Ancient Egypt by Train II: Discover Echoes of the Nile Sustainably in 8 days

Ancient Egypt by Train II: Discover Echoes of the Nile Sustainably in 8 days

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Ancient Egypt by Train II: Discover Echoes of the Nile Sustainably in 8 days

8 Days Starting and ending in 2 El-Salam, Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate 8752202, Egypt

Visiting: SEKEM Guesthouse, Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Khan el-Khalili, The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Ramses Railway Station, Aswan, The High Dam, Jazirat Aswan, Kom Umbu, Abu Simbel, Temple of Kom Ombo, Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

Tour operator:

Amisol Travel

Tour code:

8D2306

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 14

Physical rating:

Low, Easy

Age range:

18-65

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, HalalMeat

Tour operated in:

English , French , German , Spanish

Trip Styles:

Expeditions

Activities:

Sightseeing

From: $1400 $1256 Operator discount: -$103 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$41

NB: Prices correct on 18-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Embark on an immersive 8-day sustainable journey through Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor, and explore the echoes of the Nile. This exceptional trip, inspired by the TV Series "Ancient Egypt by Train," invites you to explore the wonders of Egypt while prioritizing sustainable travel choices to minimize our environmental impact. By choosing train travel, the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation, you actively contribute to reducing carbon emissions. We take great pride in our commitment to giving back. A portion of the proceeds from this journey will be donated to the Egyptian Organic Agriculture Association to offset the unavoidable carbon emissions of your trip. This association, comprised of 45,000 dedicated Egyptian farmers, works tirelessly to safeguard and cultivate the green desert, ensuring a sustainable future for generations. As a token of gratitude, each participant will receive a certificate of love economy from the esteemed Association, recognizing your invaluable contribution to combating climate damage. With this certification in hand, you can fully immerse yourself in the marvels of Egypt, knowing that you are positively impacting the environment. Don't miss out on this remarkable expedition that seamlessly blends exploration, sustainability, and cultural immersion. Join us as we delve into the treasures of ancient Egypt, upholding our unwavering dedication to preserving the environment and supporting local communities. Experience the essence of Egypt while leaving a substantial and lasting sustainability footprint

Highlights

  • Cairo , Pyramids and Egyptian Museum

  • Aswan , High Dam , Unfished Obelisk and Philae Temple

  • Full day Sailing on the Nile

  • Luxor and Karnak Temple

  • Kom ombo Temple

  • West bank of Luxor

Places You'll See

Mohamed Ali Citadel

The Pyramids

Aswan

Luxor

Khan El Khaili

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Saturday: Arrival In Cairo

Location: Cairo International Airport, SEKEM Guesthouse

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Sekem Eco Village

Meals Included: Dinner

As you arrive in Cairo, our friendly team eagerly awaits to extend a warm welcome and provide assistance for your seamless transfer to Eco Village Sekem. Take a moment to unwind and settle into your accommodations, embracing the comfort they offer. Tonight, you will have the pleasure of spending the night at Sekem Eco Village, enjoying a delicious dinner that showcases their delightful organic cuisine. Prepare yourself for the thrilling adventures that lie ahead, while relishing the flavors of sustainable and nourishing food.

Day 2 : Sunday: Sekem Eco Village Of Old Cairo Tour

Location: SEKEM Guesthouse, Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Khan el-Khalili

Accommodation Name: Sekem Eco Village

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, immerse yourself in a captivating 4-hour tour at Sekem Eco Village near Cairo. This experience offers a unique exploration of sustainability and organic living. During this half-day tour, you'll have the opportunity to:

Explore Sekem's natural surroundings and learn about biodynamic farming and sustainable irrigation methods. Discover the rich diversity of flora and fauna, gaining an appreciation for the importance of biodiversity in creating a sustainable future.

Engage in interactive workshops led by experts, where you'll discover eco-friendly practices such as waste reduction and renewable energy. These valuable insights can be integrated into your daily life, empowering you to make a positive environmental impact. Connect with the Sekem community and embrace their warm hospitality. Engage in conversations with locals, gaining insights into their traditions and witnessing their deep commitment to sustainability.

