Planet Egypt Tour
Discover Modern and Ancient Egypt
Go First Class in the experience of a a lifetime!
Experience Raqs Sharqi from the motherland.
Witness Egypt's most spectacular historic sites.
Join seasoned pro Yasmina Ramzy (traveling to Egypt since 1983) as she leads you through the back alleys of Khan El Khalili Souk in search of costume deals, introduces you to Egypt's biggest dance stars in a small intimate classes, lets you experience spectacular dance performances with live orchestras and discover the ancient mysteries along the Nile.
Two Weeks of Magic Include:
- Round trip airfare Toronto-Cairo-Toronto*
- 5-Star Deluxe Accommodations - MARRIOTT OMAR KAYYAM IN ZAMALEK, CAIRO
- 5-Star Deluxe Nile Cruise - MS BLUE SHADOW BOAT
- Domestic Air: Cairo/Luxor/Aswan/Cairo
- Extensive sightseeing with English-speaking Egyptologist
- Personal introductions to Egypt's top costume designers
- Three dinner shows featuring Egypt's top performers
- All Buffet Breakfasts and most dinners and lunches
- All entrance fees, taxes and transfers
* Inquire about roundtrip airfare from other cities if there is a price difference.
$3995 CDN (2 weeks)
*** Dance classes with the famous teachers are arranged according to availability and can range from $50 -$200 depending on the instructor — each class is optional and can be decided at the time if you want to attend.
March 4-18, 2017 SOLD OUT
March 18 - April 1, 2017 SOLD OUT
**October 7-21, 2017** NOW BOOKING
- $250 Hold My Spot
- Four payments monthly for four months prior to departure
- (all amounts are non-refundable after due dates)
- (in the event the trip is cancelled, all deposits and fees will be refunded)
- Rates are for double occupancy (single occupancy is $1000 extra)
- March 4-16, 2017 — SOLD-OUT
- March 18 - April 1, 2017 — SOLD-OUT
- October 7-21, 2017 — HOLD YOUR SPOT or PURCHASE
"Better than I dreamed."
Janet Dunkley, Port Perry
"It was exhilarating to see real Egyptian dancers and go to the markets and experience the real thing"
Nicola Yap, Toronto
"One of my dreams was to visit Egypt and ride a camel in the Arabian Desert with the pyramids in the background. Well, not only did my dream come true but the tour with Yasmina Ramzy and Egypt exceeded my expectations. The hotel in Cairo was outstanding and made my stay in Cairo very comfortable. The tour was well organized and Yasmina made sure that each and every one of us felt safe. We were well taken care of. The food was delicious, the shopping therapeutic. We saw Bellydance shows and visited cultural sites. The communication was good and this is important in large travel tours — I never felt left out of anything. It was a wonderful trip."
Cynthia Truax, Toronto
FAQs for Egypt Tour
Q: Can both men and women participate in the tour?
Q: Can I bring my partner or a friend who isn't a bellydancer?
A: Spouses and friends who are not bellydancers are welcome. Dance class costs are not included in the tour price, since that is the one item they might not be interested in.
Q: Which meals are included?
A: All large buffet breakfasts and most lunches and dinners in Cairo are included. All meals on the the 4-day Nile Cruise are included and 3 Cairo dinner/shows are included. That leaves just a few meals which can be purchased inexpensively.
Q: How much do costumes cost?
A: Costume price range is about $200-$1000. Many of the top designers do not take credit cards. You will need cash or travellers cheques in some cases. Hip scarves range from $8-25.
Q: What dance level do I need to be at?
A: It does not matter what level of dance student you are. The workshops will depend upon availability, etc. You only take the ones you are interested in. You will always learn something just being in the room with an Egyptian dancer. Workshops can cost anywhere from $50-$200.
Q: What should I pack?
A: Pack comfortable day wear for hot weather that is not too revealing for an Islamic society. Pack some nice evening wear for the dinner/shows. May need a sweater for evening. Good walking shoes for lots of walking. Accommodation is all 5-star, so it is not necessary to pack a blow dryer, etc.
Bring your vitamins, you will never want to sleep. There is too much to see and do.
Q: What travel documents do I need?
A: Passport must be valid for another 6 months after the travel dates. With a Canadian passport, you can purchase an entry visa upon arrival at the airport with $26 USD cash.
Q: Do I need vaccination?
A: Check with your doctor long before the trip about what vaccinations to take. Note that the tour goes as far south at Aswan.