CAIRO & NILE CRUISE

   We are 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 a powerful healing energy and if you feel drawn to this country this is your calling to join us on this magical trip.

 

Our retreats are designed to awaken your true soul’s purpose and to experience genuine and deep healing. Visiting the wonderful country of Egypt 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 always feel safe and guided. 

 

Men and women are welcome to join on these life changing retreats. These are unique experiences and we would like everybody to have a wonderful time, which is why spaces are limited. There will be a minimum of 2 guided meditations per day and you will experience the power of a group healing. You will learn at least 3 different meditations and you will experience the energy and the wisdom of animals, stones and plants around you.  

 

Michelle offers limited individual one-on-one sessions during the tours. 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!

 

Program

Day of Arrival 

Day 1: Saqqara / Memphis / Giza Pyramids

 Day 2: Flight to Luxor / Luxor East Bank / Nile Cruise

 Day 3: Luxor West Bank / Sail to Edfu 

Day 4: Edfu / Kom Ombo / Sail to Aswan

 Day 5: Aswan City Tour – Aswan 

Day 6: Abu Simbel Temples / Flight to Cairo 

Day 7: Citadel /Mohamed Ali Mosque/Local Market 

Day of Departure 

Have you already visited the Pyramids and / or would you like to attend only parts of this trip, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate.

 

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a 5* hotel in Cairo for 4 nights
  • English speaking assistance at airports and transfers
  • 4 nights’ accommodation on board of a 5* Nile cruise – based on full board basis
  • All entrance fees to the archaeological places and sightseeing’s during the tour
  • Private English speaking Egyptologist
  • Domestic Flight Tickets (Cairo-Luxor & Aswan-Cairo)
  • Lunch meals at local restaurants during the tours in Cairo
  • Complementary 1 bottle of water per day per person
  • All transfers by A/C vehicles with qualified driver(s)
  • All local taxes and services
  • Felucca ride on the Nile
  • 1 day tour to Saqqara, Memphis and the Great Pyramids
  • 1 day tour to the Citadel, the Mohamed Ali mosque and the market
  • All the tours during your cruise
  • Added features
  • Meditations & transformational teachings by Michelle
  • Healing Circle 

Exclusions

  • Visa Entry for Egypt (We can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request)
  • International Flights
  • Personal items
  • Any other items not mentioned
  • Any optional tours
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Going inside the great pyramid
  • Travel insurance & cancellation costs (we highly recommend to have it)
  • Tips & Gratuities through the tour ($100 will be plenty for the period)

 

Energy exchange

USD $3'400.- single occupation

USD $2300.- double occupation / shared rooms 

Please understand that without your full payment until October 14th we cannot guarantee your spot.

Would you like to attend, please send us a short message, or email, so we can forward you the registration form.

 

Bank account details for a simple transfer of funds:

Account owner:  Michelle Totschnig

Bank Name:  Postfinance AG

Bank Address:  Mingerstrasse 20, CH- 3030 Bern

Account No. :  CH72 0900 0000 9266 3247 8

Swift Code:  POFICHBEXXX

 

If you like you can also transfer the money via Paypal

We ask you to please email a photocopy of your bank transfer or payment via Paypal, detailed flight info, and a scan of your valid passport together with your registration form.  

 

For any further information please contact us via email

       

 

Please read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS carefully. You find them at the End of this page

 

 Detailed Program

Arrival day: Cairo International Airport

Egypt is welcoming you at your arrival to Cairo airport, where our representative will meet you helping you throughout all formalities and transfer you by a private A/C car to your hotel to check in.

 

Overnight in Cairo

 

Day 1: Saqqara / Memphis / Giza Pyramids

Greeting the sun early in the morning, we set out to visit the ancient healing capital of the world.

We will start our tour to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser in Saqqara, home of Egypt’s oldest pyramid; it was built in the 3rd 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 we will proceed to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, to see the great Statue of Ramses II and the alabaster Sphinx of Memphis.

