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Discover Egypt

Discover Egypt - Encounters Travel
Discover Egypt - Encounters Travel
Karen "My 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 Trave..."
Excellent
32 reviews
Starts
Cairo
+8 Destinations
Nile Valley
Ends
Cairo
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Highlights

  • Delve into the history of Egypt with an Egyptologist
  • Snap a picture of the iconic Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza
  • Sleep on the deck of a traditional Nile felucca
  • Enjoy a traditional meal in a colorful Nubian village
  • Swim, scuba dive and snorkel in the Red Sea
Age range
12 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Sleeper Train, Resort
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Boat
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year
Start and end in Cairo! With the in-depth cultural tour Discover Egypt, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and 8 other destinations in Egypt. Discover Egypt includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

32 Reviews

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  • PT
    Written on September 29, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Highly informative. Very packed itinerary. Everything ran smoothly. Guide was amazing!!! He was passionate about Egypt. Early starts, and the breakfast boxes were welcomed. Wish we had more time in Hurghada.

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  • R
    Written on July 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sheriff was truly the funniest and most professional guide I've ever had. He made the trip so adventurous and fun. Very knowledgeable and was there 24hrs for everyone. You'll be lucky to get him.

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  • CD
    Written on April 16, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a great tour. We were 8 people only. I managed to eat all the delicious foods I wanted: fool and sahlap, thanks to Waleed.

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  • Discover Egypt reviewer 4
    Written on April 11, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I travelled to Egypt for the very first time in January 2018 and I was blown away by how efficiently the tour was run. Our guide Mohamed Kareem was so knowledgeable, caring and funny - the perfect combination for anyone looking for someone to introduce... Read more

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  • AG
    Written on March 9, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It 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... Read more

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  • JT
    Written on March 9, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We 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... Read more

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  • TS
    Written on March 8, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Last 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... Read more

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  • KS
    Written on March 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    My 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... Read more

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  • RP
    Written on March 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Magnificent!!! Waleed super duper!

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  • LS
    Written on March 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We 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... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive into Cairo. Transfer to your hotel
  2. Day 2: Cairo, Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum tour
  3. Day 3: Aswan, Nubian Village, Philae Temple
  4. Day 4: Abu Simbel option, Nile felucca cruise
  5. Day 5: Kom Ombo & Edfu temples, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  6. Day 6: Luxor West Bank tour. To Hurghada
  7. Day 7: Red Sea at Hurghada. Free day
  8. Day 8: Fly to Cairo, Khan-el-Khalili bazaar, Al Guri Sufi show
  9. Day 9: Cairo. Free time. Departure transfer to the airport

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    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Can we join the tour later or depart early?

      You may join the tour late or leave early, however, you may miss some of the highlights of the tour, and the price would remain the same.

    • Is this tour guaranteed departure?

      Yes, this tour is a guaranteed departure based on minimum 2 travellers.

    • 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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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

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    Egypt

    Visa

    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.

    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.
    Trusted
    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    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 12 February 2019 the full payment of $1,309 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 $1309 for Discover Egypt, 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
    The following cards are accepted for Encounters Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,936 km.
    • 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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