Egypt desert & culture tour

Price
1526To2050 excluding flights
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Duration
14 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Price depending on departure date.
Price based on minimum 4 or 2 sharing.
Price includes: accommodation with breakfast, transfers, guides, entrance fees, mobile phone during stay.
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Description of Egypt desert & culture tour

Price information

1526To2050 excluding flights
Convert currency:
Price depending on departure date.
Price based on minimum 4 or 2 sharing.
Price includes: accommodation with breakfast, transfers, guides, entrance fees, mobile phone during stay.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This is program is available all the year and can be changed or modified according to your needs.

Travel guides

Luxor
"I visited and I did not like anything except the sarcophagus!" I can not read the hieroglyphs!"
Desert & dunes
There is something intrinsically romantic about travelling in the desert. The harsh beauty of landscapes shaped by the elements; the honour and genero...

Reviews

1 Reviews of Egypt desert & culture tour

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Camel ride round the Pyramids (you do have to barter hard), Abel Simbel and best of all Valley of the Kings. Also the fact that we were in our own family tour group with own minibus/tour guide and always felt safe and well looked after. Meeting such friendly enthusiastic Egyptians!!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Two days in Cairo is enough...it is very busy, lots of rubbish, half finished buildings but felt should have spent longer at Egyptian Museum. Let your guide know if not interested in visits to carpet schools etc as they are just a way to get you in shop! Flying to Abu Simel is definitely the best option...arrive after the bus groups have left so even quieter. Was not sure if 2 hours enough but was and the plane seems to wait till everyone back anyway! Stay at Ana kato hotel if want small local hotel (see review on trip adviser). Only did one day of sight seeing at Luxor. There was things we did not see but was nice to have 2 days relaxing. Balloon ride is a must.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Used an Egyptian company who employed Egyptians so hopefully money (except for large international hotels) went into the Egyptian economy. Hotel in Aswan owned by Nubians. Worried more about the impact on environment as flew/drove covering a large area (although all the planes were full) and no recycling in Egypt (there does not seem to be any refuse collecting either!!)

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Fantastic...was a great holiday for 3 teenages (although they had been prepared for the early starts). I would like to thank all at the operator for organising such a memorable holiday.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

Our local staff in Bahariya and the White Desert co-operate with the government to annually clean the areas used as camps for tourists so all tour guides are responsible for ensuring that the guests understand the nature of the environment that they are in and minimise the impact that they may have. Most employees are local people and most food whilst camping is locally sourced. Our guides always urge clients to take care of water and energy conservation.

Moreover, at all historical sites in Egypt part of the fees contribute to conservation. For example, there is local staff for cleaning at these sites taking their salaries from those fees. During this program, clients will have the ability to deal directly with Bedouin people during their stay at camp and during their visit to the historical places in the oases, and get to know their habits and customs. We will provide our clients with a copy of our responsible travel policy upon arrival at Cairo Airport. We offer our clients the chance to visit a charitable organisation like Masr Al Mahrusa Baladi. This NGO tries to improve the quality of education in Egypt at governmental schools, especially primary schools, and takes care of genius students at governmental schools. Also, the organisation helps in wiping out illiteracy, in addition to bringing up and educating orphans. We send information on climate, customs, traditions and clothes to clients by e-mail after confirming their reservation.

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