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12 Day - Egypt Treasures of The Nile Small Group Tour - Private Nile Cruise

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What to Expect
• Experience what ancient explorers felt as you climb around inside the Great Pyramid.
• Follow the footsteps of Howard Carter, visiting the “boy king” Tutankhamun’s Tomb and observe his mummy.
• Walk with Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings and see their mummies in the Cairo Museum.
• Go back in time to the Belle Epoque as we spend 4 days on a private Dahabiyah boat traveling up the Nile from Luxor to Aswan taking in Upper Egypt’s towering limestone cliffs and ancient temples.
• Visit a local family on an island in Upper Egypt. Enjoy tea with the family and learn about their daily life.
• Explore the twisting cobblestone streets and great mosques of Old Cairo.
• Discover Egypt with a small-group tour of like-minded travelers. Limited to 8 adventurous travelers.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cairo International Airport (CAI)
12 days
  • Small group of 6-8 like-minded travelers. This small-group tour provides an intimate and personal experience in Egypt.
  • Full-time knowledgeable, engaging professional local ArchaeoAdventures female Egyptology Guide and Tour Leader who will bring to life Egypt’s rich, complex and important history, as well as, help you understand the Egypt and its culture.
  • Dawn Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor’s West Bank.
  • All breakfasts, and selected lunches and dinners.
  • Tour in-country transportation including all ground transportation while on tour, transportation to and from the airport, and in-country flights between Cairo, Aswan and Luxor.
  • Memorable, comfortable hotels each with their own story and place in history. Our hotels range from comfortable hotels next to the Pyramids to traditional eco-friendly Nubian Guesthouses.
  • Private Dahabiya Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan in our private Nile cruise boat. This let’s us run a very unique journey up the Nile that feels like a small group of travelers exploring the Nile independently.
  • No in-country cash payment. We believe in the costs being upfront and no hidden fees. We include all tour costs in the listed price.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Flights to and from Egypt. Note this tour begins and ends in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Beverage purchases at meals. Water will be provided at meals. Travelers are responsible for additional beverages.
  • Any alcoholic beverage purchases.
  • Bottled water (outside of meals) and snacks. We recommended budgeting $5 per day for bottled water and snacks.
  • Selected lunches and dinners. See the Detailed Itinerary for which lunches and dinners are not included. We recommended budgeting $15-$20 for lunches and $20-25 for dinners.
  • Tips for the Tour Guide/Tour Leader and the Boat Crew. Please see tipping guidelines for recommended amounts.
  • Visa (purchased at the airport when you arrive in Egypt). American can budget $25 (though this price may be increasing). For other nationalities check with your local embassy for the Egypt Visa costs.
  • Traveler’s Insurance. We require all travelers to be fully covered for medical coverage and trip cancellation.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. 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.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Optional Day Trips: 1/2 Day Dahshur Pyramids, 1/2 Day Coptic and Islamic Cairo & Jewish Synagogue, Full Day Alexandria Tour. For questions about these day tour options please contact our tour specialists at tours@archaeoadventures.com or by phone +1 (856) 272-4236.
  • Site entrance fees: this includes admission fees to the Giza Plateau, Great Pyramid, the Sphinx, Saqqara, Abu Simbel, Philae, Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Deir el-Bahari, Valley of the Kings (entrance to three tombs), Tutankhamun’s Tomb, Deir el-Medina, Valley of the Queens, Colossi of Memnon, the Citadel of Saladin and Mohamed Ali Mosque, the Cairo Museum, the Royal Mummy Exhibit. (Sites may be subject to change.)
  • Meals that are not covered are carefully chosen to give travelers the most flexibility in variety, enjoying free time, and the chance to explore new food they wish to try. For meals which aren’t covered travelers should budget $10-$15 lunches and $15-$20 dinners.
  • Private Dahabiya Nile cruise: We get to dock at islands, visit local families, visit small sites, stop at local markets and slowly take in the beauty of the Nile. The large boats cannot do this and only dock at the major sites of Kom Ombo and Edfu.
  • Optional single occupancy. We’ve included a number of single rooms for an additional fee.
  • Free time. We know how important it can be to have a little time built in for you to explore on your own or simply take a moment to relax. We’ve carefully planned our tours to provide you a balance between structured travel and free time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After hearing a presentation by owner, Genevieve Hathaway, at Savvy Traveler in Edmonds, we joined her 2018 group trip with ArchaeoAdventures Tours to Egypt. What an incredible trip! Could not have had a better, more informative experience! Excellent, knowledgeable local Egyptian tour guide Yassmin, was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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  • Duration: 12 days
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