15-Day Offbeat Egypt Travel Experience

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15 Days / 14 Nights
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Magnificent 15-day Offbeat Egypt Travel Experience 

Embark on an extraordinary adventure through Egypt, uncovering lesser-known wonders and offbeat gems in a 15-day offbeat Egypt travel experience that promises to be truly distinctive. From the dynamic streets of Cairo to the serene landscapes of Aswan and the unspoiled beauty of Hurghada, this offbeat journey invites you to discover a unique blend of history, culture, and relaxation.

Begin your 15-day offbeat Egypt travel experience in Cairo, immersing yourself in the city’s lesser-explored corners. Discover the mysteries of the Pyramids of Giza, unearth hidden treasures in the Egyptian Museum, and wander through local markets, including the charming and less-visited spots around Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

Venture northwest to Alexandria to explore the enigmatic Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, appreciate the modern wonders of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and stroll along the quieter stretches of the Corniche. Travel south to Aswan, where your offbeat journey takes a peaceful turn. Explore the hidden corners of Philae Temple, unlock the stories of the High Dam, and embark on a three-day Felucca cruise along the Nile, unveiling the untouched beauty of the riverbanks.

Explore Luxor stunning highlights, Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings await. Conclude your offbeat Egypt travel experience with leisurely days in Hurghada. Whether you choose to unwind by the pool, explore lesser-known marine life, or simply bask in the sun, Hurghada offers a perfect offbeat conclusion to your remarkable journey. Bid farewell to Egypt with cherished memories of an offbeat exploration that goes beyond the ordinary.

This 15-day offbeat Egypt travel experience invites you to explore the hidden corners and lesser-known marvels that make Egypt truly unique. Rediscover Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, and Hurghada through a fresh perspective, and let this offbeat adventure redefine your experience of Egypt’s rich cultural tapestry.

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • 5-star standard hotel in Cairo on Bed and Breakfast basis for 04 nights
  • Felucca cruise on a full-board basis for 02 nights
  • 5-star standard hotel in Luxor on a bed and breakfast basis for 02 nights
  • 5-star standard hotel in Hurghada on an All-inclusive basis for 05 nights
  • Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan on a half-board basis for 01 night
  • 29 meals:14 breakfasts, 08 lunches, and 07 dinners
  • Drinks at Hurghada hotel
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Flight from Hurghada to Cairo
  • Licensed Egyptologists tour guides
  • All service charges and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Arrival visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and drinks when not included
  • Any optional tour

Children Policy

  • Children from 0 – 2 years get 70% off
  • Children from 3 – 5 years get 60% off
  • Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
  • Children from 12 years are considered adults
Highlights of this 15-Day Offbeat Egypt Travel Experience
  • Visiting the only ancient wonder still standing, the Great Pyramid of Khufu when you visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the giant Sphinx
  • The fabulous contents of the impressive Egyptian Museum
  • Ponder over the ancient Egyptian afterlife and underworld at the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • Sailing the peaceful Nile River from Aswan on a traditional felucca cruise for two nights
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The wonderful sunny beaches of the Red Sea and its awesome underwater world in Hurghada
15-Day Offbeat Egypt Travel Experience

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will help you through the arrival and visa regulations. Transfer to your hotel and the beginning of your 15-day Offbeat Egypt Travel Experience.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your actual 15-day Offbeat Egypt Travel Experience, begins when Egypt Best Vacations professional tour guide picks you up from your hotel to commence your tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Saqqara.

Today, you will visit the Giza Plateau. Today’s tour includes the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure with the great Sphinx. The only ancient wonder which still remains (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Are you ready to discover it from the inside? Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were constructed, and why they were constructed.

Then on to the first pyramid in history, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara. Saqqara is one of the most important and richest necropolises in Egypt. It was the cemetery of Memphis, the 1st capital city of United Egypt in 3200 BCE.

Transfer back to your hotel.

