One of many positive changes that the recent revolution in Egypt has brought about is a new and improved spirit of cooperation. Some of the finest hotels in the country are now more willing to be flexible to attract visitors from abroad. This flexibility has enabled Body Mind Spirit Journeys to get a better hotel rate so the price of the October Egypt tour could be lowered by $600.
The group’s accommodations in Cairo will be at the Barcelo Cario Pyramids hotel. This modern, new hotel is located on Pyramids Road, one of the Middle East’s most legendary streets. It truly is an ideal place from which to discover Cairo because it is situated so close to the center of the city, the Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx.
There are three restaurants and three bars. On the 12th floor, the Horus restaurant serves international cuisine on a terrace with spectacular panoramic views of the three Pyramids. Other amenities include a spa with a gym, massage rooms, sauna and steam bath.
Hosted by Egyptologist Stephen S. Mehler and Shahrzad Awyan, the “Journey to the Land of Ancient Wisdom and Mysteries” departs October 15th and continues through October 28th, 2011. Click here to see the full Egypt Tour Itinerary.
A few weeks ago we reported about the question of whether it is safe to visit Egypt, saying that this is one of the best times ever to tour Egyptian sacred sites. Today, we would like to give you an update because we have just received more news about the state of tourism in Egypt from Stephen S. Mehler.
Stephen is an independent Egyptologist and Tour Leader for Body, Mind, Spirit Journeys. He has been involved with tours to Egypt since 1992 when he became a student of the late indigenous wisdom keeper, Egyptologist and senior tour guide, Abd’El Hakim Awyan. Stephen worked with and led tours with Hakim from 1998-2007, and he now works with Hakim’s eldest daughter, Shahrzad.
The good news from Stephen is that Egyptian ancient sacred sites are now fully open and staffed, and the general public, including international visitors are being welcomed. The word received from recent visitors — people who have been to Egypt during the last month — is that they enjoyed greater access to antiquity sites than ever before. There is full security provided, and the crowds are fewer.
Perhaps the most positive news is that there seems to be a fresh energy and spirit being demonstrated by the Egyptian people, and it is tangible at ancient sites such as Karnak and the Great Pyramid at Giza.
What it all adds up to is that now and the near future may be the most fulfilling and opportune times to plan a trip to Egypt.
Stephen and Shahrzad are leading a full tour to Egypt from October 15 through 28, 2011.
Please click for details on Stephen’s Spiritual Egypt Tour.read more
Egypt has long been a favorite spiritual travel destination. When Napoleon visited the Great Pyramid in 1798 and spent the night in the King’s Chamber, it was reported that he was powerfully moved by the experience.
Recent political turmoil in Egypt, with President Hosni Mubarak stepping down, has caused much worry about whether it is safe for visitors to travel to Egypt and experience its ancient wonders. Body Mind Spirit Journeys has an Egyptian “Journey to the Land of Ancient Wisdom and Mysteries” tour, hosted by Stephen S. Mehler and Shahrzad Awyan, scheduled for October 15 through 28, 2011. Several of the people interested in this tour have expressed their concern about whether it will continue as planned.
In recent days there have been many very positive signs that Egypt travel is returning to normalcy. It was reported yesterday by Canadian news sources that Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon met in Cairo with Egypt’s new leaders. At the meeting Mr. Cannon pledged to work toward lifting his department’s warning for Canadians wanting to travel to Egypt.
“I think it’s incumbent that the country be able to restore the great tourism industry it does have,” Mr. Cannon said. He also announced that Canada was giving $11 Million to Egypt to help foster democracy.
When Body Mind Spirit Journeys asked Stephen Mehler about the safety of his up-coming tour, his positive reply was that there may never be a better time to visit Egypt.
“It has been predicted that 2011 and 2012 will be years of great change for humanity and the Earth.,” Mr. Mehler explained. “This has been partially reflected by the revolution in Egypt. We strongly feel that Egypt will now be able to reveal much more of her ancient wonders and wisdom to the world and it may now be the best time to come to this amazing land.”
Stephen Mehler went on to say, “We will not travel to Egypt unless we are sure it is completely safe.”
To see the full itinerary of his spiritual Egypt tour, co-hosted with Shahrzad Awyan, please go to http://bodymindspiritjourneys.com/egypt-october-15-28-2011.htmlread more