September 29 – October 11, 2020
ONLY 3 SPACES open!
Egypt has been on my bucket list for YEARS.
But I wanted to wait until I had just the right guide… AND I found him! An Egyptian expert and one of my favorite teachers from Damanhur – Crotalo!
Crotalo has agreed to guide my group to the sacred sites in Egypt on a once in a lifetime adventure
- cruising down the Nile in our private boat
- exclusive access to the Temples and Pyramids
WELCOME TO EGYPT
Crotalo Sesamo, the World Ambassador from Damanhur, is leading our Journey to Egypt. As a specialist in the fields of Spiritual Healing, Ancient Civilizations and Inner Research, he teaches courses in Astral Travel, Past Lives Research, Inner Harmonizing, and Selfic Healing. Additional teachings done by him are in the realms of social, spiritual, economic, political and organizational implications of community life.
Crotalo has taken many people through Egypt and experienced transformational shifts both personally and with his groups. There are codes of sacred information stored in the Temples that need to be unlocked. If you would like to have the opportunity to experience a truly valuable spiritual awakening, this is the pilgrimage for you.
One of the most enticing aspects of the trip will be the private visits of the Great Pyramid (Cheops) & Philae Temple, where we would have time to deeply connect to ourselves. Aside from the visit to the temples, pyramids and museums, we will spend our days traveling in a luxury boat down the River Nile. The lands along the Nile are rich with plant and bird life; rural farmers work the land by hand and it is absolutely lovely to travel along these shores. With our boat, we will be able to pull into little islands and visit places that few people ever see.
Souls of Egypt Travel, the organizers of the trip, are specialized in bringing spiritual truth seekers together as part of their vision for global and personal transformation. Collaborating with other leaders and teachers in the spiritual world, working with groups to share the mysteries and magic of Egypt and her sacred sites.
Day 1: Arrival Cairo, “Ahlan Wa Sahlan”!
Arrival at Cairo International airport; our friendly rep. will be waiting for you! Claim your luggage and he will escort you while your included transfer to your luxury hotel.
Day 2: Visit the Egyptian Museum – Aroma Oils, Sufi Show
After breakfast visit “The Egyptian Museum” holding the world’s most extensive collection of Pharaonic antiquities; no visit to Egypt is complete without a trip through its galleries. The original collection was established in the late 19th century under Auguste Mariette and housed in Boulaq. The objects were moved in 1891 to the palace of Ismail Pasha in Giza before being transferred in 1902 to the current building at Tahrir Square, which is the first purpose-built museum edifice in the world. Designed in the Neoclassical style by Marcel Dourgnon, the Egyptian Museum boasts 107 halls filled with artifacts dating from the prehistoric through the Roman periods, with the majority of the collection focused on the Pharaonic era. The museum houses approximately 160,000 objects covering 5,000 years of Egypt’s past, after enjoying the Egyptian Museum.
- After the museum we will visit a wonderful place of ancient aroma oils, where we will hear ancient stories about the use of oils and also experience the diverse essences directly with all our senses.
- After dinner we are invited to see a wonderful Sufi Show.
Day 3: Visit Sphinx
Enjoy your luxury breakfast, meet up with your passionate Egyptologist, start day by excursion to visit sphinx at Pyramids area. Free afternoon, back to hotel, overnight Cairo.
Day 4: Fly to Luxor, Karnak and Luxor Temple
Enjoy your breakfast at Hotel, Checkout, transfer to Cairo airport for short flight to Luxor. Transfer to Hotel, Check in Hotel. After that will also visit the “Karnak Temples”. This gigantic temple complex is the largest ancient religious site in the world. A large religious center consisting of temples, chapels, obelisks, sanctuaries, the sacred lake and the impressive Hypostyle Hall of 134 enormous column.
In the late afternoon we will take you for a tour to “Ipt-Rsyt” as known in the new kingdom, “Luxor Temple” “Al Aksur” in Arabic; which means “the Palaces”. The Temple is located anciently in the Capital of Egypt “Thebes” situated on the Eastern Bank of the Nile & dedicated to the king ”Amon-Ra”. It has always been a sacred sight, majestically standing as a remembrance to the ancient Egyptian civilization.
It has an amazing entrance “Pylon” built by king Ramses II; anciently; the entrance of that complex was exclusively for the Pharaohs, priests and some of the official’s ones. Now it is one of the top visited sights in Egypt.
Day 5: Abydos & Dendara
Early Breakfast in the Hotel, we will take you for a tour to Abydos has a special place in the sacred landscape of ancient Egypt, as it was believed to be the place where Osiris was buried. Thus, Abydos was an important cult center for Osiris. A number of temples dedicated to Osiris, all of which were located in one area, were built prior to the reign of Seti.
The Temple of Seti, however, was built on new ground to the south of the said temples. Continue to Dendera to explore, The Dendera Temple Complex covers an area of 40,000 square meters ( sq. ft.), and is surrounded by a large mudbrick wall. Within this enclosure are various structures, including the Temple of the Birth of Isis, a Roman mammisi (attributed either to the reign of Trajan or Nero), a sanatorium, and a sacred lake. It was made famous by a carving that many believe depicts an electrical lightbulb. Nevertheless, the most impressive part of the temple complex is undoubtedly the Temple of Hathor. The Temple of Hathor was largely constructed during the Late Ptolemaic period, specifically during the reign of Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VII. Later additions were made during the Roman period. Although built by a dynasty of rulers who were not native Egyptians themselves, the design of this temple has been found to be in accordance to that of other classical Egyptian temples, with the exception of the front of the hypostyle hall, which, according to an inscription above the entrance, was constructed by the Emperor Tiberius.
