RUNOKO RASHIDI HOSTS PHARAOHS, CAESARS AND KENTAKES: ITALY, EGYPT & SUDAN JULY 17-31 2016

RUNOKO RASHIDI HOSTS PHARAOHS,CAESARSANDKENTAKES: ITALY, EGYPT & SUDAN 
JULY 17-31 2016

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Day 1Sunday, 17 July:  Fly from JFK/NEWARK/DULLESLAX TO ROME 

Day 2:Monday, 18 July:  Arrival in Rome, meet and greet, transfer to hotel.  Brief orientation and overview of the tour, lunch and afternoon drive by city tour of the major sites of Rome–Coliseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Fountains, etc. 

Day 3,Tuesday 19 July:  Morning visit to Vatican City for museum collections.  Afternoon lunch.  Late afternoon complete the city tour of Rome or optional continuation of Vatican, including Michelangelo’s Last Supper. 

Day 4,Wednesday 20 July:Drive to Florence.  On the driveRunokoRashidi provides an overview of Italy’s African Heritage.  In Florence, do a standard city tour with a choice of a tour of theArchaeological Museum or shopping or the Uffizi Gallery, or just time on your own.  Return to Rome.  Overnight in Rome. 

Day 5Thursday 21 July:  Early morning flight Rome to Cairo, Egypt.  Check in at our Giza hotel and tour the pyramids on the Giza Plateau and the Pyramid Ship Museum.  Lunch in Giza, visit the Great Sphinx, camel riding and shopping for jewelry, papyrus and perfumes.  Rest of day at leisure.(L)  

Day 6,Friday, 22 July:  Lecture byRunokoRashidion the history of Egypt.  Visit Saqqara: the Step Pyramid and venture inside Teti’s pyramid, see the tombs of PtahHotepand one other tomb.  Lunch in Saqqara.  Return to Cairo and tour the Egyptian Museum led by Dr.Rashidi.  Shopping for carpets and Egyptian cottons.(L) 

Day 7,Saturday, 23 July:   Early morning flight to Luxor, Egypt.  Arrive at our hotel.  Visit the West Bank of the Nile–Hatshepsut’stemple, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens,MedinetHabu, late lunch, shopping.  Rest of day at leisure to enjoy Egypt. 

Day 8,Sunday, 24 July:  Board our 5 star cruise ship.  That day visitKarnakand Luxor temples and that evening the Luxor Museum led by Dr.Rashidi.  Lunch in Luxor.  Overnight on ship.  

Day 9,Monday 25 July:  The ship sails.  Cruise up the Nile.  Late afternoon stop at the temple ofKomOmbo.  Lunch, dinner and overnight on the ship.    

Day 10,Tuesday 26 July: Continue our sail up the Nile.  Visit toEdfuTemple.  That night agallabiaparty on the ship.   Late night arrival in Aswan.  Overnight on ship.  

Day 11,Wednesday 27 July:  Move to our Aswan hotel, a city tour of Aswan, visit to the temples on Philae Island, enjoy afaluccaride and lunch at a restaurant on the Nile, visit a Nubian Village.  Evening visit to the Nubian Museum led by Dr.Rashidi.  

Day 12,Thursday 28 July:  Early AM drive to the temples of Ramses II andNefertariat Abu Simbel.  Box lunch on the bus.  Afternoon in Aswan shopping and leisure.    

Day 13,Friday 29 July: Full morning of leisure.  Check out of our hotel.  Lunch, walk through thesouqand more shopping.  Evening train Aswan to Cairo.  

Day 14,Saturday 30 July:  Early morning arrival in Cairo.  Check into our hotel.  City tour of Old Cairo.  Lunch, leisure, farewell dinner.  

Day 15, Sunday, 31 July: Early morning departure for Rome for connecting flights back to the US.   End of main tour.  

$3250.00 PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM $600.00 ADDITIONAL FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY  

$300.00 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED BY March 30 TO HOLD YOUR SEAT…  

REQUIRED PAYMENTS OF $590 MONTHLY DUE FROM JANUARY UNTIL FINAL PAYMENTS DUE BY MAY 31ST, 2016  

BREAKFAST AND EITHER LUNCH OR DINNER INCLUDED DAILY.  EXCELLENT HOTELS     

 
Contact: Access Africa, 244 5th Avenue, # B268, New York,and NY 10001Tel:646-308-1232, email:info@accessafrica.com,www.accessafrica.com 

All major credit cards accepted plus 3% s/c. Payments by check made payable to Access Africa Corp   

Visa fee for Egypt $15 or upon arrival at Cairo airport $25+2 passport pix each, passport valid for 6months 

 

5-DAY EXTENTION TO SUDAN: July 31-AUGUST 05   $1450PP Twin Room full board 

Day1, Sunday, July 31, 0830: Depart Cairo for Khartoum, arriving at 1100a transfer to hotel ‎  

