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From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

1. From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

Start with pickup from your hotel or another selected location in Cairo or Giza between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM. Board a comfortable air-conditioned car and enjoy a comfortable 100-minute ride to the Wadi El Rayan Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy fantastic views of the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls in the heart of the desert. Admire the powerful cascades of water which provide a stark contrast to the surrounding arid landscape. If you are lucky, catch glimpses of desert wildlife in the area such as the slender-horned gazelle. Next, make a stop for photos of the beautiful Mudawara Mountains. Then, get ready to enjoy the desert adventure. Board the 4X4 car for some dune bashing and experience the excitement as the car glides through yellow, soft sand. After riding over the dunes, stop to enjoy some sandboarding. Strap yourself to the sandboard and glide down the sparkling, yellow sand at a fast pace. Next, mount a camel and feel like a Bedouin explorer as you ride through the beautiful desert terrain. After the camel ride, stop at a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy an elaborate and delicious BBQ lunch. Once you are done with your lunch, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza.

Cairo: Nile Sunset, Dinner Cruise, Show and Private Transfer

2. Cairo: Nile Sunset, Dinner Cruise, Show and Private Transfer

Embark on an enchanting journey with sunset dinner cruise and show along the Nile. Enjoy a sublime experience that seamlessly combines the beauty of the Nile, the magic of a stunning sunset, a delectable dinner, and a captivating show. Begin your adventure with a private transfer, ensuring a smooth start to your evening on the iconic river. As you board the cruise, be prepared for a breathtaking spectacle as the sun gracefully sets over Cairo, casting a warm glow on the tranquil waters of the Nile. Relax in luxury as the cruise takes you on a leisurely sail, providing panoramic views of Cairo's skyline bathed in the golden hues of the descending sun. Indulge in a sumptuous dinner buffet featuring an array of local and international delights, expertly prepared to tantalize your taste buds. As the stars emerge in the night sky, the cruise transforms into a stage for an enthralling show. Be mesmerized by traditional performances, live music, and cultural displays that celebrate the rich heritage of Egypt. For added convenience, your private transfer awaits to whisk you away after the show, ensuring a seamless end to your evening. Whether you're a couple seeking a romantic escape or a group looking for an immersive cultural experience, this tour promises an unforgettable night blending the tranquillity of the Nile, the splendor of a sunset, and the excitement of a dinner cruise and show.

Cairo/Giza: Guided Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum Tour

3. Cairo/Giza: Guided Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum Tour

With an Egyptologist guide leading the way, this Cairo day trip lets you visit iconic ancient Egyptian sites including the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx, followed by a visit to the Egyptian Museum. You can choose to take a private tour, or join a group tour. Your guided tour begins at the Great Pyramids of Giza. This iconic site is home to three large ancient Egyptian pyramids, as well as the Great Sphinx and remains of a workers’ village. The biggest attraction is the Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu which is commonly known as the Great Pyramid. It is the last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The magnificent structure is an amazing testimony to the ingenuity of ancient Egyptian builders thousands of years ago.  The much-photographed Pyramid of Khafre or Chephren is the only one of the three pyramids which retains some of the original limestone casing. The smaller Pyramid of Menkaure or Mykerinos makes up the trio. There are several optional activities available around the pyramid complex including camel rides, horse and carriage rides, Nile river cruises and entrance to the interior of the pyramids. These activities are optional and incur additional fees to be paid on the day. No visit to the Giza Pyramid complex would be complete without a close-up look at the mysterious Great Sphinx. With a long and troubled history, this half-pharoah, half-lion monument has intrigued travelers to Egypt for centuries. Who is the face of the Sphinx? You can also visit the Valley Temple which belongs to the pyramid of Khafre. The temple served an important role in the preparation and mummification of the king before burial. Having an Egyptologist guide on hand during your visit to Giza will certainly come in handy with such a rich history.  Not far from the pyramids you will have a short stop at the Institute of Papyrus. Here you can see how ancient Egyptians made the first paper in the world. Test out your bargaining skills and negotiate a good price for a papyrus souvenir to take home. Enjoy an optional lunch at a restaurant in Cairo before continuing to the world-famous Egyptian Museum. The museum is home to an immense collection of rare and valuable artifacts from the pharaonic period including mummies, chariots, jewelry and everyday items. Mostly famously the Egyptian Museum is home to a mesmerizing exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen's collection of treasure, gold and jewelry. The glittering artifacts were discovered untouched in King Tut’s sealed burial chamber in 1922 by Howard Carter. With more than 250,000 artifacts, your Egyptologist guide will once again guide you through the fascinating history of ancient Egypt, and help you navigate the jam-packed museum. Your Cairo day trip concludes with transfer back to your hotel.

