12 DAYS TOUR INCLUDING DAHABIYA
(With private visits to the great pyramid and Hatshepsut Temple)
Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At your hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your Spiritual Holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: (B-L-D)
Private tour to Giza Pyramids and Sakkara:
Today, after breakfast we start our tour with a very special visit to the Giza Plateau with nobody else there except our group. As we connect with the energies here you will feel a sense that a doorway opens between dimensions as you crawl through ancient passages of the pyramid - in doing so we delve into the deepest corners of your soul. The Great Pyramid represents your Crown chakra which aligns to the King's Chamber— it therefore represents the core centre of the human brain.
Listen closely as you awaken your inner being with a sunrise excursion to the Valley Temple of Khafre — As you connect to this site and stand between the paws of The Great Sphinx you will hear the incredible sounds of the entire city awakening - feel the energy. The Sphinx is 'the soul star' pathway to accessing ancient knowledge through meditation, whereby seeing all things through an expanded place of awareness. This is the Brow chakra, your 3rd eye. Therefore it is possible to see all things as they truly are with no questions or judgments. brain.The ancient Egyptians believed it was here that the mysteries of the immortality were taught. When the Pyramids were build the ancient Egyptians possessed an intimate understanding our Universe. They understood the procession of the equinoxes, advanced mathematics and astronomy.
After our visit we have breakfast then transfer to Sakkara.This corresponds to the Throat chakra. This temple is aligned with God Thoth the enlightened communicator— the holy scribe and wisdom keeper. Sakkara opens the portal to communication, growth and speaking ones higher personal truth. This intuitive centre is associated with the gift of teaching, communication, and cultural knowledge.
Next we visit to Perfume palace and Papyrus museum. You will see how the ancient Egyptians made the papyrus which is still in use today. At the perfume palace you can indulge in the best perfume Egypt to offer.
Dinner and overnight Cairo hotel
Day 3: (B-L-D)
Karnak and Luxor Temples:
Early morning flight to Luxor
Start the day by visiting visit Karnak Temple — this temple represents the Solar Plexus. Karnak describes the process of the creation of the universe manifest with the descent of spirit into matter. The essence of Karnak temple comes alive in a small sanctuary dedicated to Sekhmet — the lioness goddess of love and war. As we walk through the doors into Sekhmet's enclave we experience the magnificent energies she offers. Karnak is also home to the outdoor museum of Hatshepsut.
We next visit Luxor temple which is associated with the Solar Plexus chakra Luxor temple is described as the structure of the human body. This temple has an amazing energy. The temple itself was known as ‘ipet resyt’ — the southern harem. It was founded during the New Kingdom around 1400 BC. The temple is dedicated to Amun, Mut, and Khonsu and was the focus of one of the most important religious festivals in ancient Egypt — the annual Opet Festival. During this festival the cult statues of Amun, Mut and Khonsu would travel from Karnak Temple along the avenue of Sphinxes to Luxor temple. As a result, the temple is not aligned to the river (as is more usual) but to the temple complex at Karnak.
Day 4: (B-L-D)
Denderah and Abydos Temples:
The most beautiful of the temples on the Nile is the sanctuary at Denderah which is dedicated to Hathor, the goddess of love. Naturally, this centre corresponds to the Heart chakra. Abydos temple is also associated with the Heart chakra with its Osirion temple. Abydos is known as the place of healing and transformation. Overnight in Luxor
Day 5: (B-L-D)
Luxor west Bank Tour (private tour to Hatshepsut temple)
Early morning start (breakfast box) as we visit the West Bank making a sunrise pilgrimage to Deir el Bahari — the funerary temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. This temple was known in ancient times as ‘the Holy of Holies’. The site was chosen by Hatshepsut for her temple according to precise strategic calculations, it was situated not only in a valley considered sacred for over 500 years to the principal feminine goddess connected with the funeral world — but also because of the axis of the temple of Amun at Karnak. The middle level of the three tiers are where the chapels of Anubis and Hathor are found. Next is a visit to the Valley of the Kings decorated with scenes from Egyptian mythology. Marvel at a selection of the beautifully decorated rock-cut tombs, many of which still display their vibrant colours with breathtaking details of deities and scenes from the Book of the Underworld. We also visit the Colossi of Memnon.
(Optional Tour to do Hot Air Balloon)
Overnight in Luxor.
Day 6: (B-L-D)
Luxor - Dahabiya Nile cruise tour starting in Esna:
After you've boarded the Dahabiya and the anchor is lifted the vessel will glide silently down the Nile. The first stop is 15km away at El-Kab. This was once a glorious city, but is now a city of ruins which has a reasonably intact city wall. It was one of the oldest settlements of Upper Egypt and is dedicated to Nekhbet the white vulture goddess who was the embodiment of Hathor. This site was a religious centre that dates from the pre-Dynastic period.
After you've had a chance to look around, you'll return to the vessel and your Nile cruise will continue. We will moor overnight on a small island in the middle of the Nile.
Day 7: (B-L-D)
Sailing to Edfu - Horus Temple - Wadi el Shat:
After breakfast we sail to Edfu the Dahabiya crew will drop anchor and you'll visit the best preserved cult temple in Egypt — here we are still in the area of the Sacral chakra, where you will connect with your inner emotions. The majestic temple of Horus, built in honour of the falcon headed God— his temple is just as impressive as Karnak temple in Luxor. After the temple visit you'll continue sailing towards the town of Wadi El Shat where you'll walk through the countryside and tropical gardens. At days end you'll spend a relaxing evening on-board in your Dahabiya.
