Abydos

A 170 Km. de Luxor,  Abydos fue centro religioso de gran veneración popular en Egipto. Los antiguos egipcios pensaban que aquí estaba enterrada la cabeza del dios Osiris  motivo por el cual se le daba culto y se representaba ritualmente su muerte y resurrección, lo que atraía a peregrinos de todos los rincones del país deseosos de participar en esta ceremonia, convirtiéndose pues en un gran centro de peregrinación.

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Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza

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Tour details

Duration: Approx 3 Hours

Type: Private Tour

Availability: Runs Daily

Pick up & drop off: Cairo Hotel and Giza Hotel.

Our representative will meet you in your hotel at 6:00 PM then to the Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza. The sound and light show takes place in front of the Spinx, for about one hour. You will learn about theAncient Egyptian History and see the pyramids in the  splendor of the lights.

After the show finishes, we will take you to a Traditional local restaurant Where you can test the Traditional Egyptian house food dinner and then back to your hotel.

Note: This tour includes all transfers, Entry ticket and Dinner at Local Restaurant.

Prices: Quoted Per Person in u.s.d

1 Person: 50 $

2-3 Persons: 45 $

4-9 Persons:  40 $

Programs includes

All transfers to & from the locations.
Multilingual expert Egyptology guide.
All entrance fees.
All service charges & taxes.

Not Included

Personal items.
Tipping.
Any other items not mentioned.
Any optional tours.

Full day tour from Cairo to Alexandria

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Duration: Approx 13 Hours

Type: Private Tour

Availability: Runs Daily

Pick up & drop off: Cairo Hotel, Giza Hotel and Cairo Airport

Our representative will meet you in your hotel at 6:00 AM and you will travel from Cairo to Alexandria which is a 3 hour ride. Upon arrival we will visit The Roman Theater it is a marble theater that seats 800 spectators this theater is generally good condition as you sit there you can imagine the sport events that might have taken place back then.There are galleries to see and a section of mosaic flooring and a pleasure garden surrounded by roman baths you can see the strong Roman influence in this area.

-Lunch is included in between visits at Local Restaurant Based on Full Meal for each Person but Beverages are not included

Then we will take you to the Qaitbay Citadel, a fortress used during times when the ruling party of the time needed protection.You will see The Abu El Abass MosqueSaint Catherine’s Church. We will travel to The Montaza Garden, Alexandria Library and stop by the old market of Alexandria.

When you are ready we will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo.

Prices: Quoted Per Person in u.s.d

1 Person:  200 $

2-3 Persons:  150 $

4-9 Persons:  100 $

Programs includes

All transfers to & from the locations.
Multilingual expert Egyptology guide.
All entrance fees.
All service charges & taxes.

Not Included

Personal items.
Tipping.
Any other items not mentioned.
Any optional tours.

Old Cairo: Christian Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Duration: Approx 8 Hours

Type: Private Tour

Availability: Runs Daily

Pick up & drop off: Cairo Hotel, Giza Hotel and Cairo Airport

Our representative will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at your convenience to start your day tour to Islamic Cairo, we will visit the Sultan Hassan Mosque,built between 1356 and 1363 AD, during the time of Mameluke rule,it is believed that the stones used to construct this mosque came from one of the Great Pyramids of Giza originally this mosque was a school of theology. In this mosque there is Iwans,these are ancient lamps for light.

Then we will head to the Ar-RIF’Ii Mosque beside the Sultan Hassan Mosque this is a 19th imitation of Mameluke style mosque. It was constructed by the mother of King Ismail as a tomb for herself and her future posterity in 1869. Several nobles people are buried here including King Farouk.

-Lunch is included in between visits at Local Restaurant Based on Full Meal for each Person but Beverages are not included

Then visit Christian Coptic Cairo originally a roman fortress town called Babylon. This part of Cairo was of great importance to the early Christians. Egypt was one of the first to embrace the new Christian faith in the 1st century AD. We will visit the Hanging Church the most famous church in Cairo it is the church of the holy family. It is called the Hanging Church because it is constructed on top of the roman tower. This is a very interesting history our guide will tell you all of the stories related to this holy place.

