EGYPT: ILLUMINATED NILE CRUISE

Aswan - Abu Simbel - Nile Cruise - Luxor - Cairo
Great Pyramids

Great Pyramids

Philae Temple from the Nile

Philae Temple from the Nile

Temple of Isis

Temple of Isis

Hathor Temple at Abu Simbel

Hathor Temple at Abu Simbel

Dahabeah on the Nile

Dahabeah on the Nile

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings

Hatshepsut Temple

Hatshepsut Temple

Temple at Abydos

Temple at Abydos

Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple

Great Pyramids

Great Pyramids

Sunrise over the Nile

Sunrise over the Nile

Hands of Egypt

Hands of Egypt

DESCRIPTION

Enter the portal that is Egypt and into an authentic journey with Joanie, who discovered a soulful connection with this land, its people, and the stories it holds.

 

This will be an adventure, a time with new people, places, sounds, and colors. We will experience ourselves, Egypt, and the group in meaningful ways, prompting personal growth, clarity, and self discovery.

 

We will experience the majesty of the Nile River from a comfortable 4-star private Dahabeah cruise ship as we explore the ancient temples and the local culture, enjoying culinary delights and basking in the humor and fun-loving nature of the Egyptian people. We will also bear witness to the semi-annual Day of Illumination at Abu Simbel, when the first rays of sunrise penetrate the inner sanctuary and illuminate the statues within.

 

This tour is designed to allow us to slow down to feel the full impact of Egypt. As we settle in and connect to the keys and codes of this ancient land, the potential to access our inner knowing becomes available. This can allow us to return home with a deeper sense of who we are.

 

This is a one-of-a-kind trip that no other company can offer!

Trip Size

There will be a minimum of 8 travelers for this tour, maximum 16. Numbers

are finalized September 20, 2018. The small tour size ensures an intimate environment for our

journey and contributes to creating a safe space to allow us to truly relax and get to

know ourselves in a deeper way. Having had a heart-opening journey you’ll return home

with a stronger, clearer sense of yourself.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED | ITINERARY | ADDITIONS | TOUR LEADERS  | TESTIMONIALS

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • English speaking Guide throughout the trip

  • Airport Transfers and all scheduled transport (2 domestic flights, private van, and local taxies) between destinations and to/from scheduled activities

  • Double room accommodations in 3- and 4-star hotels (Single rooms available for an additional fee)

  • 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 10 dinners including 2 traditional meals in the homes of local families

  • Nile River Cruise aboard a private Dahabeah

  • Entrance fees to 10 scheduled Sites, Temples, and Museums

  • Visits to an Alabaster Factory, Papyrus Shop, and Perfume House

  • Scheduled Entertainment

  • Felucca Cruise through the Aswan Nature Preserve

  • Day of Illumination at Abu Simbel

  • Guided Meditations and Initiations throughout the tour

 

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1 - Thursday, October 18
Cairo/Aswan
Arrive in Cairo and take the 4:15 pm flight to Aswan
Check-in to Hotel
Felucca Cruise on the Nile
Dinner on the Felucca


Day 2 – Friday, October 19
Aswan
Nature Preserve Cruise with time for a swim in the Nile
Lunch on the Felucca
Free time
Shopping
Dinner


Day 3 - Saturday, October 20
Aswan
Nubian Museum
Lunch
Free time
Sunset visit to Philae Island - Temple of Isis
Dinner
Shopping


Day 4 – Sunday, October 21
Aswan/Abu Simbel
10:30 am departure for Abu Simbel in comfortable minivan
2 pm arrival
Lunch at the hotel
Free time
Sunset Felucca Cruise on Lake Nasser
Dinner

*Optional Sound and Light Show at Abu Simbel


Day 5 – Monday, October 22
Abu Simbel/Aswan 
Dawn Departure for Day of Illumination
10:30 am departure for Aswan
2 pm arrival
Board the Dahabeah for Nile Cruise
Lunch & Dinner on Board


Day 6 – Tuesday, October 23
Second day on the Dahabeah - Nile Cruise
Visit Kom Ombo Temple
Relaxing day on the river


Day 7 – Wednesday, October 24
Third Day on the Dahabeah 
Visit Edfu Temple
Relaxing day on the river


