El Minya from Cairo 2 Days trip

Price Starting From : $280

We have designed this 2-day trip to El Minya from Cairo with our Cairo Day Tours. Cairo Top Tours offers a variety of unique Egypt Day Tours, including our overnight tour from Cairo to El Minya. Our Egypt trips and excursions to El Minya will allow you to learn more about one of the most important historical attractions of ancient Egypt. When Akhenaten built the Menya Governorate, he lived there with his queen Nefertiti in the small village of Tel El Amarna. See the capital of the Sun-God Aton or the horizon of Aten, known anciently and well-known in modern times as El Minya province in Upper Egypt. Enjoy the maximum fun with our two-day tour to see rock-cut tombs at Beni Hassan and Tel Amarna and the baboons and Ibis bird catacombs at Tuna El Gabal. Learn more and get a full explanation of the sites.  When you’re planning your Egypt trips, make sure to include plenty of time to explore and enjoy the country. Visit farms and rural villages: If you want to experience Egyptian rural life, you can visit local farms and villages and interact with the local people. This tour provides participants with the opportunity to explore the archaeological and cultural areas of Minya over two days, allowing them to delve into Egypt's history and interact with the local culture.




  • Meeting & greeting services from your hotel in Cairo or Giza to El Minya during our Egypt Day Tours and return.
  • Accommodation in El Minya city at a 4-star Nile view hotel (Aton Hotel or Siva Nefertiti Hotel) including bed and breakfast.
  • Transportation to El Minya by a private air-conditioned car.
  • English-speaking licensed tour guide during the Cairo Day Tours.
  • Tickets and admission charge to all the mentioned sights in El Minya tours from Cairo.
  • Two lunch meals during the tours in El Minya in a local restaurant.
  • Bottled water for free aboard the vehicle on the way.
  • All service charges and taxes of your Cairo Excursions are included.


Our knowledgeable guide will meet you at your hotel in Cairo or Giza and transfer you by a private air-conditioned vehicle to enjoy your privately guided Cairo Day Tours to El Minya from Cairo. It takes almost four hours to drive down the modern road to El Minya. When you reach your destination you will start visiting the great plain where Akhenaton received his divine inspiration to build his city Aketaten to be the center of the worship of the god Aten.

Then proceed to Tuna El Gabal, in which there are burial homes characterized by unique wall paintings because it was designed with a mixture of Greco-Roman and ancient Egyptian art. Resume your El Minya tours from Cairo as you can see the tomb of Petosiris, Ibis, and baboons catacombs and Isadora tomb (This tomb goes back to the 2nd century AD and belongs to Isadora the renown for her love story in the city of Hermopolis.

After visiting these sites, Stop to enjoy your lunch in an oriental restaurant, then you will go to the Hotel and check in.

Overnight in El Minya.

On the 2nd day of your Two days trip to El Minya from Cairo, enjoy your breakfast then your private Egyptologist guide provided during your Cairo Day Tours will accompany you to experience the sightseeing in Beni Hassan, which contains around 300 tombs that belong to the middle pharaonic era and some of them are opened for tourists, to visit the tombs of the noblemen and rulers of the region during the middle kingdom starting by the tomb of the high ranked official called Bakhet III who served as the Governor of the Oryx Nome during the middle kingdom, Khnumhotep tomb (Khnumhotep was a governer under Amenemhat III in the 12th dynasty) as well as the tomb of Khaty, the governor of the region in the 11th dynasty.

After that, we will take lunch in a good quality local restaurant, then continue to Tel El Amarna where Akhenaten and his queen Nefertiti used to live. On arrival to tell Amarna you will see the northern tombs including tombs like Ahmose tomb and Huya tomb, you will also visit the site of the royal palace in Amarna.

After finishing your Cairo tours and excursions to El Minya we will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.



1 Person

$550 Per Person

2 - 3 Persons

$380 Per Person

4 - 6 Persons

$330 Per Person

7 - 10 Persons

$280 Per Person

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Egypt is a significant nation with numerous must-see attractions. It is best to join a guided day tour if you want to see all of the highlights, including the El Minya which offers historical sites, ancient ruins, and cultural landmarks, including the Beni Hasan tombs, Tuna el-Gebel necropolis, and the city's vibrant local markets. By doing this, you can be sure that you won't miss any of this fascinating nation's top attractions.

Exploring the landmarks of El Minya in a two-day tour can be a rewarding experience, as this region in Egypt is rich in historical and archaeological sites. Here's a recommended itinerary for a two-day tour of El Minya:

Day 1:

   Start in Cairo: Depart from Cairo early in the morning to maximize your time in El Minya. It's approximately a 4-5 hour drive from Cairo to El Minya.

   Tuna El-Gebel: Begin your tour at Tuna El-Gebel, an archaeological site known for its catacombs and ancient ruins. Explore the catacombs, which were used as burial chambers for animals and humans during the Greco-Roman period.

