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Sacred Journey to Mystical Egypt,
Including a 6-Day Spiritual Retreat on the Nile
on a Chartered 10-Cabin "Green" Wooden Sailboat
February 23 - March 6, 2025


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We're taking registrations! As of July 8th, the group is half full!

NOTE: There are 10 cabins on the wooden sailboat.
We must have 7 of them filled by Monday, July 29th
in order to submit the deposit for the wooden sailboat by Wednesday, July 31st.
As of July 8th, we've already filled 6 of the cabins, so only have 4 left.
Our last two groups filled very quickly, within the first month after opening the registration.
So, if you plan on joining us, please begin your registration process NOW!

To request a Registration Form, please email Andrea Mikana-Pinkham at sacredsitesjourneys@gmail.com
OR call our office at 928 284-1429 (Arizona, USA, Mountain Standard Time)
and leave a message with your phone number and email address so we can get back to you. Thank you!


Read on for the itinerary details, pricing, tour inclusions and other important information, and ENJOY!

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Our 2025 Sacred Journey to Mystical EGYPT will be our 25th year organizing,
operating and leading sacred travel groups annually to this very ancient land.
Since 2000 we've led over 30 groups to explore and experience
its transformative power and the myriad of enduring mysteries that it offers.



Join Andrea Mikana-Pinkham and author Mark Amaru Pinkham,
teachers of the ancient Egyptian Mystery Teachings
and longtime researchers of ancient megalithic technology & history
with over 30 spiritual pilgrimage tours of Egypt between them since 2000,
for an extraordinary sacred journey from the mists of time through the Pharaohs.

During our sacred pilgrimage we'll cover much of the land of ancient Egypt
while recounting the tens of thousands of years worth of history
 that occurred there since the time of Zep Tepi, the "First Age".
 
We'll study the hieroglyphs of many perfectly preserved temples,
and will also seek to activate each temple's acclaimed spiritual power
through invoking rituals that summon their corresponding Neters (Gods and Goddesses).

Many of the temples we will visit lie along the banks of the Nile,
which was once referred to by the initiates of Egypt as the "Spine of Osiris".
Within these temples we will seek activate the corresponding chakra in our own bodies.

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At the beginning of our distinctive techno-spiritual journey we'll spend time in GIZA
exploring the famous Great Sphinx and the ancient pyramids on the Giza Plateau.



We'll enter and explore the Red Pyramid at DASHOUR.
We'll view the Bent Pyramid from the outside.
Time permitting, you may be able to enter it to explore its ageless mysteries!



At SAQQARA we see the Step Pyramid and other ancient structures & buildings from dynastic times.
We'll enter the Serapeum to see the gigantic granite "boxes" from pre-dynastic times!



We'll then fly from Cairo to ASWAN and explore the Temple of Isis Complex,
the Unfinished Obelisk, Elephantine Island and much more!



After two nights in an Aswan hotel, we'll embark the 10-cabin dahabiyah,
a large "green" WOODEN SAILBOAT, chartered for our group!
We'll be on the serene and ageless Nile for six nights.




It'll be our home on the ageless river as we sail in Upper Egypt
from Aswan to visit ancient temples located along the Nile
at KOM OMBO and EDFU.



Arriving in LUXOR, we'll continue with our dahabiyah stay as we visit Karnak Temple,
including the Sekhmet Chapel, the Precinct of Mut and Luxor Temple.



On Luxor's West Bank we'll explore the tombs in the Valley of the Kings,
Pharoah Hatshepsut's Temple to Amun and the Colossi of Memnon.



From Luxor we'll drive back north through the serene and peaceful Egyptian countryside
on a day trip to ABYDOS, where we'll visit the Temple of Seti I.
We'll have a PRIVATE ENTRANCE at the pre-dynastic/dynastic Osirieon!



Our last day in Upper Egypt we'll drive a bit north of Luxor to DENDERA,
to visit the Temple of Dendera, decidated to Hathor!



Then we'll fly from Luxor back to CAIRO and stay again in GIZA for the end of our mystical journey.

As usual for our sacred travel groups, our spiritual pilgrimage will end with a
PRIVATE ENTRANCE into the Great Pyramid for meditation and initiation.


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TOUR PERSONNEL

MARK AMARU PINKHAM

Featured Speaker and Meditation Facilitator


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Teacher of the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries
Author of An Initiates Guide to The Path of the Dragon,
Sacred Geometry and the Creation of the Universe
and the revised and expanded The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom - Special Edition
as well as six other books about the esoteric history of our planet
and the alchemical mysteries of many of the world's civilizations, including ancient Egypt:

Conversations with The Great Goddess, From the Green Man to Jesus: The Origin and Evolution of the Green Man ,
Guardians of the Holy Grail
, World Gnosis: The Coming Gnostic Civilization
, Sedona City of the Star People ,

and The Complete Seven Rays of Healing System
.


Mark Amaru Pinkham is a Shamanic Practitioner, & Researcher of Ancient Megalithic History.





Mark is the Founder/ Director of The Order and Mystery School of the Seven Rays

Mark Amaru Pinkham has been the Featured Speaker on our spiritual pilgrimages to Egypt since 2000.
His special knowledge involves those individuals of ancient Egypt
- known historically as Serpents and Dragons -
who underwent intensive initiations and alchemical transformation
on their way to achieving spiritual enlightenment.
These Serpent adepts were known in Egypt
as the Thoth-Hermes Masters, the Djedhi,
and the Priests and Priestesses of Osiris and Isis.

With his esoteric knowledge and shamanic skills,
Mark will help guide you in the footsteps of these ancient adepts to new
 and higher level of spiritual awareness as you journey with him
and Andrea through the ancient temples, pyramids and other sacred sites.

Mark is also a Western and Vedic (Hindu) Astrologer with over 40 years of experience.

For more information about Mark, Click Here


ANDREA MIKANA-PINKHAM
Tour Director and Meditation Facilitator

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Teacher of the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries
Researcher & Teacher of the Goddess Tradition and Ancient Megalithic History

Andrea Mikana-Pinkham has been leading spiritual pilgrimages
around the world since 1994, and yearly to Egypt since 2000.
She is a longtime avid practitioner of The Goddess Path.

During this spiritual journey she will facilitate meditations, guided visualizations and rituals
to assist you to connect with the powerful energies of the various Gods and Goddess of the Egyptian pantheon
at their various sacred sites and temples.

Andrea is a trained shamanic practitioner, Reiki Grand Master of Ichi Sekai (One World) Reiki, and a spiritual counselor.

About My Experience Leading Journeys to Egypt...and What I Offer You...
As a young child I was fascinated by the civilization of ancient Egypt,
and had a lifelong desire to travel to there to see the pyramids and Sphinx.

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Mark and I founded our sacred travel company in 1993.
We operated and led spiritual pilgrimages to Peru for many years.
In 2000 we also began offering and leading sacred journeys to Egypt. 
Since then we've been taking groups yearly (or sometimes more often!)
to experience the magic and mystery of this ancient land
and its many secrets and theories about its spirituality and ancient civilizations.
It's one of my passions and joys in life to be able to support others to make
their own special connections in beloved Egypt!


