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BUDGET EGYPT

8 Days, Cairo to Cairo
BUDGET EGYPT

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This compact adventure offers maximum Egypt at minimum cost. Stare in amazement at the pyramids and float down the Nile on a felucca. Embrace the culture and meet remarka read more...

IS THIS Yolo TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 07 nights accommodation (Simple hotels (4 nts), overnight sleeper train (2 nts), felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt)).
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 4 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private air-con van, train, felucca, walking).
  • Guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples.
  • Felucca sailing trip (with support boat).
  • Orientation walk through Cairo's Khan el-Khalili bazaar.
  • Dinner in a Nubian home (Aswan).
  • Certified Egyptologist as Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 140-190 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Cairo
Day 2 Cairo/Aswan
Day 3 Aswan
Day 4 Aswan
Day 5 Aswan/Kom Ombo
Day 6 Kom Ombo/Luxor
Day 7 Luxor/Cairo
Day 8 Depart Cairo
Departures
  • Dec
    2017
  • Jan
    2018
  • Feb
    2018
  • Mar
    2018
  • Apr
    2018
  • May
    2018
  • Jun
    2018
  • Jul
    2018
  • Aug
    2018
  • Sep
    2018
  • Oct
    2018
  • Nov
    2018
  • Dec
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Fri, 22 Dec '17
  • Fri, 29 Dec '17
  • Sat, 13 Jan '18
  • Sat, 20 Jan '18
  • Sat, 10 Feb '18
  • Sat, 17 Feb '18
  • Sat, 03 Mar '18
  • Sat, 10 Mar '18
  • Sat, 17 Mar '18
  • Sat, 24 Mar '18
  • Sat, 07 Apr '18
  • Sat, 14 Apr '18
  • Sat, 21 Apr '18
  • Sat, 28 Apr '18
  • Sat, 12 May '18
  • Sat, 19 May '18
  • Sat, 09 Jun '18
  • Sat, 16 Jun '18
  • Sat, 23 Jun '18
  • Sat, 30 Jun '18
  • Sat, 14 Jul '18
  • Sat, 21 Jul '18
  • Sat, 11 Aug '18
  • Sat, 18 Aug '18
  • Sat, 25 Aug '18
  • Sat, 01 Sep '18
  • Sat, 08 Sep '18
  • Sat, 15 Sep '18
  • Sat, 22 Sep '18
  • Sat, 29 Sep '18
  • Sat, 13 Oct '18
  • Sat, 20 Oct '18
  • Sat, 27 Oct '18
  • Sat, 03 Nov '18
  • Sat, 17 Nov '18
  • Sat, 24 Nov '18
  • Sat, 08 Dec '18
  • Sat, 15 Dec '18
  • Sat, 22 Dec '18
  • Sat, 29 Dec '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Cairo
  • On Board The Train
  • Aswan
  • On Board The Felucca
  • Luxor
  • DAY 1 Arrive Cairo

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Cairo/Aswan

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Take an orientation tour through the narrow alleys of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, with free time for shopping or people watching from a shisha cafe. Overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

    For lunch, why not go local with a couple of falafel sandwiches, or take the chance to find out what kushari tastes like?

    Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx Tour
    Cairo
    Enjoy a tour of the magnificent great pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. No matter how many photos or documentaries you have seen, the first glimpse of these marvels of the ancient world will take your breath away. As a qualified Egyptologist, your CEO has all the facts about of these massive structures.

    Khan el-Khalili Bazaar Orientation Walk
    Cairo
    Head to the Khan el-Khalili bazaar in downtown Cairo for an orientation walk with the CEO. Learn the best places to buy various things, and opt to enjoy a hookah and a cup of tea in a cafe. Enjoy free time to stroll and shop the narrow pathways.

    Overnight train (beds)
    Cairo - Aswan 12h
    Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Aswan

    Free Time
    Aswan Morning
    Head out and explore this sleepy town.

    Felucca Sail to Nubian Village
    Aswan
    Board a local boat, known as a felucca, to take a trip along the magnificent Nile, with views of the Aga Khan Mausoleum and Kitchener Island. Stop on the largest of the Nile islands in this area, Elephantine Island. Walk through the village and fields and learn more about the life of the Nubian people before enjoying a delicious traditional dinner at a local home.

    Optional Activities
    Souk Visit

    Aswan
    Free
    Wander through the souk, soaking in the scent and colour of spices and perfumes, and rummaging through beautiful scarves and baskets.

    Nubian Museum Visit
    Aswan 1h-3h
    80EGP per person
    Enjoy a the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about the culture and customs of Aswan's local people.

    Half-Day Aswan Tour
    Aswan
    295-525EGP per person
    Enjoy a guided tour of this wonderful city that was the source of marble for many of ancient Egypt's grand buildings. Close to town, in one of these ancient quarries, lies a gigantic unfinished obelisk cut out of local stone. Also visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple.

    Visit a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with locals. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Aswan

    Spend the day exploring Aswan. Take an optional trip to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.

    One of the most fascinating sights in the area is the Temple of Abu Simbel. There are two options for visiting it- overland or flight. Later, opt for a half-day tour of the Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam, and Philae Temple. Visit the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about Aswan's local people.

    Free Time
    Aswan Full Day
    Explore Aswan or go further afield.

    Optional Activities
    Abu Simbel Visit (Flight)

    Abu Simbel 4h-6h
    1423-2890EGP per person
    Visit the fantastic twin temples of Abu Simbel by short flight there and back. Enjoy a guided tour then free time to wander through the different temples to learn more about the construction, history, and relocation of these magnificently preserved structures. The temples, built by Ramses II between 1274-1244BC, would now be under Lake Nasser if not for the wonders of modern engineering.

