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Gay Egypt

Cairo, Luxury Cruise Down the Nile, and More!

October 17-24, 2012
8 days $4,499*

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See our add-on trip to Petra, October 24-27

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It is said that Cleopatra could speak seven languages and had exquisite taste. Egypt's ancient wise monarch would certainly approve of Zoom Vacations®' trip to Egypt, fit for a queen.

Zoom Vacations® Alumni have asked us for years to design a trip to Egypt. After much research and a trial run of the trip we are pleased to announce our first Egyptian vacation.

This intriguing country of gods and goddesses, pharaohs and fantasies will inspire and surprise you as it has done so to its travelers for centuries. But Egypt is so much more than mythology and magic, and offers more to see and do than ruins and camel rides.

Zoom Vacations®' trip to Egypt brings out the rich history, culture and cuisine in addition to the things every visitor to the country must experience. At times you will feel like a pharaoh, while at other times you will see the authentic Egypt of today, and what it means to live in this fascinating country.

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Gay Tour Highlights


• Fully escorted with the services of a Zoom Vacations® Concierge throughout the trip.

• Accommodations at the Four Seasons First Residence and the stylish Oberoi Hotel and Resort

An unforgettable tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Enter the temple of the mysterious Sphinx, an ancient figure shrouded in legend and mystery

Our exciting double tour to the city of Memphis and the necropolis of Sakkara

• A
unique welcome sunset cocktail reception

• Breakfast daily

Visit to the famed Egyptian Antiquities Museum

Fascinating tour of Islamic Cairo

Visit the Khan El-Khalilli Bazaar – reputed to be the largest bazaar in the Middle East

surprise farewell Event.

• All land and Zoom Vacations® event transfers

Nile Cruise

• Services of a Zoom Vacations® Concierge throughout the trip

• Accommodations at the 5 Star M.S. Nile Adventurer

See the very best of Upper Egypt while cruising in uncompromising luxury

Daily excursions

• All gourmet Meals Included

Daily afternoon tea

A colorful “galabeyya party” which gives each guest the opportunity to dress up in traditional Egyptian dress and dance to Arabic music.

A belly dancer, accompanied by a whirling dervish show in Luxor.

A trio of authentic Egyptian musicians in Aswan during afternoon tea.

A lecture accompanied by a slide show, by our Egyptologist guide.

Motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilka

Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek.

Egyptian cooking lesson

An evening cocktail reception

Visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the largest in Egypt!

Visit to the Valley of the Kings

Visit the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III

Visit to Luxor

Temple of Karnak, an incredible forest of giant pillars

Only the most experienced Egyptologists are selected by the Sanctuary M.S. Nile Adventurer to make the Pharaohs' mysteries come alive. These onboard experts also offer lectures on the day’s discoveries as well as engage in discussions about Egypt, past and present. The expertise of our guides is matched by a contagious enthusiasm, whether discussing tombs, Pharaonic deities and myths, or the flora and fauna of the Nile Valley.

• All airport transfers

Available Add-on Trips to Make the Most of Your Stay

Gay Petra

Israel (coming soon)

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Luxury Gay-Friendly Accommodations


• The Four Seasons Cairo First Residence, 2 nights

A gracious sanctuary of Four Seasons hospitality and service, with impressive views of the Great Pyramids over the old-growth canopy of Cairo’s ancient Zoological and Botanical Gardens. The Hotel is at the center of the First Residence apartments and shops on the west bank of the Nile.

Within a 20-storey tower, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence offers 269 guest rooms. Among the most spacious in the city, the comfortable Accommodations take full advantage of the setting, overlooking a range of lovely vistas from the pyramids and the Nile to the pool, the Botanical Gardens and captivating city views.

The soothing interiors feature soft gold, red and green tones and gilded, empire-style furnishings. Advanced in-room technology includes wired or wireless Internet access, dual-line telephones with voice mail and satellite television. Signature Four Seasons marble bathrooms include a deep soaking tub, large granite-topped vanity and separate glass-enclosed shower.



• M.S. Nile Adventurer, 5 Star, 3 nights

Imagine sailing down the Nile, in chic Accommodations, passing by lush fields, small villages, and famous ruins.

The newly renovated, elegant Sanctuary M.S. Nile Adventurer has just 32 cabins, offering an intimate and relaxed cruising experience on the epic Nile River. Decorated in a modern, comfortable lounge style and providing gourmet cuisine and superb sightseeing experiences with the country’s most experienced Egyptologists, the Adventurer is a taste of genuine 5-star luxury on this timeless and beautiful river.

The public areas are fitted with luxurious furniture and oriental ornaments that beautifully reflect Egypt’s perfect mix of East and West. The sun deck, with its bamboo seats and teak floors, is the perfect place for sipping on a cocktail while floating past the beauty and serenity of Upper Egypt’s timeless landscapes. The vibrant, contrasting colours of the lounge are a great backdrop for lively evening conversation and afternoon gatherings. To cruise the Nile in style, in a modern, yet Egyptian atmosphere, the Sanctuary M.S. Nile Adventurer is the perfect choice.

See the very best of Upper Egypt while cruising in uncompromising luxury.



• The Oberoi Mena House, 5 star hotel, 2 nights.

This palatial hotel in the shadow of the Great Pyramids in Cairo has enchanted guests since 1869. Located in forty acres of jasmine scented gardens, Mena House Oberoi has played host to kings and emperors, Heads of State and celebrities.

The beginning with Mena House Hotel was in the 1860s, when the Ismail Pasha wanted to build a rest house for himself and his family on the pyramids hill, not because he just liked to see the pyramids and the Sphinx, but he wanted to build a resting place during his hunting trips in the desert. He built a palace on an area of 40 acres, surrounded by gardens and a wonderful oasis in the heart of the desert.

Its royal history is reflected in luxurious interiors that are embellished with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture and rich textiles. A variety of international as well as Egyptian cuisine is on offer at the excellent restaurants and bars in the hotel. This is the perfect place to end your explorations of Cairo.

The swimming pool is open from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. The single depth, 33.3 meter lap pool is set in landscaped gardens. The Cesare Restaurant serves snacks and light refreshments all day.

The brand new fitness center just opened to guests in July, 2010.

The Concierge will be delighted to arrange a horseback or camel back ride to the Pyramids. The most romantic way to visit the Pyramids.

Ranked in the Top Ten of the Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Awards 2009

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Air: International and domestic airfare not included. Zoom Vacations® has negotiated a 5% off your fare with American Airlines on this trip with Promotion Code: 95H0BC. Simply call American Airlines on 1-800-433-1790 to book your flights. Please refer to the Authorization Number above when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone.

*Land only Introductory rate, based on double occupancy. Prices are subject to change. Need a roommate? Zoom Vacations® is happy to match you with someone, at no additional charge. Or, you may pay a single supplement and go as a single.

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