9 August 2011

Pilgrimage – Mystical Adventures takes you to Israel through Egypt

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The itinerary

DAY ONE: 4th DEC 20011 – NAIROBI – EGYPT

Assemble at the JKIA Airport, unit 2, at 2.00am
Flight Nairobi Depart 04.30 am  – Arrival Cairo 08.20 am.
Upon arrival at Cairo International airport, you will be welcomed and assisted through immigration and customs by our representative, then escorted to your hotel for check-in.
After lunch, visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. We will also visit an Oriental perfumery. Then proceed to Kardassa, one of the largest markets for textile shopping, offering cotton and linen products. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight

Overnight: Cairo.
Meal plan:  Lunch at a local restaurant / Dinner at the Hotel

DAY TWO: 5th DEC 2011-  EGYPT
After breakfast check our of the hotel and depart for a morning visit to the Old / Coptic Cairo. Here, we visit The hanging church (AL MUALLAQA) – built in the 4th century over southern gate of the fortress of Babylon. Dedicated to Virgin Mary, its treasures include a 14th century wall painting of the Nativity. We also visit The Church of St.Sergius (ABU SERGA) – A 5th century basilica built over crypt where the Holy Family is believed to have stayed during their flight into Egypt; Church of St.Mercurius (ABU SEFEIN) – boasts a unique collection of Coptic art including 175 icons that depict scenes from the old and new testaments, wall paintings, etching and stained glass,  and Ben Ezra Synagogue.
Transfer thereafter to Nuweiba / Taba (approx 6 hrs). Check in to a hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Nuweiba / Taba
Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner
DAY THREE: 6th DEC 2011 - ISRAEL
After breakfast, transfer to the border town / post of Taba and cross over to Eilat to enter Israel. Here, you will be met and assisted by our representative in Israel. Proceed to Kibbutz Yotvata which is the largest kibbutz in Israel, where you can sample the milk and cheese products by goats bred there. In addition, witness their experience in deserted organic agriculture. We will take a trip over there to know how the ecological vegetables are grown. The tour takes approx 3 – 4 hours. We then drive down to the Dead Sea, the deepest / lowest place on earth. We walk through the Oasis of Ein Gedi, known since the days of King David.
Continue to Jerusalem to see it at night from Mount Olives. We then drive to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight .Overnight: Bethlehem
Meal plan: Breakfast / Dinner

DAY FOUR: 7th  DEC 2011 - ISRAEL
Breakfast at your Hotel
We begin our day by a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane, and also the “Wailing Wall” – the last remnants of the Temple in Jerusalem. We will also try to visit the Temple Mount as well. We continue in the footsteps of Jesus along the Stations of the Via Dolorosa, Jesus’ “Way of Suffering”, and unto the Church of the Holy Sepulture, where Jesus was crucified and buried. (We will have a brief lunch stop in the old city). The Via Dolorosa passes through the Old City’s oriental “Suq” (Bazaar). At 1700 hrs will be back to the hotel.

Overnight: Bethlehem.
Meal plan: Breakfast / Dinner
DAY FIVE: 8th DEC 2011 – ISRAEL

In the morning, we visit the ancient Church of the Nativity, where we can really touch the very place where Jesus was born. Built by St. Helena already in the 4th century, it has been an active church and never destroyed ever since! Here St. Hieronymus wrote the first Latin translation of the Bible – the “Volgata”. We shall also visit the “Milk Grotto” and, the “Shepherds Fields” in Beth-Sahour.  After a lunch-stop, we will drive to Ein Karem, the place where John the Baptist was born. We will visit the “St. John in the Mountains” church, built on the place where the house of St. John was standing. We will also visit the Church of Visitation, where St. Mary visited Elizabeth, and continue to visit the new city of Jerusalem before returning to our Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Over night: Bethlehem.
Meal plan: Breakfast / Dinner

