Independent Egypt travel - Cruising the Nile

Egypt at your own pace

Egypt’s warm beaches, rich culture and friendly locals are only a five hour flight from the UK, making it a hugely popular destination. But is it possible to explore Egypt independently without getting caught up in tourist throngs? We believe you can. Giza's pyramids and Tutankhamun's tomb are fascinating, but Egypt also has far more to offer. With a little careful planning, your trip can become a great adventure, especially if you add Egypt’s more hidden attractions to your itinerary. Experience the Agatha Christie-style romance of the Nile aboard an elegant Dahabiya, our atmospheric alternative to a standard tourist cruise. For the ultimate 1001 nights sensation, sleep in a desert oasis surrounded by glowing lanterns beneath a bright starry sky.

We specialise in independent Egypt travel, so you’ll often travel with your own personal driver, helping you avoid the crowds. You'll stay in locally-run guest houses in traditional villages, bedouin desert tents and felucca boats on the Nile. At the end of your trip, you can relax on the shores of the Red Sea - the perfect place to end your Egyptian itinerary. We’ll help you build a truly unique Egypt adventure. 

What does Egypt Travel Plan have to offer?

Egypt Travel Plan lets you build your own unique, independent Egypt travel experience by giving you a wide choice of bitesized Egypt adventure tours (modules). These are short travel experiences lasting 3-4 days which have been carefully created by our team of Egypt travel specialists who each have a personal in-depth knowledge of Egypt. Our accommodation options are selected based on authenticity, atmosphere and comfort. 

Most people who travel through Egypt hire a car and driver for more flexibility during their trip. During our desert adventures, a driver with expert desert-driving skills will take you through the desert in a rugged 4x4. Large distances are generally covered by domestic flights.

We also offer several Egypt itineraries. You can use them as inspiration or simply book them off the peg. As you’re not paying for glossy brochures and a travel agent shop, we’ve managed to keep the prices affordable.

Independent Egypt travel - Temples and monuments
Independent Egypt travel - Egyptian accommodation

Flights to Egypt

We also offer flights to Egypt in combination with your land arrangements. By booking your flights with us, you'll have the added convenience of booking your entire trip 'under one roof'. We'll make sure that your flights are well co-ordinated with your independent Egypt Travel Plan land arrangements. Prices for flights will vary based on the time of year you plan to travel in, how far ahead you book your independent Egypt travel plan and how flexible your travel dates are.

Already booked your flight to Egypt?
No problem, our Egypt Travel Plan travel specialists can still help organise just your land arrangements in Egypt.

Book your Egypt Travel Plan... worry-free

As an internet travel agency, we work quickly and efficiently behind the scenes to build your ideal trip. Simply note down the modules or suggested itinerary you're interested in and submit your enquiry via the quote request form, or contact us and we'll send you a no-obligation quotation called an Egypt Travel Plan.

When you're satisfied with your Egypt Travel Plan, simply complete the booking form on this website. We'll collect a deposit, and once we've confirmed your booking and finalised the payments, your Egypt travel documents will be emailed to you.
Independent Egypt travel - Sailing the Nile

Egypt Travel Plan, not your typical travel agent


Egypt Travel Plan is part of Rickshaw Travel. Rickshaw Travel is a UK based ABTA / ATOL bonded tour operator. We specialise in providing solutions for holiday makers who want to travel independently, taking in the highlights of a country, but with arrangements made in advance. Our travel style is to use comfortable, but smaller scale accommodation that has an authentic feel. We promote responsible tourism and also sponsor a number of community projects in the countries in which we operate.