Camel and Pyramids

 
EGYPT

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Trip Overview

The River Nile stretches more than 4,000 miles (6,650 km) between Lake Victoria and the Mediterranean Sea. Out of all that length, is the relatively short section between Aswan and Luxor in southern Egypt is the most intriguing.

What makes this part of the river so special?

First and foremost, the ancient treasures scattered along its banks. Some of largest, most elaborate and intriguing structures built in ancient times: The Temple of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, the crocodile temple at Kom Ombo and water-bound Philae Island.  The scenery is also incredible, the most stunning along the entire Nile. A mosaic of sapphire-colored river, emerald-green farms and palm groves, and amber desert with a sky that turns ruby red at dusk as the sun sinks over the seemingly endless Sahara.

Egypt is a spectacularly beautiful country filled with cultural gems.  And CNN has just ranked Egypt as the place to visit for 2020; specifically Abu Simbel so we could not head back to Egypt without adding this historical site to our trip itinerary. 

This trip is hosted by Our Experience. Our trips are 21 years and up at the time of departure. 

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Tour Highlights

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ABU SIMEL

CNN has just ranked Egypt as the place to visit for 2020; specifically Abu Simbel. 

Constructed around 1260 BC, the shrine is fronted by four massive statues of Ramses the Great and was also rescued from Lake Nasser by the UNESCO project.

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ALL MEALS INCLUDED*

Over 21 of your meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in the trip cost. This is all trip meals minus the dinner after our farewell lunch. One less thing to worry about when planning for this trip. 

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NILE RIVER CRUISE

 

he River Nile stretches more than 4,000 miles (6,650 km) between Lake Victoria and the Mediterranean Sea. Out of all that length, is the relatively short section between Aswan and Luxor in southern Egypt is the most intriguing.

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ASWAN

This pleasant riverside city has functioned as Egypt's southern gateway since it was founded around 2000 BCE. Islands in the Nile offer waterfront restaurants, ancient temples, and a botanic garden founded in British colonial times.

Tentative Itinerary

PROOF OF VISA WILL BE REQUIRED (2) WEEKS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE.  ALL PARTICIPATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF VISA. 

 

DAY 01 - MARCH 4TH - CAIRO

Arrive at Cairo Airport. Our meet-and-assist service will take you from just outside your gate through the passport control area and help you through luggage claim and customs. Then you will be transferred to our hotel in Cairo.

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

Meals Included: Dinner
Meal includes water; any non-water beverages are at an additional cost to trip attendee.

Note(s):

- Arrival airport transfers provided between 5 AM - 11 PM EST only. 
- Hotel Check-in is 3 PM EST. 

DAY 02 - MARCH 5TH  - CAIRO

After breakfast at the hotel, we will go on a guided tour, visiting Saqqara and 4500-year-old colored tombs. Saqqara, the necropolis of Memphis, home of the step pyramid, the first limestone structure ever built. Explore its 4350 years old colored tombs.  You will get the chance to go inside a pyramid and see the ancient Hieroglyphics that have been engraved on its walls for thousands of years.

After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. The Giza Pyramids are the only surviving of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the Solar Boat of King Khufu that has survived 4500 years. After the Giza Pyramids, we visit the mysterious Sphinx, an ancient figure shrouded in legend and mystery. 

Camel Ride (included): No trip to Egypt would be complete without a ride on a "ship of the desert," and so you will have an opportunity to mount your camel for an unforgettable journey across the sands of Giza from a distance.  Please note that a camel guides will require a small tip; we just suggest $1 USD.

Shopping Stop: Jewelry & Papyrus stop. Time to get a handcraft souvenir and jewelry.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meals include water; any non-water beverages are at an additional cost to trip attendee.

DAY 03 - MARCH 6TH - CAIRO

Egyptian Museum is home to an extensive collection of 120,000 ancient Egyptian antiquities. Stand face-to-face with the Burial Mask of King Tutankhamun and explore the Mummy Room, where the famous Pharaohs of Egypt have reached their final rest. 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 to the museum is complete, we will have lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the Ibn Tulun Mosque: The mosque was constructed on a small hill called Gebel Yashkur, "The Hill of Thanksgiving. The grand congregational mosque was intended

to be the focal point of Ibn Tulun's capital, al-Qata'i, which served as the center of administration for the Tulunid dynasty.

