BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Expeditions, the world leader in engaging travel, is resuming their Wings Over the Nile journey through Egypt and Jordan as travelers clamor to absorb both current events and ancient history.
"We feel the rest of this year presents a rare opportunity for discerning travelers to experience the energy of Egypt without the crowds that can be found at more popular sites," said IE President Maggie Hart.
IE will be returning to Egypt in October with a singular itinerary that includes ancient history's great "must sees" and private flights for the ultimate in modern convenience. Highlighting this tour are four private flights aboard International Expeditions' private de Havilland Dash 7, which minimizes time spent in airports and long coach drives to Egypt and Jordan's most storied sites.
Led by expert Egyptologists, the itinerary includes a Nile cruise aboard the elegant Oberoi Philae sailing from Aswan to Luxor, a visit to St. Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai Desert, and a fascinating trip to Petra, the Lost City of Stone. In addition to in-depth exploration of six World Heritage Sites, this unique itinerary features a guest lecture on modern life in Cairo and even includes a personal headset to make it easier to hear the fascinating Egyptologist in crowded museums and temples.
For travelers who love rubbing elbows with the locals, International Expeditions also includes an interactive dinner at Petra Kitchen, where guests learn to prepare local dishes alongside Jordanian women.
Prices for the 15-day journey departing October 17 start at $7,398 per person. This program includes transfers, tips to porters and drivers, bottled water, most meals, and private flights throughout Egypt and to Jordan.
Celebrating 31 years of nature travel, International Expeditions specializes in small-group journeys to Earth's most exhilarating destinations. A pioneer of environmentally responsible travel, IE is committed to preserving natural habitats and improving the welfare of the people and communities it visits. International Expeditions has been named to Travel + Leisure's list of "World's Best" tour operators & safari outfitters for seven consecutive years and to National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine's list of "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth."
SOURCE International Expeditions