Felucca Odyssey & Red Sea

Journey through bustling markets of Cairo, amazing wonders along the Nile and the popular sea resort of Dahab. Witness some of the most astounding sites from the old world while chilling as you sail on a traditional felucca. Follow the footsteps of pharaohs, fly over the Luxor valley. In the end, relax in the cooling waters of the Red Sea to cap off your amazing Egypt tour.

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

12 Days

Egypt

Cairo / Cairo

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

5 & 4 Star

13-35 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs

4.9

47 reviews

Discovery,Sailing

All Year Round

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • A perfect balance of seaside relaxation, bustling city atmosphere and ancient wonders. This 12-day tour with all breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included is the perfect Egyptian fix!
  • This trip includes a domestic flight between Dahab and Cairo to save on transit time.
  • Start and finish your trip in Egypt’s capital, exploring the mayhem of the chaotic Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and beautiful Citadels, Mosques and busy streets on guided Cairo city tour.
  • Pack your swimsuit for an extended 3-night stay in Dahab! This seaside paradise is the perfect place to slow things down with sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling in the Red Sea.
  • Travel with your local expert Guide to Egypt’s most impressive wonders, including the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, the Karnak Temple complex, Luxor Temple and more!
  • Get set to sail the Nile with a 2-night stay on board a traditional Felucca sailboat with access wc facilities available.
  • Shape your holiday the way you like with optional extras, including hot-air ballooning over Luxor, camel-trekking on the beach, scuba-diving and water-sports in Dahab, quad-biking and snorkelling the Blue Hole.

Sights Visited on This Tour

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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

11 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)

Flight

Flight between Sharm El Sheikh and Cairo

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 240

Sakkara Pyramid

EGP 200

Egyptian Museum

EGP 230

Citadel of Saladin

EGP 200

Aswan

Philae Temple

EGP 225

Unfinished obelisk

EGP 80

Edfu Temple

EGP 200

Komombo Temple

EGP 140

Luxor

Luxor Temple

EGP 180

Karnak temple

EGP 220

Hatshepsut Temple

EGP 165

Valley Of The Kings

EGP 265


EGP 2365 ( Approx. US$ 130 )

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 240

Sakkara Pyramid : EGP 200

Egyptian Museum : EGP 230

Citadel of Saladin : EGP 200

Philae Temple : EGP 225

Unfinished obelisk : EGP 80

Edfu Temple : EGP 200

Komombo Temple : EGP 160

Luxor Temple : EGP 180

Karnak temple : EGP 220

Hatshepsut Temple : EGP 165

Valley Of The Kings : EGP 265

Total: EGP 2365

(Approx. GBP 100)

How to budget
Optional Activities

Hot Air Ballooning: USD 124

Nubian Dinner: USD 32

Abu Simbel: USD 94

Group Dinner: USD 25-30

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.

4.9/5 47 reviews
  • Accomodation 4.64
  • Transportation 4.47
  • Value for Money 5
  • Guide 4.94
  • Overall 4.87

K. Sabljak

Our guide in Egypt – Sam, was amazing. Really knew how to keep us entertained with how he delivered Egypt’s history to us. Very informative, always looking out for our best interests. Ramy in Dahab was perfect! Looked after everyones interests well, but also allowed free time to relax, enjoy the hotel.

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K. Hall

Brilliant tour! Adham was very knowledgeable on Egypt culture and history. There were some challenging members of our overall group and i appreciate the way he managed everyone’s different expectations. Dahab was such a highlight – amazing hotel & great way to chill. I would 100% go on a tour with Guide Ramy again. He was brilliant to chat to, super organised and really went above and beyond to make sure everyone got the most from Dahab. THANK YOU!

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E. Burtenshaw

Overall, I really enjoyed the tour & found Dahab a really good way to finish off a full on week of sightseeing. Adham – I found him really good in the sense of his knowledge of the temples history etc. As far organisation, I feel he could improve here. I missed the first meeting, if it was not for my friends being there i don’t think i would have been as informed know what was happening with the tours. Ramy was really good balance of informative and getting tours organised for us as well as letting us have our own free time.

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J. Ryan

Both Adham and Ramy were fantastic guides. Always made sure we had the best and were very entertaining.

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S. Yu

Mo is an excellent tour guide. His breadth of knowledge of Egyptian history is incredible. He is definitely overqualifiedfor the job and an asset to the tour company. Overall, I very much enjoyed the tour and would 100% recommend it to my friends. I will definitely try other Travel Talk tours in the future!

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L. Lucas

Guides were great. Adham was very informative about the ancient history and Ramy was just amazing. I had a really good time overally.

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S. Edwards

Mo and Ramy have made me experience in Egypt spectacular. The knowledge of information. The security provided and the warm welcoming made the overall experience a 10/10 and I would highly recommend.

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • A perfect balance of seaside relaxation, bustling city atmosphere and ancient wonders. This 12-day tour with all breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included is the perfect Egyptian fix!
  • This trip includes a domestic flight between Dahab and Cairo to save on transit time.
  • Start and finish your trip in Egypt’s capital, exploring the mayhem of the chaotic Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and beautiful Citadels, Mosques and busy streets on guided Cairo city tour.
  • Pack your swimsuit for an extended 3-night stay in Dahab! This seaside paradise is the perfect place to slow things down with sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling in the Red Sea.
  • Travel with your local expert Guide to Egypt’s most impressive wonders, including the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, the Karnak Temple complex, Luxor Temple and more!
  • Get set to sail the Nile with a 2-night stay on board a traditional Felucca sailboat with access wc facilities available.
  • Shape your holiday the way you like with optional extras, including hot-air ballooning over Luxor, camel-trekking on the beach, scuba-diving and water-sports in Dahab, quad-biking and snorkelling the Blue Hole.
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