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Dig deep in the history to discover a World of wonders!

Destination Overview

The birthplace to the first great civilisation, Egypt is riddled with history from the legendary Pyramids to the breath-taking River Nile.

Egypt is a mix of beauty and amazing sights, whether on expedition diving in the crystal clear red sea, climbing Mount Sinai (2,285m) or Mount Catherine (2,642m), touring the world-renown museum of Luxor, or a walk around the crazed streets of Cairo.

Oh, and they have some famous pyramids of some sort (!)

This incredible part of the world is perfect for students who want a mix of history and exploration on their school expedition!

Quick Facts


Grade – moderate

Altitude – -113 m – 2,629 m

Visa – Visa required – Minimum 6 months on passport on arrival


Capital – Cairo

Official Language – Modern Standard Arabic

Population – 87.1 million

Climate – Mild winter November – April, Hot summer May – October

Religion – Islam

Currency – Egyptian Pound

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Location + Itinerary

Egypt is the 29th biggest country in the world, covering a total area of 1,002,450 sq. km. It is located in the northeast corner of the African continent, on the Mediterranean Sea, at a crossroad between Africa, Asia and Europe. It is bordered to the east by the Red Sea, Palestine and Israel to the north-east, Libya to the west, and Sudan to the south.

The stunning, colossal monuments of Ancient Egypt never fail to astonish. The heat, sight and the light of the desert invigorate. The cool, turquoise waters rejuvenate. A romantic cruise along the world’s longest river dazzles the senses. A first class getaway resort in the Red Sea Riviera is pure escapism. No place has the magic, mystery and pleasures of Egypt.

Venture deep into the desert; safaris to Western Desert oases, the stunning Great Sand Sea desert and the Sinai desert are engrossing adventures. Rev your engine, quad biking in the Eastern Desert is a rush. Hiking the mountains of the Sinai is a gripping experience. Camping in the White Desert is surreal. Discover the unexpected; diving from the coasts of Egypt constantly unravels underwater treasures and an abundance of undersea life. You can choose to go for German submarine and Napoleonic era warship wreck dives, coral reef diving in the Red Sea or explore underwater ruins in the Mediterranean that date back from the golden age of the pharaohs up to the reign of Cleopatra. If you don’t care to dive but would still love to get wet, harness the wind! Kite surfing in Safaga is adrenaline packed fun.

Day 1 - Depart from the UK and fly to Cairo, Egypt.
Day 2 - Visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Grand Egyptian Museum.
Day 3 - Visit the Civilization Museum to see the New Kingdom Kings Mummies. Visit Coptic Cairo, the Citadel of Saldin and Khan al-Khalili Bazaar in the afternoon then head to the train station to catch the sleeper train to Aswan.
Day 4 -Upon arrival visit the Philae Temple. Check into the hotel and then in the afternoon experience a felucca boat trip, camel ride and see the St Simon Monastery followed by a visit to Nubian village and Dinner.
Day 5 - Drive from Aswan to Luxor approx 4 hours. Visit the Karnak Temple upon arrival to Luxor.
Day 6 - Visit the Valley Of The Kings including Tutankhamen , the Temple Of Queen Hatshepsut and Colossi Of Memnon, then drive to Hurghada approx 4 hours.
Day 7 - Free day in Hurghada for snorkelling or diving activity
Day 8 - Drive this morning from Hurghada to Cairo, spend the last night in Cairo
Day 9 - Departure back to U.K

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- Mel Black – Wilberforce College -

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