Egypt Uncovered operate good value, small group holidays in Egypt - family adventures, Nile cruises, desert safaris. Egypt tours; Red Sea Diving; Temples, Tombs, Pyramids; Desert Safaris; Family Adventure; Grand Egyptian Adventure; Nile Felucca Overnight
Egypt Uncovered run various good value, interesting Egypt holidays, a see-before-you-die destination of vast deserts, magnificent ancient monuments including the pyramids, Luxor temples and pharoanic tombs, sensational swimming and diving in the Red Sea and the gripping city of Cairo.
Pharaohs & Deserts – 15 days
Cairo, Aswan (felucca or luxury cruise) Luxor, Fayoum, Western Deserts. This tour combines Ancient Egypt's main historical sites and a felucca or luxury cruise in the Nile Valley, with two separate desert safaris. Around Fayum we visit the Wadi Rayan protected area with its spring oasis and desert lake, and the World Heritage Site of the Valley of the Whales. In the Western Deserts, we visit the Baharya and Farafra oases and enjoy an overnight jeep safari in the spectacular White Desert.
Egyptian Family Adventure – 13 days
Cairo, Aswan (felucca or luxury cruise) Luxor, Red Sea (Hurghada). This specially-designed family adventure gives you and your kids a taste ofthe best of Egypt tourism. The Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo, and temples and tombs in Luxor are the main attractions, as well as a short desert camel trek, overnight felucca trip on the Nile, and some time by the Red Sea balance these out to make a fun and educational holiday for the whole family.
Nile Felucca Overnight Cruise:
Several of our tours feature a 1 or 2-night felucca cruise on the Nile from Aswan downstream towards Komombo.
Feluccas are very basic traditional Nile sailboats and make for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable way to travel down the river. The deck of the boat is covered in soft mattresses and cushions and has a canopy that offers shade from the sun.
You spend the day relaxing on board the felucca while it slowly sails down the Nile and in the evening the boat will moor along the banks of the Nile where you will sleep under the stars.
The Nubian boat crew will look after you, prepare your meals, and entertain you in the evenings, leaving you with many happy memories of your time on the Nile.
Grand Egyptian Adventure – 15 days
Cairo, Aswan (felucca or luxury cruise) Luxor, Red Sea (Dahab). Our most popular itinerary, this tour starts with visits to the Pyramids & Sphinx in Cairo before heading south. From Aswan, we take a peaceful felucca sailboat or luxury Nile cruise along the Nile to Luxor, where we explore temples & tombs on both banks of the river. The tour ends with time for you to relax at the beaches and cafes at Dahab, to snorkel or scuba-dive among the coral reefs of the Red Sea, and if you wish, to climb Mt. Sinai. A 9 or 10-day version of this tour is also available missing out the Red Sea section.
Desert Safaris (Egypt and Jordan):
The deserts of Egypt and Jordan are amongst the most spectacular in the world. From vast sand seas to weird moonscapes, from prehistoric rock art to colourful Bedouin campsites, these unique environments make an ideal destination for the more adventurous of traveller. Although accommodation is often more basic than on most of our other tours, what could be more memorable than a night spent under the beautiful star-studded desert sky. All transfers and guides are included during your tour.
Temples, Tombs & Pyramids – 7 days
Cairo, Luxor. For those who are short of time this tour gives an excellent introduction to the many wonders of Egypt. From the stunning Pyramids at Giza and the awe-inspiring temples of Luxor and Karnak to the sprawling bazaars and fascinating museums of Cairo this tour gives you the chance to experience Egypt at its best.
Scuba Diving in Egypt (Red Sea, Dahab):
Extremely crystal clear warm waters and, miles of spectacular fringing coral reefs, internal lagoons and navigable channels provide incredibly diverse habitats for over 1000 species of fish. Spectacular coral reefs, dizzyingly sheer drop-offs, underwater caverns and overhangs qualify Egypt as a world class dive destination for divers of all levels.
Whether a beginner or an experienced diver, we have numerous courses and diving packages available. From PADI Open Water courses to 10-dive packages there is plenty to choose from.
Encounters Travel operate great value, small group adventure tours to various exotic destinations including Egypt. All tours through Encounters are completely financially protected through ATOL, ABTA and IPP; see Encounters insurance details.
Tours of Egypt from Encounters Travel
Do you want to discover the main tourist sites in Egypt? Or perhaps you want to explore locations off the beaten track? Here at Encounters Travel, we have it covered. An inspirational travel destination for centuries, the charm of a trip to Egypt remains clear today. Home to some of the world's most spectacular monuments and ancient civilisations which date back millennia, any trip to Egypt is certain to create lasting memories. Whether you want to visit the Pyramids in Cairo or the temples of the Nile Valley, explore the vast beautiful desert landscape or relax and unwind in one of the many Red sea resorts, Egypt has something for every traveller.
