Experience the Richness of Cairo: Explore Ancient Wonders and Cultural Treasures

Welcome to Cairo, the vibrant capital of Egypt! Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides. They will be there to assist you and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel in a comfortable private air-conditioned vehicle, help you with the check-in process and provide you with an overview of the exciting travel itinerary that awaits you.

On the second day, after enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will embark on a remarkable journey to the Pyramids of Giza. Accompanied by our tour guide, you will explore the magnificent structures of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. As you delve deeper into the history of these awe-inspiring pyramids, you will also visit the tomb of Queen Meresanch III, an intriguing part of the double mastaba located in the eastern cemetery of the Cheops Pyramid. Nearby, the Solar Boat Museum awaits, where you can marvel at a glimmering solar barge that showcases the ancient engineering prowess of the Egyptians. Against the backdrop of the Chephren Pyramid, you will encounter the world-famous Great Sphinx of Giza, a majestic and enigmatic monument with the body of a lion and the head of a human. To add to your Cairo experience, you will then visit the iconic Cairo Tower, standing tall at 187 meters, providing a breath-taking panoramic view of the city that resembles blooming lotus flowers. Afterwards, indulge in a traditional Egyptian dish called Koshari, savouring the authentic flavours at a local restaurant. To immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of the Nile River, you will embark on a two-hour felucca boat ride, a traditional Egyptian sailing vessel. This tranquil experience will leave you refreshed and ready for an overnight stay at your hotel in Cairo.

Day three will take you to the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, located approximately 20 kilometres south of Cairo. Accompanied by your tour guide, you will explore the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, a remarkable structure that dates back to the 1st Dynasty of ancient Egypt. After delving into the rich history of Saqqara, you will continue your excursion to Dahshur, an archaeological site known for its ancient pyramids and burial grounds. There, you will have the opportunity to explore the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, marvelling at their impressive architecture. After a day filled with historical wonders, you will return to your hotel in Cairo.

On the fourth day, get ready to discover the Islamic and Coptic heritage of Cairo. Your exploration will begin at the Sultan Hassan Mosque, the largest mosque in the world, representing the architectural brilliance of Mamluk rule in Cairo. Just opposite the mosque, you will find the Al-Rifa'i Mosque, a splendid example of Islamic architecture with its diverse styles. The next stop will be the Ibn Tulun Mosque, belonging to the Abbasid Caliphate and featuring an exterior staircase reminiscent of the one in Samarra, Iraq. After enjoying a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, your guide will accompany you to the Coptic Museum in Old Cairo, where you can delve into the history of Egyptian Orthodox Christianity and gain insights into the lives of Christians in Egypt. En route to St. Simon the Tanner Monastery, you will catch a glimpse of the "Garbage City" or "Zabaleen" at the Mokattam Mountains. This unique community showcases the dedication and resourcefulness of families diligently sorting through garbage. As you continue uphill, you will arrive at the Mokattam Monastery, adorned with 56 reliefs depicting magnificent holy paintings and biblical stories carved into the mountain rocks. Your journey will then lead you to Al-Muizz Street, a historic thoroughfare where you will explore various landmarks, including the Barqouq Mosque, Nahassen School, Al-Aqmar Mosque, the Blue Mosque, the dome, the hospital, and the School of Qalawoon.

On the final day of your Cairo adventure, savour a delightful breakfast at your hotel. Our team will assist you with the necessary departure forms as you prepare to bid farewell to this remarkable city. After soaking in the wonders of ancient pyramids, historic mosques, and the vibrant cultural heritage of Cairo, it's time to embark on your return flight home, carrying with you unforgettable memories and a deeper understanding of this captivating destination.

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Cairo, where the past meets the present, and experience the fascinating cultural heritage that has shaped this city throughout the ages.

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