Splendours of Egypt & Sudan

Cairo - Khartoum

27 days through Egypt, Sudan
FROM: $4045 USD
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus, Ferry
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Comfortable Hotel 2 nights
Basic Hotel 14 nights
Camping 1 night
Multishare Hostel 3 nights
Overnight Boat 1 night
Camping without facilities 5 nights
Breakfasts x 26, Lunches x 7, Dinners x 7
$260 USD per person
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Really experience Egypt and Sudan as we follow the Nile and explore the gems of the ancient civilisations along this mighty river. This trip of course visits the Egyptian highlights of the Pyramids of Giza as well as Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel, but offers so much more. We take an overnight Felucca to experience the life of the river, visit the bustling city of Alexandria and relax on the Red Sea coast. In Sudan we explore the deserts, towns and the great temples and pyramids of the Nubian region, learning about the Kingdom of the Kush. In Khartoum we have the opportunity to witness one of Africa's geographical highlights, the confluence of the Nile. Locally known as Al Mogran this is where the Blue Nile meets the White Nile and creates the world's longest river.

See the mummy of Rameses II in the Cairo Museum
Guided tour of the pyramids, tombs and other wonders of Egypt
Explore the ancient city of Alexandria
See the famous Suez canal
Relax on the beach of the Red Sea resort, Marsa Alam
Marvel at the incredible sights of Luxor
Explore the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings
Guided tour of the Temple of Horus at Edfu
Enjoy an overnight trip in a traditional felucca on the river Nile
2 days in Aswan to explore the history and sights

If you love off-the-beaten-track travel, camping in deserts, meeting friendly local people, then this trip is for you. If all you want is luxury and no surprises then choose another trip. Expect the unexpected.

Guided tour of the Cairo Egyptian Museum

Visit the ancient Coptic Monastery of St. Anthony in Egypt's Eastern Deserts

Explore the Ottoman Fort at El Quseir

See the remarkably well-preserved painted murals in the Temple of Hathor in Dendara

Guided tour of Karnak Temple Luxor

Day 1 - Cairo (16th November 2021)

Border Information: if joining in Cairo, you will most likely enter Egypt at Cairo International Airport (IATA code: CAI).

There will be an important group meeting at 10:00am at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. Your leader will need to check your Sudanese visa or make sure the necessary preparations have been done to pick your visa up in Cairo or Aswan. They will also need to check the Ethiopian visas of anyone going beyond Khartoum.

In the afternoon we will have an included half-day guided visit to the Egyptian Museum. We will go to the museum by metro or by taxi, and be shown around the vast and breathtaking collection of historical relics and treasures, including the sarcophagus of Akhenaten, the mummy of Ramses II and of course the incredible golden mask of Tutankhamun!

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Cairo before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cairo.

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Guided tour of the Cairo Egyptian Museum


Optional Activities

Entrance to the Mummy Room in the Egyptian Museum which displays the mummies of some very important Pharoahs such as Akenaten Ramses II and Hatshepsut

Entrance: 100 EGP

Visit The Pharonic Village - a showcase of various scenes of everyday life in Ancient Egypt

Entrance: 150 EGP

Explore the medieval Islamic fortress of the Cario Citadel built by the warrior Saladin and the beautiful Ottoman Mosque of Muhammed Ali Pasha

Entrance: 50 EGP

Visit the collection of Egyptian Coptic Christian heritage at the Coptic Museum and the nearby Hanging Church

Entrance to museum: 50 EGP

See the 9th-century Nileometer on Rhoda Island which was once used for carefully measuring the height of the Nile during the annual flood

Entrance: 15 EGP

Entrance to the distinctive Cairo Tower the tallest building in North Africa (when open)

Entrance: 70 EGP

Explore the scenic Al Azhar Park an oasis of beautiful greenery within Cairo built in tradition Islamic style

Entrance: 7 EGP

Discover the exceptional collection of art from all over the Islamic world at Cairo\'s Museum of Islamic Art

Entrance: 50 EGP

Day 2 - Cairo (17th November 2021)
Day 3 - Alexandria (18th November 2021)
Day 4 - Alexandria (19th November 2021)
Day 5 - Port Said (20th November 2021)
Day 6 - Zafarana (21st November 2021)
Day 7 - El Quseir (22nd November 2021)
Day 8 - Marsa Alam (23rd November 2021)
Day 9 - Marsa Alam (24th November 2021)
Day 10 - Marsa Alam (25th November 2021)
Day 11 - Luxor (26th November 2021)
Day 12 - Luxor (27th November 2021)
Day 13 - Luxor (28th November 2021)
Day 14 - Aswan (29th November 2021)
Day 15 - Nile Felucca (30th November 2021)
Day 16 - Aswan (1st December 2021)
Day 17 - Aswan (2nd December 2021)
Day 18 - Abu Simbel (3rd December 2021)
Day 19 - Wadi Halfa (4th December 2021)
Day 20 - Wawa (5th December 2021)
Day 21 - Karima (6th December 2021)
Day 22 - Naqa (7th December 2021)
Day 23 - Naqa (8th December 2021)
Day 24 - Naqa (9th December 2021)
Day 25 - Khartoum (10th December 2021)
Day 26 - Khartoum (11th December 2021)
Day 27 - Khartoum - End Date (12th December 2021)

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16 Nov 21 Cairo
12 Dec 21 Khartoum

$4,045 USD

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24 Mar 22 Khartoum
19 Apr 22 Cairo

$4,060 USD

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15 Nov 22 Cairo
11 Dec 22 Khartoum

$4,160 USD

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23 Mar 23 Khartoum
18 Apr 23 Cairo

$4,230 USD

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Tatjana P

Great crew, could NOT be any better, my compliments on their performance.

Thomas D

The best leader - very organized, stong personality, and in my eyes always the right decisions - great!

Donald G

The local guides in Egypt were informative, clear spoken and inclusive.

Jeffrey T

Knowledgeable and helpful guides.

Geoffrey L

Local guides in Sudan were good.

Debbie G

I have done many trips and enjoy the truck life.

Janet S

The highlight was the sights of Sudan

Stuart T

Valley of the Kings and crossing the border into Sudan

Marilyn P

My fourth trip love overlanding with Drago