Our Extended Tour: See More, Experience More, Understand More
As an extended journey through Egypt
our Tour offer you lots of time at each site we
visit, and a wide range of sites (less well-known places
as well as the famous ones).
If you enjoy a relaxed pace and the
chance to develop a deeper understanding of Egypt - past
and present - this tour is for you!
Below is a brief overview of the
For a detailed description of the
a pdf copy of the full itinerary there.
For more information about the various
activities we offer please visit our Tour Gallery.
Tour 2014 Itinerary: Overview
Days 1 & 2 - International air travel,
arrival in Cairo, transfer to Aswan. Sunset sail on the
Nile and an evening meal by the river's edge.
Day 3 - Sail the Nile, visit the
ancient inscriptions at Sehel Island, a quiet walk in the
souk (local market) as well as a evening meal.
Day 4 - Visit to Nobles' Tombs at
Qubbet el-Hawa. Relax on Plantation Island. Sound and
Light show at Philae in the early evening.
Day 5 - Visits to the temples of
Philae and Kalabsha on their respective islands.
Day 6 - Visit Elephantine Island (Nubian villages,
archaeological site of Abu, Aswan Museum) and get to meet
the local people and share a meal with them.
Day 7 - Abu Simbel: the Great Temples
of Ramesses II and Hathor-Nefertari.
Day 8 - Visits to the Unfinished
Obelisk and the Nubian Museum. Sail to the West Bank for
camel rides to St Simeon's Monastery. Sunset BBQ at Shel-al.
Day 9 - Rest Day with an evening meal in a local Nubian home.
Day 10 - Bus to Luxor with stops en
route to visit: the dual temple at Kom Ombo; the temple
of Horus at Edfu; the temple of Khnum at Esna.
Day 11 - West Bank (I): the Colossi
of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings
and the temple of Seti I in the late afternoon.
Day 12 - Luxor Museum (morning) and
Luxor Temple (afternoon). Introduction to the Luxor souk.
Day 13 - Karnak Temple during the
day. Some free time for shopping and a meal before returning
for the Karnak Sound and Light in the evening.
Day 14 - West Bank (II) Valley of
the Queens, Workers' village
at Deir el-Medina, and Medinat Habu.
Day 15 - West Bank (III): The Temple
of Merenptah, then Deir el Bahri (Temple of Hatshepsut),
and the Ramesseum (Temple of Ramesses II).
Day 16 - Free day.
Day 17 - Abydos - the temples of Seti
I & Ramesses II.
Day 18 - Early morning balloon flight. The tomb
of Ankhtefi and the Temple of Montu at Tod,
then on to the Temple of Hathor at Dendarah.
19 - West Bank (IV): A walk to the royal tomb of Ay in the Western
Valley. The Tombs of Roy & Shuroy, as well
as the other Nobles' Tombs (Rekhmire, Nakht, Menna, Sennefer
& Ramose etc).
Day 20 - Transfer from Luxor to Cairo.
A visit to the Egyptian Museum followed by an introduction
Day 21 - The Citadel and Islamic
Cairo (including the Khan-al-Khalili
Day 22 - Old & Coptic Cairo - the Souk al Fustat, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Churches of Sts Sergius & Bacchus, the City of the Dead (if time permits).
Day 23 - Free Day. Explore Cairo maybe re-visit the Egyptian Museum! Then watch the al-Tannoura Heritage Dance troupe.
Day 24 - Pyramids (I): Saqqarah. The Imhotep Museum and on to Djozer's step pyramid complex. Visit to the pyramid of Teti and nearby mastabas.
Day 25 - Pyramids (II): Meidum and
Day 26 - Pyramids (III): Memphis – the ancient capital of Egypt, then on to the newly opened tombs at Saqqarah, the Unas pyramid complex (interior closed) and nearby tombs. Giza
Sound & Light in the early evening.
Day 27 - Pyramids (IV): Giza! The
Great Sphinx, Great Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramids of Khafre
& Menkhare, the Solar Boat Museum etc.
Days 28 & 29 - International
A member of our 2012 Group at Kalabsha