Web Toolbar by Wibiya The Origins of Ancient Egypt Tour - November 2023 - with Private Visits inside Great Pyramid and The Osirion


November 18th - 30th 2023

Join a host of Megalithomaniacs on the ultimate ‘Grand Tour’ of Egypt. We will see the most remarkable, the most magnificent and the most megalithic temples, pyramids and sacred sites, with private 2-hour access visits inside the Great Pyramid and the enigmatic Osirion at Abydos, as well as 5-star hotels and luxurious Nile cruise. Explore the mysteries of the first female Pharoah, Sobekneferu, accessing rarely visited temples with special guest Andrew Collins, who has unlocked many secrets of ancient Egypt.

Tour Cost:
$6795 USD
Based on double occupancy
Single occupancy supplement: $1700 US
(if you want your own room)
Tour deposit: $700 US

Plus Tip Kitty of $300 per-person to be paid before tour to avoid hassle from sellers in Egypt. The hosts pay it too! See details below.

Please email: info@megalithomania.co.uk
for more info, or any queries.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Cairo – Welcome to the Land of the Pharaohs!
Arrival at Cairo International airport; our friendly representative will be waiting for you! Claim your luggage and he will escort you to the beautiful 5-star Hotel near Giza. Introductory lecture with the speakers/hosts. Sleep well and get ready for the start of your tour. Meals: Dinner / Overnight: Steigenberger pyramids Hotel

Day 2: Medinet el-Madi temple / Pyramid and Labyrinth of Hawara,
In the morning travel by bus to the el-Fayyum Oasis. See the Pyramid of Hawara, built for Amenemhet III, and visit the site of the fabled Egyptian Labyrinth built by the king and completed by his daughter Sobekneferu, who went on to become pharaoh herself. Lunchtime at hotel. In the afternoon visit the Medinet el-Madi temple, built also by Amenemhet III and his son Amenemhet III and dedicated to the snake goddess Renenutet and the crocodile god Sobek. See the final ruins of the temple of Sobek and royal palace of Amenemhet III and Sobekneferu at Widan el-Faras at the heart of Medinet el-Fayum. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Overnight in Helnan Auberge Fayum

Day 3: Qasr el Sagha temple / Lake Moeris / El-Fayoum Oasis
Journey north into the El Fayum desert, lying beyond the Birket Quran, the Lake Moeris of classical times. Arrive at the Qasr el Sagha temple. Built using cyclopean masonry, this mysterious megalithic structure remains an enigma. Devoid of any inscriptions and constructed using polygonal blocks more familiar to pre-Incan Peru than Egypt, it has links with the cult of the crocodile god Sobek, as well as with the female pharaoh Sobek-neferu. Spend the day looking for clues as to who built it, when, and why. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Overnight Steigenberger pyramids Hotel

Day 4: Saqqara / Serapeum / Red and Bent Pyramids
Saqqara. See the enigmatic Serapeum, a labyrinth of underground catacombs housing gigantic sarcophagi once containing mummified bulls. Inspect evidence of advanced technologies behind the construction of these massive granite sarcophagi. Visit the Pyramid of Teti to see the Pyramid Texts, recording the journey of the pharaoh into an afterlife among the stars, and see also the Step Pyramid, built for the pharaoh Djoser around 2675 BCE. Explore its underground chambers and see its enormous sarcophagus. Visit the Pyramids of Dashur. Return to Giza. Overnight Steigenberger pyramids Hotel

Day 5: Giza Plateau / the Sphinx / Private Visit inside Great Pyramid
Visit the Sphinx enclosure, the Valley Temple of Khafre, see the exterior of the three main pyramids and enjoy the panorama view of the whole plateau. Later, experience a private visit of the Great Pyramid. Return to Giza. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Overnight Steigenberger pyramids Hotel

Day 6: Egyptian Museum / Fly to Aswan
Visit the massive Egyptian Museum. We will point out some fascinating evidence of advanced ancient technology, and visit the Akhenaten section, as well as see some rare pieces including an elongated skull that is hidden at the back of an obscure display case. After lunch we head to Cairo airport for a short flight to Aswan. Arrival and transfer to your selected hotel where you will enjoy a magnificent view of the Nile. Meals: Breakfast & Lunch / Overnight: Movenpick Aswan Resort.

