Wisdom of Egypt Tour Itinerary November 2018 and April 2018

Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Tour of Egypt
November 2018 and April 2018

Itinerary

Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Tour of Egypt

The Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Tour of Egypt
 7th April – 24th April 2018
November 2018 (Final Dates to be Advised)

The Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Tour of Egypt November 2018 and April 2018 is an extra special tour of Egypt that takes in many of the seldom visited sites of Egypt.  Here at Spiritual Egypt Tours we do everything possible to create an Egypt tour that is filled with wonderful and uplifting memories that will last you a lifetime. Many of the sites that we visit during our Wisdom of Ancient Egypt tour of Egypt November 2018 and April 2018 are closed to the public while we are there so you have an experience of Egypt that is extra special.

Now is the right time to do an Egypt tour. Egypt is now well on the way to recovering their floundering tourism industry since the unrest.  Despite media reports, Egypt is absolutely safe to visit especially if you choose to travel with a reputable tour operator that is well connected within Egypt.

Check out the Itinerary for our Wisdom of Egypt tour of Egypt November 2018 and April 2018,  then contact us to find our how you can be a part of this fantastic tour of Egypt that is designed to change your life in so many positive and uplifting ways.  Click the link below to learn more about our tours of Egypt and why you should choose Spiritual Egypt Tours for your next Egypt Tour.

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All Activities listed in the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Tour of Egypt November 2018 and April 2018 itinerary below will happen but maybe not necessarily in the order we’ve stated. Spontaneous changes are sometimes necessary in order to give you the best possible experience as you travel through Egypt. Many surprises will await you on this tour of Egypt so be prepared to rejuvenate your mind, body & spirit while you have lots of fun exploring this ancient land.

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Day 1, Saturday 7th April 2018 – Arrive Cairo/Welcome Dinner

Arrive at Cairo Airport where you will be met by your Tour Managers. They will assist you through customs before transferring you to your luxury accommodations at the exotic and elegant Mena House Hotel that is located right next door to the pyramids in Giza. The Mena House is one of Egypt’s historical treasures boasting 140 years of history. The Mena House is the former hunting palace for the Khedive Ismael and has played host to Winston Churchell, Franklin D Roosevelt, Princess Grace of Monaco, royalty from all over the world and notable names from the music industry and film industry. We’ll get together this evening before enjoying our first dinner together. (Dinner) Read More About the Mena House Hotel

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Mena House Hotel Giza

Day 2 – Sunday 8th April 2018 – 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.  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 and the Pyramids of the Giza Plateau.

Standing Between the Paws of the Sphinx at Dawn Makes a Tour of Egypt Memorable

This Could Be You Standing Between the Paws of the Sphinx at Dawn

We study them and pay particular attention to the Sphinx. There is nothing more awe inspiring on any tour of Egypt 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.

Sadly though this experience is not open to all who visit the Sphinx.  But you will have this experience to treasure for the rest of your life on our Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Tour of Egypt April 2018. We will greet the Sun with an ancient ritual from the Egyptian Book of the Dead just before dawn. Our guide, who is an encyclopaedia of Egyptology, will give us details of various controversial theories surrounding this amazing structure… After an invigorating Sunrise we are back to the Mena House hotel for a fabulous buffet breakfast watched over by the towering awesome Great Pyramid of Giza.

Pyramids of Giza at Sunset

Discover the Power of the Great Pyramid of Giza at Sunset

This afternoon on your fabulous Wisdom of Ancient Egypt tour of Egypt April 2018, we have a special private visit in the Great Pyramid where we will explore the chambers before activating the Kings Chamber with sound and sitting quietly in the energy that this incredible pyramid creates.

After your visit to the Great Pyramid, you may like to continue the magic of the evening by taking an optional camel ride out into the desert to experience the stillness of the night in the desert and the brilliance of the stars. This is a perfect way to end a once in a lifetime day. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3 – Monday, 9th April 2018 – Aswan Join Lake Nasser Cruise

After breakfast we check out of our hotel and fly to Aswan in the South of Egypt to join our Lake Nasser Cruise Boat.   

Since prehistoric times, the Nile River provided the main trade route between the Mediterranean and Africa, with Nubia being the point of contact between the two worlds. For Pharaonic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Arab civilizations, Nubia was a valued province and the corridor to Africa, the home of diverse cultures and political powers over thousands of years.

