- Our saving
- US $ 1,189
- +8 Destinations
- Nile Valley
- Cruise down the Nile
- Visit the Temple of Philae
- See the famous pyramids
- Haggle in the town of Luxor
- Age range
- 12 to 99 year olds
- Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Sleeper Train, Resort
- Max Group Size
- Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Boat
- Rather Poor
- AGAnaWritten on March 9, 20185.0 - ExcellentIt was just awesome!!! Probably the best tour me and my husband have ever done. The drive was safe, comfortable and there were no issues whatsoever. Our Gide, Waleed, is incredibly knowledgeable and he really makes the journey special. We would love to return, and have him again as our guide.Show detailed ratings
- JTJeanWritten on March 9, 20185.0 - ExcellentWe went to Egypt in April 2017 and this was a fantastic tour-we stayed in lovely hotels (all 4 and 5 star hotels!) and saw so much of ancient Egypt AND the countryside-and our tour guide Waleed took such good care of us and is incredibly knowledgeable about the history and artifacts- this was really like getting two tours in one we saw so much! Highly recommended and would encourage anybody to take this tour.We were safe and comfortable all the wayShow detailed ratings
- TSTipharethWritten on March 8, 20184.5 - ExcellentLast year right after Christmas I headed to Egypt, my ultimate dream on my Life List. I am an American female solo traveler and I had never done a tour before and wasn’t sure if it would be my thing. I am SO grateful to Waleed for such and incredible and well educated experience. He took care of all of us every step of the way, always going above and beyond and always making sure we had food and water on the long drives . We fit so many adventures into everyday that there is no way possible to do it on your own in the amount of time we did and still get the history and the feel. Waleed truly took care of us as family and I am so grateful he guided us on such an incredible journey around Egypt. I can’t wait to go back again some day soon after the museum is built.Show detailed ratings
- KSKarenWritten on March 7, 20185.0 - ExcellentMy February-March 2018 Discover Egypt by Encounters Travel was very impressive. The trip was affordable and well organized. Art and Mariska (UK office) were easily available and professional. The tour covered a multitude of experiences in a short period of time for an incredible price. This tour is fast-paced but if days were added, it may not be as affordable. A suggestion to Encounters Travel is to offer the same tour at different price points. Thank you, Encounters Travel, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With professional guide and master Egyptologist, Waleed Kamouna, I was immersed in the true culture of ancient and modern Egypt. Waleed freely shared his great knowledge and sincere love of his home and people. The Egyptian art, science, music, history and the hearts of the people will travel with me forever. Thank you, Waleed, for a life-changing experience!Show detailed ratings
- RPROBERTWritten on March 7, 20185.0 - ExcellentMagnificent!!! Waleed super duper!Show detailed ratings
- LSLisaWritten on March 7, 20185.0 - ExcellentWe went to Egypt in April of 2018. Waleed Kamouna was our tour guide. He was kind, patient, understanding and extremely knowledgeable. He showed us all the amazing sites in Egypt and involved us in the presentation. We travel often and Waleed was the best tour guide we ever had. We are so happy to continue our friendship our friendship with Waleed.Show detailed ratings
- DSDanniellWritten on March 7, 20184.5 - ExcellentI went on a private tour with Waleed in March last year with family and friends, 9 in total and it was amazing from start to finish, so much info and things to see and do. But bare in mind, as Waleed kept telling us when we had an early start, this is an adventure of a lifetime, if you want a relaxing vacation go sit on a beach anywhere in the world!Show detailed ratings
- ALAnitaWritten on March 7, 20185.0 - ExcellentMy name is Anita and I had the pleasure of having Waleed Kamouna as my tour guide. I took the "Discover Egypt" tour in December 2017. Waleed was one of the best tour guides I have ever had. He really knows his history and explains it in such a way that you are part of the story. Waleed went out of his way to be sure that everyone on our tour was completely inegaged and understood everything that he was talking about. From the start of the tour till the end he displayed boundless energy and an excitement about Egyptian history that made it come alive. Egypt was one of my best adventures and Waleed Kamouna was a big part of it.Show detailed ratings
- BBRigidaWritten on March 7, 20184.0 - GoodIf you want someone knowledgeable you can find it with this guide. What sets Waleed apart from everyone is his kindness, he takes great care of people. He can engage children as well as adults while he is doing his explanation of the sites. His passion for his country and his ability to make you see the beauty of Egypt is magnificent. But most important he makes you feel like fameleee.Show detailed ratings
- NBNeelumWritten on March 6, 20185.0 - ExcellentWaleed was the best tour guide I have ever had! I went to Egypt in October 2016 and still think about that trip fondly! He ensured that everyone had a great time and I learned so much about ancient and present day Egypt. I have enthusiastically recommended him to family and friends!Show detailed ratings
ItineraryDownload PDF Brochure
- Day 1: Arrive into Cairo. Transfer to your hotel
- Day 2: Cairo, Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum tour
- Day 3: Aswan, Nubian Village, Philae Temple
- Day 4: Abu Simbel option, Nile felucca cruise
- Day 5: Kom Ombo & Edfu temples, Karnak Temple in Luxor
- Day 6: Luxor West Bank tour. To Hurghada
- Day 7: Red Sea at Hurghada. Free day
- Day 8: Fly to Cairo, Khan-el-Khalili bazaar, Al Guri Sufi show
- Day 9: Cairo. Free time. Departure transfer to the airport
AccommodationRated Excellent by past passengers
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
MealsRated Excellent by past passengers
TransportRated Excellent by past passengers
Questions & Answers
Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
- May 1, 2017
Can we still join the tour if we arrive on Day2?
You'll be able join the tour on Day2, but that means you'd miss visits to the Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum.
- March 1, 2017
Is this tour guaranteed departure?
Yes, this tour is a guaranteed departure based on minimum 2 travellers.
- February 1, 2017
Do you offer the Abu Simbel optional on this tour ?
Abu Simbel overland tour is an optional experience offered on this tour (offered at an additional pricing). This option takes you from Aswan to see the amazing temples built by Ramses II at Aswan. you'll travel overland and return to Aswan by midday.
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Plugs & Adapters
- 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.
- 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.
- Start and end in Cairo.
- Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
- 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 19 May 2018 the full payment of $1,189 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 $1189 for Discover Egypt, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
- Some departure dates and prices may vary and Encounters Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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- Cairo (Egypt)
- 490 km
- Valley of the Kings (Egypt)
- 195 km
- Aswan (Egypt)
- 232 km
- Abu Simbel (Egypt)
- 271 km
- Kom Ombo (Egypt)
- 55 km
- Edfu (Egypt)
- 84 km
- Luxor (Egypt)
- 4 km
- Karnak (Egypt)
- 206 km
- Hurghada (Egypt)
- 399 km
- Cairo (Egypt)
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