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Journey with us to Egypt!

This 9-day journey will be packed with learning experiences. See the world-famous Pyramids and be transported back to the time of Pharaohs.

Visit the Egyptian Museum and broaden your understanding of a long-ago era through historical artifacts.

Then, continue on to Luxor where you will experience Egypt via luxury cruise.

One of the most important parts of learning about a culture may be found in its food.

You will have the chance to dine at local restaurants and have a cooking lesson and home -visit to learn about authentic Egypt from a local family.

Your visit supports an advocacy movement to empower the women of Egypt.


Queen of the Nile


January 14, 2022 days and January 23, 2022 nights

Your Curriculum

At A Glance

DAY 1: Welcome to Egypt

A warm welcome to Egypt! The rich cultural and artistic heritage of Egypt will become apparent upon your arrival in Cairo

DAY 2: Pyramids

Pyramids, Egyptian Museum with a private Egyptologist, Perfume Workshop and Cairo by night food experience.

DAY 3: Egyptologist

Egyptologist - Egypt Mag Women’s Empowerment Project

DAY 4: Luxor

Luxor – Board Luxury Nile Cruise - Luxor Temple by Night

DAY 5: Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings: Brunch at a Local Home

DAY 6: Temple of Gebel el Silsila

Temple of Gebel el Silsila Immersion

DAY 7: Temple of Philae

Temple of Philae: Local Home Experience with Hena Workshop

DAY 8: Cairo

Cairo- cooking class

DAY 9: See You Again

See You Again!


Why Learning Journeys?

At Learning Journeys we believe in a new kind of vacation. Our unique journeys help you explore and develop your skills and interest, travel the world, give back to the community and ultimately re-connect with yourself.


The destinations are chosen specifically to make practicing that skill more accessible, and more fun. Typical skills offered are health and wellness, cooking, photography, art, birding and wildlife, language study, architecture, music, dance and more. Programs range from beginner to professional certification. You will even have the opportunity to attend off the beaten path festivals in your specific area of interest which will take your learning immersion to new heights!

Brand Pillars

Transformation

The quest for knowledge as we open our hearts and minds to new experiences can transform us. As we see the world through the eyes of others, the communities we visit and touch are also transformed. This cycle of positive change is at the heart of every Learning Journeys experience.

Education

Learning Journeys is designed to nurture that ember of curiosity inside you into a flame of life-long discovery. Continued learning ensures continued growth, whether pursuing any number of interests that intrigue you or a passion you have honed over the years.

Exploration

Truly, the world is your classroom. Exploring the rich and varied cultures of the destinations you visit multiplies the value of your educational pursuits, and the exploration of yourself. The journey itself – to a new place and new you – is what truly matters.

Self-reflection

Through reflection, we bring learning to life. Pausing from the chaos of our daily lives allows us to sort through experiences to create meaning, from which we learn more deeply about ourselves. Understanding what truly moves us leads to rich and profound actions that shape our lives.

Community service and sustainability is at the core of the Learning Journeys mission. In addition to hands-on interactive classes, we work in the local communities, helping to improve lives and our planet. Destinations are chosen for their exceptional beauty, abundant wildlife, accessibility to expert practitioners, and generally fun places to visit! The destinations are near and far-North America, Latin and South America, Europe, India, Asia, Australia and more.

Finally, just as you remember specific meals from a trip taken many years ago, your ability to recall information is enhanced when combined with a unique setting. “Learning Journeys” are an excellent value for money and an investment.


