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Pyramids of Egypt

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This trip is based on an ancient egyptian civilization and the Giza Necropolis

The Giza Necropolis is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau. This complex of ancient monuments includes the three pyramid complexes known as the Great Pyramids, the massive sculpture known as the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers’ village and an industrial complex. It is located some 9 km (5 mi) inland into the desert from the old town of Giza on the Nile, some 25 km (15 mi) southwest of Cairo city centre.


Starting in Cairo, the Antiquities Museum is the perfect introduction to Egypt’s impressive history. Cruise along the Nile, from Aswan to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, on a 3-day journey where you’ll enjoy Nubian and Berber culture, dance and feast.

Journey by camel to a Coptic monastery and view the stark beauty of the Valley of the Kings from a hot-air balloon. Enjoy the sound and light show at Karnak Temple and visit the recently discovered Valley of the Mummies, with over 10,000 mummies.

The pyramids have always loomed large as emblems of ancient Egypt
in the Western imagination

They were popularised in Hellenistic times, when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is by far the oldest of the ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence, mere words do not adequately describe these ancient wonders.

Go off-roading to the Black and White Deserts and the idyllic oasis of Bahariya. Drive across sand dunes to the Great Sand Sea. Explore the historic city of Alexandria, named after Alexander the Great and ruled by Cleopatra. Returning to Cairo, visit the Hanging Church, the world-famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar, and the 9th century Ben Ezra Synagogue and the spring beside it, where Moses was found in the reeds.

Below are links to more travel information such as locations, what to see and do, activities, how to get there, and a history of the myth and legend. Use custom search engine to find your bookings.

The Pyramids of Egypt  •  Locations & Activities

• Giza Pyramids

• Bahariyya Oasis

• Luxor

• History

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