THE GRAND EGYPT TOUR
FEATURING: GIZA, SAQQARA, DAHSHUR, ABYDOS, LUXOR, KARNAK, & MORE
HOSTED BY CLIFF DUNNING
AND YOUR GUIDE, EGYPTOLOGIST MOHAMED IBRAHIM
OCTOBER 3 – 13, 2019
Day 1 Cairo (Thursday, October 3rd)
Upon arrival at Cairo airport, you will find our representative waiting for you to assist you with the formalities, help you to get your entry visa, drive to your hotel, and help you check-in to your room. At 6:30 pm we will have a meeting for introductions, followed by a Welcome Dinner together. Overnight at Le Meridien Pyramids (D)
Day 2 Cairo (Friday, October 4th)
After breakfast, we will visit the most famous monuments in Egypt: the Giza pyramids. We will explore the area around the Great Pyramid and then drive to the Second Pyramid, where we will visit the Mortuary Temple and Valley Temple. From inside the Valley Temple, we will take a short-cut to the Sphinx. After Lunch, we will have the chance to visit one of the essential oil centers in the area.
We will also visit the Grand Egyptian Museum to see the world’s largest collection of the Ancient Egyptian antiquities, especially the collection of King Tut. Overnight at Le Meridien Pyramids (B.L)
Day 3 Sakkara (Saturday, October 5th)
After Breakfast, we will drive to Saqqara, home of the Step Pyramid attributed to King Djoser. We will visit the newly opened pyramid, ‘Pyramid of Unas’, where we will see the earliest pyramid text. We will also visit the mystical Serapeum, a huge subterranean complex. We’ll have lunch at Sakkara Palm Club. We will drive to Dahshur to visit the Bent and Red pyramids and enter the Red Pyramid. Overnight at Le Meridien Pyramids (B, L)
Day 4 Abydos-Luxor (Sunday, October 6th)
Early in the morning, we fly to Sohag, then we drive to Abydos. On our arrival, we will visit the Seti I Temple, the only temple that has nine Holy of Holies. The carvings and reliefs in this temple are in incredibly well-preserved. Behind this Temple lies the megalithic underground structure known as The Osirion which has several depictions of the Flower of Life on the huge pillars.
After lunch, we will be driven to Dendera where we will visit the incredible Temple of Hathor, a site that Chris Dunn, author of Giza, The Power Plant, believes should have been listed as one of the ancient wonders of our world! Star maps depicted on the ceilings in this temple, and the replica of famous Dendera Zodiac (the original is displayed at the Louvre in Paris), point to the ancient origins of astrology and superior knowledge of our Solar System. Drive to Luxor, Overnight at Steigenberger Luxor (B.L)
Day 5 Nile Cruise (Monday, October 7th)
After breakfast, we will embark on our exploration of the sites on the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut’s Temple. Hatshepsut, meaning ‘Foremost of noble ladies’, is considered the second historically confirmed female pharaoh after Sobekneferu. The temple dedicated to her and built in a semi-circle of cliffs has been described as one of the greatest Egyptian architectural achievements. After visiting the Colossi of Memnon, we’ll check into our rooms on the luxurious 5-star Blue Shadow Cruise Ship and enjoy a buffet lunch. There will be time to relax before our evening visit to Luxor Temple. Overnight at M/S Blue Shadow (B.L.D)
Day 6 Nile Cruise (Tuesday, October 8th)
Early morning visit to Karnak, the world’s largest temple. This huge temple complex in Luxor was one of ancient Egypt’s grandest and most ambitious building projects. Its multiple temple buildings are monuments to a list of pharaohs who all wanted to stamp their mark on the kingdom’s most revered religious sanctuary. This was the house of the gods, and its glories were to be feted by all. During our visit, we will experience the powerful Chapel of Sekhmet, the Neter who represents the potent and purifying energies of the sun. After, we will visit the newly opened Precinct of Mut, one of the four main temple enclosures that make up the Karnak Temple Complex. By noon we sail to Esna. Overnight at the Nile Cruise (B.L.D)
Day 7 Nile Cruise (Wednesday, October 9th)
After breakfast, we will gather together for lectures. By late afternoon, our cruise ship will dock beside the Temples of Sobek & Horus at Kom Ombo. It is here that the ancient initiates would face and learn how to digest their fear & anger (as represented by the crocodile Neter, Sobek), emotions that can severely inhibit our spiritual growth. In Drunvalo Melchizedek’s second volume of The Ancient Secrets of The Flower of Life, he mentions that this temple represents the second chakra, as it is the only one that’s dedicated to polarity, or duality, which is the basis of sexuality, and two gods are associated with it: Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus. As you face the temple, the right half is dedicated to darkness and the left side to the light. How appropriate that this was such an important site for initiations. Overnight at the Nile Cruise (B.L.D)
Day 8 Nile Cruise (Thursday, October 10th)