For more information about Andrea, Click Here


VIVIAN ZAKI, PhD

Egyptologist/Tour Guide

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Vivian at the Temple of Horus at Edfu and the Temple of Isis in Aswan


From Andrea: Dr. Vivian Zaki is our dear friend and spiritual Sister.
Our groups have found her to be extremely knowledgeable, very professional,
and also very warm and friendly.
Her dual degree is in Archaeology and Tourism,
and she has over 28 years experience guiding groups in Egypt.
She is very open to our spiritual focus.


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An Important Message from Andrea:



During the last 25 years that Mark and I have been leading our groups to Egypt
I've made long-lasting connections with some of the best hotels, wooden sailboats, cruise ships and local shop owners.
And, very importantly, with the guards at the temples who will make it possible
for us to have the time and space for our meditations and initiations.
I can assure you that all of these people will all do their utmost to work with me
to support you to experience Egypt in ways that most people never do!
I've designed this spiritual pilgrimage to Egypt so that you have the auspicious opportunity
to easily engage the ancient initiatory energies on a very deep level at the ancient pyramids
and sacred temples that are chakra sites along the Nile.

We'll be able to leisurely explore the temples and pyramids
with our Egyptologist Guide Dr. Vivian Zaki, our Featured Speaker Mark Amaru Pinkham and myself.

During the time that we've been taking our groups of sacred travelers to Egypt,
people have had awesomely transformative experiences in the ancient pyramids and sacred temples that we visited.
Our 2025 grand spiritual adventure will be no exception!

So....If it's been your lifetime dream to travel to Egypt, NOW is the time to make your dream come true,
by joining us in late February/early March 2025 for the spiritual adventure of a lifetime!



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TOUR ITINERARY
Sacred Journey to Mystical Egypt,
Including a 6-Day Spiritual Retreat on the Nile
February 23 - March 9, 2025
(B Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


Day 1. Sunday, February 27. Arrive Cairo; Introductory Meeting; Welcome Dinner (D)



Sacred Sites Journeys is offering this spiritual pilgrimage as a Land Only sacred travel package.
You're responsible to book your roundtrip air to Cairo, Egypt.
If you live in the USA, Sacred Sites Journeys' business associates can assist you in booking your international flights.
As a full-service travel agency, they work with airline consolidators to find tickets to offer you at lower-than-normal prices.
Once you have registered, let us know if you'd like their assistance.
NOTE: We make no commission for this service, and their's is very small,
as they offer their expert assistance as a service to you, our valued clients.

Please book your airfare to arrive by noon on Sunday, February 23, 2025
in order to have time to check in at the hotel and rest before our Welcome Dinner.

We can arrange the optional services of a meet/greet
upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport,
assistance obtaining your Egypt Tourist Visa,
and a transfer in a private air-conditioned vehicle to the group hotel in Giza.
We can also arrange a private transfer back to the airport at the end of the journey.
Once you have registered and your international airfare is booked,
we can give you a quote for these additional services.


Check in at the hotel.
The Oasis Hotel Pyramids lives up to its name as a haven of rest and beauty!
It's a true oasis full of well-tended palm trees, flowering bushes and and other native plants.
And it's complete with the water, an outdoor swimming pool!
Located on the Alexandria Desert road, not far from the Pyramids of Giza,
it's the perfect place to use as our homebase for our four nights in the area.
We'll stay here for an additional two nights when we come back from Upper Egypt at the end of our sacred journey.
As our previous groups have for many years, you'll come to feel it's one of your homes in beloved Egypt!

You have free time to rest and relax. Lunch on your own.

7:00PM Welcome Dinner with Andrea, Mark and the group at the hotel restaurant.

Overnight Giza. Oasis Hotel Pyramids.



Day 2. Monday, February 24. Group Meeting; Giza: Giza Plateau - Sphinx and Great Pyramid,
Optional Camel Ride and Optional Entrance into 2nd or 3rd Pyramid; Grand Egyptian Museum (B/L)


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Giza Plateau: The Sphinx and the Great Pyramid
The Grand Egyptian Museum


Breakfast at your leisure. Begins at 6:00AM

8:30AM Group Meeting & Presentation by Speaker Mark Amaru Pinkham: The Glory That Was Ancient Egypt

9:45AM Depart to the nearby ancient Giza Plateau, with visit to outside of Great Pyramid, the Sphinx
With two optinal tours
: 1) Camel ride from the viewpoint 2) Entrance to 2nd or 3rd pyramid, whichever is open.

As we gaze in wonder at these magnificent structures,
some of the oldest in the world, we ponder about their influences upon the Egyptian civilization.
Our Egyptologist Dr. Vivian Zaki will give us detailed historical information,
and Andrea and Mark will discuss various alternative theories relating to the ancient builders.
Will we ever really know the truth behind the building and construction of the timeless monuments?
Will we ever uncover all their hidden secrets?
These questions and more will offer us an interesting and exciting time among these ancient structures.

1:00PM Group Lunch at the new restaurant on the Giza Plateau, with view of the Plateau.

2:30PM Visit to the newly-opened Grand Egyptian Museum
Later return to the hotel.

Free time to sit out in the lovely garden, relax by the pool, have a massage or take a sauna.

Dinner on your own.
Overnight Giza. Oasis Hotel Pyramids.



Day 3. Tuesday, February 25. Dashour: Red and Bent Pyramids; Saqqara, with the Serapeum (B/L)


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Dashour: The Red Pyramid, the Bent Pyramid; Saqqara: Saqqara Temple,
the "Hospital", the ancient boxes in the Serapeum

Breakfast at your leisure. Begins at 6:00AM

8:30AM Depart to Dashour, with entrance into Red Pyramid & visit outside Bent Pyramid
We start our day at Dashour, located on the southern border of "Land of Osiris",
where we'll explore the Red Pyramid, possibly a Per Neter ("house of nature")
built out of limestone and granite, possibly to function as an energy device.
We'll explore this theory and test it first-hand during our time inside, when we experience the acoustic harmonic resonance.
Andrea and Mark will facilitate a Group Meditation to enliven the sacred frequencies,
perhaps as the priests and priestesses did in ancient times to reach higher states of consciousness.

Afterwards we'll stop nearby at the Bent Pyramid, built in the distant past from locally quarried limestone.
What is the reason for the bend in the construction? We'll explore various theories.
Does the bend in the construction of the outer surface produce
two different sound frequencies, and thus two different energies?
Egyptology says the structure was built by the Pharaoh Sneferu.
Other theories say that it was built by the pre-dynastic Egyptians, and that the name Sneferu was not the name of any person,
but rather that it translates as "double harmony", thus indicating its purpose
as a resonance device with two different angles which produces two different tones.
Time permitting you may be able to have an optional entry.

As we make our way through this amazing area, focus to receive the ancient energies into your heart,
through your mind, in the way of the ancient ones who lived here in the past who believed the mind was in the heart.

1:00PM Group Lunch at restaurant near Saqqara

2:00PM Visit to Saqqara, with an entrance to the Serapeum
After lunch we're off to Saqqara, dedicated to the Neter Sokar
and believed by traditional Egyptologists to be the earliest necropolis,
or burial place, for the Pharaohs and royalty of the Memphis area.
We enter the site by walking through the temple complex filled with rows of columns,
where the ancient priests and priestess used sound to perform healings.

The most famous part of the site is the Step Pyramid,
traditionally believed to have been constructed about 2630 BCE by Imhotep,
architect to King Djoser (Dynasty III). We will hear from our Egyptologist why some experts
believe this to be the world's oldest freestanding stone structure.
Andrea and Mark will share theories that refute this, to give us a different point of view of the history.

