I am so excited to bring you along for a trip of a lifetime! I cannot wait to show you all the beauty that Egypt has to offer.
Join me, Lisa Homsy, for a very exclusive trip through Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor that will focus on adventure, friendship, delicious food, and of course, epic photography.
Over the course of the week, I will help you understand your camera settings to bring your vision to life and create incredible content. You will learn how to pose to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Together we will make your vision come to life, through photography and styling.
I promise this trip will create everlasting memories and travel pals for life. Plus, we will have you laughing all day long.
10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Posing & Feeling confident in front of the camera tips
Photography & understanding your camera setting tips
How to edit your photos/ videos support
2 nights in Cairo at Oasis Hotel (4 stars) with breakfast (double occupancy)
1 night in Aswan at Tulip Hotel (5 stars) with breakfast (double occupancy)
1 night in Luxor at Steigenberger Nile Palace (5 stars) with breakfast (double occupancy)
1 night at a felucca with full-board
1 night at the sleeper train with breakfast and dinner
1 domestic flight from Cairo to Aswan
1 night camping in the white desert
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
Spend a night cruising the Nile traditional Felucca boat
Dinner a the local Nubian Village
Visit Luxor temple
Explore temples in Valley of the Kings
Visit Baharia Oasis
All tours entrance fees and police permissions
+ so much more!
Sunrise at Abu Simbel - It's a long journey but in my opinion, it was totally worth it. I might even go as far as saying it was more impressive than the Pyramids. Cost: $125/ person
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride - Experience Valley of the Kings from above with dozens of hot air balloons in the sky. Cost: $135/ person
Single Occupancy - Need your own space? Book single occupancy to ensure you have a room to yourself the entire trip. Cost: $450/ person
To purchase the add on's with your booking please click shop all as they are listed as different products.**
Day 1 November 18th
Welcome to Cairo
Welcome to Cairo airport, once you land our rep will be waiting for you to assist you through immigration and customs. Then drive to your hotel, Oasis, to meet your expert Egyptologist guide and Lisa who will brief you about your itinerary through Egypt.
Day 2 November 19th
Pyramids, and Sphinx
In the morning after breakfast, your Egyptologist will take you on a journey back to the time of the pyramids time, our first stop will drive to Giza to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramid. Then we will go to a spot where we can have a panoramic view over all the pyramids of Giza and ride a camel in the Sahara and the pyramids in the photo background.
Finally, we will enjoy a traditional Egyptian meal in a local restaurant before heading back to the hotel to relax or go in the evening to wander the city of Cairo among the locals.
Visit papyrus shop
Included: Breakfast, all entrance fees
Day 3 November 20th
Flight to Aswan, Philae temple
Early in the morning we will check out of our hotel and drive to Cairo airport to catch our short flight for about 1.15hrs to Aswan, when we get there will visit the temple of Philae dates back to the 3rd century BC. This temple was dedicated to Goddess Isis, the goddess of magic and beauty.
Visit a perfumery.
Check into our hotel, Tulip.
Then we drive to the Nubian village where we will enjoy a lovely home-cooked meal at one of the local's houses. Before wandering the colorful streets of the village.
Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 November 21st
This morning is free to relax and explore Aswan.
Optional tour to visit the temples of Abu Simbel which are cut into the rocky mountain. Each temple is cut from a single piece of stone, it's really impressive. If you sign up for this add-on excursion it's an early start at 4 am to get to the temple before the other tourists and back to the city by 11 am.
Then we check in on a Felucca sailing boat for one night and we sail all day till sunset, after dinner we will enjoy a bonfire by the banks of the Nile river while we are enjoying the Nubian drums and songs which will be played by our lovely Nubian crew.
Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 5 November 22nd
After breakfast we disembark the felucca and drive to Luxor, the drive will take about 4:30 hrs.
When we reach Luxor we check in our hotel, Steigenberger Nile Palace to relax & enjoy the pool.
