Cairo & Nile Cruise our Barefoot Package

Giza Pyramid Complex​ ​

The Giza pyramid complex أalso called the Giza necropolis, is the site on the Giza Plateau in Greater Cairo, that includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with their associated pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza. The Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the pyramid of Khufu or Pyramid of Cheops, is the oldest – and last remaining – of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and when you see it with your own eyes you feel really ‘’small’’ and that is the reason why the pyramids in Egypt are at the top of many people’s ultimate travel bucket list. 

You can actually go inside the Great Pyramid of Giza but If you are claustrophobic, you might want to think twice. The Great Gallery is ultra-narrow and you will feel like the walls are closing in. That said, if you’re comfortable in closed spaces, it’s totally worth it. The Giza Plateau is open from 8 am to 4 pm daily (stretched out to 5 pm during the summer). You will absolutely want the full day to explore so come early. 

Giza Necropolis address is Al Haram, Giza Governorate 3512201, Egypt.

Giza Plateau address is Al Giza Desert, Giza Governorate 3512201, Egypt.

Egyptian Museum​

The Egyptian Museum is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East, and houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. The museum displays an extensive collection spanning from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era. The museum has become a historic landmark in downtown Cairo, and home to some of the world’s most magnificent ancient masterpieces. so< it’s almost mandatory a visit there. Among the museum’s unrivaled collection are the complete burials of Yuya and ThuyaPsusennes I and the treasures of Tanis, and the Narmer Palette commemorating the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under one king, which is also among the museum’s invaluable artifacts.

The opening hours are daily from 09:00a.m. – 05:00p.m.

The address is Wasim Hasan, El-Tahrir Square, 4272083, Egypt.

Old Cairo

Old Cairo is a relatively small area but it is rich with history. Also known as Coptic Cairo, Fustat (in reference to the first Muslim city established there), and Masr al-Qadima to the locals, it has been inhabited since the 6th century BC. It has been a Roman fort protecting trade routes, a Christian city from around the 5th century AD, a Muslim army camp from 641 AD, then Egypt’s capital city until yet another conquest in the 10th century.

The main interest these days is in its role as Coptic Cairo. The narrow cobbled streets contain the Religious Compound, full of churches including The Hanging Church (dedicated to the Virgin Mary and still in use), the oldest Synagogue in Egypt (Synagogue Ben Ezra), the Fortress of Babylon, the Roman Tower and The Coptic Museum. Just northeast is the site of ancient Fustat which contains the oldest mosque, Amr ibn Al-A’as Mosque.

Khan Al-Khalili Bazaar​

It is one of the most famous bazaars in Egypt. Enjoy the old architecture while shopping for traditional jewelry, clothing, accessories, spices and souvenirs. Adjacent to Khan Al-Khalili is Al-Moez Street, which houses many historic Islamic buildings from the Tulunid period to the time of Muhammad Ali.

The street includes the beautiful Bayt Al-Suhaymi, an Ottoman house built in 1648, in addition to several mosques, such as the Al-Hakim Bi Amr Allah Mosque. Try the popular El Fishawy, the oldest cafe in Khan Al-Khalili. It is said to have hosted kings, princesses, famous artists and intellectuals.

Opening hours are daily from 09:30am. – 11:00p.m.

The address is El-Gamaleya, El Gamaliya, Cairo Governorate 4331302, Egypt.

Pier 88 Restaurant

It is the setting that makes this place unforgettable. Built on the top deck of a boat with panoramic views of the Nile, you are the captain tonight. Modern interiors with tall glass windows make Pier 88 a luxurious experience. It comes alive at the weekends, so wear your good clothes, although weekday lunches tend to be more relaxed. Led by a Michelin-starred chef, you know you’re in safe hands here with this sophisticated approach to Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Drinks are served with the utmost precision and you can expect Cairo’s best bar service.

Opening hours are daily from 01:00a.m. – 12:00a.m.

The address is 19 Saray El Gezira St, 11511, Egypt.

Karnak Temple​

The Karnak Temple dates back from around 2055 BC to around 100 AD. It was built as a cult temple and was dedicated to the to the Gods Amun and Honshu and the Goddess MutBeing the largest building for religious purposes ever to be constructed, the Karnak Temple was known as “most select of places” by ancient Egyptians.

Karnak Temple is divided into three compounds: the precinct of Amun, the precinct of Mut, and the precinct of Montu; however, for most visitors the largest of these, the precinct of Amun, is enough. It is a complicated layout alone dwarfs every other site that you will visit in Egypt. Like all of the major sights in Egypt, Karnak has a sound and light show that is offered in several different languages. The show takes place 3 times a night.

Opening hours are daily from 06:00a.m. – 05:30p.m.

The address is Karnak, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt.

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor

There is no doubt that a hot air balloon ride is an unforgettable experience and Luxor, Egypt is one of the best places to do it. A sunrise hot air balloon ride over Luxor usually lasts between 45 minutes and an hour. Since take-off is super early, most operators offer tea or coffee for you to enjoy before you depart. 

