Have you ever wanted to enter the ‘closed’ Bent Pyramid at Dahshur? How about the ‘closed’ Step Pyramid of Djoser, with its miles of tunnels and levels of catacombs? Or the enigmatic Osirieon at Abydos, or the mysterious Osiris Tomb at the Giza Plateau or Akenaton’s capital of Tel el Amarna?
Here is your opportunity! Pukajay Productions will be traveling with Guide of Egypt tours in November of 2018 on an exciting and fully packed 16 day tour of upper and lower Egypt. We have designed the itinerary to focus on visiting incredible sites and obtaining the special permissions to enter areas within or underneath them that have been closed to the public for many years.
Our guides and hosts are exceptional – and you may know them from our videos. Mohamed Ibrahim is an Egpytologist, Khemitologist and tour guide, while Yousef Awyan is an experienced stone mason, Khemitologist and inheritor of the indigenous histories of Egypt through his father, Hakim Abd’el Awyan.
Both Yousef and Mohamed can read and interpret hieroglyphs. Together they make an exciting team that will guide us through the mysteries of Ancient Egypt and its spectacular monuments and architecture. We are intending to keep the group relatively small, around 25, but ultimately those decisions rest with the tour organizers.
** Please note that this is not a Pukajay Productions event or tour. We designed the itinerary, but we are not a tour company and as such are not directly involved in the tour management or organization, nor are we making any money or even involved in that aspect – we will be along for the tour with everyone else – and we’re already very excited for it.
To sign up, check out the details below and contact Mohamed at Guide of Egypt Tours at Itkapt@hotmail.com
Luke and Ben.
Tour details and registration information:
B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner. When shown, they are included in cost.
Guide of Egypt Tours
EGYPT: SPECIAL PERMISSIONS TOUR
NOV 11-26/ 2018
Day 01 Cairo Le Meridian Pyramids (Sunday) November 11th
Meet & assist at the airport, at 05 PM we will have a meeting for introductions, followed by a Welcome Dinner together. Overnight Le Meridian Pyramids (D)
Day 02 Giza (Monday) November 12th
Visit to Giza Plateau which includes private visit to the Osiris shaft. Lunch and then back to the hotel (B.L)
Pukajay comments: All day at the Giza plateau, we will likely visit the other pyramids there as well as the sonic resonance chambers and explore many aspects both inside and out of the incredible architecture here.
Day 03 Dahshur (Tuesday) November 13h
Drive to Dahshur where we visit the Red Pyramid and do a private visit to the Bent Pyramid. Lunch and then back to the hotel (B.L)
Pukajay comments: The Red Pyramid is astonishing, it is the 2nd largest Pyramid in Egypt, and open to the public. It’s featured in several of our videos. The Bent pyramid will be a unique experience!
Day 04 Saqqara (Wednesday) November 14th
After Breakfast we will drive to Saqqara, home of the Step Pyramid attributed to King Djoser. We will visit the newly opened pyramid ‘Pyramid of Unas’’ where we will see the first pyramid text. Also we will visit the mystical Serapeum, a huge subterranean complex. We will do private visit to the Step Pyramid. Lunch at Saqqara palm club. Overnight Le Meridian Pyramids. (B.L )
Pukajay comments: We love Saqqara. Check out our videos on both Unas pyramid and the Serapeum for a preview of what you’ll see here.
Day 05 Museum (Thursday) November 15th
Afterwards we’ll visit the world famous Egyptian Museum where you will see many amazing artifacts collected from sites all over Egypt, including the gold sarcophagus & jewelry on display at the King Tut Exhibit. Overnight Le Meridian Pyramids. (B.L)
Pukajay comments: The museum is huge, and full of smoking-gun proofs of ancient high technology. Very much worth a full day to explore, and this day is also a chance for people to do other things like shopping and experiencing Cairo.
Day 06 Amarna (Friday) November 16th
After breakfast we drive to El Minya (around 4 hours). After arrival we check-in, after 1 hour we start our journey to the mystical sites, Akenaton’s Tel el Amarna (we will visit the tombs of the nobles, the royal tomb and the temple) & Beni Hassan tombs. Overnight at Horus Hotel (B.L.D)
Pukajay comments: The next few days we will bus to some of the lesser well-know sites, on our way to Luxor. We haven’t seen some these places ourselves and are very excited to get a chance to check them out.
Day 07 Abydos (Saturday) November 17th
After breakfast we’ll leave to visit the site of Ancient Wisdom & Knowledge, Al Ashmunien the city of Touth, then drive to Tuna El Gebel. Afterwards we’ll drive to Abydos and check into our rooms at the House of Life Hotel. Overnight Abydos Hotel (B.L.D)
Day 08 Abydos & Dendera (Sunday) November 18th
After an early breakfast, we will do a private visit to the Temple of Seti and the very ancient Osireion Temple, after lunch we drive to Dendera to visit the incredible Temple of Hathor with the famous star maps depicted on the ceilings. Then we will drive by motor coach to Luxor. Luxor Maritim Jolie Ville (B.L)
Day 09 Nile Cruise (Monday) November 19th
After breakfast we will embark on our exploration of the sites on the West Bank including Valley of the Nobles, Hapu Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. And then we’ll drive to the Nile Cruise, we will have lunch and relax then we will have time for shopping before our evening visit to the Luxor Temple. Overnight Nile Cruise (B.L.D)
Pukajay comments: The Nile cruise! This is a must-do experience in Egypt.
