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Cairo/Alexandria/El Alalmeen/Siwa Oasis – Code MCH 4

Created with Sketch. Cairo, Egypt
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Duration

7 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

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Overview

Explore the treasures of Lower Egypt during this 7 days tour.

Start your journey with the capital of Egypt, Cairo. Face the greatness of Ancient Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara. Lose yourself in the Egyptian Museum where you can admire several mummies and of course the most important and beautiful treasure of Ancient Egypt, that of King Tutankhamen.

The magnificent religious buildings will make you feel the spiritual vibes of this city, Sultan Hassan Mosque, the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagog. Explore the Citadel and the medieval, but still operating, souk of Khan El Khalili. No doubt that the Islamic and Coptic Cairo will deep you straight into the Middle Ages. 

Travel to Alexandria and explore its splendid monuments, Library of Alexandria, Qaitbay Citadel, the Catacombs, Alexandria National Museum, Saint Catherine Church, and Pompey Pillar. As reflected in the variety of its monuments and the miscegenation of its inhabitants, Alexandria used to be for most of its history a cosmopolitan town. Have a walk on the coastline to enjoy the fresh Mediterranean air and the pleasing sound of the waves. 

Before your last step, let’s stop over El Alamein and relive the glorious past of this city. Famous for the two great battles that took place there, El Alamein is an open-air museum dedicated to the North Africains companies of World War II.

End your trip on a high note with an excursion in Siwa Oasis, a pearl in the middle of the Western Desert. Palms, golden sand dunes, crystalline water springs, Siwa has a taste of paradise. 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relax with comfortable Modern air-conditioned transportation
  • The Pyramids of Giza, Cheops, Mykerinus, and Chephren and Museum of Cairo
  • The famous step pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara
  • Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque
  • Ben Ezra Synagogue, Hanging church, El Moez street, Khan El Khalili
  • Alexandria National Museum, Qaitbay Citadel, Stanley Bridge, Library
  • Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Pompey Pillar, Saint Catherine Church
  • Cemetery of the Commonwealth and the German, Italian, and Greek, War Museum
  • Oasis of Siwa, Cleopatra’s Bath, the salty lakes, sand dunes, Temple of the Oracle
  • Ancient legends that bring the sites back to live
  • Experience tailored to your preferences on a private tour
  • Qualified Egyptology Guide with real Egyptology Degree

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Pyramids-Saqqara-Museum

In the morning, our tour guide will meet and accompany you to witness the glory of the old kingdom located in Giza Plateau. Start your private tour by discovering the last remaining ancient wonder of the world, the Pyramids of Giza, Cheops, Mykerinus, and Chephren. Guided by our expert Egyptologist, learn the history of this miraculous edifice that still keeps the mystery of their construction. From the Plateau, enjoy the unique view of the Pyramids emerging from the golden sand of Giza. It’s the moment to take pictures of your life! Before leaving the site, let’s greet Abu El Hol, the 3000 years old great Sphinx.

Reach now the second step of your journey, the Pyramid of Saqqara also know as the Pyramid of Djoser. Saqqara is the vast necropolis of ancient Memphis. It’s on this site that King Djoser built his tomb more than 4000 years ago. It was the first time in history that the pyramidal shape was used to build a tomb of a kind.

After lunch, finish your day by visiting the Museum of Cairo which contains the most beautiful artifacts of Ancient Egypt, royal mummies, and the amazing treasure of King Tutankhamun. Return to your hotel overnight.

Our guide will finally accompany you back to your hotel.

Day 2 : The Islamic and Coptic Cairo.

Travel back to time by visiting the medieval district of Cairo. Start your day with a prodigious sample of Ottoman architecture, the Alabaster mosque. Constructed by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848 as a tribute to his oldest son who died in 1816, the Alabaster mosque is mostly made of limestone which plausibly comes from the Pyramids of Giza.

Visit one of the most beautiful and impressive historic construction of the Mamluk epoch, Sultan Hassan Mosque. It’s an Islamic complex composed of a mosque and a madrassa where the 4 Islamic schools of thought used to be taught.

Proceed to the Coptic part of the city and pay attention to Ben Ezra Synagogue. Famous for its Geniza, this temple is believed to have been built where Moses was found by Pharaoh’s daughter when he was a baby.

