My Camel Humps

Cairo Museum
Luxor's open air museum
Nile cruise
Nubean Aswan
The Great Pyramids and Sphinx
The Valley of the Kings
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cairo
Camels. They spit.
Karnak Temple is like history on steroids.
Abu Simbel
Edfu and Komombo temples
  • Cairo is your kickoff point, check out the Pyramids and Sphinx while you’re in the area. Head on to Aswan for temples, bazaars and a felucca sailboat or camel ride, next is Abu Simbel for a Nile Cruise then Luxor and the Valley of the Kings before you head back to Cairo. Holiday success.

    A guy called Khufu was responsible for building the Great Pyramid. It’s 4500 years old, 146m tall and made from 2.3 million blocks weighing around 2.5 tons each. And how did they honour him? With a 9cm tall statue. Bummer.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Cairo

    Immerse yourself in the madness: grab a pair of authentic Roy Bands sunnies from the bazaar, embrace the kitsch world of Dr. Ragab's Pharaonic Village then share a sahlab (sweet, hot custard drink with nuts) and a sheesha pipe with your new travel buddies.

    • Arrive in Cairo and get to grips with this busy city

    Day 2 - Cairo - Pyramids - Sphinx

    Nobody’s quite sure how the Sphinx lost its nose. Some say Napoleon’s soldiers blew it off with a cannonball. Others say it simply wore away over time. Either way, as far as features go it's a pretty big one to lose.

    • Take a trip to the Egyptian Museum, see the golden mask of King Tutankhamun 
    • Drive out to the edge of the desert to explore the pyramids and the nearby Sphinx
    • Visit the Valley Temple of King Khafre (Chephren)
    • Catch the night train bound for Aswan
    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 3 - Aswan

    Put on your haggling hat (or just a regular hat, we don't mind) for a trip to the bazaar. Grab useful stuff like books, cotton tops and sunhats for your upcoming Nile cruise. Splurge on fun stuff like perfume oil, leather bags and jewellery just for the heck of it.

    • Drive out of town to visit the Temple of Isis at Philae (optional)
    • Return to Aswan and explore the Nubian Bazaar
    • Head out on a felucca sailboat (optional)
    • Set off on an optional camel ride towards the Monastery of St. Simeon
    Breakfast

    Day 4-6 - Abu Simbel - Nile Cruise

    Your boat may be small, but she has a dance floor. And the crew is not afraid to dress you up in a galabeya, whack on some Arabic pop music and make you use it.

    Day 4

    • Take a drive to Abu Simbel, one of the most impressive temples ever built
    • Take a tour of the site, one of the highlights of Egypt, and later return to Aswan
    • Board a Nile Cruise boat and spend time sleeping, relaxing, reading or enjoying the sundeck

    Day 5-6

    • Visit the Temple of Sobek, a classically-ruined Greco-Roman temple
    • Continue cruising towards Edfu, and take in some timeless scenes of life on the Nile
    • Stop at Edfu to explore the well-preserved Temple of Horus
    • Get involved in an impromptu fancy-dress party
    • Free time to explore Luxor
    • Take horse-drawn carriages to the massive complex at Karnak
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 7 - Luxor - Valley of the Kings

    Be nice to your donkey and he’ll take you on a peaceful sunrise stroll past fields of alfalfa into the Valley of the Kings. Upset him and you’ll be sore for days. Another overnight train back to Cairo.

    • Journey to the Valley of the Kings on donkeys
    • Visit the outstanding Temple of Hatshepsut
    • Enjoy an afternoon at your own leisure, perhaps visit Luxor Temple and the bazaar?
    • Overnight sleeper train back to Cairo
    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 8-9 - Cairo

    Time for one last walk around Cairo. Head south from Bab al-Futuh (one of the medieval north gates), past the old Islamic monuments that stand watch over the bazaars. Time to leave the madness of Cairo behind.

    Day 8

    • Arrive back in Cairo and enjoy free time to explore
    • Seize the chance to visit the fantastic Khan el-Khalili bazaar
    • Perhaps enjoy a final Egyptian dinner with the group

    Day 9

    • The trip ends today after breakfast
    Breakfast
  • What's Included

    • • Gecko's expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour, and local site guides at some sites.

      • Sightseeing (not including entrance fees): Cairo's pyramids, Sphinx, Valley Temple of King Chephren and Egyptian Museum; Abu Simbel; Temple of Sobek at Kom Ombo; and Temple of Horus at Edfu.

      • Three night Nile River cruise aboard Gecko's comfortable riverboat.

      • Horse-drawn carriage ride to Karnak.

      • Donkey ride to explore the Valley of the Kings.

      • Overnight train from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo in an air-conditioned carriage with sleeper compartments. Simple dinner and breakfast served on board and toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage.

    Not Included

    • International flights, arrival & departure transfers, visas, airport taxes, additional meals, drinks, optional sightseeing tours, insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.
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  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    At the end of each trip, we ask our travellers to provide feedback. We publish the positive, negative and neutral feedback on this page to give you an overall idea of what to expect on this trip.

    My Camel Humps

    Stephanie - Australia, 25 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our my camel humps trip was much more than I ever expected. At first I was unsure as to how smoothly this trip would go but from the very first day the trip was excellent. The trip contained a vast variety of activities and sights to see and most importantly showed us the culture of egypt. Despite the generalised opinion of how egypt can be chaotic this trip showed me all the beautiful parts of this busy country. I believe that egypt is under advertised to travellers and that it should be promoted to the young travellers especially due to its cheap economy.

    My Camel Humps

    Cameron - Australia, 26 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was by far the best your I have been on. Our tour leader Mohamed Ali made it unbelievably special for everyone. He was so helpful and was full of knowledge. Thank you so much geckos and thank you Mohammed.

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Horse-drawn carriages, Overnight train, Private bus, Riverboat
3 nights Hotel, 3 nights Riverboat, 2 nights Overnight train
Cairo
Cairo

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