Take your taste buds on an adventure as you sample local Egyptian cuisine. We are sure you will love it.
Egyptian cuisine is based on richly seasoned, nutritious meals that are full of flavor. The food is usually simple and includes lots of freshly picked vegetables. Meat, rice and vegetable dishes are the most popular. These contain locally grown vegetables and salad such as peas, beans, okra, lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes. Vegetables are served with a delicious tomato and olive oil sauce.
Figs, dates, pomegranates, guava, oranges, melon and strawberries are popular fruits in Egypt. These seasonal fruits are used to prepare exquisite desserts and are also refreshing eaten alone in the Egyptian sunshine.
During your stay in Cairo you will eat breakfast and dinner at the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel will be buffet style and dinners will either be buffets or a set menu.The cuisine here will be European in style and will cater to everyone’s needs. We will also have a special dinner served at former First Lady Jehan Sedats' residence.
All other lunches and dinners will be served at local restaurants. These restaurants have been carefully selected by us for their extraordinary food and interiors.
At the hotel, you will receive a bottled water per person per day. You will also be provided with bottled water for site visits.
During the Nile cruise meals will be served aboard the ship. These meals will include both European and Egyptian dishes. A meal will also be served at a local Nubian household and another at a temple.
All breakfasts served in your accommodation will be buffet style. Dinners will be served as either buffet style or as a set menu.
Please note that all drinks served in your hotel, aboard the cruise ship and in local restaurants are available at an extra cost.