GLT Budget-Friendly Egypt: Nov. 2019!

GL
13 reviews
Nov 20 - 25, 2019
Group size: 4 - 20
GLT Budget-Friendly Egypt: Nov. 2019!
Egypt

13 reviews

$899
Deposit: $250
Nov 20 - 25, 2019
Group size: 4 - 20

About this trip

Girls LOVE Travel is excited to announce budget-friendly trips to Egypt!  

Experiencing Egypt and visiting the great pyramids has been discussed a lot within the Girls LOVE Travel community.  

We are excited that we can help you take this off your bucket list and make it happen! 

This is a budget-friendly five-day trip to Cairo, designed to be more affordable than our longer trips.

Trip Highlights

Guided tours include transportation and entry fees to all these sites:

• Great Pyramids of Giza

• The Great Sphinx of Giza

• Photo opp on a camel at the Pyramids

• Step Pyramid in Sakkara

• Dahshur Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid

• Colossus of Ramses in Memphis

• Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

• Khan El Kalili Bazaar

• The Citadel and Alabaster Mosque of Muhammed Ali

• Coptic Cairo - Hanging Church and Jewish Synagogue

• Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus, believed to be where Joseph, Mary and Jesus rested after their journey into Egypt

Cost and Payments

The cost of this trip is $899 per person, based on double occupancy. 

This does NOT include airfare to and from Egypt.

If you would like a single room, the extra cost is $120.

Your space will be secured when we receive a deposit of $250.

Upon receipt, 50% of the deposit paid is nonrefundable.

The balance is due by two months before your departure (Sept 20, 2019.)


Cancellation and Refunds

In the event that you need to cancel your trip, these fees will be applied:

• Between 100-61 days before your arrival date, refundable amount of deposit ($125).

• Between 60 and 46 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price.

• Between 45 and 31 days before your arrival date, 75% of the entire tour price.

• Between 30 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price.

Other Dates Available

This trip will be offered on: 

Oct. 16-21. 2019

Dec. 16-20, 2019

If these dates don't work for you, we will be happy to plan a private tour for you at any time!

Flights and Arrivals

You should plan to fly in to and out of Cairo, Egypt.

Please plan to arrive in Cairo on Thursday, November 21, 2019 as the tour starts in the morning on Friday, November 22, 2019! 

Afternoon or evening arrivals are best.

Your return flight should be scheduled for Monday, November 25, 2019.


PLEASE CHECK THE PHOTO SECTION FOR A CALENDAR, 

OR LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS BEFORE YOU BOOK AIRFARE!!!!!!

Spending Money

These are all included: your hotel, airport transfers, tours, admissions, transportation, breakfasts and lunches.
 

You will need at least $170-$200, to pay for:

1. Three dinners - average $10-$20 each.

2. Visa - $25 USD for your visa upon arrival. 

3. Tips - You can estimate these at $115, and here is a breakdown:
                DRIVERS- Airport transfers -$4 USD x 2 = $8
                DRIVERS - Daily tours - $5 USD x 3 = $15
                LUGGAGE PORTERS - $2 USD x 2 = $4
                 AIRPORT AGENTS - $5 USD x 2 = $10
                RESTAURANT STAFF - $3 USDx6 = $18
               TOUR GUIDES - $20 USD per day x 3 days = $60


You will need more money if you choose any of these optional offerings: 

· Optional Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids: lights illuminate the ancient monuments. $45.

· Optional entry inside the Great Pyramid – 360 Egyptian pounds (about $20)

· Optional entry into the Mummy Room in the Egyptian Museum - 180 Egyptian pounds (about $10)

· Optional photo permit inside the Egyptian Museum - 50 Egyptian pounds (about $3)


You will also need money for drinks and souvenirs, and only you know how much you’ll need for those!! Merchants in the souks do not take credit cards, so you will need cash for purchases in the marketplaces. (Larger stores and shops for larger/better quality items such as rugs, jewelry, papyrus, alabaster, and essential oils DO take credit cards).


I recommend bringing a bunch of one dollar bills (25-50) to use for tips and small purchases.

Activity Level

This program is active. 

Walking is done over uneven surfaces and steps. 

Expect most days of sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. 

Our vehicles have set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. 

The pacing is active as many sites are included. 

