EGYPT ~ Dec 22 2017-Jan 2 2018


Led by: Fadel Gad
This tour will take you beyond the beaten tourist path to visit hidden archeological sites not accessible to the general public. This will include a visit to the Great Pyramid interior and the Great Sphinx plus a private visit to new excavations at East and West Bank of Luxor City. Private access to these sites is essential as it will give you valuable knowledge of Egyptian Antiquities.
We hope you join us in this unique opportunity to visit Egypt, one of the most fascinating destinations in the world.


Mailing:
Joy Travel International
2633 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 241
Santa Monica, CA 90405
PHONE: 310-313-2588

  • day 1 ~ depart US
  • day 2 ~ CAIRO
  • day 3 ~ cairo
  • day 4 ~ abu Simbel
  • day 5 ~ aswan
  • day 6 ~ Aswan /luxor
  • day 7 ~ Luxor
  • day 8 ~ luxor
  • day 9 ~ Cairo
  • day 10 ~ cairo
  • day 11 ~ cairo
  • day 12 ~ giza




Thursday Oct 19, 2017

Drive to Wadi Al-Hitan (the valley of the Wales) to explore fossils of many different kind of sea species in the middle of the desert. Wadi Al-Hitan is the most important site in the world to demonstrate one of the iconic changes that make up the record of life on Earth: the evolution of the whales. It portrays vividly their form and mode of life during their transition from land animals to a marine existence. It exceeds the values of other comparable sites in terms of the number, concentration and quality of its fossils, and their accessibility and setting in an attractive and protected landscape.

Overnight at Lazib-in Hotel http://www.lazibinn.com/fayoum

Valley of the Whales

BASIC TOUR COST:
$4,200 PER PERSON (dbl occupancy )
$950 Single room occupancy supplement

TOURS INCLUDE:

  • Land arrangements and domestic flights within Egypt
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
  • Guest Lecturers and English speaking tour guide
  • Deluxe accommodations in first class hotels or best available
  • All transfers to and from Egypt airports
  • All site fees
  • Bottled water

​EXTENSION TOUR COST:

$1,250 per person (dbl occupancy)
$   300 Single room supplement

TOUR LEADER: Fadel Gad

Fadel Gad, noted Egyptologist, President and Founder of Joy Travel International, has been leading educational tours to Egypt and other countries for more than 20 years. Originally from Memphis, the first capitol of Egypt, he received his Master’s degree in Archaeology, Ancient Egyptology, and Islamic Art at the Cairo University. He served as an Archaeologist of Antiquities in Egypt for many years. His field experience includes excavations in Fostat, Saqqara, Cellia, and the Monastery of Abo Henes. His comprehensive knowledge of ancient Egypt has enabled him to fill lecture halls as well as participate in broadcast programs where he speaks about a myriad of topics including Egyptian mythology and the ancient Egyptian concept of gods and goddesses. Fadel most recently served as Executive Producer for specials on Egyptian archaeology for public television.

Fadel Gad

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