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PYRAMIDS + VALLEYS

Highlights
  • Pyramids of Giza

  • Ancient Temples + Tombs 

  • One Night Camping in the Desert

  • Boat Excursion on the Nile River

  • Visit the Famous El Zahraa Stud

  • Swim with the Horses in the Nile

Bay Baldi horse standing in front of Giza Pyramids.

 

Location: Cairo + Luxor.

3 Nights Cairo, 8 Nights Luxor

Nights: 11 Nights/12 Days (8 Days Riding)

Rider Limitations: For Strong Intermediate - Advanced Riders

Riders Must be Over 16 Years Old

Weight Limit - 90kg

Group Size: Maximum 8 People

Dates: Set Dates Throughout the Year 

Riding: 8 Days Riding. 3-7 Hours Per Day

Flights: Flights must be booked to arrive at Cairo International Airport. Flights on departure day must be booked to leave from Luxor International Airport

Internet: Wi-fi Available at Accommodation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Included:

All Riding

 Accommodation

Food

 Bottled Water

Airport Transfers

Tours on Itinerary

Entrance Fees for Tours

Not Included:

Flights 

Charter Flight from Cairo to Luxor 

Insurance (Mandatory)

Entry Visa to Egypt 

Soft Drinks + Alcoholic Drinks

 Additional Tours Not on Itinerary. 

Extra Costs:

Tips for staff/guides.

Grey horse and rider walking through the Nile River

Price:
 
11 Nights/12 Days:

£2390

Price is per person sharing accommodation.

Single travelers are also welcome.

A single supplement of 10% of the total tour price is charged.

Single travelers have the option of pairing up to avoid the single supplement. If two solo travelers on the same tour have indicated a willingness to share accommodations and are successfully paired, the single supplement would not be charged or would be refunded (excluding any applicable refund fees).

Dates:

20th September - 1st October 2022

15th November - 26th November 2022

11th February - 22nd  February 2023

19th March - 30th March 2023

5th May - 16th May 2023

10th October - 21st October 2023

8th November - 19th November 2023

Pyramids + Valleys
Itinerary

Please note this is a sample only, individual experiences may vary slightly.

This itinerary acts as a guide to give you an overview of what your tour will be like.

Day 1 - Welcome to Egypt!

You made it to the home of the pyramids and the land of the Pharaohs! A transfer will be waiting for you at Cairo Airport to take you to the Nine Pyramids hotel in Giza.  The first day is very laid back. Take your time to settle in, relax with a drink, and take in the views of the pyramids and Sphinx from the hotel.

Meet the staff, then have a delicious rooftop dinner, complete with phenomenal views. You will be treated to a Sound and Light Show as you enjoy your meal. After a relaxed evening and good night's sleep you will be well rested for the first day of riding!

View of Giza Pyraminds from Nine Pyramids Hotel Rooftop
Horses and riders in front of the Giza pyramids in Egypt

Day 2 - Giza Pyramids + Egyptian Museum

Now the adventure really starts!

Meet the horses and saddle up for an exhilarating ride to the Pyramids of Giza! By the time you get there you will have completely and utterly have fallen in love with your horse.

You will have long gallops and exhilarating races across the sand in the desert on the way.

Dismount in Giza and explore the incredible history while the horses rest. Getting up close to the Great Pyramid and the famous Sphinx on a fascinating tour.

Lunch will be the national dish kosheri, followed by a visit to the Egyptian Museum, containing the largest collection of Pharaoh antiques, mummies, sarcophagi, papyrus, and much more.

Ride back to the hotel and watch a once-in-a-lifetime sunset on the roof before dinner.

Day 3 - Saqqara, Dashur + Abusir Pyramids

The morning is spent visiting historical sites south of Giza, starting with the Step Pyramid, which is the oldest in the world. The Step Pyramid was built around  4,700 years ago for Pharoah Djoser, and is one of the most iconic monuments in Egypt.

The next stop is Dashur, where you will explore inside the burial chamber of the Red Pyramid and also visit the unique “Bent” Pyramid. From Dashur, you then head to the stables for a lunch of home cooked dishes. 

In the afternoon, ride to Abusir, the main burial site for the pharaohs of the Old Kingdom 5th Dynasty. This site contains numerous tombs and three pyramids.

Enjoy a gallop in the desert around the pyramids on the way home. 

Tuck in to a traditional Egyptian dinner in one of the local restaurants after a long day of exploring. 

Egypt pyraminds from between the ears of a horse
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Day 4 - El Zahraa Stud

Visit the world famous El Zahraa Arabian stud farm; the original source of all horses known as 'Straight Egyptian Arabians'.

 Stud programs around the world have been founded by horses exported from El Zahraa, which has played a vital role in the preservation and promotion of the Arabian breed.

 Tour the facilities and meet the stunning stallions and broodmares, who show off all the features of a flashy, spectacular Arabian; including delicately dished faces, raised tails, and mesmerizing floating trots.

In the afternoon take a short, one-hour flight to Luxor. Settle in to your new accommodation in the peaceful village of Ramlah near the Nile River.

