Discover the Wonders of Egypt on this luxury organized trip by LEVA-ME!
We’ll take you on a journey to the land where history blends with mysticism! Unravel the ancient mysteries of Egypt. Countless temples have emerged on the banks of the Nile River, which meanders through the Sahara Desert, from the north to the south of the country.
Embrace the madness of Cairo and explore the grandeur of the Pyramids of Giza, the first wonder of the world, while learning about the legends surrounding their inexplicable construction. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes and historic cities along the way. Egypt’s history spans millennia – to give you an idea, the famous Cleopatra is closer in time to the launch of the iPhone than to the construction of the pyramids, so you can imagine how long ago they were built.
The moment we lay eyes on the Abu Simbel temple, words fail us. It’s a journey through time, amid golden sand dunes, temples with over 4000 years of history, adorned with majestic columns and intricately carved walls. Egypt is all about warmth, exoticism, date palm trees laden with fruit, dust, the serenity of the Nile, and the turquoise waters of the Red Sea.
Let yourself be enchanted by Egyptian hospitality as you live a truly extraordinary experience. We wanted to create a different kind of trip, transporting you to a unique atmosphere, filled with adventure and comfort, so you could experience your very own Arabian Nights during your vacation. We are certain that Egypt will leave an indelible mark on you.
Upon arrival in Cairo, enjoy a private transfer to our luxurious 5-star hotel. After a refreshing bath and a moment of rest, we’ll gather the group for a brief introduction and to address any questions about the trip. It’s a day to connect and meet new people. Evening at leisure.
Accommodation: 5-star Hotel
Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Today, we’ll explore some of Egypt’s most important landmarks. Embark on an exciting visit to the Pyramids of Giza, where you’ll be in awe of the grandeur of these historical wonders.
Enjoy lunch with a breathtaking view of the Pyramids, savoring typical Egyptian dishes. Next, we head to the renowned Cairo Museum, where pharaonic treasures and fascinating artifacts await.
After the museum, we’ll visit the majestic Mosque of Muhammad Ali, known for its stunning architecture and panoramic views of the city. After a day filled with discoveries, return to the comfort of the hotel to relax by the pool.
In the evening, take the opportunity to explore Cairo’s vibrant nightlife, perhaps catching a belly dance show.
Accommodation: 5-star Hotel
Today we will have an adventure at Wadi Rayan and the Fayum Oasis. It will be approximately a 2-hour journey until we reach one of the 6 main oases in Egypt. Here, we will walk through the dunes, take photos of fantastic landscapes, see waterfalls, and do sandboarding on the dunes. We’ll have lunch and in the afternoon, we’ll continue exploring beautiful landscapes and lakes where you can refresh yourself. In the late afternoon, we’ll return to our 5-star hotel in Cairo, where we’ll have a restful night because tomorrow we’ll be heading south in Egypt.
Accommodation: 5-star hotel.
Have breakfast, enjoy your morning and head back to Cairo Airport to catch a flight to Aswan. After arriving at Aswan, private transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.
Accommodation: 5-star Hotel
Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, preparing to explore the historical treasures and natural beauty of the region. You have a free day or can opt for the extra activity, a visit to Abu Simbel.
For those choosing the free day, you can enjoy the fantastic hotel pool. In the late afternoon, join the rest of the group for a boat ride on the Nile and a visit to the Nubian village. The rest of the night is at leisure.
Accommodation: 5-star Hotel
One of the most incredible temples you’ll ever visit in your life is the Abu Simbel Temple, an archaeological wonder carved into the rock, honoring Pharaoh Ramses II. We will depart around 7:00 AM, and it’s a 3-hour trip, almost reaching the Sudanese border. After the temple visit, we’ll have lunch and return to our hotel in Aswan.
After breakfast, you can still enjoy the hotel pool as we will only depart for Luxor around 1:00 PM. The journey takes approximately 3 hours, but Luxor is a beautiful city that you will undoubtedly love. As planned, we arrive at our hotel, complete the check-in process, and you’ll have free time to relax by the pool or take a stroll around the city.
