The Royal Route

With an eye for uniqueness, Unknown Egypt Travel organizes spiritual experiences throughout Egypt for small groups of travelers. The journeys below are created with Rabie’s native expertise, to lead you closer to the captivating parts of the Ancient Egyptian lands while teaching the mysticism and spirituality woven into the fabric of its living history.
This representation of an itinerary is an outline for your exploration, and can be tailored to fit your highest intentions (or: needs).
Day 1
Arrival in Cairo!
Upon arrival, our representative will meet and assist you, transfer by AC private car to Steigenberger Pyramids, with breath-taking views of the adjacent Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops).
We will gather in the evening for a welcome dinner under the shadows of the megalithic pyramids of Giza. (- , -, D)
Cairo Pyramids
Cairo Sphinx
Day 2
Exploring the Giza Plateau
Early in the morning, we will walk the path of the ancients under the shadows of the 3 Giza pyramids, Khufu, Khafre & Menkaure, as well as the sentinel of the ages, the Sphinx. Together, we will discover if the Pyramids were tombs or not, and spend the day exploring the Giza Necropolis.
Ascending into the Great Pyramid, we will see the King’s Chamber and experience the greater energy field of one of the most revered sites on Earth. We will take our lunch at 9 Pyramids lounge, a gorgeous and well-appointed open-air patio on the Giza Plateau with stunning views and sumptuous traditional fare. After lunch, we’ll return to the hotel for our dinner and a relaxing evening. (B, L, D)
Day 3
Saqqara, The land of Ptah and Sokar
After taking our breakfast at Steigenberger Pyramids, visit the extraordinary necropolis at Saqqara. Enter into the mysterious underground galleries of the Serapeum and spend time in the heart of the Step Pyramid of Djoser; recently opened to the public after completion of a 50 year renovation project. Enter into the pyramid of Unas, with its well-preserved star-studded ceilings, where the Pyramid Texts, the world’s oldest religious writings are found inscribed in hieroglyphs on the walls.
We will take our lunch at the Blue Lotus Guesthouse, renowned amongst locals for excellent homemade cuisine, where we can rest and smell the lotuses, then take a stroll alongside the fields of Saqqara, the place where the black and red lands of ancient Egypt meet. Afterwards, We’ll return to our hotel for a leisurely dinner then to relax and pack for our trip the following day. (B, L, D)
Saqqara, The land of Ptah and Sokar
Cairo – Abydos, The Land of Osiris
Day 4
Cairo – Abydos, The Land of Osiris
Early morning overland travel in our private bus from Giza to Abydos, our next base to explore the Osirian Mysteries. Experience a traditional Nubian Zhar ritual.
The Zār is a trance religious ceremony that uses drumming and dancing to cure an illness thought to be caused by a demon. It is technically prohibited by Islam as a pagan practice, however this ritual continues to be an essential part of the Egyptian culture. The Zār provides a unique form of relief to women in strict patriarchal societies. (B, L, D)
The Zar Ceremony will take place starting from 6 Participants to have the ability to cover its expenses
Day 5
Abydos, The land of Wiser
After having our breakfast, we will embark on a transformative visit to the Abydos Temple. This is the oldest pilgrimage site on the Earth and on this site, we will see the oldest reliefs of the Flower of Life in the World.
After connecting with these ancient depictions of sacred hieroglyphs and texts, we will walk 5 minutes to the hotel. In the evening, you will be invited to participate a lecture about the origin of the ancient Egyptians. (B, L, D)
Abydos, The land of Wiser
Dandara – Waset-Luxor
Day 6
Dandara – Waset-Luxor
Gathering the heka of The Land of Osiris, we will journey to Dandara for mid-day, to visit the halls of the oracle arts and cosmology hieroglyphs in Dendera Temple Complex. Here we bond with Hathor; the manifestation of motherhood, and Sekhmet, the manifestation of a healer.
To end this day, we will continue on to Waset (Luxor) and stay there for three beautiful nights along the Nile. (B, L, D)
Day 7
West Bank
Come together in the morning to visit the Valley of the Kings and learn more about the Holy Book of the Ancient Egyptians. We will look at how they carved their tombs and the different burial depictions in each one.
Our lunch will be served behind the Colossi of Memnon, then we’ll drive to Hatshepsut Temple to witness the power of the first woman ruler and explore more about the Matriarch System during ancient Egyptian times.
Dinner will be enjoyed at a local restaurant in Luxor. (B, L, D)
