Phyllis Meekins Egypt Trip

3 Cairo, 4 Nile Cruise & 1 Cairo
Round trip airfare from NYC, 8 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Complimentary
Camel Ride at the Pyramids area
Price Includes
  • 3 nights at the [Four Seasons First Residence], Cairo, Superior Room with Buffet Breakfast
  • 4 nights at the [MS Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise], 5 Stars Superior Nile Cruise Outside Cabin with all Meals
  • 1 night at the [Four Seasons First Residence], Cairo, Superior Room with Buffet Breakfast
  • All hotel taxes
  • All transfers with air-conditioned minivans with English Speaking Host
  • Domestic Air in Egypt
  • 18 Meals: 8 breakfast, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Full Day Cairo Pyramids Tour includes: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara with lunch at local restaurant
  • Full Day Cairo City Tour includes: Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Citadel of Mohamed Ali, Old Cairo and Egyptian Museum with lunch at local restaurant
  • Nile Cruise Sightseeing includes: Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple
  • Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple
  • Philae Temple, High Dam and Felucca Sail in Aswan
  • Service of local English speaking tour host
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private air-conditioned car or minibus
  • Service of local English Speaking license Egyptologist
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Thu - March 17, 2022 - Departure from USA

  • Board your international flight to start your journey back on time to the ancient land of the Pharos. 2 Meals will be served during your overnight flight.
DAY 2: Fri - March 18, 2022 - Arrive Cairo, Optional Sound & Light Show

  • Arrival in the Land of the Pharaohs, at Cairo International airport, Right Travel Representative will be waiting for you after you get your luggage and clear customs and will be holding the Right Travel blue sign, then escorted to your hotel.
  • Evening, you may choose our optional tour (Sound & Light Show in Cairo - C32). Inaugurated in April of 1961, with the narrative voice of the late Richard Burton, magnificent sound and lighting effects, the show begins with the narrative of the Sphinx, who has been the guardian of the city of the dead for five thousand years. Overseeing the building of the three pyramids, the Sphinx reflects on the historical contributions of Thutmosis IV, Akhnaten, Nefertiti and Tutankhamon.
DAY 3: Sat - March 19, 2022 - Cairo, Pyramids Tour

  • Drive to the Giza Plateau, home of Egypt signature attractions, the Great Pyramids, proclaimed by the Greeks to be among the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The largest among these is the Great Pyramid of Cheops, probably built more than 2,600 years before the time of Christ. Standing 480 feet tall this is the last of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world that still standing. Little is known of Cheops, you`ll also see the inscrutable and mysterious Sphinx, known in Arabic as Abu al-Hol ("the Father of Terror") and carved almost entirely from one piece of limestone.
  • After lunch, continue to Memphis. Founded around 3,100 BC, is the legendary city of Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt. Early on, Memphis was more likely a fortress from which Menes controlled the land and water routes between Upper Egypt and the Delta. Having probably originated in Upper Egypt, from Memphis he could control the conquered people of Lower Egypt. However, by the Third Dynasty, the building at Saqqara suggests that Memphis had become a sizable city.
  • Proceed to Sakkara site, Sakkara is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis, the Old Kingdom capital and the kings of the 1st Dynasty as well as that of the 2nd Dynasty. are mostly buried in this section of the Memphis necropolis. It has been of constant interest to Egyptologists. Three major discoveries have recently been made at Sakkara, including a prime minister tomb, a queens pyramid, and the tomb of the son of a dynasty-founding king. Each discovery has a fascinating story, with many adventures for the archaeologists as they revealed the secrets of the past.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4: Sun - March 20, 2022 - Cairo, City Tour

  • Start your day with a visit to the Egyptian Museum you`ll stroll through the halls highlighting each historical period of this ancient land, Marvel at the glittering treasures of King Tutankhamen, unparalleled in their variety, exquisite beauty, and sheer weight in gold. Seeing this treasure of more than 1,700 fabulous items buried with a young and relatively unimportant king, who can even imagine what the tombs of great and long-lived pharaohs must have contained
  • Continue to the Old Cairo explore some of the early religious monuments of the city. You`ll visit the El Muallaqa Church, dating to the late fourth and early fifth century. This basilica was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon. Muallaqa means suspended or hanging. Destroyed in a ninth-century earthquake, the church became the center of the Coptic (or Christian) Church of Egypt from the time it was rebuilt in the eleventh century until the 14th century. Make a stop at the Ben Ezra Synagogue, built sometime between the sixth and ninth centuries AD. The temple contains a Jewish Heritage Library, containing documents found here in 1896 that describe the economic and social conditions of Jews under Arab rule as well as descriptions of relations between various Jewish sects.
  • Lunch at local restaurant (Studio Masr)
  • End the day at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, a large museum in the ancient city of Fustat, now part of Cairo, Egypt. The museum partially opened in February 2017 and will display a collection of 50,000 artefacts, presenting Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5: Mon - March 21, 2022 - Cairo, Luxor, Cruise Sightseeing East Bank

