The Sacred Sound of Ancient Egypt II Tour

We will experience the amazing acoustics and wonders these ancient sites hold.

    Tour Summary

  • 16 days
  • Joining
  • Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria, Giza, Minya, Sohag, Qena
  • Daily
From $4,495.00 Per Person

Details

Discover The Sacred Sound of Ancient Egypt, with your Guide Of Egypt, Mohamed Ibrahim. I will be joining him in April 2019, on a tour that will explore the history and beauty of this land, and we will experience the amazing acoustics and wonders these ancient sites hold.

Activities

Classic Tour

Languages

English Language

Location

Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria, Giza, Minya, Sohag, Qena,

General Info

Discover The Sacred Sound of Ancient Egypt, with your Guide Of Egypt, Mohamed Ibrahim. I will be joining him in April 2019, on a tour that will explore the history and beauty of this land, and we will experience the amazing acoustics and wonders these ancient sites hold.
A transfer representative will meet you at the airport to assist you with entry formalities, and escort you to the luxurious Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel in Giza, less than 5 minutes from the Giza Plateau, and stunning views of the Pyramids. At 6:30 PM we will have a meeting and introductions, followed by a welcome dinner together. Overnight Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel (D)
After breakfast, we will visit the world famous Giza Plateau. After exploring the area around the Pyramids, we will drive to a higher spot with a beautiful panoramic view of the pyramids and plateau. We will then move to the East side of the pyramids to visit the Valley Temple and the Sphinx. After lunch we will visit a very popular essential oil store, where you can experience and purchase some of the most fabulous essential oils, many of which you can only find in Egypt. Overnight Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel (B, L)
After breakfast we will drive to Saqqara, home to the Step Pyramid attributed to King Djoser. There we will visit the newly opened "Pyramid of Unas" where we will see the first pyramid text. We will also visit the mythical Serapeum, a huge subterranean complex. We will stop for lunch on the way back to the hotel. A highlight in our tour today is The Serapeum. The original excavation in 1852 revealed a huge subterranean complex and long hallway that runs directionally east and west, flanked by chambers that house gigantic highly crystalline stone boxes. It is traditionally taught that bulls associated with the Apis Bull cult were buried in them; however the acoustic resonant properties and precision craftsmanship of the boxes may suggest another function altogether. Twenty-three "sarcophagi", or boxes, were made with extremely advanced technology, all weighing 70-100 tons each. Overnight Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel (B, L)
After breakfast, we will drive to Dahshur, where we will visit the Bent and the Red Pyramids, attributed to King Sneferu. Afterwards we will check into the world famous Mena House. Overnight at Mena House (B,L)
After breakfast we will drive to the north coast of Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea and to Alexandria where we will visit the underground catacombs, the biggest pillar in the world (Pompey's Pillar), and the Roman Amphitheatre. We will then have lunch at a very famous sea food restaurant, and later in the afternoon drive back to Cairo. Overnight at Mena House (B,L)
After breakfast we drive to El Minya, check into the Minya Horus Hotel, and visit Bani Hassan tombs which date back to the Middle kingdom (2,000 B.C.E). We will then visit the ancient capital of Ahkenaten, now called Amarna. Overnight at Minya Horus Hotel (B,L)
After breakfast we will leave to visit a very important site of ancient wisdom and knowledge, Hermopolis, located near the small city of Alashmunien. This is the city where the Neter Touth/Thoth was worshipped as an ibis and baboon. He was Hermes (hence the modern name of the city), to the greeks and Trimegistus of the hermetic texts, who was the scribe who presided over all forms of knowledge. Next we will drive to Tuna El Gebel, the necropolis to Hermopolis. It is best known for the sprawling catacombs at the foot of the western cliffs, where thousands of ibises (dedicated to Thoth) and other sacred animals were buried from the New Kingdom through Roman times. Afterwards we will drive to Abydos and check into our rooms at the House of Life Hotel. Overnight House of Life (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we visit Seti I Temple, the only temple which has 9 holy of holies, and has carvings in some of the best condition found throughout Egypt. The ancient pilgrimage site of Abydos houses the Temple of Osiris and the very ancient Osirion Temple, rumored by the some of local people to be 35,000-50,000 years old! After lunch we will be driven to Luxor and check into our hotel. Overnight at Steigenberger Luxor (B,L)
After breakfast, we drive to Dendera to visit the incredible Temple of Hathor. Here we will see a replica of the famous "Dendera Zodiac" where one of the first depictions of the zodiac is found, (the original from the site in now in The Louvre), which points to the ancient origins of astrology and superior knowledge of our solar system. The Temple of Hathor is considered one of the most breathtaking sites in all of Egypt, and an example of one of the most beautiful restorations of hieroglyphs one can see. After we will drive back to Luxor and our hotel. Overnight at Steigenberger Luxor (B,L)
