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Essential Egypt

Essential Egypt - Intrepid Travel
Essential Egypt - Intrepid Travel
Excellent
4 reviews
Starts
Cairo
+5 Destinations
Nile Valley
Ends
Cairo
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Highlights

Start and end in Cairo! With the in-depth cultural tour Essential Egypt, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and 5 other destinations in Egypt. Essential Egypt is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 29 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Boat, Private Vehicle
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Intrepid Travel

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Cairo
  2. Day 2: Cairo – Pyramids – Sphinx
  3. Day 3: Aswan
  4. Day 4: Aswan
  5. Day 5: Nile Felucca
  6. Day 6: Luxor
  7. Day 7: Luxor - Valley of the Kings
  8. Day 8: Cairo
  9. Day 9: Cairo

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

4 Reviews

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  • RV
    Written on February 3, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Tour and itinerary were excellent The feluca trip could have been reduced to just an afternoon or overnight activity instead of planning for an entire day aboard. We got stuck in a sandstorm which really didn't help! More time should have been... Read more

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  • RG
    Written on January 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic tour! Would do it again

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Rajna, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us in Egypt! Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon. Kind regards, Geckos
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  • Essential Egypt reviewer 3
    Written on May 21, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    An incredible combination of must see tourist spots like the pyramids/sphinx/Abu Simbel and local experiences like riding a Feluca on the Nile and eating with a Nubian family. Family friends and the media warned me not to go but I felt safe the entire... Read more

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  • A
    Written on December 28, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    The main highlight of this tour was our awesome guide who organised everything perfectly. There were plenty of opportunities for cool and unique experiences, too.

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      The tour concludes on Day 9, at The King Hotel in Cairo. After a final breakfast with the group you are free to depart at any time, or take the day to explore the city and tick off some of the suggested optional activities!

    • When and where does the tour start?

      Day 1 of the tour is an arrivals day, so you can arrive in Cairo at any time. This gives you the opportunity to explore your surroundings and get settled into your hotel. In the evening there will be a welcome meeting, where you will get to know your fellow travellers and review the tour details with your guide. Your hotel reception will have the details of this meeting so please check with them upon arrival. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not included in the tour price, however we would be happy to help with arranging your transfers!

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

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    Egypt

    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Egypt. Ideally 10 days before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Start and end in Cairo.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 20 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 20 October 2019, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    Cancellation policy
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    Payment methods
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,820 km.
    • Cairo (Egypt)
    • 684 km
    • Aswan (Egypt)
    • 232 km
    • Abu Simbel (Egypt)
    • 316 km
    • Edfu (Egypt)
    • 84 km
    • Luxor (Egypt)
    • 14 km
    • Valley of the Kings (Egypt)
    • 490 km
    • Cairo (Egypt)

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