Ahlan wa sahlan (Welcome)!
It is wonderful that you have chosen Egypt as a destination for your next retreat and adventure and we are excited to assist you in planning your trip.
Below, are all the details that you will need to complete each stage of your planning, your itinerary and what to expect!
For the Retreat: Non-refundable, as we will have booked flights and secured an entire venue. Anything drastic . . . we would organise a substitute.
US$1850 (all inclusive of what is stipulated in the details to the right).
The 20% deposit is not due now, but as soon as the Hotel requests it, this will need to be paid into our Forex account. All Egyptian quotes are in US$.
The Egyptian RADIANCE RETREAT 2020
ARRIVAL latest: 17th September 2020
AIRPORT PICK-UP: Tranferred to Hotel
RETREAT BEGINS: 18th September
ROOMS: Shared at this stage, depending on numbers. Hotel fully booked for our RETREAT only – this was the only one which could meet our needs. Each room has its own bathroom. Beds differ in each room.
FOOD: As the cuisine is so different and we are not certain of the district, this is going to be decided each day. Breakfast is included in costs. Lunch and dinner can be arranged with hotel or a stroll to a local restaurant.
SPECIAL EVENT: Permission has been granted for us to be a part of a breath-taking experience . . . with a little added bonus, no extra costs on your part.
RETREAT ENDS: 24th September (Last supper)
DEPART FOR ADVENTURE: 25th September by pick-up to Luxury Hotel
Personal Embalming is an extra ADD-ON (mummification)
– Costs are to be determined by wrinkles, diet, body length and embalming selection.
a) Cheap: no clothes, no jar of extracted remains & no casket
b) Cairo: one garment, full wrap & make-up for the after-life
c) Cheops: all garments, 3 jars of remains, full wrap & casket.
FOREX Bank Account Details:
We have to transfer the funds in US$ to Cairo to secure the bookings for everyone!
See Details to the right.
Email if you have questions!
Jaylee and Paul Balch
Commonwealth Bank of Australia USD Business Foreign Currency Account
Acc: 1023 2910
Account Title: PAUL GERARD BALCH AND JAYLEE BALCH
Swift Code: CTBAAU2S
Bank address: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Cooroy Qld 32 Maple st, Cooroy, QLD, 4563 Australia
Our Home Address: 103 Timbara Rd, Pomona, Queensland 4568 Australia
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS:
Changes may occur
O = Overnight, B = Breakfast,
L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Cairo Sheraton Cairo Hotel 4x O/B
Nile Cruise MS Mayfair 4x O/B,L,D
* US$2450 (all inclusive of what is stipulated in the itinerary).
We have also received notice that they want a 20% deposit as soon as and the remainder 2 weeks before you fly. Paid into our Forex account. All Egyptian quotes are in US$.
Flights can be booked for the 3rd or 4th Oct. Please consider flight insurance!
Egyptian Nile Adventure
SHORT ITINERARY: 25 September – 03 October, 2020
Day 1 Greeted at Cairo international airport by your tour leader and transferred to your hotel or transferred from hotel (5-star Sheraton Hotel)
Day 2 Visit Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, open museum in Memphis and Sakkara (B, L)
Day 3 Visit the Egyptian Museum, Citadel with Mohamed Ali Mosque, Old Cairo (Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue) and Khan El Khalili Bazaar (B,L)
Day 4 Fly to Luxor – Embarkation – Visit the East Bank (Karnak and Luxor Temples) (B,L,D)
Day 5 Visit the West Bank (Valley of the Kings, temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Memnon) (B,L,D)
Day 6 Sail to Edfu and then visit Horus Temple – Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek and Haeroris (B,L,D)
Day 7 Sail to Aswan – Visit the Temple of Philae (Isis temple) and the Nubian Village with Nubian lunch included (B,L,D)
Day 8 Disembarkation – Visit Abu Simbel temples by land then fly to Cairo and transfer to your hotel (B,L)
Day 9 Transfer to Cairo airport for your final departure (B)
• International flights
• Entry visa to Egypt
• Extra meals and beverages
• Optional tours
• Additional entry tickets (For example entry to one of the Pyramids, Solar Boat Museum, Mummies’ Room at the Egyptian Museum, Tutankhamen Tomb…etc)
DEADLINE for deposits:
Deadline for remainder
- – Up to 30 days before travel start date a fee equal to the down-payment or 20%
- – 15-29 days before travel start date a fee of 30%
- -7-14 days before travel start date a fee of 60%
- – 6 or fewer days until the travel start date and in the event of a no-show a fee of 90%.