DAY SIX: 9th DEC 2011 - ISRAEL

After Breakfast we will leave Bethlehem and driver to visit the old city of Jaffa, one of the ancient gateways to the Holy Land: Through it’s port, the Cedar trees for Solomon’s Temple were brought. It is also here that Jonah tried to flee God, but most important; It was in Jaffa where Christianity began to be spread among the nations. Here St. Peter lived in the house of Simon the Tanner and had the “Vision of the Flesh”, and here he made his first miracle by healing the little girl. Today Jaffa’s renovated alley-ways attract many artists, who have their galleries there. We drive to Caesarea Maritima, the magnificent port-city built by King Herod the Great. From here St. Peter went to Rome and started with his first miracles. In Caesarea’s, a well-preserved theater, an inscription of the procurator Pontius Pilate was found. We continue to Tel Megiddo, one of Israel’s most ancient cities, where we can find traces of fortifications left by the Canaanites, King Solomon, King Ahab, and more, as well as a very sophisticated water system, some claim was built by King Solomon. This strategic place has always been the scenery of war, and according to John’s Revelation, it is here where the last battle shall take place – the battle of Armageddon. We continue to Haifa to Mt. Carmel &  Stella Mary’s.  We then to Nazareth for lunch and, visit there the basilica and the Qotto of the annunciation – the old Synaqoque and Mary’s well.

Overnight: Nazareth
Meal plan: Breakfast / Dinner
DAY SEVEN: 10th DEC 2011 - ISRAEL
At 7:30 we drive to visit the places where Jesus acted around the Sea of Galilee: Capernaum, with Peter’s House and the famous Synagogue, enjoy the view from Mt. of the Beatitudes, where the “Sermon on the Mount” was given, and the reconstructed church in Tabgha, where tradition puts the miracle of the Bread and The Fish. After a lunch-stop, we will sail on the Galilee in a boat similar to the boat used by Jesus and his disciples. Visit the Baptismal Site on the Holy River Jordan. Return back to visit Cana on Galillee and then to the hotel :

Overnight: Nazareth
Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner
DAY EIGHT: 11th DEC 2011 – EGYPT

Early (at 6:30) in the morning we move to visit Ein Hashofet for 2 hours. Its members work in both agriculture and industry, and Their agricultural branches include poultry, dairy and beef cattle, field crops and avocado orchards. Continue to visit Qumran for rest and, at 13:00, we continue to Eilat / Taba border post. Cross over to Egypt and continue to St Catherine in Sinai. Check in to your Hotel and after dinner, retire early to be ready for the early morning climb.

Overnight: St Catherine
Meal plan: Breakfast / Dinner

DAY NINE: 12 DEC 2011 -  EGYPT

Leave your Hotel at 0100 hrs and transfer to the Mountain climb base at the base of Mt. Sinai. At 0200 hrs start the climb of the Mountain of St. Catherine

On this day, we will visit sites in St. Catherine which is the place where Moses climbed up the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments. In the same area, there is the famous Greek Orthodox Monastery which is built around the Burning Bush and the well where Moses met his wife Zebura (daughter of Jethro, the priest of Median). We will also visit the place where the Israelites camped when Moses went to receive the Ten Commandments. There will be an optional Walking tour around the mountain in the valley of Arbien.

Return to hotel for rest and breakfast. Check out.

Then we cross the famous Suez Canal that separates Asia and Africa. We drive via the Springs of Moses where Moses hit the rock and twelve water springs appeared. Here, there are remnants of the springs and a group of Bedouins still live there. We will then continue to the Wilderness of Sin where the miracle of Manna and Quails took place and there we will view the seventy-two palm trees. Our next stop is in Rephidim where the Israelites fought the Amalekites. During this battle, whenever Moses put his arms down, the Israelites lost and whenever he put his arms up, the Israelites were winning. (Aaron and Hur held Moses’ arms up as he started getting tired.).

