Eye of Horus Egypt Tour Itinerary

Eye of Horus Egypt Tour

Itinerary Eye of Horus Egypt Tour
Unlocking the Mysteries of Egypt

The Eye of Horus Egypt tour explores Egypt in 12 days.  It is the ideal Egypt tour if you have limited time to spend in Egypt.  You will have many of the benefits of our longer tours like private access at the Sphinx, Pyramids and the Temple of Isis at Aswan.  You will enjoy a luxury 4 day Nile Cruise plus you will have an overnight visit to Abu Simbel where you visit the iconic Ramses II temples.

Eye of Horus Egypt Tour

An Egypt Tour is Exotic and Memorable

Please note that while we will be visiting all of the sites listed in the itinerary for the Eye of Horus Egypt tour, the order of Eye of Horus Egypt tour may change due to local circumstances.  We also like to have the flexibility to take advantage of opportunities to surprise you.  Part of the fun of an Egypt tour is exploring the unknown and going with the flow.

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Day 1, – Arrive Cairo/Welcome Dinner

Our Egypt tour begins when you arrive at Cairo Airport where you will be met by our Tour Managers. They will assist you through customs before transferring you to your luxury accommodations at the Mena House Hotel in Giza. This beautiful hotel is right next door to the Pyramids which is a great introduction to your journey. From the moment you get off the plane you will have the feeling of beginning to relax. You are on Egypt time now and ahead of you is 12 days of wonderment, adventure, excitement, laughter, spiritual upliftment and rejuvenation. We’ll get together this evening before enjoying our first dinner together.     (Dinner)

Day 2, – Giza Plateau/Sphinx / Great Pyramid

We begin our day very early with a special private and exclusive visit to the Giza Plateau, when the area is closed to the public so it will be just our group. Listen closely as you awaken before Sunrise.   As you reluctantly come alive, you will hear the incredible sounds of the entire city being called to prayer. Listen to the cacophony of sound– Feel the energy of the dawn spirits. We are off to discover some of the most awesome Wonders of the World to touch them and to feel them – the Great Sphinx, the Pyramids and the Valley Temple of Chephren on the Giza Plateau.

We study them and pay particular attention to the Sphinx. There is nothing more awe inspiring than to stand between the mighty paws of the Sphinx and gaze up at its wondrous face as the first rays of sunshine break over the horizon. We will greet the Sun with an ancient ritual just before dawn. Our guide, who is an encyclopaedia of Egyptology, will give us detailed examinations of various controversial theories surrounding these amazing structures.  This is one of the big highlights of your Egypt tour.

Eye of Horus Egypt Tour Visit the Pyramids

After an invigorating Sunrise we are back to our hotel for breakfast.

This afternoon, close to sunset we have a special private visit in the Great Pyramid where we will explore the chambers before a guided meditation in the Kings Chamber. We will be tapping into the energy and harmonic resonances of this mighty structure.  The meditation will allow you to tap into the energy of the pyramid to align your mind, body and spirit.  Our Egypt tour is designed to open yourself to your own magic.

Following the private visit to the Great Pyramid you may like to take an optional evening camel ride out in the desert behind the pyramids.   This is an excellent way to top off this very special day.                                         (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3,– Sakkara

We are up early again this morning to travel to Sakkara to view the Old Kingdom pyramids on the west bank near ancient Memphis. About, 2630 B.C. Imhotep, architect to King Djozer (Dynasty III), masterminded the Step Pyramid at Sakkara. The world’s oldest freestanding stone structure, this pyramid consists of six tiers atop a mastaba, or low, oblong tomb, faced with cut stone.

Eye of Horus Egypt Tour Sakkara

 

Enjoy lunch at a typical Egyptian restaurant in the countryside sampling local dishes.  Sampling the local cuisine is a fun way to connect to the culture of Egypt and to the people.  We like to share these experiences with our tour guests on our Egypt tours.

On the way back to Cairo we visit one of the carpet schools where Egyptian children make handmade carpets out of their own imagination. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 4, – Luxor/ Luxor Temple

This morning we check out of the Mena House and go to the Cairo airport to fly to Luxor where we check into Sonesta St George Hotel.  Tonight on our Egypt tour, we visit the Luxor Temple. This temple really comes to life under lights at night. Feel the powerful energy within you as you wander through the ancient hallways touching the stones as you go.   Our Egyptologist will bring this temples to life in a way that no-one else can.  We will also take a wander through the Luxor bazaar tonight and have coffee in one of the small cafes in the bazaar.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5, – Luxor/ Karnak Temple

This morning we are up early to tour Karnak, one of the largest temple complexes in the world.  We like to visit this temple early in the morning on our Egypt tour because it feels more alive in the morning before the thousands of tourists who flock here every day leave their energy behind. There is so much to see and experience at this temple and you will get to visit some parts of this temple complex with private and exclusive access to just your small group. We will be back at the hotel in time for breakfast.  The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Eye of Horus Egypt Tour Visit Karnak

 

Day 6, – Abydos and Dendera Join Deluxe Nile Cruise

This morning very early, we travel by road to the exquisite Dendera Temple dedicated to Hathor, the goddess of abundance, love and joy. The temple is built with a zodiacal ceiling that recalls the origins of Egypt.  The colours in this temple are still quite vibrant and the temple is an absolute joy to visit.

