Enjoy a tour to Cairo by flight from Hurghada to visit The Egyptian Museum , Giza Pyramids and Khan El Khalily then catch your flight back to Hurghada.
Starting From: EGP3200
Duration: 1 Day
Destinations: Cairo , Giza
Leave the beach for a day and fly to Cairo in luxury on a private day trip . Your tour guide will pick up you in a private air-conditioned vehicle to Hurghada international Airport to fly to Cairo .
Upon arrival to Cairo Airport, you will be met by your private Egyptologist tour guide who will join you to discover:
The Egyptian Museum 🏛 :
The home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art ,including treasures from 👑 Tutankhamun and artifacts dating back to 4000 BC. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented . Unfortunately you have no enough time to see everything over there , that is why your visit to the Egyptian museum will be divided into two parts , a guiding tour and some free time to look around the museum on your own , at the end of the guiding tour the meeting time⌚ and point will be fixed.
Lunch 🍽 will be served in one of the best local restaurants in town , lunch is including just the drinks are extra paid.
Giza Pyramid Complex🔺🔺🔺:
Tour the Giza Plateau, upon arrival to the pyramids area you got to go outside the vehicle to go through a checkpoint , then you start your tour around the site of the ancient pyramids of Cheops🔺 , Chephren 🔺and Mycerinus 🔺. six little pyramids🔼,
the great sphinx 🦁 the ancient world’s largest monumental sculpture, carved from a single ridge of limestone and the Valley Temple , which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren The complex dates back to the 4th dynasty 2400 years B.C.
Shopping time .
At the end of the day , you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for a flight to Hurghada and then transfer to your hotel.
Our Tour Guides are group of Egyptologist professional licensed tour guides , members of The Egyptian General Tourist Guides Syndicate . based in the major touristic cities in Egypt .since they graduated they started working as free lancer tour guides for many international travel agencies in Egypt .In the meanwhile they joined our team work. with all the knowledge they have , the experience they gained and the passion to our beloved country Egypt we decided to take a step forward to reach you and offer our services ☺ .
New branded air-conditioned vehicles with professional drivers . Our vehicles are different sizes according to the number of travelers . We keep updating our vehicles to always get the best modern ones .
- Wake up call ☎ ( from the hotel reception ) - Breakfast box ( order one day before the trip ) - Passport, or at least a copy - Cap , hat , camera 👒 📸 - Sun creams 🌞🌞 - Sun glasses 🕶 - Comfy shoes 👟 - Extra money 💳💰for optional and personal expenses
Be prepared to get up early! We were picked up at 4 a.m from our Hurghada resort. Plane leaves at around 6:45. It was a propeller plane but it was an excellent flight experience. The staff on board was exceptionally friendly and the pilot was a very good one, both landings went very smooth. The experience at the airport in the morning was a bit unpleasant though. The security was sharper than on any U.S. airport!!
In Cairo we were greeted at the airport by our guide, Will. We were a group of only 4 so we had a very personal experience. He gave us so much insight on living in Cairo and on modern Egyptian history already when we drove from the airport to the Egyptian Museum. We loved how he answered all our questions, and he was an easy-going guy with a great sense of humour, but most of all his great knowledge of history and culture and also the love for his country and its heritage was what made him the perfect guide.
We arrived at the Museum at around 8:15. It opens at 9, so Will gave us some free time to explore the garden (skulptures/statues) and use the toilets. We were the first ones at the gate and the first group inside the museum! Will walked us around and showed us the most important pieces related to the Pharaohs who built the Pyramids but also such important rulers as Hatchepsut or Echnaton. Of course we visited the great "King Tut". ;-) We then had an hour of free time to explore. I wish it was a bit longer because we really had to hurry to get to the pieces we had decided we wanted to see. After the Museum we went to see the Pyramids. Don't think that they are in the middle of the Desert though. Oh no! Right besides the Pyramids is the city, and it is not a rich part of the city but a rather worn one. This alone was a real eye-opener for me. Before we got to the Pyramids we stopped at a Papyrus store where they showed us how papyri are made and we were offered to buy from their exhibition. It was all a bit pricey for me but then Ali the owner brought out an offer for me that I couldnt refuse so I bought three little painted papyrus for each one of my kids with their names written in hieroglyphics all for the price of £20.
The Pyramids. Oh what a wonderful experience. All my life I had dreamt to see them and I was not disappointed. It was not as crowded as I had feared but I cannot imagine it in high season! And the sun! I was so happy I brought my hat. My friend and I took a ride in a horse carriage to go around the Pyramids to the other side to get these awesome pictures that you always see in travel ads. The carriage driver was a very funny guy with only a handful of teeth left in his mouth but he took awesome pictures of us. The carriage ride was something though! I am a little of a worry-wart so I thought my last day had come! Really, the ride went over big and small stones and it is all in the sand, mind You! I held on to the rail so tight that I had a muscle ache for a week! ;-) I wouldn't want to have missed the experience though. Afterwards we had the chance to go inside the 2nd largest pyramid to see the tomb chamber. This is only suitable for healthy people though and it is a bit dangerous apart from being dark and hard to breathe. There are no steps or ladders, it is just steep wooden ramps with wooden steps nailed on them to kind of walk on them in a bent-down position because the height is only about 1,45m.
We then went inside the Temple of the Valley where the body of Pharaoh Khufu (?) was embalmed, and then we went around to see the Sphinx. We took some nice pictures there. We stayed on the plateau around the Pyramids until sunset which was awesome because it gave us great views. We basically went back with all the vendors, horse carriages and camel riders.
On our way back to the airport we stopped at a perfume manufacturer where we had to listen to a sales representative and were basically expected to buy something. This was the only downright of the day and I took one star off the rating for this because we weren't told in advance that we would go there and we didnt have a choice. For me, the experience was extra unpleasant because I get a headache from heavy smells. I cannot say that the sales lady was unfriendly in any way though even after we said that none of us would buy anything.
All in all, the day was awesome and I would recommend it to everyone.
Especially the friendly conversation per Whatsapp beforehand between Mohammed and myself was very helpful.
Oh yes and I forgot the lunch experience!! We went on a Nile boat for a cruise over to our restaurant (a boat on the Nile!). I really enjoyed Cairo from the Nile as you see the city skyline, the traffic on the bridges, and you see both sides of Cairo, the pricey apartment buildings as well as the boat slums alongside the river. The boat ride is not included in the price of the trio but I liked it very much and for €12 it was okay.
Thank you to Your Guide Tours for a wonderful and unforgettable day.
Date of experience: January 2020
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