MS TRIPS: G7 – Sea, Sun and Sand: Matrouh & Siwa

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Location: Marsa Matrouh & Siwa Oasis
Organizer: Hayah
Teachers Attending:  Mr. Mohamed Barakat, Mr. Medhat Ahmed, Ms. Hoda Sharabash, Ms. Heidi Witty
Duration: 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Accommodation:  Marsa Matrouh – Bell View Hotel

Siwa – Dream Lodge

1 camping night

Departure Date/Time/Location:  Sunday 12/3/2017 @ 5:30 am

Parent Drop-off @ Gate 5

Arrival Date/Time/Location:  Thursday 16/3/2017 @ 8:00pm

Parent Pick-up @ Gate 1

Approximate Cost:

(The cost is based on current transportation and hotel prices. All prices are subject to increase at time of booking. Parents will be informed of any increase)

L.E 3,700
Trip Brief: The program offered demonstrates the complexity found in Siwa. By understanding a culture with its own traditions, and language. Learning about the learning about the relationship between land and architecture and how eco-friendly Siwa was. Finally, getting an understanding of how tourism can impact this Oasis.
Cost Includes: Transportation, Accommodation , All Meals, All activities

Day 1:Leave to Marsa Matrouh – Swimming at Ageebah Beach – A walk & shopping in Matrouh in local market

Day 2: Leave to Siwa – A presentation of Siwa’s Natural History – Bike Tour to Mountain of the Dead- The temple of oracle- Temple of Amon -Cleopatra Spring – Old Shaly – watching the sunset – BBQ Dinner

Day 3: A Visit to Siwian House – Siwa Park Visitor Center – Dates Factory – Sahara 4WD Safari – Sand boarding –Bir Wahed Lake & spring – Interviewing Elders – Recognizing Amazegh Language (Siwian News) – BBQ Dinner – Overnight camping in the desert -Togo show

Day 4: A Visit to Dakrur Mountain – Water Factory – Salt mines – Visit Fatnas Spring – Shopping in local market (dates, olives, crafts, souvenirs,…etc.) – BBQ Dinner – Bedouin Party (Siwian Songs)

Day 5: Leave to Cairo

Supplies Needed:(Cameras and all electronic and personal property is the responsibility of the student. The school will not be held responsible for theft or vandalism of student’s personal property) All below items must be clearly labeled with names.One piece of luggage, one backpack , one sleeping bag, one flash light, head torch
Clothes: Change of clothing (sport clothing, 5 tshirts) , water proof jacket, (windbreaker)/sweater, fleece hoodie, hat, sports shoes, socks, crocs, water shoes, flip-flops, scarf, swim wear (Boys: knee length swimming trunks, Girls: knee length shorts elbow length sleeves swim wear).
Toiletries: toothbrush, tooth paste, soap/shampoo, comb/brush, cocoa butter, sunscreen, towel, toilet seat covers, wet wipes, insect repellent
Medical Concerns: If the student will need to take medicine, clearly label the bottle with student name, dosage, and time given. Medicine must be handed in to the teacher before departure from the school.
Items Not Allowed: Video games, PSP, game related technology.* At   teacher discretionHard candy including lollipops and jaw breakers – Redbull – Gum – Power horse*If any of these items are found, they will be confiscated at the beginning of the program and handed back at the end.
Pocket Money For souvenir shopping
Parent Organizer Meeting:

Price includes:

– Transportation (rentals of buses and 4WD vehicles)

– Full board accommodation

– Entrance fees or charges for all activities

Price excludes: souvenir shopping and emergency money