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ASIA, AFRICA & AUSTRALIA | Cairo, Aswan, Nile River Cruise, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh

Egypt

This trip includes:
10 Days
25Meals
22 Sites

Take an epic Adventures by Disney vacation 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.

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or contact your Travel Agent

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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 do not need visas. Your passport must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and must contain at least two blank (unstamped) visa pages each time entry into the country is sought 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.

      There must be certified birth certificates 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 Consulate for information on documentation requirements.

      Passport/Visa Services
      You can 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.

      PLEASE NOTE: ADDITIONAL CHARGES WILL APPLY FOR TELEPHONE CALLS made to access CIBT specialists.

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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 May - August
      • Warm sweater when traveling during May - August

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

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      Visit weather.com for the most up to date weather information for your vacation dates and destinations.

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      Protect your vacation investment with coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, reimbursement for trip delays, medical protection, baggage protection and 24-hour assistance. This inclusive Travel Insurance offered by Adventures by Disney is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company—and is as easy as a phone call to learn more about and then purchase.


      Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

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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 for a special Meet & Greet with your fellow Adventurers while your 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, must 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 Adventure Guide can help you with any currency issues or language barriers.

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      Adventure Guide Gratuities
      Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are 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 Adventure Guide, per day.

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

      Example:

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

      For 2 Adventure Guides, this is a total of $720 - $880 USD.

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

      All Other Gratuities
      Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the 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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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSExpanded

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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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    If you are coming from the U.S., you are advised to consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding travel. Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements for vaccinations for travel to Egypt.

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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 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, must 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 motor coach. There are also 5 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 to Sharm El Sheikh, and on Day 9 you will fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo. All flights are approximately 50 minutes to 1 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. However, all the activities are easy, and you can always choose to opt in or out as you wish. While nearly all of the trip's featured activities are gentle 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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    We recommend that children be at least 8 years old at the time of travel on our Egypt trip. This is based on several factors, such as flight time and jet lag, time zone differences in the destination, duration of the vacation, extended hours of daily activity programming, number of internal transports between experiences, potential for extreme temperatures in the summer months, and the amount of physical activity involved. Because each child is different, please call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss whether this is the right trip for your kids.

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    Typically, breakfast is served each morning in buffet 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 buffet 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. Children-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 Adventure Guides 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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    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. 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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    We will make every reasonable effort to operate the 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. We further reserve the right to reduce the number of Adventure Guides to one, and to modify other services to accommodate a smaller group, if a minimum number of Guests is not reached. Similarly, we may marginally exceed the stated group maximum size if necessary to accommodate a family. 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, such as if there are too few Guests, 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 because there are too few Guests: (i) we will attempt to re-book you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline re-booking 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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    Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.

    Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

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