Flights direct to Cairo with Egypt Air. Transport private minibus, train, 1 internal flight, felucca, calesh (horse-drawn carriage) and boat.
7 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. The facilities on the sleeper train are good by Egyptian standards although they may not be quite up to the Swiss Rail network! 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. Please also note that 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. Minimum age: 5 years old.
Normal group size and age
Normally 3 to 20, 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.
Exodus is always looking to improve our current itineraries and to offer something different. With many new trips this year, there is something unique and different to try every year.
Our Family Group holidays usually cater for children from 5 years old. However, experience tells us that children tend to prefer mixing with their own age groups, especially teenagers. That’s why we’ve designated certain departures on our group trips as particularly recommended for teenagers. Whilst we don't restrict younger kids from joining these holidays, the 'recommended for teenagers' departures means there are likely to be other teenagers to share the experience with.
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.
All Exodus trips are active but some may have different activities scheduled every day. Activities we offer include kayaking in Slovakia, trekking in the Drakensberg, cycling in the Tuscan countryside or canoeing along the Zambezi River.
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.