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Essential Egypt

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Essential Egypt - Travel Talk
Essential Egypt - Travel Talk
Peter "Egypt tour is a fascinating one where it is more than what I can expect in the first place. Our tour guide, Sameh Makram, did an excellent job by taking good care of us and be with us closely throughout the journey. With his deep knowledge on the Egyptian’s cultures and history, we received deeper understanding and passion to know more. What impressed me was Sam was trying his best to fulfill what..."
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115 reviews
Starts
Cairo
+12 Destinations
Nile Valley
Ends
Cairo
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Highlights

  • Visit the Giza Plateau to explore the world famous pyramids
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings
  • Discover the city of Aswan and its temples
  • Jump onboard a Felucca cruise on the Nile
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
30
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
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 9 other destinations in Egypt. Essential Egypt includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

115 Reviews

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  • N
    Written on June 21, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I really enjoyed this tour and it was because Sameh Makram was the tour guide. He has such rich knowledge of Egyptology and culture. His passion makes you want to learn more about it and his charisma makes the tour so much more interesting and enjoyable. Sam is also very accommodating and thoughtful. During the tour, he made sure that his tour group got to see and learn as much as possible and we were all happy with everything from the food to the itinerary. He was always there to answer questions, to help and he was very patient. The tour wouldn't have been the same without him. He's by far one of the greatest tour guides ever. I would love to go back to Egypt to do a tour with Sam again soon.
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  • D
    Written on June 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sameh was an incredible guide - personable, approachable, funny and knowledgeable. He was a great understanding of Egyptian history and culture and he shared it in interesting and entertaining ways, be it in enacting a play whilst at the Temple of Philae or drawing stories on the sand beside a pyramid. Sam was funny, engaging and took great care of us, even though we were a huge group. He always kept us informed and genuinely cared about us. I would love to go on another tour with Sam.
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  • B
    Written on May 29, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sam was the best tour guide ever!! So knowledgable about everything and always had an answer for our questions! He was so funny and just seemed like a real part of the group! Super awesome guy and tour guide! Would definitely reccomend him to anyone!
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  • Essential Egypt reviewer 4
    Written on April 15, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was the best trip of my life! I had a blast with my travel mates. I made good friends there and we've remained in touch since then. I highly recommend Travel Talk tours! They are cool, affordable, and focus on the essentials. It is rare to find a well-balanced tour aimed towards young people that let's you have fun and visit a high number of historical sights efficiently. 5 stars!
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  • S
    Written on April 13, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I've always wanted to visit Egypt (even before The Mummy movies). Choosing to see Egypt through Travel Talk turned out to be the best decision and if you get Sam as your tour guide, you've hit the jackpot. He has a vast amount of knowledge on the all the history and a good sense of humour too, and kept our group entertained throughout the tour as we visited all the sites. Thanks for the great tour!
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  • Y
    Written on March 13, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was everything I wanted & more! Our guide Sam was a dead set legend & was such a great teacher to have to learn all the ancient history from! Friendly easy going guy who gets along with everyone! I wouldn’t want any other tour guide! I’ve recommended him & travel talk to all my friends! Best trip by far!
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  • S
    Written on March 13, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sam was great he was able to explain everything in great detail and also a very funny guy! He really made my time in Egypt an awesome experience and would recommend everyone to do a tour with him as a guide.
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  • WL
    Written on March 13, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sam is a very knowledgeable guide as well as a very funny guy had an awesome experience with him he made the trip
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  • PP
    Written on March 12, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Egypt tour is a fascinating one where it is more than what I can expect in the first place. Our tour guide, Sameh Makram, did an excellent job by taking good care of us and be with us closely throughout the journey. With his deep knowledge on the Egyptian’s cultures and history, we received deeper understanding and passion to know more. What impressed me was Sam was trying his best to fulfill what were requested. He also able to tackle the difficult situation well. He is as cool as Dominic Toretto in Fast and Furious I can say. Thank you Sam for making all these happened. Thank you and God bless you.
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  • M
    Written on March 8, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had an amazing day in Cairo thanks to Shady! Fantastic guide with so much passion and knowledge, you can't get anyone funnier and better than him. // Moa with love from a snowy sweden.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Cairo
  2. Day 2: Cairo City Tour, Luxor
  3. Day 3: Luxor
  4. Day 4: Aswan
  5. Day 5: Daily Felucca cruise on the Nile
  6. Day 6: Edfu, Komombo, Luxor
  7. Day 7: Luxor, Cairo
  8. Day 8: Cairo City Tour
  9. Day 9: Cairo

What's included

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

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

    • May 8, 2018

      When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends after breakfast on the last day of the tour at The Oasis Hotel Pyramids in Cairo. It's now time to say goodbye to your new friends and check-out of the hotel at 11 am. Before your flight, you will be bussed back to the airport where the tour operator will bid you safe travels! Please be aware the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • May 8, 2018

      When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of the tour generally starts from The Oasis Hotel Pyramids in Cairo and as the first day is just an arrivals day you can arrive at any time. At the Cairo terminal, keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as they pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. There is an informal meeting planned for the evening at approximately 6:00 pm so we recommend arriving beforehand so you can meet your group and fellow travellers.

      Please note that the joining point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • May 8, 2018

      What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Group Dinner on Cruise
      Nubian Dinner
      Abu Simbel
      Hot Air Ballooning

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and that pricing will be available with your finalised travel documents.

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    • Lynette12th April 2018
      I haven't travelled yet but from what I've seen so far I'm extremely happy I have chosen to travel with TourRadar. From my very first enquiry I was impressed. I had been researching a number of companies to find the right tour for us but all the others took their time in replying and I had to ask a number of times for information. The team at TourRadar were always prompt with answering me and very forthcoming with information. The website was easy to use and I was very impressed that it had so much information. What information I couldn't find on the website was quickly given to me once I asked. Would I refer TourRadar to my friends.....I already have! Now I can't wait to travel

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    About the countries

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    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.

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    Location
    Start and end in Cairo.
    Trusted
    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    Deposit
    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 24 August 2018 the full payment of $412 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 $412 for Essential Egypt, but the deposit of $120 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Travel Talk will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Travel Talk tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,534 km.
    • Cairo (Egypt)
    • 4 km
    • Giza (Egypt)
    • 18 km
    • Saqqara (Egypt)
    • 22 km
    • Cairo (Egypt)
    • 490 km
    • Valley of the Kings (Egypt)
    • 14 km
    • Luxor (Egypt)
    • 181 km
    • Aswan (Egypt)
    • 7 km
    • Philae (Egypt)
    • 7 km
    • Aswan (Egypt)
    • 99 km
    • Edfu (Egypt)
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