We'll also have the auspicious opportunity to visit the Serapeum,
said by Egyptologists to have been associated
with the cult of the Apis bulls, and believed to have been built during the 18th dynasty.
Mainstream academics tell us that the bull was considered to be an incarnation of Ptah,
with a white blaze on its forehead and throat, a red saddle-like mark on its back, and a white belly.
They were so important that when they died, a day of national mourning would be declared.
After the bull was embalmed, its corpse was taken along the sacred way from Memphis to Sakkara,
where it was interred in the Serapeum.
However, there are other theories as to the use of these huge granite boxes.
Perhaps they are evidence of ancient advanced machining techniques
that cannot be reproduced today by engineers.
If we're fortunate to find ourselves alone here (which has happened during our last six journeys!),
we'll have time for meditation on your own among these ancient stone boxes and their very amazing energy.

Return to the hotel. Dinner on your own.
Overnight Giza. Oasis Hotel Pyramids.


Day 4. Wednesday, February 26. Giza: Optional Tour Old Cairo OR Free Time;
Visit to Aromatherapist, Reiki Master & Psychic; Group Meeting (B/L)




Old Cairo Alabaster Mosque; Oasis Hotel Pyramids Pool; Aromatherapist Gamal Abd'el Sami Zaki and Andrea

Breakfast at your leisure. Begins at 6:00AM

You have free time this morning to rest and relax. Enjoy the swimming pool and/or spa facilities.

Optional Tour: Old Cairo - As ancient as history itself, Cairo occupies a singular place among world cities.
With its geographical position as a crossroads, it could be the world's only city with monuments dating back to
four different historical periods the Pharaonic, the Roman, the Christian and the Islamic.
Old Cairo is a very fascinating place!
Visit The Citadel that was for 700 years the strategic stronghold for Cairo, overlooking the city, and easy to defend.
In it there are some museums, palaces, and three mosques, including The Mohammed Ali
or Alabaster Mosque, one of Cairo's most famous landmarks.

1:00PM Group Lunch at one of Andrea and Mark's favorite restaurants in Giza

2:30PM Visit to Sheikh Abdul Aromatherapist
We visit Andrea and Mark's long time friend, Gamal Abd'el Sami Zaki, a local Aromatherapist
to learn about the ancient Egyptian art of scent alchemy.
Gamal shares his vast knowledge with many people who come from many countries to study with him.
He is also a Reiki Master and excellent psychic.
Time allowing, he may offer each person a short psychic reading.

He'll share about the healing and alchemical properties of the essential oils,
especially as they're related to each of our chakras.
You'll most likely want to take some of these high energy essential oils home with you!

Return to the hotel. We'll immediately have a short Group Meeting with Andrea, Mark and Vivian.

Afterwards you have free time to relax by the pool, have a massage,
and to sort and pack for our flight to Aswan tomorrow.
If you have any souvenirs that you've purchased that you'd like to leave at the hotel
until we return on March 7th, pack them in a separate bag
to leave in the locked luggage room tomorrow morning before we depart.

Dinner on your own.
Overnight Giza. Oasis Hotel Pyramids.


Day 5. Thursday February 27. Flight to Aswan; Aswan: Temple of Isis & Unfinished Obelisk (B/D)



Aswan: Panoramic View, Temple of Isis Complex, Unfinished Obelisk

Breakfast at your leisure. Begins at 6:00AM

AM Time To Be Announced Flight to Aswan
AM Time To Be Announced Arrive Aswan, one of the world's most beautiful resort towns in all of Egypt,
noted for its peace and quiet. Located on the First Cataract of the Nile and gateway to Nubia.
With its colorful bazaar, laid-back atmosphere, warm and welcoming people and a lovely promenade along the Nile,
Aswan is a favorite city in Egypt for many visitors from all over the world.
Lunch on your own. Or optional Box Lunch from the Oasis Hotel.

1:30PM Visit Temple of Isis on Agilkia Island
This afternoon we explore the Temple of Isis complex on the Island of Agilkia,
the small island where the temples that were on the
nearby Island of Philae were moved to when the Aswan High Dam was completed in 1970.

The name Philae comes from the ancient Egyptian word Pilak, meaning “the remote place.”
This southernmost site in Egypt was the last outpost of the 4,000 year-old ancient Egyptian spiritual tradition
that venerated Isis, the Neter of Healing and Magic, wife/sister of Osiris, and mother of Horus.

Isis may be the oldest deity in Egypt, and certainly the oldest
to survive in much the same form as in the ancient times.
She may also be the most important, as She was worshipped almost universally by all Egyptians.
As the major Goddess of the Egyptian pantheon, with many of the
same attributes of other Mother Goddesses found all over the world,
She was revered as the Great Protector, prayed to for guidance, and beseeched for peace in the world.
Her Egyptian name was Auset, which meant "female of throne", i.e. Queen of the Throne.
Teachings about the pre-dynastic Egyptians, from the oral tradition passed down through the ages,
say that it was a matriarchal and matrilineal culture, and that the woman was the power behind the throne.
The mother or sister chose the male who ruled. Thus the throne that is shown carved on Isis' head in hieroglyphs in the temples.

During the Greco-Roman period, this sacred island was the main cult center of Isis.
Her worship lasted here until the 6th century CE, when it was outlawed by the Emperor Justinian.
Though it died out here, Her influence spread to Greece and Rome and on throughout Europe.
Some researchers believe that the Black Madonnas found in many cathedrals
 were representations of Isis and Her son Horus.

During our Group Meditation facilitated by Andrea in or near the Holy of Holies we'll welcome Isis!
As Her priestesses and priests did in ancient times, we'll call in Her
Divine Feminine Mysteries and offer our heartfelt requests for healing and transformation.

Afterwards we return to the mainland, stopping for a brief visit at the Unfinished Obelisk
for a gander at this gigantic block of Aswan granite.
Was it shaped by hand with copper chisels, as traditional Egyptology tells us?
Or was it machined in the distant past
by the ancient pre-dynastic Egyptians, and NOT carved by hand?
 Your eyes and intuition will tell you the truth!

5:00PM Continue to the hotel and check in.
The Basma Hotel is located on the highest point of Aswan
next to the famous pharaonic monuments and overlooking the beautiful greenery and the amazing Nile Views.
Authentic unique art, hand-painted walls and ceilings immediately give you
a head start on the beauty you will enjoy here during your stay.

7:00PM Group dinner at hotel.
Overnight Aswan. Basma Hotel.



Day 6. Friday, February 28. Aswan: Optional Tour to Abu Simbel; Visit to Marketplace;
Optional Tour Nubian Museum; Optional Tour S/L Show at Temple of Isis (B/D)






Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel; Aswan: Spice Market,
Nubian Museum, Nubian Museum Pharaonic Room and Sound & Light Show at Isis Temple Complex

Breakfast at your leisure. Begins at 6:00AM

Optional Tour to Abu Simbel
Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Abu Simbel, where you will meet your local guide.
Located near the southern border of Egypt with Sudan, the Great Temple is dedicated to Ramesses II and Queen Nefertari,
the love of his life. The temple's facade is dominated by four enormous seated statues of the Pharaoh, each over 67 feet high.
The temples were shifted to higher ground in the 1960s as the waters of Lake Nasser began to rise following completion of the Aswan High Dam.
After your time at these powerful temples, you board your return flight to Aswan.
On arrival you'll be met by SSJs local tour representative who will assist you to transfer back to the hotel.