Continue to Cairo and check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight

Overnight: Cairo
Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner

DAY TEN: 13 DEC 2011 -  EGYPT / DEPARTURE
Breakfast at your hotel; Rest of day at leisure (possible is a shopping trip to Cairo’s down town or one of the main shopping malls at an extra minimal transport cost). Transfer later to airport for your final departure for Nairobi

Meal plan: Breakfast
Departure

DAY ELEVEN : 14 DEC 2011 – NAIROBI
Arrival in the morning at 03.45am.

END OF SERVICES

Cost of package / price:

Kshs. 150,000 per person sharing in a double.
Single occupancy Kshs. 180,000 per person.
Included in the Package:
    . Meet & Assist upon arrival & departure
    . Daily touring as per the itinerary
    . Buffet Breakfast & Dinner Daily
    . Accommodation for 9 nights at the above mentioned hotels or similar
    . Professional English speaking guide.
    . Transportation in a deluxe air conditioned motor-coach as per the itinerary , guidance and luggage assisitance.
    . Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
    . Portage
    . Departure tax,land taxes and  tips
    .Entrance fees to, Qumran, Boat ride, Capernaum, Ein Geddi
    .Farm visit
    .Visa to Israel
    .Border Tax for Taba
    Return Air ticket Nairobi-Cairo-Nairobi

Not included
    . Any item of Personal Nature.
    Travel  insurance  (Compulsory Kshs.6500 per person)
    Personal Expenses.

    Double entry visa to Egypt (Kshs. 3,600)

    Tips and drinks with meals. ( Compulsory Usd 4 per person/per day)

    Lunches in Israel (add 20 USD per person per lunch)

For Exclusive Tours and Excursions
Visa Requirements for Egypt:-

a) A valid passport, the expiry being 6 months after the date of travel.
b) 3 Passport size photographs.
c) A letter from your employer introducing you to the Embassy and that you will be
on leave in this period, signed and stamped.
-    If you are self employed, write the letter on your company letter head,
introducing yourself to the company, and stamp it.
d) Yellow Fever certificate.
e)  Visa fees: Kshs. 2100 + Kshs.1,500 service fee.total 3600.
f)  Return Ticket.
g)  Hotel confirmation with a receipt of payments.
h) Application Form Completed and Signed ( The signature should be the same as
passport)

HOTELS GUIDELINE
These are just guidelines, the hotels may change as per time of booking depending on confirmation.
ISRAEL
3 STAR  STD
Bethlehem Hotel or similat   Bethlehem         www.bethlehemhotel.com
Rimonim Hotel   or smimila     Nazareth         http://www.rimonim.com/Hotel.
4 STAR STD
St. Gabriel   or similar         Nazareth           www.rannet.com/gabriel
Santa Maria  or similar
4 STAR DELUXE
Jacir Palace     or similar       Bethlehem        http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/intercontinental/en/gb/locations/bethlehem
Golden Crowne   or similar     Nazareth          www.goldencrown.co.il
-EGYPT

For Exclusive Tours and Excursions
CAIRO
4 star std   PYRAMIDS VIEW OR SIMILAR
5 star std    SWISS INN GOLF RESORT or similar   http://www.swissinn.net/pyramids/index.htm
AMARANTH PYRAMIDS RESORT  or similar  www.jjhotels.com
ST CATHERINES
4 STAR STD     ST CATHERINES PLAZA  or similar
NUWEIBA//TABA
4 STAR STD   NUWEIBA VILLAGE  RESORT or similar
4 STAR STD   TABA SEA STAR RESORT  or similar

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITION:-
1.    A commitment fee of kshs, 20,000 is required immediately.
2.    By 10 September, 2011. Kshs.  A total of kshs, 70,000 should be paid.
3.    By 10 October, 2011. Kshs. A total of Kshs.  120,000 should be paid.
4.    The Balance of Kshs. 30,000 must be paid by 10 November, 2011
5.    The Israel visa takes 1 month to apply, therefore all travel documents must be submitted by 30 October 2011. eg Passports, Yellow fever and Insurance cover.
6.    Confirmation should be done by email.
7.    Payments should be done through the bank only, Deposits slips must show the narrative (Indicate your name on the slip), and we will issue receipts against the slips.
8.    Cheques should be banker’s cheque only.

