Egypt Insider: An All-Women Journey Along the Nile


A Guided Trip to Egypt, From Cairo to Aswan

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Egypt Insider: An All-Women Journey Along the Nile


Group | 13 Days | Easy Touring
  • Ancient and modern Egypt, with two expert leaders and a female perspective
  • Five-night Nile cruise by top-notch dahabeya exclusively for this small group
  • Special access to archaeological sites
  • Time with local women, from artists to dancers to home cooks
  • Guided walks through Cairo's historic Old City and Aswan's souk

Egypt is an ancient land of incredible archaeology and fascinating history, but its contemporary side is also a delight to explore. On this special journey, a small group of women (no more than 10 travelers) joins two sensational Egypt experts to explore the country's ancient past and modern heart. From Cairo's pulsing streets and Luxor's mesmerizing temples to the long-and-winding Nile River, we take in magnificent monuments, enjoy special access to age-old tombs, visit antiquity-filled museums, cruise the Nile by exclusive dahabeya, and meet local artists and residents—all while gaining a uniquely female perspective on it all.

ITINERARY


Day
1–3

Discover Cairo's vast array of museums, mosques, and Islamic architecture We're treated to a private opening of the Great Pyramid's Queen Burial Chamber.

Day
4

After flying to Luxor, we behold its astonishing temple complex and embark for our Nile cruise aboard an amenity-filled dahabeya.

Day
5–9

During our leisurely cruise on the Nile, we savor scenes of river life, have animated conversations with our guides and fellow travelers, and stop to explore the temple wonders of Esna, Edfu, and Kom Ombo A sunrise hot-air balloon ride reveals a spectacular view of the Valley of the Kings and Queens.

Day
10–11

Landing in Aswan, we marvel at the Temple of Philae and the Assam High Dam, both impressive feats of engineering  We fly to Cairo via Abu Simbel, home to two massive rock temples relocated block-by-block with help from UNESCO.

Day
12–13

Back in Cairo, we discover the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and have time to explore and shop before departing for home.

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Meet Your Trip Leader

Sylvie Franquet

Longtime GeoEx trip leader, Sylvie lived in Cairo for six years, studying Arabic and working as a translator and guide. She has traveled widely throughout the Middle East and North Africa and has written and contributed to guide books on Syria, Lebanon, Tunis, and Egypt.

GeoEx Iran Trip Leader Sylvie Franquet

Meet Your Egyptologist

Randa Abdel Wahab

A favorite among GeoEx guests and staff, Randa is a charismatic expert in Egyptian history and culture, as well as a fantastic cook who loves to talk Egyptian cuisine. She has traveled extensively and lived in Uganda and Sudan, but her passion lies in Egypt.

Egypt expert guide Randa Abdel Wahab

Dates & Prices


Dates

11/6/19 – 11/18/19   – Limited space; please call

11/4/20 – 11/16/20  

If you're interested in a group departure for both men and women, see Splendors of Egypt.

Pricing

From $19,625 per person (All-Women Group Trip)

Inclusions:

  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Services of two GeoEx trip leaders, drivers, and other staff
  • All gratuities 
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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