EVENTS - ITINERARY
Schedule of Events
$4,400 Per Person / Double Occupancy
Departing from JFK, NY Including Nile Cruise
Program May 2011. 6 Nights Cairo /
4 Nights / 5 Days Cruise / 2 Nights, Luxor (13 Days, 12 Nights)
The weather at this time of the season is warm during the days and cool during the nights so dress accordingly. Wear comfortable walking shoes. We will send you out our 'Practical Information Guide' with every confirmation - please bring it with you!
Day 1: Cairo Tuesday May 3 - D
You made it! Ride Legendary Arabians and camels among the greatest monuments in the world.
Transfer to the super deluxe accommodations in Giza, Cairo. Take in the Pyramid Light and Sound Show! With a spectacular sweeping view of the Pyramids and Sphinx on the Giza Plateau, our Private conference facility is the envy of Egypt! General announcements, orientation and welcome. Will break for a delicious dinner catered by our personal chef.
We chose this site over the stuffy hotels in order to help you connect to this magical land on a very personal level. The modern comfort & style at our facility, against an ancient background, with the daily life-force below in the narrow streets of Nazlet El Samman, the village at the foot of the Great Sphinx & Pyramids, is beyond mere literary description. You must experience this for yourselves! Our Egyptian hosts, The Fayed Family, is one of the finest most well respected, hospitable families in Egypt, and the world.
We will share a delicious Egyptian lunch catered by our personal chefs. At various times throughout the conference we will be providing excellent catered meals, usually lunch and dinner. Today is an important day of preparation for our comprehensive hands-on exploration and a transformative journey. Many unexpected delights and profound discoveries are awaiting you.
We will share a delicious Egyptian lunch catered by our personal chefs. At various times throughout the conference we will be providing excellent catered meals, usually lunch and dinner.
Today is an important day of preparation for our comprehensive hands-on exploration and a transformative journey. Many unexpected delights and profound discoveries are awaiting you.
Day 2: Giza Plateau, Pyramids, Sphinx Wednesday May 4 B-L-D
Day 4: Cairo, Sakkara, Memphis & Dashur Friday May 6 - B-L-D
Breakfast, then go Sakkara, Memphis, & Dashur. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit carpet factory, dinner at Gouda's facility, overnight in Giza.
*Optional - I will arrange a group sunset Arabian Horse/Camel ride through the pyramids.
We will visit a carpet facility where carpets from all over the world are displayed and made. Next we go to the Papyrus School where you can actually watch papyruses being hand-painted. Next you can look for that special 22k gold cartouche or jewelry. Next we go to the Papyrus School where you can actually watch papyruses being hand-painted. Next you can look for that special 22k gold Cartouche or jewelry.
Day 5: Cairo, Luxor Museum & Karnak Light Show Saturday May 7 - B
Breakfast, early morning transfer to airport for flight to Luxor. Depart Cairo 11:45 am (Flight #343), arrive in Luxor 12:55 pm. Transfer luggage, check into the Sonesta St. George Hotel in Luxor. Lunch & Dinner on your own. Join us for Karnak Sound & Light show. This is a walk through Karnak Temple at night and a sit down light show!
Not to be missed!
*Optional - Luxor Museum.
Day 6: Luxor, Abydos and Dendera Sunday May 8 - B-L
Early morning breakfast at the hotel. Depart 7 am Caravan to Dendera & Abydos Temple with convoy (take box lunch, we provide) and back to the hotel 6 pm. Leisure time... Dinner on your own. Overnight Sonesta St. George Hotel.
*Optional Karnak Sound and Light show.
Day 7: Sonesta Nile Godess Ship West & East Bank, Karnak Temple Monday May 9 - B-L-D
Breakfast at hotel followed by check-out. Our representative will transfer luggage to the Sonesta Nile Godess Ship. Full morning to the West Bank (Thebes) to see the Valley of the Kings and Temple of Queen Hatchepsut atEl Deir El Bahari & the Colossi of Memnon. Temple of Ramesseum, back to ship for lunch and rest on board, afternoon tea. 3 pm visit to East Bank, visit to Karnak Temple, back to the boat, dinner and Galabeya party (traditional local clothes) & Belly Dance Show. Overnight on board.
Day 8: Esna, Edfu Tuesday May 10 B-L-D
Breakfast, sail to Esna and the Edfu Temple. Lunch & afternoon tea, dinner on board. Jordan will be speaking tonight. Captain's welcome cocktail party! Discotheque, onboard overnight in Esna and visit Temple of Horus, Edfu tomorrow!.
Day 9: Edfu, Temple of Horus Wednesday May 11 - B-L-D
Breakfast, Visit Temple of Horus, take a horse drawn chariot to the temple of Horus at Edfu. Lunch on board, afternoon tea, Sail to Kom Ombo, nighttime Galabeya party (local customary dress), over night on board in Kom Ombo.
Day 10: Kom Ombo, Philae Light Show Thursday May 12 - B-L-D
Breakfast, visit the Temple of Kom Ombo then cruise to Aswan, lunch on board. Visit the Aswan High Dam and unfinished Granite Obelisk Quarry, Philae Temple, Sobek, and Haroeies temples to Aswan. Sail on the Nile on a Felucca around Kitchener's Island, afternoon tea, dinner on board. Nubian Folkloric Show, overnight in Aswan.
*Optional Philae Laser Light Show - Awesome!
Day 11: Abu Simbel/Cairo Friday May 13 - B-D
Early breakfast, 7:55 am departure Flight #130 - arriving in Abu Simbel 8:45 am. Go out to temple site (fantastic!), then transfer to Aswan Airport departing Abu Simbel 2:15 pm (flight #135), arriving Cairo 5:00 pm. Dinner in a restaurant along the Nile, return to Giza Pyramids.
Day 12: Cairo, Giza, Abu Garab, Free Day Saturday May 14 - B-D
Breakfast, Abu Garab we go by taxi through a Mango Orchard to the edge of the desert. Oldest monument built buy the Ancients, Legend says it is a space port with landing slab 4 feet thick. Christopher Dunn measured it with his instruments and said this was not hand made. it was a machined solid piece of Granite.
*Optional on-your-own-day. You can return to the Khan El Khalili Market or go to the pyramids and see a different pyramid.
Farewell Dinner, Walk up on the roof and make a wish. Say goodbye to newfound friends.
We wish you a safe journey home and fond memories of a once in a lifetime trip!
Day 13: Cairo, flying back to Home Sunday May 15
Early breakfast, 10:15 flight #985 am departure to USA arrives JFK @ 3:15 pm.
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