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The Once and Future Egypt
A Nile Cruise on Sun Boat III
With Study Leader and Egyptologist Tarek Swelim, PhD ’94
March 12–25, 2013
The Once a nd Fu ture Egy pt
A N ile Cru ise o n Sun Boat III
March 12–25, 2013 (13 nights/12 days)
Weave among the islands of the Nile on a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat.
Cover: Visit the Giza Plateau, site of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Don’t miss this opportunity
the imposing Great Dam at Aswan, and
to see history in the making
the archaeological sites at Karnak,
as the next chapter in Egypt’s long and
Dendera, Edfu, Abydos, and Abu
fascinating saga unfolds. The life-giving
Simbel. Also visit Tahrir Square, ground
Nile River gave birth in 3,500 B.C. to a
zero of the protests that toppled the
remarkable civilization that lasted for
30-year regime of Egyptian president
3,000 years, and recent political
Hosni Mubarak. Hear firsthand accounts
changes that have swept through the
from Egyptians who participated in
Middle East have engendered monumental transformations for
people on all rungs of Egypt-
demonstrations as well as from those
who are implementing democracy
projects throughout the country.
ian society. The splendid
Enjoy an in-depth educational
age of the pharaohs pro-
program by Harvard alumnus
vides a rich backdrop
Tarek Swelim and fellow
to Egypt’s celebrated
Egyptologist Fetiche Posma-
history at the Great
Zaalouk as you sail the Nile
Pyramids of Giza, the
aboard the Sun Boat III, a
ancient tombs in the
stylish yacht accommodating
Valley of the Kings,
just 28 passengers.
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HAA Study Leader
Tarek Swelim, PhD ’94, is an expert on the
art, architecture, and history of Egypt and the
Middle East. Dr. Swelim, a native Egyptian who
currently resides in Giza, earned his BS from
Helwan University in Cairo, an MA in
Egyptology at the American University in
Cairo, and his PhD at Harvard University. In
1979, he started his career by guiding and lecturing to academic
groups in Egypt, and in 1994 he broadened his scope to leading
tours throughout the Middle East. An assistant professor at The
American University in Cairo from 1991 to 1998, he was part of a
team that restored the Bayt Al-Suhaymi Ottoman-era house in
medieval Cairo (1994–2000). Dr. Swelim has been a popular
study leader on previous Harvard programs and looks forward
to sharing his insights into, and love for, his native country with
Harvard travelers.
Egyptologi st
Fetiche Posma-Zaalouk specializes in the
culture, history, and architecture of Ancient
Egypt as well as issues relating to women and
village life. A graduate of Helwan University in
Cairo, she has been guiding educational groups
and high-ranking dignitaries for many years.
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Marvel at the imposing entrance of the Luxor Temple; one of its two original obelisks is now in the Place de la Concorde in Paris.
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Sche du le by Day
Learn about Egyptian cultural icons, including the colorful hieroglyphics at Hatshepsut’s temple in Luxor, the Sphinx at Giza,
and the mammoth statues of Ramesses II and Nefertari at Abu Simbel.
T u es day–W e dnesday, March 12–13
Saturday, March 16
T u es day, M a rc h 1 9
Depart the U.S. on overnight flights to
Cairo. On arrival, transfer to the
historic Mena House Oberoi. Gather
for a welcome reception.
Mena House Oberoi (R)
Fly to Luxor, where the Sun Boat III
awaits. Explore the fabulous Karnak
Temple complex, the largest ancient
religious site in the world, and the
Luxor Museum’s collections, which
include artifacts from Luxor Temple
and King Tut’s tomb. Under the
evening sky, admire the Luxor
Temple’s red granite obelisk,
monumental gateway, and
colonnade. Sun Boat III (B,L,D)
Cross the Nile to Thebes, ancient
capital of Egypt, to visit the grandiose
mortuary temple dedicated to
Hatshepsut, Egypt’s most
accomplished female pharaoh.
Continue to the Colossi of Memnon in
the Theban necropolis. Cruise along
the Nile to Esna and tour the GrecoRoman temple there.
Sun Boat III (B,L,D)
Home / Cairo, Egypt
T h u rs day, M arch 14
Cairo
Marvel at the only remaining
monument of the Seven Wonders of
the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid
of Giza, and at another Egyptian icon,
the 4,500-year-old Sphinx. Enjoy an
up-close look at its “paws” by special
arrangement. Visit the restored
funerary boat of Cheops, a
4th-dynasty pharaoh who, according
to tradition, departed this world
aboard his solar barque. This evening
meet local Egyptians in a private
home at a reception and dinner.
