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Icons of Egypt

Trip Length

Trip Code

12 days PGIC

Minimum Passengers

6 people

Maximum Passengers

16 people

Countries Visited

Egypt

Start City

End City

Cairo Cairo
Icons of Egypt

Egypt has more ancient history packed into every square inch than any other country in the world. On this journey through the 'Land of the Pharaohs' from Cairo through the fascinating cities of Alexandria, Aswan and Luxor you will see and experience the many mysterious layers of Egyptian history laid bare. For an adventure that doesn't stray too far out of the comfort zone, this is the perfect introduction to Egypt's many treasures.

Why we love it:

Icons of Egypt


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1-2: Cairo

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Barcelo Hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 3-4: Alexandria

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Mediterranean Azur Hotel or simialr

Activities:

Day 5: Aswan

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Philae Hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 6-8: Nile Cruise

Meals included: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Accommodation: Riverboat

Activities:

Day 9-10: Luxor

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: El Luxor Hotel or similar, Luxor

Activities:

Day 11-12: Cairo

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Barcelo Hotel or similar

Activities:


Your Trip

What to know

It can get pretty hot at the height of summer from June to August, where temperatures in the 40's day after day is not unusual.

What's Included

Transport

Non-included Meals

Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


What to know

Fitness

A basic level of fitness is required to enjoy this trip to the fullest.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Egypt
Australians, New Zealanders, Americans, British and Canadians require a visa for Egypt. All other nationalities should check with the Egyptian Embassy or Consulate in their country for up-to-date visa information. If you require a double entry visa for Egypt you will need to obtain this from an overseas embassy prior to arrival. Single entry visas for most nationalities can be obtained on arrival at Cairo Airport. The current cost for most nationalities is US$25. You must pay in cash in US dollars, UK pounds, euros, Japanese yen or any other convertible currency to a bank located next to immigration. If you are arriving in Egypt by land from Israel you must obtain your visa beforehand.

If you are arriving in Egypt by ferry from Aqaba, Jordan, a single entry visa can be obtained upon arrival and costs approximately US$25.

All travellers departing Egypt at the Port of Nuweiba must pay a 50 Egyptian pound departure tax (subject to change). Your tour leader will collect this amount from you to pay at immigration control.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Egypt

In an Antique Land-Amitav Ghosh Islands of the Blest-Cassandra Vivian Death on the Nile-Agatha Christie The English Patient-Michael Ondaatje


Important Information

 

EMERGENCY CONTACT:

 

In the case of an on ground issue or problem, Peregrine's Cairo Office can be reached on: +254 733 523 813.


Summertime Schedules/Climate
As the days get warmer, temperatures can start to soar, particularly in Upper Egypt (Luxor and Aswan). From April to October, to avoid the midday heat, some days start very early (eg at 0500). Please be prepared for this: we try to make things as comfortable for you as possible. Your tour leader will keep you fully informed. Note also, that in the winter months (Oct-Mar) it can become quite cold on the river at night, so please bring warm (thermal) clothing at this time.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

24 June 2014


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