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Essential Egypt - Travel Talk
Essential Egypt - Travel Talk
Excellent
176 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 40 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
30
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Travel Talk
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.

Itinerary

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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

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

176 Reviews

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Good
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Average
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  • P
    Written on October 22, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Everything perfect! Sameh is so knowledgeable, attentive, encouraging, personable, high energy, always smiling, etc etc etc!! So lucky to have him as our guide. Egypt was so delightful & interesting. I feel as though I just finished another university... Read more

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  • J
    Written on October 18, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sameh is what all guides should aspire to be. He made my trip to Egypt a truly unforgettable experience. He is extremely knowledgeable, kind, patient, and went above and beyond to ensure that I had an amazing trip. I have been recommending him to all of my... Read more

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  • Essential Egypt reviewer 3
    Written on October 18, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Sam was a fantastic and very knowledgable guide who really made the trip interesting. Would recommend TravelTalk Tours to everyone. Thank you for a good experience and good time spend in Egypt

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  • Essential Egypt reviewer 4
    Written on October 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Exceeded our expectations with what a tour would be. Sameh was an amazing guide with great knowledge and passion for Egyptian culture and history. We learned so much an had an amazing time learning more about the ancient civilization. Will highly recommend... Read more

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  • Essential Egypt reviewer 5
    Written on October 14, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Mo was brilliant - so knowledgeable and helpful, and easy to have a laugh with too.

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  • P
    Written on October 14, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Mo is an absolute star - very knowledgeable and entertaining. He really elevated the trip into a fantastic week. Cannot speak highly enough of him

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  • Essential Egypt reviewer 7
    Written on October 7, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Mo was the best tour guide I’ve ever had. He’s so knowledgable and so fun to be with. I can’t wait to take another tour with him!

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  • L
    Written on August 26, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Adham th best guide in Eygpt.

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  • Essential Egypt reviewer 9
    Written on August 26, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Adham was fantastic! His knowledge on Egypt was amazing and he added his own personal flair to the tour! We will be back Egypt!

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  • C
    Written on August 25, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Adham was an amazing guide not only his amazing knowledge of Egypt that he told in an easy but detailed way that everyone could understand, also his friendly nature we felt safe and nothing was a problem at all he was always willing to help. We came out of... Read more

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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?

      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.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • MO Farid
      "Hi guys Mo is an Egyptologist tour guide leading you throughout Egyptian lifestyle, culture and customs..."
    • Adham
      "Hey thier i am adham farouk English speaking tour guide who love to show you my country Egypt and how..."
    • Sameh Makram
      "Hey every one. Iam Sameh or Sam as my friends call me. Am qualified egyptoligist tour guide who loves..."
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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

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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.
    Trusted
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    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 26 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 26 December 2019, a minimum payment of $120 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 65 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
    TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Travel Talk. Please familiarise yourself with the Travel Talk payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Travel Talk will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Payment methods
    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.

    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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