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Egyptian Legacy

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6 reviews
Starts
Cairo
+7 Destinations
Nile Valley
Ends
Cairo
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Highlights

  • Discover sunny Egypt, Africa's hidden gem
  • Enjoy a spectacular hot air ballon ride
  • Explore the Philae temples of Aswan
  • Visit the magnificent Pyramids of Giza
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Boat
Start and end in Cairo! With the in-depth cultural tour Egyptian Legacy, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and 6 other destinations in Egypt. Egyptian Legacy includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

6 Reviews

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  • CM
    Written on November 10, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was a life long desire. I went with my wife at end of October 2018. The trip exceeded my expectations. The Egyptian Legacy itinerary was perfect for what we wanted to see and do in only 7 days. We also got very lucky and were the only two on... Read more

    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Christopher, Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your post-tour feedback. I'm really pleased to hear that you had such a good time on the tour and that it exceeded your expectations. I hope that you'll decide to travel with us again in the future. Encounters Travel
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  • Egyptian Legacy reviewer 2
    Written on April 23, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Overall, I loved the trip. It was a fantastic time and I would recommend Egypt to anyone who is considering going. ITINERARY "Good"- The balance between Aswan/Cairo/Luxor was almost ideal. I felt like I saw everything I wanted to in those places and... Read more

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  • Egyptian Legacy reviewer 3
    Written on April 9, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    This is a hard one to review this because, while overall, the trip was an amazing experience, there were a few things that really could have ruined it. Encounters Travel over charged us, especially once we saw what we paid for. They dropped the price 45%... Read more

    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Melanie, Many thanks for your review. I’m delighted that you enjoyed the tour in Egypt overall, and had an amazing experience. That’s great to hear, and we’ll pass on your positive comments to our partners in Egypt and your guides. I’m sorry you weren’t happy with some other things though, and have just made a couple of notes here. As advised before you travelled, your cruise boat was the Iberotel Crown Empress, which is an Egyptian 5-star-deluxe level boat, and certainly not the oldest or cheapest on the Nile. You can be assured that there are many boats at both the 5-star-deluxe and 5-star level which do not come up to the same standard. It is a shame that they didn’t offer any Egyptian meals – the boats normally theme their dinners and have one night of the cruise with mainly Egyptian dishes, so it’s unusual that didn’t happen during your cruise. I’m sorry that the schedule of the boat was changed and cut down your daytime sailing time. Unfortunately that was out of our control, and done to help out other guests who had some issues with their own trip. I’m glad you were happy with our own flexibility for you through the tour though. That is something that we work very hard on offering as particularly for low numbers we know it can make a real difference to your enjoyment of your time in the country. We did inform you before you travelled that there were only 2 people on the tour – I can see this in the Tour Radar conversation thread between us and your friend who travelled with you on 22 March, 10 days before departure. We did run a special Egypt sale in February this year, which gave up to 50% off some tours. Unfortunately sales like this can only apply to new bookings (that’s not just our rule, but one made by our hotel and other suppliers in Egypt as well, that they are pretty strict on). So, we can’t backdate sales like this to earlier bookings, and as you booked in November we were not able to pass on the discount). We did explain this to you several times then, and despite your repeated threats then to post bad reviews of your holiday online, we had to stick to the original price that you paid, and were happy with in November.
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  • Egyptian Legacy reviewer 4
    Written on April 25, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was absolutely amazing. Our Egyptologist, Aboudy, made the trip incredible! The trip was the perfect length for us because we got to see everything we wanted without it becoming too repetitive or boring. The Egyptian people were so incredibly... Read more

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  • Egyptian Legacy reviewer 5
    Written on April 24, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was the trip of a lifetime! Exceeded expectations! The tour guides were very professional and friendly (Ahmed Aboudy, Mohammed, Islam). This is the adventure to take!

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  • GF
    Written on December 10, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    This fantastic holiday takes the form of a road trip from Cairo to Luxor. Over a number of days I visited places of historic interest that are rarely seen by tourists but are the equal of more famous sites. I would like to give special mention to the... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive into Cairo. Transfer to hotel
  2. Day 2: Cairo. Pyramids & Saqqara tour
  3. Day 3: Luxor. West bank tour. Luxor temple
  4. Day 4: Luxor. Karnak Temple. Sail to Edfu
  5. Day 5: Edfu. Cruise to Kom Ombo & Aswan
  6. Day 6: Aswan. Philae Temple, Aswan Dam
  7. Day 7: Cairo, Egyptian Museum & optional tours
  8. Day 8: Cairo. Departure transfer to the airport

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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Questions & Answers

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

  • Is it guaranteed that this cruise will be using the Nile Quest?

    This is a small group tour, we can't guarantee a particular cruise boat, as the boat will only be confirmed within 2 weeks of the travel date. We will be using a boat such as the Nile Quest - or similar depending on cruise availability, but we don't guarantee the Nile Quest. A 5-star deluxe boat will be used and we would confirm the exact boat within 2 weeks of the departure date.

  • How big is the tour group?

    This tour has a maximum capacity of 18, however the average group sizes tend to be no more than 10. The tour would go ahead with a minimum of 2 passengers.

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    I found TourRadar website extremely easy to navigate, whenever I had an inquiry they replied very promptly in really good detail with suggestions. An excellent travel company, one who I can't fault.

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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.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this Encounters Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 15 January 2019 the full payment of $814 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 $814 for Egyptian Legacy, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Encounters Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Credit Cards
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,490 km.
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • 504 km
  • Luxor (Egypt)
  • 53 km
  • Dendera (Egypt)
  • 53 km
  • Luxor (Egypt)
  • 45 km
  • Esna (Egypt)
  • 49 km
  • Edfu (Egypt)
  • 52 km
  • Komombo (Egypt)
  • 49 km
  • Aswan (Egypt)
  • 684 km
  • Cairo (Egypt)

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