Cairo & Around

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Cairo & Around

 Al-Qahira, which is Cairo in  English , Cairo was founded by the Islamic dynasty of Fatimids in 969 AD.
So Cairo has been the capital of Egypt for alomst 1000 years and now it is the largest city in Egypt and Africa in terms of area and population.A cosmopolitan city that blends the charm of the east with aMediterranean flavour which accommodates 26% of Egypt's population.Cairo, the city of one thousand minarets, has a wealth of pharaonic tombs and pyramids, Islamic mosques and forts, Coptic churches and monasteries and modern hotels and shops representing over 50 centuries of civilization.Before the 1860s, Cairo extended west as far as what is today Midan Opera, surrounded by a swampy plain flooded annually by the Nile. In 1863 French-educated Ismail came to power, inviting architects from Europe to design a modern Cairo beside the old Islamic city. The building boom set in place continues today, with the city’s boundaries constantly expanding into the surrounding deserts.If you would like to see 5000 years of history and civilization, all in one place only, then you shouldn't miss Cairo.

Saqqara located on the western bank of the Nile about 20km south of Cairo , on the same  limestone plateau that extends north to  Giza .

Saqqara is one of the richest archaeological sites in Egypt , containing monuments constructed over a span of more than 3000 years,  the earliest were  tombs of 1st dynasty and the latest structures date to Graeco- Roman and even to Christian times, It was the principal necropolis of Memphis the first capital of Egypt.

Saqqara  was used  as a royal necropolis as early as the first and second dynasties, the first pyramid in Saqqara was built during the third dynasty

, under the king Zoser , the first king in third dynasty , by the famous architect Imhotep , the first architect whose name has been recorded in history ,chose to build the funerary complex of king in stone, thereafter the largest and most beautiful old kingdom private tomb in all of Egypt were built here. It continued to be  a burial place for high officials and the 

Apis bulls sacred to God Ptah, also it is famous for the pyramids of fifth and sixth dynasties with pyramid texts .  

Among all the monuments created by man , few have attracted  as much attention or earned as much respect as the pyramids
of Egypt. Designed to protect and preserve the body of the king so that he might enjoy eternal life, they became international tourist 
 
attraction shortly after they were built , and to this day  they engender awe and admiration for the culture that created them 4500 years ago.
 
The Egyptian pyramids are very human monuments, although their builders may have tried not to emphasize that fact. At down
  ,as  the sun rose over the eastern cliffs, its rays caught  the pyramids energizing their sacred precincts with heat and light well before five centuries ago
,  when the pyramids were complete with their freshly smoothed white limestone casings , their brilliancr must have been blinding . Only in this light can we appreciate the intensity with which the pyramids symbolized the sun god.
 
Unique among the seven wonders of the ancient world in having survived the ravages of time, the great pyramids of Giza continue to dazzle and inspire the countless stunned visitors who tour these immense masses of stone, grandiose testimony to the extraordinary civilization that flourished in the Nile valley between the fourth and the third millennia.It is difficult to explain the mysterious power that undoubtedly emanates from the pyramids of Giza.A veil  of mystery still lies over the pyramids as, despite all the research  and studies carried out to date.
 

Round Trip From Cairo to Fayoum Oasis

Fayoum is very rich with its lush fields, orchards and large fertile. Water in the Fayoum oasis not only from its famous springs but also from the Nile via hundreds of capillary canals .The region around Fayoum is rich in contrasts. Sun-baked desert valleys give way to frigid lakes and lush farmland fed by Nile wat

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Day Tour to Giza Pyramids & Sakkara

We will walk quietly through of Giza Pyramids , were we will meditate within the precincts of the sacred Kings Khufu Tombs. Here, we will take our lunch in a very local resturant faced the Great Pyramids , also we can

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Day Tour to The Great Egyptian Museum – Old Cairo – Felucca sail with lunch

We will discover the  masterpieces of jewel from the collection of Tutankhamun at the acclaimed Egyptian museum  .More time to explore the alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali , A walking through narrow street of Khan El Khalilly  and time to sail with a fellucca with lunch to enjoy the sunset of Cairo. 

 

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Day Tour to Ancient Bubastis & Tanis

In our full day tour , We will start from any place in Cairo for a pick up then we will drive to visit the ruins of one of Egypt's most important ancient cities, Bubastis also We will visit to the ruins and royal tombs of the ancient city of Tanis in San al – Hagar.

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Day Tour Saqqara and Dashour

A full escort Day Tour to The Step Pyramid of Djoser , its amazing tombs , lunch after site visit , hit through villages road to our second stop by  Dahshur where Bent and Red Pyramids are located. 

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Day Tour to The Sun Temple of Niuserre at Abu Ghurab Site

Day Tour to The Sun Temple of Niuserre at Abu Ghurab

The Sun Temple of Niuserre is one of the best places of Energy in Egypt, this monuments built by Niuserre , the sixth king of the 5th dynasty (2478-2430) BC. , in an area call Abu Ghurab to the north of AbuSir. This Temple was built for the puppose of honoring the God Ra , was not used as a burial place . 
The Sun Temple

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03 Days / 02 Nights - Private Tour to explore Cairo

Escort three Days , two Nights Tour  to explore  Cairo in Private A/C Touring van and private English speaking expert Egyptlogy guide and including all accomodations and Lunches during days activites.

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07 Days / 06 Night( Cairo / Alexandria / Rosetta / Port Said / Cairo)

Escort Seven Days , Six Nights Tour  to explore  Cairo  - Alexandria  -  Rosetta  and Port Said in Private A/C Touring van and private English speaking expert Egyptlogy guide and including all accomodations and Lunches during days activites  

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Basic Hotels

Havana Hotel Cairo

Price per person from $ 20.00

The hotel is 5 minutes’ drive from the Egyptian Museum, River Nile and the Cairo Tower. The famous Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza are just 15 minutes’ drive away. 

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Windsor Hotel

Price per person from $ 20.00

With a stay at Windsor in Cairo, you'll be convenient to Abdin Palace and Khan el-Khalili. Rooms at the Windsor are dim, many with low ceilings and noisy air-conditioners, and management is prone to adding surprise extra charges. 

Highly recommended ceneterlly located histoical Hotel by Kemet Travel

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Cosmopolitan Hotel

Price per person from $ 25.00

Its prime location, on a pedestrian street in downtown, is tough to beat.  It has Gloomy dark furniture and mysteriously spotted carpeting.

 

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Barcelo Cairo Pyramids hotel

Price per person from $ 25.00

Just a 5-minute drive from the Great Pyramid of Giza and a short distance from Cairo's city centre, this trendy hotel offers spacious and contemporary rooms.

 

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Luxury Hotels

Mena House Hotel (Formerly Mena House Oberoi)

Price per person from $ 55.00

The hotel is overlooking the Great Pyramids of Giza .it surrounded by 40 acres of green garden and has a spa, fitness center and a pool. All rooms have air con, luxurious fabrics, LCD TV and a private bathroom. You can relax at the spa, or visit the fitness centre with cardiovascular equipment.

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Boutique Hotels

Talisman Hotel

Price per person from $ 40.00

The hotel is situated in the center of Cairo, about 15- minute from Egyptian Museum. It has a restaurant which services regional Cuisine. The rooms are elegant

Price 40.00$ Per Person in Double including Breakfast and Taxes .

Price 70.00$ Single Room including Breakfast and Taxes 

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Longchamps Zamalek Hotel

Price per person from $ 35.00

A great stay in a smart Cairene apartment - with a friendly and extremely helpful team. The comfortable, stylish rooms are spacious and well maintained.

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