Day 3Alexandria highlights

Today, your 15-day Offbeat Egypt Travel Experience, takes you to the beautiful City of Alexandria, the capital city of Egypt during the Greco-Roman era. Your tour includes the famous Roman Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. The catacombs are huge Egyptian tombs and royal cemeteries with Ptolemaic and Roman influences. The catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa are one the largest Roman burial sites not just in Alexandria but in Egypt. These catacombs started as a private tomb for a wealthy family, then became a public cemetery. The catacombs house more than 300 tombs.

From the catacombs to the Pompey’s Pillar. Many of the ancient historians did not tell us more details about the “Pompey’s Pillar” but about the buildings that stood nearby and have disappeared now. The hill on which the pillar is erected was covered with temples and houses a long time before the Roman era. It was the place of the Citadel of Rhakotis. A temple was dedicated to Osiris-Serapis was built on the mountain.

Then proceed to the Citadel of Qaitbay. The Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria is one of the most important fortifications in Egypt. It was constructed by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay to defend Egypt against the Ottomans/Turks.

End your tour in Alexandria with visiting the Library of Alexandria from the outside. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then transfer back to Cairo.

Day 4Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of Egypt’s past are displayed on the two floors of the museum.

From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to protect Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the citadel. You will finish your tour today at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East. Transfer back to your hotel.

Transfer to Giza train station to board your sleeper train to Aswan to begin your felucca cruise.

Day 5Aswan Tour - Felucca Nile cruise

You’re going to spend the next two nights of your 15-day Offbeat Egypt Travel Experience, on board a Felucca River cruise. 

Meet your guide at Aswan Railway to commence your tour. Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan such as the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats in the 1960s. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Isis at Philae Island. End your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.

Board your Felucca Nile cruise. Enjoy the Nile landscape in Aswan while cruising. 

Day 6Felucca Nile Cruise

Breakfast then set sail from Aswan to Daraw. Visit its famous Camel Market (every Saturday and Sunday). Daraw has one of the largest camel markets in Egypt. Most of the camels come in caravans from Sudan’s Darfur and Kordofan along the Darb Al Arba’een (Forty Days Rd) to just north of Abu Simbel before being trucked to Daraw. It is a picturesque sight and fascinating to see the trading; sometimes there are as many as 2000 camels.

Then set sail from Daraw toward Kom Ombo.

Day 7Disembarkation - Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor

Breakfast and disembarkation. Travel to Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum. This temple was built in the Ptolemaic period. Due to the conflict between Sobek and Horus, the ancient Egyptians felt it necessary to separate their temple spaces within one temple. The Kom Ombo Temple has two entrances, courts, colonnades, Hypostyle halls, and sanctuaries, one side for each god.

Transfer from Kom Ombo to visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Edfu Temple is one of the most striking and complete of ancient Egyptian temples and is dedicated to the worship of the god Horus. Situated on the western bank of the Nile, its construction began during the reign of Ptolemy III (246–221 BC) in 237 BC, but was completed in the reign of Ptolemy XII (80–51 BC) in 57 BC, 180 years later.

Then transfer to your hotel in Luxor for a free evening.

Day 8Kings Valley, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon

Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, then visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings. Here, the pharaohs of the New Kingdom period were buried trying to be hidden from the Grave Robbers. There’re 65 tombs were discovered till now while Ramses VIII’s tomb is not found yet. Your guide will recommend the best three open tombs to visit.

From the Valley of the Kings to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh. You will end your tour at the Colossi of Memnon, which survived from the Temple of Amenhotep III. 

Transfer back to your hotel.

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor

Day 9Karnak & Luxor temples - Hurghada

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, then visit the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. Then proceed to the great Temple of Luxor. Both temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad; Amun, Mut and Khonsu. 

Transfer to Hurghada to enjoy some relaxation on the next four days of your 15-day Offbeat Egypt Travel Experience. Enjoy some beach activities and explore the magnificent underwater world of the Red Sea. 

Day 10Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 11Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 12Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 13Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 14Fly back to Cairo

Transfer to Hurghada Airport to fly to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel for last night of your 15-day Offbeat Egypt Travel Experience.

Day 15End of your 15-day Offbeat Egypt Travel Experience

You will end your 15-day Offbeat Egypt Travel Experience with a transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.