EGYPT TOUR 2023

An Authentic Experience

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November 15th-28th

12 Day Tour in Giza and along the Nile 

Expert Presenters.

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Experience of a Lifetime. 

Join us, along with our passionate expert guides and presenters: Archeologists, Egyptologists, and researchers who have devoted most of their lives to studying Egypt and ancient sites around the world and who contribute significantly to uncovering and discovering more on our ancient past while advancing our understanding of it. 

This truly authentic and once in a lifetime 12-day journey is packed with unique, incredible experiences that include private visits with exclusive access for our group to the foot of the Sphinx, inside 3 chambers in the Great Pyramid, and Osirion at Seti I Temple.  

As we embark on this “grand return” to a more connected way of living, we find inspiration on our journey throughout Egypt’s ancient sites, experiencing this connection through intimate food and culture experiences. 

The Grand Return feature documentary is currently in production and stars Dr. Zahi Hawass, renowned experts, and TGR’s co-founders.  You will experience behind the scenes stories, pre-release sneak peeks and never-to-be-aired photos and videos, exclusively on this tour!  We’ve also curated an authentic journey in Egypt that will connect you with the beauty of the land, people, and some of the world’s most powerful ancient sites.

We’re excited to start this tour off with an evening lecture by renowned Archeologist, Dr. Zahi Hawass- an unforgettable experience that is brought to you in partnership with Archeological Paths and Dominant Travel.  

With Dr. Hawass warming up our sense of adventure and piquing our curiosity the first evening, on day two we head to the heart of one of this world’s greatest wonders: the Great Sphinx for a private group visit with our guide, Patricia Awyan Lehman. 

Our guide, Patricia Awyan Lehman has an extensive background of multi-disciplinary studies and decades of hands-on research in Egypt working with different organizations and excavations.  Together we ask big questions, and our team of experts provide in-depth answers with a variety of perspectives.  

The Grand Return Documentary is Currently in Production

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OVERVIEW OF SITES & EXPERIENCES

Private Visit Inside the Sphinx Enclosure + “Between the Paws’ of the Sphinx

Stand before one of the most iconic, ancient and sacred statues in the world!  The Sphinx has been said to represent the first breath of life on earth at the first time—or Zep Tepi.

Although many regard the Sphinx as the guardian of the Giza plateau, it is obvious that it also embodies a solar function.  Was it carved in the Age of Leo?  John Anthony West invited Geologist Robert Schoch to investigate the Sphinx enclosure for signs that it was much older than the proposed fourth Dynasty builders – as was first suggested by R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz.  Robert Schoch’s geological investigation of the site confirmed this possibility, and he currently estimates that the Sphinx could be as much as 12,000 years old—or more.

Positioned to greet the first rays of the rising sun in the east at dawn, the Sphinx came to be identified as Horemakhet, or “Horus of the Horizon”.   Associated with kings and kingship she sits on one of the most significant places on the earth that was once in a-lion-ment with a powerful geomagnetic line of fertility, resurrection and renewal that once spanned the earth.

Both Robert Bauval and Robert Schoch believe the Sphinx was a reclining lioness that represented an early dynastic goddess named Mehit, who was the consort of Anhur, a hunter god who represented Orion and who later evolved into Osiris. Ancient texts allude to a myth in which Anhur seeks and finds Mehit in Nubia and brings her to Egypt as his consort in a mythology that came to be known as the ‘Distant Goddess’ myth concerning the powerful Eye of Ra.  The myth is very similar to later myths where the eye became associated with a number of other Neteru including Hathor, Tefnut and Sekhmet.

Indigenous elder, Abd’el Hakim Awyan held that the Sphinx was Tefnut -whose legend as the Eye of Ra speaks to powerful and eternal cycles of the breath of life itself.  In the myth, she angrily flees a rich and lush Egypt when it falls out of Ma’at, or balance and goes to Nubia, leaving Egypt a dry and desolate desert.  It is her brother, Shu and Thoth who are sent by Ra to cajole her to return and bring this powerful breath of life back to her homeland.  Tefnut translates as ‘the spit of Nut (heaven), and she represents the watery waveform—that combines with her twin brother, Shu (air, wind and the solar wind) as the atmospheric life force that is able to separate heaven and earth and create life.

