Treasures of the Nile

$399/per person

Uncover the rich history that lies along the banks of the Nile.
Turn every stone over from Cairo to Luxor to Dahab and everything in between. Walk in the footsteps of the Pharaohs at the Pyramids and trace the path of the infamous Nubians along the Nile. Roam the chaotic Bazaars and savour the unique flavours of all the spectacular Egyptian treats. Discover the treasures that are held in this eternal civilization at your own pace.

Duration
15 Day
Destination(s)
Egypt
Starts in / Ends in
Cairo / Cairo
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
5-4 Star
25-30 people

Sight Visited

  • Aswan
    Aswan

    Sunniest city of Egypt and a popular touristic stop for many cruises. The local market here is an excellent place to do some shopping and the best place to find Egyptian fresh spices.

  • Cairo
    Cairo

    With the Great Pyramids of Giza, ancient temples, magnificent monuments, and the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo offers an experience of a lifetime.

  • Dahab
    Dahab

    “Gold” in Arabic, the city’s name was inspired from the golden sands by the Red Sea coast. Dahab offers Oceanside dinners and crystal-clear waters for diving and snorkeling.

  • Edfu
    Edfu

    Edfu has the most complete and best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, which was constructed between 237 BC and 57 BC

  • Giza
    Giza

    The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one still remaining to this day. An absolute must see.

  • High Dam
    High Dam

    The symbol of the New Era after the Revolution of 1952, the dam provided Egypt with water and electricity and protected huge areas against flooding.

  • Komombo
    Komombo

    Kom Ombo means ‘hill of the gold’ crowned with Temple of Komombo. The temple is unusual as one side is dedicated to the god Haroesis and the other side to Sobek.

  • Luxor
    Luxor

    A top travel destination in Egypt with a wealth of historic monuments and buildings bringing Egypt’s fabled past to life. Luxor is called the world’s greatest open air museum.

  • Philae Temple
    Philae Temple

    This beautiful temple complex is one of the most picturesque in all of Egypt. It sits on Aglika Island just south of the old Aswan Dam.

  • Sakkara
    Sakkara

    The oldest complete stone building complex in history was built as Djoser's step pyramid and it is located in Sakkara.

  • Unfinished Obelisk
    Unfinished Obelisk

    The 42m long obelisk was left unfinished when some cracks appeared, but had this obelisk been completed, it would have been the heaviest, weighing nearly 1100 tons!

Itinerary

1
Day 1: Cairo
Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, we pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel .Gather round in the hotel lobby at 6:00pm as we meet both the other tour members and the guide for an informal meeting. After the meeting you have free time to start exploring Cairo.
  • Included Activities; Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities ; Group Dinner on Cruise
  • Meals ; No
  
