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Egypt Goddess Tour & Nile Cruise

October 8-21, 2023

Classic Tour

With sand-covered tombs, majestic pyramids and towering Pharaonic temples, Egypt brings out the Indiana Jones in all of us. This amazing tour of everything Egypt includes 7 nights on a private Dahabeya (Luxury Egyptian Sailing Boat), private sunrise in the paws of the Sphinx and a hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings. Discover the secrets of the Great Pyramids and explore the Valley of the Kings, then meet local people and share a traditional meal. Egypt, probably the world’s oldest civilization, is a treasure trove for history and archaeology.

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 6 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • 7 Nights Nile Cruise on private Dahabeya
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Private air-conditioned minivan transportation throughout
  • Private visit at sunrise in the Paws of the Sphinx
  • Visit to Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Red & Bent Pyramids of Dahshur
  • Temples of Luxor, Karnak, Abydos, Dendera, Edfu, Komombo, Philae and Abu Simbel
  • Hot Air Balloon over Valley of the Kings
  • Camel Ride in the Sahara to view 9 Pyramids followed by lunch on Giza Plateau
  • Entrance ticket to the Tomb of King Tutankhamun
  • Meet with Nubian family in their home and enjoy a freshly cooked traditional meal.
  • Meet with local alabaster craftsmen in their factory
  • Sacred oils workshop with Egyptian Healer and Reiki Master
  • Day tour to Abu Simbel
  • Bottle water on the bus each day
  • Internal flights
  • Gratuities
  • English speaking Certified Egyptologist guide
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host
Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour
Welcome to Egypt

Upon arrival at Cairo airport be met by a local representative to the hotel and check in. The drive to the hotel takes around an hour and it's a one of a kind experience! If possible we recommend you arrive a day early to catch up on some rest and adjust to the new time zone.
In the late afternoon we will all meet to discuss our upcoming journey then enjoy our ‘Welcome Dinner’ of authentic Egyptian Cuisine at a local restaurant.
Accommodations: Cairo Pyramids Steigenberger Hotel

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour
Saqqara & Dahshur

We start our day at the Ancient Necropolis of Saqqara is known as the healing centre in ancient times where the priests used sound healing techniques to restore the patient’s body to the correct harmonics. Saqqara is the location of the Step Pyramid.

The Bent Pyramid of Sneferu in Dahshur, has two different chambers that produce two distinct sound frequencies. These frequencies are in turn amplified within the pyramid walls to create huge fields of harmonic resonance that restore balance within a human body. The Red Pyramid, also called the North Pyramid, is the largest of the pyramids located at the Dahshur necropolis. Named for the rusty reddish hue of its red limestone stones, it is also the third largest Egyptian pyramid, after those of Khufu and Khafre at Giza Lunch will be a traditional Egyptian BBQ under the palm trees of Saqqara. Then for some shopping opportunity at the Carpet School in Saqqara. The day is not over yet, we will visit the government regulated Papyrus Institute. We will now experience how the ancients recorded their history on the first paper ever produced. See the processes and efforts it took to make this ancient form of paper. Also, enjoy the beautiful illustrative Egyptian art and stories painted depicting Egyptian lifestyle and culture.
Accommodations: Cairo Pyramids Steigenberger Hotel

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour - Sphinx
Private Sphinx Visit

We have been granted very special access not normally available to the general public. We will have the privilege of watching the sunrise on the Giza Plateau with just our group in between the Paws of the mighty Sphinx. The Sphinx was widely believed to have been an oracle. Between its paws is a 15th-century BC stone tablet called a ‘Dream Stela’ recounting a vision given to a prince who slept in the shadow of the Sphinx (and perhaps sought its divine aid) and later became a pharaoh.

