Ultimate Egypt

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

Destination

Start/Ends in

14 Days

Egypt

Cairo / Cairo

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

5 & 4 Star

12-42 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs

4.8

111 reviews

Classic,Overland

All Year Round

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Discover the iconic highlights of Egypt in the comfort of handpicked 5 & 4-star Hotels on this 14-day adventure, with all breakfasts and one dinner included.
  • Walk through the pages of an ancient history book with your expert Egyptologist Guide as you explore the incredible sites of the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Luxor, Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples and more!
  • Shape your adventure with optional activities – from a sunrise hot-air balloon ride over Luxor, to hiking Mt Sinai for sunrise, quad-biking in Dahab, camel trekking on the beach or discovering the UNESCO World Heritage site of Abu Simbel.
  • Slow things down with a five-night stay in Dahab, renowned for its colorful reefs and crystal waters! Here you’ll fill your days with snorkeling and scuba diving, water sports, relaxing and a healthy dose of Vitamin D by the Red Sea.
  • Hop on board a traditional Felucca sailboat for a day of relaxation while sailing down the Nile River as you explore the surrounding Islands.
  • Travelling in our private, air-conditioned coaches.

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.

Cairo is the sprawling capital city of Egypt, located on the banks of the Nile River, known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and bustling city life.

“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.

Philae Temple, a 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 is a vast ancient burial ground in Egypt, located about 30 kilometers south of Cairo, and is known for its remarkable collection of pyramids and tombs.

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.

Meals

13 Breakfasts, 2 Dinner

Transportation

A/C, modern coach or mini-bus.

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)

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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Accommodation

SONESTA HOTEL TOWER
Cairo
5 Star

The luxury design hotel features a SPA & fitness center, an outdoor pool with poolside bar and a selection of restaurants offering delicacies from various cuisines.

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.

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
SONESTA HOTEL TOWER
5 Star
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Luxor
STEIGENBERGER HOTEL
5 Star
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Aswan
TOLIP ASWAN HOTEL
5 Star
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Dahab
DAHAB PARADISE HOTEL
4 Star
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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.

4.8/5 111 reviews
  • Accomodation 4.77
  • Transportation 4.62
  • Value for Money 4.86
  • Guide 4.86
  • Overall 4.82

Sam Coleclough

UK side I had no problems, they answered my emails in good time.

From the time we arrived in EGYPT it was very well organised (01/10/2022). We were met as soon as we landed and helped through security, on to a bus and to the hotel very quickly, which alleviated a lot of stress.

The group was large and so was split into two smaller groups of about 30-40. This wasn’t too large for going around the sites, considering the number of other tourists, but it meant lots of friendly people to talk to and help take pictures. The groups were a mixture of people doing different tours. It did mean your timetable was affected by what the other groups were doing. The tour allowed flexibility, some people were going on the Felluca boat trip, others staying in the hotel, and change was possible. Some people were staying for 9 days, others were going on to Sinai region or Jordan.

Hotels have ATMs. Payment for optional activities was done on the second day and could be made via cash/card. Payment for entrance fees was in EGP cash and asked for at once or in stages.

15GB local SIM was provided for 300EGP. Which should be considered as the Cairo and Aswan hotels had poor Wi-Fi and none of the transport had Wi-Fi.

Be prepared to be cheated by the locals, and change is never/rarely given. The scammers/sellers in Cairo can be quite aggressive. There is a good supermarket and restaurant up from the Tolip hotel in Aswan (4 mins walk), which is recommended (Damascene). No place near the Cairo hotel. Toilets are usually manned, and you will be charged 5 EGP for entrance. Some try and charge you more. Change is rarely given. Getting enough small change can be difficult.

I went on the Abu Simbel extra activity. Which was worth it, though you won’t get much time there. Inside tombs and temples can be very hot.

Usually, we had the right length of time for visiting sites. Hotels and transport were good. There is often not much flexibility on where to eat, particularly for lunch, this can be 200 EGP. Be prepared to not sleep on the sleeper train, and for very basic facilities.

Some of the group went on a balloon ride trip very early in the morning. This was cancelled at the location and those who paid by card were given a refund in Egyptian cash minus a 3% card tax. As this was on the last day for many, this was particularly frustrating.

I went on the Ultimate Egypt tour which included a week in Dahab. The bus left at 0200 and arrived about 1130. We arrived at a different hotel to the one advertised, as apparently there wasn’t space for all of us in the Paradise hotel. The Ganet Sinai hotel was not to the standard we were expecting. Having complained, though, the company did move us to the Safir hotel, which was incredible. The food was really good. The customer service shown for doing this was very good.

I did the snorkelling optional activity, which was very enjoyable, although very expensive for what it was. The advertised price of 34USD had been changed to 42USD on the tour.

The overnight trip to Mount Sinai was very good, and definitely worth it. However, an uncommunicated cost of 100EGP is required as an entrance fee, and blankets and mattresses can be rented at the top of the Mount for 50EGP each. The group found the climb okay. There is a wide sloping path for about 75% of it, and then steep steps (750) to the top. It took us about 2.5-3 hours.

Overall, I feel that improvements could be made to make the trip better but met my expectations for the price of the trip. I would recommend to friends and family, so long as they understood what they were signing up for. A lot of the issues experienced came down to cultural differences between the West and Egypt, which isn’t necessarily Travel Talks fault.

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