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13-Day Nubians and Beaches Tour from Cairo

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    What to Expect
    Over 13 days you will explore the secrets of Egypt on this comprehensive tour. Taking in the key historical sites of Cairo, including the Sphinx and Great Pyramid at Giza, you will then travel to Aswan to explore the beautiful and romantic temples of Philae and the impressive Aswan High Dam, leaving you time to also wander around the exciting souks and markets. There is an optional trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Abu Simbel to see the amazing temples built by Ramses II. Your traditional felucca cruise (with toilets, showers and massage deck) takes you down the Nile River, visiting key temples before arriving in Luxor where you will experience the incredible temples and world famous tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the impressive temple complex at Karnak, as well as the less visited Medinat Habu on the West Bank and the Colossi of Memnon. We then set off for some fun and relaxation by the sandy beaches of Hurghada on the Red Sea. Here you can scuba dive or snorkel, quad bike or kiteboard, windsurf or go fishing, and even ride a camel! It is your choice whether to then depart from Hurghada or travel back to Cairo.

    DAY 1 Arrive into Cairo. Transfer to hotel

    DAY 2 Cairo. Museum & Pyramids tour

    DAY 3 Arrive in Aswan. Tour of Philae Temple

    DAY 4 Aswan. Abu Simbel option. Start felucca cruise

    DAY 5 Nile felucca cruise

    DAY 6 Kom Ombo and Edfu Temple tours. Arrive in Luxor

    DAY 7 Luxor. East and West Bank tours

    DAY 8 Luxor to the Red Sea at Hurghada

    DAY 9 Hurghada. Free time

    DAY 10 Hurghada. Free time

    DAY 11 Hurghada. Free time

    DAY 12 Hurghada to Cairo

    DAY 13 Cairo. Departure airport transfer
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cairo airport
    Departure Time
    Please contact your service provider to reconfirm your exact departure time
    13 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All accommodation in min 4-star hotels
    • Overnight sleeper train in private twin-berth cabins (flight upgrades available)
    • All transport and transfers in AC vehicle with a local driver
    • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
    • Services of a specialist Egyptologist guide for all tours
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners)
    • Egypt visa fees (available on arrival for many nationalities)
    • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
    • Entrance fees, allow approx. US$95
    • Drinks, snacks, and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
    • Hotel Gala Dinners (if charged by the hotels on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
    • Any other items not mentioned above
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
    • You MUST confirm and where necessary obtain any visa requirements prior to departure. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveller
    • Minimum numbers apply (2). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveller
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    The places we visited were awesome and amazing. Actually, beyond amazing but I can't think of a better word. :) Ahmad, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable of the places we visited and local customs. However, I would suggest that the company be amenable to accepting other
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    Hello future Nubians and Beaches explorers! I just completed the 13- Day Tour and it was amazing. Mariah with Encounter Tours was very attentive to coordinate our pre-tour paperwork. She responded promptly to all inquiries I had made. Upon arriving to Cairo, we were greeted by
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    I have travelled a lot and by far this was the most incredible tour I have been on. Our travel guide Mohamed Kareem (Egyptologist) was caring, welcoming, HILARIOUS and his impressive wealth of knowledge was utterly invaluable. The people, towns and sites of Egypt were so rich in
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    We chose Encounters Travel due to its commitment to local development ,, environmental issues and use of only Egyptian guides. The holiday was superbly organised under the supervision of Mohamed Karim our guide who proved to be not only a verssive balloony knowledgeable
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    This was a trip I'll never forget and Encounters could not have done a more amazing job of making it an enjoyable, unforgettable experience. My tour guide Big Mo (trained Egyptologist) was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodated the group in a way he should be proud of. He
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