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13-Day Nubians and Beaches Tour from Cairo

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    Over 13 days you will explore the secrets of Egypt on this comprehensive tour. Taking in the key historical sites of Cairo, including the Sphinx and Great Pyramid at Giza, you will then travel to Aswan to explore the beautiful and romantic temples of Philae and the impressive Aswan High Dam, leaving you time to also wander around the exciting souks and markets. There is an optional trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Abu Simbel to see the amazing temples built by Ramses II. Your traditional felucca cruise (with toilets, showers and massage deck) takes you down the Nile River, visiting key temples before arriving in Luxor where you will experience the incredible temples and world famous tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the impressive temple complex at Karnak, as well as the less visited Medinat Habu on the West Bank and the Colossi of Memnon. We then set off for some fun and relaxation by the sandy beaches of Hurghada on the Red Sea. Here you can scuba dive or snorkel, quad bike or kiteboard, windsurf or go fishing, and even ride a camel! It is your choice whether to then depart from Hurghada or travel back to Cairo.
    DAY 1 Arrive into Cairo. Transfer to hotel
    DAY 2 Cairo. Museum & Pyramids tour
    DAY 3 Arrive in Aswan. Tour of Philae Temple
    DAY 4 Aswan. Abu Simbel option. Start felucca cruise
    DAY 5 Nile felucca cruise
    DAY 6 Kom Ombo and Edfu Temple tours. Arrive in Luxor
    DAY 7 Luxor. East and West Bank tours
    DAY 8 Luxor to the Red Sea at Hurghada
    DAY 9 Hurghada. Free time
    DAY 10 Hurghada. Free time
    DAY 11 Hurghada. Free time
    DAY 12 Hurghada to Cairo
    DAY 13 Cairo. Departure airport transfer
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    Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

    The places we visited were awesome and amazing. Actually, beyond amazing but I can't think of a better word. :) Ahmad, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable of the places we visited and local customs. However, I would suggest that the company be amenable to...More

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    Reviewed February 21, 2019

    Hello future Nubians and Beaches explorers! I just completed the 13- Day Tour and it was amazing. Mariah with Encounter Tours was very attentive to coordinate our pre-tour paperwork. She responded promptly to all inquiries I had made. Upon arriving to Cairo, we were greeted...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank lockwoodjason
    Reviewed January 15, 2019

    I have travelled a lot and by far this was the most incredible tour I have been on. Our travel guide Mohamed Kareem (Egyptologist) was caring, welcoming, HILARIOUS and his impressive wealth of knowledge was utterly invaluable. The people, towns and sites of Egypt were...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Claire_Elise_Johnson
    Reviewed October 29, 2018

    We chose Encounters Travel due to its commitment to local development ,, environmental issues and use of only Egyptian guides. The holiday was superbly organised under the supervision of Mohamed Karim our guide who proved to be not only a verssive balloony knowledgeable egyptologist but...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank PATRICK H
    Reviewed May 15, 2018

    This was a trip I'll never forget and Encounters could not have done a more amazing job of making it an enjoyable, unforgettable experience. My tour guide Big Mo (trained Egyptologist) was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodated the group in a way he should be proud...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank Patrick W
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