Egypt: Ancient Ruins & Hidden Gems

From Cairo's ancient relics to Sharm El-Sheikh's stunning beaches, Egypt has so much to explore!

Pharaoh's Fiesta

May 14 - 21 2023

Pharaoh's Fiesta

Pharaohs, Temples and beaches: An Egyptian Odyssey

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From exploring historical Cairo, to cruising the Nile, to unwinding at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt has it all.

Egypt

Hit the Shops

Wander through one of Cairo's many markets & bazaars. Like a maze, the markets are filled with hundreds of vendors. Treat yourself to local crafts & Egyptian cotton, or try some of the local produce.

Take a Dip

Egypt may be mostly desert, but Sharm El-Sheikh boasts some of the most beautiful beaches. Famous for its diving, this beautiful coastline is lined with palm trees and is the perfect place to unwind.

Explore the Ancient World

4,500 years ago the famous Gazi Pyramids were constructed for the Pharaohs expected to become Gods in the afterlife. Explore one of the only surviving relics of the ancient world just outside of Cairo.

Miles to Explore

About 95% of Egypt's total area is desert. The unique landscape is the best location for SYB to adventure!

City Slicking

Cairo is one of the largest cities in Africa, and its rich culture is something we can't wait to experience. Visiting the New Egyptian Museum, we'll learn about the vast history of Egypt (many of the practices & traditions developed in Egypt were implemented into Western culture!) and maybe even pick up a few hieroglyphics to impress our friends back home.

While in the city, we'll hop on a dinner cruise on the Nile River, the world's longest river! We'll chow down on local cuisine and dance the night away as we take in the city views from the water. We'll also have dinner at Cairo Tower, where we'll see the city from the sky! Just watch out for the mummies, they're known to be a little stiff on the dance floor.

Before we let loose SYB style with the drinks, we'll also get to stop by local markets and bazaars to get some souvenirs to bring home. Don't be fooled; these markets have hundreds of alleys and streets, so we'll stick together to ensure no one gets lost in the maze and ends up in a tomb.

Talk to the Sand

No fear, we won't just learn about Egypt's ancient history like a bunch of boring old mummies but will see it firsthand as we head to the Giza Valley. Home to some of the world's most impressive monuments!

You'll discover the history and ancient relics of the Giza Valley on our private journey. But why just look when we can experience? We'll hop on some camels and ride into the sunset as we live out our desert fantasies. Just don't get too close to the camels, they're known to spit when they're feeling sassy.


We’ve Got What You Need

With access to the Red Sea, Sharm El-Sheikh is the perfect place following our busy days exploring the city & dessert to unwind. We will snorkel, explore the coral reefs, do sunset yoga, and do beach boot camps. Welcome to the ultimate group travel to Egypt! 

HIGHLIGHTS
Bootcamps

Bootcamps

Snorkling

Pyramids

Champagne Showers

Camel Rides

Vitamin Sea

Hang Out

Nile Cruise

Bootcamps

SYB DJs

Cairo

Beach Games

Themed Parties

cool stuff people said

TESTIMONIALS

@yogawithheather_

What a trip… my smile says it all 💛


Not only did I get to go away to do what I love, but I got to be a part of this incredible adventure, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, danced the night away I met some of the most amazing people all with different journeys and perspectives and came away with some friends for life!


This week has truly opened my eyes changed my outlook on life, I will carry this energy, love and joy wherever I go!


My face hurts from smiling so much, my belly hurts from laughing (well it could be that or the 1000 abs challenge) and my heart is so full with memories I will treasure for a lifetime!


If you want to solo travel, you’re into fitness & adventure and love to dance the night away with people from all over the world… I cannot speak any more highly of @surfyogabeer for this incredible community they have created🙌🏼❤️

@jaimelathrop

The story of SYB is very simple; Surf is adventure, risk, adrenaline. Yoga is spirituality, a deeper perspective on the short amount of time we have on earth. And beer is our chance to enjoy and not take it too seriously. They don’t always surf or do yoga or even drink beer on every adventure but they do take equal parts of what these things stand for and make one hell of an experience!
Best Trip Ever! @surfyogabeer
Cant wait to plan my next one. Miss this crew.

@kel1og

A moment I can't put into words. The vibes, the time, the place, a sunset shared amongst  some beautiful humans I'd only met that week, never to be forgotten.

@dana.mannarino

Too soon to hit you with an “I miss Croatia😭😭” post? Whatever, not good at following the rules😈😜 Go on a @surfyogabeer trip and you’ll understand. Promise.

@daniraub

Such much 💚 for stunning Croatia, all the gorgeous souls I met and the memories with @surfyogabeer

@amandalynneats

“Security Is Mostly A Superstition. Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing.” – Helen Kell

Loved day 2 of this #fitnessadventure in #Croatia with #surfyogabeer. Started the day with a 90 min bootcamp, 2 mile paddle to another island, 3 mile bike ride, lunch, then bike/paddle back to a night out with an incredible meal, karaoke and a few too many vodka pineapples...

@jennjenncesar

"I keep complaining that summer flew by too quick, and yeah, it did, but let's face it, #hotgirlsummer is a whole mood and mindset. #throwback to an epic boat day in Croatia with my SYB fam!

