Join AIP on one of our 2020 Tours:

  • “Adventurer’s Special!” Will run February 24 to February 29, 2020. This is not a tour of Egypt, but some ala carte in-depth research adventures for a small group, based in Giza.  This will include a trip to the origin of the Fibonacci spiral which goes through the 3 Giza pyramids. This is where Fibonacci formulated his famous number series!  Private entrances to the Great Pyramid, the Sphinx, the Osiris Shaft, and the mysterious caverns beneath the Step Pyramid in Sakkara are planned, but each is optional, as these are expensive. We will likely add a special trip March 1-3 to Saudi Arabia to the site of Mt. Sinai. Visas are now easily available for Saudi Arabia and flights from Cairo relatively inexpensive.  This will be a great adventure after the Giza adventures above! Please weigh in with questions and possible interest.

  • The Ancient Mysteries of Egypt Tour”. We will run this traditional tour of the highlights of Egypt in November. Temperatures in Egypt are more mild at this time. See highlights of a previous tour below for an idea of this tour.  Please contact AIP with questions or to express your interest for this tour.   Approximate cost per person: $3000 plus airfare. An August trip is also possible, when prices are lower because of the heat. Let us know if you are interested in an August tour…        


AIP Director Larry Pahl, and Wonders of Egypt Tours’ Egyptologist Ali Ahmed, with Tour Host Lynn Pahl will guide you on an unforgettable week exploring the magic and mystery of ancient Egypt.

Below you will find the itinerary for the tour, and relevant information.

Feel free to make inquiries to AIP about any aspect of the tour:

Date

Itinerary

Sat

Our tour company, will meet you at the airport and transport you to  check in and relax in our 5-star hotel, the LeMeridien in Giza. Your room will have a view of the Pyramids!!

There will be an evening welcome meeting for all tour guests.

Sun

After breakfast, we will visit the incredible Egyptian Museum, to see some of the most unique artifacts from antiquity.

Next we will travel to the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, where Pyramid building began for the whole world. Lunch will be provided.

We will have special entrance to the Serapeum, where you will see incredible granite sarcophagi.

Then we will visit the incredible Red and Bent Pyramids at Dahshur, built by Sneferu, the father of Khufu, who built the Great Pyramid.

We will then return to the Le Meridien, where you can relax at the pool or one of the lounges.

Mon

After our breakfast we will spend most of our day at the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx. The Great Pyramid is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World which is still standing.  We will enter it and travel to the King’s Chamber, one of the most amazing rooms in the world!

Director Pahl will give a tour of the the Great Pyramid Trial Passages, the satellite pyramids and some of the tombs at Giza.

We will visit a spot which gives a panoramic view of the pyramids for great photo opportunities.  From there, we will take a camel ride down to the Sphinx.

Lunch will be provided. The afternoon is open for local tours of Giza, or just relaxing at our hotel.

Tues

After breakfast, we will head to Old Cairo and visit the oldest Coptic Church in Egypt, the Ben Ezra synagogue, the Citadel, and the famous Khan el Khalili market.

Lunch will be provided. Khan el Khalili is a huge market with great souvenir options and a taste of local culture.

Optional dinner outing to the Mena Hotel, named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most interesting places on earth.

 

Wed

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We will take a one-hour flight to Aswan after an early breakfast, and visit the incredible Philae Temple, the massive unfinished obelisk, possibly a granite quarry, and visit some archaeological artifacts on Elephantine Island.

We will then head to board our 5-star Nile Cruise ship, the MS Concerto Nile, with full board, excluding beverages.

Thu

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We will cruise to the unique double Temple of Kom Ombo, then cruise to spend the night at Edfu.

Optional excursion to Abu Simbel, 6am departure, return 2pm.

Galabeya party on cruise ship in the evening!

Fri

We will visit the large Horus Temple in Edfu, then cruise to Luxor, and the Karnak Temple.

Optional excursions:

  • Luxor Museum

  • Mummification Museum

  • Luxor Sound and Light Show

Sat

Optional early morning hot air balloon at Luxor.

Next we will see the marvels of the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. AMAZING!

Then an evening flight back to Cairo.

Sun

Breakfast gathering at our airport hotel, then, final departure.

(NOTE: Departure flights will vary…)

TOUR COSTS

  • Double Occupancy: $—-/person.   Single Occupancy: $—-.