Known to be a place for great healing, we will have 2 hours to experience and explore the remarkable Sphinx enclosure.

Sufi and Zar Dancers

We will enjoy a private performance of authentic Egyptian Tanoura Sufi Dancing, a powerful blend of traditional music and hypnotic dancing that embodies the wisdom of the ancients.

In what Willian Henry once called the ‘Wormhole Dance’, the dancer with the Tanoura (an ornate and colourful skirt) around his waist, starts to spin around in a counterclockwise direction, with his right hand pointing to the sky, and the other to the ground indicating that he is opening a portal between heaven and earth. The dancer must abandon his nafs (ego or personal desires), by listening to music and spinning his body in repetitive circles, seen by some as a symbolic imitation of planets in the Solar System orbiting the sun.

Called “A sacrifice of the mind to love”  by Abdülhamit Çakmut, president of the Rumi Culture Organization in Turkey, the dancer illustrates his spiritual journey of leaving the physical realm to seek the source of harmonic resonance.

Afterwards we’ll have the pleasure of experiencing the ancient ritual of the Zar which had its roots in the sub-Saharan region coming to Egypt from Ethiopia via Sudan in the mid-19th century.

A celebration of women, the ceremony begins with a 20-minute chant lead by the singer. Drums slowly make their way in and mix with the mesmerizing tune. Different traditional instruments like finger cymbals, tambourine, different types of drums, the flute, harp and 14-string guitar, intermingle with the sounds and immerse the audience in the euphoric, nearly spiritual, experience designed to rid individuals of their troubled ‘spirits’. 

Female musicians will often dance in a trance-like routine that is expressed through the progressive beating of the drums.   You will be welcome to join them, letting your body feel the music as you dance, allowing you to release all that no longer serves you.

Giza Plateau

Though the three large Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure are the most famous and prominent monuments at Giza, the site has probably been in use since pre-dynastic times. A tomb just on the outskirts of the site dates from the reign of the First Dynasty Pharaoh Wadj (Djet) and we see reuse of stone and structures that date back to Old Kingdom times implying that they were originally much more ancient times. The pyramids are dated to around 2500 BC, however many alternative researchers believe that this timeline is entirely wrong.

Abd’el Hakim Awyan said that pyramids were once called Per Neteru, or ‘Houses of Nature or Energy’. Per Neter Het was a phrase that referred to the ‘place of the Per Neter’ and it was the place that was most significant. Site locations in ancient times were chosen for their powerful geomagnetic currents which enabled them to harness, amplify and radiate this extraordinary energy with the incredible structures they built on them.

No bodies were found in any of these pyramids and yet, the Great pyramid brilliantly encodes the fractal speed of light, the precise measurements of earth’s curvature and radius, the sun‘s radius, average continent height, average temperature of earth and other geological, mathematical and astronomical information.

We’ll discuss the many theories of who built them, and when, and maybe more significantly, why?

Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

We’ll explore the mysteries of the enigmatic Luxor Temple in the early evening. Luxor Temple was once known as ‘the place of the First Occasion’, where the Neter (god) Amun experienced rebirth during the pharaoh’s annual reenacted coronation ceremony. Linked to Karnak Temple by an Avenue of Sphinxes marking what was once called ‘path of the god’, Luxor temple was the final destination where famous precessions from Karnak to Luxor temple took place to celebrate the annual Opet Festival.  The temple was once known as ‘Amun in Opet’ -or Amun on the horizon and this was a celebration of the fertility of land, Amun and the king as well as the deification of the king as the son of Amun. 

Colossal, enthroned statues of the deified Ramesses II sit before the Pylon and at the entrance to the Grand colonnade that represent Ka-statues of the king representing embodiment of the royal Ka—as a divine force of nature.

 After 15 years of intense study, Alchemist R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz wrote a book titled “The Temple in Man: Sacred Architecture and the Perfect Man,”   in which he explored the esoteric depth of ancient Egyptian philosophy, spirituality, mathematics, and science. Schwaller’s theory that the temple was designed to replicate all aspects of the male human body (body, mind and spirit), is well documented and has gained support from many researchers.  