Then we cross to the east side of the Nile to visit the biggest and greatest temple in Egypt the 2nd largest in the world the temple of Karnak which was built over 2000 years and is considered a historical book that states the history of Egypt over 2000 years.
Visit a jewlery shop to get necklaces like cartouche, key of life and eye of horus.
In the evening we visit Luxor temple.
Day 6 November 23rd
This morning there is an optional excursion to do a hot air balloon over the west bank of Luxor and enjoy the sunrise from the air.
After our last breakfast at the hotel, we will check out and drive to the west of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings where most of the famous Pharaohs were buried such as Tut Ankh Amon, King Ramses the 2nd, Queen Hatshepsut, and more, there we will go inside their tombs and see some vivid colors.
Shop in home decor heaven at a local Alabaster shop.
After that, we are visiting the funereal temple of Queen Hatshepsut one of the few women who ruled Egypt in its long history. Later we will visit the colossi of Memnon. Before we leave the countryside of the west bank of Luxor we will enjoy a traditional lunch there.
Then we board an overnight sleeper train back to Cairo.
Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 November 24th
After breakfast, our first stop will be the Egyptian museum, one of the biggest museums in the world where we will see the treasures of King Tut, and also the royal mummies of the famous pharaohs.
Then we drive to the Islamic Cairo where we will visit the oldest remains mosque in Egypt. After that, we will drive to the biggest market in Egypt Khan Elkhalili market where we can do our last shopping in Egypt for family and friends and enjoy a cup of tea or some fresh juice in one of the cafes there. We will grab lunch while we are on the tour, back to the hotel
Free evening at the hotel
Day 8 November 25th
Depart Cairo at 7:00 am for a 4-hour drive to Baharia Oasis. Upon arrival enjoy lunch at the Oasis at a local restaurant. Afterward, you will take a 4×4 jeep with your Bedouin driver and escort for a drive to explore the village of Bawiti the Baharia Oasis Capital. Enjoy the scenery of the lush Palm engulfed with immense sand dunes.
Swim in the hot springs at Bir Al Matar and Bir El Ghaba, and climb ‘English Mountain’ to view the hilltop remains of a British World War I outpost. Then, pass the Salt Lake on the route into the Black Desert, with its black-topped volcanic hills. View the hot spring in the Valley of El Haize, and check out Crystal Mountain, a chunk of glittering crystal rising from the sands.
Drive through the huge, rounded rocks of the Agabat Valley, and head into the White Desert National Park, a region of spectacular, brilliant-white rock formations eroded by wind into spires, mushrooms, animals, and other bizarre shapes.
Admire the ghostly shapes, and then return to El Haize to your overnight camp. Enjoy a desert sunset and barbecue dinner under the stars before snuggling into your sleeping bag on mattresses in your tent.
Overnight: Camp in the White Desert
Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 9 November 26th
Absorb the desert silence during breakfast before riding your 4×4 back to Bahariya. In the Oasis you will the opportunity to recover before we drive back to Cairo.
Then return to Cairo by 3 pm we will check in our Cairo hotel.
Then we go for our farewell dinner.
Day 10 November 27th
All good things must come to an end. I hope you had as much fun as I did and made some core memories.
Visas & Travel Insurance
Any extra meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Tipping for drivers, hotels, felucca crew, and tour guide
Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times
Transaction processing fee $100
*** OPTION TO PAY IN 2 INSTALMENTS - Pay $1697.50 now and pay $1697.50 on September 26th. You will be invoiced. If a second payment is not made by October 1, 2022 your spot on the trip will not be guaranteed, and if sold it will be given to the next person on the waitlist ***
If you cancel once your spot is confirmed (minimum 8 bookings) your 25% down payment + any additional payments will no longer be refundable however you would be issued a trip credit in the amount of their down payment that can be used towards another trip within 12 months.
If you cancel 60 days or less before the trip start date, the trip is 100% non-refundable as domestic partnerships or accommodations have started to be booked.
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