Cairo to Khartoum

Marvel at ancient wonders on this 27-day adventure deep into the arid heart of North Africa. Covering some of the planet's most spectacular landscapes, this unforgettable journey from Egypt's vibrant capital to friendly Khartoum takes in legendary sites of antiquity, lush oases and remote desert settlements. Gaze in awe at the legendary Egyptian temples and tombs of Giza, Luxor and Aswan, then voyage across mighty Lake Nasser and follow a Nile camel route through rugged desert. Discover the rich culture and mesmerising charm of this remarkable region on this incredible adventure.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Cairo

Explore the iconic Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza and the sprawling Saqqara cemetery with a local guide. There's also time to see precious, ancient treasures housed in the Egyptian Museum.

Days 8-10 Luxor

The ancient Egyptian capital of Luxor houses spectacular temples and tombs. Ride a donkey to the remarkable Valley of the Kings and visit the Temples of Karnak with an Egyptologist.

Days 11-14 Aswan

Arrive in Aswan and unwind with a stroll along the Nile River or take a relaxing felucca cruise, followed by a sunset cocktail. See a giant, unfinished obelisk, haggle for souvenirs and treasures in the souq or take a trip to see the two magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.

Days 15-16 Wadi Halfa

Embark on an epic ferry adventure across Lake Nasser, an enormous man-made lake. Glimpse spectacular scenery en route to the port of Wadi Halfa at Sudan's northern tip.

Days 25-27 Khartoum

Brush up on some Arabic language skills with the friendly residents of Khartoum city, Sudan's busy capital. Relax in a chai house and recount memories of this remarkable North African tour.

Days 17-22 Nubian Desert

Travel into Sudan and follow a camel route through the rugged terrain of the Nubian Desert, passing oases, small Nile hamlets and ancient relics of past civilisations. In the evening, share a simple meal around the campfire and sleep under the stars as nomadic locals pass by.

Days 23-24 Meroe

Admire the spectacular pyramids of Meroe, explore Naqa's Lion Temple and the palace of Musawwarat.

Days 3-4 Bahariya Oasis/White Desert

Set of from Cairo and into the Western Desert. Travel in the footsteps of thousands of years of travellers and see why so many people are touched by this part of the world. We explore Ptolemaic tombs, hot springs, palm groves and the remote Crystal Mountain. Camp under the stars at the Bahariya Oasis and in the White Desert.

Day 5 Dakhla Oasis

Journey to the rose-hued rocks, antiquities and greenery of the Dakhla Oasis. There is the opportunity to take an overnight camel trek into the desert to camp near hot springs.

Days 6-7 El Kharga Oasis

The outstanding Temple of Hebes is not the only beauty of this area. Palm tree lined streets, unspoilt springs and numerous antiquities are spoils of the area. Sleep under a million stars in this special part of Egypt.

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