For Exclusive Tours and Excursions
CANCELLATION FEES
Cancellation must be made by E-mail
* From 1 week to 48 hours         50% of total package
* No show                                    80% of total package

16 March 2011

Christmas In Cairo Egypt: Mystical Adventures Christmas Offer

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Day 1 : Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be greeted and assisted, transfer by private mini van to the selected hotel in Cairo. Check-in  Overnight at hotel

Day 2 : After breakfast, we start our tour  will meet your Egyptologist guide at the hotel to start a full day tour in Cairo. You will discover the pyramids of Giza and the famous Sphinx. Your tour will end with a visit to the royal burial ground during the old kingdom “Sakkara” you will visit the first proper pyramid built for king Zoser in the 27th century B.C by the architect Imhotep .Overnight at hotel

Day 3 : After breakfast, we start our tour  to famous old churches (Islamic Cairo), Hanging Church, Abu Serga Church, and Ben Ezra Jewish Synagogue in Cairo to know the history of Christianity in Egypt and how it started continue to Khan El Khalili one of the largest bazaars in the Middle East,
Back to hotel and over night

Day 4 : Departure Cairo

After breakfast you will be transferred to Cairo international airport for the final departure (End of Services).

Price

5 Star    Per Person in DBL Room     Per Person In SGL Room
990 USD per person    1015  USD per person
1010 USD per person    1030  USD per person
1050 USD per person    1110 USD per person

Rate Valid From 01/05/2011 Till 01/03/2012
Price includes:
•03 nights accommodation at hotel in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis.
•Sightseeing tours as mentioned in the program including transportation by our deluxe coach.

All taxes
Entry fees for the sites
qualified guide
For the formalities and the safety of our customers, we inform the Ministry of the Egyptian Tourism of our programs.
No hidden costs.

Price excludes:
•Personal expenses.
•Beverage during meals.
•Tips.
•Entrance inside any of the Pyramids of Giza.
Visas Ksh. 2800
•Visit the Mummies’ room in the Egyptian Museum.

Contact Us for more Information

28 February 2011

Cairo Experience by Mystical Adventures

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(No meals) Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be greeted and assisted by one of Select Egypt tours representatives with formalities through customs and transfer by private mini van to the selected hotel in Cairo. Check-in & Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 : Cairo
(B) After breakfast, you will meet your Egyptologist guide at the hotel to start a full day tour in Cairo. You will discover the pyramids of Giza and the famous Sphinx. Your tour will end with a visit to the royal burial ground during the old kingdom “Sakkara” you will visit the first proper pyramid built for king Zoser in the 27th century B.C by the architect Imhotep .Overnight at hotel. more…

28 February 2011

Egypt Exotica 2011 by Mystical Adventures

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CAIRO // RED SEA RIVIERA

Day 1:   Arrive into Cairo. Transfer to Hotel. Day at leisure. Evening Nile cruise  dinner

Day 2:  Full Day City Tour.  (Pyramids, Sphinx, Perfumery, Papyrus Factory)

Day 3:  Transfer to Sharm El Sheikh/Hurghada. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4:  Free at leisure.

Day 5:  Free at leisure.

Day 6: Transfer to Cairo. Rest of the day at leisure.

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28 February 2011

Ultimate Egypt 2011 by Mystical Adventures

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DAY ONE : CAIRO

Arrive Cairo International Airport. You will be met our representative who will assist you through the immigration. Transfer to your hotel. Check-in and rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight:Cairo

DAY TWO : CAIRO/TRAIN

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and proceed to enjoy the Captivating city of Cairo.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

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