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Sharm El Sheikh: Giza Plateau and Egyptian Museum Day Trip

1. Sharm El Sheikh: Giza Plateau and Egyptian Museum Day Trip

Take a day trip to Cairo from Sharm El Sheikh by a comfortable air-conditioned coach. Visit key sites like the Pyramids and the Sphinx on the Giza plateau, and the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities on Tahrir Square. Learn about the ancient Egyptian artifacts from an expert guide as you go. Get picked up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh for a trip to Cairo. Upon arrival, a guide takes you to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Tahrir Square.  Discover a huge collection of artifacts from Ancient Egypt, including statues, sarcophagi, and precious jewels. Encounter the treasures of Pharaonic Egypt, such as the 6 gilded King Tutankhamun coffins, with your guide's help. You will have some time here to take an optional boat trip on the Nile, before stopping to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch of typical Egyptian cuisine on the banks of the river. After your meal, drive out to the Giza plateau. Explore the Pyramids on the Giza plateau, one of the wonders of the ancient world built more than 4,500 years ago as a monument to the pharaohs Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Gaze at the face of the mysterious Sphinx, and hear about the solar boat that Cheops built to sail through the underworld.  Optionally, you can choose to use some of your time here to explore the Great Pyramid or take a ride on a horse or camel around the site. End the day back in Cairo and stop at the bazaar for some shopping, then drive back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria

2. Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria

After being picked up from your hotel, you will travel to Alexandria. You will first visit the insides of the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, which is the largest Roman Cemetery and consists of three levels cut into rock. Next, you will drive to visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria, complete with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East Harbor of Alexandria. You will also drive by Pompay’s Pillar, where you will stop for a photo break. Your next stop will be to the library of Alexandria, which is the biggest library in the world, consisting of 8 million books. You can visit its open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy the first, which was found underwater nearby. You will visit the library’s manuscript museum, president Saddat Museum, and impressions of Alexandria Museum. The car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark, the oldest church in Africa. Through your drive you will see the old downtown and the local historical architecture which has Baroque-style designs and Italian and French-style properties. You will then visit the El Nabi Daniel Mosque, which is believed by many people to be related to Alexander the Great's tomb. It is said to contain the remains of the scholar and venerated teacher Prophet Daniel, and his companion Sidi Lokman el Hakim, a religious story-teller. The car will then take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city, the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, as well as the strangest sight outside it: an old funfair where children play on antique funfair rides and eat candy floss. Opposite is the corniche and the old harbor where you can see the old fishing boats, men fishing and traditional fishermen making nets. You will then continue to see the outside of Quaitbay Castle, which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The car will then take you to the Mamoura Beach Resort, located east of Montaza's royal gardens. Walk along the corniche of Maamourah, and appreciate the nice environment. It is considered one of the main tourist attractions in Alexandria for its beach, Corniche walk and parks.

From Cairo: 4-Day Nile Cruise to Luxor/ Balloon, Flights  

3. From Cairo: 4-Day Nile Cruise to Luxor/ Balloon, Flights  

Day 1/ Our representative will pick you up from your accommodation in Cairo/Giza to take you to the airport 3 hours before your flight to Aswan (our team will send the flight schedule depending on availability). When you arrive in Aswan, our representative will be waiting for you holding our sign, after helping you with the luggage he will take you to one of the most unique and relaxing visits in Egypt, f, where you'll also enjoy your lunch. admire the beautiful Nile views on the motorboat ride that will take you to the Village, the most colorful and feel-good village in the entire country. The Nubian Villages are painted in all the colors of the rainbow. To start farming around the Nile, the friendly Nubians moved from Sudan over 8000 years ago after the visit, our representative will drop you off on the ship booked for you in Aswan to enjoy your dinner and spend the night.  Day 2/ Our driver will pick you up early in the morning, and enjoy a 3 hours car trip to Abu Simbel Temple, The temple resembles a memorial of King Ramses II and him and Queen Nefertari and it commemorates the king's victory in the Battle of Kadesh. After the visit, you'll be back on the ship to enjoy your lunch onboard and enjoy the sailing of the ship.  upon arriving in kom ombo our guide will be waiting for you to visit the unique temple of kom ombo, One of the most unusual temples of Ancient Egypt, dedicated to two different deities: the local crocodile-headed god Sobek, and the first "god of the Kingdom", the falcon-headed god Horus the Elder (also called Haroeris).  After the interesting visit, you'll be back on the ship to enjoy your time onboard.  Day 3/ Early in the morning, our guide will pick you up from the reception to visit the hidden gem in Edfu, Horus temple, the second biggest temple in Egypt The temple is believed to have been built on the site of the great Horus-Seth battle. After the visit, you’ll be back on board to enjoy the sailing journey to Luxor. Day 4/ Our driver will pick you up in the morning to take you to the most magnificent experience in Luxor, the hot air balloon ride, and admire the surreal beauty of the city from the sky. After the ride, you’ll be back on the ship to enjoy breakfast before you start your journey in Luxor to discover all the wonderful temples (kindly check out before you leave ) Starting with the Valley of the Kings, Once called the Great Necropolis of Millions of Years of Pharaoh or the Place of Truth, the Valley of the Kings (Wadi Biban al-Muluk) has 63 magnificent royal tombs, all very different from each other. Moving to the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut, The Hatshepsut temple was commissioned by the reigning queen herself to serve as an Artistic representation of the queen’s life and reign and a beacon of elegance and grandeur. And before leaving the West Bank enjoy a quick visit to the colossi of Memnon, the two enormous statues of 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III originally designed to guard his mortuary temple. Ending the journey with the largest temple in Egypt, The Karnak Temple, Being the largest building for religious purposes ever to be constructed, the Karnak Temple was known as the “most select of places” by ancient Egyptians. Then the driver will drop you off at the airport to fly to Cairo, when you arrive there our driver will be waiting for you to take you to your accommodation in Cairo/Giza. 