Day 8 – Thursday, October 25
Fourth day on the Dahabeah
Relaxing day on the river


Day 9 – Friday, October 26
Dahabeah/Luxor
Fifth day on the Dahabeah
Lunch on Dahabeah
Check into Hotel
Dinner
*Optional Evening visit to Karnak Temple for Sound and Light show


Day 10 - Saturday, October 27
Luxor
Visit Valley of the Kings and Queens
Hatshepsut
Visit Alabaster Factory
Lunch
Dinner at our Guide Hamdy’s home

Day 11 - Sunday, October 28
Luxor
Early departure for Dendera and Abydos
This is an all day adventure in a comfortable van
Lunch with Local family near Abydos
Evening arrival in Luxor
Dinner on your own


Day 12 – Monday, October 29
Luxor/Cairo
Optional Hot Air Balloon at dawn
Karnak
Lunch
Afternoon Flight to Cairo
Al Zahra Park
Check into Hotel

Day 13 - Tuesday, October 30
Visit the Pyramids and Sphinx
Lunch
Visit Perfume House
Check-in to Hotel
Museum
Departure Dinner


Day 14 - Wednesday, October 31
Flights home

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The ability to be on your feet for 3-4 hours a day both indoors and outdoors in mostly

warm weather. Able to roll or carry your luggage over uneven terrain and up a flight of

stairs. (There is often help from various porters with luggage). There'll be some

extended walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Endurance is most

important.

 

TIPPING EXPECTATIONS

Tipping is a way of life in Egypt. While some tips are included in the tour price, be

prepared to tip for personal service. Upon registration a complete list of expected tips

will be given to you.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS - for purchase                                                                        Back to top
  • Personal Intuitive Reading with Joanie - Discounted to $75.00 for travellers (normally $100.00) 

  • Circuitry Alignment with Joanie (as time allows) - Discounted to $100.00 for travellers (normally $150.00) more information here

  • Sound and Light Shows at Abu Simbel and Karnak - $25.00

  • Camel rides along the Nile - $70.00

  • Camel, Horse, or Buggy ride at the Pyramids - $20.00 - $100.00

  • Select tombs in the Valley of the Kings - $75.00

  • Hot Air Ballon - $99.00 - $200.00

  • Your own Room - $675.00

 
TOUR LEADERS                                                                                                            Back to top

 

 

 

 

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For this fun, life-changing journey, you are entrusted to the hands of Joanie Proctor,

Intuitive Healer, Life Coach, and Tour Leader. Joanie Proctor is the founder of Explorations

of Light. Having lived in Egypt for nearly three years, her connection to the land and its

people creates an inside view into Egyptian culture. Her tours provide you with a unique

up-close and personal experience of the magical land of Egypt, its people, culture, and

breathtaking natural beauty. As an Intuitive Healer and Life Coach she inspires, guides,

and supports people to trust their heart’s wisdom and learn to navigate life’s transitions

with ease and grace and to have fun doing so!

This is a truly unique journey not offered by any other tour company.

 

TESTIMONIALS                                                                                                               Back to Top

“Touring through Egypt with Explorations of Light was a dream come true! Our first activity in Cairo was a sunset felucca cruise on the Nile. After 20 hours on an airplane, the brisk Nile breeze blew away all of our travel fatigue, leaving the group and myself refreshed and ready to start our Egyptian Adventure. The Pyramids and Sphinx were a long anticipated experience, I was expecting to feel ancient Egyptian wisdom but I was a little disappointed. The constant presence of the Egyptian Guards and endless requests to buy things overshadowed whatever wisdom was there. The ancientness I was expecting at the Pyramids was found at the Hathor Temple near Luxor. That is where I felt the timeless wisdom of Egypt..."

 
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October 18 -
October 31, 2018
 

$3,330

14
days
 
 
 
 

Booking Instructions:

  1. Click the Buy Now button to pay via PayPal

  2. Option to pay $800 deposit or full cost 

  3. Email joanie@explorationsoflight.com for more information

 
Felucca in Aswan
Felucca in Aswan
Great Pyramids and Sphinx
Hot air balloon
Great Temple at Abu Simbel
Kom Ombo Temple