Absolute Egypt

Embark on an incredible journey filled with culture, adventure and sunshine. Head out to the heart of ancient knowledge and home to one of Seven Wonders of the ancient world, Alexandria. Meet a camel and snap a selfie with the incredible Pyramids at your backdrop. Sail down the Nile like a true Egyptian before sleeping under the bright stars. Unfold the countless mysteries Valley of the Kings behold, then haggle your way through bustling Cairo markets. Finish it off with a taste of relaxation and adventure in the Red Sea paradise of Dahab. Surf the waves to your will and marvel at the otherworldly Mt. Sinai.

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

16 Days

Egypt

Cairo / Cairo

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

5 & 4 Star

13-35 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs

4.6

10 reviews

In-Depth Explorer,Sailing

All Year Round

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Tick off ancient ruins and Wonders of the World, sail down the Nile like a local and enjoy an extended stay by the sea during this 16-day adventure through Egypt’s unmissable gems.
  • Stay in carefully selected 5& 4 star hotels with included breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners. This tour doesn’t include flights so expect some lengthy drives in comfortable, private coaches.
  • Travel with your local Egyptologist Guide to impressive ancient wonders, including the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, the Karnak Temples, Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple and more!
  • All aboard a traditional Felucca Sailboat for a two-night sail down the Nile River. Access to WC facilities available throughout the sail.
  • Embrace the mayhem of haggling for antiques at Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, visit the mind-boggling Lighthouse of Alexandria and explore Cairo’s beautiful Citadel and mosques during a 5-night stay in the capital.
  • Pack you swimsuit and get ready to slow things down with an extended stay at the seaside town of Dahab. Enjoy sunbathing, swimming amongst the coral reefs and hiking Mt Sinai for spectacular sunrise views over Egypt’s impressive terrain.
  • Add once in a lifetime experiences to your adventure with optional activities, including hot-air ballooning over Luxor to a dinner cruise in Cairo, camel trekking on the beach, quad-biking in Dahab or snorkelling and scuba-diving at the Red Sea’s famous Blue Hole.

Sights Visited on This Tour

Alexandria

Mediterranean port city in Egypt. During the Hellenistic period, it was home to a lighthouse ranking among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as well as a storied library.

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 to find Egyptian fresh spices.

Cairo

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

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 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

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.

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

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, a 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 Pyramid is the oldest complete stone building complex in the history it was built as Djoser's step pyramid and it is located in Sakkara area.

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!

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels, traditional Felucca with access to WC facilities.

Meals

15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Transportation

A/C, modern coach or mini-bus and Felucca.

Airport Transfer(s)

Arrival and departure transfers on first and last day of the trip

Tour Guiding

Services of experienced Eqyptologist guides

Train ( Sleeper Cabin )

Overnight train from Cairo to Aswan, and from Luxor to Cairo (Private 2 berth)

Crew

Services of experienced felucca crew.

Felucca Sailing

Nile sailing on traditional felucca boat

Free Wifi

Complimentary onboard Wi-Fi access ( where available )

Sightseeing

Giza Pyramids Sphinx Sakkara Pyramid Philae Temple Unfinished Obeliks of Aswan Edfu Temple

Komombo Temple Luxor Temple Karnak Temple Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon Egyptian Museum Citadel of Saladin

Mohammed Ali Mosque Hanging Church Bazaar Khan El- Khalili Mt Sinai St. Catherine Monastery

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personal nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

Dates & Rates

All prices are per person, based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers not wishing to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender.  

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Budgeting for This Tour

Cairo

Giza Pyramids/Sphinx

EGP 200

Sakkara Pyramid

EGP 180

Egyptian Museum

EGP 220

Citadel of Saladin

EGP 180

Aswan

Philae Temple

EGP 180

Edfu Temple

EGP 180

Komombo Temple

EGP 140

Luxor

Luxor Temple

EGP 160

Hatshepsut Temple

EGP 142

Valley Of The Kings

EGP 244


EGP 1826 ( Approx. US$ 115 )

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). Most majors cıtıes and towns in Egypt have ATMs and credit or debits cards are widely accepted in the tourist areas. If you plan to travel off the beaten track, be prepared to have cash for souqs, small meals and entrance fees. While every traveller's spending habits may differ slightly, we have estimated the average daily expenses to help with budgeting for your next trip. Here you'll find the average cost for a meal or drink and advice for best practice in tipping.

