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Egypt Family Holiday

Brand ID 
8
Product ID 
86 689
Last Starship Publish 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:06
9
Style 
FMN
Rating: Culture Shock 
 
 
 
 
 
Group Size Min 
2
Group Size Max 
16
5
Age Max 
0
Meal Count Breakfast 
8
Meal Count Lunch 
2
Meal Count Dinner 
5
CO2 Offset 
469
Accommodation 
Included Activities 
Donkey ride
Egyptian Museum
Hatshepsut Temple
Karnak Temple
Kom Ombo Temple
Overnight felucca sailing trip
Pyramids and Sphinx
Snorkelling private trip in Hurghada
Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)
Location Start 
Cairo
Location End 
Hurghada
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From ancient wonders and awe-inspiring monuments to the teeming Red Sea and the meandering Nile, Egypt is a captivating land which never fails to spark the imagination. We delve into the past as we visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, see ancient relics in the Egyptian Museum, and explore the temples of Karnak by horse drawn carriage. On the mighty River Nile we'll relax aboard a traditional felucca sailboat and get an insight into the vibrant Nubian culture. We end our trip by the Red Sea with its fantastic beaches, clear waters and colourful reefs.
Location End (Country) 
Egypt
Location Start (Country) 
Egypt
Primary Country 
Egypt
Countries 
Egypt
Trip Validity 
Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015
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0.00
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Unpaid Extras 
Mummification Museum
Bicycle Hire
Price: Per Day 
USD $108.89
CAD $116.11
AUD $113.33
EUR €83.89
GBP £66.11
NZD $126.11
ZAR R1,098.89
CHF FR99.44
USD $980.00
CAD $1,045.00
AUD $1,020.00
EUR €755.00
GBP £595.00
NZD $1,135.00
ZAR R9,890.00
CHF FR895.00
Price: Actual Price (twin share) 
Price: Extras 
EGP 25.00 Bicycle Hire
EGP 60.00 Mummification Museum
Price: Kitty 
Price: Total (single rate) 
USD $980.00
CAD $1,045.00
AUD $1,020.00
EUR €755.00
GBP £595.00
NZD $1,135.00
ZAR R9,890.00
CHF FR895.00
Price: Total (twin share) 
Price: Deposit 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
Egypt Family Holiday trip map
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Trip Notes 

