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Deal of the Week info. - Extraordinary Egypt, Extraordinary Price
Nov. 28, 2003

Since we've spent much of this week's show talking about the desert, why not take a trip to one of the greatest deserts in the world? Our Dealmeister, Rudy Maxa, has come to LA personally to tell us about an amazing bargain to exotic and warm Egypt -- so you can experience the pyramids at dawn.

One of the oldest travel agencies specializing in travel to Egypt, Misr Travel, has put together a great price for a seven-day, six-night trip to Cairo. You'll get airfare from the East Coast, lodging in one of two luxury hotels -- the Mena House, right next to the pyramids of Giza, or the swanky Ramses Hilton in downtown Cairo -- plus a myriad of escorted tours. The price per person, based on two people traveling, is just $899.

The price includes tours of the pyramids and the adjacent Sphinx, as well as the famed Egyptian Museum and the exotic Khan el Khalili Bazaar. But Rudy's suggestion, especially if you're staying at the Mena House, is to go out around 5 a.m. and watch the sun come up on the pyramids. Watch the stone change color -- and legend has it, you can hear voices coming from the pyramids. You'll be able to enjoy the experience all by yourself.

Departures are on Tuesdays from January 6 through April 30, with some exceptions. Add taxes, a visa fee and taxes to the total. The only meals included are breakfasts. For an extra $400, you can add on a three-night Nile cruise and visit the Valley of the Kings. Or, you can go diving or snorkeling at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheik for an extra $300.

There have been no attacks on tourists in six years, and security is tight, but the State Department still advises Americans the threat to terrorism has not been eliminated.

Web resource:
Visit www.misrtravel.org and click on "Extraordinary Egypt," or call (800) 223-4978.


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