- Flights direct to Cairo with Egypt Air (from London) and from Hurghada via Cairo on return leg
- Transport private minibus, train, 1 internal flight, felucca, calesh (horse-drawn carriage) and boat
6 nights hotels, 1 night sleeper train, 1 night felucca. Most hotels have en suite facilities. On the felucca, mattresses and blankets are provided but facilities are basic. On the train you'll have a couchette berth.
All hotels have pool access. Swimming or snorkelling in the clear waters of the Red Sea.
All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners included.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company The Adventure Company (TAC), as such the group may be a mixture of Exodus and TAC clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. TAC 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 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. Egypt can get hot, especially during our summer, which can cause discomfort whilst travelling. Care should be taken to drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Please be aware that there are some early starts in order to avoid the full heat of the day.
Ramadan Please note that during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, sites and museums throughout Egypt are subject to reduced opening hours and there may be some limitations as to the provision of services. The impact on our trips is usually minimal and indeed this can be an interesting time to visit as the streets are usually lively during the late evenings. The month culminates in the celebration of Eid al Fitr, when families eat together in celebration. Although Ramadan is always the same date on the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year as the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar and the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar. The Muslim month of Ramadan will take place from approximately 28th June to 27th July 2014 and from 18th June to 17th July in 2015 (dates can shift slightly).
Normal group size and age
Normally 3 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 5.
In order to deter flies from landing on him Pharoah Pepi II of Egypt always kept several slaves nearby whose bodies were smeared with honey.
Going on a Family Group trip is a fantastic way to meet new friends and create lasting friendships – for parents and children alike! These holidays combine exploration with sociability and fun, as other families will join you. Minimum ages vary across the trip range, but is usually from 5 years old.
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.