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Sights & Beaches

10 Day Culture & Adventure Tour

A great way to see Egypt combining city sightseeing with Red Sea relaxation. Starting in Cairo with a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza followed by a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and a spot of shopping in the famous bazaars. Luxor is our next stop with it’s great temples and the Valley of the Kings and Queens. Set sail on a Felucca boat along the River Nile before heading off to the Red Sea resort of Dahab. This former Bedouin fishing village has a relaxed bohemian vibe and is a haven for divers, windsurfers and artists alike. Relax on the beach, dive the beautiful coral reefs, camp overnight in the desert or spend an adrenalin fueled day quad biking, the choice is yours!

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ACCOMODATION

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.        

Felucca | Overnight aboard a traditional felucca is an adventure. The felucca is parked on the banks of the Nile and the deck is turned into a communal sleeping area. Mattresses are provided and wind shields are wrapped around to protect from the wind, a mosquito net can also be provided. Some feluccas provide "toilets" although the more traditional boats require that the captain pulls over and directs you of where to relive yourself.  

TOUR IMPACT ON LOCAL COMMUNITY

  • Sinai Local Impact |

    EMBAH is committed to the elements of responsible & sustainable tourism, and this tour boasts multiple benefits to the local community. While travelling in the Desert & Mountainous regions of Sinai, work opportunities and therefore income is distributed between multiple desert dwelling families. Wherever possible we purchase local produce, encourage souvenir purchase from the Bedouin women and use local homes for meals. The projects we support in this region are:  

    • Nawamis Desert School | An initiative developed by a UK charity that was brought about to enable the Bedouin villagers to remain in their desert homes and maintain their traditional way of life and still have their children educated. It also provides a special meeting place where Bedouin tribes can gather and celebrate.    

    • Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Gardens | a local initiative to preserve Rare medicinal plants unique to the region. Herbs gardens have been created on various plots in land throughout St Catherine’s and are also cultivated in greenhouses for preserving biodiversity, research and for sale.

  • 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. 


  • TITLE

    Sights & Beaches

  • THEME

    Adventure,Culture,Sea

  • STYLE

    Comfort

  • EMBAH CODE

    ADV.EG.SNB.10

  • DURATION

    10 days, 9 nights

  • START & END

    Dahab ,Cairo

  • TRANSFERS

    Cairo airport return, all transfers outlined in itinerary, overnight sleeper train, internal flight.

  • LODGINGS

    7 nights - comfort hotels, 1 night - felucca boat, 1 night - sleeper train.

  • MEALS

    8 x Breakfast
    2 x Lunch
    2 x Dinner

  • GROUP SIZE

    Average of 8 persons

    (Min:4Max:12)

  • PEOPLE

    EMBAH tour leader & drivers, felucca crew, experienced desert guides.

