Egypt tours and vacation packages are becoming increasingly 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.
A guide to Ancient Egypt containing information every tourist of past ages needs to know. Where to shop and places to eat are combined with facts about politics, history, art and architecture.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt is your in-depth guide to the very best of the oldest tourist destination on Earth. Take day trips and excursions to see ancient pyramids, visit the monuments of the Nile Valley and the souks, mosques and madrassas of Islamic Cairo, experience local festivals and markets, and don't miss out on the delicious street food.
Whether you want to cruise the Nile, explore the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, or see the Pyramids of Giza, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Egypt are here to help! Fodor’s Essential Egypt guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos.
From the breathtaking traces of the ancient world to the colorful corals of the Red Sea, experience a land of treasures with Moon Egypt.
housands of years before you were born, an amazing civilisation was busy making its mark on the world forever. Travel back in time to ancient Egypt and see for yourself with this revealing and remarkable guide from DK's best-selling Eyewitness series.?? You'll explore this unique country in unprecedented detail, from the grandeur of the Great Pyramid of Giza to the treasures of Tutankhamun's tomb. You'll navigate the Nile River to see how trade and transport flourished on this busy waterway. You'll meet gods and goddesses, as well as everyday Egyptians and mummies preparing for the afterlife. You'll experience a day in the life, discovering the clothing, housing, entertainment, work, and transport of these extraordinary people. Taste their magical medicines and try their tricky hieroglyphs.?? Visually stunning and endlessly fascinating, this Egyptian extravaganza is now revised with all the latest information, including new infographics, statistics, facts, and timelines. Included is a giant fold-out wall chart full of ancient wonders to transform bedroom or classroom walls.
Looking for a travel guide that dares to be honest? Unlike the cruise booklet that most Tour Operators send out with your booking, our Cruise Guide book tells you how it really is. Given from an experienced perspective that does not shy away from confronting the issues, it provides a valuable insight into what you can expect from a Nile Cruise by letting you know the scams, as well as the pleasures awaiting you on your Egyptian vacation. Our Travel Egypt book offer straight answers, with sound advice and is illustrated throughout with over 100 black and white photographs. It contains, amongst other things: PRACTICAL ADVICE: Such as how to deal with hassle, unwanted attention, intimidation and illness. Plus, extra costs involved that you are rarely told about, local scams, bartering tips, things to avoid, etc. GENERAL INFORMATION: Such as, medical advice, visa requirements, facts and figures, prices, boat facilities and layout, money matters, cruise schedules, safety issues, etc. SUGGESTIONS: Such as, suitable clothing, useful Arabic phrases, local customs, local dishes and drinks etc. RECOMMENDATIONS: Such as ancient sites, reviews, entertainment, extra excursions, useful links, free downloads etc. The book tells you how it is, without over romanticising the experience, and contains information you would be hard pressed to find in one place. A must read for anyone planning, or thinking of taking an Egyptian Nile Cruise.
Ancient Egypt has mystified and entranced generation after generation. The Egyptians' mastery of architecture, their complex religious ideologies, and their peculiar views on death have given modern-day readers much to ponder. Few, if any, of their remaining relics have produced the awe and spectacular wonder of the Great Pyramids of Giza. These three architectural masterpieces have stood for more than 5,000 years despite looting, exploitation, and the slow erosion of time.
Secrets of Luxor The book includes the best archeological sites, pictures, tourist dishes, the best restaurants in Luxor and the beautiful scenery
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I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
We had a wonderful time and great memories. We felt safe the whole time and would recommend this trip to anyone of any age as long as you can walk a lot. They are with you from arrival to departure and any problems that arose the guides would try their best to solve. They also showed remarkable patience for other people in other groups we saw that were acting like idiots.
Encounters Travel did an excellent job in all aspects of our trip! Egypt was amazing and the trip was made especially enjoyable as a result of the quality of the guides. I highly recommend Encounters Travel!
Worth every penny! Go to Egypt with Encounters Travel!
My contact with Encounters representative was a pleasure, she answered my questions promptly, provided a quotation and changed it quickly when different flights were preferred. Both by e-mail and phone the response was very timely.
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.
My experience with Encounters was excellent from start to finish. The Tour Guide, Sheriff, was the most passionate, enthusiastic and professional guide I have ever had on a tour and his love for Egypt really made me enjoy my time so much more.
I was cautious about arriving in Egypt given the current circumstances about the country, but felt safer that I did living in London as soon as I arrived. All of the Encounters staff are very professional.
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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