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Egypt Tour

Treasures of the Nile

  • DATEApril 7-18, 2018
  • DURATION12 DAYS
  • OPTIONAL ADD-ON2 Days at the Red Sea
  • PRICE$3780 (early bird rate)
  • AVAILABILITY6 spots left

  • Payment Options



 

Early Bird Special Tour Rate! Sign up today and pay the deposit to lock in this special price!

Highlights:

  • Experience what ancient explorers felt as you climb around inside the Great Pyramid.
  • Follow the footsteps of Howard Carter, visiting the “boy king” Tutankhamun’s Tomb and observe his mummy.
  • Walk with Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings and see their mummies in the Cairo Museum.
  • Go back in time to the Belle Epoque as we spend 3 days on a private Dahabiyah boat traveling up the Nile from Luxor to Aswan taking in Upper Egypt’s towering limestone cliffs and ancient temples.
  • Explore the twisting cobblestone streets, buzzing Khan el-Khalili market, and great mosques of Old Cairo.
  • Relax and rejuvenate on our optional Red Sea retreat at the quaint, beautiful seaside village of el-Gouna.
  • Participate in empowering local women through the good, fair wage tourism jobs this tour provides them. Explore Egypt with an expert local female guide! We call this women-powered travel.
  • Discover Egypt with a small-group co-ed tour of like-minded travelers. Limited to 12 adventurous travelers.

Egypt: Treasures of the Nile in 12 Days

  • From: $3780 USD (early bird rate)
  • Single Supplement: $360 USD
  • Dates: April 7-April 18, 2018
  • Extend your trip to April 20, 2018: Red Sea add-on available
  • Price

    Date

    $3780 (early bird rate!)October 1, 2017
    $3980November 1, 2017
    $4195November 20, 2017
    $4625February 1, 2018

  • Payment Options



The Pharaohs, ancient temples and monuments, and legendary tombs of Egypt still draw us in millennia after this ancient civilization. Whether visiting the legendary Pyramids of Giza or diving in the Red Sea or marveling at Tutankhamun’s treasures or mosque-hopping in Islamic Cairo or a pilgrimage to important religious sites – Egypt has an adventure or two for every traveler. Come join us in Egypt and write your own story.

Itinerary
Download the Egypt: Treasures of the Nile Tour Detailed Itinerary.
For questions about the tour please contact Genevieve Hathaway at genevieve@archaeoadventures.com or by phone +001 (425) 243-9357.

What’s Included

• Small group of 6-12 like-minded travelers.
• Knowledgeable, engaging local female expert guides who will bring to life Egypt’s rich, complex and important history, as well as, help you understand Egypt and its culture from a female perspective.
• Experienced, knowledgeable, Egypt-expert ArchaeoAdventures’ Tour Director who will help facilitate a wonderful time in Egypt.
• Site entrance fees. This includes admission fees to the Giza Plateau, Great Pyramid, Menkaure’s Pyramid, the Sphinx, Saqqara, tombs and pyramids at Saqqara, Qaitbey Fort, Pompeii’s Pillar, the Greco-Roman Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Abu Simbel, Philae, Unfinished Obelisk, Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Karnak Light Show, Deir el-Bahari, Valley of the Kings (entrance to three tombs), Tutankhamun’s Tomb, Deir el-Medina, Colossi of Memnon, Coptic Cairo,Old Islamic Cairo, the Citadel of Saladin and Mohamed Ali Mosque, the Cairo Museum, the Royal Mummy Exhibit.
• Dawn Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor’s West Bank.
• All breakfasts, and selected lunches and dinners. Meals that are not covered are carefully chosen to give travelers the most flexibility in variety, enjoying free time, and the chance to explore new food they wish to try. Where lunches and dinners are not covered there will still be organized restaurant plans if travelers wish to join the Tour Director at one of her favorite restaurants. For meals which aren’t covered travelers should budget $10-$15 lunches and $15-$20 dinners.
• Tour in-country transportation including all ground transportation while on tour, transportation to and from the airport, and in-country flights between Cairo, Aswan and Luxor.
• Historic, comfortable, boutique hotels each with their own story and place in history
• Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor in a luxury Nile cruise boat.
• Tips for our local guides and drivers. Our expert local female guides and drivers are highly professional, experienced staff. We take care of all wages and tipping.
• No in-country cash payment. Many tour companies require in-country cash payments. This is a way to keep the initial tour price appearing low, while you actually pay a much higher price for the tour. We believe in the costs being upfront and no hidden fees. We include all tour costs in the listed price.
• Optional single supplement. Looking to bunk by yourself in your own room? We’ve included a number of single rooms for an additional fee.
• Free time. We know how important it can be to have a little time built in for you to explore on your own or simply take a moment to relax. We’ve carefully planned our tours to provide you a balance between structured travel and free time.

