Africa + Indian Ocean
Uncover ancient Egypt in the land of the Pharaohs
With the mighty Nile coursing through its veins, a verdurous river valley and delta, barren desert landscapes and some of the world’s most magnificent, timeworn monuments, Egypt is a remarkable destination.
Most travel here to unveil the country’s fascinating history. Once home to one of the pre-eminent ancient civilisations, Egypt offers sand-carpeted tombs, pharaonic temples, Islamic mosques and, of course, the majestic Pyramids of Giza, the last standing Wonder of the Ancient World. We can create the most memorable journeys, providing you with incredible private access, brilliant Egyptologists and insider tips on how best to visit the abundant treasures here.
But Egypt is about more than just its past. A few days in Cairo, the bustling capital, will give you a flavour of the modern-day city. An idyllic Nile cruise (link to cruise story) will allow you to unwind and get a glimpse of rural life today, as you drift through ever-changing scenery, stopping off at glorious ancient sites along the way. What’s more, the Red Sea coastline offers world-class snorkelling and scuba-diving, and there are some beautiful, remote regions to explore, such as the Siwa Oasis in the Western Desert.
Getting it Right Every Time
Your Destination Expert will build a relationship with you and a nuanced understanding of what you want from your holiday.
CREATING AN ITINERARY
Once we know you, we can match our years of specialist knowledge to you and begin designing your extraordinary trip.
We will continue refining your itinerary adding in those special touches and leaving no stone unturned to make sure that every day is spectacular.
From the moment you leave home, we will be on hand to ensure a totally seamless experience.
We work in some of the most ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of the world, so have always been conscious of operating in a way that has a positive impact on both the environment and the people.
When you travel with us, we will make a contribution on your behalf to one of the following charities: All About the Light Foundation in Africa, ABOUTAsia Travel & Schools in Cambodia, the Alalay Foundation in Bolivia and Scott Polar Research Institute in the Polar Regions.
If clients are interested, we are always keen to get them involved in local projects and conservation efforts. Whether it be whale counting in Antarctica or rhino relocation in Kenya, you will leave knowing your actions have made a difference.
Our service includes booking and managing all your international and domestic flights. However, you can also book your own international flights if you would prefer. We can also organise private charters and private jet travel for both international and domestic flights.
We have a fantastic VIP service in place to help you navigate the airport and make your journey as smooth and easy as possible. We can collect you from your home, take you to the airport and escort you through check-in and immigration to avoid any queues, straight through to the airport lounge before boarding your flight. The same service can be put in place on your return journey.
We understand that one of the most important factors to our clients is flexibility to give you as much assurance as possible when booking your next trip. We are extremely flexible and are on hand to discuss with you the latest updates on flexibility in any one of our destinations.
We have excellent relationships with a handful of insurance companies who provide various forms of cover. Each one offers a different policy with varying terms and conditions, so we strongly recommend getting a series of quotes and discussing your personal requirements in detail with them in order to find the best one for you.
Booking and travelling with an accredited tour operator is more important than ever. cazenove+loyd is a bonded tour operator and is ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is 3208. This means that the UK government guarantees all funds paid out to a bonded operator and is bound to pay in full if the bond holder is unable to deliver as contracted. This gives our clients peace of mind and full financial protection. Please see our booking conditions for further information.
We have put the relevant measures in place so that our destinations are ready to welcome you safely. In all of our destinations, sanitation and hygiene in our vehicles and the properties we work with are extensive, with cleaning protocols rigidly followed as well as other necessary safety requirements. We always arrange private vehicles and guides for our clients when travelling in a destination.
The price of our service is dependent on the intricacies of the itinerary. No two trips are the same. Our philosophy is to make every detail tailored just to you.
For the latest details on deposit and balance payments and schedules, please get in touch to speak to an expert.
We would love to hear from you
Each of our dedicated experts has extensive knowledge of the destinations they specialise in. They are continuously re-visiting, trying and testing so that they can offer you up to date and little-known insights into the regions they are so passionate about.
Stories from Egypt
We had a fabulous time – brilliant itinerary, perfectly planned, wonderful hotels, great guides. We really did cram in as much as we could, and it was magnificent. Overall, I couldn’t be happier. We had such great drivers and charming companions. The Four Seasons at Sharm El Sheikh was a perfect place to recover.
Our tour of Egypt was a huge success in every respect. Visiting all the principal sites, we were able to see and learn a maximum amount in the time available about Ancient Egyptian history and culture, whilst enjoying a very high level of comfort throughout. Five heavenly days on the Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau and the drives between cities left us with unforgettable impressions of both the Nile Valley and the desert. All we saw was greatly enhanced and beautifully explained through the deep knowledge and excellent communication skills of our personable guide Bassem. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Egypt was a truly unforgettable experience.
Many thanks for the wonderful holiday you organised for us. The visit to Siwa should be on everybody’s itinerary. It is fantastic and rather mystical to be in the desert. Staying in that ecological place without electricity but completely comfortable was incredible. The food was the best we ate in the country. It was well worth the seven-hour drive.
Siwa was DEFINITELY the highlight for me, of course the expected sites – Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel and Karnak temple were all fantastic. I especially loved the drive along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. I am pretty sure it is as enjoyable as a cruise. You visit the same temples on the way, find lovely places to stop for a coffee or mint tea, and it is much quicker if you are limited by time. We had a wonderful walk around Aswan market that evening, which is very colourful with its great spices and perfume shops.
We are back safe and sound. We had a simply wonderful trip, thanks to you and your team. There never was a moment that we didn't feel safe and so well taken care of. Our guide was amazing. He was so knowledgable and nice, and handled our group perfectly. All of the people from cazenove+loyd were really efficient and lovely. All in all, it was a great adventure. I really thank you for dealing with all of my changes as well. Barbara and I had the best time ever. I said to my husband this morning that when we do another big trip, we should be in touch with you right away.
Antonia, the others may also comment, but I can report that we all loved it. Egypt, of course, astonished us at the Great-Wall-Angkor-Wat level. Your trip planning worked perfectly and your continuous awareness and solicitude were a comfort, even though we didn’t need to call on you at any point. Ibrahim Taha, our guide is perfect: deeply knowledgeable, wonderfully clear, friendly and receptive to our observations and questions. So thank you again for doing this; after Brazil and Egypt, Bonnie and I will happily send friends to cazenove+loyd for travel help.