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TOURS FOR AMERICANS is all about "Connecting Cultures". Our mission is to connect the American culture with primarily the Egyptian culture. We created our blog where you have the opportunity to read articles, updates, information, and news about Egypt & Beyond. If you are interested in learning, reading about Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and getting inspired to tour Egypt & Beyond, you may check this page regularly.

Egypt For Americans offers you 5 private Egypt tour packages ranging from six to twelve days, small group tour, customize your own Egypt tour from scratch and add tour extensions to visit Jordan, Israel, Dubai and Abu Dhabi...



While our private Egypt tours give you the opportunity to be in control of everything related to your tour including when and how to tour Egypt, but you might want to tour Egypt  in a group ,choose one of our set group tour dates and benefit from our Egypt group tour rate.


You could also compare our Egypt private tours with our Egypt small group tour and start planning your amazing Egypt adventure today. Not only you could make changes to any of the above tour packages as your private Egypt tour package, but you could also customize your  Egypt Tour Package from scratch with the help, knowledge and expertise of our Egyptian tour expert based here in the US. 


You could also add few days while in the region to visit Jordan, Jerusalem, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Women in Egypt | Female Traveler | What to wear in Egypt?
Okay, let’s talk fashion—women’s fashion(clothes to wear in Egypt).  Surely you’ve heard that women in Egypt cover up when they are out and about.  Maybe you’ve heard that their clothing is restrictive, and they only show their eyeballs and their hands.  It could be, that as a woman, female traveler and tourist, you might be…
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Khan El Khalili Bazaar | Cairo, Egypt | Mingle with real local Egyptians in the region’s oldest Souk dates back to 1382.
If you truly want an Egyptian shopping experience, you must visit the heart of Cairo at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar.  The History of Khan El Khalili This souk, begun between 1382 and 1389, houses hundreds of shops filled with souvenirs, trinkets and traditional crafts.  Sure, you’ll find shopkeepers who lure you into their shops…
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The New Grand Egyptian Museum( The GEM) Opening Early 2021
The GEM will be Opening early 2021, however the project will be completed in October 2020. The delay in opening the GEM is due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. Egypt will welcome yet another Jewel of the Nile. The Grand Egyptian Museum, aka the GEM.  Currently, many artifacts await their debuts in the basement of…
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Petra | Jordan | Wonder of the World!
Tour and Visit Petra, Jordan; One of the new Seven Wonders of the World.  Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985, It is a must see and visit in Jordan.  It was most likely settled as early as 9,000 BCE and was potentially designated as the capital city of the Nabataeans, nomads from…
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Egypt Group Tours vs. Private Egypt Tours | The Better way to visit Egypt.
Private Egypt Tours vs. Egypt Group Tours; Today I went to a training session to improve my skills.  One of the perks for the day came in the form of two words—LUNCH PROVIDED.  I was a little excited to see what I was going to eat, and when it arrived, I was indeed mostly pleased. …
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Burj Khalifa | Dubai | The World Tallest Building | Must visit in Dubai
What makes a building tall?  According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, three criteria define tall buildings.  First, its height is measured from the lowest open-air pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building—not including technical equipment.  Second, its height is measured from the lowest open-air pedestrian entrance to the highest…
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Wadi Rum | Jordan | The vast, most beautiful and cinematographic desert in the Middle East
Have you ever wanted to visit the site where a movie was filmed?  Wadi Rum, located in southern Jordan, is just the spot.  Increasingly, filmmakers have been utilizing the vast and beautiful desert of Wadi Rum to create cinematographic masterpieces.  If you’ve seen any of the following movies, you’ve experienced a moment or two in…
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque | Abu Dhabi | UAE | The third place winner for Best Landmarks in the World
Visit TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice third place winner for Best Landmarks in the World—Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  The Youngest World Landmark Its completion in 2007 places Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque as the youngest world landmark on the list; however, it definitely deserves its place.  Its marble mosaic courtyard, hand-tied…
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The Catacombs | Alexandria | Egypt | 99 steps deep cemetery dates back to the Greco-Roman Time.
