Egypt·August 30 - September 6 2024
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In ancient Egypt, alchemy was more than a mere concoction of herbs and medicines. It was a metaphysical science that operated on universal and cosmic laws that affected all things. The alchemists of this time utilized hidden forces beyond nature to perfect their art, making it one of the most enigmatic sciences. Join Certified Africa on this conscious journey to explore the mysteries of Egyptian alchemy. Together, we will gain a deeper understanding of ourselves as humans, seek transformation and illuminate the soul and mind.
Breakfast Daily, all other meals listed on the itinerary
Ground Transfers to all itinerary destinations
Certifed Africa Guides
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and assisted by our representative who will help you during passport control, luggage area, and customs formalities.
Then you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo on an air-conditioned vehicle for check-in.
Embark on a journey to the ancient temple of Saqqara aligned with the god Thoth, the enlightened communicator and holy scribe known for his wisdom-keeping abilities. This temple corresponds to the Throat Chakra, considered as the seat of our spirit and power of words. After a sumptuous breakfast, your guide will transfer you to this sacred place where we will learn about alchemy techniques used in ancient Egypt, rituals performed to harness forces of nature and how to treat our bodies alchemically. By starting our journey here, we will gain a deeper understanding of the explicit practices that were once followed in Memphis. Additionally, Saqqara is also associated with Osiris, lord of the hidden world and master of sacred knowledge. This intuitive center is associated with the gift of teaching, communication, and cultural knowledge. -Then we move northward — arriving at Giza —The Sphinx is 'the soul star' pathway to accessing ancient knowledge through meditation, whereby seeing all things through an expanded place of awareness. Therefore, it is possible to see all things as they truly are with no questions or judgments.
We will then move over to the Great Pyramid. Many people feel a sense that a doorway between dimensions is opening as they connect with the energies here.
In the Great Pyramid, we will learn about the most important principles of astronomy and how the ancient Egyptians tracked the astronomical cycles of stars, planets, the moon; their understanding of the procession of the equinoxes, advanced mathematics, and astronomy.
We will delve into the most important features of the astronomical cycles and how they are linked to achieving a balance between “the feminine and the masculine.”
Then we will visit the papyrus museums where you will see how the ancient Egyptians made the papyrus which is still in use today.
After breakfast transfer from your hotel in Cairo for your flight to Aswan.
Aswan, an important city situated along the Nile, holds many secrets of alchemy and spirituality that have long been associated with Egypt. The Nile is considered the lifeblood and soul of Egypt, a fact that we will come to understand during our daily trips in Aswan. Visitors often describe their experience as a "new birth," corresponding to the Root chakra.
Our exploration will reveal how the ancients transformed the Nile into a vital pulsating artery that nourished all forms of life in Egypt in a chemically and spiritually balanced manner. Aswan's main god is Khnum, the ram-headed god who represents creation and sits at the potter's wheel and forms individuals out of clay.
We will take a ferry-boat to the Isis temple on Philae Island and experience its beautiful feminine energy. The temple also represents the raw energy of creation. Afterwards, we will visit Elephantine temple where it is said that god Khnum bought into being the whole universe by the process of fermentation. Then we transfer to our Nile Cruise for check-in and have lunch onboard.
After lunch, if time is available, we will take a Felucca ride around the botanical gardens and spot various plants used in alchemy within our plant kingdom. The Felucca is a traditional sailboat that is widely used on the Nile.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast at your hotel, Lunch, and Dinner on board.
Activity level: Moderate and involves walking, a short motorboat (felucca) ride to the Nubian village
After having breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your Egyptologist guide and enjoy a tour of the Karnak and Luxor temples.
Karnak is not a mere temple; The walls, columns, pylons, and murals relate to the glorious history of the Pharaohs. As we visit the obelisks with your private guide, you will be provided with full information about this great place of worship of the cult of Ra.
Luxor temple was once connected to the Karnak through the Ram-headed Sphinxes Avenue. It is a great and impressive mixture of Pharaonic, Greek, Roman, Coptic, and Islamic periods.
Activity level: Active and involves lots of walking on this tour.
After breakfast on board, there is an (optional tour to Abu Simbel temple).
Today, we will visit the temple of Kom Ombo which represents the Navel Chakra. In the afternoon we move away from Aswan and sail on this celestial river toward the temple of Kom Ombo. This temple is dedicated to two gods, Sobek — the crocodile god which represents the Lower Self and Ra Horakhty who represents Horus — the Higher Self. Here we will balance the body and soul, studying the psychological and pathological impact.
One of the most important negative concerns for ancient Egyptians was to rid themselves of fear and anxiety, so in the depths of this temple, we will discover the struggle that a devotee went through to join the ranks in sacred sciences as a priest in the temple. If you are ready for this experience you will detach from the struggles of higher and lower self. You will let go of fear and negativity as we see the struggle between the higher and lower selves depicted on the temple walls.
The tour will start at the West Bank where you will visit The Valley of the Kings, the mortuary temple of queen Hatshepsut and the colossi of Memnon, which are all located on the West side of Luxor.
Starting with the kings’ valley, your guide will explain the most important stories of the place with his recommendation of the best tombs to visit. Next, you will explore the mortuary temple of queen Hatshepsut. Your guide will explain the history of the temple before giving you free time to explore the temple yourself and spend some time taking pictures of the highlights.
Finally, you will stop at the colossi of Memnon. The two statues represent king Amenhotep III in a seated position. Learn with your private guide why the name of Memnon was given to the statues. Once the tour is complete, you will drive from Luxor to Hurghada.
Activity level: Active and involves walking.
First, discover the underwater world of one of Hurghada’s most colorful dive spots. Then, snorkel in style as you discover striped angelfish, manta rays, sea turtles, and dolphins in their natural habitat. Next, get your adrenaline pumping with a wonderful water sport activity; followed by the opportunity to relax at the picturesque Orange Bay island stop. Finally, try your hand at a fascinating fishing activity.
At lunchtime, savor a rich buffet including seafood, BBQ, and various salads all prepared in a traditional way.
Return to shore where your memorable day at sea will end and you will transfer back to your Hotel.
Activity level: Moderate and involves climbing on and off a boat for a ride.
Enjoy all the optional activities offered to you at the resort. Do not resist the amazing turquoise beaches along the Red Sea.
Relax on the golden sand and indulge. Watch the dolphins and thousands of sea creatures under the crystal water. Enjoy the different night activities in this beautiful resort.
After having your lunch in your hotel, transfer to Hurghada airport and fly back to Cairo.
Activity level: Moderate
Today, you depart from the motherland, but not for long.
Airport pick up & drop off
Meals in Itinerary
Internal flights (Cairo-Aswan; Hurghada-Cairo).
ATV Quad Bike Ride at Giza Pyramid
Travel Medical Insurance
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Richard & Raquel Morris
You will stay at these accomodations pr similar
Cairo at a 5-star hotel - (Steigenberger Pyramids)
Luxor at a 5-star hotel - (Steigenberger Achti)
Aswan at a 5-star hotel - (Movenpick Aswan)
Hurghada at a 5-star hotel - (Marriott Hurghada)
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Transfers of flight arrangements are not available.
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These are some airlines that our travelers have used in the past. Please note that we do not have any personal connection to any of these airlines.
✳︎ Delta Airlines
✳︎ Brussels Airlines
✳︎ British Airways
✳︎ Ethiopian Airlines
✳︎ Turkish Airlines
✳︎ Egypt Air
✳︎ Air France
Egypt· August 30 - September 6 2024· 7 nights