Day 1: November 4th—2019 Arrival to Cairo
Welcome to beautiful, historic Cairo! After picking you up from the airport, we’ll transfer you to your hotel. We’re expecting you to be tired from the journey, so we’ll take it easy today.
After some rest, we’ll have dinner as a group.
Day 2: November 5th —Saqarra & Dashur
Today is all about ancient history—and pyramids! We’re taking you today to regions that not many travelers get a chance to see, including the ancient burial grounds of Saqarra and the Red, Black, and Bent Pyramids of Dahshur.
The pyramids of Dahshur are said to be where the Egyptians perfected pyramid-building technology. The Red Pyramid is also one of the few pyramids you can walk into freely.
After sightseeing, we’ll have lunch together as a group.
Later this afternoon, we’ll head to Giza, where we’ll see the Pyramids of Giza, and of course, the Sphinx.
Afterwards, you’ll have some time to relax, before we take a night cruise down the Nile and then have dinner.
Day 3: November 6th, 2019—Museum, Coptic Cairo, Islamic Cairo
After breakfast, we’ll continue with our ancient Egypt exploration by visiting the Egyptian museum. Then, we’ll have lunch together, before exploring two very interesting and different neighborhoods of Cairo: Coptic Cairo (also known as the old city) and Islamic Cairo.
Tonight, we’ll take a sleeper train to Aswan.
Day 4: November 7th, 2019—Aswan
Today we’re exploring Aswan, a Nile River city that has played an important role in development of Cairo and the rest of Egypt.
After arrival, we’ll transfer to our accommodation to shower and have breakfast.
Then, we’ll be exploring some of Aswan’s famous sites, including the Unfinished Obelizk. We’ll also be taking a boat to Philae Island, home to some of the best-preserved temples in the area.
Day 5-7: Nile Cruise
No trip to Egypt is complete without spending time on the Nile River – the literal birthplace of Egypt and civilization here. We’ll be boarding a cruise to Luxor today, and it will be a great time to relax and get to know each other a little better. Accommodation on the cruise is shared. Meals on the ship will be served.
Day 7: November 10th—Arrive to Luxor
We’ve reached Luxor, the Pharoah’s capital. This city on the east bank of the Nile River sits on the site of ancient Thebes, home to pharaohs from the 11th-16th Centuries.
Today we’ll be exploring Luxor’s greatest sites, including Luxor and Karnak Temple, as well as the royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley on the Queens.
Tonight we’ll have dinner together as a group, and tomorrow, we’ll fly back to Cairo.
Day 8: November 11th—Return to Cairo
In the morning, we’ll catch a flight to Cairo, for our final evening together. Today, we’ll explore some of Cairo’s colorful bazaars and marketplaces, so you can return home with souvenirs and stories to tell for a lifetime.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner together as a group.
Day 9: November 12th—Departure Day
Today’s our least favorite day: departure day. It’s hard to say goodbye after what was such an incredible adventure through Ancient Egypt, but alas, all things must end. After breakfast, we’ll be doing airport drop-offs.
What to Bring:
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Loose clothing
- Long sleeves, scarves, modest dressing
- Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
- Small backpack for personal items
- Gratuity for guide (industry recommendation is 10-20%)
- Gratuity for Nile River cruise ($3/day per person)
What’s Included in this Tour?
- All meals
- Shared accommodation
- Guided Tours of Cairo, Aswan, Luxor
- Nile River Cruise
- Tour guide
- Train to Aswan, flight to Cairo
- Surprises Throughout Tour
What’s Not Included?
- Gratuity for Tour Leader (optional)
- Travel Insurance
Do I Need Travel Insurance?
Yes, we recommend all participants to have insurance during our adventures. Check out World Nomads to get the process started.
How Much Money Should I Bring?
The amount of money you’d like to bring with you is totally up to you, but we recommend bringing $10/day to tip our tour guides + driver and an additional $20 per evening for dinner. $50/day will have you sitting pretty.
How Can I Connect to the Community?
We will set up a community page and exchange information with all of our participants, so you will be able to stay in contact, encourage + inspire one another long after the trip concludes.
Is Egypt Safe?
Though Egypt has had a rocky year, we believe traveling through Egypt to be perfectly safe, assuming you take necessary precautions. We will be working with local guides, staying in comfortable 4-and 5-star accommodation, and transported via private vehicle. All activities are subject to change if safety is a concern.
Also please note that while attendees on this tour are women, because of the culture, the guides and drivers may not be.
Where will we stay?
Accommodation is shared between two people, and will be in 4-and 5-star hotels. Nile River cruise will be on a 4-star vessel.
How many people are needed to run this trip?
This trip will run with 4 participants, and will be capped at 8 total. We recommend waiting to book your airfare until closer to the date, we will confirm the trip has met participant requirement 30 days before departure.