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9-Day Nubian Adventure Tour from Cairo with a Traditional Felucca Cruise on the Nile

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    What to Expect
    Visit the Pharaonic sites of Egypt on our fun packed 9-day tour. Enjoy all the most important historical sites including the world renowned Egyptian Museum in Cairo and the awe-inspiring Sphinx and Great Pyramid at Giza.

    Next travel to Aswan to visit the romantic temples of Philae and the massive Aswan High Dam, leaving time for you to explore the mazy souks and markets. An optional trip to Abu Simbel is available before you board a traditional felucca sailboat for an unforgettable cruise down the Nile River. Arriving in Luxor, you will experience the monumental temples and famous tombs of the Valley of the Kings.

    Finishing the tour in Cairo, there is plenty of time to explore the capital city at your leisure, or join us on an optional city or desert tour.

    DAY 1 Arrive into Cairo

    DAY 2 Cairo. Museum & Pyramids tour

    DAY 3 Arrive in Aswan

    DAY 4 Aswan. Abu Simbel option

    DAY 5 Nile felucca cruise

    DAY 6 Kom Ombo and Edfu Temple tours

    DAY 7 Luxor. East and West Bank tours

    DAY 8 Cairo. Free Day

    DAY 9 Cairo. Departure transfer to the airport
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cairo airport
    Departure Time
    Flexible - reconfirm with the local operator
    9 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 (6 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)
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel Gala Dinners (if charged by the hotels on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
    • Any other items not mentioned above
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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
    • You MUST confirm and where necessary obtain any visa requirements prior to departure. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
    • 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
    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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    This is my 2nd experience with Encounters. First time was Morocco 2017 Desert Safari Tour & now Egypt - Nubian Adventure Tour. As a Solo traveler at times, I am grateful for Encounters and their top notch service! Very organized form beginning to end, Emails by Mariska to the
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    Response from SimpsonMichael, Marketing at 9-Day Nubian Adventure Tour from Cairo with a Traditional Felucca Cruise on the Nile
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear nadc30, Thank you for providing your feedback. It's great to hear that you had a wonderful time with us, first in Morocco back in 2017 and now again in Egypt. We are especially delighted that having Aboudy as your guide made the experience even better. Aboudy is one of our most experienced guides and is very popular with anyone who travels with him! We'd love to tour with you again as you make your way through your bucket list.
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    Our Encounters Egyptian travel trip was phenomenal! The staff were super friendly and they always made sure that we were enjoying our trip and drinking plenty of water during our excursions. Hassan picked us up from the airport and he was such a friendly and funny guy during our
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    Response from SimpsonMichael, Marketing at 9-Day Nubian Adventure Tour from Cairo with a Traditional Felucca Cruise on the Nile
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear David, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. It's wonderful to see your positive feedback, and we're very glad that we were able to provide you with an amazing experience in Egypt. We agree that while the train is not ultra-luxurious, it is all part of the adventure, and truly makes the experience authentic. It's also great to hear that you enjoyed the felucca overnight experience– this is one of our most popular activities and you can see why! We hope to welcome you onto another one of our tours in the future.
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    We had a perfect experience with Encounters Tours and our outstanding tour guide Waleed Kamouna. Encounters provided a highly organized tour with excellent hotels, transportation, restaurants, and activities. Waleed shared his extensive knowledge of Egyptian history with
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    I just returned from the Nubian Adventures tour. Encounters was first class with their quality from meeting at the airport to dropping us off at the airport ticket counter. Sol handled everything with professionalism and courtesy. Magz, guide, was simply the best. He was
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    Our trip to Egypt with Encounters was an amazing adventure. Our tour guide, Ahmed Aboudy, was absolutely fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable about Egyptian history/culture, very well organized, and truly fun to be with. Aboudy made our trip extremely meaningful and
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    Response from SimpsonMichael, Marketing at 9-Day Nubian Adventure Tour from Cairo with a Traditional Felucca Cruise on the Nile
    Responded 15 Jul 2019
    Dear Abarnes27, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're so pleased that we were able to provide you with a memorable experience in Egypt. We hope to travel with you again soon!
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