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This 9-night tour of Egypt’s ancient wonders is perfectly suited to wallet-conscious travelers. Your itinerary begins in the bustling capital of Cairo, where you’ll have time to explore the world-famous bazaar of Khan el Khalili and chat with locals in the city’s ancient sheesha cafes. From there, you’ll continue on to the Great Pyramids of Giza, built by the kings in the 4th Dynasty of the Old Kingdom. Other tour highlights include visits to the botanical gardens of Elephantine Island, excursions to the twin temples of Abu Simbel, and the chance to view the imposing Colossi of Memnon standing guard over the ancient Theban necropolis near Luxor. Starting at just $399 per person, this GAP Adventures tour includes simple hotels and local transportation, by coach bus and train, as well as daily breakfast and guided tours. The next departure is July 17, with additional tours available throughout 2009.