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Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Tour of Egypt Aerial View Lake Nasser

In the last century this region has witnessed two of the greatest engineering feats in modern history; the construction of the Aswan High Dam with the consequent creation of Lake Nasser, and the UNESCO project which saved the historical sites of Nubia threatened with permanent submersion beneath the waters of the Lake.

The total volume of the dam itself has been calculated at 17 times that of the Great Pyramid, and to build it 30,000 men worked round the clock for 10 years. The resulting reservoir extends 500 kilometres, some 380 of which lie in Egypt, with an average width of 10 kilometres.

When the decision was made in 1954 to build the dam, the evacuation of the Nubian community of over 100,000 people became an imminent reality. Meanwhile, urgent attention was required to safe-guard the Nubian monuments.

In 1960, UNESCO responded to appeals for assistance by launching the Nubian Campaign, an enterprise that involved the resources of some 54 nations over a 20-year period. The degree of ingenuity required to save the temples was a fitting tribute to the creative genius that accomplished their original construction. It was the first time in history that so many countries, individuals and disciplines united in an undertaking dedicated to the idea of a common cultural heritage and the universality of art.

Although the Nubian Campaign was officially completed in 1980, the Lake and its monuments remained isolated from tourism for over a decade. But now you too will explore this historic region of Southern Egypt for yourself.

When President Sisi took office as President of Egypt he took steps to finally create a new homeland for the Nubian people in the Aswan area.  A new city and small villages are being built in the desert and channels have been dug to bring water from the Nile River.  Solar power is being generated and new infrastructure in the form of new highways linking the area between Aswan and Abu Simbel.  I  am always amazed at the speed of progress being made every time I visit this very special part of Egypt.

Upon arrival at your luxury cruise boat, you will enjoy a welcome cocktail before enjoying lunch onboard. Time to chill out and relax. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 4 – Tuesday, April 10th 2018 – Kalabsha / Wadi El Sebou

Today we continue to enjoy Lake Nasser and set sail to Kalabsha where we will visit the Kalabsha Temple before Sailing to Wadi Elsebou. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

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Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Tour of Egypt Columns Kalabasha Temple

Day 5 – Wednesday, April 11th 2018 – Wadi El Seboua Temple / Amada Temple

Today we continue sailing on Lake Nasser and our first port of call is Wadi el Seboua where we will explore the Wadi El Seboua Temple before sailing to Amada to visit the Amada Temple.  We overnight on board at Amada. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 6 – Thursday, April 12th 2018 – Kasr Ibrim / Abu Simbel

We set sail very early this morning for Kasr Ibrim.  This temple is not accessible by land but you can get a lovely view of the temple from the top sun deck.   We leisurely sail on to Abu Simbel.   Arriving at Abu Simbel is a truly majestic experience and takes you back to the days of Ramses II and his Queen Nefertari arriving on their Dhahabeya.   Seeing these beautiful temples from the water is a truly magnificent experience and not to be missed and will be one of the many highlights of the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Tour of Egypt April 2018.

Tonight you may like to take an optional visit to the sound and light show at Abu Simbel.   This is one of the best sound and light shows in Egypt and gives you information on how they moved the Nubian temples in the 196os.   It also gives you another perspective of Abu Simbel. We overnight onboard at Abu Simbel. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

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Day 7 – Friday, April 13th 2018 – Abu Simbel / Aswan

We are up before the Sun this morning to explore the temples at Abu Simbel. These magnificent temples are both an ancient and a modern engineering marvel. The Abu Simbel temples are the symbols of an international salvage campaign in the 1960s to save these monuments from the rising waters of the mighty Aswan Dam.

These temples are truly magnificent and a very special moment is quietly watching the Sun rise on the lake and seeing the sunlight on the Temples. See the Temple for Ramses II and the beautiful temple for his beloved wife Nefertari. Our Egyptologist guide will assist us to see the full beauty of these temples through translating the images on the walls and giving us the history of the temples.

After breakfast we drive back to Aswan through the desert.   Aswan city is considered to be everyone’s favourite Egyptian city because it is beautiful and peaceful. It is called the “Pearl of Egypt”.  We will check into our luxury Nile cruise ship.

