Lost Technologies Tour of Ancient Egypt

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You are invited to join a unique tour with a dynamic team of leaders in the mysterious and beautiful heart of Egypt.

Chris Dunn, author of: "The Giza Power Plant" and "Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt" (soon to be published in Arabic), is returning to the field to focus on hard evidence and discussion about reasonable, down-to-earth explanations for the anomalies and artifacts that are found throughout Egypt.

For the past ten years, Chris’s work has focused primarily on the manufacturability of ancient stonework, including the symmetry and precision of the Ramses statues at Luxor, as well as other locations such as the boxes in the Serapeum. Along with the exploration and examination of sophisticated stonework, this tour will also explore the sophisticated application of acoustics in the pyramids as well as the temples in the South.

Leading discussions on this topic is sound engineer Robert Vawter. Robert has spent a lifetime working with concert and theatrical sound systems in live venues large and small. He also has a degree in Archaeology, and has spent decades studying ancient Egypt and the pyramids. In 1997, Robert mapped the frequencies found within the SenNeferU pyramid at Dashur, from which he composed “The SeNeferU Sequence”. His work has been cited in numerous books, including The Giza Power Plant.

Facilitating and guiding this tour is well-known and charismatic Egyptian Egyptologist, Mohamed Ibrahim. Mohamed is one of a new breed of Egyptian Egyptologists who respects his roots and the education he received in university, but also accepts that there is much more to learn about his ancestors’ technical accomplishments. Mohamed will provide historical and cultural context throughout the tour.

It is this team’s mission to provide travellers with a stimulating, educational and exciting experience. Each guest will receive a unique souvenir booklet that will provide each day’s itinerary and photographs of select artifacts and sites to be visited. Before arriving on site each day, Chris, Robert, or Mohamed will speak about the content for that day, assuring that everyone receives complete and thorough information. The booklet will include space for notes, so questions can be jotted down for later discussion or, as appropriate, on site.

This tour has limited capacity and we anticipate that it will fill quickly. As there is already a high level of interest, we encourage you to make your reservation soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email at losttechtouregypt@gmail.com

Day 01   (Wednesday, March 14, 2018) Cairo

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Our team will meet you upon arrival in Cairo and guide you through the airport to an air-conditioned modern coach for transfer to our five star hotel located near the Egyptian Museum. At around 5:00 PM we will all meet in a conference room for introductions and distribution of materials to use during the tour. This will be followed by a welcome dinner.

Overnight Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir Cairo (D.B)

Day 02 (Thursday, March 15, 2018) Abydos and Denderah

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Following breakfast and a 50 minute flight to Sohag International Airport, we will take a short drive to the Temple of Abydos to delve into its spell binding and mysterious interior spaces. After receiving Mohamed's teaching within the temple, he will guide us deeper into the temple where we are drawn into bright sunshine and the confines of the famous Osirian - a remarkable and seemingly industrial looking subterranean structure that is built from massive precisely cut and fitted blocks of granite. Following that, we will visit the incredible Temple of Hathor at Denderah. This structure sits like a jewel in the desert and displays extraordinary precision in its construction. Enjoy the intricate Star maps depicted on the ceilings and the colorful pantheon within the architraves in the magnificent Hypostyle Hall. Go deeper into the temple and find more amazing nooks and crannies waiting to reveal their mysteries. Visit the famous subterranean Crypt, known for its plethora of bas-relief wall carvings, such as the "Denderah Lightbulb". Before, during and after this visit, Chris will explain more "hidden in plain site" secrets of this amazing Temple.

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After visiting Denderah, we will be transported to Luxor and will embark on the Nile Quest, a newly fitted floating palace where we will become billeted in superlative comfort for 7 glorious days and nights of enchantment. Nile Cruises have a charm and energy like nowhere else on Earth. Sometimes that energy becomes spontaneous and an evening gathering in the lounge or top deck by the pool in the moonlight will turn into joyful rekindling of ancient memories that refresh and inspire.

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Overnight Nile Quest Cruise (B.L.D)

Day 03  (Friday, March 16, 2018) West Bank - Valley of the Kings

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After breakfast we will embark on our exploration of the sites on the West Bank including Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. Then we’ll drive to our floating palace on the Nile where we will have lunch and relax. Later, if so inclined and with time available, guests may do some shopping before our evening visit to the famous Luxor Temple, with its many finely crafted and precise giant Ramses II statues.

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Overnight Nile Quest Cruise (B.L.D)

Day 04 (Saturday, March 17, 2018) Karnak Temple

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Today we will get an early start after breakfast and spend the entire morning at the Karnak Temple and see numerous Ramses II statues, as well as the “trunkless legs of stone”, referred to by Greek historian Diodorus Siculus who quoted in his writings: .... “King of Kings Ozymandias am I. If any want to know how great I am and where I lie, let him outdo me in my work". There are many example of ancient technology to be seen here as well as places that are rarely being visited by tourists, like The Open Air Museum. We will visit the unique Sekhmet Chapel, that has been hailed by many who have visited as profoundly influencing and powerful. Following we will drive back to the boat, cast off, and set sail on our Nile Cruise.