You have the morning free to sleep in, rest and relax. Take a dip in the pool.
Lunch on your own.

2:00PM Visit to the local souk/marketplace and more with Vivian, Andrea & Mark!
You'll be able to buy scarves, galabayahs, blouses and shirts, tablecloths and more from Vivian's friend
who is the local wholesaler to the vendors in the market!
Afterwards we'll stop in at the spice market, where you can buy just about any kind of spice you can think of.
They'll be expertly packaged so that you can easily take them home to use in your cooking.

4:00PM Optional Tour Nubian Museum
Visit the Nubian Museum with Vivian to explore its excellent collection of artifacts, all very well displayed.

6:30PM Optional Tour Sound/Light Show at Temple of Isis
Depart to Agilkia Island & the Temple of Isis complex with our local tour representative
where you'll enjoy an unforgettable experience as you travel back through history tonight.
The show brings this magical temple back to life, especially the Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, like Isis, Osiris and Hathor!
(Can you guess who the voice is for Her?)
This exceptional journey will steal your heart by revealing some of the ancient secrets and mysteries.
Return to the hotel.

Various Times Buffet dinner at the hotel.
Overnight Aswan. Basma Hotel.


Day 7. Saturday, March 1. Aswan: Elephantine Island; Embark Cruise; Group Meeting (B/L/D)


Elephantine Island: Andrea & Vivian on the felucca, Temple of Khnum and Mark at Granite Shrine




The M/S Veda 1 Dahabiyah, our chartered wooden sailboat for our 6-night cruise on the Nile!
All cabins are double occupancy with twin beds which can be left separately or pushed together for couples, as in the photo.

Breakfast at your leisure. Begins at 6:00AM

9:30AM Check out of hotel
10:00AM Depart to the dock, where we board a felucca (small sailboat) for our short trip across the Nile to
Elephantine Island, named for the Greek word meaning 'elephant'.
The more common name for the city by ancient Egyptians was Sehel.
The name describes the city's function as a gate to the South, since elephants
were basically brought from the Nubian lands south of here.

We explore the ancient Temple of Khnum the main cult center of the ram-headed creator god.
Khnum was the Neter of fertility, water and the Great Potter at their conception.

Andrea will lead a Group Meditation to assist you to connect with the creative energies of Khnum!

Afterwards we'll see a huge granite shrine, an amazing smoking gun
that shows that the ancient pre-dynastic Egyptians used advanced machining techniques!
We can also surmise about what natural catastrophe
in the distant past could have knocked this huge box over on its side.
We can use our psychic archaeology as we meditate individually next to this ancient artifact.
Will you discover who built it? When? And why?

Noon Depart Elephantine Island, return to the mainland and drive to our wooden sailboat
and embark for our 6-night spiritual retreat aboard.
1:00PM Lunch onboard

Free Time to settle into your cabin. Later, sit up on deck and relax.

4:30PM Group Meeting and Presentation by Mark Amaru Pinkham
Atlantis 15,000 BCE and the Dragon Dynasties of Ancient Egypt

followed by an Alchemical Meditation


7:00PM Dinner onboard
Sail to Kom Ombo
Overnight M/S Veda 1 Dahabiyah.



Day 8. Sunday, March 2. Cruise: Kom Ombo Temple; Group Meeting (B/L/D)


Temple of Kom Ombo, Sobek Altar and Haoeris Altar

7:00AM Optional Hatha Yoga Class & Meditation facilitated by Mark Amaru

8:30AM Breakfast

10:00AM Depart to the Temple of Kom Ombo, a magnificent edifice of energy-filled ruins overlooking the Nile.
Our visit will take us through this famous dual temple dedicated to the Neters
Sobek, the crocodile-headed Neter and Haoeris, (Horus the Elder), an early form of Horus.
Among other things, they represent the Light (Haoeris) and the Dark (Sobek) within ourselves.
During our explorations you'll have time for individual meditation
at each of the main altars of the site to balance the Light & Dark within yourself.

1:00PM Return to the boat for lunch onboard, followed by free time to rest, relax
and integrage the powerful energies we encountered at Kom Ombo.

5:00PM Group Meeting on upper deck for optional Sharing, followed by Meditation facilitated by Mark and Andrea.

7:00PM Dinner onboard. Sail to Edfu
Overnight M/S Veda 1 Dahabiyah.


Day 9. Monday, March 3. Cruise: Edfu Temple; Possible Optional Visit Esna Temple; Group Meeting (B/L/D)



Edfu - Holy of Holies & Statue of Horus; Esna - Temple of Khnum


7:00AM Optional Hatha Yoga Class & Meditation facilitated by Mark Amaru

8:30AM Breakfast

9:30AM Depart to visit Edfu Temple, dedicated to the Neter Horus, son of Isis and Osiris,
the falcon-headed Neter who is the symbol of the Higher Self.
The temple complex is one of the finest examples of Ptolemaic art in Egypt
and perhaps one of the best-preserved of the entire ancient world!

We'll explore the various areas of the temple complex with our Egyptologist Vivian,
viewing the richly decorated important scenes
related to the divinities associated with the cult of Horus:
Osiris, Isis, Sokar, and Khonsu.

Andrea and Mark will facilitate a Meditation to assist you to call in the energies of Horus
to help you strengthen your connection with your Higher Self.

Return to the boat. Free time and sail to Esna.

1:00PM Lunch onboard, followed by free time to rest and relax.

Depending on when our boat goes through the locks at Esna, we may be able to have an
Optional Visit to Esna Temple, dedicated to the Neter Khnum,
his consorts Menhit and Nebtu, their son, Heka, and also the goddess Neith.
There are quite a few wall panels depicting scenes of astrological significance
which we'll explore with astrologer Mark Amaru Pinkham.

5:00PM Group Meeting on upper deck for optional Sharing, followed by Meditation facilitated by Mark and Andrea.

7:00PM Dinner onboard. Sail to Luxor.

Overnight M/S Veda 1 Dahabiyah.


Day 10. Tuesday, March 4. Cruise in Luxor: Radwan Jewelers & Gallery; Precinct of Mut;
Karnak Temple, with Sekhmet Chapel; Optional Tour Luxor Museum; Group Meeting (B/L/D)




Precinct of Mut; Karnak Temple and Sekhmet Chapel; Luxor Museum: Bust of Pharaoh Akhenaten and Sobek Statue

7:00AM Optional Hatha Yoga Class & Meditation facilitated by Mark Amaru

8:30AM Breakfast

9:30AM Depart with Vivian, Andrea and Mark to meet their long time friends and spiritual brothers,
a Sufi family who own and operate Radwan Jewelers and Gallery.
You'll be able to find the perfect sacred amulet of your favorite Neter.
Will it be Isis? Hathor? Sekhmet? Horus? Osiris? Who is calling you?
This family of excellent silver and goldsmiths
have many options from both types of metal for you to choose from. You can also order T-shirts for yourself, as well as for gifts,
with your name embroidered in hieroglyphs.

11:30AM Visit the Precinct of Mut, dedicated to the quintessence of the Divine Feminine, the Mother.
She's intimately connected with Sekhmet through the mists of time, so it's possible that in the very ancient past,
they were one and the same. You'll have time to wander among the many powerfully palpable statues of Mut
in order to meditate on your own to connect with her energy of Unconditional Love.

