Egypt is the oldest tourist destination on earth. Ancient Greeks and Romans started the trend, coming to goggle at the cyclopean scale of the Pyramids and the Colossi of Thebes. During colonial times, Napoleon and the British looted Egypt’s treasures to fill their national museums, sparking off a trickle of Grand Tourists that eventually became a flood of travellers, taken on Nile cruises and Egyptological lectures by the enterprising Thomas Cook. Today, the most popular places to visit are not only the monuments of the Nile Valley and the souks, mosques and madrassas of Islamic Cairo, but also fantastic coral reefs and tropical fish, dunes, ancient fortresses, monasteries and prehistoric rock art.
The land itself is a freak of nature, its lifeblood the River Nile. From the Sudanese border to the shores of the Mediterranean, the Nile Valley and its Delta are flanked by arid wastes, the latter as empty as the former are teeming with people. This stark duality between fertility and desolation is fundamental to Egypt’s character and has shaped its development since prehistoric times, imparting continuity to diverse cultures and peoples over seven millennia. It is a sense of permanence and timelessness that is buttressed by religion, which pervades every aspect of life. Although the pagan cults of ancient Egypt are as moribund as its legacy of mummies and temples, their ancient fertility rites and processions of boats still hold their place in the celebrations of Islam and Christianity.
The result is a multi-layered culture, which seems to accord equal respect to ancient and modern. The peasants of the Nile and the Bedouin tribes of the desert live much as their ancestors did a thousand years ago. Other communities include the Nubians of the far south, and the Coptic Christians, who trace their ancestry back to pharaonic times. What unites them is a love of their homeland, extended family ties, dignity, warmth and hospitality towards strangers. Though most visitors are drawn to Egypt by its monuments, the enduring memory is likely to be of its people and their way of life.
- 3 Nights accommodation in Cairo B.B.
- Daily Buffet Breakfast at Hotel.
- Two Full day tour in Cairo with Lunch.
- Multilingual expert Egyptologist guide.
- All your tours and excursions are with Luxury AC bus.
- Diner cruise in Cairo.
- Mineral Water Every Day.
- All taxes and service Charges.
Tour Does not Include
- Visa Entry for Egypt.
- International Flights.
- Personal items.
- Any other items not mentioned.
- Any Optional tours.
DAY 1 : Cairo
Arrival at Cairo international airport, meet & assist at the airport and after going through Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs, transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 : Full Day Cairo Tour
The prramid of Giza Pyramids of Choeps, Chepren and Mycerious
The most famous structure in the world and the only surviving of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was built by King Khufu (Cheops) of the IV Dynasty around 2650 BC. lts height now is 137 m (original height: 146 m). Almost 2.5 million blocks of stone were put into building this pyramid. All this, however, dwindles when compared to the precision and astounding ability of the ancient Egyptian in building this pyramid. Close to the eastern flank of the Pyramid of Khufu lie three small pyramids dedicated either to his wives or family members.
The Second Pyramid
Built by Khafre (Chephren), south-west of his father's (Khufu's) pyramid though lower in height: 136 m. It still retains, on some of its upper parts, the remains of the limestone that had once covered it all. At the base, it measures 215.5 m square. lts interior is simple, with two entrances on the north side. The visitor can also still see the remains of Khafre's mortuary temple, the Temple of the Valley, and rising causeway. These temples witnessed the religious rites during the embalming of the body.
The Third Pyramid
Built by Menkaure (Mycerinus), south-west of the Great and Second Pyramids. It is much smaller than either one (62 m high). It is distinguished by the fact that the lower part of its sides still retain their granite slab coverings.
On the way to the Temple of the Valley, lies the large statue of the Sphinx. The Sphinx is carved from a single piece of stone. One of most famous monuments in the world, it is indeed a legendary statue for it has the body of lion and the face of a man. lt is 70 m long and 20 m high. The face of the Sphinx closely resembles that of King Kephren.
Since time immemorial the Egyptians have been extracting essential oils for essences. Here you have a chance to experience the aromas like, 'The secrets of the desert,' 'The lotus' and all popular international designer perfumes and colognes.
The papyrus was first made in ancient Egypt- learn how to manufacture this paper using papyrus reeds. And you have an opportunity to buy some hand painted papyrus. Lunch at local restaurant.
From here you will be taken on a tour of Cairo famous Mosques, including: The Hussain Mosque El Azhar Mosque , Amr ibenel as and the you will have the opportunity to visit the old market of Cairo (Khan El-Khalili) . Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: Full Day Cairo Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to the full day tour for the day
Called the museum of the Egyptian antiquities, it is one of the greatest museums you will ever see, housing an unrivalled collection of antiquities reaching back 5000years. Lunch at local restaurant.Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Take a step back in time; about three thousand years back, to be exact. Just a few miles from the center of Cairo is a time machine waiting to take you on a fantastic journey to the days of the Pharaohs, a time brought to life by an incredible group of actors and actresses, faithful and exact reproductions of buildings, clothing, and lifestyles At the pharaonick Village, visitors sail on comfortable motorized barges down a network of canals and view incredibly accurate tableaux of the recreation of ancient Egyptian life. Over a hundred actors and actresses perform all the daily activities and arts of the ancient Egyptians, including agriculture, pottery, sculpture, weaving, and much more. Everyone that would have existed in an ancient Egyptian city is here in the modern recreation, from pharaohs to fishermen, from potters to priests. Because of this attention to detail, the pharaonick Village is more than education and entertainment; it is a vital resource in the preservation of our knowledge of the ancient world. In the evening there is Nile cruise Dinner, which lasts for 2 hours, sailing on the Nile with Folkloric Shows and Belly Dancers. At the end of this cruise you will be driven back to your hotel.
DAY 4 . Departure
Your final day starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out. You will then be transferred to the airport for your final departure.End of Program
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