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Thea "Travel Talk Felucca Odyssey with Sam! This trip exceeded my expectations, as a solo female traveller I was keen to join a group tour and was pleased our group was generally like minded 25+ year olds. The hotels were pretty good for the limited amount of time we spent in them. The bus could be more comfortable as we spent many hours on it including 2 x 9hr trips but it is Egypt I suppose. The coupl..."
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220 reviews
Starts
Cairo
+7 Destinations
Nile Valley
Ends
Cairo
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Highlights

  • Uncover the jewels of the Nile
  • Visit the Valley of The Kings
  • Great quality for price
  • Guaranteed tour departures
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start and end in Cairo! With the discovery tour Felucca Odyssey, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and 6 other destinations in Egypt. Felucca Odyssey includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • KM
    Written on February 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sameh was fun informative and friendly, made us all Egyptologists in 9 days ! Thanks Sameh:)
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  • BI
    Written on February 13, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Sam is a very friendly, knowledgeable tour guide. I throughly enjoyed my time with him learning about, and exploring ancient Egypt.
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  • Felucca  Odyssey reviewer 3
    Written on January 6, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    The tour was OK for the price it charged, and frankly going through lots of attractions quickly is my thing, but there were some unexpected things I was disappointed at: 1. the internet connection was non-existent. There was no Wi-Fi in hotel rooms, and at the lobby, the internet connection was often unstable and extremely slow (if it worked at all) - at one point, it took me 2 hours to upload only 30 photos to Facebook. On the first day, we were offered a 7-day phone plan which was a good deal, but we had to decide literally right away, and we weren't even told that we wouldn't get another chance to get it after the few minutes we were at the lobby before we even had the opportunity to experience the absurdly slow internet at the "hotel"; 2. all the staff smoked. There seemed to be a strong culture in Egypt to smoke, which was fine, but I didn't expect all the staff to be smoking much of the time in front of us, and sometimes we couldn't even possibly escape from the second-hand smoke, eg when we were on the small felucca, there was literally nowhere to hide from the cigarette smoke. Certain restaurants and shops we were taken into were filled with smoke as well, it was absolutely suffocating; 3. if you missed the briefing, no-one would think to catch you up on the information given. Due to the available flights for me, I had to be there after the briefing, and the company said it would be fine. But nobody ever told me anything that was said in the briefing, and it had led to several consequences, such as: 4. the fact that the felucca was a complete torture for me. Don't get me wrong, I think most people have enjoyed it, but if I was told what a felucca actually was and told about the cruise option during the briefing, I would've volunteered to pay extra to get out of it. We were on the felucca for around a day and a half, mostly just tied to the bank of The Nile. The mattresses were uncomfortable, but that was the least of our problems - the blankets were itchy, there were loads and loads of mosquitoes after sunset, it was cold in the mornings, rather hot in the afternoon, the pillows were stone-hard, there's no real showering facilities, we had to eat where we slept (and so we slept in scraps, seriously), there was of course no Wi-Fi, and only intermittent power. There likewise wasn't much to see on the river, or do of course; 5. the hotels were pretty unsatisfying. The hotel in Cairo/Giza was the worst - facilities were old, the pool was closed the whole time, and at one point, they ran out of food at breakfast and many of us had to go on the tour without eating anything. Its lobby, ie the only place with the incredibly slow and unstable Wi-Fi, was completely tobacco-filled. Worse still, that was the hotel we spent the most time at; 6. the coach had uncomfortable seats, air-conditioning wasn't always on, and of course no Wi-Fi or electric plug. Just want to clarify - even though I'm from the developed country of Hong Kong, I'm living in Mexico, a developing country, and I'm really just comparing my experience to my travelling extensively on a budget through Mexico, as well as numerous other third-world countries. As I've said, I think the tour was OK for what you pay (although note that practically nothing was included, and we had to keep paying for things like entry and food, although they weren't costly), and I didn't regret going or anything, and in a way I guess they are constrained by being in Egypt as well. But I wouldn't go again, and if I had a choice, I would do the felucca only for lunch, instead of spending any more time on it.
    Travel Talk commented on this review
    Hi Hilary, thank you for your feedback, we value all our customer’s feedback to deliver the best service to our passengers as possible. If you could please send your full query to our Customer Service team on info@traveltalktours.com , one of our Customer Service rep will be able to look into the points you have brought up. Regards to your comment about non of the food are included , you state it's all extra , the entrance fees are not included etc.. If you could kindly review the inclusion section of your tour it clearly states what's included and what's not included. On your tour all breakfast are included and while you were on the the Felucca for 2 nights , your breakfast, lunch and dinner was included as it states on our website. It also states under inclusions , entrance fees to sites and museums are not included. People travel to experience other cultures, you may have found Egypt way of life different to Hong Kong or Mexico but that's the beauty of it , people get to experience how each person lives around the world. Thank you
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  • MJ
    Written on October 28, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    9 day tour around Egypt with Sameh was AMAZING!! He is brilliant at keeping everyone so informed, his passion for his country and it's history really shines through in all his talks. He is a humble man with a warm heart and such dedication that he not only deserves tour guide for the month, but of the last 10 years or so that he has been a guide. My reasons for this being that everyone I know or people I've meet that have had friends on his tours speak extremely highly of Sameh. Also his family should also get some recognition for sharing such a brilliant man with all of us x
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  • DP
    Written on October 10, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Adham our guide was an absolute legend, we fell in love with him. The accommodation is really nice!! Far better than we expected for such a cheap tour
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  • Felucca  Odyssey reviewer 6
    Written on October 9, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I just got back from a Travel Talk tour to egypt and had an amazing time! Our guide Adham was the best and extremely knowledgeable. Although the tour covers a lot of ground and monuments, everything was worth seeing and the day and a half of sailing on the felucca was a much needed and very welcome break in the trip! Overall I would highly recommend this tour!
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  • NB
    Written on September 17, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing trip that I 100% recommend. Sam the tour guide was awesome! Lots of driving but all worth it for the places you get to see. The felucca on the Nile was a highlight of my 3 month trip. I never felt unsafe. Food was great. Hotels were awesome. Just book it!!!
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  • PS
    Written on August 7, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Adham was an excellent, friendly, informative tour guide. Adam was an amazing driver, always with a smile on his face.
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  • LA
    Written on July 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Felucca Odyssey, Egypt: what an amazing trip that everyone MUST do!! Shady was the most knowledgeable, fun and down to earth tour guide I have ever met. His love for his country is contagious. Safety was a major concern for me initially when booking, however I have never felt so safe and comfortable throughout the whole trip. It is perfectly fine! It was honestly one of the best trips I have EVER done. I have a new love and knowledge for Egypt, something everyone should experience. The pyramids, Abu Simbal, numerous temples, Egyptian culture, wow what a week ... thanks again Shady for a trip of a lifetime!! #shadyisthebest
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  • T
    Written on April 15, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Travel Talk Felucca Odyssey with Sam! This trip exceeded my expectations, as a solo female traveller I was keen to join a group tour and was pleased our group was generally like minded 25+ year olds. The hotels were pretty good for the limited amount of time we spent in them. The bus could be more comfortable as we spent many hours on it including 2 x 9hr trips but it is Egypt I suppose. The couple days spent on the Felucca chilling out on the Nile River was possibly my favourite as was happy just to relax for a while and it's super peaceful. Too many sales stops IMO. Now to the icing on the cake was the guide Sam (Sameh) whose been working for travel talk for over 10 years! As an Aswan raised, Cairo living local whose been working with Aussies & Kiwis for years I was thrilled at how funny and cheeky he was to help us all enjoy ourselves. As an expert egyptologist he was incredibly knowledgable and informative without boring us. Just know that the Egyptians were the first of everything! Sam must make a group of friends everytime he runs a tour and he'll always have many hosts if he was ever to come to Australia. Keep up the good work.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Cairo
    Start point The Oasis Hotel Pyramids, Alexandria Desert Road, Cairo 18:00
  2. Day 2: Cairo City Tour, Luxor
  3. Day 3: Luxor, Aswan
  4. Day 4: Aswan, Felucca Cruise
  5. Day 5: Felucca cruise on the Nile
  6. Day 6: Felucca cruise on the Nile, Edfu, Komombo, Luxor
  7. Day 7: Luxor, Cairo
  8. Day 8: Cairo City Tour
  9. Day 9: Cairo
    End point The Oasis Hotel Pyramids, Alexandria Desert Road, Cairo

