Is ancient Egypt calling you home?
Ancestral Integration and Epigenetic inheritance
Shamans have been helping people reassemble lost parts of themselves and repairing unhealthy ancestral connections for millennia. Reclaiming soul parts ejected from the body at some traumatic moment in the past or resolving harms done by and to our ancestors can clear your genetic imprint for yourself AND your children through the remnants we carry in our DNA.
The latest developments in epigenetics show that we are both influenced by what we inherit and have an effect on future generations. Essential to lineage healing is an acceptance of what was; all the tragedies, violence, secrets, suffering, loss, and grief; it all must be welcomed and integrated into our hearts. Finding a guide who understands this basic premise, that all must be honoured is the key to getting the most out of your search for wholeness and belonging. Making peace with the past is not always comfortable but is necessary to ensure that our children do not continue to carry family baggage that deprives them of their own purpose in life.
Family Constellation was derived from a powerful Zulu practice by German psychotherapist Bert Hellinger. Healing lifelong problems and our inability to fix them can often be bound up in an ancestral event or pattern that was never resolved; these events and patterns are bought into your consciousness where they can be honoured and healed—and open up the flow of vitality and blessing in present time.
We are all born through complex family systems and often into imperfect situations. If our parents were confused, needy or damaged we are likely to harbour dysfunction and wounding from our upbringing. There is no doubt parent-child relationships are fundamental in influencing our development with wounding being perpetuated through generations until healed. Influencing the ‘blue print’ from which we operate in all areas of life; the entanglements, the restrictions, burdens, blocks and sabotage stopping us from being complete.
If you have been aware of a pattern that makes no sense in your life, such as a feeling, thought or behaviour It may be a systemic block. If you’ve always been aware of self-sabotage patterns, but regardless of trying everything to resolve them, they persist; they are likely to be systemic. Such patterns can’t be resolved by affirmations, attempting to change behaviour, willpower or positive thinking alone. This tour will be effective at resolving systemic blocks through Systemic Constellations resolving underlying dynamics to re-sett your blue print and pass on a clearer genetic ‘blue-print’ to your children and family line.
Trauma is endemic in society, families, communities and our global environment that has impacted on our family systems from generation to generation. Egypt and Atlantis was the beginning of all life on earth and can re-ignite our connection to the masculine and feminine balancing our internal environment for healthy relationships. From this place we have the opportunity to fulfil our potential as unique human beings” and have a better connection with our roots so we can receive and live from love.
- The Grand Egyptian Museum – Cairo
- Cairo – Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau
- Necropolis of Sakkara
- Aswan Markets and Village tour
- Nile cruising on the private yacht “dahabeya” – islands en route
- Temple of Philea and mother ISIS
- The Temples of Abu Simbel
- Kom Ombo – Temple of Kom Ombo
- Karnak Temple
- Temple of Luxor by night
- Luxor – Valley of the Kings and Queens, Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
- Habu Temple – Ramses II
- Colossi of Memnon and shopping at the gold shop
- Akenhaton and the Temple of Thoth
- Underground tunnels of Thoth
- Khan el Khalili Bazaar
- Breakfast daily and other meals as listed
- Economy class flight from Cairo to Aswan and return
- Pyramids view room at Le Meridien Hotel
- Dahabeya incluiding all meals
- Qualified Egyptologist guide at all sites of antiquity
- Entrance fees for all included sightseeing
- Domestic flights as listed
- 10 nights superior or deluxe hotels
- 5 nights on the ‘Afandina”
- Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and 15
- Private air-conditioned transportation and all relevant transfers
- Entrance to King’s chamber inside the Great Pyramid
- International flights and visa
- Travel & Health Insruance
- Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature
- Tipping – an entirely personal gesture
Tour Itinerary – Connecting Ancestral Roots
Day 1 - Arrival to Cairo
Arrive at Cairo Airport according to your flight time, where we will be met by Soul of Egypt Travel Tour Manager. who will assist us through customs and immigration before transferring to our luxury accommodations at the Le Meridien Hotel.
Day 2 - Sakkara
Following breakfast we will drive to Sakkara to view dozens of Old Kingdom pyramids to rise on the west bank near ancient Memphis about, 2630 B.C. Imhotep, architect to King Djoser (Dynasty III) who 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.(Breakfast, lunch)
Day 3 - Great Pyramid and Sphinx
Our first stop at the Sphinx area & temple, the recumbent lion with a human head. You will over look between the paws of the sphinx built by Thutmose IV in 1400 BCE, listing the names of three aspects of the local sun deity Khepera-Re-Atun. The tradition of the sphinx and sphinx complex became common and many pharaohs had their heads carved atop the guardian statues to show their close relationship with the powerful deity, Sekhmet.
