Imagine a sea of cars, buses, tractors, motorbikes, horses, pushbikes and people all heading in different directions on roads with no discernible lanes and no traffic lights.
Egypt, on a Boat
Welcome to Cairo.(Was Felucca Trails)
They say about 6700 skilled craftsmen worked on the Great Pyramid.
Apparently they were fed onions and bread and were only given one day
off every ten days. It took 20 years to build. Sucks to be them. Day 1Arrive in Cairo, or as the locals call it: "the Mother of the World", and get acquainted with the cityDay 2Take a trip to the celebrated Egyptian MuseumSee the golden mask of King Tutankhamun and numerous other treasuresDrive out to the edge of the desert to explore the pyramids and the nearby SphinxVisit the beautiful Valley Temple of King Khafre (Chephren)Jump aboard an overnight train to Luxor (B, D)
Luxor - Valley of the Kings
King Tut was only nine years old when he became pharaoh. What were you doing at that age?Day 3Arrive in Luxor and perhaps browse the extensive bazaar (great for
shopaholics), the Luxor Museum or Luxor Temple Optional horse-carriage ride to Karnak Temple – one of Egypt’s greatest temple
complexes.Day 4Set off on a sunrise donkey ride to the Valley of the KingsExplore the Valley of the Kings and enjoy view from the Temple of Queen HatshepsutReturn to the east bank and spend free time exploring the town furtherWhy not head to the bazaar or relax in a coffee shop (2B)
It doesn’t get more relaxing than a felucca cruise on the Nile. And
to top it off, we’ll stop for a camel ride into the sunset. How
romantic. Day 5Perhaps travel to Abu Simbel and the great Temple of Ramses II, one of the most
impressive temples ever built Why not visit the Temple of Isis at PhilaeExplore the
vibrant Nubian bazaar and perhaps check out the Nubian Museum Board a traditional felucca and sail around the islandsStop on the west
bank and perhaps set off on a camel rideIndulge in a traditional dinner at a Nubian village Spend the night on the felucca Day 6Return to Aswan and enjoy a bit of free time Head back to Cairo on an overnight train (2B, L, D)
If you’re stuck for crappy souvenir ideas, go and buy everyone a scarab
keyring at Khan al-Khalili Bazaar. Head to Sayyida Zeinab square for a
tamiyya (Egyptian falafel) or some koshary, the quintessential Egyptian
comfort food in Egypt (pasta, chickpeas, lentils, a tomato sauce and
fried onions).Day 7 Enjoy free time to explore Cairo's highlights, including old mosques and, of course, the Khan al-Khalili bazaarPerhaps enjoy a final group dinnerDay 8The trip ends today after breakfast (2B, D)
While the information presented here details our planned itinerary, including routes taken, activities included, accommodation and meeting times, please accept that unforseen changes may occur. We are constantly on the lookout to improve our program and further enhance your experience. Naturally, we will keep you up to date with any last minute amendments to your tour.
Key: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner