Egypt Nile and Red Sea Tours

“This 12 day tailor made tour takes in both ancient sites and underwater treasures, including a three day cruise down the Nile. ”

Highlights

Cairo | Pyramids of Giza | the Sphinx | Egyptian Museum | Memphis | Sleeper train to Aswan | Abu Simbel temple | Nile river cruise to Luxor | Valley of the Kings | Temple of Queen Hatshepsut | Hurghada | Red Sea

Description of Egypt Nile and Red Sea Tours

Head for the Nile and the Red Sea on this tailor made holiday, where you値l encounter some of the world痴 most impressive archeological sites, as well as the dazzling waters of Egypt's coast. Your tour starts in Cairo, where you値l visit the Egyptian Museum as well as the Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx. Next, you値l take the sleeper train from Giza to Aswan, a memorable experience that will give you real insight into modern Egyptian culture.

After a day spent in Awan, during which you値l visit the Abu Simbel temple, you値l board your luxury vessel for a cruise up the Nile. As well as enjoying the dramatic scenery as you make your way towards Luxor, you値l get to visit the High Dam, Edfu, Kom Ombo and the incredible Valley of the Kings.

Now that you致e had your fill of ancient history, you値l make your way down to the coast for two days relaxing on the shores of the Red Sea, where optional activities include diving, snorkelling and windsurfing.

All sightseeing tours, guides, accommodation, transfers and most meals on the tour are included. Optional extras such as snorkelling and diving are not.

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Departure information

This trip is available all the year and can be modified according to your personal requests. Minimum 2 people
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Holiday type

Tailor made holiday

This trip can be tailormade to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more luxurious trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort in some of the best and most characterful local accommodation! Quality and value are the hallmark of these trips.

Responsible tourism

Egypt Nile and Red Sea Tours

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

We offer Nile Cruise & Red Sea travel to Egypt in a new light, combining top quality accommodation, first class tours and a range of other services in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Nile Cruise and Hurghada etc. Women have the opportunity to travel around these unique sites in a safe way. The program aims to support the socially and economically the Egyptians.

Concerning local community, we encourage clients to buy handmade artifacts from the local producers like perfume, papyrus, carpets and pharaonic gold or silver souvenirs. So they can deal directly with local people with the help of our local guides. Moreover, we use locally owned hotels and restaurants and their employees are local people.

Through our environmental responsibility, we advise clients to keep all historical places as we found them with out touching sites and dropping litter and we always advise guests to conserve the environment and not to smoke at the historical sites. Moreover; our local staff is well trained on how to deal with the environment. Also, all our modern air-conditioned cars are provided with baskets for rubbish in addition to environmental filter on the exhaust pipe for keep our environment clean.

Our sightseeing tours are operated and led by local guides. We use local drivers and all tour arrangements are made by local staff. In addition we use locally owned hotels and restaurants and all their staff are employed locally. During the trip, we give a brief description of Egypt from Pharaonic time until the time of the revolution in 1952. We also give out information about the Arabic language, local religions and appropriate dress.

7 Reviews of Egypt Nile and Red Sea Tours

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Reviewed on 02 Aug 2019 by

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


The cruise on the Nile

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


To book as much in advance as possible

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, Egypt depends a lot on tourism

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


It was quite enjoyable, however the tour was a bit pricy

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2018 by

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


We will always remember seeing so many pyramids, tombs and temples from ancient Egypt.

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


Be prepared to be impressed with the overarching customer service from this local travel company. We were assisted by their staff from straight off the plane, throughout our travels until we finally departed through passport control.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Booking directly through them gave employment to many Egyptian people and put foreign money into museums, hotels, ancient sites, shops and the dahabeya boat company we cruised with.

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


An exceptionally enjoyable and informative experience.

Reviewed on 08 Aug 2018 by

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


Going inside the Great Pyramid at Giza, Cairo was a childhood bucket list item, but the hot air balloon trip from Luxor over the Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Luxor temples was fantastic! The sights and sounds of 20 odd hot air balloons being inflated at dawn all around us is a memory that will stay forever.

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


We went in July - too hot! But use this operator - they were fantastic every step of the way and their organisation and excellent guides made the trip.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We used this operator, who are a long established Egyptian company and they provided local guides and used local shops, restaurants and services.

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


An excellent holiday! We were slightly hesitant over security but had no problems in the end. Going in July meant it was off season so we had a lot of the sights to ourselves. Every single Egyptian person we met was extremely friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on 04 May 2018 by

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


The Nile Cruise

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


More about tipping. We paid to much on the first tip to our guide. Even though the local tour operator will recommend an amount. It can get stressful so be
prepared with small notes i.e. $1 bills.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, salaries for local people.

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


Totally outstanding and memorable.

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2018 by

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


Being guided around the ancient monuments of Egypt by knowledgeable guides bringing the past alive. Too many highlights but the colours in the tombs.... From 4500 years ago.

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


Get plenty of smaller denomination notes for tips.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Definitely benefitted local people through income from tourism. Not sure about environmental impacts or conservation - didn稚 find a huge awareness of these aspects.

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


5 stars. Our first guided tour which made arrangements so easy and allowed us to concentrate on the tours, not on the logistics.

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2018 by

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


Abu Simbel was impressive inside and out. The Valley of the Kings- amazing to walk inside and see the writings and color on the walls after thousands of years. Cruising on the Nile was very relaxing. Climbing inside the pyramid at Giza was a thrill.

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


Avoid taking a late afternoon flight to Aswan from Cairo, and then starting your next day at 4am to drive to Abu Simbel. Be aware that the boat really only cruises one day on the Nile.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Many local people employed as tour guides, drivers and crew.

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


Overall, I was a bit disappointed after reading so many positive reviews of the tour company. Maybe my expectations were too high. The sights themselves were magnificent, certainly worth the visit. But the tour reps and guides seemed to have done their jobs so many times, their speech had become routine,
and I felt like just another client being pushed through the system.

Reviewed on 04 Dec 2017 by

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


Visiting Egypt has so many incredible parts! Some highlights were riding camels by the pyramids, a hot air balloon ride over Luxor, and snorkelling in the Red Sea!

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


Definitely utilize a guide service! Responsible Travel got me in touch with our tour operator, for our trip to Egypt. They were absolutely incredible! It took all the guesswork out of where to go and how to get there... they took care of everything for a very reasonable price!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, the tour company included visits to local small businesses to see how traditional items are being handmade and give tourists the opportunity to buy these quality items. We also got to eat at locally run restaurants for several lunches.

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


Absolutely awesome! Egypt is a wonderful place to visit!

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