From Safaga/Soma Bay: Pyramids & Egyptian Museum Day Tour

4. From Safaga/Soma Bay: Pyramids & Egyptian Museum Day Tour

Discover the “City of a Thousand Minarets” on a full-day tour of Cairo, with round-trip transfers by bus from Soma Bay or Safaga. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on the long journey from Soma Bay or Safaga, admiring views of the Gulf of Suez. You will be accompanied by a transfer guide who will accompany you on the journey until you meet your Egyptologist guide. Upon arrival, your private Egyptologist guide will meet you and take you to Giza Plateau to see the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Get breathtaking views of the Pyramids of Giza as you explore the mortuary temples of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Learn the story of how the temples were constructed and hear the stories behind their legends. Continue to the Great Sphinx, the giant statue of a reclining mythical beast with a lion’s body and the face of the Pharaoh Khafre. Go to the Valley Temple opposite, attributed to the Pharaoh Khafre, and marvel at the feat of ancient engineering. Next, take a 30-minute break for lunch at a local restaurant. Then, drive into central Cairo to discover the artifacts at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square with fast-track entry. Designed by French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the museum’s collections exceed 120,000 masterpieces from the pre-dynastic to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. Learn about the mummification art of Ancient Egypt before your return transfer to Soma Bay or Safaga.

From Cairo to Whales Valley and Wadi El Rayan Waterfalls

5. From Cairo to Whales Valley and Wadi El Rayan Waterfalls

Embark on a day tour to El Fayoum, starting with convenient pickup from your hotel at 7:00 AM. Depart from Cairo and enjoy a scenic drive of approximately 1 hour to reach El Fayoum. Upon arrival, switch to a comfortable 4x4 vehicle and begin your adventure with a visit to the charming Tunis Village in Fayoum. Nestled in the oasis, Tunis Village (‘izbat Tunis) offers breathtaking views of a large saltwater lake, complemented by the contrasting desert landscape on the other side. Prepare to be captivated by the natural beauty of this hidden gem, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Egypt. Next, explore the remarkable Qarun Lake, which holds the distinction of being one of the oldest natural lakes in the world. This ancient lake, the third-largest in Egypt, provides a glimpse into the history of Lake Old Maurice. Continue your journey to Wadi El Rayan, where you will encounter the awe-inspiring Wadi El Rayan Waterfalls. These majestic waterfalls, the largest in Egypt, present a natural wonder and offer an enchanting sight to behold. After immersing yourself in the beauty of the waterfalls, proceed to Whales Valley, also known as Wadi Al-Hitan. Situated in the Western Desert of Egypt, this extraordinary valley houses priceless fossil remains of Archaeoceti, the earliest known suborder of whales that is now extinct. Marvel at the ancient fossils and gain insight into the fascinating history of these magnificent creatures. Relish a delightful lunch at a quality establishment, savoring the flavors of Egyptian cuisine. Following lunch, get ready for some exciting sandboarding on the mesmerizing sand dunes. Experience the thrill of gliding down the slopes and explore the enchanting Magic Lake, offering an unforgettable adventure in one of Egypt's premier destinations. Conclude the tour by returning to your hotel in Cairo, where you can reminisce about the day's experiences. Optional Overnight Add-On ($100 per person): For an enhanced experience, you can choose the overnight option. After sandboarding, proceed to the camping site, where a delicious dinner awaits you, featuring mouthwatering Chicken Mandy cooked underground. As the night sky blankets the desert, marvel at the celestial wonders above, gazing at the stars and enjoying the magical ambiance. On the second day, awaken to a special breakfast comprising Feteer Meshaltet, accompanied by black honey, cheese, halawa, and hot drinks. After a satisfying meal, begin your return journey to Cairo, bringing an end to this extraordinary excursion.

