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Essential Egypt - Travel Talk
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9 days

Essential Egypt

Start and end in Cairo
Tour Operator:
Travel Talk
Max group size:
35
Age range:
18 to 59
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
2263
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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

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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 8 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 City Tour, Overnight Sleeper Train
  3. Day 3: Aswan
  4. Day 4: Aswan
  5. Day 5: Daily Felucca cruise on the Nile
  6. Day 6: Edfu, Kom Ombo, Luxor
  7. Day 7: Luxor, Overnight Sleeper Train
  8. Day 8: Cairo City Tour
  9. Day 9: Cairo
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
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  • Flights
  • Insurance
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    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Food
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    4.5
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  • Essential Egypt reviewer 1
    · June 12th, 2021
    It was an incredible experience! Thank you Michael and Mustafa for making the trip amazing. They were both incredibly knowledgeable about Egyptian history and had passion for it. The places, the foods, the people, it's unforgettable. My only gripe is... Show more
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    Trip date: May 2021
  • VC
    · June 8th, 2021
    Very good experience with TourRadar from booking, communication , pricing and most of all, their staff are exceptional with Mike(Aswan), Mustafa In Cairo and Amir in Alexandria and all the coordinators. are very helpful from airport transport and the... Show more
    Trip date: May 2021
  • Essential Egypt reviewer 3
    · May 23rd, 2021
    We took the tour -Felucca Odyssey I have to say this was one of the best tours I’ve taken. This was such a well planed tour on so many levels. It had a great balance of temples, pyramids, museums and also the sprinkle of the personal side within... Show more
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    Trip date: May 2021
  • Essential Egypt reviewer 4
    · June 6th, 2020
    I took the Essential Egypt tour and it was absolutely fantastic. The itinerary was more than perfect, the guide was incredibly knowledgeable and I had the most fantastic group of people. Overall, the quality of the transportation, hotels and restaurants... Show more
    Travel Talk commented on this review
    Hi Alberto , thank you for your review, we're happy to hear you had a great time on your trip with us , hope to see you on one of our other tours in the future. Thank you. Travel Talk Team
    Trip date: June 2018
  • S
    · March 1st, 2020
    Mo was so amazing, taking care of us so diligently! We learned enormous amounts while at the same time having a blast! Best tour guide I have ever had.
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    Trip date: February 2020
  • Essential Egypt reviewer 6
    · February 29th, 2020
    An amazing tour led by an equally amazing guide! Will be recommended to friends and family!
    Trip date: February 2020
  • J
    · January 30th, 2020
    Mo was an awesome Egyptian Experience guide! I feel so privileged to have had him educate me about the history and legends of Ancient Egypt. His vast and intricate knowledge of Egyptian history and culture enhanced every aspect of our tour of Egypt. His... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • SE
    · January 27th, 2020
    Mo was an amazing tour guide, he entertained and enthralled us all with his depth of knowledge and expertise on the historic sites we visited on the tour. I would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of going on this type of tour. We were extremely... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • Essential Egypt reviewer 9
    · January 27th, 2020
    Mo was fantastic. Informative, personable, and entertaining.
    Trip date: January 2020
  • C
    · January 27th, 2020
    Mo was awesome! He had so much knowledge and any question you had he had an answer for it. He was always suggesting for us to ask questions and take photos of things to ask about later if we were curious. He was funny and very nice :) he definitely made... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020

Dates & Availability

9 days
Essential Egypt
From Cairo to Cairo
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • What is the age range?

      Generally, Travel Talk's passengers tend to be between the ages of 18 and 35, however, they do welcome more mature travellers with a young outlook. Unfortunately, children and young travellers under the age of 18 are not eligible to participate in this tour.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date, however, after your booking is finalised you will be issued with your final trip documents with your confirmed hotel list. To give you an idea of the type of accommodation TravelTalk uses on this tour, below is a list of the hotels that they generally use, but please be advised that they are subject to change:

      The Oasis Hotel Pyramids - Cairo
      Steigenberger Hotel - Luxor
      Helnan Hotel - Aswan

    • 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

    • Can you provide the list of guides for this tour?

      We do not have the guide list early on, as they are to be announced a couple of weeks prior to departure.

    • Can I enter the pyramid and see a mummy there?

      You'll get to visit Pyramids but you won't be able to go inside, you can see the mummy in the museums.

    • Does this tour visit the Red Sea?

      Unfortunately our 9 days tours do not visit the Red Sea, but you can surely check out our 10-12-15 days Egypt tours.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
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      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 July 23rd, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after July 23rd, 2021, a minimum payment of $85 is required to confirm your booking with Travel Talk. 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 35 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 Travel Talk will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Travel Talk" 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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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.