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9-Day Felucca Odyssey Egypt Tour from Cairo with Airport Transfer

Tour Code: 787-5553
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Cairo, Egypt
Duration:
9 Days 8 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Cairo (Khan el-Khalili, Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Saladin Citadel, The Egyptian Museum, The Hanging Church), Luxor (Karnak Temple), Edfu (Temple of Edfu).

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    • No single occupancy on Cruise.
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    • Children are not allowed to join the tour. All passengers need to be over 18-year-old.
    Day 1

    Cairo

    Welcome to Egypt! As guests arrive at the airport in Cairo, they should keep an eye open for the tour guide, who will be holding a sign and help them transfer to the hotel. Around 6:00pm, we will gather in the hotel lobby for a brief introductory meeting.
    Deluxe Hotel: The Oasis Hotel Pyramids or similar
    Day 2

    Cairo City Tour - Luxor (670 km)

    After breakfast, we will visit Giza Plateau to visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycrenos. In the afternoon, we will go sightseeing in Sakkara, the first capital of ancient Egypt, famous for the Step Pyramid built by King Djoser in 27000 BCE. Later in the afternoon, we will board a bus to Luxor, where we will spend the night.
    • Cairo, EGYPT

      Cairo, Egypt's sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. Nearby, Giza is site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century B.C.E. In Gezira Island's leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.
    • Sakkara, EGYPT

      Sakkara is a massive ancient burial ground in Egypt. It once served as the Necropolis for the ancient capital of Memphis. Djoser's Setp Pyramid is the oldest stone building complex in known history.

      Pyramid of Djoser

      Lying in the necropolis to the northwest of the ancient city of Memphis is this step-pyramid, built in the 27th century BC for the deceased Pharaoh Djoser by his vizier, Imhotep.
    Deluxe Hotel: Steigenberger Hotel Luxor or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 3

    Luxor - Aswan (179 km)

    After breakfast, we will depart for the vast Karnak Temple Complex. It's one of the most important religious centres of ancient Egypt with its marvellous temples. Your Egyptologist guide will enlighten you with the most intriguing stories and mythologies fuelling such creations for millennia. In the afternoon we will drive to Aswan for the evening.
    • Luxor, EGYPT

      Luxor is a city on the east bank of the Nile River in Egypt. It's on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs' capital at the height of their power, during the 16th-11th centuries B.C.E.

      Karnak Temple

      This vast complex of ruined temples was once the great Egyptian city of Thebes. It is a vast, open-air museum where visitors can see a cross-section into many eras of ancient Egyptian culture.
    Deluxe Hotel: Helnan Hotel or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Aswan - Felucca Cruise

    After breakfast, we will explore Aswan, the smallest of the three major tourist cities based along the Nile. We will visit the amazing Philae Temple and the Aswan High Dam. Early in the morning, we will also be able to take an optional trip to Abu Simbel, one of the most impressive sights of ancient Egypt. Later in the afternoon, we will board an overnight felucca cruise along the Nile.
    • Aswan, EGYPT

      Aswan is a city in the south of Egypt, and is the capital of the Aswan Governorate.Aswan is a busy market and tourist centre located just north of the Aswan Dam on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract.

      Abu Simbel Temples

      These two massive rock temples in Aswan were carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II. They were forgotten for thousands of years, buried under sand until their rediscovery in 1813.

      High Dam

      This embankment dam sits on the Nile River in southern Egypt. Built between 1898 and 1902 to prevent the annual flooding of the Nile River, the dam also provides irrigation water and hydroelectric power.

      Temple of Isis on Philae

      This temple was built on the island of Philae, which sits downstream of the Aswan Dam, in the 4th century BC. The temple has been noted for its architectural prowess.
    Standard Hotel: Felucca Cruise
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 5

    Felucca Cruise on the Nile

    Today, we will sail along the Nile River all day aboard our felucca cruise, watching the beautiful scenery pass us by and locals waving to us as the wash, swim and fish in the river. We can sit back, relax and absorb the local culture.
    Standard Hotel: Felucca Cruise
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 6

    Felucca cruise - Edfu - Komombo - Luxor (324 km)

    Today, we will disembark from our felucca cruise and head to Luxor. On the way, we will visit the Kom Ombo Temple, Temple of Edfu. After hotel checkin, we will visit the Luxor Temple.
    • Edfu, EGYPT

      This city sits on the West Bank of the Nile River in Egypt, between Esna and Aswan. It is notable for the massive Temple of Horus and the remains of ancient pyramids.

      Temple of Edfu

      An ancient Egyptian temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. It's located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt and is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt.
    • Aswan, EGYPT

      Aswan is a city in the south of Egypt, and is the capital of the Aswan Governorate.Aswan is a busy market and tourist centre located just north of the Aswan Dam on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract.

      Temple of Kom Ombo

      This double temple was built between 180-47 BC during the Ptolemaic dynasty. The southern part of the temple is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god and creator of the world, while the southern half is dedicated to Horus the Elder.
    • Luxor, EGYPT

      Luxor is a city on the east bank of the Nile River in Egypt. It's on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs' capital at the height of their power, during the 16th-11th centuries B.C.E.

