Egypt family holiday, Feluccas & Pharaohs

“Perfectly pitched for families, this Egypt holiday teams the iconic sites with lots of adventure, with a felucca cruise, Red Sea beaches and a camel ride.”

Highlights

Cairo | Pyramids of Giza | overnight train to Aswan | optional: Temple of Isis at Philae, camel ride | dinner in a Nubian village | temples of Abu Simbel | overnight felucca trip on Nile | temple at Kom Ombo | Luxor | optional: light and sound show at Karnak | Valley of the Kings | temple of Queen Hatshepsut | horse-drawn carriage to Karnak Temple | Hurghada | swimming and snorkelling in Red Sea

Description of Egypt family holiday, Feluccas & Pharaohs

Discover ancient sites, desert landscapes and superb snorkelling on this Egypt family holiday, feluccas and pharaohs. Carefully designed to keep kids and parents active and inspired, this nine day break blends all the essential sights with plenty of off the beaten track activities for a well rounded family adventure, with time to relax, too.

Explore the Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley of the Kings with expert local guides who make these celebrated sites accessible and fascinating for children. Ride the sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan, a fun adventure that’s comfortable, too. Cruise down the Nile on a traditional felucca, tucking into hearty feasts and sleeping under the stars on deck. Try riding a camel, hop on a donkey in Luxor and take a horse and cart ride to the temple at Karnak. After discovering ancient and contemporary Egypt, this exciting holiday rounds off with wonderful snorkelling and swimming in the Red Sea at Hurghada.

As well as packing in Egypt’s famed monuments and temples, this holiday is careful to include lots of opportunities to meet people and experience the local culture, too. Eat dinner with a Nubian family in a house in Aswan, wander through Cairo’s buzzing Khan al-Khalili bazaar and enjoy chatting with your friendly felucca crew. It’s a perfectly balanced holiday, which blends action, adventure and relaxation.

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29 Sep 2018
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This trip is for families only (including any aunts, uncles or cousins who’d like to come along, of course). As long as you’re travelling with a child under the age of 18, you’re a family in our eyes. Plus, unlike other travel companies, children aged 17 years and younger receive a 10% discount off the price of their trip. Travelling our way is a bit like travelling with a group of friends. Made up of 3-5 like-minded families, the kids tend to hit it off on these trips straight away, allowing you to enjoy some well earned R&R. We often find the whole family ends up making friendships with people from all over the world, staying in touch long after the adventure ends.

Our family group sizes are small enough to avoid the crowds and reach some out-of-the-way places, but big enough for a good social mix. Our average group size of 10 allows us to hop aboard local boats, buses or trains, eat at friendly, family-run restaurants and kick back in traditional accommodation and homestays.

We know the biggest challenge on a family trip is keeping the kids entertained. So we’ve planned in advance. Nearly all of our hotels feature pools, and each day has a great mix of action-packed adventure and flexible free time. Your local leader can also suggest activities based on your kid’s hobbies or school curriculum.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Egypt family holiday, Feluccas & Pharaohs

Environment

Responsible mission: As adventure travellers we relish and celebrate the diversity of the world. We also recognise our obligation to protect the environments that we explore. Our aim is to tread lightly, whilst contributing to maintain the world’s culture and nature, and most importantly to engage the help of all our customers to utilise the potential of tourism as a tool to aid sustainable development. We believe that responsible travellers are welcome in the places that they visit.

On this trip: We travel in small groups (max 16 people) so have a minimal impact on the environment as we go. On this trip we use a local agent from Egypt, locally owned hotels, local leaders. Not only does this mean that more of the money we generate stays within the community, but their local knowledge and expertise helps us to better understand the environment in which we are travelling, whilst reinforcing within the local community that preserving this environment is both important and worthwhile.

During your stay: A trip designed for those who want to explore and have adventure, but not at the expense of the local residents. Many visitors to Egypt do not realise that using luxury cruise boats that are little more than 'floating gin-palaces' creates problems and provides almost no benefit for the ordinary people of Egypt. Cruise ships create river pollution and erosion and affect the livelihood of local fishermen. At the same time very little tourist money actually gets into the hands of local people. We get right down to grass roots level on their trips and travel by traditional forms of transport - sailing by felucca, riding the local train and potentially a camel trek.

Responsible code: Being Responsible is at the heart of everything our company does - full details of our code can be found on our website. The local supplier for this trip will promote our responsible travel code throughout your adventure. You will also receive specific information on this trip’s responsibility in your trip notes.

Helping to minimise negative impact: All of our customers are invited to offset their international flight emissions. Contributions go to the Blue Ventures Carbon Offset program, a non-profit organisation which provides solar stoves for subsistence communities in Madagascar, benefiting the people and protecting the environment. We also contribute £2 per person towards offsetting of your in-country travel. We fully offset all emissions from our staff travel and run an energy efficient office.

Giving something back: We have a foundation that collects the funds that you donate to us to support our projects. All our customers are invited to make a £1 per person contribution to the foundation at the time of booking. We will match every contribution that you make with our own £1. You as a customer choose where these funds are used from a shortlist of nominated projects – so it really is YOUR foundation.

Partnerships: As a company we support The Travel Foundation, a UK charity that has been established to promote responsible travel practises throughout the whole of the travel industry. We also work with a number of charity partners who work in the destinations that we visit; including Friends of Conservation and Born Free Foundation. We partner with many small grassroots projects throughout the destinations that we visit - they all share our responsible vision.

Community

We also eat an evening meal with a local Nubian family in Aswan. Clients are advised on minimising their impact on the environment and culture - our leaders ensure that rubbish is either buried (bio-degradable) or carried out after the river trip, to be disposed of sensitively and that clients are aware of local issues - religion, customs, sensibilities, how to dress etc.

We have also joined forces with the Sunshine International Project, Luxor, to assist in providing education and a home for children in Egypt. You will have the opportunity to visit the home during your stay in Luxor, and meet the 68 residents - aged between two months and 11 years old. You’ll be assured of a cheery welcome! If you would like to give a gift they would be delighted to receive the following; pyjamas, disposable nappies, milk formula & baby shampoo. All of these goods are available to buy cheaply locally (helping the local economy) and your group leader will be able to advise on where to buy things.

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