See the Pyramids and Relax by the Red Sea in Egypt

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Escape Kit

  • A Nine (Land-Only) or Ten-Day (Flight-Inclusive) Trip to Egypt ($599 to $2,199 per Person), Including:
  • Round-Trip International Economy-Class Flights from New York City, Washington DC, or Los Angeles to Cairo (Flights-Included Offers Only)
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Two Nights at Five-Star Meridien Pyramids or Similar in Cairo; One Night at Five-Star Movenpick Aswan or Similar in Aswan; One Night at Five-Star Sonesta St. George or Steigenberger Nile Palace in Luxor; Two Nights at Five-Star Jaz Oasis Makadi Bay at Hurghada (Makadi Bay); One Night Onboard the Felucca; or One Night Onboard the Sleeper Train
  • Eight Breakfasts, Two Lunches, and Four Dinners
  • Sightseeing Tours per Itinerary and Felucca Sailboat Trip
  • For an Additional Fee: Optional Camel Ride, Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight, Optional Abu Simbel Tour, Optional Cairo-Aswan Flight Upgrade, Optional Upgrade from Felucca to Hotel
  • Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, and Hotel Fees per Itinerary
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)
  • After Purchase, Follow Your Voucher's Redemption Instructions to Complete Your Reservation by April 17, 2017

Selfies in front of the Great Pyramids are just the tip of the iceberg (so to speak) on this tour to some of Egypt's most well-known sights, including the Red Sea, during this tour from Encounters Travel.

The Itinerary
Day 0: Fly to Egypt (Flight-Inclusive Packages Only)
• Flight inclusive packages will depart the USA today for an overnight flight to Egypt. If you book a land only package, then plan to arrive in Cairo at anytime tomorrow.

Day 1: Arrive into Cairo
• Upon arrival, meet your representative at the airport to transfer to your hotel
• Settle in and enjoy an introduction to the local area and go over tomorrow's arrangements
• Spend the rest of the day at your leisure
Overnight at Meridien Pyramids or similar

Day 2: Museum & Pyramids Tour in Cairo
• The tour of Egypt begins with a trip to the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo
• From the museum, head to Giza on the outskirts of Cairo to visit the Sphinx and the three great pyramids of Egypt
• You will have the opportunity to climb down right inside the pyramids if you wish, though your guide cannot accompany you (a limited number of tickets are available for the Great Pyramid—purchased on the day of your visit).
• In the evening, transfer to the station for the overnight sleeper train to Aswan (an upgrade to a flight ($89) is available on request)
Overnight onboard sleeper train (private twin cabins); breakfast and dinner included

Day 3: Tour of Philae Temple in Aswan
• Upon arrival in Aswan, transfer to your hotel overlooking the Nile
• Today, you'll explore Aswan itself, a melting pot of African and Middle Eastern cultures. Wander through the busy markets, walk up and down the Corniche, and and if you wish, you could also visit the Nubian Museum.
• Our tours in Aswan start this afternoon with a visit the Temple of Philae, a beautiful island complex dedicated to Isis and reclaimed from the rising waters of Lake Nasser, which we reach by a scenic boat ride. We also stop to visit the huge Aswan Dam. The rest of the day is free.
Overnight at Movenpick Aswan or similar; breakfast included

Day 4: Nile Felucca Cruise
• Spend the morning at your leisure or take an option to visit the temples built by Ramses II at the amazing UNESCO world heritage site of Abu Simbel ($99)
• At lunchtime, board the traditional Nile felucca to enjoy an afternoon sailing down the Nile
• This evening, you'll sleep on the deck of the boat tonight (mattresses, blankets and mosquito nets provided). A hotel upgrade is available if you would prefer some extra comfort in place of the felucca (from $69).
Overnight onboard the felucca; breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 5: Kom Ombo, Edfu Temples, and Karnak Temple in Luxor
• Eat breakfast on-board and visit the nearby temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu before driving north to Luxor
• After lunch, tour the huge temple complex at Karnak, once the religious centre of Thebes and Upper Egypt
• Later this evening, take a walking tour of the smaller Luxor Temple which is right in the middle of town and beautifully lit up at night
Overnight at Sonesta St. George or Steigenberger Nile Palace; breakfast included

Day 6: Luxor West Bank tour and Hurghada
• Early this morning, cross the Nile to begin your tour of Luxor's West Bank; the tour includes several of these Pharaonic tombs, as well as the temples of Queen Hatchepsut and Medinat Habu, and the huge Colossi of Memnon
• In the afternoon, drive to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada/Makadi Bay. Your stay here includes all meals, soft drinks, and snacks but not alcoholic beverages.
Overnight at Jaz Oasis Makadi Bay or similar; breakfast and dinner included

