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Ashley "My tour guide Sam was amazing! I was a bit disappointed in the Nubian village dinner, because there was little to no interaction with the hosts. I would've liked to have learned about their culture, not just eat and then leave. Also, the accommodation in Cairo is terrible! That cannot be a 5-star hotel, just cannot be. The bathroom was questionable and we found hairs everywhere. Plus they wanted t..."
Starts
Cairo
+7 Destinations
Nile Valley
Ends
Cairo
Age Range
18 to 39 year olds
Excellent
200 reviews

Highlights

  • Visit vast temples and ancient tombs
  • Ride a donkey to the Valley of the Kings
  • Cruise along the world famous Nile
  • Explore the Egyptian Museum
Start and end in Cairo! With the discovery tour Felucca Odyssey, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and 6 other destinations in Egypt. Felucca Odyssey includes more.

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  • Felucca Odyssey reviewer 1
    Written on February 14, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Samah knowledge and passion for what he does is second to none. He not only keeps your interest captured with his stories of the history and fun facts about how Egypt basically invented everything first he also takes his time to make sure you understand it all and is always happy to answer questions. He made my trip the most enjoyable trip I have ever done and I have recommended it to all friends and suggested they ask for him as the guide.
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  • Felucca Odyssey reviewer 2
    Written on February 12, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Really great tour guide. Really knowledgeable as well as funny, friendly and helpful
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  • Felucca Odyssey reviewer 3
    Written on February 8, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sameh is the most lovely, funny, knowledgable tour guide! I had the most amazing time on the Travel Talk Tour - Felucca Odyessy tour. Thanks again for showing us Egypt Sameh and making us feel so welcome! Cannot recommend this tour enough :)
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  • Felucca Odyssey reviewer 4
    Written on October 31, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had an incredible experience on Travel Talk's Felucca Odyssey tour. In the 9 days I learn't a lot about Egypt and what it had to offer. The drives in between the places were pretty long, but well worth it to see all of the sites. The tour guide was great, very informative, accommodation was decent, and the group I went with was top notch.
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  • Felucca Odyssey reviewer 5
    Written on October 25, 2016
    2.5 - Average

    Travel Talk Review Basic tour; good value for money but wouldn't recommend. Hotels: Hotels are supposedly 4 to 5 stars but they were pretty basic. The hotel in Cairo was particularly awful, it was really run down and guests had only 1 key per room - which is very problematic especially if you are sharing with strangers. The wifi was poor at best. I was able to connect 2 or 3 times on a 9 day trip. None of the rooms had wifi, just the commons spaces, and with a larger group you are unable to all connect at once. If you are doing this trip I highly recommend buying a SIM card with Internet from the airport. Everyone left the trip with dozens of bug bites, some fellow travellers think they might be bed bugs others say mosquitos - either way for a "4 star" hotel this is unacceptable. Hidden fees & tipping: This trip is filled with additional costs. So make sure to bring extra money. Nothing is included except transport and accommodation. The first is the local payment. This isn't hidden by any means, but a people forget to take this into the consideration of the final price of the tour. This is generally a large sum, so be aware. Tipping is expected on everything, and not optional. So be prepared. Egypt as a whole is pretty cheap, but you would t know it because all the restaurants recommended by TravelTalk are regular European prices. If you ask for a cheaper option the only thing they recommended is KFC. Basically all my money went to food and drink and entrance to temples. Guide & Group environment: The guide are very knowledgeable on facts and history and since they are local are super helpful when you need information (such as how much you should pay for souvenirs etc) Not sure know how to handle large groups. I had a group of over 30 people and the guide didn't do any introductions or team building activities. He didn't even know people names by them end of the trip. During the trip it was one girls birthday and despite being told the guide did nothing about it. We didn't sing happy birthday, didn't go out. It was never mentioned. I would have expected him to give her a free beer or make an announcement. When we got to the felluca boats it was up to us to divided ourselves up into groups. I wish the guide took more charger it felt like a popularity contest and certain people not getting chosen to be on the team. When I left I noticed that the next group consisted of only 3 people. Knowing this now, I would call to ask more information prior to booking. Time: The trip is advertised as being 9 days trip but it more like 5. The first day you just check in, head to dinner and go to bed. The last day is check out day and for those who continued on for over 9 days leave at 3am, leaving only a handful of people saying goodbye. There are also 2 full days of driving (8+ hours each). So again days lost that shouldn't be counted. The wake up times are also insane. A couple of early mornings (3am departure time). The "sleep in" days means you are on the road no later than 8:30am. Get ready for big packed days. By the time you get back to the hotel you are exhausted. Absolutely no down time, people are always sleeping on the bus. Final thoughts: Overall, got to see a lot of things in a short period of time. Really felt like I've seen Egypt but wish I had was more informed/prepared to avoid disappointment. Advice to travel talk: Change your Cairo hotel immediately and be more forth coming with information, it only disappoints guests.
    Travel Talk commented on this review
    Hi Matteo, thank you for your review we value all our customer’s feedback to deliver the best service to our passengers as possible. Our Operation Department is looking into your query during your tour, please allow us a short time to investigate all point you have brought up as well as looking over all passenger survey forms from that tour . We should be able to get back to you soon as possible. Thank you. Travel Talk Team
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  • Felucca Odyssey reviewer 6
    Written on July 27, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    My tour guide Sam was amazing! I was a bit disappointed in the Nubian village dinner, because there was little to no interaction with the hosts. I would've liked to have learned about their culture, not just eat and then leave. Also, the accommodation in Cairo is terrible! That cannot be a 5-star hotel, just cannot be. The bathroom was questionable and we found hairs everywhere. Plus they wanted to over charge me at the end for things I didn't even eat. Many others experience things like this at The Cataract place in Cairo. Overall, I loved my time in Egypt and on this tour.
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  • Felucca Odyssey reviewer 7
    Written on July 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I just wanted to express how impressed I was with my tour guide of Felucca Odyssey tour. Sam was an exceptional tour guide who was informative, friendly, caring, and hilarious. This trip was definitely one of the best I have ever had, and by far the best tour I have ever been on. Sam made our trip that much more better. Egypt is a wonderful destination to visit, full of history and culture.
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  • Felucca Odyssey reviewer 8
    Written on May 27, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing trip to Egypt. We spent 9 days seeing the best Egypt has to offer. The tour was well organised but without a doubt the best part of the trip was our amazing guide Sam!!! He did everything he could to make our trip special. His knowledge and passion for everything Egypt was awesome. I couldn't have asked for a better guide!
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  • Felucca Odyssey reviewer 9
    Written on May 23, 2016
    3.0 - Average