<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 20 Nov 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Egypt Family Holiday</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FMN</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Your trip starts in Cairo with a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx – even the younger children are overcome with awe at the sight of these wonders of the ancient world! Next it’s the Egyptian Museum, where you’ll learn about the mysteries of the mummies, and marvel at the treasure of the boy-king, Tutankhamun. Catching the overnight sleeper train to Aswan, you have time to explore its colourful bazaar or ride camels within sight of the Nile and enjoy a visit to a Nubian village to take dinner with a local family. You sail down the Nile aboard feluccas – traditional Egyptian sailboats – stopping on your journey to visit the temple at Kom Ombo. You also drive to Luxor, home to the world’s greatest collection of antiquities. As well as exploring the monumental temple at Karnak, you visit the tombs of the Pharaohs, hidden away in the Valley of the Kings. Then, a brief stay at Hurghada gives you a chance to swim &amp; snorkel in the Red Sea.</div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Mealsintroduction">Meals introduction</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#Joiningpoint">Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Family group, Archaeology, History</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=96760]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1StartCairo." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Start Cairo.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Sound &amp; Light Show at the Pyramids - EGP100</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Grand Pyramids Hotel or similar (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day2VisitthePyramids,SphinxandEgyptianMuseum;overnightsleepertraintoAswan." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Visit the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum; overnight sleeper train to Aswan.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Egyptian Museum</li><li>Pyramids and Sphinx</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3FreedaytoexploreAswanortakeacamelride(optional);eveningmealatNubianfamilyhouse." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Free day to explore Aswan or take a camel ride (optional); evening meal at Nubian family house.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Philae Temple - EGP60</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day4SailnorthwardsalongtheNilebyfelucca;campondeckandfallasleepbeneaththestars." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Sail northwards along the Nile by felucca; camp on deck and fall asleep beneath the stars.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Overnight felucca sailing trip</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Overnight Felucca (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5SailtowardsKomOmbo-exploretheruins;visitEdfuTemple;transfertoLuxor." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Sail towards Kom Ombo - explore the ruins; visit Edfu Temple; transfer to Luxor.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Kom Ombo Temple</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Nile Valley Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6VisitthetombsintheValleyoftheKingsandQueenHatshepsut'sTemple." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Visit the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut's Temple.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Hatshepsut Temple</li><li>Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)</li><li>Donkey ride</li><li>Karnak Temple</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Tomb of Tutankhamun - EGP100</li><li>Sound and Light Show at Karnak - EGP100</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Nile Valley Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7MorningsightseeingatKarnakTemplebycalesh(horse-drawncarriage);drivetoHurghada." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Morning sightseeing at Karnak Temple by calesh (horse-drawn carriage); drive to Hurghada.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day8RedSeaswimmingandsnorkellingboattrip." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Red Sea swimming and snorkelling boat trip.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Snorkelling private trip in Hurghada</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day9EndHurghada." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 End Hurghada.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Egypt Family Holiday - Single supplement (FMN)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated Trip Notes please visit our website: www.intrepidtravel.com<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We've allowed plenty of room for freedom and flexibility in our trips. In fact, flexibility is one of the ingredients that makes each of our trips so exciting. This style of travel offers us some unexpected circumstances at times, for example, bad weather and road conditions, technical defects of transportation, inconveniences caused by local operators and authorities, and other circumstances beyond our control. Changes in the program may be required to make the best of the unique situations that we encounter.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Overnight stops and driving distances each day may vary to best suit the needs of the group. Our described itineraries are to be used as a general guide only.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only and are subject to availabilities. For our families we have priced an all inclusive package including entrance fees, transport and local guide where relevant to assist you with budgeting the exact amount required on tour. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. The optional activities listed in your itinerary are activities that are available to you as a guideline and have been checked locally.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The decision to partake in any activity not listed above is entirely at your own discretion and risk. If you do have any complaint about or problem with, any such optional activity your claim should be directed to the activity provider and not to us.</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">EGYPT<br />The official currency of Egypt is Egyptian Pounds (EGP). <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>It's easy to get money when you arrive at the airport through money exchange or from the ATM. The most convenient and cheapest way to acquire money is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) which are plentiful throughout all the main cities. Check with your bank for information on international ATM fees.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>When leaving home don't forget your PIN and make sure you know the telephone number for cancelling your card if it's stolen. Keep this in a safe place. When using your debit card, check your receipts and keep them to compare against your statement when you get home.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We recommend that you carry some foreign currency cash for when ATMs can not be accessed, have broken down or run out of cash. There are few problems changing money at the many banks and currency exchange facilities. Cash in USD, EUR and GBP are the easiest to exchange.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Occasionally banks will allow cash advances on your credit card, but it's not recommended to rely on this.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>While some banks and five-star hotels will change travellers cheques, the process is time consuming, commissions can be high (up to 10%) and it can be difficult to change on weekends and public holidays. The easiest cheques to change are Thomas Cook or American Express in USD, EUR or GBP. Traveller's cheques are not recommended in the Middle East.</div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Known as 'baksheesh' in the Middle East, tipping is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry. If you are satisfied with the services provided, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate and always appreciated. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We recommend that any group tips are collected in a envelope and handed directly to the intended recipient as a collective 'thank you' by the group. The below amounts are suggested figures in USD for ease of calculating budgets, but should always be offered in local currency. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - leave the loose change. More up-market restaurants, we suggest 5% to 10% of your bill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest US$1-2 per person per day for local guides.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Drivers: You may have a range of private drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group however US$1-2 per person per day is generally appropriate.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Public toilet attendants: When using public toilets there will most likely be an attendant that will expect a tip. 20-50 cents is appropriate.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Felucca captains: If you are travelling in Upper Egypt many of our itineraries spend a night on a felucca. US$1-2 per person per day for felucca captains is appropriate.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Desert Camp hosts: If you have a night camping included on your itinerary, US$2-3 is appropriate for the camp hosts.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your Group Leader: You may also consider tipping your leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline US$3-4 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">AGE RESTRICTIONS: <br />Age restrictions apply to this trip - minimum age 5.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">RAMADAN &amp; THE EID UL-FITR FESTIVAL 2014:<br />In 2014, the important month of Ramadan will be in progress from 27 June through until 27 July, and the Eid ul-Fitr festival will be held directly at its conclusion for 3-4 days. Ramadan is a festival of sacrifice where the devout refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. During Ramadan, business hours are shortened, including opening hours at some tourist attractions. Alcohol is not permitted during daylight hours and many restaurants will be closed. While you should expect some delays and inconveniences during this period, the month is a fantastic opportunity to travel in a Muslim country and witness this unique period, particularly the nightly celebrations when the sun sets and the fast is broken. Please note that although the Eid ul-Fitr festival can also be a fascinating time to travel it's a period of national holiday. Most government offices and businesses will be closed and some tourist site opening hours may be affected.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. Single travellers share with people of the same gender in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own accommodation (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A single supplement is available on this trip, please refer to your booking agent for further information.