Listen as Jim and I explain why our 2025 Essence of Egypt Exploration is such
a great travel program and truly the trip of a lifetime!

Viewing statues in Egypt


This journey is designed with the perfect balance of education, exploration and unique experiences in Egypt by both land and river cruise. Each day will unveil something new to discover, with ample time at day’s end to relax and absorb all you’ve seen and done.

During your time in Egypt, you will learn the extensive history of the pyramids and ancient temples by seeing them, gain knowledge of historical artifacts while visiting the Grand Egyptian Museum, and gain understanding of the real customs of Egyptian life.

  • Visit the Grand Egyptian Museum.
  • Deepen your knowledge of nature’s liquid plant remedies with an essential oil and perfumery workshop.
  • Explore unique Egyptian crafts at a carpet-making school,  as well as jewelry making and fabric weaving.
  • Wander through many of Egypt’s most magnificent architectural wonders, accompanied by our Egyptologist guide.
  • Spend time at a Nubian house and learn about Nubian women’s trade skills in the creation of beautiful necklaces and hand-woven scarves.
  • Enjoy Brunch with an Upper Egypt household wife to learn about authentic Egypt from a local family.
  • Travel by boat, camel, felucca, cruise ship, horse & buggy and more!
  • Shop for unique treasures to bring home and enjoy for years to come!

Comfortable, Luxury Travel for your Wellbeing

Your comfort and safety is always our top concern! From luxury accommodations at the historic Marriott Mena House in Giza overlooking the Great Pyramid and while traveling the Nile River aboard the new Tamr Henna cruise ship,  to the comfortable, air-conditioned mini coach for touring, we always keep your wellbeing as our priority. Not only are most meals included, but we have carefully vetted excellent options in dining experiences for you to explore the flavors of native cuisine during your visit! Temperatures are generally wonderful in April— an ideal time to visit Egypt with averages in the mid-80’s F during the day and evenings into the low-60’s.

Essential Oil Experience & Perfumery

Test your essential oil knowledge and sense of scent during a fascinating essential oil and perfumery workshop.  Learn about the ancient uses of essential oils throughout Egyptian history, and how fragrance and aroma are combined today to create aromatherapy applications and therapeutic tools. Discover more about the art and science of blending oils and the approaches suggested for the most beneficial outcome. Of note are the Oils of Antiquity such as Frankincense, Myrrh, Neroli, Petitgrain, Rose and Lotus that we may experience. A truly unique workshop for new learning awaits!

Feedback from our 2023 Essence of Egypt Exploration travelers:

“Marty researches and carefully curates an adventure that is enjoyable and fulfilling. The lodging accommodations are 5 star with nice amenities. Each day holds a variety of interesting and stimulating activities. There is a great balance of history, shopping and cultural experiences that make up each day. I always felt well informed, taken care of and safe. She is an experienced traveler. I went home very satisfied and would recommend a trip with her anytime, anywhere!” – Ginger S

“A bucket list trip to Egypt with Marty Harger and her travel company where we learn & experience so many interesting facets of the area! A thousand thank you’s to our Egyptologist-Guides for their tours, ability to move us away from crowds, take fabulous photos, & incredible abundance of knowledge! What a love about Marty’s tours is that she ties in essential oils. Egypt is known for its precious oils and it’s agriculture. We visited Hashem Brothers Farm located outside of Cairo and learned about the precious jasmine, Neroli, and bitter orange plants and watched the distillation process. Always fascinating to watch this process, meet the farmers and learn how this type of family business thrives.” – Cindy L

“Immerse yourself in a journey of a lifetime with a comprehensive overview of Egypt’s past and present. Small group adventure with quality lodging. You will feel well taken care of by knowledgeable people all along the way.” – Susan L