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Johnson's Egypt Trek

Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:00pm
December 22, 2014 at 1:00pm 
Cairo, Egypt

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Event Details

Trek Overview

As Johnson's first ever trek to Egypt, this is not one to be missed! 

The plan is to cover 3 different cities within one week, so this trek will be packed! The key highlights include:

Destination 1: CAIRO - The capital for about 5,000 years!

  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza. Of the original Seven Wonders of the World, only one – the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the ancient wonders – remains intact. Camels and horses are available to take for a ride around the Pyramids too!
  • Visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which houses over 120,000 Ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the Gold Mask of King Tut
  • Visit the Khan El Khalili pedestrian area – an old part of the city originally developed in the 1300s, with numerous souvenir shops selling mainly papyrus and jewelry for tourists, along with a large number of small coffee shops, some dating back to the 1700s
  • Sample a number of Egyptian and international restaurantsin premium locations overlooking the Nile
  • Party on a private boat as we cruise along the Nile inside Cairo
  • Stay at the Cairo Marriott Hotel, the most centrally located hotel in Cairo - built in 1869, the hotel was originally designed and built as a palace!

Destination 2: LUXOR - The World’s Greatest Open Air Museum

We'll have our own dedicated English-speaking tour guide while we:

  • Visit the KarnakTemple Complex – built in 3200 BC, it is the second largest ancient religious site in the world
  • Visit the Luxor Temple Complex – built in 1400 BC
  • Go for a ride in a hot air balloon over the 4 other temples in Luxor!

Destination 3: HURGHADA - Sand, Beach, and Breathtaking Reefs!

  • Enjoy the sun and beach in December with temperatures hovering around 70 degrees!
  • Take a day trip out to Giftun Island, 45 minutes by boat from Hurghada.
  • While there, take a boat trip to surrounding coral reefs and go snorkeling or diving (all snorkeling equipment will be provided)
  • Enjoy the beach nightlife at Hurghada, one of the original party destinations in Egypt
  • And MOST importantly, get a tan before you go back for Christmas!

For more detailed information, please check out the attached trek itinerary  along with the slides from our information session


Price Breakdown

The total price for the trip is broken down as follows:

  • Lodging (breakfast and dinner included where possible), tours and tour guides, transportation to and from tour sites, and all other included activities
US$ 800
  • Domestic flights: Cairo to Luxor (1h, 5min), and Hurghada to Cairo (1h, 5min)
US$ 300

Total Trip Cost (excluding international airfare)

US$ 1,100 
PLEASE NOTE: Payment has to be  made by check - check is to be directed to "The Middle Eastern Club", for total amount of $1,100, before registration closes at midnight on November 5th, to avoid loosing your spot to the next person on the list.    


File Attachments: Information Session 1_vFinal.pdf, Itinerary vFinal.pdf

Where & When

Egypt, Cairo, Egypt

Monday, December 15, 2014, 1:00pm – Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1:00pm

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Middle Eastern Club
Co-hosted with:  MBAI, MBAII

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