12:30PM - Visit Karnak Temple, with Sekhmet Chapel and Precinct of Mut
Our first stop at Karnak Temple is the incomparable Sekhmet Chapel located in the Temple of Ptah.
Sekhmet is one of the oldest of the Neters. Her name means "Mighty One" or "Powerful One"
and is derived from the Egyptian word 'Sekhem', which means "power" or "might".
She was the patroness of physicians, surgeons and healers.
Because of Her power, She is sometimes portrayed in a negative way by traditional Egyptology.
They often overlook Her qualities as Healer, Mother and Protector.
Sekhmet's black granite statues show Her standing with a scepter
in the shape of the papyrus, heraldic plant of Lower Egypt.
Sekhmet seems to have recently been reinvented; to some people
She has become the symbol of the modern-day empowered woman.
She is still approached as a healer, bringer of justice and as a guardian or protector, but the emphasis has shifted
so that She has transformed from what was almost a force of chaos into an icon of immanent female power.

Andrea and Mark will facilitate a Group Meditation to assist you to connect with Sekhmet
and Her powerfully protective Unconditional Love of the Mother,
as well as the the transformative energy that destroys the ego
and brings you into alignment with your Higher Self.
We'll call Her timeless energies to us for a great blessing.
She will enfold you in Her loving arms and bless you with an initiation
that will gift you with increased empowerment of the Divine Feminine in your Being.

Afterwards, we explore the vast Temple of Karnak, the largest columned temple in the world!
Once connected to Luxor Temple, two miles away, by a long avenue of Sphinxes
(which are still partially intact),
Karnak is dedicated to the Neter Amun-Ra, the hidden Power of Creation,
and his feminine counterpart, the Neter Mut.

As the Egyptian creator deity par excellence,
Amun was self-created and was thus hidden from humanity.
However, the addition of "Ra" to His name revealed Him.
Ra was the common Egyptian term for the sun, thus making Him visible.
Hence, Amun-Ra combined within Himself the two opposites of divinity, the hidden and the revealed.
We'll explore the Temple of Amun, including the Holy of Holies.

We'll find an out-of-the-way area where you can meditate on your own to connect with
the energies of Amun-Ra and Mut, to balance the male and female energies within.

We then visit the Festival Hall of Tuthmosis III, where some
Rosacrucians believe their spiritual tradition originated.
Some researchers indicate that here Tuthmosis III reorganized the ancient
Mystery Schools of Thoth and founded the Royal School of the Master Craftsmen,
which came to be known as the Great White Brotherhood.
We'll take a few quiet moments for individual meditation to invite in the energies
of this ancient mystical Order that still exists on the higher planes today.
Be open to the Gifts of Spirit that you're sure to receive,
as well as to receive any messages that might be bestowed upon you.

Return to the boat.
2:30PM - Lunch. Free Time.

4:30PM Optional Tour Luxor Museum with Vivian
Among the most striking items displayed are grave goods from the tomb of Tutankhamun
and a collection of 26 exceptionally well preserved New Kingdom statues
that were found buried in a cache in nearby Luxor Temple in 1989.
The royal mummies of two pharaohs - Ahmose I and Ramesses I -
were put on display in the Luxor Museum in March 2004.
A major exhibit is a reconstruction of one of the walls of Akhenaten's temple at Karnak.
Another one of the featured items in the collection is a calcite double statue of the crocodile god Sobek
and the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III. Return to the boat

6:00PM Group Meeting on upper deck for optional Sharing, followed by Meditation facilitated by Mark and Andrea.

7:30PM Dinner onboard.
Overnight M/S Veda 1 Dahabiyah.


Day 11. Wednesday, March 5. Cruise in Luxor: Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride; West Bank: Valley of the Kings,
Hatshepsut's Temple & Colossi of Memnon; Group Meeting; Luxor Temple (B/L/D)








Hot Air Balloon Ride
West Bank: Valley of the Kings: King Tut's Tomb and Queen Hatshepsut's Temple; Colossus of Memnon
Luxor Temple

5:00AM Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride
Depart before sunrise to the West Bank of the Nile,
where you'll watch your hot air balloon being inflated, receive safety instructions from your captain, and then board your balloon.
As the sun rises over the sacred river, you'll be taken back in time as you serenely drift above the ancient temples and monuments.
Then you'll come back to the present as you hover over today's modern fields and villages.
Sigh! Moments of peace and solitude never to be forgotten.
You'll drift slowly back down to the ground, landing in an open field.
After departing your gondola, you'll be transported back to the boat for breakfast.

7:00AM Optional Hatha Yoga Class & Meditation facilitated by Mark Amaru

8:30AM Breakfast

9:30AM Depart for our morning visit to the West Bank to explore the
Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon

Depart across the Nile to the West Bank, which includes
the Necropolis of Thebes, or the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut's Temple.
In the Valley of the Kings we explore the Mysteries of Death & Resurrection,
as we visit ancient tombs of the pharaohs,
still vibrant with scenes of ancient daily life and esoteric teachings about the afterlife.
You have the option to buy a special ticket to visit the famous tomb
of King Tut-Ankh-Amen, whose mummy is in situ.

Then we visit Queen Hatshepsut's magnificent Temple to Amun at Der el Bahari.
The 5th Pharaoh of the18th dynasty, Hatshepsut or Maatkare (Beloved of Maat") was of one of
the most famous of the few handful of the female Pharaohs who ruled Egypt in dynastic times.
Her mortuary temple, Djeser Djeseru ("Splendor of Splendors"),
is one of the most dramatically situated in the world
and was designed by her architect/lover Senenmut.
We visit the Birth Colonnade, the Anubis Chapel, the Punt Colonnade,
the Chapel of Hathor and the Upper Terrace,
where the Sanctuary of Hatshepsut and the Sanctuary of Amun are located.

We'll find an out-of-the-way area to sit and meditate on your own for a few minutes to connect with
the energies of this remarkable Pharaoh, inviting in the energy of the Divine Feminine.

Afterwards we'll make a brief stop at the Colossi of Memnon, enormous statues
that are the remains of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.
Recent excavations at the site have also unearthed other statues of this famous Pharaoh,
father of Amenhotep IV, who became known as Akhenaten.

1:00PM Return to the boat for lunch onboard.
Free time for rest and relaxation.

4:30PM Group Meeting and Presentation by Mark Amaru Pinkham:
Egyptian Alchemy and the Sacred Order of the Osirian Priest/Priestesshood


6:00PM Depart for our evening visit under the stars to magnificent Luxor Temple, a real treat!
We walk the well-worn pathways of this amazing structure and connect with its ancient energies.

In or near the Holy of Holies Andrea and Mark will facilitate a Group Meditation to support you to connect
more fully with your Third Eye intuitive energies, in order to bring
that which is usually hidden from your conscious self into the Light, for your continued spiritual evolution.

7:30PM Return to the boat for dinner onboard.
Overnight M/S Veda 1 Dahabiyah.


