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november 2005

We extended our African adventure with a National Geographic tour of Egypt, including a cruise down the Nile River. We had a fabulous tour guide (Mrs. Zeinab Shawky) and even had a chance to meet the head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Zahi Hawas (the boisterous man you always see opening new tombs and discovering new pyramids).


We have an online slideshow.

Trip log

  1. Zanzibar to Cairo, Egypt - october 28

    Conrad International Hotel, Cairo

  2. Cairo - october 29

    Museum of Antiquities.

    Conrad International Hotel, Cairo

  3. Giza - october 30

    Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, The Sphinx, Solar Boat Museum and the workmen's tombs.

    Conrad International Hotel, Cairo

  4. Memphis, Sakkara & Dahshur - october 31

    Step Pyramid, Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid.

    Conrad International Hotel, Cairo

  5. Abu Simbel & Aswan - November 1

    Abu Simbel

    Sun Boat IV, Nile River

  6. Aswan & Kom Ombo - November 2

    Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple, granite quarries, Temple of Kom Ombo.

    Sun Boat IV, Nile River

  7. Edfu & Esna - November 3

    Temple of Horus and Temple of Khnum.

    Sun Boat IV, Nile River

  8. Luxor - November 4

    Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens, Deir el-Bahri, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Luxor and Temple of Karnak.

    Sun Boat IV, Nile River

  9. Luxor - November 5

    Temple of Ramses II, Temple of Ramses II (Ramesseum), Deir el-Madinah, Temple of Karnak Sound & Light Show.

    The Pavilion Winter Palace, Luxor

  10. Cairo - November 6

    Manial Palace and Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.

    Conrad International Hotel, Cairo

  11. Cairo to Amman, Jordan - November 7

    Four Seasons, Amman