TRIP TO REMEMBER

Code: EG193
10 DAYS - 9 NIGHTS
Category:
  • pyramid-Menkaure
  • Egypt Museum Mummy
  • House of Siwa
  • Qubbet El Hawa
Traveling to Egypt is an amazing experience, and one of the best city destinations is its capital, Cairo. Cairo is the largest city as well as home to the largest population in the whole of Africa. It has been for some thousands of years the center of power and culture for Egypt, the Middle East and Africa making it a significant and historical city. It is no wondered therefore that this city is a top destination for many tourists around the world. Tourist will enjoy many attractions across the world.

The Pyramids and the Sphinx at El Giza

Egypt is most known for the pyramids that reside in the Giza Plateau. The Pyramids of Giza and the mysterious Sphinx are the most popular tourist destination in all of Egypt. The pyramids in this area have been for a long time a representation of this country. Additionally since the Giza Pyramids is a top destination it is no wonder that you will be able to meet throngs of other vacationers there. Though usually full packed, it should still never be missed because of its historical and architectural significance.

The Cairo Citadel

Home to many other amazing structures, ruins and architectures, the Cairo Citadel is a fortress made of stone to protect the city from ancient invaders. Today it is a top destination in Cairo as tourists can climb to the top of the building and have a bird’s eye view of almost all of Cairo. Tourists can also enjoy some other amazing tours within the Citadel where they can visit the Alabaster Mosque and a number of open air markets and museums.

Cairo’s Nile River

Sailing here are hundreds of elegant felucca, these are ancient and traditional sailboats that are still being used to this day. Both residents and tourists enjoy the relaxing felucca ride as the Nile wind surely relaxes anyone here.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

The largest open air market, where bargaining and haggling is a favorite way of getting around, the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar is a must see when in Egypt. For hundred of years the Khan el-Khalili is a trading and barter area that has served millions of travelers in Cairo. Today it still serves its purpose as a market where tourists can purchase almost anything and everything Egypt.

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Day 1: Arrival Cairo

Land in Cairo and get ready for an Egypt trip of a lifetime. No matter what time you arrive, our representative and a driver will be waiting for you at the airport to welcome you. Once you are through immigration, you’ll be driven to the hotel in Cairo where you will be staying. When you reach your hotel, you will be assisted with check-in and then your tour manager will want to discuss your itinerary so that there is no confusion regarding pick up times and etc.

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Day 2: Pyramid / Museum

Cairo Sightseeing
The second day you will be visiting some of the very best historical attractions, Starting with the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and the famous Khan El-Khalili Bazaar.
Begin your day with a good breakfast at the hotel, and then, you will be picked up at the time that was confirmed with you. You will be driven to the Giza Plateau to see the iconic Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Valley Temple.

You will visit the Pyramids of Khufu or Chepos is the oldest and the largest of the three Pyramids. The Pyramid of Khafre or of Chephren the second tallest and the second largest and Pyramid of Menkaure the smallest of all three Pyramids.

Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple of Khafre, which belongs to the Pyramids of Chephren.

Next stop is to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser. After that transfer to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom, and see the Statue of Ramses II.

Note: If you would to enter one of the pyramids and/or visit the area’s Solar Boat Museum, please let your guide know, he will assist you to get the admission tickets. These are both optional activities, and are therefore not included in the price of your honeymoon package.

After a truly remarkable morning, you will then be taken to a good local restaurant for some lunch and a bit of a rest. Then you will be driven to visit the famous Egyptian Museum which is home to more than 120,000 of artifacts relating to Egypt’s fascinating history. Not surprisingly, it is home to the world’s largest collection of artifacts from Ancient Egypt.

No matter in which direction you look when you are in the museum, you will be absolutely fascinated, and the same applies when you visit an area in the museum called the Treasures Room. This room houses nearly all of the ancient artifacts that were recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamen when his tomb was discovered sealed and intact in the Valley of Kings on Luxor’s West Bank in the early 1920s.

While you are still at the museum, you will also have the option of visiting the museum’s Mummies Room where you can view a number of real mummies which are on display in specially designed enclosures. If you want to go in and see the mummies, a separate admission ticket for the Mummies Room is required. This can be purchased at the museum on the day of your visit.

Museum tour will consume the second half of the day as there is so much to explore. When the comes to an end you can either retire to your hotel or we can take you to see and explore one of Cairo’s most colorful and most enchanting attractions, the vibrant Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. This bustling bazaar has been around ever since the 14th

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Day 3: Alamein – Siwa Oasis

Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, then drive to Alamein, about a 3 hour drive. At Al Alamein, you will enjoy the site where the great battle took place during WW II, and visit the WW II Museum and the Cemetery. Then drive on to the beautiful bay of Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean Coast then continue to Siwa. It is about a 6 hours drive from Alamein to Siwa. Dinner and overnight in Siwa.

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Day 4: Siwa Oasis

After breakfast, enjoy a visit to the Old City of Siwa (Shali). Siwa Oasis is one of Egypt’s most isolated settlements, with about 33,000 people, mostly Berbers, who developed a unique culture and a distinct language of the Berber family called Siwi. Then transfer to see the Alexander Temple, at Aghurmi Village which is dedicated to the God Amon- 26 Dynastyand then see Amun Ra Temple at Um Ubeyda.

Then transfer to Cleopatra Spring (Ein Guba). Variously known as “Cleopatra Spring,” “Ain Juba” or “Ain al Hammam,” in ancient times it was known as “The Spring of the Sun.”