Then we will visit the church of Sergio’s, this is supposedly the oldest church in Egypt a place where the holy family rested after fleeing from King Herod.There are 24 marble columns leading to central court and a series of 12th century icons. Above an iconostasis a partition screen bearing icons of the 12 apostles.

Then we are off to the Ben Ezra Synagogue it is the oldest one in Egypt it is a place for the Jewish people to worship, there is no rabbi and a service is rarely preformed within its walls it is used by the 40 or so Jewish families residing in Cairo. It is named after a 12th century Abraham Ben Ezra. This synagogue was severely damaged by Arabs after the 1967 war with Israel but it has been almost completely renovated.

After the conclusion of this tour we will take you back to your hotel.

Prices: Quoted Per Person in u.s.d

1 Person:  75 $

2-3 Persons:  65 $

4-9 Persons:  60 $

Programs includes

All transfers to & from the locations.
Multilingual expert Egyptology guide.
All entrance fees.
All service charges & taxes.

Not Included

Personal items.
Tipping.
Any other items not mentioned.
Any optional tours.

Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Khan El-Kalili Bazaar

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Duration: Approx 8 Hours

Type: Private Tour

Availability: Runs Daily

Pick up & drop off: Cairo Hotel, Giza Hotel and Cairo Airport

Our representative will meet you in you hotel lobby at your convenience to start your tour of The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. The museum has the most extensive collection of artifacts from the tombs of the Great Kings, the museum is set up as to start you from the beginning of Egypt’s history and the timeline of rulers in Egypt you will see the influences that the Greek, Turkish,Roman rulers had on the country through art, food and funeral complexes. Egypt is  a country with tons of well documented history our guide will take on a short journey through the life and times of Egypt’s greatest influences, you will be in awe of the condition of most of the artifacts, all originals, they are in pristine condition. You will have time to look at everything but truly the most memorable moments for you will be the King TUT display this was an overindulgent King… four… of everything after your tour through his collection you will realize the depth of thought and work that went into the planning and execution of his afterlife.

Then we will leave the Museum and travel through Cairo to The Citadel which stands tall and overlooks Cairo a great war vantage point The Citadel is comprised of a number of important monuments, it is the home of several Kings of Egypt, from about 700 years ago. The Citadel was constructed in 1179 AD. The King that build The Citadel was Salah El Dien, this is the King that introduced the Islam religion to Egypt he built this place to fortify his position against the Christian people. Inside The Citadel is the mosque of Mohammed Alihe wished it to be the most famous mosque in Egypt it is truly beautiful and very spiritual, the art surrounding the washing fountain and the inner sanctum of the mosque is very well done.

-Lunch is included in between visits at Local Restaurant Based on Full Meal for each Person but Beverages are not included

After the tour here we will make our way to the Khan El Kahili Bazaar the famous shopping experience the mood is electric here the people the sounds the smells the colors of the items for sale

Prices: Quoted Per Person in u.s.d

1 Person:  75 $

2-3 Persons:  65 $

4-9 Persons:  60 $

Programs includes

All transfers to & from the locations.
Multilingual expert Egyptology guide.
All entrance fees.
All service charges & taxes.

Not Included

Personal items.
Tipping.
Any other items not mentioned.
Any optional tours.

 

Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Sakkara.

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Duration: Approx 8 Hours

Type: Private Tour

Availability: Runs Daily

Pick up & drop off: Cairo Hotel, Giza Hotel and Cairo Airport

Our representative will meet you in your hotel lobby at your convenience to start your full day tour of Egypt’s famous Pyramids. Your tour starts with one of the seven wonders of the world The Great Pyramids of Giza that were built in the 4th dynasty in by King Cheops, Chephre and Mykerinos, these pyramids will change your life to be able to see the magnitude of work that was preformed by the loyal subjects of their King the artistry done with no modern tools you will be changed forever.  As you wander down the trodden road you will see the guard of the pyramid The Sphinx he stands guard over the funeral complex as a homage to his King and his family. The wonder of this statue being created out of one block of rock is so breathtaking, so somber, so majestic, a true treasure of Egypt. Your guide will give you some fun photographic opportunities while at The Sphinx.

