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Pharaonic Encounters - Encounters Travel
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7 days

Pharaonic Encounters

Start and end in Cairo
Tour Operator:
Encounters Travel
Max group size:
18
Age range:
6 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
24074
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
From
US $970
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Highlights

  • Visit the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids in Giza
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the Luxor Temple
  • Uncover the secrets of the Valley of the Kings
  • Explore the chaotic markets around the Khan El Khalili bazaar

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

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    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

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Itinerary

Start and end in Cairo! With the Discovery tour Pharaonic Encounters, you have a 7 days tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and Luxor,. Pharaonic Encounters includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive into Cairo, transfer to hotel
  2. Day 2: Cairo, Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum tour
  3. Day 3: Luxor, West Bank tour, free time
  4. Day 4: Luxor, Karnak temple
  5. Day 5: Luxor, free day and optional tours
  6. Day 6: Cairo optional tours, Old Cairo & Khan-el-Khalili bazzar walk
  7. Day 7: Cairo, Free time, departure airport transfer
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What's Included

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

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
5 nights
Sleeper Train
1 night

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.6
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  • A
    · December 30th, 2019
    My first experience in Egypt and the Encounters Travel team made it great. I had a wonderful time.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Egypt holiday, and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: June 2019
    Review collected by Encounters Travel
  • A
    · December 30th, 2019
    The tour leader went above and beyond. The tour guides were very informative. I had a great time.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Egypt holiday and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: June 2019
    Review collected by Encounters Travel
  • A
    · December 30th, 2019
    Other than the train ride being a bit scare the overall trip was wonderful.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Egypt holiday and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: June 2019
    Review collected by Encounters Travel
  • A
    · December 30th, 2019
    The tour leader went above and beyond to make it a great experience and headache free!
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Egypt holiday and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: June 2019
    Review collected by Encounters Travel
  • A
    · December 30th, 2019
    Would have loved more time at the pyramids but loved the trip nonetheless
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Pharaonic Encounters holiday and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Encounters Travel
  • A
    · December 30th, 2019
    It was my first time in Egypt and it was great! I'll be back!
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Sands & Seas holiday and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Encounters Travel
  • KM
    · July 23rd, 2019
    Very informative and great service very well organised
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Komninos, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Pharaonic Encounters tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: July 2019

Dates & Availability

7 days
Pharaonic Encounters
From Cairo to Cairo
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Are there any available extra options eg. camel rides/donkey rides/nubian dinner etc.?

      We don't offer any donkey rides on this tour, however you'll have the opportunity to take a short camel ride whilst at the Pyramids. Our local guides whilst on the tour will help you to arrange this.

    • Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A trip note will be given, which contains essential information about your trip - 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. Please contact us for this.

    • I'll be arriving earlier than the scheduled tour, will it matter, especially with the accommodation?

      Day 1 is just an arrival day so it doesn't really matter what time you arrive on this day, though you'll only be able to access your hotel room from 2pm. At the end of the tour, the final day is also just a departure day so you can leave at anytime, though you'll need to vacate your hotel room by 12 midday.

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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 June 15th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 15th, 2021, a minimum payment of $50 is required to confirm your booking with Encounters Travel. 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 60 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 Encounters Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Encounters Travel" 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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