FROM R 7 450
** Valid for selected departure dates 01 MAY 2019 – 31 AUG 2019. Book & pay by 10 MAR 2019 – discount already included in price.**
** Excludes a tipping kitty (approx. USD 50 – USD 70) & entrance fees to places visited (approx. USD60 – USD80)
Pricing valid until
10 March 2019
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R14900 for 2 people
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10 Days land only
1 May 2019
31 August 2019
See the best of ancient Egypt, exploring pyramids, temples and the Valley of the Kings, combined with four days of blissful Red Sea relaxation by the beach in Hurghada.
- Return airport/hotel transfers
- Overnight train ticket from Cairo to Luxor (2 berth, 1st class sleeper cabin)
- 8 nights 4* & 5* hotel accommodation as per itinerary
- Breakfast daily
- Assistance of an Egyptian tour leader/guide degree qualified in Egyptology
- Touring by private air-conditioned vehicles- Return airport/hotel transfers
- VISITS: Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor & Hurghada
Day 1 Cairo
Tuesday. Marhaba, welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and check in. Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Day 2 Pyramids of Giza
Cairo – Luxor. A big day out at the pyramids and sphinx at Giza. Perhaps opt to hire a camel! Later we travel to Saqqara, to explore the myriad of tombs and temples at the site and see Zhoser's step pyramid – constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh's chief architect in 2700 BC. Later there is time for dinner before travelling on the overnight seater train to Luxor.
Overnight: Sleeper Train | Breakfast
Day 3 Ancient Thebes
We arrive into Luxor and check into our hotel. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. This afternoon you can explore Luxor on foot following the waterside corniche, relax by the pool or maybe stop for drink at one of the many Nile side cafes and tea houses. Tonight, there is an optional visit to view the Temple of Luxor at night. Book and pay locally. Remainder of the evening at leisure.
Overnight: Luxor | Breakfast
Day 4 Valley of the Kings
You can opt to float over Luxor in a hot air balloon first thing this morning before we visit Luxor’s famous West Bank. The twin seated statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first site we'll see before we visit the legendary Valleys of the Kings and the imposing limestone, colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was one of only 3 Egyptian ruling queens. The most famous tomb in the Valley of the Kings is that of the boy-King Tutankhamen. Archaeologist Howard Carter discovered his intact and treasure -filled tomb in 1922. After exploring the West Bank we take a break before visiting the colossal Temple of Karnak.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Luxor | Breakfast
Day 5 Red Sea Riviera
Luxor – Hurghada. Departing Luxor we head east to Hurghada part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for 4 days on the beach!
Overnight: Hurghada | Breakfast
Day 6 Sun, Sea & Sand
The next 3 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. On day 6 there's an optional day trip to Giftun Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally.
Hurghada is one of the most popular Red Sea resorts. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling and Hurghada’s central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. Hurghada also has plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment. Just outside town is an ancient Roman quarry called Mons Porphyritis and Port Safarga – a famously windy place which is ideal for windsurfing.
Overnight: Hurghada | Breakfast x 3
Day 7 Sun, Sea & Sand
See Day 6
Day 8 Sun, Sea & Sand
See Day 6
Day 9 Egyptian Museum
Hurghada – Cairo. This morning we depart Hurghada and head back to Cairo. We take a guided tour of the enlightening Egyptian Museum, where you can see the famed solid gold death mask of King Tutankhamun and opt to visit the Royal Mummy room.
Overnight: Cairo | Breakfast
Day 10 Cairo
Thursday. Cairo – breakfast. Hotel check out and included onward transfer to airport.