Cairo Region
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Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

1. Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

Day 1: Cairo to Bahariya Oasis, White Desert Tour Your exhilarating trip to the White Desert and Bahariya Oasis will commence with a prompt pickup from your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza. Your guide will then take you to the Bahariya Oasis, which is 4 hours away from Cairo. Upon reaching the destination, you will be served with lunch at a local restaurant. You will then be taken to the Black Desert, which is noted for its black volcanic hills and dolerite rocks. You will then drive towards the Crystal Mountain in the Valley of Agabat, to behold the quartz crystal deposits. Head to the White Desert National Park, where you can witness the elegant wind-carved rock formations. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to the campsite at Al Haiz, where you will be served with a delicious dinner. Day 2: Bahariya Oasis Tour, Drive back to Cairo You will kick start your day with breakfast at the campsite. Afterwards, set off to the Bahariya Oasis to visit the Valley of the Golden Mummies, a large burial site in the Western Desert of Egypt and the Tomb of Bannantiu. Later you can visit the English House, the sand dunes, and the Salt Lake at Bawiti. You can also enjoy your lunch at the Bahariya Oasis, before making your way back to Cairo or Giza.

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Cairo: Pyramids Quad Bike Adventure & Optional Camel Ride

2. Cairo: Pyramids Quad Bike Adventure & Optional Camel Ride

After pickup from your accommodations in Cairo or Giza, enjoy an air-conditioned ride to the Pyramid area. On arrival, hop on a quad and set off to explore the great Pyramids up close. Ride your quad around the pyramids and admire the grandeur of the Pyramids of Cheops, Mykerinus, and Chephren from outside the Pyramid Area. Then head to Sahara City, a place tourists seldom go. When you get there, enjoy a refreshing welcome with traditional tea. You'll also get a bottle of mineral water or a soft drink while you take a short rest at the top of the desert. Then, after returning your quad, get ready to enjoy your optional camel ride. Explore the area in the more ancient and traditional way on the back of a camel. You will roam around the area at a much slower pace for a completely different experience. Admire the endurance of the ancient edifices that have stood for thousands of years and see the iconic Great Sphinx of Giza. At the end of your combo tour, enjoy a comfortable ride back to your accommodations in Cairo or Giza.

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Sharm El-Sheikh: Full-Day Tour of Cairo and Pyramids by Bus

3. Sharm El-Sheikh: Full-Day Tour of Cairo and Pyramids by Bus

Experience the treasures of the ancient world on this guided tour of Cairo. Immerse yourself in ancient Egypt with visits to the national museum and the magnificent Pyramids of Giza. First stop: Tahrir Square. Step into the Egyptian Museum and witness one of the most comprehensive collections of Ancient Egyptian artifacts in the world. Then, admire panoramic views of the Salah el-din Citadel while you enjoy lunch at an authentic Egyptian restaurant. After, visit the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As, constructed in 641–642 AD, as the center of the newly founded Egyptian capital, Fustat. Discover the fascinating history behind the first mosque ever built in Africa from your expert guide. Next stop: the Papyrus Museum. Here, learn how the Ancient Egyptians used papyrus paper to record their civilization. Continue to Giza and marvel at the Great Pyramid, built more than 4.500 years ago for the pharaohs Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Then, walk to the spectacular Sphinx and see first-hand the famous Pharaoh with the body of a lion.

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From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

4. From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

Start with pickup from your hotel or another selected location in Cairo or Giza between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM. Board a comfortable air-conditioned car and enjoy a comfortable 100-minute ride to the Wadi El Rayan Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy fantastic views of the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls in the heart of the desert. Admire the powerful cascades of water which provide a stark contrast to the surrounding arid landscape. If you are lucky, catch glimpses of desert wildlife in the area such as the slender-horned gazelle. Next, make a stop for photos of the beautiful Mudawara Mountains. Then, get ready to enjoy the desert adventure. Board the 4X4 car for some dune bashing and experience the excitement as the car glides through yellow, soft sand. After riding over the dunes, stop to enjoy some sandboarding. Strap yourself to the sandboard and glide down the sparkling, yellow sand at a fast pace. Next, mount a camel and feel like a Bedouin explorer as you ride through the beautiful desert terrain. After the camel ride, stop at a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy an elaborate and delicious BBQ lunch. Once you are done with your lunch, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza.

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Pyramids of Giza: 1-Hour Quad Bike Desert Safari

5. Pyramids of Giza: 1-Hour Quad Bike Desert Safari

After a pick-up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza, you will be transferred to the Giza Pyramids. This is the starting point for your easy quad bike ride. The tour is simply the most exciting way to discover all the ancient wonders of Egypt. The custom-made buggies are capable of whisking over the dunes at speeds over 50 mph taking you to places where most tourists never get to see. Riding through the desert is a thrilling experience and will make your holiday in Egypt unforgettable. Take amazing pictures and see the Great Pyramids - Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos. After this, visit the Valley Temple and have a close-up look at the Sphinx. At the end of your tour you will be taken back to your hotel. 

