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Essential Egypt - Intrepid Travel
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9 days

Essential Egypt

Start and end in Cairo
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
16
Age range:
18 to 29
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
16421
Hygiene Measures:
Included
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US $941
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Itinerary

Start and end in Cairo! With the In-depth Cultural tour Essential Egypt, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and 5 other destinations in Egypt. Essential Egypt includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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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
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Optional Extras
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
5 nights
Berth / Cabin
1 night
Sleeper Train
2 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.4
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.4
  • 4.6
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  • OJ
    · October 7th, 2019
    Couldn’t have asked for a better guide. No real complaints with the tour at all
    Trip date: September 2019
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Our tour guide Mohomed Fouad (Medu) was excellent and had so much knowledge on everything we visited - there wasn't one question he didn't know the answer to. The places we went were great and the hotels were good for the most part too
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    super organized, perfect size, great day to day pace, incredible trip leader I was a little anxious about being in Egypt/ the Middle East but felt so safe and comfortable the whole time, and the trip far surpassed my expectations
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Intrepid was good because everything was organised so I felt safer in Egypt
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    I enjoyed the experiences we had and the way the tour was set out
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    The excellent guide Mohamed Adel and the incredible experiences we had during the trip.
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Mohamed Adel our tour guide was exceptional. He went above and beyond to make our holiday memorable. He provided us with an educated, factual and personal perspective on the country as well as on the mind blowing history. I would highly recommend this... Show more
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    I loved the places we visited and what he had the chance of seeing
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Great experience with a great tour leader- Mohammad Adel. Loved all of the activities and really enjoyed my time in the country.
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    There were so many frustrating aspects to this trip, mostly the discrepancy between advertised prices and the real prices.
    Trip date: January 2019
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Dates & Availability

9 days
Essential Egypt
From Cairo to Cairo
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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!

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course we can! If you wish to arrange additional accommodation then please contact our customer support team once you have a confirmed booking.

    • What is the age range?

      The age range for this trip is 18 to 29 year olds, and we are unable to book those outside of the age range on this tour.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      Solo travellers do not have to pay a single supplement, as this is a group trip designed for shared accommodation. You will be paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip, which is a great way to get to know your group and enrich your travel experience!

      An optional single supplement is available on this trip for those who would like their own private room, with the exception of Day 5, when you will be travelling by felluca. Please contact our customer service team to arrange this.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      During the tour you will be spending 5 nights in hotel accommodation, 2 nights on a sleeper train an 1 night on a Felucca.

      Hotel lists for this trip are not confirmed until your final trip documents are released, which will be 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. These will contain your specific accommodation details, however your arrival and departure hotel will be The King Hotel in Cairo.

      Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • How much money is needed to go on this trip?

      When it comes to money matters on the trip, every traveller is a little different. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like meals not included, drinks, shopping, optional activities, tipping and laundry. It's always better to bring a little more than you think you'll need.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      £
      Egyptian Pound
      Egypt
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

      Type C
      Egypt
      Type E
      Egypt
      Type F
      Egypt
    • Vaccines
      • 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.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before May 10th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after May 10th, 2021, 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 26 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Intrepid Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Intrepid Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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