SISTERS ON THE NILE - EGYPT 

 

Join Sisters Traveling Solo as we cruise the Nile River! From the pyramids, richness in history, and river cruise down the Nile, Egypt is an exciting place to bring in the new year!  

 

During our 9 days, and 8 nights we’ll experience the history of Egypt. 

Dates

March 20 - March 28, 2020 (9 days, 8 nights)

Cost 

$2,995* per person - Shared room (2) two people; (2) twin beds on both the River Cruise and Hotel in Cairo.

$3,695* per person - Single room (1) one person; (1) one Twin sized bed on both the River Cruise and Hotel in Cairo.

*includes:  4 Star Egypt Hotel Accommodations, Egyptian Cruise, Cruise Accommodations, Tours, Meal* (listed in itinerary), domestic round trip flight to Luxor, Airport Transfers to and from Cairo

 

Deposit - Non Refundable

Double Occupancy - $355 per person for shared room; (2) two twin beds on both the River Cruise and Hotel in Cairo. 

Single Occupancy - $455 per person for single room; one person with (1) one Twin sized bed on both the River Cruise and Hotel in Cairo.  

— Payments - Non Refundable - Trip payments will start on April 15th

 

1st trip payment will be due on April 15, 2019.  Non refundable payments due on the 15th of each month. Monthly payments are due on the 15th regardless of when the deposit is made.  

Payment details can be found on trip registration from once trip opens.

— Maximum Trip Size   

 

The maximum number of Sisters on this trip; 20*

Our trips are Members Only; 21 years of age or up at the time of trip departure date

— Trip Host - Important 

 

Hosted by local tour company solely; no Sisters Traveling Solo Staff/team members will be in attendance

— Roommates  

 

Anyone without a roommate will be paired with another member on the trip.  If you have a roommate, you will be asked for your roommate information 2 months before the trip departure date.  Please avoid emailing us your request after booking

— Visa Required 

 

A visa is required for travel to Egypt.  Visa MUST be obtained at least (2) weeks before trip. 

— Things To Note:  

 

- There is a lot of walking on this trip; in addition some of our days will be long. If you cannot walk for long periods of time this trip may not be ideal for you.

- This is a group trip and there will be times where you have to wait on group members and our tour bus, if you do not have the patience to wait 5 - 15 minutes do NOT book this trip. 

- Our trips like our group are positive spaces.  If you are a constant complainer, a person that cannot adapt to changes easily do NOT book this trip. Complaining brings negative energy to the trip experience and impacts other travelers.  

​- The ideal traveler for Sisters traveling Solo trips is someone who embodies patience, flexibility, a willingness to try new things, appreciations and respect for diversity (e.g. people, customs, languages, religions), a desire to learn, grow, evolve, and has an overall spirit of fun and adventure.

- If you are unable to leave your American privileges / preferences at home, then this trip is not ideal for you.

— Why book with Sisters Traveling Solo?

All your travel needs will be handled from the moment you land in Cairo.  We handle airport transfers to and from, local transportation, accommodation needs, and connect you with other Sisters who share the same passion as you! Your only responsibility is booking your flight and enjoying Cairo!

Our trips are not only affordable, but they are FUN!  The trip cost won't change or increase.  And no extra fees are charged to those who prefer to use our trip payment options. 

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— Itinerary 

DAY 1 (March 20) - Cairo

Upon arrival into Cairo we will be transported via one of our (4) pre-set transfer times to our hotel near the Pyramids of Giza. After check-in, take the rest of the afternoon at leisure rewinding from the long flight.

In the evening, we will all get together for a welcome dinner where we will get to know each other. 

 

DAY 2 (March 21) - Cairo

After breakfast at the hotel, we will go on a guided tour; visiting Saqqara and 4500 year old colored tombs. 

After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. You will be able to take a camel ride through the Sahara desert.  And later that evening you will have the option of staying at the pyramids and witnessing the sound and light show.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch

*beverages outside of water at lunch or dinner are at your own expense

DAY 3 (March 22) - Cairo

Today after breakfast, we will take a trip to the Egyptian Museum. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo contains the world's most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities; no visit to Egypt is complete without a trip through its galleries. The original collection was established in the late 19th century under Auguste Mariette and housed in Boulaq. The objects were moved in 1891 to the palace of Ismail Pasha in Giza before being transferred in 1902 to the current building at Tahrir Square, which is the first purpose-built museum edifice in the world.

