Listed below is a selection of optional extras that can be added to your tour. Just select which options you want to add to your booking when you reserve your tour, or alternatively just let us know and we'll add them to your booking. Further options are also available when you get to Egypt (such as Sound & Light shows, dinner cruises, scuba-diving courses).
This option provides an upgrade to the overnight sleeper train for both the Cairo-Aswan, and Luxor-Cairo journeys. An extra night in the hotels in Cairo and Luxor are included, along with breakfasts and all transfers. Your dinners on Days 2 and 7 are no longer included (these were provided on the sleeper train).
If you have any single travellers in your party, then if you want to guarantee them a single room, then you can add this single supplement option to cover all the hotels used in the tour. Extra sofa-beds, roll-away beds or mattresses are available for one child to share their parents room if required. Please contact us if you have any queries about room allocations.
Note - Prices shown are for the Egyptian low-season of May to September - higher supplements may be required during high & peak seasons. These are shown on our online reservation form and are also available on request.
The awesome temples at Abu Simbel are a must see for anyone travelling to Egypt. Lying 280 km south of Aswan these remarkable temples were dismantled and rebuilt stone by stone to escape the rising waters of lake Nasser, and stand as a testament to the greatness of the Pharaoh Ramses II, and to modern engineering. We travel in a private minibus/coach and join the early morning escorted convoy which departs Aswan at 04.30, returning by around midday (approx. 3 hours drive each way, with 2 hours at the temples, timed to be shortly after sunrise). An Egyptologist guide and the entrance fee (approx. US$15) are included. Our itineraries are designed so that you do not miss out on any other activities if you choose this option.
This spectacular flight runs early in the morning over the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor, so that you catch the sunrise over the Valleys of the Kings & Queens, temples and desert. Start times vary through the year, but the option is priced to use one of the very first flights in the morning that are timed to fit with the rising sun. You get around 1 hour in the air. We normally book the flight for the morning before your West Bank tour).
There is a minimum number of people required for the trips to run, and weather conditions are also an issue, so we can't guarantee that the trip will run everyday (they are rarely cancelled however). You can either book and pay for this option in advance to secure a sunrise flight, or arrange it when you get to Egypt when we can't guarantee this. Once booked and paid for, refunds are not available if you choose not to do the option while you are in Egypt, though of course if it is cancelled we will refund you in full.
If you wish to take a luxury cruise instead of the basic felucca sailboat cruise, then we offer this option. You check on board a luxury 5-star cruise boat for 3 days and 3 nights on the Nile. During the day we make our way slowly downriver from Aswan to Luxor, relaxing in the sun and watching Egyptian life on the banks of the Nile drift by. In the evenings we dine on classical Egyptian and western food and listen to the distinctive sounds of traditional music in the sumptuous surroundings of the cruise boat. On our way we stop at Edfu Temple, a well-preserved complex dedicated to the God Horus; and also at Komombo, where there are the remains of a temple dedicated to the Gods Sobek and Haroeris (Komombo visit not included in tour price). The final night of the cruise is spent moored in the centre of Luxor. All your meals are included. Twin cabins with an extra bed are available on the boat, which can take 2 adults and one child. Triple cabins are not generally available and a single supplement will be added if you need a single cabin.
This option adds an extra night to the start of your tour, staying in the same hotel as the main tour itself (subject to availability at the time of booking). Your airport arrival transfer is still included.
This option adds an extra night in Cairo to the end of your tour, staying in a 4-star hotel. Your departure airport transfer is included. If you would like to add more than one extra night, please make a note when you make your reservation and we will add them to your booking.
In our KidsZone, you'll find a collection of games, puzzles and quizzes to help your children start learning about Egypt even before they visit... Enter the KidsZone
Gateway to Lake Nasser and felucca capital of the world.
A history of this fascinating country from the time of the Pharaohs to modern day Egypt.
Luxor is one of the world's most popular and largest 'open air' museums.
What to expect when you take your family and children on a holiday to the Egypt and Jordan.
Every year, some of our tours will take place during Ramadan, when adherents of the Muslim faith fast during daylight hours. This short guide explains what to expect during Ramadan.
Interesting feature about how ancient Egyptians wrote using hieroglyphs.
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Dan Matthews (Grand Egyptian Adventure)
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