September 30 – October 13, 2020
ONLY 4 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 travelling 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 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 3: Visit Sakkara – Overnight Cairo
Enjoy your luxury breakfast, meet up with your passionate Egyptologist-tour guide; who will start briefing you about your included activities during the coming days. Today we will take you for an incredible visit to Sakkara; 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.
Day 4: Visit the Egyptian Museum – Khan El Khalili Bazaar –Overnight Cairo
Breakfast, checkout Hotel & 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.
we continue to explore Islamic area of “Khan El Khalili Bazaar” to enjoy the local market with the relish taste of Egyptian Tea with Mint, then, Early evening, transfer to Cairo airport for the flight to Luxor, it takes almost one hour, upon arrival you will get a smooth check-in at your hotel.
Day 5: fly Aswan – Felucca Sail – Elephantine Island – Overnight Aswan
Enjoy relish of you breakfast at Hotel, Checkout, transfer to Cairo airport for short flight to Aswan, arrive Aswan, Meet and Assist, Transfer to Hotel, check in, start our day by sailing on the Nile by Traditional Felucca around Elephantine Island to enjoy Aswan Nile atmosphere, Back to Hotel, overnight Aswan.
Day 6: Private Visit Philae Temple – Overnight Dahabya
Pick your Packed Breakfast Box, Checkout Hotel, 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, transfer to the Magnificent Dahabya Cruise to start unique Journey in the Nile, Enjoying spectacular Life time memories over board Dahabya Cruise, Lunch on board, start Sail to “Kom Ombo”, visit “Temple of Sobek”,
The history of Kom 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 7: 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 Esna, overnight on board Dahabya.
Day 8: Esna – Luxor – Overnight Dahabya.
Breakfast on board, 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! Temple has 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. overnight on board Dahabya.
Day 9: Abydos – Dendera – Overnight Dahabya.
Breakfast on board, 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 Denderah 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. overnight on board Dahabya.
Day 10: West Bank Luxor – Overnight Dahabya.
Breakfast on board, 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.
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.overnight on board Dahabya.
Day 11: Karnak Temple Luxor / Fly Cairo– Overnight Cairo.
Breakfast on board, Disembark Dahabya, followed by a Guided tour, we will visit “Karnak Temples” This gigantic temple complex & 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. Transfer to Luxor Airport for flight back to Cairo, Arrive Cairo, Meet and assist, transfer to hotel, overnight Cairo.
Day 12: Private visit Great Pyramid – Overnight Cairo.
Early Breakfast, start our Private visit to Great Pyramid to Enjoy all parts of Pyramids on private basis, mixed with special life time 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: Free day – Overnight Cairo.
Breakfast at Hotel, Day at Leisure – (Optional Tour to Alexandria at extra cost). To Visit “Qaitbay fortress”, laying by the Mediterranean, with an exceptional view, imagine a fortress facing the sea! visit of “The Royal Jewelry Museum” Housed in a villa that belonged to Queen Farida (married to King Farouk, r. 1936-1952), the Royal Jewelry Museum has a collection of royal jewelry and medals. In addition, it illustrates the excess of the royal lifestyle, with lavish décor, jewel-encrusted garden tools, and a gold chess set. Bibliotheca Alexandria: One of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. It was dedicated to the Muses, the nine goddesses of the arts it flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from its construction in the 3rd century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC, with collections of works, lecture halls, meeting rooms, and gardens. The library was part of a larger research institution called the Museum of Alexandria, where many of the most famous thinkers of the ancient world studied. Stopover for lunch & transfer back to hotel for overnight.
Day 14: Final Departure.
Breakfast at Hotel, Checkout, transfer to Cairo international Airport for final departure, end of Services.
PRICE: TBD (approx $6,199) Crotalo is in Egypt now negotiating the price!
Includes: Pick up & drop off transfers, Transfers and Tours via deluxe Cars, 4 Nights hotel accommodation at Oasis Pyramids Hotel or similar, 1 Nights hotel accommodation at Tolip Hotel in Aswan or similar, 5 Nights on board Samara Dahabya – sailing from Aswan to Luxor, 3 Night in Cairo second stay – Oasis Pyramids Hotel – or similar, 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 from / to Egypt, Pre or post nights, Meals, other than the listed ones, Tipping kitty (average is normally USD 150.00), Travel Insurance
Only 4 spaces remaining! (we can only take 14 people because of the private boat down the Nile)