Egypt Farm Tour Itinerary
Experience the unique country of Egypt and learn about its rich history and agricultural practices. See the massive pyramids and visit specialized family farms that have adapted to desert conditions. Embark on a relaxing Nile cruise to discover the charm of the vibrant Nile River valley and learn even more about Egypt’s agriculture. Wander through Cairo and Luxor to find temples, bazaars, and museums full of Ancient Egyptian history. Talk with farmers to learn about desert irrigation and how it enables the growth of a variety of crops including, endive, sugar cane, fruits, vegetables, and potatoes. Take this week to discover a new culture, cuisine, climate, and agriculture.
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Feb 12 - 20, 2019
Egypt Farm Tour Itinerary
Please arrive to Chicago by 5pm. Trump Tours is happy to assist with connecting flights from your gateway. Depart on evening flight to Dubai. (Depart Emirates 236 8pm Flight time 13 hrs 20 min) Meals on flight
Arrive Dubai 7:20pm in evening. Meet those who participated in UAE agricultural tour and continue to Cairo departing 8:50pm Arrive Cairo 11:05pm (Flight time 4 hrs 10 min). Cairo is +8 hours ahead of CST (+2 GST). Upon arrival at the airport in Cairo we will have a meet and greet and transfer to a hotel in the area of the pyramids. 4* Hotel Cairo Meals: Meals on flight.
Today, we will visit the oldest pyramids in Egypt in Sakkara to get a feeling of the original fertile land of Egypt and to see the farming inscriptions on the walls of the tombs that are more than 4,000 years old. After lunch, we will visit Makar Farms. This has been a family farm since the 1880s and has been famous for its experimental crops since the 1970s. They invert European seasonal crops by, for example, producing crops in the winter season that are usually produced in Europe in the summer. One of their successes has been the introduction of endive, a crop that grows in northern Europe at very low temperatures. 4* Hotel Cairo Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Early this morning we will fly to Aswan. On the way from the airport to the cruise ship, we will see the Philae temples as well as the unfinished obelisk in the granite quarry that were fascinatingly constructed without the modern tools we have today. After checking in at our cruise ship, we will have lunch. After lunch, we will go on a boat tour in the beautiful archipelago of Aswan with our Nubian hosts. We will use both a small motorboat and a felucca (classic Nile sailing boat) and visit the Nubian guides’ home where they will introduce us to their traditional way of life. Cruiseship Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today, we will relax on the sundeck of the cruise ship, enjoying the panoramic view. Not much has changed in the Nile River valley since the time of the pharaohs and farmers that labored with their families in the fields. The intense green color of the fields contrasts sharply with the dry and brown surrounding desert. Early this morning, we will stop at the Kom Ombo temple situated right next to the river. Our cruise will make another stop after lunch at the almost completely intact temple in Edfu. After this visit, our cruise will finish in Luxor late in the evening after passing through the Esna lock and dam. Cruiseship Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon tea, Dinner
We will start our morning with a visit to the Valley of Kings and the tombs of the workers and nobles. Here we will see fantastic examples of farming and gardening from the New Kingdom (1500-1000 BC). Before returning to the ship, we will visit a small farm outside of Luxor to learn about sugar cane and molasses production. Cruiseship Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today, we will visit the famous Karnak temple, Vatican of the Pharaonic Era. The monumental gates, enormous halls, and beautiful wall carvings are very impressive. In the afternoon, we will fly to Cairo from Luxor and check into our downtown hotel. 4* Hotel Cairo Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast we will travel northwards on the desert road to visit one of the large-scale farms specializing in fruit trees, vegetables, potatoes, and dairy production. This farm is an example of integrated desert agriculture. It has more than 1,000 acres under drip irrigation systems with more than 42 center pivots. After lunch, we will visit downtown Cairo to see the treasures of “King Tut” Tutankhamen in the Egyptian Museum and the large Khan el Khalili bazaar where we will try some traditional Egyptian pancakes. Check into hotel for the late afternoon and early evening 4* Hotel Cairo Depart 9:30pm to airport to check in for flight. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
12:45am Depart Cairo Emirates 926 Arrive Dubai 6:15am (Flight time 4 hrs). Depart Dubai 9:45am Emirates 235 (Flight time 15 hrs 10 min)Arrive Chicago 2:55pm in afternoon. Please book connecting flight at least three hours after arrival to allow time to pass through customs. Trump Tours is happy to provide a quote for add on air from your desired gateway. Meals: On Plane
7 nights in superior tourist class accommodations.
15 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Roundtrip airfare Chicago - add on airfare available, please call.
Transportation provided in air-conditioned minicoach.
Sightseeing/technical visits as outlined in itinerary.
Services of full time professional tour manager with agricultural background.
All taxes and fees.
Museum entrances, tour manager and driver tips, passport fees, public transportation, personal items, beverages at meals, travel insurance.
$3,999 per person, based on double occupancy.
Add $500 to guarantee single room.