The ultimate tour of Egypt for anyone fascinated with ancient technology, new learning, and alternative history.
February 19-25, 2022
Day 1: Welcome to Egypt
When you arrive at Cairo International Airport, an English-speaking representative will greet you, assist in all formalities, and guide you to your connecting flight to Luxor. After arriving in Luxor, you will be escorted to the beautiful Hilton Luxor Resort and Spa in a private, air-conditioned vehicle. The tour manager will help check you in and, once you are settled, meet with you in the hotel lobby over a fresh welcome drink to review the timing and details of your upcoming adventure.
Day 2: Luxor
The day begins with an exhilarating sunrise hot air balloon ride high above the Nile and the vast temples and ruins along the west bank. You will then explore ancient tombs in the Valley of the Kings, visit the magnificent Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and, finally, encounter the technological mystery of the Colossi of Memnon – two 3,300-year-old statues made from massive 720-ton stone monoliths quarried 400 miles away that were too heavy to have been transported by either land or water. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will relax at the hotel with scenic views of the Nile.
In the late afternoon and early evening, you will visit the majestic Luxor Temple at sunset and observe another astounding technological mystery – the smooth geometric precision of the temple’s identically sculpted Ramses statues, evidence of advanced machine tooling technology in ancient Egypt.
Day 3: Dendera & Abydos
Following breakfast at the hotel, you will travel to Dendera and descend into the subterranean crypts of the Hathor Temple for a firsthand look at intriguing ancient reliefs displaying the image of a large incandescent light bulb, complete with a filament and connected by wire or cable to what appears to be a capacitor. Was this a device the ancient Egyptians used to illuminate the crypts during construction?
After lunch at a local restaurant, you will then travel to the Temple of Seti I in Abydos to view the astounding Helicopter Hieroglyphs – a relief depicting what appear to be a modern-day helicopter and other aerial and submarine vehicles. Similar images appear in Luxor’s Karnak Temple. The symbols cannot be decoded because they do not match any known hieroglyphs anywhere else.
Day 4: Karnak Temple & Flight to Cairo
Following breakfast and check-out at the hotel, you will visit the vast Karnak Temple. The rows of ram’s head sphinxes leading to the temple entrance signify construction during the astrological Age of Aries (more than 2,000 years ago) and ancient Egyptians’ extraordinary knowledge of astronomy including precession of the equinoxes. Once inside the complex, you will discover the Temple of Amun, which contains carvings that closely resemble the Helicopter Hieroglpyhs of Abydos.
You will then head to the Luxor airport, fly to Cairo, and end the day at the historic Marriott Mena House in Giza, where your room will feature a spectacular view of the Great Pyramid.
Day 5: Sphinx (Private Visit) & Museum of Cairo
You will be treated to a rare experience available only to a very limited number of visitors to Egypt -- a special 4:30 am close-up private tour of the Great Sphinx by a knowledgeable Egyptologist. You will then return to the hotel for breakfast and a chance to rest before the afternoon activity. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit the Museum of Cairo to see Tutankhamen’s treasures, impressive statues, wooden human figures with dazzling inlaid eyes, and much more – including, of particular interest to those fascinated by mysterious ancient technology – "impossible" diorite vases and the unexplainable, futuristic-looking Schist Disc of Sabu. And that is not all. Returning to Giza, you will catch a glimpse of the soon-to-be-opened Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) – the largest archaeological museum in the world.
Day 6: Great Pyramid (Private Visit), Saqqara, & Memphis
Rising early yet again, you will head out for a 4:30 am private visit inside the Great Pyramid, with rare access to both the Queen’s Chamber and the fantastic King’s Chamber – where you will be able to hear extraordinary echoes and lie inside the granite coffer to bathe in a wonderful wave of peaceful resonant vibration.
Following breakfast at the hotel, you will travel south to Saqqara to view Djoser’s Step Pyramid and then head underground to discover the massive granite coffers of the Serapeum, whose placement and precision of construction suggest an advanced technological purpose beyond our comprehension. After lunch, the tour will continue to Memphis, where you will marvel at the perfect symmetry of a giant Ramses statue that appears to have been rendered using advanced machining technology.
Day 7: Homeward Bound
You will celebrate the end of your Egyptian adventure with a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Then your travel representative will accompany to Cairo International Airport for check-in and your flight home.
Flights within Egypt during tour (Cairo to/from Luxor)
Private transportation to/from airports and tour sites
Air conditioned vehicle with qualified driver
Accommodation all 6 nights at a 5-star hotel
Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurants
Complimentary bottled mineral water during tours
Entrance fees and tickets to all tour sites
Private English-speaking Egyptologist guides
Private access to Sphinx
Private access to Great Pyramidll applicable local taxes and services
Transportation to/from Egypt
Egypt entry visa
Beverages other than bottled mineral water
Meals other than as listed above
Personal expenses (laundry, etc.)
Applicable local taxes and services
Price per person
$5700 (single occupancy)
$4900 (double occupancy)
MEET YOUR TOUR GUIDE!
Licensed with Egypt's General Tourist Guides Syndicate and the Ministry of Tourism, the man everyone lovingly calls Simon (as in "Simon says... ") has led more than 500 tours in locations throughout Egypt since 2003. Unlike many "old school" Egyptian tour guides, Simon shares your fascination with ancient technology and new learning, and is excited to have been selected to lead this unique tour.
Simon lives in Luxor with his beautiful wife and three young children. In addition to his 18 years of experience as a tour guide, Simon’s integrity, courtesy, and hospitality are unmatched. He treats all visitors as honored guests and looks forward to making your Egypt adventure memorable, comfortable, and enjoyable.