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Our 2018 Sacred Sites Journey to EGYPT ended on April 9th.
Our next spiritual pilgrimage to this ancient land of mysteries and transformation
will be in November 2020.

Spiritual Retreat on the Nile, the Giza Plateau and More…
November 1 - 14, 2020
with Featured Speaker Author Mark Amaru Pinkham,
SSJ’s Director Andrea Mikana-Pinkham
& our Egyptologist Guide Dr Vivian Zaki

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The March/April 2018 Spiritual Journey into the Ancient Mysteries of Egypt offers you a unique opportunity
to come to this timeless land for a life-altering experience 
that will transform you in many positive ways!

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 25 spiritual pilgrimage tours of Egypt between them,
for an extraordinary sacred journey from the mists of time through the Pharaohs.

During our sacred pilgrimage we will 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 will study the hieroglyphs of many perfectly preserved temples,
and we 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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Our journey will culminate in our private entrance inside the Great Pyramid,
the ancient “House of Osiris,” which was once associated with
both the 6th and 7th chakras of the ancient Green Man King.
Here, the final step in our spiritual transformation will occur in the powerful alchemical crucible
of the resonance box of the Upper Chamber!

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Artist: Paul Heussenstamm

Legend has it that the ancient temples and pyramids of Egypt
were originally constructed by the “Primeval Ones” from Atlantis,
who have also been referred to in history both as initiates of
the Order of the Kaberoi and as the Thoth-Hermes Masters.

Within these temples these adepts taught the alchemical wisdom and practices
that had previously been observed by them on the western Motherland.
The Order of the Kaberoi was founded by missionary Star Adepts from other parts of the universe,
who after arriving on Earth disseminated the secrets of both universal creation and human evolution.
Their essential wisdom was eventually compiled into the 36,000 scrolls of Thoth-Hermes
and filed into the “Houses of Life,” the vast temple libraries patronized by the priests and priestesses of Egypt.

During our sacred journey author Mark Amaru Pinkham will share the secret history
and alchemical wisdom of the Order of the Kaberoi and the Thoth-Hermes Masters
which he has gathered over thirty years and writes about extensively in his books.
He will also recount some of their important prophecies regarding this time.
According to one prophecy, the Kaberoi Star Adepts are returning.
They have been waiting for thousands of years to assist humans
during this special time as we collectively prepare for the coming Golden Age and Fifth World.

Andrea Mikana-Pinkham and Mark Amaru Pinkham will facilitate meditations
to assist you to connect with the powerful energies of the ancient Neters,
the Gods & Goddesses of the Egyptian pantheon, at their sacred sites and temples

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Mark Amaru-Pinkham
Featured Speaker and Meditation Facilitator
Teacher of the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries

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Teacher of the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries
Author of the newly revised and expanded The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom
and four other books about the esoteric history of our planet.
Astrologer , Shamanic Practitioner, & Researcher of Ancient Megalithic History

Mark Amaru Pinkham is the author of six books covering the gnostic and alchemical mysteries of many of the world’s civilizations, including ancient Egypt: The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom  (newly revised & expanded - October 2017), Conversations with the Goddess, The Truth Behind the Christ Myth , Guardians of the Holy Grail , World Gnosis: The Coming Gnostic Civilization , and Sedona City of the Star People .

Mark is a researcher of Ancient Megalithic History and Founder/ Director of The Order and Mystery School of the Seven Rays

Mark Amaru Pinkham has been a Featured Speaker on 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 so you can also reach a 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 35 years of experience.

For more information about Mark, Click here

Andrea Mikana-Pinkham
Tour Director and Meditation Facilitator
Teacher of the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries

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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 Goddess at Her sacred sites and temples.

Andrea is a teacher in the The Seven Rays Order and Mystery School and The Sisterhood of Sophia. She is a trained shamanic practitioner, Reiki Grand Master of Ichi Sekai (One World) Reiki, and a spiritual counselor.

She is also a trained Shamanic Practitioner, the creator and Reiki Master Teacher 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 ancient civilizations.
It's one of my passions and joys in life to be able to support others to make their special connections.

