Felucca Odyssey & Red Sea

$499/per person

Journey through Cairo and Dahab that encompasses some of the most astounding sites from the old world.
Marvel at the diversity the landscapes have to offer when you visit Cairo, Aswan and Luxor then take some time to relax in Dahab.

Duration
12 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.

  • 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
4
Day 4: Aswan, Felucca Cruise
After breakfast we start to 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 felucca to cruise along the Nile.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Aswan & Philea Temple & High Dam
  • Optional Activities ; Abu Simbel
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5
Day 5: Felucca Cruise on the Nile
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; Sailing on the Felucca
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6
Day 6: Felucca cruise on the Nile, Edfu, Komombo, Luxor
Today we say farewell to our floating home and disembark. 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
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
Early in the morning, we make our way to Dahab Paradise! Relax and unwind next to the sea with all the activities available including swimming, snorkeling, diving, camel treks, jeep safaris and more.This evening, you can join optional BBQ dinner prepared by local Bedouins into the mountains of Dahab. 
  • Optional Activities ; Snorkelling, Camel Treks
  • Meals ; Breakfast
10
Day 10: Dahab
Today our Dahab experience starts with an optional snorkelling trip to the famous Blue Hole. Here you can snorkel off the shore, swim with a variety of multi-coloured fish and experience the beauty of the coral reefs. Dahab is renowned for being one of the best diving destinations in the region, offering an unforgettable experience to divers of all levels. Alternatively, we offer an optional excursion quad biking on the desert tracks behind Dahab city.
  • Optional Activities ; Squba Diving, Jeep Safari
  • Meals ; Breakfast
  
11
Day 11: Dahab
Another relaxing day in paradise! We begin our day with an optional camel safari and snorkeling trip at the Three Pools & Moray Garden dive spots. Here we can snorkel off the shore and spend the day on the beach before returning back to Dahab at 15:30pm.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Mt. Sinai &
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
12
Day 12: Dahab, Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo
After breakfast we will drive to Sharm El Sheikh Airport and fly to Cairo. Our tour ends in Cairo 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,traditional felucca boat

Airport Transfer

From Cairo Airport to the Cairo Hotel on day one

Meals

11 breakfasts | 2 lunches | 3 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo

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

DAHAB PARADISE HOTEL - DAHAB


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.

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.

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.

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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Pieter Ens

Great guide, very fun, enthusiastic and gave great info. Very happy with the portion of the tour.

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Carla Franzo

I have had an amazing time while on this tour. I would like to thank Yuki for being an amazing tour guide.

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Scott O'Donnell

Quality of the hotels were at a high standard. These were greatly appreciated at the end of each long day. -Semsem was a very good tour guide and will recommend other travellers to request him in the future.

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Sarah Raymond

Sam was an amazing guide and we all had so much fun. He was extremely informative and really knows his stuff. The felucca were also wonderful and the food was great! Thank you for a great trip!

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Alec Sim

Sam was a fnatastic guide, and i had a ton of fun with all the other travelers. Sam was fun and still conveyed all the pertinent info. The transportation was great, and the hotel in Luxor was fantastic. Thanks for everything!

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Nicola White

Our guide is very approachable, friendly and funny. Good commentary on the bus. Great sights visited. Guide very informative.

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Kathryn & Lee Webb

Everything was great. Tour Guide, very professional and catered well for a diverse group of people.

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Jun Ye

The guide service is very very good. I am so happy with it. I will join Travel Talk next time.

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Daniell Reilly

Had the best time! Easily best tour I have done. SemSem was an excellent guide, cannot speak more highly of him. I will be recommending Travel Talk to all my friends. Thank you for the great experience!

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Monica Robinson

Thoroughly enjoyed it! Activities, pace, hotels, guide advice was excellent. SemSem our guide was fantastic!

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