Luxor Temple

Temple of Hathor at Dendara

The temple at Dendera is one the most significant sites of Egypt and most elaborately decorated temple of its time.

Early texts refer to a temple at Dendera which was rebuilt during the Old Kingdom and the massive foundations probably contain many blocks from the earlier structure. Fragments from earlier periods have been found on the site including one that references the Sixth Dynasty Pharoah, Pepi I.

Underneath the entrance gate into the Dendera complex is the only place you will see the underbelly of the winged scarab beetle. Indigenous wisdom keeper, Abd’el Hakim Awyan taught that this meant you would be entering a place that held the answers to all the mysteries of the universe.

We will be led on a journey of discovery within the Temple of Hathor that can change the way you perceive reality itself. Star maps depicted on the ceilings inside the first Hypostyle Hall, and the replica of famous Dendera Zodiac (the original is displayed at the Louvre in Paris) point to the ancient origins of astrology and superior knowledge of our universe.

John Anthony West once called this temple “the Womb of Time”.  Hathor, the Netert who personified motherhood, beauty, sexuality, love, joy, harmony, dance and music was known as the Lady of the Stars and symbolizes the womb that gives birth to our perception of time and space. As the ‘Eye of Ra’ she represents the nurturing rays of the Sun required for birth, growth and renewal as well as the fierce rays of the sun that destroy in order to provide a space for new beginnings.

The most distinctive parts of the temple are the fourteen crypts, of which eleven were decorated.  These areas were devoted to Lunar aspects of nature and their symbolism contains many keys to the ancient mysteries of Egypt.  Many of these formerly closed crypts were recently opened to the public.

The most famous crypt holds the famous ‘lightbulb’ imagery that actually speaks to the birth of the universe. These crypts were used to store cult equipment, archives and magical devices for the temple’s protection, however the most important object kept within them was a statue of the Ba of Hathor.  This hidden and most sacred icon was only brought out to receive the first rays of the Sun to celebrate the activation of the ‘rebirth’ of her son, or Sun as a new cycle of potentiality.

There is so much to experience within and around this magnificent temple that we dedicate an entire morning and afternoon at the site.

Luxor Temple

Abydos

As a burial ground of the ancient kings of Egypt, it became an important religious center from Predynastic times onward. One of the most significant sites in Egypt, it was the site for scared pilgrimages to honor their powerful ancestors and to celebrate the ritual reenactment of Osiris’ death and resurrection.  

Seti I Temple

Seti I Temple 

Seti I was the second pharaoh of the 19th dynasty and his reign is thought to have extended from 1290 to 1279 BC. He belonged to the new kingdom dynasty of Egypt, and managed to restore order in Egypt after the massive social upheaval caused by Akhenaten.  Coming from a military background, he managed to enhance Egyptian sovereignty through many military campaigns to Asia and Libya. Seti I was a powerful pharaoh and the founder of the Valley of Queens where his mother was buried.

The temple consists of a pylon, two open courts, two hypostyle halls, and seven shrines and features one of the ancient King’s Lists that contains the names of 76 Egyptian kings starting with Menes. 

Dedicated to Osiris, the ‘Lord of Abydos’, depictions honoring Seti I participating in ancient rituals that display profound symbolism and mysteries of the very ancient Osiris mythologies. The artistry and craftsmanship of the beautiful depictions that cover the walls of this temple are some of the most exquisite illustrations found in Egypt.

Dorothy Eady, later known as Om Seti, had memories of a past life as a young priestess in Abydos as well as encounters with Seti I that began after a near death experience as a child in the UK.  Her incredible life story led her to work closely with E. A. Wallace Budge at the British Museum and she eventually became a renowned expert on Egyptology.  Her past life memories were so profound that when she came to live in her beloved Abydos to work as a draughtswoman for the Department of Antiquities, she was able to find –and tell site excavators about many hidden places.  Stories abound about her adventures here including powerful moments when she ‘fell through a portal in the ceiling of the temple’, walked through an underground shaft and finally exited from a well on the other side of the site.

