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9 Days Egypt Adventure – October 11 -19, 2018

 

Our Daily Itinerary:

Thursday, October 11. Day 1: Arrive in Cairo and evening laser show at the Great Pyramids.
Welcome to the land of the pharaohs, pyramids and mummies! After we check-in to our hotel in Cairo, we’ll transfer to the Great Pyramids of Giza for a mesmerizing introduction night sound and light show with a stunning and captivating audio-visual display. Learn about the rich history of Ancient Egypt and the story of the Sphinx, guardian of the Giza Necropolis for over 5,000 years. (Dinner included)

Friday, October 12. Day 2: Full-Day at The Great Pyramids
Today after our included breakfast, we’ll explore and behold all the majesty of the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) – the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks, it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. The other two – Chephren and Mycerinus are equally impressive. Afterward we tour the tomb-strewn necropolis of Saqqara, featuring King Zhoser’s step pyramid. Constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC, this was the template for all future pyramid construction.

Afterwards, we’ll admire artifacts from Ancient Egypt in the Cairo Museum, home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world. Arguably the most famous exhibit is the stunning solid gold funerary mask of the boy-King Tutankhamen. An entire gallery is devoted to the treasures unearthed by Howard Carter at Tutankhamen’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. (Lunch and Dinner also included).

Saturday, October 13. Day 3: Cairo City Tour
They say that Cairo, the largest city in the Middle East and the Arab world, is chaos at its most magnificent, infuriating and beautiful. Today on our urban walking tour, we’ll visit the Citadel with its medieval fortification, the Cairo Tower with its incredible views, Khan El Khalili in the old bazaar district, The Hanging Chuch, which is one of the oldest churches in Egypt, and the oldest and largest mosque in Cairo -Ibn Toloun Mosque. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Sunday, October 14. Day 4: Fayoum
Breakfast at the hotel’s main restaurant.
Check out from hotel & road transfer to Auberge Fayoum hotel for 1 overnight
to visit the most attractive sites of Fayoum (Qaroun temple, Karanis & Meidum Pyramid). Egypt’s largest oasis is also the closest to the Nile and Cairo. Lake Qarun was formed around 70,000 years ago when the Nile overflowed into the Fayoum Depression. Now canals that connect it to the river maintain the lake. The oasis has historically been the “garden of Egypt” and it still produces a large amount of fruit and vegetables today. The lake is also noted for its abundance of wildlife. (Lunch & dinner included)
Overnight at hotel in Fayoum

Monday, October 15. Day 5: Aswan Dam, Temple of Philae, Unfinished Obelisk
Breakfast at the hotel’s main restaurant.
Check out from Fayoum hotel & transfer to Cairo airport for domestic flight to Aswan, where we’ll get an up close look at the dam that divides the Nile from Lake Nasser, marvel at the sheer size of the unfinished Obelisk and revel in the natural beauty of Philae Temple’s island home. The temple was primarily dedicated to Isis but her husband Osiris and her son Horus were also worshipped there. Afterwards, we’ll transfer to our cruise on board the m/s Movenpick Sunray for 4 nights sailing from Aswan to Luxor including cruise sightseeing to be done by private English speaking guide.
12:30 Lunch on board.
13:30 Visit High Dam, the temple of Philae & unfinished Obelisk.
19:30 Welcome cocktail reception.
20:00 Dinner on board
Overnight in Aswan.

 

Tuesday, October 16. Day 6: Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple
Today we’ll find one of the most significant sacred structures in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu, and then continue to the Temple of Kom Ombo, see its curious double entrance, and learn of its dedication to the gods Sobek and a Haroeris—a later form of Horus. Learn about the extensive restoration that had to take place in an area susceptible to natural disaster and the 300 mummified crocodiles found while doing so, some of which now feature in a marvelous display.
05:00 Sail to Kom Ombo.
07:00 breakfast on board
08:00 Visit Kom Ombo temple.
12:30 Lunch on board.
15:00 Visit Edfu temple.
17:00 Afternoon Tea during sail to Esna.
17:00 Sail to Luxor Via Esna.
19:30 Dinner on board.
21:30 Oriental show “Gallabia party”.
Overnight in Luxor.

