5- 13 October 2019
The best place to learn a language is of course in the country where it is spoken. Therefore Taalhuis will travel to Egypt from 5-13 October 2019 for a special language trip! Dive into the Egyptian language and culture with us and find out why Egypt is called umm iddunya – mother of the world.
A Nilecruise, but a bit different. We’ll take you on an unforgettable trip on a Dahabiya, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat, that will be exclusively booked for our group. While sailing down the Nile we’ll dive into the language 3 hours per day and the rest of the day we will discover all the hidden gems of Upper Egypt. We will stop at various small villages and island, with almost no tourists, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice your Arabic with the locals!
Details of the trip:
We’ll arrive Saturday night in Luxor, the old temple city at the shore of the Nile. We’ll spend the night in a small guesthouse with colourful rooms and a beautiful roof terrace. On Monday morning we’ll board our boat and sail south for 5 days to our final destination, Aswan, a beautiful Nubian city.
|5/10||Arrival in Luxor – stay guesthouse in Luxor|
|6/10||Optional balloon trip – language lessons in guesthouse – excursion to the temples of Luxor – dinner at a local family – stay guesthouse in Luxor|
|7/10||Excursion to the temple of Karnak – language lessons on board – stay on board|
|8/10||Language lessons on board – excursion to the ruins of Elkab – stay on board|
|9/10||Breakfast at a local family – visit Bisaw island & boat trip with local fisherman– language lessons on board – stay on board|
|10/10||Language lessons on board – excursion Kom Ombo & camel market –stay on board|
|11/10||Arrival in Aswan – visit Abu Simbel –stay in guesthouse Aswan|
|12/10||Walking tour Elephant island – stay in guesthouse Aswan|
|13/10||Morning flight to Amsterdam via Cairo|
– 15 hours class (Egyptian-Arabic dialect)*
– Lessons material
– 8 nights based on two persons per room
– Full board**
– Excursions (excl. balloon trip)
Price: €1200, – ***
Because our students fly on different dates we cannot make a group booking. We fly on Friday 4 October and back on 13 October. Would you like to fly with us? Let us know!
Would you like to know more? Read our student Jan’s “travelblog” about our previous trip to Egypt.
The deadline for registration is 1 August, 2019. But don’t wait too long, because we have limited spots on the boat (13).
Any questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
* Based on registrations we’ll make different levels.
** On the weekend days only breakfast is included
*** The flight to Egypt is not included.
Have a look at our video from last years trip to Cairo!