Optional day trips & activities :
Giza – Sakkara – Memphis:
Morning visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx. A short stop for lunch, then we drive to Sakara, the vast Necropolis of ancient Memphis. Sakara has the first Pyramid and the worlds oldest stone structure. In the afternoon, we drive to Memphis the capital of the ancient kingdom and one of the most important cities throughout the history of ancient Egypt.
Islamic & Christian:
First to the Egyptian Museum where the treasures of King Tut Ankh-Amun and most of the pharaohs, are kept. Then to Islamic Cairo where the 12th Century Citadel of Salah El-Din stands, within the walls of the medieval fortress is the Alabaster Mosque and El-Gawhara Palace built by Mohamed Ali. Next we visit Christian Old Cairo where the Romans constructed the fortress of Babylon. Built over the ruins of the two towers of this fortress, the Church of Saint Mary which is called The Hanging Church.
There are two Pyramid groups in Dahshur. The two biggest Pyramids are the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid. The Bent Pyramid gets its name from the fact the the angle of the slope changes 3/4 of the way up. The Red Pyramids name comes from the limestone from which it was built.
Sound & Light Show:
visit the Sound an Light show at the Pyramids of Giza, Karnak Temple in Luxor or Philae Temple in Aswan. All shows are truly spectacular, running lasers and spotlights across the faces of these ancient sites, accompanied by music and commentary in various languages.
Embark on a Nile River Steamer for an open buffet dinner accompanied by a folkloric and belly-dancing show.
Described as the bud on the river Nile, Fayoum is a picturesque region, which includes a visit to some superb water wheels. Here you will visit the Qaroum Palace, with its Ptolemiac Temple, enjoying the peace of this Oasis. You will also visit the Pyramid of Hawara and the Pyramid of Al-Lahun along with the obelisk of Senusert.
Morning drive to Alexandria, the city on the Mediteranean founded by Alexander the Great. Visit the catacombs of KOM El Shokafa, Pompeii’s Pillar, Roman Amphitheater and Fort Qait Bey. Then return to Cairo.
Camel Trekking or Horse Riding:
Though the city abuts the Great Pyramids of Giza on one side, there is a vast and beautiful desert waiting for you on the other side. And there is NO better way to experience that desert and see the Pyramids as they should (must!) be seen, than by doing it the way it’s been done for millennia. Leave the car or bus behind you and venture forth on a horse or a camel for a 2-hour trek into ancient history. You can organize a trek as part of a day trip to Giza, Sakkara, and Memphis. Or, if you wish, you can organize it as a separate excursion.
Nile Felucca in Cairo:
Does anything really compare to sailing the Nile on a felucca at sunset? You be the judge. Experience the beauty of the Nile, the tranquility of sailing, and the myriad of colors in the sky changing as the sun sets. It is at the same time a relaxing and an exhilarating way to spend an evening and to see Cairo in a completely different light.
A truely brilliant tour to the historical city of Luxor, the worlds greatest open air museum. Transfer to Cairo Airport for a short flight to Luxor. Meeting our tour guide at Luxor Airport to begin your tour on the West Bank to see the Valley of the Kings, Queens and the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch you will visit the Luxor and Karnak Temples on the East bank. Transfer back to Luxor Airport for a flight back to Cairo.
Hot Air Balloon in Luxor
WANT TO GET HIGH??? Well Egypt Land Tour will get you high, but in our special way. We offer you the chance to fly high in the skies of Luxor, in our Hot Air Balloons, to enjoy the fascinating view of the greatest Open Air Museum, at sun rise.
– All transportation with an air-conditioned bus.
– Professional tour guides and leaders fluently speaking the language of your choice.
– Entry fees of the mentioned sites.
– Drinks, tips and other items of a personal nature.