World Next Door Return of the Pharaohs

Cairo, Egypt

Sonya Lowery
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Sep 5 - 17, 2022
Group size: 15 - 38
World Next Door Return of the Pharaohs
Cairo, Egypt

Sonya Lowery
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Sep 5 - 17, 2022
Group size: 15 - 38

About this trip

Join me, as we return to Egypt and relive one of our most memorable travel experiences. Our last visit was more than a walk through history, it was a connection with our ancestors. I knew we had to go back, and several travelers who joined this trip in 2019 have asked that I repeat it. With a stay directly at the Giza Pyramids, and an upgraded sail along the Nile, we're going back, but with a different and more spiritual experience. Of course, we'll have Ahmed, our "guide to the stars" leading us with a heavy hand on our connection to Egypt. We'll spend 3 nights cruising down the Nile River, stand in total awe and amazement at the ancient pyramids, and swim in the beautiful clear waters of the Red Sea. Join Sonya Lowery as she brings you on another breathtaking journey - the World Next Door's 2022 RETURN TO EGYPT!


Each hotel is hyperlinked below so you can check out photos of the 4 and 5 star hotels where we will be staying:

2 nights at Marriott Mena House – Deluxe Pyramids View Rooms

1 night at Movenpick Aswan Resort – Standard Rooms 

3 nights on board M/S Farah Nile Cruise – Deluxe Water-View Cabin

3 nights at Premier Le Reve Sahl Hahseesh hotel - Sea Side Ocean View Rooms 

1 night at Intercontinental City Stars Hotel - Standard Rooms 

Travel Insurance

I highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. There are lots of different kinds of travel insurance plans that you can purchase, ranging from "cancel for any reason" to "limited coverage". You must purchase travel insurance on your own. I have provided some companies below, but you can choose your own. You must initiate contact with these travel insurance providers. 

Please know that many travel insurance companies require that you purchase insurance within a certain number of days of booking the trip here and paying a deposit. Do not wait to look into travel insurance, if you do, it may be too late!

If you need more help, this article here may be helpful for you. 

Dates & Flight Schedules

EgyptAir is our chosen airline carrier for this trip. They have the most direct flights so we can use our vacation time efficiently! 


The tour to Egypt will run from Sep 5 to 17 to accommodate the change in flight schedules. You will depart JFK on Sep 5, and return to IAD on Sep 17.  The reason for this is due to travel departure/arrival times and to maximize nonstop flights between the US & Egypt. The flight timings have been listed in the details of the day by day itinerary. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out! 

OLD INFORMATION: This tour has been planned prior to the release of EgyptAir's flight schedule for September 2022. Once this schedule has been released, the flight details will be sent to you. Please note that this tour is subject to slight modifications if the final flight schedules do not align. We endeavor to avoid ANY changes. You will be informed of any necessary changes as soon as we receive information from the airlines about any changes on their end.


If you purchase travel insurance, depending on the type of plan that you purchase and your reason for cancellation, you may be eligible to get all of your money back.  

*All cancellations must be sent in writing to 

The date of the cancellation will be noted as the date that cancellation email is received. 


Cancel by: 

Sep 30 or earlier: $500 + $300 = $800 is nonrefundable 

Oct 1 - Nov 30 = $1,200 is nonrefundable 

Dec 1 - Jan 31  = $1,500 is nonrefundable 

Feb 1 - Mar 31: = $2,000 is nonrefundable 

Apr 1 - Apr 31:  = $2,500 is nonrefundable 

May 1 - May 14: = $3,000 is nonrefundable 

May 15 and later: all payments by this point are nonrefundable 

If your roommate cancels and you are unwilling to share a room or we cannot match you with a roommate, you are required to pay the single supplement. We will always try to match you with a roommate whenever we can. 


If you would like to book this trip but need to ask questions & talk to someone live, please email Send your name, email address and phone number, and the best times to reach you, and we will call you. Otherwise you are welcome to email questions here and a reply will be provided at our earliest convenience. 

Please review all of the information here as there is a very good chance that the answer to your question is contained on this website. 

What’s included

  • Airfare
    Roundtrip flights from USA on EgyptAir with all intra-Egypt flights included
  • Airfare Taxes & Fees
    Airfare taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges including one checked bag
  • Accommodations
    Deluxe superior class luxury hotels throughout.
  • Nile Cruise
    3 nights accommodations aboard an upscale Nile Cruise Boat, the MS Farah Nile
  • Most Meals
    Virtually every meal is included! 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing & Tours
    Excursions and activities throughout including admission fees. Some activities will be optional and at an added cost, but all of the major sightseeing and highlights of Egypt have been included
  • Tour Director
    Experienced English speaking Egyptologist tour director (Ahmed Hashem)
  • USA Transportation
    Travelers are responsible for getting themselves to/from the appropriate airports on day of departure/return
  • Some Meals
    Only a few meals not included and they are mentioned in the day by day itinerary. All breakfasts are included, and almost every lunch and dinner are included too. Beverages on Nile Cruise are extra.
  • Optional Tours
    Some tours will be optional and at an added cost
  • Travel Insurance
    Must be purchased on your own separately.
  • Gratuities
    Tips to be paid while you are on the trip
  • Egypt Visa
    Paid locally in Cairo airport for $30 (subject to change). A guide will help assist us in this process while at the airport.
  • Seat Assignments
    EgyptAir may offer the option to preassign your desired seat (aisle, window, etc) at an additional reasonable cost. More info will be provided closer to departure!

Available options

Single Room Supplement
Sold Out
Excursion to Abu Simbel (Sep 8)
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride (Sep 11)


Day 1 - Mon Sep 5, 2022
Depart JFK

 Your included flight departs JFK. We are scheduled to depart JFK at 6:30 PM. (Flight times are subject to change). Please book your own flights/bus/train to arrive into JFK no later than 3 PM. 

Your Organizer

Sonya Lowery
Have you ever wanted to have a life experience but didn't know where to begin? Do you want to travel, but don't want to go alone? Sonya's World Next Door is a brand associated with adventure. You’d only need to thumb through our photos to witness how much we promote fun, thrill-seeking, and making new friends. We are mature, educated and we are ready to step outside of our comfort zones and FINALLY start living life without regret or fear. We are Generation "Y-Not"... We Do It All... WE are WORLD NEXT DOOR!