The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations.
Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract.
Luxor - Habu Temple and Workers Tomb USD55.00, Villages calesh ride (2-hours) USD22.00, Tutankhamun's Tomb USD21.00, Karnak Sound and Light USD30.00, Donkey trek (2-hours) USD19.00, Guided visit to Valley of the Queens and Deir al-Medina USD50.00, Valley of the Queens (non-guided) USD40.00
Aswan - Camel trek to St. Simeon's Monastery USD35.00, Philae Temple, Obelisque and Aswan High Dam USD50.00, Felucca cruise USD15.00, Dinner in a Nubian Village USD23.00, Philae Sound and Light Show USD50.00, Nubian Museum USD15.00.
Cairo - Saqqara and Dashur Pyramids USD48.00, Half day Islamic Cairo USD35.00.
Abu Simbel - Excursion from Aswan by bus USD95.00 or by air USD320.00.
Please note that all optionals prices are in US Dollars, though local currency, sterling and US Dollars are accepted. There is a minimum requirement of 5 passengers on most of the optionals. The above prices include transportation and guides where necessary.
Luggage: On tour
One main piece of baggage and daypack. Remember you are expected to carry your own luggage so don't overload yourself.
Bring a water bottle, insect repellent, sunglasses and a small torch for examining wall carvings. Please note that on the optional donkey trek we cannot supply hard hats - if head protection is felt to be necessary please bring your own with you to Egypt, as hard hats are not available to buy locally. You may want to bring wet-wipes and water-free hand sanitiser will be an invaluable addition to your daypack.
At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Tour Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, the Tour Leaders may organise a group's tips kitty and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the tour. Accordingly, you should allow £20.00 for tipping.