Felucca Sailtrek

Start: Cairo Finish: Cairo

Visiting: Cairo, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor, Dahab, Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine


Duration: 14 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Tour Operator: Travel Talk Tours

Group size: 13 - 35

Age range: 18-40 years

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1574 $866

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Tour Overview

Take a step back in time and sail the Rivers of the Nile like a true Nubian! Tag along your expert Egyptologist guide on a journey through the most incredible sights and experience the uniqueness of Egypt. Soak up one of the oldest civilizations in the world and discover the hidden Hieroglyphs in the temples scattered around the Nile. See where the past kings lie at the Valley of the Kings and kiss the Sphinx on the cheek. Then recharge at the gorgeous Red Sea paradise of Dahab.

Highlights

  • icon Enjoy optional activities includiing sunrise hot-air balloon rides over Luxor, to hiking Mt Sinai and quad-biking in Dahab
  • iconSpend three days sailing the Nile River on a traditional Felucca Sailboat
  • icon Slow things down with a five-night stay in Dahab, renowned for its colourful reefs and crystal waters
  • icon Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Abu Simbel
  • icon Travel with an Egyptologist Guide and explore incredible sites
  • icon Soak up one of the oldest civilizations in the world and discover the hidden Hieroglyphs in the temples scattered around the Nile

Places You'll See

Countries:
Cairo
Dahab
Edfu
Giza
Unfinished-Obelisk
Luxor

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Cairo

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Oasis Hotel – 4 Star

Meals: No Meals

Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes peeled for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Cairo or board a cruise for an optional group dinner.

icon Day 2 : Cairo City Tour, Overnight Sleeper Train

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Overnight Sleeper Train

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Set your alarms for 7.30am and fill up on plenty of breakfast before a big day exploring Egypt’s iconic Ancient Wonder of the World — the Pyramids and Sphinx! Follow your guide for a tour across the ancient site to learn about the 4,600-year-old wonders. After everyone has had their dose of awe, we’ll head out to Sakkara to see the iconic step pyramid built in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon, board an overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

icon Day 3 : Aswan

Location: Aswan

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Tolip Hotel – 5 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Wake up in Aswan, ready to explore on a city tour with your local guide. Visit the Unfinished Obelisk for a look into the incredible building methods used to create the four-sided, hallmark monuments that are placed at the entrances of Egyptian temples. Take some time to walk along the 42-metre-long lying bed of granite and learn about its significance from your guide. Visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, divine mother of the pharaohs. The temple is set beautifully on an island in the middle of the Nile. We will then arrive at the hotel for check in at 5.30pm with the option to join a traditional Nubian dinner in the evening.

icon Day 4 : Aswan, Felucca Cruise

Location: Aswan

Accommodation: Traditional Egyptian Felucca

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a free morning to explore Aswan and the banks of the Nile River at your own pace. If you are feeling up to it in the afternoon, join the optional trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Abu Simbel. It is a must-do for all keen historians! Then we will hop on board the traditional Felucca sailboat and embark on our 2-night cruise down the Nile River.

icon Day 5 : Felucca cruise on the Nile

Location: Aswan

Accommodation: Traditional Egyptian Felucca

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is a chill-day sailing down the Nile, watching beautiful scenery and waving to the locals swimming and fishing Today is a chill-day sailing down the Nile, watching beautiful scenery and waving to the locals and fishermen. Whilst absorbing the stunning temples along the coast, sit back and enjoy the relaxing breeze. Have a dip in the Nile, play volleyball with the local kids and prepare for a local feast on the riverbanks as you watch the sunset with a cold drink in hand.

icon Day 6 : Edfu, Komombo, Luxor

Location: Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Steigenberger Nile palace Hotel – 5 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Time to bid farewell to our lovely felucca as we hop back onboard the coach and drive north towards Kom Ombo. Visit the Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. Next stop will be Edfu, home to one of the largest and best-preserved temples in Egypt. Dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the temple was built over 180-years from 237 BC to 57 BC. We’ll arrive in Luxor in the late afternoon, before checking out the Luxor Temple in the evening. Explore the dim-light temple after dark and learn from your guide of the temple complexes ancient history, dating back to the 14th century B.C.