Then we visit the Giza Plateau. The Great Pyramid of Khufu, the oldest and largest of the three pyramids of the plateau and the only remaining ancient wonder of the Seven Wonders of the World. Originally it stood 482 feet high, it is now slightly lower due to the removal of its outer casing and capstone. You will also view the pyramid of Khafre and the third pyramid of Menkaura. Tonight we enjoy dinner as the sun sets over the pyramids. (Breakfast, lunch)
Day 4 – Luxor
Sunrise tour of Karnak temple, one of the largest temple complexes in the world. Karnak recalls us to the powerful acts of creation, of beginning anew, and of building on the divine plan. It has been home for more than 3,500 years to the living statue of the lioness goddess, Sekhmet, who will instigate our mystery school rites of passage.
In the evening we visit to the Temple of Luxor and work with the brilliance of the human body called ‘ The Temple of Man’. Here we are able to see that this temple is built like a human body–the outer layers represent the feet and as we move deeper into the temple, we move towards the head, where the holy of holies, the inner sanctuary is located. This is a wonderful place to focus on physical healing. As you walk through the body of this temple, notice how your body feels and re-member radiant health. Awaken the parts of you that are sleeping, activate divinity codes and turn on your inner light. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 5 – Drive from Luxor to Abydos
Early morning visit of the beautiful Hathor Temple in Dandara. The Temple is the home of the Seven Hathors, who were High Priestesses embodying a certain aspect of Hathor. We will connect to those aspects at different places of this powerful Temple, calling their life-changing powers into our lives. “DendraTemple”or “Temple of Goddess Hathor”, this Temple complex contains the Temple of Hathor, is one of the best-preserved temples, if not the best-preserved one, in all of Upper Egypt.
In the afternoon we Drive to Abydos Temple built by Seti I. It is also called the burial place of Osiris. It is a very ancient place, and you can see and feel it in the megalithic temple of the Osirion. The Temple of Unity, and the Temple of the Djed Pillar called the spine of Osiris; it is also the Tree of Life connecting the centre of the Earth with the centre of the Milky Way. The Djed Pillar is emanating the Violet Light, which transforms everything not being in harmony with the Source. Here we will activate the Djed Pillar in our own bodies, allowing the Unity of our Being with the Source. “Abydos Temple”,dedicated to SetiI, Osiris and Isis along with Ptah, Ptah-Sokar, Nefertem, Re-Horakhty, Amun, and Horus, is one of the major archaeological sites in that region. (Breakfast & lunch)
Day 6 - West Bank/ Hatshepsut / Valley of the Kings
Today we visit to Deir el Bahari, the funerary temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. We also visit the Necropolis of Thebes on the West Bank of the Nile.
The Valley of Kings holds the tombs of the pharaohs that are inscribed with sacred transformative texts, including the books of knowing light and dark, the book of what is in the underworld, the book of caverns, and naming and taming the hours of the night. Here are the tombs of Tutankhamun, Ramses III and VII, Seti I, Thutmosis III, and many others. We then visit Habu temple of Ramses III and stop at the Colossi of Memnon. Enjoy some shopping at the gold shop and check in Sonesta St. George hotel. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Day 7 – Sailing to Edfu
Today we visit Esna and delight in watching the timeless beauty along the Nile.(Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Day 8 – Sailing on the Nile enjoying our Dahabeya
Today is a day of Sailing on the Nile where we enjoy varied activities on our floating temple.(Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Day 9 – Sailing to Kom Ombo
Today we visit the only dual temple in Egypt this evening. This dramatic temple poised between the edge of the river and the encroaching desert sand was dedicated to two gods – Sobek the crocodile god of strength, fortitude, fertility and rebirth, and Horus the hawk-headed son of Isis and Osiris. We enjoy a swim in the Nile and a BBQ on the banks.(Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 10 - Aswan and Isis Temple
We continue sailing to Aswan a city that is considered to be eveyone’s favourite Egyptian city. Beautiful and peaceful, it is called the “Pearl of Egypt”
We return to the source of all, the Great Mother, to receive the blessings of Isis at her beautiful island, at her temple at Philae. This island represents a fusion of three great civilizations – Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The presence of Isis is palpable in the inner sanctum, the Holy of Holies of her temple. After exploring the grounds and some story telling on the island. (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 - Abu Simbel the Mountain of Ramesses II
Today we drive into the Sahra desert to Abu Simble Hewn of a mountain for Ramesses II, this magnificent temple is both an ancient and modern engineering marvel. You will visit Abu Simbel temples which are the symbol of the international campaign for the salvage of the Nubian monuments, the temples II and his beloved wife Nefertari. We drive back to Aswan and fly back to Cairo.
