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A Traveller’s Guide to Cairo

Travelling to Egypt and seeing the Pyramids of Egypt, the last remaining of the 7 ancient wonders of the world, is a once in a lifetime trip for many people. Because of the travel distances involved for most tourists who go to Egypt, advance planning is definitely required and you are advised to go with a tour group that specialises in Egypt Travel. SpiritualEgyptTours.com can assist you in planning your once in a lifetime visit because they know Egypt and are partnered with Egypt’s leading Travel Agency Quest Travel to bring you the absolute best tour experience that will create memories for a lifetime.

When you visit the capital city of Egypt which is Cairo, you should be prepared as it is a very large city of 83 square miles with 19 million inhabitants. It is not a picturesque city for tourists but instead it is noisy, dusty, crowded and very chaotic but with a magic and charm that has been handed down through the millennia. But it is also a modern city with a good road system and many beautiful buildings even if they are covered in dust from the surrounding desert. However, this is the entry point for most travellers to Egypt and the base for some famous sights such as the Great Pyramids, the mighty Sphinx and the famous Cairo Museum the home of Tutankhamun’s treasures.

Driving yourself through Cairo is definitely not recommended as the traffic is just crazy. It is best to take organized tours, metered taxis or private hire cars with a driver and leave the driving to the locals. Don’t expect to get anywhere in a hurry. For instance it is a good 2 hour journey from the airport to Giza where the pyramids are located and at least an hour from downtown Cairo to the pyramids – not because they are a long way away but because of the heavy traffic. I actually learned Arabic numbers from observing the number plates on cars and getting guidance from my Egyptian driver – that is how slow the traffic usually moves in Cairo.

Many 5 star hotels are available in Cairo including many of the worldwide chains like Sonesta, Four Seasons, Hyatt, Le Meridian, Oberoi, Radisson, Hilton, Inter Continental, Marriott, Sofitel, Concorde, Sheraton, Movenpick to name a few of the major hotels in Cairo. Most of the hotels offer several restaurants to choose from, day spas, pools, gyms, in house movies –  in fact everything you could want to fill in your time when you are not out enjoying the sites.

The Great Pyramids and the Sphinx of course are the main attractions here in Cairo. They are located in the Giza plateau which is just outside the city. There are actually six pyramids with the largest being the Great Pyramid which was supposedly built by King Cheops in 2650 BC. The second pyramid was built by King Chephren, Cheops’ son and the third by King Mycerinus, son of Chephren. Of course the photo opportunities at the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx are just wonderful.

A visit inside the Great Pyramid is highly recommended for an extra admission charge but this is not recommended if you are remotely claustrophobic. The tunnel leading to the Kings Chamber in the Great Pyramid is not comfortable at all. You have to walk in a semi crouching position all the way because the tunnel is quite long and not very high. The insides of the pyramids are obviously also not air conditioned so temperatures are hot but at least the entire path is now electrically lit.

Outside on site, there are numerous people offering camel rides. They are a real novelty since there are not many opportunities to ride a camel in the desert with the Great Pyramids in the background. But be warned that some of these camel owners will try and get as much out of the unsuspecting tourist as possible. Negotiate with a few of them before hand. One such story from an unsuspecting tourist tells how a camel ride was bargained for the equivalent of $7 US which is quite reasonable. After the ride was paid for, the camel owner passed over the actual duties of working the ride to his teenage son. During the ride, his son kept hinting that he expected a tip which is normal practice by everybody offering services to tourists. At the end, a $2 US tip was offered but the son was expecting a ridiculous amount of $30 US and got angry when he realized that amount wasn’t going to happen. The local tour bus driver who was watching the entire incident had to come over to ‘rescue’ the tourist. I’ve always found that a little charm and humour goes a long way when negotiating prices in Egypt. Prices are usually much lower than back home anyway and the locals are paid a pittance compared to the wages back home in Western countries.

A must see attraction is the Cairo Museum where some of the most important and priceless ancient Egyptian attractions are housed. The treasures of King Tutankhamun including the famous gold mask are at the Egyptian Museum. The treasures are extremely impressive as each object was made with such fine detail. It is interesting to note that although Tutankhamun’s treasures are impressive, the boy king was not one of the major pharaohs. So one can just imagine what the treasures of the other pharaohs would have been like. The other antiquities at the museum are also quite impressive so one can easily spend a good portion of the day here. The building is grand so roaming through the halls you can have a real “Night at the Museum” (ref the movie) experience. There are many artefacts together that were not designed to be housed together so the energy in the museum is really quite extraordinary. This really becomes apparent if you see the Museum after hours as you will when you join a SpiritualEgyptTours.com tour of Egypt. This is when the Museum really comes to life. Our guide has many stories to tell of unusual and unexplained occurrences that have happened in the Museum over the years. They are building a new modern Museum in Giza and is shaping up to be very beautiful. But I’m rather fond of the energy that has been created in the current Museum.

