DAY 1: Pharaonic Egypt: Pyramids, Museum, and Nile River
From your hotel your professional guide will take you on a private tour of Pharaonic Egypt beginning with the Pyramids of Giza. The Great Pyramids are the oldest of the original seven ancient wonders of the world and the only one still in existence. You’ll have the option to enter the Great Pyramid, take a camel ride from the Great Pyramid to the Sphinx, and visit the Boat Museum.
Have lunch near the pyramids followed by an afternoon visit to the Egyptian Museum, home of countless ancient relics including King Tutankhamun’s gold. After an optional visit to the museum’s Mummy Room, you will enjoy a sunset sail in the traditional Felucca boat on the Nile River.
DAY 2: Christian and Islamic Egypt
After breakfast in your hotel you will meet your Christian Egyptian guide. Often overlooked, Egypt has a rich Christian history. Your guide will take you on a tour of the Old Coptic Cairo (Hanging Church). Then head to the Muqatim ‘rubbish dump’ cave churches.
After lunch you will meet your Muslim guide and hear about Islam in Egypt. Drive to the Citadel with your guide, and enjoy the history and the wonderful views of Cairo.
Visit Fat-ha Gate and walk through Moez Street to Azhar mosque. Experience the winding narrow alleyways of Cairo’s old oriental bazaar of Khan Al Khalili. Try your hand at bargaining for some gifts to take home (with your guide’s help!)
You’ll have dinner near the bazaar before returning to your hotel for the evening.
This tour includes…
Pick up and drop off at your location in Cairo
Accommodation at above mentioned camp and hotel (based 2 people sharing a double room and availability at time of booking)
Transportation to all above locations in a private car or minivan with a professional driver
Professional English speaking tour guide
Above listed experiences
Tips to tour guides and drivers
Entrance fees to all the sites mentioned
Above listed meals
This tour package does not include…
Travel insurance (If you are interested in purchasing travel insurance, just let us know)
Flights (Engaging Cultures Travel will be happy to assist in your air ticketing)