Wonders of Cairo: Budget Friendly Egypt

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Dec 15 - 20, 2019
Group size: 2 - 20
Wonders of Cairo: Budget Friendly Egypt
Egypt

Annie Emanuelli
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8 reviews

$NaN
Dec 15 - 20, 2019
Group size: 2 - 20

About this trip

Bucket List Travel is excited to help you take Egypt off your bucket list! 


This is a budget-friendly five-day trip to Cairo, designed to be more affordable than our longer trips.

Trip Highlights

Guided tours include transportation and entry fees to all these sites:

• Great Pyramids of Giza

• The Great Sphinx of Giza

• Photo opp on a camel at the Pyramids

• Step Pyramid in Sakkara

• Dahshur Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid

• Colossus of Ramses in Memphis

• Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

• Khan El Kalili Bazaar

• The Citadel and Alabaster Mosque of Muhammed Ali

• Coptic Cairo - Hanging Church and Jewish Synagogue

• Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus, believed to be where Joseph, Mary and Jesus rested after their journey into Egypt

Cost and Payments

The cost of this trip is $899 per person, based on double occupancy. 

This does NOT include airfare to and from Egypt.

If you would like a single room, the extra cost is $150.

Your space will be secured when we receive a deposit of $250.

Upon receipt, 50% of the deposit paid is nonrefundable.

The balance is due by two months before your departure (Oct 15, 2019.)



Cancellations and Refunds

In the event that you need to cancel your trip, these fees will be applied:

• Between 100-61 days before your arrival date, entire amount of nonrefundable deposit.

• Between 60 and 46 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price.

• Between 45 and 31 days before your arrival date, 75% of the entire tour price.

• Between 30 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price.

Flights and Arrivals

You should plan to fly in to and out of Cairo, Egypt.

You should plan to arrive at Cairo International Airport on Monday, Dec. 16 , 2019.  Afternoon and evening arrivals are best.

Your return flight from Cairo International Airport should be scheduled for Friday,  Dec. 20, 2019.

We will schedule your airport transfers based on your flight itinerary information. 


PLEASE CHECK THE PHOTO GALLERY FOR A CALENDAR, 

OR LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS BEFORE YOU BOOK AIRFARE!!!!!!

Included and Excluded

This tour includes:

  • Four nights in 4-star Cairo hotel
  • Four breakfasts and three lunches, including bottled water and soft drinks
  • All tours provided by an English-speaking licensed Egyptologist
  • Entrance fees to all sights
  • All transportation, in modern air-conditioned vehicles, with free beverages and wi-fi on board
  • Airport transfers: We'll pick you up at the Cairo airport when you arrive, and bring you to your hotel. When it's time for you to leave, we'll bring you from your hotel back to the airport.


It does not include:

  • Airfare to and from Egypt.
  • Visa on arrival at Cairo airport ($25 per person).
  • Meals not listed above
  • Daily tips to drivers, porters, airport agents, restaurant staff
  • Customary tip to tour guide.
  • Alcoholic beverages and mocktails.
  • Trip insurance may be purchased through this link: https://www.bucketlistegypt.com/travel-insurance

Spending Money

These are all included: your hotel, airport transfers, tours, admissions, transportation, breakfasts and three lunches.
 

You will need at least $170-$200, to pay for:

1. Three dinners - average $10-$20 each.

2. Visa - $25 USD for your visa upon arrival. 

3. Tips - You can estimate these at $115, and here is a breakdown:
DRIVERS- Airport transfers -$4 USD x 2 = $8
 DRIVERS - Daily tours - $5 USD x 3 = $15
 LUGGAGE PORTERS - $2 USD x 2 = $4
  AIRPORT AGENTS - $5 USD x 2 = $10
 RESTAURANT STAFF - $3 USDx6 = $18
TOUR GUIDES - $20 USD per day x 3 days = $60

You will need more money if you choose any of these optional offerings: 

· Optional Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids: lights illuminate the ancient monuments. $45.

· Optional entry inside the Great Pyramid – 360 Egyptian pounds (about $22)

· Optional entry into the Mummy Room in the Egyptian Museum - 180 Egyptian pounds (about $11)

· Optional photo permit inside the Egyptian Museum - 50 Egyptian pounds (about $3)

You will also need money for drinks and souvenirs, and only you know how much you’ll need for those!! 

Merchants in the souks do not take credit cards, so you will need cash for purchases in the marketplaces. (Larger stores and shops for larger/better quality items such as rugs, jewelry, papyrus, alabaster, and essential oils DO take credit cards).

