Egypt Itinerary

TBA

Day One
On your arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met inside the airport by our representative who will assist you with your visa, passport control and baggage claim.  Then you will be transferred to a Mena  Hotel located at the pyramids area.  After your arrival you will be free to relax and explore until we meet for our welcome dinner.  This gives us a chance to meet and get to know the other people in the group.  Meals included: Dinner

Day Two
Today we will set off early in the morning to the Old Kingdom Necropolis of Saqqara to visit the Sakkara site which is known as the oldest Step Pyramid in Egypt.   This pyramid was built in the 3rd dynasty by Pharaoh Djoser (one of the only ones  used as a tomb).  We have organised private access to the Pyramid Unas the earliest pyramid texts were found here, giving us the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Here we will honour the afterlife journey of those who are buried in this necropolis.  In the afternoon we will visit the famous Egyptian Museum and then return to our hotel.   Meals included Breakfast and Dinner

Day Three
Today we will set off early in the morning to the Old Kingdom Necropolis of Saqqara to visit the Sakkara site which is known as the oldest Step Pyramid in Egypt.   This pyramid was built in the 3rd dynasty by Pharaoh Djoser (one of the only ones  used as a tomb).  We have organised private access to the Pyramid Unas the earliest pyramid texts were found here, giving us the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Here we will honour the afterlife journey of those who are buried in this necropolis.
In the afternoon we will visit the famous Egyptian Museum and then return to our hotel.  Meals included Breakfast and Dinner

