaurant for a chance to get to know your co-travellers over your first taste of Egyptian cuisine. Afterwards, stroll around colourful Khan El Khalili bazaar. It’s touristy for sure, but a must-see when in Cairo. Your Egyptian adventure has begun!

Pyramids

Sleeper train to Aswan

Pyramids and Sphinx

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: Train (12:00h), Private Bus (0:30h), By Foot (1:30h)

The Great Pyramids of Giza are the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only ones to remain largely intact. Today is your chance to visit these icons - some of the most famous structures in the world!

As you wander around the pyramids, colourfully decorated camels line the sand, their traditionally dressed handlers bartering for business. If you’d like to ride a camel, your guide will be happy to help you find a suitable one and negotiate a price.

Afterwards, head towards the enigmatic Sphinx. Did you know that the Sphinx is actually male? Learn more about the guardian of the pyramids and its meaning, before snapping some beautiful pictures of the Sphinx and pyramids together - wow! Try our favourite falafel place for lunch.

The afternoon is free at your disposal. You may want to head to the Egyptian Museum, or back to the bazaar for some browsing.

In the early evening, board an overnight train to Aswan. The journey is an adventure in itself - your private cabin has a little sink, you eat from airline trays. Find yourself rocked to sleep after a warm dinner.

Nubian Guest House
Felucca sail
Nubian Guest House

Visit colourful Nubian villages

Lunch at captain’s house

Felucca Sailing

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Transportation: Private Bus (0:30h), Boat (2:30h)

Wake up to the gentle chugging of the train and rush to peek out the window: you’re now in a sea of palm trees! After a simple breakfast and hot cup of tea in your cabin, you’ll soon arrive in Aswan station.

You're now in the land of the Nubian people, and see the mighty Nile before you. Hop on a traditional felucca sailboat for a turn on the river with our Nubian sailor friends.

Later, the boat captain Omar invites us to his home, where we enjoy a mouthwatering homemade lunch with his family. A special way to gain insight into life along the Nile!

We continue our exploration of Nubian culture with a visit to an island with wonderfully colourful housing, decorated in traditional local style. Explore the alleys and snap some pictures in front of your favourite building before heading to Aswan, where you have the evening free to unwind.

Nubian village
Abu Simbel
Aswan Souk

Optional half day: Abu Simbel

Relaxing day to explore Aswan

Meals included: Breakfast

Those of you who are interested in visiting Abu Simbel Temple complex can book a half day tour to visit the impressive site a few hours away.

Those who won't visit Abu Simbel have a free day to enjoy the hotel pool or browse at the local bazaar. Don't forget to haggle!

Kom Ombo
Kom Ombo
Kom Ombo

Sacred, mummified crocodiles

Evening walk in Luxor

Stunning reliefs in Kom Ombo temple

Meals included: Breakfast

Transportation: Private Bus (4:00h)

The riverside temple Kom Ombo is unique. It is the only temple in Egypt dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile-headed god and Horus, the falcon-headed god. But that is not all that makes it special. The temple is covered with thousands of incredibly well-preserved carvings and hieroglyphs. Thankfully, your guide is an Egyptologist and can explain to you more about what they mean. Spend some time exploring the fascinating images and trying to find quirky ones!

Then you continue to Luxor, the former capital of Upper Egypt, driving through villages, where locals wave at you. In the evening, take an orientation stroll through town with your group.

Egypt Balloon

Homemade feast in local house

Valley of the Kings

Hatshepsut Temple

Optional: balloon ride for sunrise

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Transportation: Private Bus (1:00h), Boat (1:00h)

Today we recommend waking your inner early bird, because those who get up really early are in for a treat! Take an optional hot air balloon ride over Luxor's west bank to watch the sun rise - a view you won't forget.

Later, you're all off to explore an absolute highlight of Egypt's: The Valley of the Kings! This desolate landscape hides over 63 tombs, carved deep into the rock to provide a home for pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom after their deaths. The most famous Egyptian kings were buried here, including Tut Ank Amun. Visit several of the tombs with their stunning wall decorations, giving you glimpses into bygone eras and the ancient Egyptians' lifestyles.

And then for the queen of kings! Hatshepsut became the mightiest woman ever to rule the Nile - because she pretended to be a man! Disguised as "King Maatkare", Hatshepsut ruled Egypt for two decades. Find out more about this fascinating woman and her unconventional rise to power when visiting her tomb.