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Nile Valley Hotel (2 nts), Overnight Felucca (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt), Grand Pyramids Hotel or similar (1 nt)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in your selected accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<br />Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. Whilst we will do our very best to ensure that families are roomed close together (in some cases, we can arrange adjoining rooms), we can’t guarantee this. Most family holidays occur during peak season and we sometimes have little to no control over where you will be put. You need to come prepared for this.</div></div><div id="Mealsintroduction" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals introduction</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. On our camping trips we often cook the region's specialities so you don't miss out. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Budget for meals not included:</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">USD 100.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Overnight sleeper train, Horse-drawn carriage, Felucca, Minibus</div></div><div id="Transportdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">SECURITY WHILE TRAVELLING:<br />Occasionally you may experience armed security and convoys between select towns or regions. Convoys are used to ensure all travellers are transported safely and, in many cases, tourists are only allowed to travel in scheduled convoys of buses and jeeps. On rare occasions you may have an armed guard in your vehicle. We want to warn you so you are not alarmed. This is a practice designed to keep tourists safe, although at times it can appear a little overboard.</div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader. However, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit - and who better to hear it from than the locals themselves? If you're interested in delving deeper into the local culture then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations on your trip.</div></div><div id="Joiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Grand Pyramids Hotel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">53, Studio Misr Road - Mariottia , Giza, Egypt </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Giza</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Cairo</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">EGYPT</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: +20 (2) 33881883</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Fax: +20 (2) 33882022</div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Diamond Hotel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Safaga Road </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hurghada</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">01382</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">EGYPT</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency only, The Adventure Company can be reached on Tel: +44 1420 593000. For further contact details please use the following page:</div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">CLOTHING &amp; CLIMATE:<br />Please note that as a desert region, the Middle East can have extreme weather. Temperatures are generally hot with little rain. This can become extreme during the summer months of June to August. In the months of December to March it can be very cold, particularly next to the river or the ocean and out in the desert where night temperatures can drop dramatically. Even in the hot months, it can get cold in the desert at night. Consider bringing a sleeping bag, thermals, scarf, gloves and a warm jacket for travel in this period, especially on itineraries which include camping such as on a felucca, in a desert camp, or at a Red Sea beach camp. A light water and windproof jacket is useful and a hat is essential.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You can find Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List on our website. It should be used as a guide only and isn't intended to be a complete packing list.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">WATER BOTTLE:<br />Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">CLOTHING, CLIMATE &amp; EQUIPMENT:<br />Below is a suggestion of what you might find useful to take on this trip. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>In summer (Apr-Oct), light cotton clothing is adequate for kids and adults alike, with a light sweater or sweatshirt, just in case. Remember long sleeved shirts and long trousers to guard against the sun! In winter (Nov-Mar), night-time temperatures are low – perhaps as cold as 4°C and it can be windy, making it feel even cooler. Given this you should pack accordingly - a windproof outer layer, a warm mid-layer (wool or fleece) is essential, as are long, warm, trousers. If you particularly feel the cold you may also wish to take a hat and gloves.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>* Comfortable shoes or trainers <br />* Sandals/flip-flops for relaxing<br />* Sun-hat<br />* Torch<br />* High-factor sunscreen &amp; lipsalve<br />* Waterbottle<br />* Insect repellent<br />* Sunglasses<br />* Towel<br />* Personal first aid kit<br />* Toilet paper for the felucca section of the trip<br />* Although there are not great numbers of mosquitoes, you may wish to bring a mosquito net for the felucca<br />* Waterproof bags for valuable items like passports, cameras etc<br />* A laundry service may be available in some hotels, but we recommend taking biodegradable travel detergent clothes can be washed as you wish.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Sleeping bag (Mar to Nov - 2-3 season; Dec to Feb – 4-season) Please note that in desert countries like Egypt, summer temperatures can fall to almost freezing point at night. Although you may not experience such low temperatures, it is the reason we strongly advise you to take a sleeping bag of a suitable rating. It is possible to hire a sleeping bag locally in Cairo at a cost of UK£10 (payable in cash to your Group Leader in Cairo) per person, per trip. Please advise us at the time of booking.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please note: Although snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) is provided, these are generally in adult sizes. We recommend that you bring these from home for children intending to snorkel. Alternatively, equipment can usually be purchased locally, though the price and quality may vary.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">There are no specific health requirements for this trip. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained while on tour. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Intrepid is very aware of the issues raised by H1N1 (swine) flu and these have been taken into consideration for all aspects of the trip you are about to take. In reviewing this itinerary we have followed the guidelines set out by The World Health Organisation (WHO): http://www.who.int/en/<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Intrepid reserve the right to make last minute changes to any itinerary in the very unlikely occurrence that an area should suddenly be deemed to be unsafe because of an outbreak of H1N1 flu.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Drinking water: <br />As a rule we recommend you do not drink tap water, even in hotels, as it contains much higher levels of different minerals than the water you may have at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to it and can cope, but for travellers from other places drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this is not serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your holiday. Bottled water is widely available. Water consumption should be about 3 litres a day (this should be easy for most!). Rehydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhoea blockers are available from many pharmacies.</div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Fire safety and balconies:<br />Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities may differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms. Not all balconies measure up to standard dimensions.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Seat belts:<br />Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in the western world or from your home country and not all the transport which we use provides seat belts.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Petty theft and personal safety:<br />Although we feel that the Middle East &amp; North Africa is a very safe region to travel in, please be aware that there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk in pairs or groups. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables will go missing. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Traffic conditions and driving on opposite sides of the road:<br />Traffic will no doubt be more chaotic than you are used to at home. Traffic rules are not always adhered to and the traffic can tend to move very fast. Be aware and alert! Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Armed convoys and security while travelling:<br />Occasionally you may experience armed security and convoys between select towns or regions. Convoys are used to ensure all travellers are transported safely and, in many cases, tourists are only allowed to travel in scheduled convoys of buses and jeeps. On rare occasions you may have an armed guard in your vehicle. We want to warn you so you are not alarmed. This is a practice designed to keep tourists safe, although at time it can appear a little overkill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Water safety:<br />Please take care when taking part in any activities in the ocean, rivers or open water where waves and currents can be unpredictable. It's expected that anyone taking part in water activities are able to swim and have experience in open water. All swimmers should seek local advice before entering the water.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">BALLOON EXCURSIONS:<br />Audits were carried out on balloon operators within Egypt to confirm the safety of their operations, unfortunately we were not able to ascertain the safety standards of these balloon operators- therefore, we are not able to recommend or assist in the booking of any balloon excursions.<br /></div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">When packing be aware that dress standards can be conservative in some parts of Africa. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts in culturally sensitive areas: Mosques, small villages, etc. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Topless sun bathing is unacceptable through out the whole of Africa.</div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in Egypt include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>* Animal Care in Egypt is a true friend to Egypt's mistreated animals. They provide free professional veterinary care, food and medication for some 4,000 injured, sick and mistreated animals each month. In addition to rehabilitating the mistreated, ACE also provides local people with education in appropriate animal care. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Donations of second-hand tack/dog collars and flea treatment are always welcomed. </div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Carbon Offset C02-e 469.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>