Accommodation: 5-star Hotel
After breakfast, we set out to visit the famous “Valley of the Kings.” In this historic valley, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the tombs of legendary pharaohs. Built amid the mountains, it is the final resting place of Egypt’s great kings. The entry ticket allows you to visit up to 8 tombs. If you wish to visit Tutankhamun’s tomb, there’s an additional fee on-site. Next, we’ll visit the stunning Temple of Hatshepsut, a majestic architectural complex carved into the rock and dedicated to Queen Pharaoh Hatshepsut.
Continuing our journey, we visit the imposing Temple of Karnak, one of the largest religious complexes ever built. Explore its massive columns, obelisks, and ornamented courtyards, each telling ancient stories of glory and worship. We anticipate that leaving this place will be challenging with all the photo opportunities.
After an exhilarating morning, enjoy a typical Egyptian lunch. In the afternoon, relax and recharge at the hotel pool or take a stroll around the city. The rest of the day and evening are at your leisure. To ensure a timely departure tomorrow, consider settling your room expenses tonight if you’ve consumed anything.
Accommodation: 5-star Hotel
This day offers an extra activity if you wish. After breakfast, it’s time to pack your backpack and head to Hurghada on the Red Sea. The journey takes approximately 4 hours. Once we reach our new hotel, we’ll check-in, and you can dive into the warm, crystal-clear waters of the beach. No more early mornings and rushing around. You now have 3 days to relax and enjoy your time as you please because holidays are also about lounging around.
Accommodation: 5-star Hotel
Watching the sunrise while floating over the Valley of the Kings in a hot air balloon is an unforgettable experience. If you wish to join this activity, please note the following: You’ll wake up around 03:30 AM, so grab something to eat the day before. The trip to the balloon location takes about 1 hour.
Since we’ll be at a certain altitude, it’s advisable to bring a sweater as it can get chilly. The balloon ride lasts approximately 45 minutes, and each balloon carries up to 20 people. After the balloon ride, we return to the hotel, have breakfast, check-out, and proceed to Hurghada.
A completely free day for you to enjoy as you wish.
Accommodation: 5-star Hotel
After breakfast, you have another free day to enjoy as you like or opt for an extra activity. In the evening, we’ll have a poolside sunset and a farewell dinner at the hotel.
Accommodation: 5-star Hotel
If you want to see the turquoise waters of the Red Sea, today is the day. We’ll take a 30-minute trip to the center of Hurghada to board our private boat. Along the way, if we’re lucky, we might spot some dolphins. Upon reaching Eden Island, you’ll have your umbrella and sunbeds to enjoy a few hours on a beach reminiscent of the Maldives – the water is incredible! The beach has a bar where you can purchase your lunch or drinks. In the late afternoon, we return to Hurghada and the hotel. Included: Transfers, boat trip, island entry, umbrella, sunbed, snorkeling equipment, light snack, and non-alcoholic beverages on board.
Breakfast at the hotel. It’s time to pack your bags and head back home. We’ll take a van transfer to Hurghada Airport and continue our journey to the final destination. Wasn’t it incredible?!
– Accompaniment throughout the 11-day journey by LEVA-ME travel leader.
– Local English-speaking guide.
– 10 nights’ accommodation in 5-star hotels.
– Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: 15 meals (10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner).
– Airport transfers: Only one transfer to and from the airport (scheduled according to the recommended flight time).
– Transfers between cities in private air-conditioned buses, as per the itinerary.
– Desert transportation and day in a 4×4.
– Entry fees to sites, temples, monuments, and activities as described in the program: Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, Cairo Museum, Muhammad Ali Mosque, Valley of the Kings (general ticket), Temple of Hatshepsut, and Karnak Temple.
– Boat trip to Nubian village.
– International and domestic flights (Cairo – Aswan).
– Meals not mentioned and beverages during meals.
– Extra activities (only for those interested): Abu Simbel Temple / Luxor Balloon Ride / Eden Island boat trip.
– Personal travel insurance (mandatory).
– Visas ($25 USD).
– Anything not mentioned in the previous section.