After breakfast we will embark on our exploration of the sites on the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut's Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. First we will visit the Valley of the Kings where we will view some of the ancient tombs filled with beautifully symbolic artwork. Next we're off to the mystical Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, a beautiful work of architecture by Senemut, believed by some to be her lover. 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 half circle of cliffs has been described as one of the greatest Egyptian architectural achievements. After we stop at the Colossi of Memnon, we will check into our rooms on the luxurious 5 star M/S Esmeralda Nile Cruise Ship and enjoy a buffet lunch. Later on in the evening we will have an evening visit to the spectacular Luxor Temple. The amazing Luxor Temple: This complex might be the greatest testament to why Luxor has earned its nickname, “The World’s Largest Outdoor Museum”. The temple is one of the best preserved of all of the ancient monuments with large amounts of the structure, statuary and relief carvings still intact, making it one of the most impressive visits in the Luxor area and all of Egypt. Luxor Temple, along with the temple complex of Karnak, are the most famous temple complexes around Luxor and they are both located on the East Bank of the Nile. In ancient times an avenue of sphinxes that ran the entire 3 kilometers between them to connect the two sites. This avenue is currently under excavation, but the section nearest to Luxor Temple has already been restored. Overnight at M/S Esmeralda (B,L,D)
After an early breakfast, we will visit Karnak, the world's largest temple. There we will see so much evidence of ancient technology being used to construct this site. This was one of ancient Egypt's grandest and most ambitious building projects. its multiple temple buildings are monuments to a list of pharoahs who all wanted to stamp their mark on their kingdom's most revered religious sanctuary. This was the house of the gods, and its glories were to be feted by all. We will also visit places which are rarely visited by tourists, like the very powerful Chapel of Sekhmet, and the newly opened precinct of Mut, one of the four main temple enclosures that make up the Karnak Temple Complex. Overnight at M/S Esmeralda (B,L,D)
After breakfast and morning lectures, we will take in more sites along the Nile and relax with an afternoon of sailing. After lunch we will stop at Kom Ombo, where we will visit the twin temples dedicated to the crocodile Neter Sobek, and Horus the Elder. We will discuss the aspects of nature and our cosmos, represented by the Neteru and how they relate to awakening our sense and raising our level of awareness. We will discuss the powerful initiations that were once practiced here, and how we can tap into the profound and self-empowering lessons experienced here by the ancients. You will also have the opportunity to view depictions of various medical instruments and alchemical healing practices. Overnight at M/S Esmeralda (B,L,D)
After breakfast we will take a motorboat to the enchanting Island of Philae, and the powerful Temple of Auset (Isis). Auset is associated with the ancients' most highly revered star, Sirius. The annual rising of Sirius was synonymous with the flooding of the Nile River, which left huge deposits of silt, the very valuable black earth or "KMT" (Khemit) for which Egypt was named. Auset is usually depicted wearing the throne, or "seat of power", reflecting the matriarchal nature of the very ancient civilization. Then we will explore the famous Aswan Quarry that is home to the 1,200 ton Unfinished Obelisk, that only a handful of cranes worldwide could lift today, and other significant evidence of higher technologies used by the ancient Khemitians. After lunch we will sail by motorboat to Elephantine Island where we will experience the unique and powerful energiesof this location; while also visiting the temple of the Neter Khnum, who was the maker of the "Ka". Overnight at M/S Esmeralda (B,L,D)
In the morning we will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful Abu Simbel Temple, the rock cut temple in the depth of the Nubian land. After lunch we will fly back to Cairo... At 18:00 we will drive to the Giza Plateau once again for a PRIVATE visit to the Great Pyramid, and only our group will be in the area and allowed access inside the Pyramid to ourselves for 2 hours during a magical Full Moon! Overnight at Mena House (B,L)
After breakfast we will fly back to Cairo and visit the NEW Grand Egyptian Museum, explore famous collections like the King Tut exhibit, and some new ones as well. Overnight at Mena House (B,L)
Farewell and departure, transport provided to Cairo International Airport; safe journeys home! (B)

5 Stars

Includes

  • 3 Nights, Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel 5* (B,B)
  • 4 Nights at Mena House 5* (B,B) Pyramids view rooms
  • 1 Night, Minya Horus Hotel* (B,B)
  • 1 Night, House Of Life Abydos 5* (B,B)
  • 2 Nights, Steigenberger Luxor Hotel 5* (B,B)
  •  4 Nights at Nile Cruise 5* (F,B)
  • 1 Domestic Flight within Egypt (ASW/CAI)
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner)
  • Meet & assists at the airport
  • English speaking tour guide
  •  Bottles of water supplied daily
  • Transportation to all sites mentioned on the itinerary by AC car
  • Entry tickets to the sites mentioned on the itinerary

Excludes

Excludes

  • Entry Visa to Egypt
  • Insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Any other service or tour not mentioned in the itinerary

Children Policy

Availability & Booking

Prices

Room Type Prices
Double
Adult: $4,495.00 Child: $2,500.00
Single
Adult: $5,295.00 Child: $2,500.00

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