For more information about Andrea, Click here

Vivian Zaky, PhD.

Egyptologist / Tour Guide

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Left to Right: The Temple of Horus at Edfu, the Temple of Isis in Aswan

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From Andrea: Dr. Vivian Zaky 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 24 years experience guiding groups in Egypt.
She is very open to our spiritual focus. And, as she is well-known to the guards at the temples,
she is easily able to secure our meditation time.

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An Important Message from Andrea:

During the last 18 years that Mark and I have been leading our groups to Egypt
I've made long-lasting connections with some of the best hotels, 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!

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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.

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Mark and I will use our unique Lapis Crystal Bowl to facilitate sound activations that will support
your initiations into the ancient mysteries.

Each of our groups of spiritual seekers had awesome experiences
in the ancient pyramids and sacred temples that we visited.

Due to tourism being lower than usual for the past few years, there have been no crowds.
So at most of the places we've visited, we had the place to ourselves, or saw only a few other visitors!
We had more than ample time for our powerful meditations and initiations.

Afterwards, we enjoyed many hours exploring the temples and pyramids with our Egyptologist Guide Dr. Vivian Zaky.

Most importantly, we were safe the entire time and our Egyptian sisters and brothers warmly welcomed us wherever we went!

So....If it's been your lifetime dream to travel to Egypt, NOW is the time to make your dreams come true!
We hope you'll join us in March/April 2018 for the spiritual adventure of a lifetime!|

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(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

Day 1. Monday, March 26. Giza: Introductory Meeting; Welcome Dinner (D)

Sacred Sites Journeys is offering this spiritual pilgrimage as a Land Only sacred travel package. You are responsible to book your roundtrip air to Cairo. For those departing from the USA and Canada, Sacred Sites Journeys can assist you in booking your international flights. Once you have registered, let us know if you'd like our assistance.

Arrive Cairo International Airport on your own. Please book your airfare to arrive by noon on Monday, March 26, 2018 in order to have time to check in at the hotel and rest before our evening activities.Transfer to hotel in Giza. Sacred Sites Journeys can arrange the optional services of a meet/greet upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, and a transfer in a private air-conditioned car to the 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. You have free time to rest and relax. Lunch on your own.

We gather later afternoon for our  Introductory Group Meeting & Presentation by Speaker Mark Amaru Pinkham: The Glory That Was Ancient Egypt.

Welcome Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight Giza. The Oasis Hotel.

Day 2. Tuesday, March 27. Giza: Giza Plateau; Aromatherapist (B/L)

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Left to Right: Giza Plateau: The Sphinx, the Great Pyramid; Giza: Gamal Abd'el Sami Zaki, Aromatherapist & Andrea Mikana-Pinkham

After breakfast we're off to visit the Giza Plateau, which will include the Great Pyramid (from the outside), the Valley Temple of Khafre, located next to the Sphinx and the timeless, enigmatic Sphinx! As we gaze in wonder at these magnificent structures, some of the oldest in the world, we ponder on 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.

Afterwards we enjoy lunch with the group at a traditional Egyptian restaurant. Then we visit to 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. He'll share his vast knowledge with us about the healing and alchemical properties of the essential oils. As well, he may offer each person a short psychic reading. Then you’ll be able to purchase essential oils to take with you on our sacred journey, to charge them up with the powerful energies of the sacred temples and pyramids we'll be visiting.

We return to the hotel later afternoon. The remainder if the evening is free time. Dinner on your own.
Overnight Giza. The Oasis Hotel.

Day 3. Wednesday, March 28. Giza: Dashour and Saqqara (B/L)

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

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 sound healing session 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. 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.

After lunch with the group at a nearby local restaurant, we visit Sakkara, 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. Then, we will explore the historical and esoteric aspects of this ancient site. At the area referred to by some local wisdom keepers as "the hospital" you'll have the optional opportunity to experience a sound healing meditation. Open your heart, open your mind, and especially your 5th chakra to receive the healing that comes through this change in your frequency, and send it out into the world for peace and healing for all! 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. 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 four journeys!) we'll have time for meditation among these ancient stone boxes and their very amazing energy.