Meals

Lunch at restaurant

US$ 4-8 

Dinner at restaurant

US$ 10-15 

Shawarma (lamb pitta) at a stall

US$ 1-2

Zalabya - Egyptian Donut ball

US$ 0.30 

Drinks

Bottle of water

US$ 0.5 

Coffee

US$ 1.5-2 

Tea

US$ 1-2 

Bottle of beer

US$ 3-4

Tipping

Known as 'Baksheesh', tipping is a natural part of daily life and is considered part of the traditional payment structure for services in Egypt. We recommend budgeting around 5-10 USD a day for tipping with estimation of a ~10% tip at restaurant, taxis and the rest. Your Guide, Felucca Sail crew and Driver would also appreciate this kind of gratitude at the end of your tour or their service.
Souqs, or local markets, along with larger bazaars are not only the perfect place to shop for souvenirs but also among the most remarkable attractions of Egypt. The biggest and most famous soup is the 500-year-old Khan El Khalili Bazaar in Cairo. Quailty can vary quite significantly depending on how much you spend and where you shop, so feel free to always ask your expert guide for their advice while on tour. Haggling and bargaining over prices in bazaars and souqs is a fundamental part of shopping in Egypt. The key is to start low and work your way up but always have a maximum value in mind.

Cartouche Jewellery

Countrywide

Cartouche, commonly known as hieroglyphics, are an ornate Egyptian scroll featuring engravings and inscriptions. It is common to find gold and silver jewellers all over Egypt selling personalised Cartouche pendants. Silver jewellery featuring a cartouche pendant is a common souvenir across Egypt but to buy quality, we recommend purchasing silver that is stamped with ‘925’ quality. Prices for quality Cartouche jewellery can range between 10 USD – 1,000 USD depending on the metals.

Muski Glassware

Cairo

Since medieval times, Muski glass has been hand-blown to create incredible plates, vases, candleholders, glasses and more to fashion through the homes of local Egyptians. This bubble-shot glassware comes in vibrant shades of blue, green and purple, and is known to be extremely fragile so pack with caution!

Perfume

Countrywide

Egypt is a major trading centre for the perfume industry, and you can’t escape the country without visiting an essential-oil dealer to try a few for yourself! Got a favourite perfume that you would like to purchase on the cheap? Local shops across Egypt will duplicate famous perfumes at a reasonable price. Lotus (sawsan) and Jasmine (full) are the most distinctively Egyptian scents, and you can expect to pay approximately 15-25 USD for a duplicate perfume.
How to budget
Entrance Fees To The Sights

Giza Pyramids/Sphinx : EGP 200

Sakkara Pyramid : EGP 180

Egyptian Museum : EGP 220

Citadel of Saladin : EGP 180

Philae Temple : EGP 180

Edfu Temple : EGP 180

Komombo Temple : EGP 140

Luxor Temple : EGP 160

Hatshepsut Temple : EGP 142

Valley Of The Kings : EGP 244

Total: EGP 1826

(Approx. GBP 85)

How to budget
Optional Activities

Hot Air Ballooning: USD 124

Nubian Dinner: USD 26

Abu Simbel: USD 94

Group Dinner: USD 10-15

How to budget
Daily Personal Spending

The Egyptian Pound (EGP) is the currency of Egypt.

Please find below approximate prices in USD to give you an idea.

- Coffee: USD 0.20

- Sandwiches: USD 0,80 - 2

- A bottle of beer: USD 1

- Mid-range restaurant meal: USD 3-5

How to budget
Shopping

With windy, vibrant streets with hidden souks, diverse smells, sights, sounds and plenty of shops, Egypt ensures that your shopping experience will be an exciting adventure.

Cairo offers plenty of markets, bazaars and flea markets where everything from jewellery and clothes, to spices and meat, to furniture and crafts are sold. What’s more, haggling is all part of the fun and buying process so brush up on your bartering skills to get the best price.

Accommodation

THE OASIS HOTEL PYRAMIDS
Cairo
4 Star

The hotel is located very close to Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum and Great Sphinx. Hotel offers a sundeck, swimming pool, tennis court, gym and fitness center.

STEIGENBERGER HOTEL
Luxor
5 Star

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.

TOLIP ASWAN HOTEL
Aswan
5 Star

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, also free wi-fi access.

DAHAB PARADISE HOTEL
Dahab
4 Star

This beautiful hotel located by the Red Sea features an outdoor pool and a panoramic view of the Sinai Mountain. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and have balcony with a spectacular view.

