Highlights
  • Egypt is home to some of the world's most amazing ancient icons. You and your family will explore the Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley of the Kings with expert local guides
  • There are so many chances to interact with the locals and experience a slice of contemporary Egyptian life. You and your family will dine with Nubian village folk in a house in Aswan
  • Sleep under the stars, feast on hearty cuisine and be dazzled by the riverside scenery on a felucca sailing trip down the Nile
  • The overnight train from Cairo to Aswan is a fun activity for the whole family, with comfortable sleeping quarters and good food – not to mention the thrill of waking up in an exciting new destination. Whilst bedding is supplied some families opt to bring their own sleep sheets

Uncover the ancient mysteries and modern marvels of Egypt and see why this classic destination inspires millions of travellers each year. With an action-packed itinerary that is purpose built for families, this authentic Egypt experience blends all the must-see highlights with plenty of adventurous, off the beaten-track activities. So whether you're cruising the Nile in a felucca, sitting down to dinner with a Nubian family or checking out the mummified crocodiles at the Temple of Kom Ombo, this relaxing, exciting and always enlightening family tour of Egypt is sure to fill the photo album and keep you reminiscing around the dinner table for years to come.

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Egypt Family Holiday

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Walid and intrepid really took the hassle September 2015

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Walid and intrepid really took the hassle out of Egypt for me. I was able to see and learn so much and I'm so grateful I was on this trip.

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Mixed group, great guide, perfect organization and September 2015

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Mixed group, great guide, perfect organization and back-up at all time

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Huge variety of activities, exploration of ancient September 2015

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Huge variety of activities, exploration of ancient tombs, history, culture and amazing people. Its the first time I have been Scuba Diving, seen the pyramids, slept on a sleeper train and so much more. The Tour Guide made everything worth while. His knowledge, patience with the large group and ability to be very flexible meant he catered for all parties involved.
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Overall I think the trip was well September 2015

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Overall I think the trip was well organised and our safety was of the highest priority. Also it was good that collective decisions were made when plans had to be changed. I really felt that it was important to our guide and Intrepid that we had a good safe experience.
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Itinerary

Day 1 Cairo

Salaam Aleikum! Welcome to Egypt. Cairo is an intriguing mix of the modern and ancient. You will meet your group and leader at a welcome meeting at 5 pm tonight, so please make sure you have your next of kin and insurance details handy. Head out for a meal with your new crew and get to know each other over some local fare. For those who arrive early and have free time, there are plenty of things to see and do. Travel along the river by felucca, head out to explore the markets, or, if the hustle and bustle of the city is too much, catch the metro into the oldest part of the city, the Coptic Christian sector. The latter is a haven of peace and quiet, with narrow cobbled streets and beautiful old churches.

Day 2 Cairo/Overnight Train

Explore the amazing Pyramids of Giza which have stood tall for 4500 years. Afterwards, make your way to the Egyptian Museum, home to one of the world's great collections of antiquities. Wander the treasure-filled halls of the museum, and be sure to check out the Mummies Hall (optional) for a close encounter with some of the country’s most important queens and pharaohs. You'll have plenty of time to explore the sites today. In the evening you will board an overnight train to the southern city of Aswan (approximately 13 hours).

Day 3 Aswan

Arrive in Aswan in the morning. Here the Nile runs deep and fast between granite rocks as the desert encroaches on the river. Even to travellers in ancient times, Aswan was known as the legendary gateway to the kingdom of Nubia. Today it is still something of a frontier town, where the Arab Middle East meets Africa. You will have the rest of the morning free to explore Aswan, have a swim in the hotel pool or simply sit back and enjoy the view of the Nile. In the early afternoon we will take a water taxi over to the Temple of Isis at Philae. The Temple of Isis (the Goddess of health, marriage and wisdom), which was rescued from the rising waters of the Nile and relocated on Philae Island. It's a marvel of decorative pylons featuring some of Egypt's finest carvings – definitely one of the real gems of Upper Egypt. In the early evening you will take a trip across the river to a Nubian village and enjoy dinner at one of the local houses.

