DiscoverEgypt15 days, ex CairoNEWCode IXESIIf I had to pickjust one trip in Egypt,it would be this one.The homestay gives aninsight into the way oflife of the Nubianpeople, the night onthe felucca is puremagic, and the RedSea camp gives you ataste of Bedouin lifewithout the masstourism elsewhere inthe Sinai. There aretimes when you willnot get your creaturecomforts but if youare happy with this,the rewards areimmense.Liddy says...''''16Middle East & Europe - EgyptBook now at imaginative-traveller.com or call 01728 885561ITINERARY... Days 1-2 CairoStart the adventure in Egypt's chaoticcapital, Cairo. Ride a camel out to the Great Sphinx and thePyramids of Giza before perusing artefacts at the Egyptian Museum.With ornate jewellery, a chariot and that famous golden funerarymask, the dazzling treasures of Tutankhamun's tomb are a realhighlight. Days 3-4 Aswan - Abu SimbelHone bargaining skills inone of Egypt's best bazaars at Aswan. Enjoy a boat ride to a nearbybeach to climb sand dunes - there are amazing views from the top.A walk around Elephantine Island reveals insight into the culture ofthe local Nubian people. The following day, journey to Abu Simbelto view colossal stone statues. Days 5-6 Nubian Homestay - NileFeluccaSail to a Nubian village aboard a felucca to experiencevillage culture firsthand at a homestay. Drift along the iconic Nileand take in the sights of rural riverside life. Enjoy dinner onboardbefore falling asleep under a blanket of stars. Days 7-9 LuxorJourney by donkey to the ancient hieroglyphics and royal tombs ofLuxor's Valley of the Kings. Meet the members of an animal careproject who are dedicated to improving the lives of Egypt's workingcreatures. Observe care for abandoned, injured or overworkedanimals. Explore the temple complex of Karnak - one of the mostimpressive of all the ancient pharaohs' monumental works. In theevening, board a sleeper train bound for the bustle of Cairo.Day 10 CairoBack in Cairo, enjoy a walk through Coptic andIslamic Cairo and bargain up a storm in the labyrinthine Khan al-Khalili market. Day 11 Mt SinaiClimb - or perhaps ride a camel - tothe top of iconic Mt Sinai for panoramic desert views.Days 12-13 Red Sea Beach CampBefore heading to the Red Sea,visit the legendary St Catherine's Monastery, an importantpilgrimage site thought to be the oldest working Christianmonastery in the world. Snorkel among coral reefs, stay in beachhuts looking across to Saudi Arabia and experience the hospitality ofthe Bedouin over an optional fresh seafood meal. Days 14-15 CairoCross the Suez Canal on return to Cairo. A farewell dinner offers onelast chance to taste local Egyptian favourites, such as falafel, and torelive memories of this Egyptian adventure.. Take a felucca cruisealong the Nile fromAswan to Luxor. Climb Mt Sinai andvisit St Catherine'sMonastery. Relax at a beachsidecamp on the Red Sea. Experience the Valleyof the Kings, Karnakand all the highlightsof CairoTour highlightsACCOMMODATIONHotel (8 nts), overnight train - 2 berth cabin (2 nts),homestay (1 nt), felucca (1 nt), beach hut (2 nts) MEALS8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 DinnersTRANSPORTVan, felucca, overnight train, camel, donkeyGROUPSIZEMaximum 12Departs every Sunday from April - December &selected Sundays from January - MarchPlease see website for details.£327ppFlight ex London fromTour price from£700ppSee website for detailsPlusTravellerITINERARY... Days 1-3 CairoSightseeing of Pyramids andmuseum. Day 4 AswanSightseeing and dinner with local family.Days 5-6 Nile Felucca trip. Days 7-8 LuxorSightseeing.Day 9 CairoDeparture.This trip cost £640 per person, excluding international flights,based on a group of 18 students. Egypt is a particularly popular tailor-made destination for schools. It is quitecheap to get to and the flight is short but it offers almost unparallelededucational value. Plus, the students love it! Last year I sent a group of 18students and 2 teachers on a 9 day trip. The teachers were keen to see some ofthe more unusual historical sites, so we arranged a visit to a couple of the muchless visited pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo and the remote temple of Abydos,which don't feature on most itineraries. To keep the students happy, we alsoincluded two days on a felucca and rides on both a donkey and a camel.Jo Reeve - Tailor-made consultant''''All itineraries are tailor-made; prices will depend on season, group size, accommodation etc.For a tailor-made itinerary please contactour specialist team on 01728 885575Don't forget we can also offer flights,travel insurance, extra accommodationand airport transfers!
