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)
Day 1-2 - Cairo
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.
- Arrive in Cairo, or as the locals call it: "the Mother of the World", and get acquainted with the city
Breakfast | Dinner
- Take a trip to the celebrated Egyptian Museum
- See the golden mask of King Tutankhamun and numerous other treasures
- Drive out to the edge of the desert to explore the pyramids and the nearby Sphinx
- Visit the beautiful Valley Temple of King Khafre (Chephren)
- Jump aboard an overnight train to Luxor
Day 3-4 - Luxor - Valley of the Kings
King Tut was only nine years old when he became pharaoh. What were you doing at that age?
- Arrive in Luxor and perhaps browse the extensive bazaar (great for shopaholics), the Luxor Museum or Luxor Temple
- Optional horse-carriage ride to Karnak Temple – one of Egypt’s greatest temple complexes.
- Set off on a sunrise donkey ride to the Valley of the Kings
- Explore the Valley of the Kings and enjoy view from the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
- Return to the east bank and spend free time exploring the town further
- Why not head to the bazaar or relax in a coffee shop
Day 5-6 - Aswan
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.
- Perhaps travel to Abu Simbel and the great Temple of Ramses II, one of the most impressive temples ever built
- Why not visit the Temple of Isis at Philae
- Explore the vibrant Nubian bazaar and perhaps check out the Nubian Museum
- Board a traditional felucca and sail around the islands
- Stop on the west bank and perhaps set off on a camel ride
- Indulge in a traditional dinner at a Nubian village
- Spend the night on the felucca
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
- Return to Aswan and enjoy a bit of free time
- Head back to Cairo on an overnight train
Day 7-8 - Cairo
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).
- Enjoy free time to explore Cairo's highlights, including old mosques and, of course, the Khan al-Khalili Bazaar
- Perhaps enjoy a final group dinner
Breakfast | Dinner
- The trip ends today after breakfast
What to Know
• Gecko's expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour.
• Sightseeing: Cairo's pyramids, Sphinx and Valley Temple of King Khafre (Chephren).No entrance fees included
•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.
• Overnight trains from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo. Accommodation in an air-conditioned carriage with comfortable seats (similar to older style business class seats on a plane). breakfast is served on arrival in the morning. Toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage.
- 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.
Trip Dates and Prices
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What to know
No entrance fees or transport to optional sites included