Tip Jones' Annual EMERGE Retreat

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Jan 19 - 28, 2024
Group size: 10 - 15
Tip Jones' Annual EMERGE Retreat

Tip Jones Global
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Jan 19 - 28, 2024
Group size: 10 - 15

About this trip

The 6th Annual EMERGE Island Retreat is a vacation for busy women and women entrepreneurs in search of respite, history, adventure (and a bit of shopping).

Accommodation plan:

9 nights

- 1st stay: 3 nights in Cairo 

- 2nd stay: 4 nights on Nile Cruise 

- 3rd stay: Old Cataract Hotel

- Final stay before departure: 1 night in Cairo

19 meals:

Breakfast: 9

Lunch: 6

Dinner: 4

We recommend traveling from the U.S. on January 17 to ensure you arrive on time.

Tipping culture in Egypt

Egypt is a tipping culture. Many people make their living from tips. 

Here is a helpful guide for tipping in Egypt:

You may be approached by someone asking for a "baksheesh" or tip. While tipping is up to your discretion, you can have small bills of Egyptian pounds or USD handy to alleviate this.

For any other people you encounter- bellhops, bathroom attendants, etc.

Tipping is the way of life in Egypt ,it  is considered an appreciation of a good service has been offered and got your satisfaction, however it is at your discretion .

This is just a guideline that you might like to know how much it would be for the personnel:

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Cultural Norms

There are few women working in hotels, restaurants, cruise ships or transportation, but there are more men, which means you will interact with a lot of more men than women during your tour. They are friendly, and like to joke and flirt with women. Please don't take offense if someone offers you five camels - or more! - to marry them.... It is a friendly joke and not at all serious. Their intention is to flatter you, and have fun. Please know that bus drivers, guards and tour guides will offer you a hand or arm getting on and off buses, etc. This is strictly to help you. If you are uncomfortable with it, just politely decline. If anyone does anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, (I don't expect them to, but just in case...) like invading your personal space, touching you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, or suggesting something inappropriate, SAY NO and make your boundaries clear.


You will be stopping at several established and trusted stores for shopping opportunities: carpets, papyrus, essential oils, blown glass vessels, and jewellery and cartouches. Purchases made at these stores are guaranteed authentic. These stores DO accept credit cards. 

Taking photos at historical sites

It is allowed to take photos with a cell phone ( without Flashlight )  almost everywhere in Egypt. Please check with  your guide they Change rules most time . 


  • US dollars and Euros are widely accepted throughout Egypt.
  • You can get Egyptian currency (Egyptian pounds) from any ATM. 
  • Larger stores and shops for better quality items such as rugs, jewellery, papyrus, alabaster, and essential oils DO take credit cards. 

Please do NOT use credit cards in the souks or marketplaces, as it is not secure

Accommodation Plan

We will visit various parts of the African country of Egypt.

9 Nights / 10 days:

·  3 nights in Cairo (Initial Stay) = Sheraton Cairo Hotel OR similar

·  4 nights on Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan = Nile Premium Cruise

·  1 night at Old Cataract Hotel

·  1 night in Cairo (Final Stay) = Le Meriden Cairo Airport OR similar

Suggested travel dates

* Suggested Traveling DatesWe suggest booking travel from the U.S. on January 18 to ensure arrival in Cairo, Egypt on January 19.

Tour Highlights

Guided tours include transportation and entry fees to all sites:

ü  The Great Pyramids of Giza: Cheops & Chephren and Mycerinus.

ü  The Great Sphinx of Giza as well as The Valley Temple.

ü  Camel Ride on the Pyramids panorama. 

ü  Step Pyramid at Sakkara including tomb of Kagemni and the Pyramid of Teti.

ü  The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities 

ü  Walking tour in the Souk of Khan El Khalili.

ü  The Citadel and Alabaster Mosque of King Muhammed Ali.

ü  Cruising on the Nile 

ü  Full day tour to Luxor and Karnak Temples.

ü  City Tour of Luxor ( old Capital of Egypt ) on Horse and Carriage 

ü  Tour to the Valley of the Kings including three outstanding tombs which have the most preserved colours. 

ü  Tour to Queen Hatshepsut`s Temple.

ü  Visit The Colossi of Memnon statues.

ü  Tour to Kom Ombo Temple and The Museum of Mummified Crocodiles.

ü  Felucca boat ride on the Nile.

ü  Visit the Island of Philae and The Temple of Isis.

ü  Discover the real Africa in the Nubian community in Aswan 

ü  Walking tour in the most famous Souk of the Spice Market in Aswan.

ü  Enjoy The scenery of Aswan and Nubia from the most famous hotel, The Old Cataract 

What’s included

  • Luxe accommodations
  • Daily meals
  • Ground transportation
  • NIle Cruise
    4 nights on Nile Cruise, from Luxor to Aswan
  • Beverages
     Daily water & soft drinks aboard your vehicle during tours.  Mineral Water at meals
  • Local tour manager
    All tours are escorted by a local, fluent English-speaking, Egyptologist.
  • Domestic Flights
    Round trip, domestic flight tickets: Cairo to Luxor & Aswan to Cairo
  • Services
    "Meet and Assist" services; All related taxes
  • Tours
    All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Admission Tickets
    All tour-related admission tickets

What’s not included

  • Airport transportation
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks
    Neither soft or hard drinks
  • International airfare
  • Shopping
  • Any other expenses
    All inclusions are on the itinerary.
  • Tips
    Customary tips to cruise staff, airport agent and tour guide. You may tip at your discretion but know Egypt has a tipping culture.
  • Trip Insurance
    We do recommend you invest in the insurance plan of your choice.
  • Airfare to & from Egypt
  • Visa on arrival at Cairo
    Plan to pay $25 for your Visa at Cairo airport.
  • Optional Excursions
    You may select optional trips in the "Add-Ons" section.

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $750

Available options


Day 1
Arrival to Egypt!

As soon as you get off the plane, you will see our airport agent holding a sign with your name on it. They will help you get your Egyptian visa, lead you through baggage claim, and then escort you to your hotel!

Overnight at Cairo Hotel   

No Meals

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