You’ll leave while it’s still dark so that you can enjoy the first rays of light once you’re up in the air. From there, you’ll be able to take in breathtaking views of temples, farmland and, of course, the Nile River. As the sun starts appearing, you’ll witness a fantastic display of colours as the sun’s rays dance along the river. The flights can be cancelled if the weather is not good, so it’s better to arrange it for your first day In Luxor in order to have another chance on the next day. So, if you even find yourself in Luxor, don’t miss that chance.

The cost is approximately 150 euros, depending on the chosen company.

Temple of Horus at Edfu

Built during the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 237 and 57 BC, the Temple of Horus at Edfu is generally regarded to be the best-preserved of the Ancient Egyptian sanctuaries. For 200 years, the structure was buried under almost 40 feet (12 metres) of desert sand and silt from the Nile, which incredibly helped to conserve it to near-perfection!

As the largest temple dedicated to Horus, one of Egypt’s most important historic deities, statues of the falcon-headed God are found throughout the complex. It’s extensive wall carvings have provided valuable information to historians about the Hellenistic period of Egyptian history, the exquisite reliefs give us insight into the religion, mythology and way of life during the era.

Opening hours are daily from 07:00am. – 04:00p.m. from October – May and daily from 07:00a.m. – 05:00p.m. from June – September.

The address is Adfo, Edfo, Aswan Governorate 1291237, Egypt.

Temple of Kom Ombo​

The temple is particular because the cult was dedicated to two triads of divinities. An older and more primordial one formed by the crocodile God Sobek, the Goddess Hathor, and the God Khonsu. The second, posterior, constituted by Haroeris, a solar manifestation of the falcon God (Horus), Tasenet-no fret sister of Horus, and Panebtani, the lord of the two countries. Since the temple is dedicated to Sobek and Horus the old man is composed in his structure of two perfectly symmetrical bodies and the entrances that stand there are two: it has two identical entrances, identical hypostyle halls, and identical sanctuaries.

The symmetrical structure of the temple is intended as a tribute to the mythological bond of the two divinities. The sanctuary on the right is dedicated to Sobek, while the one on the left to Horus. The small city of Kom Ombo is located on the western bank of the Nile. It is located about forty kilometers north of Aswan, near a vast plain cultivated with sugar cane and maize.

Opening hours are daily from 09:00am. – 05:00p.m.

The address is Nagoa Ash Shatb, Markaz Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate 1281301, Egypt.

Philae Temple

The tiny island of Philae, a mere 450 metres long and less than 150 metres wide, captured the imagination of countless travellers to Egypt from early times. It was famed for its beauty and was known as the “Pearl of Egypt’. Plants and palm trees grew from the fertile deposits that had collected in the crevices of the granite bedrock. Gracious Graeco-Roman temples and colonnades, kiosks and sanctuaries rose proudly against the skyline. There was a sense of mystery. Not furtive, in violate secrets, so much as veiled mystification.

The monuments of Philae cover four major epochs: the last part of the Pharaonic era, the Ptolemaic period, the Roman epoch and the Christian period. The chief monuments are the Temple of Isis and her son Horus (Harendotus), the beautiful Arch of Hadrian, the Temple of Hathor and the Kiosk , which is also known as Pharaoh’s Bed. The Isis Temple complex is definitely the most important one.

Opening hours are daily from 07:00am. – 04:00p.m. from October – May and daily from 07:00a.m. – 05:00p.m. from June – September.

The address is Aswan 1, Aswan Governorate, Egypt.

A Felucca Ride in the Aswan Botanical Garden

It would be something of a crime to leave Egypt without discovering the Nile. Board a Felucca (typical Egyptian sailing boat) to enjoy a breeze in Aswan and sail calmly on a leisurely ride. Surrounded by amazing scenes you will spend a leisurely afternoon enjoying the breeze of the river where the sailboat will take you to Kitchener Island.

The island was turned into a botanical garden around 1928 by Lord Horacio Kitchener. The botanical garden has turned into a veritable paradise on earth which is now famous, with lush shade trees, beautiful flowers and plants. Rare exotic birds have found refuge on the island and you will certainly be able to admire their colourful feathers among the branches of the trees, during your walks on the various paths of the island.

The cost of renting a Felucca varies depending on the number of passengers and the rental company.

The opening hours of the Botanical garden are daily from 08:00am. – 05:00p.m.

The address is 3VVP+FQW, Sheyakhah Oula, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate 1231011, Egypt.

Meet the Nubians Tame Crocodiles

The Nubians traditionally lived along the banks of the Nile in southern Egypt with roots extending into northern Sudan. In Gharb Soheil, a Nubian village near Aswan, mummified crocodile heads still adorn the doors of the traditional blue and white domed homes. Nubians have demanded the return of their lands and have maintained their culture by modernizing their traditions. Keeping crocodiles became a way to supplement incomes and promote their heritage.

Visitors snap selfies with the lounging beasts, while the villagers regale the tourists with Nubian folk tales about the crocodiles. To this day, Nubians maintain a tradition of crocodile taxidermy, one that remains true to a centuries-old technique. A dead crocodile is skinned from its gut and filled with straw or sawdust. Large crocodiles take about a month to mummify. If you are a quite fearless travellers, looking for genuine experiences you should definitely go for this one!