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Sharm El-Sheikh: Full-Day Tour of Cairo and Pyramids by Bus

1. Sharm El-Sheikh: Full-Day Tour of Cairo and Pyramids by Bus

Take a guided full-day trip to Cairo to see the most important attractions on any trip to Egypt: the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Great Sphinx. Start with a very early morning pickup from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh at 12:30 AM. Your Egyptologist tour guide will greet you at the lobby of your hotel and assist you to the bus station, where you’ll take the approximately 6-hour journey to Cairo on a comfortable air-conditioned bus.   When you arrive in Cairo, your tour guide will meet up with you again at the bus station and take you to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (Egyptian Museum). Spend the morning exploring this massive museum, which houses approximately 120,000 items. See the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun, grave goods, mummies, jewellery, household items, and toys of Egyptians whose names are lost to history.   After lunch in a local restaurant, you’ll head to the Pyramids of Giza — see the Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Sphinx, situated beside each other in an awe-inspiring sight. This complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World.   After exploring these magnificent structures, your tour guide will bring you back to the bus station for your ride back to Sharm El Sheikh.

From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

2. From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

You will be picked up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh city between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Then you will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle for around 4 hours to reach the Moses Mountain.  When you arrive at Mount Sinai you will start your trekking tour to the sacred place where the Prophet Moses received the 10 commandments. Reach 2,285 meters by climbing up 750 steps, strolling through the night (approx 2-3 hours depending on the customers). Depending on the performance of the group, you may arrive at the summit earlier than expected. This will give you a chance to really relax and marvel at the rising sun slowly scattering across the mountains in all its splendor.  While gazing at the sunrise, snap awesome photos or pray if you wish to, then begin the descent back down. Remember, it will take around 2 hours to reach the bottom. Enjoy some time to rest after the long trail and then have breakfast.  Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery. Browse through the old manuscripts displayed in the library and icons excavated from the Vatican.  It is the oldest functioning Christian monastery in the world situated on the Sinai Peninsula along with the Monastery of Saint Anthony which is located across the Red Sea in the desert of South Cairo. After you've finished touring the monastery, you can relax on the drive back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

3. 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 Sharm El Sheikh: Guided Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

4. From Sharm El Sheikh: Guided Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

Experience Luxor in all of its splendor on this full-day guided trip from Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy the convenience of private van transportation and a round trip flight. Savor local flavors with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.  After pickup from your hotel in a private and air-conditioned vehicle, transfer to the airport to board your plane to Luxor. Once you arrive, head to the Karnak Temple complex. See the street of the Sphinxes, the hypostyle hallway with 134 gigantic pillars, and the obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I. Continue to the Theban Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile to see where the pharaohs were laid to rest.  Stroll through the Valley of the Kings where you can visit tombs from 3 different dynasties. Admire a masterpiece of ancient architecture at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. Finally, visit the Memnon Colossi, which are two of the largest ancient statues in Egypt, which date back to the era of King Amenhotep III. At the end of the day, fly back to Sharm El Sheikh and your private driver will take you back to your hotel.

Sharm El Sheikh: Private City Tour and Shop at Old Market

5. Sharm El Sheikh: Private City Tour and Shop at Old Market

Explore Sharm City the way you will take memorable spots for a lifetime experience, wander around the Namaa bay, visit the biggest mosque in Sharm El Sheikh and go shopping at the Old Market with round-trip private transportation and guide. We invite you to explore the top zones in Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours city tour by a private air-conditioned limousine and Sharm experienced guide, the transfer will pick you up from your hotel. You will have the chance to visit the local church and the biggest mosque in Sharm El Sheikh and take amazing memorable photos around. After that, we will visit the highest spot around Sharm El Sheikh to enjoy a wonderfull Panoramic view of the city. Then move to the next spot exploring Sharm el Sheikh city and the Old Sharm known as Old Market, a vibrant place full of local bazaars, spice shops, souvenirs, oils, and different local fruits, guide will help you and wait for you during a your shopping. After that will be back at your hotel

Sharm el-Sheikh: Bedouin Village and Buggy Desert Day Tour

6. Sharm el-Sheikh: Bedouin Village and Buggy Desert Day Tour

Discover the Echo Mountains and the Sinai Desert on a day tour from Sharm el-Sheikh. Hear beautiful sounds in the Echo Temple, add an optional camel ride across rolling sand dunes, and relax in a traditional Bedouin tent. Begin your adventure outside your hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh in an air-conditioned bus and head to a buggy station in the desert. Once at the dune buggy station, listen to a safety briefing and learn the basics of driving a dune buggy. When you're ready, hop on and enjoy a thrilling ride through the sand dunes in the Echo Mountains region of the desert. Stop in the Echo Sound region, also known as the Echo Temple, and enjoy the stunning sounds of the desert. Next, head to an authentic Bedouin tent and relax with a traditional cup of tea and a warm welcome. Depending on the option you select, enjoy a leisurely camel ride across the beautiful sand dunes as the sun sets over the horizon. Choose the dinner and show option to enjoy a delicious BBQ meal of regional specialties in a Bedouin tent. As you eat, watch a sensuous Tanoura and belly dance performance, followed by a breathtaking fire show. Once the show ends, return by van to your hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Private Day Trip by Plane