Day 12 - The City of Akenhaton and the Temple of Thoth
Today we drive to Minya to the city of Akenhaton where we stay overnight.
The Temple of AketAton is dedicated to the god Thoth. The name AketAton means the Horizon of Aton. Akhenaten has chosen this place as his capital, because the shape of the mountains creates the gylph of Horizon. Six days in every year the sun is rising in the Horizon sign created by the mountains. We will be there on one of those six days, so the rising sun will open for us the door to the mysteries of Akhenaten. We will connect to the golden vibration anchored in the physical reality by King Akhenaten in the temple and the so-called tombs, which in my experience are not tombs, but portals for Souls to leave and to return to the physical reality.
On the way we visit: Hermopolis, the land of Thoth and Tuna el Gab, an underground system of passages dedicated to Thoth the God that was worshipped all over Egypt. “The One that created Himself “(Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Day 13 - Minya to Cairo and the Monastery of Dair Al Adhra
Travelling by coach to Cairo on the way we visit the old monastery Dair Al Adhra, built by St. Helen, one of the sites visited by the Holly Family. Jesus was holding the same energy as Akhenaten, he was a Master of Light teaching us about our true nature. His journey as a baby with Mother Mary and Joseph was a journey of remembering, as all the places they stopped were strong energetic centers of Ancient Kemet. Integration, group sessions and discussions and swimming by the pool.
In the evening we visit Khan El Khallili Bazaar one of the oldest shopping districts in the world, the Khan El Khalili, it is like going back to the time of Ali Baba and Aladdin. Merchants have been trading on this site since at least the 14th century. In 1384 an emir named Al Khalili built a great Khan here, a three-story hostelry intended to accommodate traveling merchants and their wares. Buyers visited the khan for the goods brought in on the merchant caravans, and the selling and bartering spread to the streets around. The earliest surviving parts of the bazaar today are several great stone gateways that date back to the 1500’s.(Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 14: Cairo - The Grand Egyptian Museum
Following Breakfast, we Visit to the Cairo Museum Our world-renowned Egyptologist guides us through this famous museum with a collection of over 200,000 ancient Egyptian artifacts, dating back to 4,000 BC. Visiting the museum is an opportunity to see the statues and artifacts that were originally located in the temples, this paints a fuller picture when you go the temples, like seeing the original furniture designed for a house. There you will experience first-hand the different periods of ancient Egypt and the individual artistic and architectural styles of each period. One of the highlights of this museum is the visit to the treasures of Tut-Ank-Amon. There will be time to explore the museum on your own.
This evening we enjoy a Farewell dinner sharing our Egyptian experience together.(Breakfast & dinner)
Day 15 - Final Departure
Following breakfast, those that are heading home head to the airport for their final departure back home. (Breakfast)
What to know
Egypt is a one stop shop with beaches, monuments, rivers, cosmopolitan cities and vast deserts offering varied activities and delicious Cuisine with influences from numerous European cultures.
Cairo is a great place to find hidden treasures and to explore designers who are just now being recognised for the work they do. You can still pick up a bargain in the amazing bustling shopping precinct or admire the Exotic Art and culture of Egypt as you wonder through the hidden alleyways of Cairo and the Khan El-Khalili market.
Historically the only destination in the world with Numerous Civilizations including but not limited to The Pharaohs, Nubians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Copts, Arabs, and the Ottomans” you will experience the historical and architectural wonders of Ancient Egypt.
The Best time to travel
Thanks to the hot dry desert climate Egypt benefits from year round sunshine and has two seasons, a mild winter and a sunny summer. November to March is pleasantly warm during the day with the nights cool and enjoyable, April and May are generally mild.
From June to September the weather is very hot, dry in the desert areas and humid in the Nile Valley and on the White Med coast. The Red Sea Riviera has great weather all year round. Peak travel runs from October to May, for most traveler’s hence this being the high season.
My personal pick for time to travel is September – October and April – May.
Amro is a native of Cairo and is best known for his passion, humour and dedication to finding and living the ‘truth’. With an interest in studying political science - driven by a desire to have a positive influence on the future and direction of Egypt, however he chose his initial studies in Egyptology at Helwan University in Cairo, graduating in 1996 with a degree with Honors. And so his journey began...
Duty free allowance for Egypt
The following items may be imported into Egypt by travellers over 18 without incurring customs duty:
- 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 200g of tobacco
- 1L of alcoholic beverages or 4L on arrival into Egypt
What to pack
- Sunblock, sun hat and sunglasses.
