Egypt tours and vacation packages are becoming increasing popular with travelers from around the world. Our luxury small group and tailor made travel tours and trips are designed to show you the main tourist sites in Egypt as well as discovering locations off the beaten track.
Egypt has been an inspirational travel destination for centuries and its allure continues to this day. Home to some of the world's most iconic monuments and ancient civilizations which date back millennia, any trip in Egypt is certain to create lasting memories.
Whether you want to visit The Pyramids in Cairo, take in the ancient history of the temples in the Nile Valley, shop the bustling Khan el Khalili bazaar, explore beautiful desert landscapes or relax and unwind in one of the many Red sea resorts, our Egypt tours and trips have something for every traveler.
We pride ourselves in being one of the best Egypt tour companies on the globe and many of our TripAdvisor clients agree. We have always had a great passion for Egypt travel and several of our sales staff have lived and worked in Egypt. We continually strive to create the ultimate luxury small-group adventure itinerary at the best possible price.
Combined with a great local team managed directly from Egypt by one of our directors, we're confident we have the knowledge and experience to provide an unbeatable service before, during and after our tours to Egypt.
So, why not join one of our Egypt tour packages as we explore the sites of ancient Egypt in and around Cairo and the Nile Valley. Many of our tours feature time spent cruising along the Nile between Aswan and Luxor, while others explore Egypt's deserts and beaches, or cross into the neighboring country of Jordan to visit Petra and the Dead Sea.
We also run a wide range of private Egypt trips, luxury tailor made and luxury small-group travel experiences. Come and experience Egypt today.
Need some travel inspiration? Here is a list of Egypt's major attractions to help make your small-group travel experience be the most memorable.
The answer depends on what you want to see and do. For warm weather and fewer crowds, plan your trip between October and April. If you're looking for cooler temperatures and amazing sunsets, then visit during the summer months. No matter when you go, Egypt is sure to be an unforgettable experience!
Along with a tour guide, your time in Egypt will be spent exploring the best attractions. We have numerous day tours which you can book exclusively as well.
One of the main highlights of many of our Egypt tours is spending a night on the tranquil waters of the Nile River aboard a traditional felucca sailboat. It gives you a perfect opportunity to relax in-between time busy sightseeing, while you get to know your fellow travel mates better and see how the locals live along its river banks.
Most of our Egypt tours that feature a felucca cruise spend one night on board. We generally set sail from Aswan at lunchtime and spend the afternoon sailing, stopping a few times as we sail down the river, before mooring up for the night.
You then leave the boat after breakfast to continue north by road to Luxor. Some tours extend the time on board with another day and night sailing further north.
Do you want to know more about Egypt and its beauty? Or do you need accurate visa information?
Contact the Egypt tourism board for more information before you book your travel package.
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This is our first travel through Encounters Travel and so far the arrangement is working very well. Our travel is not until April 2017 so I am more than hopeful all will continue to run as smoothly as it has so far.
The trip was excellent and very well run, we have no complaints it was exactly as we expected.The guide was knowledgable and courteous, it ran on time and accommodation was fine.We have no complaints and have now booked again to go to India.
The trip was as above and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, all destinations were as expected and lived up to our expectations.We went with the idea of visiting Turkey and especially Gallipoli which achieved our goals.The historical part of thetrip was very well done and memmorable.
When a single women in her 50's, traveling from the US to Egypt, stumbles across a website offering a tour, and then they make her feel totaling comfortable about every step of the process, you know you've hit a homerun!
There was a lot of communication from the beginning. The encounters staff was very responsive and the tour guide was great and very accommodating. Encounters was also able to help me with last minute changes to my itinerary while I was on the trip.
Encounters Travel did such a superb job in organizing this tour. I had never heard of them before going on the Maldives Magic tour, however now I will recommend them to friends/family and use them for my future planned trips.
Our tour is what made the trip that much more memorable. Rather than being plopped at a westernized resort, we were able to get a taste of how the locals live, eat and entertain themselves. We stayed in quaint guesthouses on the islands amongst the locals, ate authentic Maldivian cuisine (one day even with a Maldivian family who made us breakfast), and viewed a traditional dance/singing performance which was absolutely delightful. This was a trip of a lifetime that I will never forget.
Dial Code: 00 20
Area: 1,001,450 km2
Elevation: Lowest point: Qattara Depression -133m | Highest point: Mount Sinai 2,629m
Population: 98,423,598 (2018)
Language: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes
Officially known as the Arab Republic of Egypt, this transcontinental country covers the northeast corner of Africa and the southwest corner of Asia. It is a Mediterranean country boarded by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Libya to the west and Sudan to the south.
Egypt has a heritage dating back to the 6-4th millennia BCE, one of the longest histories in the world. It is also considered a cradle of civilisation and it was in Ancient Egypt that writing, organised religion and urbanisation began to develop.
The country is filled with iconic landmarks including the Giza Necropolis and the Sphinx, the ruins of Memphis and the Valley of the Kings. The culture of Egypt was influenced by a variety of foreign countries and Egypt was an early and vital centre of Christianity. During the 7th century, Egypt was Islamised and today Islam is the official religion and Arabic is the official language.
Egypt is the most populous country in North Africa and the Arab world, as it has over 95 million inhabitants. It is the third-most populous country in Africa and the 15th-most populous in the world. Most of its people reside near the Nile River, where the most fertile land is.
The economy of Egypt is the largest and most diversified in the Middle East. In 2016, Egypt overtook South Africa and became the second largest economy in Africa, after Nigeria.
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