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African Origins on Tour:
Experience Egypt!

Under the Leadership of Dr. Chike Akua

June 18-30. 2024

$5,950.00 from

Washington, Dulles

5665 New Northside Drive, Suite 150

Atlanta, Georgia 30328

Tel: (404) 767-2727 Email: info@ctoinc.com

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Special Announcement!

Dr. Akua will host a special Zoom meeting with those who have registered or are interested in registering for the African Origins on Tour Experience Egypt trip.

We will be going over details about the trip, preparation for the trip and when all fees are due.

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 2024

 

TIME: 6:30pm EST

 

ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88910016288

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Special Guest

We will also have a Special Guest Lecture from Physicist, Award-Winning Journalist and Commentator, Amazon Bestselling Author, Dr. Rashad Richey.  He is the author of Ancient Egyptian Mastery of Quantum Physics, Vibratory Frequency and Geometric Sciences.

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AFRICAN ORIGINS ON TOUR: EXPERIENCE EGYPT!

Agenda

Jun 18 TUE– Day 01: THE BEGINNING OF OUR EXPLORING TOUR  Leave Washington, Dulles via EgyptAir for a direct flight to Cairo. Meals will be served on board.

Jun 19 WED – Day 02: INTO THE LAND OF THE PHARAOHS / Upon arrival in Cairo you will receive your visa and be transferred to your hotel. Check in your hotel and have breakfast. Balance of the day at leisure.
Evening Harambee Gathering.

Jun 20 THU – Day 03: MEMPHIS/SAKKARA/GIZA
Morning tour to Memphis and Sakkara. Memphis (Menefer)was the f i r s t capital of Kemet in the earliest dynasties.Sakkara's Step Pyramid is the oldest in existence and is theworld's first stone building. Proceed to Giza. Visit one of theSeven Wonders of the World, the pyramids of Khufu, Khafreand Menkaure and Heremakhet (the Sphinx). Return to your hotel for dinner and Evening Lecture.

Jun 21 FRI – Day 04: EGYPTIAN MUSEUM / LUXOR Inthe early afternoon, you will visit the new Grand EgyptianMuseum with its renowned collection of historical artifacts.The Museum contains the world's most important collection of Egyptian antiquities, dating from the earliest times to the 6thcentury AD. The collection includes some of the artisticmasterpieces of the world, including the treasures of Tut-Ankh-Amun. Dinner at the Meridien Airport. Transfer to theairport for your short flight to Luxor (Waset), upon arrival youwill be transferred to your hotel.

Jun 22 SAT – Day 05: LUXOR We will visit IPET ISUT(KARNAK) in the afternoon & SOUTHERN IPET(LUXOR TEMPLE) in the evening. Highlights of our visitinclude the Avenue of the Sphinxes, Hypostyle Hall, the tekenu(obelisks) of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Sacred Lake at IpetIsut (Karnak). Return to your hotel.

Jun 23 SUN – Day 06: DENDERA/ ABYDOS Leave Luxorearly in the morning by bus to visit Dendera (the Temple ofHt Hr [Hathor]), drive to the ancient city of Abydos, and visitthe Temple of Seti I. Return to your hotel for dinner and
Evening Lecture.

Jun 24 MON – Day 07: LUXOR (THEBES)/VALLEY OFTHE KINGS/ MEDINET HABU/ COLOSSI OFMEMNON Morning visit to the Necropolis of Thebes on theWest Bank. Visit the Valley of the Kings and three tombs ofyour choice. Continue to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsutand then to Medinet Habu (Temple of Rameses III). End yourtour of the West Bank at the Colossi of Memnon.LUXOR Transfer to your cruise ship for lunch, balance ofthe day at leisure.

Jun 25 TUE – Day 08 : LUXOR (THEBES)/VALLEY OF THE KINGS/ MEDINET HABU/ COLOSSI OF MEMNON Morning visit to the Necropolis of Thebes on the West Bank.

Visit the Valley of the Kings and three tombs of your choice. Continue to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and then to Medinet Habu (Temple of Rameses III). End your tour of the West Bank at the Colossi of Memnon.. Return to your ship in Luxor for lunch. Sail to Esna. Dinner and Evening Lecture.

 

Jun 26 WED – Day 09: EDFU (THE TEMPLE OF HERU)/KOM OMBO (THE TEMPLE OF SOBEK) Sail to Edfu to and visit the Temple of Heru (Horus) which is one of the best preserved in Egypt. Continue sailing to Kom Ombo, the Temple with a double dedication to Sobek and Haroeris. In the middle of the temple area, a sanctuary was built for each of these divinities. Double entrances lead through the pylons to the court, vestibule, pillared hall and the three antichambers to the Sanctuaries of the Netcherw. Enjoy dinner while sailing to Aswan.

Jun 27 THU – Day 10: ASWAN/ THE HIGH DAM/PHILAE TEMPLE & UNFINISHED TEKEN (OBELISK) OF HATSHEPSUT Morning visit to Philae Temple which was dedicated to Aset/Isis. The oldest parts of which date from the 4th century BC. Greeks and Romans added to the Temple over the years until the 2nd century AD. Philae was the last Egyptian temple closed by the Roman Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. Continue to the Aswan High Dam which rises up to colossal heights. The Pyramid of Khufu could be lost 17 times over in this modern marvel. Visit the Red Granite Quarries where the ancients obtained their fine reddish granite. See the unfinished tekhen (obelisk) of Queen Hatshepsut, had it been completed, it would have been the largest ever hewn. Return to your ship in Aswan for lunch, dinner and overnight.