Departure

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<p> Journey with us to Egypt! </p>
<p> This 9-day journey will be packed with learning experiences. See the world-famous Pyramids and be transported back to the time of Pharaohs. </p>
<p> Visit the Egyptian Museum and broaden your understanding of a long-ago era through historical artifacts. </p>
<p> Then, continue on to Luxor where you will experience Egypt via luxury cruise. </p>
<p> One of the most important parts of learning about a culture may be found in its food. </p>
<p> You will have the chance to dine at local restaurants and have a cooking lesson and home -visit to learn about authentic Egypt from a local family. </p>
<p> Your visit supports an advocacy movement to empower the women of Egypt. </p>

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What You Will Learn/Do

•    Perfume Workshop: The history of Egyptian perfumery through a workshop at a local perfume factory.
•    Egypt Mag Women’s Empowerment Project- Advocacy movement to empower the women of Egypt.
•    Historical Immersion: Egypt’s unique cultural and historical climate.
•    Egyptologist- History of the Pyramids, Sphinx, and more.
•    King Tut-Spectacular treasures of King Tutankhamen.
•    Local Cooking Experience-Egyptian Cuisine.
•    Hena Workshop: Visit a Nubian village to visit a local home and learn Hena drawing skills!
•    Life in Egypt-Enjoy brunch with a local woman in her home

Why We Love This Traveling Classroom

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<p> This journey is truly the epitome of immersive education. </p>
<p> During your time in Egypt, you will not only learn the extensive history of the pyramids by seeing them, gain knowledge of historical artifacts by visiting the Egyptian Museum, but you will also gain understanding of the real customs of Egyptian life. </p>
<p> Enjoy city explorations, an evening of food immersion in Cairo, and even a home visit where you will learn to cook Egyptian cuisine. </p>
<p> Visit a local village and learn the art of Henna. Be “Queen for a day” as you embark on your horse carriage to the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Your visits support an advocacy movement to empower the women of Egypt. </p>

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How This Program Benefits The Local Community

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<p> Learning Journeys is committed to protecting and empowering women through responsible tourism throughout the world. </p>

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Program

DAY 1: Welcome to Egypt

Once you have arrived and have cleared immigration, collected your luggage and passed through customs, you will see a bank of people waiting to greet you.

·    Proceed to the hotel to check in.
·    Spend the day at leisure to rest and acclimate
·    Dinner tonight will be on your own
·    Overnight is at Cairo Sheraton Hotel with a - Nile River view room


DAY 2: Pyramids

After breakfast in the hotel, you will meet your Egyptologist for a morning excursion to visit the Pyramids and Sphinx, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
After seeing the miraculous Pyramids, you will visit a perfume factory.

LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Perfume Workshop

Following the perfume factory, lunch will take place at Mariott Mena House Palace, which overlooks the pyramids! Visit the collection of artifacts at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities including the spectacular treasures of King Tutankhamen before returning to the hotel.
This evening join your guide for an evening food experience in the heart of Cairo from the famous Tahrir Square and try the traditional Egyptian dishes while walking in Cairo city center streets.

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Cairo


DAY 3: Egyptologist

This morning after a buffet breakfast, you will meet your Egyptologist for a morning excursion to visit the iconic Citadel of Saladin and the mosque of Mohamed Ali. This journey will then be followed by visit of the Hanging Church, St. Serguis Church, and Ben Ezra Synagogue.

After your morning excursion, at 12:00 lunch will be served at Felfela, a local restaurant well known for it’s Egyptian cuisine.

Immersive Experience: Following a local lunch, your next activity will be in collaboration with Woman in Egypt Mag organization. Egypt Mag is an advocacy movement to empower the women of Egypt. Visit a local project that supports women and learn about the impact these programs have on women’s lives. Your visit supports the work of the organization and local women.

Dinner will be on your own tonight.

Learning Experience: Woman in Egypt Mag organization
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Cairo


DAY 4: Luxor

This morning, continental breakfast will start your day on an energetic note.! Afterwards, you will check out of your hotel to continue your journey onto Luxor.

Following your 60-minute flight, a buffet breakfast will be served at a deluxe hotel to relax and enjoy before venturing out to see the Karnak Temple and Luxor Museum.

Next up, it's time to check in aboard on Mayfair/Mayflower Nile Cruise. Once boarded, there will be free time for leisure and exploring the boat before a 6 p.m. visit of the Luxor Temple.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., dinner will be served on board.

Overnight in Luxor.


