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Cairo

Cairo is the capital of Egypt. It is Africa’s most populated city with a population of over 16 million inhabitants. It is the Arab world’s cultural center.

A dynamic city proud of its co existing antiquities of pharaonic , Graeco Roman, Islamic and Christian civilizations.

Between the colossal Pyramids and their guardian the Sphinx, on the top of the Giza plateau on the West bank and the Citadel on the East bank of the Nile , lies modern Cairo with its new Cairo Tower, its museums, crowded roads, clubs, gardens, hotels and skyscrapers.

Suggested tours during your stay in Cairo


The Pyramids of Giza


These amazing structures are considered one of the seven wonders of the world and the most important site in Egypt. The site at Giza boasts the Pyramid of Kheops, Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mycerinous) which are guarded by the mysterious Sphinx, a mythical statue with the body of a lion and the head of a human being.
The Great Pyramid houses the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops). There are also several smaller pyramids known as "Queens".

The solar boats of Cheops has lately been discovered and is now exhibited in a special museum south of his pyramid.

Memphis and Saqqara Areas


Memphis is the oldest capital of Egypt founded by King Mina. Saqqara is the ancient site of Memphis city, moreover, it includes several monuments, antiquities and tombs.

Situated on a desert plateau it overwhelms the visitor with its Zoser step pyramid the most ancient stone building in the world. Its funerary complex includes temples and tombs with their ancient scenes.

In addition to these attractions, Saqqara is perhaps most famous for the oldest of all 97 Egyptian pyramids, The Step Pyramid.

The Egyptian Museum


Located in El Tahrir Square in the heart of Cairo. The greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities is, without doubt, that of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

It is a place of true discovery housing 250 000 antique pieces covering the whole history of ancient Egypt It includes the impressive treasures of the boy king Tut Ankh Amon , which were discovered in his tomb in the west bank in the valley of the Kings.

Khan El-Khalili


This market can be found within the heart of Islamic Cairo, It was built in the 14th., century AD on one of Cairo’s oldest area, where El Azhar mosque one of the earliest Islamic universities and seat of learning for students from the Islamic countries.
Al Azhar is regarded to be the rays diffused by the solar disc of islam.

It is always a very busy place full of characteristics, with stalls selling items ranging from local spices to exotic jewellery, wooden products, Leather ware, embroided dresses and nice hand made products for souvenirs.
The market first opened in the Middle Ages and exists today mainly for tourists. You will find many bargains there. Women should dress modestly.

The Citadel of Saladin & the Alabaster Mosque


It was built in 1183 AD, on the medial times.
It is an enormous stone fort overlooking the city of Cairo that has been used in many battles.

Today, it is home to mosques, palaces and museums including the Alabaster Mosque built by Mohamed Ali the Great which is a replica of Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul.

Coptic Cairo


Christian monuments in old Cairo have a religious and historic importance. Christianity is a transitional period between Pharaonic and Islamic periods.
The Coptic Museum contains a collection of rare antiquities.
The Church of Abou Serga close to the Coptic museum dates back to the 4th century A.D.
It is built in the Basilica style above the cave in which the Holy Family took refuge on their way to Egypt while escaping from King Herod.
During the 4th century the Hanging Church was built on the remains of the roman Fortress of Babylon . It includes about 90 rare icons of basilican style.
You can end your visit with Ben Ezra Synagogue.

Fayum Oasis


South West Cairo, lies Fayum a depression in the Western desert, It gets its water supply from the Nile river through Bahr Yousef. from Bahr Yousef. It has its own pharaonic , Greco roman , Coptic and Islamic culture , history and monuments.

The mixture of desert and agriculture makes it an outstanding destination
In Lake Qarun you can enjoy fishing , water sports and bird watching.

Wadi El Rayan known for its waterfalls, springs , wild animals and birds is worth seeing.
Ein Seleen is the most famous natural spring in the area.

Alexandria


Alexandria, “Pearl of the Mediterranean” is the largest port in Egypt, and a well known summer resort in the Middle East. It was founded by Alexander the Macedonian in 332 BC. to be the capital of his reign in Egypt.

Since its foundation it remained for a long time a centre of cultural radiation in the world.

The Alexandria Library and its Museum
This historical library was burnt down in 48 BC during a battle between Romans and Egyptians.
It has been recently rebuilt by the Egyptian government with the outstanding help and cooperation of the UNESCO.

The library contains a vast amount of books and scriptures, as well as an exceptional museum with a rich variety of ancient roman antiquities.

The Catacombs of Kom el-Shouqafa in Alexandria


It was built on three levels and carved into the rock 100 feet deep. What is most impressive about the catacombs is that although the motifs on the tombs are from the ancient Egyptian period, the architecture is Greco-Roman style, this blend makes them unique.

The Fortress of Qaiet Bey


It was built in the 15th century, on the northern tip of the Eastern port on the site of the ancient Pharos (lighthouse) which was among the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Its naval museum revitalizes the marine heritage of Alexandria.