After you are ready to move on we will transport you to The first capital city of Egypt called Memphis here we will take you into the building which now houses the unfinished statue of King Ramses II the workmanship on this portrait statue is uncompared in the world the smooth curves of his face the well defined muscles a rare object to see. Your guide will explain the history of the reasons behind the placement of the statue and a life story of this great king. Then after you have strolled through the garden courtyards of Memphis.

Lunch is included in between visits at Local Restaurant Based on Full Meal for each Person but Beverages are not included

we will travel to one of the greatest places in Egypt The Step pyramid in Sakkara it is truly the start of this process to build a resting place for the King you will see the marvelous work of the temple before you enter the grounds of the The Step Pyramid as you wander you will notice the crude building materials used in some of the first attempts at building a pyramid and you will see the love that the people had for their King in the massive amount of work they dedicated to his afterlife.

Prices: Quoted Per Person in u.s.d

1 Person:  75 $

2-3 Persons:  65 $

4-9 Persons:  60 $

Programs includes

All transfers to & from the locations.
Multilingual expert Egyptology guide.
All entrance fees.
All service charges & taxes.

Not Included

Personal items.
Tipping.
Any other items not mentioned.
Any optional tours.

 

 

 

 

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FAQ

When is the best time to visit Egypt?
The ideal month would be February but any of our Canadian winter months are a great time to go. September and October are still very hot while visiting the Valley of the Kings/Queens but after that day temperatures cool down. Evening temps can be quite cool in November, December and January will day time temps ranging from about 70-80’ F.

Do I have to have my Egyptian Visa before entering the country?
You can purchase the visa in Canada before leaving, however it is very easy to purchase at Cairo International and our representative will assist you with that. It is easier for them to get your visa more quickly. The cost there is approximately $15 US. Requirements for travel visas vary widely depending on your nationality and your destination. Most of the Europeans, Canadians, and Americans can get the visa on arrival.

Can you provide me with a list of the hotels we will be staying at? 

Starting and ending hotels are listed on your travel voucher. We use a variety of hotels en-route and so a complete list of hotels won’t be provided until 1 – 3 weeks before your tour, depend on the booked date. If your family requires contact information, or in case of emergency, please have them phone 002-010- 788 95 90 If our office is closed our emergency number (002-010- 788 95 90) can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Can I extend my vacation?
Most definitely. You just must discuss this with us at the beginning of your tour so that we can make all of the necessary arrangements for you.

What choices do I have for departures?
Each of our tours has its own departure dates that you will be required to follow. Once in Egypt if you need to depart at a different time you must notify us so that we can arrange your transportation to the airport. There will be an extra charge for this.

Can I book extra nights of hotel accommodation before or after my tour? 

Yes, in most cases we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels. Please contact us for price information. If we are unable to provide you with the extra nights we will give you the name of a hotel you can contact directly.

 

What vaccinations are recommended for my tours? 

It’s important that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you will be visiting. The only one qualified to provide you with this advice is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic. Our page does provide links to a number of websites that contain excellent background information related to travel health issues. Nevertheless these websites are no substitute for a personal consultation with a qualified medical professional.

 

What is the most appropriate type of luggage to bring?

We strongly recommend bringing a backpack or duffel bag, as suitcases can be cumbersome and difficult to store in buses, under seats, etc. Keep in mind that you will normally have to carry your own luggage on and off buses and trains and up and down hotel staircases. Suitcases with wheels may not work well on dirt or cobblestone roads.

Do your tours include international airfare?  
Travelers arrive from all over the world to begin our tours and as such it is not possible to include international airfare in our prices and still maintain an economic rate.