To make the trip more accessible to everyone, certain activities are not included in the trip price. However, they are pre-organized, and anyone interested can reserve them when booking the trip. During the free days, everyone can do as they please – relaxing on the beach, enjoying the hotel pool, exploring the city’s markets, visiting temples, or participating in these activities.
Extra activities must be booked and paid for up to 2 months before the trip, except for the balloon ride. Reservations or cancellations will not be accepted after that date. The travel leader may not accompany the extra activities, but there will always be a designated person in charge to pick you up and bring you back to the hotel. The prices listed may be subject to change until the travel date.
ABU SIMBEL VISIT WITH LUNCH – €70 per person
LUXOR BALLOON RIDE – €100 per person
RED SEA BOAT CRUISE – €50 per person
You can make a reservation for the trip at the end of this page. A 30% deposit is required at the time of booking, and the final payment is due 70 days before the tour. Please review our Cancellation Policy.
The 30% deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellation. Payment is made on our website via Multibanco (Portuguese ATM system) using the entity and reference, which is valid for 24 hours.
International travelers can pay via bank transfer.
Invoices will be sent with the details that client share when doing the reservation.
How can I book this organized trip?
You can book at the end of this page. Simply select your preferred date and fill in the form with your details. Afterward, a Multibanco reference will be generated with a 24-hour validity. You will need to go to an ATM or your bank’s website and access the payments and services area. Once we receive confirmation of your payment, we will send you all the travel information and necessary documents to complete the reservation.
Can I sign up alone?
Absolutely! Our groups consist of couples, friends, and families, but most of our travelers sign up individually. It’s a journey to meet new people and make friends.
Is this trip suitable for me?
This trip is designed for people who enjoy fun and making friends, regardless of age. If you come with a relaxed spirit, you’re sure to have an unforgettable week. It’s important to understand that this is an adventure trip, so unexpected situations may arise. While we spend a lot of time traveling in jeeps, there’s no need for physical exertion.
Traveling in Egypt is not like staying at the Four Seasons in Paris. Being in Africa, you might encounter situations such as encounters with animals not found at home, weak or nonexistent internet, malfunctioning air conditioning, showers with less pressure and heat than what you’re used to, or food that may not compare to your mom’s cooking. However, the uniqueness of everything makes the experience worthwhile. If it were the same as home, it wouldn’t be worth leaving, right?
Unfortunately, we cannot promise perfect weather. Sometimes, it rains, and the sea can be rough. Be aware that there might be changes to the itinerary. But what’s a journey without adventure? If you invite a friend to join the tour, make sure they are aware of these factors. We want to avoid having a grumpy traveler who was “dragged” along by friends, as it can spoil the fun and relaxed atmosphere of the group.
What type of accommodation will we stay in?
LEVA-ME stands out for providing quality accommodations to travelers. We offer neither luxury nor low-cost trips. Most of the time, you’ll stay in double rooms with either a double bed or two separate beds. In some situations, you may have to stay in triple rooms. Whenever possible, couples will have double beds. Solo travelers will share rooms with other solo travelers of the same gender, but exceptions may occur. We’ll stay in 5-star hotels throughout the trip.
How are room allocations made?
Room allocations are made randomly as travelers sign up. We try to match roommates based on their age group. By the time of the trip, LEVA-ME will have all the room arrangements finalized. If you’re traveling alone, you’ll share the room with another solo traveler of the same gender. Couples or friends will have their own private room.
What if I want a single room?
It’s rarely possible to add an additional single room. If you’re interested, please contact us. We’ll inquire about availability and the price of the single supplement, which is usually quite high.
Are flights included?
No, each traveler is responsible for booking their own flight tickets. LEVA-ME organizes the entire itinerary from the moment you arrive at the destination until your return.
Why aren’t flights included?
LEVA-ME has travelers from different countries, making it impossible to include flights in the trip package. Additionally, we want every traveler to have the freedom to choose their preferred dates, flight times, and airline. You can decide to arrive earlier or extend your stay; you have complete freedom.
Can you help me book flights?