From Cairo: Whale Valley and Wadi El Rayan Waterfalls Tour

4. From Cairo: Whale Valley and Wadi El Rayan Waterfalls Tour

Leave Cairo behind on this day tour to El Fayoum. Visit a charming Tunis Village in Fayoum and learn about the fossil history of Whale Valley. See the natural beauty of the Wadi El Rayan Waterfalls. Be picked up in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle and begin the adventure by traveling to a Tunis village in Fayoum. Admire breathtaking views of a large saltwater lake, and the contrast of the desert landscape on the other side. Explore Qarun Lake, one of the oldest natural lakes in the world, and the third largest in Egypt, before moving on to Wadi El Rayan. Marvel at the majestic Wadi El Rayan waterfalls, the second-largest in Egypt, and take in the natural wonder. Move on to Whale Valley (Wadi Al-Hitan) in the western desert of Egypt, an extraordinary valley where fossil remains have been found of Archaeoceti, the earliest known suborder of whales, and learn about the history of these ancient fossils. Relax with a delightful lunch at a local establishment and savor the flavors of the local cuisine. Get ready for excitement with sandboarding after lunch, and experience the thrill of gliding down the slopes. Experience the enchanting Magic Lake, and finish the tour by returning to your hotel in Cairo. Optional Overnight Add-On ($100 per person): For an enhanced experience, you can choose the overnight option. After sandboarding, proceed to the campsite, where a delicious dinner awaits you, featuring mouthwatering Chicken Mandi cooked underground. As the night sky blankets the desert, marvel at the celestial wonders above, gazing at the stars and enjoying the magical ambiance. On the second day, awaken to a special breakfast comprising Feteer Meshaltet, accompanied by black honey, cheese, Halawa, and hot drinks. After a satisfying meal, begin your return journey to Cairo, bringing an end to this extraordinary excursion.

From Cairo: Giza Pyramids Tour with Light Show and Transfer

5. From Cairo: Giza Pyramids Tour with Light Show and Transfer

View the amazing Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Enjoy the Sound and Light Show as bright, colored lights shine against the pyramids. Listen to the audio story of the Sphinx and learn about the history of Thutmosis IV, Akhnaten, Nefertiti, and Tutankhamun. Begin your experience with a hotel pick-up. Go on a drive to the pyramids and see the light show. Appreciate the story of the Sphinx as the blue, and green lights shine on the Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Hear the story of how the pyramids were built. Enjoy the audio narration as you learn the history of great and famous figures from ancient Egypt, such as Tutankhamun, and Nefertiti. Meet your driver after the show for a comfortable ride back to your hotel.

Cairo: 2-Day Pyramid, Museum, Bazaar Private Tour

6. Cairo: 2-Day Pyramid, Museum, Bazaar Private Tour

Begin your adventure by meeting your guide, an Egyptologist, at your hotel’s reception. Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and see the treasures of young King Tutankhamun. Receive an in-depth overview of the different eras of ancient Egyptian history.  Afterward ride down the Nile in a felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat. Pause and enjoy lunch before exploring the streets of Old Cairo. Explore the Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque, Khan El Khalili bazaar, and Moez Street.  After immersing yourself in the beauty and energy of Cairo, stop for a cup of tea before returning to your hotel. You will have the option to book dinner on the cruise or a sound and light show. Day 2 - start the day at your convenience with the same guide. Visit the Giza pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the ancient pyramid fields of Sakkara, and the open-air museum of Memphis.  You also have the option to go inside the pyramid or enjoy a camel ride for an additional fee. Afterward, your guide will bring you back to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.