The Temple of Seti I was begun at the end of his reign and was completed by his son, Ramses II and it is easy to see the difference between the craftmanship of the two distinctly different architectural styles.

Seti I Temple

Private Visit Inside the Osirion 

Behind the Seti I Temple in Abydos lies the megalithic Osirion, that the indigenous tell us is far more ancient than currently speculated by many researchers.   Many anomalies surround this megalithic and enigmatic structure, much of it still hidden beneath the ground.  A research team recently assessed the depth of the central island in the Osirion to be approximately 50 feet below its upper surface.  

They discovered many voids or cavities in the central island whose purpose was unknown to them, however, there is reason to believe that it was built to embody the moment of creation when the original mound emerged from the primordial waters. This structure was flooded annually during the celebration of the Osiris mysteries. As the flood receded, the structure would reemerge like the primordial mound of creation.  Legend has it that the head and some believe that even the body of Osiris was buried here. There is evidence of a processional route from the Old Kingdom tombs to the Osirion that shows that it was probably a cult site for resurrection rituals in very ancient times.  

Several illustrations of the Flower of Life can be seen on the gigantic granite pillars, possibly crafted by a Pythagorean School that was once located nearby. Local villagers claim that the water that accumulates in this structure has valuable healing properties.

 We’ll have 2 full hours of Private time to experience in this powerful place of renewal.

Seti I Temple

Optional Balloon Ride

Enjoy the surreal experience of floating over the valleys, temples and lush fields on the West Bank of Luxor on a sunrise Hot Air Balloon rise.  Catch the rays of the early morning sun as it illuminates your bird’s eye view of the Nile and surrounding area.

An Egyptian temple watcher at Nefertari's temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel

Nefertari’s Tomb

Nefertari, whose name is said to mean: ‘the most beautiful’, was the first and most beloved of the many Queens of Rameses II.   As one of the most famous and iconic women of Ancient Egypt it is no surprise that she was gifted with the most spectacular tomb which is located in the Valley of the Queens.

Called the Sistine Chapel of Ancient Egypt, Nefertari’s tomb or House of Eternity contains the best preserved and most exquisite paintings of any Egyptian burial site.  By contemporary standards, the real value of the paintings found within the tomb is that they are most detailed source of the ancient Egyptian’s journey towards the afterlife. 

Closed to the public for many years, it was recently opened for access with special ticket. Although the sarcophagus was stolen by tomb raiders, the tomb itself is a beautiful sight to behold offering us an incredible glimpse into ancient Egyptian ritual and symbolism.

An Egyptian temple watcher at Nefertari's temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel

Rameseum

Originally called the House of Millions of Years, the Rameseum was said to have been built Pharaoh Ramesses II. As his mortuary temple, this would have been a place of worship dedicated to him as a god on earth, where his memory would have been kept alive till long after his death.  Built on top of at least one earlier structure, this magnificent temple houses statues that required the use of high technologies as well as an enormous megalithic seated statue that has fallen into pieces. Sculpted from one solid piece of Aswan syenite, it would have once towered at 69 ft high, weighing more than 1000 tons. This is the largest remaining colossal statue (except statues crafted in situ) in the world.

Scattered remains of two other finely crafted statues of the seated king made from pink granite and black granite once flanked the entrance to the temple. The pylons and outer walls are decorated with scenes honoring the pharaoh’s military prowess and victories, particularly of the famous battle of Kadesh with the Hittites, as well as his dedication to, and kinship with the Neteru.  We’ll also see wonderful astronomical depictions on the ceiling of the rear hypostyle hall.

Underneath the floor, a nineteenth century excavation discovered the shaft tomb of a Middle Kingdom priest which exposed several religious and magical artefacts including a statuette of a woman wearing a lion mask and holding two snake wands, a section of another magic rod, and a wide range of religious, literary and magical texts.

There is much to explore in and around this magnificent site that sits on the west bank of Luxor.

Karnak columns
Karnak 7
karnak temple

Karnak Temple

An avenue of ram-headed sphinxes leads us into the gigantic complex of Karnak temple dedicated to Amun, his consort Mut and their son, Khonsu.  We are excited that Dr. Khaled Helmy, the director of Karnak temple, has agreed to guide us on our exploration throughout the site.

