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For those who have always wanted to tour Egypt (something I’ve been lucky enough to experience), the following might be a fun option: ‘alternative Egypt’ author Robert Bauval (The Orion Mystery) is conducting two separate group tours of the awe-inspiring sites of ancient Egypt before the end of the year.

The Grand Gathering of the Souls II tour has as its centerpiece a private visit to the foot of The Great Sphinx at dawn on the Autumn Equinox. The complete experience is 11 days, from the 19th to the 30th of September – the first part centered around Cairo, with a later Nile Cruise visiting many of the sites further to the south.

Robert is also hosting another tour in October, a “Romantic tour of the Egyptian Sahara and Desert Oases“, which will take in some of the lesser-known treasures of Egypt:

Join a group party of 15 with intrepid desert explorer and discoverer, Mahmoud Marai, and international bestselling author and Egyptologist, Robert Bauval, on a once-in-a-lifetime trip into the deep desert. Visit places like Gilf Kebir and be amongst the first to set eyes on the latest discoveries at Gebel Uwainat, including the Marai-Borda prehistoric cave with rock art. See the world-famous pharaonic inscriptions at the Water Mountain.

The October tour runs from 4th to the 18th. Visit the links above for more details about the tours, as well as information on pricing and reservations.