Egypt, Turkey & Greece 2010 tour:
We experience the greatest monuments of the ancient world, while immersing ourselves in the contemporary life of these special places.
summary of trip: Luxor markets, pyramids, Giza camels, Nile cruise, Aswan, felucca ride, Cairo bazaar, cruise ship party and dinner. travel video
Pyramids and Bazaar:
Perhaps the world's greatest historic sight, the Great Pyramid -- we take you inside!! Also, the Sphinx, Memphis and Saqqara. Khan el-Khalili bazaar.
The only Wonder of the Ancient World still with us, this site will not disappoint. One fun way to experience it is on a camel , but be sure to set the price before you ride.
Khan al Kahili Bazaa
r in downtown Cairo, with tips on how to navigate this huge area. Get away from the main lane into the side alleys for authentic atmosphere.
Walk through some heavy traffic like a local, to discover the urban pleasures of modern Cairo, an impressive city often missed by the visitor. travel video
part 1 Our guide Sami Hassan brings us through the museum explaining about Alexander the Great and Cleoptra, then to the treasures of King Tut.
part 2 treasures of King Tut -- artifacts of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, whose almost intact tomb was found in the Valley of the Kings. travel video
part 3: We continue our detailed look at more treasures of King Tut, and the mysterious Akhenaton, the world's first monotheistic ruler. travel video
Saqqara, Pyramids. Cairo summary, starting from our Marriot Hotel, to the bazaar, museum, and the pyramids at Saqqara and Giza; we find a gold cartouche.
These outdoor street markets are very old-fashioned, which makes them so very fascinating to see, especially from a horse-cart. travel video
Starting at Luxor Temple's facade built by Ramses the Great, we tour through the site admiring the obelisk, huge columns and many large statues travel video.
Shops and sites, including an alabaster workshop, and visit to the ancient village of Deir El-Medina and the Colossi of Memnon. travel video
The great peristyle forecourt is surrounded on three sides by a double row of graceful papyrus-cluster columns, their capitals imitating the papyrus plant.
Luxor: Valley of Kings, Karnak.
Visiting all the main sites including Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Luxor, Karnak and the shopping bazaar in Luxor town.
Karnak part 1:
detailed visit to the temple of Amen-Ra,Egyptian god from the New Kingdom. Obelisks, columns, hypostyle halls, sacred pond and ancient buildings.
Karnak part 2
further detailed explanations of this immense religious temple in Luxor, Egypt, including the obelisks of Tuthmosis and Hatshepsut.
Karnak part 3:
Our detailed visit continues with a different guide, seeing more areas of this vast Egyptian temple, near downtown Luxor on the Nile. travel video
Karnak part 4
The ancient temple complex of Karnak is one of the world's biggest and oldest religious sites, dating back 3,000 years. We also visit the shopping bazaar of Luxor.
Crossing the Nile from Luxor’s West Bank to rejoin our ship, lunch on board, swimming pool, viewing deck, bargaining at the locks; breakfast heading for Aswan.
Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna:
Nile cruise: visiting these ancient Egyptian temples, well-preserved sacred sites built thousands of years ago, giving us a look into ancientart and beliefs.
Abu Simbel and Aswan
We fly to southern Egypt and experience the colossal statues of Ramses the Great at Abu Simbel, then in Aswan, felucca ride and temple of Philae.
Begin the trip
with the expectations of our travelers: what are they most looking forward to in Egypt? Interviewed in LA before arriving in Egypt.
from our travelers about the trip as we are winding down, ending the tour and getting ready to fly home. travel video
from our travelers about trip highlights of Egypt touching on the pyramids of course, and other experiences that were most memorable. travel video