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 DESTINATION OVERVIEW 

EGYPT – one of the oldest country from where civilization began. Egypt is a country linking the North Africa and the Middle East Asia. When we hear the word Egypt we picture great pyramids however this beautiful country offers you varieties of attractions besides pyramids. From temples to the mesmerizing valley, Egypt offers you all.

Egypt lies primarily between latitudes 22° and 32°N, and longitudes 25° and 35°E. At 1,001,450 square kilometres (386,660 sq mi), it is the world’s 30th-largest country. Due to the extreme aridity of Egypt’s climate, population is concentrated along the narrow Nile Valley and Delta, meaning that about 99% of the population uses about 5.5% of the total land area. Their local currency is Egyptian Pound (1 EGP= NPR 5.9)

Cairo-the capital of Egypt boasts the Egyptian landmarks like, Pyramid of Giza, The Sphinx not forgetting the historic museums and mosques. Whether you are a free traveler, going with friends, family or your better half, Egypt welcomes you with its commendable beauty and warm heart.

BRIEF ITINERARY:

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ALEXANDRIA | CAIRO CITY TOUR

DAY 2: CAIRO CITY TOUR

DAY 3: VISIT TO SUEZ CANAL

DAY 4: TRANSFER ALEAXANDRIA

DAY 5: HALF DAY CITY TOUR | DEPARTURE

DETAIL ITINERARY:

DAY 01: ARRIVE ALEXANDRIA-TRANSFER CAIRO|SAME DAY CAIRO CITY TOUR

Arrival in Alexandria International Airport. After going through Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs, meet & assist at the airport.

You will be given a day use room in Alexandria to freshen up. Then, you will be driven to Cairo.

Your tour starts with your visit to Pyramids which Egypt boasts proudly.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA

Pyramids of Choeps, Chepren and Mycerious.

The great pyramids are the only ones surviving of the seven wonders of the ancient world. They are Egypt's most visited monuments and among the world’s greatest tourist attractions.

The Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids as tombs to preserve the bodies of their dead kings, especially which they believed in resurrection and immortality, The Pyramids of Giza lie at the western edge of Greater Cairo, about 10 kms from downtown, and comprise:

The Great Pyramid

The most famous structure in the world and the only surviving of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was built by King Khufu (Cheops) of the IV Dynasty around 2650 BC. lts height now is 137 m (original height: 146 m). Almost 2.5 million blocks of stone were put into building this pyramid. All this, however, dwindles when compared to the precision and astounding ability of the ancient Egyptian in building this pyramid. Close to the eastern flank of the Pyramid of Khufu lie three small pyramids dedicated either to his wives or family members.

The Second Pyramid

Built by Khafre (Chephren), south-west of his father's (Khufu's) pyramid though lower in height: 136 m. It still retains, on some of its upper parts, the remains of the limestone that had once covered it all. At the base, it measures 215.5 m square. lts interior is simple, with two entrances on the north side. The visitor can also still see the remains of Khafre's mortuary temple, the Temple of the Valley, and rising causeway. These temples witnessed the religious rites during the embalming of the body.

The Third Pyramid

Built by Menkaure (Mycerinus), south-west of the Great and Second Pyramids. It is much smaller than either one (62 m high). It is distinguished by the fact that the lower part of its sides still retain their granite slab coverings.

THE SPHINX

On the way to the Temple of the Valley, lies the large statue of the Sphinx. The Sphinx is carved from a single piece of stone. One of most famous monuments in the world, it is indeed a legendary statue for it has the body of lion and the face of a man. lt is 70 m long and 20 m high. The face of the Sphinx closely resembles that of King Kephren.

THE PERFUMERY

Since time immemorial the Egyptians have been extracting essential oils for essences. Here you have a chance to experience the aromas like, 'The secrets of the desert,' 'The lotus' and all popular international designer perfumes and colognes.

THE PAPYRUS

The papyrus was first made in ancient Egypt- learn how to manufacture this paper using papyrus reeds. And you have an opportunity to buy some hand painted papyrus.

DAY 02: FULL DAY CAIRO TOUR

Morning  breakfast and get energized for the full day tour of Cairo. Today you will discover more about Egypt.

A short stop to Egyptian Museum will provide you knowledge about Egyptian history, culture and all. EGYPTIAN MUSEUM also known as the museum of the Egyptian antiquities, it is one of the greatest museums you will ever see, housing an unrivalled collection of antiquities reaching back 5000 years.

After your visit to museum your tour resumes with visit to famous mosques in Cairo

We will start with Ibn Tulun mosque which is the best preserved of the very early Islamic structures in Cairo dates back to (876-879) and one of the largest mosques in the world it built over an area of about 6 and half feddans with the extensions.

Al-Azhar mosque the first Shiite mosque built by the fatimed in 970 A.D Today Al-Azhar has turned into a theological school and is the leading university for the study of religion.

In the evening there is Nile cruise Dinner, which lasts for 2 hours, sailing on the Nile with Folkloric Shows and Belly Dancers.

After the eventful day you will return to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 03: VISIT TO SUEZ CANAL

Morning breakfast at hotel, you will be driven to Suez Canal. This man made canal, is a glorious triumph of Egypt engineering connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea through the Isthmus of Suez. It was constructed by Suez Company between 1859 and 1869, this renowned canal offers watercraft a shorter journey between the North Atlantic and northern Indian Oceans via the Mediterranean and Red seas by avoiding the South Atlantic and southern Indian oceans, in turn reducing the journey by approximately 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi).

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 04: TRANSFER ALEXANDRIA

Morning after  breakfast, you will be transferred to another beautiful city Alexandria. Upon your arrival you will check in your hotel. Rest of the time is free for you to enjoy the beach.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 05: HALF DAY CITY TOUR | DEPARTURE

Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Alexandria. It will take around 2. 5 hours to reach Alexandria. Your tour commences once you reach there.

Highlights of the day:

 

CITADEL OF FORT QAITBEY

This citadel is the further most edifices on the harbors arm. The fort is on the original site of the Pharos, Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse, built in 279 BC to a height of 12 meters and topped with the statue of Poseidon. Although Pharos was restored at various times it had finally crumbled by the time the original fort was built here, in the 1480’s. This magnificent structure houses Fort Qait Beys naval museum.

MONTAZAH GARDEN: a private park where world leaders often meet, 150 acres of numerous trees, palms.

Your tour ends today as you board your flight back home.

 

INCLUSIONS:

  • 2 night accommodation in Cairo in 5 star property
  • 1 night accommodation in Suez Canal in 5 star property
  • 2 night accommodation in Alexandria in 5 star property
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Full day tour in Cairo
  • Suez Canal
  • One Half day tour in Alexandria
  • Multilingual expert Egyptologist guide.
  • All your tours and excursions are with Luxury AC bus.
  • Dinner cruise in Cairo.
  • All taxes and service Charges
  • Trip Airfare Airfare

Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Personal expenses like laundry, phone service at hotel, and room service

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