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Minimum hours for Transit tours in Cairo is 5 hours which will give you a chance to see just one attraction, or just get to see the market of Khan El-Khalili or Downtown Cairo...While 8 or 10 hours would be ideal for visiting the Giza Pyramids, Khan El-Khalil, and/or Cairo National museum.

Bear in mind that the tourist sites close at 16:00 winter time 18:00 summer time, Cairo museum remains open until 18:30 all year round, so if your Layover starts afternoon that means you have the chance to see one site together with the Market as it is an open area closes at midnight.

It would be a shame to come to Cairo and not see the Giza Pyramids, or Cairo museum.

Our team of Expert guides and tour leaders will manage your time and take you back to Cairo airport just on time to catch your flight after seeing the wonders of Cairo.

In some cases when it is too late to see  Giza Pyramids, we take you to see the view of the Giza Pyramids with the Sphinx, and then make a Cairo city tour before heading back to Cairo airport.

We are proud to tell that we are the best in providing Cairo Layover tours.

 

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What is the difference between Hotel & Nile cruise Categories?

The difference between the categories in hotels and in cruises. The five stars hotel or cruise is with specific occupancy, swimming pool, and a Casino...When it gets old, it would be still five stars hotel,but could be with little noisy air conditions in the rooms, half functioning fridges...etc..When they renovate it, it becomes (for us companies) 5 stars Deluxe as the price is higher than normal five stars ones, but the service would be still the same.

in the cruises, 5 stars Deluxe, they are pretty much the same like 5 stars hotels in Europe or in the states with very high quality of food, services, and beverages...Also something very important can be found in cruises and not in the hotels which is the engine..if the cruise is old then the engine is not in a good condition and that sometimes affect the tour program.
Food is also a thing to consider when choosing a cruise...We have about 250 cruises on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan..200 of them are 5 stars and 5 stars Deluxe...some of the 5 stars cruises serve bad quality of food and the accommodation price is cheap compared to other cruises from the same category (those ones are always full of Russians and groups from central Europe, and they do not have much variety in food.
some 5 stars cruises serve very good food and provide services.
With us when choosing a cruise, we put all these points in mind to avoid any risk as much as possible.
so taking all the above into consideration, i can tell you that categories starting from 4 stars Deluxe are O.K and recommended, but some people prefer to save some money which could be bad in some cases.
If you are willing to get the best, then 5 stars Deluxe is the one to choose, and 5 stars still a good choice

Planning a Trip!! Egypt is a big, diverse country that encompasses some of the most verdant and fertile farmland in the world, stretching across thousands of miles of the most forbidding and remote desert on Earth and bordering on two seas.

As culturally diverse and exciting as it is topographically varied, Egypt offers visitors a chance to explore 6,000 years of history, while a burgeoning outdoor-adventure industry gives you a chance to explore the empty expanse of the desert on camels, sand board down mountainous dunes, sailboard, or just lie on the beach and enjoy the pristine azure of the Red Sea.

Egypt sits on the northeast corner of Africa, and though it is generally lumped in with the Middle East, it remains, technically at least, an African country. To the west, it shares a long desert border with Libya, and to the south it borders on Sudan. To the east there is a short land border with the Gaza Strip, controlled by the Palestinian Authority. With a total area of around 1 million square kilometers (386,000 sq. miles), it is about three times the size of New Mexico, but the vast majority of the 80 million people who live in Egypt are squeezed into a narrow, densely populated strip of fertile land close to the Nile.

Despite an economy that has rebounded in the last few years, Egypt remains mired in the problems all too familiar to states dominated by their armies. Corruption is endemic, administrative and political incompetence the norm, and heavy-handed security forces maintain political stability by means well outside what even Egyptian law permits. In spite of being beset by a myriad of problems, however, Egyptians remain a remarkably cheerful and open people with an admirable joie de vivre.

For the most part, tourism in Egypt is concentrated around Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan in Upper Egypt, and around two new centers -- Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada -- that have been built in the last 25 years to serve the sun-and-fun industry on the coast of the Red Sea. Alexandria and the oases of the Western Desert, despite having as much (in some ways much more) to offer, remain secondary destinations.

Egypt is an easy country to get around, and services are generally quite economically priced, so spur-of-the-moment travel is quite practicable. Buying bus and plane tickets, making hotel reservations, and simply finding your way about a country with shaky infrastructure and almost nonexistent English-language signage can be time-consuming, however; for this reason, it's probably a good idea to take advantage of your travel agent for help booking some basic items before you go. At the same time, midrange and upper-range hotels in Egypt are set up to deal with block bookings from abroad much more efficiently than they can accommodate walk-ins, and your travel agent, or the companies listed here, in the "Packages for the Independent Traveler" section, will have access to substantially reduced prices on resorts and some adventure-travel services. However you choose to mix the ad hoc with the preplanned, this section will provide you with the resources that you need to make your Egyptian trip a hassle-free and pleasant adventure.


