"Collect memories, not things"
This is not just a "trip" this is an experience. The goal is to weave together once in a lifetime experiences woven and relationship with other like minded adventurers, to create lifelong bonds & memories that last a lifetime.
It's so easy in our western life to get so caught up in to the day to day, when we finally do get a chance to "vacate" that is exactly what we may do: wander from tourist hotspot to hotspot following the hoards of other "vacationers" to get the same picture as everyone else, eat the same food as all the guidebooks tell you to & pass out every night.
This is different. Yes you will see epic sites, and you can get a Instagram worthy picture with a Camel but our goal is to help you have a once in a lifetime experience in this country you've traveled thousands of miles to visit.
Travel is the best way to invest in yourself. Travel makes you richer and will expand your empathy. It can teach you to yourself, show you the world, and can make history come alive. Travel informs your understanding and helps you learn from the past.
What can you can take with you, for the rest of your life, no matter where your life leads?
"Collect memories, not things"
+ Memories of watching the sun set over the Nile
+ The feeling that you get when your standing in a 4000 year old temple
+ Touching thousands of year old hieroglyphics that are still in color, and still tell their stories today.
+ Walking along pathways couched between 5000 year old columns.
+ The understanding and empathy you learn from friendships with those in cultures that seem a million miles away from your own
+ Confidence gained from stepping outside your comfort zone to a world with different food, a different language.
+ Have daily adventures, and experience moments each day that will take your breath away.
+ Experience the fun and mystery of history and learn how insights from history can impact your life today.
+ Be led by a licensed Egyptologist that is highly educated in Ancient Egyptian history and language.
+ Have us as your hosts (a couple of comedians/Comedy Couple that excited to share the fun and inspiration of Egypt with you). It's our goal for each of you to end each day with a smile.
+ It won't always be comfortable and easy - you will sleep on overnight trains, may walk in the hot desert, and experience culture outside of your comfort zone - but no real adventure is easy, is it?
+ Is this your first big overseas trip? We'll help you every step of the way, from planning your flights, to what to pack, using your passport. We even have someone meet you BEFORE customs to take you through the entire customs process, scoop up your bags, and deliver you to us safe and sound.
We recommend applying for a passport as soon as you enroll on this experience retreat, as it can take up to eight weeks to process. U.S. citizens traveling abroad must bring a passport that is valid for at least six months after your return and has at least three blank pages.
Airlines will not permit you to travel if the name on your ticket does not match your passport exactly. Ensure that the name on your EF account matches the passport (including your middle name) or you will be charged a fee to change your name.
For more information, please visit the U.S. government passport website at www.travel.state.gov/passport or call Customer Service at 800-665-5364.
Depending on where you’re traveling from or if you’re a non-U.S. citizen, you may need a visa. Consult the destinations' and layover destinations' consulates for specific requirements. For more information, please visit travel.state.gov.
You should be able to:
We require a confirmation document of travel insurance for the dates of the tour, before embarking on the experience. Travel insurance is an affordable and important element for any trip, as it not only will cover any unexpected or unplanned delays that may affect your travel, it can also protect you in any medical emergencies.
Instead of having to pay for the full trip now, you can make a nonrefundable deposit (this is included into the full price) and pay in easier installments. This way you can hold your spot now but have some time to pay for the full journey.
14 day version that includes adding on the Red Sea! After this action packed tour, Add on 4 days to your trip to snorkel! Dive! Lay by the beach! (Parting of the Red Sea is not included in the price of this trip, we will perform a reenactment if requested)
If it's a clear day you'll get your first look at the Pyramids of Giza just before landing in the Cairo airport. Upon Arrival to Cairo International Airport, our representative will meet and assist you through customs and formalities. They will drive you to Giza, your hotel where you can sit back and get your first look at the immence City of Cairo and cross the Nile for the first time.
After you check in your hotel in Cairo, rest of day is free.