What's included

  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 4 dinners
    8 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 9 days, 8 nights, based on sharing twin-rooms
    9 days, 8 nights, based on sharing twin-rooms
  • All activities with English speaking Flash Pack Leader
    All activities with English speaking Flash Pack Leader
  • Max 14 Flashpackers
    Max 14 Flashpackers
  • 1 x internal flight, Cairo to Aswan<br />
    1 x internal flight, Cairo to Aswan
  • Private minibus and airport pickup any time on day 1
    Private minibus and airport pickup any time on day 1

Witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World with a trip to the Great Pyramid of Giza. Drift down the Nile on your own private sunset felucca trip. Spend your evenings with local families, learning about traditional Egyptian and Nubian cooking and customs and dining on regional dishes. Discover the history of the pharaohs at the Egyptian Museum. Kayak along the banks of the Nile, on the lookout for wildlife. Haggle your way through the warren-like Khan bazaar. Witness the magnificent monuments of Abu Simbel. Take a boat over to Aswan’s Temple of Isis. Experience the wonder of Luxor temple at night. Visit Tutankhamun’s final resting place, Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple and the imposing stone carvings at Colossi of Memnon.

 

If you’re seeking a fly and flop break in one of Egypt’s package holiday havens then this isn’t a trip for you. If, however, you want to get to grips with this energetic, impressive, ancient country, exploring its pyramids, bazaars, mighty river and traditions then step this way. This is an Egyptian adventure with spirit and soul. Think sailing down the Nile aboard a traditional felucca, dining at home with local families, and picking your way through the ruins of awe-inspiring Abu Simbel and Karnak Temple Complex. We’ll explore the grounds of Egypt’s famous Giza pyramids and mighty sphinx monument, get up close and personal with the Nile on a kayak safari and rifle through the ancient artefacts in Cairo’s famous Egyptian Museum. We’ll take a road trip to Luxor, stopping off at ruins, beautifully preserved temples and ending the day with a night time visit to Luxor temple, which will be bathed in warm light. And let us not forget the ancient city of Thebes, home to Tutankhamen’s final resting place, the natural amphitheatre of Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the imposing carvings at Colossi of Memnon. Oh, and take our advice: leave some space in your suitcase. You’ll be a masterful haggler at the close of this trip and have a haul of trinkets, perfumes and fabrics from Khan bazaar to show for it.

 

The Flash Pack promise

Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.

 

  • Take a sunset cruise down the Nile on a private felucca
  • Explore the banks of the Nile on a kayaking trip
  • Delve into antiquities at the world famous Egyptian Museum
  • Explore the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • See the magnificent ruins at Abu Simbel
  • Haggle for spices, fabrics and fragrance in the evocative Khan bazaar
  • Spend the evening with an Egyptian family and enjoy traditional cooking and learn about life in the Middle East
  • Take a road trip to Luxor and witness the spectacular temple complex of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings

Itinerary

Day 1: Explore Cairo and meet your fellow Flashpackers

Catch a glimpse of your first Pyramids, settle into your hotel and meet your new Flash Pack friends

 

From cruising in over the Giza Pyramids, to navigating the chaotic throng of people and luggage in the arrivals hall, flying into Cairo Airport is the perfect primer for the beginning of your Egyptian adventure. Arrive anytime on Day 1 and we will collect you from the airport and deliver you to your hotel. Your welcome meeting with your Flash Pack leader and group will be at 6pm, although we suggest getting to the capital earlier and enjoying some free time to explore this sprawling, frenetic city. Not sure where to start? You’ll get a good measure of the city just by pottering through the streets, where you’re as likely to see a donkey as a supercar.

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Day 2: Giza Pyramids and dinner on the Nile

Discover the history of the iconic Giza Pyramids, haggle at labyrinthine Khan bazaar and enjoy a dinner cruise down the Nile

 

Fill your boots at breakfast because you’re going to need a lot of energy for today. First up, we’ll take a short drive to Giza to visit its famous pyramids and sphinx. We’ll tour the grounds of these vast pharaonic tombs and if it’s open, there’s an option to peak inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, for an additional charge. Next stop is your chance to dive into the warren-like Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, where hundreds of stalls wedge into a maze of narrow streets, selling everything from gold and perfume to spices and fabric. The end to your second day in Egypt will be a memorable one, as we take to the Nile on a felucca, a traditional wooden Egyptian sailboat. You and your Flash Packers will enjoy an evening of classic Egyptian cuisine, while gliding down the Nile and watching the sunset.

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Day 3: Kayak the Nile and feast with a local family

Spend your morning exploring the Nile by kayak, delve into the ancient treasures of the world-renowned Egyptian Museum and end your day with a meal at the home of a local Egyptian family

 

After an early breakfast, we’ll hit the road and head to Maadi, a leafy suburb that marks the departure point for your guided kayaking trip. Expect a beautiful, serene two hours of paddling, exploring the banks of the Nile and gazing up at the city’s skyline. Back on dry land, we’ll enjoy a quick lunch and then make for our next stop, the world famous Egyptian Museum. Home to a bursting collection of statues, sculptures, carvings and mummies, you will be lead on an expert tour of the collections with plenty of time at the end to explore at your own pace. The afternoon will finish with a walking tour of Downtown. We’ll end our final evening in Cairo with a unique experience: an authentic Egyptian meal with a local family. The whole Flash Pack team will be invited into a family’s home, where you can chat with the women while they prepare your meal and learn about the integral ingredients in Egyptian cooking and then feast on traditional dishes such as molokai, a rice stew, and moussaka.

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Important notes

Fly into: Cairo

Fly out of: Luxor

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

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