icon Day 7 : Luxor, Overnight Sleeper Train

Location: Luxor

Accommodation: Overnight Sleeper Train

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

The West bank of the Nile River awaits you! Follow your guide to the Valley of the Kings, also known as the ‘City of the Dead’, home to fancy royal tombs carved into desert rocks and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. Next up, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Not to forget, a visit to the vast Karnak Temple Complex, one of the most important religious centres of Ancient Egypt with its marvellous temples. Your Egyptologist guide will enlighten you with the most intriguing stories and mythologies from the temple complex. Feeling adventurous? Take to the skies on an optional hot air balloon ride over Luxor. In the evening, board an overnight sleeper train to Luxor.

icon Day 8 : Cairo City Tour

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Oasis Hotel – 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Wake up well rested as your overnight sleeper train pulls into Cairo! The journey continues with one of the most important museums dedicated to the ancient world – Egyptian Museum of Cairo. Home to over 120,000 ancient Egyptian relics and antiquities, this place will leave you in awe! Then, roam around Cairo stopping by the Citadel of Saladin and the world-famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Make sure to wear your haggling hats and brace for the mayhem!

icon Day 9 : Dahab

Location: Dahab

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Dahab Paradise Hotel - 3 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Following an early breakfast, head out to the Red Sea paradise of Dahab. Pack your swimsuit close and ready for a dip in the sea. You’ll get plenty of swimming, snorkelling, diving and sunbathing. The perfect way to relax after a week of cultural discovery.

icon Day 10 : Dahab, Mt. Sinai Trek

Location: Mount Sinai, Dahab

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Dahab Paradise Hotel - 3 Star

Today our Dahab experience starts with an optional snorkeling trip to the famous Blue Hole. Here you can snorkel off the shore, swim along colourful fish and experience the beauty of the coral reefs. Dahab is renowned for being one of the best diving destinations in the region, offering an unforgettable experience to divers of all levels. Depart for St. Catherine in the evening at 22:30 start the ascend to Mt. Sinai, where you’ll witness the spectacular sunrise which blankets the surrounding peaks in gold, unveiling one of the best views in Egypt.

icon Day 11 : St. Catherine, Dahab

Location: Saint Catherine, Dahab

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Dahab Paradise Hotel - 3 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Start off the day with a visit to the beautiful St. Catherine Monastery before you drive back to Dahab. Free time to rest up and recharge after the hike. Get to improve your waterskiing or wakeboarding skills and ride the waves to cool off.

icon Day 12 : Dahab

Location: Dahab

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Dahab Paradise Hotel – 3 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Just lay back and relax by the golden beaches. Soak in the sun and the breeze to recharge. Have long swims, enjoy local tastes and get your dose of the Red Sea. When you’re ready for some adventure, hop on camel trekking for a bumpy ride.

icon Day 13 : Dahab

Location: Dahab

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Dahab Paradise Hotel - 3 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Another day to relax under the sun and cool in the sea. If you have energy to spare, why not try out some water sports or attractions. Alternatively you can browse the bazaars and markets to practice your bartering skills and collect the best souvenirs. Cherish your final day by the Red Sea under the Egyptian sun.

icon Day 14 : Cairo

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Oasis Hotel – 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

After spending your morning in Dahab, hop on board the coach for a long and scenic drive to Cairo. Have a final tour of the bustling markets or a group dinner with your travel mates.

icon Day 15 : Cairo

Location: Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates. Check-out of the hotel in Cairo (11:00am) and catch the transfer to the airport at the end of your tour.

What's Included

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    Train ( Sleeper Cabin )

    2 overnight trains from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo (Private 2 berth)

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    Accommodation

    5 and 4 star hotels, traditional Felucca.

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    Meals

    14 breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners

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    Transportation

    A/C, modern coach or mini-bus and Felucca.

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    Airport Transfer

    From Cairo Airport to the Cairo Hotel on day one and return transfer.

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    Tour Guiding

    Services of experienced Eqyptologist guides

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    Airport Transfer(s)

    Arrival and Departure transfers on first and last day of the trip

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Items of a personnel nature

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    Entrance Fees

    Sights & Museums

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    Optional activities

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    Travel Insurance

Add Ons

Local Payment: £0

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Travel Talk Tours requires a deposit of 60 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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