In the evening, enjoy one last special event: you're invited to our friend's house, where his family has prepared a home cooked feast. Dig into some of the tastiest dishes you can imagine and toast to your Egyptian adventure with fresh juice. What a trip!

Luxor bazaar

Meals included: Breakfast

Will you spend your free last morning in Luxor picking up some souvenirs at the bazaar, or exploring the giant statues at Luxor temple (entry around US$ 8)? Either way, you'll be heading home with a head (and possibly suitcase!) full of new memories you created during your journey along the Nile. Our tip: pick up some dried hibiscus flowers and spices, to relive your adventures back at home.

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Single Room Upgrade

The trip includes accommodation in a shared twin room. Treat yourself to a private single room for USD 310!

What's included

All listed activities & entrance fees (except those highlighted as optional)

Daily breakfast, as well as meals marked as "included" in the daily itinerary

Tour guide throughout (English speaking)

Accommodation in a shared twin room

Single room available for an additional fee, depending on availability

Transfer from Cairo airport to the hotel on day 1

Compensation of CO2 emissions of the trip (incl. for your international flights)

What's not included

International flights (please only book after we've confirmed the departure)

Tips & gratuities

Reviews

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Anne V

Treasures of Egypt

I had an amazing trip to Egypt. The perfect mixture of sightseeing, activity, culture and free time. My feeling is that I got the perfect overall impression of the country with all its stunning culture - just what I wanted. All of this combined with great fun and the best of fellow travellers! I am convinced that the trip was even better because the group was so great :-). I highly recommend the trip!!

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David H

Treasures of Egypt

Had an amazing trip. Loved sightseeing at the pyramids, Abu Simbel and the Valley of the Kings, but still having time to relax by a pool or while sailing on the Nile.

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Kajali A

Treasures of Egypt

It was an amazing trip wandering around Egypt and it’s many temples and tombs with some amazing company! I have now returned completely in love with the Nile and just thinking on when to revisit again. Our tour guide Adel was wonderful and made sure we enjoyed the trip. :)

FAQs

As a tour operator, we are not allowed to give specific vaccination recommendations for liability reasons. We strongly recommend that you consult your local doctor or, even better, a qualified doctor specialized in tropical diseases in good time before your trip. Here are some relevant links for residents of several countries: UK: Gov.uk, USA: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Germany: Auswärtiges Amt.

Please note that for our Colombia tour, a yellow fever vaccination is not mandatory.

As soon as we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants for your trip has been reached and the trip is therefore guaranteed to take place, you can book your flights. The trip will be confirmed or cancelled at least 45 days before departure. We will be happy to give you tips on booking flights! By the way: it is in our interest to fill the trips as soon as possible, so we do our best to confirm them as soon as possible.

A trip is guaranteed to take place when the minimum number of participants has been reached. If you have already booked before the minimum number of participants has been reached, we will let you know, so you can book your flights. We will confirm or cancel the trip no later than 45 days before the scheduled departure date. If a trip has to be cancelled unexpectedly, you will of course receive a 100% refund of your deposit or any other payments made.

We are an English speaking company based in Berlin. Our tours are led in English and co-travellers are international English speakers.

You may cancel your place on our tours at any time. If you have booked our Flexi fare, you can cancel for free up to 65 days before your departure. You may also choose to rebook to a different date or tour, which costs 50 Euro, if no other irredeemable costs have been incurred by us.

a) General cancellation fees (as a percentage of the booking price):

For bookings in the CLASSIC fare:

  • up to 65 days before departure 20%
  • from the 64th to the 30th day before departure 25%
  • from the 29th to the 15th day before departure 45%
  • from the 14th to the 7th day before departure 60%
  • from the 6th day before departure 80%
  • on the day of departure and in case of no-show 90%

For bookings in the FLEXI fare

  • up to 65 days before departure 0%
  • from the 64th to the 30th day before departure 20%
  • after 29 days before departure, cancellation fees are identical to those in the CLASSIC fare

Indico Travels reserves the right to claim a higher, specifically calculated compensation instead of the above cancellation flat rates if Ventura can prove that significantly higher expenses were incurred than the applicable cancellation flat rate.

For more information on our cancellation policy, you can have a look at our Terms & Conditions.

Absolutely - we encourage that! We can help you extend your stay at the groups' hotels, book an airport pickup, and give you tips for things to do regionally if you drop us a message. For some trips, there are also pre-planned excursions - check your trip itinerary.

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