Yolo: Budget Egypt (DPGE)

Countries Visited: Egypt
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Basic
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character
  • Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction
  • Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
    Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 18, avg 12.
    Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
    Accommodations: Simple hotels (4 nts), overnight sleeper train (2 nts), felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt)

    Highlights
    Enjoy a traditional family meal, explore ancient temples and monuments, barter in bazaars, sleep beneath the stars on a felucca, visit a Nubian village, explore the famous Khan el-Khalili souk.

    Description
    This compact adventure offers maximum Egypt at minimum cost. Stare in amazement at the pyramids and float down the Nile on a felucca. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you dine on traditional fare with a local family in a Nubian village. Youll enjoy basic accommodation and transport to the best sights. Walk through the Valley of the Kings or explore Karnak - its your call. Dont just dream of Egypt, wake up in the "Land of the Pharaohs" and open your eyes to adventure.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    8 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1CairoDay 1 Cairo
    Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: If this is your first visit to Cairo, we highly recommend that you book an airport transfer through your sales agent. We do not visit the Egyptian Museum on this tour, so if you arrive early, you may want to consider checking it out. With over 10,000 pieces from every period of Egyptian history, including the treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun, it is worth a visit if youre interested in archaeology. Your tipping kitty will be collected at the welcome meeting (please refer to the "tipping" section of the trip notes for more information). Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2AswanDay 2 Cairo/Aswan (1B, 1D)
    For lunch, why not go local with a couple of falafel sandwiches, or take the chance to find out what kushari tastes likes Additional Notes: After breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and store our luggage in our vehicle, ready to head to the station to catch tonights overnight sleeper train later in the evening. Included Activities: Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx Tour Khan el-Khalili Bazaar Orientation Walk Transport: Overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
    Day 3AswanDay 3 Aswan (1B, 1D)
    Board a felucca and sail down the Nile. Visit a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with locals. Additional Notes: Our train is due to arrive in Aswan early in the morning, but, as ever, we should be prepared for "Egypt time"! Included Activities: Felucca Sail to Nubian Village
    Day 4AswanDay 4 Aswan (1B)
    One of the most fascinating sights in the area is the Temple of Abu Simbel. Later, opt for a half-day tour of the Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam, and Philae Temple. Visit the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about Aswans local people. Additional Notes: If you have purchased the Temple of Abu Simbel Overland Theme Pack, you will visit the temple today. Leaving Aswan at around 4am, you travel deep into the desert to the site of these enormous temples, on the shores of Lake Nasser. You can spend around 2 hours at the temples and then return to Aswan by about 12pm. The round trip drive is around 5-6 hrs.
    Day 5Kom OmboDay 5 Aswan/Kom Ombo (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Sail the Nile on a felucca with a support boat. Sleep on board under the stars. Included Activities: Felucca Overnight Sailing Excursion
    Day 6LuxorDay 6 Kom Ombo/Luxor (1B)
    Visit Kom Ombo and Edfu on the way to Luxor. Opt to visit Karnak Temple. Included Activities: Kom Ombo Temple Visit Edfu Temple Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 7CairoDay 7 Luxor/Cairo (1B, 1D)
    Enjoy a free time to explore Luxor before an overnight sleeper train back to Cairo. Additional Notes: If you have pre-booked the Valley of the Kings Hot Air Balloon Ride you will be flying today. Transport: Overnight train (beds) (9.50 hour(s))
    Day 8CairoDay 8 Cairo (1B)
    Tour ends upon arrival. Additional Notes: Our tour finishes on arrival at Cairo train station. Please be aware that delays on overnight trains do quite often occur, so please do not book any onward flights before mid-afternoon today. We are able to organise extra post-trip accommodation if you wish to extend your stay for a few more days. Please ask at the time of booking. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities)
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    10/14/2017$679.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    10/28/2017$679.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    11/18/2017$699.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    12/09/2017$699.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    12/23/2017$699.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    01/13/2018$699.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    02/10/2018$699.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    03/03/2018$679.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    03/17/2018$679.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    04/07/2018$679.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    04/21/2018$679.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    Disclaimer

    Local Flights: N/A

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