|Music & Dance Tour to Egypt|
Join us for two weeks out of this world and into the magic of Middle Eastern music and dance in its own home!
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|June 21 to July 5, 2012|
June 21: Depart the U.S.A.
Friday June 22: Arrive at Cairo airport to be met by our guide and transferred to the Hotel. Relax for the evening.
Saturday June 23: After breakfast (included),
we meet our Tour Guide and start the day by visiting one of the Seven
Wonders of the World, The Three Pyramids, erected by Khufu, Khafre,
and Menkaure. When you finish exploring the Great Pyramids our next
stop is the Sphinx Monument guarding the royal burial chambers
and temple of Khufu.
Sunday June 24: Breakfast at the Hotel
(included). More Cairo sightseeing, we meet our Tour Guide and start the day
by visiting The Egyptian Museum, housing the largest collection of ancient
monuments in the world, including the golden treasures of King Tutankhamen.
Monday June 25: Churches,
Mosques, Synagogues; Cairo has it all and we'll travel through biblical
Cairo. We start with Coptic Cairo and the Hanging church (Al-Muallaka church)
built on the wall of the Greek church of St. Sergio & St. Barbara
church. Then we move on to the Jewish synagogue of Ben Ezra. We then proceed
to Islamic Cairo. Cairo is known as the "City of 1000 Minarets",
and so it should be no surprise that there are many historical mosques
in Egypt. The El-Hussein Mosque sits on the site of the cemetery of the
Fatimid caliphs and was entirely rebuilt under the khedive Ismail. Then,
we drive to Al-Azhar Mosque, the symbol of Islamic Egypt. This historic mosque
was built in 358AD by Gohar As-Siqilli, the Army commander of the Fatimid
ruler of Egypt, Al-Muiz Lidinillah, in the course of building the city
Tuesday June 26: One and a half day excursions in Alexandria. Visit Montaza, Alexandria Library, Fort of Quit Bay, Anfushi Tombs, Pompei's pillar, the Graeco-Roman Museum and much more. This is Hala's home town, so we'll go to town, literally :-). Experience for yourself what makes this ancient city special and unique.
Wednesday June 27: This is the day to relax on the beach, swim in the sea, experience the mediterranean lifestyle...etc. We suggest relaxing and recharging your enery to get ready for a week full of dance ahead. Later in the afternoon, drive back to Cairo, dress for the "Ahlan wa Sahlan" Dance Festival Opening Gala Dinner and Show!
Thursday - Wednesday June 28 - July 4: Dance,
dance, dance and study with the best dance teachers at "Ahlan wa Sahlan" Festival at Mena House Oberoi Hotel.
During the festival : Depending on the class schedule, some days may be free for your own activities. An opportunity to visit costume designers to shop or order a custom costume. Or, perhaps a return visit to the Khan El Khalili bazaar, we are sure you will want to collect more treasures! Or, visit Mohammad Ali Street to purchase instruments.
Thursday July 5: Transfer to the airport for a flight back to the USA.
Advance reservations must be received by May 10, 2012. A deposit of $500 is required with registration. After May 10, 2012 the balance is due in full.
Space is limited (we take small groups). Please register
early to avoid disappointment.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
How much is the airfare?
When will we know the class schedule
for the Dance Festival so we can select classes? How does it work and
how much do they cost?
How much should I budget for food/tips/extras?
Side trips & excursions:
What if I arrive in Cairo at an inconvenient time?
do I have to find my way to the hotel?
What airlines fly into Egypt?
Once paid and if I have to cancel,
how much will I forfeit and what would be the final date to withdraw?
Will my family be able to reach
me when I'm in Egypt?
What's the weather like in Egypt
What kind of clothes should I bring
with me? do women have to cover up?
Will I be able to drink the water
and eat Egyptian food?
What other options are there besides
a double room?
When are lunch and dinner included?
How much does it cost to get a visa
Do you have other questions or concerns that are not addressed above? please contact us and we'll be happy to assist you!