Day Four
We will transfer to Cairo Domestic Airport for a flight to Abu Simbel.  Check into the Seti Hotel on the banks of Lake Nasser then we are off to visit the incredible Abu Simbel Temple to connect with the sun God Ra.  This Temple was hewn out of a mountain for Ramses II and later partially submerged in the lake. It was transferred to higher ground in a modern engineering marvel. In the evening we will enjoy a Sound and Light Show at the Abu Simbel Temple, through the light show you can glimpse back in time to see, feel, and imagine Ancient Egypt.  The temple is enhanced through a combination of coloured lighting, projected images and lasers making it an amazing sight. Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Five
In the morning we will fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan. On our arrival in Aswan, a beautiful town on the border of Sudan, we will be transferred on to the cruise ship M/S RA II for our 5 star six night cruise. After lunch we will sail down the Nile to Kom Ombo Temple. It is a complex that has two temples, one the “House of the Crocodile” dedicated to Sobek the Crocodile God and the  “Castle of Falcon” dedicated to the God Haroeris was often known as Horus the falcon – headed God. Again we will spend time working with the energies of these two deities.
Meals included Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day Six
After breakfast we visit Karnak Temple for an incredibly powerful meditation and perform a ritual in Sekhmet Chapel. (This is closed to the general public and we have obtained private access to this sacred Sekhmet Chapel.) Sekhmet is the goddess of war and destruction but also the goddess of healing.   Watch the Black Granite Statue of Sekhmet as she seems to really breathe and smile…..so many strange things happen here. We then return to the boat for lunch .
Following lunch on the boat, we visit Luxor Temple often called the “Temple of Man” which is situated on the East bank and has often been described as the world’s open air museum. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Seven
After breakfast we depart by coach through the countryside to visit Abydos Temple one of the most spellbinding spots in Egypt and the only place that contains the “Flower of Life” on the temple walls.  When you meditate by the Sacred Pool it is said to have miraculous powers. Abydos temple dates to 3150 BC and is sacred to Osiris and believed to a powerful location to those who believed in the afterlife.  The Egyptians who saw  this area at sunset reported it looked like a golden staircase in the next world. It is said that Osiris returned to life at Abydos where Isis restored his head.
We will be working with the energies, and meditating, in the Chapels of Isis and Osiris.  Abydos is the temple that was made famous by the book and film “In Search of  Omm Sety”.  Once again back to the boat for dinner and overnight in Luxor.  Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Eight
Late afternoon we go by coach for a PRIVATE sunset visit to Denderah Temple.  The temple of Hathor is dedicated to the goddess of love and joy, with its beautifully preserved painting of the sky and zodiac. The Chapel of the New Year, it depicts Nut swallowing the moon and giving birth to the sun, and its rays give form to Hathor.
At Denderah, the birth houses were devoted to cult worship of the marriage of Amun and Hathor and the birth of their divine son Horus.  Here we will experience the revitalization of Hathor within the forest-like temple of Denderah. We will also have a special visit to an underground crypt allowing us time to meditate in this special place has been  Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Nine
Today will start with an early visit to the Necropolis of Thebes on the West Bank of the Nile, here we visit the Valley of the Kings, where we will have the opportunity to meditate in one of the tombs; to meet Anubis, the Great Protector God and God of The Dead. We will then visit the Temple of Madinet Habu which is largest temple in Western Thebes and one of the best preserved. It was the funerary temple for Ramses III. Next we visit the Colossi of Mammon which once guarded the entrance to the Mortuary temple of the 18 Dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep.  Tonight we will enjoy a Galabaya Party plus a belly dancing show. Meals included Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Ten
We will continue sailing to Edfu, where after breakfast we visit Edfu Temple which is one of best preserved temples and examples of  Ptolemaic art in Egypt.  This temple is dedicated to the warrior god Horus, the solar god with the energy of the hawk.  This sacred place allows us to open our psychic abilities and continue working with the energies of this mystical spiritual temple. We finally return to the boat after a very special day connecting with the deities.  Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Eleven
We disembark from our cruise After breakfast Check-out and transfer to the Pyramisa Isis Island Hotel. In the afternoon you will take a relaxing felucca ride around the Elephantine Island following a visit to the Nubian Museum which houses exhibits monuments that are unique to this area.
In the evening we will transfer by bus and small boat to the Temple of Isis at Philae for a magical experience of the Sound and Light Show lights are silhouetted against the volcanic rocks and surrounding waters, creating a mysterious atmosphere helping us to understand the history of Isis and to help to prepare for Isis initiation in the morning.  We then return to our hotel for dinner and overnight accommodation. Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Twelve
Early morning – about 5 am – we will return to have a very PRIVATE visit to Philae Isis Temple.  We will meditate in the Holy of Holies (the Inner Temple) plus have a ceremony celebrating the Spring equinox.  Also time will be given for you to send healing energies out to family and friends as this temple has been known as a place of miracles for thousands of years.
After our early morning visit to the Temple of Isis we have the rest of the day free to relax and enjoy Aswan.  Perhaps you just need time out to relax by the pool or explore the souk (market) full of the scent and colour of spices, perfumes, scarves and baskets.  Or visit The Cataracts Hotel which was built in 1899, people have quoted that when you walk into it, it is like stepping back in time.  This was the hotel depicted in the movie “Death on the Nile” by Agatha Christie.  You could treat yourself to a cocktail on the terrace watching the sun going down over the Nile.  This day allows you to integrate the sights, sounds of Egypt. Meals included Breakfast and Dinner

Day Thirteen
After breakfast we checkout of our hotel to transfer to Aswan Domestic for our flight to Cairo and return to a hotel at the pyramids area.   Then in the afternoon is free to relax or shopping or personal sightseeing. Meals Included:  Breakfast and Dinner

Day Fourteen
After breakfast we depart to visit Old Cairo.  The area is known to the Egyptians as Masr dl-Quadima but is often called Coptic Cairo.  While we are here we will visit the Citadel and churches that are associated with Mary, Jesus and Mary Magdalene. We will explore the connections between Coptic Christianity which inherited many features of the ancient Egyptian traditions before Islam was established in Egypt.  Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Fifteen
Our final day in Egypt is the culmination of all our spiritual experiences throughout our journey.  Our special private visit to the Great Pyramid will involve a final ceremony in the King’s Chamber, allowing us to integrate our personal experiences we have encountered on our spiritual journey through Egypt. The rest of the day we have a chance to relax just assimilate all the experiences of your once in a life time visit to the Egypt. Or personal shopping, we then meet for lunch in a local restaurant.   Tonight we will enjoy our final Farewell Dinner together.Meals Included:  Breakfast and Dinner

Day Sixteen
We will depart to the airport for our flights back home. Meals Included: Breakfast