Some photos from my trip to Egypt. November 2018
Basic Information About Egypt
Egypt Tourism Office: http://www.egypt.travel/
Salaam, Shalom and Welcome to Scopia LLC's page for Egypt!
Egypt, with all of its ancient wonders, eagerly awaits your visit with that famous Egyptian smile and a very warm welcome.
I have been selling trips to Egypt for years, and gained a lot of knowledge from this work, but I never took the time to get up from my laptop and travel to visit this land of Pharaohs and the mighty Nile. In November of 2018, after putting it off for years, I finally arrived in Egypt for a week-long visit, to see the sites first hand and inspect the hotels and Nile river cruises. What I found is a country that is not only interesting, with breathtaking historical sites, but also home to people who love to smile and accommodate a travelers every need, beautiful hotels and Nile cruise ships that you just won't want to leave.
Since the revolution of 2011 (known in other countries as the "Arab Spring", tourism to Egypt dropped substantially. The good news is that in 2017 and 2018,the numbers seem to be heading back up, as people begin to feel more comfortable with their personal safety. Wherever I went in Egypt I saw soldiers and policemen at every tourism site, every hotel and almost at every street corner. These people really take security very seriously!
Once you have decided to travel to Egypt, Scopia LLC can offer you a variety of excellent choices, including a few days in Cairo and the surroundings, Nile River cruises, visits to Aswan and Luxor and off-the-beaten track places such as the Faiyum Oasis or the unique "Zabaleen" community which has created a remarkable recycling operation in the hills surrounding Cairo.
Regardless of your choice, one thing is guaranteed - the good people of Travel Plus, my partners in Egypt - will do everything they can to make your visit to Egypt as enjoyable and seamless as possible. Excellent, professional local guides (all licensed Egyptologists), comfortable vehicles for travel, hand-picked hotels and most importantly - lots of information about possibilities for your visit. They really do have an excellent team that can be trusted down to the smallest of details and they will always be there to assist with anything you may need. You're in good hands with Gamal and his team, which is why they have been my choice for an operator in Egypt since the day Scopia LLC was founded.
Feel free to contact me for any further information about visiting Egypt, or browse through the different programs offered on the right side of this page.
I look forward to being of service and to welcoming you to Egypt, ancient land of the Pharaohs and modern land of the friendliest people in the Middle East!
Some photos from Nile cruise ships
(Movenpick Royal Lily and Oberois Philae)
Egypt Programs Offered by Scopia LLC
Scopia LLC offers many programs in Egypt. Here are some of the more popular choices. Please feel free to contact me for more options or for tours that are tailored to your specific preferences or requirements.
4 Days/3 Nights - The bare minimum required to explore Cairo and the famous tourism sites located here, from the Pyramids to the Sphinx, the Cairo Museum to the Ben Ezra Synagogue and everything in between. From US $525 per person in double occupancy. See Itinerary.
5 Days/4 Nights - Includes stays and tours in Cairo and Luxor, home to the famous Valleys of the Kings and Queens, as well as the temples of Hatcehpsut and Karnak.
6 Days/5 Nights - Explore Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, where you'll visit the Temple of Philae, the Botanical Gardens and the Aswan Dam.
OK, Let's Add a Cruise on the Nile!
7 Days/6 Nights - Start with a couple of nights in Cairo, head down to Aswan for a 4-day cruise ending in Luxor and return to Cairo for the last night before you leave.
12 Days / 11 Nights - For those who want to explore a bit more in depth. Accommodations and touring in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and on board a Nile river cruise.
Keep in mind that Scopia LLC has a wide array of programs in Egypt, which can be specifically tailored to your specifications. Contact me for more information.