2
Day 2: Cairo City Tour, Luxor
After breakfast we visit the Giza Plateau to explore the world famous pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycrenos. The afternoon is left to sightseeing in Sakkara; the first capital of ancient Egypt, famous for its step pyramid, built by King Zoser in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon we board our bus to Luxor. In the evening we’ll check into our Premium hotel by the River of Nile...
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Pyramids & Sakkara
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
3
Day 3: Luxor, Aswan
After our breakfast, we depart for the West Bank of the Nile where our donkey awaits to take us into the Valley of the Kings. Next is our discovery of the magnificent “city of the Dead” where tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is our next stop. Then we drive to Aswan for overnight stay.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Luxor & Valley of The Kings & Donkey Ride
  • Optional Activities ; Nubian Dinner
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
4
Day 4: Aswan, Nile Cruise
After breakfast we explore Aswan, the smallest of the three major tourist cities based on the Nile, famous for the amazing Philea Temple and High Dam, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. After visiting the High Dam we head to Philea Temple and take a short motorboat ride to reach the island. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting on an island in the River of Nile. Its various shrines and sanctuaries celebrate the deities involved in the myth of Isis and Osiris. Early in the morning you can join the optional trip to Abu Simbel, one of the most impressive ancient sights of Egypt. Later in the afternoon, we embark the 5 star Nile Cruiser to cruise along the Nile.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Aswan & Philea Temple & High Dam
  • Optional Activities ; Abu Simbel
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5
Day 5: Nile cruise
Today we sail all day long on the Nile, watching the beautiful scenery pass us by and wave to the locals continuing their day of washing, swimming and fishing. Whilst being absorbed by the culture we can sit back and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of one of the greatest rivers on the earth.
  • Included Activities; Cruise on the Nile
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6
Day 6: Nile Cruise, Edfu, Komombo, Luxor
Today we disembark Nile Cruiser. On our way to Luxor where we will spend the night, we head to Edfu to visit the largest and best preserved temple in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and was built over a 180-year period from 237 BC to 57 BC. Then we continue to visit Komombo Temple which was built during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and god Horus.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Edfu & Komombo
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Lunch
7
Day 7: Luxor, Cairo
Today, we visit the temple of Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile which was dedicated to the great god Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu (the mood god), representing the Theban triad. The temple was built on the site of a probably smaller structure for the god Amun, while the earliest parts of the temple seen today date from the 14th century BC and the time of Amenhotep III. In the afternoon we proceed to the Temple of Karnak, one of the most important religious centers of ancient Egypt. In the afternoon we drive to Cairo for overnight stay.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Karnak Temple & Luxor on the East Bank
  • Optional Activities ; Hot Air Balloning
  • Meals ; Breakfast
8
Day 8: Cairo City Tour
Our journey continues with a visit to one of the most important museums in the ancient world, the Egyptian Museum, that houses more than 100,000 relics of Egypt. Today we discover the Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Hanging Church and the world famous Kahn El Khalili bazaar.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Cairo & Citadel of Saladin & Mosque of Mohammed Ali & Hanging Church & Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
9
Day 9: Cairo, Nuweiba, Dahab
Relax and unwind next to the sea with all the activities available including swimming, snorkeling, diving, camel treks, jeep safaris and more!!
  • Optional Activities ; Snorkelling, Camel Treks
  • Meals ; Breakfast
10
Day 10: Dahab
Another relax day in paradise !
  • Optional Activities ; Squba Diving, Jeep Safari
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
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Day 11: Dahab, Mt. Sinai Trek
In the afternoon we’ll depart for St. Catherine. Early in the morning (about1:30 a.m. Day 12) we’ll ascend Mt. Sinai, where as the night ends you can witness the spectacular sunrise which blankets the surrounding peaks in gold and unveils one of the best views in Egypt. In the morning of day 12 we’ll visit St. Catherine Monastery and travel back to Dahab.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Mt. Sinai
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
12
Day 12: St Catherine, Dahab
A free day to savor the sun, sand and sea at this popular Red Sea resort.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing St.Catherine Monastry
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
13
Day 13: Dahab
The second day to relax and enjoy the beautiful Red Sea.
  • Meals ; Breakfast
14
Day 14: Dahab, Cairo
After spending our morning in Dahab, we'll board our day coach back to Cairo where we have overnight stay.
  • Meals ; Breakfast
15
Day 15: Cairo
Our trip ends in Cairo. Our representative will transport you to the airport.
  • Meals ; Breakfast
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Price ($)

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels, 5 star Nile Cruiser

Airport Transfer

From Cairo Airport to the Cairo Hotel on day one and return transfer

Meals

14 Breakfasts | 1 Lunch | 3 Dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Donkey (Valley of the Kings)

Guide

Services of experienced Eqyptologist guides

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

STEIGENBERGER HOTEL


This 5 star hotel, located in the heart of Luxor by the Nile River, provides an outdoor pool, fitness centre and sauna. All rooms feature air-conditioning and satellite TV.

HELNAN HOTEL


This 5 star hotel overlooking the river, offers a pool, nightclub and spa centre. Air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a minibar and a satellite TV.

PYRAMIDS PARK RESORT


10 minute drive away from the Pyramids, The Cataract Pyramids Resort offers an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, spa & massage rooms, a bar & disco. All air-conditioned rooms are equipped with satellite TV and minibar.

Tour Review Scores And Breakdown

At Travel Talk we do not only provide excellent value for premium adventures, but also strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.9% customer satisfaction for 2016. We believe that our affordable tours, quality accommodation, transportation and sightseeing tours combined with likeminded people, passionate tour leaders and the overall atmosphere of a Travel Talk tour have made these results. However, we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and we continually try to improve on this year after year; and what do we get out of this? The satisfaction of our travellers!

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N. Tamsett

Guides – amazing, very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly. Bus/ Driver – very safe, felt safe at all times, good bus driver, comfortable transport, air con. That works!

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J. Ramsden

First week of our amazing 15 day tour was incredible, could have not had a more amazing, intelligent, fun guide than Mega! His dedication in making sure we learnt as much as possible with every sightseeing place we went and though he was a guide he became one of the group and mate for life with the hope to catch up again in the years to come. Second week in Dahab! WOW!! Remy was awesome, he went out of his way to organise me a birthday cake the night of my birthday which was the best birthday ever. Snorkelling the reefs of the Red Sea and quad bike riding was incredible. After our Dahab week I did not want to leave and one hundred percent be going back to surprise Remy at our local beach side bar which I could call HOME! best tour ever! I will be definitely recommending this tour to everyone!

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G.Callery

A fantastic, very well organized tour that left me very impressed. Exceeded all prior expectations. Really found the tour informative, efficient and great value for money. In particular would like to praise both tour guides Mega -1st 9 days and Rami – Dahab. Both were exceptional, especially Mega.

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Angela Matkin

Great trip.So much about Egypt.Met lovely people.Fantastic tour guides.Great optional activities.Thanks for an outstanding trip.Will definetly recommend it to others.

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