Day tour to Memphis, Dahshour, and Felucca

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Memphis, Dahshour, and Felucca private day tour

If you are a tourist and you have a short time there are many things to do in Cairo. This tour itinerary gives you the chance to see the old city of Memphis and Dahshour and 1-hour felucca ride on the Nile which are the best things to do in Cairo.

To see the highlights of Cairo and also get excited and learn about t ancient Egyptian architecture through our Egypt Nile cruise tours and especially in April to enjoy the mild temperatures when you book Egypt Easter tours.

Visiting the sites of Saqqara and Memphis is a historical tour that takes you on a journey back to prehistoric times and the history of ancient Egypt.

Are you ready to go on this timeless adventure? Reserve your spot now to discover the wonders of ancient Egypt's legacy.

Inclusion

 

Entrance fees

Qualified Egyptologist guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Lucch At Local Rusterant 

Transport by private vehicle

1-hour boat ride fee

Exclusion

Any extras which are not included in the program.

Tipping is not included during your tour.

Beverage during meals.

you will find your Egypt tour expert tour guide holding a sign of your name. Start your private tour to visit Memphis the oldest capital of ancient Egypt where you see the laying down statue of King Ramses the second which was made out of one piece of limestone weighted 120 tons visit the alabaster statue of the Sphinx which weighed 80 tons and there are other artifacts displayed within the same area.

Then we will drive to Dahshour to see advanced techniques that were used in ancient Egypt in building pyramids. There we will see the bent pyramid, the oldest architectural mistake on earth that still remains to this day. Then, move to the red pyramid of king Senefru, the builder of the 1st complete pyramid in Egypt dating back to the 26th century BC.

End your day with 1-hour felucca ride on the Nile for a great experience. After you finish your tour drive back to your hotel (original start point)

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A Cairo day tour typically covers some of the city's top attractions, offering visitors a glimpse into its rich history and culture. While specific itineraries may vary depending on Cairo Top Tours, here are some of the top attractions commonly included in Cairo day tours:

Giza Pyramids: The Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, are among the most iconic attractions in Egypt. Visitors can explore the pyramids, enter some of them, and marvel at the Sphinx nearby.

The Great Sphinx: Adjacent to the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx of Giza is a colossal statue with the body of a lion and the head of a pharaoh. It's a popular photo spot.

Egyptian Museum: The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square is home to a vast collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the treasures of Tutankhamun. It's a must-visit for history enthusiasts.

    Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Located in Islamic Cairo, this bustling market offers a wide range of souvenirs, handicrafts, spices, jewelry, and traditional Egyptian goods. It's a great place for shopping and cultural immersion.

    Islamic Cairo: Explore the historic Islamic neighborhoods of Cairo, including the medieval mosques and narrow winding streets of Khan El Khalili. Highlights may include the Sultan Hassan Mosque and the Al-Azhar Mosque.

    Coptic Cairo: Visit the Coptic Christian quarter of Cairo, which includes historic churches such as the Hanging Church (Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church) and the Coptic Museum.

    Salah El-Din Citadel: This historic citadel offers panoramic views of Cairo and houses attractions like the Mohammed Ali Mosque (Alabaster Mosque) and the Military Museum.

Nile River Cruise: Some Cairo day tours may include a short Nile River cruise, providing scenic views of the riverbanks and the city.

Old Cairo Gates: Discover the historic gates of Old Cairo, including the Bab Zuweila and Bab el-Futuh gates, which date back to the 11th century.

Al-Muizz Street: Stroll down Al-Muizz Street, a UNESCO World Heritage Site lined with historic buildings, mosques, and markets.

Al-Azhar Park: Enjoy a tranquil oasis in the heart of Cairo at Al-Azhar Park, with lush gardens and beautiful views of the city.

Luxor and Karnak Temples: Some day tours may offer excursions to Luxor and Karnak Temples, though these may require additional time or a separate day.

