BEST OF ETERNAL EGYPT (4N/5D) Frm. NPR 77,777
Day 1: ARRIVE CAIROCairo welcomes you as you arrive at the Cairo international airport. After going through immigration, baggage claim and customs, you will be welcomed by our pleasant representatives who will drive you to your hotel. Have a good sleep at the hotel.
Day 2: Full Day Cairo TourAfter breakfast, get ready to visit the best of Egypt. Today you will be visiting: • The Pyramids of Giza • The Sphinx • The Perfumery • The Papyrus 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 worlds greatest tourist attractions. The ancient Egyptians built the pyramids as tombs to preserve the bodies of their dead kings, especially that 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. Lunch at local restaurant. 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. In the evening there is Nile cruise dinner, which lasts for 2 hours, sailing on the Nile with folkloric shows and belly dancers. At the end of this cruise you will be driven back to your hotel where you will spend comfortable stay.
Day 3: Cairo to AlexandriaBreakfast at the hotel. Then transfer Highlights of the day: THE CATACOMBS OF KOM EL SHOUKAFA Kom El Shoukafa is an underground wonder world of ornate carvings and paintings and a mixture of Roman and Egyptian designs. It is the largest Roman funerary complex in Egypt. And dates from the second century A.D. This warren of tombs, on three levels, also contains the Triclinium, where relatives used to sit on stone benches to feast the dead, and a central tomb with reliefs of bearded serpents. Inside are 2nd century A.D. statues of Sobek and Anubis wearing roman armor. 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. Over night Alexandria
Day 4: Alexandra- CairoBreakfast at the hotel. Then transfer to Cairo by road (2.5 hrs approx.), Arrive Cairo
Day 5: Cairo DepartureYour final day starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out. You will then be transferred to the airport for your final departure.
Egypt is simply heaven. Cairo is the largest city in the arab world and also one of the most interesting and dynamic ones. With a history and heritage going back to one of the pivotal civilisations in the world, the Egyptian civilisation, Cairo is the hub of culture and politics not just for Egypt but for the region as a whole. Cairo is the capital of Egypt and built on the banks of the river Nile in an area which has witnessed the rise and fall of many civilisations through the centuries. This has resulted in the integration of ancient, medieval, and modern traits into all aspects of life here. This makes Cairo a unique place to experience. Perhaps the most famous of all the monuments and landmarks are the pyramids of Giza located within the city limits in Cairo. There are multiple museums within the city, with the museum of Cairo being the largest of them displaying artefacts belonging to the ancient Egyptian civilisation. There are also other attractions such as palaces, historical mosques, mausoleums, citadels and much more and Cairo is also known for its nightlife and various cafes.
- Daily Buffet Breakfast at Hotel.
- Multilingual expert Egyptologist guide
- All your tours and excursions are with Luxury AC bus
- All taxes and service Charges.
- Dinner cruise in Cairo
- All taxes,service Charges and service charge.
- 01 Night accommodation in Alexandria in 4 star property.
- 3 Nights’ accommodation in Cairo in 4 star property.
- 02 Full day tour in Cairo.
- 01 Full day tour in Alexandria.