  • ACTIVITIES INCLUDED

    4x4 jeep excursion, sailing, signtseeing, snorkelling

  • WHAT TO PACK

    • 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 be waiting to welcome you upon arrival at Cairo International airport. Private transfer to the center of Cairo and check in hotel on B&B basis. Free time to explore or relax after your journey. Overnight at Cairo hotel.
Morning visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities where you will see a mesmerizing display of artifacts including the spectacular Tutankhamun collection. Moving on to the west bank of the Nile we will visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Early evening is free for you to explore at your own pave. Khan El Khalili bazaar is well worth a visit, as it is one of the largest bazaars in the Middle East, with a kaleidoscope of colours, sights, sounds and smells from the exotic spices and perfumes on display. Alternatively you may choose to sit and relax in one of the many traditional tea houses and watch the world go by until your transfer to the overnight sleeper train to Luxor (dinner served on board train). Overnight in Sleeper Train (Half board).
Arrive in Luxor approx 11am. Check into your hotel. Free day sightseeing with optional visits to Karnak Temple and the East Bank (extra charge). For the more adventurous amongst you, take to the skies in a hot air balloon and get a bird’s eye view of the Valley of the King’s, simply breathtaking. In the evening you can see the sound and light show at Karnak Temple (extra charge). Overnight in Luxor hotel.
Full day sightseeing around Luxor, including kalesh ride, begining with a tour to Valley of the Kings and Queens to visit the tombs. Moving on to the funerary temple of the first female Pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut. In order to really get a feel for the culture of Upper Egypt, you will have Dinner the local Home of a Saeed Family. Overnight in Luxor hotel.
Board your Felucca boat for a relaxing cruise along the River Nile. Sit back and watch life on the banks of the river, passing farms with lush green fields ploughed by oxen and horse drawn carts filled to the brim with the day’s harvest. Wave to fisherman in their small boats using traditional fishing methods that have remained unchanged throughout the centuries. While sailing you will stop off at various points to have a walk around and visit some sites and see the local farmers at work. Dinner and overnight on the felucca HB.
Felucca boat sail for the day. Disembark the boat and transfer to the airport for your short flight to Sharm El Sheikh (1 hr). Transfer by road for the 1 hour drive to Dahab. Check into your hotel. Overnight in Dahab hotel BB.
Waking up in Dahab you will feel like you have entered into a different world compared to what you have just experienced. Dahab is beach town on the Red Sea coast, originally a Bedouin village of palm trees, stunning coral reefs and magnificent mountainous back drop. Today Dahab is more than just a Bedouin fishing village is it a haven for watersports, particularly scuba diving and windsurfing: desert safaris by 4x4 jeep, camels or trekking and also for many types of wellness classes and treatments. After breakfast you will go on a snorkel trip either to the Blue Hole or Southern Oasis, where you will see the beauty of the underwater world of the region. If you have not snorkelled before, our tour leaders in Dahab are all PADI Snorkle Guides and can take you through the ropes of learning and getting in to the water in a safe and confident way. You will return to your hotel at 4pm. Overnight in Dahab Hotel BB
Today you have a free day where you can choose to do what ever activities take your fancy.Discover the fascinating underwater world of the Red Sea with an intro dive. The session includes theory and briefing with an equipment overview and underwater session to a maximum depth of 12m (3hrs). Take a walk into town, Dahab Bay and check out the little boutiques and bazaars and enjoy fresh juices in one of the beach front restaurants. At 5pm your tour leader to pick you up and take you into the mountains for a wonderful Bedouin dinner under the stars. You have the option to combine the Bedouin Mountain Dinner with a camel ride, horse ride or by quad bikes. Return to hotel at 9pm. Overnight in Dahab Hotel BB.
Today we take a trip into the Desert to the White Canyon and Ein Hudra Oasis! You will drive app 50km to reach the entrance of the desert and trek by camel (40min) to the top of the White Canyon. The canyon is a naturally eroded crack in the valley wall that desends downwards to the valley floor. Once within the canyon you will trek for around an hour meandering through the canyon, and exit to get your first glimpse of Ein Hudra Oasis. Ein Hudra “Green Eye” is a luch oasis from a natural water source with fruits trees, date palms and herbs. There are a number of Bedouin families resident in the oasis tending to their livestock and crops, where we will visit and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch with refreshments. After lunch you will have time to explore the oasis before we take to the camels again and trek over the camel pass to the rock of inscriptions, an ancient notice board dating back to the bronze age and Nabetean ages. A short walk takes us back to the asphelt where we will transfer back to Dahab. Overnight in Dahab Hotel. For those wishing to experience more of the desert lifestyle you have the option to  stay overnight at the oasis. Desert camp is set up and you can enjoy an evening under the stars listening to local folklore from the Bedouin elders. Sleeping under the stars and wake with the sun is the ultimate desert experience. After breakfast we trek over the camel pass, via the rock of inscriptions, before heading back to the asphelt to transfer back to Dahab. Arrival in Dahab approximately 12 noon. Overnight in Dahab Hotel BB
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