ExploreEgypt15 days, ex CairoCode IXERAIf you love thedesert and history youwill love this trip. SiwaOasis is straight out ofa picture book withsmall paths cuttingthrough lush greendate palm plantations,crumbling mud brickhouses and brayingdonkeys. The whitedesert is just asspectacular, withincredibly shapedtowers of rock sculptedby the wind. A hugelyrewarding trip.Liddy says...''''This is Egypt on ashoestring; everythingyou really need to seebut with no frillsattached.Liddy says...''''17Middle East & Europe - EgyptFor trip notes, availability and more, enter the trip code at imaginative-traveller.comITINERARY... Day 1 CairoNo activities are planned today so youmay arrive in Cairo at any time. Day 2 Cairo - Pyramids - SphinxRise early and get amongst the magnificent Pyramids and Sphinxat Giza, before spending the rest of day ambling through thecaptivating capital. In the evening, board the sleeper train to Luxor.Day 3 LuxorLuxor is renowned as the world's biggest open-airmuseum due to its large number of well-preserved ancientmonuments. Visit the intricate Karnak Temple, the massive columnsand figures of Luxor Temple and the large, colourful bazaar.Day 4 Luxor - Valley of the KingsCross the Nile and have plentyof fun riding donkeys into the amazing Valley of the Kings. Here liethe tombs of the great pharaohs, including the boy kingTutankhamun. Days 5-6 AswanIn the afternoon board our feluccaand sail around the Nile islands. You can take an optional sunsetcamel ride before we head to a Nubian village for a traditionalfeast. The final day is free to amble around Aswan before we leavefor Cairo. Days 7-8 CairoA free day to explore the old city and thediverse stalls of the Khan al-Khalili Bazaar. The following morningour trip comes to an end. Additional accommodation in Cairo isavailable on request.ITINERARY... Days 1-2 CairoThe never-ending stream of life andnoise makes Cairo fascinating to explore. In free time, head out todiscover the Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza before catching anovernight train from Cairo to Aswan. Days 3-4 AswanNestled onthe banks of the Nile, Aswan is a great base for exploration. Maybevisit a nearby Nubian village for a dinner of traditional delicacies.Day 5 Nile FeluccaA Nubian crew provides food and song on thistraditional felucca journey down the Nile. Watch river life in actionand fall asleep on deck beneath the starry night sky. Days 6-7LuxorWander through the temple complex of Karnak or travel bydonkey to Luxor's Valley of the Kings. Days 8-9 AlexandriaVisitthe eerie catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa or admire the modernarchitecture of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Days 10-11 Siwa OasisThe remote, exotic oasis of Siwa is a lush paradise among the desertdunes. Explore the maze-like ruins of the mud brick fort or perhapstake a dip in Cleopatra's Bath. Day 12 BawitiUncover the legendof the golden mummies or indulge in a relaxing soak in mineral-richsprings. Day 13 White Desert CampTravel through thewindswept, arid dunes of the Western Desert. Spend a memorableevening camping among the strange moonscape of the WhiteDesert. Days 14-15 CairoReturn to the busy streets of Cairo forsome final sightseeing or shopping.ACCOMMODATIONHotel (10 nts), overnight train - reclining seat (2 nts),felucca (1 nt), desert camp (1 nt) MEALS5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 DinnersTRANSPORTVan, bus, felucca, overnight train, jeep, donkeyGROUPSIZEMaximum 14Departs every Saturday. Please see website for details.ACCOMMODATIONHotel (4 nts), overnight train - reclining seat (2 nts),felucca (1 nt) MEALS7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 DinnersTRANSPORTMinibus, felucca, overnight train, donkeyGROUPSIZEMaximum 16StartFinish201201 Jan-08 Jan08 Jan-15 Jan15 Jan-22 Jan22 Jan-29 Jan29 Jan-05 Feb05 Feb-12 Feb12 Feb-19 Feb19 Feb-26 Feb26 Feb-04 Mar04 Mar-11 Mar11 Mar-18 Mar18 Mar-25 Mar25 Mar-01 Apr01 Apr-08 Apr08 Apr-15 Apr15 Apr-22 Apr22 Apr-29 Apr29 Apr-06 May06 May-13 May13 May-20 May20 May-27 May27 May-03 Jun03 Jun-10 Jun10 Jun-17 Jun17 Jun-24 Jun24 Jun-01 Jul01 Jul-08 Jul08 Jul-15 Jul15 Jul-22 Jul22 Jul-29 Jul29 Jul-05 Aug05 Aug-12 Aug12 Aug-19 Aug19 Aug-26 Aug26 Aug-02 Sep02 Sep-09 Sep09 Sep-16 Sep16 Sep-23 Sep23 Sep-30 Sep30 Sep-07 Oct07 Oct-14 Oct14 Oct-21 Oct21 Oct-28 Oct28 Oct-04 Nov04 Nov-11 Nov11 Nov-18 Nov18 Nov-25 Nov25 Nov-02 Dec02 Dec-09 Dec09 Dec-16 Dec16 Dec-23 Dec23 Dec-30 Dec30 Dec-06 Jan201306 Jan-13 Jan13 Jan-20 Jan20 Jan-27 Jan27 Jan-03 Feb03 Feb-10 Feb10 Feb-17 Feb17 Feb-24 Feb24 Feb-03 Mar03 Mar-10 Mar10 Mar-17 Mar17 Mar-24 Mar24 Mar-31 Mar31 Mar-07 Apr07 Apr-14 Apr14 Apr-21 Apr21 Apr-28 Apr28 Apr-05 May05 May-12 May12 May-19 May19 May-26 May26 May-02 Jun02 Jun-09 Jun09 Jun-16 Jun16 Jun-23 Jun23 Jun-30 Jun30 Jun-07 Jul. Experience nomadiclife in a desert camp. Contrast vibrant Cairowith Alexandria. Meander along the Nile on a felucca cruiseTour highlights.Barter in the marketsof Luxor and Cairo.Overnight on a felucca .Plenty of free time toenjoy Abu Simbel,Karnak and the Valleyof the KingsTour highlightsFelucca Trails8 days, ex CairoCode GEFT£327ppFlight ex London fromTour price from£720ppSee website for detailsBasicTravellerBasicTraveller£327ppFlight ex London from£413pp£320ppTour (paid in advance)$150ppLocal Payment (paid locally in US$)So what will it cost me?Based on current exchange ratesNEW