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Egypt – Private Adventure

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This trip includes:
10 Days
25 Meals
22 Sites

Take an epic Adventures by Disney Private Adventure to Egypt, where you’ll marvel at the gilded treasures of King Tutankhamun and the Great Pyramids at Giza, explore the sprawling capital of Cairo, visit magnificent destinations along the Nile River and bask on the beaches at Sharm El Sheikh along the Red Sea. You’ll be awed by the storied history of the people, places and cultures of this ancient country.

Trip Price Starting From
$9,479 USD

Trip Price Starting From
$9,479 USD

Call us at (800) 543-0865^ or contact your Travel Agent to learn more.
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      As we welcome you back to exploring the world with us, promoting health and safety is a top priority.  We are resuming trips with multiple layers of health and safety measures developed in consideration of guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local and international health authorities, the U.S. Travel Association and the Walt Disney Company's team of health experts.  Learn more about Guest Health and Safety Protocols here.

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      If you are a U.S. citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter Egypt and return to the United States.

      U.S. passport holders traveling to Egypt for 90 days or less for tourism or business purposes will need a visa (more on visas below). Your passport must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and must contain at least one blank (unstamped) visa page each time entry into the country is sought. Please note that visa pages are in addition to the endorsement/amendment pages at the back of the passport. Please be advised that if you do not comply with this regulation, you run the risk of being forced to return to your previous destination at your expense. Also be sure to allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Refer to the U.S. Department of State for further details.

      Certified birth certificates are required for all children in a party who are under age 18. In addition, guests 18 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent. If you are not a U. S. citizen, please check with the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Egypt or your home country’s Consulate for information on all documentation requirements.

      Passport/Visa Services
      Adventures by Disney has arranged for all Guests to secure visas upon arrival into Cairo International Airport. A VIP service company has been engaged to handle your entry into Egypt, assuring that your arrival will be as seamless and comfortable as possible. The service—which is free of charge to Adventures by Disney Guests—includes meeting you within moments after you exit your aircraft and step into the airport corridor. Once in the airport corridor, simply look for somebody holding an orange sign. Once connected with your VIP host you will be escorted to a lounge where you can relax with snacks and beverages. Your passport(s) will be taken away and a visa will be secured. Your checked luggage will also be gathered from the airline and cleared through Customs (you will be asked for your checked luggage receipts). Once your visa is secured and your luggage is consolidated, you will be escorted out of the airport by our local representative and taken to your private vehicle for the transfer to the Cairo hotel.

      In the event you prefer to acquire a visa prior to your arrival in Cairo, you may complete an online e-visa application. This website is not directly affiliated with the Egyptian government and includes a fee for this service as well as expert help and assistance. There will also be the standard visa fee charged by the Egyptian government.

      You can also apply for a passport and/or visa through CIBT, Inc., a third-party travel document company servicing the travel industry (not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company). Learn more or call CIBT at (800) 406-1523. Be sure to mention Adventures by Disney, account #55134, for special pricing options.

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      Please limit your baggage to one piece of checked baggage per person plus one carry-on per person, due to internal flights within Egypt.

      • 1 checked bag not to exceed 20kg/44lbs.
      • 1 carry-on bag not to exceed 7kg/15lbs and not to exceed dimensions 22x14x9" (so that it can fit under the seat or in overhead compartment).
      • 1 small item may also be carry-on, i.e. purse, coat, umbrella.

      With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.

      Comfortable shoes are needed as this adventure includes a considerable amount of walking. Most attire is casual, although one "smart casual" outfit is recommended. Layered clothes are best, especially sweaters or jackets for cooler mornings and evenings.

      Clothing
      • T-shirts (short and long-sleeved)
      • Collared shirts
      • Light sweater
      • Jeans or long pants
      • Casual dress/skirt (optional)
      • Shorts
      • Lightweight rain jacket
      • Hat
      • Swimsuit
      • Close-toed shoes
      • Sturdy-soled walking shoes
      • Sandals
      • Stretch wool cap, scarf and gloves when traveling during October - April
      • Warm sweater when traveling during October - April

      Miscellaneous
      • Passport
      • Medication
      • Camera/video camera
      • Extra batteries or charger for camera
      • Electric adapter
      • Sunglasses
      • Sunscreen
      • Umbrella
      • Toiletries
      • Insect repellant

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      International Arrivals into Cairo, Egypt
      Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, Adventures by Disney Guests will be escorted to a VIP lounge while your visa and passports are processed and your luggage is reclaimed. Following your Meet & Greet, you will be taken to your waiting vehicles for transfer to the hotel.

      At the conclusion of your adventure, you will be transferred from the hotel to the Cairo International Airport (CAI) for your return flight home. Flights may be booked at any time throughout the day, however, most flights will depart in the early morning.

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      The unit of monetary currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound. ATM machines are available in most places to obtain cash in the local currency, and credit or debit cards are widely accepted, however, cash and traveler's checks are suggested to settle most accounts. From time to time you may have trouble paying with traveler's checks, but you will be able to exchange them at local banks or post offices. Your Egyptologist can help you with any currency issues or language barriers.

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      Egyptologist Gratuity
      Gratuity for your Egyptologist is not included. Based on the quality of service you have received, we suggest the following gratuity guidelines. Please note that this is for each member of your traveling party per day.

