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A vacation is a joyfull journey, People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specific festivals or celebrations. Vacations are often spent with friends or family. Sunboat travel will be your friend and family.


An excursion is a trip by a group of people, usually made for leisure, education, or physical purposes. It is often an adjunct to a longer journey or visit to a place, sometimes for other (typically work-related) purposes.


A Trip is a joyfull short journey, People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specific festivals or celebrations. Vacations are often spent with friends or family. Sunboat travel will be your friend and family.

"My son and I had a wonderful tour of Egypt, mainly thanks to Hos our tour guide. He was so helpful and knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble for him. He was absolutely brilliant and made everything such fun. Highlights for us were sleeping on an overnight train and felluca boat, having supper under the stars with a normal Aswan family, the pyramids, snorkeling and a hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings. It was a holiday of a lifetime that will stay with us forever" Catherine -

"My teenage daughter and I travelled through Eygpt with Sunboat Travel and what an amazing, unforgettable journey it was. From our visit to the Pyramids and Temples, the overnight train to Aswan, floating gently down the Nile on a Felucca, to the impromptu football match with the local kids on the riverbank, Hossam and his colleagues were superb guides and ensured that everything went smoothly from start to finish. No request was too much trouble and we felt as though we were paying a visit to family friends rather than on an official tour." Virginia Beckett -

"The felucca was great, as was the camel ride - far better than the offerings at the main tourist traps. Our local tour guide was great - efficient, friendly and more than helpful." Michael Harres -

"The tour guide we had whilst in Egypt was exceptional - he was by far the best guide we have ever had. His involvement with the group made this part of the holiday particulary enjoyable. From a personal perspective he helped me overcome my fear of water helping me to take part in the snorkeling part of the holiday which I found particulary rewarding and enjoyable. He was an extremely attentive guide and was always aware of which individuals in the group may have problems with a particlualr activity. He was always on hand, discreetly, to help if needed. He also appeared genuinely at ease with the group and joined us socially as well." Tony Valicio -

"my son loved the overnight train the museum the felluccca the pyramids tuts tomb and taking the reins of the caleesh the camel ride the hot air balloon ride and of course the swimming pool!! but everything was fun the local people were so friendly and our tour guide Shareef was superb as was `Nemo` our guide to the museum they were both great with the kids the hotels were great but the staff and the breakfast and dinner buffet at the Iberotel in Luxor were excellent! its great the way so much was squeesed into just 7 days fantastic trip both me and my 9 year old son loved every minute of it and he didn`t once say he was bored!!!" Charles Theodor -

"An excellent group leader made this fast paced but wonderful tour of Egypt smooth going and stress free. We lucked out with a very friendly group and having other children along kept our boys happy especially during long bus journeys and when their interest waned in museums and temples. Some of the optional excursions are well worth doing especially the hot air balloon flight and camel trek. The Felucca trip was a highlight and a very relaxing time out in the middle of the tour. The snorkelling in the Red Sea was suprisingly good but only just made up for the time spent travelling to Hurghada and back. Overall highly recommended." Kevin -

"The felucca was fantastic, we all loved it, but we enjoyed the whole holiday, great country, fab new friends, great sites, excellent guide. All fantastic" Emmanuel David -

"The Felucca sailing and night was an out of this world experience. The Camel ride was also something the children really enjoyed. The Night in the train was also something special and new." Annonymus -

"our Guide Hussam. The hot air balloon ride. Felluca Trip. Camel ride" Daniel Adam -

"The camel ride out to the monastery was great and was my ten year old daughter's favourite activity. The hot air balloon ride was fantastic - highly recommended. The temples especially Kom Ombo and Karnak were amazing, as was the valley of the Kings. Travelling in a group was great, especially for my daughter, as an only child - she made some great new friends and is keen to do this kind of holiday again." Dave -

"Our tour guide Leader, Hossham, was excellent. He was helpful, courteous and showed genuine interest in our needs. He really made a difference to our trip." Katie -

"What aspects of your trip did you enjoy the least? getting on the plane to fly home" George Sampson -

"Could not have been more accommodating. Was good with children and adults alike, and worked extremely hard. went the extra mile." Fred -

"Hossam was truly wonderful, nothing was too much trouble. He was fantastic with the kids and equally fantastic with the adults. He did his job with the utmost professionalism, but in a really friendly manner. He took us out on evenings when he didn't have to and look after us like a Mum from start to finish He was "beyond the call of duty" always worried about us and the children. extremelly helpful and friendly.Fully recomend him and without him the trip would have not been the same. he made a big difference." Ashly -

"The stopping places during the felucca trip could be somewhat reduced in litter and control of the human waste not especially from the travellers point of view but morso the local people and animals that have to work and live in these areas. (We had our toilet facilities provided to a generally acceptable standard but that is not the whole picture for other operators) I have to say that our leaders were dilligent and professional in the conducting of their duties and these comments in no way whatsoever reflect on them. Overall this has been one fabulous trip and as ever the company has maintained a well researched and enjoyable adventure, we will alway reccommend your company as they have always been spot on. Thank you very much Tony Lightfoot" Agnes Adelbert -

"The whole holiday was exceptional. The two main highlights were the donkey ride to the Valley of the Kings and the hot air balloon flight over the West Bank of the Nile. Our tour guide, Max, was brilliant and everything was taken care of for us, even down to wake up calls for the early morning departures to various sites. It was a very relaxing yet busy holiday and would wholly recommend it to anyone considering a holiday to Egypt." Aleida -

"Max took all of the worry out of the holiday and made it all the more enjoyable. He was very helpful when we needed to obtain medical dressings in Luxor and we probably couldn't have managed without him." Edmund Gisbert -

"Mohammed ("Nemo") was truly an excellent Group Leader in all aspects. He even took the time to organise a birthday cake for our 6 yr old son. Nothing was too much trouble and everything went as smoothly as clock work for our group, due to his expertise." Sara Jason -

"1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday? Too many to list but sleeping outside on a Felluca, drifting off whilst watching the stars and whilst the boat rocked you to sleep, and waking at sunrise. 2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday? Take as little as possible - know where your things are particularly your swim stuff as often you hit the hotel pool before you have your room, make sure you have small notes and coins for tips, a handful of dollar bills would be good for this 3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment? Yes we bought plenty of things from local markets and bazaars. Plus all the guides were locals. 4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall? Fantastic - my son wants to move to Egypt Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall? **** Some wonderful memories, I would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend" Helena Kurt -