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Urban Intellectuals – The Egypt Experience (Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Nile) – Oct 21 – 29, 2023

📍 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

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$3,885

Deposit: $199

Oct 21 - 29, 2023

Group Size: 1 - 51

Urban Intellectuals-
The Egypt Experience
(Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Nile) – Oct 21 – 29, 2023

📍 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Oct 21 - 29, 2023

Group size: 1 - 51

About this trip

Millennial mummies, mouthwatering food and thousands of histories are waiting: welcome to Egypt! Get to know this ancient civilization and wonder at some of humanity’s most impressive monuments. Enjoy breathtaking views over the Nile, the oldest Pyramids of the world and stories of treason and love. Ready for the trip of a lifetime?

In an effort to make your trip a streamlined process, Maximum Impact Travel offers extensive online trainings in preparation for your trip. Once you secure your deposit, you will be invited to participate in a series of online courses that will have you ready for your journey. You can view these courses at your convenience.

What’s included

Ground Tranportation

Ground transportation and domestic airfare in Egypt to and from scheduled destinations (does not include international airfare)

Hotel Accommodations

Double Occupancy OR Single Occupancy + Complementary B/L/D. Hotel upgrades available upon request. Additional fees will apply.

Hotel Amenities

WiFi, Spa, Bar, Restaurant, Room Service, Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Meeting Rooms, Air Conditioning, Wheelchair Accessible

Admission To Activities

Admission to all planned itinerary activities are covered. Additional activities will be the responsibility of the client/guest.

Passport

The United States Postal Service offers passport services. passportvisaexpress.com is another recommended provider

Visa

You will need a valid Visa to enter. Please do not wait until the last minute to obtain your Visa. Some countries allow border-entry VISAS upon arrival. passportvisaexpress.com is a VISA provider

Vaccinations & COVID-19

The Yellow Fever vaccination is the only REQUIRED vaccination to enter. COVID-19 negative test results required 72 hours before departure & upon entering.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is highly recommended. Trip deposits and payments are non-refundable. Therefore, it is prudent to protect your investment. Insurance options travelguard.com or insuremytrip.com

Medical Travel Insurance

Medical travel insurance is highly recommended & different from travel insurance. Your domestic medical policy may not cover an international medical emergency. https://www.travelguard.com/

Gratuities

Gratuities are not included but strongly encouraged

Available Packages

Available Options

Extra Hotel Night (BEFORE TOUR)
$250
Extra Hotel Night (AFTER TOUR)
$250
Great Pyramid of Cheops (per person) $35
Tutankhamun Tomb (per person)
$30
Sound & Light show @Pyramid (per person) $55
Hot Air Balloon Tour
$140
Quad Bike around the pyramid(per person)
$75
Camel ride at the pyramids (per person)
$50

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival In Cairo

Day 1

Arrival Day at the hotel

Your Egyptian adventures start as soon as you get to Cairo International airport. Your tour manager will escort you to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Once at your accommodation, they’ll help you check-in and review your itinerary. You’ll confirm pick-up times for the daily tours and have the rest of the day to wind down. Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 – Giza Pyramids

Day 2

Giza Pyramids and Sphinx

Have a filling breakfast at your Cairo hotel and meet at 8AM to go to the Giza Plateau. Visit one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World: the Giza Pyramid Complex is vibrant with history and magic. Wonder at the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Pyramid of Chepren and the Pyramid of Menkaure with its valley temple, and overlook the valley by the Great Sphinx. You’ll have the chance to explores these amazing structures from within (optional activity) and later enjoy a scrumptious lunch at a good quality local restaurant. After a day of amazing views, we’ll go back to the hotel where you’ll spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3- Luxor & Nile

Day 3

Luxor and the Nile East Bank

Today you’ll have an early hotel check-out at 4:30AM and go on a private shuttle to the Cairo airport to hop on a flight to Luxor. This mythical city has been the home of Emperors and Pharaohs for thousands of years! Here, you’ll explore the amazing Karnak Temple Complex, full of intricate sandstone columns, colossal statues and native palm trees. We’ll board our Egypt Nile cruise and enjoy a delicious lunch on board, overlooking the longest river in the world.