Tonight we will visit the Nubian marketplace. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 8 – Saturday, April 14th 2018 – Aswan Isis Temple / Kom Ombo / Edfu

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. The presence of Isis is felt very strongly in the inner sanctum, the Holy of Holies of her temple.

We’ll take ample time here to experience the healing energy of Isis and her lovely island complex.

Kom Ombo Temple

Kom Ombo Temple

Visit Kom Ombo Temple Dedicated to Horus and Sobek

As we eat breakfast 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.

We continue sailing to Edfu on our Wisdom of Ancient Egypt tour of Egypt, where we will visit the Temple of Horus, one of the most beautifully preserved in Egypt.

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.

We spend the night onboard at Edfu . (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Edfu Temple

Discover the Powerful Energy Within Edfu Temple on our Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Tour of Egypt

Day 9 – Sunday, April 15th 2018 Sail to Luxor / Luxor Temple

We arrive in Luxor and explore Luxor.  We visit Luxor Temple in the evening. The Luxor 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. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 10 — Monday, April 16th 2018 – West Bank / Hatshepsut Temple

This morning , we make a sunrise pilgrimage to Deir el Bahari, the funerary temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. This is another of those special moments that you will treasure from your Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Tour of Egypt April 2018 with Spiritual Egypt Tours.

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We also visit the Necropolis of Thebes on the West Bank of the Nile River also known as the Valley of the Kings. 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. Here are the tombs of Ramses III and VII.

We will also see the mortuary temple of Ramses III at Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon.  Check into Sonesta St George Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 11 — Tuesday, April 17th 2018 – Dendera, Abydos, Afandina

Marvel at the painted ceilings & images of Hathor in Dendera Temple on your Spiritual Egypt Tours tour of Egypt

Marvel at the painted ceilings & images of Hathor in Dendera Temple on your Spiritual Egypt Tours tour of Egypt

We are up very early this morning to take a road trip to the exquisite Dendera Temple dedicated to Hathor, the goddess of abundance, love and joy.

The Dendera temple is built with a zodiacal ceiling that recalls the origins of Egypt. On the rooftop where Hathor priests and priestesses gathered for their celebrations thousands of years ago, we reconnect to our destinies.

We then continue north on your our of Egypt 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. It is here that you will see the original carvings of the famous flower of life symbol.   It includes a more recent temple built by Seti I, which contains the most beautiful Bas reliefs of any temple in Egypt.  (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Catching the Light in Abydos Temple

Capture the Light in Abydos Temple and Draw it Into Yourself

Day 12, — Wednesday, April 18th 2018 – Karnak Temple

Today on your Wisdom of Ancient Egypt tour of Egypt, we tour Karnak, one of the largest temple complexes in the world.  We will be visiting the temple complex soon after sunrise.

Karnak recalls us to the powerful acts of creation, of beginning anew, and of building on the divine plan. It has been home for more than 3,500 years to the living statue of the lioness goddess, Sekhmet. We will visit her temple and will use the powerful energy of Sekhmet to further awaken the spirit within. This will also be a time for thinking about our future and goals we want to create. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Spiritual Egypt Tours Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Tour of Egypt statues at Karnak Temple with obelisk

 

Day 13 – Thursday, April 19th 2018 – Luxor to Cairo

Today we depart Luxor and fly to Cairo where we check into the Mena House in Giza (Breakfast)

Day 14 – Friday, April 20th 2018 – Dashur Pyramids and Sakkara

This morning we’ll drive to Dahshur where we visit the White, Black & Red Pyramids; this area was closed for over 25 years and has now been opened again for visitors although not many take the trouble to go there. Dashur is considered to be one of the Virgin Historical sites that still keeps its own powerful energy. There will be an opportunity to climb into the Red Pyramid for those who feel fit.

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Visit the Pyramids of Dashur During the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Tour of Egypt

Enjoy a late lunch at a typical Egyptian restaurant in the countryside.

We then visit Sakkara to view the Old Kingdom pyramids that rise on the west bank near ancient Memphis. About, 2630 B.C. Imhotep, architect to King Djoser (Dynasty III), masterminded the Step Pyramid at Sakkara. The world’s oldest freestanding stone structure, this pyramid consists of six tiers atop a mastaba, faced with cut stone. We will explore the massive Sakkara complex with its numerous tombs and pyramids.

