This trip is going to be sick.
We don’t do touristy.
We do luxury; we do fresh.
We’ve been working in this industry for so long that our connections are more than a professional network--they’re our friends. That’s why in Egypt, we’ll have full run of a boat on the Nile for three nights. (She’s named Sun Boat 3 and she’s gorgeous.) On night three, we’ll eat dinner on the roof of the Luxor Temple. It has the most ridiculous view over the Nile at night.
The next night is an Indiana Jones-style nighttime scavenger hunt inside the ancient Temple of Denderah.
Like all of our trips, you’ll have plenty of free time to do your own thing. We also have local friends who will tell you the best places to eat and where to find the bathroom with the Western toilet. Our boy Raj will take us out for some real Cairo nightlife. We’ll meet his friends, have a few drinks and a great time.
We try to highlight cool stuff going on in all the places we visit. In Egypt, the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation (MYF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization providing free world-class medical services for those with cardiovascular diseases. You’ll get a chance to learn more about the great work they’re doing to save lives in Egypt and surrounding areas, if you’re so inclined.
Day 1: Arrive in Cairo. We’re staying at the Four Seasons Cairo Nile Plaza. We’ll arrange an optional museum visit and/or dinner for those arriving early.
Day 2: After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll head to Giza to see the pyramids and the Sphinx. Thanks to our friends at somewhere, we’ll get VIP access to go inside the pyramids and get-up-close-and-personal with the Sphinx.
Then, if you want, you can visit a Cairo museum. Our Egyptologist Raj will be there if you want to take a tour with him, or you can do it on your own.
Dinner at Sequoia on the Nile waterfront. This spot is super exclusive, so we’ll be joined by some of our friends who live in Cairo. After dinner, we have a table at Graffitti with champagne, dancing, all that good stuff. That night we’re staying at the Four Seasons Cairo Nile Plaza.
Day 3: Fly to Luxor by private charter and meet our friends on the Sun Boat on the the Nile for lunch and cocktails (we’ll have the boat all to ourselves for three nights). Take the afternoon to do your own thing. Some of us will head to the Karnak Temple if you’d like to join. Dinner is a private table at Luxor Temple. And that will be our first night sleeping on the boat.
Day 4: Breakfast on Sun Boat (amazing), and an optional visit to Colossi. We’ll visit the Valley of Kings, Queens & Hatshepsut and have lunch on the boat. Feel free to lounge and enjoy the Nil on your own. At night, we’ll visit the Denderah Temple for a private scavenger hunt.
Day 5: Another amazing breakfast onboard, and an optional visit to Edfu. That afternoon, we’ll have a cooking Lesson and optional visit to Kom Ombo Temple. Egyptian Dinner (includes gallabeyya and cultural performances.
Day 6 - Arrive Aswan, Breakfast @ Sun Boat, (opt visit to Obelisk), Visit Philae Temple, Lunch on Board, Check Out SB + Check in OC, Felucca Sailing + Sundowners at Old Cataract, Dinner @ 1920 (Chef Table), O/N Old Cataract
Day 7 - Cultural Experience, Breakfast @ Old Cataract, Desert Camel Ride to Nubian Village, Lunch, Cultural Visit to Nubian Village (Homes, Hospital, Meet People, Teach English), Dinner & Dancing at Antaka Restaurant, O/N Old Cataract
Day 8 - Abu Simbel, Breakfast @ Old Cataract, Private Charter Aswan-Abu Simbel-Cairo, Abu Simbel Tour w/ Lunch, Cairo Farewell Dinner/Party, O/N Le Meridien Cairo Airport
Day 9 - Depart Cairo, Self-Transfer to Airport (Tour Coordinator Available)
We are able to design this trip because we’ve been in the industry for years. We’ve made friends with all the badass people who manage these hotels and restaurants, own the boat and have access to places that are not open to the public. Plus, we’ve done all the touristy shit, so we know what’s cool and what’s not. We’re travel experts, but when it comes to making the world a better place, we believe the best way to make a difference in a community is to help empower the local people. The money you spend and the human connections you make will directly support local changemakers.
It's all included.
Breakfast / Amiko-organized lunches & dinners / alcohol.
Tips. Tips are on you when you’re doing your own thing.
Transit between destinations.