Day 12. Thursday, March 6. Cruise in Luxor: To Abydos Visit Temple of Seti I;
Private Entrance into the Osirieon (B/Box Lunch/D)



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Temple of Seti I, Wall Panel in Western Hall, The Osirieon, Flower of Life Symbol

7:00AM Breakfast
8:00AM Depart to Abydos

11:30AM Arrive Abydos. Visit the Temple of Seti I and the Osirieon
Today we're at the cradle of the oldest dynasties, the holy city that was the burial place
for the first kings of a unified Pharoanic Egypt, as well as where an ancient
pre-dynastic civilization built the magnificent Osirieon.
Ancient Egyptians were required to make a pilgrimage here at least once in their lifetimes;
today we make ours!

The Temple of Seti I is dedicated to Osiris/Ausar, Neter of Death and the Underworld,
as well as Resurrection and Renewal.
Osiris was a Realized Being or Serpent of Wisdom/Priest King from the mists of time who was believed
to have taught the skills of civilization to those living in the area.
Mark Amaru Pinkham writes about this in his newly reivsed and expanded popular classic
The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom - Special Edition,
and will share some of this information while we're here at this sacred site today.

The Ptolemaic Temple of Seti I contains some of the best-preserved wall panels in all of Egypt,
with colors that are still vivid!
We explore the various rooms that are temples to the various Neters
with our Egyptologist, Dr. Vivian Zaki.
One temple wall contains the King's List, the chronological list of the cartouches
 of 76 kings and Pharaohs of Egypt,
produced by scribes of Seti I. It's composed of the pharaohs from the
Early Dynastic Period before 3100 BCE
through to the end of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, when Egypt became
a province of Rome under Augustus Caesar in 30 BCE.
Absent from the list are the "heretic" pharaoh Akhenaten,
as well as Hatshepsut and other women pharaohs.

One of the highlights of our PRIVATE ENTRANCE visit will be to the mysterious Osirieon,
built with gigantic stones only found in one other place in Egypt
- the Valley Temple next to the Sphinx that we'll visit during our day on the Giza Plateau.
With no mortar between these gigantic stones, this powerful building resembles
many of the other ancient megalithic sites around the world,
such as Sacsayhuaman in Peru and Stonehenge in England.
Could it be that a civilization more technologically advanced than we are today existed
in the world at the same time, many thousands of years ago?

On one of the pillars in the temple we'll see the ancient symbol of the Flower of Life.
With Mark Amaru Pinkham, author of Sacred Geometry and The Creation of the Universe,
we'll explore the meaning of this symbol which, according to Sacred Geometry,
is the building block of all life!
Who painted or etched (which is it?) these ancient esoteric symbols on the pillar here?
Use your psychic archaeology to meditate and see what might be revealed to you!

During our time at the sacred temple, among many thousand year-old columns and wall panels
vibrating with color and palpable energy,
Andrea and Mark will facilitate a Group Meditation to focus on the Osirian Mysteries.
In this ancient mystery tradition, the Djed Pillar symbolized the Backbone of Osiris.
On a mundane level it symbolized strength and support.
On the more esoteric level it represented the kundalini, the spiritual energy that the initiate strove to
awaken and move up the spine to the top of the head, awakening all energy centers
during the process and eventually achieving Enlightenment.
Like those of old, during our sacred ceremony you'll be supported to move your djed energies
upward for the rebirth of your "New Self".
Open your heart and rejoice as the old patterns that no longer serve you
fall away and more Love and Light take their place.

3:00PM Depart to return to Luxor. Arrive later afternoon and board our boat for our last night.
7:00PM Dinner onboard.
Overnight M/S Veda 1 Dahabiyah.


Day 13. Friday, March 7. Disembark Cruise; Dendera: Temple of Hathor;
Return to Luxor; Flight to Cairo (B/Box Lunch)



Temple of Hathor, Top of Hathor Column, Dendera Zodiac

8:00AM Breakfast
9:00AM Disembark our boat & depart to Dendera .

11:00AM Arrive Dendera and visit the magnificent Ptolemaic temple dedicated to
the Neter Hathor / Het-Her
, the wife of Horus / Heru.

Dendera is a Greek transliteration of the Egyptian Enet-t-neter or "Home of the Goddess".
The temple is often referred to today as "the Lourdes of ancient Egypt" because
in ancient times it was a healing center and sacred place of initiation
into the mysteries of male/female balance and sensual love.

Hathor's priestesses and priests offered miraculous cures,
practicing all types of magical and psychological therapies.

Hathor was also known as the Neter of Motherhood, with titles such as
"The Great Cow Who Protects Her Child" and "Mistress of the Sanctuary of Women".

Her oracular priests and priestesses predicted the fate of the newborn; as well,
they were also the midwives who delivered them.

As the Protectress of Music and Dance, Hathor was associated with percussive music, in particular the sistrum.
Her traditional votive offering was two mirrors, the better with which to see both Her beauty and your own.
Her head was used to decorate sistrums and mirrors.

She was also the Neter of Joy who was deeply loved by the general population.
She was very revered by women, who aspired to embody her multifaceted role as wife, mother, and lover.
Her worship was so popular that more festivals were dedicated to her honor than any other Egyptian deity,
and more children were named after Her than any other.

In one of the upper rooms we'll view the replica of the famous Dendera Zodiac,
the only complete working Zodiac that survives from antiquity!
(The original one resides in the Louvre Museum in Paris.)
The zodiac is referred to by many researchers who have studied it for years as "intentional art",
a work of sacred art deliberately encoded with information.
It's one of the most well-known sacred calendric artifacts in the world,
on the level of Stonehenge and the Aztec calendar.
Showing the positions of the stars and planets as they would have been seen at 50BCE,
it nevertheless projects its messages forward to 2216 CE!

Here, in one of the out-of-the-way rooms of the ancient temple,
among the powerful transformational energies of this sacred site,
Andrea and Mark will facilitate a Group Meditation to assist you to
connect with the Greater Mysteries of Hathor and the Divine Feminine.

Time allowing, you may be able to take the optional visit to the Crypt of the main temple
where you'll be able to to see some amazing controversial wall panels.
Do the lightbulb-like objects represent an ancient technology of electricity,
or some other form of energy known to and utilized by the ancient Egyptians?
Are they symbols esoteric teachings about spiritual evolution?
In ancient times entrance into these underground chambers was limited to only the highest initiates,
as the wall panels contain very esoteric information pertaining to alchemy, prehistory, and ancient wisdom.

Afterwards we depart for our drive back to Luxor, arriving later afternoon.
We drive directly to the airport for our flight to Cairo.
PM Time To Be Announced Depart to Cairo.

On our arrival we transfer to Giza and check in at the hotel. We've back home!

Dinner on your own. Free time.
Overnight Giza. Oasis Hotel Pyramids.


Day 14. Saturday, March 8. Giza: Private Entrance into the Great Pyramid; Farewell Dinner (B/D)


The Great Pyramid, Grand Gallery, Resonance Box in Upper Chamber

Breakfast at your leisure. Begins at 6:00AM

Free time to sleep in, rest, relax by the pool, or have a massage.

11:00AM Group Meeting & Presentation by Speaker Mark Amaru Pinkham:
The Ancient Worldwide Order of Sacred Scientists and the Pyramids of Giza.


Lunch on your own. More free time. Begin your packing for your flight home tomorrow.

5:00PM PRIVATE ENTRANCE into the Great Pyramid
As we enter and climb up through the Ascending Passage and the Grand Gallery
take some time to look around, as you'll surely marvel at the amazing construction techniques
used by the ancient pre-dynastic builders!

