Discover the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa. Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World at the 5000-year old necropolis in Giza. Stand at the foot of the Great Pyramids, explore the Saqqara Pyramids, admire artifacts from Ancient Egypt in the Egyptian Museum, walk through the Salah El Din Citadel and go shopping in one of the oldest markets in the Middle East, Khan El Khalili.Reserve now
Relax and enjoy your overnight trip through history and Egyptian culture. Cairo and its surroundings will take you to a time travel, from first civilizations to early dynastic period and middle kingdom. Built on banks of the Nile, Cairo is one of the most interesting cities in the world, not only because it is home to Giza pyramids which are in between seven wonders of the world, but also because of its authentic fusion between Ancient Egyptian History and buzzling modern capital city that it is today. Your guide will pick you up at Cairo International Airport. First stop - Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. The history of Pyramids starts in early dynastic period, when local habitants started to construct mastabas – the ancestor of Pyramids that we know today. Pyramidal buildings are built from white limestone blocks that hide burial chamber of the great rulers. Few people know, that there are more than 100 pyramids built all over Egypt, however the most famous Giza Pyramids were built during Old and Middle kingdom, around 2600 BC. They may not be as famous as the Pyramids of Giza, but Saqqara's necropolis is where pyramid building in Egypt first began. Many of us keep wondering how could pyramid builders of ancient world build such gigantic mortuary temples without any tools known to modern people? It took 20 years to construct the 3 burial chambers inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and its original heights of was 481 feet (around 147 meters). How is that for interesting fact? However, it is not a secret that ancient Egyptians started Egyptian Civilization that invented many wonders of the ancient, such as Hieroglyphic Writing, Papyrus Sheets, Black In and Irrigation system. And we can simply conclude that they were definitely good in construction. Sphinx is another attraction of Cairo, situated in proximity to Giza Pyramids. It is a gigantic statue of a mystic creature that has a head of a human and the body of a lion. The exact date of the construction is not known; however, the depicted head resembles pharaoh Khafra. Initially it stood like a guardian to the tombs. Nowadays, it has become a symbol and one of the most beloved images of Egypt all around the world. Another great attraction of Cairo is Egyptian museum. Situated in Tahrir square on the west bank of the Nile River, Cairo museum is one of the richest museums in the world. Established in the19th century under Auguste Mariette direction, it is home to a vast number of Egyptian antiquities, such as royal mummies and famous Tutankhamun collection, and impressive of Pharaonic times pieces. Egyptian museum in Cairo is a great place to discover Egyptian history. Even though it suffered from different calamities, such as 1898 flood and 2011 Revolution, and some of the items on display were lost or damaged, however it does not stop to impress its visitors from all around the world. The last but not the least – Khan el Khalili market district and the surrounding area visit. Khan el Khalili is a famous part of Islamic Cairo which is home to plural touristic attractions. This bazaar is famous for its picturesque little streets, inviting cafes and buzzling merchants, offering gold and silver, different souvenirs and extraordinary shopping ambiance. This magic place was a great inspiration to the most famous Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfous – Khan el Khalili bazaar inspired him to write a book, that got him a Noble Price. The action in the book, as well as in Khan el Khalili district, turns around El Hussein Mosque and incredibly rich traditions and interesting lifestyle of Egyptian people. The visit to The Saladin Citadel of Cairo will let you admire Mokattam hill, famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city. The Saladin Citadel is a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo. It is now a preserved historic site, with mosques and museums. In 1976, it was proclaimed by UNESCO as a part of the World Heritage Site Historic Cairo,which was the new centre of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century. Discover through Cairo Overnight Tour the glorious history and authentic spirit of never sleeping Cairo.