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SEPTEMBER 21- 29 2022
Egypt is probably the world’s oldest civilization having emerged from the Nile Valley around 3,100 BC, historically. But Egypt is much more than Pyramids and monuments. It is a land bustling with life, sound, visual beauty and excitement. For thousands of years, it has been the playground of emperors and kings . . . and queens, making it the perfect destination for global trotting Globalnistas.
A cradle of ancient civilization, Egypt is a country you must visit at least once in your lifetime. Steeped in ancient history, where a rich culture stands proud, Egypt has achieved a delicate balance between the old and the new
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Have you ever dreamt of riding a camel in the dessert or coming eye to eye with the mighty Sphinx, Imagine standing the shadow of the great Pyramids of Giza or stepping back in time while visiting the tomb collection of Pharaoh Tutankhamen at the Egyptian Museum which houses the largest collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts in the world. Imagine channeling your inner-Cleopatra while having lunch floating down the Nile river. Haggle like an ancient merchant at 6 century old the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. Imagine that is only the first part of your tour. While exploring the Arabian side of Egypt in Cairo is amazing, nothing compares to the intimate experiences you will have in Aswan with the Nubians. Nubians are the people of northern Sudan and southern Egypt. With a history and traditions which can be traced to the dawn of civilization, the Nubian first settled along the banks of the Nile from Aswan. Along this great river they developed one of the oldest and greatest civilizations in Africa. Nubia is the homeland to one of Africa's earliest black cultures with a history which can be traced from 3800 B.C. onward through Nubian monuments and artifacts. You will spend time with the Nubians and be treated like family in their homes listening to stories, interacting with children, helping to prepared Nubian dishes, sing and dances to traditional music, while bonding and creating memories.
ITINERARY - September 21th - 29th
Day 1, September 21st - Depart USA for Egypt
(Book your flight to arrive at Cairo International Airport (CAI) by 10:00 am on the 21th. Group flight suggestions will be offered in January 2022
The City of a Thousand Minarets” is the capital of Egypt and with a total population in excess of 16 million people, one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 969AD, modern Cairo may seem young in comparison to the 4,500-year-old pyramids just across the Nile. The city has the modern and upbeat side. There are is rural, green, lush pastures side and a side where you feel like you have stepped back in ancient times,” Cairo has its own heartbeat and teaches you to just go with the flow and to savor the lessons learned along the way
Day 2, September 22nd - Welcome to Egypt/ Cairo City Orientation and Lunch/Mixer
Private group transfer to the hotel .Orientation Lunch, Pyramids & Sphinx/Camel Ride, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar and Special Welcome Dinner
Day 3, September 23rd - Cariro
Egyptian Museum is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East, and houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities with over 120,000 artifacts. The priceless treasures of King Tutankhamun and some other ancient Egyptian greatest pharaohs, along with the belongings, mummies, jewelry, and food bowls of Ancient Egyptians that were buried with the kings to use in the afterlife as believed by the ancient Egyptians.
Later you enjoy the afternoon flowing down the in the Nile River on a Felucca, which is a traditional wooden boat and with giant sails that relies on wind and river currents for propulsion The the day an evening of Cairo nightlife
Day 4, September 24th - Luxor
Early morning boxed breakfast before heading to the airport for your flight for Luxor (to be booked with your international flight). Luxor, with its Valley of the Kings is the world's greatest open-air museum, is a vast complex of ancient monuments from the time of Thebes. Located on the Nile River's east. At the entrance stands two colossal statues of the pharaoh Ramses, and a pair of obelisks. One of the obelisks still stands there today, the other was removed and re-erected in 1831 in the Place de la Concorde, Paris where it still stands today.
Day 5, September 25th - Aswan/Elefantine Island/Nubian Nights
This morning you are off to explore Aswan. Flowing through the golden desert and around emerald islands, the Nile forms the lifeline of the city of Aswan and its unique archipelago once known as was also known as the Land of Gold, given its treasured history as a cemetery for the Nubian kings who had presided over the city over thousands of years
Gaining its name by its shape which resembles standing elephants in the water, or others would say an elephant tusk, the Elefantine island sits downstream from the first cataract in the Nile. Awan is known for the healing properties of its weather -- the dry air, year-round sunshine and clean air have been pulling in patients with respiratory problems. Herbal treatments that have been passed down generation to generation in Nubian families, including special natural medication for the common cold and flu, stomach, digestive problems, and kidney issues.
