Egypt Uncovered specialises in private, tailor-made, small-group, and family holidays in Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon and Sudan. Small group tours are a great way to discover the culture and history of a country at a good price and with other like-minded travellers. We like to keep our tour groups small to ensure that our guides can deliver a high quality personal service so that you get the most out of your tour. Some group tours in Israel may have slightly larger maximum group sizes to keep the tours accessible to people with lower budgets. Minimum group sizes for nearly all group tours are just 2.
Our policy at Egypt Uncovered is to use only local guides and tour leaders for our small group tours wherever possible, as we feel that this not only contributes to the local economy but also provides you with the best local knowledge available. We feel that local guides who have lived and worked in their own country for many years are better able to provide more information and can bring the history, culture and nature of a country alive in a way that non-native guides cannot.
All of our tour guides are fully trained, many with degrees in Egyptology or other historical subjects, have a high level of English, and are experienced in dealing with western clients. Many of our guides have been working with us for well over ten years and our clients often describe their tour guide as being one of the highlights of their holiday.
All of the small group tours on this website have regular departures starting on set dates throughout the year, and all can also be run privately or used as a base for a tailor-made tour if you prefer.
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The time spent with the locals was the most enjoyable portion of the trip. I feel there was entirely too much packed into a short amount of time. The vacation felt more like a school trip as opposed to a vacation. I did not enjoy the 4-5am wake-up calls and obligations during vacation.
This tour is incredible - we saw all the major sights in Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor, and enjoyed several days at the Jaz Makadi Resort in Hurghada. The tour is arranged more or less chronologically and you have the same guide the entire time, so you really get a great experience following the cultural/religious/political development of ancient Egypt over several thousand years.
I wish we could have done this years ago! The small group concept works so much better than a big coach tour, providing both flexibility, good use of time and more personal attention from a first rate guide.
This was a great trip and worth every penny. Our Egyptologist tour guide was 'Big Mo' which made all the difference. He was knowledgeable, kind, and hospitable. He made sure we had a solid introduction to each tour site and then was available for more detailed information if we wanted. Book a tour with 'Big Mo' if at all possible!
Awesome holiday! Fantastic experiences in a absolutely wonderful country. Truly enjoyed the people, their culture and history. *On this particular trip, I would advise taking in-country flights over rail travel for overnight transit based on price and amenities.
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