Egypt’s population is 94% Muslim and 6% Coptic Christian. As expected, there are some marvellous looking mosques in Cairo that are worth seeing and they would usually be in the agenda of most organized tours. Certainly you should not leave Cairo without doing an organised tour of Old Cairo.

The markets such as the Khan El-Khalili bazaar are interesting experiences too. At these markets, one can shop for spices, perfumes, jewellry, brass, copperware, ceramics, fabrics including Egyptian cotton and many more souvenir items including replicas of ancient Egyptian treasures. Be prepared to shop around and bargain though. Prices for the same items can vary greatly at different shops. Many shop owners are welcoming to customers and will often offer a soft drink or a cup of tea. But Egyptians are hard sellers and will put on the pressure to buy so don’t be intimidated because they respect someone who matches them at the bargaining table. Most prices can be brought down even if the sellers appear irritated in fact this is part of the process. Some will even follow customers out the door still trying to get the sale. So be warned that the Egyptian markets are not relaxed places to shop but they can be a lot of fun. The main thing is not to get upset by their hard sell tactics. It is just part of the adventure of shopping in a foreign land such as Egypt and just like back home, these traders are simply trying to make some money to feed their family and keep a roof over their heads. Many of them are solely reliant on the passing tourist trade for their income.

To get a change of pace in Cairo, you can take a ride on the river Nile on local sailboats called feluccas. However, if you are going to travel to other parts of Egypt like for instance Aswan, be sure to enjoy the experience of sailing in a felucca in the Aswan area because the scenery is more beautiful than around Cairo, and the river is quieter and more peaceful. There are some restaurants located in Cairo with surprisingly pleasant outdoor terraces overlooking the city and the Great Pyramids in the distance. Your tour guides will know where they are and will likely include one in the tour’s itinerary if you ask them.

One thing you will need to get used to as a tourist in Egypt is the sight of many uniformed security personnel armed with machine guns. They are stationed at all the tourist sights, airports, major hotels, shopping centres and the Egyptian Museum. At these locations you can expect to have your bags put through a scanner and you will need to walk through a scanner as well before entry is allowed but it really isn’t a big deal. Tourism is the life blood for Egypt so they take protecting tourists very seriously and all this is for your protection not to intimidate you.

A trip to Egypt is an adventure of a lifetime. Travelling through Egypt is usually very safe and the Egyptian people are very friendly and accommodating. Travel to Egypt with SpiritualEgyptTours.com and visit the sites of Ancient Egypt with private and exclusive access to many of the sites without the crush of other tourists. Experience Egypt through the eyes of locals. Travel in 5 star comfort staying at luxury hotels and experience an Egypt that many tourists do not have the opportunity to see. Travel to Egypt and experience the magic and mystery of this ancient land on a Spiritual Tour to Egypt and discover not only Egypt but also a part of yourself that you didn’t know existed before your tour to Egypt.

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By Rhonnda Fritz

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Egypt Nile River Cruises on the Dhahabeya Afandina

At Spiritual Egypt Tours, on our tours we use only the best there is to offer in Egypt Nile River Cruises. When it is available, we like to use the beautiful dhahabeya Afandina that is owned by Mohamed Nazmy from Quest Travel Egypt. On Afandina you will cruise the Nile River for 8 glorious days in leisurely fashion hearing nothing but the wind in the sails and the water washing against the hull of the dhahabeya. We visit all the temples along the Nile River and make time for lots of fun along the way – like maybe stopping and spreading out a picnic lunch on the riverbank.

Check out the video of the Afandina Nile Cruise of Egypt and then book a tour with us to Egypt to enjoy this wonderful relaxing experience.

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02.06.2013
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Travel to Siwa Oasis During a Spiritual Tour of Egypt With Spiritual Egypt Tours

Travel to Siwa Oasis in September 2013 as part of the Spiritual Egypt Tours Journey to Awaking Spiritual Tour of Egypt and explore places that are not on the usual itineraries for spiritual tours of Egypt.

On our Journey to Awakening Spiritual Tour of Egypt in September 2013, we will be taking you on a 3 day safari to magical Siwa Oasis. This is a must see place to see in Egypt and is not one of the usual haunts of tourists. Check out the video below and take a virtual tour through Siwa Oasis and then click on the link to discover what else you will be doing and experiencing on this fabulous 19 day spiritual tour of Egypt. This spiritual tour of Egypt is more than just a tour of the sites – it is also a Spiritual Retreat where you will be given the opportunity to rejuvenate your mind body and spirit as your visit the temples and tombs of Egypt often at times when they are closed to the public.

To find out more about the safari to Siwa Oasis and also the rest of the Journey to Awakening Spiritual Tour of Egypt in September 2013.