Unwind, have dinner, and go to sleep dreaming about Arabian Horses!

Day 5 - Explore Luxor

After a hearty breakfast, meet the Luxor horses, and your new ride! 

Start the day with a ride along the Nile River. Trot and canter through trails on the West Bank.

You may spot some water buffalo as you pass by lush farmland! 

Have a picnic lunch with the horses next to the Nile and take a breather, before some laid-back riding through village streets and along the canal.

A barbeque dinner will be served back at the stables after the ride, including grilled chicken and roasted vegetables. Chat around the fire and relax with a drink as night falls, before climbing on to the stable roof to lie under the stars.

Woman riding gray Baladi horse, Egypt
Rider on grey horse in front of columns of Memnon

Day 6 - West Bank

You'll be on and off the horses today while you explore all that the West Bank has to offer!

In the morning, ride past the iconic Columns of Memnon on the way to Medinet Habu Temple.

Enjoy a tour of the temple before enjoying lunch at a nearby restaurant with great views of Mount Thebes. The afternoon ride takes you to another impressive temple of the Theban Necropolis; Ramesseum.

The temple's massive hypostyle hall and statues exhibit the pharaoh’s great wealth.

On your way back to the stable, ride through swaths of farmland and enjoy lengthy canters along fields of sugar cane.

Dinner is at a favourite local restaurant, before retiring to bed after a long day in the saddle.

Day 7 - Mount Thebes + Desert Camping

Today is a full day of riding, taking you from the Nile River Banks, all the way to Mount Thebes, and ending with the unique experience of sleeping under the stars in the desert!

 Today is an early start, but you'll wake up easily with the air in your face as you canter between fields of banana trees and past the ancient village of Old Qurna. After a lunch of local specialties, the ride continues up Mount Thebes where you can take in breath taking views of Luxor and the Nile, before exploring the hills around the Valley of the Kings. 

 Cook a traditional Egyptian dinner over an open fire and experience a magical desert sunset with Egyptian tea and music, before spending the night in a Bedouin tent. This is a night you will never forget! 

Horses around Bedouin camp in the Egyptian Desert
Sightseeing in Egypt

Day 8 - Hatshepsut Temple & Nile Dinner Cruise

Have breakfast next to your horse at sunrise, while watching hot air balloons float beautifully above the mountains.

We then saddle up for a ride through the desert and mountains, eventually reaching village streets and farmland before arriving at the stables.

After lunch, enjoy a bit of relaxation time, before a trip to Hatshepsut Temple in the afternoon.

The temple is a tribute to Egypt’s longest-reigning female pharaoh, at the foot of the Theban mountains.

In the evening, you’ll relax with a memorable cruise on the Nile, while watching the sunset and tucking in to some delicious food. 

Day 9 - Valley of The Kings 

This morning’s trip is an absolute must-see: The Valley of the Kings! Be transported back in time and let history come alive as you explore the tombs of famous Egyptian rulers.

The next stop is the Valley of the Nobles, where extremely well-preserved tombs are covered with paintings, featuring their original colours, with each one each telling a story of ancient Egyptian life. After the tours and a spot of lunch is an afternoon ride through the village. Once you reach the desert you can let the horses fly, and blast your worries away, as you canter over the hills and gallop for long stretches through the desert. You will develop a huge respect and love for the Baladi horses as they really show you what they can do! Ride back along the Nile and enjoy a sunset ride, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. 

Ancient Egyptian paintings

Day 10 - East Bank 

Today we venture from the West Bank to explore the East Bank of the Nile.  A falafal breakfast will fuel your day. Take a water taxi across the river to reach tours of the Luxor and Karnak Temples. A carriage ride will deliver you to lunch at a popular local restaurant. Spend your afternoon walking through collections of statues, mummies, and ancient artifacts at the Luxor Museum. Revisit Luxor Temple at night and go inside the beautiful Abu Haggag Mosque.

Walk to the souq (market) in the evening to do a little shopping, haggle with the merchants, or simply soak in the vibrant atmosphere, before taking a water taxi back to the West Bank for a late dinner.

Horse and carriage in Egypt
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Day 11 - Banana Island + Swimming with Horses

Ride to Banana Island, trotting on dusty farm trails and through leafy banana fields. After a relaxed lunch at the picturesque Banana Island restaurant with a Nile view, you will make a quick stop to see some crocodiles and monkeys at a nearby exhibit.

On the ride back in the afternoon, you’ll take the scenic route along the Nile. After a long canter you can cool off in the Nile, with your horse! This will certainly make a day to remember! 

You will celebrate your last night with a lively barbecue at the stables complete with a fire, drinks, and music.

Day 12 - Ma'salaam, Goodbye!

If you have the time before your flight, tack up for the final time for a casual morning ride.

Otherwise, relax at the stable with the horses, take a dip in the pool, or pick up some last-minute souvenirs to take home.

By now you will have well and truly bonded with your horse, and made lots of everlasting memories together.

It's time for a sad goodbye.

A transfer will take you to the Luxor Airport to catch your flight.

Grey baladi horse and rider on top of a sand sune in the Egyptian desert

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