We enter the Upper Chamber for our Closing Meditation.
In our private space away from the crowds, you'll experience the powerful interdimensional energies
that are very palpable in this ancient enigmatic edifice and will be able to connect with more of your higher frequencies.



Andrea and Mark will assist you to activate your inner alchemical force in your chakra centers of power along your spine
so that your inner Ba or Spirit can further awaken and rise up, initiating you as a Kheper, the "Arisen One,"
a term derived from the Neter Khephri, the "resurrected" scarab beetle.
Welcome Home to more of your True Self!

Return to the hotel

8:00PM Group Farewell Dinner.
Overnight Giza. Oasis Hotel Pyramids.


Day 15. Sunday, March 9. Depart Egypt (B))

Breakfast at your leisure. Begins at 6:00AM
Tour ends after breakfast.
Note: If your international flight departs before the breakfast service begins,
a box breakfast will be provided for you.

Sacred Sites Journeys can arrange a private transfer back to the airport,
assistance with checking in for your international flight, and clearing Immigration.
This is an optional service. Pricing and other details to be provided after you register.



Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to conditions beyond our control.


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TOUR INCLUSIONS
Your Sacred Sites Journey to EGYPT Includes:
- Flights in Egypt: Cairo/Aswan and Luxor/Cairo
- 5* Accommodations on the chartered Veda 1 Dahabiyah (large wooden sailboat),
including shore excursions and all meals
- Accomodations at 4* Oasis Hotel Pyramids in Giza and 4* Basma Hotel in Aswan
including daily buffet breakfast, hotel taxes and service charges
- Other lunches/box lunches and dinners listed in the above itinerary
- Baggage handling at airport and hotels
- Pre-paid gratuities
- All site entrance fees

SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS:
- Travel with other like-minded, spirit-centered travelers
- Escorted by Andrea Mikana-Pinkham, Director of Sacred Sites Journeys and teacher of the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries
- Featured Speaker: Author Mark Amaru Pinkham, teacher of the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries
- Excellent English-speaking Egyptologist/Tour Guide Dr. Vivian Zaki, PhD
- Meditations at pyramids and sacred temples facilitated by Andrea Mikana-Pinkham & Mark Amaru Pinkham
- Spiritual Retreat during our six nights on the chartered wooden sailboat

- PRIVATE ENTRANCES: The Osirieon at Abydos and the Great Pyramid in Giza

OPTIONAL TOURS
Additional Pricing listed below
CAIRO: Camel Ride on the Giza Plateau
CAIRO: Old Cairo
CAIRO: Entry into 2nd or 3rd Pyramid on the Giza Plateau
ASWAN: Excursion to Abu Simbel, includes flights ASW/ABS/ASW,
transfers and tour of the Temples with English-speaking guide
ASWAN: Isis Temple Sound & Light Show
ASWAN: Nubian Museum
LUXOR: Hot Air Balloon Ride
LUXOR: Luxor Museum

NOT INCLUDED:
- Roundtrip international airfare to Cairo, Egypt
- Egypt Tourist Visa (Currently: $30.00 US; easily obtained on arrival at Cairo International Airport;
details to be provided in final itinerary for the journey.)

- Meals not included, as indicate in the itinerary
- Cost to obtain valid passport
- Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, internet service, telephone calls
Any item not specifically detailed on the website or in the final itinerary


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A FEW WORDS FROM SOME OF OUR FORMER TRAVELERS TO EGYPT:

Egypt-Aswan-MichelleH-June2011.jpg (40502 bytes) Every now and then your life takes an amazing turn into unexpected enchantment. My trip to Egypt with Sacred Sites Journeys was one of them. Thanks to Andrea, Vivian and all my new (or perhaps old) Sisters who shared this fantastic journey. I will cherish the memory always. Michelle H. - Australia

I felt totally safe everywhere we went. Andrea is particular about the people who work for her and they are all good people. The highlight of the trip for me was the spiritual experiences. The many ceremonies Andrea led us through assisted me in feeling vibrationally lighter, as did the energy spots, the sacred places here in Egypt. Thank you Andrea for a well-planned trip to bring about the most sacred experiences. I am truly grateful. Donna H. - Canada

Great trip! Wonderful way to see Egypt and its ancient wonders for a first-time explorer. Adding to that, the spiritual practices and knowledge imported to us by Andrea and Vivian brought the Gods and Goddesses to life. The energy in the temples must be experienced. It's beyond anything one could possibly imagine. Life-changing for sure. Through this Sacred Sites Journeys tour I've developed a love and connection with Egypt and its people that reaches to the depths of my heart and soul. Truly a transforming and fulfilling journey. Kathleen B. - USA

This Sacred Sites Journey to Egypt was so well organized, in all ways. I was taken care of individually in my spiritual and personal process during the tour. Andrea finds the very strong power spots. The meditations at them were powerful. It was fantastic to feel my own connection to the Gods and Goddesses. And the whole group was together in a sweet and loving atmosphere. Lone K. - Denmark Egypt-Karnak-PameP-June2011.jpg (15498 bytes)

It is so hard to put into words my experience of this journey, yet I sum it up with - It was worth the 20+ years wait. From my first enquiry via email to Andrea I had all my questions, concerns, requests and guidance answered quickly. This tour was such an amazing experience. A top professional company. Vivian, our tour guide extraordinaire is a loving, giving, strong and supportive woman. She took care of us over and above her 'duties'.   Andrea's assistants in Egypt were all warm and professional. As for the 'journey', I had high expectations. And I leave the tour with all and more than I could ever even expected. Andrea, Vivian and the group connected as Sisters so quickly, which is acknowledgment of how spiritually sacred sites operate. I have had so many amazing spiritual experiences. I have definitely flown! Andrea, you are a loving and strong Light, like Sekhmet. My dear Sisters, you sit in my heart. Thanks is too small a word for what I feel towards you all. I would and will be recommending Sacred Sites Journeys. AWESOME! Pame P. - Australia

Egypt-LKramer.jpg (9360 bytes)I am finally "back". It took me more than a week to become familiar with this new, expanded self.  I woke up every night at 1:30 am to have breakfast (starving!)  I feel very quiet inside and at peace.  I want to thank Andrea for her gentle guidance and wisdom, her beauty as a person and for her commitment to the work.  Of course, I am still integrating and learning from the energies we received in Egypt, but so far as I can describe it, these energies are of an exquisite nature, very refined. It is amazing that what was created in ancient times is today a calling for the world to transform.  How is this possible in the middle of such noise, dense population, dirt, etc., for these energies to just BE and CREATE change?  I love the mysteries - I love life!  People ask me "what was your favorite part?" I stop to reflect, and all I can say is "everything!"   Egypt came in a package, and all of it was experiential. Liz K - MD

Egypt-SPolanco.jpg (10821 bytes) Egypt was the most magical and enlightening trip I have been on in the last several years. Andrea's expertise in calling in the energies of each site with sacred ceremony and chant made it very easy to accept the healing powers that were offered. The Grand Finale of being in the Great Pyramid for our private closing ceremony is an experience beyond words! Sandra P - NC

