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From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

1. From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

Enjoy a full-day trip to the historic city of Alexandria and experience the remnants of a bygone era. After pickup from your hotel in Cairo or Giza, you'll drive towards Alexandria, stopping along the way to use the bathroom and get a coffee. Upon arrival, start your tour of this ancient city. Head towards the marble-stone Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka that once accommodated over 800 visitors. Enjoy the sights of its pleasure garden and mosaic floored Roman baths and villas. Afterward, move on to the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa where you can feel the aura of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural excellence. The cemetery was constructed in the second century AD and is still one of the seven wonders of the middle ages. Next, visit Pompey's Pillar, the significant Roman triumphal column in Alexandria. Savor a delicious lunch from a local restaurant and then enjoy an outside photo stop at the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and most renowned archives of the ancient world. Later, visit the Citadel of Qaitbay, built above the ruined Alexandria lighthouse. At the end of the tour, you'll be driven back to Cairo or Giza to be dropped off at your accommodation.

Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

2. Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Cairo from Hurghada. Travel by plane and visit the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Enjoy a restaurant lunch and explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be greeted by an Egyptologist who will accompany you throughout the tour. The tour starts in Giza, where you can marvel at the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, as well as the world-renowned Sphinx.  The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple. After a break for a delicious lunch, the tour continues on to the Egyptian Museum. Here you can admire the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun with more than 120,000 masterpieces of Egyptian art and artifacts. In the afternoon you can enjoy shopping at the Khan el-Khalili market. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred to the airport in Cairo to catch the flight back to Hurghada, followed by a direct transfer to your hotel.

Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

3. Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

Day 1: Cairo to Bahariya Oasis, White Desert Tour Your exhilarating trip to the White Desert and Bahariya Oasis will commence with a prompt pickup from your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza. Your guide will then take you to the Bahariya Oasis, which is 4 hours away from Cairo. Upon reaching the destination, you will be served with lunch at a local restaurant. You will then be taken to the Black Desert, which is noted for its black volcanic hills and dolerite rocks. You will then drive towards the Crystal Mountain in the Valley of Agabat, to behold the quartz crystal deposits. Head to the White Desert National Park, where you can witness the elegant wind-carved rock formations. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to the campsite at Al Haiz, where you will be served with a delicious dinner. Day 2: Bahariya Oasis Tour, Drive back to Cairo You will kick start your day with breakfast at the campsite. Afterwards, set off to the Bahariya Oasis to visit the Valley of the Golden Mummies, a large burial site in the Western Desert of Egypt and the Tomb of Bannantiu. Later you can visit the English House, the sand dunes, and the Salt Lake at Bawiti. You can also enjoy your lunch at the Bahariya Oasis, before making your way back to Cairo or Giza.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

4. From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

Tick off some of Cairo’s most celebrated attractions on this guided trip from Sharm El Sheikh. With round-trip hotel transfers and flights, skip the hassle of planning and focus on enjoying the sights.  View the Pyramid of Giza and Valley Temple. Devote the afternoon to the Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Meet the tour representative at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh for a transfer to Sharm El Sheikh Airport. Catch a flight to Cairo and be greeted by another representative at the Cairo Airport. Follow your Egyptologist guide to the great pyramid of Giza (if add-on selected), the only existing wonder of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. At the Giza plateau, see the great pyramid of Khufu, known as Cheops, and also the pyramid of Chefren, the pyramid of Mykerinus, the valley temple of Khefren, and the iconic Great Sphinx. This amazing complex of structures dates back to almost 5,000 years ago. From there, be taken to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which houses around 150,000 artifacts that date thousands of years to ancient Egyptian civilization. This is considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Take your chance to admire the incredible treasures of the boy-king Tutankhamun. After the museum, have the chance to wander in the oldest bazaar in the middle east, the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, where you can feel the atmosphere of living in Islamic Cairo hundreds of years ago. The bazaar dates back to 1382, A.D., and is just one of the fascinating places we will see, giving you a real taste of the ancient city of Cairo. At the end of the day, be transferred to Cairo Airport for a flight back to Sharm El Sheikh.