Highlights: The great Pyramids and Sphinx, dramatic Karnak temple, King Tut's death mask in the Egyptian museum, hidden tombs of the Valley of the Kings, haggling in Cairo's labyrinthine Khan El Khalili market.
This 6 day tour is the perfect introduction to the fascinating ancient history of Egypt. This tour starts with all of the main historical sites of Cairo and the Giza Plateau including the famous Great Pyramid. You then head south into Upper Egypt into the city of Luxor, visiting amazing temples and the tombs of the Valley of the Kings. The tour ends with a free day in Cairo, you can explore the city on your own or join us on an optional day tour diving deeper into Cairo's markets and mosques.
Highlights: WWII cemeteries of El Alamein, colourful souks of Siwa oasis, Mediterranean swimming at Marsa Matrouh, beautiful Montazah Palace and Pompeii’s Pillar in Alexandria.
This 8 day tour is the ideal trip for travellers who are returning to Egypt or for those wishing to explore some of the lesser visited sites that lay northwest of Cairo. This tour encompasses Alexandria, El Alamein and the rugged desert landscapes that surround Siwa Oasis. At the end of the tour is some free time in Cairo if you want to catch up on any sight seeing in the capital. A very unique tour revealing a hidden side of Egypt.
Highlights: The Pyramids and Sphinx, antiquities of the Egyptian museum, dramatic Abu Simbel, romantic Philae Temple, traditional felucca sailing, exploring the ancient Valley of the Kings in Luxor.
Discover the secrets of Egypt with this 9 day tour which takes you all of the way up the Nile into Upper Egypt. You start in Cairo with a visit to the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx before heading to Aswan where an incredible trip to Abu Simbel is included in your tour. You will then start your traditional Nile felucca cruise down the river on your way to Luxor in the Nile Valley. Here you will visit some amazing temples and the tombs of the Valley of the Kings before heading back to Cairo. This tour covers the best sights of a holiday to Egypt!
Highlights: Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, Egyptian museum, deluxe cruise down the Nile visiting Karnak and Luxor, Hathor Temple at Dendera, Valley of the Kings, Philae Temple.
This classic 10 day tour introduces you to the main sites of Egypt while spoiling you in luxury. The tour starts with time spent in Cairo exploring the Pyramids, Sphinx and the famous Egyptian Museum which holds the treasures of Tuhankamen's tomb. You then head to the Nile Valley to enjoy a 4 night cruise along the Nile on a 5 star cruise ship between Luxor and Aswan. From Aswan you will visit the temple complex of Abu Simbel before heading back to Cairo. This tour offers a very comfortable way to explore the treasures of Egypt.
Highlights: The great Pyramids & Sphinx, King Tut's mask in the Egyptian museum, dramatic Karnak temple, ancient Valley of the Kings, Blue Hole diving and other activities in Dahab.
This 11 day tour takes in so much of what Egypt has to offer, it includes many of the main historical sites and ends with an amazing beach break on the shores of the Red Sea. The tour starts with all of the main attractions of Cairo before heading to magnificent Luxor and the Nile Valley. After visiting the best sights we travel to Dahab on the Red Sea for some relaxation and snorkeling at the beach.
Dahab's little Red Sea town offers magical scuba diving, snorkeling, fantastic seafood and masses of fun activities such as quad biking, kite boarding, windsurfing, horse and camel riding, a visit up to St. Catherine's monastery or climbing Mount Sinai.
Highlights: The great Pyramids and Sphinx, rugged western desert, 4WD in the White desert, traditional Farafra Oasis, remote Dakhla Oasis, amazing Abu Simbel, traditional Felucca sailing boats.
The perfect mix of sightseeing and adventure, this 13 day tour starts with a visit to all of the main sites in Cairo like the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum which includes the incredible treasures of King Tuthankamun's tomb. You then commence your desert safari by heading out to the beautiful and remote Western Oases. You visit multiple oases along the way and the amazing White Desert. We then head back to the Nile to explore the most important sites of the Nile Valley and includes a traditional felucca sailing up the Nile. The tour finishes with a free day in Cairo, you can explore on your own, relax at the hotel or take our optional day trip to Khan el Khalili bazaar for some bizarre shopping!
Highlights: The great Pyramids and Sphinx, antiquities of the Egyptian museum, Abu Simbel, hidden tombs in the Valley of the Kings, relaxing on a traditional Felucca sailing boat, multiple activities in Dahab's Red Sea village.
This 14 day tour covers all the main attractions of a trip to Egypt.
You start in Cairo with a visit to the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx before heading to Aswan where an incredible trip to Abu Simbel is included in your tour. Next comes a traditional cruise down the Nile river on your way to Luxor. Here you will visit some amazing temples and the tombs of the Valley of the Kings before travelling to Dahab on the Red Sea for relaxation and activities.
Dahab has incredible diving, snorkeling, fantastic seafood and masses of activities such as quad biking, kite boarding, windsurfing and horse and camel riding or visit St. Catherine's monastery and climb Mount Sinai.
After 3 full days in Dahab we head back to Cairo.