Sacred Journey 2020
Awaken and Remember your soul connection to all of life in this Sacred Land of Egypt
You are bathed in teh warmth of orange and deep pinks.
A gentle breeze caresses your body as you relax into a slower pace of life. The last rays of evening sun cast a golden glow across the land and the gentle movement of the river lulls you into a deep peace and connection with all.
You feel a deep bliss and gratitude for the day you spent with a tribe of spiritually minded seekers from all walks of life. You have a sense of belonging to this family of Like-Minded Travellers.
Where Are You?
Sailing down the River Nile in Egypt with a group of heart centred seekers, who have come together to experience the sacredness and glory of Egypt for themselves.
Egypt, the mysterious land that has been calling to travellers for a very long time indeed. A land where the ancient stones speak with resonant, clear voices. Where one must listen for the spirit of the past to reveal its mysteries to you.
You sit in a covered terrace with a cool glass of hibiscus. You are just back from visiting a temple that artists like you decorated two thousand years ago an experience that will help you connect deeply to your own divine energy.
You have tapped into the mystery of the Goddess who’s energy inhabits the temple to this very day. As you dip your brush into a swirl of vibrant colour the texture of the paints and oils merge with the canvas and allow your own creative Goddess flow through you to create your own masterpiece.
When you are finished your art with Lora, our group will meet to share our experiences of the day through a sharing circle and meditation led by Ber and connect to the deep energy still held in Egypt.
Of Art and Spirit
A creative journey in a land filled with mystery and ancient wisdom. A journey that begins with a visit to the Great Pyramid and Sphinx of Egypt.
Here in a place where Ancient and Modern stand side by side you get to experience one of the ancient wonders of the world firsthand. As you enter the Great Pyramid this sacred place of mystery and initation you have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of priests and priestesses who climbed the very same steps you will to the Kings Chamber.
From there we move to the magnificent Sphinx as she gazes eastwards towards the rising sun, ever honouring the light that the sun brings after the darkness of night.
Here in Egypt we enter into a place that has left us with more questions than answers as to exactly why this great monument was built by our ancestors…
We visit the Great Pyramid, one of the wonders of the world, the Temples of Hatshepsut, Abydos, Dendara and more.
We will be enjoying stays at the Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids Hotel, Basma Hotel, Dahabiya (sail boat), Hotel El Gezira Garden, House of Life Hotel and La Passage Airport Hotel
Lora Murphy will guide you in creating your own art pieces with her wealth of knowledge and experience and see the Fayum portraits, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world.
February 14th - 26th
Day 1 & 2
Feb 14th, Arrive at Cairo Airport to be met by our assistant and guided through customs and then taken to our hotel, Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids hotel.
Feb 15th, We start with an early morning visit to the Great Pyramid, one of the wonders of the world. Here we enter into a place that has left us with more questions than answers as to exactly why this great monument was built by our ancestors.
After visiting the pyramid we head over to the Sphinx. Here we get to see and experience the amazing Sphinx as she gazes eastwards towards the rising sun for over 12,000 years. We leave the Giza Plateaux and take our coach to Saqqara where we see the step pyramid and head into the underground serapeum, a truly amazing burial or ritual place from the age of Taurus.
Then on to the pyramid of Unas where we find the pyramid texts. After leaving Saqqara our coach will take us to a lovely traditional Egyptian garden restaurant for lunch and a cool drink. In the afternoon we visit the Cairo Museum where apart from seeing some of Egypt’s finest treasures you get to see the Fayum portraits, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world. That evening we take a flight to Aswan and check into the Basma Hotel for some well earned rest after a busy day.
Day 3 & 4
Sail the Nile
Feb 16th, Breakfast at the Basma hotel, overlooking the city of Aswan with its stunning views of the River Nile and surrounding Nubian land. You may want to take a swim in the hotel pool before we head to our motor boat to cross to the beautiful island of Philae Island and Elephantine. That evening we check into our own private Dahabiya (sail boat). From the boat you can walk to the Aswan market, a treasure trove of all things Egyptian and Nubian.