DAY 5: Valley of the Kings

After an early hearty morning buffet breakfast, experience the Nile by motor boat as you cross to the West Bank. Early morning visit the stunning tombs at the Valley of the Kings followed by a visit of the Queen Hatshepsut temple, and finally a photo stop by the giant Colossi of Memnon.

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE: BRUNCH WITH A LOCAL WOMEN TO LEARN ABOUT LIFE IN EGYPT

At 10:30 a.m., it’s time for brunch with an Upper Egypt household wife to learn about authentic Egypt from a local. After brunch, you will head back to the East Bank by motorboat.
Lunch will be served on board as you set sail to Edfu, a trip that is approximately 9 hours.

Afternoon sailing will be relaxing and educational, as you pass through the Esna lock.
Overnight in Edfu.

Learning Experience: Brunch with Local Women
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Edfu


DAY 6: Temple of Gebel el Silsila

After a delicious morning breakfast, at 7:30 a.m. head to the Temple of temple of Gebel El Silsila, one of the well-preserved temples of Ancient Egypt.

Then, at approximately 10 a.m. it’s time to set sail to Kom Ombo. An afternoon visit to the temple of Kom Ombo will take place following your anticipated 3:30 p.m. arrival. At 5 p.m., it’s time to set sail once again for a journey to Aswan.

Overnight in Aswan.


DAY 7: Temple of Philae

After breakfast, at 9a.m., visit the the lovely and elegant temple of Philae. The temple was dedicated to Isis. Later, enjoy your lunch on board as you continue your journey to your next stop.

LEARNING EXPERIENCE: HENNA WORKSHOP

The afternoon brings a scenic Felucca ride, followed by a camel ride, toward the Nubian village, where you will visit a Nubian house, and learn Nubian women's Henna drawing skills.
Dinner will be at 7:30p.m. back on board.

Overnight in Aswan.


DAY 8: Cairo

After a morning buffet breakfast, it's time to check out.
The morning fly to Cairo is approximately 1.5 hours in length.

LEARNING EXPERIENCE: COOKING CLASS

Once back in Cairo, it’s time to explore local cuisine.
An immersive cooking class in collaboration with the House Of Cooking Egypt will teach you how to prepare authentic Egyptian dishes by yourself to make at home.

After cooking, it’s time to eat your delicious makings for lunch.! A favorite activity after cooking: it’s now time to shop.

You can enjoy shopping at Khan El Khalili, a local market and El Moez Islamic street.

After shopping, it’s time to check in at the Intercontinental City Stars, located - 10 minutes from Cairo airport. Overnight in Cairo.


DAY 9: See You Again

Don’t leave yet! Extend your journey on one of our numerous programs in Jordan , Israel , Oman, or India.

Need to head back? We look forward to welcoming you on another Leaning Journeys Traveling Classroom!




Program Registration Fees

Per person for Single Standard $1,500.00

Per person for Standard $3,850.00


Program Departure Dates:

Services Included

·    Accommodation:
o    3 Nights accommodation at Cairo Sheraton hotel – Nile view room
o    4 nights on M/S Mayfair Mayflower Nile Cruise - River View Room
o    One night at the Intercontinental City Starts Hotel -City View Room
·    Meals:
o    8 Breakfasts
o    5 Lunches
o    5 Dinners
·    Airfare: Cairo / Luxor - Aswan / Cairo
·    10 guided tours led by experienced Egyptologist including sites entrance fee
·    All transfers, sightseeing & excursions by air-conditioned vehicle wherever used.
·    Porter for Airports, Hotels and Nile Cruise
·    Water, tea and coffee offered during every meal.
o    One bottle of water 0.5 L per person offered on each excursion
·    Meeting and assistance on arrival / departure by our representative at Airports.
·    Private English speaking Egyptologist
1/14/2022 8:00:00 AM

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Program Type

Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Arts-Crafts-Textile
Birding and Wildlife
Dance
Fashion
Gastronomy
Genealogy
Language
Music
Photography
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

Learning Level

Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

Activity Level

Moderate


What You Will Learn/Do

Perfume Workshop: The history of Egyptian perfumery through a workshop at a local perfume factory.