Head to see the Siwa House Museum. The museum boasts traditional Siwan objects such as silver jewellery, music instruments, wedding costumes, baskets and ceramics. Inspired by a Canadian diplomat who feared that Siwan culture and its mud-brick houses would disappear someday; the small but interesting Siwa House Museum was built to preserve and display artifacts depicting the various aspects of the Siwan life.

After that visit the tombs inside the Mountain of the Dead. The mountain contains number of tombs. The tombs, which cover every inch of its base and are situated on its terraces and on all sides of the conical part, date from the 26th dynasty , the Greek and the Roman periods, though there appear to be no Christian burials. You will see some interesting tombs like SI Amon, MSW Isis, Crocodile Tomb.

After that see Dakrour Mountains. Around 3 km south east of Siwa Oasis stands Gebel Dakrour (Dakrour Mountain). Gebel Dakrour (Dakrour Mountain) has been renowned for the healing qualities of its hot sands since ancient times, as well as for being a major source of the red pigment used in Siwan pottery. People come from all around Egypt and the world during the summer months to be interred in sand baths which have properties of healing rheumatism. The sand bath lasts approximately 20 minutes and you are buried up to your neck in the hot desert sand; the process is usually repeated for any aching part of the body for 3 to 5 days.

In the evening transfer to enjoy the unique Sunset view at most of the guide books at Fatnas Island. Overnight in Siwa.

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Day 7: Back to Cairo

You will be leaving to Cairo this morning after breakfast stop in Bahariya. It’s a 5hoour drive from Bahariya. You can spend the day in the hotel enjoying the amenities in the hotel and rest.

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Day 8: Citadel of Salah El Din

Enjoy a spiritual afternoon tour to the Islamic and Coptic sites in Cairo. First, see the Citadel of Salah El Din a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo. One of the world’s greatest monuments to medieval warfare. The prominent fortress houses three mosques of which the impressive mohammed Ali Mosque – a carriage museum, a military museum and a garden museum. The citadel is also home to the impressive Gawhara palace (Jewel place)

After that you will move to Old Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church officially called the church of the virgin Mary ,

then Saint sergius and Bacchus church also known as  Abu Serga Church and Synagogue. It is one of the oldest coptic churches in Egypt, dating back to the 4th century.

Visit the Bayt Al-Suhaymi – or House of Suhaymi – is a historical house museum dating back to the Ottoman era. The old house was built in 1648 A.D. along the Al-Darb al-Asfar alley.Since 2000, the museum house has been open to visitors. Bayt Al-Suhaymi hosts a number of artistic and cultural activities that aim to preserve the Egyptian musical heritage and Egyptian folklore. You can visit it for about 35 Egyptian Pounds ($2) and even less if you are a student.

After the tour you can retire to the hotel or drop by the Cairo Jazz club. Don’t think that just because Cairo is such an old city that it doesn’t have many of the trappings and entertainment options of modern cities. In fact, Cairo is chockfull of trendy nightclubs and bars that wouldn’t be out of place in most western countries. The Cairo Jazz Club is just such a venue, which offers patrons the very best of local and international music. Get ready to party your socks off with your favorite beverage in hand.

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Day 9: Alexandria Sightseeing

Breakfast and start the 2h 30min drive to Alexandria. Starting the tour with the Library of Alexandria the biggest library in the world. Visit it’s 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 have a chance for some photo stops in between.

Note: Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays and on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase a ticket. Visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East harbor of Alexandria.

Then we will drive you to visit the Church of St. Mark the oldest church in Africa after which you will visit the old downtown of Alexandria where you can walk through the old city-center of Alexandria. Look at the traditional markets; where everything and anything is sold including traditional Egyptian sweets and treats.

Then we can visit El Nabi Daniel Mosque which is believed by many people to be related to Alexander the great tomb.

Tour will continue by passing through the oldest market area in Mansheya and see the traditional womens’ markets (zan’et etsetat) with very thin and narrow streets,  gold market also exists here where everyone buys their wedding and engagement jewellery.

We will then take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city Abbo El Abbas Mosque,  Opposite is the corniche and the old harbour where you can see the old fishing boats, men fishing and traditional fishermen making nets. 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 ancient world . A most spectacular castle which is a great photo stop.

The car will then take you to the Gardens of Montaza. On the way you can have a photo stop at the memorial of the Unknown Soldier of Alexandria..The beautiful coastline and all the views of the city are en route to Montaza Palace and gardens which is approx 25 km away, including the old harbor of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater.

Once in Montaza Gardens, commonly known as the Love Garden  (all romantic couples and families go there) you will visit the royal gardens of King Farouk (the last king in the history of Egypt) and see the royal palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek as well as walk along the famous Montaza bridge and reach the Tea Palace island and see the royal beaches of the queens.

On your way back you will stop over the famous bridge of Stanley – the modern landmark of modern Alexandria,  then travel in comfort back to your hotel in Cairo.

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Day 10: Final Departure

Sadly, the last day of your magical Egypt trip has dawned, and it will soon be time for you to fly away home. Have a wonderful breakfast at your hotel, knowing that you will probably return again soon. You already have seen the most of Egypt. Shortly after breakfast our representative and driver will arrive to take you to the airport for your flight back home. They will assist you with your luggage and with check-in, and they’ll bid you farewell. Bon Voyage.

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