Sprawling around 5 acres, the site of Karnak Temple is dated back as far as the Middle Kingdom pharaoh, Senusret I -with a succession of pharaohs who expanded and added structures at the site all the way up until the Ptolemaic dynasty 1600 years later.   Karnak was known in ancient times as ‘The Most Select of Places’ (Ipet-isut) and was not only the location of the cult image of Amun and a place for him to dwell on earth but also a home for the many priests who maintained the temple and its rites.  A large and beautiful sacred lake exists in the middle, where priests would purify themselves before performing the temple rituals. Some say astrologers could trace the path of the stars on the still waters of the lake at night.

As Luxor temple has been called the Temple of Man, many theorize that Karnak was once considered the Temple of the Universe. One of the greatest architectural marvels of Karnak is the huge hypostyle hall built during the Ramesside period in which 134 massive sandstone columns tower at 69 feet. Many obelisks decorate the site including the tallest obelisk in Egypt dedicated by the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. The vast complex also includes another temple dedicated Khonsu and the Opet temple, which was built for Opet the goddess represented in the form of a hippopotamus responsible for giving birth to the cosmos.   

The Ptah temple houses the Chapel of Sekhmet, home to one of the most ancient statues still standing in its original spot.  Sekhmet is the powerful lioness that represents the fierce rays of the sun, as well as the protective, healing and nurturing love of the mother.   She appears to many to be alive and can impart significant messages to those with eyes to see and ears to hear them.  Sekhmet personifies the solar rays that provide the electromagnetic energy required to sustain life and the earth’s grid.   Sekhem, means ‘power’ and Sekhmet is the magnetic spark of life force that provides the necessary energy to perform what we have been told are mystical, magical and powerful feats, including the healing of the physical body.

Chapel of Sekhmet ~  She is alive… and has a message for you.

edfu temple david siluan

Edfu

Located on a hill overlooking the Nile, the spectacular Temple of Edfu, or ‘the Place Where Horus Is Extolled’ was dedicated to Horus of Behedet, and is one of the most well-preserved temples in Egypt and most impressive feats of construction completed during the Ptolemaic period.

Embodying much knowledge and wisdom regarding many ancient mysteries, it was built during Ptolemaic times on a site of a far more ancient structure.  Edfu houses the famous Building Texts that are said to tell the story of ‘Zep Tepi’ or the first time.  There are elements within this temple that point to legends of Cataclysm, Atlantis, the Ark of the Covenant and tales of the Shemsu Hor, said to have been demigods that lived for 6,000 years between the reign of the gods and the first Pharaohs.

Depictions of the ‘Festival of the Beautiful Meeting’ marking the celebration of annual reunion between Horus and his consort, Hathor decorate the walls.  The festival lasted 15 days from the arrival of the sacred statue of Hathor, which traveled by barge from Dendera to Edfu. Statues of both Hathor and Horus were reunited within the temple sanctuary, where Hathor was symbolically impregnated by her lover and returned to Dendera to bear their son.

The inner sanctuary was the most sacred and important part of the temple that once contained the sacred images of Horus and Hathor that were used in their processions. A shrine, crafted of black granite, it is located in the Holy of Holies and is one of the few remains of an older temple of Horus attributed to Nectanebo II (360-343 BC).

Kom ombo temple in Luxor

Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo temple, dedicated to both Horus the Elder and Sobek, the crocodile Neter, was a devoted to powerful initiations and healing. This Ptolemaic temple, built over earlier structures has two identical entrances, hypostyle halls and sanctuaries, each honoring the roles of these powerful Neteru (gods) that relate to the awakening our senses and raising our levels of awareness. Significant evidence shows that the area has been settled since Predynastic times.

Some have theorized that there were two groups of priests who separately tended to Horus and Sobek. The left side of the structure was devoted to Horus the Elder, relating to Lower Egypt and the right side of the building, associated with Upper Egypt was dedicated to the crocodile Neter.

Two separate sanctuaries of Sobek and Horus the Elder, largely ruined today with little remaining other than the stone pedestals that once held their sacred barques are separated by a secret underground shaft.  Egyptologists report that priests would use this hidden place to act as Oracles to pronounce the ‘will of the Neteru’ to their unsuspecting audiences. 