Day 8: (B-L-D)
Sailing to Kom Ombo:
After breakfast the Dahabiya will set sail along the Nile once more. You will relax on deck as the vessel glides silently along while you watch workers tending their fields as they have done for centuries.
Then your vessel will moor at 'Gebel El Silsila' and the temple of Pharaoh Horemheb. You can also visit the ancient stone quarry where colossal stones were cut for the temple of Karnak. Returning to your vessel the crew will have prepared for you luncheon delights. After lunch while you relax once more the crew will set sail to our next destination —one of the highlights of this Nile cruise —the majestic temples of Haroeris and Sobek at Kom Ombo, the only temple that is dedicated to two gods at the same time. Upon our return to the vessel you will be enchanted — in your absence the crew will have prepared for you a candlelight dinner on an island in the middle of the Nile.
Daraw - Sailing to El Koubania:
After breakfast it's time to set sail and head towards the town of Daraw which is famous for its camel market. The Dahabiya will dock at El Koubania where you can get to meet the Nubians and find out more about their way of life. Stroll through the town's dusty streets which lead you to the colourful and lively souks.
At days end you'll spend the night on-board.
Day 10: (B-L-D)
Arrival to Aswan with tours:
There's only a short distance left to sail until the vessel reaches Aswan. Once we dock you will be saying farewell to your captain and his crew.
Aswan which is a major city along the Nile Is where we will start our next tour — it is considered to align to the Root Chakra. The main god of Aswan is Khnum, the ram-headed god — the god of creation who sits at the potter's wheel as he forms individuals out of clay. When visiting Aswan, many people experience what is described as a ‘re-birth.’
There are visits to the temple of Isis on Philae island and the Unfinished Obelisk.
(Optional visit to the Nubian Village)
Day 11: (B-L-D)
Early morning flight to Cairo:
Arriving back in Cairo — after hotel check-in, we will start your tour with your private guide to visit the Egyptian museum Treasures room of the child king Tutankhamen—alongside many other fascinating artefacts. Additional visit to the mummy's room at the museum (extra ticket on spot). Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo. We will then then move to visit Saladin citadel including Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque — we will then continue onto Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. When we have finished here we will drive to Islamic Cairo—where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest bazaar. Back to the hotel to relax before we start again with the stunning ‘Sound and light show at Giza Pyramids.
Return to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 12: (B-L-D)
Final day and departure:
You will be transferred to Cairo International Airport, where we will leave you for your international flight home. We wish you safe travel and fond memories.
The program includes the following services:
1- 03 nights at a 5 star Hotel in Cairo based half board.
2- 05 nights in Deluxe Dahabiya based on full board.
3- 03 night at a 5 stars Hotel in Luxor H.B.
4- All visits and entrance fees of all sightseeing as mentioned in program.
5 – All meals as mentioned. (B-L-D)
6- Transportation and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle.
7- English speaking Egyptologist tour guide.
8- Meet and assist at the airport upon arrival and departure
- Cairo excursions:
Tour to the great pyramid of Giza - Sphinx - Sakkara - Egyptian museum - citadel of Salah El Din and Mohamed Ali Mosque - Old Cairo - Shopping and Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
- Aswan excursions:
El Kap Temple - El Shat Town - Giabal El Silsela - Daraw Town - El Kobanaya - Philae Temple - Unfinished Obelisk - Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple.
- Luxor excursions:
Tour to Hatshepsut Temple - Valley of the Kings - Colossi of Memnon - Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple - Dendera and Abydos Temples.
1- Personal expenses
2- Extras at hotels
3- Extra sites or mileage not mentioned
4- Extra meals not mentioned in the program
5- Extra service or items not mentioned
6- Travel Insurance
8- Egypt entry visa
➢ Prices do not include air ticket from home country.
➢ Mentioned rates are dedicated to you as a travel agent.
➢ All Prices are inclusive of Taxes & Service charge.
➢ Clients are met & assisted at airport by company representatives.
➢ All Transfers with our Air-Conditioned vehicles .
- Above rates exclude Egypt entry visa, Tips and Gratuities.
- Without any prior notice the program sequence may change to meet with the Nile Cruise embarkation schedule. Cruise may start in Luxor and end in Aswan, therefore sightseeing schedule may change but all sights in the program will be covered.
➢Above rates are based on the number of persons during the above‐mentioned period. Any changes in group numbers may lead us to change quoted rate.
- Official check-in time at the hotel is 15:00 hrs
- Official check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 noon.
- Official check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 noon
- Official embarkation on the cruise, before lunch around 11:00 hrs.
- Official disembarkation from the cruise after breakfast is10:00 hrs.
Price is quoted in US dollars. Please be aware that in the event of raising fuel, increased sales and government taxes, increase of entrance fees or the Dollar exchange rate to Egyptian pound— a supplement may be required to cover these costs which are beyond our control. In this eventuality, you will be advised of any required surcharge no later than 40 days prior to your arrival. In this advent you will be advised to include this amount in your final payment.