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Get up close to the major pyramids of Dahshur, Saqqara and Giza on this private 2-day tour, led by a qualified Egyptologist. Then see the sights of Cairo, including the antiquities of the Egyptian Museum, atmospheric mosques and churches in the Citadel, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar. You’ll dine in a restaurant overlooking the Great Sphinx of Giza and ride a camel on the Giza plateau; watch a light and sound show; and join a Nile dinner cruise featuring belly dance and whirling dervishes.

Highlights

  • Private 2-day tour of Dahshur, Saqqara, Giza and Cairo, led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Learn about the ancient history of the Egyptian pyramids
  • View the Great Sphinx and ride a camel on the Giza plateau
  • Admire King Tut treasures at the Egyptian Museum
  • See a light and sound show, and watch belly dancing and whirling dervishes on a Nile cruise
  • Bargain for eclectic goods at the bazaar of Khan el Khalili
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included by air-conditioned minivan

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What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

sister_salt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Fantastic experience! What a great opportunity to tour the historic sites...and with a private guide! Will enjoy the memories for a lifetime!

Nicholas M Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was our first time in Egypt, and no words can be used to described how wonderful this trip was. We were in Egypt for 3 days so this 2 day tour was the perfect way to see all of the highlights in Cairo. My fiancee Jen and I really enjoyed how this private tour was conducted, with a driver, a air-conditioned car, and a personal tour guide that accompanied us everywhere. Like every other tour, a tour is only as good as how the tour-guide is, and Smiley, our tour guide was awesome. Both Smiley, and Moustafa, our driver, picked us up both morning at our hotel and took us to see the different sites. Smiley was not only informative as he taught us the history of the different attractions, but was also outgoing, and extremely funny which made our first visit to Egypt more relaxing and fun. Seeing the different pyramids on the first day was awesome, with the Giza pyramids and Sphinx being the obvious highlights. The Alabaster mosque and seeing the mummies and king tuts golden mask were our favorite sites on the 2nd day, but the highlight was when Smiley took us to relax in a local coffee and hookah cafe right in the middle of the bazaar. It was just a thrilling experience to sit and observe and experience the local culture and atmosphere of Cairo's marketplace. We highly recommend this tour for those who are in Cairo for a short time and hopefully you will be lucky enough to get Smiley as your tourguide! Delicious!

Tangenik W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour and tour guide was great! I was able to see all the highlights of Cairo with a super knowledgeable guide. I learned so much about the sights, the people and the culture. it was well worth the money.

Brad N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Let me start off by saying that this tour is 100 worth every cent you pay for.

On Day 1, Ashraf and Amrit showed up early to pick me up to start things off at the Pyramids of Giza. I was blown away by how incredible they were and was speechless most of the time. The camel ride was great and I got some amazing photos.

The best part of this tour is that they will personalize it to your needs. Instead of wanting to do the dinner cruise, I really wanted to see Memphis. Ashraf had no problem with this and made it happen, no questions asked. The entire time I also had wifi in the van to be able to upload photos and check emails while in route to the next spot.

Dashur is extremely underrated and was enjoyable, Memphis was great and Saqqara is just massive. You could easily spend a day there alone. Ashraf gave me time to explore the Imhotep Museum as well, which is a great 20 minutes well spent before exploring Saqqara.

The Sound and Light show was a very nice way to end the first day of this tour.

Day 2 started off all over Coptic Cairo, Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque, and the Synagogue. I was a bit tired after day 1 but was super excited to get to the Egyptian Museum. We headed over to the museum after a relaxing Felucca ride. The way Ashraf toured the museum was perfect, doing it in the proper timeline of Egyptian history. There is just SO much information that will be thrown at you, but take in as much as you can. The Royal Mummy room was worth the extra 100 LE and Tutankahum's treasure room was a very memorable experience.

We then went to the Khan Al Kalili Bazaar and Ashraf took me to a place where all the prices were extremely cheap and there was no hassle. I got all my souvenirs with ease and it was exactly what I was looking for.

Overall, book this tour with confidence. There was also plenty of bottled water provided both day. Ask for Ashraf and you'll be put in great hands and have an extremely memorable 2 day experience!

Andrew P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Tour was fantastic, Sherif made the tour memorable and was very knowledgable. It felt more like having a friend show you around the city. Please go and enjoy Egypt.

Adam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We did not know what to expect in Egypt so we only planned for a 2 day tour and 3 nights. What a mistake. The local travel company and guide were A amazing. The guide Smiley got to know our personality right away and tailored our tour to what we liked. We ate an amazing retaurant where locals go. We had amazing service and felt like we had VIP service. Even in the places which were touristy, we felt important and didnt mind sitting with our guide like he was a friend and having a coffee or Hookah. He was VERY informative and prompt.
My only complaint was the Dinner cruise. This was very hokey and 'touristy'. We anticpated a nice scenic river cruise but it was with bad food, bad entertainment and the boat did a big circle with the windows closed so nothing to see.
The museum is great. The pyramids and even the night show are such an amazing thing to see. I want to do this all over again!
I WILL be back.

ssm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Awesome tour. Our tour guide, Ashraf Ash Fares, was knowledgeable, friendly, offered valuable advice and accommodated many of our requests patiently. He was just amazing and made our tour very enjoyable. Thank you Ash!

Milaka S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

SMILEY WAS A GREAT TOUR GUIDE, HE WAS VERY KID FRIENDLY! NICE INFORMATIVE TOUR WITH MUCH MORE TO BE SEEN. TWO THUMBS UP WILL USE THIS SERVICE AGAIN

Paul D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This has been an extraordinary experience for my wife and I. Our guide Mohamad did everything to make our private trip most enjoyable and unforgettable. We saw everything that was on the schedule in 2 days as promised. Many thanks to our guide for his kind attention, always seeking to please us.

Jackie E

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2016

The sites were amazing! I didn and #39;t get to do one of the planned activities because there was no wind. My tour guide made things awkward on more than one occasion. I felt pressured and uncomfortable in a couple of the museum stops. The reason I gave three stars is because of the sites themselves.

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