Overnight Nile Quest Cruise (B.L.D)

Day 05 (Sunday, March 18, 2018) Kom Ombo Temple

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We will stop at Kom Ombo, where we’ll visit the twin temples dedicated to the crocodile Neter, Sobek and Horus, the Elder. Crocodile mummies are on display in the Crocodile Museum nearby. Embark and set sail to Aswan.

Overnight Nile Quest Cruise (B.L.D)

Day 06  (Monday, March 19, 2018) Isis Temple at Philae and Unfinished Obelisk

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We will take a motorboat to the enchanting Island of Philae, after which we will explore the famous Aswan Quarry that is home to the 1,200 ton Unfinished Obelisk. Following this stimulating examination of evidence we will sail to the Nubian Village where we will have lunch. As on previous tours, an opportunity may arise on the way back for guests to have a dip in the Nile.

Overnight Nile Quest Cruise (B.L.D)

Day 7 (Tuesday, March 20, 2018) Elephantine Island

After breakfast, we will take a motorboat to Elephantine Island. Elephantine Island has a fine example of brilliant ancient stone cutting. Though seemingly in disarray, as though forcefully moved from its original position, a shrine that is precision crafted out of a single block of Aswan Granite will grab your attention. Following this morning visit, we will sail back to the Nile Quest and set sail for Kom Ombo where there will be a two hour layover.

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Day 8 (Wednesday, March 21, 2018) Nile Cruise back to Luxor

Today we sail for Luxor.... This is a cruise that involves a variety of activities. We will have entertainment! We will be entertainment! There will be lectures and workshops, games, dances and movies. Relaxation and fun. Featured will be a Galabeya party and dancers! Be prepared to let your hair down and have fun!

Information and images of the Nile Quest can be accessed by clicking the image below:

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Overnight Nile Quest Cruise (B.L.D)

Day 09  (Thursday, March 22, 2018) Flight to Cairo and Visit the Egyptian Museum

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Following an enjoyable breakfast buffet, we’ll say goodbye to our river cruise berths and fly back to Cairo. After arrival, we will visit the world famous Egyptian Museum where Mohamed will show us many amazing artifacts collected from sites all over Egypt, including the gold sarcophagus & jewelry on display at the King Tut Exhibit. You will also have the opportunity to see some intriguing features on ancient Egyptians granite boxes and the complex geometries of the Disc of Sabu and other numerous artifacts.

Tonight will be a treat as we check into the Mena House and take residence in a royal facility that was a favorite destination for King Farouk. There's nothing like an evening meal under the shadow of the Great Pyramid.

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Overnight Mena House - Giza. (B)

Day 10 (Friday, March 23, 2018) Sakkara and Dahshur

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After breakfast we will drive to Saqqara, home of the Step Pyramid attributed to King Djoser. We will visit the newly opened pyramid ‘Pyramid of Unas’ where we will see the first pyramid text. Also we will visit the mystical Serapeum, a huge subterranean complex where Chris will explain why he refers to the massive boxes within as a smoking gun of advanced technology. We’ll stop for lunch at the Sakkara Palm Club on our way to Dahshur, where we will experience the acoustic resonance in the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid. Robert Vawter will describe his research into the resonant frequencies he discovered here which he used in his recording.

Overnight Mena House - Giza. (B)

Day 11 Cairo (Saturday, March 24, 2018) Abu Rawash, The Great Pyramid

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In the morning we have private permission to visit Abu Rawash Pyramid to see an artifact that has been named, the New Rosetta Stone. This artifact proves that Mega Machines were used in ancient Egypt.

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After lunch we will then visit the Giza Plateau, home of the Great Pyramid and Sphinx, Sphinx Temple and Valley Temple which includes exclusive private visit down the Osiris Shaft under the causeway. This incredibly mysterious site was featured in the "Opening of the Lost Tomb" in 2001. Then at 4:00 PM we will have a private visit inside the Great Pyramid, followed by a farewell dinner and group meeting.

