An Exclusive View into Egypt with Archaeological Paths

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Sphere Editors

12th June 2024

Embark on an exclusive journey through Egypt with Archaeological Paths. Uncovering layers of ancient history with world-renowned archaeologists, but without the crowds. From after-hours visits to King Tut's Tomb to private tours of active excavation sites, there is no view into Egypt as extraordinary as this.

As tourism bounces back once again, something people look for is to not feel like a tourist. We want to integrate ourselves into the landscapes and feel like a part of it all. It’s simple to mimic this effect to some extent by choosing an apartment over a hotel, or ‘trying’ to head to the more unheard-of spots. But when heading to another country, especially one as cultured as Egypt, it’s a must to tackle the global wonders. The Eiffel Tower is always surrounded by camera-wielding tourists; Machu Picchu is always swarmed and the very same goes for the ancient marvels of Egypt. Whilst the busyness of a popular attraction can add liveliness to an atmosphere, sometimes it can bring an adverse effect to your own memories and experience. Enjoying the world's most-famed spectacles doesn't have to be a hassle. This is exactly what Archaeological Paths strives to change. By bringing you an incredibly exclusive view into the wonders of Egypt that is typically very difficult (or almost impossible) to obtain.

Exclusive Egypt Archaeological Paths - tomb wall murals
Uncover ancient tomb murals after-hours, with insight from knowledgable industry names

What if we told you that you could visit King Tut’s Tomb, look up at the structured stone face of The Sphinx, or wander through the shadows of the Pyramids of Giza – all without the crowds? Well, it’s possible! After over twenty years in the business, Archaeological Paths have refined their service for delivering exceptionably memorable tailor-made tours. Perfectly balancing a feeling of exclusivity and luxury with highly informative historical insight.

Exclusive Egypt Archaeological Paths - The Sphinx
A private tour between the paws of The Sphinx

Is this invasive to the landmarks? Not at all. If anything, it’s the opposite. With Archaeological Paths you are financially supporting sustainable tourism practices, site restoration and ongoing excavation projects. So not only are you exploring the depths of history, but you are also helping to maintain it. On top of this, the culture-rich tours are led by some very knowledgeable industry brains. Including Dr. Zahi Hawass. Named as one of the most renowned archaeologists of the last decade, there really is nobody better suited to leading you through the uncovered layers of Egypt’s ancient history. With additional expert guidance from Dr. Mostafa Waziri, one of Egypt’s Heads of Antiquities, and Dr. Khaled El Anany, Egypt’s First Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. You are given the chance to ditch the pocket-sized handbooks and monotonous headsets to take on real-life lessons from the gurus themselves.

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Renowned archaeologist, Dr Zahi Hawass, in front of the Pyramids of Giza

Something at the forefront of Archaeological Paths’ ethos is to have their guests experience the past rather than just observe it. Even by having them slip into the shoes of an archaeologist for a day or two. This is done by allowing you to (safely) tour active excavation sites that are off-limits to the public. All whilst being simultaneously educated on current archaeological efforts and processes by esteemed professionals. Think of it as a behind-the-scenes look. Like peeking into film sets and meeting the actors of a blockbuster that is yet to be released. Gaining insight into the unseen process of a final product before its premiere to the public eye. It’s remarkable. To think that in a few years you could gaze upon fragments of the Lost Golden City in a museum only to realise that, in fact, you had previously seen the same pieces during their discovery.

Exclusive Egypt Archaeological Paths - Marriott Mena House
Marriott Mena House hotel, neighbouring the Pyramids of Giza

Archaeological Paths don’t just offer you an extraordinary tour. Your entire trip is curated by them, and culture seeps its way into every element. From historic spaces to spend the night, including Marriott Mena House - the incredible hotel that overlooks the stony peaks of the pyramids. To world-class fine dining, and sailing the currents of the Nile in style on a lavish river cruise. It's clear that as well as walking in the footsteps of Pharaohs, you also live the luxury of one, and some significant names have taken notice. Archaeological Paths have been awarded the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award for five years in a row. Beyond this huge achievement, their excellence has been celebrated further by publications of high-end motor brands from Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club to Bentley Motors. In addition to being featured in major royal publications celebrating Queen Elizabeth and King Charles.

Exclusive Egypt Archaeological Paths - Nile Cruise
The luxury Nile cruise sailing at sunset

Some take home a magnet, others a bottle of local spirit from duty free. With Archaeological Paths, you return bursting at the seams with new-found knowledge and incomparable experiences. In addition to a camera roll filled with up-close shots you never thought you’d get close enough to take. Maybe now is the time you take the plunge to do your holiday differently. Step foot in the Grand Egyptian Museum, otherwise known as the largest archaeology museum in the world, and travel through 7,000 years in history as a VIP. Privately peruse the Temples of Luxor and King Tut's tomb. Or get that perfect people-free pic outside the Pyramids of Giza. “No one can tour Egypt like this – except for you, when you come and join us. You’ll be treated like royalty!” says Dr Hawass.

Exclusive Egypt Archaeological Paths - Temples of Luxor
A private out-of-hours visit to The Temple of Luxor

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