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Egyptian Odyssey: Cairo, the Nile and Lake Nasser

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17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 40 total, 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Mercure Le Sphinx Cairo: Cairo, 3 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Mercure Le Sphinx Cairo combines an exciting location & good service This hotel offers its guests a unique opportunity to explore the historical surroundings in total comfort & convenience. Located in a magnificent park at the foot of the Giza Pyramids & the Sphinx, 35 km from Cairo international airport.

Contact info:
1 Alexandria Desert Rd.
P.O. Box 16 Pyramids
Giza, 12556 Egypt
phone: + 20 233 776 444
web: www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-1789-mercure-cairo-le-sphinx/index.shtml

Room amenities: A/C, Satellite TV, direct dial phone, minibar, safe, broadband internet connection, hairdryer,

Facility amenities: Concierge, dry cleaning service, currency exchange, gift shop, fitness center, jacuzzi, massage, outdoor heated pool, sauna, restaurants, 24 hour room service, bar.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Available upon request
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

ms Concerto or similar: Nile River Cruise, 3 nights
Type: Riverboat

Description: M/S Concerto has 63 cabins + 4 suites with most luxury facilities found in the floating hotels. M/S Concerto is classified to a New Norm (N/N) which is a new level of classification defined by the Egyptian Tourism Ministry to match the international luxury levels.

Ship Information: LONG 72 M. LARGE 14.20 M. NUMBER OF DECKS 4.

Contact info:
56 El Nozha St.
Cairo, Egypt
phone: +20-2-241-54317
web: www.extensiongroup.com.eg/concerto.htm

Room amenities: Mini Bar, LCD SAT, DVD, Internet, Telephone, International Music System, Individually-controlled air conditioning, safety deposit box, Large Panaromic Window (Openable), Bathroom with bathtub, hair dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Retaurant, Bar, Sun Deck, Gym, Shop, Clinic, Hair dresser, marine satellite, swimming pool

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Winter Palace Pavilion: Luxor, 2 nights
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Contact info:
Corniche el Nile street
Luxor, Egypt
phone: (+20)95/2380425
Room amenities: All modern room ameneties are available

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Sol Y Mar Pioneers Hotel or similar: Kharga Oasis, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Sol Y Mar Pioneer Hotel is the most developed of the oases hotels we will visit. It is a modern complex with 102 rooms, situated in the Kharga Oasis.

Contact info:
Gamal Abdel Nasser St.
Kharga, Egypt
phone: +20 92 792 7982
web: www.solymaregypt.com/pioneer

Room amenities: All rooms are air-conditioned with direct-dial telephone, satellite TV, private bathroom with bathtub, and mini-bar. Nonsmoking rooms available upon request.

Facility amenities: Business Center, fresh-water swimming pool, restaurant, café, bar, shop, safe-deposit box, fitness center and laundry service. All major credit cards accepted.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Desert Lodge or similar: Dakhla Oasis, 1 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: The Desert Lodge is built in traditional architectural style and is situated on top of a cliff with a splendid view over the village of Al Qasr, one of the heritage villages of Dakhla Oasis. The lodge and its furnishings employ only natural, local materials, uses its own water purification system and runs on hydro- and solar power.

Contact info:
Al Qasr Village
Dakhla Oasis, Egypt
phone: +20 2 690 52 40
web: www.desertlodge.net

Room amenities: 32 simple rooms with ceiling fan, telephone and private bathroom with shower.

Facility amenities: Dining room, outdoor terrace, bar, Internet café, games, library and small gift shop.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Shahrazad Camp or similar: Farafra Oasis, 1 nights
Type: Luxury Tented Camp

Description: This luxury tented camp overlooks the white desert with its “mushroom- like” formations of stark white rocks sculptured by nature, it takes your breath away. Whether under the blazing sun or with the moon light reflected by all the whiteness, it has an aura of something sacred and beautiful beyond words.

Contact info:
5 Saudi Egyptian Building
El Nozha St. , Heliopolis
Cairo, Egypt
phone: + 202 24 155 350
web: www.shahrazadcamp.com/demo/index.html

Room amenities: Tents are furnished in traditional Arabian style, Each tent has windows to allow a bit of fresh air and a heavenly view, Soft and warm blankets for cold nights, private terraces to witness sun rise and sun set over the beautiful white desert.

Facility amenities: Dining Room, Arabian Bedouin tent, traditional style, that offers various teas, Arabic coffee, traditional drinks and traditional Sheesha ( water pipe ), Telephone network.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Sands Baharia or similar: Bahariya Oasis, 1 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Spanning 36 acres, Sands Baharia is an eco friendly resort overlooking a valley of spacious greenery and rolling hills in contrast to the earth-toned sands of the desert. The lodge is surrounded by fruit groves, organically-cultivated gardens, and agricultural farms in harmony with the native wildlife. Construction of the facilities does not disturb the indigenous shape of the region around it and guesthouses were built on dunes to achieve perfect harmony with the natural contours. Sands Baharia enjoys its own spring that supplies the lodge with underground water that is naturally purified by sifting down three levels allowing for extra minerals to precipitate.

Contact info:
Head Office: 48 Giza St.
Giza, 12311 Egypt
phone: + 2 010 600 1198
web: www.shoreshotels.com/HotelSections.aspx?HID=12&HSID=106

Room amenities: Safe, toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, shower gel, soap), hairdryer available at front desk upon request

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, swimming pool

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Sofitel El Gezirah Cairo: Cairo, 3 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Sofitel El Gezirah is the luxury hotel of Cairo, located on the Nile River, in the heart of the city. French contemporary and elegant hotel with an Oriental inspiration and is the only Cairo hotel with a direct and private access to a quiet and peaceful promenade on the Nile River.

Contact info:
3 El Thawra Council St. Zamalek
PO Box 732 El Orman Giza
Cairo, 11518 Egypt
phone: +20 2 27 37 3737
web: www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-5307-sofitel-el-gezirah-cairo/index.shtml

Room amenities: Wireless Internet connection, LCD cable television, 2 direct telephone lines, 110/120 V AC, 220/240 V AC, air conditioning, safe in room, minibar, hairdryer, 24 hour room service.

Facility amenities: Outdoor heated swimming pool, 5 restaurants, bars, fitness center, jacuzzi, wi-fi wireless internet access, concierge, dry cleaning service, currency exchange, business center

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Contact the Program Provider
Contact the Program Provider at 866-359-5966.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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15 nights of accommodations
40 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips
1 Flights during the program


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