16-27 January, 2013
Extension to Bahariyah Oasis & Alexandria, 27 Jan - 2 Feb
WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GODS
Egypt with Freddy Silva
Flights & Luggage
• Please check in with Egypt Air at LEAST 3 hours prior to the departure time.
• Egypt Air closes their check in counters an hour prior the flight’s departure time.
• Egypt Air allows 2 pieces of luggage, 50 pounds (23 kilograms) EACH, and a carry on.
• Domestic carriers in the US allow 50 pounds only. Please check with your local carrier for their own restrictions.
• Please do NOT check your luggage all the way to Cairo. Upon arrival in JFK, please claim your luggage and hand them to Egypt Air
Essential items to pack
• Airline Tickets
• A copy of passport and airline tickets
• Camera, memory cards, or films
• VERY COMFORTABLE walking shoes
• Sweater or light jacket
• A change of clothes in your carry on just in case your luggage doesn’t arrive on time.
• Make sure you bring a pair of VERY COMFORTABLE walking shoes that you break in before traveling.
• Cotton clothes are recommended.
• Appropriate dress covering the body including shoulders and legs is required for entering both Coptic and Islamic monuments. For women, a scarf is easy to carry with you and can be used when needed.
• Women can wear slacks, capris and short sleeves shirts.
• Shorts are not recommends for both men and women while sightseeing.
• Skirts are not recommended during sightseeing as we will do some climbing at some sites.
• When we are on board the Nile cruise or in the hotel, you can wear more relaxed clothes.
• Shorts, skirts, and sleeveless shirts can be worn inside the hotels and Nile cruises.
• Walking shoes are recommended over sandals as most sites have lots of sand and rocks.
• Bring a light jacket or sweater as it can be a bit chilly at night
• There are computers in all the hotels we will be using.
• You can also bring laptops as wireless service is available (however traveling without a computer might be much easier)
• There are laundry facilities in all the hotels/boat we will use. The turn around time is usually 24 hours.
• Egyptians are very kind, welcoming, and friendly. They love tourists and love to showcase their country.
• When greeting local Egyptian, please avoid hugs and kisses.
• Local men and women hug and kiss that of the same sex on the streets. Affection between men and women is very private.
Water & Food
• Drink only bottled mineral water.
• Try to avoid raw vegetables for the first couple of days until your system gets used to the new bacteria.
• All foods in the hotels, local restaurants that Guardian Travel recommends, and Nile cruises are safe to eat.
• Peel the skin off all raw fruits and vegetables.
• Bring a large capacity memory cards or lots of high speed film.
• Photography is not allowed in tombs, however it is allowed in most temples. Your guide will let you know whether or not it is permissible to take photos.
• There are no necessary inoculations before traveling to Egypt.
• Bring an anti diarrhea medication with you JUST IN CASE.
OUR ACCOMMODATIONS IN EGYPT
During this empowering pilgrimage through Egypt
we will be at the following hotels (or similar).
Cruising on the Nile we will be on a 5 star deluxe boat
(each cabin has its own bathroom and AC).