Day Trip to Saqqara, Felucca Sunset Cairo, BBQ Lunch Buffet

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Day Trip to Saqqara

Discover the mysterious facts about the holy site of Saqqara and learn more about its ancient history while making a Cairo day tour to visit the first step pyramid in the history of ancient Egypt built by King Djoser better known as Zoser, the owner of the famous complete religious complex in Saqqara. Then, you can enjoy the Serapeum where the Apis bull was worshiped, before visiting the pyramid of King Unas which was built during the Fifth dynasty.

Felucca Sunset Cairo

It is considered the first excavated pyramid with pyramid texts from the old kingdom. The adventure is not over yet, it continues with the tomb of Nobles, which is several royal and non-royal tombs dating back to the 1st and 2nd dynasties, the old kingdom, and the new kingdom.

BBQ Lunch Buffet

After this information about history of Egypt, you need to relax on the Felucca in the Nile to see the sunset from Cairo while enjoying your BBQ lunch.

This tour offers an exciting and diverse experience, where participants can explore archaeological sites in Saqqara, enjoy a felucca at sunset on the Nile River, and have a BBQ lunch in a charming and peaceful atmosphere.

Inclusion

The Transportation services from/ to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.

All Transports are done by air-conditioned vehicles.

Entrance fees and tickets to all sites in Saqqara are included.

Lunch will be served in a good quality local restaurant.

An Expert Tour guide will be with you during Cairo Trips.

Bottled water during all Cairo day tours.

The cost of the Felucca ride.

Shopping tours in Cairo or Giza. (Upon request).

Prices include taxes and service charges.

 

Exclusion

Entering the step pyramid from inside.

Camel riding.

Tipping.

Beverage during meals.

Prices are valid during Christmas and New Year tours in Egypt or Egypt Easter tours.

 

Welcome to Egypt, Af first our tour guide will meet you at your destination in Cairo or Giza to enjoy one of our amazing day trips to Saqqara to visit the complex of king Zoser which was built during the old kingdom, the 3rd dynasty by his smart vizir and also his architect Imhotep, the legend of the old kingdom who designed the first step pyramid in the history. After you visit the pyramid and explore the funerary complex of the king where he celebrated his Heb -Sed Festival after 30 years of his reign.

Then, we will go to visit another important pyramid in Saqqara, the pyramid of king Unas from the fifth dynasty, which was inscribed by the famous Pyramid text to facilitate the resurrection of the king in the afterlife. Don't miss to ask the tour guide about the history of the Pyramid text and its relation to the dead. After that, we are glad to accompany you to the Serapeum of Saqqara which was used in the past to worship the Apis bull. The Serapeum is only an underground passage that leads to the chambers where we found many sarcophagi buried there. Then, you will be amazed when you see the tombs of the Nobles which were built for royal and non-royal people in Saqqara like the workers, priests, officials, soldiers, vizirs, and princes. 

Now it is the time to relax in the Nile while riding your felucca in the Nile river to feel warm and see an amazing view of the sunset, before going to have your delicious BBQ Lunch meal. Then, you can make shopping to buy souvenirs it is a nice memory that you will remember when you return to your country and remember Egypt. Then, you will be transferred to your destination.

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Yes, for sure the cost of the trip includes the Felucca ride.

A one-day tour of Cairo can be packed with visits to some of the city's most iconic landmarks and attractions. Here are the main landmarks that can typically be visited on a one-day tour of Cairo:

Giza Pyramids Complex: Start your day with a visit to the Giza Pyramids, one of Egypt's most famous landmarks. This complex includes the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx. You can explore the pyramids, go inside some of them, and learn about their history.

The Great Sphinx of Giza: Adjacent to the pyramids, you'll find the Great Sphinx, a colossal statue with the body of a lion and the head of a pharaoh. It's an iconic symbol of ancient Egypt.

Valley Temple: Located near the Sphinx, the Valley Temple is an ancient mortuary temple that was used in the mummification process.

Lunch: Enjoy a local Egyptian meal at a restaurant near the Giza Pyramids or in Cairo, depending on your tour itinerary.

Egyptian Museum (Egyptian Museum of Antiquities): Visit the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, which houses a vast collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the treasures of Tutankhamun, mummies, statues, and more.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Explore the bustling Khan El Khalili market in Old Cairo. It's a historic bazaar filled with shops selling jewelry, spices, textiles, souvenirs, and traditional crafts.

Al-Muizz Street (Sharia Al-Muizz): Take a walk along Al-Muizz Street in Islamic Cairo, where you'll encounter beautifully preserved historic architecture, mosques, and old markets.

Cairo Citadel (Saladin Citadel): Visit the historic Citadel of Cairo, which offers panoramic views of the city. Inside the citadel, you can explore the impressive Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha (Alabaster Mosque) and other historical structures.