Hanged above the gate of the old Babylone Fortress, the Hanging church seeks to be admired. Proceed inside this holy edifice and examine the 13 pillars the whole nave stands on.

Stroll along El Moez street and admire the beautiful buildings, madrassas (Koran schools), mosques, and traditional houses. You might visit one of them, Bayt El Suheymi.

Then, make your way through the streets of Khan El Khalili. Built-in the 14th century this souk is still the first choice for all locals who want to buy gold. Spices, gold, soap, handmade souvenirs.

You will be escorted back to your hotel overnight.

Day 3 : Travel to Alexandria.

After your breakfast, take a sit in an air-conditioned vehicle to Alexandria.

Venture into the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. Mixing the best of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman funerary art, this roman necropolis was one of the seven wonders of the medieval world. Nowadays, you can still admire the set of tombs, statues, and archaeological items.

Nearby, you can’t miss the monumental Pompey Pillar. Contrary to what its name suggests, this pillar has nothing to do with the famous Roman general Pompey! The pillar was actually erected in the glory of the emperor Diocletian in 291. Made of one whole piece of Aswan’s red granite, the Pompey pillar reaches a height of 26.85 m. This impressive structure is located on the ruins of the temple of Serapis, the Egyptian-Greek god, and protector of Alexandria. Next to the Pillar, you can admire a sphinx built in honor of Serapis.

Visit the Modern Alexandria Library (visit its open court+the museum where includes a lot of pieces of the ancient Biblioteca ), It was built in the same location as the Biblioteca was existing, and you are going to watch many pieces and rooms from the ancient Biblioteca.

Your journey leads you now to Saint Catherine Church. Facing the religious building, examine the details of its neo-baroque architecture. Once you get inside, you will be amazed by the way the sunlight enters the building and highlights its magnificence. According to Christian tradition, Saint Catherine was a princess and a scholar who became Christian at the age of 14 and converted with her hundreds of pagans. After being tortured and imprisoned, she was finally executed by emperor Maxentius and as a result, became a martyr.

Visit Alexandria National Museum. Hinging on three main collections, this museum tells the history of the ancient cosmopolitan city.

Discover Qaitbay Citadel, a legacy of the Mamluk Dynasty built on the vestige of what used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the lighthouse of Alexandria.
Erected in 1477 by Sultan Ashram Sayf El-Din Quit Bay the citadel is a perfect example of the Mamluk military architecture. It was specially constructed to protect Alexandria from the invasion of the Ottoman Empire.

End your day in the corniche, with a walk on Stanley Bridge from which you can enjoy an incomparable view of the sea. At night the bridge is beautifully enlightened, making spark the water it overhangs.
You will be escorted back to your hotel in Alexandria and overnight.

Day 4 : Travel to El Alamein.

After your breakfast, take a sit in an air-conditioned vehicle to Al Alamein.

Historically, El Alamein was a field for two important World War II battles between the Allies and the Axis. These two battles ended with the victory of the Allies but with many losses on both sides. You can visit the eternal home of thousands of soldiers in the Cemetery of the Commonwealth and the German, Italian and Greek cemeteries.
Proceed between the uniforms, photos, and artillery of the War Museum and relive the intensity of the battlefield.

Drive to the port city of Marsa Matruh overnight. The bright white sand and the turquoise sea are an idyllic stop-over before reaching Siwa Oasis.

Day 5 : Travel to Siwa.

It’s time to leave the urbanized world for the purity of desert by entering the Oasis of Siwa.
Isolated in the middle of the Western Desert, Siwa’s society completely differs from the dominant Egyptian culture and thus offers you a unique experience. Discover the local Siwan traditions and characteristic Berber language: the Siwi.

The crystalline springs disseminated throughout the oasis are sanctuaries against the insistent heat. The most famous one is Cleopatra’s Bath: get into the stone pool and enjoy the relaxing gurgles of the translucent spring water. The changing air temperature and the bubbling water make the water cool in the day and warm during the fresh evenings.

Contemplate the salty lakes emerging from the golden soil in order to vivify the blazing sand dunes. Take the opportunity of a mountain tour to admire the pleasant sunset.