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
    1. The Oasis Hotel Pyramids - Cairo

      Address: Cairo Alex Desert Road, Cairo, Egypt

    2. Steigenberger Hotel - Luxor

      Address: 85111, Khaled Ibn Al Walid, Luxor, Egypt

    3. Helnan Hotel - Aswan

      Address: Kornish Al Nile, الكورنيش، Aswan Governorate, Egypt

    *Please note exact accommodation and details are re-confirmed at time of booking and subject to change up to 6 weeks prior to departure

  • 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 1, 2017

      Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

    • February 1, 2017

      What does the tour price include?

      The tour price and the local payment cover the following services: Accommodation
      5 and 4 star hotels, traditional felucca boat.
      Airport Transfer
      From Cairo Airport to the Cairo Hotel on day one and return transfer.
      Meals
      8 Breakfasts
      2 Lunches
      3 Dinners
      Transportation
      Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus
      Donkey (Valley of the Kings)
      Guide
      Services of experienced Egyptologist guides
      Excursions
      As per the itinerary (entrance fees NOT included)

      Entrance fees, optional activities and the meals not covered above not included within the tour.

    • January 1, 2017

      I am about to book one of the 9 day egypt tours and I was wondering what the difference is between the Essential Egypt and the Felluca Odyssey tours?

      The only difference would be the accommodation during the Nile cruise.
      The accommodation will be made at hotels on the Essential Egypt tour, or you'll stay at the Felucca with Feluıcca Odyssey tour.

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      Easy booking, but would have liked more information regarding the B&Bs. I telephoned the Toronto office and the agent was very helpful.

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    Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 months before travel.
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    Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 1 month before travel.
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    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.
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    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 22 April 2018 the full payment of $374 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 $374 for Felucca Odyssey, but the deposit of $120 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,503 km.
    • Cairo (Egypt)
    • 504 km
    • Luxor (Egypt)
    • 4 km
    • Karnak (Egypt)
    • 11 km
    • Valley of the Kings (Egypt)
    • 195 km
    • Aswan (Egypt)
    • 99 km
    • Edfu (Egypt)
    • 52 km
    • Komombo (Egypt)
    • 135 km
    • Luxor (Egypt)
    • 504 km
    • Cairo (Egypt)

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