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Ancient Civilisations Explored (Addis Ababa to Cairo) - Dragoman Overland
49 days

Ancient Civilisations Explored (Addis Ababa to Cairo)

From Addis Ababa to Cairo
Tour Operator:
Dragoman Overland
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Age range:
18 to 99
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US $5,620
+ $1,480 Kitty
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Start in Addis Ababa and end in Cairo! With the adventure tour Ancient Civilisations Explored (Addis Ababa to Cairo), you have a 49 day tour package taking you through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and 27 other destinations in Africa. Ancient Civilisations Explored (Addis Ababa to Cairo) includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Addis Ababa
  2. Day 2: Debre Markos
  3. Day 3: Bahir Dar
  4. Day 4: Bahir Dar
  5. Day 5: Bahir Dar
  6. Day 6: Awra Amba
  7. Day 7: Lalibela
  8. Day 8: Lalibela
  9. Day 9: Lalibela
  10. Day 10: Mekele
  11. Day 11: Danakil Depression
  12. Day 12: Mekele
  13. Day 13: Axum
  14. Day 14: Axum
  15. Day 15: Debark
  16. Day 16: Simien Mountains NP
  17. Day 17: Simien Mountains NP
  18. Day 18: Simien Mountains NP
  19. Day 19: Gondar
  20. Day 20: Gondar
  21. Day 21: Gedaref
  22. Day 22: Khartoum
  23. Day 23: Khartoum
  24. Day 24: Khartoum
  25. Day 25: Musawwarat
  26. Day 26: Karima
  27. Day 27: Wawa
  28. Day 28: Dongola
  29. Day 29: Wawa
  30. Day 30: Wadi Halfa
  31. Day 31: Wadi Halfa
  32. Day 32: Abu Simbel
  33. Day 33: Aswan
  34. Day 34: Aswan
  35. Day 35: Nile Felucca
  36. Day 36: Luxor
  37. Day 37: Luxor
  38. Day 38: Luxor
  39. Day 39: Marsa Alam
  40. Day 40: Marsa Alam
  41. Day 41: Marsa Alam
  42. Day 42: El Quseir
  43. Day 43: Zafarana
  44. Day 44: Port Said
  45. Day 45: Alexandria
  46. Day 46: Alexandria
  47. Day 47: Cairo
  48. Day 48: Cairo
  49. Day 49: Cairo
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Optional Extras
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Berth / Cabin

Reviews About This Operator

  • Vicente
    · April 08, 2019
    Highly recommended trip. Best way to see Sudan!
  • DThompson
    · December 15, 2019
    My fourth trip with Dragoman says it all.Professional people both at the UK base and on the trip. My next one with... Show more
  • MartinSimpson
    · September 08, 2019
    Cape Town to Vic Falls was amazing (would recommend in that direction as it's great to finish in Vic Falls). Do this... Show more

Dates & Availability

49 days
Ancient Civilisations Explored (Addis Ababa to Cairo)
From Addis Ababa to Cairo
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  • Upcoming departures
  • November 2020
  • March 2021
  • November 2021
  • March 2022
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Upcoming departures
  • Wednesday
    Mar 3, 2021
    Apr 20, 2021
    + $1,480
  • Wednesday
    Mar 2, 2022
    Apr 19, 2022
    + $1,480


  • What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for Nile Route between Cairo and Addis Ababa (from Cairo to Addis Ababa) is a group fund for this tour. The group fund pays for camping, hotels, food while camping, activities the group does as a whole (based on the itinerary mentioned above and in the brochure).

    The Kitty allows the group to be flexible as the hotels and campsites are not pre booked and booked by the crew while travelling which makes the whole itinerary more adabtable than the traditional tours. Sometimes you can stay an extra night at one location due to a special activity happening at the location, based on the groups wishes. All of these costs are paid at cost price and Dragoman makes no money out of it. Therefore, if money is left over in the Kitty after the tour, it will be paid back to the group members.

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Good to Know

  • About the countries


    Sudan and Egypt

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    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.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for Ethiopia and Sudan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Ethiopia and Sudan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Ethiopia and Sudan. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Recommended for Ethiopia and Sudan. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Egypt. Ideally 10 days before travel.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before 7 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 7 June 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Dragoman Overland. 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 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 Dragoman Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    • The following cards are accepted for Dragoman Overland 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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