The retreat begins with a tour in Luxor the morning of Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Plan to arrive in Luxor between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 1 to join the morning Luxor Tour. If you choose to skip the morning tour, arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. for check-in. 

Rail Travel: There is an overnight train to Luxor from Ramsis Station in Cairo, departing at 8:00 p.m. on February 28, which arrives into Luxor at 6:00 a.m. International participants must arrive to Cairo no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 28 in order to catch the train.

Air Travel: There is several early morning flights from Cairo to Luxor. International participants must arrive the night of February 28. 

Note: transportation from Cairo to Luxor is not included in the cost. 

If you need assistance booking rail or air travel to Luxor, please select the option when registering or email If you do not need travel assistance, you will still be required to submit travel details.

Departure: Plan to depart Aswan in the late evening on March 5. Buses will arrive at the airport or train station by 4:00 p.m.

Contact Information

The Zawiyah
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Travel Assistance:
For travel assistance within Egypt (to/from Luxor/Aswan) please contact: