At a Glance
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- Cost: $1,750 + airfare (subject to change) (what the price covers)
- Tour Cities: Cairo, Luxor
- Projects and Activities: career development conferences, eye clinics, touring the ancient world, and more!
- Tour Director: Clark Anderson
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About the Tour
Egypt is a unique country that has been in the world spotlight for political reform since the Arab Spring events in 2011. In many ways Egypt has been the leader and pioneers in the Arab Spring movement. Egypt remains in the world headlines as the newly elected government struggles to establish an acceptable constitution that is embraced by its people. With thousands of years of history and remarkable monuments and ruins, this unique part of the world is a must see. (Learn more about Egypt)
This particular Service Tour to Egypt is extraordinary in that we visit 2 of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World (the Pyramids of Giza and the Colonnade at Karnack). There will also be an option for those interested to participate in world famous snorkeling and deep sea diving in the Red Sea.
Although Egypt possesses rich commodities in the form of ancient ruins, the Red Sea, Nile River, and minerals, it remains laden with poverty and is in need of economic rejuvenation. Some of the most exciting things we will be able to provide the great people in Egypt are job opportunities in the form of a Career Development Conference. We will also sponsor needed healthcare in the form of a free eye clinic in rural communities. Our service opportunities conclude with the sacred experience of providing assistance and aid in the local schools and orphanages. It will be a toss-up as to who is more uplifted and inspired, the locals we serve or us!
In addition to the Service Tour in Egypt, you are invited to explore even more history and wonders of the ancient world with us by adding on visits to Israel or Rome (October only). The trips are scheduled so you can participate in one, two, or all three locations!
We hope you will join us in visiting one of the most fascinating places in the entire world and in serving the wonderful people of Egypt. Your passion for service and unique talents will help improve the lives we encounter, and together we can lead the way to improvement by teaching, healing, and increasing the stability in Egypt.
Projects and Activities
DAY 1-2: FLY TO CAIRO, EGYPT
Today we fly from the to Cairo, Egypt. This evening we will hold an orientation and welcome meeting at our hotel. Time permitting, we will enjoy an evening visit to a local mosque. We overnight in Cairo.
Day 3: CAIRO: PYRAMIDS / MUSEUM
Today we enjoy a full day touring the sites in Cairo! We begin with the splendor of the famous pyramids and Sphinx. Those interested can go inside the pyramid as well as take a camel ride. From here we will make a visit to the Egyptian Museum and explore all the unique items there (including the opportunity to view real live mummies and King Tut items). This afternoon we will visit one of the largest mosques in the world, the Mohamed Ali Mosque. With any luck we will also visit Memphis and Sakkara (the oldest pyramid in the world). We overnight in Cairo.
Day 4: CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE / NILE CRUISE
Today we hold our Career Development Conference. This evening will be a unique experience as we have dinner/entertainment on Nile River Cruise. We again overnight in Cairo.
Day 5: EYE CLINICS / SCHOOL & ORPHANAGE AID
This morning we will sponsor a free eye clinic at a local school. This will last all day as we will see as many patients as possible. This evening you will enjoy a local shopping market in downtown Cairo. We again overnight in Cairo.
Day 6: FLY to LUXOR / LUXOR: TEMPLES
This morning we take a short flight from Cairo to Luxor. We will first enjoy lunch and then begin our exploration of Luxor where over 60% of the world’s ancient ruins are located. Today we will explore the sites on the east bank of the river Nile. Our first site is one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World and is also one of the largest temple structures in the world, the Karnak Temple. You will truly be amazed at this 64-acre temple. Following dinner we will enjoy an evening visit to the impressive Luxor Temple. These structures are amazing and must be seen to be believed. You might even enjoy these experiences more than the Pyramids in Cairo! We overnight in Luxor.
Day 7: LUXOR: VALLEY OF KINGS
This morning we will explore the sites on the West Bank where we will visit one of the most intriguing spots in the world, the “Valley of the Kings” and “Valley of the Queens” (burial place for the Egyptian pharaohs & queens). You will marvel at the similarities in Egyptian and LDS beliefs and rituals! We will next take pictures of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Collosi of Memnon & Nobels as well as Pit Tomb #33 where the Book of Abraham was discovered. We will next explore the Temple of Ramses III. Alabaster is mined near Luxor and we will visit a shop that specializes in hand carving alabaster items. We again overnight in Luxor.
Day 8: CDC / EYE CLINIC / ORPHANAGE & SCHOOL
Today we hold our Career Development Conference in Luxor as well as sponsor a free eye clinic at a local school. This will last all day as we will see as many patients as possible. This evening will be our last supper together as we reminisce over our experience together and enjoy awards and a slideshow.
Day 9: FLY HOME (or ROME OPTION)
Today we will all make our way to the airport. Those opting to participate in the Rome option (October only) will fly to Rome and the others will begin their journey back to the USA to be reunited with their loved ones!