Day 6, September 26th - Aswan/ School Visit / Family
Today you learn about learn about Nubian culture and daily life while being treated like family being welcome home. Nubian Schools, because Nubian are very communal, the children will see you as extended aunties coming to check on them. You will spend the afternoon in a private home listen to stories when enjoying an home cooked meal. Do not be surprise if a busy mother give you her baby to hold or rack to sleep.
Day 7 September 27th - Aswan/Nubian Museums/Market/Stone Quarry
The loss of the majority of Nubian land is one of the world's great tragedies. In 1964, anthropologists photographed Nubian houses and “objects of material culture,” meaning the belongings of the families, so they wouldn’t drown in the flood caused by the High Dam’s construction. “Unfortunately,” one wrote, “the High Dam will imprison under the water millenniums of history, art and culture, lost and swallowed by the depths of the lake. Here you will discover historical exhibit, showing the development of Ancient Nubian civilization and its relationship with the Egyptian empire to the north. We learn about the spread of Christianity and Islam. You will have free time for lunch and shopping.
Continue to see one of the most famous stone objects that is left from ancient Egypt. An unfinished obelisk, taller than any known obelisk ever raised. It would have been the largest single standing stone in Egypt – had it not cracked in the middle – and now lies in the quarry where it was left thousands of years ago. Had it been finished, the obelisk would have weighed 1168 tons and stood nearly 137 feet high. You will learn how much work went into the stonemasonry of this ancient civilization. Carving out a huge slab of granite from the landscape in the baking heat with only small stones to chip away was grueling work for slaves.
Day 8, September 28th - Nubian cooking workshop/Farewell activities
Time to get things cooking with a special cooking class/workshop created in 2018 by Fleace for our groups. It is said that cooking is the soul of a people and expresses love to family and friends. Nubian cuisine is flavorful with dishes like Kushari (brown lentils, macaroni, rice, chickpeas and a spicy tomato sauce) and Tamiya (deep fried mixture made of beans, parsley, and onions). Many meals include special bread called Shamsi. Be ready to lick your fingers! Bring gifts for you new sisters, like nail polish, sunglasses, scarves, sandals, and earrings. After the class, experience a farewell evening where you will learn traditional dances to the beat of catchy Nubian music and rhythms. Your face will be frozen into a smile because the of happy spirit of the people is contagious! THIS IS NUBIA! This is OUR Egypt!
Day 9, September 29th - Aswan to USA or continue to Jordan, can be found below details below.
Early morning airport transfer. Those continuing on to Jordan, will leave earlier, possibly 2:00am
Egypt land only package $2,115 USD
Per-Person Based on Double Occupancy / Single add $979
(No travel buddy? No problem! A roommate can be assigned)
Payment plan available for a $49 set-up and processing fee.
$499 Deposit Required to Reserve Your Space
Land Package Include:
Accommodations, Scheduled Group Airport and Bus Tour Transfers,
Breakfast Daily, Luxor to Aswan Transfer, Orientation lunch,
Welcome Dinner, Cultural Tours, Private Nile River Boat Ride with
Entertainment, Camel Rides, cooking class, Mixers, Parties
and so much more!
EARLY SIGN-UP SPECIAL
$126 off package price and no $49 set fee with
1/2 the ground package price by February 8th 2022
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Continue to Jordan
Extend for experience by spending the 2-nights in Jordan.
The lost city of Petra, know as ttje"Rose City" and ” the Valley of Moses” was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom and is the country’s most famous archaeological site, dating back to around 300 B.C.
Petra is remarkably well preserved. It’s full of architectural gems like the famed Treasury (pictured) and Monastery, extravagant tombs, a colonnaded street, plus many temples and other structures.
The estimate cost for will be around $575 for two nights accommodations, group hotel transfer, local guide, tour to Petra. More information will be sent in JJanuary 2022.
Please note that the main tour is to Egypt and Jordon is only an optional after tour destination. Please do not book the Egypt tour if your main interest is Jordon as it not offically part of the Egypt tour.