Egypt Special Permissions tour II
Feb 10 – 24 2020 featuring 7 Special Access Permissions…
For 2020 I have organised another exciting tour of Egypt packed with Special Access permissions! Together, we can experience unprecedented access to sites that have been typically closed to tourists for many years, in some cases decades. We’ll explore inside closed structures like The Osirion at Abydos, The Osiris shaft and tomb on the Giza Plateau, the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Abusir, Abu Ghurob and Abu Rawash…
The trip will be Feb 10-24, and will include a Nile cruise and visits to amazing sites drenched in history such as Edfu, Elephantine Island, Karnak, Luxor, Abusir, Abu Ghorab, Abu Rawash, the Serapeum and a private entrance into the Great Pyramid.
Joining me and hosting the tour will the be the legendary Yousef Awyan from the Khemit School of Ancient Mysticism and their hand picked tour company, Select Egypt.
This tour will be limited to 25-30 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:
Day 01 Arrival Cairo (Monday) February 10th
Please arrive at the Cairo Airport by 4 PM. We will have a representative inside the airport to greet you and assist you with obtaining your entry visa ($25.00 USD), through customs and transfer the fabulous Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa in Giza. We will meet in the lobby at 6 PM for an introductory meeting, followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel. Overnight Le Meridian Pyramids (D)
Day 02 Private Entry into the Osiris Shaft and Giza Plateau (Tuesday) February 11th
After breakfast we will meet in the lobby at 8:30 AM to leave for our Private Visit to the Osiris Shaft (9:00 AM) on the Giza Plateau. Afterwards we’ll visit the Valley Temple and Pyramids area. We’ll enjoy lunch at the Pyramids Restaurant and return to the hotel. (B,L)
Day 03 Dashur and Private visit to Abu Sir and Abu Ghorub (Wednesday) February 12th
After Breakfast we’ll leave at 8 AM to drive to Dashur and explore the area around the Bent Pyramid and enter the Red Pyramid. Please bring a small flashlight. We’ll have Lunch at the Saqqara Palm Club and then leave for the Private visit to the sites of Abu Sir and Abu Ghorub (1:00 PM) then return to the hotel. Overnight Le Meridian Pyramids. (B,L)
Day 04 Saqqara (Thursday) February 13th
After Breakfast we will leave at 8 AM for our exploration of the site of Saqqara, home of the Step Pyramid attributed to King Djoser. We will visit the ‘Pyramid of Unas’ where we will see the first pyramid texts. Afterwards we’ll visit the ‘Sound Healing Hospital’ then we will have a Private visit to the Step Pyramid of Zjoser. Afterwards we will visit the Serapeum. We’ll have Lunch at the Saqqara Palm Club and then return to the hotel. Overnight Le Meridian Pyramids. (B.L)
Day 05 Egyptian & Geological Museums and Flight toLuxor (Friday) February 14th
Have your luggage placed outside your room at 6:30 AM. After breakfast, we’ll leave at 8 AM for our visit to the world-famous Egyptian Museum where you will see many amazing artifacts collected from sites all over Egypt, including the gold sarcophagus & jewellery on display at the King Tut Exhibit. Then we will visit the Geological Museum. After lunch we’ll fly to Luxor and check into our rooms at the fabulous Maritim Jolie Ville Resort. Overnight Maritim Jolie Ville Resort, Luxor. (B,L)
Day 06 Abydos & Dendera (Saturday) February 15th
After breakfast, we’ll leave at 7:00 AM to drive to Dendera to visit the incredible Temple of Hathor. Then we’ll drive to Abydos to visit the Temple of Seti I and then enjoy our Private Visit to the very ancient Osirion Temple at 8 AM. Afterwards, we’ll drive back to the Maritim Jolie Ville Resort and have dinner. Overnight Luxor. (B,L,D)
Day 07 West Bank, Valley of the Kings & Hatshepsut Temple (Sunday) February 16th
After breakfast we will embark at 7:30 AM for our exploration of the sites on the West Bank including Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. Overnight Maritim Jolie Ville Resort, Luxor. (B,L)
Day 8 Luxor Museum & Luxor Temple (Monday) February 17th
Have your luggage placed outside your room at 6:30 AM. After breakfast we will checkout from the Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Resort and leave at 8 AM to check into our rooms on the fabulous 5-Star M/S Moondance Cruise ship ( all meals are included on the Nile cruise ) then we will depart to the Luxor Museum that has very well preserved artifacts and some of the great masterpieces of ancient Egyptian art. Afterwards, we’ll check into our rooms on the and have lunch and relax. We’ll have time for shopping before our evening visit to the Luxor Temple. Overnight Nile Cruise (B.L.D)
Day 9 Optional Balloon ride over the West Bank & Karnak Temple (Tuesday) February 18th
You’ll have the option to take an early morning flight over the West Bank in a Hot Air Balloon. (Approximately $150.00 USD). After breakfast, the group will leave at 9 AM to visit Karnak Temple, where we will spend the entire morning. Afterwards we return to the cruise ship to have lunch and begin sailing. Moondance Nile Cruise (B,L,D)
Overnight Nile Cruise (B.L.D)
Day 10 Edfu and Kom Ombo (Wednesday) February 19th
Nile cruise with time to enjoy the amenities of our cruise ship. First thing this morning we will stop at the Temple of Edfu which has inscribed texts that provides information about the mythical interpretation of the temple and all other temples as the Island of Creation. This temple also embodies important scenes and inscriptions of the mythological conflict between Horus and Seth. After a day of sailing on the Nile, we’ll reach Kom Ombo in the late afternoon, where we’ll visit the twin temples dedicated to the crocodile Neter, Sobek and Horus, the Elder. We will continue sailing and dock in Aswan later that evening. Overnight Moon Dance Nile Cruise (B,L,D)
Day 11 Elephantine Island, Tombs of the Nobles and Nubian Museum (Thursday) February 20th
After breakfast, we’ll take a motorboat to Elephantine Island visit the Temple of Khnum, and the Tombs of the Nobles. Afterwards, we’ll have the opportunity to swim in Nile. After lunch we’ll go to the Nubian Museum. Your evening will be free. Overnight Moondance Nile Cruise (B,L,D)
us, the Elder. Sailing to Aswan. (B.L.D)
Day 12 The Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan Quarry, Temple of Isis, and Flight back to Cairo (Friday) February 21st
Have your luggage placed outside your room at 6:30 AM. After breakfast we’ll leave at 7:30 AM to explore the famous Aswan Quarry that is home to the 1,200-ton Unfinished Obelisk. Next, we will take a motorboat to the magical Island of Philae to explore the Temple of Isis. After lunch we’ll leave to the airport for our flight back to Cairo. Afternoon and Evening free. Overnight Le Meridian Pyramids. (B,L)
Day 13 Abu Rawash & the Great Pyramid (Saturday) February 22nd
After breakfast, we meet in the lobby to leave at 8 AM for our 9 AM Private Permission to visit the site of the Abu Rawash Pyramid, and after lunch at Felfela Restaurant, we will leave for our Private Visit to the Great Pyramid at 4:00 PM. Overnight Le Meridian Pyramids. (B,L)
Pricing and Information:
US $5,900 per person in DBL room, $ 6,550 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 Sofitel Luxor 5* (B.B)
04 NTS at Nile Cruise 5* (F.B)
03 NTS at Le Meridien Pyramids 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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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.
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