 

Sound & Light Show (included): Later this evening, enjoy the sound & Light show at the Pyramids of Giza.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Meals include water; any non-water beverages are at an additional cost to trip attendee.

 

DAY 04 - MARCH 7TH​ - CAIRO to LUXOR

On day 4, we depart for Luxor. Upon landing, we will head off to check in on our cruise ship. Our ship name will be shared (3) months before the trip departure date.

After we get settled on board, we will have lunch on the ship. This afternoon, we will visit the temple of Karnak, the largest temple ever built for a God. The temple of Karnak is the largest religious complex that was ever built for a god. The temple is dedicated to the god Amon Ra, the chief creator god in Ancient Egypt. We will also visit the Luxor temple, which was predominantly built by Pharaoh Ramses the second.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Meals include water; any non-water beverages are at an additional cost to trip attendee.

DAY 05 - MARCH 8TH - LUXOR

Early this morning we will cross the west bank of Luxor. Our 1st visit will be to the temple of Hatshepsut the only female pharaoh who dressed and ruled like a king.   We will stop fo a photo stop at the  huge Colossi of Memnon.


Later this afternoon we will visit the Valley of the Kings. 

 

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Meals include water; any non-water beverages are at an additional cost to trip attendee. 

 

 

DAY 06 - MARCH 9TH​ - ABU SIMBEL

 

After breakfast, we will sail to Edfu. Edfu temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus. The temple of Horus at Edfu's the most completely preserved Egyptian temple. One of the last great Egyptian attempts at monument building on a grand scale, the temple dominates the west-bank town, although Edfu's more modest structures crowd in on its enclosure wall.

After lunch, we will sail down the Nile to Kom Ombo.

Later this afternoon, we will head to Kom Ombo Temple. This temple is dedicated to both Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris, the hawk. Kom Ombo temple, standing on a promontory at a bend in the Nile, where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank, the temple of Kom Ombo is more precisely the dual temple of Sobek (local crocodile god) and Haroeris.

Themed Dinner (optional): 


Dinner onboard your cruise followed by an Egyptian themed party. Egyptian Galabeya's for the party can be purchased beforehand or on the ship. Our tour does not include any stops to buy Galabeya's.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Meals include water; any non-water beverages are at an additional cost to trip attendee

 DAY 07 - MARCH 10TH ​- ABU SIMBEL
 

After enjoying breakfast on the ship, we head to Abu Simble Temple. Our drive to the southern border of Egypt to Abu Simbel will take roughly 3 hours'. Abu Simel is the home of two massive rock temples dedicated to Pharaoh Ramses the Second and his wife, Nefertari. We will see the gigantic statues of the pharaoh, which have stood for over 3200 years, flanking the entrance to one of the most impressive temples in Egypt.

After lunch, an authentic Nubian House, we will head back to Luxor.


Shopping Stop: Essential Oils - Visit a place that you can purchase essential oils & perfumes.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Meals include water; any non-water beverages are at an additional cost to trip attendee

DAY 08 - MARCH 11TH  - LUXOR to CAIRO
 

After breakfast we fly back to Cairo.  From the airport we will partake in a walking tour of the Islamic Quarter: Start the tour from the gates of the city that is over 1000 years old. Then walk in El Muizz Street, which has the greatest concentration of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world.

After our walking tour we will enjoy a farewell lunch.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch  
Meals include water; any non-water beverages are at an additional cost to trip attendee

DAY 09 - MARCH 12TH ​ - LUXOR

On our final day, we will enjoy breakfast and begin to depart back home.
   

Includes: Breakfast
Meals include water; any non-water beverages are at an additional cost to trip attendee 

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change.  A finalized itinerary will be provided to paid members (3) weeks before trip departure

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Pricing Details
Bookings open: 8/01/21  - Bookings close: 12/01/21 

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TRIP COST

$4,995
per Couple
 

TRIP DEPOSIT

$995
per Couple

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TRIP PAYMENTS

If deposit is made BEFORE Sept. 15th
 
$800 
pc x 5 mths 

 

TRIP PAYMENTS

If deposit is made AFTER Sept. 15th
 
$1,000 
pc x 4 mths