Pyramids & Temple Alive with Abu Simbel!

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Pyramids & Temples Alive - with Abu Simbel!

An inspiring 14day - Egyptologist-led experience of the wonders of Egypt 

calendar_today Jan 20 - Feb 2, 2020 SOLD OUT! 2 New Dates added Nov 2 - 15 2020 & Jan 18 - 31 2021

With the inspiring insight of Laura, your Canadian Egyptologist guide – and Ramy, your local Egyptologist guide – the storied past of the Pharaohs will come alive - Climb into pyramids, sail the Nile like Cleopatra, ride a camel – and be transformed in this exciting and exotic two-week, small group cultural adventure featuring all the highlights (and hidden treasures) of Egypt – including the majestic Abu Simbel Temple!

Travel with our Canadian & Egyptian Egyptologists

Travel with our Canadian Egyptologist! Laura Ranieri is a professional writer, the founder of Ancient Egypt Alive, and an Egyptologist, from the University of Toronto. She has written and lectured in Canada and the United States on ancient Egypt. Together with Your Journey, she developed the 2012 Archaeology Alive Tour & the 2016 Undiscovered Egypt tours. Laura has also produced short documentaries on the country and has excavated in Bulgaria at a classical Greek site and in Egypt at Amarna (Akenaten’s kingdom) and South Asasif (west bank of Luxor). She began her career as an actress and travel TV show host, and is passionate about bringing the history of Ancient Egypt Alive to the general public.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Be awestruck at the Giza Pyramids: See the Sphinx, Solar boat, Old Kingdom tomb(s) and enter inside one of the Great Pyramids to connect viscerally to thousands of years of history
  • Guest Lecturers  - Engage in lively discussions with  Egyptologists Laura Ranieri and Ramy Darwish  at each site – and enjoy a lively series of lectures enroute
  • Go in-depth at the sites – designed for travellers with an interest in Egyptian history
  • See Egypt’s highlights (Giza Pyramid, Sakkara, Valley of the Kings, Cairo Museum, Karnak) plus hidden-treasure tombs, temples and pyramids including: Step, Bent Red and Unas pyramids 
  • Experience the greatest temple of Egypt – Abu Simbel – and a Ptolemaic masterpiece, the temple of Hathor at Dendera in Middle Egypt
  • Unseen Sakkara – some unique sites including Serappeum, Ty Mereruka and Tomb of the Manicurists
  • Sail like Cleopatra on a deluxe all-inclusive Nile cruise – visiting temples and sites along the way
  • Travel with a collegial and cultured small group (no more than 20 people)
  • Deluxe hotels, all inclusive Nile cruise ship, site admissions, all guides, all breakfasts, 7 dinners and 10 lunches included.

Laura Ranieri is a professional writer, the founder of Ancient Egypt Alive, and an Egyptologist, set to graduate with her Masters from the University of Toronto this fall. She has written a variety of published articles and blogs on ancient Egypt and Egyptian tourism, developed and co-organized the 2012 Archaeology Alive Tour led by Gayle Gibson, produced short documentaries and has traveled to the country 7 times already, visiting almost all of the noted sites. She has excavated in Bulgaria and a classical Greek site and in Egypt at the Great Temple of Aten in Amarna and South Asasif. Her scholarly interests include the history of Egyptology, Amarna and New Kingdom painted linens.

Ramy Darwish is our certified Egyptologist tour guide. As a leader in his field, he has been the preferred guide for such prestigious tour companies as, Abercrombie and Kent, Vantage Deluxe World Travel and Scenic Tours. An Egyptology graduate from Helwan University and a consummate professional, he has led tours for 20 years through Egypt, as well as Jordan, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. Helpful, attentive and highly knowledgeable, Ramy possesses excellent people skills combined with a contagious passion for Egyptian history. We are lucky to have him as our guide!


Jan 20 - Feb 2, 2020 (14 days)SOLD OUT 2 NEW DATES NOV 2-15 2020 & JAN 18-31 2021


Max Group Size: 20


Accommodations: hotels, Nile Cruise


JAN 2020 - $3,995USD per person based on twin share single $950USD

NOV 2020 & JAN 2021 - $4,395USD per person on twin share single $1,075USD

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