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  • 6 nights hotels (mostly en suite), 1 night sleeper train (couchette berth) and 1 night felucca (mattresses and blankets provided but facilities are basic)
  • Transport: private minibus, train, felucca, calesh (horse-drawn carriage) and boat
  • Children should be able to swim
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Rain is very rare in all parts of Egypt and most days are sunny and clear. Summer temperatures often reach the upper 30's, and as a family you must consider this. Are your children used to hot temperatures? The winter months can be surprisingly cold, especially on the Nile or at night. In the summer these temperatures are 35degC and 22degC respectively. Daytime temperatures are on average 3 or 4 degrees higher in Aswan.

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Discover Egypt's ancient wonders, from Cairo to the Nile and the Red Sea

All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners are included on this tour. Food in Egypt involves such things as kebabs, chicken, stews, pitta-bread, falafel, beans, aubergine and other vegetables, pickles, salads and the like. Dishes tend to be simple and wholesome and vegetarians can be catered for if they accept that the options may be somewhat limited.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company The Family Adventure Company (TFAC), as such the group may be a mixture of Exodus and TFAC clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. TFAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. This trip has a very full itinerary but offers a pleasant balance between relaxation and activity; we don't overload children with too many sites. It is not a luxury trip; conditions on the felucca sailboats and the overnight train are very simple, but accommodation elsewhere is modest, clean and comfortable. There are some early starts on this trip and although Egypt is hot, this is not a tiring adventure. Please be aware that there are some early starts in order to avoid the full heat of the day. Please note some road journeys in Egypt are operated by the authorities in convoys. This means that travelling times will be fixed and arrival times into destinations may vary to those described here, with sightseeing adjusted accordingly.
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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 20 Nov 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Egypt Family Holiday</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FMN</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Your trip starts in Cairo with a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx – even the younger children are overcome with awe at the sight of these wonders of the ancient world! Next it’s the Egyptian Museum, where you’ll learn about the mysteries of the mummies, and marvel at the treasure of the boy-king, Tutankhamun. Catching the overnight sleeper train to Aswan, you have time to explore its colourful bazaar or ride camels within sight of the Nile and enjoy a visit to a Nubian village to take dinner with a local family. You sail down the Nile aboard feluccas – traditional Egyptian sailboats – stopping on your journey to visit the temple at Kom Ombo. You also drive to Luxor, home to the world’s greatest collection of antiquities. As well as exploring the monumental temple at Karnak, you visit the tombs of the Pharaohs, hidden away in the Valley of the Kings. Then, a brief stay at Hurghada gives you a chance to swim &amp; snorkel in the Red Sea.</div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Mealsintroduction">Meals introduction</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateFinishpoint">Alternate Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Family group, Archaeology, History</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >[DoxHandler=96760]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1PreDay1Title" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Pre Day 1 Title</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day1FlytoCairo." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 1 Fly to Cairo.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day2VisitthePyramids,SphinxandEgyptianMuseum;overnightsleepertraintoAswan." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Visit the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum; overnight sleeper train to Aswan.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Egyptian Museum</li><li>Pyramids and Sphinx</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3FreedaytoexploreAswanortakeacamelride(optional);eveningmealatNubianfamilyhouse." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Free day to explore Aswan or take a camel ride (optional); evening meal at Nubian family house.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Philae Temple - EGP60</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day4SailnorthwardsalongtheNilebyfelucca;campondeckandfallasleepbeneaththestars." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Sail northwards along the Nile by felucca; camp on deck and fall asleep beneath the stars.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Overnight felucca sailing trip</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Overnight Felucca (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5SailtowardsKomOmbo-exploretheruins;visitEdfuTemple;transfertoLuxor." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Sail towards Kom Ombo - explore the ruins; visit Edfu Temple; transfer to Luxor.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Kom Ombo Temple</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Nile Valley Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6VisitthetombsintheValleyoftheKingsandQueenHatshepsut'sTemple." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Visit the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut's Temple.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Hatshepsut Temple</li><li>Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)</li><li>Donkey ride</li><li>Karnak Temple</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Tomb of Tutankhamun - EGP100</li><li>Sound and Light Show at Karnak - EGP100</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Nile Valley Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7MorningsightseeingatKarnakTemplebycalesh(horse-drawncarriage);drivetoHurghada." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Morning sightseeing at Karnak Temple by calesh (horse-drawn carriage); drive to Hurghada.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day8RedSeaswimmingandsnorkellingboattrip." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Red Sea swimming and snorkelling boat trip.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Snorkelling private trip in Hurghada</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day9FlytoLondon." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Fly to London.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day10PostTripExtraDayTitle" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Post Trip Extra Day Title</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Egypt Family Holiday - Single supplement (FMN)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated Trip Notes please visit our website: www.intrepidtravel.com<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We've allowed plenty of room for freedom and flexibility in our trips. In fact, flexibility is one of the ingredients that makes each of our trips so exciting. This style of travel offers us some unexpected circumstances at times, for example, bad weather and road conditions, technical defects of transportation, inconveniences caused by local operators and authorities, and other circumstances beyond our control. Changes in the program may be required to make the best of the unique situations that we encounter.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Overnight stops and driving distances each day may vary to best suit the needs of the group. Our described itineraries are to be used as a general guide only.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only and are subject to availabilities. For our families we have priced an all inclusive package including entrance fees, transport and local guide where relevant to assist you with budgeting the exact amount required on tour. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. The optional activities listed in your itinerary are activities that are available to you as a guideline and have been checked locally.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The decision to partake in any activity not listed above is entirely at your own discretion and risk. If you do have any complaint about or problem with, any such optional activity your claim should be directed to the activity provider and not to us.</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >EGYPT<BR/>The official currency of Egypt is Egyptian Pounds (EGP). <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>It's easy to get money when you arrive at the airport through money exchange or from the ATM. The most convenient and cheapest way to acquire money is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) which are plentiful throughout all the main cities. Check with your bank for information on international ATM fees.