What’s included

  • Hotel
    Four nights in 4-star Cairo hotel
  • Meals
    Four breakfasts and three lunches, including bottled water and soft drinks
  • Tours
    All tours provided by an English-speaking licensed Egyptologist
  • Admissions
    Entrance fees to all sights in the itinerary
  • Ground Transportation
    All transportation, in modern air conditioned vehicles, with free beverages and Wi-Fi on board
  • Airport transfers
    We'll pick you up at the Cairo airport when you arrive, and bring you to your hotel. When it's time for you to leave, we'll bring you from your hotel back to the airport.
  • Airfare to Egypt
  • Visa
    Visa on arrival at Cairo airport ($25 per person).
  • Tips
    Daily tips to drivers, porters, airport agents, restaurant, cruise staff and tour guide
  • Alcoholic beverages
    Alcoholic beverages and mocktails with meals
  • Dinners
  • Trip Insurance
    Trip insurance may be purchased through this link: https://www.bucketlistegypt.com/travel-insurance

Available options

Single Supplement (per person)20 left
$120

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrivals to Egypt!

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

On the way to the hotel, we'll give you a welcome gift for your bucket list trip –a little bucket filled with travel goodies and snacks from Girls LOVE Travel.

Since guests will be arriving throughout the day, we will have a hospitality area in the hotel where you can meet your fellow travelers and trip staff.

Who’s Going


  • DR
    Desire Rodriguez
    HAHA! JC I see you and yes!!!!!! :)
    Nov 28, 2018
  • JC
    Jennifer Croll
    Bucket list item, second time to Africa, but mostly OMG we are going to EGYPT!!!!
    Nov 28, 2018

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Reviews

Was convenient to pay, to communicate, and find activities on the way. Would love to do a similar trip next year.
We had an amazing adventure with an overall good group of women. The food was wonderful and I learned a lot. The itinerary was fast paced with some down time built in. Our guide was very knowledgeable, accommodating and dedicated.
The trip was wonderful. The itinerary was packed full of information and activities. The exposure to Egypt's history, food and customs was carefully orchestrated by our tour guide. Yasser was so very accommodating, almost to a fault, as he tried to ensure everyone's needs were met. We were a diverse group of women who enjoyed our trip.
Whenever I go on vacation I say nothing beats the last one. This vacation has me ecstatic, no stone was left unturned. The diversity of souk markets, alabaster and perfume factories, carpet schools, jewelry bazaars, spice markets in addition to the Nile cruise, history, temples, culinary and culture I am still floating on the clouds with my new luggage from trying to bring home a piece of everything. The people were nice and I felt safe at all times. My guide Yasser was phenomenal. This vacation is imprinted on my heart. Thanks bucket list travel, girls love travel and the beautiful ladies with whom I had the pleasure of enjoying on this magnificent adventure.
MD
I feel extremely lucky to have gone on this trip. Since day 1, all things were organized (from where to eat, to what to visit, and even small details like snacks). Amani in Alexandria was knowledgeable and fun, and our guide Yasser throughout the trip was unbelievable. He was fun, funny, charming, knowledgeable, and took the time to speak with each participant to get to know us all better. It helped build rapport throughout the whole trip, making it easier to experience Egypt in a more authentic way, and through his perspective. I greatly appreciated him answering all my questions, too! The fact that he was patient, always willing to help, and defended us when bargaining at shops only added to the level of trust and made me feel welcome and taken care of. Leaving Egypt was extremely difficult not just because I had the time of my life there, but because Yasser is so kind that I felt like I was saying goodbye to a good friend. The only thing I would recommend is having an additional day on the tour, as things felt extremely rushed on our last day in which we visited Old Cairo and the Cairo museum. Also, I am thankful for arriving a day early, as it almost doesn't make sense to stay at such a nice place when there is such limited free time that the incredible amenities could not be used. I would have loved a little more down time to work out or hit up the steam room/pool/jacuzzi for a little bit each day. I think it is important to consider everyone's health prior to booking this tour, as some aspects were difficult for a person from our group and prevented us from having additional time at certain places (I would have also loved to do more walking). She was a trooper, and Yasser was patient and helpful with her. Regardless, these things did not have an impact on my experience overall, which was fantastic! I highly recommend this tour and will tell anyone interested in going to Egypt about Yasser and this life-changing experience.
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