Memphis /Sakkara /The Great Pyramids / The Egyptian Museum / Old Cairo /Citadel / Khan El Khalil.
Lake Quaroun / Wadi Rayan / Whale Valley.
As Mentioned In Your Itinerary.
Day 1 - Arrive Cairo
Arrive Cairo, Meet and Assist by Menatours Representative escorted to your Hotel Day 2 - Cairo / Memphis /Sakkara /The Great Pyramids
After your Breakfast in the morning you will start your tour by visiting Memphis served as the capital of Upper & Lower Egypt Some 5000 years ago during the 1st dynasty .Menes, the first Pharaoh of the dynasty, built a great white-walled palace and the Temple of Ptah , than visit Sakkara one of the most exciting historical and archaeological area in all of Egypt is Sakkara , situated about 12 miles South West of Cairo . The site is dominated by the famous step pyramids of king Zoser. It was the first pyramid to be built in ancient Egypt, preceding those at Giza by many centuries and it is the work of the famous pharaonic architect Imhotep, than visit The Pyramids and Sphinx were reckoned by the Greeks to be ne of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built of 2, 300,00- blocks , each weighing an average of two and one half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is especially interesting since its interior burial chamber are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza , which dates from the time of Chephren (2620BC) Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet high and 187 feet long , this unforgettable statue combines the head of a pharaoh with lion’s body.(B,L,D) Day 3 - Cairo / Fayoum /Whale Valley
Early morning from Cairo we drive by jeep south towards to Faiyoum ,located 130 kilometers (81miles) southwest of Cairo , the town occupies part of the Ancient site of Crocodilopolis ,it is the oldest city in Egypt and one of the oldest cities in Africa , the largest oasis in the Western Desert , we stop al Lake Qaroun tour by felucca for Half an Hour and then Kaser Qarun , At Wadi Rayan we visit the spring and waterfall then continue to into the desert , arrived at Wadi Al Hitan known as the Valley of Whales the site reveals evidence for the explanation of one of the greatest mysteries of the evolution of whales.(B,L,D) Day 4 - Cairo / The Egyptian Museum / Old Cairo /Citadel / Khan El Khalil
Breakfast at your hotel start your tour by passing by El Tharir Square where has been the traditional site for numerous major protests and demonstrations in the last few years, visiting the Egyptian Museum, the most depository of Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world. it features artifacts from the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods, including the celebrates mummies of ancient Egypt’s king and Tut Ankh Amun treasures. Than continue our tour visiting the Churches of Old Cairo , the Hanging Church , Saints Sergius Church ,Church of the Holy Virgin Old Cairo After that visiting The Citadel which is among the world’s most splendid monuments of medieval warfare was completed by Muhammad Ali Pasha by the end of the tour visit Khan El Khalili one of Cairo’s main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.(B,L,D) Day 5 - Cairo Final Departure
After your Breakfast at the hotel, escorted to Cairo International Airport for final departure. (B)
Package Include :
* Meet and Assist at Cairo International Airport by Menatours representative.
* All Transfer with private Air Conditioned vehicles.
* 4 nights accommodation in Cairo.
* 2 days tours in Cairo with trained expert Egyptology (Tours as mentioned in the itinerary)
* 1 day tour in Faiyoum with trained expert Egyptology (Tours as mentioned in the itinerary)
* Daily Breakfast , Meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary day by day
(B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner.
Package Exclude :
* International Air Fare.
* Entry Visa for Egypt.
* Optional Tours.
* Personal Spending.
* Sound And Light Show at Pyramids.
* Dinner on Board of cruise with Show.
* All* All our tours and Accommodation are flexible in terms of duration and destination and can be customized to fit all needs.
The Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west.
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Official language: Arabic
Time zone: GMT +2 hours
Dialing Code: +2
Emergency services: Emergency Police 122 – Tourist Police 126 – Main Ambulance 123
Days of sunshine per year: over 300
Weather in Egypt: Egypt generally has a hot desert climate The climate is generally dry in most of the country except on the northern Mediterranean coast which receives more rainfall in winter.
Greatly moderate temperatures throughout the year. Because of this effect, average low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C (49.1 °F) during wintertime to 23 °C (73.4 °F) to summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C (62.6 °F) during wintertime to 32 °C (89.6 °F) in summertime. Though temperatures are moderated along the coasts, the situation changes in the interior of the country which are away from the moderating northerly winds.
Best Time to Come: Egypt is a rather large country with two general seasons; a mild winter and a sunny summer. The majority of Egypt’s landscape is a desert, except for the White Mediterranean coast, the Nile Valley and the Delta.
Between November and March the daytimes are pleasantly mild, whereas evenings and nights are cool and enjoyable in all of Egypt.
In April and May temperatures are generally mild and this is an ideal time to visit any destination in Egypt.
From June to September the weather is very hot, dry in the desert areas and humid in the Nile Valley and on the White Mediterranean coast. Sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and good hydration are essential, and trips to the desert areas aren’t a good idea in that period of the year.
Late September and October, as well as April and May are thus ideal for touring Egypt. And the November to February period offers the pleasant balmy weather that is perfect for cruising down the Nile.
The Red Sea Riviera has great weather all year round; it is thus the perfect sun & sea destination to escape to when the sky gets too cloudy back in your homeland.
Main International Airports: Cairo International Airport (CAI), Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport (HBE) , Sharm El Sheikh Airport (SSH) , Hurghada Airport (HRG) , Luxor Airport (LXR) , Aswan Airport (ASW)
Ports and terminals: Mediterranean Sea - Alexandria, Damietta, El Dekheila, Port Said; Gulf of Suez - Suez
All foreign travelers require an entry visa to visit the Egyptian territories. Most of Egypt’s tourists and visitors can obtain their visas at any of the country’s entry points (airports and ports). This type of visa is valid for a one-month period, starting from your arrival date.
To obtain this visa, it is required that you hold a valid passport.
To avoid the bother of finding out too late that you need to apply for a visa in your homeland prior to your journey to Egypt; we’ve provided you with the numbers and addresses of the Egyptian embassies and Egyptian Tourism offices abroad, when available. They will be more than pleased to answer all your queries regarding visas.
Egypt is a predominantly Muslim country. While you can wear anything you want, it is inappropriate and disrespectful to wear certain articles of clothing. For men: feel free to wear t-shirts and long pants anywhere. In tourist sites if bused around by tour bus and not making any stops in local shops, and in resorts it's ok to wear shorts. For women: wear 3/4 sleeve shirts, skirts below knees, and longer pants. The less skin you show, the more respect you will receive. It is ok to wear t-shirts or tank tops at tourist sights. Where other busloads of people are present. Have a long sleeve shirt to cover up once you leave the sight.