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10 Days Cairo and Nile Cruise Meditation Retreat

Abdulaziz Al Saud, Corniche el Nil, Al Manial, Egypt

Egypt Tour and Meditation Retreat

Forever Egypt Tours is welcoming you to the sacred land of Egypt with all its beauty. Have you always felt like you need to visit Egypt? Did your heart skip a beat when you saw pictures or documentaries about the wonderful pyramids or the majestic temples? Egypt has powerful healing energy and if you feel drawn to this country this is your calling to join us this magical trip. This is a journey to awaken your true soul’s purpose and to experience genuine and deep healing. Visiting this wonderful country and its sacred sites will invite powerful changes into your life. Just open your mind and your heart and it will just come naturally. During the whole time of the retreat we will hold space for you, to make sure you can go enjoy this trip with ease, grace and joy. Men and women are welcome to join on this life changing journey. This is a unique experience and we would like everybody to have a wonderful time, which is why spaces are limited. There will be at least 2 guided meditations per day during this trip and you will experience the power of a group healing. Michelle offers limited individual one-on-one sessions during the tour. If you would like to schedule a session, please talk to Michelle at the beginning of the tour. Everybody falls in love in Egypt in one way or the other and so will you!

Meet the instructors

Michelle
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Highlights

  • Felucca ride on the Nile
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Transformational teachings and healing circle
  • Day tour to the great Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara
  • Day tour to the mosque of Mohamed Ali and to Khan El Khalili market
  • Private English speaking Egyptologist and assistance at all times
  • All meals and 1 bottle of water per day
  • 9 nights 5-star accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


8 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 15
Airport transfer included: Cairo International Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Health Club
  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Baby sitting
  • Child care
  • Conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Valet
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet

During this retreat, you will be staying at a 5-star hotel for five nights and on board a 5-star Nile cruise for four nights.

Program

Day 1: Arrival

Egypt is welcoming you at your arrival to Cairo International Airport (CAI), where Michelle Totschnig's representative will meet and help you throughout all formalities and transfer you by a private AC car to your hotel to check-in.

Pre tour dinner: The group will gather in the hotel lobby, to be transferred to a restaurant for a beautiful welcome dinner (included) as a get to know you. You will retire early, ready for the days ahead together!

Overnight in Cairo

Day 2: Saqqara / Memphis / Giza Pyramids

Greeting the sun early in the morning, you will set out to visit the ancient healing capital of the world. The group will start the tour to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser in Saqqara, home of Egypt’s oldest pyramid; it was built in the third Dynasty for King Djoser.

You will have the chance to see one of the most beautiful pyramids and to also go inside to see the ancient Egyptian writings on the walls. Then, you will proceed to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, to see the great Statue of Ramses II and the alabaster Sphinx of Memphis.

The group move to Giza for lunch. After lunch, you will visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus and proceed to the panoramic view area to take the best photos. Finally, you will visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren and visit the Valley Temple of the Pyramids to take many more outstanding photos on the way.

Overnight in Cairo

Day 3: Flight to Luxor / Luxor East Bank / Nile Cruise

You will be transferred to Cairo International Airport (CAI) after breakfast and check-out to take your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival at Luxor International Airport (LXR), you will be transferred to your Nile Cruise. Embarkation before 12 p.m.

In the afternoon, you will discover the east bank of Luxor including the Karnak Temples complex, which is the largest structure ever built in the history of mankind. The principal building is the one of God Amun Ra, since it was considered the house of God on earth.

The earlier structures date back to the middle kingdom, but there are some references that the earlier buildings are dating back to the third dynasty.

Later on, the group will proceed to visit the Temple of Luxor, which was built by one of the Kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well-known King Ramses II. This temple was located in the heart of ancient Thebes, and like Karnak, was dedicated to the main God Amun Ra.

You will then be transferred back to your ship to rest and refresh. At night, an Egyptian folkloric show with dinner will be operated by the staff on board of the ship.

Overnight on the cruise ship

Day 4: Luxor West Bank / Sail to Edfu

Prepare yourself for the day with breakfast on the Nile cruise. Then, the group will start its magical tour in Thebes, the sacred land, by exploring the west bank of Luxor including the Valley of Kings, which is considered the royal cemetery of the Theban Kings and rulers of ancient Egypt and the place where the Pharaohs were buried.

After that, the group will proceed to visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. This temple is considered one of the most wonderful examples of architecture in ancient Egypt because it was totally carved inside the mountain.

At the end of the tour, you will visit the Colossi of Memnon, which is belonging to King Amenhotep III. Then the group will return to the ship to have lunch. The afternoon is free for you to explore at leisure. Dinner will be served on board.

Overnight on the cruise ship

Day 5: Edfu / Kom Ombo / Sail to Aswan

Today, Michelle Totschnig will take you on a mysterious journey to the land of secrets. After your breakfast, the group will be visiting one of the most wonderful temples in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most preserved temples in Egypt.

Get back to your ship and enjoy your lunch on the sun deck, watching the unique landscape of the great river Nile, while sailing to the city of Kom Ombo. In the afternoon, you will explore the Temple of Kom Ombo, where the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris were worshipped for a while.

After the tour, you will get back to your ship, to rest and refresh. Dinner will be served on board while sailing to the city of Aswan.

