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Egypt Adventure

12 Day Culture & Adventure Tour

Egypt offers so much more than the popular classic sightseeing tour and Nile cruises. Within each region there are great opportunities for adventure activities as this tour can show you. Get off the beaten track to the stepped pyramids of Saqqara, visit the Great Giza Pyramids on horse back, and admire the temple's of Luxor by donkey or local Kalesh carriage's. Visit the fantastic sites dotted along the river nile, before taking time to relax in the sleepy beach town of Dahab, Sinai, where there are plenty of activities if you are feeling more adventurous (including scuba diving, kite surfing, rock climbing & sand boarding). Discover the tranquil coastlines surrounding the region, staying in beach huts and snorkeling pristine coral reefs. This 12 day tour gives you plenty time to see & feel each region you travel, while covering the very best of what Egypt has to offer.


Upcomming Dates SpaceCost (pp)
03-Oct-2015 14-Jun-2015 12900.00
19-Nov-2015 30-Nov-2015 12900.00
05-Mar-2016 16-Mar-2016 12925.00
23-Apr-2016 04-May-2016 12925.00
03-Sep-2016 14-Sep-2016 12925.00
15-Oct-2016 26-Oct-2016 12925.00
17-Nov-2016 28-Nov-2016 12925.00

Tour Fact File


Multiple Comfort | Our recommend choice for all tours is the Comfort Style, which is generally in a 3* category. This style choice gives you comfortable hotels with good service and facilities, whilst keeping a local appeal. Our aim to to use only locally owned hotels whenever possible on this tour.        

Overnight Sleeper Train | The Sleeper train is a pleasant way to travel between Cairo and Upper Egypt. Boarding the train you are shown to your  two berth/one berth compartments and presented with dinner. Shortly afterwards the steward will change your seated compartment into a cosy sleeper cabin for lights out. The journey to Aswan takes approximately twelve hours (Luxor 9 hours). About an hour before arrival, you will be brought breakfast to enjoy while catching the view of the palm trees and sand banks that will confirm that you are a long way from Cairo                                                                    


  • Egypt Local Impact | Embah is committed to the elements of responsible & sustainable tourism, working with locally owned Hotels & service providers, employing local drivers & encouraging trips hosted by the locals, all allow for revenue to be distributed directly within the community. Booking this tours or services with Embah you are guaranteed that it has been designed with a sustainable objective. 

    ·      Local Tour Leader Training| Most Egyptian Tour Leaders hold certification from the Syndicate of Tour Guides Egypt, which covers many aspects of the job as a classic tour guide. At Embah we take this training a step further with our In house training course that gives a more in depth and varied teaching, to enable our guides to work & deal in a multitude of regions & tour themes. These include the Eco Desert Guide course, established and funded by The Travel Foundation UK, International Tour Operator Tour Leading Courses, First Aid for both on land and water activities, PADI Snorkel Guide Certification and Healthy & Safety with Tour Risk Assessments. 


    Egypt Adventure








    12 days, 11 nights


    Cairo ,Luxor ,Aswan


    Airport transfers from/to Cairo airport, all transfers outlined in itinerary, overnight sleeper train & domestic flight


    10 nights - comfort hotel, 1 night - sleeper train


    11 x Breakfast
    1 x Lunch
    1 x Dinner


    Average of 8 persons



    EMBAH tour leader & drivers, experienced desert guide & Egyptologist.


