Egypt Tour Itinerary Detail
General Itinerary for Egypt 16 Day Tour:
Please note: Due to the exciting dynamic nature of this trip the itinerary is subject to change but will include all sites mentioned in this itinerary. European travelers start on Day 2.
Day 1Depart for Cairo from JFK in New York at 6:30PM. Overnight on plane.
Day 2Arrive in Cairo. Check into the luxurious Mena House Oberoi Hotel in Giza. Relax and acclimate. Walk to village for a dinner at local restaurant.
Day 3Morning tour of pyramid complex, starting our path of initiation with a journey to the Sphinx, Guardian of the Mysteries. (BL)
Day 4Morning visit to the step pyramid at Sakkara for the first rite of passage. This is a huge temple complex from the Old Kingdom. Then lunch and evening overnight train to Aswan.(BL)
Day 5 Arrive in the morning to Aswan. Visit the new and excellent Nubian Museum and shop at the Aswan market. Afternoon sail to Elephantine Island for an important empowerment at the Temple of Khnum. (BLD)
Day 6Morning initiation to Isis at her island temple at Philae. Check into our boats for our sail down the Nile.
Day 7Free morning in Aswan. This afternoon we circle on deck as we sail to Kom Ombo and visit the temple of Sobek and Horus to bring together the forces of dark and light. We sail on to Edfu. (BLD)
Day 8Early morning at Edfu, the Temple of Horus, for a powerful experience of the heart. Continue sailing to Luxor, the ancient city of Thebes that was the capital of Egypt during its peak. Circle on deck. (BLD)
Day 9Visit the necropolis of Thebes, on the west bank of the Nile and explore the tombs of pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings, and the mortuary temples at Medinet Habu and Deir El-Bahari (the temple of Queen Hatshepsut). We sail this afternoon to Qena, with time to relax and circle. (BLD)
Day 10 Early morning visit to the magnificent Karnak Temple and receive Sekhmet initiation at her chapel. Check into Sonesta St. George Hotel. Evening free to explore Luxor's market, museum, and other fascinating sites.
Day 11 Drive by bus through the beautiful countryside of Egypt to Abydos and the ancient Osirion where you will see the most beautiful reliefs in Egypt. This is also where you will see the "flower of life". Then visit the temple at Dendera where you will visit the exquisite temple dedicated to Hathor, the goddess of love and joy. (BLD)
Day 12 Leisure day to explore Luxor and return to any sites that need further exploring.
Day 13Morning flight to Cairo and check into the Mena House. (BL). Then have lunch and afternoon visit at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. (BL)
Day 14 Today we visit the famed Egyptian Museum.
Day 15—Private visit to the Great Pyramid with culminating initiation in the King's Chamber. Free time for last minute shopping before our closing circle and farewell dinner. (BD)
Day 16 Farewell to Egypt, morning flight departs from Cairo for New York and arrives at JFK at 3:15PM.
Please note that BLD stands for (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D-Dinner) the meals that are included in the tour. All other meals are to be covered by participants.