Day trips

DT-1: Giza Plateau-Museum-Khan el Khalili Bazaar (full day)
Your tour includes a camel ride across the desert (20 mins) to the great Pyramid of Khufu. Tour the Giza Plateau, visit the Sphinx and Valley Temple. Continue to the Egyptian Museum where you will view antiquities of ancient egyptian civilization. Your final visit is the world famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar for an exotic shopping experience.

DT-2: Islamic & Christian Cairo (full day)
Your tour of Islamic Cairo begins with the 12th century Citadel of Salah el-Din. Within the walls of this medieval fortress is Alabaster Mosque and the Qasr El-Gawahara or Jewel Palace built by Mohamed Ali, on a site which was once occupied by Mameluke and Ottoman palaces. Next you visit the Mosque of lbn Tulan, built in 876 AD, the oldest original mosque in Cairo. Continue to Christian Old Cairo, where the Romans constructed the fortress of Babylon. Built over the ruins of the two towers of this fortress is the Church of St. Mary or El-Moallaqah (meaning overhanging or suspended) which is why the most popular name for this church is the hanging Church. Visit the Church of St. Sergius, founded at the end of the 4th century, it stands on a crypt that is said to have sheltered the Holy Family during their flight to Egypt. Your tour ends with a visit to the Coptic Museum, containing the world's richest collection of Coptic art and treasures.

DT-3: More Pyramids - Saqqara, Abu Sir & Dahshur (full day)
This tour is for pyramid-lovers and archeology enthusiasts. First visit the Abu Sir pyramids of principal 5th-dynasty pharaohs, Sahure, Niuserre and Neferirkare. The vast Tomb of Ptahshepses has been recently restored and well worth the visit. Next visit the oldest of all pyramids, the Step Pyramid and funeral complex of the 3rd-dynasty pharaoh Djoser, dating back to 2500 BC. Continue through the desert to visit the Red and Bent pyramids at Dahshur, dating back to the 4th-dynasty.

DT-4: Sound & Light - Pyramids, Karnak, Philae
Early or late evening performances of the Son et Lumiere (Sound & Light) extravaganza at the worlds most famous ancient sites, the Pyramids in Giza, Karnak Temple in Luxor, Philae Temple in Aswan. See schedule for performances that best suit you.

DT-5: Dinner Cruise (3 hrs)
Drive around the city before embarking your dinner cruise on the Nile. Dinner includes belly dancing and folkloric show. A very pleasant way to spend an evening and experience Cairo by night.

DT-6: El-Faiyum Oasis (full day)
Often described as the "bud on the stem of the Nile", El-Faiyum is a picturesque region of water-wheels. Here you will visit the Qasr Qarun, with its Ptolemaic temple and panoramic view of this rich agricultural region. Lunch is included at the Auberge du Lac situated on Lake Qarun.


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