    Souk Visit
    Aswan
    Free
    Wander through the souk, soaking in the scent and colour of spices and perfumes, and rummaging through beautiful scarves and baskets.

    Nubian Museum Visit
    Aswan 1h-3h
    80EGP per person
    Enjoy a the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about the culture and customs of Aswan's local people.

    Half-Day Aswan Tour
    Aswan
    295-525EGP per person
    Enjoy a guided tour of this wonderful city that was the source of marble for many of ancient Egypt's grand buildings. Close to town, in one of these ancient quarries, lies a gigantic unfinished obelisk cut out of local stone. Also visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple.

    Abu Simbel Visit (Bus)
    Abu Simbel 8h-10h
    560-1190EGP per person
    Visit the fantastic twin temples of Abu Simbel by caravan there and back. Visit includes about 2 hrs at the site to wander through the different temples and learn more about the construction, history, and relocation of these magnificently preserved structures. The temples, built by Ramses II between 1274-1244BC, would now be under Lake Nasser if not for the wonders of modern engineering. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Aswan/Kom Ombo

    Sail the Nile on a felucca with a support boat. Sleep on board under the stars.

    Felucca Overnight Sailing Excursion
    Nile River
    Enjoy a relaxing ride on a felucca (traditional Nile sailboat) and travel down the river, watching the scenery glide by. At night, sleep on the deck under the stars (mattresses and blankets are provided). Enjoy delicious meals on board. The felucca itself does not have toilets or showers, but a private support boat travelling in close proximity has both (please bring a towel). (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 6 Kom Ombo/Luxor

    Visit Kom Ombo and Edfu on the way to Luxor. Opt to visit Karnak Temple.

    Kom Ombo Temple Visit
    Kom Ombo
    Enjoy a visit to this temple located in a scenic spot, right on the banks of the Nile. It was dedicated to the crocodile god, and you can still see the remains of an ancient mummified crocodile that was worshipped here thousands of years ago.

    Private Vehicle
    Kom Ombo - Luxor 4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Edfu Temple Visit
    Edfu
    Enjoy a visit to the Edfu Temple, which is located in the middle of a bustling village. It is the most completely preserved temple in Egypt.

    Planeterra Library and Community Education Centre Visit
    Luxor
    Visit the Planeterra Foundation Community Library and youth program in the village of El Tod, just outside of Luxor, Egypt. This project provides early childhood education at a very low cost to locals, as well as adult literacy classes. If you would like to bring a donation, this project accepts books in both English and Arabic to expand their library.

    Free Time
    Luxor Afternoon
    Start exploring Luxor.

    Optional Activities
    Horse and Carriage Ride

    Luxor 30m-2h
    50-150EGP per person
    Enjoy a horse and carriage (caleche) ride and get oriented in the city.

    Karnak Temple Visit
    Luxor 3h-4h
    210-380EGP per person
    Enjoy a visit to the Karnak Temple, which was once the centre of all religious life in ancient Egypt. Built and extended by successive generations of rulers, admire the amazing architecture, massive columns, and painted hieroglyphs.

    Luxor Temple Visit
    Luxor 1h-3h
    60EGP per person
    Take in the beauty of the Luxor temple, an architectural splendour located near the Nile and right in the centre of downtown Luxor. It's spectacularly lit in the evenings and well worth a visit.

    Mummification Museum
    Luxor 1h-3h
    80EGP per person
    Learn all there is to know about the ancient art of embalming by exploring the world's only Mummification Museum.

    Bazaar Visit
    Luxor
    Free
    Wander through the bustling local bazaar and check out the wares for sale. Pick up a few if you like! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Luxor/Cairo

    Enjoy a free time to explore Luxor before an overnight sleeper train back to Cairo.

    Free Time
    Luxor Full Day
    Enjoy a free day to explore Luxor and beyond.


    Optional Activities
    Colossi of Memnon Visit

    Luxor
    Free
    Enjoy a visit to the two mammoth statues of Amenophis II at the Colossi of Memnon; they used to stand at the front of a temple that no longer exists. Check out ancient graffiti discussing the statues!

    Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings Visit
    Luxor
    156EGP per person
    Enjoy an excursion to the famous Valley of the Kings. While the treasure has now all gone, the tombs contain the most incredible paintings of the life of their encumbent and stories from the Book of the Dead. Descend down the narrow, rock-hewn corridors and take in the magnificent decoration and designs of the tombs of the pharaohs at the Valley of the Kings. Also visit to the impressive Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which seems to rise out of the surrounding limestone outcrops -- it's a reminder of the power women held in the Ancient Kingdom.

    Karnak Temple Visit
    Luxor 3h-4h
    210-380EGP per person
    Enjoy a visit to the Karnak Temple, which was once the centre of all religious life in ancient Egypt. Built and extended by successive generations of rulers, admire the amazing architecture, massive columns, and painted hieroglyphs.

    Luxor Temple Visit
    Luxor 1h-3h
    60EGP per person
    Take in the beauty of the Luxor temple, an architectural splendour located near the Nile and right in the centre of downtown Luxor. It's spectacularly lit in the evenings and well worth a visit.

    Mummification Museum
    Luxor 1h-3h
    80EGP per person
    Learn all there is to know about the ancient art of embalming by exploring the world's only Mummification Museum.

    Overnight train (airplane seats)
    Luxor - Cairo 9h30m
    Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Depart Cairo

    Tour ends upon arrival in the morning.

    Departure Day (Activities)
    Depart on arrival to your final destination. Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 140-190 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 18 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. If you arrive a day or two early in Cairo and wish to do some excursions, we recommend that you wait until you get to the joining hotel and contact our local staff for more information on available tours and excursions. Tourists are frequently over-charged for excursions bought from vendors on the street or at the airport.

  10. Depending on the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between June 7th and July 7th, 2016. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day.


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