Looking for the journey of a lifetime?
In partnership with the International Folk Art Market, BJ Adventures provides travelers with a Passport to Folk Art — trips that provide a unique opportunity to meet and connect with master folk artists in their home countries. See how these artisans are creating a better future for their communities through folk art and experience their rich histories and traditions firsthand. Each trip provides a donation to the International Folk Art Market, so it’s a win/win! A maximum of 10 to 12 travelers are allowed on each trip.
All Passport to Folk Art Trips are Fully Inclusive of:
Meals and beverages
Sightseeing and transfers
English-speaking guides and entrance fees
You as the Traveler Need Only to Pay For:
International airline tickets (BJ Adventures can help you with these)
Travel insurance (required)
Personal expenses such as airport taxes, visas, camera fees, specialty beverages, etc.
$500 Donation to the International Folk Art Market
Passport to Folk Art: Egypt - November 11 – 21, 2020
Including Cairo, Abu Simbel and a 4-Night Nile River Cruise from Aswan to Luxor
$7,990 per Person, Sharing; $1,890 Single Supplement. Based on 10 travelers, or a surcharge will apply.
Egypt holds a special place in many a traveler’s imagination, with its legendary tombs, temples, and pyramids and splendid, storied past. Take these magnificent monuments and more from imagination to reality on the 2020 Passport to Folk Art: Egypt trip. Travelers will …
Navigate through 7000 years of Egypt’s stories seeing stunning artifacts at a private early morning visit to the newly opened Grand Egyptian Museum.
Be awed by the 13th century B.C. UNESCO World Heritage Site of Abu Simbel, visiting the iconic twin temples that were originally carved out of the mountainside.
Enjoy a private evening dinner cruise along the Nile River aboard an elegant, traditional Egyptian felucca.
Meet Market artist, Ahmed Kamal of the Tent Makers of Cairo, in his home town. Kamal will take you on a tour of one of the oldest thoroughfares in Cairo – Shari Khayyamiya. There, you will witness, up close and personal, the ancient craft of Suwan, where portable tents are made from beautiful cloth patterns, an art form that has been carried on for hundreds of years.
Board the elegant Sanctuary Sun Boat IV for a 4-night cruise along the Nile, visiting Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Kom Ombo and Karnak Temple – just to name a few.
Stay at Egypt’s elegant “first boutique hotel” Villa Belle Époque, and the 5-star luxury Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, in a 19th century Victorian palace on the banks of the river Nile.
Have the honor of dining with Dr. Zahi Hawass, one of the world’s most famous archeologists and Egypt’s former Minister of Antiquities. For more than thirty years he has been raising awareness of archaeology and the preservation of Egypt’s precious heritage (based on his availability)
And, of course, no trip to Egypt would be complete without a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx!
What Former Passport to Folk Art Travelers Have to Say …
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