This year I have organised the most exciting tour of Egypt I could possibly imagine. Since 2015 I have returned to Egypt every year, and this year will be no different, except that you can come with me! And together, we can experience unprecedented access to sites that have been typically closed to tourists for many years, in some cases decades. Together we can afford the special access fees to get us inside closed structures like The Osireion at Abydos, The Osiris shaft and tomb on the Giza Plateau, the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the Bent Pyramid and others.
The trip will be 15 days, (nov 11-26) and will include a Nile cruise and visits to amazing sites drenched in history such as Karnak, Luxor, Amarna, Abu Sir, Abu Ghorab, Abu Rawash and a private entrance into the Great Pyramid.
Joining me and hosting the tour will the be the legendary Yousef Awyan, Patricia Awyan* from the Khemit School of Ancient Mysticism and their hand picked tour company, Select Egypt.
This tour will be limited to 20 persons, so as to ensure that the experience remains as intimate and special as possible. No huge coach liners filled with people whose names you still won’t know after 2 weeks.
Itinerary and information:
Enigmas of the Ancient World, in conjunction with the Khemit School of Ancient Mysticism and Select Egypt Tours present:
EGYPT: A SPECIAL PERMISSIONS TOUR
NOV 11-26/ 2018
Day 01 Cairo Le Meridian Pyramids (Sunday) November 11
Meet & assist at the airport, at 05 PM we will have a meeting for introductions, followed by a Welcome Dinner together. Overnight Le Meridian Pyramids (D)
Day 02 Giza (Monday) November 12
Visit to Giza Plateau which includes a private visit to the Osiris shaft. Lunch and then back to the hotel (B.L)Edit
Day 03 Dahshur (Tuesday) November 13
Drive to Dahshur where we will visit the Red Pyramid and have a private visit to the Bent Pyramid. Lunch and then back to the hotel (B.L)
Day 04 Sakkara (Wednesday) November 14
After Breakfast we will drive to Saqqara, home of the Step Pyramid attributed to King Djoser. We will visit the newly opened pyramid ‘Pyramid of Unas’’ where we will see the first pyramid text. Also we will visit the mystical Serapeum, a huge subterranean complex. We will then have a private visit inside the Step Pyramid. Lunch at Saqqara palm club. Overnight Le Meridian Pyramids. (B.L)
Day 05 Museum (Thursday) November 15
We visit the world famous Egyptian Museum where you will see many amazing artefacts collected from sites all over Egypt, including the gold sarcophagus & jewelry on display at the King Tut Exhibit. Also on display you will see true ‘smoking gun’ evidence of advanced tool work, including the famous ‘Schist Disc’, the Unfinished Box, and pre-dynastic bowls made from incredibly hard material, such as corundum, which today we would use diamond to cut…Overnight Le Meridian Pyramids. (B.L)
Day 06 Amarna (Friday) November 16
After breakfast we drive to El Minya (around 4 hours). After arrival we check-in, and after a 1 hour break we start our journey to the mystical sites, Akenaton’s Tel el Amarna (we will visit the tombs of the nobles, the royal tomb and the temple) & Beni Hassan tombs. Overnight at Horus Hotel (B.L.D)
Day 07 Abydos (Saturday) November 17
After breakfast we’ll leave to visit the site of Ancient Wisdom & Knowledge, Al Ashmunien, the city of Touth, before driving to Tuna El Gebel. Afterwards we’ll drive to Abydos and check into our rooms at the House of Life Hotel. Overnight Abydos Hotel (B.L.D)
Day 08 Abydos & Dendera (Sunday) November 18
After an early breakfast, we will enjoy a private visit to the Temple of Seti and the very ancient Osireion Temple, after lunch we drive to Dendera to visit the incredible Temple of Hathor. You will see the amazing star maps depicted on the ceilings in this temple, as well as the famous “lightbulb” and “helicopter” glyphs. Then we will drive by motor coach to Luxor. Luxor Maritim Jolie Ville (B.L)
Day 09 Nile Cruise (Monday) November 19
After breakfast we will embark on our exploration of the sites on the West Bank including Valley of the Nobles, Hapu Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. And then we’ll drive to the Nile Cruise, we will have lunch and relax then we will have time for shopping before our evening visit to the Luxor Temple. Overnight Nile Cruise (B.L.D)
Day 10 Nile Cruise (Tuesday) November 20
Visit to Karnak Temple, where we will spend the entire morning after an early breakfast. We will visit the powerful Chapel of Sekhmet, drive back to the boat & sailing (B.L.D)
Day 11 Nile Cruise (Wednesday) November 21
We will stop at Kom Ombo, where we’ll visit the twin temples dedicated to the crocodile Neter, Sobek and Horus, the Elder. Sailing to Aswan. (B.L.D)
Day 12 Nile Cruise (Thursday) November 22
We will take a motorboat to the enchanting Island of Philae, we will explore the famous Aswan quarry that is home to the 1,200 ton Unfinished Obelisk, and we will sail to the Nubian Village (B.L.D)
Day 13 Nile Cruise (Friday) November 23
