BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769EGYPT17Backroads of Egypt 15 days Camp in the White Desert under a blanket of stars.Head to the desert and along the river, and get amongst the ancient peoples of Egypt. Embark on a desert jeep safari covering five days with the legendary Bedouin and explore their unique culture and environment. Spend several days along Nile Valley with Nubian boatmen, sailing down the Nile and soaking up its renowned treasures.Trip InfoDeparture DatesGroup size: Maximum 16.Grade: Culture Moderate.Transport: 4WD vehicle, Camel, Felucca, Overnight train, Private bus.Accommodation: 3 nights camping, 3 nights felucca, 1 night overnight train, 1 night reed hut, 6 nights budget/tourist class hotels.Meals: 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners.Start Day: Saturday End Day: SaturdayTour code: GEBEStart FinishStart Finish201108-Jan 22-Jan22-Jan 05-Feb05-Feb 19-Feb19-Feb 05-Mar05-Mar 19-Mar19-Mar 02-Apr02-Apr 16-Apr16-Apr 30-Apr30-Apr 14-May14-May 28-May28-May 11-Jun11-Jun 25-Jun25-Jun 09-Jul09-Jul 23-Jul23-Jul 06-Aug06-Aug 20-Aug20-Aug 03-Sep03-Sep 17-Sep17-Sep 01-Oct01-Oct 15-Oct15-Oct 29-Oct29-Oct 12-Nov12-Nov 26-Nov26-Nov 10-Dec10-Dec 24-Dec24-Dec 07-Jan201207-Jan 21-Jan21-Jan 04-Feb04-Feb 18-Feb18-Feb 03-Mar03-Mar 17-Mar17-Mar 31-Mar31-Mar 14-Apr14-Apr 28-Apr28-Apr 12-May12-May 26-May26-May 09-Jun09-Jun 23-Jun23-Jun 07-JulItineraryDay 1-2 / Cairo - Pyramids - Sphinx No activities are planned on Day 1 so you may arrive in Cairo at any time. On Day 2 we head out to the famed fringe of the city, where our guide explains the history of the pyramids and Sphinx. Day 3 / White Desert We meet our Bedouin crew and drive south in 4WDs to the oasis town of Bahariya. We stop at the museum in Farafra and swim in one of many natural springs, before entering the White Desert to camp under a blanket of stars. Day 4-5 / Dakhla We visit Al Qasr and its Ethnographic Museum and enjoy a night of traditional Bedouin food and dancing. The next day, we explore the nearby dunes by jeep and on foot. In the afternoon, we set off on our camel caravan, spending the night camped on desert sands. Day 6 / Al Kharga - Baris At Al Kharga, we visit the Temple of Hibis and explore the ancient necropolis of Al Bagawat, over 1500 years old. We then continue on to Baris Oasis for our final desert camp. Day 7-8 / Luxor We say farewell to our new Bedouin friends in Luxor. The next day, we ride donkeys into the impressive Valley of the Kings. We can also check out the bazaar and visit the decorated columns and evocative shadows of Karnak Temple. Day 9 / Aswan Arriving in Aswan, we are greeted by the picturesque sails of dozens of feluccas plying around the islands. In the afternoon, we explore the Nubian bazaar or enjoy optional activities. Day 10-12 / Abu Simbel - Feluca Cruise Drive along the shores of Lake Nasser to visit the staggering temple complex at Abu Simbel. Returning to Aswan, we board feluccas and sail towards Edfu, where we visit the Temples of Horus and Kom Ombo. Day 13 / Luxor We say goodbye to our Nubian friends and travel by road to Luxor. Spend the afternoon shopping or exploring the backstreets before we board the night train to Cairo. Day 14-15 / Cairo A free day to spend at your leisure. Perhaps head to the Khan el Khalili - one of the greatest bazaars in the Middle East. Our trip ends the next morning after breakfast.
For detailed departures, itineraries and prices please visit our website18EGYPTItineraryNile Adventure 10 days Riding a donkey into the Valley of Kings - the same way its builders once did.Board a relaxing riverboat, cruise from Luxor to Aswan and take in the top monuments and moments of the Nile. Our private Nile cruise boat Melodie is one of the few small cruise boats offering a relaxed and intimate ambiance. Each morning you'll wake to new scenery, passing locals going about their daily life and the iconic sites of ancient Egypt.Trip InfoDeparture DatesDay 1-2 / Cairo - Pyramids - Sphinx No activities are planned on Day 1 so you may arrive in Cairo at any time. On Day 2 we enjoy a guided visit to the ancient pyramids and Sphinx at Giza . In the evening we board the sleeper train to Luxor. Day 3 / Luxor Free time to explore this remarkable city, including its celebrated bazaars and the colossal columns and statues of the Luxor temple. Day 4-6 / Valey of the Kings - Nile Cruise We Cross the Nile at dawn, climb aboard our donkeys and ride into the Valley of the Kings. Visit all three major tombs then board a cruise boat setting sail for Aswan upstream. Over the next two relaxing days on the river, we stop off along the way and ride horse-drawn carriages to Edfu, visit the Temple of Sobek at Kom Ombo and marvel at daily life along this iconic ribbon of water. Day 7-8 / Aswan On the banks of a languid Nile, Aswan is a beautiful ancient town popular with travellers and locals alike. Explore the colourful Nubian bazaar and enjoy a range of optional sightseeing and activities. On our second evening we board the sleeper train back to Cairo. Day 9-10 / Cairo Our final day is free to explore the old city and the renowned Khan el Khalili bazaar. Our trip ends on Day 10 after breakfast. Additional accommodation is available in Cairo on request. Group size: Maximum 16.Grade: Culture Easy.Transport: Horse-drawn carriages, Overnight train, Private bus, Riverboat.Accommodation: 4 nights budget hotel, 3 nights riverboat, 2 nights overnight train.Meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners.Start Day: Friday End Day: SundayTour code: GENAStart FinishStart Finish201107-Jan 16-Jan21-Jan 30-Jan04-Feb 13-Feb18-Feb 27-Feb04-Mar 13-Mar18-Mar 27-Mar01-Apr 10-Apr15-Apr 24-Apr29-Apr 08-May13-May 22-May27-May 05-Jun10-Jun 19-Jun24-Jun 03-Jul08-Jul 17-Jul22-Jul 31-Jul05-Aug 14-Aug19-Aug 28-Aug02-Sep 11-Sep16-Sep 25-Sep30-Sep 09-Oct14-Oct 23-Oct28-Oct 06-Nov11-Nov 20-Nov25-Nov 04-Dec09-Dec 18-Dec23-Dec 01-Jan201206-Jan 15-Jan20-Jan 29-Jan03-Feb 12-Feb17-Feb 26-Feb02-Mar 11-Mar16-Mar 25-Mar30-Mar 08-Apr13-Apr 22-Apr27-Apr 06-May11-May 20-May25-May 03-Jun08-Jun 17-Jun22-Jun 01-Jul06-Jul 15-Jul20-Jul 29-JulTOP SELLER