Project Egypt / North Africa
Total Solar Eclipse - August 2027
This is the total solar eclipse of the century! By far the longest duration of up to 6 min 22 sec, crossing many of the worlds most interesting places and with perfect weather along almost the complete path.
We are really spoilt for choice of destination in 2027, but we are going for the following places, with a full range of world class tours to include the destination highlights in each region.
Morocco – based in the resort of M’diq on the north coast with tours of the Royal Cities and into the Moroccan desert.
Tunisia – a rich Arabic culture and an exciting visual treat where the Sahara Desert meets the Mediterranean Sea, plus some great Star Wars film sets for younger visitors.
Siwa Oasis, Egypt – rare beauty with water and palm trees deep in Egypt’s Western Desert, with place names like Tobruk, Libya and El Alamein carrying a resonance of the World War Two desert war. The tour will include Cairo the Egyptian capital with the renowned Pyramids and Sphinx, the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria and the amazing sites around El Bahariya, a natural, cultural and archaeological rich oasis in the Western Desert.
Luxor, Egypt – The tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings is an essential element in any tour of Egypt, but in the ancient city of Luxor you have history at every turn, with the magnificent Nile tying it all together. Perhaps extend to Cairo, with the Pyramids and Sphinx as part of your tour or join a cruise on the Nile up to Aswan.
For our Luxor programme, we have exclusive use of the resort on Kings Island, a private island on the Nile which provides both luxury hotel accommodation and a perfect observation location for the eclipse - https://jolievilleluxor.com/ The duration here will be over 6 mins 18 secs.
The Red Sea, Egypt – Close to various luxury resorts directly on Egypt’s Southern Red Sea you can enjoy the most comfortable eclipse trip ever! An unspoilt 300km coral reef in this remote region gives unrivalled scuba diving and snorkelling and kite surfing options. Extend to Cairo to see the Pyramids and Sphinx or perhaps travel across to Luxor and visit the Valley of the Kings amongst an array of other antiquities.
Observing a total solar eclipse is of course the rare event that is central to this project, but there is much more to see. This is not an everyday adventure...