Once the trip is confirmed by LEVA-ME, we will send all travelers an email with the recommended flights, mainly departing from Lisbon and Porto. However, travelers can choose to book other flights if they find more advantageous options. If you’re departing from a different city/country and need assistance, we can provide recommendations.
When should I arrive at the destination and depart?
You should arrive at the destination on the tour start date (as mentioned on the website) and book your return flight on the tour end date.
I live abroad; do I need to travel to Lisbon to join the group?
No, you can depart from your country of residence, and we will meet at the destination. We’ll discuss how the group will gather later.
I don’t have a flight on the tour start date; can I arrive earlier?
Yes, you can arrive earlier, but you’ll be on your own until you meet the travel leader and the group at the hotel on the tour start date. If you wish, you can also extend your stay after the LEVA-ME tour ends.
If I want to arrive earlier or stay later, can I book accommodation through LEVA-ME?
No, we won’t book accommodation for these additional days, but we’ll provide the names of the hotels so you can book directly with them.
Will the group of travelers travel together?
A significant portion of the group will travel together, especially if they choose the recommended flights. However, as we have travelers departing from various parts of the world, the official meeting point for the group is at the destination airport. For those taking different flights, the meeting point will be the hotel.
How will we all meet, given that some will be on different flights?
We’ll have all the flight details and schedules of all participants. Some will meet at the airport in Portugal, others at the destination airport, and some may meet at the riad.
Can travelers from Portugal meet at the airport?
Yes, travelers departing from Lisbon/Porto can meet the travel leader at the boarding gate to get acquainted before the journey.
How are transfers organized?
Upon arrival at the destination airport, a local guide will be waiting with a sign displaying LEVA-ME’s name. Just join the guide and wait until all travelers have gathered.
What type of transportation will be used during the trip?
We will mainly use buses, but in some situations, we may use jeeps.
When will LEVA-ME confirm the trip?
We confirm the trip when all conditions for its realization are met, such as reaching the minimum number of travelers and finalizing all organizational aspects (reservations, transfers, activities, etc.). Generally, confirmation occurs several months before the trip, but in exceptional cases, it may extend up to 20 days before the start date. It’s possible that the trip may be confirmed at the time you make your reservation.
When does LEVA-ME confirm the journey?
We confirm the trip when all the necessary conditions are met, including reaching the minimum number of travelers and finalizing all organization-related matters (reservations, transfers, activities, etc.). Generally, the confirmation takes place several months before the trip, but it can extend until a maximum of 20 days before the departure date. It may happen that when you make your reservation, the trip is already confirmed.
What if the trip is not confirmed?
If, up to 20 days before the trip, we haven’t reached the minimum number of travelers, we will get in touch with you to inform that the trip has been canceled.
What if LEVA-ME cancels the trip?
If LEVA-ME cancels the trip, we offer 3 options to the registered participants: Refund of the paid amount / Possibility to reschedule for a new date / Option to use the amount for another destination or keep it as credit for future trips. If it’s the traveler who cancels, the terms and conditions apply.
Who will I share this journey with?
Throughout the trip, you will be accompanied by the LEVA-ME travel leader. You will also travel with other adventurers, including solo travelers, couples, friends, and families, all sharing the common passion for travel, adventure, and discovery. The age range is diverse, with travelers from 20 to 80 years old, and everyone is welcome! We guarantee a fun atmosphere, and you’ll leave the journey with a new group of friends.
Will everyone be Portuguese?
The majority of our groups consist of Portuguese travelers, but occasionally, we may have travelers from other nationalities.
What language is spoken during LEVA-ME trips?
As the travel leaders and most of the travelers speak Portuguese, it will be the primary language used. Our guides and drivers also speak a bit of Portuguese, French, and Spanish. If you have any difficulties in understanding, the travel leader will be there to assist you.
What is the role of the travel leader?
