DAY 1:Egypt Welcome to Egypt
· 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:Egypt Pyramids
LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Perfume Workshop
Following the perfume factory, lunch will take place at noon at Mariott Mens House Palace, which overlooks the pyramids.! Then, visit the collection of artifacts at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, including the spectacular treasures of King Tutankhamun before returning to the hotel.
IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE- Cairo by night food experience
This evening, join your guide for a night-time food experience in the heart of Cairo. Start from the famous Tahrir Square and sample traditional Egyptian dishes while walking in Cairo city center streets. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 3:Egypt Egyptologist
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.
Tonight is a free night to enjoy a dinner of your choosing. Overnight in Cairo
DAY 4:Egypt Luxor
Next up, it’s time to check in on board the 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:Egypt Valley of the Kings
IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE: BRUNCH WITH A LOCAL WOMAN 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 Bbank 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.
DAY 6:Egypt Temple of Gebel el Silsila
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:Egypt Temple of Philae
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 7:30pm back on board. Overnight in Aswan.
DAY 8:Egypt Cairo
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:Egypt See You Again
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 Learning Journeys Traveling Classroom.