Are airport transfers included? 24 hours

Most of our tours include 24 hours airport transfers and you should give us your arrival and departure flight details.

 

What type of ground transportation is used on your tours? 

Trip specific information on transportation can be found on the price included list however in most cases we use private cars, public transportation, sitting trains, sleeping trains, domestic flights…, etc.

 

Can I join a tour late or leave it early? 

It’s extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early however you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour. You would also be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary please consult one of our travel consultants before you book your tour.

 

How large are your groups?
We keep our groups to no more than 20 people so that we may provide the best of personalized and constant attention to all of our clientele. We also can do customized itineraries for individuals and couples or smaller groups if you have special destinations or requirements.

Will we be combined with any other large groups at various sites or put on large tour buses with other companies?
No, our groups are exactly that, our groups and our private mini buses or tour buses are designed to accommodate the size of each one of our groups. All of our buses are modern and air-conditioned for your comfort

How many people can join a tour? 

Basically these are a private tour and we can match it with your arrival dates, and we can do to the basic tour any changes you want, but in case you will join other people that are traveling with the same tour dates. The majority of our tours have a maximum of 12 participants although some may take as many as 16 or 22 passengers

 

What are the age restrictions on your tours? 

To travel independently you must be at least 18 years of age. There are no upper age limits on our tours however travelers aged 70 years or older are required to complete a medical questionnaire. Our Family packages are open to families with children aged between 0 and 17 years of age. Our standard (non-family) tours are open to children when accompanied by a parents or teachers.

 

What clothing should I pack for one of your adventures? 

We always recommend packing as light as possible however the specific requirements for your tour will vary widely depending on where and when you are traveling. Each tour includes a suggested packing list.

 

I’m a single traveler; will I be charged a single supplement? 

Most of our trips do not have a single traveler supplement. This means that the accommodation is on a twin share basis and, if you are traveling on your own, toy should contact us first to check availability and the supplement.

Will I be traveling with reliable staff, associates and/or representatives of the company?
Yes, your tours will always be fully escorted with a guide and quite often a personal “tour concierge” or tour leader. Our drivers are professional and highly qualified in the industry as being reliable and safe. Our aim is to make this your “Trip of a Lifetime” and we do our utmost to ensure that all of your needs are met to the very best of our ability. The combination of a very large support team, both in Canada and Egypt and our years of experience can resource any requirements that you may need. 

What are the qualifications of your guides?
Your guides will always be professional Egyptologists that are licensed through the General Tourist Guides Syndicate of Egypt. Many of our guides also have a history of being associated with the Egyptian Antiquities so their knowledge and expertise is rated among the best in the industry. In addition to these specifics- some of the guides that we use are archaeologists and do lectures at various facilities throughout the world. 

Do I have time on our own or are all of the days filled with touring?
Yes, we do give you “Optional days” as well as try to have you back to your hotel by mid afternoon so that you may enjoy being poolside at your 5 star hotels.

What is meant by an “Optional day” or an optional excursion?
We do offer a variety of things to do and other sites to see for those travelers who love to be kept very busy. The choice is yours as to whether you want the day to relax or do your own exploring or if you want to take in extra sites. A word of caution here is that we do need time to make arrangements for you so we will be asking you all through your tour as to what your options will be for upcoming days.

Are there breaks along the way when traveling from place to place?
Yes, we do stop for a stretch when touring. 

Can we get our own taxis on the streets of Cairo?
Yes you can although it is a good idea to catch them in front of the more well known hotels as hotel attendants in front of the hotels provide a very good system of security. It is just very much easier to ask us if you want to go somewhere and we can assist you.

Is it safe for us to walk the streets by ourselves?
As with any country – a conscientious traveler should always take care – but Egypt as a whole is a very safe and more than friendly country. The locals are more than willing to help and extend their hospitality. We, as a company, are there to give you some guidelines and “tips” as to where to go and what you may expect at each of the sites that we visit.