Cost Details

Only the deposit is due at this time to secure your spot on this tour.

Deposit: $500 USD
Tour Cost: $3780 (early bird rate)
Single Supplement: $360 USD
Optional Red Sea Extension: Starting at $425 USD. Inquire for rates. Email Genevieve at tours@archaeoadventures.com for more details.

Tour pricing increases as the departure date nears. This tour is currently open at the early bird pricing. Book today to secure this best price. Below is the price chart:

Price

Date

$3780 (early bird rate!)October 1, 2017
$3980November 1, 2017
$4195November 20, 2017
$4625February 1, 2018

Our tour prices are an excellent value and a good investment, while also reflecting our beliefs in responsible travel. We believe that part of responsible tourism, of traveling with intention and being accountable for our choices, is using the economic power of travel to employ qualified and talented local women guides. We empower local women as equal wage earners and help provide them the resources to continue to support their families through fair wage jobs. When you book a trip with ArchaeoAdventures you are actively helping economically empower women in Egypt.

Testimonials

Genevieve’s expertise combines the best of book smarts and street smarts. Not only are her travels well-researched, but once her feet hit the ground she’s meeting locals, making contacts, and turning information into rich experience. Her joy for traveling is infectious. ~ E.Clawson

Genevieve’s expertise in Egypt shows! Our tour in Egypt was well run; filled with unique experiences, our great local guide Reham, and so many memories. Food was great. The trip ran very smoothly. Highly recommend! ~ Jon A.

A wonderful trip! As a solo woman traveler, Genevieve and her guides really made me feel comfortable and at ease in Egypt. Absolutely loved exploring inside the Great Pyramid. Our group was great and the Nile cruise was magical! ~ Sara J.

Is this tour right for you?

Can you enjoy traveling in a developing nation? Egypt is a developing nation that has been steadily moving through a fast period of growth and change. It’s an exciting and fascinating time to experience Egypt. As a developing nation many services, systems and levels of environmental cleanliness are not the same as they are in Europe and the States. While exploring the country you will see pollution, poverty, overcrowded cities, and sadly malnourished people and animals. You will also see an Egypt working hard toward finding its way to solutions for its economic, social and political challenges. You will experience the modern-day culture that went through the changes of the Arab Spring. We will also learn about Egypt’s fascinating Islamic and Coptic history, meet friendly locals, enjoy the warmth and hospitality of Egyptians, and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the Nile valley and surrounding deserts.

This trip requires moderate activity level – sustained walking for 2-3 hours over rough terrain, cobblestone, hills, sand dunes and in the heat unassisted. Some days you may be on your feet for the majority of the day with only short breaks. A few days there will be up to 8 hours of driving. This trip is not appropriate for travelers using walkers, wheelchairs, other mobility aids, or who cannot stand on their feet for 2-3 hours while visiting sites and walking around museums. This tour is also not suitable for travelers with back problems. Our tours often involve a number of hours outside in hot temperatures (70 – 85F, some trips as high as 90s Fahrenheit).

If you do not think you’ll be able to meet this level of activity requirement, or you have any questions or concerns please email our helpful staff at tours@archaeoadventures.com.

