Egypt Tours & Holidays
Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays
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Explore a country that possesses an energy and charm all of its own, Egypt. With a Wild Frontiers Egypt small group tour or tailor-made holiday, you will be able to visit Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, explore Cairo's vibrant streets, and cruise ...
Explore a country that possesses an energy and charm all of its own, Egypt. With a Wild Frontiers Egypt small group tour or tailor-made holiday, you will be able to visit Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, explore Cairo's vibrant streets, and cruise the Nile from Luxor to Aswan.
The sheer scope of its ancient history is monumental, encompassing as it does the origins of the ancient Pharaohs and the civilisations of the Greek, Romans and Jews. With a written history that spans some five millennia, this dramatic melting pot of history witnessed the rise of Christianity and Islam, saw off the colonial pretensions of Britain and France and lived through the turbulent years of independence and the Arab Spring.
The legacy of the great builders of antiquity lies everywhere along the Nile Valley. From the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Temples of Karnak and Abu Simbel, these landscapes still bear witness to one of the greatest civilisations ever known. Along the meandering ribbon of the Nile, farmers tend the fertile soil in the shadow of monuments that can trace their ancestry back to the pages of the Bible.
Whilst in Cairo, its bustling capital, you can find spectacular Islamic architecture and ancient Coptic churches sharing the thronging backstreets with colourful bazaars and spice stalls that transport you back to another century.
Start your journey
Travel to Egypt with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local tour guides and an expert tour leader.
Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.
HIGHLIGHTS OF EGYPT
Sail down the Nile by felucca
Board a felucca to sail down on a Nile cruise and see life on the river in all its glory. Sail to the botanical gardens on Lord Kitchners Island, made in 1899 for the headquarters of his campaign. The island has since been known for its wildlife and vegetation.
Explore the magnificent pyramids
No visit to Egypt would be complete without witnessing possibly the greatest architectural feat in history - the Great Pyramids. Spend a few hours connecting with the pharaohs of old, exploring this majestic site which is home to numerous tombs and monuments, including the great Sphinx.
Tour Alexandria with a guide
Take a tour of the historical city of Alexandria. Explore the vast burial site of the Catacombs of Kom Shuqqafa, the Roman Amphitheatre at Kom al Dikka, the Graeco-Roman Museum and the exceptional 13th Century Fort Quite Bay on the tip of the Eastern Harbour.
Delve into the Valley of Kings
Visit the famous Valley of the Kings! After the pyramids of the Old and Middle Kingdoms were plundered, most Egyptian pharaohs of the New Kingdom were buried in tombs cut into the solid rock of the Valley. After, see the imposing ancient Temple of Hatshepsut.
Explore Abu Simbel
Explore the magnificent Abu Simbel, built by Ramses II to demonstrate his divine nature. The entrance to the main temple is marked by four colossal statues of Ramses II and the interior is decorated with hieroglyphics depicting his great victories.
Discover Karnak Temple
Explore the largest temple complex in Luxor, the magnificent Temple of Karnak dedicated to the Sun God, Amun-Ra and the Hypostyle Hall, found after passing through the Second Pylon; is considered one of the world's greatest architectural masterpieces.
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WHEN TO GO
Egypt has an almost perfect winter climate: dry, sunny, and not unpleasantly hot. The area gets very little rainfall and experiences a dry heat, with daytime averages of between 25ºC / 77ºF to 30ºC / 86ºF, dropping sharply as the sun disappears and night-time approaches. In summer time the temperature will rise considerably.
Health and Vaccinations
There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Egypt though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in some parts of Egypt so we recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.
In Egypt the official unit of currency is the Egyptian Pound.
To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com.
On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.
When visiting sites of religious interest women should cover their heads with a scarf or hat, while men should take their hats off.
Language & Religion
In Egypt 95% of the population are Muslim and 5% are Christian. Arabic is the official
language, but English is widely spoken and understood.
Egypt is 2 hours ahead of GMT.
A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.
Food and drink
Egyptian food reflects the country's melting-pot history, and many dishes have modified Greek, Turkish, Lebanese, Palestinian, and Syrian traditions to suit Egyptian tastes.
Food in the south, closely linked to North African cuisine, is zestier than that found in the north, but neither is especially spicy.
Local cuisine tends to be hearty and the main staples are aysh (pitta type bread), ful (beans - often mashed with onions, tomatoes & spices), shurbha (soups), stews, mezze (dips such as humous and tahini), chicken, lamb and fish.
Alcohol is available in Egypt, but standards vary wildly, and it can be expensive. Many travellers choose to bring their own supply.
Travelling Solo In Egypt
All of our small group tours are designed to cater for solo travellers: the number of solo travellers will vary from tour to tour, but usually over half will be travelling alone. Get all of the excitement of discovering new places combined with the security of travelling with an organised group, with like minded people.