2. Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo & Giza Highlights 2-Day Trip by Plane
Discover Egypt’s greatest antiquities on a 2-day trip from Sharm El Sheikh with flights, lunch, and transportation included. With an Egyptologist, see the Giza pyramids and the Great Sphinx. Behold Sakkara’s Step Pyramid and the ruins of Memphis. Visit the Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
Get picked up from your hotel early in the morning and transfer to Sharm El Sheikh Airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, meet your tour guide outside of the terminal. Begin your full-day tour with a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos.
Then, explore the Valley Temple, the location where priests mummified the body of King Chephren. Get a close-up look at the famous Sphinx, the legendary guardian with the head of a king and the body of a lion.
Next, continue to Sakkara and visit the Step Pyramid, built for King Djoser and an important aspect of the pyramids’ evolution. Then, head over to Memphis City, the ancient capital of Egypt and home to the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx.
Afterward, stop for lunch in a local restaurant to savor the flavors of the local cuisine. End the first day with a transfer to your hotel for check-in and an overnight stay in Cairo.
Start the day with breakfast at your hotel. Check out by 8 AM and store your luggage in the car. Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the world’s largest display of Egyptian art. Marvel at the rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date back as far as 5,000 years.
Continue to the Citadel to visit the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha before proceeding to Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The numerous shops in this district are known for trading fine brass war, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, and much more.
After working up an appetite, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. At the end of day 2, transfer back to Cairo Airport to catch your return flight to Sharm El Shiekh.