One day in 1900, a man was maneuvering his donkey-drawn cart down the road.  As he did, he received quite a shock when his cart fell into a pit. This unforeseen accident led others to an astounding archaeological find—the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa.  The history of Kom El Shoqafa Catacombs The Catacombs were likely…
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The Mount of Temptation | Where Jesus was tempted by the devil during his 40 day and 40 night fast.
The Mount of Temptation, as it is commonly called, is a mountain in the Judean Desert where Jesus was tempted by the devil during his 40 day and 40 night fast.  Though the exact location of this Biblical event is not known. Mount Quarantania, also known as Jabal al-Qarantal, is the site ascribed to the…
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Bethlehem | Jesus’ Birth Town
“Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie…”  Today, Bethlehem is a bustling little town that holds the beautiful memories of Jesus’ birth.  25,000 people live within the city limits of Bethlehem, and the city looks forward to those people who are on a pilgrimage to visit Christ’s birthplace.  Located inside the…
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Sharm El Sheikh | Egypt | The Best Resort Town in the Red Sea
Looking for travel to a resort area?  Head to Sharm El Sheikh.  Located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Sharm is replete with adventure and eco-tourism opportunities.  Not only do foreign tourists enjoy Sharm, but it is also a popular destination for many native Egyptians. Sharm El Sheikh overlooks the Straits of Tiran…
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5 Reasons why traveling abroad is right for you…
Do you long for a sense of adventure?  Are you interested in learning something new?  Would you be willing to try something you’ve never tried?  If so, pack your bags because traveling is just right for you.  Travel has the ability to test your willingness to take risks, but it also has the incredible power…
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Mount Nebo | Jordan | Where Moses looked in on the promised land
A visit to Mount Nebo is a must when visiting Jordan. The Hebrew Bible mentioned this site. It is the location where Moses looked in on the Promised Land.  He was forbidden to enter, but from here, Moses was able to see the Jordan River Valley with views of the Dead Sea, Jericho, Bethlehem, and the…
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Queen Hatshepsut | The Most Powerful Woman in Ancient Egypt
One of the easiest, modern and funniest ways to pronounce her name is hot-chicken-soup 😊 Hatshepsut’s Path to The throne of Egypt Hatshepsut was quite the lady. Her father was Thutmose I, and her mother was his primary wife Ahmose. Obviously many pharaohs had multiple wives as did Thutmose I, for his son–and Hatshepsut’s husband/half-brother–Thutmose…
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American Teachers Making Papyrus at the Egyptian Pyramids
We, a group of American Teachers, took a tour of the Egyptian Pyramids and Sphinx, a camel ride, and learned the process of making papyrus from scratch. Here is how a full day at the pyramids was for American tourists… Majestic…that’s how I would describe the pyramids. You honestly can’t imagine the magnitude of them, until…
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The Hanging Church | Coptic Cairo | Egypt
The Hanging Church or Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church is one of the oldest churches in Cairo, Egypt. It is located in Old Cairo, they built this Basilican-styled church atop a gatehouse of the Babylon Fortress. The name Hanging Church is because its suspended nave over a passageway, so it appears to be hanging in…
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6 Things to prepare for your next overseas trip from USA
In less than two weeks, I’m leaving with a group for a wonderful Egyptian adventure.  Though I’ve been to Egypt many times, my mind has been occupied for the last month with how do you prepare for a trip abroad and what is my checklist to do.  I’m a frequent traveler. Preparing for a trip…
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Saint Bishoy Monastery | Wadi El Natrun | Egypt
As we Americans stop to celebrate the Easter holiday, Coptic Christians in Egypt still celebrate their Easter. During the Lenten season, Coptic Christians take part in “The Great Fast”; in which they fast from all animal products including milk, butter and cheese.  In addition, they spend Holy Week (the time between Palm Sunday and Easter…
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Saint Catherine Monastery | The Burning Bush of Moses | Mount Sinai | Egypt
The Burning Bush of Moses Would you ever imagine that the Burning Bush of Moses’ time would still be around today?  If you visit Saint Catherine Monastery , formally known as the Sacred Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai, you will see what is believed to be the Burning Bush.  When I visited Saint Catherine’s…
Traveling with a child
I had the wonderful pleasure of traveling with a child, and this time I took my niece on a trip.  We ended up going to Gulf Shores, Alabama and had an amazing time.  She’s now 10 and hadn’t flown in a plane since she was three.  Needless to say, she was a bit nervous prior…
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St.Simon Monastery | The Cave Church | Cairo | Egypt
Heading to church in a cave is most likely a unique experience.  However, over 20,000 Christians gather weekly to worship at Cairo’s Cave Church.  The cave is also known as the Monastery of Saint Simon, and it is located in the Mokattam Mountain.  Who is St. Simon? Before we add any details, let’s first talk…
The Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt
THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA were NOT the first to be constructed!!!
