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Staffing: Services of Representatives, services of Egyptologists.
Transport: Private air-conditioned transport, private Nile cruise boat, first class sleeper train, horse drawn carriage, and donkeys.
Accommodation: 3 nights tourist class hotels.
Meals: As per itinerary (B- Breakfast, L-Lunch, and D-Dinner). Breakfast is provided on every day of the tour, Please allow US$10-15 per day for additional meals.
Entrance Fees: Included for all sites listed as part of the itinerary. Egypt also has a wealth of other historical sites and museums which you may wish to visit. If you intend visiting a wide range of different sites you should allow up to approx. US$275 for this.
Tipping: To avoid embarrassment and save your money all tours operate a tipping kitty. Please allow US$18 - 27 per week of the tour for this.
Itinerary (3 nights / 4 days)
Day 1: Cairo’s back street
After having breakfast you will meet one of our tour leaders who will take you around the capital city of Cairo on a back street walk, and he/she will brief you about the local life in Egypt, and especially in Cairo, and what you will see on the way.
We start walking from our hotel all the way to Dokki square which we will be taking the experience of using the Cairo underground all the way to Tahrir square.
Tahrir square is one of the most important squares in Cairo, as we have the Egyptian museum, the Mogamaa building where all the public government offices are in this building so if any of the local people would like to finish any papers like passports, ID’S and so on and for the foreigners to extend their stay is from that building too, so that is the right place to go to, and the American University the first foreign university in the country.
From there will start walking toward Talaat Harb street, passing by one of the most famous and oldest restaurant called Felfela, and the do serve local and foreign food and it is a nice place to have a meal at, then we complete walking towards Americans coffee shop and rest there for a bit, or drink.
Tallat Harb was the first founder of the banks in Egypt status of all the important people in the squares, and from there we will go towards the opera square and pass on front of the old building of the fire brigade.
After the coffee break we will start walk towards the synagogue one of the oldest one in town.
From there we go towards the opera square which the opera building used to be, and it was the first opera in the middle east, but unfortunately it was burnt down in the early 70’s and the government named the square to be the opera square since.
Then pass on front of the old building of the fire brigade toward Mohamed Ali Street.
Mohamed Ali Street is one of the oldest and famous streets in the early century, where they used to have all the bars and pubs, especially the British soldiers used to have fun in this area with women and prostitutes. Which it is not allowed now and it is against the law, so basically you would not find that any more.
We start walking till we pass the Islamic museum, which is closed at the moment, then passing through the small alleys to watch the small shops while they do the hand made cooper designs and the hand made wooden designs too, all the hand made staff that you will see when you arrive to the Khan Kallily this area is the source of all this kids of hand made products.
Off course on the way you will find a lot of small mosques and attached to it a small buildings either in front or next attached to the mosque of it which we call it the spiel, and that means at the old time it used to be a source of water so people can drink while they are walking in the street in the hot days, and actually in Ramadan month which is the holly month, they serve the poor people food and drinks through this month.
From there we continue towards Bab Zouiela one of the oldest doors in Cairo ( basically Cairo had 4 main gates or doors in the past and we have 2 main doors remain at the moment ) next to the gate there are one of the oldest mosques and next to this mosque there is a watch tower to see it form a far distance, then we go inside and continue towards the little Turkish mosque where people can find water and it was made by Mohamed Ali at the time, then through the market till you reach el gourieh palace and from there cross the walking green bridge, then through the Kanen Kalily bazzares where we have a free time, and having the opportunity to have Egyptian pan cake lunch and have a tour and free time around the khan el khalili.
In el-gouria there is one of the old palaces and at the moment people think that it is a mosque, but actually it is a palace, its called the gouria palace, it was own by one of he most rich merchant in the Islamic period, an he kind of own the whole market around which you see in the same ally, its from before Mohamed Ali and till recent time the government used to do the show of the soufi dance in this place.
Later we can have a walk behind the market itself the cooper making. Then we get into taxis and back to the hotel.
Day 2: Alexandria
In the morning we drive to the north coast to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria Approx 3 hrs, a full guided tour of the Catacombs, Pompey's Pillar, and Roman Theatre. This afternoon we drive back to Cairo. (B)
Day 3: Fayioum
We take our vehicles to El Faiyoum into the desert to visit the protected area of Wadi El Rayan, site of the only waterfall in Egypt. After a picnic lunch we continue to the UNESCO protected site ‘The Valley of Whales’, famous for fossils of the first existing whales on the planet and an area of spectacular desert scenery. We then return to El Faiyoum and join a local family for dinner in their farmhouse. Transfer back to Cairo. (B)
Day 4: Cairo
Tour Ends after breakfast. (B)
400 $ Min 2 Clients
• Egyptologists at sites as listed as per itinerary.
• 3 nights 4 star hotels.
• Meals listed as per the itinerary
• Activities listed as per the itinerary
• Transfers-group arrival transfer
• 4 X4 Jeep in Faiyoum
• Entrance Fees-Included listed as per the itinerary
Price does not include:
• International flights
• Items of personal nature
• Tipping kitty
• Travel insurance.
• Extra meals more than those listed as per itinerary.
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