Mara’s 2020 Group Tours are packed with interest, excitement and awesome experiences from beginning to end. 

BOOK the MAY GROUP TRIP before 31 JAN

and SAVE $US200 per person

Where Will You Visit?

  • Cairo
    • Giza Plateau, Great Pyramid of Giza, Solar Boat, Sphinx, Panorama.
    • Antiquities Museum, Tutankhamun’s Treasure Room, Mummy Room
    • Gayer Anderson House – a truly magical house
    • Ibn Tulun Mosque
    • Abdeen Palace
    • Islamic Museum
    • Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohamed Ali
    • Mosque of Sultan Hassan and Rifai Mosque
    • Sufi Dance Show
    • Coptic Cairo
    • Medieval Cairo – Bab Al Futuh (Gate of Conquests) & the Northern Walls, Muezz St., Mosque of Al-Hakim, Sabile-Kuttab of Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar, Street of Coppersmiths & Antiques Area, Hammam of Sultan Inal, Mausoleum & Madrasa of Sultan Qalawun, Mausoleum of As-Salih Nagm Al-din Ayyub, Street of the Gold & Silversmiths, Khan Al Khalili
  • Luxor
    • Temples of Karnak and Luxor
    • West Bank – Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Nobles Tombs, Workers Village and Tombs, Temple of Medinet Habu and Colossi of Memnon
    • Abydos and Dendera – best in all of Egypt
  • Aswan -Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan, 4 nights

    • Temple at Edfu
    • Temple at Kom Ombo
    • Temple of Isis, goddess of love, at Philae
    • Nubian Village
    • Options extra visit to temples at Abu Simbel.

How Will You Travel?

  • Plane
  • Mini-bus or Coach
  • Boat – Nile Cruise
  • Horse Drawn Carriage
  • Shuttle Train

What Periods of Egyptian History Will You Hear About?

  • Pharaonic
  • Abbasid
  • Fatimid
  • Ayyubid
  • Ottoman
  • Mamluk
  • 20th Century Royal Egypt

What will we talk to you about?

We will tell you about people and places of historic and modern day interest.  Places, buildings and objects mean nothing to me without the stories behind their builders, owners or users.  We continually strive to research and incorporate more and more human stories about the people who lived in our historic places into our tours.

What will we NOT do?

Our tours are not “boot camps” where you are bored to death with dates and uninteresting historic facts for a couple hours and then spend the rest of the day in a factory shop.  We will NOT take you shopping during designated tour time.  But, don’t worry – you will have plenty time for shopping outside tour times if you want.

If Egypt is your dream trip or on your “bucket list” I advise early booking as the number of places on each trip is limited to 15.  Ask for full details

All the trips and packages I offer are based on my own personal experience – not because I believe I know what is best for everyone else, but because I do believe everyone deserves a quality and hassle free holiday.  So, while I don’t personally know you, I do presume you would like a trip where

  • you know the full cost of what you are buying
  • that has no hidden extras
  • gives you a real feel for the country and customs
  • helps you avoid the tourist traps.
  • is hassle free
  • eliminates the need for decision making on subjects you have little or no knowledge what your choices may entail.

How many in a group?

Some groups are maximum 8 persons and some are maximum 15 persons

2020 Group Tour Dates:

  • May: 
    • check-in Cairo 14 May
    • check-out Aswan 25 May
  • Sept:

    • check-in Cairo 10 Sept
    • Check-out Aswan 21 Sept
  • Nov:

    • check in Cairo 29 Oct
    • Check-out Aswan 9 Nov

For full itinerary, cost, options and to check availability on the above group tour dates please contact Mara

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35 Comments

  1. Shannon H - USA, 11 Dec 2019 11/12/2019 at 11:22 am

    Fantastic tour with Mara and her Associates
    My husband and I went on a small group tour with Mara of Mara House Luxor.  We had a marvelous time with seasoned, knowledgeable guide Mohamed and fantastic, miracle worker tour manager Ahmed.  We are usually solo tourists, so it was a pleasure to have everything taken care of, including the transportation and tickets to all the sites, and the luggage handling.  In addition, we were provided with local information and tips on how to not be taken advantage of when we decided to venture out on our own.

    Ahmed is acquainted with the people who work at the sites we visited, so he knew exactly who could provide a safe, reliable service, especially for the camel ride at Giza and the horse carriage at Edfu.

    His wonderful contacts got us front row seats at the Sufi Dance performance we went to, enabling me to take fabulous photos of the event. If we wanted to buy a specific souvenir, he knew exactly where we could obtain it and provided very helpful bargaining tips so we could get the item at a fair price.

    Mohamed knew every crook and cranny of the sites we visited and could answer questions about the history of every site we visited. This enabled us to keep ahead of the other tour groups because he could guide us to parts of the sites where it wasn’t so crowded. He did his best to educate us about everything we saw even though we weren’t the best pupils at times!

    We were lucky enough to sit with Mara during meals on the cruise, and she regaled us with many entertaining stores of her extensive experiences running a guest house in Egypt.

    We wished that we would have had more time at Mara House itself, because it is so peaceful and beautifully decorated, but we had to get back to our real lives and work obligations. We really enjoyed the one night we had there, and all the drinks and snacks are very reasonable priced compared to the hotel and cruise ship.

    In addition, we were offered the famous feast, which was absolutely fantastic. The breakfast at Mara House was just as good, and it was included in the package. If you are looking for a wonderful, hassle free tour of Egypt you can’t go wrong with Mara House Luxor.

    Couple.  USA.  Nov 2019 Mara House Group Trips Reviewed on TripAdvisor 11 Dec 2019

     
  2. Eltoro86fox Australia 26 Nov 2019 26/11/2019 at 7:50 am

    This woman has put together the Egypt trip of a lifetime! I am forever grateful my cousin found this tour, I cant put into words how happy my family and I are (aged 22-41). Our lives have been enriched and refreshed. We just finished the 14 day tour this November.

    Everything was perfect – the accommodation (hotel, ship, Mara House) all fine quality, the destinations (hidden treasures without tourists), the service/care given to each individual, the educational guides through each location. Wow, wow, wow. I cant fault it.This was exactly the holiday I needed from my busy/stressful life.

    Traveled with family. Australian. Nov 2019 Mara House Group Trips Reviewed on TripAdvisor

     

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