Meals: Breakfast box, lunch, dinner

Day 4 –Luxor West Bank

Day 4

Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings

After breakfast overlooking the Nile, you’ll go on an excursion to the mythical Valley of the Kings. This impressive monumental complex is the eternal resting place of 62 ancient Pharaohs and hundreds powerful nobles of Ancient Egypt. Visit the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut built in 1500 BCE: this masterpiece of ancient architecture is full of altars, shrines and halls waiting to be explored. Afterwards, we’ll head to the Colossi of Memnon to find these two statues guarding the city. As an optional activity, you can also visit Tutankhamun’s tomb (entrance fee not included). After lunch we’ll sail via Edfu, enjoying a leisurely dinner on the cruise where we’ll spend the night

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Edfu / Kom Ombo

Edfu / Kom Ombo

After breakfast on the cruise, we’ll visit the Temple of Edfu. This well-preserved monument from the Ptolemaic Kingdom was dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed God. After some exploring, we’ll sail to Kom Ombo to get to know the unique Temple of Sobek, where ancient Egyptians honored both Sobek and Horus.

After exploring the secrets of these mythical places, we’ll hop on the cruise again to continue our journey to Aswan. A delicious dinner will be served on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 –Aswan Sightseeing

Day 6

Aswan Sightseeing including Nubian Museum and Nubian Village

After breakfast on Nile cruise, enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Aswan. Start with the High Dam and the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt, the Unfinished Obelisk, proceeding to the beautiful Temple of Philae, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor.Also, a visit to the Nubian Museum and the Nubian Village (the other side of Movenpick are included). Dinner and overnight on board deluxe Nile Cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel tour and back to Cairo

After breakfast, we’ll say goodbye to the Nile Cruise and go on a day trip to Abu Simbel by land. You’ll take a private shuttle with AC that will take you to Abu Simbel, where we’ll explore the Great Temple of Ramses II and the small Temple of Hathor and Nefertari. These ancient structures have an amazing history: discovered in 1813, the UNESCO and the Egyptian government moved them in the 1960s to keep them safe from the construction of a dam. Wonder at these amazing monuments and explore the life of Ramses II and his favorite wife Queen Nefertari. After the visit you’ll take the shuttle back to Aswan and transfer to the airport to take a flight to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 –Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum tour in Tahrir

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel in Cairo, you’ll meet your guide at 9:30AM to take you to the Egyptian museum. Explore the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East and wonder at the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. After touring the museum, we’ll enjoy a hot lunch at a good quality local restaurant. Spend the afternoon winding down at the hotel where you’ll have dinner. Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9–The Adventure Ends

Travel Home

It’s time to say goodbye to your Egyptian adventure. You will be taken to the airport for your departure. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again on another Maximum Impact experience.

Meals: Breakfast

Our Trip Host and Partner

Maximum  Impact Tours

Maximum Impact Tours has been created to encourage international and domestic travel experiences. Maximum Impact Tours was founded by entrepreneur, playwright, author and philanthropist, Jay Cameron. Realizing that most of his life had been consumed working domestically, a trip to Ghana changed his perspective. His experience transformed the way he saw traveling. As a result, he set out to encourage others to see the world through their own eyes and not only through the eyes of television and social media. You are invited to join Jay and his team on their adventures around the globe.

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Customer service exceptional! What a pleasure to work with Maximum Impact Travel for this trip. They are thorough and very attentive as there are several steps to traveling to Ghana; the entire Maximum Impact team made the booking process seamless with EASY-to-follow instructions. All questions I had were answered promptly and professionally. And, oh my goodness, once you get to Ghana, you will be warmly received by the Maximum Impact team and treated like a V.I.P. Accommodations are clean and super-comfortable and offer all amenities. Don’t hesitate booking the trip if you’re traveling solo as I was. It’s a trip of a lifetime where you will meet wonderful traveling companions, tour the country with knowledgeable guides and wish that the trip was longer. I LOVED IT! A powerful and stirring cultural tour that also includes fun-loving activities. Outstanding job by Maximum Impact. I’m already planning my next tour with you.

By Linda P on 11 Nov, 2021

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