Overnight on the cruise ship

Day 6: Aswan City Tour / Aswan

Today, you will discover the great city of Aswan, including the High Dam, which has been built by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 to protect Egypt from the Nile flood. Then you will be transferred to Aglilika Island by motorboat, to visit the Temple of Philae which was dedicated to Goddess Isis and was erected during the Graeco-Roman period.  

As a highlight, you will visit one of the marvelous unfinished obelisks in Aswan, which was made out of red granite and was dedicated to the god Amun Ra. Enjoy your lunch and relax on the deck of your cruise ship. After dinner, which will be served on board, the group will gather for a powerful healing circle.

Overnight on the cruise ship

Day 7: Abu Simbel Temples / Flight to Cairo

Your cruise ends today with a visit to the beautiful temples of Abu Simbel. The original site was known as Meha in the ancient times and was first documented in the 18th Dynasty when Ay and Horemheb had rock-cut chapels hewn in the hills to the south.

The first temple (the biggest one) was built by Ramesses II and was dedicated to the famous God Rahorakhty. While the second temple (the smaller one) was built for the King himself and his beautiful wife, Queen Nefertari.

You will then be transferred to Aswan International Airport (ASW) to take your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport (CAI), you will be transferred to your hotel by a private van.

Overnight in Cairo

Day 8: Citadel / Mohamed Ali Mosque / Local Market

Under the beautiful sky of Cairo, the group will start the day. You will be picked up and transferred to the Citadel of Salah El Din, which was built to be a defensive place for Egypt during the crusades. Then the group will visit the famous Mosque of Mohamed Ali which is one of the prettiest mosques in Egypt and a copy of the Blue Mosque in Turkey.

In the afternoon, you will visit one of the oldest markets in the world; Khan El Khalili. In the market, you find all sort of incredible handcrafted goods. The market reflects the true spirit of Egypt and you will visit one of the oldest coffee shops.

Comfort back to your hotel in Cairo. Cairo has so much to see, feel, eat, and buy so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary, just let Michelle Totschnig know what you are interested in and they will arrange it for you.

Overnight in Cairo

Day 9: Fayyoum (optional) / Free day

Relax or another last adventure? It is up to you. If you decide for another adventure, Michelle Totschnig will be waiting for you in the lobby early in the morning to take you on a tour to Fayyoum which is one of the most beautiful oases in Egypt. While you drive to Fayyoum, you will visit Quaran Lake, which is considered to be one of the oldest lakes in the world.

The first destination today is Wadi Al Rayan, where you can admire the beautiful waterfalls. You will then start your journey to Wadi Hitan. On your way, you will visit the Mudawara Mountain and do a little safari ride through the desert.

Wadi Hitan is a protected area and a UNESCO world heritage site, due to skeletons of whales found there, that date back 240 million years. The Valley of Whales is an absolutely fascinating area. Imagine that you are walking on the ground of the ocean, where once whales and other animals lived millions of years ago. The energy in this place is absolutely breathtaking.

Overnight in Cairo

Day 10: Cairo International Airport (CAI) / Departure 

Today, this beautiful experience will end. You will check out after breakfast and Michelle Totschnig's representative will pick you up and transfer you to Cairo International Airport (CAI) for final departure and fly to your destinations. Surely by now you have fallen in love with this beautiful country and its people. Michelle Totschnig hopes to see you back soon for new adventures.

This itinerary is subject to changes 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.

Instructors

Michelle Totschnig

Location

This retreat will take place in Cairo, Luxor, Assuan, and on the Nile.

Food

During this retreat, all meals are included. All the soft drinks with the meals are included. Michelle Totschnig can accommodate all dietary requirements.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Additional tours in Cairo

Sound and light Show at the Pyramids

ATV tour to the Pyramids

Food tour

Spa treatments

Spa treatments at the hotel (not included in the package)

What's included

  • Meditations and transformational teachings by Michelle
  • Healing circle 
  • Felucca ride on the Nile
  • All the tours during your cruise
  • 1-day tour to Saqqara, Memphis, and the Great Pyramids
  • 1-day tour to the Citadel, the Mohamed Ali mosque, and the market
  • All transfers by A/C vehicles with qualified drivers
  • Private English speaking Egyptologist and assistance at airports and transfers
  • 5 nights accommodation at a 5-star hotel
  • 4 nights accommodation on board a 5-star Nile cruise
  • 1 bottle of water per day per person
  • Lunch meals at local restaurants during the tours in Cairo
  • All local taxes and services
  • Domestic flight tickets (Cairo - Luxor and Aswan - Cairo)
  • All entrance fees to the archaeological places and sightseeing’s during the tour

What's not included

  • Visa entry for Egypt (Michelle Totschnig can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request)
  • International flights
  • Personal items
  • Any other items not mentioned
  • Any optional tours
  • Drinks during meals
  • Going inside the great pyramid
  • Travel insurance and cancellation costs (it is highly recommended to have it)
  • Tips and gratuities through the tour (100 USD will be plenty for the period)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cairo International Airport (CAI). Ground transportation is arranged by Michelle Totschnig. They will also help people with the visa procedure.

Airport: Cairo International Airport Airport transfer included: Cairo International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Friday October 25, 2019
Departure: Sunday November 3, 2019

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