Overnight Mena House - Giza. (B.D)

Day 12 Cairo (Sunday, March 25, 2018) Cairo Airport -- Departure

TOUR COST

  • Price per person in double room (Sharing - Make request for room-mate if required.) $ 3,500 ea.
  • Price for one person in single room (Private) $ 4,200

INCLUDES

  • One night at The Steinenburger 5 star (B.B)
  • Seven nights on Nile Cruise 5 star (F.B)
  • Three nights at the Mena House 5 star (B.B)
  • Domestic flights (CAI/LUX - ASW/CAI)
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner)
  • Meet & assist at the airport
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Two bottles of water daily
  • Transportations to the mentioned sites by airconditioned motor coach
  • Entry tickets to the sites mentioned in the itinerary

EXCLUDES

  • International Flights
  • Entry Visa to Egypt
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry Service
  • Any other service or tour not mentioned in the itinerary

$500 deposit with registration will be required to confirm the booking. Payment in full by 31th January.

Bank account details for easy transfer of funds:

  • Account Name: DO IT TRAVEL

  • Bank Name: Arab African International bank
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Bank Address: El Haram Branch, 85 El Haram st, Giza
  • Egypt
 Account no. : 534726
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Swift code: ARAIEGCXHRM



Do It Travel company address and contact information

 Please add that the reason of sending is: doing a tour to Egypt in March 2018

We ask you to send a photocopy of your bank receipt for the transfer. Thank you!

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Reservation and Payment

A non-refundable Deposit of $500.00 per Person will be required at the time of booking in order to hold your place on the tour. In the case of overbooking, preference will be given to those who make a final payment. In the case of travelers who have made a deposit and who choose to wait until the day of arrival before making final payment, To insure your Reservation, final payment will be due 45 days prior to Tour start. Bookings made within 60 and 31 days preceding Tour start will require final payment 30 days prior to the start of the Tour. Bookings made within 30 days of Tour start, will require full and final payment immediately upon booking. It is the responsibility of the traveler (or agent) to determine that final payment reaches us on time. No booking will be considered until final deposit is received by the Tour Operator. Payments are to be made via Bank Transfer, Western Union or a credit card. Any fees charged, will be the responsibility of the sender. Please inquire about this before you make your bank transaction. You can pay 50% of the price and pay the other 50% by Credit Card upon arrival to Egypt. When you send the deposit or any transfer to us, we will need a copy from it so we can easily track it. Send it to Mohamed Ibrahim and to the tour email address: losttechtouregypt@gmail.com. After you send the deposit you can send any additional amount before the 31st of January 2018, but we will need full payment at this time.

Cancellation and Refunds

Due to high preparation costs, Cancellations must be received in writing within 60 days of travel date. Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to departure will have a penalty of $500 per Person; those received between 30 and 25 days will have a penalty of 50% of the full cost per Person; those received between 25 and 20 days will have a penalty of 75% per Person. Cancellations received 20 days or less before departure will receive no refund. No refund will be made for transfers, city tours or any other services (including meals, accommodations or transportation) voluntarily not taken.

Insurance

We recommend that all participants obtain Travel Insurance. Travel Insured International offers insurance for trip cost, trip cancellation & interruption, and pays for loss due to unforeseen circumstance, death, injury, or illness to you or a member of your family. It also includes coverage for missed connections due to weather, pays for lost deposits due to the financial default of the airline, the tour operator, or cruise line. It pays for baggage delays, travel delays, medical expenses and emergency assistance.

Health

It is recommended that travellers consult with their doctor and get an updated blood analysis. Because we will be spending time outside, a guest may become dehydrated, so it will be helpful for you to know that your sodium and other critical levels are not below normal before you travel. Vaccinations are normally not necessary, but consult with your personal physician or an official government website of your country that advises of such matters.

Passport and visas

Please make sure that your passport is up to date and will not expire before your leave Egypt. Consult your country’s State Department website regarding passport and visa requirements.

You may obtain your entry Visa to Egypt at Cairo airport ($25.00), you will be assisted by our representative upon arrival.

Changes

This Itinerary and accompanying document are subject to changes in order to adapt to prevailing conditions, possible alterations in domestic flight times or other unforeseen circumstances. The content will remain the same, barring any unanticipated complications, and will include many delightful “extras” and surprises.

Waiver of Responsibility

By signing up to the Tour you agree to our Terms, Deposit Conditions and Waiver.

Guide of Egypt & its agents and our Tour Facilitators have worked diligently to make all of the arrangements for our journey together in Egypt. However, Guide of Egypt & its agents and our Tour Facilitators will not be held liable for delays, theft, damage, injury, or any other irregularities that may occur during the course of the journey. We will not be held liable for any changes or delays in airline schedules or missed connections; injury, loss, or damage to persons or property; additional expenses resulting from changes in exchange rates, tariffs, or itinerary; any transportation issues or problems with vehicles utilized on the tour; additional expenses incurred due to illness, weather conditions, protests, war, terrorism, quarantine, or other causes; and losses due to cancellations not subject to our Terms and Conditions.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please contact us to receive the Registration Form, further details, or with any questions or concerns by emailing losttechtouregypt@gmail.com or Mohamed Ibrahim