FELUCCA BOAT
Aswan
Superior Felucca

Feluccas are basic, traditional sailing boats that have been used on the Nile for centuries. They are very simple sailing boats without engines.Felucca experience is an essential highlight of trips in Egypt!

SLEEPER CABIN TRAINS
Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo
Sleeper Cabin Train

Privacy, a comfortable bed in which to sleep, a fine dinner and excellent service are the hallmarks of Egypt's sleeper trains. The twin share cabins are equipped with bunk beds.

Accommodation
Cairo
THE OASIS HOTEL PYRAMIDS
4 Star
Accommodation
Luxor
STEIGENBERGER HOTEL
5 Star
Accommodation
Aswan
TOLIP ASWAN HOTEL
5 Star
Accommodation
Dahab
DAHAB PARADISE HOTEL
4 Star
Accommodation
Aswan
FELUCCA BOAT
Superior Felucca
Accommodation
Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo
SLEEPER CABIN TRAINS
Sleeper Cabin Train

Tour Reviews

At Travel Talk we do not only strive to provide excellent value for premium adventures but also to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.2% customer satisfaction rate in 2019. Thanks to the invaluable feedback of our incredible travellers, we are continuously working to improve ourselves and the communities we touch, year after year.

4.6/5 10 reviews
  • Accomodation 4.2
  • Transportation 4.6
  • Value for Money 5
  • Guide 5
  • Overall 4.6

C. Gonzalez

Mo was very excellent guide and professional, fun and fantastic tour.

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Y. Khayat

Mo was an amazing tour guide. Extremely helpful and informative. Tour was packed with activites so would be nice to know travel times. Felucca was an amazing.

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H. Ray

Adham has been absolutely phenomenal. He went above and beyond to make everyone comfortable and offered invaluable insight throughout our tour.

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G. Day

The tour was incredible and fit in all must see sights in a short period of time. The hotels were excellent and fodd very good. Adham was friendly, knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. He is a credit to Travel Talk.

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S. Y. Woo

I had two guides on my trip, Adham and Remi. Both were very professional and did everything to keep us safe. The main reason I have chosen this trip was to see the best of Egypt as well as the prices you guys offer.. The staff in Dahab paradise hotel was much more friendly.

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N. Wait

Have yet again had an amazing time with Travel Talk. Their prices and experience for surpass only other tour I have senn. I have made a few life long friends within my journeys. The staff are always incredible and deserce all the recognition for making the experience what it is. Thank you Mo and Ramy.

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N. Wait

We absolutely loved this trip and are already recommending Mo and this trip and Travel talk to our friends and family. Thank you Mo for accommodating.

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R. Ward Jr

The team we had here in Egypt were amazing. From the drivers, guides, and support staff everyone was truly, helpful and pleased.he ensured everyone had a wonderful experience. Thanks againto the entire Egypt Travel Talk tours.

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S. Delorino

Mo was an amazing tour guide. His explanations were so insightful and also amde it so fun and interesting. Best tour guide ver. 10/10.

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Z. Ward

Micke is the best guide. Tour was excellent with a lot of sights seen. All in all had a fantastic time with wonderful people.

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Tick off ancient ruins and Wonders of the World, sail down the Nile like a local and enjoy an extended stay by the sea during this 16-day adventure through Egypt’s unmissable gems.
  • Stay in carefully selected 5& 4 star hotels with included breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners. This tour doesn’t include flights so expect some lengthy drives in comfortable, private coaches.
  • Travel with your local Egyptologist Guide to impressive ancient wonders, including the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, the Karnak Temples, Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple and more!
  • All aboard a traditional Felucca Sailboat for a two-night sail down the Nile River. Access to WC facilities available throughout the sail.
  • Embrace the mayhem of haggling for antiques at Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, visit the mind-boggling Lighthouse of Alexandria and explore Cairo’s beautiful Citadel and mosques during a 5-night stay in the capital.
  • Pack you swimsuit and get ready to slow things down with an extended stay at the seaside town of Dahab. Enjoy sunbathing, swimming amongst the coral reefs and hiking Mt Sinai for spectacular sunrise views over Egypt’s impressive terrain.
  • Add once in a lifetime experiences to your adventure with optional activities, including hot-air ballooning over Luxor to a dinner cruise in Cairo, camel trekking on the beach, quad-biking in Dahab or snorkelling and scuba-diving at the Red Sea’s famous Blue Hole.
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