The Pyramids of Giza: A Unique Fairmont Experience

We’re all living in de-Nile, but we’re not always lapping champagne at her shores. So, in an effort to walk like an Egyptian, we sniffed out this awesome adventure. We’re so down with Ahkenaten, you have no idea.

Pyramids of GizaCheck this one out: The new Global Explorer Series from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and the National Geographic Society has only one exciting event left for 2009, which they say is ‘guaranteed to be unforgettable.’ Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary-General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities (the same man selected by Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to accompany President Obama to the Pyramids earlier this year) will also be on hand to host guests of Fairmont and the National Geographic Society.  As part of Fairmont’s commitment to responsible tourism and the environment, this series offers a fantastic way to interact with a destination and culture in an authentic and unique way.

The Wonder With One Of The Seven Wonders package promises ‘a deeper understanding of Egypt,’ one of history’s most captivating cultures, and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to engage with a celebrated National Geographic expert while learning about the legendary archeological sites he has studied for decades.

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Running November 27-30, 2009, it features one night at Fairmont Towers, Heliopolis and two nights at Fairmont Nile City with breakfast and dinner; a full day tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara; a guided tour of the Cairo Museum, Nile Felucca ride and a dinner lecture with Dr. Zahi Hawass, who has spend 20-plus years working to shed light on the mystery that surrounds the Great Pyramids.  Discoveries made or supervised by Hawass include the “Valley of the Golden Mummies,” and two intact 5,000-year-old tombs near Cairo. During his lecture, Hawass will reveal secrets of the Great Pyramids by sharing some of his recent discoveries at Giza, including intriguing new details about King Tut revealed by groundbreaking CT scans.

Rates for the 3-night package start from $960/pp

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet through its magazines, television programs, films, books, DVDs, exhibitions, school publishing programs, media and merchandise.

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