Fall under the spell of the mighty pharaohs’ legacy
9 Days from USD 2,380
Guided Group (Excl. Flights)
16 November 2024: Discover temples and tombs and travel by Nile cruise boat with Royal Canadian Geographic Society fellow, Charlene Bearhead
Fall under the spell of the mighty pharaohs’ legacy
The Pyramids: Egypt’s pyramids are majestic structures that have fascinated visitors for centuries. Built as tombs for the pharaohs, these ancient wonders showcase the incredible engineering of the Egyptians. The largest of the pyramids, the Great Pyramid of Giza, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. As you step back in time, you’ll be in awe of these magnificent structures and the history that surrounds them.
Abu Simbel: This inspiring ancient monument was built during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC and houses two huge rock temples that are carved into the side of the mountain. The staggering size of the statues and the intricate designs make Abu Simbel an architectural wonder you won’t want to miss on Egypt holidays. Remarkably, the temples were relocated in the 1960s to prevent submersion due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
Luxor and Karnak Temples: Located in the ancient city of Thebes, Luxor and Karnak temples are fascinating historical sites. Luxor Temple, dedicated to the god Amun-Ra, is a testament to the architectural brilliance with its obelisks, colossal statues and intricate hieroglyphics. Karnak Temple is a vast complex on the east bank of the Nile containing numerous temples, chapels and hypostyle halls, boasting the famous Hypostyle Hall, which is filled with colossal pillars. Both temples provide an insight into the rich history and spiritual beliefs of this extraordinary civilisation.
The Valley of the Kings: The Valley of the Kings, located on the west bank of the Nile River in Egypt, is one of the country’s most famous archaeological sites. This ancient burial ground served as the final resting place for pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom period. As you explore its magnificent tombs, intricate wall paintings and hieroglyphs you’ll learn about the intriguing world of the pharaohs and their quest for eternal life.
The Red Sea: This large expanse of saltwater lies between Africa and Asia and spans approximately 1,900km in length. Its name aptly describes its reddish hue, and its waters are home to rich biodiversity. The Red Sea serves as an important shipping route and boats a diverse array of marine life, including vibrant coral reefs, colourful fish, turtles and dolphins. On our Egypt holidays you can explore the kaleidoscopic waters on snorkelling trips and a thrilling submersible adventure.
Catherine Williams Nile Cruise
This trip includes all the well know sites you could want. Egypt is absolutely amazing and you won’t be disappointed with what you see. Each attraction you visit is unique and an amazement. The accommodation is lovely and food good. Be prepared for early mornings, eg some were 2.30am! Also be prepared for lots of steps, and to fit in a lot in one day. It is exhausting but well worth it, perhaps just book a day or two to recover when you get home!
Jacqueline Gould-Magee Bedouin Trails of Jordan & Egypt
Notwithstanding cancellations by others, this trip went ahead. I suspect people were deterred unccessarily by events in Gaza.
I absolutely loved Jordan and the experience was most definitely enhanced by the fact there were only 2 of us! Our tour guides were brilliant. Attentive, informative, open discussions on history, culture past and present and knowledgeable.
Jordan is a beautiful country with friendly welcoming people. Our hikes were great and enhanced by our meals and conversations with Bedouins. I would return there any time and have recommended it to friends.
I have visited Egypt before but never been to the Sinai area. Staying at St Catherine’s monastry was a real treat and the walk up Mount Sinai was a real highlight, as was the snorkelling (the best i have ever done).
Accommodation throughout was varied and added to the adventure.
You don’t need to worry about getting lost or not finding all the hidden gems while on your Egypt holiday with Exodus Adventure Travels. Our Egypt tours are led or accompanied by qualified Egyptian guides. By having these experts on the journey with you, you can enjoy each destination at its best and bring the ancient world back to life.
Whether you’re looking to discover the wonders of the ancient temples and tombs or soak in the local culture and sites, Egypt holidays from Exodus Adventure Travels are second to none and will give you an adventure to remember.
Our guided group trips to Egypt are the best way to explore the country, whether you choose to see the country by boat or on foot, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable holiday.
Our Nile cruises allow you to sail in style and comfort as you embark on a leisurely tour of some of the most iconic and extraordinary sights, from the ancient temples and tombs to the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings.
Alternatively, when you book one of our cultural Egypt holidays, you can explore places such as Cairo, the Great Pyramids, and Aswan on foot. You’ll be transported between each destination by either minibus, train, or felucca.
Our Egypt trips are packed with guided tours that introduce you to the country’s culture, history and ancient sites. Many of these tours are included within the price of your holiday but we also offer optional excursions such as safaris, quad biking and sightseeing tours.
We would suggest you allow a minimum of 9 days when booking Egypt tours as there are so many wonderful sights to discover. This also gives you plenty of time to scratch beneath the surface of each place you visit and become truly immersed in the local culture and history.
Three hours is a good amount of time to spend at the Pyramids of Giza and will give you chance to explore the Giza complex, where you’ll learn about the history of these ancient wonders, walk up to Panoramic Point and visit the Valley Temple.
If you consider the travel time, a week won’t feel like enough time to really delve into the country. Although you can see quite a lot in that time, it certainly won’t be enough to see it all. Our Egypt tours range from 9-13 days to ensure you get the most out of your holiday.
The pyramids can be found approximately 12 miles from the city of Cairo and all our Egypt trips include transportation via minibus.
The official currency used in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (EGP). Each pound is divided into 100 piastres with the smallest denominations being 25 piastres.
You’ll find the best conversion rates when you arrive in Egypt with US Dollars, British Pound Sterling and Euros the easiest currencies to convert.
Flights from the UK to Egypt usually land at the country’s main international airport in Cairo. This short-haul flight typically takes just under five hours non-stop.
Yes they are. Most of our Egypt holidays include flights, however if you would like to make your own way there, we do offer “land only” bookings. Please speak to a member of our team about this option.
Your flights are priced from London and include all transport from the airport once you arrive in Egypt. Please ensure you take out travel insurance before you begin your journey as well as checking you have all the relevant vaccinations and visas where necessary.
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