Once our visit at the museum is complete, we will have lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the market of Islamic Cairo.  

Later in the evening we enjoy a group dinner. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch*, Dinner*

*beverages outside of water at lunch or dinner are at your own expense

DAY 4 (March 23) - Luxor
 

On day 4, we depart for Luxor.  Upon landing we take head off to check in on our cruise ship aboard the M/S Farrah or a similar ship. 

 

After we get settled on board, we will have lunch on the ship. Later that afternoon we will visit the temple of Kamak, the largest temple ever built for a God.  

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch*, Dinner*

*beverages outside of water at lunch or dinner are at your own expense

DAY 5 (March 24) - Luxor

Today after breakfast on the ship, we visit the Valley of the Kings and Colossai of Menmon. 

 

The Valley of the Kings, is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock cut tombs were excavated for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. It was part of the ancient city of Thebes and was the burial site of almost all the Egyptian kings (Pharaohs) of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties. 

 

After lunch on the ship, we will cruise the Nile to Edfu. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch*, Dinner*

*beverages outside of water at lunch or dinner are at your own expense

DAY 6 (March 25) - Luxor
 

After enjoying breakfast on the ship, we head to the Temple of Edfu. Temple of Horus, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful and preserved Temples in Egypt, edfu temple dates back to Ptolemaic times. It's located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt.  The city was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo.

 

After our tour of the temple we will enjoy lunch on the ship.

 

After lunch we visit the Temple of Komobo.  The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple in the town of KmOmbo in Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180 - 47 DC. Some additions to it were later made during Roman period. 

This evening you will enjoy dinner on the ship 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch*, Dinner*

*beverages outside of water at lunch or dinner are at your own expense

 DAY 7 (March 26) - Luxor  
 

Today after breakfast we will start our sight seeing off with a visit Temple of Phaile.  The Temple dedicated to Isis the Goddess of Love built on an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt.

We will head back to the ship for lunch before taking a Falucca sail ride down the Nile. Feluccas are simple, traditional Egyptian sailboats, crewed by local sailors. The felucca sails during the day, taking in the colorful sights of the Nile village life.  En route there will be various stops; both planned and impromptu.  The boat's deck is draped with soft colorful cushions that serve as your lounging and meal area during the day and your sleeping area at night.   

We will make a stop to visit a Nubian Village on Elephantine Island. Once we are back we will enjoy our final dinner on the ship. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch*, Dinner*

*beverages outside of water at lunch or dinner are at your own expense

DAY 8 (March 27) - Cairo  
 

After breakfast we fly back to Cairo.  You will have some feel time to relax, or take in some additional sights after we check into our hotel.  Later in the evening we meet for a group farewell dinner at a local restaurant.  

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner*

*beverages outside of water at dinner are at your own expense

DAY 9 (March 28) - Cairo

On our final day, we will enjoy breakfast and begin to depart back home via one of our pre-set transfers.   

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change.  A finalized itinerary will be provided to paid members (1) month before trip departure.

— Included in the Cost

Airport TransfersGroup transfers will be available on the 1st date (5 am - 11 pm) and last day (12 am - 11 am) of the trip only. 

Domestic Roundtrip Flight – From Cairo to Luxor.  (Flgiht does not include baggage fees)

 

Local Transportation - All ground transportation to and from our activities.

 

Accommodations - 4 Star hotel in Cairo; 4 Star Egyptian accommodations aboard a Nile river cruise.   

Lodging details are provided 6 months before trip departure date. 

Activities – As described in the above itinerary. Camel ride and light show entry not included.

 

Meals -  Meals as listed in the above trip itinerary
 

STS Apparel – Each guest will be provided with (2) STS T-shirts, drawstring bag, rally towel, and band

— Accommodations

Accommodation -  4 Star hotel in Cairo; 4 Star Egyptian Cruise.   

