EGYPT - NOVEMBER 2016
Blue Star Lotus Productions Presents :
STAR JOURNEY of the
EGYPTIAN BLUE LOTUS
In the Footsteps of the Goddess
November 9-20, 2016
Luxor Option:**Nov 20-27, 2016
With Mary Lomando, Egyptologist /Astrologer &
Mary Elizabeth Hoffman, Cat Beings Oracle/Astrologer
MAIN TRIP COST: $3,888 p/p
Single supplement an additional: $1,200.00
REGISTRATION: $500.00 per person
"In one version of the creation myth, the sun first rose out of a giant lotus flower that bloomed on the primordial mound" ...Mary Lomando.
Connecting the Stargates: The Ancient Wisdom/New Vision
Join us this November for our full moon trip as we journey to the sacred land of the Nile. If you have been drawn to the magic of Egypt, now is the time to experience it. We begin with the temple of Isis at Philae, the most famous initiation center and healing temple of ancient times. Philae served as the model for the “priestesses of Avalon” in ancient Glastonbury, as the cult of Isis spread throughout the known world. We will spend quality time in Luxor, the feminine heart of ancient Egypt. Here, we visit the temples of Luxor and Karnak; as well as, the temples of Hatshepsut, Hathor at Dendera and Osiris at Abydos. These ancient centers of healing and esoteric wisdom held the keys for activating the Light Body. By working within these vortices of light, we have access to our own inner hall of records. Walking in the footsteps of the adepts, we complete our initiation at The Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx.
We begin our journey in Aswan,the the "Jewel of the Nile". Here we visit the beautiful temple of Isis at Philae, the birthplace of the Goddess Mysteries.We spend the next few days experiencing the beauty and tranquility of the Nile as we sail to Luxor. In Luxor, we experience the feminine heart of ancient Egypt visiting the famous West Bank of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and the great mortuary temple of Pharaoh Hatshepsut. We also visit Dendera, the temple dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of love, and Abydos, the cult center of Osiris and the first kings of Egypt. Returning to Cairo, we stay at LeMeridien Pyramids Hotel at the foot of the Giza Pyramids. We will also visit the Cairo museum and Old Cairo. Each trip also affords the opportunity for extended options and special lectures And one thing is certain; you will want to return again and again.
Day 1 - Nov 9 - Departure
Fly from U.S. to Cairo. You will arrive in Cairo one day later than your departure date. Please check your ticketing accordingly. US and Canadian citizens may obtain your Egyptian visa Upon entry to Cairo airport. Bring USD cash. (was $20.00 USD - check with Embassy to be sure)
Day 2 – Nov 10 - Arrival Cairo, Le Merdien
LeMeridien Pyramids Hotel.You will be met at the Cairo airport by our tour manager and escorted through customs, visa and baggage claim. Transfer to our hotel. Overnight Cairo.
Day 3 – Nov 11 - Cairo, Aswan
Morning transfer for our flight to Aswan, and for those going on to Abu Simbel by prior arrangement. Aswan is called the “Jewel of the Nile”, also known as ancient Nubia. We enjoy our first sunset view tea aboard the Sun boat IV; followed by the Captain's Dinner, where we are introduced to the staff.(B,L, D)
Day 4 – Nov 12 - Sunboat IV - Aswan, Edfu
Morning sail to Philae Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Isis, the Great Mother of Egypt and the Goddess of Healing, Magic and the Feminine Mysteries. We will spend time in her healing sanctuary and attune ourselves to the mysteries of rebirthing and the Divine Child. Lunch onboard while we sail onto to Kom Ombo. This temple is a dual temple dedicated to Horus, the God of Light, and his “shadow” aspect, Sobek, the God of the underworld.
We then sail on to Edfu, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. It once housed a very ancient library containing the famous “Edfu Texts”,(written by the followers of Horus and Thoth), the oldest wisdom writings of Ancient Egypt. Dinner and Egyptian galabeya party on board the Sunboat IV. (B,L,D)
Day 5 – Nov 13 - Sunboat IV, Luxor
Early morning arrival in Luxor, where we visit the West Bank, Valley of the Kings; the Temple of Hatshepsut (the first female Pharaoh). Lunch on board, afternoon visit to Karnak Temple, the most magnificent temple in all of ancient Egypt. We will have a spectacular view of the full moon over Luxor Temple. Evening on board Sunboat IV with dinner and traditional Egyptian music & dancing (B,L,D)
Day 6 – Nov 14 - Luxor - Dendera & Abydos
After leaving the Sunboat IV, we check into our Luxor hotel for the next two nights. We spend the full moon day visiting the temple of Osiris at Abydos, where we have private meditation time at the Oserion to connect with our star guides. Afterwards, we drive to Dendera Temple dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, who embodies the joy and healing of the Divine Feminine through music, dreams and aromatherapy & astrology.