Enjoy a visit to the ruins of the Temple of the Oracle which was devoted to the god Amun. This temple was erected by Alexander the Great in order to confirm that he was the son of Zeus (associated by the Greeks with Amun). Thereby he can claim to become a pharaoh.

Join your hotel overnight.

Day 6 : Siwa

Enjoy a day of fun and adventure in Siwa Oasis.
Climb aboard a Jeep and explore the vast Western desert. Enjoy the inimitable sensations provided by the dunes.
The shiny sun, the fine sand dunes, lose yourself in the middle of this golden desert.

End your day under the starry sky of Siwa, savoring a delicious barbecue and drinking a Bedouin tea.

Experience Bedouin life by spending the night in a traditional tent.

Day 7 : Travel back to Cairo

Go back to the hotel to pick-up your personal belongings.
Travel back to Cairo for your final departure.

Included/Excluded

  • Pickup from your hotel in Cairo and return
  • All Transportation by a Modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • All the sights mentioned above as in the itinerary
  • Accommodation with full board in Siwa in a traditional Beduin echo-lodge
  • Lunch in Alexandria
  • Qualified Egyptology Guide
  • Bottled Mineral water
  • Taxes
  • Entrances fees
  • Accommodation in Cairo/Alexandria
  • Food in Cairo
  • Dinner in Alexandria
  • Tipping

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Cairo, Egypt

FAQs

How Can I book?
1- You can directly access our website, Request quotes, view our offers, and book online also you can contact us via info@magiccarpettravel.co or through WhatsApp at (+201152362028) or (+201006016132) 24/7.

2- In both cases, you will be assisted by our expert team of tour operators who will tailor your itinerary and you will find all the information you need to make your reservation quick and smooth.
Why You Should Book with Us?
Magic Carpet's expert staff consists of a motivated group of specialists in Flights booking, Hotels and Nile Cruise reservations, Qualified Tour guides, and Tour consultants, we assure you a unique and unforgettable experience.
How Much the Deposit?
The fixed deposit amount is 20 % of the tour's total price.
Cancellation Policy?
Free cancellation until 7 days prior to the trip, after 7 Days the deposit is nonrefundable.
More Than 12 Person?
If your party is more than 12 People, Kindly Contact us via info@magiccarpettravel.co to get a higher discount
Safety & Security?
1- We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while traveling, for the safe keeping of your passport, cash, and other valuable items.

2- During the Day Trip please keep your valuable stuff with you, not in the car, Your personal belongs it’s your full responsibility.

3- Please make sure to not listen or accept any invitation for a drink or so from a stranger in the street, it always ends up with a problem, In case you would like to buy something or make shopping please get the best advice from your Tour operator or your Tour guide to avoiding any misunderstanding.
Entrance Fees?
1- Regarding the entrance fees the payment should be done in Cash in EGP they don`t accept credit cards or to pay with any other currency.
2- Child 6-12 Years get discount of 50%
3- If you have an international student card (ISIC), you will get a discount of 50%.
4- You can include the entrance tickets when you make the reservation and we will buy the tickets for you in advance, so you can skip the line with no extra fee.
Tipping?
1- Tipping is standard practice in Egypt. If you’re happy with services provided by Tour Guides, Drivers, Waiters, and other workers, it`s a way of saying thank you for all types of services. It is definitely NOT obligatory but it is absolutely expected everywhere you go, Tipping can be in Dollars, Euro, or Egyptian notes but not coins as foreign coins cannot be exchanged or used to buy anything.

2- We believe these to be some fairly sensible tipping guidelines:
• Driver full day approx. 50 - 75 LE
• Guide full day approx. 100-120 LE
• Waiter approx. 10 LE
• Restrooms approx. 1 -2 LE per person
• Airport representatives approx. 50 LE
Customer Support?
Your Tour Operator is 24/7 with you if there’s anything you are not happy about or needs any assistance please let him/her know immediately via this number +201006016132
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Extras
  • Entrance fees (adult)($95.00)
  • Entrance fees (student)($48.00)
  • Pyramids Sound-Light Show($40.00)
  • Dinner Cruise($55.00)
  • Camel Ride in Giza Plateau($12.00)

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