Egyptian Family Adventure tour

Egyptian Family Adventure tour

Tour Experience

Combine the Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo and the temples and tombs in Luxor with an overnight felucca trip and time at the Red Sea

Available

Group departures during main school holidays, available privately anytime

Location

Nile Valley and Red Sea

This comprehensive tour of Egypt is designed especially for families wanting a time exploring some of Egypt's most well-known ancient sites, along with more active trips for the children, combined with some quality time relaxing by the Red Sea. We keep our group sizes small, and select our family friendly guides to help bring Egypt alive for both children and parents alike. Including a fun camel ride, traditional felucca cruise on the Nile, awesome sightseeing, and a stop at a beach resort by the Red Sea, this family tour will create memories to last a lifetime.

We start this family tour in Cairo with a visit to the awe-inspiring Pyramids and Sphinx, followed by a trip to the vast Egyptian Museum - famous for its Tutankhamun exhibition and creepy mummy room. Next, we climb aboard the overnight sleeper train and wend our way south to the picturesque town of Aswan on the banks of the River Nile. Here we visit the temple of Philae, join in on an English/Arabic language session at a local school (term times only), and enjoy a traditionally prepared Nubian meal. There is also an early morning option to visit the amazing Sun Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel. Leaving Aswan behind we float down the River Nile on board a traditional Egyptian felucca sailboat taking in the rural scenery along the way. In Luxor, we delve underground into the ancient pharaonic tombs of the Valley of the Kings and marvel at the vast temple complex of Karnak. We next drive to the Red Sea at Hurghada to enjoy a relaxing 3-day beach stay before catching the flight back to Cairo. We finish off our Egyptian adventure with a tour of Cairo, including the Citadel and Khan-el-Khalili bazaar and farewell dinner, then transfer you back to the airport for your flight home.

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INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in 4 & 5-star hotels & resorts
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers, including 24-hour airport transfer service
  • Sightseeing tours & Egyptologist guides as per itinerary
  • All transport in AC minibus/coach & sleeper train
  • Tipping Kitty (allow US$45 p/p)
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary (allow approx. US$95 p/p)
  • Internal flight from Hurghada to Cairo

EXCLUDED

  • International flights (available on request)
  • Visa costs (available on arrival for most nationalities for US$25)
  • Travel insurancee (compulory, available on request)
  • Single room supplements (chargeable if a same-sex room share is not available)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tour guide tips
  • Hotel gala dinners (if charged by the hotels on 24 & 31 Dec, see Tour notes)
  • Sleeping bag (recommended for the felucca Nov-Feb)
  • Any other items not mentioned above

PACKAGE DETAILS

Itinerary

DAY 1, Arrive in Cairo and transfer to hotel

Upon your arrival at Cairo airport, we meet & greet you and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to settle into your hotel and relax after your journey or perhaps head out into the city.
| OVERNIGHT
Cairo hotel
| EXTRAS
Extra day in Cairo – pre-tour, Single room supplement

DAY 2, Cairo, Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum tour, camel ride, train to Aswan

Our day starts with a visit to the monumental Pyramids & Sphinx at Gisa, one of the seven wonders of the anciant world. Whilst at the Pyramids we a short camel ride, which is not only fun for all the family, but a perfect photo opportunity as well. We next drive into downtown Cairo to explore the Egyptian Museum with its collection of ancient artefacts, mummies, and of course the world famous Tutankhamun exhibit, complete with the iconic golden funerary mask. Later in the evening we climb on board the | OVERNIGHT sleeper train to Aswan (approx. 12 hours, private twin cabins).
| OVERNIGHT
On board train
| MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner
| EXTRAS
Cairo to Aswan flight upgrade

DAY 3, Aswan, Philae temple & school visit

We arrive into Aswan around mid-morning. The River Nile is wonderfully picturesque here at Aswan and we start out with a tour to the beautiful island temple of Philae by boat. This beautiful temple was relocated after the building of Lake Nasser. During term times, we’ll also stop off a local school where we can join in with a fun and informal English/Arabic language class, which we try to arrange with children of a similar age to your group. There is also a chance to sample a traditional Nubian meal later in the day.
| OVERNIGHT
Aswan hotel
| MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Aswan, start felucca cruise (Abu Simbel option)