Lodging details are provided 6 months before trip departure date. 

Hotel Lodging - Each room includes 2 Twin Beds (double occupancy) or 1 Twin bed (single occupancy)

Nile Cruise Lodging - Each room includes 2 Twin Beds (double occupancy) or 1 Twin bed (single occupancy)

— Payment Terms

Full Payment Special - $100 off total cost if full payment is made on 5/15/19  

A $75 late charge will be applied to all payments made after the 3-day grace period.  Missed payments will be applied to the next month plus the $75 late fee. Trip will be automatically cancelled after two missed payments.  No refund of deposit or payments will be provided to a trip cancelled due to missed payments.

— Invoices

Payments will made via an invoice.  Invoice can be paid via Visa, Mastercard, AMEX or Discover card. Invoices are sent to the email address that members provide.  It is guest responsibility to sign up to the client portal to make payments for each trip each month. (1) invoice is sent to guest each month, invoices are sent to clients at least 10 days before they are due. 

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— Refund Policy
 

24 hour cancellation.  

Deposit will be refunded upon request 24 hours after trip has been booked. After 24 hours of booking no refunds of deposits will be given.

Non-refundable deposit and payments. After 24 hours of booking no refunds of deposits or payments will be given.

 

​Deposit Transfer to Future Trips - If you request to cancel your trip, the trip deposit only can be used toward a future Sisters Traveling Solo group trip (traditional or cultural, excludes Solo Getaways) that you are not currently making payments.  If you have paid a deposit or made any payments on a trip that is not considered a future trip.  A future trip is one in which no money has been exchanged between you the member and Sisters Traveling Solo; deposit or payments.  

For deposit transfer request, the deposit on the trip you are cancelling is applied to the 1st payment on the the future trip. You, the member would pay your deposit for the future trip, and your deposit will be credited towards the 1st payment of that future trip.

 

Deposit transfer request for for either trip must be received via email only at the following addressinfo@sisterstravelingsolo.com before September 15, 2019 (11:59 pm eastern standard time). Trip transfer request not received via email will not be accepted. After September 15, 2019 (11:59 pm eastern standard time) trip deposit cannot be transferred to another Sisters Traveling Solo trip.  

If your trip is cancelled due to you missing two consecutive trip payments, you cannot apply the deposit to any future Sisters Traveling Solo trips no matter when the trip was cancelled.   

We highly encourage you to purchase travel insurance in case you have to cancel your trip so that if you have to cancel, your travel insurance policy can reimburse you. Sisters Traveling Solo will not reimbursement members outside of the terms disclosed above.  If member is unable to make the trip due to medical issues, member needs to work directly with their travel insurance provider for trip reimbursement.  

— Not Included in the Cost

Flights -  Roundtrip flight into Cairo (CAI

 

Baggage Fees - Baggage for international or domestic flights

Alcoholic Beverages - Alcoholic beverages are not included in cost

Non-Alcoholic Beverages - only water is included with each meal provided

Meals - Meals not listed above as included

Souvenirs - Cost of souvenirs.

Gratuity - for Guides, Drivers, or Waiters. 

Additional Excursions -  Outside of what was mentioned above. Camel ride and light show entry is an additional cost.

Visas - Any travel visas that may required based on Country of residency. You MUST obtain your visa prior to leaving the US.  

— Required After Deposit Is Paid

Signed Liability Form

Travel Insurance - Travel Insurance is not provided but is REQUIRED to attend this trip.  You will be asked to show proof of travel insurance before we depart.  A minimum of $250,000 in travel insurance is REQUIRED; coverage in total must cover (medical & evacuation). Travel insurance can be obtain when you purchase you flight or with World Nomad using the link below. 

 

Sisters Traveling Solo will not travel with or include anyone in trip activities who doesn’t present the required travel insurance documentation at least 6 weeks before trip departure date.  STS will alert you when and how to provide travel insurance information, please avoid emailing us any information.  When requested travel insurance information to include the requested coverage amounts and the dates that cover the span of our trip.  

— Questions?   

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@SistersTravelingSolo.com

We will be happy to answer all your questions regarding this trip.

 

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