From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

5. From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Discover Cairo in a unique manner: from the skies on a flight from Hurghada and on the ground to see the iconic pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum with an Egyptologist as a guide. Take a step back in time throughout your tour and travel comfortably between locations in an air-conditioned van. Travel from Hurghada to Cairo by plane, where your exciting day tour truly begins. After the pickup at your hotel in Hurghada, sit back and relax in an air-conditioned vehicle as you drive to the airport to catch a domestic flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, meet your Egyptologist guide who will accompany you throughout your tour.  Head to Giza, where you visit the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, as well as the Sphinx. After a break for a delicious lunch, continue to the Egyptian Museum. Here, admire the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun, as well as other artifacts. In the afternoon, change the pace of your tour by shopping at the Khan el-Khalili market. Marvel at the colorful, delicate, and ornate stalls of local goods like platters, lamps, and cups surrounding you. At the end of the tour in Cairo, head over to the airport to catch your return flight to Hurghada. Once there, be transferred back to your hotel.

Giza Pyramids and Sphinx: Half-Day Private Tour

6. Giza Pyramids and Sphinx: Half-Day Private Tour

Meet your tour-guide in your hotel lobby and depart in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to the Giza Plateau. The tour begins by exploring the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You will visit the Pyramid of Cheops (The Great Pyramid of Giza), the largest pyramid in the world. Continue your tour with visits to the Pyramids of Chephren and Mykerinos. Learn the architectural significance and fascinating history of these magnificent structures. While on the Giza Plateau, you will see The Great Sphinx of Giza and learn about the mystery of one of the oldest and largest sculptures in the world.

From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

7. From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

Start with pickup from your hotel or another selected location in Cairo or Giza between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM. Board a comfortable air-conditioned car and enjoy a comfortable 100-minute ride to the Wadi El Rayan Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy fantastic views of the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls in the heart of the desert. Admire the powerful cascades of water which provide a stark contrast to the surrounding arid landscape. If you are lucky, catch glimpses of desert wildlife in the area such as the slender-horned gazelle. Next, make a stop for photos of the beautiful Mudawara Mountains. Then, get ready to enjoy the desert adventure. Board the 4X4 car for some dune bashing and experience the excitement as the car glides through yellow, soft sand. After riding over the dunes, stop to enjoy some sandboarding. Strap yourself to the sandboard and glide down the sparkling, yellow sand at a fast pace. Next, mount a camel and feel like a Bedouin explorer as you ride through the beautiful desert terrain. After the camel ride, stop at a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy an elaborate and delicious BBQ lunch. Once you are done with your lunch, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza.

Cairo: Half Day Pyramids Tour by Camel or Horse Carriage

8. Cairo: Half Day Pyramids Tour by Camel or Horse Carriage

After pickup from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza, head straight to the Giza Plateau in an air-conditioned vehicle to explore the wonders of ancient Egypt. Choose either a camel or horse carriage ride, and set off with your expert guide to gaze at the splendor of the world’s largest pyramids. Marvel at the 4,500-year-old structures, learning about the rich history and contemporary cultural significance of some of Egypt’s foremost national treasures. Continue your exploration of the area, moving past the Great Sphinx of Giza, as well as the stately Pyramid of Mykerinos and Chephren. With options to select entrance to the Great Pyramid and a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, cater the experience to your schedule and budget. After a day of exploring the iconic structures, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation, having experienced a snapshot of ancient history.

Cairo: Pyramids Quad Bike Adventure & Optional Camel Ride

9. Cairo: Pyramids Quad Bike Adventure & Optional Camel Ride

Explore Egypt's ancient pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of Giza and the world-famous Great Sphinx of Giza on this tour with a professional guide. Glide along the desert atop your quad and later enjoy an optional camel ride. After pickup from your accommodations in Cairo or Giza, enjoy an air-conditioned ride to the Pyramid area. On arrival, hop on a quad and set off to explore the great Pyramids up close. Ride your quad around the pyramids and admire the grandeur of the Pyramids of Cheops, Mykerinus, and Chephren from outside the Pyramid Area. Then head to Sahara City, a place tourists seldom go. When you get there, enjoy a refreshing welcome with traditional tea. You'll also get a bottle of mineral water or a soft drink while you take a short rest at the top of the desert. Then, after returning your quad, get ready to enjoy your optional camel ride. Explore the area in the more ancient and traditional way on the back of a camel. You will roam around the area at a much slower pace for a completely different experience. Admire the endurance of the ancient edifices that have stood for thousands of years and see the iconic Great Sphinx of Giza. At the end of your combo tour, enjoy a comfortable ride back to your accommodations in Cairo or Giza.