Mena House Oberoi (B,L,D)
Luxor (Embark)
W e d n es day, M a rc h 20
Sunday, March 17
Luxor / Abydos
Leisurely cruise along the Nile,
observing village life along the
riverbanks. At Abydos, visit the temple
dedicated to the Lord of the
Netherworld, Osiris. The temple walls
are handsomely carved with
hieroglyphs depicting the lives of
the rulers. Sun Boat III (B,L,D)
F r i day, M a rc h 15
Monday, March 18
Explore the unique Doser step
pyramid of Saqqara, precursor to the
imposing Giza pyramids. Colorful
murals in underground galleries
depict daily life in the 5th millennium
B.C. Also visit the bent pyramid at
Dashur. This evening is free for
independent pursuits.
Mena House Oberoi (B,L)
Explore the temple complex of
Dendera, dedicated to Hathor, the
goddess of love, music, and wine.
Then return to Luxor and descend
into the tomb of the boy king,
Tutankhamun, discovered in 1922 by
Englishman Howard Carter. In the
Valley of the Kings enter ancient
tombs by special arrangement.
Sun Boat III (B,L,D)
Saqqara and Dashur
Luxor and Thebes
Dendera / Luxor
Edfu
Explore the best-preserved ancient
temple in Egypt. Dedicated to Horus,
the ubiquitous falcon-headed god of
the Egyptians, the temple’s original
colored reliefs are still remarkably
vibrant. Sun Boat III (B,L,D)
T h u rs day, M a rc h 2 1
Aswan
This morning visit Kom Ombo, temple
of the crocodile god, Sobek, and one
of the largest and best-preserved
Ptolemaic temples in Egypt. In Aswan,
board a traditional felucca and sail
among the islands of the Nile.
Sun Boat III (B,L,D)
F r i day, M a rc h 2 2
Aswan / Philae Island
As the Aswan Dam project got under
way in the 1960s, archaeologists and
citizens from all over the world
convened to dismantle the Temple of
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MEDITERRANEAN
SEA
GIZA
CAIRO
SAQQARA
Egyp t
RED
SEA
NILE
RIVER
ABYDOS
DENDERA
VALLEY OF
THE KINGS
LUXOR
EDFU
ASWAN
AIR
C RU I S E
LAND
ABU SIMBEL
Isis at Philae Island and relocate it to
higher ground to protect it from the rising
waters of Lake Nasser. Explore the island,
a UNESCO World Heritage site whose
numerous ruins include the Kiosk of
Trajan. Then drive to the still controversial
High Dam, a tremendous engineering feat
that forever changed the Egyptians’ way of
life. Sun Boat III (B,L,D)
Satu r day, M a rch 23
Abu Simbel / Cairo
Fly to Abu Simbel, one of Egypt’s greatest
temple precincts and the site of the
colossal statues of Ramesses II and his
favorite queen, Nefertari. The temples of
Abu Simbel were also dismantled during
construction and relocated during
construction of the Aswan Dam. Late this
afternoon, fly to Cairo.
Four Seasons First Residence (B,L)
Su n day, M a rc h 24
Cairo
Immerse yourself in the riches of the
incomparable Museum of Egyptian
Antiquities, whose magnificent collections
include the golden treasures found in
Tutankhamun’s tomb. Stroll to nearby
Tahrir Square, site of the recent Egyptian
freedom demonstrations. After lunch in
the bustling Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, visit
Islamic Cairo’s significant monuments,
including the oldest surviving Muslim
place of worship, Ibn Tulun Mosque. Gather
this evening for a festive farewell dinner.
Four Seasons First Residence (B,L,D)
M o n day, M a rc h 25
Cairo / U.S.
Transfer to the airport for flights home. (B)
Details
Activity Level: Moderate | Group Size: 25 maximum
What to Expect
We consider this to be a moderately strenuous program that is at
times physically demanding due to its busy schedule. Daily activities
can involve one to three miles of walking, unassisted, in hot weather,
often on uneven terrain where stairs are unavailable or do not have
handrails. Participants should be fit and in active good health. Any
impairments to mobility must be disclosed to HAA prior to booking,
and medical and/or dietary restrictions must be made known to us
well before departure.
Highlights
• Explore the history of ancient Egyptian dynasties and their
far-reaching legacies with fellow Harvard alumni, experienced
Egyptologists, and local experts.
• Relax aboard the intimate Sun Boat III as you cruise the Nile from
Luxor to Aswan.
• Enjoy specially arranged access to the labyrinthine tombs in the
Valley of the Kings at Thebes and to the paws of the Sphinx at Giza.
• In Cairo, visit Tahrir Square, site of the recent Egyptian freedom
demonstrations, and stroll through the aromatic Khan el-Khalili
souks in the old part of the city.
