Egypt

Dancin’ Doug Travel presents Eygpt III

October 10 – 20, 2022

DDT welcomes you to join us to visit one of the wonders of the world.

Dancin’ Doug Travel will be setting out for our third guided trip to one of the amazing countries of the world.

GUIDED TOUR: 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
2 nights Cairo / 1 night Sleeper Train / 3 Nights Nile Cruise/ 1 night Cairo
/ 1 night Alexandria and 1 night Cairo
Itinerary subject to change in sequence.

Day 1 – Outbound Flight to Cairo

Departure from JFK airport to Cairo 10/10/22 arriving (next day).

Day 2 – Arrival at Cairo Airport

Our representative will assist you through luggage identification, and from the airport, you will be transferred by a private A/C car to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.

Day 3 – Full-Day of Visits in Cairo

After breakfast, start your full-day visits to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, then visit the renowned Saladin Citadel that was built by Saladin in the 12th Century and was the seat of power for the following 700 years. On the premises is the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali, one of the landmarks in Cairo whose minaret can be seen from any part of the city. The Mohammed Ali Mosque was built in Turkish style then you will visit Khan El Khalili Bazaars. Shops in this district are legendary for fine brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, antiques, and more! At the end of the day, we will transfer you to your hotel, and overnight in Cairo.

Day 4 – Pyramids / Train

After breakfast, you will start a special day by visiting the Great Pyramids – Cheops, Chephren & Mykerions. Cheops is the most colossal ever built. Here you can take Camel rides or “Kiss the Top of the Pyramids”.

Next is a close-up look at Sphinx – a huge funeral complex guarded by the legendary lion body with the face of King Chephren. Drive to the edge of the Western Desert to see Memphis, the capital of the Old Kingdom and one of the most important cities throughout the history of ancient Egypt.
From here we drive to the SAKKARA. See the earliest monumental stone tractor in Egypt, a stepped pyramid built for King Zoser (c. 2650 BC).
At the end of the day, we will transfer you to the railway station to take the sleeper train NR # 84 at 20:00 to Aswan, dinner, and overnight on the train board.

Day 5 – Nile Cruise / Aswan

Breakfast, on train board arrival to Aswan, about 09: 00 A.M, meet & assist by our local representatives and transfer to embarkation on the Nile cruise, helped with the check-in, lunch on board then start to visit The High Dam
built by President Nasser to control the flood of the Nile and travel by boat to the Temple of Isis by Lake Nasser on the Island of Philae. We next visit the Granite Quarries and the 170-foot Unfinished Obelisk.
In the afternoon we sail in a felucca around Elephantine Island to view the
Kitchener’s Island and the Botanical Gardens.
At the end of the day back to the Nile cruise dinner and overnight in Aswan.

Day 6 – Nile Cruise – Kom Ombu/Edfu

After breakfast on board and before sailing to Kom Ombo there is an optional visit to Abu Simbel Temple. Back to Aswan then sail to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. After, you will be sailing Edfu. Lunch and dinner will be onboard the cruise ship. Overnight on board Edfu.

Day 7 – Nile Cruise – Edfu Temple / Luxor

After breakfast on board, sailing on the Nile, you will visit Edfu Temple, after lunch on board the ship will continue sailing to Luxor via Esna lock. Dinner and overnight will be on board the cruise ship at Luxor.

Day 8 – West Bank / Cairo

After breakfast, disembarkation from the Nile cruise then we will visit the West Bank, visit the Valley of the Kings, where the Pharaohs were buried in their grand tombs, visit the huge Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir-El
Bahari and the Twin Colossi of Memnon
, also we will visit the East bank of Luxor city with a special visit to Karnak & Luxor Temples.
At the end of the day, we will transfer you to Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel and helped with the check-in. Overnight at Cairo.

Day 9 – Alexandria

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo. About 07:00 A.M then you will be transferred to Alexandria by A/C car about 220 km and take around 03
hours driving and visit the Catacomb, Alexandria Library, and El Montazah
Palace
area.
At the end of the day, we will transfer you to your hotel, helped with the check-in, and overnight at your hotel in Alexandria.

Day 10 – Back to Cairo

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Cairo, helped with the check-in, and overnight in Cairo.

Day 11 – Return Flight

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight back to JFK, NY, USA.

Trip Prices

The price is ONLY $2,000 based on Double Occupancy for all of that (its $400 cheaper than when we went before and we’re adding Alexandria).
Price does not include Airfare. We’ll do a Group Flight.

