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Egypt, on a Boat

Trip Length

Trip Code

8 days GEFT

Countries Visited


Start City

End City

Cairo Cairo
Egypt, on a Boat

Imagine a sea of cars, buses, tractors, motorbikes, horses, pushbikes and people all heading in different directions on roads with no discernible lanes and no traffic lights. Welcome to Cairo.

(Was Felucca Trails)

Egypt, on a Boat

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1-2: Cairo

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

They say about 6700 skilled craftsmen worked on the Great Pyramid. Apparently they were fed onions and bread and were only given one day off every ten days. It took 20 years to build. Sucks to be them.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3-4: Luxor - Valley of the Kings

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

King Tut was only nine years old when he became pharaoh. What were you doing at that age?

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5-6: Aswan

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

It doesn’t get more relaxing than a felucca cruise on the Nile. And to top it off, we’ll stop for a camel ride into the sunset. How romantic.

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7-8: Cairo

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner

If you’re stuck for crappy souvenir ideas, go and buy everyone a scarab keyring at Khan al-Khalili Bazaar. Head to Sayyida Zeinab square for a tamiyya (Egyptian falafel) or some koshary, the quintessential Egyptian comfort food in Egypt (pasta, chickpeas, lentils, a tomato sauce and fried onions).

Day 7

Day 8

Your Trip

What to know

No entrance fees or transport to optional sites included

Nuts and Bolts

Please note that no entrance fees and transportation costs are included on this tour and are paid locally.  The following is included

• Gecko's expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour. 

• Optional Donkey ride to explore the Valley of the Kings.

• Traditional felucca sailing trip in Aswan.

• Traditional dinner at a Nubian village.

• Free time to explore Cairo, Luxor and Aswan.

• 2 nights on an overnight train sleeping in an air-conditioned carriage with comfortable seats (similar to business class seats on a plane) that recline back about 45 degrees. Toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage. Breakfast is delivered to us when we arrive in the morning.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals




Not Included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, entrance fees, visas, airport taxes, additional meals, drinks, optional sightseeing tours, insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

14 June 2013

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