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Essential Egypt - Travel Talk
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9 days

Essential Egypt

Start and end in Cairo
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Travel Talk
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Age range:
18 to 40
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US $691
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  • 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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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 and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Cairo
  2. Day 2: Cairo City Tour, Luxor
  3. Day 3: Luxor, 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, Cairo
  8. Day 8: Cairo City Tour
  9. Day 9: Cairo
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

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  • Essential Egypt reviewer 1
    · June 06, 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
    Trip date: June 2018
  • S
    · March 01, 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 3
    · February 29, 2020
    An amazing tour led by an equally amazing guide! Will be recommended to friends and family!
    Trip date: February 2020
  • J
    · January 30, 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 27, 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 6
    · January 27, 2020
    Mo was fantastic. Informative, personable, and entertaining.
    Trip date: January 2020
  • C
    · January 27, 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
  • Essential Egypt reviewer 8
    · January 18, 2020
    Excellent person . Lots of information. Love his work.
    Trip date: December 2019
  • H
    · January 16, 2020
    This tour was really good because of Sam
    Trip date: December 2019
  • ZZ
    · January 12, 2020
    I simply cannot fault this experience! Our guide Adham was friendly, accommodating and incredibly knowledgable. The itinerary was extensive with plenty of opportunities to explore. Hotels and ammenities were five star and the people I met along the way... Show more
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    Trip date: December 2019

Dates & Availability

9 days
Essential Egypt
From Cairo to Cairo
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    • 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.

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    Good to Know

    • About the country


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      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.


      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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before August 19th, 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after August 19th, 2020, a minimum payment of $10 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 15 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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