Ancient & Modern Egypt

From ancient wonders to modern cities, uncover Egypt on a journey through its past and present. 

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Ancient & Modern Egypt

From ancient wonders to modern cities, uncover Egypt on a journey through its past and present. 

This trip takes you into one of the world’s oldest civilizations by land, desert, and a private four-day Nile River cruise. You’ll travel past the Great Pyramids of Giza and the country’s many famed temples. Into Christian and Islamic Cairo and Luxor’s beautiful West Bank. You’ll also learn about Egypt as it is today, meeting an archaeologist working on new digs and visiting the newly opened Grand Egyptian Museum. Through MEJDI’s established relationships, your Egypt experience is deepened by intimate discussions with professional historians, private meetings with local organizations, and shared meals with Egyptian families. This is Egypt as it was and as it is.

Visit: Cairo, Luxor, and multiple stops along a 4-night private Nile River cruise

Tour Dates: September 19 – 29, 2024  •  February 13 – 23, 2025

4,490 USD*

*Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Single room supplements are available

“MEJDI Exclusive” Socially Conscious Experiences:
Our socially conscious model focuses on the human element of destinations—the diversity of its people and their stories—in a way that benefits local communities around the world. We specially design our itineraries to immerse you in these cultures. So you don’t just visit new places; you become part of them. These human experiences and how we treat the people you meet are what sets MEJDI apart.
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the newly opened Grand Egyptian Museum.
Meet with a local archeologist for a discussion about new discoveries in Egypt.
Tour Manshiyat Naser, aka “Garbage Collectors City,” an underserved settlement in the heart of Cairo where the inhabitants are trying to create a sustainable economy out of recycling garbage.
Listen to a private performance by Egyptian youth at a music school for underprivileged kids.
Savor homemade meals hosted by families in Luxor and Aswan.
Visit Karnak Temple, one of the most significant and extensive religious sites in ancient Egypt and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore a local art gallery and meet with its curator or one of its artists.
Learn about the Christian community from a local Christian.
Enjoy a private 4-night Nile River sailing trip on a Dhababiya
10 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels (double accommodation)
1 Egyptologist guide for 9 days
Meals listed in the itinerary: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners
Private transportation throughout the trip, including one group private arrival and one group private departure airport transfers
2 domestic flights from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
Entrance fees, site visits, and honorariums for speakers
Water on the bus throughout the tour
Dedicated pre-trip customer service and on-ground support

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International Airfare
Single occupancy supplement - $1,000 per person (single occupancy may not be available at the Dahabiya)
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Customary tips for drivers, guides, and Nile cruise staff
Porterage fees and gratuities at hotels and cruises
Individual airport transfers outside of the group transfer
Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section
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