Wednesday, October 17. Day 7: Valley of the Kings and Queens
Egypt’s ultimate and famed collection of elaborate tombs. 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 in this valley. Exploration, excavation and conservation continues today in the valley, and a new tourist centre has recently been opened.
06:30 Breakfast on Board
07:30 Visit West Bank — Valley of the Kings & Queens, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
(El-Deir El-Bahari).
13:00 Sail to Edfu via Esna.
13:00 Lunch on board.
16:30 Afternoon tea.
19:30 Dinner on board.
21:30 Belly dance show.
Overnight in Luxor

Thursday, October 18. Day 8: Karnak and Luxor
Luxor stands on the 4,000-year-old site of Thebes, Egypt’s ancient royal capital, and Karnak is the largest of its temple complexes. Discover how this vast collection of buildings was developed by more than 30 pharaohs, including Amenhotep IV and Ramses II.
08:00 Breakfast on board.
09:00 Visit East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples).
12:30 Lunch on board.
19:30 Dinner on board.
Overnight in Luxor.

Friday, October 19. Day 9: End of Tour
07:00 Breakfast on board.
08:00 Check out after breakfast & transfer to Luxor airport for flight back to Cairo for final departure back home, or ground transportation to Hurghada for optional Red Sea extension tour.

*ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Cost: $2,900 per person double occupancy (airfare not included) Single Supplement $750

The above package rate to include:

3 nights’ accommodation in Cairo at Mena House Cairo hotel in Garden view rooms on BB basis. www.menahousehotel.com

1 night’s accommodation in Fayoum at Auberge Fayoum hotel in Garden view rooms on FB basis. www.helnan.com

4 nights’ accommodation on board of Movenpick M/S Sunray on FB basis including cruise sightseeing

All mentioned transfers to be done by English speaking representative & private air-conditioned Coaster (16 seats).

All tours including sightseeing entrance fees & transportation as per the above given program based on private air-conditioned Coaster (16 seats).

Private English speaking guide to accompany guests in Cairo, Fayoum & on board of Nile cruise.

Above rates exclude the following:

Egypt entry visa: USD 32.00 per person.

Any personal expenses at hotel/cruise such as laundry, phone calls, room service, etc.….

Any touristic sights’ entrance fees, transfers, drinks during meals or meals not mentioned in the program to be paid directly by the guests on Spot.

Supplement to visit Cheops Pyramid from Inside: USD 28.00 (excluding 14% VAT).

Supplement to visit the Mummies Room in the Egyptian museum: USD 15.00 (excluding 14% VAT).

Tips throughout the program (For guides, drivers, representatives, hotels’ staff, etc.….)

Domestic flight tickets on economy class & based on today’s published rates which are liable to change:
– Cairo/Aswan: USD 135.00 per person per 1 way.

Pyramids view supplement at Mena House Cairo hotel: USD 50.00 per room per night.

Pool/Lake View supplement at Fayoum Hotel: USD 25.00 per room per night

Upper deck supplement on board of the cruise: USD 30.00 per cabin per night.

All the above given rates are based on an estimated increase in the fuel cost, in case fuel cost exceeded the estimated calculation prices will be amended accordingly.
Also, Entrance fees are quoted on today’s published rates which are liable to change with no prior notice and then prices will be amended accordingly.

Click here for the PDF version of this itinerary: Egypt_ItineraryBrochure_2018

 

Optional 4-Day Hurghada Red Sea Beach Resorting Post-Tour

 

Our Daily Itinerary:

Friday, October 19. Day 1: Arrive in Hurghada, Red Sea
Today after breakfast on the ship, we’ll transfer by private mini-van from Luxor to the Red Sea Resort town of Hurghada in Egypt. (around 4 hours driving). Hurghada is one of the most popular Red Sea resort areas in Egypt. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling and Hurghada’s central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. Hurghada also has plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment. Just outside town is an ancient Roman quarry called Mons Porphyritis and Port Safarga – a famously windy place which is ideal for windsurfing. Overnight in Hurghada. (Dinner also included at resort)

Saturday, October 20. Day 2: Hurghada, Red Sea – excursion to Mahmya
Time to do a bit of snorkeling alongside the Mahmya Islands that are protected by HEPCA (The Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association is a Non-Governmental Organization that works primarily with marine and land conservation in the Red Sea Governorate in Egypt who are making sure that Hurghada’s water are free of pollution). After a relaxing one hour cruise it’s off to the island for lunch, snorkeling and soaking up the Egyptian sun. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snorkeling Equipment Included)

Sunday, October 21. Day 3: Hurghada, Red Sea
Today we are on our own schedule to relax, sunbath, sightsee or whatever else we feel like here in Hurghada. Other optional activities around Hurghada include a ride
in the only submarine in the Hurghada area taking you down to the depth of 22 m where you will marvel the beautiful marine life and colored corals, this is a fantastic way to see the underwater kingdom from the comfort of your seat. And, a Super Safari where you drive 25 KM inside the desert by 4×4 until you reach the Bedouin tent to discover how Bedouin live, how they get water, food & how do they cure their illness with the natural herbs they grow in the desert. You will also be riding Camels and visit a turtle museum. You can also discover the stars and sky as never seen before. Dinner & belly dancer show are included to make it an unforgettable trip. Also, located in the Desert Mountains, some 50km from the red sea coast near Hurghada – St. Anthony’s Monastery is the largest and oldest Coptic monastery in Egypt. This is another optional day tour from Hurghada. (Breakfast and Dinner included at Resort)

