Egypt might be well and truly on the tourist trail, but there is also a whole other unseen side that we present to you as part of our Alternative Egypt Tour.
With our tours of Yemen Socotra, we have been getting a lot of requests for an alternative tour of Egypt, and we couldn’t leave you disappointed. Sure, you could go and get swarmed by the hordes of tourists and sellers in Giza or in Luxor, we like to do things differently however, and as such here is our foray into the lesser-seen side of Egypt.
We’ll be exploring the City of the Dead – an impressive neighbourhood composed of old buildings which have been now occupied by the poorer classes of the country. A frenetic hustle and bustle amongst ruins. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Garbage City – a slum neighbourhood of the capital literally overrun by trash, an easily overlooked side of our urban, globalised planet.
Obviously, a trip to Egypt cannot be complete without visiting any pyramids, so allow us to take you way off the tourist path and explore the rarely seen Bent Pyramid, Red Pyramid and the Pyramid of Djoser. Each with their own unique history and designs.
We’ll spend overnight at a Bedouin camp to give you enough time to explore the White Desert of Egypt. An incredible scenery with a landscape made of white chalk rock formations.
Our Alternative Egypt tour can be combined with our Yemen Mainland Hadhramaut tour to make the most out of your visit.
Thursday 29th February – Cairo
Friday 1st March – Cairo
Saturday 2nd March – Cairo – Bahariya – White Desert
Sunday 3rd March – White Desert – Bahariya – Cairo
Monday 4th March – Cairo
Tuesday 5th March – Cairo
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– Accommodation based on twin-share basis in Cairo
– Camping equipment in the White Desert
– Breakfasts and meals outside of Cairo (2 lunches, 1 dinner)
– Transportation in an AC-van as per itinerary
– English speaking guide
– Visa fees ($25 for most nationalities)
– Single supplement ($120)
– Travel insurance
– International flights to and from Cairo
– Lunch and dinners in Cairo
– Personal spendings
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.