Over our 12 days we will be exploring Egypt's food scene and extensive culinary history in immersive and interactive ways. We will take part in some of the cultural history and deep mysteries that the country has to offer, as we tour the Giza Pyramids Complex on horse or camel back, visit the multiple Egyptian Museums, and stroll through the ancient alleys of the oldest and largest open-air bazaar/marketplace in North Africa: Khan Il-Khalili.
In Luxor and Aswan, we will explore ancient ruins of Karnak and Luxor, wander the colorful tombs at the valley of the kings, discover the mysteries of some of Egypt’s less known but equally impressive historical sites, float down the Nile at sunset, and enjoy the lush green surroundings of the south of Egypt.
In Dahab we will be blown away by the power of the desert and the beauty of the Red Sea yet also reeled in by its mellow romantic ambiance as you look upon the clearest night skies you have ever seen... many travelers plan a few nights in this region and instead extend their stay for weeks.
Day 1: Egyptian Cuisine & Pyramid Exploration Start your Egyptian adventure with a traditional breakfast in Cairo, featuring local delicacies and flavors. After breakfast, embark on an enlightening tour of the Pyramid complex, where history unfolds before your eyes. For lunch, enjoy a curated selection of Egyptian specialties at a rooftop venue overlooking the pyramids. In the evening, embark on a sunset sail along the Nile on a traditional Felucca, absorbing the serene beauty of the river. Conclude the day with an exquisite dinner in a restaurant celebrated for its authentic Egyptian cuisine, followed by a nightcap at a rooftop bar with panoramic views of Cairo.
Day 2: Gourmet Dining & Museum Exploration Begin your day with a luxurious breakfast in one of Cairo's renowned cafes, offering a fusion of local and international flavors. Spend the day immersed in history at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and The Museum of Egyptian Culture. Enjoy a light, elegant lunch between museum visits. For dinner, experience the city's gourmet dining scene, indulging in a meal that showcases a blend of Egyptian and international culinary delights. Cap off the evening with drinks at a chic Nile-side rooftop bar, enjoying the glittering city lights.
Day 3: Street Food Adventure & Khan Il-Khalili Market Discover the heart of Cairo's street food culture with a breakfast that highlights Egypt's beloved traditional dishes. Then, explore the rich variety of street food, from falafel sandwiches to shawarmas and the national dish, Khoshari. Lunch and dinner will be a delightful journey through these local favorites. The day's adventure also includes wandering through the historic Khan Il Khalili Market, a sensory feast of sights, sounds, and smells.
Day 4: Arrival in Luxor & Home-Cooked Dinner Travel to Luxor and settle into your villa, a sanctuary of calm and comfort. The day is designed for relaxation and acclimatization to the peaceful pace of Luxor. In the evening, gather for a special dinner prepared by your guide/chef, featuring traditional home-cooked Egyptian dishes, offering a warm, familial dining experience.
Day 5: West Bank of Luxor Exploration Explore the wonders of Luxor's West Bank, including the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and the Colossus of Memnon. This journey through ancient history is paired with a dining experience at a local restaurant that captures the essence of Luxor's culinary heritage. Spend the evening relaxing at your villa, perhaps taking a leisurely stroll into the nearby town.
Day 6: East Bank of Luxor & Hot Air Balloon Ride Start the day with a magical hot air balloon ride over Luxor at sunrise. Then, visit the enchanting Karnak Temple, followed by a relaxing lunch on Banana Island. As the day draws to a close, enjoy a sunset float down the Nile to Luxor Temple. Dinner will be a gastronomic delight at a local restaurant, offering the best of Luxor's culinary scene.
Day 7: Northern Temples Visit & Local Dinner Travel through the sands of time to the northern temples of Dendara and Abydos. These ancient sanctuaries, adorned with intricate hieroglyphs, tell stories of gods and pharaohs. As the sun sets, gather for a dinner at a nearby local eatery. Here, each dish is not just a meal but a story, rich in flavors and heritage, capturing the spirit of the ancient lands you've explored. The evening is a celebration of Egypt's enduring legacy, shared over food and stories.
Day 8: Aswan Adventure Awaken to a day filled with the promise of discovery as you head towards the scenic city of Aswan. Your journey includes stops at the architecturally stunning Kom Ombo Temple and the majestic Temple of Horus at Edfu. These sites are a testament to the ancient world's ingenuity and spirituality. As twilight approaches, dine beside the gentle Nile, where the water's melody and the evening's breeze complement a meal rich in local spices and traditions, a perfect fusion of nature's tranquility and culinary delight.
Day 9: Philae Temple Visit & Transfer to DahabToday, the Philea Temple of Isis awaits, an emblem of beauty and resilience. This temple, dedicated to the goddess of love, is a fitting symbol of your journey's theme. Later, as you transition to Dahab, a town nestled between desert and sea, the evening brings a seafood feast in a local gem. Here, the day's experiences blend with the fresh catch from the Red Sea, crafting an atmosphere of camaraderie and shared adventure.
Day 10: Red Sea Snorkeling at Ras Mohammad National ParkWe will be picked up at 8 am for this Snorkeling trip to Ras Mohammed. Embark on a nautical adventure to Ras Mohammad National Park. The Red Sea's crystal waters invite you to explore vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life. Onboard, enjoy a buffet that mirrors the sea's bounty, complete with a barbecue and sweet treats. As the day unwinds, a beachside dinner under the stars offers a moment of reflection and connection, with the gentle sea waves serenading your group.
Day 11: Bedouin Experience or Beach CampDepending on the season, immerse yourself in a Bedouin desert adventure or a serene beach camp. These experiences are not just about the locations but the people and their stories. Learn about Bedouin culture, their ties to the land, and their harmonious way of life. Whether under the desert stars or by the sea, the day is an intimate exploration of nature's simplicity and life's fundamental joys. You'll be blown away by the power of the desert and the beauty of the Red Sea yet also reeled in by its mellow romantic ambiance as you look upon the clearest night skies you have ever seen... many travelers plan a few nights in this region and instead extend their stay for weeks.
Day 12: St. Catherine's Cathedral & Mount SinaiYour journey culminates with a visit to St. Catherine's Cathedral, a place of peace and spiritual reflection. The climb up Mount Sinai is a journey in itself, offering breathtaking views and a sense of accomplishment. The day's end brings you back to Cairo for a final dinner. This meal is more than just a culinary delight; it's a celebration of the bonds formed, the experiences shared, and the memories made.In each day of this itinerary, the essence of Food, Music, & Love Adventures is woven through every experience, meal, and interaction.
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