We will return to the hotel for breakfast and a short rest.
Later today we will explore the Giza Plateau, your chance to personally stand where the Ancient Egyptians stood thousands of years ago, next to the Great Pyramid of Cheops, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that still exists. Here you will have the option to climb inside the Kings Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza (optional extra cost).
We continue our adventure with a camel ride through the Sahara for some amazing photos of 9 Pyramids. Late lunch will be served on the Giza Plateau with a final view of the pyramids as we leave Cairo tomorrow. Before returning to the hotel we will spend a few hours with Gamal Abdul an Egyptian Reiki Master and Healer to learn about Chakra Healing Oils that date back to the time of the Pharaoh’s and all their healing benefits.
Accommodations: Cairo Pyramids Steigenberger Hotel

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour - Egyptian Museum
Egyptian Museum & Fly to Luxor

This morning you will check out of your hotel near the pyramids as we will fly south to Luxor tonight. Before leaving Cairo, we will visit the thousands of treasures on display inside the Egyptian Museum, including the famous Golden Mask of King Tutankhamen, the youngest Pharaoh to rule Egypt.

There are simply too many pieces to see in one visit but your guide will highlight some special artefacts and give you time to wander at your leisure. You will find items such as granite sarcophagus and perfectly sculptured giant statues to ancient tools, mummies, chariots and even some board games played by the Pharaoh's.
In the evening we will board a private Dahabeya, a traditional sailing boat like those that have sailed the Nile for thousands of years.
Our luxury Dahabeya is just over 12 months old and fitted out with all the modern conveniences such as en-suited, fully air-conditioned rooms, indoor and outdoor spaces. The Dahabeya is exclusively for our use with private crew, choice of menus and our own sailing schedule. Our Dahabeya will be our base for 7 nights as we sail north from Luxor to the Temples of Abydos and Dendera then all the way south to Aswan. We will stop at temples and sites along the way and usually leave the boat daily to explore Ancient Egypt. All meals are included and prepared fresh daily from local produce and served onboard.
Accommodations: Luxury Dahabeya

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour - Karnak Temple
Karnak Temple

Today we will visit the fascinating Karnak Temples, dedicated to the Pharaoh Amun. Wander the 134 awe-inspiring columns in the Hypostyle Hall, marvel at the detailed hieroglyphics expertly carved on every wall. Let your imagination take you to a time when these walls were full of colour and grandeur. A truly memorable experience.

At Karnak we will visit the Temple of Ptah and the chapel dedicated to the Goddess Sekhmet. This is a locked temple and subject to availability. During our visit we will have the opportunity to shop for symbolic Egyptian jewelry and personalized cartouches. This afternoon we will return to our Dehabeya and sail north towards Qena.
Accommodations: Luxury Dahabeya

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour - Abydos
Abydos & Dendera

The Temple of Seti 1 and considered to one of the most sacred sites in all of Egypt. Abydos is also known as the cult center of the god Osiris and gateway to the underworld (believed to lie under the nearby hills), it was a popular place of pilgrimage and burial. Here you will connect to your heart centre to engage fully with your life and also work with the Flower of Life.

Lunch will be served at House of Life near Abydos Temple.
Afternoon visit to Dendera Temple, the temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor where you will connect with your heart chakra and your instinctual bliss. Hathor was goddess of many things: love, beauty, music, dancing, fertility, and pleasure. She was the protector of women, though men also worshipped her.
Accommodations: Luxury Dahabeya

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour - Luxury Dahabeya
Sailing to Luxor

Breakfast and Lunch will be served on-board as we sail back to Luxor. Relax and enjoy sailing and the comfort of our luxury dahabeya. Once we are back in Luxor, we can take a walk in the local area before visiting Luxor Temple prior to sunset.

Unlike most other ancient Egyptian temples, is not laid out on an east‑west axis, but is oriented towards Karnak. This is because Luxor Temple was the main venue for one the most important of ancient Egyptian religious celebrations, when the cult images of Amun, his wife Mut, and their son, the lunar god Khonsu, were taken from their temples in Karnak, and transported in a grand procession to Luxor Temple so they could visit the god that resides there, Amenemopet. This was known as the Opet Festival.
Accommodations: Luxury Dahabeya

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour - Valley of the Kings
Luxor - Valley of the Kings

Hot Air Balloon over Valley of the Kings, this morning we will leave the boat early to transfer to the launch area for a magical Hot Air Balloon ride as the sun rises over the West Bank of Luxor. You will silently float above the ancient sites and the Nile River. Return to the boat for breakfast.