June 28 FRI – Day 11: ASWAN / ABU SIMBEL (THE TEMPLE OF RAMSES II) ASWAN Morning flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel which is situated on the West Bank of the Nile, 180 miles south of Aswan and 27 miles north of the Sudan border. You will marvel at the Great Temple, hewn out of a sandstone mountain, with four colossal seated statues of Rameses II at the entrance. The figures are 65 ½ feet high and wear the double crown of Upper and Lower Kemet. The temple was dedicated to Ptah, Amun-Ra, Re-Horkhti, and Rameses II. Nearby, to the north, is a second temple, also built by Rameses II, and dedicated to Nefertari, the King's wife. The temples were threatened by the rising waters after the completion of the Aswan High Dam and were preserved by UNESCO. The temples were rebuilt on a plateau above their former site. Return to Aswan. Transfer to your hotel for dinner and Evening Lecture.

June 29 SAT – Day 12: CAIRO/ WASHINGTON, DULLES Depart Cairo at 11:50pm for your return flight home. Arrive the next day.

Jun 30 SUN. – Day 13: WASHINGTON, DULLES Arrive in Dulles at 5:10am.

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TOUR CONDITIONS

Tour Conditions

AIR TRANSPORTATION: Economy class jet connecting IATA and ATC carriers. Airfare is based on SUPER APEX 6-21 days plus domestic add-on fares where applicable. Airfares are based on October 2023 rates and are subject to change without prior notice. 

BAGGAGE: Limited to one normal size suitcase, the weight of which should not exceed 50 pounds. Flight bags, cosmetic bags, briefcases, and camera cases remain in the personal care of tour members and are not included in the 50 pounds.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: Superior First Class Hotels, two persons sharing a twin bedroom with private bath. A limited number of single rooms are available at $1,175.00 supplemental cost. Confirmation required before departure.

MEALS: TWO MEALS PER DAY: Full breakfast and dinner daily. THREE MEALS PER DAY ON THE CRUISE.

SIGHTSEEING: As detailed in the itinerary, using comfortable and convenient transportation. English speaking government licensed guide. All entrance fees are included when applicable to specified sites.

TIPS: Tips associated with porterage at the hotels, meal gratuities, GUIDES and DRIVERS rendering services TOTALING $150.00 are included.

TAXES: Service charges as imposed by lodging facilities, taxes by local administrations and government authorities on lodging are included on all services rendered to the group. Airport taxes, and fuel surcharge totaling $790.00 are included in the price of the tour and are subject to change without prior notice. Visa fee $30.00. You will be billed for any difference in taxes in your final invoice.

THE TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Expense of passports, laundry, wines, liquors, mineral water, lunches and after supper coffee or tea or items not found on the menu, excessive baggage expenses, and all items of a personal nature, plus those not listed as being included in the tour price.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVEL

PASSPORT – American citizens traveling abroad must have a valid passport. Apply at your nearest passport office or clerk of superior court immediately. Non-American citizens need to check with CTO for requirements.

VISA: EGYPT – A visa is required. CTO will obtain a group for visa for all US Citizens. All non-US citizens, please check with CTO for requirements.

VACCINATION: None at this time.

BOOKING AND CONDITIONS: Deposit and payment. A deposit of $500.00 per person is required at the time of booking. Final payment must be made no later than 60 days prior to departure.
Payments received after the dead line date will be subject to $50.00 administrative fee, CTO reserves the right to cancel any passenger NOT paid in full 60 days prior to departure. Reinstatement of a passenger is considered a last minute booking.
Last minute booking, 60 days or less prior to departure will have to pay the applicable airfare at the time of booking and $150.00 to cover administrative cost.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations made up to 60 days prior to departure, refunds will be made less $200.00 per person administrative fee. Cancellations made 59-35 days prior to departure will be subject to $300.00 per person administrative fee. Cancellations received 35 days or less prior to departure have to pay a charge equivalent to 75% of the cost of the basic tour from the Gateway City.
NO SHOW NO REFUND. Cancellation charges with medical reasons certified by a hospital and accepted by the airlines and suppliers will only be made based on refunds from suppliers and less $300.00 per person administrative fee.
TRAVEL PROTECTION IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED. No refunds for services or sightseeing rendered and not used by tour members. Consolidated Tours Org. Inc. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL, withdraw or change the tour in whole or in part at any time in the event a change is deemed necessary by CTO, Inc. The sole obligation of CTO, Inc. is to refund payments received in connection herewith if not acceptable to tour members.

 

RESPONSIBILITY: Consolidated Tours (CTO), and their Agents assume no liability or responsibility for any injuries or loss of property, accident, delay, changes in schedule or itinerary or incidental damages, occasioned by circumstances beyond the control of CTO, Inc. or by any person or reason whatsoever, including but not limited to default or omission of and by any third party providing services or facilities related to or included in this tour or any part thereof or in arranging for same. The IATA carriers, steamship firms and other transportation companies whose services are featured in these tours are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board their respective conveyance. The passage contract in use by these companies, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser of these tours and/or passenger and CTO, Inc. assumes no liability or responsibility in connection therewith.

Tour Planned and Operated By

Consolidated Tours

5665 New Northside Drive, Suite 150
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Tel: (404) 767-2727
Fax: (404) 766-4520
Email: info@ctoinc.com

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