Afterwards we return to the hotel. The evening is free. Dinner on your own.
Overnight Giza. The Oasis Hotel.

Day 4. Thursday, March 29
. Giza: Free Time; Egyptian Museum (B

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Left to Right: Cairo - The Egyptian Museum, King Tut's Funeray Mask

 This morning you have free time to sleep in a bit and relax. Perhaps you’d like to take advantage of the hotel’s spa facilities and/or the swimming pool. Lunch on your own.

We depart early afternoon to visit the world-famous Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. We view the vast collection of artifacts dating back to antiquity, including those from the different periods of ancient Egypt - Predynastic, Old, Middle, & New Kingdoms. One of the highlights of the visit for many people is the visit to the famous and priceless treasures of King Tut-Ankh-Amon. You can see for example, the intricate workmanship and the tiniest details of the contents of the articles packed for this boy Pharaoh to accompany him to the next world. You'll also have the option to visit the Mummy Room, where you can see those of some of Egypt's most famous pharaohs, like Ramesses II. Maybe during your time at the museum you will feel that special energetic pull to a former time and life as you gaze at some of the artifacts.

We return to the hotel later afternoon. You have free time. Dinner is on your own.
Overnight Giza. The Oasis Hotel.

Day 5. Friday,
March 30. Flight to Sohag; To Abydos (B/L/D)

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Left to Right: Abydos: Abydos Temple, the Osirieon, Flower of Life design, Wall Paney of the Djed Pillar

We have an early morning transfer to the airport for our flight to Sohag in Middle Egypt. Upon arrival, we gather our luggage and board our private motorcoach for our transfer to Abydos, arriving late morning. We're here at the cradle of the oldest dynasties, the holy city that was the burial place for the first kings of a unified Pharoanic Egypt. Ancient Egyptians were required to make a pilgrimage here at least once in their lifetimes; today we make ours!

After we check in and enjoy our grooup lunch at the hotel,
we gather for a Group Meeting & Presentation by Speaker Mark Amaru Pinkham: Egyptian Alchemy and the Sacred Order of the Osirian Priest/Priestesshood. The Temple of Seti I is dedicated to Osiris, 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. In his book The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom, Mark Amaru Pinkham writes about this, and will share some of this information while we're here at this sacred site today.

In the late afternoon we enter the Temple of Seti I with our Egyptologist, Dr. Vivian Zaki to explore the various rooms that are temples to the various Neters. 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. The Ptolemaic temple contains some of the best-preserved wall panels in all of Egypt, with colors that are still vivid!

One of the highlights of our visit will be to the mysterious Osireion, built with gigantic stones only found in one other place in Egypt - the Valley Temple next to the Sphinx that we visited 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 will see the ancient symbol of the Flower of Life. We'll explore the meaning of this symbol which, according to Sacred Geometry, is the building block of all life! As well as who painted it on the pillar here. Take some time to meditate and focus, and see what might be revealed to you through psychic archaeology.

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 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.

Afterwards we return to the hotel. Dinner with the group at the hotel. Overnight Abydos. The House of Life Hotel

Day 6. Saturday, March 31. To Dendera; To Luxor (B/Box L/D)

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Left to Right: Dendera - Top of Hathor Column at Temple, Wall Panel in the Crypt, Dendera Zodiac,
Luxor: Sobek Statue in Luxor Museum

After breakfast we have a Group Meeting and Presentation by Mark Amaru Pinkham: Hathor and the Path of The Nourishing Mother.

We then depart Abydos for Dendera, arriving later morning at the magnificent temple dedicated to the Neter Hathor, the wife of Horus. Dendera is a Greek transliteration of the Egyptian Enet-t-neter ("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 the Crypt we'll explore some of the controversial theories about the amazing panels on the walls. Do the light-bulb like objects (Crooke's Tubes) represent an ancient technology of electricity, or some other form of energy known to and utilized by the ancient Khemetians? Or, 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.

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, among the powerful  transformational energies of this sacred site, Andrea and Mark will facilitate your Initiation into the Greater Mysteries of Hathor and the Divine Feminine. In Her role as the great Goddess of Earthly Love and Healing, Hathor will bestow upon you the energies that will take you into the higher frequencies of Unconditional Love in your Cosmic Heart.

