Cairo Region
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  • From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

    1. From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

    Enjoy a full-day trip to historic city of Alexandria and experience the remnants of a bygone era. After pickup from your hotel in Cairo or Giza you'll drive towards Alexandria, stopping along the way to use the bathroom and get a coffee. Upon arrival, start your tour of this ancient city. Head towards the marble-stone Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka that once accommodated over 800 visitors. Enjoy the sights of its pleasure garden and mosaic floored Roman baths and villas. Afterward, move on to the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa where you can feel the aura of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman architectural excellence. The cemetery was constructed in the second century AD and is still one of the seven wonders of the middle ages. Savor a delicious lunch from a local restaurant and then visit the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and renowned archives of the ancient world. Stroll a...

    Our tour guide Heba and driver Fares were probably the best hosts to this country one can get. They were full of knowledge and kindness, and made our trip to Alexandria very enjoyable. Thanks a ton!

  • Cairo: Giza Pyramids Tour with Quad Bike Safari & Camel Ride

    2. Cairo: Giza Pyramids Tour with Quad Bike Safari & Camel Ride

    Start with pickup from your hotel in Cairo and travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the Pyramids of Giza. Discover the pyramid complex with a guided tour and learn about the ancient structures. See the famous Sphinx, and the various burial chambers located on the grounds.  After the tour ends, make your way to the quad bike station where you start the 1-hour quad biking adventure across the vast desert. Following this, take a leisurely camel ride across the desert and enjoy beautiful views of the Pyramids, which allows for spectacular photos. Finally, be returned to your hotel in Cairo.

  • Cairo: 3-Day River Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon

    3. Cairo: 3-Day River Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon

    Day 1 At 5.00 PM you will be picked up from your accommodation and driven to Cairo train station, where you will board an overnight train to Luxor.  Day 2 Upon arrival in Luxor in the early morning, a representative will greet you and take you to a cafe to try some local tea. You’ll then enjoy a hot air balloon ride to watch the sun come up over the archaeological sites of Luxor. Next, head to the west bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Here you will explore the 3 most important tombs and see the walls full of hieroglyphs.  Your guide will then take you to the most important temple of the complex, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. The temple consists of three floors with open balconies built of limestone, with statues of the god Osiris and Queen Hatshepsut. You’ll then head to the east bank to visit the biggest temple in Luxor, the Karnak Temple, dedicated to the god ...

  • The Nile: Felucca Ride with Meal and Transfers

    4. The Nile: Felucca Ride with Meal and Transfers

    Discover the river Nile as you cruise its waters in a traditional Felucca. Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and travel to the Nile pier in downtown Cairo and spend a day sailing down the same river Cleopatra did so many centuries ago. Enjoy a relaxing daytime cruise and let your hand glide along the Nile’s surface as you bathe in the warm Egyptian sun. Choose to take the cruise later on in the day and experience a spectacular sunset over Cairo from the deck or your boat, or alternatively hop on board the Felucca after the sun has set and observe Cairo’s buzzing nightlife from the river.

    What an amazing experience this was! Our guide, Ahmed, picked us up from our hotel after waiting on the lobby for over 20mins. We were escorted to the river where we enjoyed a private sunset Felucca ride. It was absolutely beautiful and the entire experience with Emo Tours was amazing and smooth. I'd 100% recommend this company.

  • Pyramids of Giza: 1-Hour Quad Bike Desert Safari

    5. Pyramids of Giza: 1-Hour Quad Bike Desert Safari

    After a pick-up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza, you will be transferred to the Giza Pyramids. This is the starting point for your easy quad bike ride. The tour is simply the most exciting way to discover all the ancient wonders of Egypt. The custom-made buggies are capable of whisking over the dunes at speeds over 50 mph taking you to places where most tourists never get to see. Riding through the desert is a thrilling experience and will make your holiday in Egypt unforgettable. Take amazing pictures and see the Great Pyramids - Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos. After this, visit the Valley Temple and have a close-up look at the Sphinx. At the end of your tour you will be taken back to your hotel. 

    Mohammed and the rest of the guys helping on this tour were great. So helpful and kind. Gave such great history of the pyramids and also made sure we were safe throughout the whole event. Corona measures also followed completely. Couldn't be happier. Great way to start our trip in Cairo.

  • From Cairo: Mount Sinai & St. Catherine's Monastery Day Trip

    6. From Cairo: Mount Sinai & St. Catherine's Monastery Day Trip

    Begin your morning with a pickup from your hotel in Cairo and relax as you drive towards Moun Sinai. Upon arrival, climb 750 steps and reach 2,285-meters to see where the prophet Moses received the 10 commandments. The walk up can take approximately 2-3 hours depending on the participant. Arrive at the summit and marvel at the stunning views as the sun's light scatters across the mountains. After spending time at the summit, prepare for your approximately 2-hour descent down the mountain.   Take a break from hiking and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine’s Monastery. Browse through the old manuscripts displayed in the library and see icons excavated from the Vatican. Learn about the monastery's extensive history reaching back to the 6th-century and its relationship to the burning tree from Moses's story. See the tree itself in the Church of the Transfiguration.  Afte...

    Mohamed was our guide and he spoke excellent English. He had a great mind and showed us a fantastic time. We always felt safe and he made sure we were always comfortable. The actual activity was amazing. The views from Moses Mountain were spectacular!!!

  • Cairo: Day Tour to the Red Sea with Lunch

    7. Cairo: Day Tour to the Red Sea with Lunch

    Your driver will pick you up at 7:00AM for the roughly 2-hour drive to El Ein Sohkna on the Red Sea. Following your 120-kilometer commute, you can swim, relax, and enjoy a sunny day at the beach. You will have a room for the day at the beachfront hotel, and lunch is included at the hotel restaurant (which can also be served at the beach upon your request). Whilst at the beach you will be able to enjoy bottled water and snacks, and following your 4:00PM checkout, your driver will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo.

    We had a nice drive and wonderful day. Mohamed from EMO Tours was very passionate and knowledgeable and made the day so much more interesting. The resort itself is spacious, quiet, and right on the beach. This is a great family trip or for a relaxing time away from the city.

  • Cairo: Kayaking on the River Nile

    8. Cairo: Kayaking on the River Nile

    Start with pickup and transfer from your hotel in Cairo or Giza to the Cairo Kayaking Club. Receive full instruction and a safety briefing if this is your first kayaking experience. Get your life vests on, be guided by your instructor, and paddle down the ancient River Nile. Delve deeper into the history of the area on a 2-hour kayaking experience. Paddle under the shining blue sky, the dazzling water, and the green scenery all around you. At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Cairo Region

Esraa was very professional and kind with us. She showed us all about Alessandria, with lot of curiosities and details about Egyptian culture and religion. Luch was very good and in a seasight place. We suggest everyone this experience. Alessandria without Esraa would be very difficult to reach and no so fun.

Mohamed was our guide and he spoke excellent English. He had a great mind and showed us a fantastic time. We always felt safe and he made sure we were always comfortable. The actual activity was amazing. The views from Moses Mountain were spectacular!!!

We really enjoyed getting to know Alexandria. She is three hours from Cairo. We were very well received by guide Adam. His attention, way of explaining the story, cordiality, everything was perfect. The car was also very comfortable.

Our tour guide Heba and driver Fares were probably the best hosts to this country one can get. They were full of knowledge and kindness, and made our trip to Alexandria very enjoyable. Thanks a ton!

Excellent tour, we got to go inside the library and all other places. Lunch was awesome. Ayman the tour guide was great.