Big Five Tours & Expeditions Unveils New Egypt Experiences

Big Five Tours & Expeditions is introducing new itineraries in 2022 that include activities such as quad biking the sands in Giza, exploring private tombs not open to the public, or hiking the Fayoum Oasis outside of Cairo. The “Presidents Pick Adventure Egypt” tour is a good example of this new approach to the Egyptian experience, allowing the company to provide opportunities beyond the popular sites such as the pyramids and temples.

Big Five Tours & Expeditions offers a walking tour of Cairo at night with Farah Abouseif, a former United Nations Women’s rights representative. Working exclusively for Big Five, she is still involved in the historic changes being made in Egyptian culture regarding women’s rights. The highlight for many travelers is being able to have informal conversations during these evening excursions, where no topic is out of line. At the same time, the stops made are all designed to support local businesses, many of which are owned by women.

Expanding on its sustainability promise, Big Five has become one of the first companies to ban single-use plastic in Egypt. This is a step in the right direction as Egypt’s Minister of Environment has also launched Egypt’s own national strategy to reduce single-use plastics.

“2021 marked the banner year of Egypt after an extended period of transition that started at the beginning of the last decade,” said Ashish Sanghrajka, president of Big Five, in a press release. “The demand to see the antiquities in Egypt has never wavered, it has evolved, as has today’s traveler. The desire for travelers to get off the typical tourist path for authentic experiences with a strong sustainable component is at an all-time high among our travelers, and especially among our travel advisors.”

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