Sharm El Sheikh: ATV Safari and Ras Mohammed National Park

7. Sharm El Sheikh: ATV Safari and Ras Mohammed National Park

Head out to the desert outside of Sharm-el-Sheikh for some quad biking, and a visit to a Bedouin village. Go snorkeling in Ras Mohammed National park for snorkeling. Get picked up at your hotel and drive out to the desert. Start your tour with a briefing and learn how to drive a quad bike before going on a 35-minute ride through the dunes. Take memorable photos and enjoy views of the desert landscape. Then, go to a Bedouin tent and learn about their lifestyle. Taste some traditional tea. After that, head to Ras Mohammed National Park. Pass through the massive Gates of Allah and go for a swim in the crystal clear water of Magic Lake. Admire the scenery and the mangrove trees, the only trees that grow in salt water. Later, explore a huge crack that was formed by an earthquake thousands of years ago. Go snorkeling and discover an underwater world filled with colorful coral and a variety of fish.

Giza/Cairo: Sphinx Airport Private Transfer Service

8. Giza/Cairo: Sphinx Airport Private Transfer Service

This private transfer service is the perfect way to start or end your trip to Giza. Whether you're arriving at Cairo International Airport and heading to your hotel in Giza, or departing from your Giza accommodation and making your way back to the airport, our professional drivers will ensure a comfortable and stress-free journey. Simply select your pick-up and drop-off location, date, and time. You will receive a confirmation email with your booking details and the driver's contact information. Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport arrival hall with a name sign. Sit back and relax in your comfortable vehicle as your driver takes you to your destination. Enjoy your stay in Giza or Cairo without worrying about transportation.

Cairo: Fayoum Oasis and Waterfalls of Wadi ElRayan Tour from

9. Cairo: Fayoum Oasis and Waterfalls of Wadi ElRayan Tour from

Wadi El-Rayan, 65 km southwest of Faiyum city 80 km west of the Nile River, Al Fayyum Egypt Start with pickup from your hotel or another selected location in Cairo or Giza between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM. Board a comfortable air-conditioned car and enjoy a comfortable 100-minute ride to the Wadi El Rayan Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy fantastic views of the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls in the heart of the desert. Admire the powerful cascades of water which provide a stark contrast to the surrounding arid landscape. If you are lucky, catch glimpses of desert wildlife in the area such as the slender-horned gazelle. Next, make a stop for photos of the beautiful Mudawara Mountains. Wadi Hitan Then, get ready to enjoy the desert adventure. Board the 4X4 car for some dune bashing and experience the excitement as the car glides through yellow, soft sand. After riding over the dunes, stop to enjoy some sandboarding. Strap yourself to the sandboard and glide down the sparkling, yellow sand at a fast pace. Next, stop at a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy an elaborate and delicious lunch. Once you are done with your lunch, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza.

Cairo: Egyptian Museum, Citadel, and Old Cairo Guided Tour

10. Cairo: Egyptian Museum, Citadel, and Old Cairo Guided Tour

Explore ancient Egypt with a private and guided tour of the major sights. Immerse into history at the Egyptian Museum, walk the streets of Old Cairo, gaze at the Citadel, and browse around the Bazaar. Learn everything need to know from your Egyptology guide. In the morning, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and begin the tour with a visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Admire and listen as your guide walks you through the ancient collections and fully immerse in to Egyptian culture. As the richest museum of Egyptian antiquities in the whole world, it contains pharaonic treasures from over 5,000 years ago. It also contains Tutankhamun's tomb treasures which draw crowds from all over the world. Afterward, head to the massive medieval Salah El-Din citadel, which was once a stronghold against the Crusaders. Explore this ancient fortress and marvel at its brilliant domed ceilings, suspended lights, and views of Cairo. The citadel houses the Alabaster mosque of Muhammad Ali. Drive to the Old Cairo quarter. Coptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Hanging Church, The Greek Church of St. George, and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. It is believed in the Christian tradition that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius Church (Abu Serga). You can also enjoy Ben Ezra synagogue and the Church of St. Barbara. After finishing your tour, enjoy a transfer back to your hotel in Cairo.

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4.9 / 5

based on 99 reviews

The tour was very good. Only the hotel is on the 5th floor, the driver was waiting on the street and I was waiting at the reception, as stated on the website. There was almost a disagreement, but after we found each other, everything was wonderful.

Varied and characteristic show, good quality/price ratio. Dinner with a lot of variety of food. An experience definitely worth trying, perhaps starting at an earlier time with a view of the sunset

a beautiful day in the desert, our guide Tigo was so friendly! would 100% recommend

Worth the money you have put !! Wonderful experience for the first timers 🤞🏻👍🏻

I had a really good time, totally recommend. Show was great, food and atmosphere.