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Egypt – A Pharaonic Adventure Under the Egyptian Sun!

Egypt – A Pharaonic Adventure Under the Egyptian Sun!

After a two year collaboration with my dear friend, colleague, and Egyptian native, Hela, we are launching our small group specialty tours to Egypt beginning in 2022! 

Our 11-Day/10 Night itinerary is designed to take travelers on an extraordinary journey into the past to discover Egypt through the eyes of our Egyptian friends, historians, and artisans! 

We take you beyond the tourist hotspots to experience Egypt through our eyes and those of our Egyptian friends and partners!

EMAIL US at franceotbp@gmail.com or  CALL 1.717.683.2827 with your tour questions.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2022 EGYPT TOUR BROCHURE


NEW! Beginning in 2022…

Egypt - A Pharaonic Adventure Under the Egyptian Sun!After a two year collaboration with my dear friend, colleague, and Egyptian native, Hela, we are launching our small group tours to Egypt beginning in 2022! Our 11-Day itinerary is designed to take travelers on an extraordinary journey to discover Egypt through the eyes of our Egyptian friends, historians, and artisans!

Egypt has one of the longest histories of any country, tracing its heritage along the Nile Delta back to the 6th–4th millennia BCE. Considered a cradle of civilization, ancient Egypt witnessed some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanization, organized religion, and central government. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well as the ruins of Karnak, Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Memphis, and Thebes, contribute to Egypt’s long and rich cultural heritage and remain an integral part of its national identity. The country has endured and often assimilated, various foreign influences, including Greek, Persian, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, Turkish, and Nubian. Egypt served as an early and important center of Christianity, but today is a predominantly Muslim country, albeit with a significant Christian minority.

Notable Women in Egyptian History

While we also often associate Egyptian history with notable Pharaohs such as Ramses II, Tutankhamun (King Tut), Akhenaten, and Khufu, several women, Hatshepsut, Cleopatra, and Nefertari Meritmut, as well as Goddess Hathor, merit notable mentions in Egyptian history. Regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty, Hatshepsut reigned as the second historically confirmed female pharaoh. Her rise to power was noteworthy, thanks to her bloodline, education, and understanding of religion. With an impeccable bloodline as the daughter, sister, and wife of a king, Hatshepsut’s understanding of religion allowed her to establish herself as God’s Wife of Amun. While the queen of Egypt, Cleopatra actively influenced Roman politics at a crucial period and was especially known for her relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. She came to represent, as did no other woman of antiquity, the prototype of the romantic “femme fatale”. The Egyptian queen, Nefertari Meritmut, secured her place as the first of the principal royal wives of Ramses the Great. And, Hathor, one of the most important and complex goddesses of ancient Egypt was known as the mother goddess who created and maintained all life on earth. She was also worshipped as the goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, sky, fertility, music, dance, and protector of women.

What to Expect

During our 11-day/10-night tour, you’ll explore the magical history of Egypt with our personally selected specialist guides, as well as be privy to fun historical anecdotes that bring Egyptian history to life. We’ll share time with our favorite artisans visiting their workshops, dining as friends, and VIP guests aboard our dahabeya and at our favorite restaurants. We take you off the beaten path throughout to experience the beauty of Egyptian hospitality, as we know it, and combine it all with luxurious accommodations!

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Egypt Itinerary A Pharaonic Adventure Under the Egyptian Sun!

Today, I am excited to embark on this new venture with my friend and colleague Hela sharing the best of Egypt with travelers in the same personalized style that I deliver my tours in France. Working together for more than 10 years, Hela and I have a deep understanding of one another’s travel style and are like-minded in our vision and philosophy regarding customer service and delivery of travel experiences. Our combined “savoir-faire” ensures you, our guests, an unparalleled, memorable, and fun journey through Egypt.

DAY 1:  Welcome to Egypt, the gift of the Nile, Meet at CAIRO Airport – FLY TO LUXOR, Check-in, Dinner Together – D

Transport to Al Moudira hotel will be waiting for you at the Luxor Airport upon arrival.

Built in the tradition of Arabian palaces, it is the West bank’s only one. Multilingual owner and artist Zeina personally oversaw the three-year construction of her oriental baroque dream hotel.

Once you have settled in, we start the day off with a tour of the Coliseum of Memnon and Medinat Habu Temple, one of Luxor’s most underrated monuments, with a substantial amount of the original paint still visible today.