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>When leaving home don't forget your PIN and make sure you know the telephone number for cancelling your card if it's stolen. Keep this in a safe place. When using your debit card, check your receipts and keep them to compare against your statement when you get home.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We recommend that you carry some foreign currency cash for when ATMs can not be accessed, have broken down or run out of cash. There are few problems changing money at the many banks and currency exchange facilities. Cash in USD, EUR and GBP are the easiest to exchange.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Occasionally banks will allow cash advances on your credit card, but it's not recommended to rely on this.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>While some banks and five-star hotels will change travellers cheques, the process is time consuming, commissions can be high (up to 10%) and it can be difficult to change on weekends and public holidays. The easiest cheques to change are Thomas Cook or American Express in USD, EUR or GBP. Traveller's cheques are not recommended in the Middle East.</div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Known as 'baksheesh' in the Middle East, tipping is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry. If you are satisfied with the services provided, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate and always appreciated. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We recommend that any group tips are collected in a envelope and handed directly to the intended recipient as a collective 'thank you' by the group. The below amounts are suggested figures in USD for ease of calculating budgets, but should always be offered in local currency. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - leave the loose change. More up-market restaurants, we suggest 5% to 10% of your bill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest US$1-2 per person per day for local guides.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Drivers: You may have a range of private drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group however US$1-2 per person per day is generally appropriate.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Public toilet attendants: When using public toilets there will most likely be an attendant that will expect a tip. 20-50 cents is appropriate.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Felucca captains: If you are travelling in Upper Egypt many of our itineraries spend a night on a felucca. US$1-2 per person per day for felucca captains is appropriate.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Desert Camp hosts: If you have a night camping included on your itinerary, US$2-3 is appropriate for the camp hosts.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your Group Leader: You may also consider tipping your leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline US$3-4 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >AGE RESTRICTIONS: <BR/>Age restrictions apply to this trip - minimum age 5.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >RAMADAN &amp; THE EID UL-FITR FESTIVAL 2014:<BR/>In 2014, the important month of Ramadan will be in progress from 27 June through until 27 July, and the Eid ul-Fitr festival will be held directly at its conclusion for 3-4 days. Ramadan is a festival of sacrifice where the devout refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. During Ramadan, business hours are shortened, including opening hours at some tourist attractions. Alcohol is not permitted during daylight hours and many restaurants will be closed. While you should expect some delays and inconveniences during this period, the month is a fantastic opportunity to travel in a Muslim country and witness this unique period, particularly the nightly celebrations when the sun sets and the fast is broken. Please note that although the Eid ul-Fitr festival can also be a fascinating time to travel it's a period of national holiday. Most government offices and businesses will be closed and some tourist site opening hours may be affected.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. Single travellers share with people of the same gender in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own accommodation (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >A single supplement is available on this trip, please refer to your booking agent for further information.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Nile Valley Hotel (2 nts), Overnight Felucca (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt), Grand Pyramids Hotel or similar (1 nt)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in your selected accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<BR/>Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. Whilst we will do our very best to ensure that families are roomed close together (in some cases, we can arrange adjoining rooms), we can’t guarantee this. Most family holidays occur during peak season and we sometimes have little to no control over where you will be put. You need to come prepared for this.</div></div><div id="Mealsintroduction" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals introduction</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. On our camping trips we often cook the region's specialities so you don't miss out. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Budget for meals not included:</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >USD 100.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Overnight sleeper train, Horse-drawn carriage, Felucca, Minibus</div></div><div id="Transportdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >SECURITY WHILE TRAVELLING:<BR/>Occasionally you may experience armed security and convoys between select towns or regions. Convoys are used to ensure all travellers are transported safely and, in many cases, tourists are only allowed to travel in scheduled convoys of buses and jeeps. On rare occasions you may have an armed guard in your vehicle. We want to warn you so you are not alarmed. This is a practice designed to keep tourists safe, although at times it can appear a little overboard.</div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All Intrepid group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader. However, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit - and who better to hear it from than the locals themselves? If you're interested in delving deeper into the local culture then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations on your trip.</div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >14 Feb 2015 (FMN150214), 04 Apr 2015 (FMN150404), 07 Apr 2015 (FMN150407), 10 Apr 2015 (FMN150410), 11 Apr 2015 (FMN150411), 18 Apr 2015 (FMN150418), 23 May 2015 (FMN150523), 27 Jun 2015 (FMN150627), 25 Jul 2015 (FMN150725), 08 Aug 2015 (FMN150808), 15 Aug 2015 (FMN150815), 19 Sep 2015 (FMN150919), 17 Oct 2015 (FMN151017), 24 Oct 2015 (FMN151024), 19 Dec 2015 (FMN151219), 06 Feb 2016 (FMN160206), 13 Feb 2016 (FMN160213), 26 Mar 2016 (FMN160326), 02 Apr 2016 (FMN160402), 28 May 2016 (FMN160528), 25 Jun 2016 (FMN160625), 23 Jul 2016 (FMN160723), 06 Aug 2016 (FMN160806), 13 Aug 2016 (FMN160813), 17 Sep 2016 (FMN160917), 15 Oct 2016 (FMN161015), 22 Oct 2016 (FMN161022), 19 Dec 2016 (FMN161219)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="AlternateFinishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >14 Feb 2015 (FMN150214), 04 Apr 2015 (FMN150404), 07 Apr 2015 (FMN150407), 10 Apr 2015 (FMN150410), 11 Apr 2015 (FMN150411), 18 Apr 2015 (FMN150418), 23 May 2015 (FMN150523), 27 Jun 2015 (FMN150627), 25 Jul 2015 (FMN150725), 08 Aug 2015 (FMN150808), 15 Aug 2015 (FMN150815), 19 Sep 2015 (FMN150919), 17 Oct 2015 (FMN151017), 24 Oct 2015 (FMN151024), 19 Dec 2015 (FMN151219), 06 Feb 2016 (FMN160206), 13 Feb 2016 (FMN160213), 26 Mar 2016 (FMN160326), 02 Apr 2016 (FMN160402), 28 May 2016 (FMN160528), 25 Jun 2016 (FMN160625), 23 Jul 2016 (FMN160723), 06 Aug 2016 (FMN160806), 13 Aug 2016 (FMN160813), 17 Sep 2016 (FMN160917), 15 Oct 2016 (FMN161015), 22 Oct 2016 (FMN161022), 19 Dec 2016 (FMN161219)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency only, The Adventure Company can be reached on Tel: +44 1420 593000. For further contact details please use the following page:</div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >CLOTHING &amp; CLIMATE:<BR/>Please note that as a desert region, the Middle East can have extreme weather. Temperatures are generally hot with little rain. This can become extreme during the summer months of June to August. In the months of December to March it can be very cold, particularly next to the river or the ocean and out in the desert where night temperatures can drop dramatically. Even in the hot months, it can get cold in the desert at night. Consider bringing a sleeping bag, thermals, scarf, gloves and a warm jacket for travel in this period, especially on itineraries which include camping such as on a felucca, in a desert camp, or at a Red Sea beach camp. A light water and windproof jacket is useful and a hat is essential.