English spoken trip ‘Wonders of Egypt’

 1.340,00 based on a double room. Surcharge single room € 280.

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From Saturday afternoon, February 13, 2021 to Sunday morning, February 21, 2021, Egyptologist Huub Pragt will lead an English spoken trip Wonders of Egypt. This journey begins in Cairo and ends in Luxor. This means that the airline tickets to travel to Egypt are not included.

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Wonders of Egypt

Egypt is a fascinating country full of wonders, where both history and the present continue to amaze. The country has plenty of impressive temples, colossal pyramids and mysterious royal tombs to offer. At the beginning of this English spoken trip, we will visit the famous pyramids of Giza and Saqqara from the Old Kingdom. We then move south. From now on, the emphasis will be on the time period known as the New Kingdom. It was Egypt’s most prosperous time and marked the peak of its power.

View the full itinerary with photos in a pdf: Wonders of Egypt.

Travel program

Day 1 – Saturday, February 13, 2021: At 1:30 PM, all travelers gather in front of the Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in the centre of Cairo. The objects from the Amarna period and the beautiful grave goods from Tutankhamun’s tomb are explained in detail in a guided tour. After an extensive visit to the museum, we drive in the late afternoon with a luxury coach from the centre of Cairo to the Sakkara Palm club where we stay two nights on a bed and breakfast basis. In the evening we enjoy a communal welcome dinner in the garden of the hotel.
Day 2 – Sunday, February 14, 2021: We start the day with a visit to the Imhotep Museum. Subsequently we view the step pyramid of Djoser on the inside. We then visit the pyramid of King Unas. Here we find the famous Pyramid Texts. Later in the morning we visit the tombs from the New Kingdom of high officials such as Maya and Horemheb and Meryneith.
Day 3 – Monday, February 15, 2021: In the morning we visit the mastabas of Mereroeka, Kagemni and Ankhmahor. We also descend into the burial chamber of the pyramid of Teti. After lunch we drive to Giza. A communal dinner awaits us at the Desert Moon Hotel. We are staying here one night.
Day 4 – Tuesday, February 16, 2021: After breakfast we visit the Giza plateau. There we visit the mastaba of Queen Meresankh III. Then we visit the museum with the solar boat of Khufu. We visit the pyramid of Khafra or that of Menkaura on the inside, depending on which one is open to the public. We then walk through the desert sand to a panoramic viewpoint. After this we walk along the mastaba of Queen Khentkaus towards the valley temple of Khafra. It offers a beautiful view of the famous sphinx of Giza. We make our way to Giza train station. At 6:45 PM we leave in the sleeper train to Aswan where we will arrive at 7:30 AM tomorrow morning. Dinner is served on board the train.
Day 5 – Wednesday, February 17, 2021: We move into the luxurious Mövenpick Resort in Aswan where we stay for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis. In the early afternoon we visit the beautiful temple of Isis on the island of Philae.
Day 6 – Thursday, February 18, 2021: Today we make a day trip to the temples of Abu Simbel.
Day 7 – Friday, February 19, 2021: We leave Aswan early in the morning and travel to Luxor. On the Theban West Bank we first visit the workers’ village of Deir el-Medina. After lunch we visit the Valley of the Kings where we visit four royal tombs, including the tomb of Tutankhamun. We stay at the Nile Valley Hotel for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis. Tonight a joint farewell dinner will take place on the roof terrace of our hotel.
Day 8 – Saturday, February 20, 2021: In the morning we visit the temple of Karnak. In the afternoon we visit Luxor Temple. We spend the last night at the Nile Valley Hotel.

Most travel companions will return home on Sunday, February 21, 2021. For some, this means getting up early with breakfast just before sunrise. Several domestic flights depart from Luxor Airport to Cairo International Airport in the morning.

Huub Pragt will also get up early this day. After breakfast he leaves for Dendera to visit the temple of Hathor. Participants in the House of Life Healing Conference 2021 are invited to attend his free guided tour Hathor, the Celestial Cow from 11:00 AM. At the beginning of the evening, the opening ceremony to conference will be held at the House of Life in Abydos. Huub Pragt will be a guest speaker for the next three days.

Accommodation and meals

Two nights Sakkara Palm Club on a bed and breakfast basis and a welcome dinner.
One night Desert Moon Hotel in Giza based on dinner, bed and breakfast.
One night in the Giza-Aswan sleeper train with on board dinner.
Two nights at Mövenpick Resort Aswan on a bed and breakfast basis.
Two nights Nile Valley Hotel in Luxor based on bed and breakfast and a farewell dinner.

The Terms of Payment and the General Terms & Conditions of the company Huub Pragt Egyptoloog apply to this trip.

