5 Days Cairo and Alexandria Tour Package
|Duration||5 Days / 4 Nights|
|Tour Location||Cairo / Giza / Alexandria|
|Pickup & Drop Off||Cairo Airport|
|Tour Type||Classic Tour|
5 Days Cairo and Alexandria Tour Package For South African Travelers
5 days Cairo and Alexandria tour package will discover the blessed marvels of the ancient Egyptian civilization that dates back to more than 4000 years. Egypt Tours Portal will offer the most excellent service of a professional Egyptologist tour guide and a private A/C Vehicle to all our South African clients which are fitting from the best travel agency in Egypt. Everyone will get to discover the beauty and greatness between the everlasting sands of Cairo and the mesmerizing waters of the city of Alexandria with our 5 days Cairo and Alexandria tour packages. Everyone will witness the magnificence of the Giza Pyramids Complex, Cairo Citadel, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the immortal Alexandria Library, Qaitbay Citadel, and Pompey's Pillar. Book this amazing tour package and discover all the blessed marvels of ancient Egypt.
- Giza Pyramids Complex.
- The Grand Egyptian Museum
- Old Cairo Attractions.
- Saqqara Step Pyramid.
- Memphis City.
- The Egyptian Museum.
- Salah El-Din Citadel.
- The National Museum.
- Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
- Alexandria Library.
- The Catacombs.
- Qaitbay Citadel.
- Pompey’s Pillar.
- 4 nights in Cairo at 5* hotel.
- Private Egyptologist Guide During all Tours.
- 3 Lunch Meals During Your Journey.
- All Your Transfers By a Private A/C Car.
- Tipping and Optional Tours.
- International Flights.
Day One: Arrival at Cairo Airport - Check-in 5* Hotel
The second you arrive at Cairo Airport, our "Egypt Tours Portal" representative will pick you up from Cairo airport and help you complete all of your passport entry formalities, luggage identification & carry. Then, you will be transferred by a private air-conditioned car to your 5* hotel reservation.
In the evening, you will start your Cairo and Alexandria tour package with a dinner cruise on the soulful Nile as you will get to cast your eyes on a colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band featuring the amazing Tannoura spin in keeping with Egypt's whirling dervishes tradition.
You will be transferred back to your hotel for the overnight.
Overnight: Cairo Hotel
Day Two: Tour to the Pyramids, Memphis & Saqqara
After you enjoy your breakfast, you will begin your tour around Cairo & Alexandria and behold the breathtaking attractions of this heavenly country starting by:
It is the home of one of the world's most famous and recognized archaeological locations. The complex was designed to be a true reflection and solidification of the greatness of ancient Egyptian civilization. The complex has been located in the massive western desert for the last 4000 years which makes it one of the oldest monuments in History.
One of the most important monuments in human history, the pyramid is the last remaining intact wonder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World AND one of the oldest and largest structures on earth. The pyramid was designed by King Khufu to stand at the height of 147 m (481 ft) which made it the tallest building in the world for 3800 years until the Lincoln cathedral England was constructed in 1311. The Great Pyramid was the first of its kind that launched the golden age of construction in Ancient Egypt as it dates to 2580 BC which makes its age more than 4500 years old.
The Great Sphinx has been the guardian of Egypt since its creation. It is the world's greatest and oldest statue in history, it has the shape of a mythical creature known as the Sphinx which has the body of a lion and the head of a man which is probably shaped after King Khafre head as a symbol of wisdom and might. In ancient times, it was called "Hor-Em-Akhet" which means "Horus of the Horizon" but now it is known as Abu Al-Hawl which means The Father of terror in Arabic.
The Valley temple lies just next to the Pyramids of Giza, it was constructed in Egypt old Kingdom (2686 2134 BC) the place where the Mummification Process took place. It is one of the best-preserved structures of the ancient Egyptian civilization, made entirely from red limestone & granite, and holds amazing diorite statues of Chephren.
The Grand Egyptian Museum is a golden portal leading to cosmic ancient Egyptian creations of celestial intelligence that were cultivated across 5000 years of continuous innovation and vivid artistic imagination. Within this colossal wonder is the once-in-a-lifetime chance to discover some of the greatest archaeological monuments and artifacts ever made which include :
The Hanging Obelisk, King Ramses Il Statue, The 10 Statues of King Senusert, The Grand staircase, Statues of Ptolemaic Kings and Queens, The Victory Column of King Mercnptah, The epic Royal Regalia, and the Grand Atrium & Gift show.
There is a VIP ticket that gives access to witness a number of other artifacts, for more information contact us.
Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo. Then continue your journey by visiting:
It holds a special place among all the Pyramids of Egypt as it is one of the first Pyramids ever constructed in Egypt in 2700 BC and is credited with starting the age of pyramids constructions. It was built by the amazing Imhotep the Vizier of Pharaoh Djoser. Saqqara Step Pyramid has a unique design as it has six steps and stands at the height of 62 m made entirely of limestone and is surrounded by a 10.5 m high wall consisting of 14 doors.
The city served as the first official capital of Egypt since its foundation by King Menes to be the life of the two lands. It is known for being the land of Endurance and beauty, the center of the rule, trade, art, and religion under the vision, control, and protection of the god Ptah (The Patron of Craftsmen). Memphis city was the home to the great temple of Hut-Ka-Ptah which means ( Enclosure of the Ka of Ptah ) that was translated in Greek as Ai-Gy-Ptos which is the etymological origin of the word Egypt.