Day 7: Aswan Quarry / Temple of Isis / Nubian Museum with Nabta Playa Stone Circle /Afternoon Felucca ride
Today we will return to the source of all, the Great Mother, to receive the blessings of Isis at her beautiful island temple at Philae. This isle represents a fusion of three great civilizations: Egyptian, Greek and Roman. It is also here that numerous giant skeletons were unearthed in 1901, including one that was over eleven feet tall. We will continue our leisurely morning as we sail. Enjoy a felucca boat ride. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Overnight: on board Nile Cruise.

Day 8: Visit Horus Temple at Edfu / Temple of Kom Ombo
Today we will visit Edfu Temple of Horus one of the most well-preserved Temples in Egypt. The side chambers of the Temple show the complexity of ancient rites. They include a healing chamber, a perfumery, and singers’ rooms. One chamber, called the House of Life, stored all of the sacred texts used in seasonal and daily rituals. Horus is associated with higher vision and clarity. The eye of Horus greatly relates to his myth and power. The builders were influenced by the legendary Followers of Horus, a predynastic elite who occupied Egypt, who were thought to have written the Edfu Building Texts that describe dates going back tens of thousands of years. Sail to Kom Ombo, by sunset we will visit the only dual temple in Egypt. This dramatic temple poised between the edge of the river and the encroaching desert sand was dedicated to two gods - Sobek the crocodile god of strength, fortitude, fertility and rebirth, and Horus the hawk-headed son of Isis and Osiris. The duality of light/ dark, yin/yang, conscious/unconscious is obvious in this ancient site. One of the most powerful places in Kom Ombo is the Seat of Neutrality, which is placed on the exact centerline between the parts of the temple that are dedicated to Horus / Sobek and Light/Dark. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner / Overnight: on board Nile Cruise.

Day 9: Karnak Temple / Luxor Temple
After breakfast, we head to the East Bank and explore the ancient city of Thebes (Luxor), the Avenue of Sphinxes leading to the much larger Karnak temple site. After exploring Karnak , including the immense Obelisks and the secret rooms with the powerful Sekhmet statue, we make our way to Luxor Temple; one of the most powerful temples in ancient Egypt, the deity of the site being Amun or Amun-Ra. Beginning in the New Kingdom period, the power of Amun’s priesthood rivalled that of the Pharaoh. Meals: Breakfast & lunch. Overnight: on board Nile Cruise.

Day 10: Abydos and Osirion Private Entrance
After a delicious breakfast we visit the sacred and ancient city of Abydos, the Seti l temple and its famous Kings List, as well as the strange hieroglyphs that some say depict modern technology and flying vehicles! We will descend to the Osirion Temple, discovered in 1903, with the flower of life burnt into the huge stone uprights. The megalithic stonework here is the largest in Egypt and the temple is now free of water so we have arranged private special access for our Megalithomania group to examine this stunning megalithic masterpiece in detail.We continue to the rarely visited site pre-dating the Giza pyramids and the largest mud-brick structure in the world, where a giant 8.ft 6in tall Pharaoh called Khasekhemwy once ruled, who was connected to both Saqqara and Byblos in Lebanon. Breakfast & Dinner. Overnight: Abydos House of Life Hotel

Day 11: Dendera Temple
Visit Dendera, one of the best-preserved complexes, will reveal the famous carvings of the light bulbs in an underground chamber, and many beautiful statues and carvings of Hathor, with a quick hello to the dwarf god 'Bes'. Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch & dinner. Overnight in Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel, Luxor.