When people think of Egypt, they usually think about the Egyptian Pyramids.  And, when they think about pyramids, they usually think about the Great Pyramids of Giza.  However, these pyramids were not the first to be constructed. To find that pyramid, we have to go back even further to the time of the vizier Imhotep…
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Who designed and implemented the plans to build the Ancient Egyptian structures | WORKERS IN ANCIENT EGYPT
The structures built in Egypt are true wonders of human ingenuity.  The Egyptian thoughtful construction not only provide awe-inspired views, but they also increase the questions we generate when admiring them.  How were all these things built? How long did it take? And, more importantly, who were the ones who designed and implemented the plans…
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SERAPEUM OF SAQQARA | Unsolved Mystery of Ancient Egypt
Are you looking for an unsolved mystery?  Do you want to put your detective skills to the test?  If so, you might be needed at the Serapeum of Saqqara, Egypt. Imagine for a moment that there are writings that tell of the Serapeum, but somehow they have mysteriously disappeared.  Also, imagine there was a mummy…
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ABU SIMBEL TEMPLES | The Sun amazingly Illuminates ONLY 3 of the 4 sanctuary statues twice a year, Why? | How they moved the entire temples to the current location and Why?
Have you ever stood somewhere and wondered how in the world did they do this?. If not, you will when you are in Egypt.  And in Egypt, even the experts are still wondering exactly; how Ancient Egyptians did these structures. For me, the beginning of those questions began at Abu Simbel Temples. Most tourists visit…
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The Ancient EGYPTIAN SCARAB BEETLE | Scary? Sacred? Lucky? |Walk like an Egyptian around the Scarab statue in Karnak Temples | Luxor | Egypt
When I was a little girl, my mom had this bracelet that always caught my attention.  She called it a scarab bracelet, and it had many different colored rocks that were etched and encircled by gold.  Each of the encircled stones were connected to one another, forming the bracelet.  I loved that bracelet because it…
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DO I REALLY NEED TRAVEL & Tours COMPANY FOR MY EGYPT TOUR? | What is the best Egypt Travel & Tours Company for Americans?
YOU DO NEED TRAVEL COMPANY FOR YOUR EGYPT TOUR AND HERE IS WHY. Unless you speak Arabic, are willing to take your own life into your hands by driving in Cairo, or you want to try to figure out the unpredictable transportation schedules, then you NEED a travel company to help you plan your vacation…
Opening Sarcophagus on Live TV
Open or Shut? How do you feel about opening a Sarcophagus on live TV?
On Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00PM (EST), Egypt will be on American Live TV. A sarcophagus in Egypt will be opened on live TV. It is such a big deal that the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and Science Channel will simulcast the show on each of their stations. The episode comes with the oversight…
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5 Reasons Why Egypt should be your next overseas trip | Why visit Egypt from USA?
When we flew to visit Egypt from USA, I really didn’t know what to expect from this traveling experience to Egypt.  I was a little more nervous than I had been before because the news often had negative things to say about the Middle East, and I knew it was going to be HOT( see…
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Is Egypt Safe for American Tourists? (Frequent American Traveler to Egypt sharing their travel experience in Egypt)
One of the top questions I always am asked when I return to the United States from Egypt is, “Is Egypt safe for Americans to travel & tour?”  Unequivocally, I always tell them yes.  In all my travels I’ve never had a time when I felt unsafe.  I have toured solo, I have toured with…
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Is International Travel a life-changing? (Amazing Story of an American World Traveler and how Traveling Overseas Changed Her Life for the Better)
Have you ever been overseas? Do you fear international travel? Do you fear traveling to some destinations? Learn how Rebecca faced her fears… When I first took the leap into international travel, I really wasn’t sure what I liked, and I also did not know that Traveling Overseas will be a life changer for me. …
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