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About Egypt & Beyond

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 & Beyond and getting inspired to tour Egypt & Beyond, you may check this page regularly.

Egypt For Americans offers you four Egypt private Tour Packages ranging from six to twelve days. Captivating Cairo and Alluring Alexandria(6 days/5 nights)-Private Egypt Tour provides you with a great insight into the two major cities of Egypt- Cairo and Alexandria. Exquisite Egypt(7 days/6 nights)-Egypt Private Tour is a land only tour package covering the valley of the river Nile from Cairo to Abu Simbel. Egypt Enchants is the 8 days/7 nights land and Nile river adventure-Egypt Private Tour including four nights on one of the luxurious Nile Cruises. Eternal Egypt tour package(12 days/11 nights)-Private  Egypt Tour not only provides the land and Nile river adventure from Cairo to Abu Simbel, but also takes you on an exceptional Egypt experience in both Alexandria, the second largest city of Egypt, and Faiyum the peaceful country side town with its unique hand craft pottery.

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 could also tour Egypt  in a group when you 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 Egypt 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 may also add few days while in the region to visit Jordan, Jerusalem, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Khan El Khalili Bazaar- 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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Petra- Jordan;Wonder of the World

One of the new Seven Wonders of the World includes the ancient city of Petra.  Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985, Petra is one of the most amazing sites in Jordan.  Petra was most likely settled as early as 9,000 BCE and was potentially designated as the capital city of the Nabataeans,…
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Group Tours like a Boxed Meal vs. Private Tours the Meal of your choice

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.  We had boxed lunches.  Within those boxed…
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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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The Grand Egyptian Museum(GEM) Opening October 2020

Opening toward the end of 2020, 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 the Cairo Museum or in surrounding warehouses. The GEM will have the room to display many of these unseen treasures.  In addition, Tutankhamen’s entire…
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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- Promised Land- Jordan

Mount Nebo-Jordan

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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Hatshepsut Temple, The most powerful woman in Ancient Egypt

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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The Pyramids and Making Papyrus by American Teachers

Majestic…that’s how I would describe the pyramids. You honestly can’t imagine the magnitude of them, until you are really close to them.  Imagine for a moment that you are sitting at the foot of the tallest man made structure.  No, they aren’t the tallest now, but the Great Pyramid held the record—for thousands of years—the tallest…
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The Hanging Church in Cairo

The Coptic Cairo Church hanging in mid-air

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 do before your overseas trip

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.  I’m a frequent traveler. Preparing for a trip should be second nature for me. However,…
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Churches and Monastries in Egypt

St. Bishoy Monastery

As we Americans stop to celebrate the Easter holiday, Coptic Christians in Egypt will wait to celebrate Easter until Sunday, April 28, 2019.  Sunday April 21, 2019 began their Holy Week.  During the Lenten season, Copts take part in “The Great Fast”, in which they fast from all animal products including milk, butter and cheese. …
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St.Catherine Monastery, The Burning Bush & Mt.Sinai

Would you ever imagine that the Burning Bush of Moses’ time would still be around today?  If you visit St. 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 St. Catherine’s Monastery at the base of…
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St. Simon Monastery at Cairo

St.Simon Monastery-The Cave Church in 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…
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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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THE Egyptian PYRAMIDS

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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Deir El-Medina, Luxor

WORKERS IN ANCIENT EGYPT

The structures built in Egypt are true wonders of human ingenuity.  Their 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 to…
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Serapeum Of Saqqara

SERAPEUM OF SAQQARA-Ancient Egypt Unsolved Mystery

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. 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 that…
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ABU SIMBEL TEMPLES

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 things. For me, the beginning of those questions began at Abu Simbel. The History and dedications of…
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EGYPTIAN SCARAB BEETLE WAS SCARY TO ANCIENT EGYPTIANS

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 COMPANY FOR MY EGYPT TOUR?

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…
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Egyptian 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), a sarcophagus 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 of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities; Mostafa Waziri is…
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Why Visit Egypt?

“When we flew to Egypt, I really didn’t know what to expect.  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.  Would I be able to enjoy a trip where the…
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Is Egypt Safe For Americans?

One of the top questions I always am asked when I return to the United States from Egypt is, “Is it really safe over there?”  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 my friend, and…
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Is International Travel a life-changing?

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.  I was a college student and saw a three week trip, offered for credit, to Mexico. …
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