An exciting journey across Egypt with Ancient Egypt Alive's co-founder - Laura 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. REDUCED DEPOSIT - $300 IF BOOKED BY FEB 15, 2016
SPACE IS LIMITED
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!
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.
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.
Max Group Size: 20
$3,595.00 USD per person based on twin share.