Tourism, a cornerstone of the Egyptian economy, has taken a tremendous setback from the current unrest in Egypt over the past several weeks. Thousands of foreigners have fled Egypt, many on emergency flights, leaving thousands of people in the vast tourism industry unemployed. And then there is the draining effect of the loss of foreign currency as the country spirals deeper and deeper into revolution.
The unbelievable poverty that we witnessed over six years ago has finally caused the people to revolt and demand their human rights. The Internet and television has shown the unemployed and poor what many in the world consider their right.
They camped in Tahrir Square waiting for the Government to meet their demands. Today they are leaderless to a great degree and the future is uncertain. Many of the country’s priceless trove of antiquities reside in buildings in or near Tahrir Square. Our prayers are for a peaceful resolution to this situation….
During this tour we visit the Museums of Cairo, the great pyramids of Giza, sail on the Nile, explore the tombs of the Kings and then fly to Jordan to explore their most precious treasures.
Here is a slideshow of some of our favorite photos from the trip that we will be sharing with you over the next several weeks….
Join us starting tomorrow for a day to day adventure……