YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE
APRIL 11-18, 2024
Egypt is known for its ancient treasures and illustrious history; however, there is more to Egypt than you might expect. From surreal waters and wide beaches with golden sand to remarkable architecture and natural therapies, Egypt is definitely a bucket-list-worthy country. Egypt is considered one of the most tourist-friendly countries in the Middle East and Africa because of its travel-friendly environment and great hospitality. Vacation Envy International visited Cairo and Luxor in October 2019 and March 2022 with 78 and 66 guests, respectively. It is our most memorable and talked about the package. You don't want to miss this one.
A visit to the Valley of the Kings, home to many Pharaonic tombs of the New Kingdom, including those of King Tutankhamun and Ramses the Great, will fascinate you. Each King's formal name and title are inscribed in his tomb, adorned with his images and statues. Most of the tombs were cut into the limestone following a similar pattern: three corridors, an antechamber, and an underwater sarcophagus chamber.
There's so much to fill your day, from the Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon down to the East Bank, the Luxor Temple, and the Karnak Temple. The Luxor Temple was built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II. The temple served as a setting for the festival's rituals, which were held to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with his divine office. The Karnak Temple was erected in 1928 BC as a small shrine dedicated to Amun, the god of Thebes. The Temple of Karnak comprises three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples - all constructed over 1300 years. The three main temples of Mut, Monthu, and Amun are enclosed in enormous brick walls, with the temple of Amun at the center. Karnak is now the largest and oldest temple compound on earth.
Ever wanted to see the pyramids and sphinx of Egypt? You would get to explore all on a camel ride. The Greeks reckoned the Pyramids to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built of 2,300,000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and one-half tons. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is especially interesting since
its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet high by 187 feet long, this impressive statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body.
The new museum will be open before March 2023. It has the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world. It features artifacts from the Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods, including the celebrated mummies of ancient Egypt's kings and King Tutankhamun's treasures. Entry to the mummy's room is included when this optional tour is purchased.
NOTE: The Visit to the Egyptian Museum is optional/not included.
Double Occupancy: $3,899 per person
Single Occupancy: $4,699 per person
$50 Deposit - Per person
$200 Monthly payment - Per person
First payment in January 2023
FINAL DUE DATE: January 25, 2024
⦁International Airfare (Egypt Air/Dulles International Airport only)
⦁ 3 days Luxor
⦁ 3 days Cairo
⦁ Domestic airfare and bus transportation between Luxor and Cairo
⦁ 5-star hotel stay
⦁ Airport transfers
⦁ All ground transportation
⦁ Daily buffet breakfast
⦁ Daily buffet dinners
⦁ Luxor Tours: Valley of the Kings/Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon
⦁ Cairo Tours: Visit the Pyramids and Sphinx with camel rides, the Egyptian Museum (new one),
and the Khan El Khalili bazaar
⦁ Egyptian tour guide/representative
⦁ English-speaking tour guides
⦁ VEI travel specialists
⦁ All Entry Fees
⦁ All Taxes and Fees
Luxor Tours: Valley of the Kings/Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon
Cairo Tours: visit Pyramids and Sphinx with camel rides, Visit the Egyptian Museum (new one), visit the Khan El Khalilli bazaar
⦁ Items of a personal nature
⦁ Meals NOT listed above
⦁ Travel Insurance
HILTON LUXOR RESORT
Facing the West Bank, the resort rests on the edge of the River Nile, less than seven kilometers from central Luxor via shuttle. There are traditional felucca sailing, horseback, and camelback tours of the riverbanks, with both Karnak and Luxor temples within four kilometers. Perks include our holistic spa, two infinity pools, and a kids' corner.
FAIRMONT NILE CITY HOTEL RESORT
Like the city itself, Fairmont Nile City offers a delightful series of contrasts, combining advanced technology and modern design with local flavors and flair. With sweeping panoramas of the river Nile and the Pyramids in the distance, Cairo's beauty and history are always in sight from your luxury hotel accommodation. During your stay downtown, embark on culinary adventures at the city's finest restaurants, enjoy the fresh air at our rooftop poolside restaurant and pamper yourself at Willow Stream Spa. Conveniently located as part of the prestigious Nile City complex, this luxury city hotel is the ideal location for business events, consisting of 845 square meters (9,100 square feet) in addition to 450 square meters (4,800 square feet) of outdoor space dedicated to meetings and conventions. The space comprises 10 meeting rooms, including a ballroom, and offers spectacular river Nile views.
If for some reason, you are unable to attend your highly anticipated trip, travel insurance can offer a means to recoup invested monies. Your reason for canceling could be 100 percent legitimate, but if the travel company has a no-refund policy, though they will be sympathetic, it is unlikely the money can be returned. This is the power of a travel insurance policy. Subject to the policy purchased and its accompanying terms and conditions, filing a claim provides an avenue to recover your hard-earned money.