Dinner together at our luxury hotel, Al Moudira.

DAY 2:  Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple at Sunset – D

Breakfast. After breakfast at the hotel, we visit one of Egypt’s most spectacular monuments: the mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, followed by a tour of Deir El Medina, and the Valley of the Kings.

Deir El Medina, also known as the place of truth is where artisans created a community to decorate the pharaohs’ and nobles’ tombs in preparation for the afterlife.  First recorded worker strike recorded in history under Ramses III !

Lunch at El Marsam restaurant before returning to freshen up at our hotel, Al Moudira.

Sunset tour of Luxor Temple – The Temple stands as the soul of Luxor and the city of the living.  Where the scarab awakens to the voice to Ra on the Nile’s eastern bank.  It’s the only temple that welcomes us during the evening in search of the afterlife.

Dinner at Sofra restaurant in downtown Luxor.

DAY 3:  Temples of Karnak, Board our Dahabeya to set sail on the NIle for 4-Nights, Sail to Esna – B, L, D

Breakfast. We start off the day with a tour of the temples of Karnak, dedicated to Amun-Ra and his wife, the goddess of creation Mut. 

We then begin our journey on the Dahabeya, a traditional two-masted sailboat, and set our course for Elkab via the Esna lock. A unique way to drift on the Nile, sailing on a Dahabeya remains a biblical experience where time seems to have stopped over 3000 years. As we sail along the Nile, witness farming methods of the saqqia and shaduf, unchanged since the ancient civilization.  Stops to villages en route are only accessible to the sail boat of 2 masts.

Lunch and Dinner served aboard our Dahabeya.

* Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise over West Bank.

DAY 5:  Gebel El-Silsila, Kom Ombo – B, L, D

We visit the sandstone quarry of Gebel El-Silsila in the morning. 

We sail to Kom Ombo in the afternoon. Kom ombo was the seat of the crocodile god Sobek of apotropaic magic warding off the evil eye and dangers coming from the Nile  Its temple is divided into two perfectly symmetrical halves, with two entrances, two corridors and two sanctuaries. One side is dedicated to Haroeris (Horus the Elder), and the other to Sobek, the crocodile god. All meals served on board.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served aboard our Dahabeya.

Overnight aboard our Dahabeya at Kom Ombo.

DAY 4:  Elkab VILLAGE, Edfu Temple – B, L, D

In the morning, we visit the Elkab Temple, dedicated to Nekhbet, the tutelary deity of Upper Egypt, depicted as a female vulture. Enjoy a walk from the village, across the train tracks to one of the oldest settlements of upper Egypt.  Praise to Nekhbet the vulture goddess, Mother of mothers and protector of the pharaohs!

We then set sail towards the Edfu Temple. Dedicated to Horus, its entrance is guarded by two granite statues of the falcon-headed god.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served aboard our Dahabeya.

Overnight aboard our Dahabeya.

DAY 6:  Aswan & the unfinished Obelisk, Shopping with Hela at the spice souk  – B, L, D

Breakfast and lunch on the Dahabeya as we sail towards Aswan. Our driver will pick us up to visit the granite quarry and the unfinished Obelisk. We’ll then take a stroll in the vibrant Aswan Souk for a shopping tour of Egypts’ finest herbs and spices.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served aboard our Dahabeya.

Overnight aboard our Dahabeya at Aswan.

DAY 7:  Abu Simbel, Felucca to Elephantine Island, Gala Dinner  – B, L, D

Breakfast. Transport from Aswan to Abu Simbel by plane after breakfast. 

Abu Simbel is the site of two temples built by Ramses II. The temples were originally located 200m from where they stand today: when the construction of the Aswan Dam threatened to destroy the temples, they were taken apart stone by stone and reassembled on higher ground, assuring their safety.

Return to Aswan at the end of the morning.

Check in at our hotel, the Old Cataract Legend Hotel. 

Picnic lunch on the romantic Felucca next to Elephantine Island.

Gala Dinner at the Old Cataract.

DAY 8:  Philae Temple Heissa Island, Sound and Light Show  – B, L, D

Breakfast. After breakfast, we visit Egypt’s most romantic temple: the Philae temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. 

Lunch at Heissa Island where we enjoy a traditional Nubian meal cooked by local women. 

Back to the hotel for free time before the Philae sound and light show.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Bigeh Island overlooking Philae.