After enjoying our box lunch, we continue to Luxor, arriving late afternoon.
We check into our hotel. You have a bit of free time before our group dinner at the hotel.
Overnight Luxor. The Eatabe Luxor

Day 7. Sunday, April 1. Luxor: Karnak Temple, with Sekhmet Chapel & Precinct of Mut; Luxor Temple (B)

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Left to Right: Luxor - Karnak: Sekhmet Statue, Holy of Holies, Festival Hall of Thuthmosis III, Mut Statue at the Precinct of Mut;
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We're off this morning to Karnak Temple to visit 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. As with the Goddess Isis, Sekhmet seems to have recently been reinvented, and 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 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. Through meditation, we will 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. One of ancient Egypt's most complex theologies was the worship surrounding Amun. He represented absolute holiness, and in this regard he was different then any other Egyptian deity. He was so holy that He remained independent of the created universe. He was associated with the air as an invisible force, which facilitated His growth as a supreme deity. 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 we can meditate 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. Take a few quiet moments to meditate and invite in the energies of this ancient Order that still exists on the higher planes today, and receive any messages that might be bestowed upon you. Be open to the Gifts of Spirit that you're sure to receive.

Our last stop at Karnak will be at the Precinct of Mut, which was opened in November 2014, after having been closed for over fifteen years. Mut is the consort of Amun-Ra, the male Neter to whom Karnak is dedicated. She is the quintessence of the Divine Feminine, the Mother. Intimately connected with Sekhmet; it's possible that in the very ancient past, they were one and the same. We'll have time to wander among the many powerfully palpable statues of Mut and to
near them in order to connect with her energy of Unconditional Love.

We return to the hotel. You have the afternoon free. Lunch is on your own.

Our evening visit under the stars to magnificent Luxor Temple is 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 meditation to support you to connect more fully with your Third Eye intuitive energies, to bring that which is usually hidden from your conscious self into the Light, for your continued spiritual evolution.

We return to hotel. You have free time. Dinner is on your own. Overnight Luxor. The Eatabe Luxor Hotel.

Day 8. Monday, April 2. Luxor: Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride; Valley of the Kings;
Hatshepsut’s Temple; Embark Cruise Ship for Nile Cruise (B/L/D)

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Left to Right: Luxor - West Bank: Hot Air Balloon Ride, Tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut's Temple, Colossus of Memnon

Optional Tour: Hot Air Balloon Ride - Depart the hotel 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 you depart your gondola, you'll be transported back to the hotel, just in time for breakfast. And to leave with the group for our day's activities.

After breakfast we depart across the Nile to the
West Bank, which includes the Necropolis of Thebes 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, 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 for a few minutes to connect with the energies of this remarkable Pharaoh, inviting in the energy of the Divine Feminine.

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, better known as Akhenaten.

We return to Luxor and embark our cruise ship. After checking into our cabins, we enjoy lunch onboard. 

After lunch we gather for a
Group Meeting and Presentation by Mark Amaru Pinkham: Atlantis 15,000 BCE and the Dragon Dynasties of Ancient Egypt.

Afterwards Vivian, Andrea and Mark will take you 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? Ptah? 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.

Return to the cruise ship. Dinner onboard. Overnight Cruise Ship.

Day 9. Tuesday, April 3. Nile Cruise: Day of Sailing (B/L/D)

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Left to Right: Scenes along the Nile during the Cruise

Today you have time to relax and enjoy cruising the ancient Nile. As you sit up on the sun deck of the cruise ship you'll see the countryside drift by. At some point you'll see life as it's been for thousands of years on the banks of this life-bestowing river...simple, primitive  and ongoing.  Breathe...relax...enjoy!

In the evening we arrive in Edfu. All meals onboard. Overnight Cruise Ship.

Day 10. Wednesday, April 4. Nile Cruise: Edfu and Kom Ombo (B/L/D)

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Left to Right: Edfu - Holy of Holies; Kom Ombo - Kom Ombo Temple, Wall Paney of Horus and Sobek

We depart for an early morning visit to Edfu Temple, dedicated to the Neter Horus, son of Isis and Osiris. He's 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 explore the various temples 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. (Note the Orbs in this photo taken in the Holy of Holies! The Light Beings are definitely there!)