Day 10 Nile Cruise (Tuesday) November 20th
Visit to Karnak Temple, where we will spend the entire morning after an early breakfast. We will visit the powerful Chapel of Sekhmet, drive back to the boat & sailing (B.L.D)
Day 11 Nile Cruise (Wednesday) November 21st
We will stop at Kom Ombo, where we’ll visit the twin temples dedicated to the crocodile Neter, Sobek and Horus, the Elder. Sailing to Aswan. (B.L.D)
Day 12 Nile Cruise (Thursday) November 22nd
We will take a motorboat to the enchanting Island of Philae, after which we will explore the famous Aswan quarry that is home to the 1,200 ton Unfinished Obelisk, and we will sail to the Nubian Village (B.L.D)
Day 13 Nile Cruise (Friday) November 23rd
After breakfast we fly to Cairo, rest of the day is free. Overnight Le Meridian Pyramids. (B)
Day 14 Cairo (Saturday) November 24th
In the morning we do private permission to visit Abu Rawash Pyramid, and at 16:00 we will do a private visit the Great Pyramid, Overnight Le Meridian Pyramids. (B.L)
Pukajay comments: Private visits to the Great Pyramid typically include full access to the subterranean chamber and so-called ‘Queens Chamber,’ both closed off to the public for many years now.
Day 15 Cairo (Sunday) November 25th
By noon time we drive to Abusir where we can visit the site with a special permission and also do a private visit to Abu Ghurab. After the tour we will have our farewell dinner (B.D)
Pukajay comments: The perfect way to end a tour, Abusir and Abu Ghurab are very special places, and amongst our very favorite to visit in Egypt. Check out our videos on these sites as some prep work for the trip!
Day 16 Cairo (Monday) November 26th
Tour Price ($USD)
5000$ per person in DBL room, 5750$ per person in SGL room
08 NTS at Le Meridian Pyramids 5* (B.B)
01 NTS at Horus Hotel El Miya 4* (B.B)
01 NTS at House of Life Hotel Abydos 4* (B.B)
01 NTS at Maritim Jolie Ville Luxor 5* (B.B)
04 NTS at Nile Cruise 5* (F.B)
Domestic flight (ASW/CAI)
Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner)
Meet & assist at the airport
English speaking tour guide
02 bottles of water daily
Transportation to the mentioned sites by A C car
Entry tickets to the mentioned in the itinerary
Flights to/from and Entry Visa to Egypt
Any other service or tour not mentioned in the itinerary
**Pukajay comment: Visas for US citizens are available upon arrival and currently cost US$25
Bank account details for easy transfer of funds:
Account Name: DO IT TRAVEL
Bank Name: Arab African International bank
Bank Address: El Haram Branch, 85 El Haram st, Giza. Egypt
Account no. : 534726
Swift code: ARAIEGCXXXX
Do It Travel Company address and contact information:
Address: End of Faisal St. Building 6B 4th floor – Office 18 Giza, Egypt
Tel: 338 30702 / 338 30703 / 374 16855 / 33835851
Fax: 338 82337
** We ask that you please send a copy of your bank receipt for the transfer. Thank you!
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Reservation and Payment
A non-refundable Deposit of $500.00 per Person will be required at the time of booking. To insure your Reservation, final payment will be due 60 days prior to Tour start. Bookings made within 60 and 31 days preceding Tour start will require final payment 30 days prior to the start of the Tour. Bookings made within 30 days of Tour start, will require full and final payment immediately upon booking. It is the responsibility of the traveler (or agent) 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 be made via Bank Transfer. 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 60 days of travel date. Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to departure will have a penalty of $500 per Person; those received between 30 and 25 days will have a penalty of 50% of the full cost 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.
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.
We recommend that all participants obtain Travel Insurance. Travel Insured International offers insurance for trip cost, trip cancellation & interruption, and pays for loss due to unforeseen circumstance, death, injury, or illness to you or a member of your family. It also includes coverage for missed connections due to weather, pays for lost deposits due to the financial default of the airline, the tour operator, or cruise line. It pays for baggage delays, travel delays, medical expenses and emergency assistance.
Waiver of Responsibility
By signing up to the Tour you agree to our Terms, Deposit Conditions and Waiver.
Guide of Egypt & its agents and our Tour Facilitators (Do It Travel) have worked diligently to make all of the arrangements for our journey together in Egypt. However Guide of Egypt & its agents and our Tour Facilitators (Do It Travel) will not be held liable for delays, theft, damage, injury, or any other irregularities that may occur during the course of the journey. We 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.