After lunch is dedicated to exploring the vibrant city of Cairo at your own leisurely pace. Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the lively streets, wander through local markets, and fully embrace the captivating culture that surrounds you. Start your day with a visit to the magnificent Mohamed Ali Citadel, where you can marvel at the panoramic views of Cairo spread before you. Afterwards, embark on a fascinating stroll along Al Moez Street, adorned with historic mosques that encapsulate the city's rich heritage.

No visit to Cairo is complete without a visit to the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar, a true treasure trove of unique souvenirs and traditional crafts. Spend your time exploring the vibrant stalls, engaging with local vendors, and discovering hidden gems. As the day draws to a close, take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey through ancient Egypt that you have experienced.
In the evening, we will gather for a truly memorable farewell dinner at a renowned local restaurant situated within the vibrant Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Indulge in delectable cuisine and relish the atmosphere of this remarkable setting, creating lasting memories of your time in Egypt.Day

Day 3 : Monday: Cairo - Pyramids And Egyptian Museum - Aswan

Location: The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Ramses Railway Station

Accommodation Name: Sleeper Train

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get ready for an extraordinary day as we arrive in Cairo to explore the magnificent wonders of this ancient city. Our first destination is the iconic Giza Plateau, where you will be left in awe of the remarkable Pyramids of Giza. Prepare to be speechless as you behold the grandeur of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure. These architectural marvels stand as a testament to the ingenuity and skill of the ancient Egyptians, and their enigmatic presence continues to captivate generations.
Continuing our journey, we will visit the enigmatic Sphinx, an enduring symbol of Egypt, and venture to the nearby Valley Temple. Immerse yourself in the mystical ambiance and reflect on the secrets these ancient monuments hold. After a delightful lunch, our next stop is the renowned Egyptian Museum. Prepare to be transported back in time as you explore its halls filled with a vast collection of ancient artifacts, including the world-famous treasures of Tutankhamun. Each exhibit tells a story, unveiling the rich history and cultural heritage of Egypt.
As the day comes to a close, we will make our way to the railway station, where you will embark on a sleeper train to Aswan, ensuring a comfortable and convenient journey. Dinner will be served on board, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate for the adventures that await in Aswan.

Day 4 : Tuesday: Aswan

Location: Aswan, The High Dam, Jazirat Aswan

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nile Obelisk

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Upon arriving in the captivating city of Aswan, our first stop will be the renowned High Dam, a remarkable engineering marvel that brought the mighty Nile River under control. Marvel at the sheer scale of this impressive structure and learn about its significance in harnessing the power of the river.
Next, we'll visit the Unfinished Obelisk, an intriguing site that offers insight into the craftsmanship and artistry of the ancient Egyptians. Discover the fascinating story behind this unfinished monument and gain a deeper understanding of their architectural techniques.
For those seeking an even more immersive experience, we offer an optional visit to the picturesque Philae Temple. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, this temple boasts exquisite carvings and a serene atmosphere that will transport you back in time.
In the afternoon, get ready to be enchanted as we provide the option to embark on a Felucca ride along the tranquil Nile River. Cruise around Elephantine Island and soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Nubian Village, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture and witness the beauty of the old cataract.
As the day draws to a close, we'll gather for a delectable dinner, savoring the flavors of Egyptian cuisine. Rest assured, a comfortable overnight stay in Aswan awaits, ensuring you are well-rested for the adventures that lie ahead.

Day 5 : Wednesday: Nile Adventure Aswan – Kom Ombo

Location: Kom Umbu, Abu Simbel, Temple of Kom Ombo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nile Obelisk