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01.10.2013
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Take a Spiritual Tour to Egypt With Spiritual Egypt Tours

Rhonnda Fritz Your Tour Leader and Life Coach

Rhonnda Fritz Your Tour Leader and Life Coach. Do You Want to Change Your Life? I Can Help. Ask Me How…..

Hello, I’m Rhonnda Fritz from The Coaching Muse, Egypt Holidays and Spiritual Egypt Tours.  I would like to invite you to join me on your own Journey to Awakening through Egypt during our spiritual tours to Egypt.   The Coaching Muse is about Inspiring, Transforming and Empowering people to achieve Success in every area of their life.

To that end, I have partnered with Mohamed Nazmy of Quest Travel in Egypt to bring you this fabulous opportunity.  Quest Travel has won many awards and are the best ground tour operators in Egypt specializing in private, metaphysical and spiritual tours to Egypt treating their guests like treasured pharaohs.  Together we have organized a journey of a lifetime just for you to enjoy.  We have designed the absolute best luxury spiritual tours to Egypt.

Since ancient times, Egypt has held mystery and magic for millions of people all over the world.   When you come on this journey of a lifetime, you will discover the secrets held within the ancient temples and tombs for yourself.  Once you visit Egypt, the energy of Ancient Egypt reaches out and whispers to your soul awakening all the power that has been sleeping within you. 

Come and join me on this Journey to Awakening Tour and spend 19 fabulous days exploring Egypt and your inner self.   Your Quest Travel Egyptologists and Guides are well versed in not only the history and archaeology of Egypt, but also the spiritual and ritual history, as well as the mysteries that Egypt is famous for. 

You will be pampered with 5 star luxury all the way on our spiritual tour to Egypt and you will discover Ancient Egypt with private access visits to many of the sites we visit.  We even visit some sites that tourists don’t normally get to see. You will discover the real Egypt of today by doing things along your journey that many people who visit Egypt never experience.   Once you land in Egypt, just about everything is included in your tour price and you will be well taken care of.  

Myths and legends will be explored and, more importantly, experienced!  Discover ancient and miraculous powers to heal the body, clear away emotional baggage, enlighten your mind and open yourself to exploring new ways of thinking , increase your creativity, discover how to create your future and awaken the soul to knowing its true destiny in life and so much more.  All this while you are enjoying the holiday of a lifetime. You will be having so much fun that you won’t even notice the changes that are occurring within you!

As you journey through the ancient sites you will be invited to join in meditations and other ancient rituals all designed to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.  The choice to take part in these of course will be yours to make.   If you choose not to take part, there is plenty to see and do at the sites while the group is otherwise engaged and one of our guides will take care of you.   You will never run out of photo and video opportunities on this tour.  Actually, if you are a keen photographer you can guarantee some amazing photos as we visit some of the sites at sunrise and sunset.  Plus the sunsets on the Nile River have to been seen to be believed!!

You will be cruising the Nile on a modern dhahabeya that has been built in the traditional style of the sail boats that have sailed the Nile for thousands of years.  The Afandina has been built with luxury and comfort in mind and it will be your home for 8 days.   There are 3 decks with many places to chill out and relax including a large reception room complete with all the modern technology to keep you entertained including internet access for an additional fee. 

There are 8 luxurious double or twin cabins complete with ensuite.  Once you have unpacked, your luggage is stowed elsewhere on the dhahabeya  giving you room to enjoy your cabin when you want some time out away from the group – although, you will find many chill out spots on the boat where you can laze back in comfortable couches and feel the Nile River lulling you into a state of total relaxation hearing only the wind in the sails the waters of the Nile lapping against the hull of the Afandina. 

The beds have been borrowed from the clouds as has the beautiful and luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen.  There is a chef on board who serves delectable fresh organic food that is sourced from local farmers along the Nile.  There is almost a one to one ratio of staff to guests to take care of your every need.  You will feel like a modern day Cleopatra or Julius Caesar as you sail the Nile River being pampered just as they were. 

You can also take a 4 day safari to the Siwa Oasis which is deep in Egypt’s Western Desert.  There is more to see in Egypt than the pyramids, the sphinx, the temples and tombs; Egypt also has an emerging eco tourism industry that takes in the natural beauty of Egypt that can be found in remote Oases and in the desert.  But don’t think backpacking when it comes to the accommodation because the resorts in Siwa are designed to rejuvenate your Mind Body & Spirit so come equipped with everything you need. 

Siwa is home to the Berber tribes of Egypt.  They date their civilisation in this area back as far as at least 10,000 millennium BCE.   In the 7th century BCE they had contact with the Greeks and in particular with Alexander the Great who came to Siwa to consult the Oracle of Ammun which is located in a temple in the Siwa Oasis.  The area is rich in agriculture and is known for its cultivation of dates and olives.  Siwa is also famous for silver jewellery and rich embroidery.  