After breakfast we fly to Cairo, rest of the day is free. Overnight The Mena House Hotel. The Mena House hotel was once the residence of the King of Egypt, and is absolutely stunning. We have added this to the itinerary so you can experience once of the greatest hotels in the world, in view of the pyramids! (B)
Ok, maybe I added something extra to that photo…
Day 14 Cairo (Saturday) November 24
In the morning we have a private permission to visit Abu Rawash Pyramid, and at 16:00 we will have a private visit the Great Pyramid! Overnight Mena House Hotel. (B.L)
Day 15 Cairo (Sunday) November 25
By noon time we drive to Abusir where we can visit the site with a special permission and also enjoy a private visit to Abu Ghurab. After the tour we will have our farewell dinner. Overnight Mena House hotel(B.D)
Day 16 Cairo (Monday) November 26
Pricing and Information:
US $5,500 per person in DBL room, $ 6,250 per person in SGL room
05 NTS at Le Meridian Pyramids 5* (B.B)
01 NTS at Horus Hotel El Minya 4* (B.B)
01 NTS at House of Life Hotel Abydos 4* (B.B)
01 NTS at Maritim Jolie Ville Luxor 5* (B.B)
04 NTS at Nile Cruise 5* (F.B)
03 NTS at Mena House Hotel 5*
Domestic flight (ASW/CAI)
Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner)
Meet & assist at the airport
English speaking tour guide
02 bottles of water daily
Transportation to the mentioned sites by A C car/van
Entry tickets to the mentioned in the itinerary
Entry Visa to Egypt
Any other service or tour not mentioned in the itinerary
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**note the deposit is $700 not $720
Contact info for Select Egypt:
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Bank Details for Select Egypt Travel: PLEASE include that the payment is for the November 2018 Special Permissions Egypt Tour:
Arab African International Bank Bank Address: 9 Street, Maadi palace building 541, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. Bank account holder: Select Egypt Travel Account N°: 505572 Swift Code: ARAIEGCXMAA
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A non-refundable deposit of $700.00 per person will be required at the time of booking. To insure your reservation, final payment will be due 60 days prior the departure dates from your Country. It is the responsibility of the traveler (or agent) to determine that final payment reaches us on time. Bookings made within 30 days of departure date, will require full and final payment immediately upon booking. No booking will be considered until final deposit is received by the Tour Operator. Payments are to be made via Bank Transfer. Any fees charged will be the responsibility of the sender. Please inquire about this before you make your bank transaction.
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Cancellation should be received in writing document by fax or email. If you cancel your reservation the following fees will be applies; Due to high preparation costs, cancellations must be received in writing within 45 days of travel date. Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to departure will have a penalty of $700 per person; those received between 30 and 25 days will have a penalty of 50% per person; those received between 25 and 20 days will have a penalty of 75% per person.
Cancellations received 20 days or less before departure will receive no refund. No refund will be made for transfers, city tours or any other services (including meals, accommodations or transportation) voluntarily not taken.
This itinerary is subject to changes in sequence in order to adapt to possible alterations in domestic flight times or other unforeseen circumstances. The content will remain the same, barring any unanticipated complications, and will include many delightful “extras” and surprises.
INSURANCE: We recommend that all participants obtain Travel Insurance. Travel Insured International offers insurance for trip cost, trip cancellation & interruption, and pays for loss due to unforeseen circumstance, death, injury, or illness to you or a member of your family. It also includes coverage for missed connections due to weather, pays for lost deposits due to the financial default of the airline, the tour operator, or cruise line. It pays for baggage delays, travel delays, medical expenses, and emergency assistance.
WAIVER OF RESPONSIBILITY: By signing up to the tour you agree to our terms, deposit conditions and waiver. KSAM, its agents and our Tour Facilitators have worked diligently to make all of the arrangements for our journey together in Egypt, however, KSAM, its agents and our Tour Facilitators will not be held liable for delays, theft, damage, injury, or any other irregularities that may occur during the course of the journey. We will not be held liable for any changes or delays in airline schedules or missed connections; injury, loss, or damage to persons or property; additional expenses resulting from changes in exchange rates, tariffs, or itinerary; any transportation issues or problems with vehicles utilized on the tour; additional expenses incurred due to illness, weather conditions, protests, war, terrorism, quarantine, or other causes; and losses due to cancellations not subject to our terms and conditions.