Youth specialist Topdeck has rolled out its Egypt 2012/13 brochure offering 22 trips which are up to 15% cheaper than last year.
The program, which also includes Jordan, Israel, Syria, Morocco and Turkey, features iconic experiences for adventurous young travellers including visits to the Giza Pyramids, diving in Dahab, camping in the Wadi Rum Desert, felucca sailing and even 5-star Nile cruises.
Trips range from five to 20 days and include key sites such as Abu Simbel and the Valley of the Kings within the trip price, not as optional extras.
Fifteen Egypt trips are on offer including the popular 13-day Pharaohs’ Footsteps travelling through Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada from $1155* per person.
Highlights include two nights sailing the Nile in a felucca, the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel, Karnak and Luxor temples and the famous Red Sea holiday resort of Hurghada.
Other popular trips are the 8-day Nile in Style which includes a five night, 5-star cruise on the Nile from $965*, the 20-day Egypt, Jordan and Israel featuring a full day to explore Petra from $3295* and 10-day Moroccan Explorer which offers a night in a Berber camp from $1164*.
Topdeck Asia Pacific and South Africa sales manager Ben Ittensohn said Egypt bookings from Australia and New Zealand had risen by 128% to date this year compared to the same time last year.
“After a challenging year following the early 2011 uprising, forward bookings are again looking positive,” he said.
“Our 2012 trips take young travellers off the beaten track to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring attractions and coupled with a price drop of between 10-15%, we’re confident we can play a part in helping tourism return to Egypt.
“Topdeck has been operating in Egypt for 20 years and we are 100% committed to the country. Our goal is to rebuild bookings back to 2010 levels but appreciate it may take some time for consumers to regain confidence in this fascinating travel destination.”
Three travelling styles are available: Budget, perfect for those working to a lower budget using 3-star air conditioned hotels; Plus, designed for those who like a little extra comfort staying in mostly 4-star hotels; and Deluxe, which offers Nile cruises on a 5-star boat complete with sun loungers, a pool and shopping.
All trips include transport in modern air-conditioned coaches, accommodation with breakfast, local guides, trip leaders and some meals. Plenty of free time for independent exploring is also included within each itinerary.
Topdeck is offering 5% off the trip price for itineraries booked and paid six months in advance and 10% off for trips booked and paid 12 months in advance. Other discounts are available and can be combined up to the value of 15%.
*Terms and conditions apply.