Egypt Mag Women’s Empowerment Project- Advocacy movement to empower the women of Egypt.

Historical Immersion: Egypt’s unique cultural and historical climate.

Egyptologist- History of the Pyramids, Sphinx, and more.

King Tut-Spectacular treasures of King Tutankhamen.

Local Cooking Experience-Egyptian Cuisine.

Henna Workshop: Visit a Nubian village to visit a local home and learn Hena drawing skills.

Life in Egypt-Enjoy brunch with a local woman in her home.


Why This Program Is Unique

This journey is truly the epitome of immersive education.

During your time in Egypt, you will not only learn the extensive history of the pyramids by seeing them, gain knowledge of historical artifacts by visiting the Egyptian Museum, but you will also gain understanding of the real customs of Egyptian life.

Enjoy city explorations, an evening of food immersion in Cairo, and even a home visit where you will learn to cook Egyptian cuisine.

Visit a local village and learn the art of Henna. Be “Queen for a day” as you embark on your horse carriage to the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Your visits support an advocacy movement to empower the women of Egypt.


How This Program Benefits The Local Community

Learning Journeys is committed to protecting and empowering women through responsible tourism throughout the world.


Program Itinerary

Start/Finish City:

Open All Days


DAY 1:

Once you have arrived and have cleared immigration, collected your luggage and passed through customs, you will see a bank of people waiting to greet you. · Proceed to the hotel to check in. · Spend the day at leisure to rest and acclimate · Dinner tonight will be on your own · Overnight is at Cairo Sheraton Hotel with a - Nile River view room

DAY 2:

After breakfast in the hotel, you will meet your Egyptologist for a morning excursion to visit the Pyramids and Sphinx, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After seeing the miraculous Pyramids, you will visit a perfume factory. LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Perfume Workshop Following the perfume factory, lunch will take place at Mariott Mena House Palace, which overlooks the pyramids! Visit the collection of artifacts at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities including the spectacular treasures of King Tutankhamen before returning to the hotel. This evening join your guide for an evening food experience in the heart of Cairo from the famous Tahrir Square and try the traditional Egyptian dishes while walking in Cairo city center streets. Meals included: Breakfast Overnight in Cairo

DAY 3:

This morning after a buffet breakfast, you will meet your Egyptologist for a morning excursion to visit the iconic Citadel of Saladin and the mosque of Mohamed Ali. This journey will then be followed by visit of the Hanging Church, St. Serguis Church, and Ben Ezra Synagogue. After your morning excursion, at 12:00 lunch will be served at Felfela, a local restaurant well known for it’s Egyptian cuisine. Immersive Experience: Following a local lunch, your next activity will be in collaboration with Woman in Egypt Mag organization. Egypt Mag is an advocacy movement to empower the women of Egypt. Visit a local project that supports women and learn about the impact these programs have on women’s lives. Your visit supports the work of the organization and local women. Dinner will be on your own tonight. Learning Experience: Woman in Egypt Mag organization Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight in Cairo

DAY 4:

This morning, continental breakfast will start your day on an energetic note.! Afterwards, you will check out of your hotel to continue your journey onto Luxor. Following your 60-minute flight, a buffet breakfast will be served at a deluxe hotel to relax and enjoy before venturing out to see the Karnak Temple and Luxor Museum. Next up, it's time to check in aboard on Mayfair/Mayflower Nile Cruise. Once boarded, there will be free time for leisure and exploring the boat before a 6 p.m. visit of the Luxor Temple. At approximately 7:30 p.m., dinner will be served on board. Overnight in Luxor.

