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Egypt. Endless Sahara and other natural worders

Price
$1480
Days
11 +2 to transfer
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Tour description

Wonderful beaches and grandiose pyramids are just a small part of what this country will surprise you with.

  • Enter all the major pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings and walk around the famous Sphinx
  • Meet the sunrise in the middle of the White Desert, where it seems as if you are surrounded by snow
  • Step into the unusual Coptic Christian churches in Cairo
  • Descend into the Kom El Shoqafa catacombs in Alexandria and explore the Kite Bay fortress
  • Ride a traditional sailing boat - felucca on Nile river and enjoy the freshest fish.

Tour departures

27 December 2021 - 06 January 2022
$1480

The price of the tour includes

  • Accommodation in hotels and one night on the campsite
  • All transportation
  • River trip
  • Meals in the desert and during the river trip
  • Entrance fees and services of local guides
  • Professional guiding services.

What is NOT included

  • Flight to Cairo and back home from Hurghada (Let us know if you need help finding the best deals)
  • Food ($ 20-30 per day)
  • Travel insurance (mandatory).

Tour itinerary

Day 1-2

Cairo, The Sphinx, The Cheops pyramid, Egyptian museum

We arrive in Cairo and check into a hotel. Let`s have a rest so that the next morning we are ready to head west, to the outskirts of the city, known for the pyramids of Giza. Just think - tens of thousands of people built these giant tombs more than four thousand years ago!.. This is the only Wonder of the Ancient World that has survived to our time.

The famous Sphinx sits right here! We will walk around it to admire the giant creature from all sides, and enter the oldest and largest of the pyramids - the Cheops pyramid. Everything that was found inside was transported long ago to the Egyptian Museum in the center of Cairo. And that is where we will head from Giza to view a huge collection of sarcophagi, mummies, jewelry, and household items that the ancient Egyptians placed in the pyramids for the ruler's afterlife ...

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Day 3

Cairo, Khan al-Khalili bazaar, Church of St. Mary, Cathedral of Simeon the Tanner

Pyramids aside, but a lot of interesting things have happened in Cairo over the past four thousand years! In the morning we begin our walk in the center, where exquisite mosques and fountains coexist with chaotic buildings and no less chaotic street traffic.

We walk through the narrow streets of Khan al-Khalili, one of the largest bazaars in Africa. Known for its colorful shops it is at least six hundred years old. You probably can find anything here!

Next, we visit the third century “hanging” Church of St. Mary, which towers over the ruins of an ancient fortress. Take a look at the modern Cathedral of Simeon the Tanner, built in a cave on the outskirts of the Christian district. Inhabitants of there area have been collecting garbage in the Egyptian capital for generations. Both churches belong to Coptic Christians, who make up almost a tenth of the population of Egypt. Here we will learn how their beliefs differ from other branches of Christianity.

In the evening we take a train to Alexandria (2.5 hours on the way) where we spend the night in the hotel.

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Day 4

Alexandria, Kite Bay fortress, Kom El Shoqafa catacombs, Fresh seafood

We are in Alexandria - the legendary city founded by Alexander the Great! Let`s walk along the center and the promenade, breathing in the special Mediterranean charm and enjoying delicious fresh seafood.

We explore the Kite Bay fortress, built in the 15th century. It is believed that this place was built on the spot where the Lighthouse of Alexandria - one of the Seven Wonders of the World stood before. We descend underground into the catacombs of Kom-esh-Shukaf. You immediately notice that the Egyptian style here mixes with Greek and Roman. Built in the 2nd century, the burial complex is considered the last large-scale Religious construction of Ancient Egypt...

In the evening we return to Cairo by train (3 hours on the way) and spend the night at the hotel.

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Is this trip for you?

This trip is of light physical grade. We will take short trips by buses, trains and rented vehicles lasting 3-4 hours and one trip lasting 6 hours. We will also take many city walks and a boat trip on the Nile River. Accommodation in double/twin rooms in tourist class hotels. We will spend one night camping in the desert.

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