Experiencing traditional Egyptian music and dance is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the country's rich culture and heritage. Here are some options for enjoying these cultural performances in Egypt:

Folkloric Dance Shows: Many hotels and cultural centers in Cairo and other major cities host folkloric dance shows. These performances showcase traditional dances from different regions of Egypt, such as the Saidi dance from Upper Egypt, the Tanoura dance, and the Nubian dance. These shows often include colorful costumes and live music.

Belly Dancing Performances: Belly dancing, also known as "raqs sharqi," is a popular form of dance in Egypt. You can find belly dance performances in many restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs. Some venues offer dinner and a belly dance show for a complete entertainment experience.

Sufi Music and Whirling Dervishes: The mesmerizing Sufi dance performances, known as "tanoura" or "whirling dervishes," can be experienced at venues like the Al-Ghouri Complex in Islamic Cairo. These spiritual dances are performed to live music and are a unique cultural experience.

Traditional Music Concerts: Keep an eye out for traditional Egyptian music concerts and events happening in major cities. These concerts often feature classical Arabic music, including the oud, qanun, and traditional vocal performances.

Local Festivals: If your visit coincides with a local festival or cultural event, you may have the opportunity to enjoy live music and dance performances as part of the festivities. Check with locals or your hotel for information about upcoming events.

Nile River Cruises: Many Nile River cruise packages include live music and dance performances on board the cruise ships. These performances often showcase traditional Egyptian music and dance.

Cultural Centers: Visit cultural centers and institutions in major cities like Cairo, Alexandria, and Luxor. These centers may host regular cultural performances and events, including music and dance shows.

Street Performers: In some bustling areas of Cairo, especially near tourist attractions, you may come across street performers showcasing traditional music and dance. Be sure to show your appreciation by tipping them.

Private Tours: Consider booking a private cultural tour that includes music and dance performances. These tours may take you to venues off the beaten path, providing a more intimate experience.

Folk Festivals: Attend local folk festivals or events in rural areas, where you can witness authentic folk music and dance performances that reflect the traditions of specific regions in Egypt.

Yes, there are options for tours in English and other languages in Cairo and other popular tourist destinations in Egypt. Tourism is a significant industry in Egypt, and Cairo Top Tours often caters to international visitors by providing guided tours in multiple languages. Here's what you can expect:

English Tours: English-language tours are widely available in Egypt, particularly in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and other popular tourist areas. You'll find many tour guides and companies that offer tours in English.

Other Languages: In addition to English, tours are often available in other languages, including but not limited to Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese. The availability of these languages may vary based on the demand in a particular region.

Giza, as a city, is most famous for being home to the Giza Plateau, which includes the iconic pyramids and the Sphinx. While Giza itself may not host many standalone annual festivals or cultural events, the greater Cairo area, including Giza, is a hub for various cultural celebrations and events. Here are some of the annual festivals and cultural events that you might find in and around Giza:

  • Cairo International Film Festival
  • Spring Flowers Festival at Al-Azhar Park
  • Cairo Opera House performances
  • cultural and religious festivals.
  •     Moulid Celebrations.
  • local markets and fairs.

Before joining a Cairo day tour, here are some important details to consider and gather:

  • Itinerary: Understand the places and attractions covered in the tour. This might include the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, or other historical and cultural sites in Cairo.
  • Duration: Know the duration of the tour, including start and end times. This helps you plan other activities or commitments around the tour.
  • Inclusions and Exclusions: Clarify what is included in the tour package: entrance fees to attractions, meals, transportation, and if there are any optional activities not covered by the tour price.
  •     Transportation: Know how transportation will be arranged during the tour. Some tours include a private vehicle, while others might use public transportation or walking for certain parts of the itinerary.
  • Guide Services: Confirm if the tour includes a knowledgeable guide who can provide insights into the history, culture, and significance of the sites you'll visit. Also, inquire about the language proficiency of the guide.
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off: Check if hotel pickup and drop-off are included in the tour. Understand the pickup locations and times to ensure a smooth start to the tour.
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