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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN JOURNEY
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN JOURNEY
Time & Location
Dec 04, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – Dec 14, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN JOURNEY , Egypt
About the event
Day 1, Arrive at Cairo Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your 5-star hotel. The rest of the day is free to unpack, relax, and unwind by the pool. We will gather later for dinner, meditation and a meeting to go over the entire tour.
Starting off with meditation, enjoy breakfast together, then we will explore the incredible
Pyramids of Giza! We will explore the incredible pyramids and the iconic Sphinx at The Giza Plateau.
Enjoy an optional camel ride. Later we travel to Saqqara to explore the myriad of tombs and temples at the site and see Zhoser’s step pyramid - constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC.
Evening guided meditation.
In the morning, we will take a guided tour of the vast new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza. In this incredible 490,000 sq.m complex, we’ll discover a mind-boggling array of relics and antiquities from almost every period of ancient Egyptian history, including the treasures of King Tutankhamun.
The afternoon is free to relax by the pool at the hotel, followed by yoga and guided meditation. In the evening we will see broad the over train to Luxor.
Day 4, Luxor & Dendera
We arrive in Luxor in the morning and drive to Dendera, which is one of Egypt’s best-preserved temple complexes, located 60km north of Luxor. This vast complex covers 40,000 square meters, and its temples, chapels and shrines have been built over thousands of years. Dendera's crowning glory is the 2000-year-old Temple of Hathor's exquisitely decorated ceiling.
After our guided tour of this incredible site, we return to Luxor, where we will soak in all the potent energy with a guided, channelled meditation. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
Take a stroll around town or enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool and soak up the sunshine.
In the evening, there is an optional visit to view the beautiful Temple of Luxor at night.
* EXTRA COST for evening viewing ~ Book and pay locally.
We are off to see the Valley of the Kings Temples.
4000-year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its very best. In the morning, we will visit Luxor’s famous West Bank. Our first stop is the famous Valley of the Kings, beautifully decorated pharaoh's tombs, some of which you can enter.
After exploring this incredible site, we travel on to visit the striking limestone, colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut, who was one of only three Egyptian ruling queens. On the West Bank, we'll also see the imposing 18m-high Colossi of Memnon, which are all that remains of the temple of the hedonistic Amenophis III.
Returning to the East Bank, we check in on board a 5-star Nile cruiser, which will be our home for the next four nights.
Enjoy lunch and some rest on board before we visit the colossal Temple of Karnak later this afternoon.
More than a temple, Karnak is a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods and the greater glory of Egypt’s Middle and New Kingdom rulers.
Day 6, 5-STAR Nile Cruising,
We will set sail downstream to Edfu. Relax on the deck and go for a swim, soak up the sunshine and enjoy the views as we cruise the River Nile. Starlight meditation.
In the morning, we will enjoy breakfast together and visit Kom Ombo Temple, followed by another day relaxing onboard the cruiser as we sail the Nile to the Temple of Kom Ombo today, which is devoted to Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon-headed god. This temple is unusual because everything is architecturally doubled and perfectly symmetrical along the central axis of the temple, including twin halls, courts, colonnades, sanctuaries and entrances.
After our guided tour of the temple, we continue our journey, arriving in Aswan this evening, followed by another meditation soaking in the ancient wisdom found within the temples.
In the afternoon, we will take a short motorboat trip to Philae Temple - Dedicated to the Goddess Isis.
The temple dates from the 4th century BC, but the Ptolemies and the Romans, up to the 3rd century AD, built most of the existing structures. In danger of being completely submerged by the rising water of Lake Nasser, in 1972, UNESCO stepped in, and an 8-year rescue effort was undertaken to relocate the entire temple 20m higher on nearby Agilika Island, followed by a powerful light language guided meditation.
Aswan at leisure Aswan - Cairo.
Yoga & morning guided meditation. Late afternoon, we board the overnight train (twin berth sleeper cabins provided) for our journey back to Cairo.
Cairo - Old City tour or unwind and relax. Arriving in Cairo in the morning, we will transfer to the hotel and check-in.
The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the hotel spa facilities or you can opt to or join us for an optional tour visit.
Old Cairo, Coptic Cairo and the Citadel of Saladin.
Back in Cairo on Wednesday and our tour comes to an end.
We will enjoy breakfast together and then take a transfer to the airport.
Shared Accommodations, ~ 3800.00 Canadian dollars
Private Accommodations ~ 5000.00 Canadian Dollars