  • Early morning transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival transfer to your luxury Nile Cruise where you will spend the next 4 nights / 5 days. After Lunch, you will visit Karnak Temple, in ancient Egypt, the power of the god Amun of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led by Akhenaten, it rose to its apex. In the reign of Ramesses III, more than two thirds of the property owned by the temples belonged to Amun, evidenced by the stupendous buildings at Karnak. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about three kilometers north of Luxor, Egypt situated on 100 ha (247 acres) of land. Karnak is actually the sites modern name. Its ancient name was Ipet-isut, meaning "The Most Select (or Sacred) of Places". This vast complex was built and enlarged over a thirteen-hundred-year period. The three main temples of Mut, Montu and Amun are enclosed by enormous brick walls.
  • Proceed to visit the Temple of Luxor, built by the two pharaohs, Amenhotep III and Ramses II. Ancient Thebes was a center of festivals, and the Temple of Luxor was the setting for the most important-the festival of Opet, designed to merge the ruler`s human and divine aspects. The temple was dedicated to Amun-Ra, whose marriage to Mut was celebrated annually, when the sacred procession moved by boat from Karnak to Luxor Temple, evening optional (Sound & Light Show L14) overnight in Luxor.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6: Tue - March 22, 2022 - Luxor, West Bank Tour, (Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride)

  • (Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor). As the sun rises over Luxor, so can you, aboard an optional hot-air balloon ride. The sights, sounds, and sheer spectacle of seeing these antiquities from the sky will surely make for a morning you`ll remember forever.
  • Breakfast, then visit The West Bank, starting with Valley of the Kings, with its many tombs chiseled deep into the Cliffside. From the 18th to the 20th Dynasty, the Memphis area and pyramid-style tombs were abandoned in favor of the West Bank of the Nile in Thebes. Several great leaders as well as many less important rulers are buried here, and more tombs are being discovered even today. This is where Howard Carter discovered the treasures of Tutankhamen and was struck dumb with amazement when he be held its wonderful things in 1922.
  • Proceed to the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut is one of the most dramatically situated in the world. The queen`s architect, Senenmut, designed it and set it at the head of a valley overshadowed by the Peak of the Thebes, the Lover of Silence where the goddess who presided over the necropolis lived.
  • Last stop will be at the Colossi of Memnon. Amenhotep III (18th Dynasty) built a mortuary temple in Thebes that was guarded by two gigantic statues on the outer gates. All that remains now are the 23 meters (75 ft.) high, one thousand-ton statues of Amenhotep III. Though damaged by nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive, back to the cruise for lunch, rest of the day to relax on your boat, overnight in Luxor.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7: Wed - March 23, 2022 - Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan

  • Early morning, start sailing to Edfu and visit Edfu Temple, also known as the Temple of Horus, the falcon-god, (237 B.C.) considered the best-preserved temple in Ancient Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Dedicated to Horus, the falcon headed god, it was built during the reigns of six Ptolemies. We have a great deal of information about its construction from reliefs on outer areas. It was begun in 237 BC by Ptolemy III Euergetes I and was finished in 57 BC. Most of the work continued throughout this period with a brief interlude of 20 years while there was unrest during the period of Ptolemy IV and Ptolemy V Epiphanes. This is not only the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt, but the second largest after Karnak. It was believed that the temple was built on the site of the great battle between Horus and Seth. Hence, the current temple was but the last in a long series of temples build on this location.
  • Sail to Kom Ombo and visit Kom Ombo Temple (the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek & Haroeries). Located in the town of Kom-Ombo, about 28 miles north of Aswan, the Temple, dating to the Ptolemies, is built on a high dune overlooking the Nile. The actual temple was started by Ptolemy VI Philometor in the early second century BC. Ptolemy XIII built the outer and inner hypostyle halls. The outer enclosure wall and part of the court were built by Augustus sometime after 30 BC and are mostly gone. There are also tombs from the Old Kingdom in the vicinity of Kom-Ombo village. Sail to Aswan and overnight in Aswan
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8: Thu - March 24, 2022 - Aswan City Tour

