Optional Excursions

Optional Excursions

Prices below are per person and include transportation to/from the excursion, entry fee to the attraction (if applicable) and an English-speaking guide. Some excursions may not be available all days. Please check with your tour coordinator for details on booking any optional excursion.

Don’t see exactly what you want? Check out our page on famous sights in Egypt for more ideas! We here at TOET will make every effort to accommodate your unique ideas for special excursions to many of the places listed on this website.

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  • Alexandria National Museum (3 hours): $40 per person
  • Alexandria Aquarium (coming soon!)
  • Greco-Roman Museum (coming soon!)


  • Take a boat ride to a Nubian village — talk with villagers, enjoy tea and refreshments in an Egyptian home, and shopping at the local souq (market) (3-4 hours): $50 per person
  • Enjoy a felucca (sailboat) ride on the upper Nile at sunset (2 hours): $50 per person
  • Aswan to Abu Simbel Temples. (Approx. 4 hours): by car: $120 per person, minimum 2 people; by air: $270 per person. Fee includes temple entrance fee, private English-speaking guide, and private transportation to/from the airport (if traveling by air).


  • Sound and Light Show at Pyramids of Giza (1 hour): $50 per person
  • Shopping at the Khan El Khalili bazaar/market (4 hours): $40 per person, includes tea and snack
  • Mena House, a premium hotel that was once a royal hunting lodge. Includes 1 hour tour of the public spaces and coffee and dessert in the formal restaurant overlooking the pyramids (2 hours): $30 per person
  • During free afternoons, enjoy an escorted shopping spree to several unique shops which may include a fine jewelry store, a papyrus shop (papyrus making demonstration), and perfumery (4 hours): $50 per person
  • Tour of a Pharaonic Village (3-4 hours): $50 per person


  • Tomb of the Golden Mummies (1 hour): $35 per person
  • Bedouin dinner and dancing (2 hours): $50 per person