We then continue north to the temple at Abydos, dedicated to Osiris, and housing the nine great beings (the Ennead). This temple rests next to and above the most ancient Osirion, one of the premier power places on the planet where you will find the original flower of life carvings.  It includes a more recent temple built by Seti I, which contains the most beautiful Bas reliefs of any temple in Egypt.

Check into your Nile River Cruise Boat. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) 

Greeting the Dawn at Hatshepsut Temple on our spiritual Egypt Holidays

 

Day 7, – Hatshepsut Temple / Valley of the Kings

This morning we make a sunrise visit to Deir el Bahari, the funerary temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. We also visit the Necropolis of Thebes (The Valley of the Kings) on the West Bank of the Nile. The West Bank holds the tombs of the pharaohs that are inscribed with sacred transformative texts, including the books of knowing light and dark, the book of what is in the underworld, the book of caverns, and naming and taming the hours of the night. We will also see the mortuary temple of Ramses III at Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon.

At Noon sail to Edfu passing through Esna Locke. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 8, – Edfu Temple of Horus / Kom Ombo / Aswan

We take a carriage ride to the Temple of Horus, one of the most beautifully preserved in Egypt which is built on the foundations of an older temple dedicated to Set. Here, we follow the pattern of the hero’s quest as we learn how Horus and his followers (the Shemsu Hor) conquered chaos, and we see the sacred marriage of the king and queen as the embodiment of Horus and the goddess Hathor. The side chambers of the temple show the complexity of the rites that include a healing chamber, a perfumery, and singer’s rooms. One chamber, called the House of Life, stored all of the sacred texts used in seasonal and daily rituals. On one wall of the temple Thoth tells the story of Osiris and Isis.

Relax on deck as we sail to Kom Ombo. There, we visit the only dual temple in Egypt. This dramatic temple poised between the edge of the river and the encroaching desert sand was dedicated to two gods – Sobek the crocodile god of strength, fortitude, fertility and rebirth, and Horus the hawk-headed son of Isis and Osiris. Sail to Aswan City which is considered to be everyone’s favourite Egyptian city. Beautiful and peaceful, it is called the “Pearl of Egypt”.   We will visit the Nubian markets. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 9,– Aswan / Philae Temple / Isis Sanctuary / Abu Simbel

We rise very early this morning and take a short coach ride to the lakeshore and transfer to a motorboat. We travel on the Nile River to the island of Philae where we will visit the Philae Temple privately. This island represents a fusion of three great civilizations – Egyptian, Greek and Roman. We’ll take ample time here to experience the energy of this beautiful site and will experience the beauty of the sunrise over the lake.

We drive through the desert to the beautiful and iconic temples of Abu Simbel.  On arrival we check into our hotel the Seti I hotel which is right on Lake Nasser.  After lunch you are free to relax and enjoy the hotel.   Late this afternoon if you choose to you may like to take an optional tour to the sound and light show at Abu Simbel.  This is the best sound and light show of all the shows at the sites in Egypt.  You will learn how these temples were saved from the rising flood waters when they built the dam in the 1960s.  This was a massive project and brought the world together to make it happen.  Visiting the temple during the sound and light show also gives you another perspective of the temple.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Eye of Horus Egypt Tour Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel

 

Day 10,– Abu Simbel /Aswan /Cairo

We rise before the sun this morning to visit the temples at Abu Simbel.  The sunrise at these temples is breath taking and will be a highlight of your Egypt tour.  You will learn about the temples and of Ramses II known as Ramses the Great who commissioned the temples to be built.  Explore the interior of the temples and see some of the most beautiful wall carvings in Egypt.

We return to the hotel for breakfast and later drive back to Aswan for our afternoon flight back to Cairo. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11, – Cairo Museum and Exploring Old Cairo

Today we visit the Cairo Museum in downtown Cairo. Our Egyptologist will guide us through this famous museum with a collection of over 200,000 ancient Egyptian artefacts, dating back to 4,000 BC. Visiting the museum is an opportunity to see the statues and artefacts that originally were located in the temples. There you will also experience first-hand the different periods of ancient Egypt and the individual artistic and architectural styles of each period.  No Egypt tour is complete without a visit to the Cairo Museum.

One of the many highlights of this museum is the visit to the treasures of Tut-Ankh-Amun. Stand before the breathtakingly beautiful gold death mask and marvel at the treasures that travelled with this boy king to the afterlife.

There will be time to explore the museum on your own and to feel the sometimes eerie presence of energies from the past that still linger within the statues.

We will also explore old Cairo and the famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar on a walking tour of Old Cairo.   Walk through streets and alleyways that have known the feet of millions of people over the last thousand years or so.  This is a step back in time and an opportunity to meet modern day Egyptians going about their daily lives. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 12,– Cairo / Departure Home     

Following breakfast check out of your hotel before being transferred to the Cairo International Airport for your journey home Your Egypt tour has come to an end but we are sure you will want to come back to Egypt again.     (Breakfast)

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