  • After Breakfast, visit the High Dam, located near Aswan, the world famous High Dam was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops. The Dam is 11,811 feet long, 3215 feet thick at the base and 364 feet tall. Today it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt and, together with the old Aswan Dam built by the British between 1898 and 1902, 6km down river, and wonderful views for visitors. From the top of the two-Mile-Long High Dam you can gaze across Lake Nassar, the huge reservoir created when it was built, to Kalabsha temple in the south and the huge power station to the north.
  • Last stop will be at the Philae Temple Philae Temple was dismantled and reassembled (on Agilika Island about 550 meters from its original home on Philae Island) in the wake of the High Dam. The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. Its various shrines and sanctuaries, which include The Vestibule of Nectanebos I which is used as the entrance to the island, the Temple of the Emperor Hadrian, a Temple of Hathor, Trajans Kiosk (Pharaohs Bed), a birth house and two pylons celebrate all the deities involved in the Isis and Osiris myth. The Victorian world fell in love with the romance of the Temple.
  • Sail around The Botanical Garden by Felucca, overnight in Aswan.
  • Evening you may add the optional (Sound and Light Show A14). 
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 9: Fri - March 25, 2022 - Aswan, Optional Abu Simbel, Cairo

  • After breakfast, check out and transfer to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo.
  • Or you may choose our (Optional tour Abu Simbel tour), situated 280km south of Aswan. Exploring the magnificent monuments carved into solid rock 3,000 years ago. In a monumental feat of modern engineering, these massive temples were moved to their present location when construction of the Aswan High Dam in 1960 created Lake Nasser and flooded their original location. This extraordinary operation to save one of the world`s greatest treasures took years and the efforts of an international team of engineers and archaeologists. The two temples at Abu Simbel were built by Egypt`s great Pharaoh Ramses II (Egypt`s longest-ruling king) as a tribute to the deities and his favorite wife Nefertari. Four colossal statues, 60 feet high and directly facing the rising sun, are of the pharaoh himself, with his queen and daughters at his feet. More tremendous statues surround you as you enter the temple. And in the very depths of the temple, Ramses sits in state flanked by the gods to whom the construction is dedicated. Transfer back to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo, arrival and transfer to your hotel.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 10: Sat - March 26, 2022 - Departure

  • After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight.
  • Meal: Breakfast

Click on departure date to book online

Get Free Quote click on your choice of departure date
We can price airfare from any gate within USA

Notes :
  • Once we received your payment, you are confirmed on this Trip, there is no refund for any reason.
  • If you are unable to participate in any of our daily tours during the trip, there will be no refund for any unused portion of the tour.
  • Land Only Rate does not include arrival transfer from Cairo airport, if requested cost will be $30 per person
  • EGYPT - Visa required. Single-entry visas valid for 30 days may be purchased upon arrival. Cost is $25 and payable only in cash. Exact change required. No credit cards accepted. Upon arrival, proceed to one of the bank kiosks in the Immigration hall to obtain a self-adhesive visa sticker. Apply the sticker to a blank page of your passport and proceed to the immigration desks. To avoid any possible lines at the kiosk, you may also obtain a visa sticker direct from the airport representative meeting your flight holding a Right Travel sign for a service fee of $2 per person plus cost of the visa. Exact change required. No credit cards accepted. Passport must be valid for at least six months
  • COVID NOTES:
  • This information will be updated based on any update we receive from Egypt or USA government
  • As of Sep 2020 Egypt, government required all passengers arriving to Egypt to have negative PCR test done within less than 72 hours prior to arrival to Egypt, also airline will not allow check inn to the flight without the printed negative PCR test, so please make sure to have the test with you prior to check inn time at JFK airport. 
  • Effective Jan 26, 2021 USA government required all passengers returning to USA to have Negative PCR Test done within less than 72 hours from arrival day to USA. Right Travel will arrange for the lab personal to come to the hotel to run the test on all passengers. Cost of this test is currently between $120 and $150 USD per person which is not included in our package price and must be paid by each passenger locally to our guide.
Not Included
  • EGYPT - Visa required
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverage during meals
  • Tips suggested per passenger ($10 per day)
  • Entrance inside one of the three Pyramids: A) Cheops Pyramid ($30 Per Person)
  • B) Chephren Pyramid ($15 Per Person). C) Mycerinos Pyramid ($15 Per Person)

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

arrow