Egypt, the land with a 5,000 year old history and the cradle of
man's civilization, is full of unsolved riddles. It is the land of the pyramids, the
sphinx, mosques, temples, bazaars, the Sahara Desert and the green, fertile ribbon of the
Nile which gives the country its vitality.
Riders are greeted by enthusiastic villagers and you have the opportunity to see the life
of the fellaheen at close hand. Most of the time the desert is on one side and the
flourishing land nourished by the Nile river is on the other. Inextricably interwoven with
the history of Egypt is the Arabian horse which gave its warriors success in battle and
the ability to travel far and fast across this often harsh terrain.
1999 Itinerary, Pricing and Dates
Day 1: Arrive in Cairo and transfer to a
quality hotel. A brief ride around the pyramids before dinner.
Day 2: Ride to the Zawiyet
al-Aryan pyramids, the unfinished Pyramid and the sun temples of Abu Ghurob. Overnight in
camp beside the Dhashur Pyramid.
Day 3: Trek to El Lisht, where
riders find the remains of a funerary complex of compartments filled with sand and then
covered with limestone. Bedouin-style dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 4: Continue east to Meidum,
said to have been Egypt's first attempt at true pyramid building. Dinner and overnight in
Day 5: Drive to the Fayoum
oasis. After a guided tour of the city, drive to a hotel with time to relax and swim.
Day 6: Transfer to the Meidum
Pyramid. After exploring the pyramid, ride to El Lisht in time for the spectacular sunset
Day 7: Ride to Dhashur, the
site of the recently-opened Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid. Overnight in camp.
Day 8: On to Saqqara, the
world's first city of stone. Dinner and overnight in camp, with an Egyptian folklore show,
complete with belly dancers and a whirling dervish.
Day 9: Return to Giza and bid
farewell to the horses. Explore the Sphinx and the pyramids on your own. Dinner will be at
a top quality restaurant with traditional Egyptian fare.
Day 10: A free day for shopping
prior to a late evening departure.
||10 days - 9 nights - 8 days riding
||$3,750 - 1 person
$2,500 - 2 people
$2,325 - 3 to 5 people
$1,875 - 6 to 12 people
||Jan 15-24, Feb 12-21, March 7-16,
(special ride with Bayard and Mel), April 16-25, Oct 8-17, Oct 22-31, Dec 24-Jan 2, 2000
||Minimum 1, Maximum 12
||4 - 6 hours
||Arab Stallions and Mares
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