This afternoon we visit the West Bank of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. Climb down into the spectacularly decorated tombs of the Pharaohs. Optional visit down into the tomb of King Tutankhamun. After that, we visit the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut is arguably one of the most formidable women in ancient Egypt. Hatshepsut was the first female ruler of ancient Egypt to reign as a male with the full authority of a pharaoh. The we will visit a workshop for Handmade Alabaster.
Accommodations: Luxury Dahabeya

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour
Sailing Day to Edfu

This morning we will pass through the Esna Lock on the way to Edfu. Today is a sailing day, enjoy the peace and serenity of sailing the Nile while you observe daily life on the banks of the river.
Accommodations: Luxury Dahabeya

Day 10
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour - Edfu Temple
Edfu Temple & Komombo Temple

We have an early morning visit to Edfu, the Temple of Horus. The temple was built in the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 237 and 57 BC. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Hellenistic period in Egypt.

We will return to the Dahabeya and set sail to Komombo. Visit the Temple of Komombo, known as the Temple of Duality; here you will ponder your own dualities, the light and the dark, the old and the new, the positive and the negative. Visit the central axis of the temple to connect with a neutral energy and your sacral chakra.
Accommodations: Luxury Dahabeya

Day 11
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour - Philae Temple
Philae Temple

We will sail to Aswan this morning. It is time to say good-bye to our beautiful Dahabeya and the staff who have looked after us. From Aswan we will transfer to the Philae Temple.

Philae Temple is known as the Temple of Isis representing the feminine and divine love. Built during the reign of Ptolemy II (Egypt's Greco-Roman Period), the Temple of Isis at Philae is dedicated to Isis, Osiris, and Horus. The temple walls contain scenes from Egyptian mythology of Isis bringing Osiris back to life, giving birth to Horus, and mummifying Osiris after his death.
Enjoy a local Nubian meal for late lunch. Then transfer to Elephantine Island and our luxury resort.
Accommodations: Movenpick Aswan

Day 12
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour - Abu Simbel Temple
Abu Simbel Temple

An early start today, so we can explore Abu Simbel. Great Temple of Ramses II, carved in the mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 BC and dedicated to the gods Ra-Horakhty, Amun and Ptah.

This temple is aligned in such a way that, twice a year the first rays of the rising sun penetrate the temple, through the vestibule and into the sanctuary, where they illuminate the figures of the gods except Ptah. The Temple of Hathor is dedicated to Queen Nefertari, Ramses beloved wife.
Later this afternoon we will visit a Nubian Village. Here we will meet a Nubian family who will show us their way of life and enjoy a home cooked meal with us.
Accommodations: Movenpick Aswan

Day 13
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour - Old Cairo
Return to Cairo

After breakfast check out of hotel and transfer to Aswan Airport for our flight to Cairo. This afternoon we have a visit to Old Cairo and Khan el Khalili Markets before enjoying our Farewell Dinner.
Accommodations: Cairo Four Seasons

Day 14
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour
Depart

Time to say good-bye to this amazing country and fabulous friends you have made along the way. Transfer to the airport for your flight home as needed.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Standard Cabin with Large Window
Double - $6699 CAD per person(sharing a cabin) - approx. $5200 USD
Single - $7999 CAD per person (your own cabin) - approx. $6200 USD

Deluxe Cabin with Terrace
Double - $6999 CAD per person(sharing a cabin) - approx. $5400 USD - Sold Out
Single - $8299 CAD per person(your own cabin) - approx. $6450 USD - Sold Out

Suite with Balcony or Terrace
Double - $7499 CAD per person(sharing a cabin) - approx. $5800 USD
Single - $8799 CAD per person(your own cabin) - approx. $6800 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees. Rates are based on cabin categories for the Dayabeha, hotel accommodation will all be the same category.

Payment of $600 CAD due at time of booking.
Second Payment of $1500 CAD due on October 1, 2022
Final Payment due - July 14, 2023

*Any payments are non-refundable after their due date. Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 12 ladies
Maximum - 21 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities on personal purchases
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Entrance to Great Pyramid
  • Photographic Permits

 

Hosted by:

Women's Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women's Travel Club tour host is your tour conceierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women's Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is TBA.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
We recommend booking flexible/refundable flight tickets when possible.

