You might recall the harrowing experience we had in January when political protests erupted in Egypt while two of our tours were traveling through the country. We worked tirelessly during the ensuing weeks to ensure the safe return of all our Friendly Planet travelers.
In the end, every single member of our tours returned safely to the U.S. Due to the continuing unrest in the country, we had suspended our trips to Egypt indefinitely.
Since normal life has returned to Egypt, travelers have begun asking about the status of our programs and urging us to resume our tours.
Well, I have an exciting update to share today. I’m happy to announce that we are introducing a brand-new tour — A Taste of Egypt and Nile River Cruise.
As always, safety is our #1 concern when it comes to our travelers and we’re confident that we can safely resume our tours.
Now that a new day has dawned in Egypt, we’ve added a new element to our tours that lets travelers experience the amazing antiquities of the past and the changing culture and society that has emerged since January 2011.
Our travelers will have the opportunity to meet some of the participants in the revolution, hear their stories first hand, learn what the revolution has meant to them personally, and hear their hopes for the future. We are excited about this unique opportunity to get to know some of the region’s most recent change-makers.
And we’re happy that we too can finally return to business as usual in a destination we’ve been involved in for almost 30 years. In that time, we’ve made many friends and we know how difficult the past months have been. Tourism is a huge source of income for Egypt, and without the support of the tourism industry, many, many people are without work, hence without an income.
Knowing that this painful period is finally coming to an end has offered new hope and enthusiasm to Egypt’s tourism. In this warm and welcoming society, expect to be treated like family when you visit.
The icing on the cake is the pricing on our new tours. For as little as $1,599, you can enjoy this land of ancient wonders and modern miracles. These tours all include airfare from JFK and superior accommodations, plus plenty of included touring to all of the wonderful sites and sounds of ancient and new Egypt.