Felucca Journey

Felucca Journey  

09 Days / 08 Nights

Day 1 Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and overnight.

Meals: N/A / Overnight: Cairo 04 Stars Hotel.

Day 2: Giza Pyramids and Saqqara.

Cairo - Aswan. Visit to the famous pyramids and huge Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Continuing to Saqqara, we can explore the myriad tombs and temples at this site and see Zhoser’s step pyramid - constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC! Later there is a chance to have dinner before the overnight sleeper train to Aswan. 

Meals: Breakfast - Dinner / Overnight: Sleeper Train.

Day 3: Aswan -  Philae Temple

Arrive and check into our hotel. This afternoon's highlight is a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island for a guided tour of the romantic Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. As the sun sets, free time to shop in the colorful Souqs and markets or simply relax and watch an amazing sunset in Egypt's southernmost town straddling the River Nile.

Meals: Breakfast / Overnight: 04 stars hotel.

Day 4: Felucca sailing and Optional excursion to Abu Simbel

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Optional early morning drive to Abu Simbel, the afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2-night voyage downstream on the River Nile. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Overnight: Felucca Cruise.

Day 5: Felucca Sailing and Kom Ombo

Nile Felucca Sailing – Kom Ombo. Relax, go for a swim or just chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as the felucca plies its route. In the afternoon we dock near Kom Ombo and take a motorboat to visit the temple, which is dedicated to the crocodile headed god - Sobek, before returning to the felucca for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Overnight: Felucca Cruise.

Day 6: Edfu and Luxor

KomOmbo - Edfu - Luxor. This morning we disembark and drive to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, where we enjoy a guided tour before travelling north to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit is available to the Temple of Luxor, alternatively enjoy the facilities of your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast / Overnight: 04 stars Hotel.

Day 7: Valley of the Kings

Luxor - Cairo. This morning we will be touring the West Bank of the Nile, an early start allows us to avoid some of the fierce midday heat as we venture to the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings. Highlights of the visit include the Colossi of Memnon, a massive pair of statues that stand silent against a historic backdrop, the Valleys of the Kings and the awesome colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. 

The Valley of the Kings is studded with often highly decorated tombs, constructed to once house the regal sarcophagi enclosed mummies of the mighty pharaohs awaiting passage into the after-life. This afternoon after lunch and time to relax we visit the colossal Temple of Karnak, with its stone-columned Hypostle Hall. Tonight, we return by overnight sleeper train to Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast / Overnight: Sleeper train.

Day 8: Egyptian Museum

Arrival into Cairo and hotel check-in. Later, we visit the famous Egyptian Museum, famed for the treasures of King Tutankhamun and his solid gold funerary mask. This afternoon is free - perhaps spend the remainder of the day exploring Cairo your way or option to visit khan El Khalili Bazaar.

Meals:Breakfast / Overnight: 04 Stars hotel.

Day 9: Cairo - Departure

Breakfast at hotel, check out and included departure transfer to airport. 

Meals: Breakfast

Tour Includes:

  • Meet and Assist at Airport and train stations.

  • transportation in Tourist vehicles at all cities.

  • accommodation in Cairo - 04 stars hotel based on Bed and Breakfast.

  • accommodation in Aswan - 04 stars hotel based on bed and breakfast.

  • Accommodation on board Sailing Felucca (open deck) based on Full Board.

  • accommodation in Luxor - 04 stars hotel based on bed and breakfast.

  • 02 way sleeper train based on breakfast and dinner.

  • Tour Guide throughout the tour.

Tour Excludes:

  • international flight tickets.

  • Entry visa to Egypt.

  • Entrance fees for sights mentioned in tour itinerary. 

  • Tipping Kitty: USD $50-70, paid in local currency.

  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveler. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture.

  • Personal expenses (phone calls, Laundry, Drinks, etc..)

  • Travel and health insurance