The single supplement price is $2,550. No Triples. We can try to assign a roommate for you.

Our rates will include:

  • All transfers and visits in private services as per our suggested program using A/C cars.
  • All entrance fees tickets as per our program with English speaking guide.
  • 02 nights accommodation in Cairo on BB basis. (First stay)
  • 01 night on sleeper night train on H.B basis.
  • 03 nights accommodation on Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor on FB basis using M/S Radamis II or similar category.
  • 01 night accommodation in Cairo on BB basis at Cairo (second stay).
  • 01 night stay at Alexandria on B.B basis.
  • 01 night at Cairo on B.B basis (Third stay)
    Visa upon arrival 27$ per person. (Today’s rate and any future increase should be add).
  • The above prices are valid from today till end of April 2022.
  • Domestic flight ticket (Luxor-Cairo) per person $140 USD and this is today’s rate and any future increase should be added.
  • Entrance fees ticket inside the Great Pyramid in Cairo.
  • Entrance fees ticket for the Mummies hall in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
  • Entrance fees tickets for TUT Ankh Amoun Tomb and Seti tomb in the west bank in Luxor.

Our rates do not include:

  • International flight ticket.
  • Drinks, extra meals at Cairo like lunches, dinners or any other expenses.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tips for the driver, tour guide, tour leaders, hotels, Cruise and all services providers.
  • Any arrival or departure taxes (if applies in the future by the Egyptian authorities).

5 Stars Hotels as follows or similar category, Ramses Hilton Cairo, Radamis II Cruise (5) – Sheraton Alexandria.

Payment Plan

Payment only applies for trip without airfare.

PAYMENT SCHEDULEAMOUNT DUEDATE DUE
1st Payment – Deposit$300.00June 15, 2021
2nd Payment$300.00August 15, 2021
3rd Payment$300.00October 15, 2021
4th Payment$300.00January 15, 2022
5th Payment$300.00March 15, 2022
6th Payment$300.00May 15, 2022
7th PaymentBalance DueJuly 15, 2022

DDT TRAVEL AGENTS CAN SELL PACKAGE AS WELL.

PLEASE NOTE: The payment schedule(s) noted above must be strictly followed in order to guarantee the package rates in effect when your deposit is made. Failure to follow the established payment schedule may result in changes/losses or increases to your package rate. Payment of deposit confirms your acceptance of this policy. The client agrees to be responsible for the layaway amount due at the time of Cancellation.

All rates are effective today and subject to change until a deposit is received.

Travel Reservations

All travelers are required to submit a Travel Reservation form for each vacation. All spouses, children, and roommates must submit a separate reservation form. No exceptions.

Payment Methods / Cancellation Policy

To submit your payment, please visit our Payment tab. Thank you.

Cancellation Policy

241 days or more, prior to scheduled group arrival date, no PENALTY will be assessed.
240 days prior to/up to group arrival date of trip: There will be a 25% Penalty of Total cost of room.
239-180 day prior to/up to group arrival date: There will be a 50% Penalty of Total cost of room.
179-120 days prior to/up to group arrival date: There will be a 100% Penalty (TOTAL COST OF ROOM).

There is a standard DDT Administrative fee of $100 added onto all hotel fees and cancellations.

Unfortunately, there are always situations and factors that may arise to cause you to cancel your trip. Dancin’ Doug Travel (DDT) always recommends that you purchase Travel Insurance (even if it’s not through us) to safeguard your trip and secure your investment. Depending on the particular contract, there are usually fees and penalties involved with canceling. DDT will assess those fees/penalties according to the particular contract/trip that you are on when resolving your cancellation request. DDT uses a Payment Schedule (“Layaway Plan”) to help facilitate the payments and expenses of the trips. The DDT “Layaway” payment schedule(s) noted for each trip must be strictly followed in order to guarantee the package rates in effect when your deposit is made. Client agrees to be responsible for the layaway amount due at the time of Cancellation. Failure to follow the established payment schedule may result in changes or increases to your package rate and/or loss of room. Payment of deposit confirms your acceptance of this policy. All rates are effective today and subject to change until a deposit is received.

We ALWAYS HIGHLY recommend that everyone purchase Trip Protection, even if its not through us, to protect you from the unexpected. For more information on Trip Protection, click here. For additional information please contact: Doug@DDTCSI.com or call 678-602-9813.