7. From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Private Day Trip by Plane

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh. You will then be transferred to Sharm El Sheikh Airport to catch your flight to Cairo. Once you arrive in Cairo, you will find our driver waiting for you outside the airport. You will be given the driver's details once you book to easily find him.Then, Our Egyptologist guide will accompany you to visit The Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. During the visit, you can ride a camel and enjoy a unique backdrop of the pyramids.Continue to The Egyptian Museum, which is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East and houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. The museum displays an extensive collection spanning from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era.After the museum, visit the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, which is a famous bazaar and souq in the historic center of Cairo, Egypt. Named for one of its several historic caravanserais, the bazaar district has since become one of Cairo's top attractions.At the end of the day, you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for a flight back to Sharm El Sheikh. Once you arrive in Sharm El Sheikh, you'll be brought back to your hotel by our driver.

From Dahab: St. Catherine's Monastery and Mt. Sinai Tour

8. From Dahab: St. Catherine's Monastery and Mt. Sinai Tour

Visit Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery in the world, on a tour with roundtrip transportation from Dahab. Watch the sunrise from the summit after an early-morning hike and then uncover the ancient history of St. Catherine's monastery. Start your trip from your hotel in Dahab and begin your journey to St. Catherine's National Park. Climb to the top of Mt. Sinai with a Bedouin guide to watch the sunrise. Explore St. Catherine's Monastery at your own pace and discover its ancient architecture. Relax on the way back to your hotel in Dahab at the end of your tour.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Day Tour to Petra by Ferry

9. From Sharm El Sheikh: Day Tour to Petra by Ferry

Start your journey to Petra with pickup from Sharm El Sheikh in a modern air-conditioned vehicle between 1:30 AM and 2:00 AM. Travel to the border crossing at Taba, arriving at approximately 6:00 AM. Be met and assisted at the border, and once in Jordan, travel to the port of Aqaba. Hop on the ferry and sail directly towards Jordan’s "Rose City", known worldwide as Petra. Explore the lost city of the Nabataeans, which was carved into the mountains many centuries ago. Choose between walking or riding a camel to the Siq (canyon) which is a natural crack in the rocks. Follow the trail which leads to the city and discover the beautiful carvings of statues, idols, and various structures. At the end of the canyon, you will be able to see the famous “Al Khazneh” which has been standing for more than 2000 years. See the Roman theater, the royal tombs, the Roman collonaded street, and Qasr al-Bent with a guide. After discovering the many beautiful sights of Petra, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before travelling back to the port of Aqaba to take the cruise back to Taba. Finally, upon arrival in Sharm El Sheikh, be transferred back to your hotel at around 11:00 PM.

From Dahab: Day Trip to Petra by Ferry with Hotel Transfers

10. From Dahab: Day Trip to Petra by Ferry with Hotel Transfers

Explore Petra on a guided tour of the archaeological city, take in the views from the hill of Al-Habis in Wadi Musa, and have free time to shop and explore in seaside town of Aqaba. Savor a local lunch at a restaurant which includes a soft drink.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dahab. Relax on the air-conditioned drive in a spacious bus on the 1.5-hour drive to the port in Taba. Hop aboard a ferry and relax on the cruise to Aqaba. Travel by bus for about 2-hours to Petra.  Follow your guide on a 2-3-hour walking tour of the archeological site. Enter Petra on foot, though the Siq, a narrow, winding gorge that is over 1 kilometer in length. Visit the Great Treasury (Al-Khazneh Farun), the Roman Theatre, the Royal Tombs (the Rainbow Tomb is a must for photographers). Admire hundreds of monuments, tricliniums (formal Roman dining room), and obelisks, which are all carved from the multi-shaded, rose-red sandstone. A walk through the colonnade of Roman Byzantine Petra brings you to the city center.  Continue to the hill of Al-Habis in Wadi Musa which is crowned with a crusader-era fort). Take in breathtaking panoramic views of deep gullies and uniquely colored rock formations. Rest with a buffet lunch where you can try local specialties paired with a soft drink.  Drive back to Aqaba where you will have an hour of free time for shopping before boarding the ferry back to Taba and transferring back to your hotel in Dahab late at night. 

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Rana picked me and my girlfriend at our hotel and drive us with her car to beautiful landmarks including Mistafa Mosque, the Heavenly Cathedral, Sahaba Mosque, Old Market, Genena City and to a beautiful panoramic place. She also offered us the tipical Qasab drink. Overall, She allowed us to take our time to visit all the places in fully autonomy and took nice pictures of us. I recommend this tour if you want to visit the main landmarks in few hours. Great deal!

We were travelling as group of 10 and 5 of them were kids. Trip was tiring for all of us but full of amazing experiences. All the staff were very helpful and understanding. Guides were amazing and gave extra helpful information.

Amazing experience with Rana!!! I really recommend this experience who would like to visit some mosques and old market. She is from sharm, so she let you to visit some special place.

Very nice experience, but you need to be in good shape, not for everyone. I especially appreciated the juice and biscuits we got after a long night

Rana was an excellent and every kind guide. I highly recommend this tour