Egypt adventure vacation

“Overnight sleeper trains take you from Cairo to Aswan, and back, as part of a small group, with a felucca to Luxor adding to a week's adventure in Egypt.”

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Cairo | Aswan | Nile felucca journey | Luxor |

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10 Feb 2018
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03 Mar 2018
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10 Mar 2018
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31 Mar 2018
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07 Apr 2018
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28 Apr 2018
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02 Jun 2018
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01 Sep 2018
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15 Sep 2018
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01 Dec 2018
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Small group adventure

What is a small group adventure?
It's a great way to travel! Whether you are traveling on your own, with a partner or with friends, a small group trip is a fantastic way to see the world. You'll travel on a fixed itinerary that has been designed to help you discover the best of region. From the known highlights, the hidden gems that you won't find in the guidebooks.

Itineraries run on set departure dates, accompanied every step of the way by an English speaking local group leader. You chose the itinerary and the date that suits you best and you book on.

Why travel on a small group adventure?
Small groups allow us to explore where larger tour groups can't. Our maximum group size of 16 travelers allows us to use local transport to get from A to B, to visit rural villages, spend time with the locals and even stay at a local home overnight, and it allows us to give our travelers genuine, real life experiences of the countries we are visiting; what you'll be doing and how you'll travel depends entirely on your chosen itinerary.

Is an adventure right for me?
The word adventure means something different to everyone, and our range of trips reflects that. Whether you want to explore local markets, visit out of the way temples and meet local people or go on an early morning safari drive searching for the 'big five', we'll have a trip for you. If you are looking for a physical challenge such trekking the Kokoda Track or summiting Kilimanjaro, we can help with that too.

So what can I expect on this trip?
This is a classic style of small group adventure. You'll find your trip combines a good mix of included activities and free time, with some meals included as per your itinerary. We don't want you to feel chaperoned, it's your vacation not ours. Your group leader will be on hand to assist with organising anything you might wish to do in your free time, but how you spend it is up to you. Anything listed as included in your itinerary will be included in trip price; whereas anything listed as optional will be at an additional cost should you wish to take part.

These trips are great value, including things that you would struggle to organise independently, such as a night at a homestay in a remote village, or local guides around a remote place of interest. Transport will be a combination of private vehicle and public transport, whichever is the most appropriate for the route we are traveling; this might include train, plane, camel, tuk tuk, bicycle, boat…

On a majority of these trips you'll stay in 2-3 star accommodation, locally owned and reflective of the region you are traveling through. All solo travelers will be automatically roomed on a twin share basis with another group member of the same sex, unless you opt to pay for your own room at time of booking. There are no compulsory single supplements for solo travelers willing to share. Single rooms aren't available on camping trips, and you will be expected to help out with camp tasks such as setting up and breaking down your camp.

Can I book my flights with you?
Yes! We are a fully ATOL bonded tour operator meaning that we can book flights from the UK as part of your vacation package. Just ask us for a quote including flights when you make your enquiry.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Egypt adventure vacation

Egypt is an extraordinary country and exploring it will get you travelers there with the locals, learning about their way of life and supporting as many local communities as possible. Most of the accommodation is in locally owned, small guesthouses. Local group leaders provide a perspective on life in Egypt and local guides are used at major sites.

The itinerary includes a boat trip on the Nile River in a traditional felucca. This supports an ancient mode of transport as well as supporting the Nubian crew in their way of life. The trip also includes a visit to a Nubian village where we share a traditional meal. Travelers can see local women baking sunburnt bread in the same way their great grandmothers would have and listen to men play traditional music.

Travelers visit Animal Care in Egypt (ACE) in Luxor, an organisation promoting the care of all animals from dogs to donkeys. ACE provides veterinary services as well as teaching local animal owners how to care for their animals to give them a longer, healthier life. Travelers are encouraged to donate to the charity so they can continue their work and education.

2 Reviews of Egypt adventure vacation

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Reviewed on 10 Jan 2011 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The best was the people I met the travelers and the local people unforgettable!!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


It is very well planned.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


The way we travelled using felucca for one night for example is definitely caring for the environment plus other little things.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent.

Reviewed on 07 Oct 2006 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Hot air ballooning at sunrise, meeting the donkeys on landing to ride to the valley of the Kings & going into the tombs, all on the final day!!

Cruising the Nile on Egypt adventure holiday

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


a) Do all the side trips, including the long trip to Abu Simbel (the early rise & long drive there & back are more than compensated by the temples)
b) expect to be hastled constantly but join in with them sometimes, you'll get a good response back.
c) the Egyptian people are warm & friendly & I never met any animosity towards us.
d) try & get lots of small change, you'll need it for constant tipping!!
e) take some hand cleansing gel, especially for the felucca trip!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


We all used local shops & restaurants that we wouldn't have on a cruise liner trip, as well as staying in the local hotels, etc. so I would expect the local economy to benefit & also traveling overnight on the trains will help. There was nothing I saw which I felt would impact on the environment.

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