Day 4 Aswan

Today is free for you to explore Aswan, or the surrounding area, at your family’s preferred pace. If you can wrangle the troops, you might want to visit the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel, located near the Sudan border. These two temples – one for Ramses II and another he dedicated to his wife Queen Nefertari – were cut into the cliff face in the 13th century and remain impressive in their scope and detail. Ask your leader for details on how to arrange a visit, but be aware you need a minimum of four people to participate in this optional activity. We highly recommend this activity. If you would prefer to stay in Aswan and get a taste of contemporary Egypt there is plenty to do. The relaxed atmosphere makes Aswan a great city to wander and watch the boats cruise the Nile, plus there’s always the hotel pool nearby where you and the kids can cool off.

Day 5 Felucca Sailing

Climb aboard a felucca (traditional wooden boat with a broad canvas sail) with your family and spend a day on the Nile River and an evening under the stars. Watch the sun set across the river and relax, watching life along the water. While there's no cabin or enclosed section on the felucca, a canopy offers shade and protection from the elements. Conditions are basic, but there is a clean toilet on board and the crew will prepare all your meals. and you will sleep outside, on a mattress on the deck. While blankets are provided, a sleeping sheet is recommended. During the colder months (October to March) it can get very cold at night (as low as 5°C) so a sleeping bag will be included for you on the boat.

Day 6 Luxor

Rise and shine - have breakfast on the felucca before transferring by bus to Luxor (approximately 4 hours), tracing the path of the Nile to the north. Upon arrival you'll have time to relax at the hotel before we head over to the Karnak Temple in the afternoon.  Karnak Temple is perhaps the most impressive of all the ancient Pharoahs' monumental works. One of the world's most celebrated temple complexes, Karnak is a house of the gods built over a period of some 200 years. Your guided tour of this vast temple of impressive pylons, obelisks and chapels will reveal its finest sections, such as the Avenue of Sphinxes and the Great Temple of Amun.

Day 7 Cairo

Embrace another early morning, cross the Nile and drive to the secluded Valley of the Kings. Sixty-three pharaohs were buried here as part of their journey to the afterlife. In the company of a local guide you will spend a few hours exploring some of the exquisitely decorated tombs. It is here that the burial site of the boy-king, Tutankhamun, was re-discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922. If you'd like to organise a visit to King Tut's tomb today, this can be arranged with advance notice – ask your leader for details at the beginning of your trip. On your way back to the river, spend an hour at the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt's first female ruler. Late this afternoon, board a flight back to Cairo. Check-in to the hotel on arrival, then perhaps freshen up and head out for an optional final dinner with your fellow family travellers. 

Day 8 Cairo

You family adventure through Egypt comes to an end after breakfast this morning. There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart your accommodation at any time after check-out.

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Mar-31-2019Apr-07-2019$ 1,345Yes13 spots left Reserve
Apr-06-2019Apr-13-2019$ 1,410Yes7 spots left Reserve
Apr-07-2019Apr-14-2019$ 1,480Yes6 spots left Reserve
Apr-13-2019Apr-20-2019$ 1,345Yes10 spots left Reserve
Apr-14-2019Apr-21-2019$ 1,480Yes3 spots left Reserve
Jun-29-2019Jul-06-2019$ 1,410Yes11 spots left Reserve
Jul-13-2019Jul-20-2019$ 1,385Yes7 spots left Reserve
Aug-03-2019Aug-10-2019$ 1,345Yes16 spots left Reserve
Aug-17-2019Aug-24-2019$ 1,345Yes13 spots left Reserve
Sep-21-2019Sep-28-2019$ 1,345Yes13 spots left Reserve
Sep-28-2019Oct-05-2019$ 1,370Yes1 spots left Reserve
Dec-21-2019Dec-28-2019$ 1,345Yes12 spots left Reserve
Dec-28-2019Jan-04-2020$ 1,370Yes16 spots left Reserve
Jan-04-2020Jan-11-2020$ 1,410No20 spots left Reserve
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Details
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 16
Accomodations
Hotel (5 nights),Felucca (1 night),Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Start City
Cairo
End City
Cairo
Guides All Intrepid group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader. However, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit - and who better to hear it from than the locals themselves? If you're interested in delving deeper into the local culture then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations on your trip.
Additional Information:

Finish point

  • Novotel Cairo El Borg
  • 3 Saraya El Gezira street
  • Zamalek
  • Cairo
  • EGYPT

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