Feb 17th, We leave Aswan on our Dahabiya and your art journey begins. You will be inspired by the experience of sailing on the River Nile and the timeless country side you pass, this will add to your creativity while under the guidance of Lora. The benefit of having our own private boat is we do not have to stick to the rigid schedule of the bigger cruise boats and we take breaks at a time that suits us.
Day 5 & 6
Travel in Style
Feb 18th, We continue sailing but also stop at two temples, Kom Ombo a short walk from our boat and Edfu Temple where we take a horse and carriage through the streets of Edfu to the temple. On returning to our Dahabiya we sail on towards Luxor.
Feb 19th, After sailing over night we dock in Luxor. We will have breakfast on board, disembark and transfer to our Hotel El Gezira Garden on the West Bank of Luxor. After everybody is checked in and had lunch, Lora will once again begin to guide you with her knowledge and experience of creating art pieces. Later in the afternoon we will visit Luxor Temple (The Temple of Man). After the temple visit we will take you to our favourite bookshop in Egypt, Aboudi bookshop, where you can also get a really good cup of coffee in the bookshop Cafe. There are lots of gift shops on this street with lovely jewelerry and crystals.
Day 7 & 8 & 9
Feb 20th, Today you will be working with Lora on your art and in the evening if you choose, you can visit the small local shops and crafts around the Hotel.
Feb 21st, We will visit the valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the few female Pharaohs of Egypt. In the afternoon you will have time to continue with your art.
Feb 22nd, We are off to visit the town of Abydos. Tonight we stay at the House of Life hotel. We can relax after our bus journey from Luxor and also have some guided meditation from Ber and share in our circle how the journey has been for you.
Feb 23rd, An early morning start to the Temple of Seti and Osirion. Here as we travel a short distance from the hotel before sunrise we get our private time. Private time is booked at least one year in advance as we must have permission from the minister of antiquities. There is a high price to pay and only certain groups get the permission. We are very fortunate to have got this. In the temple we get to meditate in the silence of the early morning in the room of dreams and after we get access to the Osirion a place that very few people have access to. Up to three years ago no amount of money could get you access.
This is possibly the oldest remaining temple in Egypt dating back to over 10,000 BC and here we also find the Flower of Life ( geometric blueprint of all of life on earth) on the pillars. After this amazing experience we return to the hotel for breakfast and showers etc. Then we take to the road again this time to the beautiful feminine temple of Dendara. A temple dedicated to the many aspects of Isis as a female ; The mother, the lover and the spiritual magic of death and rebirth. Here we also find a very clear paintings of early astrology on the ceilings with vivid colours still intact today. We also get to visit the underground Crypt another mystery of Egypt. We will get Lunch at one of the local restraunts on route back to Luxor. It will be a long day but well worth the effort.
Day 10 & 11 & 12
Feb 24th, A free day to do as you please.
Feb 25th, We will spend the morning in Luxor. Some of you may want to revisit the temples, finish off your art pieces or shop. In the afternoon we fly to Cairo, check into La Passage Airport Hotel and time permitting visit the Khan el-Khalili souk (market), the oldest market in Egypt and the Middle East.
Feb 26th, Flights from Cairo to your home town. There is a free shuttle bus from La Passage hotel to the airport every 30 mins.
$2850 per person sharing
$3350 single available
Deposit of $500 to be paid on registration. Please note we have a lot of interest already and can only guarantee your place with a paid deposit and return of the Registration and Waiver forms which are available on requests.
If you choose to pay by deposit your balance of $2,350 (or $2,850 for single option) is due by 25th September 2019
- Hotel and boat accommodations
- Breakfast every morning
- Evening meal for eight nights
- Lunch for while on the Dahabiya
- Two internal flights
- All entrance fees to the sites on the itinerary
- Transport to and from Airport to hotels in Egypt
- Private bus to the sites and temples
- Hands on art tutoring from Lora
- Sharing circles, meditations, and group readings with Ber
What's Not Included
- Your round trip from your hometown to Cairo
- Evening meal while in Cairo, Aswan and Abydos. Evening meals x4
- Your lunches (lunch is very reasonable in Egypt)
- Water and other drinks
- Personal spending
- Travel insurance You must have your own travel insurance
- Tips to Guides etc