DAY 5:

After an early hearty morning buffet breakfast, experience the Nile by motor boat as you cross to the West Bank. Early morning visit the stunning tombs at the Valley of the Kings followed by a visit of the Queen Hatshepsut temple, and finally a photo stop by the giant Colossi of Memnon. IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE: BRUNCH WITH A LOCAL WOMEN TO LEARN ABOUT LIFE IN EGYPT At 10:30 a.m., it’s time for brunch with an Upper Egypt household wife to learn about authentic Egypt from a local. After brunch, you will head back to the East Bank by motorboat. Lunch will be served on board as you set sail to Edfu, a trip that is approximately 9 hours. Afternoon sailing will be relaxing and educational, as you pass through the Esna lock. Overnight in Edfu. Learning Experience: Brunch with Local Women Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight in Edfu

DAY 6:

After a delicious morning breakfast, at 7:30 a.m. head to the Temple of temple of Gebel El Silsila, one of the well-preserved temples of Ancient Egypt. Then, at approximately 10 a.m. it’s time to set sail to Kom Ombo. An afternoon visit to the temple of Kom Ombo will take place following your anticipated 3:30 p.m. arrival. At 5 p.m., it’s time to set sail once again for a journey to Aswan. Overnight in Aswan.

DAY 7:

After breakfast, at 9a.m., visit the the lovely and elegant temple of Philae. The temple was dedicated to Isis. Later, enjoy your lunch on board as you continue your journey to your next stop. LEARNING EXPERIENCE: HENNA WORKSHOP The afternoon brings a scenic Felucca ride, followed by a camel ride, toward the Nubian village, where you will visit a Nubian house, and learn Nubian women's Henna drawing skills. Dinner will be at 7:30p.m. back on board. Overnight in Aswan.

DAY 8:

After a morning buffet breakfast, it's time to check out. The morning fly to Cairo is approximately 1.5 hours in length. LEARNING EXPERIENCE: COOKING CLASS Once back in Cairo, it’s time to explore local cuisine. An immersive cooking class in collaboration with the House Of Cooking Egypt will teach you how to prepare authentic Egyptian dishes by yourself to make at home. After cooking, it’s time to eat your delicious makings for lunch.! A favorite activity after cooking: it’s now time to shop. You can enjoy shopping at Khan El Khalili, a local market and El Moez Islamic street. After shopping, it’s time to check in at the Intercontinental City Stars, located - 10 minutes from Cairo airport. Overnight in Cairo.

DAY 9:

Don’t leave yet! Extend your journey on one of our numerous programs in Jordan , Israel , Oman, or India. Need to head back? We look forward to welcoming you on another Leaning Journeys Traveling Classroom!


Program Registration Fees

2021 Departures & Fees 7 Departures
2022 Departures & Fees 12 Departures

Date Double Occupancy Single Supplement
September 10, 2021
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
September 24, 2021
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
October 08, 2021
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
October 22, 2021
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
November 05, 2021
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
December 24, 2021
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$4,640.00
Per Person
$1,400.00
Per Person
December 31, 2021
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$4,640.00
Per Person
$1,400.00
Per Person
Date Double Occupancy Single Supplement
January 14, 2022
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
January 28, 2022
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
February 11, 2022
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
March 04, 2022
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
March 18, 2022
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
April 08, 2022
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
April 22, 2022
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
May 13, 2022
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
May 27, 2022
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
June 10, 2022
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
July 17, 2022
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$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
September 11, 2022
Reserve Online
$3,850.00
Per Person
$1,500.00
Per Person
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Services Included

Accommodation: 3 Nights accommodation at Cairo Sheraton hotel – Nile view room 4 nights on M/S Mayfair Mayflower Nile Cruise - River View Room One night at the Intercontinental City Starts Hotel -City View Room Flights: Airfare: Cairo / Luxor - Aswan / Cairo *** International flights are not included. Guide: Private English speaking Egyptologist Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners Additional Services: Learning experiences as noted 10 experiences led by Egyptologist including sites entrance fee Porter for Airports, Hotels and Nile Cruise Water, tea and coffee offered during every meal. One bottle of water 0.5 L per person offered on each excursion Meeting and assistance on arrival / departure by our representative at Airports. Transport: All transfers, sightseeing & excursions by air-conditioned vehicle

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