@mkd2890

My heart is full, my belly hurts from laughing and I now have 30 beautiful new friends. Grateful for the feeling of Knowing I'm exactly where I need to be. -- Cheers to the SYB team for your energy, love, leadership, amazing pictures and keeping our glasses full (figuratively & literally). Can't wait for the next one! 

The Location

As we begin this trip, we will meet in Cairo and fly into Cairo International Airport (CAI). 

Cairo is Egypt's capital city and is the second largest city in Africa. Set on the Nile River, the largest river in the world, the city is beyond rich in history and culture. With markets, bazaars, and a trove of antiquities and artifacts, Cairo has a ton to explore. Nearby, Giza is the sight of the infamous pyramids and the Sphinx. 

Aside from Cairo, we will also be heading to Sharm El-Sheikh, a resort town between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea. It is known for its sheltered, sandy beaches, clear water and coral reefs. 

After exploring the beautiful Cairo area and unwinding at Sharm El-Sheik, we will all depart. 

Our Accommodations

We will stay at Sonesta Tower Resort in Cairo before heading to the Royal Moderna in Sharm El-Sheikh. These beautiful accommodations are in prime locations to get out and explore the surrounding areas!

Money in Egypt

The Egyptian Pound is the currency of Egypt. It is best practice to use Pounds in Egypt, but travellers will find the best rates once they arrive. 

USD, British Pounds and Euros are the most accessible currencies to convert once you arrive. Cairo International Airport has many 24-hour banks to complete these transactions. 

Most credit and debit cards are accepted at most restaurants, businesses and retailers. 

ATMs are widely available throughout Cairo and most tourist areas of Egypt, but we urge you to prepare and withdraw cash at the airport for ease & best conversion rates!

We suggest bringing E£300 to E£400 to use at bars, a few of our dinners, or for any shopping, but otherwise, we've got you covered! 

Fuelling Our Bodies

Part of the SYB lifestyle is enjoying fresh and local cuisines. Egyptian cuisine relies heavily on vegetables and legumes but also incorporates beef, lamb and chicken into the culture, primarily in grilling. 

Koshary is Egypt's national dish and is an Egyptian staple, mixing pasta, rice and brown lentils, topped with a zesty tomato sauce and garlic vinegar and garnished with chickpeas and crispy fried onions.

We get to have a few dinners at local restaurants, so get excited to explore local areas & indulge in the cuisines and culture!

Let's Talk Water

Drinking tap water in Egypt is not recommended due to the high chlorine levels. The water is considered safe in Cairo but bottled, and filtered water is readily available and recommended. 

Safety in Egypt

Egypt is safe for travellers, but with any travel, risk is always associated. There are risks of petty crime and pickpockets - we suggest not carrying all your valuables with you. 

Our accommodations will have safes for us to leave our valuables in, and we suggest leaving all important items in the safe while we are out exploring - but maybe keep your Yeezys and nice jewelry at home!

As we begin this trip, we will meet in Cairo and fly into Cairo International Airport (CAI). 

Cairo is Egypt's capital city and is the second largest city in Africa. Set on the Nile River, the largest river in the world, the city is beyond rich in history and culture. With markets, bazaars, and a trove of antiquities and artifacts, Cairo has a ton to explore. Nearby, Giza is the sight of the infamous pyramids and the Sphinx. 

Aside from Cairo, we will also be heading to Sharm El-Sheikh, a resort town between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea. It is known for its sheltered, sandy beaches, clear water and coral reefs. 

After exploring the beautiful Cairo area and unwinding at Sharm El-Sheik, we will all depart. 

We will stay at Sonesta Tower Resort in Cairo before heading to the Royal Moderna in Sharm El-Sheikh. These beautiful accommodations are in prime locations to get out and explore the surrounding areas!

The Egyptian Pound is the currency of Egypt. It is best practice to use Pounds in Egypt, but travellers will find the best rates once they arrive. 

USD, British Pounds and Euros are the most accessible currencies to convert once you arrive. Cairo International Airport has many 24-hour banks to complete these transactions. 

Most credit and debit cards are accepted at most restaurants, businesses and retailers. 

ATMs are widely available throughout Cairo and most tourist areas of Egypt, but we urge you to prepare and withdraw cash at the airport for ease & best conversion rates!

We suggest bringing E£300 to E£400 to use at bars, a few of our dinners, or for any shopping, but otherwise, we've got you covered! 

Part of the SYB lifestyle is enjoying fresh and local cuisines. Egyptian cuisine relies heavily on vegetables and legumes but also incorporates beef, lamb and chicken into the culture, primarily in grilling. 

Koshary is Egypt's national dish and is an Egyptian staple, mixing pasta, rice and brown lentils, topped with a zesty tomato sauce and garlic vinegar and garnished with chickpeas and crispy fried onions.

We get to have a few dinners at local restaurants, so get excited to explore local areas & indulge in the cuisines and culture!

Drinking tap water in Egypt is not recommended due to the high chlorine levels. The water is considered safe in Cairo but bottled, and filtered water is readily available and recommended. 

Egypt is safe for travellers, but with any travel, risk is always associated. There are risks of petty crime and pickpockets - we suggest not carrying all your valuables with you. 

Our accommodations will have safes for us to leave our valuables in, and we suggest leaving all important items in the safe while we are out exploring - but maybe keep your Yeezys and nice jewelry at home!

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