VIVE Egypt 2021
Celebrate life while traveling the globe! Experience the rich history, downtown glamour & ancient wonders of Cairo followed by four peaceful nights on the shore of the Nile River in Luxor. Here is where we give new meaning to the word "retreat."
Instead of posting up at a retreat center, join a diverse group of fun loving travelers as we fully immerse ourselves in the food, culture, traditions and adventures that make Egypt one of the most fascinating places on this Earth.
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VIVE Exclusive : VIP Airport Assistance included
VIVE EXCLUSIVE: PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER included
VIVE Exclusive: 2 Meals Included Every Day
VIVE EXCLUSIVE: Visit with Locals included
VIVE EXCLUSIVE: Yoga Class in Luxor with Michelle Ruiz included
VIVE EXCLUSIVE: VIP pass to king tut's tomb included
VIVE EXCLUSIVE: round trip domestic flight to luxor included
VIVE EXCLUSIVE: extra night at Le Meridien Airport Hotel is included
VIVE EXCLUSIVE: ARRANGEMENTS FOR VISA & COVID REQUIREMENTS DONE FOR YOU
We will pre-arrange your Tourist Visa that is required for United States citizens to enter Egypt. All costs are included in your trip so you don't have to even think about it.
We have made arrangements for each traveler to take the covid test that is required to fly home in the comfort of your hotel room. It is a short, easy process and we have handled all the details for you! We will have a virtual meeting with all travelers prior to the travel dates so you feel prepared, informed and relaxed for this trip of a life time.
Day 1 - Arrival Day
Enjoy a warm shower, cozy bed, good meal and rest up for the adventure ahead.
Day 2 - Welcome Meeting + Felucca Ride on the Nile River
Our signature welcome meetings are always a ton of fun...and yes, champagne is involved!
Following our welcome meeting, we will celebrate our first night in Cairo together on board a local boat for a peaceful sail along the legendary Nile River. This will be our first taste of delicious local cuisine paired with cocktails and lots of smiles.
We will return to our hotel for a good nights rest and sweet dreams in the evening. Breakfast & Dinner Included
Day 3 - The Great Pyramids of Giza, Camel Trek, Lunch with Locals
Through friendships made on previous trips, we have been invited to have lunch with a local family at their home in Giza. We will have the opportunity to try traditional foods and learn about the local way of life. ( Vegetarian meals are always available on VIVE trips!)
We will transfer back to the hotel in the afternoon. Book an experience at the luxurious Iridium Spa or enjoy the evening at your leisure. There are some trendy restaurants at the St. Regis hotel you'll want to indulge in during your stay! Breakfast & Lunch Included
Day 4 - Old Cairo, Biblical Sites, Mosques, Local Markets
For lunch, we will head over to Khan el Khalili Market for lunch at one of the most famous restaurants in Old Cairo. Enjoy authentic Egyptian cuisine and soak in the fun atmosphere!
We know our VIVE Travelers love shopping, so you will have free time to explore the winding alley ways of the Bazaar and shop until your heart is content.
We will return to the hotel In the late afternoon so you can enjoy some relax time. This evening would be a great time to book a massage, nice dinner or pack your bags for tomorrow's adventure. Breakfast & Lunch Included
Day 5 - Fly to Luxor, Dinner + Relax
We will check into the Hilton Luxor, located on the beautiful Nile River. Luxor is a welcomed change of pace after spending the past few days in Cairo. Palm trees and an infinity pool with a swim up bar await you at the hotel.
The dinner buffet is included in your stay each night. Enjoy a nightcap & soak up all the peaceful vibes. Breakfast & Dinner Included
Day 6 - Karnak Temple, Relax Time, Luxor Temple at Sunset
After breakfast, we will have the opportunity to visit one of the most majestic sites in Egypt, Karnak Temple. Famous for its breathtaking columns ( which took thousands of years to build! ) hieroglyphics and incredible energy... this will be a morning you hold in your heart forever.
Our certified egyptologist will make sure that we get the full experience while here. Our early morning visit will allow us to beat the crowds and yes ... get all those Insta-worthy photos you've dreamed of.
Enjoy the rest of your day relaxing back at the hotel. Michelle will offer an afternoon yoga class outside the spa before we set out for a special evening tour.
At sunset, we will visit Luxor Temple just a few minutes from our hotel. This was the temple of many famous kings and pharaohs. Walk in the footsteps of King Rameses II & King Tut just to name a few. Each section of Luxor Temple is designed around a Chakra so yogis will be in awe of the design! Not sure what we are talking about? No worries! Our guide will share stories of thousands of years ago that explain why millions of people a year flock to this gorgeous temple each year.
Breakfast & Dinner Included
Day 7 - Valley of The Kings & Farewell Party
We will visit our friends at a local Alabaster Crystal factory for shopping and mingling with the sweet locals in this region. Return to the hotel to freshen up in the afternoon.
Our contacts in Egypt have arranged a very special dinner for our last night in Luxor. We have been invited to the home of a local family where we will enjoy a home cooked farewell meal together. After our cultural party we can head back to the hotel for cocktails and good byes! Breakfast & Dinner Included
Day 8 - Transfers to Airport or Le Meridien Hotel