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You can find Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List on our website. It should be used as a guide only and isn't intended to be a complete packing list.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >WATER BOTTLE:<BR/>Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >CLOTHING, CLIMATE &amp; EQUIPMENT:<BR/>Below is a suggestion of what you might find useful to take on this trip. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>In summer (Apr-Oct), light cotton clothing is adequate for kids and adults alike, with a light sweater or sweatshirt, just in case. Remember long sleeved shirts and long trousers to guard against the sun! In winter (Nov-Mar), night-time temperatures are low – perhaps as cold as 4&#176;C and it can be windy, making it feel even cooler. Given this you should pack accordingly - a windproof outer layer, a warm mid-layer (wool or fleece) is essential, as are long, warm, trousers. If you particularly feel the cold you may also wish to take a hat and gloves.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>* Comfortable shoes or trainers <BR/>* Sandals/flip-flops for relaxing<BR/>* Sun-hat<BR/>* Torch<BR/>* High-factor sunscreen &amp; lipsalve<BR/>* Waterbottle<BR/>* Insect repellent<BR/>* Sunglasses<BR/>* Towel<BR/>* Personal first aid kit<BR/>* Toilet paper for the felucca section of the trip<BR/>* Although there are not great numbers of mosquitoes, you may wish to bring a mosquito net for the felucca<BR/>* Waterproof bags for valuable items like passports, cameras etc<BR/>* A laundry service may be available in some hotels, but we recommend taking biodegradable travel detergent clothes can be washed as you wish.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Sleeping bag (Mar to Nov - 2-3 season; Dec to Feb – 4-season) Please note that in desert countries like Egypt, summer temperatures can fall to almost freezing point at night. Although you may not experience such low temperatures, it is the reason we strongly advise you to take a sleeping bag of a suitable rating. It is possible to hire a sleeping bag locally in Cairo at a cost of UK&#163;10 (payable in cash to your Group Leader in Cairo) per person, per trip. Please advise us at the time of booking.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please note: Although snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) is provided, these are generally in adult sizes. We recommend that you bring these from home for children intending to snorkel. Alternatively, equipment can usually be purchased locally, though the price and quality may vary.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >There are no specific health requirements for this trip. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained while on tour. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Intrepid is very aware of the issues raised by H1N1 (swine) flu and these have been taken into consideration for all aspects of the trip you are about to take. In reviewing this itinerary we have followed the guidelines set out by The World Health Organisation (WHO): http://www.who.int/en/<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Intrepid reserve the right to make last minute changes to any itinerary in the very unlikely occurrence that an area should suddenly be deemed to be unsafe because of an outbreak of H1N1 flu.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Drinking water: <BR/>As a rule we recommend you do not drink tap water, even in hotels, as it contains much higher levels of different minerals than the water you may have at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to it and can cope, but for travellers from other places drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this is not serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your holiday. Bottled water is widely available. Water consumption should be about 3 litres a day (this should be easy for most!). Rehydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhoea blockers are available from many pharmacies.</div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Fire safety and balconies:<BR/>Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities may differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms. Not all balconies measure up to standard dimensions.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Seat belts:<BR/>Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in the western world or from your home country and not all the transport which we use provides seat belts.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Petty theft and personal safety:<BR/>Although we feel that the Middle East &amp; North Africa is a very safe region to travel in, please be aware that there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk in pairs or groups. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables will go missing. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Traffic conditions and driving on opposite sides of the road:<BR/>Traffic will no doubt be more chaotic than you are used to at home. Traffic rules are not always adhered to and the traffic can tend to move very fast. Be aware and alert! Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Armed convoys and security while travelling:<BR/>Occasionally you may experience armed security and convoys between select towns or regions. Convoys are used to ensure all travellers are transported safely and, in many cases, tourists are only allowed to travel in scheduled convoys of buses and jeeps. On rare occasions you may have an armed guard in your vehicle. We want to warn you so you are not alarmed. This is a practice designed to keep tourists safe, although at time it can appear a little overkill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Water safety:<BR/>Please take care when taking part in any activities in the ocean, rivers or open water where waves and currents can be unpredictable. It's expected that anyone taking part in water activities are able to swim and have experience in open water. All swimmers should seek local advice before entering the water.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >BALLOON EXCURSIONS:<BR/>Audits were carried out on balloon operators within Egypt to confirm the safety of their operations, unfortunately we were not able to ascertain the safety standards of these balloon operators- therefore, we are not able to recommend or assist in the booking of any balloon excursions.<BR/></div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >When packing be aware that dress standards can be conservative in some parts of Africa. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts in culturally sensitive areas: Mosques, small villages, etc. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Topless sun bathing is unacceptable through out the whole of Africa.</div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in Egypt include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>* Animal Care in Egypt is a true friend to Egypt's mistreated animals. They provide free professional veterinary care, food and medication for some 4,000 injured, sick and mistreated animals each month. In addition to rehabilitating the mistreated, ACE also provides local people with education in appropriate animal care. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Donations of second-hand tack/dog collars and flea treatment are always welcomed. </div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Carbon Offset C02-e 469.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>
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Hotels, Sleeper train & Felucca
6 nights hotels, 1 night sleeper train and 1 night felucca. Most hotels have en suite facilities and all have swimming pool access. In Cairo, the hotel is close to the pyramids, and the rooms are comfortable and spacious with air conditioning. The Sleeper Trains are air-conditioned and deemed first class by Egyptian standards with couchette berths (max. 2 persons). There is a toilet and dining facilities on board but it is basic. We will always try to get two interconnecting cabins for families but these cannot be guaranteed. Felucca’s are traditional sailboats that that have plied the mighty Nile since ancient times. Accommodation is basic - we sleep under the stars on the deck itself, which is strewn with soft colourful cushions and rugs and equipped with a canopy. Mattresses and blankets are provided and mosquito nets are available. Singe accommodation may be available on request for a supplement (payable in advance); please enquire at the time of booking for prices and availability. We endeavour to provide twin or triple rooms for all family clients – for trip specific details please download the Trip Notes.
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  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • See the incredible Valley of the Kings
  • Sleep on a traditional felucca sailboat
  • Enjoy snorkelling in the teeming Red Sea
  • Visit Karnak Temple by calesh (horse-drawn carriage)

