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Activities in Cairo

Accommodations

Mena House Hotel

that s the price of the person in standard room .Mena House has rooms and suites in the Palace and Garden wings. All guest accommodation at Mena House is air conditioned with private bathroom. Rooms and Suites are lavishly appointed with traditionally inspired furnishings and rich carpets. All Suites in the old Palace section feature beautiful traditional detailing, murals, screens, panelling, gilding, fine upholstery, original wooden balustrades and arched windows. Guests in the Suites enjoy the privilege of private butler service and 24hr in-room dining.

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Tours

Overnight Trip to Cairo from Sokhna Port

Drive to Cairo from Sokhna Port to visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and the Step Pyramid of Zoser in Sakkara. After a night in Cairo visit the Egyptian Museum, Saladin’s Citadel and Mohammed Ali’s Alabaster Mosque. End your day exploring Khan el Khalili Cairo`s old bazaar before returning to Sokhna

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Overnight Trip to Cairo from Port Said

Drive to Cairo from Port Said to visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and the Step Pyramid of Zoser in Sakkara. After a night in Cairo visit the Egyptian Museum, Saladin’s Citadel and Mohammed Ali’s Alabaster Mosque. End your day exploring Khan el Khalili Cairo`s old bazaar before returning to Alexandria

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Cairo & Pyramids Trip from Port Sokhna

Leaving your ship in Port Sokhna, you will escape for the day to Cairo to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, as well as visit the famous Egyptian Museum, full of antiquities from all over Egypt. You will get a glimpse of modern Cairo along the way.

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5-Day Cairo Short Break

Cairo short break holiday for 5 days in Cairo Egypt, a fantastic weekend holiday to Cairo ancient and modern sites like the great Pyramids with great shopping tours through Cairo famous bazaars.

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4 Day: Cairo Short Break

Cairo short breaks tours for 4 days in Cairo Egypt take a break to Cairo and experience the grandness of Cairo, discover the ancient Egyptian sites, Coptic churches and Islamic mosques and schools in Cairo

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3 Days Cairo Short Break

Enjoy this Egypt short break for 3 days in Cairo and experience the landmarks of Cairo, discover the ancient Egyptian sites, see the amazing Pyramids, Coptic churches and many more during your 3-day short break in Cairo

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2 Day: Cairo Short Break

Cairo stopover packages for 2 days and layover tours in Cairo Egypt, great transit tours from Cairo airport for 2 days tours in Cairo with personal tour guide to visit Cairo must see sights including Giza Pyramids.

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A Fine Golf Experience – 7 Nights

Try Golf Holidays with Ibis Egypt Tours, be enchanted with Beautiful landscapes, warm weather while enjoys golfing at the most luxurious Golf in Egypt...golf tours in Egypt is experience even more spectacular with unique surroundings sightseeing

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A Golf Retreat – 7 Nights

Try Golf Holidays with , be enchanted with Beautiful landscapes, warm weather while enjoys golfing at the most luxurious Golf in Egypt...golf tours in Egypt is experience even more spectacular with unique surroundings sightseeing

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Cairo Airport Transfer

Relax on your landing or takeoff with our private airport transfer service. we provide our clients with comfort, safety and great quality services whether traveling for business or for pleasure. All our vehicles are modern and our drivers are proficient and very much prepared to give best driving experience .

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Things to Do

The Pyramids of Egypt

The Giza Pyramids stand 13km from Cairo’s city center, visible from many parts of the city. Three pyramids, the Great Sphinx, minor tombs, a workers’ village and several ancient cemeteries make up the archaeological site on the Giza plateau. They are one of the Seven Wonders of the World, a UNESCO site and the one attraction you should see if you have time for nothing else while in Cairo. The pyramids were built as burial tombs for three generations – the grandfather, Khufu was buried in the Great Pyramid; his son, Khafre is buried in the second pyramid and his son Menkaure was buried in the smallest of the pyramids.

The Great Pyramid of Giza (Pyramid of Cheops or Pyramid of Khufu) was built in approximately 2560-2540BC. This is the largest and best preserved of the pyramids made of about 1,300,000 blocks each weighing between 2.5 tons and 15 tons and reaching a height of 137 meters. There are a number of tunnels and burial chambers in this pyramid and the others. Visitors enter the pyramid into a narrow tunnel with a low roof so that you have to remain bent over while ascending a flight of stairs to the burial chambers.