• Visit the monumental, Russian-built Aswan Dam, which forever
altered the landscape and an ancient way of life.
• Observe the cache of gold and ancient artifacts extracted from the
tomb of King Tut, the Boy King, at the Cairo Museum.
• Fly to Abu Simbel to see the colossal temples built in honor of the
pharaoh Ramesses II and his beloved wife, Nefertari.
Observe the towering pillars of the Great Hypostyle Hall in the
Temple of Amun at Karnak.
Sun Boat III
Sun Boat III, built in 1992, has been extensively
refurbished to reflect the graceful style of the 1920s
and 1930s. Of the more than 200 cruisers now sailing
the Nile, none surpasses Sun Boat III in comfort,
service, or cuisine. Its intimate capacity and old-world
elegance will make you feel as if you were sailing the
Nile on a private yacht. Secure, well-located, private
docking facilities in Luxor and Aswan ensure that the
vessel is conveniently located and easy to
board. All cabins face outside with lower
beds, two picture windows, individually
controlled air conditioning, satellite
television, internal telephone and external
telephone with international line access,
safety deposit box, individual CD player,
mini-bar, and en suite bathrooms with shower and
hairdryer. Sun Boat III has large, inviting lounges lined
with windows for relaxed viewing of the passing scenery,
and the spacious sun deck’s comfortable lounge chairs
surround plunge pools, perfect for a refreshing dip on
warm days. You will also find a gift shop, restaurant,
laundry service, and on-board Internet access.
Roya l Su i t e
Land/Cruise Rates (Per person)
Category
Double
(limited
availability)
Nile Deck
$8,490
$12,740

$8,990
$13,490
P
romenade
Deck
BAR
GIFT
SHOP
302 TB
Single
LOUNGE
& BAR
LOUNGE
LOWER
SUN DECK
301 KB
TOWER DECK
residential
PSuite
$9,990
Royal Suite

$10,990
208 QB
206 204
TB KB
202
TB
209 QB
207
KB
201
TB
RECEPTION
—
205
KB
—
TB=Twin Beds; QB=Queen-sized Beds;
KB=King-sized Beds
Airfare: U.S. domestic and international airfare
is not included in the program rates. Round-trip
economy-class airfare between New York and
Cairo is approximately $1,100 as of August
2012 and is subject to change without notice.
DINING
ROOM
PROMENADE DECK
108
TB
106
TB
104
KB
102
TB
109
TB
107
QB
105
KB
101
TB
NILE DECK
TB=TWIN BEDS; QB=QUEEN-SIZED BEDS; KB=KING-SIZED BEDS
GENERAL INFORMATION
TOUR COST INCLUSIONS: All accommodations
and meals as specified in the itinerary; On-tour
flights (Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Abu Simbel/
Aswan/Cairo); Wine with welcome and farewell
receptions; All sightseeing as specified in
the itinerary; Professional tour manager
and Egyptologist guides; Bottled water on
coaches; Full program of briefings, lectures, and
presentations; Scheduled transfers and baggage
handling between airport and hotels on arrival
and departure days; Gratuities to porters, wait
staff, guides, drivers, and shipboard personnel
for all group activities; Entrance fees; $50,000
Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance.
TOUR COST EXCLUSIONS: U.S. domestic and
international airfare; Passport or visa expenses;
Medical expenses and immunizations; Airport
transfers except as noted above; Travel and trip
cancellation insurance; Optional excursions
or deviations from the scheduled tour; Excess
baggage charges; Meals not specified in the
itinerary; Dishes and beverages not part of the
included meals; Liquor; Personal items such
as e-mail, telephone and fax calls, laundry, and
gratuities for non-group services.
RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS, & FINAL PAYMENT:
To reserve a space on this program, a $1,000
deposit is required per person. Please either call
us at 800.422.1636 or 617.496.0806 or fill out
and mail or fax the registration form found in
this brochure. Reservations are acknowledged in
order of receipt until the maximum enrollment
has been reached. Final payment deadline is
November 13, 2012, 120 days prior to departure.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: Notification of
cancellation must be received in writing by
HAA from the participant. Cancellations within
14 days of booking: full refund; cancellations
received up to 120 days prior to departure will
be assessed a cancellation fee of $1,000 per
person. Cancellations received within 120 days
prior to departure are subject to 100% penalty
of all deposits and payments.
Itinerary Changes: The itinerary contained in
this brochure is accurate at the time of printing.
We reserve the right to change the program or
accommodations as conditions warrant.
INSURANCE: We highly recommend the
purchase of trip cancellation insurance. An
application for insurance will be provided by
HAA upon confirmation.
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