Egypt in 13 Days

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Full-Board Nile Cruise & Pyramids of Cairo

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Aswan
Cairo
Esna
Giza
Luxor
Nile River
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
Availability
Departures available until
until December 2023
available
Categories available
luxury
included

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Accommodation: 11 Nights

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Included activities

Included
Included activity for day 3
Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

Pyramids of Giza & Cairo Tour

Visit the Great Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Explore the pyramids and learn about their fascinating history. See the Great Sphinx and the Temple of the Valley, visit the Egyptian Museum and explore the Khan el Khalili neighbourhood.

Not included: Entrance fees to Pyramids

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Included
Included activity for day 5
Physical rating:
Active

Luxor & Karnak Temples Tour

Explore Luxor Temple and visit the legendary Temple of Karnak complex. Home to a vast array of ruined temples, chapels, columns and other ancient buildings, explore the site and learn about life and belief systems in Ancient Egypt!

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Included
Included activity for day 6
Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 06:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut Excursion

Explore the Valley of the Kings, home to the tomb of Tutankhamon! It is here that the most powerful and influential kings of Ancient Egypt were buried. After touring the site, continue to the Temple of Hatshepsut and visit the incredible Colossi of Memnon.

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Included
Included activity for day 8
Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Granite Quarry Visit in Aswan

Enjoy a tour of Aswan to discover the famous granite quarry and uncover the ingenious techniques used to extract the building blocks of Ancient Egypt.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
Suggested activity for day 3 in Saqqara
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

Memphis & Sakkara Excursion

Visit ancient Memphis and the nearby necropolis of Sakkara. See the stepped pyramid of Djoser, built by Imhotep, and explore the complete funeral complex of Mastabas. Continue to Mit Rahina to visit the open-air museum.

What's included: Transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fees to Sakkara Complex and Memphis open air museum.

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 4 in Cairo
Duration 04:30h Approx.
Physical rating:
Active

Saladin Citadel Excursion

Visit the Alabaster Mosque and medieval fortification of Saladin Citadel, perched atop a hill in central Cairo and dating back to the 12th-century. Learn about the importance of the site to Egypt's Islamic heritage and walk through the Coptic Neighborhood.

What's included: Transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fees.

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 9 in Nubia
Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 03:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

Abu Simbel Excursion

Visit these amazing temples, carved on the western cliff of the desert by Ramses II in the Xl century BC. See the iconic 20-metre high statues, dedicated to the god Amon Ra, and the Temple of Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor.

What's included: Transport, English speaking guide, entrance fees.

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 10 in Nile River
Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

Island of Philae

Discover the historic island of Philae, in the reservoir of the Old Aswan Dam. It is home to the ancient ruins of the Temple of Isis and offers a fascinating insight into life and beliefs in Ancient Egypt.

What's included: Transport, English speaking guide, entrance fees.

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Cairo - Canada .
  • Domestic flights: Cairo - Aswan, Luxor - Cairo. *
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  • 4 nights accommodation in Luxury category hotels and 7 nights on board the Nile Cruise. **
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  • 4 breakfasts and Full-Board on Nile Cruise.
  • Transfers in an air conditioned vehicle.
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English speaking guide
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • 7-night Nile Cruise.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Visa (required)* drinks, tips** and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Visa issued on arrival. Price approx. $25.

** Please note: Mandatory tips of $55 per person for the Nile Cruise are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay during this tour. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Egyptian culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not.

Please note: Mandatory tips of $55 per person for the Nile Cruise are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay during this tour. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Egyptian culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not. 

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days after you have made your booking or delivered to you on arrival at your destination.

For travellers arriving in Egypt on a Thursday, please note that the flight the following day from Cairo to Aswan usually departs early in the morning, so you will be required to leave for the airport before dawn.

** The allocated cruise ship may be changed due to routine maintenance, in which case you will be allocated a cruise of the same or higher category.

*** The itinerary indicated corresponds to the departures on Thursday. Depending on the day of departure the order of the itinerary will be as follows:

Friday departures: 2 night Cairo, 7 nights Nile Cruise, 2 nights Cairo

*** This is a fast-paced itinerary that includes a comprehensive number of sights and activities in order to give you the most complete experience of Egypt! You can expect several early morning departures and a full daily schedule of activities.  

Please note: A free basic Wi-Fi connection of 4GB per stay is provided onboard the Nile Cruise. Uploading or downloading videos is not permitted due to limited bandwidth availability. Please be aware that the ship's Wi-Fi connection is dependent on satellite coverage and that there are sections of the cruise in which Wi-Fi will not be available. High-speed Wi-Fi is available to use in port only, for an extra fee of $8 USD per day.

IMPORTANT: This trip is not suitable for a person with reduced mobility due to the nature of the excursions and the terrain.
However, please note that this tour can be taken privately. There will be a private guide and a specifically designed itinerary to ensure maximum enjoyment. The excursions will be taken via alternative routes with ease of access and the pace will be dictated by the passenger.
To take part in the private tour it is required that the person with reduced mobility is accompanied by a dedicated person at all times, to assist in any necessary situations, such as getting in and out of the transport vehicle, on excursions, and so on.

  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport with at least six months validity.
  • Visa
    A visa is required. Issued on arrival in the country. Price approx $25.
  • Currency
    Egyptian Pound.
  • Language
    Arabic.
  • Electricity
    220 V. Adapter not required but recommended.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from Canada.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 02:00.
  • Other useful information
    Egypt has a desert climate with mild winters and very hot summers.
  • Tourist Office website
    http://www.egypt.travel/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

Children: 2 - 11 years.

Triple room: In general, triple rooms will have a double bed/ two single beds and a rollaway or sofa bed.

If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 778 807 9750 or via our contact form.

 

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