After breakfast will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful Isis Temple, an ancient pilgrimage center for the cult of Isis. This sacred site was glorified from the Ancient Egyptian era up to the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods with each ruler adding their own stamp onto the stones here. On our way back to our boat we will explore the famous Aswan granite quarry which has the 1,200-ton Unfinished Obelisk, a structure that only very few cranes worldwide could lift today, yet more evidence of the higher technologies used by the ancient Egyptians. After lunch, we will sail by motorboat to Elephantine Island, where we will experience the unique and powerful energies of this location, while also visiting the temple dedicated to the Neter, Khnum, who was the “The Maker of the Ka”. Overnight Nile Cruise (B, L, D)
Day 9 Nile Cruise (Friday, October 11th)
We will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful Abu Simbel Temple, the rock-cut temple in the depths of the Nubian land. Overnight Aswan hotel (B, L)
Day 10 Cairo (Saturday, October 12th)
We fly to Cairo. the day is free, and in the evening, we will take a private visit inside the Great Pyramid for two hours. After the visit, we will have our farewell dinner. Overnight at Mena House Hotel (B.D)
Day 11 (Sunday, October 13th)
Price per person in Double room (Sharing) $4,100
Price per person in Single room (Private) $4,900
3 Nights at Le Meridien Pyramids 5* (B.B)
1 Nights at Steigenberger Luxor 5* (B.B)
4 Nights at Nile Cruise 5* (F.B)
1 Nights at Aswan hotel 5* (B.B)
1 Nights at Mena House 5* (B.B)
Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner)
1 Domestic flight (ASW/CAI)
Meet & assist at the airport
English speaking tour guide
2 bottles of water daily
Transportations to the mentioned sites by AC car
Entry tickets to the mentioned in the itinerary
Entry Visa to Egypt
Any other service or tour not mentioned in the itinerary
Energy work or consultations with Helen which can be paid for by donation
$1000 deposit with registration will be required to confirm the booking & Full payment to be made by July 31st.
Please add at the transfer order that ”this is a payment for October 2019 tour”
We ask you to send a photocopy of your bank receipt for the transfer.
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About Your Hosts
Cliff Dunning is the host and producer of the popular podcast, Earth Ancients: Startling New Discoveries from Our Planets Distant Past. A writer, his articles appear in publications around the world.
Egyptologist, Hieroglyphics Expert, Tour Guide and Director, Mohamed Ibrahim is inspired by a passionate desire to share his wisdom. He offers a wide spectrum of knowledge regarding the history, arts, literature, and culture of the ancient Egyptians. Mohamed was born in Memphis, Egypt and studied Ancient Egyptian, Coptic and Islamic Art and History at Helwan University in Cairo. He has been working as a tour guide and a teacher of Hieroglyphics since 2000. Mohamed’s comprehensive knowledge of Ancient Egypt, along with his background in comparative religions and spiritual studies, has enabled him to fill lecture halls and conduct a variety of successful tours over the years. When he is not on tour, Mohamed frequently lectures on Egyptian mythology ‐ its spiritual aspects in Egyptian art, and the Ancient Egyptian concept of Gods and Goddesses.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Reservation and Payment
A non-refundable Deposit of $1000.00 per Person will be required at the time of booking. To secure your Reservation, final payment will be due 60 days prior to Tour start. Bookings made within 60 and 31 days preceding Tour start will require final payment 30 days prior to the start of the Tour. Bookings made within 30 days of Tour start, will require full and final payment immediately upon booking. It is the responsibility of the traveler (or agent) to determine that final payment reaches us on time. No booking will be considered until the final deposit is received by the Tour Operator. Payments are to be made via Bank Transfer. Any fees charged, will be the responsibility of the sender. Please inquire about this before you make your bank transaction.
Cancellation and Refunds
Due to high preparation costs, Cancellations must be received in writing within 60 days of travel date. Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to departure will have a penalty of $500 per Person; those received between 30 and 25 days will have a penalty of 50% of the full cost per Person; those received between 25 and 20 days will have a penalty of 75% per Person. Cancellations received 20 days or less before departure will receive no refund. No refund will be made for transfers, city tours or any other services (including meals, accommodations or transportation) voluntarily not taken.
This Itinerary is subject to changes in order to adapt to possible alterations in domestic flight times or other unforeseen circumstances. The content will remain the same, barring any unanticipated complications, and will include many delightful “extras” and surprises.
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