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Cairo: Desert and Bahariya Oasis Day Trip with Meals

6. Cairo: Desert and Bahariya Oasis Day Trip with Meals

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Cairo at 7AM and heads out of the city across the surrounding desert landscapes. The first stop of the day is the stunning Bahariya Oasis, which was once the agricultural center during Pharaonic times but is now famous for its abundance of dates and olives. Explore the oasis with your guide and admire the sprawling landscape of shady palms and natural springs. After lunch visit the Black Desert, a fascinating landscape with rugged mountain-like domes that contrast against the sandy surroundings. Next, visit the nearby Agabat, a beautiful valley with imposing white cliff faces and yellow limestone rocks. Follow on to the Crystal Mountain, an incredibly unique formation made entirely of calcite crystal that sparkles and shimmers under the Egyptian sun. Head over to the White Desert next, named for its sprawling white sandy landscape that stretches across the horizon. Climb a number of sand dunes and marvel at the jaw-dropping views that seem to go on forever. As evening draws near, enjoy a delicious dinner against the backdrop of the desert and soak up more jaw-dropping views as you dine. Finally, relax on the journey back to Cairo and arrive at your hotel at approximately 11PM.

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From Cairo: Mount Sinai & St. Catherine's Monastery Day Trip

7. From Cairo: Mount Sinai & St. Catherine's Monastery Day Trip

Begin your morning with a pickup from your hotel in Cairo and relax as you drive towards Moun Sinai. Upon arrival, climb 750 steps and reach 2,285-meters to see where the prophet Moses received the 10 commandments. The walk up can take approximately 2-3 hours depending on the participant. Arrive at the summit and marvel at the stunning views as the sun's light scatters across the mountains. After spending time at the summit, prepare for your approximately 2-hour descent down the mountain.   Take a break from hiking and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine’s Monastery. Browse through the old manuscripts displayed in the library and see icons excavated from the Vatican. Learn about the monastery's extensive history reaching back to the 6th-century and its relationship to the burning tree from Moses's story. See the tree itself in the Church of the Transfiguration.  After touring the grounds of the monastery, stop for lunch before heading back to Cairo.

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Cairo: Giza Pyramids Tour with Quad Bike Safari & Camel Ride

8. Cairo: Giza Pyramids Tour with Quad Bike Safari & Camel Ride

Start with pickup from your hotel in Cairo and travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the Pyramids of Giza. Discover the pyramid complex with a guided tour and learn about the ancient structures. See the famous Sphinx, and the various burial chambers located on the grounds.  After the tour ends, make your way to the quad bike station where you start the 1-hour quad biking adventure across the vast desert. Following this, take a leisurely camel ride across the desert and enjoy beautiful views of the Pyramids, which allows for spectacular photos. Finally, be returned to your hotel in Cairo.

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Desert Safari by Quad Bike Around Pyramids

9. Desert Safari by Quad Bike Around Pyramids

Your tour guide will be waiting at your hotel for you. They will be holding a sign of your name. From the moment your tour starts, your guide will give you their full attention. Once in the car, your guide will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you. Enjoy the only place in Egypt where you can experience the wonders of the ancient world through the quad bike tour Desert Safari by Quad Bike Around Pyramids experience with a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. What is unique about this tour is getting there is half the fun, Be near the great pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx enjoying the adventure of quad bikes. Afterwards travel in comfort back to your hotel.

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From Eilat: 3-Day Petra & Cairo Guided Trip with Hotel Stay

10. From Eilat: 3-Day Petra & Cairo Guided Trip with Hotel Stay

Day 1: Start the tour at 8:30 AM when you will be picked up from your hotel or any point in Eilat. Set off for the Arava Border and pass over to the Jordan side. Meet your representative there and continue the drive to the Petra site. The drive takes about 2 hours in total.  When you arrive, enjoy a tour of this iconic archaeological site with your guide. Visit the famous Treasury, the Amphitheater, and much more. After this, have lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Israel and set off on an overnight 10-hour drive to Cairo making a short procedural stop at the Egyptian border. Day 2: When you arrive in Cairo, visit the pyramids, the sphinx, the market, and the museum. Then, eat lunch and go to your 4-star hotel for dinner and your overnight stay. Day 3: After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Saqqara and Memphis area, about 27 km south-west of Cairo. Learn about how Memphis was the ancient capital of Egypt and Saqqara was its necropolis. Hear stories about how the deceased pharaohs and sacred animals were ceremoniously transported from Memphis to be permanently enshrined in one of the many temples on the site. Then, stop for lunch before continuing the tour to Old Cairo. See the Church of St-Sergius, a 5th-century basilica, built over a crypt where the Holy Family is believed to have stayed. Admire the spectacular Citadel of Saladin, built-in 1183 in the medieval stronghold tradition. Also, marvel at the Mohammed Ali Mosque, also known as the Alabaster mosque. Finally, transfer to the Taba Border, where your tour concludes.

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What people are saying about Cairo Region

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 139 reviews

We went with friends to do this spectacular experience and we were amazed. Ayman was our guide in Spanish, a genius always explained everything to us in detail. Islam, our safari captain, took us through some spectacular places and when we spent the night, he put everything together perfectly and made us a chef's meal in the middle of the desert. Highly recommended !! They surprised us with some of the most fun activities on the sand. They have to do it yes or yes.

We would to thank Farag,Khaled & Rania for a great day visiting the pyramids. The transport was great and very accomodating in the morning by coming to meet us where we asked and even waited as we ran a bit late. We were offered refreshments through the day, and they really went above and beyond to help us to enjoy the day. Very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Highly reccomended.

Ooo the bikes were amazing.My guide was very accommodating and personal which made the experience unique .He ensured my safety and continually check to be sure I was having a good time.

It was super! The landscapes are excellent, the guides are wonderful, they even suggested playing their own music in the car)

our Tour Gukde Fares and photographer Safwat were amazing, knowledgeable and very helpful. Definitely a must do adventure