We return to the cruise ship for breakfast and continue our sail up the Nile on our way to Aswan, in Upper Egypt. You have free time to enjoy sailing today. Perhaps you'd like to enjoy the on-board jacuzzi on the upper sun deck. Or maybe take a dip in the open-air swimming pool. If you'd like to book a long relaxing massage, the ship's massage therapist will be ready and waiting for you.

In the late afternoon we round a bend in the Nile and behold the Temple of Kom Ombo, a magnificent edifice of energy-filled ruins overlooking the river. 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. You will have meditation time to receive your initiation to balance the Light & Dark within yourself.

Afterwards we return to the cruise ship.
Free time. Continue sailing; we arrive Aswan during the night. All meals onboard.
Overnight Cruise Ship.

Day 11. Thursday,
April 5. Aswan: Optional Tour to Abu Simbel; Elephantine Island;
Felucca (Sail Boat) Ride (B/L/D)

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Left to Right: Abu Simbel; Elephantime Island: Granite Shrine, Feluccas (Sail Boats) on the Nile

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 to the cruise ship. Arrive in time for lunch onboard.

Awake this morning to 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. 

Those who are not taking the optional tour will have time this morning for rest and relaxation. Lunch onboard.

After lunch we'll depart to Elephantine Island, named for the Greek word meaning 'elephant'. The more common name for the city by ancient Egyptians was Sehel, which also meant 'elephant'. The name describes the city's function as a gate to the South, since elephants were basically brought from the Nubian lands souther 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 who created children and their ka at their conception. The ka is the double that lingered on in the tomb inhabiting the body or even statues of the deceased, but was also independent of the body and could move, eat and drink at will.) Khnum is believed by some experts to have been a pre-dynastic Neter. He was the guardian of the source of the Nile, and was originally a Nile god who became a helper of Hapi, the present-day Neter associated with the Nile. Then his role changed from the river god to the one who made sure that the right amount of silt was released into the water during the Nile's annual inundation. He worked with the silt, the soil that the ancient potters used, and thus became the great potter who not only molded men and women, but who molded the Neters themselves, and even the world. We'll take time for individual meditation. Open your heart 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 next to this ancient artifact. Will you discover who built it? When? And why?

Then we'll enjoy a ride on a felucca, a Nubian sailboat, a peaceful and serene sail on the Nile. Bring your camera!

Return to the cruise ship. All meals onboard. Overnight Cruise Ship.

Day 12. Friday,
April 6. Aswan: Disembark Cruise Ship; Temple of Isis; Unfinished Obelisk;
Optional Sound & Light Show at the Temple of Isis (B)

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Left to Right: Aswan: Temple of Isis - Holy of Holies; Unfinished Obelisk; Spice Market

After breakfast we visit a Papyrus Institute, where you’ll see a demonstration of how papyrus is made. And hear about how the papyrus plants are unfortunately dying out due to environmental pressures. You’ll also have the opportunity to shop for that perfect papyrus for yourself and / or someone else.

We'll also visit the local souk, or marketplace, where 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! We'll also 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.

We then return to the cruise ship; check out, disembark and transfer to our luxurious hotel located on a hill overlooking the city. Take time to settle into your room. Enjoy the hotel's excellent spa facilities. Perhaps you'd like to unwind with a massage or sauna? And then a dip in the pool? Lunch is on your own.

In the afternoon we depart for the Temple of Isis 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 meditation 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.

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!

Return to the hotel. You have free time. Dinner is on your own.

OPTIONAL TOUR: Sound & Light Show at the Temple of Isis.

Overnight Aswan. Basma Hotel.

Day 13. Saturday, April 7. Return flight to Cairo; Free Time (B)


Left to Right: Giza - Oasis Hotel: Swimming Pool Area, Sauna,

We check out of the hotel this morning and depart to the airport. We board our return flight to Cairo. On arrival we transfer back to our hotel in Giza. After checking into our rooms you have free time to rest. Lunch is on your own. Perhaps enjoy the swimming pool, take advantage of the spa facilities or enjoy a relaxing massage. 