DAY 9:  Flight to Cairo, Coptic Quarter, Egyptian Museum  – B, L, D

Breakfast before our flight to Cairo. Visit of Old Cairo and the Coptic quarter on the Holy Family’s Trail. 

Lunch en route to the Egyptian museum where we’ll see the funerary mask of Tutankhamun (King Tut). 

Overnight in the stunning Marriott Mena House hotel at the foot of the Pyramids, built in 1869 for the Egyptian Khedive Isma’il Pasha.

Dinner together at the hotel.

DAY 10:  Step Pyramid of Sakkara, Giza Plateau (The Great PYramids& Sphinx) – B, L, D

Breakfast. Visit the first Egyptian pyramid ever built, the step pyramid of Sakkara, designed by the Pharoah Djoser’s architect Imhotep. 

Lunch at our friend’s home under the shade of palm trees.

End your trip spectacularly on the Giza plateau with a visit of the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx.

Dinner – A farewell Gala dinner together.

DAY 11:  Fairwell, Tour Concludes – B

We part after breakfast at the hotel, where the concierge will have prepared your luggage. 

Until next time as when you drink from the Nile, you are destined to return.


2022 EGYPT Tour Dates & Prices

US$8,498 Per Person double/twin occupancy.  Single supplement for solo travelers and single occupancy room requests – $2,200

CONTACT US at +1.717.683.2827 or by email at christydestremau@gmail.com for details!


The Tour Price Includes…

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE — Services not mentioned in our program


Hela’s Bio …

2022 EgyptBorn in Massachusetts to Egyptian parents, I was 10 1/2 years old when we returned to live in Egypt. I arrived with a very sober outlook on life here until I got my taste of freedom when I took a taxi for the first time in Cairo and began to discover the city. I learned over the years that there was so much more to Cairo than the pyramids. I explored a lot of the different neighborhoods and fell in love with the architecture, the dynamic of the bustling streets, and the history ever-present throughout the city. After university, I moved to El Gouna, along the Red Sea, to work as a development manager. But Cairo kept calling me back, and every time I returned, I would discover and venture into a new neighborhood. With each returning visit, I began to learn more about the city’s history. Deeply exploring Cairo lit a fire in my belly to become a guide. When friends and family came to visit, I shared more than what you see on the surface walking through the city. I wanted everyone to see the side of Cairo that so few know about and that I had uncovered over the years.

But my future as a guide in Egypt would get put on hold when I met a French winemaker in El Gouna, married him, and moved to France. Instead of Egypt, I started a guiding business in Bordeaux, and built my life around it; sharing the history of my adopted city with travelers from around the world. In my heart, however, I knew I would one day come back to Egypt to guide in some capacity. Becoming the first accredited Egyptian woman guide in the Bordeaux region laid the groundwork to establish me as an independent and reputable businesswoman in France. Once this happened, I felt the time had arrived to seize the opportunity to rekindle my dream of guiding in my home country.

Today, I split my time between my homes in France and Egypt. Come winter, I trade my trench coat and rain boots, for a cotton gallabeyah: destination the sun and colors of Egypt. Invigorated by the kindness of the Nile, I open the doors to all the hidden facets of this ancient country. ​I invite you to live a unique experience of Egypt far from bustling masses of tourists; you will have unforgettable encounters in breathtaking places.

As a native Egyptian Arabic speaker with a deep knowledge of my country’s history, I love taking travelers by the hand to show them the diversity of Egypt. The country is Pharaonic, Coptic, and Islamic, but not only. With me, you will visit the tribes of Nubia where the people speak languages passed down from generation to generation. I love taking travelers deep into the local culture to demystify the long-standing generalizations stigmatizing my country. Learning about the connection with ancient Egyptian mythology throughout my tours transforms each day into something new and magical. We’re visiting people and places welcomed as friends thanks to my established reputation granting me exclusive access. From shopping in the Suks, swimming in salt lakes, exploring the Pyramids and historic sites like Karnak and Dendara to venturing into the desert and cruising on the Nile, my goal is for people to gain a genuine understanding of Egypt and to have a positive experience.


  • Dietary Requests & Food Allergies — We accommodate ALL dietary requests (including vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc) and ALL food allergies (gluten, shellfish, etc) while ensuring an amazing foodie experience for all tour guests with restrictions and/or allergies.
  • CONTACT US at +1.717.683.2827 or by email at christydestremau@gmail.com for details!
  • CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2022 EGYPT TOUR BROCHURE

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