Egypt-SSmith.jpg (13102 bytes)The sacred journey to Egypt with Andrea was a beautiful experience, capturing the wonders of this ancient country, the hospitality and kindness of its people, and the essences of what one can only possibly perceive as ancient Egyptian spirituality and esotericism. The journey was as much about the outer work as it was the inner work. Andrea held space for all the tour participants to experience Egypt on many levels - from visits to the temples and sites to a deeper appreciation of our own inner temples. Our Egyptian guide/Egyptologist captured the beauty of ancient Egypt and remained enthusiastically supportive of each of our individual journeys. She became the group's Egyptian guardian. A lovely memory from Abydos reminds me of the unique blending of cultures, religions, and spirituality, which transpired over the course of those magical days together. Inside an exquisite antechamber, some of the group participants began chanting. We moved from chants of the Goddess to Christian mysticism to other traditions. We asked our guide to chant something from the Koran, which she did with kindness and enthusiasm. The temple guards joined her and then asked why she chanted from the Koran. She explained our request to them. In that moment, our beliefs were no different. All was experienced as One. Again and again, this type of magic happened throughout Egypt. And this magic brought wonder. And that magic also gave me a kick in the behind when needed. The journey was transformative. My life continues to transform as a result of the many gifts I received during that pilgrimage. Life cannot be the same after Egypt - thankfully so. Steve S, MBA, MA - Dream Therapist - CA

What a rejuvenating trip. Instead of coming home tired, I came home super charged with energy. Instead of being "done" after I got back, it lit a fire in me that I hope never goes out. The power of the pyramids is phenomenal. The temple sites speak to you in a language that only the soul can interpret. When a journey like this sparks a beginning rather than an ending, you know you've transcended the sands of time. There are no more barriers. Joanne D, MN

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The trip to Egypt exceeded all my expectations. The November weather was perfect with hot sunny days and cool nights. Each site was a gem and worth a longer, repeat visit. The carvings, hieroglyphs and paintings went beyond sheer beauty to offer layer upon layer of meaning. I appreciated the way Andrea and our guides managed our visits so we could get some "private time" in these very special places. I felt like I was both healed by and contributed to the healing of these ancient holy places as we toned and meditated in them. Our Egyptian guides were fantastic, providing insights and inspiring a deeper curiosity. Andrea and Vivian created and held a sacred space where we could all learn. I enjoyed my "Journey Sisters" as much as the journey itself. Everyone brought a special gift for the group. Lilith R, NM

Our sacred tour to Egypt was the most exciting, exhilarating experience for spiritual growth & expansion. Egypt is definitely the place to go to bring back knowledge of your past. It's an experience that all humanity must experience. The metaphysical Egyptologist and Tour Escort accomplished everything they said they would and provided it with passion. We were treated like kings and queens. The accommodations were 5 * - providing us with great views, food, pleasant service. Visiting all the different sites was spellbinding. Michael C - Canada

What a wonderful journey it was to Egypt.  It was even more than what I expected.  Andrea, you did a phenomenal job!  Thank you again for the wonderful journey.  It is truly one I will never forget. Dianne C - MO

The Sacred Journey to Egypt was fabulous! Thanks to our Ceremonialist Andrea Pinkham and our Egyptologist for all the positive energy! Ginny C - CA

Upon meeting Andrea and discussing the upcoming journey to Egypt I knew deeply in my soul that this was an experience of a lifetime and Andrea was the person I was to be led through this sacred land with.  I fail completely with words in attempting to describe the profound and life changing circumstances that occurred in Egypt and as an aftermath of Egypt. Three months later I am still processing and feeling the healing energies of our journey. My life will never be as it was, as this journey granted me clarity, courage, release of past wounds, an ability to receive love with a heightened ease and grace, and an expansion of spirit that can only be achieved via real experience.  I have found that real change touches on a much deeper level when I am away from all the "knowns" in life which keep me defined.  Andrea holds the space for genuine transformation to occur by creating a "safe" environment for body, mind, and soul.  She is a woman of great strength, knowledge, intuition and patience.  My heart is forever full and grateful for this magnificent experience.  From every part of me ~ Thank You. Lea M - CA


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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Our Sacred Sites Journeys are smoke-free sacred travel experiences.
All forms of tobacco, as well as e-cigarettes are not allowed at any time.
Thanks for your cooperation.



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TOUR PRICING
All prices listed are in U.S. Dollars
and are payable via check, bank wire, Zelle (US residents only) or a money transfer site (non-US residents).


This sacred travel package is Land ONLY. You are responsible to book your international flights to and from Cairo, Egypt (CAI).
For those departing from the USA and Canada: After you register, Sacred Sites Journeys will be happy to refer you to our longtime business associates who can assist you to book your international airline ticket and any domestic flight ticket you might need in order to connect with those flights.

ARRIVAL: Please arrive on Sunday, February 23, 2025 early enough during the day to transfer to the hotel, check in and rest before you meet the group for our evening Welcome Dinner. If you can't arrive in time for this, we suggest that you come a day early. Once you register, we inform you that the trip is a "go" and you book your airfare, we can give you quote for the additional night or nights at the hotel we'll be using for the group, as well as for pre and post tour airport/hotel/airport services.
DEPARTURE: The tour officially ends after breakfast on Sunday, March 9, 2025, so book your flight to depart that day. If you book your flight to depart after midnight, a breakfast box can be arranged for you.

Pre and/or Post Tour Optional Services: Sacred Sites Journeys can arrange a meet/greet upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, assistance with obtaining your Egypt Tourist Visa and transfer in a private air-conditioned car to the group hotel in Giza. We can also arrange a private transfer from the hotel to the airport at the end of the journey. Once you have registered, we inform you that the trip is a "go" and your international airfare is booked,  we can give you a quote for these additional services.

PRICE PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $6,100.00
NOTE: There are 10 cabins on the wooden sailboat. We must have 7 of them filled by Monday, July 29th in order to call the trip a go and submit the deposit for the wooden sailboat by Wednesday, July 31st. We've already filled 6 of the cabins, so only have 4 left. Our last two groups filled very quickly, within the first month after opening the registration. So, if you plan on joining us, please begin your process NOW by scrolling down to the "Tour Registration" section located below.

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT at the Hotels: $890.00
NOTE: Double occupancy is the only option available on the Wooden Sail Boat. Single occupancy is available at the hotels.
The single room supplement is the additional amount you will pay if you choose to have your own private room at the hotels.
Roommates: If you're not traveling with anyone you know, Sacred Sites Journeys will be happy to try to match you up with a suitable roommate.
Per our Terms and Conditions, we will hold the event registration open until 30 days or later before the tour begins in order to try to match you with someone. If by that time we have not been able to do so, you will be responsible to pay the single supplement. If you would like to be matched with a roommate, please register early.

OPTIONAL TOURS
CAIRO - Day 2: Camel Ride on the Giza Plateau - $45.00
CAIRO - Day 2: Entry into 2nd or 3rd Pyramid on the Giza Plateau (whichever one is open at the time) - $25.00
CAIRO - Day 4: Old Cairo - $65.00
ASWAN - Day 6: Excursion to Abu Simbel - $490.00
ASWAN - Day 6: Nubian Museum - $45.00
ASWAN - Day 6: Isis Temple Sound & Light Show - $90.00
LUXOR - Day 10: Luxor Museum - $65.00
LUXOR - Day 11: Hot Air Balloon Ride - $240.00

NOTE: The prices listed above are current and correct at the time of posting here on our website.
Should any increases occur due to suppliers and/or airlines in Egypt increasing their prices,
the amount of the increase will be passed on to the client, with no added commission added for Sacred Sites Journeys.
We don't expect an increase to occur, but are advising you on the off-chance that it might.



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