Day 2, Monday. August 01 Khartoum &Omdurman‎ 

City tourof Khartoum and Omdurman including a visit to thenationalmuseum, Ethnographicmuseum,Khalifa’sHouse (museum), MehdiTompand theold‎Suq(market) of Omdurman, and visit to the confluence of the twoNiles(Blue Nile& White Nile) at evening return to the hotel‎  

Day 3, Tuesday, August 02: NaqaMussawarat– Meroe ‎  

Drive to the ancientculticcenterofNagaawith themeromictictemple ofAmun, ‎the Roman chapel and the lion temple, about 160 km and Proceed toMusawaratas-Sufra20 km, an extensive temple area with rare elephant depictions. ‎Afterwards continue to the small town ofShendi, 80 km, and onwards 30 km to ‎Meroe. Visit the largest pyramid cemetery of the Nile valley – dozens of black ‎pyramids rise from the desert sands. Tent overnight in front of the pyramids of ‎Meroe. Overnight in tents‎  

Day 4. Wednesday, August 03: Meroe –DamerBayoudaDesert-DeirGhazaliKarima   

In the morning opportunity to take a stroll and photograph the pyramids. Then ‎drive to ElDamer100 km, crossing the Nile to UmmTuyuron the west bank. ‎Afterwards the route leads through theBayoudadesertfor 400 km, Visit to the ‎ancient monastery ofDeirGhazali, then drive to Nuri, 25 km. Visit the cemetery ‎containing the pyramids of the 26th dynasty, among them that of Pharaoh ‎Taharqa.Crossingthe Nile to visit the necropolis of el-Kurru, 18 km. The ‎subterranean tomb of KingTanwetamaniis decorated in the classicalpharaonic‎style. Drive to JebelBarkal, 18km Ascent to JebelBarkaland afterwards visit to ‎the great temple ofAmunof Napata dating back to the 12th century B.C. The ‎temple was the most important religiouscenterof Kush, overnight inKarimaat a Nubian house  

Day 5, Thursday, August 04:  Drive back to Khartoum for overnight  

Day 6, Friday, August 05:  Evening departure.‎  

You will need a visa for Sudan, fee $154.00, 1 passport pix, Yellow Fever inoculation recommended 

 TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 

An initial non refundable deposit of $300 to confirm space due by December 1, 2015 

Thereafter monthly payments of $590 from January 2016.  Final due no later than May31st, 2016 

 Cancellations: 

Full refund less $300 deposit 90 days before departure 

50% refund 60 days before departure 

Cancellations made 30-0 days prior to departure 100% penalty. Airline tickets are non refundable  unless in extraneous circumstance 

Upon receipt of final payment, documents (including individual tickets, itineraries, contacts, luggage tags and a master voucher) will be sent by express mail. 

Refunds/Complaints: 

Requests must be made in writing along with inclusion of any unused documents to Access Africa Customer Service Department, 244 5th Ave, # B268, New York, NY 10001 within 30 days of the date of travel.  Please allow 3-5 weeks for investigation, and notification of intended action. 

RESPONSIBILITY: 

ACCESS AFRICA Corp, the tour operator agrees to arrange the tour described in the detailed itinerary. No deviation is effective unless they are received in writing.  Except as there in stated; no person is authorized to cancel, modify or vary the tour arrangements, or make any representation of warranty concerning the tour.  Except for willful negligence of its direct employee; AAC assumes no liability or responsibility of injuries, damages occasioned by circumstances beyond the control of AAC or by person by reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to default, omission of, and by any third party providing services or facilities related, or included in any part of this tour or any part thereof arranging the same, or the acts of omission by the tour host.   

INSURANCE: 

Access Africa Corp strongly recommends that all passengers purchase travel insurance that will, in the least, cover the basic cost of the tour. Travel insurance can be arranged through AA or you can use an insurer of your choice.

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9 Comments

  1. Looking good Ambassador Runoko. Very nice updates on site. Looking forward to June, August and October 2016 Garvey Lives in your works, words and deeds! Much Respect.

  2. Egypt Tour with Runoko Rashidi and add on tour to the Sudan. I have left message and emails and have not gotten anything back? Is the trip still on???

    • Hi Valerie. Did you ever get a reply?? I’ve had the same issue with non-returned communications. I finally reached out to Dr. Runoko and he assured that the trip was still on. Communications with travel persons need to be improved.

  3. Can not make contact with access africa via phone! Sent my deposit in December it has not bern cashed as of yet. Is the trip still on?
    Guess ill givr it another week !

  4. I am Sudanese and i live in Khartoum. I would like to know if I can join you for Sudan tour.

  5. Hi will you be offering this trip for 2018 if so we would love to be a part of.

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