Egypt Car Tour
Egypt’s offerings can’t be summarized in a few short words. From the Great Pyramid of Giza to the temple complexes around Luxor, Egypt is a special place for those seeking a connection to ancient history. For some, Egypt can be a little overwhelming – especially for those first-time visitors. Although Egyptians are famous for their hospitality, the pace of life here is a little quicker than what many travellers are used to. To explore Egypt in the most comfortable way possible, we recommend hiring a guide to take you out sightseeing on an Egypt car tour.
If you’re starting out in Cairo, a local guide will be a handy introduction to the city, as well as an experienced translator. Explore greater metropolitan Cairo, including its archaeological sites. Noteworthy attractions include the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin, and Coptic Cairo. The Egyptian Antiquities Museum has plenty artifacts to keep you busy for hours. Wander the busy Cairo streets, sampling local fare and popping into markets. Have your guide introduce you to Islamic Cairo, especially the many beautiful mosques and places of worship scattered about. Beyond the city and into the desert, your guide may even lead you to some special oases, like Baharya and Siwa.
It’s impossible to travel to Egypt without visiting the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Fortunately, the pyramids are just a 30-minute drive from Cairo. A private day trip on your Egypt car tour will take you there, with a special introduction to each of the three Great Pyramids. You may even be lucky enough to have hired an Egyptologist! Visit Egypt’s oldest pyramid at Sakkar Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. You can also see the fallen statue of Ramses II here. Also on the Giza Plateau are three other not-to-be-missed pyramids: Cheops, Khafre, and Menakaure. You can enter all these pyramids, or even opt for a camel ride! Visit the Papyrus Institute to learn how this artwork is made.Read More ...