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Contikl - Travel 18 - 35 year olds

Egypt & The Nile(Twin Room,Start Cairo, End Cairo)

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$1,389

8 days

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Overview

Step into the ancient world of Egypt and discover the Great Pyramids. Experience the captivating chaos of Cairo, spend 3-nights gently floating down the river Nile in a traditional Felucca and relax on the beach in Hurghada. A trip to Egypt with Contiki will ensure you have a tour to remember.

Locations Visited

Cairo, Aswan, Edfu, Luxor, Hurghada

Countries Visited

Egypt

Travel Style

In-Depth Explorer

Accommodations

7 nights included

Age Requirements

Social travel experiences for 18-35 year olds

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

Arrive Cairo

Join forces with your group tonight and soak up the excitement of these exotic lands. Tomorrow will be a whole world of discovery, so you'll be thankful for your luxe hotel sleep.

  • Accommodation

    Oasis Pyramids Hotel (or similar)

Day 2

Cairo to Aswan via Giza

Get ready for a sensory overload of the best possible variety. Markets & mayhem are on every corner, with stops for hummus and tea proving very essential.Of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World only one remains, and today you will be seeing it up close and personal. Get the tissues ready, seeing the iconic Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza in all their 4,600 year old glory will make for a day that stirs you to the very core.Tonight it's an overnight train to Aswan - nothing gives you a more up-close look at a place than riding local!

  • Accommodation

    Overnight train

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Nile Cruise - Aswan

Today is all about jaw drops from start to end. First up, you'll learn about the famous Obelisk, a symbol of Egypt, and interestingly a monument that is carved in the ground. These pointed needles are a great example of the skills of the ancient Egyptian artisans and our Local Guide will get you in the know on A to Z and everything in-between. Take a stroll along the Nile before grabbing that camera, as we hop aboard a wooden felucca sailboat, the first of our two boating experiences for the day, and watch the local life as you float on by. Tonight is a taste of the high life with a luxury cruise on the River Nile, no less. This is the first of 3-nights we'll spend on the water, soaking up Egypt from its iconic waterway.

  • Accommodation

    Nile Cruise

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Day 4

Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu

Enjoy waking up to the Nile and sand dunes as your backdrop, while you sip your coffee and ponder just how good life is. Next up is your chance to explore Abu Simbel's Temple of Ramses II, one of the world's most iconic sites dating back to 1264 BC. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is a must-do for history buffs and those looking to get in the know on this ancient site. Our Local Guide will uncover its history before we gently drift upstream, steering ourselves away from Aswan with our maps open on ancient Edfu.After green fields, the Arabian desert and palm trees aplenty have teased our eyes along the Nile, we'll pull in for a peak at the perfectly symmetrical town of Kom Ombo. This village's famous temple is dedicated to the God of Crocodile, and the God of Falcon and with it's stunning setting right by the Nile is the perfect spot to head on-land for some exploring. Back on the boat you can practice your 'walk like an Egyptian' pose, then take a dip in the pool (yes, as in the boat has a pool) before we dock for the night in Edfu.

  • Accommodation

    Nile Cruise

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Day 5

Nile Cruise - Edfu to Luxor

A spot of temple time is up for grabs this morning, complete with a Greco-Roman history lesson & plenty of photo ops. Shortly after, we'll cast off in the direction of Luxor.As soon as we step foot on Luxor terrain, we'll start spinning our way into the historical mysteries of this magnificent town including the Avenue of the Sphinxes, an epic lineup of human headed sphinxes spanning 3km, and let's not forget a photographers dream. Tomorrow the Luxor discoveries continue, so there's no need to cram it all in on day one.

  • Accommodation

    Nile Cruise

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Day 6

Luxor to Hurghada

Only on a trip to Egypt would ancient royal tombs make a casual appearance on our daily agenda. Venturing to the Valley of the Kings known as 'City of the Dead,' our local guide will take us to some of the 63 royal tombs found here. Later, choose to visit the Temple of Karnak where we can find the world’s largest religious structure, the Temple of Amun.Hurghada is all about beachside summer holiday vibes to rival the Mediterranean. With crystal clear waters as far as the eye can see, umbrella-lined beaches, and golden sunsets, this town will be sure to seal the deal on your love for Egypt.

  • Accommodation

    Bella Vista Hotel (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Hurghada to Cairo

Lovers of exploring by sea could take a cruise of the Red Sea for all new views, or those who prefer life a little more on land could snorkel, sun bake or just relax in paradise this morning. Later, we'll attempt an Arabic goodbye to the beautiful beaches of Hurghada as we make our way back to where our Egyptian escapade kicked off just a week ago.It's our last complete day together on tour, which means we need to make the most of every second and avoid winding down at all costs. Dive back into Cairo and find a mezze haunt to loiter in, or roam the ancient Khan El Khalili bazaar to pick up some final treasures.

  • Accommodation

    Novotel Airport Hotel (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 8

Depart Cairo

Down your last breakfast on us before collapsing into a mess of farewells. Stay strong, there are plenty more exotic lands with Contiki trips written all over them.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Nile Cruise - Aswan
  • Sit back & chill as you drift down the Nile on a traditional felucca sailing boat

  • Local villages, ancient sites & stunning scenery - see them all on your relaxing three-night cruise down the Nile

  • Luxor to Hurghada
  • Guided tour through the Valley of Kings

  • See the Colossos of Memnon

  • Visit an Egyptian village

Contikl - Travel 18 - 35 year olds

What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • Here in Egypt, we match the accommodation to the country itself - diverse and incredible in equal measure. 3-nights will be spent in swanky hotels, 1-night on a couchette train riding twin-birth from Cairo to Aswan, & 3-nights will be spent cruising down the Nile, no less.

  • Food

  • Not familiar with Egyptian cuisine? You will be, and you'll be uber impressed might we add. We'll sort you out with 7 continental breakfasts to kick start each day of adventure, 3 lunches, & 5 dinners. The rest of the time you can stretch the waist of your pants overstuffed shortbread biscuits, tahini salads & eggplant moussaka.

  • Staff

  • Throughout your trip you'll be safe in the hands of an expert local guide, who knows the streets of Egypt and the history of the Pharaohs better than you know the depths of your bucket list.

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    • Please note that airfare to and from your start/end destinations are not included in the cost of your trip.
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    • Prices listed are land only & do not include airfare to and from the start/end of the tour.
    • Prices listed are per person, based on twin or multi-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost or you can upgrade to a single for an additional cost, based on availability.
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