   Hermopolis Magna: Visit the ancient city of Hermopolis Magna, located near Tuna El-Gebel. Explore the archaeological remains of this once-thriving city, including temples, statues, and inscriptions.

   Lunch: Enjoy a local Egyptian lunch at a restaurant in El Minya.

   Beni Hassan Tombs: In the afternoon, head to the Beni Hassan Tombs, a collection of rock-cut tombs dating back to the Middle Kingdom of Egypt. These tombs are famous for their well-preserved wall paintings depicting scenes of daily life and ancient Egyptian beliefs.

   Akhmim: Visit the city of Akhmim, which was known in ancient times as Ipu. Explore the local market, where you can shop for handicrafts and textiles.

   Hotel Check-In: Check in at your chosen hotel in El Minya for an overnight stay.

Day 2:

   Tell El-Amarna: Begin your second day with a visit to Tell El-Amarna, the ancient city founded by Pharaoh Akhenaten. Explore the archaeological site, including the remains of the city and the ruins of the Great Aten Temple.

   Zawiya Al-Mahjub: Visit the Zawiya Al-Mahjub, a Sufi shrine dedicated to the Islamic saint Al-Mahjub.

   Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in El Minya.

   El Minya Botanical Garden: Explore the El Minya Botanical Garden, a peaceful oasis along the Nile River with a variety of plant species.

   Return to Cairo: After completing your tour of El Minya, drive back to Cairo in the afternoon, concluding your two-day trip.

The specific attractions covered in Minya two-day tours can vary depending on the tour provider and the itinerary you choose. However, a two-day tour typically allows for a more comprehensive exploration of Minya's historical and archaeological sites. Here are some of the top attractions that are commonly included in Minya two-day tours:

Day 1:

Tuna el-Gebel: Explore the catacombs, tombs, and ruins at this significant archaeological site. Visit the tomb of Petosiris and the Ibis Catacombs, which are highlights of the area.

Hermopolis Magna (Ashmunein): Discover the ruins of this ancient city, including temples, statues, and other archaeological remains. Learn about the history and culture of the region.

Beni Hasan: Explore the well-preserved rock-cut tombs with their intricate wall paintings depicting scenes of daily life from the Middle Kingdom of Egypt.

Malawi: Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting the town of Malawi, exploring marketplaces, and interacting with residents.

Day 2:

Tell el-Amarna: Visit the archaeological site that was once the capital of Akhenaten during the Amarna Period. Explore the ruins of the ancient city and the Great Temple of Athens.

The Hermopolis Archaeological Museum: Spend time in the museum to view its collection of artifacts and relics from the surrounding archaeological sites, gaining a deeper understanding of the history of the region.

Deir Abu Hinnis: Explore the rock-cut tombs at this site, known for its reliefs and inscriptions dating to the Middle Kingdom and later periods.

Tombs of the Nobles: Continue your exploration of these ancient tombs, which provide insights into the lives of the elite during the reign of Akhenaten.

Tell el-Dab'a (Avaris): Visit this archaeological site associated with the ancient city of Avaris, known for its historical significance during the Second Intermediate Period and the Hyksos occupation of Egypt.

Akhenaten's Northern Palace: Conclude your tour with a visit to this palace, believed to have been the residence of Pharaoh Akhenaten during his rule from Tell el-Amarna.

The inclusion of entrance tickets to historical and archaeological sites in El Minya as part of the day tour can vary depending on the tour operator and the specific tour package you choose. Here are a few scenarios to consider:

All-Inclusive Tours: Some day tours to El Minya are designed as all-inclusive packages. On these tours, the price you pay typically covers transportation, the services of a knowledgeable guide, entrance fees to the included sites, and often lunch. It's important to confirm with the tour operator whether entrance fees are included.

Exclusions: In other cases, the tour price may not include entrance tickets to the historical sites in El Minya. If this is the case, you will need to pay the entrance fees separately when you visit each site. The tour operator should provide you with information about these additional costs.

Optional Attractions: Some day tours to El Minya may offer optional visits to specific sites that are not included in the base price. In such cases, you can choose whether or not to visit these sites and pay for the entrance tickets accordingly.

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Yes, day trips to El Minya from Cairo or other nearby cities in Upper Egypt are available, allowing visitors to explore the historical sites and archaeological treasures within a day. These day trips typically cover the major attractions in El Minya and return to the starting point by evening.

On day tours to Minya, services available within the trip price may include:

  •      Meals: A day tour usually includes lunch, which may be served at a local restaurant or a designated location during the tour.
  • Means of transportation: The trip price includes transportation from Cairo to Minya and back, such as tourist buses or private cars.
  •      Tourist guide: A tour guide is provided to accompany the tour and provide information about the tourist and archaeological attractions that are visited.

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