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Discover Egypt

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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..."
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31 reviews
Starts
Cairo
+8 Destinations
Nile Valley
Ends
Cairo
Map

Highlights

  • 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
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Sleeper Train, Resort
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Boat
Travel style
In-depth Cultural
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.

31 Reviews

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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 3
    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 you to this historically rich country for the very first time. I would recommend this tour from Encounters Travel to anyone looking to experience the beauty of Egypt.
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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 return, and have him again as our guide.
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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 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 way
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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 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.
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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 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!
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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 tour guide we ever had. We are so happy to continue our friendship our friendship with Waleed.
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  • DS
    Written on March 7, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I 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!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  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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    • Can we join the tour later or depart early?

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    • 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

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    Visa

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    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 22 November 2018 the full payment of $945 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 $945 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.
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    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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