Arrive to Cairo by noon.
Depart from Cairo

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

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Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour - Cairo Pyramids Steigenberger Hotel
Cairo Pyramids Steigenberger Hotel

Just a step away from the most ancient civilization. Footsteps away from the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Cairo Pyramids Hotel is where the glamorous history of Egypt and its world famous hospitality meet. The hotel is the perfect starting point for sightseeing, relaxation and business meetings alike, featuring elegantly appointed rooms, two swimming pools and a variety of bars and restaurants to choose from, all surrounded by lush gardens.

Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour - Movenpick Aswan
Movenpick Aswan

Pleasing its guests with a spectacular view over the river Nile from 404 elegant rooms, suites, and villas, Movenpick Resort Aswan offers a unique location on Elephantine Island.
With its unique view, the Panorama Restaurant & Bar has a 360 degree view overlooking the Nile from the highest point in Aswan. Facilities include Spacious swimming pools, health club, meeting rooms with natural daylight and free Wi-Fi internet is available onsite.

Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour - Four Seasons Cairo
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo

In the heart of Cairo on the banks of the River Nile, our Hotel opens the door to discovering Egypt’s 5,000-year-old ancient mysteries. Just a short drive away, set out to explore the majestic pyramids, the 1,000-year old market, the 12th-century citadel and the ancient Egyptian museum. Later, experience Cairo’s breathtaking sunset from the Nile on a traditional felucca, dine at our nine acclaimed restaurants, relive the pharaoh’s beauty secrets at the Spa or simply take an art tour to see the collection of contemporary local artwork that fills our halls.

Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour
Luxury Nile Dahabeya

In Arabic, a ‘Dahabeya’ literally means the golden one. And we think the name truly represents the experience and the mood it sets. Dahabeyas take you on a journey to the charm of an old era of tranquility, when people in Egypt used to cruise and enjoy the beauty of the Nile every winter.
Generally, a Dahabeya is a two-masted sailing boat, bigger than a felucca, but smaller than a commercial Nile cruise. Because they work with no engines, you get to enjoy the sound of the water and the birds chirping above you while you take a break from the bustling city noise. Dahabeyas were more common during ancient Egypt and the monarchy, as leaders, officials, and the country’s wealthiest people would used them as a mode of transport and leisure.
Our Dahabeya marked her maiden voyage in 2021. She is a larger Dahabeya with three decks and perfect for small groups. There is a large salon on the bottom deck available to provide you with a relaxing and divine setting to enjoy reading, relaxation, playing board games, meditation and workshop space for all types of groups. The top deck is a spacious sun-deck, there you will find sunbeds and seating areas to enjoy the sun or relax in the shade. Buffet dining area with views of the Nile at sunset and sunrise that takes your breath away. The pièce de résistance is our Aquarium Room, this room is fully glassed so you can feel outside but inside this room is set up for mediation, yoga and workshops or the dining area with the weather is cold and windy. There are also several different Egyptian and Bedouin-style seating areas around the Dahabiya to sit back and enjoy the view of Egypt and life on the Nile River.

Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour
Standard Cabin

The standard cabin is 21 sq. m and has a large picture windows. Single cabins will have a queen bed, double occupancy cabins will have 2 single beds. All cabins are ensuite, have individually controlled air-conditioning, a mini-bar and a safe.

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Deluxe with Terrace

The deluxe cabin is 21 sq. m and opens to a terrace. Single cabins will have a queen bed, double occupancy cabins will have 2 single beds. All cabins are ensuite, have individually controlled air-conditioning, a mini-bar and a safe.

Women's Travel Club Egypt Tour
Suite with Balcony or Terrace

The largest cabins on the Dahabeya are 41 sq. m. They open onto a balcony or terrace. Single cabins will have a queen bed, double occupancy cabins will have 2 single beds. All cabins are ensuite, have individually controlled air-conditioning, a mini-bar and a safe.