Egypt Expedition Details

Arrival Details

Cairo International Airport (CAI)

Everyone must obtain tourist Visa upon arrival. The visa is $25 USD in Cash.

We have arranged Transportation to the hotel from the Cairo Airport . Transportation is $35 with the expedition tour company. Upon leaving your terminal on arrival please look for a gentleman holding a sign with your name on it.

Mohamed Hamza is our Egyptian Project Organizer

His company is called Airbus

Contacting Shamayim in Egypt

To contact Shamayim while in Egypt send him a message via iMessage (info@shamayimstudios.com), Instagram, Facebook , or snapchat. You can mobile call via wifi on snapchat and iMessage. His phone mobile service will not be dependable in Egypt so message him via any of those listed means.

Things To know

Cairo / Giza will be hot. very hot. 100 degrees on average. Please pack accordingly.

Please take notice. Please research and respect the cultural laws of Egypt and the Egyptian people. 

Each individual is responsible for their own behavior. 

Egypt has strict policies on journalist. If you are a photographer and it looks like you are documenting the place you may be questioned by authorities. You are not in Egypt for a job! You are in Egypt as a tourist and to take images for your portfolios. Please keep it simple. We HIGHLY recommend that you DO NOT carry around a lot of photography equipment. We do not recommend you bring reflectors, strobes, tripods, drones, large film cameras, large lenses, etc. Shamayim never uses any of that gear while in Egypt and he has no issue with getting the shot he wants.

Models please dress for the location and culture when entering locations that we will be shooting at. Do not wear any wardrobe that will disrespect the culture. Do not change in public.

Beauty Professionals you are not allowed to setup your makeup / hair while in the Pyramid area. That all must be done prior to entering the Pyramids.

The laws in regards to the Pyramids change DAILY. We can not always prepare for those details in advance.

We will keep this page updated with more information in regards to shooting.


Lodging

Pyramids Park Resort Cairo

5.0 out of 5.0

Alexandria Desert Road-km 2.5, Giza 12411

Lodging Accommodations

Room 2

Jeremy Goring , Lawrence Wyman

Room 3

Madge Earle , Syeidah McBride

Room 4

Nickcole Stephens , Eric Ross

Room 5

Fariyal Hosein, Iman Eldeeb 

Room 6

Gary Jordan (private)

Room 7

Monte Graham (private)

 

 

 476 rooms and suites is considered a heaven in a unique landscape of greenery, offering leisure and business travelers a memorable experience amidst a comfortable and relaxing 25 acres of lush gardens and exotic rare plants. location close to the region s most amazing sights. The Resort is only 5 min away from the  Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx ,a walking distance from the new grand museum ( under construction ) and only 30 min away from  the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel. A little farther but also worthwhile are Khan el-Khalili, Egypt s oldest market, the Museum of modern Egyptian art. The smart village  and Dandy mall are only 16 Km  20 minutes driving , ,23 Km from Mall of Arabia 30 min driving , Mall of Egypt ( under construction ) is only 17 Km , 20 min driving  and 4 KM from Pyramids road.


Team


Expedition Arrivals

Aug 4

Eric 1:35am

Jeremy arrives 5:05am

Madge arrives 11am

Gary arrives 1:50pm

Syeidah arrives 1:50pm

Fariyal arrives 1:35pm

Lawrence arrives 2:10pm

Monte arrives 4:50 pm (16:50)

Shamayim arrives 10:55pm

Aug 5

Nikki 2:15am

 

Expedition Schedule

Everything on this schedule is completely optional. You can arrange your own schedule and events.

 

Aug 5

The Great Pyramids and Saqqara Tour on Camel Back $25 per person

We are also working on getting a rooftop in Giza to shoot in front of the Pyramids with on this day.

This evening we will organize a ATV Desert Drive. $50 Per Person for 1.5 hours

Aug 6

Al-Fayoum Oasis Day Trip. Includes private bus ride to the Oasis $20

This tour will take us into the Egyptian desert outside of Cairo to a waterfall oasis. Perfect place for an exotic shoot location.

Aug 7

The Saladin Citadel of Cairo and Khan el-Khalili is a major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike. Both are free admission only cost is $10 for transportation.

 

Dinner Cruise $40 per person (includes cruise up the Nile River, buffet, band, belly dance)


Project Details //

SHAMAYIM Studios has organized the expedition but everyone is attending the expedition as an independent and is responsible for their own actions.

SHAMAYIM Studios is NOT held responsible for the individual safety of any individual and is not liable in the case that you are hurt or harmed during the expedition.

You are subject to ALL governmental laws.

If SHAMAYIM Studios or it’s representatives feel as though anyone has engaged in any illegal activity, reckless endangerment, or hostile activity or behavior during the expedition we have the full jurisdiction to remove that individual from the lodging, group, and expedition as a whole without refund or compensation.

Purpose

The purpose of this project is to elevate your portfolio with dynamic fashion photography shot on location in a dynamic setting. The expedition provides the opportunity for models and fashion professionals to collaborate together to create images that will be beneficial to all collaborators.Expeditions are created to be social projects. This means that you will be interacting with a lot of people that you may have never met. To get the most out of this experience a positive energy is required. Leave your egos at home and bring your creativity, wanderlust, and ambition.  

Expedition Rate

Your Quoted rate includes:

  • Your lodging for duration of the Expedition. 
  • Production Fees*
  • Project Manager Fees**

* Production Fees include the cost associated with organizing the expedition and the individual photo shoots. This may include additional equipment that needs to be rented. Photo Editing. Agent fees. Shipping fees.

** Project Manager Fees include the commission of a designated person who is responsible for all of the project details and organization. A person who's total responsibility is making certain that this project runs effortlessly for the team so that each person can focus on their primary goal, elevating their body of work.

Not included in your Expedition Rate.

Flights are not included in your expedition rate. The Project manager can assist you with purchasing discounted airline flights for an additional fee. Transportation, Food, Tourism Expenses, Location Admissions and Personal Expenses are also not included in this rate. We will try our best to give you an estimated quote of how much you should prepare for additional expenses.

Additional Fees

If you are not attending the tour with the group There is a price to enter the Great Pyramids. Roughly 80 Egyptian Pounds ($5 USD)

DOCUMENTS:
Don’t forget your passport, traveler’s checks, ATM and/or credit cards, adequate ID, and photocopies of all of the aforementioned in case these documents are lost or stolen. Also check that you have any of the following that might apply to you: a driver’s license; travel insurance forms; ISIC .

EMERGENCY SUPPLIES:
Prepare a personal first aid kit. Bring along a small kit containing first aid materials like Band-Aids, ChapStick, some antibiotic ointment, an ace bandage and a roll of white medical tape. If you require anything other than those items, then you should probably seek medical attention. With the physical activities available during the expedition, you don't want a cut or a bruise slowing you down! If you take medications and your prescriptions are in need of a refill, make sure you remember to have it filled before you leave for the expedition. Some pharmacies may give you a difficult time if you're going to be on vacation when your prescription runs out. They may refuse to fill the refill early. For this situation, you may need to talk to the pharmacy's manager and show him your reservation plans or get your doctor to speak to the pharmacy. This could take a few days for them to get this ironed out, so don't wait until the last minute before taking care of this.