- Pyramids and Cairo
- Luxor's tombs and temples
- Overnight Nile felucca
- Red Sea snorkelling
From ancient wonders and awe-inspiring monuments to the teeming Red Sea and the meandering Nile; Egypt is a captivating land which never fails to spark the imagination of adults and children alike. We delve into the past as we visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, see the relics of this ancient civilization in the Egyptian Museum, and explore the temples of Karnak by horse drawn carriage. With the help of fantastic guides, the tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings are brought back to life as we decipher the heiroglyphics.
On the Nile we'll relax and glide down this mighty river on a traditional felucca sailboat. At night we tie up on a riverbank and get an insight into the vibrant Nubian culture as we listen to traditional songs and drums around a campfire. Towards the end of our trip we head to the Red Sea coast with its fantastic beaches, clear waters and colourful reefs.
Please note: This trip has had a name change for 2013 season, the trip was formerly called: Land Of The Pharaohs
What makes this trip responsible?
The evening spent with our Nubian friends not only allows you to see something of Nubian life, but also provides a source of income directly to the family.
Our sister company, The Adventure Company, who operate this tour, have joined forces with the Sunshine International Project, Luxor, to assist in providing education and a home for children in Egypt. You will have the opportunity to visit the home during your stay in Luxor and meet the residents, where you'll be assured of a cheery welcome! If you would like to go, please speak to your leader early on in your trip and they will help you arrange your visit.
Protecting Egypt's Coral Reefs:
The underwater world is a very fragile environment. Please take these simple measures to help protect the area's delicate reef system for future years: Touching coral, even unintentionally, will create lasting damage. Fragile corals can be poisoned with a dose of oily sunscreen. Avoid touching anything with your fins and try not to stir up sediment. Only tread water in deeper parts, away from the coral, to avoid accidental kicking Do not take coral or any other item (e.g. shells) as souvenirs. Do not rest or stand on coral. If you are a beginner, practice snorkelling away from coral first until you have mastered buoyancy control.
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Felucca on the Nile, Egypt