2024 Discover Egypt and the Nile Valley
Oct. 19 – Nov. 1, 2024
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Price: From $6,995 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 14 days
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Wander the fabled land of pharaohs and kings—where colossal pyramids, legendary tombs, and towering temples cascade across the terrain. The mighty Nile River welcomes you for an unhurried journey that reveals seemingly limitless vistas of infinite deserts contrasted by metropolitan cities. From biblical times through to modern day, Egypt has been the site of monumental historical events, staggering technological achievements, and compelling human stories.
During this 14-day expedition, traverse the Nile Valley like past explorers and discover ancient treasures including the Great Sphinx, the Temple of Horus, and the tombs of El Kab. Accompanied by expert Egyptologists, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of Egypt and its antiquities. Then in the evenings, relax among some of the area’s most opulent hotels.
This all-meals-included program also features an exclusive four-night cruise on the Nile River aboard a private dahabiya. This deluxe, 14-guest sailing vessel offers the opportunity to see life on the Nile from a different perspective. As an additional benefit, this unique vessel ports on differing days than larger cruise ships, providing guests a less crowded, more intimate experience while viewing the ancient sites.
- Day 1 : Depart U.S.
- Day 2 : Arrive in Cairo, Egypt
- Day 3 : Cairo / Memphis / Giza
- Day 4 : Cairo
- Day 5 : Cairo / Flight to Sohag / Abydos / Luxor
- Day 6 : Luxor
- Day 7 : Luxor / Esna – Embarkation
- Day 8 : Nile River / El Kab / Edfu
- Day 9 : Edfu / Nile / Kom Ombo
- Day 10 : Kom Ombo / Nile / Aswan
- Day 11 : Aswan – Disembarkation
- Day 12 : Aswan
- Day 13 : Aswan / Optional Abu Simbel Excursion / Flight to Cairo
- Day 14 : Cairo / Depart for U.S.
We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a Carolina Alumni member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a Carolina Alumni member in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a Carolina Alumni member online.
You should be in good physical condition to enjoy your tour to its fullest.
Our trips involve a considerable amount of daily standing and walking, up hills or stairs, and on uneven or cobblestone streets. Typical distances are between 2-4 miles per day, unassisted. Some tours have excursions in high altitudes, very early morning departures and/or excursions involving Zodiacs and/or floating docks.
Please contact the tour operator directly with concerns specific to your tour and your needs. For highly active tours, you may wish to speak with your doctor.
Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.
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