In Cairo, the travelers will enjoy visiting the most remarkable places in the Egyptian capital including the pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, Memphis, Saladin Citadel, Khan El Khalili, and the Egyptian Museum. This is besides a full day in Islamic Cairo, where the impressive mosques and Islamic building are standing proudly.
On the way from Cairo to El Minya, we stop for a one day tour in El Fayoum, where we will be visiting the Pyramid of Hawara, the Qarun Lake, and the Meidum Pyramid. While in El Minya, we will be visiting the Tell El Amarna, Tombs of Beni Hassan, Tuna El Gabal and the ancient city of Ashmonien.
This tour package to Cairo, Cairo, El Fayoum & El Minya is certainly designed for those who are in love with the ancient Egyptian history, art, and architecture. Featured with its value for money, the most wonderful accommodation in your chosen hotel,
Upon arrival to Cairo International Airport, you will be met with GAT Tours’ Representative, your best friend for the coming few days, who will help you in passing the passport control and collecting your luggage. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel in Cairo by private air-conditioned vehicle with qualified driver. On arrival to your hotel, we will check in within few minutes! Later on, you’ll take the keys of your room for overnight. [No Meals]
Energizing breakfast will be served at your hotel. After that, you will be met with our Egyptologist Tour Guide, who will join you in such awe-inspiring tour to visit the marvelous Pyramids of Giza, constructed around 2500 BC as the necropolis of the kings of the forth dynasty. Also we will see the marvelous sphinx constructed with a body of a lion and the head of a human to guard the pyramids from any threats. Our next visit will be to The Step Pyramid Complex in the ancient city of Sakkara, which is considered to be the oldest surviving stone monument in the whole world and the first proper pyramid to be constructed in ancient Egypt. We will then have our lunch meal at local restaurant in Cairo. Our last visit of the day will be to The Open Air Museum in Memphis, which was established in 32nd century BC by King Narmer after he unified Upper and Lower Egypt and became the first capital of the whole country. After spending few hours exploring our ancient monuments, we will transfer you back to your hotel for overnight. [Breakfast & Lunch]
Breakfast meal will be served at your hotel. After that, you’ll be met with our Egyptologist Tour Guide, who will join you in such a wonderful city tour in Cairo. Our tour of today begins by The Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world with a huge collection of displays dating back to various periods of the ancient Egyptian history including the golden exhibits of Tutankhamen. We will then visit the Citadel of Saladin, constructed in the 10th century by Saladin to protect Egypt and became the residence of the rulers of Egypt for a period that lasted more than seven centuries. At the end of the tour, we will visit Coptic Cairo Area, including The Hanging Church, the Church of Abu Serga and others. After the tour, we will transfer back to your hotel for rest and refresh. Evening time is free at leisure or (optional) Nile Cruise Dinner with Egyptian folkloric performance can be offered upon request. Overnight in Cairo. [Breakfast & Lunch]
Energizing breakfast will be served at your hotel. Later on, we will drive by our private air-conditioned vehicle towards the town of El Fayoum.will start our visits in El Fayoum with the Hawara Pyramid, constructed by the well-known King Amenmhat III, in the 19th century BC as his royal tomb made out of limestone and mud bricks. Afterwards, we will be having lunch on the shores of the Lake of Qarun, one of the deepest natural lakes in Egypt that is more than 3300 square meters. Our last visit of the day will be to one of the remarkable monuments there, the Pyramid of Meidum, constructed by King Senfru, the constructor of the Pyramids of Giza, as his first attempt to build a proper pyramid in Egypt that was a failure due to the collapse of large stones from the pyramid. After our amazing tour, we will drive back to Cairo. Arrive to Cairo and proceed to our hotel for overnight. [Breakfast & Lunch]
Check out after breakfast. Today we will leave the capital of Egypt and start our journey to the Nile Valley, where the most unique collection of our ancient monuments are waiting for your visit. We will drive by private air-conditioned vehicle towards the city of El Minya, nicknamed as the jewel of Upper Egypt due to the marvelous views of the River Nile and the diversity of monuments situated in that city. We begin our visits by exploring Tell El Amarna, established by Akhenaten at the end of the 13th century BC. The new capital was largely destroyed as the supporters of the cult of the god Amun never admitted that the worship of the new god, Aten, the god of the sun, is rightful. However, today the ruins of the city stretch over a surface area that is more than 12 kilometers. Reach El Minya and proceed to your chosen hotel there, we will check in within few minutes! Dinner and overnight at your hotel. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]
Enjoy your breakfast before starting our full day tour to visit the unique sightseeing in El Minya. Our first visit of the day will be to the Tombs of Beni Hassan, an ancient necropolis that includes many rock-cut tombs that date to the first intermediate period and the Middle Kingdom of ancient Egypt. We will then visit the site of Tuna El Gabal, the famous Boundary Stelae of Akhenaten, that shows himself and his wife worshipping Aten, and a couple of interesting ancient tombs. Our last visit of the day will be to the ancient city of El Ashmonien, that was an important center in ancient Egyptian times, during the Roman Period and the Christian era afterwards as well with many interesting remaining monuments. After the tour, we will drive back to our hotel for rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own to have fun in El Minya in the style they desire. Finally, you’ll get back to the hotel for overnight. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]
Check out after breakfast. Later on, Drive back to Cairo, arrive to Cairo, and check in your hotel rest and refreshment, free time in Cairo at night and overnight. [Breakfast]
Breakfast at your hotel. Our tour of today starts at the Ibn Tulun Mosque, which is considered to be the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area. We will go through its parts, explore its floor and wonderful design.
After that, we will move to visit other mosque, which is the Mosque and Madrasa (school) of Sultan Hassan, one of the very old Islamic monuments in the area. The mosque and its school are located very close to the Citadel of Saladin in Cairo. They have been built by Sultan Hassan, the son of the great Mamluk Sultan, Al Nasser Mohamed Ibn Qalawoun. This collection is really deserves the visit.
Later on, we will have a short lunch break (if you wish). We will then continue our tour to visit the most famous Khan El Khalili Bazaar, which is considered to be one of the famous tourist markets in the Middle East. Between its old shops and oriental atmosphere, guests will enjoy walking along the market, where they can buy something local allow them remembering their tour in Cairo.. [Breakfast & Lunch]
Check out after breakfast. Later on, you’ll be met with our English-speaking representative who will transfer you by private A/C vehicle to Cairo International Airport in order to catch your departure flight carrying wonderful memories about your last trip to this destination of the world, Egypt. [Breakfast]