There is a large well with a spiraling staircase descending into it which was used as a Nilometer. The indigenous claim that the well, once filled with live crocodiles was used in sacred ceremonies of initiation.

In fact, it has been noted that many powerful initiations and healing practices took place here. We’ll see remarkable depictions of various medical instruments that are recognized by medical practitioners today as well as an incredible depiction of the seasons of the Great Year.

The sun will be setting on the other side of the Nile as we leave this captivating site and return to our cruise ship.

The temple of Isis from Philae, forecourt view, Agilkia Island in Lake Nasser, Aswan, Egypt.

Philae

The Temple of Isis was originally located upon the island of Philae, but was moved to save it from flooding in the 1960’s when the Aswan dam was built.

Now sitting on the enchanting Island of Agilkia, the powerful Temple of Isis still marks a place where the Sun attains its greatest declination north and is directly over the Tropic of Cancer at noon on the Summer Solstice.  This moment was observed as the initiation of the ancient Egyptian New Year as well as the annual heliacal rising of the star, Sirius, which heralded the beginning of Akhet, the season of the flooding of the Nile. 

Isis represented this highly revered star and its annual rising with the Sun was a time of huge celebration.  This alchemical marriage held the promise of renewal and rebirth as a ‘resurrection of Osiris’, her consort, who represented the land of its people.  Everyone participated in these ‘rebirthing’ celebrations, which lasted for 14 days. The flood waters brought paramagnetic minerals from the mountains of Ethiopia that were deposited on the banks of the Nile as a rich alluvial black silt.  This very valuable black soil or “KMT” (Khemit) for which Egypt was named ensured a rich harvest each year.  

Isis, the goddess of magic and medicine– and mother of Horus is often depicted wearing the throne, or ‘seat of power’ as her crown, reflecting the matriarchal nature of very ancient times in Egypt.  They continued to hold a great reverence for the unconditional love, healing and nurturing power of the mother which she embodied. 

After exploring the many aspects of this beautiful temple and island, we’ll take a motorboat to the equally sacred island of Bigeh where we’ll will enjoy a traditional Nubian lunch at the Solaih Nubian Restaurant.

Saqqara and Serapeum

After a visit to the Imhotep Museum, we’ll enter the Unas pyramid, which contains the earliest known Pyramid Texts.

The Pyramid Texts are said to be magical writings to assist the Pharoah on his journey into the afterworld where he hopes to become an akh, or ‘light body’.  However, we’ll discuss how they are so much more, and contain formulas for moving between the physical and non-physical realms.  Afterwards, we’ll enter the South entrance of the newly opened Step pyramid.

We’ll visit the Sound Healing Hospital at the Heb Sed Court to experience the still active healing frequencies of this ancient site and discuss the many references to the importance of balancing the polarized energies within.  What does Imhotep represent – and how can we become architects of energy? The ancients understood that sustained healing requires more than a spontaneous cure for active symptoms.  It involves an interactive process in which the patient must also participate.  You will be guided through the Mirror, a ‘device’ that presents you with the opportunity to experience your own reflection– that can offer clues to aid in your journey back to Ma’at or inner peace.

Another highlight of our day will be a visit to the Serapeum, a huge subterranean complex. A long hallway that runs in east/west directions is flanked by chambers that house gigantic, highly crystalline stone boxes that weight from 80-100 tons.  We’ll discuss all the possible theories as to when they were created and what they might have been used for at different times throughout Egypt’s history.

After a full day at the site, we’ll enjoy a traditional ‘home-cooked’ buffet lunch at the fabulous Blue Lotus Restaurant. Located on a farm near Saqqara, much of the delicious food we’ll be served is grown here or locally.  If we’re lucky we’ll see the now very rare blue lotuses blooming in the small pools located here.

Private Entry Into 3 Chambers of the Great Pyramid

Our journey together will culminate with a 2-hour Private visit inside the Great Pyramid.  The King’s, Queen’s and Subterranean chambers will all be opened for us to experience and explore. 

