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9-Day Nubian Adventure Tour from Cairo with a Traditional Felucca Cruise on the Nile

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    What to Expect
    Visit the Pharaonic sites of Egypt on our fun packed 9-day tour. Enjoy all the most important historical sites including the world renowned Egyptian Museum in Cairo and the awe-inspiring Sphinx and Great Pyramid at Giza.

    Next travel to Aswan to visit the romantic temples of Philae and the massive Aswan High Dam, leaving time for you to explore the mazy souks and markets. An optional trip to Abu Simbel is available before you board a traditional felucca sailboat for an unforgettable cruise down the Nile River. Arriving in Luxor, you will experience the monumental temples and famous tombs of the Valley of the Kings.

    Finishing the tour in Cairo, there is plenty of time to explore the capital city at your leisure, or join us on an optional city or desert tour.

    DAY 1 Arrive into Cairo

    DAY 2 Cairo. Museum & Pyramids tour

    DAY 3 Arrive in Aswan

    DAY 4 Aswan. Abu Simbel option

    DAY 5 Nile felucca cruise

    DAY 6 Kom Ombo and Edfu Temple tours

    DAY 7 Luxor. East and West Bank tours

    DAY 8 Cairo. Free Day

    DAY 9 Cairo. Departure transfer to the airport
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cairo airport
    Departure Time
    Flexible - reconfirm with the local operator
    9 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All accommodation in min 4-star hotels
    • Overnight sleeper train in private twin-berth cabins (flight upgrades available)
    • All transport and transfers in AC vehicle with a local driver
    • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
    • Services of a specialist Egyptologist guide for all tours
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners)
    • Egypt visa fees (available on arrival for many nationalities)
    • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
    • Entrance fees, allow approx. US$95
    • Drinks, snacks, and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel Gala Dinners (if charged by the hotels on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
    • Any other items not mentioned above
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • You MUST confirm and where necessary obtain any visa requirements prior to departure. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
    • Minimum numbers apply (2). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 9 September 2019

    I just returned from the Nubian Adventures tour. Encounters was first class with their quality from meeting at the airport to dropping us off at the airport ticket counter. Sol handled everything with professionalism and courtesy. Magz, guide, was simply the best. He was knowledgeable,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank 963myh
    Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

    Our trip to Egypt with Encounters was an amazing adventure. Our tour guide, Ahmed Aboudy, was absolutely fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable about Egyptian history/culture, very well organized, and truly fun to be with. Aboudy made our trip extremely meaningful and memorable, and I am...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Abarnes27
    SimpsonMichael, Marketing at Encounters Travel - Day Tours & Extended Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

    Dear Abarnes27, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're so pleased that we were able to provide you with a memorable experience in Egypt. We hope to travel with you again soon!

    Reviewed 27 June 2019

    I had the most amazing time in Egypt with Encounters and Big Mo. Everything was organized and efficient. I was able to see so much of the amazing country! Highly recommend it!

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

    This trip was extraordinary! My sister and I traveled on this trip together and I only have great things to say about it. Egypt is beautiful and if you are hesitant about going, you definitely should not be. I felt extremely comfortable and safe the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank brigetmcb
    SimpsonMichael, Marketing at Encounters Travel - Day Tours & Extended Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

    Dear Briget McBennett, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your trip to Egypt with us. We hope that you will travel with us again in the future!

    Reviewed 8 June 2019

    First let me say, if you are hesitating to visit Egypt, DON'T. Just go, it is safe, they are waiting to show you their country and the incredible history documented there. Security is everywhere and as a solo traveling female, I felt as safe as...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank grolydmd
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    27 November 2018|
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    Response from lwilson_10 | Reviewed this property |
    The train was an experience. I didn't eat the food but my husband did. He didn't complain. We had some food supplies with us. There is a toilet that opens up onto the train tracks - not western style! We went on this... More
    9 May 2018|
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    Response from Scott G | Reviewed this property |
    Hi there, honestly I think she would do very well. Other than the optional climbing/entering the pyramids there wasn't an awful lot of strenuous activity. You will walk through all of the sites for hours, but it is at your... More
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