The travel leader will be with you throughout the journey, ensuring you enjoy the destination in a relaxed manner. Please note that the travel leader is not a tourist guide who will provide detailed historical or cultural information. We occasionally have local guides who are knowledgeable about the monuments and cultural aspects. The travel leader takes care of all logistics, such as accommodations, transportation, meals, and activities, so you can fully immerse yourself in the experience. Additionally, the travel leader will introduce the group to the country and its culture, creating a fun and respectful atmosphere among travelers. Consider them a friend who is always available to assist you when needed.
Do you have a sustainability policy?
As passionate world travelers, we strive to make our trips as sustainable as possible. Whenever possible, we work with companies and hotels that have sustainability certifications. We provide information to our travelers on how to be responsible tourists. We aim to collaborate with small local businesses and hotels to support the local economy. We avoid practices that could have a negative impact on the local population or the places we visit, and we do not promote activities that exploit animals.
I have a health condition; can I join the trip?
All travelers are welcome on our journeys. However, if you have a health condition that may limit you physically, we recommend contacting us before making a reservation. We can advise you or recommend a more suitable LEVA-ME trip for your needs.
What meals are included?
Breakfast is included in all our trips, mostly consisting of Western-style options like juices, milk, coffee, bread, eggs, fruits, etc., although this may vary depending on the country or location where we stay. The included meals are generally local cuisine of the destination.
Why are some meals not included?
We like to give you some free time to explore and enjoy your moments independently. That’s why some meals are not included, giving you the flexibility to choose where you want to eat. On average, you might spend around €210 on meals not included, but we recommend bringing €250.
Do you cater to dietary restrictions?
We always try our best to accommodate vegetarian meals when notified by the traveler. However, options for celiac travelers may be limited, and in such cases, we recommend bringing some foods. Please understand that in certain places we visit, the options can be limited.
What about extra activities?
You should book and pay for the extra activities up to 2 months before the tour, except for the balloon ride. No new reservations or cancellations will be accepted after that date. While the travel leader may not always accompany the extra activities, each activity will have its responsible person who will meet you at the hotel.
Do I need to bring any special equipment?
No, there’s no need for any special equipment unless you want to bring a sheet/pillowcase for the night in the camp.
What about visas?
Visas are processed and paid upon arrival in Egypt, costing $25 USD, and only card payments are accepted.
Health and vaccinations?
We recommend that travelers consult a Travel Medicine clinic or their doctor 4 to 8 weeks before departure. A medical professional can advise on any necessary medications or vaccinations.
Do I need travel insurance?
All travelers are required to have travel insurance. You can get this insurance from any insurance company and must send us the proof of coverage.
Is it safe?
The situation is currently relatively stable in the most well-known tourist areas in Cairo, Alexandria, the Red Sea, Luxor, and Aswan. However, there is still a terrorism threat in Egypt. Travel should preferably be done in organized groups when possible. Although sporadic attacks against tourists have occurred, most terrorist attacks have targeted security forces or places of worship.
We don’t want to cause any undue concern; Egypt receives millions of tourists annually, and there is a significant presence of police and military on the streets. It is advised to cooperate with the authorities and follow the instructions of Egyptian police and military personnel. It’s worth remembering that we might be in remote areas with limited access to hospitals, and it may take hours to reach a medical facility. The local population is generally friendly and kind. However, you should take normal precautions, especially in major cities.
Is there an age requirement?
You must be over 18 years old. Young people aged 16 and above are welcome when accompanied by their parents. The price is the same as for adults.
Why do you sometimes only have one last place available for a man or woman?
This happens when the last available spot on the trip is to share a room with another person of the same gender.
If the trip is sold out, does that mean I can’t sign up, even if I’m traveling alone?
Exactly, when the trip is sold out, it’s sold out. Unfortunately, we cannot add any more people as there are no available spots in the accommodations or transportation. You can always join the waiting list, and if there are any cancellations, we will get in touch with you.
Will I have time for myself?
Absolutely! We don’t like trips where every minute is planned. Our tour will be fulfilling, but there will also be plenty of time for you to explore on your own!
How many tour spots can I buy at once?
You can book all available spots.
Can you hold spots?
No, spots are only reserved after the payment of the reservation fee (30% of the total amount).
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