Breath-taking Egypt: R5 999 for a 9 day ‘Nubian Adventure’ tour of Egypt, including a luxury Nile cruise, 4 and 5 star accommodation and selected meals with Encounters Travel (worth R10 799) - Soweto

Deal by Wicount on Hotels & Trips - SaveMe - Breath-taking Egypt: R5 999 for a 9 day ‘Nubian Adventure’ tour of Egypt, including a luxury Nile cruise, 4 and 5 star accommodation and selected meals with Encounters Travel (worth R10 799)

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  • Wicount valid for the following tour departure dates:
  • 24 November 2012
  • 08 December 2012
  • 19 January 2013
  • 26 January 2013
  • 02 February 2013
  • 16 February 2013
  • 02 March 2013
  • 16 March 2013
  • 23 March 2013
  • Other tour departure dates (17 Nov 2012; 1 Dec 2012 and 30 Mar 2013) are also available. However, should you wish to join one of these tours, an additional cost (approximately R300) will be levied and is payable directly to Encounters Travel.
  • Wicount Excludes :
  • International flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary (meals included are 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners) – see detailed itinerary.
  • Entrance fees (allow approx. R715) entering the inside of any of the Pyramids.
  • Entry to the Mummies room at the Egyptian Museum.
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (eg. laundry)
  • Tips for tour leader.
  • Bookings essential, please Email: tours@encounterstravel.com with your Wicount details, contact information and preferred tour dates.
  • Not valid for children under 16 - to arrange a "family friendly tour" please contact Encounters Travel directly.
  • Please note one requires a passport valid for a minimum of six months as well as the necessary travel visa to travel to Egypt.
  • Not "wheel - chair friendly".
  • One Wicount per person.
  • Valid until 23 March 2013

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Here's The Deal
Why was the mummy tense? Because he was so wound up, of course. Why don’t mummies take vacations? Because they’re obviously afraid that they’ll relax and unwind. But if you’re a mummy (or a daddy or neither) that’s looking to relax and unwind while discovering the secrets of the ancient world, then this deal is for you. Get a ‘Nubian Adventure’ 9-day tour with a luxury Nile cruise through Egypt from Encounters Travel for just R 5999, worth R 10 799.
Discover the secrets of Egypt with this 9-day tour visiting all the great sites including the Great Pyramids in Cairo before heading to Luxor and Aswan in the Nile Valley and enjoying a luxurious Nile cruise.
Itinerary for the trip as follows:
Day 1: Fly to Egypt . Arrive in Cairo where a representative will meet you in the airport, assist with visa formalities, help you collect your luggage and transfer you to your hotel close to the Pyramids for the start of your trip.
Overnight: Cairo – 4* hotel. Meals: As per airline service
Day 2: Cairo Museum and Pyramids tour . In the morning our local team will give a pre-tour briefing, introduce you to your Egyptologist guide and explain the arrangements for the next few days. Your tour of Egypt then begins with a trip to the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo, home to the renowned Tutankhamen exhibit and Egyptian artefacts. You will then make the short trip to Giza to visit the Sphinx and the great pyramids of Egypt. In the evening you will be transferred to the station for the overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Overnight: On board sleeper train. Meals: Breakfast & dinner
Day 3: Arrive in Aswan. Tour of Philae Temple . Be welcomed on board the luxury Nile cruise boat, La Terrasse, where you will enjoy a welcome drink and check in. Then start the tour of Aswan with a trip to the island temple complex of Philae visiting the impressive Aswan High Dam en-route. The Philae temple remains one of Egypt’s most romantic and picturesque sites having been completely relocated following work on the Dam. The rest of the day is free to explore the colourful souks and markets found in the town or watch the sunset over the river Nile.
Overnight: Aswan - Nile cruise boat. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 4: Aswan. with an optional Tour to Abu Simbel and begin sailing downriver . Begin with an early start for the drive to the UNESCO world heritage site at Abu Simbel (optional Extra). Return to Aswan for lunch and later start sailing north up the Nile towards Komombo. Relax on the sun deck, watching traditional Egyptian life pass you by on the banks of the Nile. The boat also features a plunge pool. After visiting the temple at Komombo, sail on to Edfu and overnight.
Overnight: On board Nile cruise boat. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 5: Nile Cruise – Komombo and Edfu. Enjoy more sailing and a visit to Edfu Temple where a private horse drawn carriage will take you from the boat to visit the Legendary Temple of Horus, the best preserved and second largest temple in Egypt. Then return to the boat and continue sailing towards Luxor. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board.
Overnight: Luxor - On board Nile cruise boat. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 6: Luxor. East bank tour and free time. Enjoy a free morning and check out of the cruise boat and into a 5-star hotel on the banks of the Nile. Use your time to Explore Luxor's markets, museums, take a felucca sailboat trip on the Nile or relax by the hotel pool. Later in the afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the beautiful Luxor Temple, spectacularly lit up. This incredible monument was built over 4000 years ago and represents the epoch of the once mighty city of Thebes and the worship of God.
Overnight: Luxor 5* hotel. Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Luxor. Optional hot air balloon flight. West Bank tours. This morning you have an option to take a spectacular sunrise hot air balloon flight over the West Bank of the Nile. Later, start the tour of the West Bank at the Valley of the Kings. The dusty tombs in this ancient burial site are still revealing their secrets today and it remains one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Also visit the huge temple of Hatchepsut, see the deep carved and colourful hieroglyphs at Medinat Habu and pass the towering Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon, check out of the hotel and visit the enormous temple complex at Karnak on the East bank of the Nile. Karnak’s immense Hypostyle Hall alone contains the phenomenal sight of 134 towering columns of intricate stonework. Then transfer to the train station for the overnight sleeper train back to Cairo.
Overnight: On board sleeper train back to Cairo. Extras: Sunrise hot air balloon flight. Meals: Breakfast & dinner
Day 8: Cairo. Free Day (various day trip options). Arrive back in Cairo and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore Cairo as you choose or join one of our optional day trips including a city tour in Cairo which visits the Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque as well as the bustling market streets of Khan El Khalili bazaar. Other options include a trip out of Cairo to the World Heritage Site of Wadi Rayan and the Valley of the Whales.
Overnight: Cairo 4* hotel. Extras: Optional Cairo City Tour, Alexandria day trip, Wadi Rayan & Valley of the Whales day trip. Meals: Breakfast
Day 9: Cairo. Departure transfer to the airport. Check out of the hotel early in the morning and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Overnight: N/A. Extras: Extra nights in Cairo, Red Sea extension. Meals: Breakfast, then as per airline service
We know that being queen of denial meant Cleopatra wasn’t always the most popular of queens, but if only she had been treated to this relaxing and enlightening tour from Encounters Travel we’re positive Egyptian history would have been totally different. But there’s only one way to find out… get this deal today!
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Count Wi says:
“Where do mummies go for a swim? To the dead sea of course (sorry we couldn’t help ourselves).”


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