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Experience a unique and unforgettable day as we embark on a full-day sailing adventure from Aswan to Kom Ombo on a traditional felucca. This eco-friendly mode of transportation ensures minimal environmental impact, allowing you to cruise the Nile with a sense of sustainability and connection to nature. This journey promises approximately 10 hours of enchanting sailing, surpassing the net sailing hours typically experienced during a 3-night Nile cruise on larger ships. Prepare to immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the Nile River as you embark on this remarkable sailing expedition.
Our day begins at 5:30 AM, when you can savour a refreshing start with a cup of tea, coffee, and a delectable slice of cake. At 6:30 AM, we set sail on our felucca, gracefully gliding through the calm waters towards the remarkable Kom Ombo temple.
As we sail, the gentle breeze caresses your skin, and the breathtaking scenery unfolds before you. At 8:30 AM, we make a captivating stop at one of the small villages nestled along the riverbank. for a perfect picnic breakfast
After breakfast, we continue our sailing journey, captivated by the felucca's picturesque landscapes and rhythmic movement.
At 1:30 PM, we make another stop, this time at a village site, where a mouthwatering BBQ lunch awaits you. Savor the delicious flavors, enjoying the blend of traditional Egyptian dishes expertly prepared for your satisfaction.
As the day progresses, we reach the magnificent Kom Ombo temple before the sun begins its descent. Explore the temple's intricate architecture, adorned with mesmerizing hieroglyphics and captivating sculptures, as our knowledgeable guide unveils the history and significance behind each structure.
After this unforgettable experience, we conclude our sailing adventure and return to Aswan by bus back to your hotel

Day 6 : Thursday: Aswan – Luxor

Location: Abu Simbel, Luxor

Accommodation Name: Ibrotel 4*

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


We offer an optional excursion that should not be missed - a visit to the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel. This UNESCO World Heritage site is renowned for its remarkable temples carved into the mountainside, showcasing the incredible craftsmanship of the ancient Egyptians. Prepare to be mesmerized by the grandeur of these architectural wonders and immerse yourself in the rich history that surrounds you.
After this unforgettable experience, we will proceed to the train station to continue our journey to Luxor. Sit back, relax, and take in the scenic views along the way as the train carries us to the ancient capital of Egypt. Upon our arrival in Luxor, we will ensure a seamless transfer to your hotel, where you can unwind and prepare for a delightful dinner. Enjoy a calm and restful overnight stay in Luxor..

Day 7 : , Friday: Luxor - West Bank And East Bank

Location: Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ibrotel 4*

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


We kick off the day with a visit to the West Bank of Luxor, where you'll uncover the secrets of the legendary Valley of the Kings, home to the tombs of pharaohs. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the awe-inspiring Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and witness the grandeur of the Colossi of Memnon.
After lunch, we offer an optional excursion to the East Bank. Here, you can immerse yourself in the splendor of the Karnak Temple Complex, an architectural marvel that will leave you in awe. We'll also visit the majestic Luxor Temple, a testament to the grandeur of ancient Egypt. Return to your hotel in Luxor and enjoy a restful overnight stay.

Day 8 : Saturday: Final Departure

Location: Luxor International Airport

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

On our final day together, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before checking out from your hotel. Depending on your flight schedule, we'll ensure a seamless transfer to the airport, bidding you farewell as you embark on the next chapter of your journey. We sincerely hope that this exploration of ancient Egypt has left you with cherished memories and a profound appreciation for the wonders of this remarkable civilization. Wishing you safe travels and extending our heartfelt thanks for joining us on this extraordinary adventure!

What's Included

  • Local Taxes

    yes

  • Fully Guided

    Guide Is included for a minimum of 7 persons for less than 7 People including English speaking Guide in Jordan and Israel * for 1-6 People can order a tour guide at a supplement of 150 $ per Day

  • Accommodation

    2 Nights Cairo Sekem Eco Village 1 Night Sleeper Train 2 Night Aswan Nile Oblisk 2 Nights Ibrotel

  • Entrance Fees

    yes

  • Meals

    7 Breakfast - 4 Lunches - 5 Dinners

  • Transport

    Trains and Buses

What's Not Included

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Drinks with Meals

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • International Travel

  • Tipping and Gratuities

    Tipping is not included recommended to roundup about 10-12 $ per day for tiping Tipping plays a crucial role in supporting service workers in Egypt, as it serves as a gesture of satisfaction for the services rendered.

    The customary tip ranges from 10% to 15% of the total service cost and is influenced by the level of satisfaction experienced.

    To ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip, it is suggested to allocate approximately $10-15 per person per day for tipping purposes.

    Out of this amount, 75% is typically directed towards drivers, baggage handlers, and representatives, acknowledging their valuable assistance throughout the journey.