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Discover ancient Egyptian monuments, the mighty Nile and the thriving Red Sea
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Donkey ride
Egyptian Museum
Hatshepsut Temple
Karnak Temple
Kom Ombo Temple
Overnight felucca sailing trip
Pyramids and Sphinx
Snorkelling private trip in Hurghada
Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)
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From ancient wonders and awe-inspiring monuments to the teeming Red Sea and the meandering Nile, Egypt is a captivating land which never fails to spark the imagination. We delve into the past as we visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, see ancient relics in the Egyptian Museum, and explore the temples of Karnak by horse drawn carriage. On the mighty River Nile we'll relax aboard a traditional felucca sailboat and get an insight into the vibrant Nubian culture. We end our trip by the Red Sea with its fantastic beaches, clear waters and colourful reefs.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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Trip Notes 

<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 20 Nov 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Feluccas &amp; Pharaohs</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FMN</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Joiningpoint">Joining point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Mixed-activity, Culture &amp; Discovery, Family group, Accom: hotel/lodge, History</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=61234]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1StartCairo." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Start Cairo.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Sound &amp; Light Show at the Pyramids - EGP100</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Meals Included</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">1 Breakfast</div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Grand Pyramids Hotel or similar (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day2VisitthePyramids,SphinxandEgyptianMuseum;overnightsleepertraintoAswan." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Visit the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum; overnight sleeper train to Aswan.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Egyptian Museum</li><li>Pyramids and Sphinx</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3FreedaytoexploreAswanortakeacamelride(optional);eveningmealatNubianfamilyhouse." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Free day to explore Aswan or take a camel ride (optional); evening meal at Nubian family house.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4SailnorthwardsalongtheNilebyfelucca;campondeckandfallasleepbeneaththestars." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Sail northwards along the Nile by felucca; camp on deck and fall asleep beneath the stars.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Overnight felucca sailing trip</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Abu Simbel by Air - USD320</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Meals Included</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner</div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Overnight Felucca (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5SailtowardsKomOmbo-exploretheruins;visitEdfuTemple;transfertoLuxor." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Sail towards Kom Ombo - explore the ruins; visit Edfu Temple; transfer to Luxor.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Kom Ombo Temple</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Nile Valley Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6VisitthetombsintheValleyoftheKingsandQueenHatshepsut'sTemple." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Visit the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut's Temple.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Hatshepsut Temple</li><li>Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)</li><li>Donkey ride</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Tomb of Tutankhamun - EGP100</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Nile Valley Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7MorningsightseeingatKarnakTemplebycalesh(horse-drawncarriage);drivetoHurghada." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Morning sightseeing at Karnak Temple by calesh (horse-drawn carriage); drive to Hurghada.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Karnak Temple</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Diamond Resort (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day8RedSeaswimmingandsnorkellingboattrip." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Red Sea swimming and snorkelling boat trip.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Snorkelling private trip in Hurghada</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Diamond Resort (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9EndHurghada." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 End Hurghada.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Single supplement (FMN)</li><li>8 days family European single trip insurance (8ESTF)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Nile Valley Hotel (2 nts), Diamond Resort (2 nts), Hotel (1 nt), Overnight Felucca (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt), Grand Pyramids Hotel or similar (1 nt)</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">USD 100.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Overnight sleeper train, Horse-drawn carriage, Felucca, Minibus</div></div><div id="Joiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Grand Pyramids Hotel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">53, Studio Misr Road - Mariottia , Giza, Egypt </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Giza</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Cairo</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">EGYPT</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: +20 (2) 33881883</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Fax: +20 (2) 33882022</div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Diamond Hotel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Safaga Road </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hurghada</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">01382</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">EGYPT</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div>

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  • 6 nights hotels (mostly en suite), 1 night sleeper train (couchette berth) and 1 night felucca (mattresses and blankets provided but facilities are basic)
  • Transport: private minibus, train, felucca, calesh (horse-drawn carriage) and boat
  • Children should be able to swim
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
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  • Rain is very rare in all parts of Egypt and most days are sunny and clear. Summer temperatures often reach the upper 30's, and as a family you must consider this. Are your children used to hot temperatures? The winter months can be surprisingly cold, especially on the Nile or at night. In the summer these temperatures are 35degC and 22degC respectively. Daytime temperatures are on average 3 or 4 degrees higher in Aswan.