For information on Trip Protection / Travel Insurance click here.

Important Information

Visa & Passport Requirements

American nationals traveling to Egypt do not require a visa prior to traveling; they shall receive an entry permission stamp upon arrival. For travel to Egypt, all passports must have a validity of at least 6 months
from the date of return to America. It is recommended that a copy of each individual’s passport details page is taken on tour as a record for each person traveling should any incident occur – such as stolen/lost passport or
ticket or for individual further identification purposes.

AIR TRAVEL
Checked baggage: Please note that each passenger may take 1 piece of luggage (weighing no more than 20kg-44lbs) to check-in to the aircraft’s hold, free of charge/at no extra charge (if low-cost). Any bags in excess of this free
baggage allowance may incur a baggage fee.

Cabin baggage: Each passenger may take 1 piece of hand luggage with a maximum size of 58 x 45 x 25cm – NB. You must be able to lift your bag unaided into the aircraft overhead locker. Cabin crew will assist customers
with additional needs.

Please note that the above allowances are subject to change.

American & FOREIGN COACHES:
Please note that coaches have limited space for luggage, therefore we recommend only taking 1 piece of hold luggage per person. All foreign coach companies used for transfers and excursions must conform to all local, national and international standards, with the minimum requirement that they hold an Operator’s License, Fleet insurance, and Public Liability and therefore may not have seatbelts fitted. We would strongly advise you of the need to observe the loading and unloading of suitcases from the coach and safe transportation of each case into the hotel on arrival and departure.

Climate/Clothing:
Spring: 70°F – 85°F; Summer: 80°F – 130°F; Autumn: 70°F – 85°F; Winter: 60°F – 85°F. Bring comfortable shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather coat. Sunscreen and a hat or sunglasses are also recommended. Some religious sites do not allow shorts or sleeveless shirts.

Language:
Arabic is the local language. Limited English is generally understood and spoken as well.

Currency:
The Egyptian pound is the currency of Egypt.

Shopping:
Stick to the Egyptian bazaars offering colorful wares and great bargains, and be prepared to haggle. You may wish to avoid the street vendors, some of whom can be very aggressive. Egyptian tour guides do take visitors into preapproved shops during the itinerary. Even shop owners at the most respectable stores tend to be somewhat aggressive. Again, should you be made to feel at all uncomfortable, do report the incident to your tour manager and/or LONT Travel.

Health Precautions:
No inoculations are necessary when arriving in Egypt from the U.S. But consult with your health care provider before traveling. *To prevent “Montezuma’s Revenge,” avoid the tap water, including raw fruits and vegetables washed in tap water. Your stomach may still become upset due to the change in diet. Bring anti-diarrhea medicine just in case.

*For the latest overseas travel health information, call the Center for Disease Control’s traveler’s hotline at 404-332-4559. Or visit their website at: www.cdc.gov

Conservation/Code of Conduct:
Islam is the dominant influence and many traditional customs and beliefs are tied up with religion. The people are generally courteous and hospitable and expect similar respect from visitors. Handshaking will suffice as a
greeting. Because Egypt is a Muslim country, dress should be conservative and women should not wear revealing clothes, particularly when in religious buildings and in towns (although the Western style of dress is accepted in modern nightclubs, restaurants, hotels and bars in Cairo, Alexandria and other tourist destinations). Official or social functions and smart restaurants usually require more formal wear. Smoking is very common.

Departure Tax:
There is no Departure tax levied in Egypt.

Travel Insurance:
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance as additional security in the case of cancellation or interruption of travel plans, lost or damaged luggage, travel delays, illness, or accident. Keep all boarding
passes, ticket copies, and receipts for expenses paid during your trip if it later becomes necessary to file a claim.

Holidays:
Egypt: Public Holidays, Jan 7 Coptic Christmas Day, Apr 25 Sinai Liberation Day (Sinai only), May 1 Labor Day, Jun 18 Liberation Day, Jul 23 Revolution Day, Aug 15 Wafa’a el Nil (Flooding of the Nile), Oct 6 Armed Forces Day, Oct 24 Suez Victory Day, Dec 23 Victory Day.

TIPPING/GRATUITIES
Please note that the following amounts are only guidelines and not obligatory. Tipping is generally a way of life in Egypt and to a certain degree, expected. As a group, you may want to tip more, less, or not at all, depending on your experience.