- Camera equipment etc
- Good walking shoes (tennis shoes or hiking sandles)
- Swimming costume
- Formal attire for your stay at prestigious city hotels or on one of the luxury Nile Cruises.
- Basic medical kit (aspirins, plasters, Imodium, diarrhea tablets antiseptic cream and antihistamine cream, etc.)
- Antinausea tablets if you suffer from motion sickness
- Travel washing kit
- Visas, tickets, passports, money, credit cards, insurance details, etc
- Duty free if required
- Warm clothing for winter visits
Health & safety
It is sensible to take basic precautions whilst travelling anywhere in the world. There are no vaccinations required before visiting Egypt however we do advise you check with your health department/travel clinic prior to departure, in the event there have been changes in the world health regulations of the country you are visiting. As a guide Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Rabies are usually recommended but it is an individual choice based on your personal circumstances.
Drinking Tap Water
Tap water in Egypt is safe to drink but as it is heavily chlorinated it is not recommend that you do as it causes stomach upsets. Bottled mineral water is readily available in hotels, shops and restaurants and is inexpensive. Brushing your teeth and showering with tap water in Egypt poses no problem except for those who have digestive issues.
Eating while travelling in Egypt
Egyptian cuisine has something to appeal to most eaters though in order to avoid stomach troubles while on holiday, it’s worth taking a few precautions. As tap water is highly chlorinated it’s best to avoid salads unless dining in upmarket restaurants, hotels and cruise boats. Ensure food that is eaten is piping hot to ensure it’s been cooked properly – avoid food that looks like it’s been sitting around for awhile. Taking probiotic’s a few weeks before and during your holiday can increase your natural defenses.
Passport & Visa
All foreign travelers require an entry visa to visit Egypt. Most tourists and visitors can obtain theirs at any of the country’s airports and ports. The Visa is valid for one month, starting from your arrival date; however some nationalities need to obtain the visa prior arrival so it’s best to check with the Egyptian embassy in your country of origin. Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveler. Also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of departure from Egypt
Banks & Foreign exchange
Branches of major banks are available in abundance in all major cities and typically operate from 8.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, with some branches extended till 5.00 p.m. Some hotel branches operate 24 hours and ATMs are also widespread throughout including supermarkets, petrol stations and shopping malls.
The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (LE), which is divided into 100 piastres. Banknotes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200.
Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in the government-run stores, most hotels and Red Sea resorts.
Arabic is the official language spoken by all Egyptians, although English is widespread.
Mobile Telephones & Internet
Mobiles – Roaming agreements exist with most international phone companies however this can be expensive, it is best to check with your local carrier before leaving home. Internet – Wireless internet is available in a large number of restaurants, coffee shops and hotels throughout the country. Some may provide the service for free while others charge. To keep in touch with home for free you can use the internet to connect to facebook messenger or whatsapp.
The Standard electrical current is 220 volts AC, single phase, and 50 hertz. Plugs may be round or square, two pin European type. We recommend that you pack a universal travel adaptor. In order to use US appliances you will need a voltage converter and plug adaptor.
Tipping is customary in Egypt and will be expected from housekeeping, porters, helpful site guards, the tour guide & the representatives, Tipping for a service is dependent on the service provided, and how well it is performed.
To take the hassle out of tipping while on tour a nominal amount will be collected from all tour participants on the morning of day 2. This tipping kitty is then divided among bellhops, luggage handlers, local guides and other support staff that assist throughout the tour.
Exploring the markets of Egypt is a must-do for travellers. Be prepared to be overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells! Look beyond the shops selling cheap, mass-produced tourist trinkets, and delve deeper to discover quality wares.
Most importantly, have fun and don’t forget to haggle for a good price. It’s a good idea to check with your local customs officials to ensure that you are able to bring certain items back into your home country as Australia and New Zealand generally have strict quarantine laws.
Things to buy in Egypt
- Chunky silver jewellery
- Hand made leather bags, boots and belts
- Cotton scarves in a kaleidoscope of colours
- Authentic papyrus (watch out for fakes made from banana leaves)
- Boho-style embroidered bedding & cushion covers
How to bargain in Egypt
Bargaining and haggling over prices is a fundamental part of shopping in the markets and bazaars of Egypt. Vendors will often inflate their prices considerably so that after a back-and-forth exchange of numbers, a final price will be agreed on that suits both parties. The key is to go in low and work your way up It’s a good idea to suss out prices in the fixed price souvenir stores that often accompany many of the popular tourist sites so that you know what you should be paying for goods.