Sultan Hassan Mosque and Al-Rifa'i Mosque: These two neighboring mosques are architectural marvels and offer insights into Islamic art and history.

Nile River: You can enjoy a relaxing felucca ride on the Nile River, offering a different perspective of Cairo and a chance to unwind.

Cairo Tower: Depending on your time and preferences, you might consider a visit to Cairo Tower for more panoramic views of the city.

 

 

Experiencing the nightlife in Cairo can be a lively and memorable experience, as the city comes alive after the sun goes down. Here are some tips on how to enjoy the nightlife in Cairo:

Visit nightclubs and bars:
Cairo has a vibrant nightclub and bar scene with venues that cater to various tastes in music and ambiance. Some popular nightlife districts include Zamalek, Mohandiseen, and Maadi.

    Dress Appropriately:
While Cairo has a diverse nightlife scene, it's important to dress appropriately and adhere to local customs. Dress codes can vary depending on the venue, so check in advance.

Enjoy live music:
Look for bars and clubs featuring live music performances. You can often find local and international bands playing jazz, rock, Arabic music, and more.

Explore Rooftop Bars:
Cairo boasts many rooftop bars and lounges that offer stunning views of the city, especially of the Nile River. These venues are great for enjoying a drink and the city lights.

    Shisha Lounges:
Try traditional Egyptian shisha (hookah) at a local shisha lounge. It's a popular pastime, and you can relax with friends while enjoying flavored tobacco.

Attend cultural performances:
Look for cultural venues and theaters that host traditional music and dance performances, such as belly dancing or Sufi whirling dervishes.

    Dine Late:
Egyptian cuisine is delightful, and many restaurants stay open late into the evening. Enjoy a late dinner at a local restaurant and savor traditional dishes.

Explore Night Markets:
Some markets, like the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, come alive at night with street food vendors and souvenir shops. It's a great place to experience the bustling energy of Cairo after dark.

Nile Dinner Cruises:
Consider booking a Nile dinner cruise. These offer a unique combination of entertainment, dining, and scenic views as you cruise along the Nile River.

Check event listings:
Look for local event listings in magazines, online resources, or from your hotel concierge to find out about special events, parties, and concerts happening during your visit.

    Safety Considerations:
While Cairo's nightlife is vibrant, it's essential to be mindful of your surroundings and take standard safety precautions, such as not accepting drinks from strangers and using reliable transportation.

    Local Recommendations:
Don't hesitate to ask locals or fellow travelers for recommendations on the best nightlife spots. Locals often have insider tips on where to find the latest hotspots and hidden gems.

Yes, boat and felucca trips on the Nile are popular activities and can be available as part of your day tour to the Giza Pyramids or as separate excursions while in Cairo. Here's what you can expect regarding boat and felucca trips:

Nile River Cruises: Some day tours to the Giza Pyramids may offer optional Nile River cruises as part of the itinerary. These cruises typically provide a relaxing and scenic experience as you sail along the Nile River. Cruises often include lunch or dinner options, along with entertainment.

Felucca Rides: Feluccas are traditional Egyptian sailboats, and a felucca ride is a quintessential experience in Cairo. You can often find felucca rides along the Nile embankment. These short trips provide a serene and picturesque view of the city and its riverside attractions. Felucca rides are commonly available for both group and private tours.

Evening Felucca Rides: Evening felucca rides offer a unique experience as you watch the sunset over the Nile, with the city's landmarks beautifully illuminated in the background. Some tours may offer sunset felucca rides to enhance your experience.

Private Felucca Tours: If you prefer a more private and personalized experience, you can arrange a private felucca tour for you and your group, allowing you to choose the route and duration of your ride.

Engaging with the local culture in Cairo can be a rich and rewarding experience. Here are some suggestions to help you immerse yourself in the cultural fabric of the city:

  • Explore traditional markets.
  • Attend cultural events.
  • Visit museums and historical sites.
  • Try local cuisine.
  • Take a Nile cruise.
  • Participate in a cooking class.
  • Attend religious celebrations.
  • Learn basic Arabic phrases.
  • Visit local cafes and teahouses.
  • Take a traditional music or dance class.
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Cairo, being a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage, offers a wide array of cultural activities for visitors to explore. Here are some of the cultural activities you can enjoy in Cairo:

  • Historical and Archaeological Sites:
  • Egyptian Museum.
     Islamic Cairo.
    Coptic Cairo.
    Cultural Performances:

  • sound and light show.
    Whirling Dervishes Show
  • Arts and Crafts:

  • Khan El KhaliliArt Galleries and Exhibitions
    Traditional Performances and Music:

  • El Sawy Culture Wheel
    folk music and dance.
    Cultural Workshops and Classes:

  •  Cooking Classes.
    Calligraphy or Arabic Language Classes
    Festivals and Events:

  •  Cultural Festivals.
    Traditional Cafes and Tea Houses:
     Historic Cafes.
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