Very early this morning there is an option to take a tour to enjoy sunrise at the stunning temples to Ramses II at Abu Simbel. These fascinating temples were completely dismantled and rebuilt stone by stone to save them from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. If you choose not to take the optional Abu Simbel tour, the morning is free for you to enjoy Aswan’s busy and exotic bazaar, or perhaps relax at the hotel before we jump board our traditional felucca sailboat and start our sailing down the Nile. We enjoy a fun night’s sleep on the deck of the sailboat and are well looked after by our friendly Nubian crew. During the voyage, clean toilets & showers are available on board our support boat which joins up with the felucca from time to time (there is also an option to upgrade to a luxury Nile cruise boat).
| OVERNIGHT
On board felucca
| MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner
| EXTRAS
Nile cruise upgrade, Abu Simbel overland

DAY 5, Felucca sailboat cruise, drive to Luxor

After breakfast, we spend some more time sailing down the Nile enjoying the picturesque scenery pass by. We then drive on to Luxor where we check into our hotel, which is situated right by the Nile. The rest of the afternoon is free to relax at the hotel or venture out in Luxor to explore the site and sounds of this fascinating town.
| OVERNIGHT
Luxor hotel
| MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Luxor, half-day west bank tour

Early this morning there is the option to take a sunrise hot air balloon flight on the west bank of the Nile. Our sightseeing today takes us to the West bank of the Nile, where we descend into the musty Pharaonic tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and explore the unique temple to Queen Hatchepsut, where we learn about her intriguing story. The afternoon is set aside for you to relax at your hotel, or perhaps explore Luxor town further. You might like to take another felucca trip on the Nile to Banana island, or visit the weird and wonderful Mummification museum.
| OVERNIGHT
Luxor hotel
| MEALS
Breakfast
| EXTRAS
Hot air balloon in Luxor

DAY 7, Luxor, Karnak temple tour, drive to Hurghada

This morning we visit one of Egypt’s biggest and most impressive sites, Karnak temple, with its vast temples, sleek obelisks, towering statues and many columned halls. After lunch, we take a drive through the hills across to the Red Sea for a few days or relaxation at our beach resort in Hurghada (half board basis). There is the option to upgrade to all inclusive, or to swap the resort to a higher level or different style.
| OVERNIGHT
Hurghada resort
| MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Hurghada, free time

The next three days are completely free to relax in and around the resort pool and beach, or to have a go at some of the watersports or other activities on offer. There’s lots to do in and around Hurghada, including snorkelling and scuba diving over the beautiful coral reefs, various water sports and fun water parks, adventurous camel rides into the desert, and the old town and marina in Hurghada are also worth exploring.
| OVERNIGHT
Hurghada resort
| MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Hurghada, free time

Today is free for more rest and relaxation or to enjoy some of the many activities, which can be organised through your local rep.
| OVERNIGHT
Hurghada resort
| MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Hurghada, free time

Today is your last chance to soak up the Red Sea sun and/or join us for some optional activities, before we fly back to Cairo tomorrow.
| OVERNIGHT
Hurghada resort
| MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Fly to Cairo, city tour

This morning we transfer to the local airport for our flight with Egypt Air back to Cairo. On arrival back in Cairo we take a short tour to explore the city. We take in the old mosque and museum at the Citadel, which also offers a wonder view over the city, and wander around, and possibly do some haggling and souvenir hunting, in the mazy Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. We’ll stop of at a traditional Koshari shop to enjoy lunch, and later in the evening we include a tasty farewell dinner to say goodbye to your local guide and your fellow travellers.
| OVERNIGHT
Cairo hotel
| MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Cairo, tour ends, transfer to the airport

Today your tour ends and you can enjoy some free time doing a little more shopping or sightseeing before we transfer you to airport for your flight home.
| OVERNIGHT
N/A
| MEALS
Breakfast
| EXTRAS
Extra day in Cairo – post-tour

DURATION

12 days

Price

A$2374

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