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Cairo to Zanzibar 2018

Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over
Thursday 22 March to Sunday 15 April 2018 ex Australia

Optional Excursions


Islamic Cairo -
3hrs - $50pp US

Visit the Gayer Anderson Museum, which consists of two houses from the 16th and 17th century built with a unique architectural style and filled with antique furniture from all over the Middle East. Nearby is the Ibn Toulon Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in Cairo built in the 8th century with strong Persian influences to the design. The final stop is the El Sultan Hassab Mosque, built in the 13th century and considered one of the best examples of Islamic architecture from that era.

Sound & Light Show at Giza
1hr - $55pp US

The Sound and Light Show at the Great Pyramids takes place on the Giza plateau. You will hear the story of Egypt as seen through the eyes of the Sphinx over the ages, and see the breathtaking sight of the floodlit pyramids lit up under the stars.
Please note: you may not be permitted to use video cameras during this performance.

Dahshur Pyramid
2hrs - $55pp US

Dahshur forms the southernmost area of the Memphis Necropolis and contains a number of pyramid complexes and monuments. This site was used as funerary grounds beginning in the time of the Fourth Dynasty, where King Senefru built two of his three pyramids: the "Bent" pyramid, named for the angle of the sides, and the "Red Pyramid" named for the red limestone used in its construction. The latter was the first complete pyramid in Egypt.

Luxor Museum  
1.5 hrs - $60pp US

Experience one of the best displays of antiquities in Egypt at the Luxor Museum including artefacts from King Tutankhamen’s Tomb.
Includes: Egyptologist tour guide, private car and driver, museum representative & entrance fees.

Sound & Light Show Karnak
1.5hrs - $55pp US

Experience the beauty of the Temple of Karnak illuminated against the darkness of night as the pharaohs of the New Kingdom take you on a narrated journey into Ancient Egypt.
Please note:you may not be permitted to use video cameras during this performance.


Maasai Mara Balloon Safari
3Hrs (2.5 Hrs approx. based on transfer to/from) - $450pp US

This morning enjoy an amazing experience as you take a balloon ride over the Maasai Mara. This is probably one of the most scenic views you will ever experience as you depart at dawn and float, suspended in a basket beneath a canopy while viewing the sights of the mighty Maasai Mara and its wildlife. On landing, you’ll be provided with a delicious bubbly-style bush breakfast.

Please Note: All tours are based on minimum 2 participants (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability. The length of tours advised is an approximate only. Tours can be booked on tour directly with your guide. Prices are a guide only and are subject to change. Payment must be made to your guide by cash only.

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Encounter Travel
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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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