Undiscovered Egypt

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Undiscovered Egypt - Amarna - Abydos - Denderah - Luxor

Book by Dec 31st and save $200 An exciting journey across Egypt with Ancient Egypt Alive's co-founders - Laura and Thomas and Egyptologist Gayle Gibson. Explore rarely visited sites - and enjoy a private tour of Pharaoh Akhenaten's kingdom of Amarna led by world authority on the site, Professor Barry Kemp


PLUS... Enjoy two free Hieroglyphs 101 classes before we depart! We'll teach you how to read basic inscriptions and recognize pharaoh names on the temples we visit!

Itinerary Highlights:
This special tour has been arranged especially for Ancient Egypt Alive! and is designed for Egypt enthusiasts who want to see the highlights and explore beyond the typical tourist areas. We'll visit Egypt's best loved sites - both well-known and rarely seen - and stop at working archaeology excavations along the way. Engage in lively discussions with guest lecturer - Egyptologist Gayle Gibson at each site. Enjoy the best of ancient Egypt and participate in unique events such as a sunrise breakfast discussion on the symbolism of Ra, an Egyptian feast with a local Qufti and more.

  • Unique off-the-beaten track itinerary

  • Insider's look at Great Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Sakkara, Karnak, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, Queens, Nobles and Workers

  • VIP admittance to rarely seen tombs, temples and sites including:

  • Rarely visited pyramids: Teti I, Step, Bent, Red and Meydum
  • The rock tombs of Beni Hassan
  • Tuna Al Gebel and Ashmonein (Hermiopolis)
  • Sacred temples at Dendera and Abydos
  • Mortuary temples of Medinat Habu and Ramasseum on Luxor's West Bank

  • Private tour of Tel El Amarna, the site of Akhenaten's lost Kingdom with guest lecturer British archaeologist and head of the Amarna Project, Prof. Barry Kemp who will be providing us with a private tour
  • Travel by comfortable motor coach.
  • Charitable proceeds to support the Amarna Project

  • Go beyond the Giza Pyramids with us... Discover the fascinating tombs, temples and rare antiquities of Egypt - including the wonders of Amarna

    This special Egyptologist-led itinerary will take you from the excitement of Cairo, Giza and ancient Sakkara, down on the safe new route through the middle of the country - a fascinating drive experienced by few - to explore the unspoiled towns, desert terrain and astounding antiquities of middle Egypt. The tour's centrepiece is a full day insider's view of Amarna, Akhenaten's lost 18th dynasty kingdom, guided by renowned Amarna archaeologist, Prof. Barry Kemp. In fact, part of your tour price will go to fund his important work through the Amarna project.

    September 23, 2016 to October 6, 2016

    14 Days

    Max Group Size: 20

    Accomodations: hotels

    $3,595.00 USD per person based on twin share. $3,395 USD if booked before Dec 31, 2015