 

We move to Giza for lunch. After the lunch we will visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus and proceed to the panoramic view area to take the best photos. Finally we 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 2: Flight to Luxor / Luxor East Bank / Nile Cruise

You will be transferred to Cairo Airport, after breakfast and check-out, to take your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival at Luxor airport we will transfer you to your Nile Cruise. Embarkation before 12:00 pm.

In the afternoon, you will discover the east bank of Luxor including the Karnak Temples complex, which is the largest structure ever build 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 3rd dynasty.

Later on, we 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 cruise ship

 

Day 3: Luxor West Bank / Sail to Edfu

Prepare yourself for the day with a breakfast on the Nile cruise. Then we will start our 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, we 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 we will return to our ship to have lunch. Afternoon, free at leisure. Dinner will be served on board.

 

Overnight on cruise ship

 

Day 4: Edfu / Kom Ombo / Sail to Aswan

Today we will take you on a mysterious journey to the land of secrets. After your breakfast we 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, we will explore the Temple of Kom Ombo, where the two Gods Sobek & 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 cruise ship

 

Day 5: 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 motor boat, 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 god Amun Ra.

Enjoy your lunch and relax on the deck of your cruise ship. After dinner, which will be served on board, we will gather for a powerful Healing Circle.

 

Overnight on cruise ship

 

Day 6: Abu Simbel Temples / Flight to Cairo

Our cruise ends today with a visit of 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 airport to take your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo airport, you will be transferred to your hotel by private van.

 

Overnight in Cairo

 

Day 7: Citadel /Mohamed Ali Mosque/Local Market

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

In the afternoon we 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 we 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 us know what you are interested in and we will arrange it for you.

 

Overnight in Cairo

 

Departure Day: Cairo International Airport

So today this beautiful experience will end. You will check out after breakfast. Our representative will pick you up and transfer you to Cairo international airport for final departure and fly to your destinations. We are sure by now you fell in love with this beautiful country and its people. We hope to see you back soon for new adventures.

 

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Reservation and Payment

to ensure your reservation, final payment will be due 30 days prior to the tour start. Bookings made within 30 days of the tour start will require full payment immediately upon booking. It is the responsibility of the traveler to determine that final payment reaches us on time. No booking will be considered until final deposit is received by the tour operator. Payments are to made via bank transfer.  (Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by all parties involved)  Any fees charged, will be the responsibility of the sender.  Please inquire about this before you make your bank transaction.

 

Cancellation and Refunds

due to high preparation costs, cancellations must be received in writing within 30 days of travel date.  Cancellations received between than 30 and 25 days prior to departure will have a penalty of $1,000 per person; those received between 25 and 20 days will have a penalty of 75% per person.  Cancellations received 20 days or less before departure will receive no refund. No refund will be made for transfers, city tours, or any other services (including meals, accommodations or transportation) voluntarily not taken. 

 

Changes

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.

 

Insurance

we highly recommend that all participants obtain travel insurance. Make sure the insurance covers trip costs, trip cancellation & interruption, pays for loss due to unforeseen circumstances, death, injury, or illness to you or a member of your family. It should also include coverage for missed connections due to weather, pay for lost deposits due to the financial default of the airline, the tour operator, or cruise line. It should also pay for baggage delays, travel delays, medical expenses and emergency assistance.

 

Waver Of Responsibility

by signing up for our tour you agree to our terms, deposit conditions, and the waiver of responsibility. Forever Egypt Tours and its agents and tour facilitators have worked diligently to make all of the arrangements for our journey together in Egypt. However, Forever Egypt Tours and its agents and tour facilitators will not be held liable for delays, theft, damage, injury, or any other irregularities that may occur during the course of the journey.  Forever Egypt Tours and its agents and tour facilitators will not be held liable for any changes or delays in airline schedules or missed connections, injury, loss, or damage to persons or property; additional expenses resulting from changes in exchange rates, tariffs or itinerary; any transportation issues or problems with vehicles utilized on the tour; additional expenses incurred due to illness, weather conditions, protests, war, terrorism, quarantine, or other causes; and losses due to cancellations not subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Michelle Totschnig

Eisenburgstrasse 8 

8854 Siebnen SZ

Tel.: +41 55 460 10 35