Overnight in Luxor. (B, L)
Day 7 – Nov 15 - Luxor, Cairo
Flight back to Cairo and return to Le Meridien in Giza. Overnight Le Meridien (B)
Day 8 - Nov 16 - Stargate / Giza
Today, we spend time at the greatest wonders of the world, the three Pyramids and the Sphinx. Our entry inside the Great Pyramid and our “ascension” to the King’s Chambers activates cellular memory and our connection to the stars. Our time spent at the Sphinx triggers ancient memories as we stand upon the site that Edgar Cayce described as the “Hall of Records”. Afternoon free for shopping, or relaxing poolside in front of the Great Pyramid. Overnight Le Meridien Giza.(B)
Day 9 - Nov 17 - Saqqara - After breakfast, we drive to Saqqara, the Third Dynasty stepped pyramid of King Djoser, built by the famous architect, high priest/healer Imhotep. Lunch at the beautiful oasis-like setting of the Saqqara Palm Club. Afternoon visit to one of the local carpet schools where we see how the young people are taught the traditional silk weaving methods handed down for generations. Overnight Le Meridien (B,L)
Day 10 - Nov 18 - Cairo Museum - Today, we visit the amazing Cairo Museum with its world famous archaeological treasures of 5,000 years of Egyptian history, including the golden mummy mask of King Tut and rare sculptures, jewelry and artifacts representing the height of Egypt’s glory. Overnight Le Meridien. (B)
Day 11 - Nov 19 - Giza - DEPARTURE FLIGHTS TO U.S.
A & K transport from Le Meridien to Cairo Airport. (Note: If you have an early morning flight out of Cairo Airport departure for airport is late the night before!)
TRIP COST WITH NO OPTIONS: $3,888.00 p/p based on double occupancy.
Single supplement and additional: $1,200.00
ABU SIMBEL OPTION: $550 (includes airfare, guide & site visit to temples of Ramses II & Nefertari)
AS ALWAYS, SOME CHANGES IN ITINERARY MAY OCCUR. TRAVEL INSURANCE IS ALWAYS RECOMMENDED.
**THOSE REGISTERING FOR LUXOR OPTION. PLEASE SPEAK TO MARY LOMANDO DIRECTLY ABOUT COST, AVAILABLITY & REGISTRATION FOR THIS OPTION.
LUXOR & THE WESTERN OASIS OPTION: NOV 20 TO NOV 27 ( 7 NIGHTS /8 DAYS )
Day 1 – Nov 20 – Luxor - Fly Cairo to Luxor. Overnight Luxor. (Luxor Lotus or Lotus House) (B)
Day 2 – Nov 21 - Luxor - Today we will fully explore Karnak Temple with private visit to the Chapel of Sekmet & Ptah, and the Temple of Mut.Overnight Luxor. (B)
Day 3 – Nov 22 - Kharga Oasis - We leave Luxor early morning for our drive to Kharga Oasis. On the way we will visit the Temple of Dush. Kharga has one of the oldest Christian cemeteries (the Bagawat Necropolis) & Coptic Churches (with its famous Chapel of the Exodus) found in Egypt. Kharga is famous for its dates. We will have the opportunity to sample them with lunch. Afterwards we continue driving arriving at Dakhla Oasis for sunset. Overnight Dahkla. (B,D)
Day 4 – Nov 23 - Qasr - After breakfast we head north to the deserted yet intriguing village of Qasr, a medieval Islamic settlement built upon ancient Roman foundations. Lunch at a local café enjoying fresh organically grown food & a market featuring basket-weaving & Bedouin carpets. Afternoon swim at the hot springs. Overnight Dahkla. (B,D)
Day 5 – Nov 24 - Balat/Kharga - Morning visit to Old Kingdom Tombs of Balat. Visit Kharga for lunch & drive back to Luxor before sunset. Overnight Luxor. (B,L)
Day 6 – Nov 25 - Luxor – Free Day on Luxor’s West Bank. Optional visit to Habu Temple. Overnight Luxor. (B)
Day 7- Nov 26 - Luxor – Flight back to Cairo. Overnight Cairo Airport Hotel. (B)
Day 8 – Nov 27 - US Departure Flights
TRIP COST: $886 per person; Single $986
Includes: R/T Airfare Cairo/Luxor/Cairo
7 Nights’ Accommodation and meals as indicated on itinerary.
All transportation & entry tickets as indicated on itinerary.
Not Included: Optional Site Entry tickets; tipping & meals not designated on itinerary
AS ALWAYS, SOME CHANGES IN ITINERARY MAY OCCUR. TRAVEL INSURANCE IS ALWAYS RECOMMENDED.
CONTACT MARY LOMANDO or MARY ELIZABETH HOFFMAN FOR REGISTRATION FORM.
SEND DEPOSIT OF $500 Check or Money Order to:
PACHATERRA TRAVEL/MARY LOMANDO
2304 S. Cypress Bend Drive, Apt 612
Pompano Beach, FL 33069 USA
Phone: (954) 972-5891