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THE GIZA PYRAMIDS :
This visit will take our guests to one of the most important parts of the cemetery of Memphis city. Trip starts by visit of the great pyramid of Cheops, one of Seven Wonders of the World, than it will follow a ride with a panoramic view of the great pyramid of Giza necropolis, visit of Cheops, Kephren and Mycrinus by a camel ride and finally a stop at the mysterious and famous Sphinx statue. Giza is located only a few kilometers south of Cairo, several hundred meters from the last houses in the southernmost part of the city proper, where a limestone cliff rises abruptly from the other side of a sandy desert plateau. The ancient Egyptians called this place imentet, "The West" or kher neter, "the necropolis".
MEMPHIS & SAKKARA :
This trip will take our guests back in time to 3200 bc to see the oldest ruins of the first capital of Egypt as a unified nation, followed by the visit of the museum with remains of this great city.
After than they will visit the necropolis of Memphis - 120 km long and 7 km of wide; the funerary complex of king Zoser – the first complete complex made out of stone; and visit of Mastaba - showing every day life in ancient Egypt.
THE EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES MUSEUM :
The Egyptian antiquities museum is one of the most important museums of the entire world where a visitor can examine the different styles of ancient Egypt. It is organized in the same chronological order as the ancient Egyptian history:
The old kingdom - in the galleries clients can see the marvelous dynasties, of which classified the pharaonic history.
The middle kingdom - with great statues which show how the Egyptian art had been influenced by the first decline in the Egyptian history and how it had been revived once by the end of the 12th dynasty.
The new kingdom - with great collection of Tel el Amarnah which shows the first religious revolt in ancient Egypt; and Tut Ankh Amon world wide famous treasures.
The museum also contains collection of pharaonic Greek-roman mixed art as well as Nubian art.
EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES MUSEUM AND CITADEL :
After two-hours-visit of pharaohnic art at the museum, customers will continue to see the Islamic medieval and modern art in the citadel of Salah el Din and The alabaster mosque with its rococo and romantic art.
Citadel of Salah El Din was built by Salah El Din El Ayoubi in 1183 AD in the medieval castle style. The citadel comprises a number of important monuments including the Mosque of Soliman Pasha, the 90 metre deep Joseph’s well, the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. The walls of the mosque are coated with alabaster and had gild-decorated crowns.
ISLAMIC CAIRO :
Cairo is Islamic, though some areas are more so than others. Actually, this area is no more Islamic than Central Cairo, but as though walking through a time machine we are transported back to Cairo's past Islamic heritage, to a world of ancient mosques and 1,500 hundred year old markets; to medieval forts and the city that was Salah ad-Din's. This extraordinary visit will take you to the exquisite mosque - place of the great medieval sultans of Egypt; to the famous Ibn Tulun mosque, sultan Hassan mosque and the great architectural gema of Moez Street, which used to be the central area of Cairo and by that time, the capital of the whole Muslim hemisphere.
MANIAL PALACE AND CAIRO TOWER :
This is a half day visit of beautiful and fascinating palace that belongs to the royal family of Mohamed Ali, the founder of modern Egypt. Manial palace belongs to a prince who was the heir of the Egyptian throne and an artist. You will visit Mohamed Ali Home, Rooms, the unique Planet garden, Mummified Animal Museum, Treasury and Meeting Rooms.
The Cairo tower (otherwise known as El Gezira Tower, built in 1961, about 187 meters height which equals to 60 stories) is a wonderful place to have a panoramic view of Cairo.
COPTIC CAIRO :
This area is the oldest part of Cairo, and predates what is now modern Cairo. It is believed that there was a settlement here as early as the 6th century BC. Later, the Romans built a fortress here which we know today as "Babylon". Some of these Roman walls still exist today. St. George church was the first Coptic cathedral, near the first Muslim capital, after the Arab conquest of 641 AD. Here the holy family took refuge when they escaped from the holy lands.
KHAN EL KHALILI :
The Khan El-Khalili is one of the most interesting bazaars, not only in Egypt, but also in the whole Middle East. It was named after Prince Jaharkas Al-Khalili, who was one of the powerful Mamluke Princes in the 14th century. It is famous for its unusual, typically oriental souvenirs, and handmade crafts. The Medieval atmospheres of this traditional market together with the labyrinth layout of the streets gives the visitors o lot of pleasure and a glimpse into what medieval markets once were like. Cafes, restaurants, shops, and large number of vendors and buyers constitute a dynamic panorama of the place. Drinking Hibiscus, Karakare, Helba, or any of the various typical Egyptian beverages, is a pleasant experience for visitors and guests to get a real taste experience. For smokers, there is the Shisha, or water pipe, to be tried. Every visitor can take the opportunity to safely enjoy the walk through the narrow streets of Khan El-Khalili. We strongly recommend visiting this vivid bazaar, but keep in mind that in open traditional markets, the prices are not fixed; remember to bargain (haggle) to get the best price. The Khan El-Khalili Bazaar is place where art and commerce come together to give a unique and remarkable, harmonious experience.
PYRAMIDS SOUND & LIGHT SHOW :
Don't give up the chance to see one of these shows:
Mysterious in Cairo
Romantic in Aswan
Historical in Luxor
Experience the world famous Pyramids Sound and Light Show in Giza for a truly unforgettable evening of entertainment. Hear the story of Egypt as seen through the eyes of the Sphinx over the ages.
OVER DAY TO CAIRO :
The visit will take you to one of the most important part of cemetery of Memphis City. It starts by the great pyramid of Cheops, one of Seven Wonders of the World. Then you get a great panoramic view of the great pyramids of Cheops, Kephren and Mycrius. Also you will visit the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum, one of the most important museums of the entire world, where a visitor can examine the different styles of ancient Egypt. Come and travel with us one day through to the Egyptian history and fortify on a lunch.