In front of the Great Pyramid is the Boat Museum which houses an ancient royal vessel which was discovered dismantled in a pit south of the pyramid. The boat (and another boat which remains in a different pit) would have been used as a funeral boat or as a symbolic solar bark for the king to use in his afterlife. The boat has been painstakingly restored and reconstructed.

The Pyramid of Khafre (Pyramid of Chephren) is smaller than the Great Pyramid and recognizable by the original casing stones at the peak of the structure. It was built as a burial chamber for the 4th Dynasty Pharaoh Khafre who ruled c.2558-2532BC. This pyramid stands 136 meters tall but is on a higher part of the plateau so appears to be taller than the Great Pyramid. The burial chamber in this pyramid is below ground and reached via a passageway which descends at a 25° angle. The burial chamber holds a black sarcophagus.

The Pyramid of Menkerinos (Pyramid of Mykerinos) is the smallest of the three pyramids. It was built in c.2510BC as a burial tomb for the 4th Dynasty Pharaoh Menkerinos. This pyramid stands 62 meters high and has a different kind of outer stone casing than the other two pyramids. Inside the pyramid has a subterranean burial chamber.

It is possible to enter the pyramids but they are never all open at the same time as they are open on a rotational basis and there is a limit to the number of tourists allowed inside the pyramids each day. To enter the pyramids you will need to first pay your ticket from the ticket office.  It is possible to get a camel or horse ride at the foot of the plateau.

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Egyptian Museum


The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities.
Officially called the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, downtown Cairo’s star attraction feels more like the warehouse of Indiana Jones than a traditional museum. Like the rest of Egypt, the organization may be a bit chaotic but it’s worth it to spend at least half a day wandering the museum’s two main floors. The highlight of the Pharonic treasures here are without a doubt the mummies of famous Egyptian Pharaohs. Queen Hatshepsut is the most recently discovered mummy here, while the remains of King Tutankhamen’s tomb is the most visited attraction; check out the the 24-pound gold mask of King Tut’s face.
 

Hours:

Monday

(Labor Day)
9AM–7PM

Hours might differ
Tuesday 9AM–7PM
Wednesday 9AM–7PM
Thursday 9AM–7PM
Friday 9AM–7PM
Saturday 9AM–7PM
Sunday 9AM–7PM

Address: Tahrir Square, Meret Basha, Qasr an Nile, Cairo Governorate 11516

Owner: Supreme Council of Culture
Phone: 02 25794596
Founder: Auguste Mariette
Founded: 1858, Bulaq, Cairo
Architectural style: Neoclassical architecture
Province: Cairo
Architect: Marcel Dourgnon

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Khan el-Khalili

Khan el-Khalili is a major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo’s main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.
Address: El-Gamaleya, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo Governorate
In the heart of Cairo, Egypt lies a historical gem of a retail place that is like no mall you have ever seen. The Khan El Khalili-bazaar, known simply as the Khan, is a centuries-old marketplace brimming with items available for purchase. From groceries to more exotic goods, this center of trade offers a variety of goods to meet any need or want. The Khan holds a good deal of rich history, having begun as a caravansary in the 14th century, offering lodging to those traveling on camel. Vigorous trading in the Khan made Cairo a prosperous city. Today one can purchase food, home decor items, jewelry, gold, silver, and fabric. Bring your wallet, your curiosity, and be prepared to bargain for the items of your desire.

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The Citadel

The Citadel is located along the Salah Salem Highway in Cairo, Egypt. Built on a limestone spur in the 12th century, this castle offers panoramic views in a setting steeped with historical merit. Most of the Citadel’s history is linked to Muhammad Ali, the 19th century leader who famously trapped hundreds of Mameluke leaders inside the structure. That event played a role in freeing Egypt from the Mameluke yoke. Learn more about Islamic Cairo by visiting the Police Museum, Carriage Museum, and Muhammad Ali Mosque, all housed within The Citadel.

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Pyramids of Saqqara

Walk like an Egyptian through the ancient Pyramids of Saqqara, 30 miles south of Cairo. Saqqara is packed with pyramids, including the Step Pyramid of Djoser, and some of its tombs are over 5,000 years old! Indulge your passion for history and whet your appetite for adventure as you explore the great necropolis – the city of the dead. Visit the tombs of King Hotepsekhemwy and King Nynetjer, the oldest in all of Saqqara. Do not leave before exploring the mastabas, many of ancient Egypt’s most important citizens, including king Shepseskaf, are buried in these rectangular, flat-roofed tomb complexes.

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