Activity level

This trip requires moderate activity level – sustained walking for 2-3 hours over rough terrain, cobblestone, hills, sand dunes and in the heat unassisted. Some days you may be on your feet for the majority of the day with only short breaks. A few days there will be up to 8 hours of driving. This trip is not appropriate for travelers using walkers, wheelchairs, other mobility aids, or who cannot stand on their feet for 2-3 hours while visiting sites and walking around museums. This tour is also not suitable for travelers with back problems. Our tours often involve a number of hours outside in hot temperatures (70 – 85F, some trips as high as 90s Fahrenheit).

Safety

We place the safety of our travelers and staff as our top priority. We are continuously in close contact with our knowledgeable on-the-ground staff, network of in-country partners and the US State Department. We update our site with the most current safety situation. If at any time safety becomes an issue we will alter the trip itinerary or, if absolutely necessary, cancel, post-pone a trip, or end a tour early. Our local guides and tour director will be closely monitoring the situation while the tours are in-progress to ensure that every tour is safe, though currently we do not anticipate any need to change the itinerary of our upcoming tours.

Visa Information

Visas are easily obtained at airport at the time of entry and are valid for one month. We recommend travelers bring the appropriate amount of cash in their home currency. There are ATMs at the airport, but these machines can’t always be counted on to be functioning. The price varies depending on your country. Check with your home country’s state department website for the latest visa rates.

Tour Fine Print

Booking a tour and your deposit: To book an upcoming ArchaeoAdventures tour to Egypt a $500 deposit per person is required. Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis and we do not hold your spot until your despot has been received. The tour registration form must also be completed and submitted. Deposit can be paid by check, credit card, paypal or cashier’s check.The full tour payment is due 60 days before the start of the tour.

Rates: Rates are based on tariffs, U.S. exchange rates, hotel rates and vendor fees at the time of tour reservation. Our tour rates are subject to change due to unpredictability of costs, exchange rates, and tariffs. Once you book your tour and submit your deposit (or full payment if paying less than 60 days prior to departure date) the price of your tour will not change.

Cancellation Policy and Refunds: We are committed to running our tours and ask that our guests be committed to them as well. We also understand that unplanned for situations may arise which require you to cancel your tour with us. Deposits and payments made 90 days or earlier before the tour departure date are 100% refundable. 90 – 60 days prior to tour departure are subject to 100% refund on tour deposit and a full refund on any additional tour payments made. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds less than 60 days prior to the tour departure date. We finalized all bookings with our vendors 60 days prior to tour departure to guarantee our travelers the best possible experience on the tour. As such, we cannot give refunds on payments less than 60 days before tour departure.

Tour Interruption/Cancellation Protection Insurance and Traveler’s Insurance: All traveler’s are required to purchase and show proof of traveler’s insurance which covers overseas illness, trip interruption/cancellation protection, and emergency evacuation. You may also wish to purchase flight protection insurance.

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What Sets Our Egypt Tour Apart

Our Tour

Other Company's Tours

Explore Egypt with an expert local female guide. Economically empower these local ladies!Mostly employ male guides. Lack of diversity in staff.
Small-group tour of only 12 travelers.Large groups with 24-50 travelers.
Enjoy wonderful Egyptian food at local, healthy, clean mom and pop restaurants.Eat at large, impersonal tourist-focused restaurants.
Private Nile cruise in our own luxurious classic Dahabiya. Intimate, personal experience. The boat holds 12 travelers, our guide and the boat's staff. Large, shared boats holding 100 -300 passengers. Impersonal experience.
Our own Nile cruise program, stopping at villages, markets, unique temples, and skipping the lines are the famous temples such as Edfu and Kom Ombo.The Nile cruise only visits Edfu and Kom Ombo, The temples are packed because multiple cruise ships visit at the same time. Expensive and little to no connection with the country and culture as they travel up the Nile.
Experience Karnak and Abu Simbel lit up at night as a small group viewing.Skip the temples lit up at night.
A balance of exploring the iconic ancient Egyptian sites, Islamic history and natural wonders.Less variety in travel experiences.

 

 
 

This Is Egypt

Video Credit: The Egyptian Tourism Board

 
 

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