I recommend bringing a bunch of one dollar bills (25-50) to use for tips and small purchases.

Activity Level

This program is active. Walking is done over uneven surfaces and steps. Expect most days of sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. Our vehicles have set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. The pacing is active as many sites are included. 

What’s included

  • Hotel
    Four nights in 4-star Cairo hotel
  • Meals
    Four breakfasts and three lunches, including bottled water and soft drinks
  • Tours
    All tours provided by an English-speaking licensed Egyptologist
  • Admissions
    Entrance fees to all sights in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation
    All transportation, in modern air conditioned vehicles, with free beverages and Wi-Fi on board
  • Airport transfers
    We'll pick you up at the Cairo airport when you arrive, and bring you to your hotel. When it's time for you to leave, we'll bring you from your hotel back to the airport
  • Airfare to Egypt
  • Visa
    Visa on arrival at Cairo airport ($25 per person).
  • Tips
    Daily tips to drivers, porters, airport agents, restaurant staff, and tour guide
  • Specialty beverages
    Alcoholic beverages and mocktails with meals
  • Trip Insurance
    Trip insurance may be purchased through this link: https://www.bucketlistegypt.com/travel-insurance

Available options

Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids
$45
18 left
Single Supplement
$150
20 left

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Egypt!

As you get off the plane and head towards passport control, you will see our airport agent holding a sign with your name on it. He will help you get your Egyptian visa, lead you through VIP passport control, through baggage claim, and then escort you to your hotel across from the Great Pyramids!



Your Organizer


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Annie Emanuelli
8 reviews
Hi - I'm Annie, the founder of Bucket List Travel! Travel is my life! I left a 30+ year career as a corporate marketing exec to start my own travel business, taking people to Bucket List locations! I'd like to take you somewhere you've always dreamed of going. Stop dreaming, start packing!

Reviews

We had a wonderful trip! I love that Annie got to go with us and Tim is an incredible guide and we couldn’t ask for anyone better! All of the lodging was great but mziki is my favorite! I added on hot air balloon, farewell dinner and Victoria falls and they were all amazing! Thank you Annie and Tim
By Emily E for May 1-12, 2022: South Africa! on 21 May, 2022
Jordan has been at the top of my destination list since 2018. I finally made it! My heart was happy in Jordan. I had the opportunity to see and do everything on my wish list. Mt. Nebo, Jordan River, floating in the Dead Sea, private guide through Petra, exploring Wadi Rum and feeding camels. I can’t wait to go back and spend more time in Wadi Rum. Thank you Annie and Yasser for making my long awaited dreams come true!
By Kimberly M for Jordan!! Nov. 13-19, 2021 on 24 Nov, 2021
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This is my second time booking thru bucket list travel with Annie and both trips I had a great time meet new people got to learn the history of the tours we took the food culture I will definitely refer my friends to book with bucket list travel.!
By Jessica N for Jordan!! Nov. 13-19, 2021 on 22 Nov, 2021
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I just got back from the trip of a lifetime. Annie and her contacts in South Africa set up an itinerary to make sure you experience different facets of the country in the time you spend there but best of all they make you feel welcome and make sure you see the animals! The accommodations were great and the people we met were great. This vacation exceeded all my expectations and I may never top this trip!!
By Sheila C for Aug 29-Sept 9, 2021: Bucket List Travel! on 11 Sep, 2021
If you are thinking of going to Egypt, I highly recommend Bucket List Travel. My husband and I have just completed a private tour. We were their first booking since the pandemic started, and we truly loved the experience. Annie arranged a great itinerary tailored to our preferences,, and Yasser, our guide couldn’t have been better. He is a scholar in Egyptology who is passionate about his country, its history, culture, architecture, food and all things Egypt. He is also fun to be with and bends over backwards to give his guests the best experience possible. We normally travel independently, but are so glad we decided to see Egypt this way. We would not have gotten half as much out of the trip without the background and understanding provided by Yasser. I would recommend using Bucket List Travel without hesitation.
By Iris S for Egypt Private Tour: Iris Newman Stone on 11 Apr, 2021
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I just returned from a once in a lifetime trip to Cairo organized by Bucket List Travel. Annie took care of every detail of planning, and it really showed when I got off the plane and was taken care of from start to finish with the greatest care. Our guide Yasser was kind, professional, knowledgeable, and funny! He went above and beyond to ensure every need was met and we got the most out of each day in Egypt. I always felt safe and loved experiencing local life and culture. I plan to grab my friends and book again with Bucket List Travel!
By Noel G on 05 Feb, 2020