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Ramadan is very special month, it is the holy month for Muslims, as it is the month profit Mohammed received the message from the sky straight from the archangel Gabriel.

The Muslim Calendar is Lunar as we follow the moon Calendar that is to say that the long months are 30 days,  so the difference in days between the Sun Calendar and the Lunar Calendar is almost 11 days  after some specific calculations.

So Ramadan does not come in summer or in winter, it just turns all year round…

This year Ramadan is getting closer and closer to the heart of Summer which is very hot in Egypt as you know..

We do not drink any kind of drinks, No food, and no Sex during Ramadan Days, it is from Dawn time, until sunset everyday for at least 29 days if not 30 days.

I am assuming you know what I wrote above about Ramadan…

The great thing is that people in Egypt use this special occasion to gather everywhere and all the time, so tents specially made for Ramadan (huge tents with singers, and folkloric shows) with Breakfast at Sunsets…People could go twice a day to the tent to have a meal, in the sunset for breakfast, or before dawn time to have Souhour which is the only meal with breakfast in Ramadan days that is to say we have two meals a day in Ramadan.

Also, in Ramadan, if you are in the street like for example stuck in the traffic and the prayer call of sunset started that means you should eat something or at least drink dates drink or tamarind, or any kind of juice, in that case you do not have to worry about it as the streets would be full of people giving you free drinks, many of them until you tell them to stop as you had enough.

And the very special thing is that people can eat for free for one full month of Ramadan if they are poor and have no money to buy food, it is everywhere in Egypt, in the big cities in the country sides, Villages, small cities, big streets, small ones, just everywhere, rich people hire cocks, chiefs, and people to serve the poor, they make again big tents, full of tables and seats, then before sunset they start to prepare huge amount of food for whom??ANY BODY can stop to eat his breakfast poor or not, it is just to make sure all is able to break his fast every day at the sunset time. Also the same is in the mosques, all can go to any mosque to eat the sunset or at least get the dates drink

Ramadan is

  • Fasting
  • Breakfast at sunsets
  • Another meal Souhour before dawn time

Dates drink which is brown dry sweet dates, apricot, dry figs, raisins, and coconuts, all mixed together to give you the percentage of sugar your body needs after fasting the day.

So on the sunset we first drink this, and then pray for the sunset prayer which takes about 10 minutes, and then we eat first soup, then FOOD. Religiously Ramadan is the month for everybody to start fixing his manners and behavior, start to make a real good person out of himself…We believe that god takes all the evil spirits away in Ramadan. In Ramadan we make big lanterns and we hang them in the streets to enlighten the whole country and that originally is because of the dawn prayer cz most of the people do the dawn prayer in the mosque in Ramadan. But I can tell you that most of these things just happen in Egypt specially those tents with parties, the lanterns to light the streets, and the kids buy little lanterns specially made for Ramadan (but now made in china)

To tell you about Ramadan I need to write one big book just to let you feel the features of this holy month in one country Egypt.

This list will save you time and effort...do not waste your time looking for the places to see in Egypt, the below attractions are the ones in all the travel packages to Egypt, you can see them all in a week, 10 days or even see them in two weeks in a slower pace.

Cairo sightseeing:

  1. Giza pyramids
  2. National museum of Antiquities
  3. Sakkara Pyramids
  4. Memphis
  5. Dahshor Pyramids
  6. Saladin Citadel
  7. Coptic Cairo
  8. Islamic Cairo
  9. Khan El-khalili bazaar

Luxor sightseeing:

  1. Karnak temples
  2. Luxor temple
  3. Kings Valley
  4. Queens Valley
  5. Habu temple
  6. Queen Hatshepsuet's temple
  7. Abydos temple
  8. Dandarah temple
  9. Workers village

Aswan sightseeing:

  1. Philae temple of Isis
  2. The high Dam
  3. Unfinished obelisk
  4. Elephantine Island
  5. Ketchener's Botanical Garden
  6. Kom Ombo temple
  7. Edfu temple
  8. Abusimbel temple

Alexandria sightseeing:

  1. Qaytbay fortress
  2. Montazah palace and Gardens
  3. Pompay's pillar
  4. Roman Amphitheater
  5. Catacombs
  6. Alexandria bibliotheca
  7. Abu El-Abbas Mosque

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