Felucca Odyssey (9 Days)

Egypt

2019/03/07
  • Price: $700
  • AGE RANGE: 18 to 45 year olds
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel, Berth / Cabin
  • TRANSPORTATION: Coach / Bus
  • TRAVEL STYLE: Discovery, Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year

 

Highlights

 

  • Uncover the jewels of the Nile
  • Visit the Valley of The Kings
  • Discover the 'City of the Dead'
  • Take a cruise down the Nile

 

Start and end in Cairo! With the discovery tour Felucca Odyssey, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and 6 other destinations in Egypt. Felucca Odyssey includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

 

 

Tour Itinerary


An adventure full of history, wonders and the complete Nile experience on a Felucca! Uncover the wonders of Egypt on this 9 day Felucca Odyssey. Hunt for lost treasures in bustling Cairo markets and witness the mighty Pyramids. Kick back and relax on a Felucca with ancient wonders at your backdrop while embracing the Nubian lifestyle.


Day 1: Cairo
In and around Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Cairo or board a cruise for an optional group dinner.

  • Included Activities: Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities: Group Dinner on Cruise Meals


Day 2: Cairo City Tour, Luxor
In and around Luxor

Prepare your lenses for the breath-taking, world-famous Pyramids and the Sphinx. Face all their 4,600-year glory and embrace the only remaining Ancient Wonder of the World. After everyone had their dose of awe, we head out to Sakkara for sightseeing. The first capital of ancient Egypt is famous for the step pyramid built in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon, board the bus to Luxor and check into our premium hotel by the Nile.

  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Pyramids & Sakkara
  • Meals: Breakfast


Day 3: Luxor, Aswan
In and around Aswan

After breakfast, depart for the vast Karnak Temple Complex, one of the most important religious centres of ancient Egypt with its marvellous temples. Your guide will enlighten you with the most intriguing stories and mythologies fuelling such creations for millennia. In the afternoon drive to Aswan for overnight stay.

  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Temple of Karnak
  • Optional Activities: Nubian Dinner
  • Meals: Breakfast


Day 4: Aswan, Felucca Cruise
Time to explore Aswan, famed for its skilled artisans and the Unfinished Obelisk. Take a short motorboat ride to reach the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, divine mother of the pharaohs. The temple is set beautifully on an island in the middle of the Nile. Early in the morning you can join the optional trip to the gorgeous Abu Simbel, an iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a must-do for all keen on history and mythology. Later in the afternoon, embark your felucca to cruise on the Nile.

  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Aswan & Philae Temple
  • Optional Activities: Abu Simbel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5: Felucca cruise on the Nile
Today is a chill-day sailing down the Nile, watching beautiful scenery and waving to the locals swimming and fishing. Whilst absorbing the stunning temples along the coast, sit back and enjoy the relaxing breeze. Have a dip in the Nile, play beach-ball with locals and prepare for a locally-prepared feast.

  • Included Activities: Sailing on the Felucca
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6: Felucca cruise on the Nile, Edfu, Komombo, Luxor
In and around Edfu, Komombo

Time to bid farewell to our lovely felucca. Start off the day with a visit to the Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. Next stop will be Edfu, home to one of the largest and best-preserved temples in Egypt. Dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the temple was built over 180-years from 237 BC to 57 BC. As you get your dose of marvel, ride to Luxor and check into the hotel. After a refreshing break, brace for the Luxor Temple, dedicated to the great god Amun. The temple was built on top of a smaller structure dating back to 14th century BC!

  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Edfu & Kom Ombo, Luxor Temple
  • Meals: Breakfast


Day 7: Luxor, Cairo
The West Bank of the Nile awaits with the incredible Valley of the Kings. Also known as “City of the Dead”, it's home to fancy royal tombs carved into desert rocks and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. As you’d expect, here lied the famous mummy of Tutankhamun III. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is the next stop. As you try to break the spell of ancient wonders, drive to Cairo for overnight stay.

  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Optional Activities: Hot Air Ballooning
  • Meals: Breakfast


Day 8: Cairo City Tour
The journey continues with one of the most important museums dedicated to the ancient world. Egyptian Museum of Cairo houses around 120,000 ancient Egyptian relics and antiquities. Then roam around Cairo stopping by the Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, the Hanging Church and the world-famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Make sure to wear your haggling hats and brace for the mayhem!

  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Cairo, Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church & Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
  • Meals: Breakfast


Day 9: Cairo
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates. Check-out of the hotel in Cairo (11:00am) and catch the transfer to the airport at the end of your tour.

  • Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Tour Services

 

Included

  • Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels, traditional felucca boat. 

*Please note exact accommodation and details are re-confirmed at time of booking and subject to change up to 6 weeks prior to departure

  • Guide

Services of experienced guides

  • Meals

8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
This tour offers Jain, Vegetarian, Halal and Kosher food options on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer. Vegan is not available for this tour.

  • Transport

Arrival and departure transfers. 
Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus ‌

  • Additional Services

-Welcome Meeting

-Sightseeing Pyramids & Sakkara

-Sightseeing Temple of Karnak

-Sightseeing Aswan & Philea Temple

-Sailing on the Felucca

-Sightseeing Edfu & Komombo, Luxor Temple

-Sightseeing Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

-Sightseeing Cairo & Citadel of Saladin & Mosque of Mohammed Ali & Hanging Church & Khan El Khalili Bazaar

 

Not Included

  • Flights

International flights are not included

  • Insurance

Insurance is not included

  • Optional

Group Dinner on Cruise

Nubian Dinner

Abu Simbel Trip

Hot Air Ballooning

  • Additional Services

-Items of a personal nature

-Tips & gestures

-Visa fees

-Entrance fees to the sights and museums

-Optional activities

-Other services not stated in the itinerary

 

Cancellation Policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $700 for Felucca Odyssey.

 

Vaccinations
These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.

  • TYPHOID

Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

  • HEPATITIS A

Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

  • HEPATITIS B

Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 months before travel.

  • RABIES

Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 1 month before travel.

  • YELLOW FEVER

Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Egypt. Ideally 10 days before travel.

 

Destinations
Covering a total distance of approx 1,503 km.

  • Cairo (Egypt):504 km
  • Luxor (Egypt):4 km
  • Karnak (Egypt):11 km
  • Valley of the Kings (Egypt):195 km
  • Aswan (Egypt):99 km
  • Edfu (Egypt):52 km
  • Komombo (Egypt):135 km
  • Luxor (Egypt):504 km
  • Cairo (Egypt)
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