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EGYPT
LAND OF THE pharaohs
& NILE RIVER CRUISE tOUR

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Activities

  • 3-Night Nile River Cruise

  • Abu Simbel​​

  • Kom Umbo

  • Luxor

  • Karnak

  • Edfu

  • Pyramids

  • Grand Egyptian Museum

  • Memphis

  • Alabaster Sphinx

  • Alabastar Mosque

  • Old Town Market

Inclusions

  • Round-Trip Airfare from Salt Lake City on Delta Airlines 

  • Airport Transfers

  • Accommodations in 4 or 5 star hotels

  • 3 Night River Cruise

  • All Meals

  • Activities listed on itinerary (including entrance fees)

  • Transportation on chartered bus 

  • Tour Guides

  • Tour Host

Price

$3,499 -
 
per person (double occupancy) 


+$599 for single traveler

 

Fine Print

  • A deposit is required (make below) to secure airfare and hotels

  • Full payment due 120 days before and must be made by check

  • Trip deposit and final payments are non-refundable once paid

  • Passports are required and must be valid 6 months after final date of the trip

  • No COVID restrictions

Your Host: Alan McKay
 

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DATES

 

January 8-17, 2024 - SOLD OUT -

another January 2024 Egypt Trip coming soon.

October 9-18, 2023 - SOLD OUT

Group Size: 40

Make $500 deposit per person below to reserve your spot on the tour:

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ITINERARY

Day One & Two
Depart from Salt Lake City in the afternoon on an afternoon on a flight to Cairo with a connection in Paris.

Day Three
Fly this morning to Aswan in southern Egypt. Then,  drive out in the desert to see the greatest monument in Egypt, Abu Simbel. This was the first site on earth listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This great temple, dedicated to Ramesses was hewn out of the rock to the depth of 210 feet! Overwhelming! Upon arrival back in Aswan board our ship to begin our 3-night Nile River Cruise with a visit to the High Dam and the Phaile temple. Dinner and overnight in Aswan.

Day Four
Continue up the Nile River to visit the the most preserved temple in Egypt, Temple of Edfu by a horse-carrigae. Back to our ship sailing to Kom Umbo. Lunch on board. Arrival Kom Umbo and a visit to the temple of Kom Umbo. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day Five
Cross to the West bank of Luxor where we will see the Valley of the Kings, the temple of Hatshepsut and the colossi of Memnon. Return back to the East bank viewing the beautiful temples of Karnak. Lunch on board. Sailing via Esna Lock to Edfu viewing a breath-taking scenery.. arrival Edfu for Dinner and overnight.

Day Six
Fly back to nearby Cairo. Nearby visit the oldest pyramid complex of the ancient world, the step pyramid of Sakkara. Lunch and a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza. This is the only surviving wonder of the ancient world. With the ancient Sphinx protecting the Great Pyramids, one can only imagine the overwhelming effort to construct these glorious monuments of man.

Day Seven
After breakfast you will have an experience to remember, by visiting the largest archaeological museum in the world. Set to open in November 2022,  you will be some of the first tourists to experience the Grand Egyptian Museum. The museum holds 18,000 artifacts. The main attraction will be the first exhibition of the full tomb collection of King Tutankhamun.

Day Eight
We will visit the Ancient capital of Upper Egypt, Memphis. View the great alabaster figure of Ramesses and the Alabaster Sphinx. Nearby visit the oldest pyramid complex of the ancient world, the step pyramid of Saqqara.

Day Nine
Situated on the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century, is, with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, the most visible mosque in Cairo. The mosque was built in memory of Tusun PashaMuhammad Ali's eldest son, who died in 1816.

This afternoon visit one of the largest bazaars in the Middle East at the Old Town Market. There are hundreds of packed stalls to barter at.

Day Ten
Depart from Cairo for your flights back to the USA where you will arrive this same day.​


 

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