Caravan in the Sands

Leaving Sokhna, the journey to Africa's largest city lasts approximately 2 hours. On reaching Cairo, your first stop will be at the Western Plateau of Giza where a panoramic view of the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World still stands, the Pyramids of Giza, offering great opportunities for photographs.

Later your coach will stop at the base of Chephren's Pyramid and free time to explore the site will be allocated. From here, your drive continues down the valley where the mysterious Sphinx lies guarding this mortuary complex in eons of silence. Visit the valley temple and continue through rural areas and cultivated fields towards Sakkara Country Club to the awaiting four wheeled air conditioned jeeps for a drive into the desert, towards a designated place where a camel caravan is waiting for you. Experienced camel drivers will lead your camel on a trip in the desert in caravan formation. Feel the desert wind in your hair and sway to the motion of your camel as it strides in leisurely pace through the naked beauty of a desolate and harsh environment. Capture the spirit of the Bedouin as you cross towards Sakkara Country Club, an oasis of welcomed destination.

Here, a country club style lunch will be served for your enjoyment. Later, board your waiting motorcoaches and proceed to Sakkara, Egypt's ancient cemetery. Visit the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the first monumental building in the world. Return to Cairo and visit a Papyrus Institute where a demonstration will introduce you to the art of paper making from reeds, a science discovered by the Ancient Egyptians. Free time for souvenir shopping will also be allocated before you commence your return drive to the ship.


Special Notes:
Comfortable walking shoes and sun hat recommended

Tour not suitable for elderly, assisted and physically challenged persons. The visit to the interior of the Pyramids is not part of the tour and requires and extra fee. Not recommended for people suffering from claustrophobia or have back and/or knee problems. The corridor is dark and low and at most of the time visitors have to stoop or bend their knees while they walk. The main chamber is totally empty. Very humid and dark inside. No cameras or videos allowed inside.

Listen to camel rider's instructions for a safe ride. Lean forward when animal goes up and lean back when animal kneels down.

Jeep's capacity varies from 4 to 8 persons.

Jeeps are air-conditioned and are fitted with seat belts.

The sequence of visits may vary, depending on the prevailing traffic conditions in Cairo however all features and inclusions will remain unchanged.


Tour Timings:

Tours begin at times suitable for the ship's arrival in port. The breakdown of the excursions is as follows:
00hr00 -> Depart from Sokhna Port
00hr00 -> 02hr15 Drive from Sokhna port to Pyramids area
02hr15 -> 03hr45 Visit Pyramids/sphinx area
03hr45 -> 04hr15 Drive time from Pyramids to Country Club
04hr15 -> 05hr30 Camel & Jeep Safari
05hr45 -> 06hr45 Serving lunch at the club
06hr45 -> 07hr00 Drive time from the club to Sakkara area
07hr00 -> 08hr15 Visit Sakkara Pyramid
08hr15 -> 08hr45 Drive time from Sakkara to Papyrus Institute
08hr45 -> 09hr30 Visit papyrus Institute and shopping at Oriental bazaars
09hr30 -> 11hr30 Drive time from Papyrus institute to Sokhna port


Tour Details

Tour Name:
Caravan in the Sands

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Adventure Excursions
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Approximately 11hr30

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