    Camel trekking, 4x4 jeep excursion, hiking, sailing, snorkeling


    • loose cotton/linen clothing
    • good walking shoes for trekking
    • warm fleece for desert evenings
    • sun protection (hat / scarf / sunblock)
    • mosquito repellent
    • day pack for personal items
    • water bottle carrier
    • torch / flash light
    • modest clothing for homes stays religious areas
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Our EMBAH Tour leader will welcome you at Cairo International airport and accompany you on the group transfer to the center of Cairo and check-in hotel. Group briefing with your tour leader. Free time to explore the area. Overnight in Cairo Hotel BB.
Morning visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities where you will see a mesmerizing display of artifacts including the spectacular Tutankhamun collection. Stare in awe and wonder at the Royal Mummies laying, as if sleeping, in their glass cases (extra charge). Afternoon is free time for you to explore Cairo or book one of optional excursions. Overnight in Cairo Hotel.
Full Day sightseeing tour of Cairo, taking in the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. The pyramids are the only wonder of the ancient world still standing today, and time permitting, you will get the opportunity to go inside one of the pyramids for a small extra charge. Please note that the interior of the pyramid is hot, humid and quite claustrophobic with steep dusty passages. We then continue on to the oldeset pyramid in Egypt at Sakkara. We board the overnight train to Aswan, in sleeper cabins and enjoy a dinner onboard
Arrive in Aswan and transfer to your hotel. Free day for you to relax and catch your breath or meander around the streets sightseeing or set sail down the River Nile on a traditional felucca boat (extra charge). In the evening you will take dinner in a traditional Nubian home with the local Nubian people before retiring to your hotel.Overnight in Aswan Hotel.
Free Day with optional visit to the spectacular Abu Simbel temples. Early 3am pick up for the drive to Abu Simbel which is approximately 300km from Aswan. The twin temples are located on the westren bank of Lake Nasser which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Nubian Monuments. Marvel at the sheer size of these magnificent temples that were hand carved out of the mountainside as a lasting monument to Pharaoh Ramesses 11 and his Queen Nefertari. Overnight in Aswan hotel BB.
Morning transfer to Luxor. Check in hotel and guided afternoon visit to Karnak temple complex. Evening is free time to explore Luxor at your own pace or take in the breathtaking spectacle of the sound and light show at Karnak Temple. Overnight in Luxor hotel.
Full day sightseeing in Luxor on the Westbank. Step back in time and travel by doneky to discover the famous site of the Valley of the Kings and Queens. There are 63 known tombs which differ dramatically in size, from a simple pit to complex tombs boasting 120 chambers. Explore these ancient tombs before heading back over the river to visit the beautiful funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female Pharoah. Overnight in Luxor hotel BB.
Enjoy a morning Sail on the Nile in a local Baladi Felucca, passing local villages along the river Nile, with free time in the afternoon to explore. Transfer to Luxor airport for a short evening flight to Sharm El Sheikh, with a 1 hour transfer to Dahab. Overnight in Dahab Hotel.
Waking up in Dahab in you beach front Hotel is always a pleasant surprise. Today take a walk around Dahab where you will be shown some great retsaurants & bar to enjoy your time and also given some ideas of activities to join. Overnight in Dahab.
A must while in Dahab is to do a camel trek and to discover the underwater coral reefs & marine life. Combining both these is the Camel Trek along the coast to Ras Abu Galloum National Park. Depart your Hotel at 8am, drive to the further point accessible by car to the Blue Hole. Here you meet the camelleers and start the 1.5 hr trek into Ras Abu Galloum. Arriving on location we will set up a small camp in one of the beach huts as our base for exploring the surrounding area. Magnificent snorkeling with an easy access in and out of the water, so perfect for all levels. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch cooked on the open fire, with plenty of time to snorkel or chill out taking in the tranquil ambiance. Return by camel to the Blue Hole and transfer back to Dahab. Overnight in Dahab Hotel.
Today you have a free day to opt in for any optional activities or spend the day chilling by the pool or on the beach watching the world go by. Overnight in Dahab Hotel.
Free day til departure. *It is possible to fly out of Sharm El Sheikh directly to Europe, so try the option of flying into Cairo and out of Sharm El Sheikh. We are arrange for you an internal flight from Sharm to Cairo, should you find the best option flying in & out of Cairo or arrange a taxi transfer from Dahab to Cairo airport (app 8hrs).


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