Cairo: Pyramids, Memphis, Dahshur & Sakkara Private Day Tour

6. Cairo: Pyramids, Memphis, Dahshur & Sakkara Private Day Tour

Sun Pyramids Tours guide will pick up you from your hotelt, to enjoy a great excursion to The Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren and visit to the Valley Temple. Move to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty for King zoser. Then Proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant. After that transfer to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II and the alabaster Sphinx of Memphis. And then visit Dahshur pyramids an ancient royal necropolis, located approximately 40 kilometers south of Cairo – the pyramids were built from 2613 – 2589 BC. The Bent pyramid is the most famous of the pyramids in the area.

Cairo: Giza Pyramids & the Grand Egyptian Museum Guided Tour

7. Cairo: Giza Pyramids & the Grand Egyptian Museum Guided Tour

Journey through Egypt’s thousands of years of pharaonic civilization on a guided tour from Cairo with hotel pickup and drop-off. Explore iconic landmarks including the Pyramids of Giza. See the Great Sphinx sculpture and the Vallery Temple of Khafre. Finally, visit the Grand Egyptian Museum. Get picked up from your hotel in Cairo and head to the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then proceed to the Great Sphinx of Giza, a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the head of a human, and the body of a lion Next, visit the Valley Temple, a mortuary temple for the Pharoah Khafre and his family members, in the Pyramids of Giza Complex. Learn how it was used for the purification of the king's mummy before the burial. Finally, arrive at the Grand Egyptian Museum to relive ancient Egypt's glorious past. Follow your guide around the archaeological museum to see various artifacts from the pharaonic period, including the complete Tutankhamun collection.

Cairo : private Felucaa tour in the Nile

8. Cairo : private Felucaa tour in the Nile

Soak in the beautiful city of Cairo aboard a felucca. These Egyptian sailboats have been used for millennia to move up and down the Nile, but they are also ideal for a relaxing evening cruise to escape the bustle of the city. The view is spectacular, especially at sunset. Starting with picking you up from your accomodation place and heading directly to the Felucaa port to Enjoy a relaxing experience of a felucca ride in the River Nile, where you can discover the amazing view of Cairo at night or enjoy the sunrise and the warm sun during the day and also the magnificent sunset during the sailing tour you will enjoy the Egyptian songs and I'm gonna take magnificent photos of you to commemorate this tour. After escaping far away from the city crowds on the Nile River you will be transferred back to your accomodation place with a lot of nice memories.

Cairo: Nile River Dinner Cruise with Belly Dance and Tanoura

9. Cairo: Nile River Dinner Cruise with Belly Dance and Tanoura

Pick Up at 18:30 from your hotel in Cairo or Giza by our tour guide then start drive to the cruise to enjoy an atmospheric dinner cruise on the nile with live music from a solo musician in Egypt and enjoy watch and learn about the belly dance and the majic of the tanoura show . Our restaurateurs will serve a generous buffet filled with seasonal dishes inspired by traditional Egyptian cuisine. At the end of the trip start drive you back to your hotel.

Giza: Sound & Light Show at Pyramids with Dinner

10. Giza: Sound & Light Show at Pyramids with Dinner

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel to attend the Sound and Light spectacular Show of Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, in this show you will discover the enchanting history of the ancient Egyptians. The show starts with the story of the Sphinx who has been the vigilant guardian of the city of the dead for five thousand years. The show also depicts the story of building the pyramids and relates the history of great figures of ancient Egypt such as Thutmosis IV, Akhnaten, Nefertiti and Tut Ankh Amon,the show will last for one hour and you can enjoy it with different languages. after the show ends you will have an open buffet dinner in a nearby restaurant. Afterwards you will be transferred back to your hotel with a lot of memories of this spectacular night.

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Amazing, excellent, sensational. Thanks to our tour guide for an amazing experience we had in Alexandria. The best i met till now, the trip was well planned avoiding the crowd spots, very well explained the history, very nice and kind with our needs, we stopped every time we needed something, he even told us how to deal with the locals. I wish i met them from the first day of my vacation in Egypt.

Great experience! Mig (tour guide) was extremely attentive, polite and helpful. The tour was on time, the drive to Alexandria was fun and we stopped for coffee ☕️ and pastries Alexandria was quite an amazing experience and is worth it to visit this interesting city. Our guide in Alexandria was absolutely great. I loved the museum of old books! Actually I liked everything. Highly recommended 5 ⭐️

Our guide Nasr and driver Sam were amazing! They ensured we were able to see all of the sights in the itinerary and were able to capture some phenomenal pictures. My mother, sister, and I really enjoyed this excursion and highly reccomend this vendor and guide!

The tour was perfect. Except of the included we also had a visit to papyrus museum and to a traditional handmade aroma shop with perfect goods. The guide was very helpful and give us the best information about the city and the history! We recommend you!

How lucky we were to discover Alexandria with a passionate and fascinating guide! It adapts to your desires and is a well of science! It was a very beautiful day rich in discoveries.