Weather & seasonality

Discover Egypt's ancient wonders, from Cairo to the Nile and the Red Sea

All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners are included on this tour. Food in Egypt involves such things as kebabs, chicken, stews, pitta-bread, falafel, beans, aubergine and other vegetables, pickles, salads and the like. Dishes tend to be simple and wholesome and vegetarians can be catered for if they accept that the options may be somewhat limited.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company The Family Adventure Company (TFAC), as such the group may be a mixture of Exodus and TFAC clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. TFAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. This trip has a very full itinerary but offers a pleasant balance between relaxation and activity; we don't overload children with too many sites. It is not a luxury trip; conditions on the felucca sailboats and the overnight train are very simple, but accommodation elsewhere is modest, clean and comfortable. There are some early starts on this trip and although Egypt is hot, this is not a tiring adventure. Please be aware that there are some early starts in order to avoid the full heat of the day. Please note some road journeys in Egypt are operated by the authorities in convoys. This means that travelling times will be fixed and arrival times into destinations may vary to those described here, with sightseeing adjusted accordingly.
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Mother and daughter at the Pyramids, Egypt
Fish in the Red Sea, Egypt
Felucca at Aswan, Egypt
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Discovery, Family group, Accom: hotel/lodge, History</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >[DoxHandler=61234]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1PreDay1Title" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Pre Day 1 Title</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day1FlytoCairo" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 1 Fly to Cairo</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day2VisitthePyramids,SphinxandEgyptianMuseum;overnightsleepertraintoAswan." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Visit the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum; overnight sleeper train to Aswan.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Egyptian Museum</li><li>Pyramids and Sphinx</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3FreedaytoexploreAswanortakeacamelride(optional);eveningmealatNubianfamilyhouse." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Free day to explore Aswan or take a camel ride (optional); evening meal at Nubian family house.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4SailnorthwardsalongtheNilebyfelucca;campondeckandfallasleepbeneaththestars." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Sail northwards along the Nile by felucca; camp on deck and fall asleep beneath the stars.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Overnight felucca sailing trip</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Abu Simbel by Air - USD320</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Meals Included</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner</div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Overnight Felucca (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5SailtowardsKomOmbo-exploretheruins;visitEdfuTemple;transfertoLuxor." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Sail towards Kom Ombo - explore the ruins; visit Edfu Temple; transfer to Luxor.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Kom Ombo Temple</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Nile Valley Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6VisitthetombsintheValleyoftheKingsandQueenHatshepsut'sTemple." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Visit the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut's Temple.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Hatshepsut Temple</li><li>Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)</li><li>Donkey ride</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Tomb of Tutankhamun - EGP100</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Nile Valley Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7MorningsightseeingatKarnakTemplebycalesh(horse-drawncarriage);drivetoHurghada." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Morning sightseeing at Karnak Temple by calesh (horse-drawn carriage); drive to Hurghada.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Karnak Temple</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Diamond Resort (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day8RedSeaswimmingandsnorkellingboattrip." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Red Sea swimming and snorkelling boat trip.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Snorkelling private trip in Hurghada</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Diamond Resort (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9FlytoLondon" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Fly to London</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day10PostTripExtraDayTitle" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Post Trip Extra Day Title</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Single supplement (FMN)</li><li>8 days family European single trip insurance (8ESTF)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Nile Valley Hotel (2 nts), Diamond Resort (2 nts), Hotel (1 nt), Overnight Felucca (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt), Grand Pyramids Hotel or similar (1 nt)</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >USD 100.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Overnight sleeper train, Horse-drawn carriage, Felucca, Minibus</div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >20 Dec 2014 (FMN1412203), 23 Dec 2014 (FMN1412233)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="AlternateFinishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >20 Dec 2014 (FMN1412203), 23 Dec 2014 (FMN1412233)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div>
USD $980.00
Price: Total Price (LO) 
USD $980.00
CAD $1,005.00
AUD $1,020.00
EUR €725.00
GBP £595.00
NZD $1,135.00
ZAR R9,470.00
CHF FR895.00
Price: Cost Per Day (LO) 
USD $108.89
CAD $111.67
AUD $113.33
EUR €80.56
GBP £66.11
NZD $126.11
ZAR R1,052.22
CHF FR99.44
Price: Deposit Required (LO) 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
Price: Total Price (FI Adult) 
GBP £1,199.00
Price: Cost Per Day (FI Adult) 
GBP £133.22
Price: Deposit Required (FI Adult) 
GBP £250.00
Price: Actual Price (FI Child) 
GBP £1,080.00
Price: Total Price (FI Child) 
GBP £1,080.00
Price: Cost Per Day (FI Child) 
GBP £120.00
Price: Deposit Required (FI Child) 
GBP £250.00
Hotels, Sleeper train & Felucca
6 nights hotels, 1 night sleeper train and 1 night felucca. Most hotels have en suite facilities and all have swimming pool access. In Cairo, the hotel is close to the pyramids, and the rooms are comfortable and spacious with air conditioning. The Sleeper Trains are air-conditioned and deemed first class by Egyptian standards with couchette berths (max. 2 persons). There is a toilet and dining facilities on board but it is basic. We will always try to get two interconnecting cabins for families but these cannot be guaranteed. Felucca’s are traditional sailboats that that have plied the mighty Nile since ancient times. Accommodation is basic - we sleep under the stars on the deck itself, which is strewn with soft colourful cushions and rugs and equipped with a canopy. Mattresses and blankets are provided and mosquito nets are available. Singe accommodation may be available on request for a supplement (payable in advance); please enquire at the time of booking for prices and availability. We endeavour to provide twin or triple rooms for all family clients – for trip specific details please download the Trip Notes.
Price: Actual Price (LO twin share) 
Price: Actual Price (FI Adult twin share) 
Price: Total Price (LO twin share) 
Price: Total Price (FI Adult twin share) 
Price: Actual Price (FI Child twin share) 
Price: Total Price (FI Child twin share) 
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • See the incredible Valley of the Kings
  • Sleep on a traditional felucca sailboat
  • Enjoy snorkelling in the teeming Red Sea
  • Visit Karnak Temple by calesh (horse-drawn carriage)

Family group

9
Discover ancient Egyptian monuments, the mighty Nile and the thriving Red Sea

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