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Discover Egypt and The Nile Valley

March 2 to 14, 2025

  • Starting Price: $6,995 per person, double occupancy, air not included
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Travel Type: Land and river cruise
  • Optional Add-Ons: Alexandria Pre-Tour and Jordan Post-Tour
  • Tour Partner: Orbridge
  • Brochure: Downloadable PDF
  • More In-Depth Information: NC State + Orbridge website
  • Travel Insurance: Meyer and Associates or call 866-679-7836
  • Reservations: To ask questions or make a reservation on the phone, call WolfTreks Travel Manager Kathy Hart at 919-515-0508. To book online, use this WolfTreks Reservation Form or this Orbridge link.

Join WolfTreks for a historical and cultural immersion into Egypt’s ancient treasures and timeless wonders. From iconic landmarks to architectural marvels that have captivated the world for millennia, this land of pharaohs and pyramids is undeniably a crucial part of human history. Among the countless highlights—you’ll embark upon a private dahabiya sailing the tranquil Nile River, gaining rare access to ruins and temples during less occupied times. On land, stay at five-star hotels, each a sanctuary of comfort and luxury. This unhurried journey reveals Egypt’s monumental historical events, staggering technological achievements, and compelling human stories.

Program Highlights

  • Stand in awe before the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx, each an ancient marvel illustrating the enduring legacy of an incredible civilization. 
  • Delve deep into the annals of history at the Grand Egyptian Museum, where treasures from Egypt’s rich past come to life.
  • Witness the grandeur of the Karnak Temple Complex—one of the largest religious buildings in the world, which includes contributions from approximately 30 pharaohs over thousands of years.
  • Mid-journey, embark upon your private dahabiya—a traditional Egyptian sailing vessel— for four relaxing days and nights along the Nile River.
  • Be captivated by the intricate carvings inside the unique temple of Kom Ombo.
  • Visit Elephantine Island—the only ongoing excavation site open to tourists—to view its sacred temples and traditional Nubian villages.
  • During an optional excursion (additional fee), visit the temples of Abu Simbel carved into a massive rock cliff, which were relocated and perfectly reconstructed after building the High Dam in the early 1960s.

Excellent history and culture trip. The Egyptologists with us were so well educated and excellent teachers. Orbridge gets it right with accommodations, scheduling, and transportation while on the trip. Including all charges, except alcohol, takes the hassle of keeping money readily available. Also, traveling with fellow alumni and alums form other schools makes for wonderful travel mates

Past WolfTreks Traveler

Activity Level

Activities are generally not very strenuous. Guests should be able to climb stairs, stand for long periods of time, and be able to walk 1.5 miles over uneven surfaces, sometimes on gravel, sand or stone. Due to the nature of some structures, handrails may not be present, and facilities for people with disabilities are limited. Participation in itinerary activities is up to the individual.

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Family and Friends Welcome

You don’t have to be an NC State graduate to travel with WolfTreks! We welcome family and friends.

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