Cairo, Egypt’s capital is set on the Nile River. With Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian museum at the heart, it is a hidden gem full of antiquities including royal mummies and even gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts.
Cairo is full of history and holds the special distinction of being home to the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing, the Great Pyramid, completed around 2540 BC. There are so many things to see and do in Cairo.
Here are 7 Cairo Excursions that you should consider when booking your holiday.
The ascent to the top of the Prophet Moses’ mountain holds spiritual, biblical and historical significance. During this trip, you will get to climb up the mountain of the Prophet Moses and see the sunrise at its peak. Then, you will have breakfast; after this, you have the opportunity to visit the monastery of St. Catherine.
Ain Sokhna has clear waters that are full of marine life which makes this trip one to remember. Experienced sailors can take you out on the waters for as little or as long as you want. They will also provide you with cooked lunch on board and fishing equipment. During your boat trip, you can loo out for dolphins.
This is the perfect trip if you want to soak up the culture and the history of Cairo and Egypt. you can enjoy Cairo looking at the Ancient Egyptian exhibitions in the Egyptian Museum. You will also see the Islamic monuments such as Saladin Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque. In addition, the trip gives you the opportunity to see Cairo’s Christian and Jewish monuments like Coptic churches, synagogues and Roman sights.
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You would get to visit the three pyramids in Giza, the Valley Temple (Mummification Temple) and the Great Sphinx in the pyramid complex. You will get to explore the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Sakkara Cemetery and the pyramids of Dahshur. this trip includes lunch.
This trip is a day tour to the province of El Fayoum from Cairo will allow you to experience Lake Qaran. As well as explore the natural protectorate of Wadi El Rayan with its stunning waterfalls.
This guided trip to El Minya from Cairo, you will carefully explore and experience three grand historical sights: Tuna El-Gabel, Tell Al Amarna and Beni Hassan Tombs.
You will get to experience a 50-minute show that narrates a story about the pyramids, music, laser image projections and spotlights on the Sphinx and the pyramids of Menkaure, Khafre and Khufu, the Great Pyramid of Giza.
When you are booking your holiday to Cairo, check out Landious Travel who can organise the perfect trips and excursions to make your holiday one to remember. Landious Travel provides extensive information about their services, tours and transfers. Landious Travel offer: Nile cruises, tour packages and all trips inside Egypt. So, if you are planning a holiday to Egypt, see what Landious Travel can do for you.
Have you ever visited Cairo? What trip would you like to do? I’d love to hear in the comments.