      Per Adult/Child/Per Day—$9 - $11 USD

      Example:

      • For a 10-day adventure, the Egyptologist gratuity per Guest: $90 – $110 USD.
      • A family of 4 for a 10-day adventure: $360 – $440 USD.

      Gratuity for your Egyptologist may be paid in U.S dollars, local currency or via PayPal. Please check with your Egyptologist for their preferred method of payment.

      All Other Gratuities
      Guests are responsible for taking care of all gratuities throughout their Private Adventure, including those for bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.

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      Adventures by Disney has arranged for all of your accommodation and transportation needs during your stay in Egypt as specified in your trip itinerary.

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      The official language is Egyptian Arabic, however, English and French are also widely spoken throughout the country.

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    We've been working to develop health and safety measures after considering guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local and international health authorities. Learn more.

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires anyone 2 years of age and over entering or reentering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 3 calendar days before boarding their flight​, or proof of recovery from the virus within the previous 90 days.

    Prior to the trip, Adventures by Disney will provide Guests with information on how to obtain the required testing. Details will be unique to the specific point of departure for reentry.

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    Please check the Centers for Disease Control website for requirements on vaccinations for travel to this destination.

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    To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865 and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

    If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872 and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

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    Yes. You will have the pleasure of having the same Egyptologist for the entire trip.

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    No. Please be aware that, although you’ll be led by a Private Adventure Guide or local expert, the sites that you’ll be visiting are open to other travelers.

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    No. A dedicated local, Disney-trained Private Adventure Guide will be assigned to you for the entirety of your trip or a team of local Private Adventure Guides will be assigned to you, with one guide per destination city.

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    You may fly into Cairo International Airport (CAI) at any time on Day 1 of your adventure. Regardless of your flight's arrival time you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

    On the final day of the adventure, you will be transferred from your hotel to Cairo International Airport (CAI) for your return home. Flights may be booked for any time throughout the day, however, most flights depart in the early morning.

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    No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels.

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    Yes, you may stay in Egypt before your itinerary begins or after it concludes. Pre- and post-night stays in the hotel are available at special rates if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† for further information.

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    Travel from your hotels to nearby sites will be by private vehicle. There are also 4 commercially scheduled flights throughout the adventure. On Day 4, you will fly from Cairo to Aswan, Aswan to Abu Simbel and then from Abu Simbel back to Aswan. On Day 7, you will fly from Luxor to Cairo airport. Then, you will fly from Cairo to Sharm el Sheik. On Day 9, you will fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo. All flights are approximately 50 minutes to one hour in duration.

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    Egypt is located in a dry desert region which means that summers are hot and winters are moderate, with nearly 10 hours of sun each day. Visit weather.com prior to your departure for the most up-to-date weather in the locations you will be visiting.

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    This is an active trip with a lot of walking and some degree of physical activity. There may be up to 3 hours of casual walking during a full day of activity in Cairo, Giza, Aswan, Abu Simbel and Luxor. Touring the ancient monuments and temples on foot can be challenging, especially in the months of May through September due to the summer heat. Within the ancient ruins, walking on broken rock surfaces, cobblestones and uneven pavement is common. Steps are also common within the historic sites as well as on board the Nile cruise ship and within some airports. Ramps and elevators are not typically available. You can always choose to opt in or out of an activity as you wish. While nearly all of the trip’s featured activities are only mildly strenuous if enjoyed separately, the full range of activities requires a moderate amount of stamina in order to get the most of your vacation.

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    There is no minimum age requirement for Private Adventures. However, since each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss whether this is the right trip for your kids.

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    No, please provide your own safety seat that is appropriate for your child’s age and weight.

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    Egyptologists do not provide childcare services. Please check with each hotel during your adventure for childcare information.

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    Typically, breakfast is served each morning in family style and offers a variety of dishes. Dinners and lunches usually include fish, meat and pasta or rice entrées; vegetables and salad; and desserts and fruit. Some included meals on this trip are served family style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that á la carte menu choices may not always be available. Child-friendly choices are available at all meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. In order to allow you and your family time to enjoy meals by yourselves, there are a few meals that are not included in the itinerary. These meals have been planned in locations where you have many dining options available. If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Egyptologist will be happy to assist you.

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    Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals. However, you may purchase them at your own expense.

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    No. While you will be seated with your private party, other patrons will be dining at the restaurant.

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    Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

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    Please note that this vacation includes activities that present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. There may be up to 3 hours of casual walking during a full day of activity in Cairo, Giza, Aswan, Abu Simbel and Luxor. Touring the ancient monuments and temples on foot can be challenging, especially in the months of May through September due to the summer heat. Within the ancient ruins, walking on broken rock surfaces, cobblestones and uneven pavement is common. Steps are also common within the historic sites as well as on board the Nile cruise ship and within some airports. Ramps and elevators are not typically available. You can always choose to opt in or out of an activity as you wish. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of, and solely responsible for, providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 to discuss your needs.

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    Please note: In accordance with our response to the COVID-19 virus, Adventures by Disney has updated our cancellation policy.

    We will make every reasonable effort to operate vacations as advertised; however, we reserve the right to curtail or modify the itinerary, or to substitute activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. Please also note that during certain holidays and peak periods, some activities may be disrupted or unavailable. None of these modifications or changes shall affect the land package price. We reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement: (i) we will attempt to rebook you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline rebooking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments and/or rebooking by us shall constitute a full settlement.

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