The 1922 discovery of King Tut's tomb sparked worldwide fascination with the lost treasures of ancient Egypt. Grab some of the gilded past for yourself—and feel like a pharaoh while you're at it—with this week's un-khamun Escape: a ten-day tour of the Nile valley courtesy of Encounters Travel. Travel from October 19 to 28 or November 30 to December 9 ($2,390 per person). Or, visit from November 2 to 11, November 9 to 18, November 16 to 25, November 23 to December 2, or December 7 to 16 ($2,485 per person). * The package includes round-trip flights from JFK to Cairo International Airport via Egypt Air, 24-hour airport transfers, and all other ground transportation. Also provided are eight breakfasts, three lunches, and five dinners. Local guides—all of whom are fully trained Egyptologists—and an included tipping kitty ensure you'll be in expert hands throughout your trip. When you arrive, you'll get a kingly escort to the palatial Oasis Hotel, a four-star property minutes from the iconic Pyramids of Giza. Your personal Egyptologist will brief you before a sunset camel ride around the pyramids, the lone survivors of the original Seven Wonders of the World. You'll struggle to mask your glee on a visit to the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo, home to the treasured Tutankhamun exhibit. Next, it's back to Giza for a visit to the Sphinx and an insider tour of the Pyramids before catching your overnight train to Aswan. Spend the next three days cruising along the mighty Nile aboard the Nile Spirit dahabiya, overnighting on the luxurious riverboat. You'll tour the southern city of Aswan, including the romantic island temple complex of Philae. Explore the colorful souks and markets in town; or relax away the afternoon watching the sun dip below the watery horizon. Next, rise early for a visit to the temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel. These two rock temples carved out of the mountainside were completely dismantled and moved when Lake Nasser flooded, an amazing feat of engineering. Later, sail on to Balooly Island to dock for the night. You'll worship your day-six visit to Edfu, where horse-drawn carriages will take you to the legendary temple dedicated to Horus. A tour of the Nile's East Bank in Luxor is in store for the following day. First, visit the temple complex at Karnak and its immense hall containing 134 columns of intricate stonework. You'll move on to the 4,000-year-old Luxor Temple, built at the pinnacle of Thebes' former might, before you're let loose to wrap yourself in the vibrant city's nightlife. Your evening in Luxor will be spent in the five-star Steigenberger Nile Palace. At sunrise, ascend to new heights with a hot air balloon flight over the West Bank. Once your airborne reign is over, you'll tour the famed Valley of the Kings burial site and the Colossi of Memnon before boarding an overnight train back to Cairo. Enjoy a free day nine in Egypt's bustling capitol city with optional tours available for purchase, return to the Oasis Hotel for the night, then fly home the following morning. Forget the excavation crew; this week's Escape is all you need to discover the secrets of the Nile. Act now before it's entombed for another 3,000 years. For additional information, view the Encounters Travel full itinerary. *Priced per person, based on double occupancy. For single-occupancy travel, pay an additional $295 upon booking.