EnjoyThree days excursion to Cairo from Hurghada. Dicover Cairo highlights. On the First day You will visit Giza pyramids, The Sphinx overnight in Le Meridien in Pyramids view in room, On the second day you will visit the Egyptian Museum ,the citadel of Saladin, The Mosque of Mohamed Ali, Old Cairo, de Coptic Cairo the hanging Church and the old Bazaar Khan el Khalil, overnight in Le Meridien in Pyramids in view room on the Third day Fly to Hurghada from Cairo ,Then transferred back to your hotel
You will be transferred from your hotel at 04:00 to Hurghada airport for flight to Cairo. The Flight departs at 05:30 and arrives Cairo at 06:30.
Upon arrival at Cairo airport you will be met by your private guide to visit :
Giza Pyramid Complex:
The complex includes three main pyramids, six little pyramids, the great sphinx and the Valley Temple. The complex dates back to the 4th dynasty 2400 years B.C.
The Great Pyramid:
It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids of Giza plateau and the only one to remain intact from the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The height of the great pyramid is 147m, the number of stones used in construction is 2,300,000 and it took twenty years to be built.
The Great Sphinx:
It is the largest statue in the world, standing 73 m. long, 19 m. wide, and 20 m height. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture.
The Valley Temple:
A Granite mortuary temple used by Ancient Egyptians for the mummification process and this is the only remaining one at Giza plateau.
Lunch will be served at Pyramids/ Nile view restaurant, then move to visit The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum :
The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold, and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years
Then transfer to 5* hotel Le Meridien Pyramids for overnighting.
After breakfast, then join your private tour guide to visit Cairo Highlights including: The Egyptian Museum : The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold, and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years. Lunch will be served at local restaurant in Cairo then proceed to visit Salah el-Din Citadel: It served as Egypt's seat of government till the 1860s, Cairo Citadel is a magnificent fortress. It was constructed during Salah ad-Din reign. The construction work has started in 1176 and was completed in 1182. Then pay a visit to Mohamed Ali Mosque: It was constructed between 1830 and 1848, the mosque named " The Alabaster Mosque" because of most of the walls made out of pure alabaster. The mosque is a replica of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul Khan El Khalili Bazaar: No visit to Cairo is complete without a stop to Khan EL Khalili bazaar; one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Then transfer to 5* hotel Le Meridien Pyramids for overnight in Pyramids view room, Dinner in the Hotel.
After breakfast, then join your private tour guide to visit Cairo Highlights including: Djoser Step Pyramid at Saqqara The Step Pyramid was built in the 27th century BC during the 3rd dynasty rule of Djoser. It is the first pyramid built in Egypt and while it is not a ‘true pyramid’ with smooth sides, like those at Giza and Dahshur, it remains an important stepping stone in their development. It is also the first large-scale cut-stone structure in the world. The Ancient City of Memphis Memphis, founded around 3,100 BC, is the legendary city of Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt. Early on, Memphis was more likely a fortress from which Menes controlled the land and water routes between Upper Egypt and the Delta. Having probably originated in Upper Egypt, from Memphis he could control the conquered people of Lower Egypt. However, by the Third Dynasty, the building at Saqqara suggests that Memphis had become a sizable city. Dahshour Located about 40 kilometers southwest of Cairo, the village of Dahshur marks the southern end of the vast pyramid field that begins at Giza. Excavations at Dahshur have revealed the remains of seven pyramids, as well as extensive tomb complexes built for queens and nobility from Memphis up until the 13th Dynasty in the Middle Kingdom. Two of the later pyramids constructed here have been completely destroyed by time and the elements and several others, such as the Black Pyramid (12th Dynasty, 1929-1885 BC), are badly damaged, but Dahshur also boasts two of Egypt’s best-preserved early pyramids. Both built during the reign of King Sneferu (2613-2589 BC), the founder of the 4th Dynasty, the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid at Dahshur are massive evidence of the architectural development that lead to the construction of the Great Pyramid and it companions at Giza. You will be transferred to Cairo airport, for short Trip To Hurghada