Travel by minibus, 5-star cruise boat and overnight sleeper train.
3 nights 4/5-star hotels, 4 nights 5-star cruise boat, 2 nights sleeper train.
All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners included.
This trip has been graded as grade A (leisurely.) Leisurely grade trips are suitable for all clients with average health and fitness. No experience of any activity involved is necessary.
Egypt can get hot, especially during our summer, which can cause discomfort whilst travelling. Care should be taken to drink a lot of bottled water. The hottest months tend to be June to September when temperatures can reach as high as 38 to 40 degrees in the South of the country. The hotels and cruise boat that we use on this trip are of a high standard.
The train journey used is an overnight sleeper train. The facilities used are good by Egyptian standards. These are wash facilities in the 2 berth cabins and toilets at the end of each carriage. This being said, the standard of the train is not up to those experienced on the Swiss Rail Network and you should come with this in mind!
Ramadan Please note that the holy month of Ramadan will take place from 20th July - 18th August 2012 (dates can shift slightly). This is a time when followers of Islam do not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. This can sometimes affect the opening hours of certain tourist sites. However we will ensure that that the itinerary is affected as little as possible if you travel during this period. Food and drink is available to tourists during the day.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 20, plus tour leader and cruise staff/driver as required. Minimum age 16.
OUR 5 STAR NILE CRUISE BOAT
We sail the Nile, or the 'life-blood' of Egypt, on the 5 star M/S Mirage. This boat has a small swimming pool, gift shop, restaurant, sundeck, and two bars. The 37 en suite rooms on board have air conditioning and a wide picture window. Relaxing on the spacious upper deck and enjoying the beautiful views across the
All Nile Cruise itineraries include visits to the fascinating temples at Kom Ombo and Edfu. The exact sailing times may vary; 4 nights aboard (Luxor to Aswan) and 3 nights aboard (Aswan to Luxor) are guaranteed. On some dates we may use a different cruise boat but it will always be the same standard and have the facilities as detailed above.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Where you stay is a crucial part of a holiday, and we have gone to great lengths to find accommodation that provides extra comfort, character, convenience and value. Five-star hotels won’t feature on the agenda, but itineraries guarantee a greater degree of comfort after your day’s efforts.
Designed for people who are in good health, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip packed with interest.
Mixed Activities: Activities may range from the ordinary (for example walking, cycling or whitewater rafting) to the damn right extraordinary (including caving, camel riding or canyoning).
Culture: Let Exodus show you a different side to many of the world's greatest cultural attractions.
Expedition Voyages and other cruise itineraries. These holidays can feature expeditions to the Polar regions, voyages down great rivers such as the Nile or discovering the secrets of Darwin’s Enchanted Islands.