Monday, October 22. Day 4: Hurghada, Red Sea
Check Out and transfer to Hurghada Airport for departure back to Cairo and back home. (Breakfast included)

*ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Cost: $960 per person double occupancy. Single Supplement $370

The above package rate to include:
3 nights’ accommodation at Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna Resort- deluxe lagoon view rooms
Full day Mahmya Snorkeling Trip, including equipment
All mentioned transfers to be done by English speaking representative & private air-conditioned Minivan (6 seats).

Above rates exclude the following:
Any personal expenses at hotels/cruise such as laundry, phone calls, room service, etc.
Any activities during the stay, rates are given separately.
Tips throughout the program (for drivers, representatives, hotels’ staff, etc.….)
Domestic flight tickets on economy class & based on today’s published rates which are liable to change: – Hurghada/Cairo: USD 130.00 per person per 1 way.
Sea view supplement at Resort: USD 50.00 per room per night.

 

9 Days- Egypt Adventure
October 11-19 2018

4 Days- Hurghada, Red Sea (optional)
October 19-22 2018

VISA INFORMATION
You must have a visa to enter Egypt. U.S. citizens can obtain a renewable single-entry 30-day tourist visa on arrival at Egyptian airports for a 32 USD fee (cash only)

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
What to bring:
-Valid passport (must be good for at least 6 months from tour dates)
–Camera
– Electrical Adapter For Egypt (types C and F)
– Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
– Comfortable shoes and breathable clothing (SPF enhanced clothing suggested)
– Swimwear/Sandals

ACCOMMODATIONS
Egypt Adventure:

3 nights’ accommodation in Cairo at Mena House Cairo hotel in Garden view rooms on BB basis
1 night’s accommodation in Fayoum at Auberge Fayoum hotel in Garden view rooms on FB basis.
4 nights’ accommodation on board of Movenpick M/S Sunray Ship on FB basis including cruise sightseeing.

Hurghada Red Sea, optional Post-Tour:

3 nights accommodation at Sheraton Miramar El Gouna Resort in Deluxe Lagoon View Rooms

BOOKING DETAILS

INTERESTED IN JOINING US? Call Jack at 310-562-5629, or email at Jack@GetfitwithWitt.com

TO BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE: You can register/pay with credit card (3% fee), or check / money order through Jack Witt’s Active World Journeys.
Please note: This tour has a minimum requirement of 12 people to run, has limited availability, and based on response so far, could fill up rather quickly.

DEPOSITS AND FINAL PAYMENTS:
Registration is now open.
50% of total trip cost deposit is due by April 15th, 2018
Final balance of trip cost due by July 15th, 2018.
We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance because it protects you if you have an unexpected change in travel plans. You can shop and compare travel insurance policies at www.InsuremyTrip.com

CANCELATION FEES AND REFUNDS
In case of cancellation more than 9 weeks prior to arrival, 100% of the payment is refundable.
In case of cancellation less than 9 weeks prior to arrival and more than 6 weeks prior to arrival, 50% of the total trip cost is cancellation fee.
In case of cancellation less than 6 weeks prior to arrival, the full amount of total trip cost is cancellation fee.

PHOTOS
In partial exchange for being on this trip/tour, you give Jack Witt and/or Active World Journeys permission to use photos or other images taken by you which you send to Jack Witt and/or Active World Journeys or images taken of you by Jack during the tour/trip for any purpose, including but not limited to use in brochures, websites, marketing and publicity.

WEATHER CONDITIONS IN EGYPT
October is slightly cooler than preceding months but remains exceedingly hot. The average temperature still reaches a high of 30°C (that’s about 86°F) during the day and dip now lower than 18°C (about 64°F) at night.

SAFETY AND SECURITY
The Department of State currently suggests exercising increased caution in Egypt. The Egyptian government maintains a heavy security presence at major tourist destinations and archaeological sites. For current travel advisories in Egypt, please see the U.S Department of State website at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Egypt.html

EGYPT TOURISM BOARD
http://www.egypt.travel/

CONTACT:
Jack Witt – Health and Fitness Coach / Active Travel Specialist
Jack@ActiveWorldJourneys.com
310-562-5629
www.ActiveWorldJourneys.com

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