Highlight of the tour:
Cairo is the city of contradictions, the city of history and city of the thousands minarets. The first capital of Egypt Memphis is absorbed to be a part of Cairo the early capitals of Muslims became now a part of it so in this magnificent city you will be able to explore and live five thousand years of history.
Day 1: welcome to Cairo airport
Our airport representative will meet and assist you at the airport to facilitate all the procedures and then take you in air conditioned private vehicle to go to your hotel.
Day 2: Day Tour to Giza pyramids, sakkara and Memphis
After having your breakfast you will meet your private, qualified tour guide who will be waiting you at the lobby to start your tour, the first stop is the Giza pyramids where you can visit the great pyramids of Egypt one of the seven wonders of ancient world and then see the Sahara desert the largest desert in the world 6 million square kilometers not just in Egypt but expanding in several African countries till the Atlantic ocean, after that go to see the magnificent gigantic statue of Egyptian civilization the sphinx and go inside the mummy temple where the priests used to make the mummification process there after that relax for a while and have you lunch in five stars restaurant overlooking at the pyramids
Then move to the step pyramid at Sakkara the first pyramid of Egypt and the first stone construction ever built from the third dynasty of ancient history of Egypt about 2780 B.C in Sakkara also you will be able to go inside a pyramid called TETI pyramid to explore the interior burial chambers and to see the early pyramids texts which later became what we call Book of the Dead in Luxor tombs after that go to the first capital of ancient Egypt Memphis was built by king Narmer the one who united upper and lower Egypt 2300 B.C the beginning of Egyptian history you can see now the ruins of the ancient city, the colossal statue of king Ramses the second and the amazing Alabaster unknown sphinx of Memphis after that you will come back to your hotel.
Day 3: Riding camel or quad bike in the desert then Dahshur
Just after dawn and so early in the morning the guide meet you at the lobby to take you to catch the sunrise on the Sahara desert where you will take this time the Quad bike in desert for one hour to see the sunrise by Giza pyramids ( optional you can see the sunset instead of sunrise) after coming back from the desert you will have your breakfast box in a farm next to the pyramid and then the guide will take you to see the two big pyramids of Dahshur the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramids both of them are considered the workshop of making pyramids, they were built by king Senfru the founder of the fourth dynasty and the owner of the first true pyramid of ancient Egypt there you will able to go inside the Red Pyramid to see the two great galleries before arriving to the burial chamber of the mummy which is now all has been stolen away after lunch in a local restaurant in Sakkara you will come back to your hotel.
Day 4: Alexanderia day Tour from cairo
After having your breakfast in the hotel meet your tour guide at the lobby who will take you to the great city of the Mediterranean, Alexandria (about 3 hours’ drive) with one break stop on the High way to arrive there once you arrive in Alexandra you will visit the magnificent Catacombs one of the wonders of the Middle Ages in the Roman era in Egypt so be ready to see the three great ancient civilizations art in just one place, it is unique site housing the Roman, the Greek and the Pharaohs’ art in one place. Then go to visit the Pompey’s pillar which is dedicated to a great Roman emperor exempted Alexandrian people in that time to pay taxes to Rome, It is the highest column of Egypt 28 m high, made out of one block of granite in the same place you can see the ruins of the great temple of ancient Alexandra seraphim and the daughter library cut into the rock underground.After that see the Mediterranean by the castle of Alexandra you can take amazing pictures from outside and then go to have your lunch at one of the most elegant restaurant of Alexandra with a delicious fresh seafood after that you will be taken to see the most famous library in Egypt built to revive the great Alexandrian bibliotheca After that enjoy the Mediterranean coast at Al Montaza gardens used to be the forbidden city of Egypt date back to the royal family ages more than one hundred years housing different types of flowers and trees being collected from all over the world and has two great palaces for the king one of them used as the summer resident palace for the king
After that you will come back to Cairo.
Day 5: City Tour of Cairo
After having your breakfast in the hotel meet your tour guide who will take you to see the most important archeological museum in the world the Egyptian museum housing more than 120,000 masterpiece representing the Pharaohs’ art and see the treasures of the golden Pharaoh Tutankhamen discovered by Howard Carter in 1922 and with extra ticket you can see the royal mummies room after that go to have your lunch on the river Nile boat with amazing view on the river and then move to the Old Cairo to see the Hanging Church and Abu Serga church where the Holy family used to live in for several months during their journey to Egypt and then move to the unique Jewish temple the Ben Ezra synagogue after that go to see one of the most famous highlights of the city the Citadel castle of king Saladin used to be the royal court for Egyptian kings for more than 700 years and there you can see as well the famous Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali pasha ruled Egypt in 1805 and lead the country to be as a great empire and universal leader for middle east
Later you will be able to see from the top of the Castle amazing view of all over Cairo and then back to hotel.
Day 6: Islamic Cairo
After breakfast, be ready to a different atmosphere of a tour. this time you guide take you to city of dead to see some tombs and mausoleums still have coffins and gravestone but some poor people live inside that's why we called in Egypt city of dead and then move to see the oldest Mosque still existing in Egypt as they built Ibn Tulun Mosque dates back to the ninth century to be state Mosque of the ibn tulun Khalifa era after that go to see the old gates of the old city and you can walk for a while to explore the oriental life and live the real atmosphere of the city after that have your lunch typical Egyptian food in a local restaurant finally go to see the oldest market of Cairo in khan Khalili bazaar and then back to the hotel.
Day 7: bye bye cairo
Have your breakfast and checking out from your hotel our airport representative meet you and take you back to the airport to back home.
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hotel : Le Meridien pyramids hotel spa