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Destination: Ancient Egypt and the Nile River

Discover Egypt and the Nile Valley

March 9 – March 21, 2025

Join us for a historical and cultural immersion into Egypt's ancient treasures and timeless wonders. From iconic landmarks to architectural marvels that have captivated the world for millennia, this land of pharaohs and pyramids is undeniably a crucial part of human history. Among the countless highlights—you'll embark upon a private dahabiya sailing the tranquil Nile River, gaining rare access to ruins and temples during less occupied times. On land, stay at five-star hotels, each a sanctuary of comfort and luxury. This unhurried journey reveals Egypt's monumental historical events, staggering technological achievements, and compelling human stories.

Highlights

– Stand in awe before the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx, each an ancient marvel illustrating the enduring legacy of an incredible civilization. 

– Delve deep into the annals of history at the Grand Egyptian Museum, where treasures from Egypt's rich past come to life.

– Witness the grandeur of the Karnak Temple Complex—one of the largest religious buildings in the world, which includes contributions from approximately 30 pharaohs over thousands of years.

– Mid-journey, embark upon your private dahabiya—a traditional Egyptian sailing vessel—for four relaxing days and nights along the Nile River.

– Be captivated by the intricate carvings inside the unique temple of Kom Ombo.

– Visit Elephantine Island—the only ongoing excavation site open to tourists—to view its sacred temples and traditional Nubian villages.

– During an optional excursion (additional fee), visit the temples of Abu Simbel carved into a massive rock cliff, which were relocated and perfectly reconstructed after building the High Dam in the early 1960s.


What's Included

  • 7 nights luxury hotel accommodations
  • 4 nights accommodations aboard a stately dahabiya
  • 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • All excursions listed on the 13-day itinerary including admission to sites and venues
  • Excursion transportation
  • Internal airfare from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
  • Gratuities to hotels, drivers, dahabiya staff, porters, and guides
  • Group airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times