In the later afternoon we gather for our last Group Meeting and Presentation by Mark Amaru Pinkham: The Ancient Worldwide Order of Sacred Scientists and the Pyramids of Giza.

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

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

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Left to Right: Giza Plateau - The Great Pyramid: Grand Gallery, Resonance Box in the Upper Chamber,
Andrea Mikana-Pinkham in the Resonance Box (2000)

Morning Optional Tour: Old Cairo, including the Alabaster Mosque - 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 Mosque, or Alabaster Mosque, one of Cairo's most famous landmarks.

OR, you have free time this morning to rest, relax, meditate and prepare for our entrance in to the Great Pyramid.
Lunch is on your own.

In the later afternoon we depart for our PRIVATE ENTRANCE into the Great Pyramid. As we climb up through the Ascending Passage and the Grand Gallery watch out for Orbs - a sure sign that Light Beings are with us!

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 play their
lapis and quartz crystal bowl to assist you to activate your inner alchemical force in your chakra centers of power along your spine. Your inner Ba or Spirit will awaken and rise up and you'll be a Kheper, the “Arisen One,” a term derived from Khephri, the “resurrected” beetle.

A Sharing from
SSJs Director Andrea Mikana-Pinkham

The Stargate in the King's Chamber

Since the first time I set foot in the King's Chamber of the Great Pyramid in 1999, I've had many spiritual and paranormal experiences that to my mind and heart prove to me that there is a Stargate, an interdimensional portal of epic proportions, in this enigmatic structure. And I'm not the only one! Many people who have traveled to Egypt with me over the last ten years have also had life-altering positive transformations there during and after our private entrances, which are replete with meditation, chanting, toning and prayer.

My first time to spend private time in the King's Chamber was during a site inspection that my husband Mark Amaru Pinkham and I made to Egypt in 1999, before leading our first tour there in 2000. We received the great blessing of a private entrance into the Great Pyramid, compliments of our generous ground operator in Cairo. We had almost two hours alone inside, just for the two of us. It was awesome, to say the least!

We took turns lying in the resonance box (photo above) to meditate. My peaceful meditation was filled with visions of a past life I'd had in Egypt. I was able to travel through the layers of no-time to experience what had occurred during an initiation in that very chamber. I gained great understanding and spiritual growth that has continued to inspire me during this lifetime. It was truly a very revealing and spiritually defining experience!

While Mark took his turn to meditate in the box, I sat in the middle of the room and chanted in Sanskrit for over an hour. (For those of you who may not be familiar with it, Sanskrit is an energy language, downloaded by the ancient enlightened masters from India, and taught in the Vedas and other spiritual texts. Chanting the various syllables enlivens specific areas in the body's chakras, releases energy and thus moves the transformative kundalini energy to ascend from the root to the crown, to create a dynamic shift in consciousness and spiritual growth.) Needless to say, my consciousness shifted immensely during my chanting, and I reached realms of bliss and joy I'd seldom experienced before. Later, as we exited the pyramid, I found that I didn't have words to accurately share what had happened to me. I felt invisible, knowing that I'd been altered at a very deep cellular memory level. This transcendent feeling stayed with me for many days, as we continued our journey south to Luxor and Aswan, and assisted me in reaching higher states of consciousness as we meditated in the sacred temples in those locations.

Here are a few experiences of our past group members on our Sacred Sites Journeys, during our time in the King's Chamber:

got into the resonance box and lay on his back, arms to his sides and legs stretched out. During his few minutes that he spent meditating, I was standing beside the box holding sacred space for him and could see that he never moved. When his time was over, as we helped him out of the box to return to his seat, I could see that he was deeply moved by his experience. Several days later I was honored when he asked me if he could share it with me. He said that during his meditation, he'd felt enormous amounts of energy surging through his body and that he'd rocked back and forth so hard from side to side that he was worried that he was going to crack his head on the side of the box. He'd felt his kundalini move through all his chakras. When I told him that he'd never moved a muscle, needless to say, he was astounded!

