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This is the info from our Oct. 2022 Ancient Mysteries of Egypt Tour

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This trip offers you the option for a 2 hour private entrance into the Great Pyramid, giving access to the parts not open to the public!
To hold your spot on this tour, make your refundable $1000 deposit here.  You can pay your tour balance at the same site. You have the opportunity to choose economy or luxury accommodations on this tour:

  • Luxury: $3700 Double Occupancy. Pyramid view room at the Mena House, private suite on the Nile Cruise, the Cairo Hilton. (Single supplement will be more... ask)

  • Economy: $2700 Double Occupancy. Tasteful room at the Mamluk Hotel, with stunning rooftop view of the pyramids, standard room on the 5 star cruise. (Single supplement will be more... ask)

​See list of inclusions and exclusions at the end of the daily itinerary. Tour must be paid in full by September 1

October 18-27, 2022 Ancient Mysteries of Egypt Tour:

AIP Director Larry Pahl will guide you on an unforgettable tour 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! Here is an info list you may find helpful... While we will always keep the core of this tour, we reserve the right to make changes based on new archaeological finds, guest preferences, and other pertinent considerations.


  • Day 1, October 18, Tues.
    Arrival. Plan to fly into Cairo on October 18. We will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel. We will have an evening welcome get-together.

  • Day 2, October 19, Wed.
    Sakkara: Djoser, Unas, Serapeum Dahshur: The Red and the Bent Pyramid. In the evening will be an optional meal at the historic and lovely Mena House Hotel.

  • Day 3, October 20, Thurs.
    The Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid. Lunch at the 9 Pyramids Lounge overlooking the entire Giza Plateau. After lunch we will travel to the National Civilization Museum. If the Grand Egyptian Museum, billed as being the largest in the world, is open, we will visit there! 

  • Day 4, October 21, Fri.
    ​Fly to Aswan. Visit the Unfinished Obelisk and Isis Temple.

  • Day 5, October 22, Sat.
    Excursion to Abu Simbel. In the evening a visit to the Nubian Village.

  • Day 6, October 23, Sun.
    Sail to Edfu and Kom Ombo.

  • Day 7, October 24, Mon.
    Hot Air Balloon excursion. East bank of Luxor: Karnak and Luxor Temples

  • Day 8, October 25, Tues.
    Luxor Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Fly back to Cairo.

  • Day 9, October 26, Wed.
    Visit Old Cairo sites.  Shop in Khan el Khalili. Evening good bye social.

  • Day 10, October 27, Thurs.
    ​Drop off at the airport.


  • Luxury Double Occupancy: $3700/person.  (Single supplement will be more... ask)

  • Economy Double Occupancy: $2700/person.  (Single supplement will be more... ask)

  • The above cost includes:

    • Breakfast and lunch each day (except for 9 Pyramids Lounge lunch at Giza)

    • Full board, 3 meals/day, on the Nile Cruise.

    • Entrance fees to Sakkara for Unas and the Serapeum, the Bent Pyramid, the Red Pyramid, the public Great Pyramid visit, the temples in Luxor and the Nubian Village. 

    • Camel ride from the panoramic overlook to the Sphinx. 

    • Old Coptic Cairo, the famous Khan al-Khalili market and other points of interest in ancient Cairo.

    • Cruise to Philae, Kom Ombo, the Temple of Horus, the Valley of the Kings and the tomb of Queen Hatshepsut.

    • English speaking tour guides.

    • Air fares within Egypt (Luxor/Aswan)

    • Several lectures by AIP Director Larry Pahl, and personalized excursions can be arranged.

    • 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 (does not include optional excursions)

  • Costs excluded:

    • Flights to and from Cairo

    • $25 Visa fee to enter Egypt

    • Travel and health insurance, if desired

    • Private entrance to the Great Pyramid ($300) 

    • Tips (Tour guide, driver, cruise ship, etc. at end of each stay) (about $200 - $300)

    • Shopping/Personal items

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

    • Sim cards for phone

    • Mena house dinner (optional)


  • Two hour private entrance into the Great Pyramid to the places the public is not allowed. ($300)

  • Hot Air Balloon ride over Luxor ($80-100)

  • Abu Simbel ($100)

  • Luxor Mummification Exhibit ($20)

  • Luxor Sound and Light Show ($40)

  • Personalized excursions in some areas can be prearranged with AIP Director Pahl


  • Tour participants are responsible for booking their own flights to and from Cairo. We provide connecting transportation.  


  • Payment in full (minus excursions, tips, etc.) for this trip is due by Sept. 1.  The initial $1000 deposit (minus $30 service fee) is refundable until Sept. 1.

  • Payment Options to the American Institute for Pyramid Research:

    • Check or money order payable to: American Institute for Pyramid Research, 184 Canterbury Drive; Crossville, TN 38558 USA. 

    • You can pay through the links in our store

    • If you have questions, contact Larry Pahl at 630-400-5132 (US). Email:  


  • 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 Sept. 1.  


  • 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.


  • PLEASE NOTE: Egypt requires a negative Covid test (antigen or PCR) taken within 96 hours of entering the country. The results must be on paper, they will not accept electronic copies. 

  • 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.


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

  • Our tour company and its agents, and The American Institute for Pyramid Research (AIP) tour facilitators have worked diligently to make all of the arrangements for our journey together in Egypt. However, the tour agency 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!

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