Details of the 5 Days UNESCO Tour of Wadi El Hitan, Cairo, and Alexandria
- Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
- Tour Location: Giza – Cairo – Faiyoum – Alexandria
- Tour Availability: Available Everyday
- Pickup & Drop Off: Cairo Airport
- Tour Type: Private
Wonderful 5 Days UNESCO Tour of Wadi El Hitan, Cairo, and Alexandria
Within the walls of Cairo’s spectacular City of Wonders is a once-in-a-lifetime trip between specially selected structures deserving of inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. For five magnificent days in Cairo, the city that never sleeps, travelers will be able to visit the Giza Pyramid Complex, the Dahshur Pyramids, the National Egyptian Museum, Muizz Street, the Hanging Church, and other stunning sights. This incredible trip package also includes a spectacular visit to Alexandria’s landmarks, as well as the magnificent Wadi El Hitan and the Climate Change Museum.
The Highlights of the 5 Days UNESCO Tour of Wadi El Hitan, Cairo, and Alexandria
- Khan El Khalili Bazaar
- Muizz Street
- Wadi El Hitan Desert
- Wadi El Rayyan
- Qarun Lake
- Tunis Village
- Meet and greet upon arrival
- 4 nights of hotel accommodation in Cairo
- Super Safari in The desert in Wadi El Hitan
- Expert Private tour guide
- Private Vehicle with air conditioning
- Entrance fees for all the mentioned Sites
- Meals are included
- All Services and Taxes
Detailed itinerary of the 5 Days UNESCO Tour of Wadi El Hitan and Cairo
Day One: Arrival in Cairo: Your legendary tour to Cairo will take its first step when you arrive in Egypt at Cairo Airport then our professional Employee will help you with all the paperwork and formalities then you will be taken by an A/C vehicle to your hotel to relax and overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: The Enchanting Pyramids of Ancient Egypt: Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel after you had your breakfast then your private Tour Guide will escort you to the oldest and greatest monuments ever built on earth which have been inducted into the UNESCO world heritage sites such as:
Giza Pyramids Complex
The Giza pyramids complex is one of the most epic constructions ever built in the world more than 4500 years during the old kingdom (2686 – 2134 BC) holds the Great Pyramid of King Khufu one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Valley Temple the house of mummification, and the Sphinx is one of the most famous statues on earth which is known as Hor – Em – Akhet that means Horus of the Horizon.
Enjoy your lunch at a Pyramids view restaurant then your tour guide will escort you to your next attraction which is:
Memphis city is one of the oldest cities on earth Memphis was built by King Menes in 2925 BC to be the first capital in the history of Egypt it was known as Hut-Ka-Ptah which means the Enclosure of the Ka of Ptah then was translated into Greek to Ai-Gy-Ptos that is the etymological source for the name Egypt.
Saqqara Step Pyramid
The epic Saqqara Step Pyramid is a highly important monument that launched a whole new era of pyramid construction through the design of Vizier Imhotep. The Step Pyramid is six steps at a height of 62 m surrounded by a one-of-a-kind complex.
Bent Pyramid is one of the earliest Pyramids to be built in the history of Egypt for Pharaoh Sneferu (2575-2551 BC). The Red Pyramid one of a kind construction made from red limestone which explains the red color was constructed from 2613 till 2589 BC by also Sneferu.
Finally, you will return to your hotel in Cairo for the overnight.
Day 3: The Hidden Ancient World Wadi El Hitan: On the third day, you will begin by having your breakfast then you will head with your tour guide to the UNESCO Natural World site Wadi El Hitan which is located in El Fayoum Oasis. Visit the following attractions:
Qarun Lake: Qarun Lake, also known as Birket Qarun, is a saltwater lake located in the Fayoum Governorate in Egypt, about 80 kilometers southwest of Cairo. It is considered one of the oldest natural lakes in the world and the third-largest lake in Egypt, covering about 202 square kilometers. The lake is situated in the El-Fayoum depression that receives agricultural and municipal pollution discharged through its two major drains.
Tunis Village: Tunis Village is a small village located in the oasis of Fayoum in Egypt. It is known for its art galleries, pottery workshops, and scenic landscape. The village is situated on a hill facing a large saltwater lake known as Qarun Lake, and it provides visitors with a unique opportunity to combine arts, adventure, relaxation, swimming, and agriculture all in one place. Visitors can explore Tunis Village during day trips from Cairo and enjoy activities such as pottery workshops, hiking, camel riding, and bird watching. Tunis Village is also home to a variety of hotels, including traditional-style eco-lodges and campsites. Overall, Tunis Village is a great destination for travelers looking to experience the natural beauty and local culture of the Fayoum Governorate in Egypt.
Wadi El Rayyan:
Wadi El Rayyan is a protected area and a nature reserve located in the Faiyum Governorate of Egypt, about 65 km southwest of Cairo. The reserve consists of two connected lakes, an upper lake, and a lower lake, with a waterfall and a canal between them. The area has been designated as a nature protectorate by the Egyptian government since 1989 and is now under the supervision of the Ministry of Environmental Affairs (EEAA).
Wadi El Hitan:
Wadi El Hitan, also known as Whale Valley, is a paleontological protected area located in the Western Desert of Egypt, about 150 km southwest of Cairo. It is one of the most significant paleontological sites in the world and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area is known for its invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, the suborder of whales, as well as a wide range of other prehistoric animal and plant species from the Eocene epoch, around 37 million years ago.
Transfer back to Cairo.
You will get back to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 4: The Immortal Rich Attractions of the Beautiful City of Alexandria: Your day starts by having your breakfast then it is time to open your heart and mind to the beautiful city of Alexandria to explore:
Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa
A Roman burial site whose family tomb reveals the merging of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture. Descend below the ground to visit the tomb and Caracalla Hall.
An 82-foot (25-meter) granite column was built to honor Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to its starving people.
A 15th-century fortress located on the Mediterranean seacoast. It was established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qa’it Bay. Qaitbay Citadel is situated in the same place as Pharaoh’s Island.
Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant, then join your guide to visit:
A copy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. Alexandria Library also houses several exhibitions relating to the history of Egypt and a display of rare antique books.
Finally, transfer back to Cairo and transfer to your hotel.
Day 5: Islamic Cairo Tour and Departure (End of 5 Days UNESCO tour): You will have your breakfast and end your 5 Days UNESCO Tour in Miraculous Cairo by paying a visit to the magical Islamic Cairo and El Muezz Street to explore:
Al Muizz Street
A street from ancient storybooks dating to the Fatimid dynasty in 969 AD after the new caliph Al-Muizz. The street has the greatest concentration of medieval Islamic architecture on earth.
Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Khan El Khalili Bazaar is a famous souk and bazaar located in the historic center of Cairo, Egypt. It has a rich history dating back to the 14th century when it was established as an important center for trade and economic activity. Today, it is a major tourist attraction renowned for its antique shops, jewelry stores, spice and textile shops, and souvenir stalls. The bazaar is also famous for its cafes, including the iconic El Fishawy Cafe, which is said to have been around since the 18th century. Visitors to Khan El Khalili Bazaar can enjoy shopping for unique souvenirs and handicrafts, bargaining with local merchants, and sampling traditional Egyptian cuisine. It is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Cairo, and a great opportunity to immerse oneself in the vibrant culture and rich history of Egypt.
Transfer to Cairo International Airport to catch your flight to your home.