Egypt is most famous for its pyramids (the only remaining wonder of the seven wonders). And with Tour Experts Egypt you will have the chance to visit the Giza Plateau in the el-Giza district, to admire the three Giza pyramids of Cheops, Chepren and Mycerinus and marvel at these massive ancient burial tombs, built around 2,500 BC. Once you’ve taken in the ancient wonder, you will feel nothing but wonder seeing the huge building which was built by small tools and human power and listening from your guide to many stories about the times when the pyramids were built.
Afterwards you will head to the nearby plateau where you can capture the towering pyramids rising up from the golden sands with the city skyline as a backdrop and enjoy your adventure on a camel (additional cost) in the Sahara desert around the pyramids, the Queens’ small pyramids, the Valley Temple of King Chephren and the Sphinx. Get free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost) and explore its empty inner chambers independently (your guide is not permitted to enter with you).
Next, gaze up at the colossal Sphinx, the enigmatic statue of a human-headed lion that guards the pyramids, where your guide will explain the folklore around this massive lion with the head of a king as you take a closer look. And if you wish, visit the Solar Boat Museum (additional cost); home to the funerary boat of Khufu, the Pharaoh for whom the Great Pyramid was built. Admire the beautiful wooden boat, once used to transport Khufu’s body to the site, and learn how its remnants were discovered and reassembled.
Next, explore Coptic Cairo, also called Old Cairo, where you can see some world-famous churches. Scholars believe that the holy family stayed for a long time inside this area and Prophet Moses was found in this place.
Admire the Roman Fortress of Babylon (1st century A.D.), the Hanging Church of Virgin Mary (3rd century A.D.), the Church of Abu Serga (4th century) with the Holy Family Crypt (where the holy family took shelter when they escaped from Palestine), the Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra (9th century).
Your next step will be the Bazaar of Khan el-Khalili , an Arab souk, or marketplace with oriental markets of almost everything, enjoy some shopping, and take in the views of the mosques of Al-Azhar and Al-Husein. Meander through the bustling lanes and perhaps haggle for goodies such as gold, rugs, spices and other wares.
Learn how this famous market may have inspired Christopher Columbus to set sail in search of America and comb through stalls selling handmade crafts, paper products and other local goods while you test your bargaining skills.
Lastly, your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.
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