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Sands & Seas - Encounters Travel
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9 days

Sands & Seas

Start and end in Cairo
Tour Operator:
Encounters Travel
Max group size:
18
Age range:
6 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
24079
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
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US $1,330
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Itinerary

Start and end in Cairo! With the Adventure tour Sands & Seas, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and 2 other destinations in Egypt. Sands & Seas 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 to the Red Sea at Hurghada
  6. Day 6: Red Sea. Free day
  7. Day 7: Red Sea. Free day
  8. Day 8: From Hurghada to Cairo. Old Cairo & Khan-el-Khalili bazzar walk
  9. Day 9: Cairo, departure transfer to the airport
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Where You'll Stay

Hotel
4 nights
Sleeper Train
1 night
Resort
3 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.3
  • 4.6
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  • Sands & Seas reviewer 1
    · January 17th, 2020
    The worst tour company. We will not recommend to anyone. It was very unfortunate that we got deceived by this tour company. We could certainly see the difference after doing our tour with leading tour companies such as Cosmos and Trafalgar. Waste of... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Selva, We understand that you were not happy to be charged for the New Year's Eve gala dinner in your hotel in Cairo, and we do appreciate that it came to a lot of money for your family. However, we do clearly explain on our website and in our... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • S
    · October 23rd, 2019
    We had an amazing time. We love everything about the trip.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Sarah, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Sands & Seas tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
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    Trip date: October 2019
  • A
    · October 5th, 2019
    I would tell them not to hesitate to book this tour.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Ashley, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Sands & Seas tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
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    Trip date: September 2019
  • Sands & Seas reviewer 4
    · October 4th, 2019
    If you are looking for a short introduction to the history of Egypt, with your family or solo, with a few days of R&R on the Red Sea, then you will enjoy this tour.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Colleen, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Sands & Seas tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: September 2019
  • EM
    · September 6th, 2019
    Sherif Hassan, in Cairo made our stay special. He is a doctor of archeology and knows such intricate details of Egyptian history and antiquities. Since this was our second visit to Cairo, we were already familiar with basic history and stories. So... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear ELMER MANGUBAT, Thank you very much for the wonderful review of your tour. We're glad that you enjoyed your time in Egypt with us– hope to travel with you again in the future!
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    Trip date: August 2019
  • KM
    · August 27th, 2019
    Fantastic tour and met all of our expectations
    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 Sands & Seas tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: August 2019
  • C
    · August 26th, 2019
    GO! Egypt has been a dream of mine and I couldn't believe I finally got the chance to visit this July. Everything I've read in books and seen in documentaries, movies, etc finally came alive for me. Nothing beats, touch a Great Pyramid or Sailing on the... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear cindypena, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your time in Egypt with us– we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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    Trip date: July 2019
  • J
    · February 10th, 2019
    We bought the tour on a groupon and what a deal it was. I have done Viking River Cruises before but this was also an outstanding trip. I absolutely loved Egypt and felt very safe there. Our tour guide was the best and really showed us a great... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Julie, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you really enjoyed your trip to Egypt and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: February 2019
  • Sands & Seas reviewer 9
    · August 12th, 2012
    Dominican republic is so beautiful with lot's to see do from professional salsa dancing lessons,see how local people live and grow their own fruit and vegetables,take a trip to the most beautiful paradise island it really is breathtaking and so... Show more
    Trip date: May 2012
  • Sands & Seas reviewer 10
    · April 30th, 2012
    I have to say my trip to Egypt was the best experience ever..........The pyramids were awesome and more than I expected, and we had the best tour guide, named Sam...Sam was so imformative and didnt't let us down with anything we asked... and I even got... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Sands & Seas tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: April 2011

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9 days
Sands & Seas
From Cairo to Cairo
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  • 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 10th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 10th, 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.
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