Hatshepsut: 6 Days/ 5 Nights Cairo – Alexandria – El-Fauom

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Duration

6 Days/ 5 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais

About this tour

Set out on a grand 5-night tour of Egypt’s history and heritage, and discover Cairo, Alexandria and Fayoum’s most iconic sites. See the Great Pyramid and Sphinx at Giza then explore the sprawling Sakkara necropolis. Travel to the legendary city of Alexandria to visit Roman catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar and the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel.
Also enjoy tour to Al-Fayoum that explores nature, history, and wildlife in an ancient oasis. Visit the salty, scenic Lake Qarun and finish your tour with an in-depth trip through the capital’s landmark churches, a renowned mosque and Saladin’s fortified citadel.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Full Private tour.
  • See the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.
  • Relax in a comfortable air-conditioned car while enjoying the scenic drive.
  • Learn more about the sights with a professional Egyptology guide.
  • Explore Alexandria and see the modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Qaitbay Citadel, the Roman theater, Pompey’s Pillar, and the Catacombs.
  • Experience some dune bashing on an exciting desert adventure
  • Slide along the soft desert sand in el Fauom.

Included/Excluded

  • Meet and Assist by our representative at Cairo Airport.
  • Transfer in private air-conditioned vehicle with Professional driver as mentioned on the itinerary.
  • 5 Nights in 3-stars* hotel at Cairo, 1 Double room with air-condition and private bathroom, including breakfast.
  • Private English-Speaking Tour guide.
  • For your safety, the trip you make with us is declared and authorized by the Egyptian Authorities.
  • All taxes and Files fees.
  • (*Egyptian local standard).
  • International flights.
  • Visa to Egypt.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Additional options and visits.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program, drinks and all personal expenses.
  • Tips are not included, and are left to your own discretion.

Itinerary

Our team welcomes you upon arrival at Cairo Airport before Passport Control, with a sign bearing your name. Help and assist to get your Visa, cross the Passport Control, Carrying your baggage and cross the Custom. Then you will be transferred by private A/C vehicle to your hotel. Check in at hotel. Meals: None

Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning, our English guide and private vehicle with driver will pick you up at your hotel. On the western bank of the Nile of Cairo, visit the the three pyramids of Giza erected by Kheops, Khéphren and Mykerinos, are guarded by the mysterious Sphinx, the mythical statue with a lion's body and human head. The three pyramids and the Sphinx are considered the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. (Optional: ride on camel or horseback). Then, Visit the huge necropolis of Saqqara, used as a cemetery for thousands of years. Return to your hotel at the end of your visit. (Optional: In the evening, Sound and Light show in Giza). Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, early Morning, our tour guide and private A/C minibus will pick you up at your hotel travel to Alexandria by road for approximately three hours. Visit the Catacombs of Kom el-Shuqafa, an ancient Roman necropolics, whose family tomb is a fine example of the fusion of art and architecture, Egyptian and Greco-Roman. You will continue with Pompeys Pillar, a column of granite 25 feet high built in honor of the Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to the starving inhabitants. Then visit the Roman Amphitheatre (Kom El Dikka), potentially the best preserved Roman site in Egypt. This site includes the ruins of Roman street and homes. Then you will visit the famous Library of Alexandria. Then Visit the Citadel, fort of Qayet Bay, built in the fifteenth century near the place of the famous lighthouse of Alexandria. And finally, the gardens of the Palace of Montazah, overlooking the sea and was built in 1892. Walk on the corniche to see the beach. Back to Cairo. Overnight at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, our tour guide and private A/C minibus will pick you up at your hotel. Enjoy an excursion to Visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, with in its enclosure the mosque of Mohamed Ali. Salah El Din appointed to be the governor of Egypt after the death of sultan of Damascus, Noor-el-Din. Then, visit the National Museum of Antiquities including the treasures range from the prehistoric age to the Roman period. You will see among others the famous treasure of Tutankhamen. It houses over 250,000 pieces, is one of the largest museums in the world. It allows visitors to discover the history of ancient Egypt through five millennia. Visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East. transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo. (Optional: Dinner cruise on the Nile with Folkloric show). Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, our guide and private vehicle with driver will pick you up at your hotel. Then direction of the Oasis El Fayoum .Upon arrival in Fayoum, visit Karanis which is the ruin of an old city. This city contains a number of monuments, dating from the Roman, Coptic and Early Islamic Organization. Then discover the hydraulic wheels that are supposed to be running since the Ptolemaic era. Then, enjoy the Qaroun Lake where you can see different types of birds. The Lake Qarunis considered to be the oldest natural lakes in the world, the third largest lake in Egypt. Next, Visits to the Pyramid of Hawara is an archaeological site of ancient Egypt. Amenemhat III was the last powerful ruler of the 12th dynasty, and the pyramid he built in Hawara. Visit of the Pyramid of Meidoum, located at the entrance of Fayoum and is called "the false pyramid" by the Arabs. Built for King Houni, the last ruler of the Third Dynasty to be enlarged and enlarged later by his son Snefrou. Return to Cairo at the end of the day. Overnight at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer by private vehicle with driver to Cairo International Airport to take your departure flight. Meals: Breakfast