Day 7: Red Sea at Hurghada
• Today is for you to relax and enjoy your time by the Red Sea
• Hurghada is world-famous for its scuba diving and snorkelling and the rich Red Sea marine life here attracts divers from all over the world
• For an additional fee, you can take other adventurous activities available include wind surfing and kite surfing, glass bottomed submarines, quad biking, camel rides, and sea fishing trips
Overnight at Jaz Oasis Makadi Bay or similar; breakfast, lunch, and dinner included, plus all soft drinks and snacks

Day 8: Fly to Cairo
• Fly back to Cairo this morning and spend the rest of the day at your leisure
• For an additional fee, you can take an optional additional tour, including a city tour or a visit to the outskirts of Cairo to see the early pyramids at Saqqara and Dashour
Overnight at Meridien Pyramids or similar; breakfast included

Day 9: Free Time in Cairo and Fly Home
• Spend some time today at your leisure, enjoying some last-minute sightseeing or shopping before transferring to the airport
• If you have an evening flight departure, then the Cairo City Tour and Saqqara, Dashour & Memphis tours are available for an additional fee
Breakfast included

The Dates
4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 ($699)
5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23 ($599)
9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25 ($999)
12/2, 12/9 ($849)
12/16, 12/23, 12/28 ($899)

Departing from New York City (JFK):
5/19, 9/8 9/15, 9/22 ($1,599)
5/26, 12/1, 12/8 ($1,749)
6/9, 6/23, 7/7, 7/21, 10/20, 11/24 ($1,849)
8/4, 8/18, 8/25, 9/8 ($1,649)
9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/15, 12/22 ($1,949)

Departing from Washington, DC (IAD):
6/9, 8/18, 12/1 ($1,699)
6/23, 7/21, 8/4, 11/17, 12/8 ($1,899)
7/7, 11/3, 11/10, 11/24 ($1,799)
8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22 ($1,599)
9/29, 10/27 ($1,999)
10/6 ($2,099)
10/13, 10/20, 12/15 ($2,199)

Departing from Los Angeles (LAX):
5/19, 5/26, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 12/1 ($1,899)
6/9, 7/21 ($1,999)
6/23, 7/7, 8/4, 10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 11/24, 12/8, 12/22 ($2,099)
9/8, 9/15 ($1,699)
9/22 ($1,799)
9/29, 10/6, 11/10, 12/15 ($2,199)

Priced per person based on double/twin occupancy; solo travelers will pay an additional $279 or share a room with another traveller of the same sex (if available).

  • We had a brilliant tour guide who went above and beyond to ensure that our group felt safe and were happy. The tour took us to all the highlights and provided us with outstanding accommodation and services.

    -- Facebook Reviewer

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the fine print

  • Limit 4 per customer, up to 4 additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
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  • Flight inclusive voucher round-trip international economy-class flights from New York City, Washington DC, or Los Angeles to Cairo (flights-included offers only); double-occupancy accommodations for two nights at Meridien Pyramids or similar in Cairo; one night at Movenpick Aswan or similar in Aswan; one night at Sonesta St. George or Steigenberger Nile Palace or similar in Luxor; two nights at Jaz Oasis Makadi Bay or similar at Hurghada (Makadi Bay); one night onboard the Felucca; one night onboard the Sleeper train; eight breakfasts, two lunches, and four dinners; sightseeing tours per itinerary and Felucca sailboat trip; for an additional fee: optional camel ride, optional hot air balloon flight, and optional Abu Simbel tour; optional Cairo-Aswan flight upgrade; optional felucca to hotel upgrade; and airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and hotel fees per itinerary
  • Voucher does not include airfare for land-only options, entrance fees (budget $95), tipping kitty (budget $30), Egypt visa, compulsory travel insurance, meals not indicated in the itinerary, drinks, snacks, other personal expenses, tips & gratuities and any other items not mentioned
  • Egypt visa are available on arrival for US and Canadian passport holders for $25 or in advance. Meeting visa requirements remains the responsibility of the traveller
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  • Double occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Single travellers may choose to share a twin room with another traveler of the same sex. If there are no other single travelers available to pair up with at the time of booking, then single travellers will need to pay a single room supplement of US$279. Encounters Travel will refund this if they are able to arrange a room share. Room shares are arranged in order of booking
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