Essential Egypt Small Group

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Travelling with a group of no more than 12 people, our new Small Group trips provide you with more space for your comfort and pleasure. Soak in all the marvels and wonders of Egypt in this packed 9-day Essential Egypt tour.
Witness the last remaining ancient wonder of the world, the Pyramids. Discover breathtaking ancient temples while you dig deep into history and mythology, and barter your way through chaotic Bazaars.

Duration
9 Day
Destination(s)
Egypt
Starts in / Ends in
Cairo / Cairo
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
5-4 Star
Average Tour Group Size Avr. Group Size
12 People Max.

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Journey with a small group of 12 travellers at most, enjoy more personal space and embark on Safe Travels.
  • Discover the fascinating highlights of Egypt in the comfort of 5-Star Hotels (4-Star in Cairo) and ride along the banks of the Nile.
  • Tag along your expert Egyptologist Guide visiting some of the world’s most impressive historic sites – the Pyramids and Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Luxor Temples and more.
  • Connect with the locals while listening to stories of Nubians and hunting for antique treasures at the chaotic Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
  • Shape your adventure with options for hot-air ballooning over Luxor, discovering Abu Simbel and camel trekking upon golden sands.
  • Experience the Nubian lifestyle with a daily Felucca trip and sail to the lovely Kitchener Islands of the Nile.
  • No night drives or train rides, so you can rest comfortably at night; however some days will require late arrivals and early departures.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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Day 1: Cairo
Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Cairo or board a cruise for an optional group dinner.
  • Accommodation The Oasis Hotel – 4 Star
  • Included Activities Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities Group Dinner on Cruise - 450 EGP
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Day 2: Cairo City Tour, Luxor
Prepare your lenses for the breath-taking, world-famous Pyramids and the Sphinx at the Giza Plateau. Face all their 4,600-year glory and embrace the only remaining Ancient Wonder of the World. After everyone had their dose of awe, we head out to Sakkara for sightseeing. The first capital of ancient Egypt is famous for the step pyramid built in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon, board the bus to Luxor and check into our premium hotel by the Nile River.
  • Accommodation Steigenberger Nile palace Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Included Activities Sightseeing of Giza Pyramids Sightseeing of Sphinx Sightseeing of Sakkara Pyramid
  • Entrance Fees Giza Pyramids/Sphinx - 200 EGP Sakkara Pyramid - 180 EGP
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Day 3: Luxor, Aswan
After breakfast, depart for the vast Karnak Temple Complex, one of the most important religious centres of ancient Egypt with its marvellous Obelisk and temples. Your Egyptologist guide will enlighten you with the most intriguing stories and mythologies fuelling such creations for millennia. In the afternoon drive to Aswan for overnight stay.
  • Accommodation Tolip Hotel - 5 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Included Activities Sightseeing of Karnak Temple
  • Optional Activities Nubian Dinner - 26 USD
  • Entrance Fees Karnak Temple - 200 EGP
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Day 4: Aswan
Time to explore Aswan, famed for its skilled artisans and the Unfinished Obelisk. Take a short motorboat ride to reach the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, the divine mother of the pharaohs. The temple is set beautifully on an island in the middle of the Nile. Early in the morning you can join the optional trip to the gorgeous Abu Simbel, an iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a must-do for all keen on history and mythology.
  • Accommodation Tolip Hotel - 5 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Included Activities Sightseeing of Aswan and Philae Temple
  • Optional Activities Abu Simbel - 94 USD
  • Entrance Fees Philae Temple - 180 EGP
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Day 5: Daily Felucca cruise on the Nile
Time to relax and enjoy the cool breeze of the Nile. Jump on-board a traditional Felucca sailboat, bound for the Elephantine and Kitchener Islands on the Nile. After our river excursion, the rest of the day is yours to wander around Aswan as you wish.
  • Accommodation Tolip Hotel - 5 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Included Activities Sailing on the Felucca
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Day 6: Edfu, Kom Ombo, Luxor
A day full of amazing wonders and ancient beauties. Start off with a visit to the Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. Next stop will be Edfu, home to one of the largest and best-preserved temples in Egypt. Dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the temple was built over 180-years from 237 BC to 57 BC. As you get your dose of marvel, ride to Luxor and check into the hotel. After a refreshing break, brace for the Luxor Temple, dedicated to the great god Amun. The temple was built on top of a smaller structure dating back to 14th century BC!
  • Accommodation Steigenberger Nile palace Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Included Activities Sightseeing of Edfu Temple Sightseeing of Komombo Temple Sightseeing of Luxor Temple
  • Entrance Fees Edfu Temple - 180 EGP Komombo Temple - 140 EGP Luxor Temple - 160 EGP
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Day 7: Luxor, Cairo
The West Bank of the Nile awaits with the incredible Valley of the Kings. Also known as “City of the Dead”, it's home to fancy royal tombs carved into desert rocks and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. As you’d expect, here lied the famous mummy of Tutankhamun III. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is the next stop. As you try to break the spell of ancient wonders, drive to Cairo for overnight stay.
  • Accommodation The Oasis Hotel – 4 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Included Activities Sightseeing of Valley Of The Kings Sightseeing of Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Optional Activities Hot Air Balloon - 124 USD
  • Entrance Fees Valley Of The Kings - 244 EGP Queen Hatshepsut - 142 EGP
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Day 8: Cairo City Tour
The journey continues with one of the most important museums dedicated to the ancient world. Egyptian Museum of Cairo houses around 120,000 ancient Egyptian relics and antiquities. Then roam around Cairo stopping by the Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, the Hanging Church and the world-famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Make sure to wear your haggling hats and brace for the mayhem!
  • Accommodation The Oasis Hotel – 4 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Included Activities Sightseeing of Cairo Sightseeing of Egyptian Museum Sightseeing of Citadel of Saladin Sightseeing of Mohammed Ali Mosque Sightseeing of Hanging Church Sightseeing of Bazaar Khan El- Khalili
  • Entrance Fees Egyptian Museum - 220 EGP Citadel of Saladin - 180 EGP
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Day 9: Cairo
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates. Check-out of the hotel in Cairo (11:00am) and catch the transfer to the airport at the end of your tour. Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Travel Talk!
  • Meals Included Breakfast

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

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels

Airport Transfer

Arrival and departure transfers. See "Airport Transfer" under Overview section for details.

Meals

8 Breakfasts

Transportation

Air-conditioned coach or mini-bus | Felucca sailboat

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
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THE OASIS HOTEL PYRAMIDS - CAIRO


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


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 - ASWAN


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.

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