Durations

6 Days/ 5 Nights
Multi Day

Languages

English
Espanol
Francais

Frequently asked questions

Egypt has served as one of the best and safest tourist destinations for decades. Surrounded by warm Egyptian hospitality, courteous and kind-hearted locals you're gonna feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be. With some Sensible precautions and preparations, you will be able to explore Egypt tours and trips and enjoy Egypt's generally very safe cities with your mind at ease. Boasting a usually low crime rate visitors will be more than safe especially in areas frequently visited by tourists.

To ensure the health and safety of our travelers. We are taking all the necessary procedures and precautions when it comes to the health and safety of our travelers as your safety and well-being remain our top priority. We always aim to ensure that your trip is stress-free. With marvelous Travel, traveling and exploring Egypt with health and safety will be possible.

Standing by our designation to make the payment process as smooth and effortless as possible we do not apply any surcharge on your transactions via Debit or Credit card.

Visitors and travelers to Egypt are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months from their arrival date. However, in an effort to revitalize tourism in Egypt the following nationalities can purchase a 1-month entry visa on arrival. The Nationalities that benefit from the aforementioned exception are Australia, Canda, Croatia, the European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, South Korea, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and The U.S.A. The Process for acquiring these entry visas is extremely simple and only takes a mere couple of minutes through any bank window before proceeding to customs.

From your very first step after landing in Cairo airport, there will be a wide range of comfortable and affordable means of transport under your beck and call. The Fastest and most abundant is the Taxi. It is preferred to avoid white taxis as they Rarely abide by a meter reading and might ask for an exaggerated fare. However, the GPs and meter utilizing Uber transportation service is a preferred alternative. Another popular and highly accessible option for moving around is the Subway/Metro. With the Streets occasionally getting congested with people and automobiles the metro has become one of the fastest means of transportation to move from point A to Point B in Egypt. It tends to get crowded in rush hour times but still stands as a fast and convenient means of transport.

Have no fear Most Egyptians living in Cities have a basic command over the English language and some English words and phrases. However, the same cannot be said for French, Italian, Spanish and finally German. Nevertheless, Professionals working in the tourism sector have easily adapted to visitors who don't speak Arabic. Satisfying the needs of most travelers with a combination of English and other lingual phrases.

Service charges are by default included in the bill when dining in a restaurant. However, these fees go to the restaurant and not the waiters. Knowing this it is advisable and courteous to directly tip the servers with an additional 10%.

It's not a must but definitely advisable and beneficial to learn a couple of day-to-day basic Arabic words and phrases such as greetings amongst others. If you are planning to dive deeper and explore more than the Popular destinations and famous tourist attractions learning some phrases is surely a smart move.

Accommodations for travelers in Egypt fall across a broad range - everything from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. The nicest hotels compare well with luxury hotels anywhere, Egyptian hotels have their own rating system that loosely classifies them on a 5-star scale. The check-in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.

Photography is allowed in most of the historical sites and museums in Egypt, but some of them have extra charges for taking in a camera. in some museums, like the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and some historical sites, like the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, photography is prohibited and visitors are asked to leave their cameras at the reception before entering.

modest dress would be highly recommended and, in some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.

Some travelers might suffer sunburn or heat stroke from the heat and sun during the summer if they are not careful; however, taking the proper precautions and drinking bottled water can eliminate any health risks.

It is always recommended for travelers who wish to have their own supply of cigarettes and alcohol with them in Egypt to purchase them upon arrival. There are duty free shops in the airports in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. Tourists are allowed to purchase up to 3 liters of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes on arrival.

Most of the shops in Egypt open from around 10 AM and stay open until 10PM; however, many shops, cafes, and restaurants especially in major cities stay open much later and some facilities and shops are open 24 hours.

Most of the monuments, historical sites, and museums in Egypt open from 9 AM until 5 PM. Open-air historical sites, like the Pyramids of Giza, are open from 8 AM until sunset. Some museums have morning opening hours, from 9 AM to 4 PM evening opening hours, from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.

In less touristic places, relatively modest dress is recommended. Women should avoid very tight clothing, keep their shoulders and knees covered, and avoid very revealing necklines. Men should also avoid particularly revealing clothing. wearing shorts is not very common among Egyptians. Dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture. The metro in Cairo has separate cars for women that might be more comfortable, especially during rush hours when the cars can be very full.

In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5 and 10% tip directly to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Not more than five. Often times in Egypt you will find someone tending to the bathroom to keep it clean. Giving them one Egyptian pound is an appropriate amount. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you're provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

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