Egypt & the Eternal Nile | March 14 - 28, 2022
Travel with the CAA on a unique, small group tour of Egypt. Led by an expert Egyptologist, tour highlights include: the Egyptian Museum, the Sphinx, Sakkara, and the Pyramids of Giza. Cruise Lake Nasser, and visit the Aswan High Dam and the Edfu’s Temple of Horus, one of Egypt’s best-preserved temples. In Luxor, discover Egyptian civilization’s intriguing cosmology as you explore the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens on the West Bank of the Nile. Conclude the tour in Cairo, a center of the region’s political and cultural life.
Begin in Cairo with its renowned ancient sites: the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara, Old Cairo and the Egyptian Museum. Enjoy a deluxe cruise on Lake Nasser, where the country’s fascinating Nubian history unfolds. Along the desert shores of this vast manmade lake, visit ancient temples and monuments salvaged during the construction of the Aswan High Dam. The most famous of these is Abu Simbel, dating to the 13th century BC.
Embark on a classic Nile voyage from Aswan to Luxor, with its acclaimed temples and tombs representing the pinnacle of Egyptian architecture. Here, Egyptian civilization’s intriguing cosmology is revealed as you explore the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens on the Nile’s West Bank. On the East Bank, see Karnak, arguably the greatest temple complex of them all. Those who wish may join a 5-day/4-night post-tour extension to Jordan to visit both fabled Petra and the capital of Amman.
Space will be limited to just 24 participants and is open to all Columbia alumni and their accompanying guests.