Finally, we drive you back to your hotel for the overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Cairo Hotel
Day Three: Tour to Old Cairo Landmarks
After you have your breakfast, you will head to the core of "The City of Minarets" Cairo and explore all of its attractions with your tour guide, you will start with:
The Egyptian Museum is the first museum to be built in Cairo in 1901 AD to display the rare artifacts and monuments of great and offer a clear image of the majestic and golden history of ancient Egypt.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo then proceed to visit:-
The Citadel has been overlooking the glorious city of Cairo for more than 800 years. It looks over the entire city of Cairo from the hill of Mokattam since its construction in 1182 AD by the great conqueror Salah El-Din. It served as the center of ruler and a powerful fortress against foreign invaders like the crusaders & napoleon's French invasion. Inside the citadel lies a number of museums, and beautifully structured buildings the Cairo Citadel served became the headquarters of the government for more than 700 years. The citadel was the witness to all the biggest events that ever took place between its walls.
The mosque has gained the name of the alabaster mosque due to its unique design and the extensive usage of marble. It was constructed between 1830 and 1848 AD to be a replica of the blue mosque in Istanbul and act as a symbol of independence and freedom against the Ottoman Empire. Mohamed Ali Mosque is truly enchanting with its ottoman style architecture of French rococo influences with enchanting finishes of ornate of red, green, and gold and a great enchanting dome. The mosque holds an ornate brass clock a gift from King Louis Philippe of France to Muhammad Ali in 1845 in exchange for an obelisk that stands in the Concorde square in Paris. Continue your Cairo and Alexandria tour package by visiting:
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) was inaugurated for the public in 2017 to showcase the greatest set of glorious artifacts that reach the number of over 50000 and 28 royal mummies on display that dates back to more than 4000 years across the everlasting history and rich culture of ancient Egypt.
Al-Muizz Street is a golden open-air museum that acts as a cultural gathering that was made during the 10th century AD in the center of Cairo to be the main street of the Fatimid capital located subsequent to the incredible khan El Khalili bazaar.
Khan El Khalili is the oldest and most active street in the Middle East which became known as the golden brick road of the Middle East. The street dates to 970 AD and remains very busy & active till today and contains everything a traveler might dream of plus all the magical caf s and shops that date back to countless generations. All the phenomenal Islamic architecture and decorations of the street are in a very intact condition and are totally hypnotic & enchanting.
At the end of the day, we will transfer you to the hotel for overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Cairo Hotel
Day Four: Tour to Alexandria Attractions
Have your breakfast in the morning, then get ready to enjoy the second half of your journey by taking a fascinating private tour to Alexandria joining your private Egyptologist tour guide to explore Alexandria tourist attractions starting with:
Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa is truly hypnotic as it acts as a beautiful piece of art symbolizing the influence of the ancient Egyptian culture on the Greco-Roman Period. It was built as a necropolis dating to the 2nd century AD which is able to merge the artistic elements of the Hellenistic and Roman culture with the ancient Egyptian Pharaonic design in the ultimate breathtaking fashion. It holds a great number of Greek and Roman artifacts and decoration in its three-level stories which made it gain the title of one of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages.
Pompey's pillar is famous for being the largest monolith column ever built outside of Rome. It was named Pompey's pillar as in the Middle Ages the Crusaders mistakenly believed that the remains of the great Roman general Pompey is located in a pot at the very top of the pillar. It stands at a height of 28 m tall and 2.7 m wide of pure red granite and on its western upper side is a Greek inscription dedicated to Emperor Diocletian.
It is the beautiful fusion of Greco-Roman & Islamic architecture, it was constructed in 1477 by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-din Qa'it Bay on the same site which held the legendary lighthouse of Alexandria using the stones salvaged from the destroyed lighthouse that served as the third longest surviving ancient wonder in the world until it's destruction by series of earthquakes between 956 AD and 1323 AD. Qaitbay Citadel is famous because it is believed it holds the immortal illuminating spirit of the Alexandria Lighthouse plus some incredible designs for the Islamic era.
Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant, then move to visit:-
It is one of the most famous and recognized destinations in the world. It is one of the largest and most advanced libraries in the world. The library acts as a commemoration of the ancient Alexandria Library. It contains the world's sixth-largest Francophone library in the world. The library is a trilingual one as it contains books in Arabic, English, and French plus it holds the largest depository of French books in North Africa and the Middle East, beautiful art galleries plus a collection of some of the rarest collections of books in the world.
Finally, we will drive you back to your hotel in Cairo for the overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Cairo Hotel
Day Five: End Your 5 Days Cairo and Alexandria Tour Package
Breakfast at the hotel then our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities to end your 5 days Cairo and Alexandria tour package.
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What to Pack
Sunblock & Sunglasses.
Warm clothes in winter.
Cotton clothes in summer.
Valid Passport for 6 months.
Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Egypt.
What You Will Love About This Tour?
On this incredible Tour Package, everyone will explore the rich and blessed history that dates back to more than 4000 years.
Our South African clients will be the key to enjoying all the native cultural foods, entertaining activities, and marvels in this amazing tour package.
All our South African clients will enjoy the finest service which includes a private A/C Vehicle and a professional Egyptologist Tour Guide during this magnificent tour package.
On this precious tour package to Cairo and Alexandria, our South African guests will explore the archaeological marvels ever created such as the Giza Pyramids Complex, the Sphinx, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo Citadel, Alexandria Library, the Catacomb, Pompey's Pillar, Qaitbay Citadel, and many more.
The greatest travel experience of your life will be enjoyed in the most magical fashion during this blessed tour package.
The heavenly historical and cultural treasures of ancient Egypt will be discovered in the greatest detail.
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