West Bank
Karnak – Luxor
Day 8
Karnak – Luxor
Meet in the hotel’s lobby to be taken to Karnak Temple Complex, the second largest temple after Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia. We will have a private visit to Sekhmet’s Chapel. Sekhmet was the oldest Healer on Earth. She could make you sick and she could equally heal you.
For the afternoon, our participants have the option to enjoy a Sufi meditation at Abu El Haggag Mosque (depending on the availability). We would transfer back to the hotel.
Later that day, we visit the Avenue of the Shinx and Luxor Temple, which Egyptians call the Temple of Man and Temple of Three Religions; The Ancient Egyptian, Christianity and Islam. Here we can see a mosque, a church and an ancient Egyptian temple in the same area while getting to know more about the ancient Egyptian mythology of Luxor. (B, L, D)
Day 9
Starts the day by transferring to Esna to join the Dahabiya.
The Dahabiya is a sailboat with a maximum of 8 beautiful cabins, which provides privacy for everyone onboard. This type of boat has no draft, so we can go onto the islands off the Nile and explore them, along with going into the villages to interact with the local community of each temple space. You can watch birds and animals onboard your exquisitely themed “Dahabiya of the Black Land”.
When an Ancient Egyptian man saw the Nile mud, or ‘Black Mud’, on the banks of the Nile, he believed that this land was the spark of agricultural civilization. The Nile is the only river which flows backwards, which we will learn more about while sailing past its banks on the Dahabiya.
We will have a meal aboard our vessel for dinnertime and settle onto the soothing waters of the Nile River. (B, L, D)
Day 10
Take a horse drawn carriage ride to visit Edfu temple to bask in the light of spirit. It will bring us higher for interacting with the Father of the Sky, Horus, the manifestation of the sky.
We will talk in depth about the creation story of the ancient Egyptian Pantheon and the conflict between the spiritual part and material part inside each one of us. This is the invisible meaning of all mysteries.
We will go back to the boat for an authentic Egyptian dinner on board. (B, L, D)
Day 11
Relaxing Day on the Nile
You will feel all the four elements inside you as we sail along: Air, Earth, Water and Fire. The water element constitutes the 4 elements of Astrology which we will contemplate and meditate on while relaxing on the Nile.
Dinner will take place on an island with live music, and emanate the frequencies of the water to expand your Throat Chakra energy. (B, L, D)
Relaxing Day on the Nile
Kom Ombo
Day 12
Kom Ombo
Visit the massive Kom Ombo Temple Complex of Sobek and Horus: Union of Polarities. We’ll learn more about the struggle between the spiritual and material part inside each of us and how the temple mirrors that concept. Here we can see the 2nd relief of the Flower of Life in Kemet. (B, L, D)
Day 13
Aswan and Agilika
Experience the majestic Philae Temple to be surrounded by the knowledge of the woman, as Isis’s land emanates feminine wisdom and love from its walls. According to Ancient Egyptians beliefs, women have four forms represented in four different Neter manifestations: Isis, Hathour, Sekhmet and Bastet. We will explore this divine feminine wisdom presented to us. (B, L, D)
Complete the trip with our last beautiful traditional dinner together on the Dahabiya.
Aswan and Agilika
Fly back to Cairo
Day 14
Fly back to Cairo
At the proper time, you will transfer to Aswan Airport and fly back to Cairo for your international flight departure. (B, – , -)
Package including the following:

•   Accommodation

     –   03 nights accommodation on HB basis at Steigenberger Pyramids

     –   03 nights accommodation on BB basis at Pavilion Hotel

     –   02 nights accommodation on BB basis at House of Life Hotel

     –   05 nights accommodation on FB basis aboard on Dahabiya Nebyt or similar

•   Transportation bus with A/C

•   Food & Beverages

     –   Lunch at local restaurants for all tours except Dahabiya

     –   Dinner at local restaurant except for Cairo & Dahabiya

     –   13 Breakfast, 12 lunch , 13 Dinner

•   Sightseeing: All sight entrance fees as per program & permissions

•   Beverages: unlimited water, except for all hotels. All other beverages extra.

•   English Speaking Guide

•   Egyptian Tour Leader

•   All permissions as per program

•   Flight ticket Aswan to Cairo

The above package excludes:

•   Entry visa

•   Optional tours

•   Personal expenses

•   Beverages on Dahabiya except for breakfast beverages

•   International flight tickets to and from Egypt

•   Any item not mentioned above

Starting price $ 3’500