The pyramid’s brilliant design elements combined with the consistency of the stones used to construct it have been said to create incredible fields of energy that can have a powerful impact on the physical, mental and spiritual bodies of anyone inside.   Scientist Phillip Callahan has purported in several books that the shape and use of paramagnetic stone enabled the ancient builders to capture and channel cosmic energy to create force fields for multiple purposes.  A recent study by the Journal of Applied Physics by Russian and German researchers has now confirmed that the Great Pyramid can produce electromagnetic energy in certain chambers of its structure.  Researchers determined that when they are hit by radio waves, these phenomena occur in all three chambers, including the one below the pyramid.

The acoustic properties within the pyramid are phenomenal.  Indigenous knowledge holder Abd’el Hakim Awyan stated that the Giza pyramids are harmonic structures that benefitted from the combined use of sound, light and subterranean running water that created fields of force. He often said that: “Every chamber within the pyramid has a specific harmonic replicating the harmonics of the cavities of the human body. Sound healing techniques were then used to restore the patient’s body to the correct harmonics.”

We will have the opportunity to experience the powerful impact of harmonic resonance through our own vocal toning.

FULL ITINERARY

Nov. 15th, Pre-Tour Day:

Arrival.  

Special guest lecture. 

Overnight, Hyatt Regency West Hotel

Nov. 16th, Day One:

Optional morning visit to the Cairo Egyptian Museum (separate cost).

Introductory meeting, and dinner at 6pm.

Special guest lecture presented by Dr. Zahi Hawass, brought to you in partnership with Dominant Travel.

Overnight, Hyatt Regency West Hotel

(D)

Nov. 17th, Day Two:

Valley Temple and Private visit between the Paws of the Sphinx.

Leave at 8:00 AM for our visit to the Valley Temple and Private visit between the paws of the Sphinx from 10-12 AM.

Afterwards we’ll have and Egyptian lunch at the 9 Pyramids Lounge on the Giza Plateau. 

Behind the Scenes of The Grand Return Documentary Film –  “Talk Story” Presentation 

Overnight, Hyatt Regency West Hotel

(B, L)

Nov. 18th, Day Three:

Visit the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)

Lunch/dinner with authentic Tanoura Sufi and Zar dancers.

Behind the Scenes of The Grand Return Documentary Film –  “Talk Story” Presentation 

Overnight, Hyatt Regency West Hotel

(B, L/D)

Nov. 19th, Day Four:

Flight to Luxor and Luxor temple at night.

Overnight, Steigenberger Nile Palace

(B, L, D)

Nov. 20th, Day Five:

Visit to the Temple of Hathor at Dendera.

We’ll enjoy a home-cooked and locally sourced Lunch at Marsum on the West Bank.

Evening Lecture by Patricia.

Overnight, Steigenberger Nile Palace

(B, L)

Nov. 21st, Day Six:

Visit the Seti I temple with Private Visit for 2 hours in the Osirion.

Overnight, Steigenberger Nile Palace

(B, L, D)

Nov. 22nd, Day Seven:

Optional Balloon ride, Nefertari’s tomb and the Rameseum.

Check into our rooms on the dahabiyas and have lunch.

Optional Shopping trip to the Bazaars in the afternoon/early
evening.

Optional excursion to visit Hatshepsut’s temple. 

Overnight, Dahabiya Nile Cruise

(B, L, D)

Nov. 23rd, Day Eight:

Karnak and Cruise.

We’ll be led on an exciting exploration of Karnak Temple by the incredibly knowledgeable DR. Khaled Helmy, General
Director of Karnak Temples. Afterwards we’ll return to our cruise ship where our Nile adventure begins as we sail when
we’re eating lunch.

Enjoy the amenities of the cruise.

Overnight, Dahabiya Nile Cruise

(B, L, D)

Nov. 24th, Day Nine:

Visits to the Temples of Horus at Edfu and of Horus and Sobek at Kom Ombo

Afternoon Lecture.

Overnight, Dahabiya Nile Cruise

(B, L, D)

Nov. 25th, Day Ten:

Visits to Aswan Quarry and Philae.

Homecooked authentic Nubian Lunch at the Soleil Nubian Restaurant and Eco Lodge on Bigeh Island

Flight to Cairo.