On the way back to Cairo from Siwa we will stop off at Mersa Matrhouh a resort town on the Mediterranean Sea.  The colour of the water here is breath taking and it has some of the whitest sand beaches in the world.

Join me on this Journey to Awakening Tour and spend 17 days discovering the wonders of Ancient and Modern Day Egypt in a way that most tourists don’t get the opportunity to experience.  Feel the energy of Egypt energising and rejuvenating your mind, body and spirit.  Share laughter and experiences with new friends and most of all just relax and create memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life.”

I look forward to travelling with you through Egypt for your next Egypt Holiday.

Rhonnda Fritz  http://spiritualegypttours.com   http://www.thecoachingmuse.com.au  http://www.holidaysegypt.com.au

 

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Take a Virtual Tour of Egypt

Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world take a tour of Egypt to explore Ancient Egypt. There are even more people who would like to but for many reasons can’t get there. Travel to Egypt and join one of our spiritual tours of Egypt and explore Ancient Egypt with us.  The following video takes you on a virtual tour of Egypt and will give you a taste of the temples, tombs, pyramids and travelling the mighty Nile River before you see them for yourself on your own guided spiritual tour of Egypt – or if you are one of the millions of people who have already been to Egypt, enjoy and remember the wonderful memories you have of being in this magical and mystical land.

 

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05.29.2012
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Egypt Food Names

One of the exciting things about travelling to exotic places is discovering and enjoying the local food. Egypt food is full of flavour an delicious. When you take a tour of Egypt your tour guides usually lead you in the direction of the best places to eat to have an experience of real Egypt food. English is widely spoken in tourist areas but the locals are always delighted when you attempt to speak with them in Egyptian Arabic or at least to attempt to learn some basic words.

Check out the video below and savour the Egypt food and while you do learn the Arabic Egytpian words for the foods.

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05.20.2012
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The Power Within the Pyramids of Egypt

People have been fascinated with the Pyramids of Egypt for thousands of years and yet we still do not know exactly what their purpose for existing was. There are so many theories but we have yet to uncover the truth. Until the truth is uncovered we can only surmise.

But having been in the Great Pyramid of Giza and spent time lying in the stone sarcophagus in the King’s Chamber I feel a strong connection to the belief that the pyramids of Egypt and in particular the Great Pyramid of Giza were some sort of energy generator or giant communication devices. I’ve also seen several references on walls of the temples and tombs around Egypt that clearly indicate that the ancient Egyptians had access to a form of electrical power quite different to what we know today.  What else do we not know of the pyramids of Egypt?  Check out the videos below and allow your thoughts free reign to open to the truth you know within you to be true….

Why not check out the pyramids of Egypt for yourself by booking on our Journey to Awakening Tours to Egypt.  Contact us today to find out how you can book a tour to Egypt with us

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The Secrets Hidden in the Pyramids of Egypt

The Pyramids of Egypt stand in the sands of Giza with no known purpose for being there.   The accepted theory is that they were tombs for dead pharaohs but there has been no real evidence ever found to support that.    What secrets are the pyramids of Egypt still hiding?  What was their true purpose and what role did they play in the lives of the ancient Egyptians?  Did the ancient Egyptians possess technology that is far superior than anything we currently have?

This video raises a lot of questions and pieces together a lot of images that we see carved on the walls of the tombs and temples throughout Egypt.   Could it be possible that we could learn something new if we let go of our pre conceived ideas surrounding these mighty monuments?   Could it be that Nicola Tesla knew more about the pyramids of Egypt than he was given credit for?

Take a look at the video and allow your inner voice to make the connections to the ancient Egytians and then why not come to Egypt and discover the energy for yourself that still exists within these incredible structures known as the pyramids of Egypt.  You will explore the pyramids of Egypt when they are closed to the general public and will explore both the Kings Chamber and the Queens Chamber – a chamber of the pyramids of Egypt that you will only see on a tour to Egypt such as the one being offered by Spiritual Egypt Tours.

Click the Link below to contact us to discover how you can explore the pyramids of Egypt on your own tour to Egypt with Spiritual Egypt Tours.

Spiritual Tours to EgyptEnjoy the Video About the Secrets Hidden in the Pyramids of Egypt

 

 

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05.03.2012
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The Pyramids of Egypt – The Orion Mystery

The pyramids of Egypt hold many secrets and mysteries. One of the mysteries of the Egypt pyramids which are located on the Giza Plateau of Egypt is why they are built exactly where they are and why the three pyramids of Giza are aligned with the smaller of the three pyramids off to the left.

Robert Bauval explores his theory that the ancient Egyptians were great mathematicians and astonomers and that they aligned the three pyramids of Giza to the belt of Orion in his video The Egypt Code. This video is well worth watching because it throws more light on the history of the Giza Plateau and the pyramids of Egypt.

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