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Egypt Group Tours for Solo Travelers

Travel solo as part of a group tour to Egypt

Why Travel Solo To Egypt?

The pyramids, the River Nile, Cairo’s buzzing street-food scene... Egypt lays claim to some of the world’s most revered treasures and you’ll experience them all while traveling solo as part of a group tour in this extraordinary country.

This is a destination imbued with history and legend, a place that still conjures images of treasure-laden tombs and the discovery of Tutankhamun. And while nowadays you’re less likely to unearth gold in an uncharted temple on your tour through Egypt, you will stumble upon treasures of other kinds every way you turn.

Imagine losing yourself in the intense sounds and smells of the labyrinthine Khan al-Khalili Bazaar in Cairo. Picture the moment you see the pyramids of Giza for the first time. See yourself drifting down the Nile on a traditional felucca sailboat and dining with locals in the Nubian village of Gharb Soheil. Or witnessing the temples of Luxor by candlelight. These are moments more valuable than gold, we think. Although gold would be nice, too.

Please see our FAQs page about travel to Egypt during the ongoing situation in Israel and Palestine.



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Top places to visit in Egypt

Giza

Located on the west bank of the Nile on the edge of the desert, Giza is the site of the world-famous Pyramids – the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World – as well as a complex of other ancient Egyptian monuments including the iconic Sphinx.

Luxor

Luxor is often called the world’s greatest open-air museum, for the scale and grandeur of its monuments that survived from ancient Thebes. Don’t miss the colonnaded temple of Karnak or the tombs of Ramses I and VI in the ancient Valley of the Kings.

Cairo

Cairo is a vast, sprawling capital city with a long rich history and divine cuisine. Visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities or the Mosque of Muhammad Ali (Pasha) and explore the winding streets of the bustling Khan Al-Khalili bazaar.

Aswan

Starting point for trips to Abu Simbel and the Temple of Ramses II, Aswan is a tranquil base where you can take lazy felucca rides to river islands, visit Nubian villages or explore the atmospheric desert Monastery of St Simeon.

Trips to Egypt

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8 Days in Africa

True Egypt

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Egypt Facts

What’s the national language in Egypt?

Arabic

What’s the currency in Egypt?

Egyptian pound

Timezone

Egypt follows Eastern European Standard Time of GMT+2

Top three activities

1. Explore the Great Pyramid of Giza
2. Sail down the Nile on a felucca
3. Visit the Valley of the Kings in Luxor

Top five dishes to try

1. Falafel – deep-fried balls of dried fava beans
2. Kushari – macaroni and lentils topped with onions
3. Shawarma – marinated meat cooked on a spit
4. Mulukhiya – green leaf dip, often eaten with chicken
5. Fatteh – layers of toasted flatbread, rice and spiced meat with a garlic sauce

90 °f

Average temp in high season

What’s the weather like in Egypt?

Egypt has a hot desert climate, except for the northern coast, which has a temperate Mediterranean climate. Summer temperatures can reach a high of 90ºF (32ºC) while winter temperatures average 63ºF (17ºC).

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