Due to the expected international composition of the travel group, the airline tickets must be booked, and the visas must be purchased by the participants themselves. A visa for Egypt can be purchased at any airport where you enter the country. Upon request and at an additional cost, transfers to and from the airport can be arranged for you. Since the registration page is in Dutch, you can also send an e-mail to Huub Pragt expressing your interest: info@egyptologie.nl. After your registration you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. You will get a reflection period of two weeks to cancel free of charge. After these two weeks a deposit of 10% of the total travel sum will be requested. When you have transferred this amount to the bank account of Huub Pragt Egyptoloog, your registration is final. Due to the technical preparations for this trip, your address and passport details will be passed on to Travel Agency Cultoura Travel. You can take a non-binding option on this trip. Minor changes are reserved for this travel program.

Rooming

When you sign up individually for sharing a room with somebody, only persons of the same sex will be placed together in a double room. If such a combination cannot be realized, you must move into a single room. This also means that the supplement for a single room must be paid.

Number of participants

The minimum number of participants is eight and the maximum number is twenty-four.

Included in the trip

Transportation and excursions
• all mentioned excursions including entrance fees and guide services,
• all local movements between hotels and monuments,
• tips for the mentioned local trips, overnight stays and visits to monuments.

Accommodation and meals
• Two nights at Sakkara Palm Club on a bed and breakfast basis and a welcome dinner.
• One night Desert Moon Hotel in Giza based on bed and breakfast and a shared dinner.
• One night in the Giza-Aswan sleeper train, including dinner on board.
• Two nights at Mövenpick Resort in Aswan based on bed and breakfast.
• Two nights at the Nile Valley Hotel in Luxor based on bed and breakfast and a farewell dinner.

Not included

Each participant in this trip must organise his or her own flight ticket to Egypt. Not included are:

• Air tickets.
• Visa.
• Travel and / or cancellation insurance.
• Transportation to and from the airports in Egypt.
• Beverage consumption at the three dinners mentioned in the program.
• Other meals.

Insurance

In case of an emergency, Huub Pragt Egyptoloog is obliged to provide you with help and assistance. This can be seriously hampered if the assistance of an SOS centre included in travel insurance is not available. You are therefore obliged to take out full coverage travel insurance.

Liability

Huub Pragt Egyptoloog is not a travel organisation and therefore not a member of the General Dutch Association of Travel Companies (ANVR) and the Stichting Garantiefonds Reisgelden (SGR). With regard to liability for unforeseen emergencies during a trip or excursion, reference is made to Article 16.1-3. of the General Terms and Conditions of the company Huub Pragt Egyptoloog:
16.1. Except in the case of demonstrable intent or gross negligence, the organization Huub Pragt Egyptoloog, nor the private person Huub Pragt, is liable for damages and / or losses caused in the context of the assignment, or in any way related thereto, to third parties or to the client himself. The liability is exclusively for the client.
16.2. This also includes physical damage and injury. Third parties and the client are aware of the risk acceptance of all physical parts during the execution of an assignment.
16.3. Huub Pragt Egyptoloog's liability is limited to the amount of the fee charged to the client.

Registration procedure

Since the registration page of this website is in Dutch, it may not be completely clear how to register via 'winkelmand bekijken' (view shopping cart). Don't worry, you can also send an e-mail to Huub Pragt expressing your interest: info@egyptologie.nl.
The payment of your booking will not run via an automatic bank transfer, neither credit card, PayPal, nor Ideal. After your registration you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. You will get a reflection period of two weeks to cancel free of charge. After these two weeks a deposit of 10% on the total travel sum will be required. When you have transferred this amount to the bank account of Huub Pragt Egyptoloog, your registration is final.

With a proviso

In case you cannot decide yet to register, there is the possibility to take a non-binding option on this trip. Please send a message to Huub Pragt: info@egyptologie.nl. Please state your name, telephone number and address details.

Payment

As a participant to this trip you are responsible for booking any airline tickets and arranging the necessary visas. You are also responsible for having the necessary travel documents with you, such as a passport that meets all validity requirements. As soon as the agreement on the trip is confirmed, the participant is obliged to make a down payment of at least 10% of the total travel sum. This deposit must be paid immediately after the conclusion of the travel agreement. The remainder of the travel sum must be paid to Huub Pragt Egyptoloog no later than 6 weeks before the start of the trip.

Cancellation

In case you must cancel the booking to this trip organised by Huub Pragt Egyptoloog, this needs to be done in writing and by registered mail. You are obliged to pay Huub Pragt Egyptoloog the following percentages of the total travel sum, depending on the cancellation period described:

Up to 6 weeks before the start of the trip: 40% of the total travel sum.
Up to 3 weeks before the start of the trip: 50% of the total travel sum.
Until 1 week before the start of the trip: 75% of the total travel sum.
From a week before the start of the trip: 100% of the total travel sum.

It is recommended that you insure yourself for the consequences of a cancellation by means of a cancellation insurance.

Travel refund

When on Saturday December 12, 2020 the number of registrations is less than eight participants, this trip will be cancelled. In this unfavorable case, the travel money that has already been partially or completely transferred to the bank account of Huub Pragt Egyptoloog will be refunded to your bank account.

Questions

For all substantive and travel technical questions, please contact Huub Pragt at info@egyptologie.nl. You can also call him or send a WhatsApp message on +31-6-12162042.