      Luxor Museum

      The Luxor Museum is located in the modern day city that was known as Thebes in the time of the ancient Egyptians. It is full of old artifacts that provide a cross section for this magnificent civilization.
    Deluxe Hotel: Steigenberger Hotel in Luxor or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 7

    Luxor - Cairo (658 km)

    After breakfast, we will head for West Bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of the Kings. Next, we will discover "city of the Dead" where tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. Afterwards, we will head to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Then, we will drive to Cairo to spend the night.
    • Luxor, EGYPT

      Luxor is a city on the east bank of the Nile River in Egypt. It's on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs' capital at the height of their power, during the 16th-11th centuries B.C.E.

      Valley of the Kings

      This valley is named because during a period of about 500 years, several Egyptian pharaohs were buried here. It is one of the most significant Egyptian archaeological sites.

      Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

      Nestled into a set of cliffs in the ancient city of Thebes, now modern day Luxor, this ancient temple is dedicated to the god Amen-Ra. It is considered the closest ancient Egyptians came to the Calssical style of architecture.
    Deluxe Hotel: The Oasis Hotel Pyramids or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 8

    Cairo

    We will visit Egyptian Museum of Cairo, Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Muhammad Ali, the Hanging Church and the world-famous Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
    • Cairo, EGYPT

      Cairo, Egypt's sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. Nearby, Giza is site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century B.C.E. In Gezira Island's leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.

      The Egyptian Museum

      Containing an unparalleled collection of over 120,000 items, this museum opened in 1902 to show a detailed history of ancient Egyptian culture. Many languages can be found on the artifacts, including Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Arabic.

      Saladin Citadel

      This medieval Islamic fortress in Cairo was built during the reign of Saladin to defend the city against the threat of invading Crusader forces. The famous Mosque of Muhammad Ali is located within the citadel.

      Mosque of Muhammad Ali

      This mosque can be found at the very summit of the citadel of Cairo. Built under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, it was the largest mosque built in the first half of the 19th century.

      The Hanging Church

      This Coptic church in Cairo is one of the oldest in Egypt, with history dating back to the 3rd century AD. It gets its named because it is positioned above the gatehouse to the Babylon Fortress.

      Khan el-Khalili

      A major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.
    Standard Hotel: The Oasis Hotel Pyramids or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 9

    Cairo

    Our tour will end today as we say goodbye to the new friends we have made over breakfast. Then, we will check out of our hotel in Cairo at 11:00am before guests are transferred to the airport.
    Breakfast: Included
    • Departure & Return

    • Airport Pickup: A complimentary airport transfer from Cairo airport to the hotel will be provided on Day 1 of the tour (the first day of the tour) for the flights landing between 05:00 and 23:30.
    • Airport Drop off: Departure transfer is available between 05:00 and 17:00 from hotel in Cairo to the airport on the last day of the tour.
    • Price Includes

    • 2 lunches and 2 dinners
    • 8 nights hotel accommodation
    • Roundtrip Airport Transfer
    • Breakfasts
    • Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus
    • Experienced tour guide
    • Price Excludes

    • Mandatory Local Payment: £160 /person. (This will be paid in cash to tour guide, and it can be the equivalent amount in USD or EUR using the currency exchange rate. There is NO LOCAL PAYMENT on 2020 departures of this tour.)
    • Any flight tickets
    • Meals and drinks (unless otherwise specified)
    • Personal expense such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items.
    • Visa fees and personal travel insurance
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Optional activities: Entrance fees to the sights and museums, or other services not stated in the itinerary
    • Additional Note

    • Single occupancy is not available for this tour. Single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender.
    • This tour is recommended for travelers between 18-39 years old. Others are welcome, but most passengers will be within this age group.
    • Children are not allowed; Passengers must be over 18-year-old in order to join the tour.
    • Spending money: Every person has different spending habits, but to help you out with your planning, we estimated your average daily expenses. An approximate amount of £20 per day for lunch & dinner (without drinks), and £30 per day as personal spending money (souvenirs, handicraft etc. not included) is generally sufficient.
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    • Booking changes
      All changes, amendments or additions must be confirmed prior to 60 days of the departure date to avoid cancellation or amendment fees. No new passengers may be added to a booking once completed.

    • Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
      Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .
    • a) Name & Tour Date changes requested within:
      60-30 days of departure will incur an amendment fee of £25 per person;
      29-15 days of departure will incur an amendment fee of £50 per person;
      14 days of departure will be made at the sole discretion of tour operator.
      b) Tour Destination changes requested within:
      60-30 days of departure will incur an amendment fee of £35 per person;
      29 days of departure will be made at the sole discretion of tour operator.
      Changing the tour date and/or the destination is subject to availability of the new requested date and/or the destination. If the revised tour has a higher price and/or local payment, the price difference must be paid by the passenger. It is not possible to transfer the booking to travel dates outside of seasonal dates covered in tour operator brochure or by the relevant edition of the website valid at the time the original booking was made. Hotelier cancellation charges are liable to be paid by the passenger in the event of booked pre-tour and post-tour accommodation being unused whatever the circumstances are.
    • Cancellations penalty within the balance payment period (60-0 days prior to departure) are as follows: (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
      60 days or more prior to departure - £60 per person.
      59-30 days prior to departure - 70% of total purchase amount.
      29-15 days prior to departure - 85% of total purchase amount.
      1-14 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
      Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
      Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
      There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
      NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
    • Itinerary Variations
      We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
    • Tour Cancellation:
      We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers. We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

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