    The remaining portion is reserved for tour guides, who enhance the travel experience with their expertise and knowledge.

    To simplify the tipping process, it is recommended to create a tipping wallet and provide an envelope for each service provider.

    Your tour escort or guide can assist in coordinating this, ensuring that each individual receives their well-deserved gratuity in a convenient and organized manner.

    By adhering to these practices, travelers can effectively express their appreciation while actively supporting the local service industry.

  • Insurance

  • Optional

    Optional sights ( Philae Temple 40 $ - Abu Simbel 110 $ - Karnak and Luxor Temple 45 $ )

Mode of Transport

Trains and Buses

Accommodation

4* Hotel in Cairo
4* in Hotel in Aswan
4* Hotel in Luxor

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  • What is the tipping policy?

    Not Included. recommended to spend 10-12 $ pp per day

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    we guarantee the trip for minimum 2 but with English speaking driver in Jordan and Israel and tour guide is subject to a supplement of 150 $ per day to be paid on the destination

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Free change of your holiday up to 21 days before the departure

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    By your booking, you are contributing to greening the desert in Egypt as part of our carbon neutralization of your trip

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    y

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel Itinerary with the name of Hotels booked incl. Adress , Phone number etc

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    31 Year

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Bjarne Baagø  

Have been off with Amisol to Egypt

21-Dec-2022

Went with Amisol to Sharm el sheikh on 11.09.2022 from Copenhagen airport. A fantastic experience. Super good service, friendly on the phone, helpful. Can only be recommended. Fantastic service and welcoming staff Fantastic service when contacting the office by phone, where Lis and Camilla are always friendly and welcoming. Have traveled with Amisol to Egypt and can only recommend choosing Amisol for this destination. Bjarne Baagø Date of experience: September 03, 2022

Jens Erik Nielsen  

Jeg kan faktisk kun rose selskabet

21-Dec-2022

Jeg kan faktisk kun rose selskabet, da jeg på det sidste har være i klørene på Detur som har være rædselsfuldt.. Men tilbage til denne rejse. Fly med go benplads, guiden godt nok på engelsk men en fantastisk go service på hotellet hvor deres tilstedeværelse var dagligt 2-6 timer. Hotellet ok efter Egyptisk standard, maden fortræffelig og ikke helt så ensartet som tidligere.. Dog er Egypten ikke rigtigt oppe i gear endnu men det må vi jo hjælpe dem til.... :-) Tak for en go ferie... Date of experience: November 11, 2021

Anders Nina Julia  

Vi åkte 15/5 2022 förseningar på…May 28, 2022

21-Dec-2022

Vi åkte 15/5 2022 förseningar på… Vi åkte 15/5 2022 förseningar på Kastrup gjorde oss försenade 3tim men Guiden var glad fast det var mitt i natten. Inget fel av Amisol Så härlig vecka skönt bada i havet o fina pooler Och god mat.vi kommer tillbaka Sharm el Sheikh 🐫🏄‍♂️Och Amisol Mvh Anders Nina Julia Date of experience: May 28, 2022

Janette Kausch  

Have been off with Amisol to Egypt, Sharm el sheikh to Sharm…

21-Dec-2022

Went with Amisol to Sharm el sheikh on 11.09.2022 from Copenhagen airport. A fantastic experience. Super good service, friendly on the phone, helpful. Can only be recommended. We chose Labranda hotel tower bay, also looked there before travelling through all the reviews that could be found online and yes, not the last time we travel there and with Amisol. Super Guide from Amisol has been available during the entire stay. He's been great too. The airline has been Nesma Airlines and it was nice, and clean both on the way to Egypt and also back home. Not a luxury aeroplane, but it will do. We had a super nice holiday week there 🥰 September 11, 2022

Asem  

Everything went as it should

21-Dec-2022

Everything went as it should! We have just returned from a 1 week holiday in Sharm El Sheikh and everything was perfect. Ordering, payment and everything was easy and fast, if there were any questions, they were quick to help! Can definitely be recommended 💯 Date of experience: July 10, 2022 Date of experience: September 03, 2022

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