Ultimate Egypt

from $689/per person

Journey through Egypt on this Ultimate adventure that covers some of the most astounding sites from the ancient world. Get to discover amazing natural and man-made wonders, and one of the oldest cultures in history. Pose with the Pyramids, drive by the wonders along the Nile, and savour the diverse landscapes. Finish it off at Dahab some adventure or a hefty relaxing break and enjoy the sea as you sunbathe, before returning to Cairo.

Duration
15 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.
  • Included Activities: Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities: Group Dinner on Cruise
  • Meals: -
2
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.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Pyramids & Sakkara
  • Meals: Breakfast
3
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.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Temple of Karnak
  • Optional Activities: Nubian Dinner
  • Meals: Breakfast
4
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.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Aswan & Philae Temple
  • Optional Activities: Abu Simbel
  • Meals: Breakfast
5
Day 5: Daily Felucca Trip
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.
  • Included Activities: Sailing on the Felucca & Kitchener Islands
  • Meals: Breakfast
6
Day 6: Edfu, Komombo, 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!
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Edfu & Kom Ombo, Luxor Temple
  • Meals: Breakfast
7
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.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Optional Activities: Hot Air Ballooning
  • Meals: Breakfast
8
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!
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Cairo, Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church & Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
  • 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, Mt. Sinai Trek
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: St. Catherine, 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
  • Meals: Breakfast
12
Day 12: Dahab
Just lay back and relax by the golden beaches. Soak in the sun and the breeze to recharge. Have long swims, enjoy local tastes and get your dose of the Red Sea. When you're ready for some adventure, hop on camel trekking for a bumpy ride.
  • Optional Activities: Camel Trekking
  • Meals: Breakfast
13
Day 13: Dahab
Another day to relax under the sun and cool in the sea. If you have energy to spare, why not try out some water sports or attractions. Alternatively you can browse the bazaars and markets to practice your bartering skills and collect the best souvenirs. Cherish your final day by the Red Sea under the Egyptian sun.
  • Optional Activities: Scuba Diving, Jeep Safari
  • Meals: Breakfast
14
Day 14: Dahab, Cairo
After spending your morning in Dahab, hop on board the coach for a long and scenic drive to Cairo. Have a final tour of the bustling markets or a group dinner with your travel mates.
  • Meals: Breakfast
15
Day 15: 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: Breakfast
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Price ($)
Sat 11 Jan 2020
$900
Sat 25 Jan 2020
$900
Sat 8 Feb 2020
$900
Sat 22 Feb 2020
$900
Sat 7 Mar 2020
$989
Sat 21 Mar 2020
$989
Sat 4 Apr 2020
$989
Sat 11 Apr 2020
$989
Sat 18 Apr 2020
$989
Sat 25 Apr 2020
$989
Sat 2 May 2020
$989
Sat 9 May 2020
$989
Sat 16 May 2020
$989
Sat 23 May 2020
$989
Sat 30 May 2020
$989
Sat 13 Jun 2020
$900
Sat 27 Jun 2020
$900
Sat 11 Jul 2020
$900
Sat 25 Jul 2020
$900
Sat 8 Aug 2020
$900
Sat 22 Aug 2020
$900
Sat 29 Aug 2020
$900
Sat 12 Sep 2020
$989
Sat 19 Sep 2020
$989
Sat 26 Sep 2020
$989
Sat 10 Oct 2020
$989
Sat 24 Oct 2020
$989
Sat 7 Nov 2020
$989
Sat 21 Nov 2020
$989
Sat 5 Dec 2020
$989
Sat 19 Dec 2020
$1010
Sat 26 Dec 2020
$1090

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

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels

Airport Transfer

From Cairo Airport to the Cairo Hotel on day one and return transfer

Meals

14 Breakfasts | 1 Dinner

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Donkey (Valley of the Kings)

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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Shane Arnold

ULTIMATE EGYPT BY FELUCCA DAYSI had a great time! Samir on felucca and his team were great in all aspects!Sam, our tour leader was welcoming and well informing! I had lots of fun!

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Natasha Crosland

ULTIMATE EGYPT BY FELUCCAAbsolutely fantastic trip of a life-time! Staff were great source of information and always helpful! I will recommend to anyone! I loved every minute!

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Choi Ina

ULTIMATE EGYPT BY NILE CRUISEGood price& good schedule and good guides! It was excellent! I will recommend this tour to others!

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Ammy Gallaher

ULTIMATE EGYPT BY NILE CRUISEExcellent trip!-up there with my favourites! The tour guides were wonderful;besides,they were very professional and lovely to be around.It was great to hear their point of view of Egyptian life and share their culture.I liked the pace of the trip – a lot in the beginning and more relaxing at the end. I will definetely recommend all Australians to visit beautiful Egypt!

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Jamileh Harling

ULTIMATE EGYPT BY FELUCCAThe guides have been so much more willing to do anything so that our holiday is the best it could possibly be. Ramy especially has been amazing. He works so hard. Definetely I will let my friends know as it has been my best tour yet by far.

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Jane McKimmie

ULTIMATE EGYPT BY FELUCCAAbsolutely brilliant! Best tour ever! I was impressed with tour guides and they were very accomodating and very organized! They were willing to do anything to make trip better!

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Jo Cordner

ULTIMATE EGYPT BY FELUCCAThis was one of the best holidays I have been on! The sights,people,weather- briefly everything made it fantastic!I will definetely be recommending TravelTalk to friends! Thanks for a wonderful trip!

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Samantha Keogh

ULTIMATE EGYPT BY FELUCCAI am extremely happy with the tour in general.The people in my group were fantastic.Also I would like to say a special thanks to your tour guide Samer.He went above and beyond the call of duty,he is extremely professional,as well as being a caring and sincere leader who fitted in perfectly with our group.He has made many life-long friends in many of us.Thank you Sam and TravelTalk for an amzing Egypt experience!

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Juliana Zapata

ULTIMATE EGYPT DAYS BY NILE CRUISEThe tour guide was friendly, attentive, and very efficient. We could see the knowledge that he has about the places we visited! Thanks for everything!

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Manuela Delcorral

ULTIMATE EGYPT DAYS BY NILE CRUISEThe tour guide was excellent, friendly and looked after us all the time! Cruise boat was very comfortable and reliable! I will definetely recommend Travel Talk to other travellers!

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