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Visit the Steppe Pyramid at Sakkara and Discover the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt

 

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 15 – Saturday, April 21st 2018 – Old Cairo / Manial Palace

Enjoy your breakfast at Mena House. We venture downtown again today and explore old Cairo.  This is a vibrant bustling city with history on every turn of your head.  First we go to the Manial Palace.

The Manial Palace was built by Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik (1875—1955), the uncle of King Farouk, between 1899 and 1929. He had it designed in a style integrating European Art Nouveau and Rococo with many traditional Islamic architecture styles including Ottoman, Moorish, Persian, creating inspired combinations in spatial design, architectural and interior decorations, and sumptuous materials. It housed his extensive art, furniture, clothing, silver, objects d’art collections, and medieval manuscripts dating back to the Middle Ages.

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Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Tour of Egypt Manial Palace Throne Room

The Palace, furnishings, and Prince’s collections were given to the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities in 1955. The Manial Palace and estate are a public art and history museum, with historical gardens, and forested nature park. The Palace has been undergoing restoration for the last 10 years at a cost of approx 61 Million Egyptian Pounds. The most spectacular building within the palace complex is the gold throne room.

As well as the Palace, the gardens and fountains have also been restored. This gives an insight into how the ruling classes lived during the Ottoman Empire occupation of Egypt.

We have a late lunch in a lovely Ottoman restaurant in the Bazaar before taking a walking tour of old Cairo.

We will visit St. Sergi church where the holy family were supposedly hidden while they were in Egypt. We also visit the oldest Synagogue in Cairo and the oldest Mosque before we enjoy visiting one of the most amazing streets in Islamic Cairo. El-Moez Street is one of the oldest streets in Cairo, approximately one kilometre long it is an open air museum of old Cairo. It dates back to the Fatimid era and has almost all types of Islamic architecture decorated with Arabic calligraphy. It has recently been renovated and restored and it is a wonderful opportunity to see local craftspeople at work creating brassware plus old bookshops and many other shops that have been located in the same place for hundreds of years.

Spiritual Egypt Tours Wisdom of Ancient Egypt Walking Tour of Old Cairo

 

We finish our long day in downtown Cairo by going to a local theatre to enjoy local music and Sufi whirling (or Sufi spinning) is a form of Sama or physically active meditation which originated among Sufis, and which is still practiced by the Sufi Dervishes of the Mevlevi order.

It is a customary dance performed within the Sema, or worship ceremony, through which dervishes (also called semoazens) aim to reach the source of all perfection, or kemal. This is sought through abandoning one’s nafs, egos or personal desires, by listening to the music and spinning one’s body in repetitive circles, which has been seen as a symbolic imitation of planets in the Solar System orbiting the sun. As explained by Sufis.

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Day 16, Sunday April 22nd 2018 – Cairo Museum and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

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 early on the Wisdom of tour of Egypt, is an opportunity to see the statues and artefacts that originally were located in the temples, this paints a fuller picture when you go the temples.  There you will experience first-hand the different periods of ancient Egypt and the individual artistic and architectural styles of each period.

One of the many highlights of the Cairo museum is the visit to the treasures of TutAnkhAmun. 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 Cairo Museum on your own and to feel the sometimes eerie presence of energies from the past that still linger within the statues.

After our visit to the Cairo Museum, we will take some time out to visit the local shopping area for some retail therapy Egyptian style at the famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 17 – Monday, 23rd April 2018 – Giza

Today is a free day to enjoy the beautiful Mena House Hotel or to catch up on some last minute shopping.  Tonight we will meet for our farewell dinner where we can reflect on the amazing journey we have shared over the last 17 days. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 18 – Tuesday, April 24th 2018 -Transfer to Airport

All good things must eventually come to an end and following breakfast check out of your hotel before being transferred to the Cairo International Airport for your journey home . (Breakfast)

There are many tours of Egypt available. But the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt tour of Egypt November 2018 and April 2018 is the ultimate Egypt tour experience. On our tours of Egypt, you will not only discover Egypt, both ancient and modern, and have a great and memorable holiday, but you will also rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit and return home with a new outlook on your life.

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