Is it safe to eat in restaurants outside of the hotels?
As with any location there are good and bad places to eat. You can usually decide for yourselves just by observing the restaurant before entering. Having said that, there are many good places to eat that serve wonderful authentic Egyptian food. We visit some of these places at each one of our locations to give you an idea of different Egyptian dishes and cuisine.

What types of food can we expect to find?
In the hotels the choices are endless and leave nothing to be asked for. A wide range of fresh fruits are in abundance as are dishes that cater to both Egyptian and European culinary desires. Chicken and lamb are the most common meats with beef served in a variety of ways. Many different types of salads, fresh breads and delightful pastries along some exotic deserts are at every meal. The hotel meals are all open buffet and offer as many “second helpings” as you want.

What are the extras that I will have to pay for?
Your beverages which do include water are considered extras at your meals. As far as “extras” on the tour – whatever is listed as an option is considered an extra.

What currency is accepted in Egypt?
Any world currencies are easily exchanged into Egyptian Pounds at any of the 5 star hotels that we stay at.

Can we use our credit cards?
Yes, credit cards are used extensively in Egypt. However, ALWAYS ask what rate the store is going to charge you. This rate differs from shop to shop and some can be very high, so be sure to check before using your card.

Are there ATMs there?
Yes there are and you will receive your cash in Egyptian Pounds  –

Do we need to have Egyptian currency before entering the country?
This is not necessary and you can exchange your money for Egyptian Pounds at the Cairo International airport. Just ask our representative and he can assist you once you arrive.

What can we expect to shop for?
Possibilities are endless. Of course Middle Eastern spices are renowned for their pungency and flavor so these are always a favorite. Gold is very popular there too as the quality is high 18 and 22 kt and the workmanship is exquisite. Silver is also a very good buy as are silk scarves, Egyptian clothing for men and women, alabaster vases and various dishes, gemstones, papyrus paintings and of course an endless array of statues and imitation artifacts

Are shops or other facilities closed for prayer Friday?
No, everything continues to operate but you will notice the coming and going of the shop keepers as they keep their prayers.

Can we visit various sites during Ramadan?
Yes, all of the sites remain open during this month of festivities although you may find that some places might close a bit earlier than usual. For the most part everything continues to operate as normal.

Can we enter a Mosque as a foreigner?
Yes you can, however, here it is VERY IMPORTANT for women to have themselves covered. NO SHORTS, LOW CUT BLOUSES, TANK TOPS, etc. Women will be expected to cover their heads with a scarf and if you do not have one – one will be given to you to put on before entering the mosque. This is a religious place so please respect the custom. You will also be asked to remove your shoes before entering and leave them at the door in a safe place that is provided.

What should I wear – as a woman do I need to keep myself covered?
Cotton clothing is highly recommended because of the heat. You will find that the tourists wear anything and everything when visiting there but if you dress with respect to the religious expectations over there you will find that you will be hassled far less. A short sleeved top, Capri pants, and skirts – all are fine to wear – or choose as you like.

Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget? 

Tips are not included in the tour price and tipping is entirely at your discretion. Our Tour Dossiers include suggested tipping amounts

What tips are included in my package?
We usually collect an upfront tip package from each person that will take care of all of your tipping while on tour. This will cover all of your drivers, your hotel attendants, your restaurant waiters and some of the guards or security officers at some of the sites. We know what is the usual amount required and we find that most people are very happy to give us this responsibility. Your tip will not include that for your guide.
This is totally at your discretion and for you to decide what you want to tip.

Is tipping REALLY necessary?
Yes, it is and it is expected by all of those in the tourist industry. Wages are very poor and any working in the industry rely heavily on their tips. We ask you to be fair in your tipping and think of it in the same light as how much that same position would receive as a tip in your home country. For instance – it is very unlikely that you would tip someone in Canada 50 cents. Likewise 50 piaster in Egypt is considered an insult unless you are surrounded by a large group of children and you want to give each a small amount.