When we enter the King's Chamber, I invite our group members to place their sacred power objects on an altar cloth that I place on the floor in the middle of the room. There have been several very unusual occurrences to these object, mainly to crystals, that have taken place during our meditations. Taryn placed her very clear quartz crystal pendant on the altar at the beginning of our meditation. When she picked it up afterwards she was amazed to see it contained pyramid-shapes within it!

At a different time with a different group, Mattje had placed a huge crystal point on the altar in the center of the chamber before our meditation began. After almost two hours of our toning, she discovered it had broken into two pieces!

There are many many more stories that I could share. For now, I hope I've given you enough to ponder and mull over in your mind and heart about what you too can experience, what your unique "magical moments" could be in the King's Chamber, as well as at the sacred temples we visit during our Spiritual Journey into Secret Egypt.

We return to the hotel, where we enjoy our Farewell Dinner with the group. As we enjoy our last meal together here in this ancient land, we take time to share some of our more memorable experiences, knowing we'll be forever changed in very positive ways!
Overnight Giza. The Oasis Hotel.

Day 15. Monday, April 9. Depart Egypt (B)

Tour ends after breakfast. Check out and transfer to the Cairo International Airport. Depart Egypt on your own. - Sacred Sites Journeys can arrange an optional private transfer to the airport at the end of your journey. Once you have registered and your international airfare is booked,  we can give you a quote for these additional services.

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


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Your Sacred Sites Journey to EGYPT Includes:
- Flights in Egypt: Cairo/Sohag and Aswan/Cairo
- 4*accommodations: The Oasis Hotel in Giza; Eatabe Luxor Hotel in Luxor & Basma Hotel in Aswan; includes daily buffet breakfast, hotel taxes and service charges
- 5* accommodations on the Cruise ship, including shore excursions and all meals
- Other meals: 4 lunches, 4 dinners
- Baggage handling at airport and hotels
- Pre-paid gratuities
- All site entrance fees

- 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
- Mark Amaru Pinkham - Featured Speaker author, astrologer, shamanic practitioner and teacher of the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries
- Excellent English-speaking Egyptologist/Tour Guide Dr. Vivian Zaky, PhD.
- Meditations/Initiations at pyramids and sacred temples facilitated by Andrea Mikana-Pinkham & Mark Amaru Pinkham
GIZA & Nearby Area:
- Private entrance into the Great Pyramid
- Visit to the Giza Plateau: Includes the Valley Temple of Khafre, the Sphinx and other possible on-the-spot entries into tombs
- Visit to an Aromatherapist to learn about the ancient Egyptian practice of scent alchemy; optional psychic reading
- Sakkara, with visit to the Serapeum, the Step Pyramid and the "hospital"
- Entrance into the Red Pyramid and visit Bent Pyramid in Dashour
ABYDOS: - Temple of Osiris, including the Osierion, where you will view the Flower of Life
DENDERA: - Temple of Hathor, including the famous Dendera Zodiacs, the Crypt and the Birth House of Isis

- Karnak Temple, including meditation in the incomparable Sekhmet Chapel/Shrine in the Temple of Ptah
- Luxor Temple under the starry skies
- On the West Bank: Valley of the Kings (enter 3 tombs), plus option to visit Tomb of Tutankhamun; Hatshepsut's Temple to Amun
- Retail Therapy at Radwan Jewelers & Gallery
- Temple of Horus at Edfu    - Dual Temple of Sokbek and Haoeris at Kom Ombo

- The Temple of Isis on the island of Agilkia
- Unfinished Obelisk
- Temples of Khnum and Satet on Elephantine Island
- Felucca/sailboat ride on the Nile in Aswan
- Retail Therapy at wholesale scarf and galabayah warehouse, spice market and papyrus institute
- Visit to the Egyptian Museum
- Special Welcome and Farewell Dinners

- Temples at Abu Simbel, built by Ramses II for the love of his life, Queen Nefertari
- Aswan: Sound & Light Show at the Temple of Isis
- Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the West Bank of the Nile
- Cairo: Old Cairo

