Egypt Holiday (5 Days, 4 Nights)
Egypt is a land of dreams. We have always heard of the enigma surrounding the Pyramids of Egypt. There is only one word to describe Egypt – it is simply epic. Home to ancient Pharaohs, Egypt is a destination with dazzling tombs and temples that awes all visitors. Not only the historical treasures, but Egypt is also known for its vast tracts of deserts, the life-giving Nile, and superb scuba diving destinations. With history and culture, sun and sand, ancient civilization and archaeological delights, Egypt has something for all.
- Day 1: Arrival in Cairo
Your guide will meet and transfer you to The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Tahir. It exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date as far back as 5,000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen - A collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in 1920 when his tomb was excavated.
Proceed to the National Museum of Egyptian civilization where the royal mummies are located- The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is located in Fustat, the first Egyptian capital after the Arab Islamic conquest, so it was a logical choice for the museum site, as the area is located at the crossroads of Egyptian history, and it includes many Coptic churches and monasteries, the Coptic Museum, the Ibn Ezra Temple, and the first mosque in Egypt, the Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque.
Lunch will be served during the trip, then transfer to your hotel in Cairo.
- Day 2: Day Tour to Giza Pyramids and Islamic and Coptic Cairo
First, you will visit the Giza Pyramids - Cheops, Chephren & Mykerinus . After seeing the famous pyramids, you can head to visit the Valley Temple of king Chephren. While doing that, you can have a closer look at the Great Sphinx - the legendary guardian that stands by the huge funeral complex with its lion body and the head of King Chephren.
Visit the Papyrus museum to see how the ancient Egyptians made the first paper in history by using the Papyrus Plant. If you like to buy real papyrus gifts, this will be the most suitable place
Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
Proceed to visit the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defense against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city.
Visit Old Cairo to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo. Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that have been at the center of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century.
- Day 3: Day Tour to Memphis- Sakkara and Dahsour
You will start with the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which is considered the world's oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty for King Djoser.
Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant. After that, transfer to Memphis which was founded by King Menes and was the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom for over 3,000 years, and see the Statue of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx of Memphis.
Drive to Dahshur: Two of the later pyramids constructed here have been completely destroyed by time, and the elements and several others, such as the Black Pyramid (12th Dynasty, 1929-1885 BC), are badly damaged, but Dahshur also boasts two of Egypt’s best-preserved early pyramids. Both built during the reign of King Sneferu (2613-2589 BC), the founder of the 4th Dynasty, the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid at Dahshur is massive evidence of the architectural development that lead to the construction of the Great Pyramid and its companions at Giza. Afterward, drive to your hotel.
- Day 4: Trip to the Valley of the Whales from Cairo
Pick up from Cairo and transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to Tunis village in El Fayoum Oasis in the Western Desert. The museum hosts a variety of whale fossils, and skeletons that are displayed outdoors, as for the museum it has a variety of fossils, skeletons, fossilized mangroves, and ancient seashells exhibited indoors in glass boxes, Enjoy your lunch in the desert.
Drive to The Magic Lake and Gebel Al-Mudawara. The Magic Lake is a beautiful lake located in Wadi El Rayan in Fayoum. It was named the Magic lake as it changes its colors several times a day depending on the time of year and the amount of sunlight it receives.
Drive back to Cairo
- Day 5: Departure to Cairo Airport
You will be transferred to Cairo Airport for the international departure.
- All ground transfers in Cairo as per itinerary in a modern A/C coach
- Return flights to and from Cairo
- 2 full-days tours of Cairo
- 4 nights accommodation in Cairo with daily breakfast
- Dinner cruise trip in The Nile
- Meet and assist by our local representative
- Comprehensive sightseeing as per the programme
- All entrance fees, service charge, current taxes and VAT
- 1 Lunch
- Visa fees
- Personal expenditure of any kind
- Tips, drinks, transfers, sightseeing and extra meals not mentioned in the above itinerary
- Entrance fee into the pyramids
- Covid-19 test and other medical issues
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Seven Interesting Facts About Cairo
- Cairo is the largest city in Africa with a population clocking in at a whopping 21,750,020. Not only that, but it also has one of the densest populations in the world, about 19,376 people per square kilometre, making it the world's 37th most densely populated city
- Cairo is home to the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is over 4,500 years old. It is one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that remains relatively intact.
- Historic Cairo is a UNESCO world heritage site inscribed with the description "Founded in the 10th century, it became the new centre of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century".
- Estimated to be as old as 4,500 years old, Cairo is home to the largest ancient world statue, the Great Sphinx, which is another of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It measures 73m high and 73m long.
- The Oasis Restaurants and Entertainment has a total floor area of 41,000 square metres, 25 restaurants and cafes, a kids' zone, two cinema theatres, and a capacity of 4,223 diners, making it the world's largest food court.
- The longest river in the world, The River Nile, flows through Cairo. It includes two islands within the river namely Gezira and Roda Islands.
- The Cairo Tower is a free-standing concrete tower in Cairo and the city's most famous modern monument. At 187m, it was the tallest structure in Africa for a decade until 1971 when the Hillbrow Tower in South Africa surpassed it. It is located on the Gezira Island, close to downtown Cairo.