Experience The Wonders Of Egypt in 2015 with Insight Vacations

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Insight Vacations returns to Egypt (Shutterstock Image)

Insight Vacations returns to Egypt (Shutterstock Image)

Egypt is known for its mythical land that is rich in history from ancient civilisations and also one of the wonders of the world, the magnificent pyramids. For the past few years, the country was plagued with political unrest and inbound tourists numbers to this beautiful country was greatly reduced.

This month, specialty-luxury tour operator Insight Vacations has taken the bold step to return to Egypt since its withdrawal in 2011.

Our writer Dennis will be joining Insight Vacations on this nine-day trip back to Egypt dubbed “Wonders of Egypt” from 8 to 16 January 2015 and we invite you to follow him on his journey through our Instagram account. He enjoys cool weather of as low as 7 degrees celsius to 21 degrees celsius.

 

Luxor's Valley of the Kings (Shutterstock image)

Luxor’s Valley of the Kings (Shutterstock image)

Experience The Wonders Of Egypt through Insight Vacations’ expertise and high standards in premium escorted travel itineraries. You will be able to explore the man made marvels of Egypt like Luxor’s Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel Temple in Nubian, Philae Temple on Philae Island and the largest religious building ever constructed, Karnak, all during the cruise down River Nile.

shutterstock_Old Cataract Hotel Egypt

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel at the River Nile by Anton_Ivanov / Shutterstock.com

Follow in the footsteps of literary legend, Agatha Christie, with a visit to the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel, a 19th-century Victorian palace hotel, on the banks of the River Nile in Aswan. Enjoy high tea in true English colonial style on the terrace of this historic hotel. Enjoy spectacular views of Elephantine Island. We hear this was where Agatha Christie wrote her novel “Death on the Nile”.

Insight Vacations journeys are often in small intimate groups. A very experienced Tour Director will be your travelling concierge, brining you along itineraries that offer Signature Experiences. These Signature Experiences let you look into the history and culture of Egypt.

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An #InsightMoment as you ride on the the Nile Felucca in Aswan. (Shutterstock Image)

Dennis will get to meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the Pyramids, experience the sound and light show at the great Pyramids, board a motorboat to the temple complex on Philae Island, meet the captain on a traditional Nile felucca and learn the art of sailing the ancient Nile craft, amongst other experiences.

Cairo Marriott

Cairo Marriott and Omar Khayyam Casino (Marriott Image)

You will also enjoy Signature Dining and Dine-Around Evenings and stay in the majestic Cairo Marriott Hotel. The Cairo Marriott Hotel was originally built in 1869 as a Palace by Khedive Ismail. It is located in the Zamalek district and surrounded by six acres of lush palace gardens. Cairo Marriott Hotel houses 1,088 rooms and suites featuring whirlpool bathtubs, 42-inch flat-screen televisions and offers 15 onsite restaurants. If your room comes with a private balcony, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Cairo and The Nile River. The hotel is also connected to the Omar Khayyam Casino where you can try your luck at the tables.

With the perfect balance of guided and independent exploration, Insight ensures you will experience Egypt like never before.

Insight Vacations Wonders of Egypt is priced from US$2,495 per person, The itinerary features five-star hotels, a four night luxury cruise along the Nile, VIP airport transfers, coach transport with business class legroom, sightseeing, many meals and the services of an experienced tour director.

For single travellers, there are no single supplement charges for departures on 8 January, 23 April, 7 May, 4 June and 9 July 2015.

 

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