The story of Egypt is written on a ribbon of time that tells tales both grand and small, past and present – from the reigns of pharaohs to the farmer who still tends his land with an ox as did his father and his father’s father. Egypt today is also stepping toward the future as it begins to encompass concepts of gender equality.
While many nations are blessed with archeological treasures, few can compare with extraordinary Egypt, still a preeminent destination for scholars and students, archeologists and travelers, and for all who are fascinated with the history of humankind. Ancient Egypt has drawn visitors for millennia to discover its extravagant monuments from the pyramids of Giza, to the royal tombs in the Valleys of the Kings and the Queens, to legendary cities of Cairo and Alexandria. Away from the cities, Egypt’s oases have historically played a vital role to the trade routes through the desert. They offer a wealth of personalities from the small oasis of Farafra in the White Desert, to Wadi Al-Hitan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its with fossils of some of the earliest forms of whales. Through the heart of this ancient world meanders the magnificent Nile River, its banks graced with tall red dunes and dotted with palm trees and patches of greenery. But Egypt is not simply a monument to its past. It is a country moving into the future, and if you look closely you will notice something more – threads of change. Women have been slowly making their way into economic mobility, primarily through tourism, which has been an important means for women to find economic independence and success. Slowly, tourism is helping to improve gender equality and opportunity.
We chose to expand programs to include more visits to women-owned tourism enterprises, as well as increasing opportunities for our guests to interact with Egyptian men and women. While travelers may be hesitant to visit places where headlines focus on turmoil, we have an obligation as educated travelers to look beyond the headlines to understand that our tourism dollars are even more vital in such times.
Classic Egypt Exploration 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $8,999
Discover ancient Egypt's fabled pyramids from the great Pyramids of Giza to the Valleys of the Kings and the Queens, to Dendera Temple Complex, one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt. Explore the monument sights during a four-night cruise on the magical Nile River. Spend an enchanting evening visiting Cairo's cafes and shops and met local residents to learn about their lives today. Discover fascinating desert oasis of Fayoum, the oldest city in Egypt, founded 4000 years BCE, making it also one of the most ancient cities in all of Africa. This journey is an excellent introduction to both ancient and modern Egypt.
Egypt & Jordan 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $3,980
Explore these two historic countries and their wealth of antiquities.
Custom Egypt Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $7,200
Much of the history of mankind was written in Egypt's majestic monuments, ancient markets and legendary Nile River. But Egypt is more than the sum of its antiquities. It has a modern personality that encompasses café night life, shops and bookstores where you can meet and talk with local Egyptians.
Egypt: Nubian Treasures and Pharaohic Legacies 15 Days Interest(s):
Starting Price: $8,790
This in-depth adventure includes a classic Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, and a Lake Nasser cruise to the Nubian temples.
Israel, Jordan & Egypt 18 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel
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Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Sea of Galilee, Egypt's pyramids and the fabled Nile River are all on the menu. In addition, discover the stunning rock city of Petra by day, and you will have a rare opportunity to experience this ethereal Rose City at night lit by candle light!
Egypt 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s):
Starting Price: $4,990
Revel in the glories of ancient Egypt, stroll the Khan El Khalili's bustling shops, and take in the remarkable pyramids.
Kao Gu Egypt 16 Days New Reality Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel
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Enjoy a five-night Nile cruise aboard the Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya. With only five deluxe cabins and two elegant suites, the ship is reminiscent of another era of luxury. Explore the legendary cities, monuments and antiquities from Luxor to Aswan, including the fabled Valleys of the Kings and Queens. In the company of your Egyptologist specialist guide, you visit the Bent Pyramid at Dahshur, Zoser’s Step Pyramid at Saqqara, the breathtaking Great Pyramids of Giza and the great Sphinx. Discover Cairo in Old Cairo’s Church of St. Sergius and Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Citadel of Salah ad-Din with its ethereal Mosque of Mohammed Ali and the famed Museum of Antiquities.
Cleopatra’s Palaces 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel
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