September 16th: Day 1 - Arrival to Cairo, Egypt
Please plan to arrive in Cairo no later than September 16th. Our tour staff will meet you at the airport and assist you in getting through Visa & Passport Control and collecting your luggage. From there, you will be taken to the Marriot Mena House Hotel where the group will be staying while in the Cairo area. After checking-in and hopefully taking some time to rest, we will have our first group dinner.
PLEASE NOTE: It is important that you plan your flight to arrive in Egypt no later than September 16th (Egypt Time). For some people that could mean you are leaving your area TWO days before September 16th to accommodate the time change.
September 17th: Day 2 - Giza Plateau, Sphinx, Sakkara
Our journey of transformational healing will begin at the paws of the great Sphinx with a morning meditation. One of the oldest structures in Egyptian history, the Sphinx is often seen as the great guardian of this Giza Plateau. Together we will set our intentions for this journey at the paws of this great guardian. Time will be spent exploring the Giza Plateau and the Great Pyramids.
Next, we will visit Sakkara, to tour the Old Kingdom pyramids on the west bank near ancient Memphis. About, 2630 B.C. Imhotep, architect to King Djoser (Dynasty III), masterminded the Step Pyramid at Sakkara. The world's oldest freestanding stone structure, this pyramid consists of six tiers atop a mastaba, or low, oblong tomb, faced with cut stone.
September 18th: Day 3 - Cairo Museum/Old Cairo & Transport to Aswan
Depending on the departure time of our flight to Aswan, we will visit the following sites and then head to the airport:
- the Cairo Museum to see amazing artifacts, statues and treasures from Egypt's many dynasties. There is a chance we will be visiting the new location of the Cairo Museum being constructed near the Giza Plateau!
- the Old Cairo and the St. Sergi Church where the Holy Family was hidden, among other historically religious sites in this area.
PLEASE NOTE: If the departure time of our flight to Aswan prohibits our visiting any or all of these locations, we will visit them at the end of the journey when we return to Cairo.
Upon arrival in Aswan, we will check-in on our private Dahabiya! The Hadeel is a beautiful river boat that houses a crew, waitstaff, and a small group of passengers. This beautiful boat will become your home for several days as we journey down the Nile. In between stops on this journey we will visit many temples, listed below.
We will also be able to enjoy breakfasts on the deck as we sail gently down the Nile. Emil, our fearless leader and Egyptologist, describes this journey down the Nile as a floating meditation. And indeed, he is not wrong. We will journey from Aswan to Luxor with stops along the way to explore temples and villages that were created along this ancient river.
During our time here on the boat we will also enjoy group meditations, teachings, celebrations and simply just enjoy floating down through this rich magical history.
September 19th: Day 4 - Elephantine Island
Today we will begin to work with the many deities the make up the alchemy of the Egyptian Pantheon. Your soul has called you to this journey to awaken and access the infinite energies of the Universe available to you. Here at Elephantine Island you will explore Seheil Island, and ancient site with Oracle energies to get our journey started.
We will end the day with a visit to the colorful Nubian Marketplace of Aswan.
September 20th: Day 5 - Philae Temple (Isis) / Kom Ombo (Sobek/Horus)
Isis is the great Divine Mother Goddess of the Egyptian Pantheon, and one who calls many into the embrace of her wings. She is the Goddess of death and rebirth, as she was known for resurrecting her beloved Husband Osiris twice. We meet and work with Isis on this glorious morning visit to her Temple.
We will then set sail down the Nile to the temple of Kom Ombo know as a sacred healing temple. Here you will connect with the Master Sobek, the alligator God of the Egyptian Pantheon. Here at Kom Ombo. Sobek is known for his strength as we step into the energies of forgiveness and supported by the loving and wise energy of Horus.
September 21st: Day 6 - Full Day Sail to Edfu
Today is a day of rest to enjoy the beautiful Nile. We will spend some group time on the Dahabiya to process and meditate through what we have experienced thus far and enjoy some quiet downtown in this fluid meditation.
September 22nd: Day 7 - Edfu/Esna (Horus)
Edfu is the best-preserved temple of the ancient world and home to Horus, the Falcon God. Horus is the son of Isis and Osiris, and as you will learn on this journey, is probably the first Divine Child. Here you will connect with that Divine Child within you.
September 23rd: Day 8 - Luxor Temple
Karnak is the largest Temple in Egypt and second largest in the world. Here we will meet the Living Statue of Sekhmet, the Goddess of Fierce Compassion, for an empowerment meditation. You will then be given time to explore this vast and power temple.
September 24th: Day 9 - Abydos (Osiris), Dendarah (Hathor)
Today is a big day as we'll drive through the country side of Upper Egypt to visit Abydosthe temple of the Osiris and Flower of Life. Abydos is the pilgrimage place for Egypt's visitors and no trip is complete without visiting Abydos. Then we visit Dendarah Hathor temple dedicated to the Goddess of Love, joy and music.
September 25th: Day 10 - West Bank, Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings
Today is a day to explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit the Valley of the Kings, with its Royal Tombs, included Tutmoses lll. There will also a visit to the Valley of Queensand the temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most powerful and revered women in the history of Egyptians Pharaohs. The day will conclude with a stop at the Colossi of Memnon.
September 26th: Day 11 - Temple of Man, Luxor
Today we visit the Temple of Luxor, R.A Schwaller de Lubcz developed his symbolist interpretation of ancient Egypt, and called it the Temple of Man.
September 27th: Day 12 - Return to Cairo
September 28th: Day 13 - Return to the Giza Plateau
Today we complete our Awakening Heart journey by returning to the Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramid for a very special closing meditation and healing.
The evening will end with a group dinner, and celebration of our journey and time together.
September 29th: Day 14 - Depart from Cairo
Depart for home.
PLEASE NOTE: It is helpful to remember that life is in constant motion so things change, miracles appear and plans shift. Be open to changes in the itinerary in case some magical moments arrive! Please help everyone by listening to information provided each day of the journey and joining us at agreed upon times.