  • The above cost includes:

    • 4 nights at LeMeridien Giza, 5=star hotel, with daily breakfast buffet

    • 3 nights on MS Concerto Nile 5-star cruise ship, 3 meals/day included (beverages not included)

    • 1 Night at 5-star airport hotel in Cairo (with breakfast)

    • Camel ride from the panoramic overlook to the Sphinx

    • English speaking tour guides

    • Air fares within Egypt

    • Several lectures by AIP Director Larry Pahl

    • Lunches where included on the itinerary above

    • Bottled water provided by hotel and tour company

    • Transportation to and from airport

    • Air-conditioned, comfortable transportation to all sites

    • Entrance fees to all sites listed on the itinerary (unless optional excursions)

  • Excludes

    • Flights to and from Cairo

    • $25 Visa fee to enter Egypt

    • Travel insurance, if desired

    • Tips (Tour guide, driver, cruise ship, etc. at end of stay)

    • Shopping/Personal items

    • Evening meals at the hotel (these are included on the cruise ship)

    • Sim cards for phone

    • Mena house dinner (optional)


OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS 

  • Hot Air Balloon ride over Luxor ($100)

  • Abu Simbel ($100)

  • Luxor Museum ($40)

  • Luxor Mummification Exhibit ($40)

  • Luxor Sound and Light Show ($50)


FLIGHT INFORMATION

  • Tour participants are responsible for booking their own flights.  For those who desire the services of a travel agent, we recommend Susan K. Dwyer, World Encounters LTD.  Phone: 847. 975.3680 .  Email: SusanDwyerTravel@gmail.com 


TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

  • The trip will be capped when 15 persons are confirmed. 

  • $500 deposit  is due by —- 5% discount if trip is paid in full by —-. Payment in full is due by —-

  • Payment Options to the American Institute of Pyramid Research:

    • Check or money order  payable to: AIP, 1107 Woodland Hts. Blvd., Streamwood, IL  60107 USA

    • Credit Card.  See “WAYS TO PAY” section at bottom of page or contact Lynn Pahl at (847) 877-5141. Email: linakpahl@gmail.com


CANCELLATION POLICY 

  • We realize circumstances might require the need for cancellation.  Because we have incurred some non-refundable expenses in making the arrangements for this trip, cancellations are subject to the surrender of the trip deposit up to —-.  There will be no refunds given for trips cancelled after —-.  


HEALTH INSURANCE 

  • Vaccinations are not necessary to travel to Egypt. Travelers may want to consult with their doctor about travel to Egypt.

  • We will be outdoors often on the trip, so be prepared with hats, sunscreen, cotton scarfs, sunglasses, etc.

  • Be sure your health insurance policy includes coverage for Egypt.  If not, we recommend you buy an international health insurance coverage.

  • You may also want to purchase travel insurance from a travel agent or insurance agency. These coverages often include trip cancellation, emergency assistance, accidental death, injury coverage, etc.


PASSPORTS, VISA, AND CURRENCY 

  • Be sure your passport is up to date and will not expire while you are in Egypt.

  • The visa you will need for travel in Egypt, can be purchased for $25 at the airport, as part of the customs process once you are in Egypt.  It is good to have $25 cash ready to make this payment.

  • While many places in Egypt take American dollars, it is usually best if you use Egyptian pounds.  You can get fair exchange rates at many places in Egypt, including the airport.


WAIVER OF RESPONSIBILITY 

By signing up for the “Ancient Mysteries of Egypt Tour” you agree to our Terms, Deposit Conditions and Waiver. 

Wonders of Egypt Tours and its agents, and AIP tour facilitators have worked diligently to make all of the arrangements for our journey together in Egypt. However, Wonders of Egypt Tours and its agents, and AIP tour facilitators will not be held liable for delays, theft, damage, injury, or any other irregularities that may occur during the course of this trip. We will not be held liable for any changes or delays in airline schedules or missed connections; injury, loss, or damage to persons or property; any transportation issues or problems with vehicles used on the tour; additional expenses incurred due to illness, weather conditions, protests, war, terrorism, quarantine or other causes; and losses due to cancellations not subject to our Terms and Conditions.


Reserve your spot now for this once in a lifetime adventure!

THREE WAYS TO PAY

  1. Send a check or money order for $500, made out to “AIP”, to Lynn Pahl, 1107 Woodland Hts. Blvd., Streamwood, IL 60107
  2. If you want to use a credit or debit card to pay for your initial trip deposit of $500, you can use our virtual store linked below…
  3. If you want to use PayPal, you can pay the $500 deposit for our “Ancient Mysteries of Egypt Tour” by clicking on the “Buy Now” AIP PayPal link below.  PayPal is used by millions of people and has a secure checkout process. 
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