Overnight, Hyatt Regency West Hotel

(B, L, D)

Nov. 26th, Day Eleven:

Visits to Saqqara and the Serapeum.

We’ll enjoy a Late Lunch at the Blue Lotus Inn offering old Egyptian cuisine and home country cooking featuring all
locally grown, farm-fresh produce.

Overnight, Hyatt Regency West Hotel

(B, L)

Nov. 27th, Day Twelve:

Private visit and entry into all three chambers of the Great Pyramid.

Check in to Le Meridien airport hotel

Overnight, Le Meridien

(B, L)

Nov. 28th, Day Thirteen:

International flights home.

Breakfast included.

(B)

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Tour Price includes the following:

  • Airport ‘Meet & Greet,’ assistance through customs and transfer to our Hotel in Giza
  • 6 nights at Hyatt Regency West, Giza
  • 3 nights at the Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel in Luxor
  • 3 nights on Dahabiya Cruise including breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • 1 night at Le Meridian Airport, Cairo
  • 3 PRIVATE VISITS: BETWEEN THE PAWS OF THE SPHINX, OSIRION, and the GREAT PYRAMID
  • Domestic Flights: Cairo to Luxor /Aswan to Cairo.
  • Baggage handling at airport and hotels
  • Visits to temples and monument sites, including transportation and entrance fees
  • Lecture by Dr. Zahi Hawass
  • Patricia Awyan Lehman as your tour host and speaker from Egypt
  • Behind the Scenes of The Grand Return Presentations
  • Additional lunches, dinners as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Water and Snacks during road trips (Please bring your own snacks if you have special dietary requirements)
  • Tipping for Hotel and Cruise staff

DOES NOT INCLUDE

Please Note that Your Tour Price Does Not Include:

  • Roundtrip international airfares (to and from Cairo, Egypt)

  • $25.00 Egypt Tourist Visa to be obtained upon your arrival at the airport in Cairo for citizens of America,
    Canada or the UK. Egypt has just introduced a digital portal to obtain entry visas as well.

    ELECTRONIC VISA PORTAL CAN BE ACCESSED HERE

    *It is ultimately your responsibility to determine what your country of nationality (if not the USA, Canada or the UK)
    requires in order to obtain your entry visa into Egypt

  • Travel & Health Insurance (highly recommended)

  • Meals other than what is included in the itinerary

  • Personal items (Such as laundry, beverages during meals, telephone calls or any item not listed on the
    itinerary)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Hyatt REGENCY WEST HOTEL

Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor Hotel

 

DAHABIYAS on ThE Nile

More than five million years ago, the Nile began to flow northwards into Egypt.  Since then, the river has been recognized as the source of all life, sometimes described as the spine of Africa and even our entire planet. Traveling along the Nile River today is a truly magical journey!  During the Luxor to Awsan leg of the tour, you will enjoy the serenity and beauty of the Nile with daily excursions for site visits. 

 

 

Le Meridien Hotel 

 

Reunite With the wisdom of OUR Past

Ancient civilizations harnessed incredible knowledge of our world, utilizing the vast natural powers available in the region.  Many different artifacts and monuments have been discovered that demonstrate a great potential for humanity.  Egypt holds many keys to wisdom of the past, and the Grand Return shares this pivotal ancient knowledge through our tours and unique experiences. As we embark on this “grand return” to our ancient way of being, Egypt is a valuable region to connect and reunite with our past.  

 

Guides, Presenters & HOSTS

Patricia Awyan Lehman

Patricia Awyan Lehman

TGR Tour Guide 

dr khaled helmy egypt expert

Dr. Khaled Helmy

General Director of Karnak Temples  

dr khaled helmy egypt expert

Guest Presenter

To Be Announced

Woody Woodrow

Guest presenter

To Be Announced

Sasha Nubian Village

Sasha Frate

TGR Co-Founder, Host

ty giza plateau

Ty Johnson

TGR Co-Founder, Host

Special Guest Lecture by Dr. Zahi Hawass

In partnership with Dominant Travel and Archeological Paths

Dr. Zahi Hawass

Dr. Zahi Hawass

World Famous Archaelogist

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