Day 12: West Bank / Colossi of Memnon / Ramesseum / Valley of the Kings
Morning visit to Valley of the Kings, to see the tombs of the pharaohs inscribed with sacred transformative texts, including the Books of knowing light and dark, the book of what is in the underworld, the book of caverns, and naming and taming the hours of the night, and many others. We will visit the Colossi of Memnon and the Ramsseum, both with the largest known megalithic statues in Egypt. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Fly to Cairo. Overnight Le Meridien Airport Hotel, Cairo

Day 13: Departure
Breakfast at hotel or breakfast box (if you leave early). Flight back home. Meals: Breakfast / End of service.

Feedback from previous Egyptian Origins Tours

"To say we enjoyed the Egypt Origins trip with Megalithomaniacs in 2022 would be an understatement. The tour company, Soul of Egypt Travel, did an outstanding job of making sure we had a seamless and completely orchestrated holiday. Food, accommodations, and travel details were stress free. As far as the hosts and the content; it was all beyond expectation. Our Egyptian guides, and guest speakers, added amazing depth to the experience at every sight we visited. The ‘private’ access was not limited to the Osirion and the Great Pyramid, but included many little add-ons at each location that clearly were excluded from other tour itineraries’ and were largely orchestrated on demand by our guides based on the group preference. Although this was my first visit to Egypt I am very glad to have spent it with a group of people that were so keen and well versed on the content, history, spirituality, and mythology of Egypt that an association like Megalithomanics attracts. I look forward to continuing my exploration of the ancient world on future Megalithomaniac tours." - Mr A. Stacey

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a wonderful trip. I had high hopes for the tour, and it really did exceed my expectations. The organisation was great from start to finish. The knowledge and insights shared at each of the sites and the talks were really interesting, and made the trip much richer than I could have imagined. So thank you to Soul of Egypt Travel, Megalithomania, and to each of you for the part you played in such a memorable experience." - Nicola D.

"Thanks to Megalithomania for truly epic tour of Egypt and Jordan! The list of highlights is way too long to mention. Suffice to say we got to see more than expected, learned more than expected, and had the pleasure of doing all this in a great travel group of fascinating people. The insights from Hugh, J.J., Jim, Yousef, and the local guides made seeing all these sights for the first time even more exciting. We loved the combination of hotels and the Nile cruise. Getting to walk, climb, and crawl in the Great Pyramid, Bent Pyramid, Osiris Shaft, around the Sphinx, and other areas was amazing. We’re so happy we did the Jordan add-on. So many things to see in Jordan, still, Petra was even more remarkable than we imagined. Hope to see you all on a future trip! - Steve Sadler & Barbara Patrick, USA

"This was the best holiday trip experience in my life so far! Had lots of laughs and fun and I was absolutely stunned and mesmerised by the incredible historical ancient sites and captivated by the remarkable discoveries! I learned so much With your great knowledge insights and will remember this trip and you as a group / tour guides and all the tour hosts ,Forever! The choice of accommodation was impressive and meals was delicious . Thank you Soul of Egypt tours for your excellent arrangements. It was worth every dollar paid for this tour. Highly recommended! Thank you each one in the tour group for everyday’s friendly smiles and chats and I would love if ever it could be possible a reunion with the same group lol! Take care..maybe will see some of you again in the future". - Lariana, UK

"That was the best trip ever! I echo Lariana's hope that we all could get together again sometime. To a person, this was a wonderful, truly compatible and friendly group. The best!" - Aleta and Dave, USA

"Our Megalithomania tour to Egypt and Jordan was everything I wanted it to be and so much more! It was such a special trip shared with a group of like minded souls all interested in searching for the truth about these ancient civilizations. I am an ancient history addict and love to explore alternative theories about the origins of civilization. Hugh Newman, Jim Vieira, Yousef Awyan, and JJ Ainsworth guided and informed our journey every step of the way. It was so special to hear cutting edge theories from experts in the field! I learned a lot and was able to ask many questions, which was so fulfilling! We are definitely booking another Megalithomania tour soon!" - Katy and Jorge Montanez, Mexico/US

"Well what an amazing holiday, still resonating now with me as I'm sure it is with you too. Nobody does it like Megalithomania, thanks to Hugh and Jj, Jim Vieira, the Soul of Egypt team; Amro, Ahmed our wonderful guides; Yousef, Ehab, Adel, we walked betwwen worlds together. Great hotels, opulent dining all in stunning locations and in really good company which meant I may have started that journey alone but it ended with fond farewells to a couple of dozen or so new friends, thanks for putting up with me! " - Tony Chinn, UK

Read Hugh's article about the Giants of Ancient Egypt here or click on the image below.