Culture and Customs
The culture of Egypt has thousands of years of recorded history and maintains a unique blend of the past and a modern society. Egyptians are very proud of their ancient heritage, and with such iconic monuments, impressive art and unique architecture, it’s no wonder Egyptians are as mesmerized as foreigners are.
Just as in ancient times, religion plays a large part in daily life with most Egyptians being either Sunni Muslim or Coptic Christian. Much of life revolves around daily prayer and religious holidays with 90% of the population being muslims and the others Christians or other faiths.
The influence of modern Western culture is particularly evident in large cities likes Cairo and Alexandria, with television, radio and internet all bridging the gap between Ancient history and pop culture, fashion and literature. Despite this, Egypt clings strongly to loyalty to one’s family, respect for elders and honoring ancestors.
Festivals and Events in Egypt
Ramadan and Eid
During the ninth and holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is observed by most in Egypt and is thought to be a time of spiritual rejuvenation. This is a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset – refraining from eating and drinking during daylight hours. Eid marks the end of fasting with three days of feasting and celebration.
The precise date of Ramadan varies from year to year as it relies on the Islamic lunar Calendar and the lunar cycle.
Abu Simbel Festival
The Sun Festival of King Ramses II at Abu Simbel’s Temples happens only twice a year. The sun’s rays reach the innermost chambers of the temple when the four stone gods that reside within the temple receive sunlight! Then the festival begins; food, music and dance follow, yet it’s the moment of witnessing the early morning illumination of the temple that’s the true highlight.
Food and Drink
To get the true picture of Egyptian culture and customs, be sure to sample local delicacies while listening to traditional music played in cafes and restaurants.
Egyptian cuisine is similar to the cuisine of Turkey, Syria and other Middle Eastern countries.
- fuul medames (fava beans often served with vegetables and boiled egg)
- ta’amiyya (chickpea patties)
- Houmous and other yoghurt-based dips, coupled with fresh pitta
- Schwarma (similar to a Turkish doner kebab) with either Chicken or Beef
- Kofta (a skewered spiced meat dish)
- fiteer (a kind of pizza)
- Kosheri,- a curious mix of noodles, rice, lentils, fried onion and spicy sauce. It’s very tasty and exceedingly cheap.
Bread is a staple of Egyptian cuisine and you’ll find a version served with every meal. Thre is plenty of variety for vegetarians with stuffed peppers, grilled aubergine and baked squash are popular meat-free dishes in Egypt.
Food to try
Take the opportunity to tuck into fresh seafood, especially when in coastal regions and cities such as the Red Sea and Alexandria, the calamari and fish is devine.
Exotic fruits are cheap and plentiful throughout Egypt , with many to choose from with guava, mango and melon being some of the best, either eaten whole or as feshly squeezed to juices; my favourite is the lemon and mint. There are also other seasonal varieties widely available to enjoy.
3. Ful Medames
A classic dish that can be traced back to pharaonic times; consisting of slow-cooked fava beans, served with olive oil, parsley, garlic and lemon juice. Usually served on all breakfast buffets at hotels do, yourself a favour and give it a try.
A favourite with vegetarians and meat eaters alike falafel (fried chickpea balls) are available at markets and street vendors, and are generally served as a snack.
5. Tea (also known as shai)
An important part of daily life in Egypt, tea is sipped throughout the day and with meals to help with digestion of the foods being consumed.
For those who like a heavy coffee Turkish or Arabic can be found in any café, you can drink your coffee short, black and sweet like the locals do or ask for an American coffee to relax and enjoy.
Delicious, sweet pastries are found in restaurants, markets and cafes in Egypt
Egypt is a predominantly Islamic country so Alcohol is not readily available although the major hotel chains usually have well-stocked bars and remember to take your duty free with you.
Pre and Post Tour Arrangements
Bold Soul Adventures would be happy to make recommendations and assist regarding your pre and post travel opportunities. We can guide you with our own personal and professional experience.
Jordan – As you are so close there may be a number of clients who would like to extend their travel through to Jordan. We have a package organised that will see you visiting Petra and spending a night under the starts in Wadi Rum after a jeep ride across the Desert.
Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling in a party of 6 adults. The single supplement price will be added to the twin/double price if single room/cabins are required either by choice or if we cannot partner you with another solo traveler.
Prices are indicative and will vary depending on the bookings received, room availability and time of travel. Please bear this in mind if comparing prices as we always aim to deliver exceptional value.
Please note that discounts will apply if there 6 or more people travelling, since fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across the group.
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Angela has been an avid and courageous traveller since her early 20’s, where her interest for exploring and travelling the unknown was fully realized. With an early calling to Egypt and Africa thwarted, Angela donned a back pack and travelled around Europe and the UK for an extended period of time - meeting people from all over the world.