Originally a fishing village, Hurghada has long since morphed into today’s dense band of resorts and hotels that marches along the coastline for more than 20km. It is a great destination for combining a diving holiday with the Nile Valley sites. Further offshore there is still superb diving aplenty; local NGOs are helping the town clean up its act, and the southern resort area and Sigala's sparklingly modern marina have brought back some of Hurghada's sheen.
Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx & Valley Temple, Desert Camel-Ride + Egyptian Museum + Khan el Khalili Bazaar
about 8 hours
skip all lines
available in 6 language
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Experience the very best Cairo has to offer with a full-day, private tour taking in ancient sites, stunning artifacts and the bustling bazaar. Explore the world famous pyramids on a camel ride through the desert sands of the Sahara desert, then venture on to the funerary complex of the pyramids Valley Temple. Gaze into the eyes of the enigmatic Sphinx, and pause for lunch before visiting the Egyptian Museum. Explore the stunning collection of artifacts, mummies and royal treasures with your guide, and stand face to face with the mask of King Tut, then continue to the Khan el Khalili bazaar to browse vibrant displays of fabrics, handicrafts and antiques.
Start your tour at the Egyptian Museum. Designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the museum is located in a handsome neo-classical building on famous Tahrir Square. Its collections exceed 120,000 masterpieces, ranging from the pre-dynastic era, to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. Undoubted highlights are the collection of rare treasures of King Tutankhamen, and the Mummies Room, which you can enter for a small extra charge.
Pyramids of Giza
Continue to the Great Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx, the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, and the last still standing. Explore the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Your guide will describe the story of their monumental construction, and tell you about their mysteries, before you explore inside one of the pyramids (to enter inside the Cheops and Chephren pyramids an additional optional ticket is needed, your guide will remind you, or you can choose to add it during the booking process).
Sphinx & Valley Temple
Proceed to the Great Sphinx, imposingly standing in the desert sand after thousands of years. Admire the colossal structure, before moving to the Valley Temple of King Chephren.
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing your adventure, vegetarian option is available, please advise at checkou. (Lunch is included, yet drinks are not).
Khan el Khalili Bazaar
Drive back to central Cairo and end your day at the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Master the art of bargaining for great prices on fine brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, and antiques.
Departure & Return
We will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within Greater Cairo. You can choose the exact location during the booking process. If its your hotel, your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel-lobby 10 minutes before departure.
Included in this Trip
Entry or admission fees
Goods & services tax & fees
Excluded from this Trip
Tip or gratuity
Beverages at lunch