    I had a great time in Egypt with Sam exploring the rich history of the country.
    Travel Talk commented on this review
    Hi Ben, Thanks for your review, we appreciate it. We've noticed you only gave 2 stars out of 5 stars for accommodation and for transport, meals and value you gave 3 stars out of 5 stars. Could you please provide us with reasoning or the issues that you experienced whilst on the tour? We take your feedback seriously so we can continue improving our tours. Thank you.
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  • Felucca Odyssey reviewer 10
    Written on May 22, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great trip. Lots packed into a short amount of time. Fellucca was amazing and good to be in the middle of the trip so you have a couple of days to relax. Great tour guide - very friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and a great laugh.
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Cairo
  • Day 2: Cairo City Tour, Luxor
  • Day 3: Luxor, Aswan
  • Day 4: Aswan, Felucca Cruise
  • Day 5: Felucca cruise on the Nile
  • Day 6: Felucca cruise on the Nile, Edfu, Komombo, Luxor
  • Day 7: Luxor, Cairo
  • Day 8: Cairo City Tour
  • Day 9: Cairo
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Questions & Answers

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    • December 1, 2016

      Any age restriction on this tour?

      Travel Talk advises that most of the passengers tend to be between the ages of 18 and 39, but more mature travellers with a young outlook are also welcomed.

    • November 1, 2016

      Do you have any visa information?

      Unfortunately we are unable to give visa advice due to the vast number of nationalities which our customers represent. Some nationalities can travel freely over borders, where others require advance permission to enter. There are also changes in requirements from time to time. We recommend checking your local embassy or consulate's website for the latest up to date information.

    • November 1, 2016

      What is the age range of the passengers on this trip?

      Passengers are aged between 18-39 years old, and majority of them would be in their late 20s-early 30s.

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    Location
    Start and end in Cairo.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $120 to confirm this Travel Talk booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 27 April 2017 the full payment of $353 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $353 for Felucca Odyssey, but the deposit of $120 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,503 km.
    • Cairo (Egypt)
    • 504 km
    • Luxor (Egypt)
    • 4 km
    • Karnak (Egypt)
    • 11 km
    • Valley of the Kings (Egypt)
    • 195 km
    • Aswan (Egypt)
    • 99 km
    • Edfu (Egypt)
    • 52 km
    • Komombo (Egypt)
    • 135 km
    • Luxor (Egypt)
    • 504 km
    • Cairo (Egypt)

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