Day 6: West bank Luxor, 1st night on board our private boat Dahabya
Breakfast in the Hotel, followed by a Guided tour at the West Bank of The Nile River – “Deir El Bahari funerary temple – Hatshepsut Temple” one of the greatest Egyptian architectural achievements. Designed by Senenmut (Hatshepsut’s steward and architect), this mortuary temple closely resembles the classical Greek architecture of 1,000 years later. Located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor (ancient Thebes), Hatshepsut’s temple is part of the Theban Necropolis. Built in a half circle of cliffs, this memorial temple marks the entrance to the Valley of the Kings. Djeser Djeseru (holy of holiest) is the name of the main building of the temple of Hatshepsut.
After that we visit “The Valley of The Kings“, considered as the royal cemetery with 64 tomb, and is located on the west bank at Luxor. The only entrance to this place was a long narrow winding path. This was a secret place, where sentries were placed at the entrance of the Valley, as well as along the top of the hills, in the hopes of discouraging tomb robbers, who had in the past plundered all royal tombs, including the treasures of the Pyramids. We will spend our first night on board Dahabya.
Day 7: Sailing to Esna – Storytelling – Relaxing
Today we have a full day on our beautiful private boat with Storytelling and relaxing times on the Nile river. We will sail the whole day to Esna.
Day 8: Edfu – Esna – Overnight Dahabya.
Breakfast on board, today we will enjoy our Visit “Horus Temple” or as known “The Temple of Falcon, consists of traditional elements of Egyptian Temples of the New Kingdom, together with a few Greek elements, such as the Mamisi, which is situated to the west of the main entrance of the Temple (Mamisi means “house of the divine birth”). It consists of an entrance, a court and chapel. The walls of the mamisi are decorated with scenes showing the story of the divine birth of Horus the child, in the presence of the Goddess Hathor, the God Khenoum and other deities who were concerned with pregnancy and birthday is leisurely free, enjoy the spectacular views, and relax on the sundeck to soak up the golden rays of the Sun shining all over. Continue sail to Komb Ombo, overnight on board Dahabya.
Day 9: Visit Komb Ombo, Sail to Aswan
Breakfast on board, we will visit “Kom Ombo”, visit “Temple of Sobek”. The history of Komb Ombo stretches back to the time of the Pharaohs, when it served as a garrison town close to the southern border of Egypt. The town was known originally as Nubt, meaning ‘City of Gold’. During the Ptolemaic and Roman periods, the town retained its function, though its name was changed. The Greeks renamed the town as Omboi, while the Romans referred to it as Ambo. Kom Ombo is most famous for its magnificent temple which still survives to this day.
Day 10: Private Visit Philae Temple – last day on board Dahabaya
Pick your Packed Breakfast Box, today we will enjoy our Visit “Philae Temple” or as known “The Temple of Goddess Isis”, it was mainly built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped. And considered the main Goddess for fluid of the Nile yearly, enjoy the mysterious tale of Isis and Osiris, after our private visit we will go back to the boat and enjoy the last day on board.
Day 11: Flying back to Cairo, Visit Sakkara – Dahshur – Bent Pyramid
Early breakfast, we will check out and get a transport to the airport. We will take our flight back to Cairo. Later that day we will take you for an incredible visit to Sakkara and Dahshur; located south of modern Cairo, on the west bank of the Nile River, and covers an area over 6 km long and more than 1.5 km wide. It was once part of a larger system of cemeteries that spanned the modern sites of Giza, Stopover for lunch, perfect timing to try Egyptian food. We will also visit the incredible Bent Pyramid, which was closed for over 40 years.
Day 12: Private visit Great Pyramid
Early Breakfast, start our Private visit to Great Pyramid to enjoy all parts of Pyramids on private basis, mixed with special lifetime photos. Considered to be the only remaining wonder of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramid complex stands on the Giza plateau and rises from the desert as a bonfire of strength, inspiration, history & loads of mystery.
The Sphinx stands there guarding the Plateau with a body of a lion and head of a human being that comes from a great wisdom that the protectors of the Land should enjoy the wisdom of men and physical power of the lion king! Evening we will gather to enjoy the farewell Dinner.
Day 13: Final Departure
Breakfast at Hotel, Checkout, transfer to Cairo international Airport for final departure, end of Services.
Includes: Pick up & drop off transfers, Transfers and Tours via deluxe Cars, 5 Nights hotel accommodation at Oasis Pyramids Hotel or similar, 2 Nights hotel accommodation at Sonesta St. George Luxor Hotel or similar, 5 Nights on board Samara Dahabya – sailing from Luxor to Aswan, breakfast, Daily lunch & dinner while on board cruise, Farewell dinner, Entrance fees to all mentioned sightseeing, Private Visit to Pyramids of Giza, Private visit Philae Temple in Aswan, Private English-speaking – Egyptologist tour guide throughout, Domestic Flight ticket Cairo / Aswan- Luxor/Cairo
Does not Include: Entry visa, International Flight tickets to/from Egypt, Pre or post nights, Meals, other than the listed ones, Tipping kitty (average is normally USD 300.00), Travel Insurance