Egypt Tour Price includes
- All hotels
- Domestic flight tickets Cairo - Aswan / Luxor - Cairo
- Private visit inside the Great Pyramid
- Private Visit at The Osirion at Abydos
- Pick up airport transfers
- Drop off airport transfers
- Daily breakfast starting the second day
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner meals while on board cruise
- Meals as indicated on each day
- Unlimited Bottle mineral water each day
- Farewell dinner in Cairo included
- English speaking Egyptologist / Tour guides
- Private arrangements throughout
- Well trained drivers and Luxury air conditioned Vehicles

Price does not include
- Entry visa, international flight tickets.
- Entry of the Royal Mummies room at the Egyptian Museum
- Tipping Kitty To be paid to Soul Of Egypt Travel in advance: USD $300.00, per person. They will take care of tipping everyone on your behalf (staff at hotels, Nile cruise, guards, drivers, reps, …etc.). This is standard procedure in Egypt. This tipping excludes your tour guide.
- Pocket money, personal expenses, laundry, phone calls, optional tours, etc.…
- Tipping for your Egyptologist tour guide
- Any un-mentioned item.
- Drinks, meals other than included above.
- Wi-Fi
- All kind of tips at hotels, portage , tour guide …etc.
- Travel Insurance
- Any other unmentioned items.


We cannot be held responsible for any injury, accident or stolen goods - please get travel insurance and relevant visas before booking this tour and have a passport with at least 3 months past the end date of the tour.
We are happy to try to and match our guests with a suitable roommate for those who are traveling alone. If we are unable to do this, you will be responsible to pay for the single supplement. Early registration will facilitate this process.
Please hold off booking your international flights, until the tour is confirmed in writing via email. We cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred.
Itinerary and hosts may be subject to change if circumstances arise beyond reasonable control and if we cancel the tour you will get a full refund minus any paypal or bank fees.
Normally we proceed booking the tour up to one year ahead, for last minute bookings; we might need to charge supplement for domestic flight tickets; if the available seats are based on business class or different hotel / cruise in case no availability to get accommodated at the same hotel /cruise of the group. In case space is available; we will not charge any supplement.
Full payment and passport details must be received by August1st 2023 at the latest (see above)
The $700.00 are non-refundable deposit.
180 days prior to arrival date, 25% from your tour price will be charged as cancellation fees. (plus bank fees).
90 days prior to arrival date, 50% from your tour price will be charged as cancellation fees. (plus bank fees).
60 days prior to arrival date, 75% from your tour price will be charged as cancellation fees. (plus bank fees).
30 days prior arrival date a 100% from your tour price will be charged as cancellation fees.
For domestic flight tickets; cancellation fees will be applied as per the policy of the supplier.
If you have chosen, decided to leave the tour, you will be requested to inform us in writing; you will receive a "Tour Sign out form". No refund is offered from our side for the leftover portion of the tour. Soul of Egypt Travel will have no accountability for banishment or any other expenditures which may occur due to such an event.
Soul of Egypt Travel is not accountable; nor legally responsible, will NOT pay you any reimbursement if our obligations have been affected by any unforeseen circumstances that we are not able to avoid. Hereunder; we will list examples but not limited items of the force majeure cases: War, threat of war, terrorist activities, civil discord with its consequences or the risk of such activity, riot, Esna lock closure while boarding Nile Cruise, natural or atomic disasters, fire, chemical or biological disasters and adverse weather, sea, ice and river conditions, and/or similar occasions.