From Cairo: Red Sea Full-Day Trip with Optional Jet Ski Ride

10. From Cairo: Red Sea Full-Day Trip with Optional Jet Ski Ride

Trade in the hustle and bustle of the city for a rejuvenating day at Ain Sokhna Beach on the Red Sea. Relax in a beachfront room (if add-on selected), splash in the waves, and enjoy lunch and savory snacks while admiring the panoramic beauty.   Your driver will pick you up from your hotel or selected location in Cairo at 8:00 AM. Take in the scenery on the 2-hour drive to the breathtaking Ain Sokhna Beach. Upon arrival, check into your room (if add-on selected) with a seaside view for the day only (no overnight stays). Following the 120-kilometer journey, head to the beach to swim in the crystal clear waters and take a rest in the sun at this relaxing beach destination.   Enjoy lunch at the hotel restaurant, or have it served at the beach, upon request. You may also savor some mouthwatering snacks and refreshing bottled water while relaxing at the beach. Later, if the option is selected, try Jet Skiing for a 15-, 30-, or 60-minute fun-filled ride. After the thrilling adventure, you will check out of the room, if you selected the add-on, at 4:00 PM. Then your driver will transfer you back to your hotel or preferred location in Cairo.

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3.9 / 5

based on 11 reviews

6 stars! Our college age impossible to impress kids said it was the most fun they could remember having!! Fares (pronounced Ferris) was the best guide I have ever had!! Personable, friendly, funny, caring, knowledgeable, great photographer and totally dedicated to making sure everyone had a BLAST!!! Worth every penny! Van picks you up promptly at hotel (water provided). Drive out through Fayoum where you switch to 4 x 4 with Bedouin driver! Cue awesome Bedouin music! Then you go to the National park where the waterfall and lake are. Camel ride is a must at the waterfall. Camels are all dressed up and well cared for. (You could also go on a boat or ride a horse instead - include) Fares is always snapping photos of the group! We stopped for local fafalel (best!) and at a local tea place. Then off roading in desert and it’s wild! Crazy fun! Climbed beautiful buttes. Swam in “magic lake”. Sand boarding + bbq lunch at cool Bedouin camp—delish! BOOK THIS! Great break from tombs + crowds!

We had a pleasant drive from Cairo by Sam where we met our tour guide Kholoud to give us a tour of the history of Alexandria! Unfortunately the library of Alexandria was closed ( which we knew ahead of time) so we did not get to go inside . But we over had a great day exploring the Catacombs, the amphitheater, and Pompey’s Pilar . We had a nice lunch on the water and headed back. Just enough time in Alexandria and was nice to have our own personal guide. I have booked several different trips with this tour company and they have been so communicative and responsive. If you are looking for a good day tour to Alexandria, look no further!

Communication was great with the tour company the day before and our driver Fares the morning of our excursion. He was early and was a great help explaining the city of Cairo/ Giza as we drove to the 4 wheeling spot . It was really nice being my ourselves and actually getting to ride the quads instead of slowly following one person behind another that a lot of tours are like. The camel ride was nice and long and everyone was great! Would highly recommend Fares as a tour guide and this tour company for your 4 wheeling and camel ride experience in Cairo!

We cannot put into words how much we enjoyed the day today. We have not worked through all the points in the description, but have seen and experienced other things that we think are great. Our highlight was the Bedouin-style tea on the dune above the magic lake. In our opinion, the Felounkenfahrt is worth every penny, it's magical. The food was also very authentic and delicious!

Everything was great in the trip. The tour guide "Ramy" was supper, very professional and friendly. Highly recommended!