Felucca Odyssey & Red Sea

from $669/per person

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
12 Day
Destination(s)
Egypt
Starts in / Ends in
Cairo / Cairo
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
5-4 Star
35-40

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.

  • 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 Temple of Karnak, one of the most important religious centers of ancient Egypt. In the afternoon we drive to Aswan for overnight stay.  
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Temple of Karnak
  • 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 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
  • 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, and then we visit Komombo Temple which was built during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and god Horus. Our next stop is Edfu, 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 after we drive to Luxor check into hotel, after a refreshing break we gather in the lobby and depart from the hotel to 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 moon 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.  
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Edfu & Komombo, Luxor Temple,
  • Optional Activities; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
7
Day 7: Luxor, Cairo
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 Cairo for overnight stay.  
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • 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
Following an early breakfast, head out to the Red Sea paradise of Dahab. Pack your swimsuit close and ready for a dip in the sea. You’ll get plenty of swimming, snorkeling, diving and sunbathing. The perfect way to relax after a week of cultural discovery.
  • Meals: Breakfast
10
Day 10: Dahab
Today our Dahab experience starts with an optional snorkeling trip to the famous Blue Hole. Here you can snorkel off the shore, swim along colourful 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. Depart for St. Catherine in the evening. Late at night (about 1:30 a.m. on Day 11) start the ascend to Mt. Sinai, where you'll witness the spectacular sunrise which blankets the surrounding peaks in gold, unveiling one of the best views in Egypt.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing & Overnight in Mt. Sinai
  • Optional Activities: Snorkeling at Blue Hole, Bedouin BBQ Dinner
  • Meals: Breakfast
11
Day 11: Dahab
Start off the day with a visit to the beautiful St. Catherine Monastery before you drive back to Dahab. Free time to rest up and recharge after the hike. Get to improve your waterskiing or wake boarding skills and ride the waves to cool off.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing St. Catherine Monastery
  • Optional Activities: Water Sports, Camel Trekking
  • Meals: Breakfast
12
Day 12: Dahab, Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates. Drive to Sharm El-Sheikh airport and fly to Cairo airport, where your tour ends. Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Travel Talk!
  • Meals: Breakfast
Start
Price ($)
Sat 11 Jan 2020
$920
Sat 25 Jan 2020
$920
Sat 8 Feb 2020
$920
Sat 22 Feb 2020
$920
Sat 7 Mar 2020
$1011
Sat 21 Mar 2020
$1011
Sat 4 Apr 2020
$1011
Sat 11 Apr 2020
$1011
Sat 18 Apr 2020
$1011
Sat 25 Apr 2020
$1011
Sat 2 May 2020
$1011
Sat 9 May 2020
$1011
Sat 16 May 2020
$1011
Sat 23 May 2020
$1011
Sat 30 May 2020
$1011
Sat 13 Jun 2020
$920
Sat 27 Jun 2020
$920
Sat 11 Jul 2020
$920
Sat 25 Jul 2020
$920
Sat 8 Aug 2020
$920
Sat 22 Aug 2020
$920
Sat 29 Aug 2020
$920
Sat 12 Sep 2020
$1011
Sat 19 Sep 2020
$1011
Sat 26 Sep 2020
$1011
Sat 10 Oct 2020
$1011
Sat 24 Oct 2020
$1011
Sat 7 Nov 2020
$1011
Sat 21 Nov 2020
$1011
Sat 5 Dec 2020
$1011
Sat 19 Dec 2020
$1030
Sat 26 Dec 2020
$1110

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 2018. 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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Celia De Latour

Really enjoyed the tour , great sights. Guide was excellent very friendly and helpful. Thanks

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Kung- Ho Song

I’m very satisfied in Travel Talk tour. And the leader is very gentle and kind.

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Therese

Had an absolute ball, met some awesome people and saw some amazing sights. Sam our guide was amazing, made the tour and the felucca was definitely the highlight!

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Steven Ward

The tour was great, good friendly staff and excellent chef made the trip very enjoyable. All swimming locations were different which was not what I expected. The variety of the islands was essential to making a great holiday. I would recommend the tour to any of my friends!

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Paula Woodman

SemSem was wonderful, very sweet and handled conflict the best he could!

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Jarrad Thwaıte

Great accommodation and well organised. Best tour guide I have had. SemSem he was great.

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Gemma Egan

Had a ball, tour guide was fantastic.

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K.Lee

Great to have a relaxed tour guide whom had excellent stories/versians of Egyptian mythology. Great value for money, accommodation & sleeper train. Excellent security.

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Terrie Purnell

Great tour, hotels were more than satisfactory. SemSem was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgable and lots of fun. I will be recommending the tour to friends.

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Tanya Buttner

SemSem was a fantastic tour guide. Was very knowledgable made the trip fun and interesting I would definitely recommend anyone to do this tour.

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