-  Roundtrip international airfare to Cairo, Egypt
- Egypt Tourist Visa (Currently: $15.00 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 (Must be valid for 6 months after the date of the tour.)
- Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, internet service and telephone calls. Any item not specifically detailed on the website or the final itinerary

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with Host Andrea Mikana-Pinkham

EGYPT (Part 1): Mysteries of Egypt's Sacred Sites
Guest: Vivian Zaki, PhD, Egyptologist
To listen to an Mp3 recording of this program,
Click here

Links to Andrea Mikana-Pinkham's PHOTO ALBUMS on FACEBOOK
EGYPT: Giza Plateau

EGYPT: Ancient Technology at Giza, Dashour & Saqqara

EGYPT: The Temple of Hathor at DENDERA

EGYPT: Temple of Osiris at ABYDOS

EGYPT: Various locations

EGYPT: The Unfinished Obelisk & Quarry at ASWAN

EGYPT: Ancient Technology at Abusir and Abu Ghurob

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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. - DenmarkEgypt-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.  I can't wait to go back. Liz K - MDEgypt-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

I felt throughout our journey that everyone treated us as VIPs. I will use your service in the future. Andrea is the best!
Nancy S - AK

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

Andrea is an excellent tour director and our Egyptologist was an exceptional guide! Michael B - 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

The trip to Egypt exceeded all my expectations. The November weather was perfect with hot sunny daysEgypt-LRen.jpg (7632 bytes)
 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
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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

I loved the Sacred Journey to Egypt! I had a great time! Andrea and her staff did a wonderful job! I want to go back!
Dottie D - CA

I'd love to write an eloquent commentary about my awesome trip to Egypt with Andrea and our group. Unfortunately, it is not possible for me to stuff my profound spiritual and emotional experiences into the limited confines of words. I'll simply say that healing and freedom that began there continues to unfold. I am deeply grateful for all my experiences and I am eager for my next journey to Egypt with Andrea! Patricia C, IL

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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This Sacred Sites Journey to EGYPT is a "GO"!

This tour 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, SSJ will be happy to refer you to our airline consolidator that can assist you to book your airline ticket.

Pre and/or Post Tour Optional Services: Sacred Sites Journeys can arrange a meet/greet upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, and transfer in a private air-conditioned car to the hotel. We can also arrange a private transfer 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.

ARRIVAL: Please arrive on Monday, March 26, 2018 early enough during the day to transfer to the hotel, check in and meet the group for our later afternoon Group Meeting. If you can't arrive in time for this, we suggest that you arrive a day early. Once you register and 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 pre and post tour services.
DEPARTURE: For your departure on Monday, April 9, 2018, the tour ends after breakfast.
You can book your departure for anytime after breakfast, or if you prefer to forego it, anytime after midnight. A breakfast box can be arranged.

Land ONLY, per person double occupancy

$3,199.00 - via check or bank wire *

If you'd like to use your credit card to pay for this journey, please contact Andrea Mikana-Pinkham at for more information.

Single Room Supplement: $495.00 - via check or bank wire *
This is the additional amount you will pay if you choose to have your own private room throughout the journey.

* There is an additional fee of $25.00 for bank wires sent from outside the USA.

Roommates: If you're not traveling with anyone you know, Sacred Sites Journeys will 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.

LUXOR - Hot Air Balloon Ride: $299.00 - via check or bank wire *

ASWAN - Abu Simbel, including roundtrip flight from Aswan: $379.00 - via check or bank wire *

ASWAN - Isis Temple Sound & Light Show: $45.00 - via check or bank wire *

CAIRO - Old Cairo: $58.00 - via check or bank wire *

* There is an additional fee of $25.00 for bank wires sent from outside the USA.

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Our 2018 Sacred Sites Journey to EGYPT ended on April 9th.
Our next spiritual pilgrimage to this ancient land of mysteries and transformation
will be in November 2020.

Spiritual Retreat on the Nile, the Giza Plateau and More…
November 1 - 14, 2020
with Featured Speaker Author Mark Amaru Pinkham,
SSJ’s Director Andrea Mikana-Pinkham
& our Egyptologist Guide Dr Vivian Zaki

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