Experience the magic of Egypt on an educational journey of Cairo
After breakfast, meet your Egyptologist this morning and transfer to Giza plateau. You begin the full day’s sightseeing to explore Egypt’s most iconic image—the Pyramids—including the 4,600-years-old Great Pyramid, the only survivor of the only survivor the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built for the Egyptian King Khufu, it was the world’s tallest man-made structure for more than 4,600 years. A staggering architectural achievement for any age, Khufu’s Pyramid rises 480 feet from the desert sands and comprises more than two million stone blocks—some weighing as much as 90 tons. Walk up to the top of the Giza plateau to marvel at the sight of the three great pyramids: Cheops (Khufu), Chephren (Khafra), and Mykerinos (Menkaure). While we gaze at its grandeur, we can begin to understand why construction methods used by the Egyptians to build this ancient architectural wonder are debated to this day. We can ponder another mystery for the ages at the Sphinx, the enigmatic guardian of the Giza Plateau. Dated to about 2,500 B.C., the carved lion with outstretched paws and the head of a king in ancient Egypt’s earliest known monumental sculpture. Lunch at a nearby restaurant. After lunch, travel to Saqqara to tour the first stone structure ever built, King Zoser’s famous Step pyramid, built a century before the Great Pyramid; Saqqara expanded to cover 3.7 miles from north to south 1 mile from east to west. As such, it is one of the largest and most important areas of ancient Egypt. Here you will also find the elaborate tombs of the Nobles featuring the multi-chromatic Hieroglyphs, and some have 32 chambers with scenes on the walls depicting ancient daily life from hunting in the marshes to listening to musicians play the Harp end the tour with the mysterious sarabium-puzzle. On our way back to the hotel, you may visit the handmade Carpet School where the excellent artistic work is being done.
THEN heading to the heart of Cairo city. Visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum, home to the greatest Pharaonic treasures in the world, more than 25000 masterpieces. The museum’s vast exhibits will lend context to our later discoveries as we trace the history of Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra. A highlight is the life-sized, solid gold death mask (along with 1,700 more items) of the boy king Tutankhamen—and later in our journey, we’ll see where Howard Carter discovered these priceless treasures in 1922. After our guided tour, there will be time to reflect on Egypt’s illustrious pharaohs or wander the museum’s side rooms to glimpse the daily lives of the ancient Egyptians. We’ll also see nearby Tahrir Square, the focal point of an uprising that captivated the world in 2011. Dinner at a traditional Egyptian restaurant. End of the tour and to the hotel.
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We specialise in small groups that start from six to ten guests.
We are guiding the Alumni of the universities of Berkeley, Connell, TCU.
Our team of Egyptologists and lecturers have more than 20 years of experience.
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