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Egypt Local Life and Villages - 9 Days

Egypt Local Life and Villages

Egypt · Private Tour · 9 Days
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This 9 days Egypt tour offers a pleasant blend of the hustle and bustle of Cairo and the tranquil oasis town of Fayoum. Stroll the busy streets of Cairo and learn how to cook authentic Egyptian meals. Visit Fayoum oasis to discover a completely different area with a beautiful scenery and abundant flora and fauna. Embark on this trip, as we walk through the history and culture of Egypt.

Arrival preferably on Thursday or Friday.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Cairo
Day 2 - Cairo City Tour
Day 3 - Cooking Class in Cairo
Day 4 - Cairo → Fayoum
Day 5 - Fayoum
Day 6 - Wadi Al-Rayan & Wadi Al-Hetan
Day 7 - Fayoum → Cairo
Day 8 - Cairo → Delta → Cairo
Day 9 - Cairo

What is included

  • All transfers and transports by private air conditioning vehicles
  • Meet and greet services by our representatives at airports
  • 8 nights accommodation at 4* and 5* hotels
  • All breakfasts, 7 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Excursions and private English speaking local guide
  • Cooking and delta excursion is done with our staff not a guide
  • Entrance fees to all sites
  • Tipping of guide and drivers

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Visa (can be bought upon arrival for USD 25)
  • Anything else not mentioned above
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Cairo

Arrival to Cairo International Airport, our representative will meet and assist you through passport formalities.

Transfer to the hotel where our representative will arrange for your check in and provide you all information for the next couple of days.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Oasis Hotel

Cairo

day
2
Cairo City Tour

We start by going on a city tour around town. Drive along the Nile to downtown where we will make a walk in the city that was mainly built for the inauguration of the Suez Canal and attracted architects from all over the world.

Have a morning coffee at Café Riche which is famous for attracting the intellectuals of Cairo.

Continue by car to the Ibn Tulun Mosque the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form and the Gayer Anderson Museum.

Have lunch on a hill overlooking all of medieval Cairo.

After lunch, take a stroll through the park before returning to our hotel in the late afternoon.

In the evening, there is an option to go for a concert in the Cairo Opera House or in any of the other cultural establishments.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Oasis Hotel

Cairo

day
3
Cooking Class in Cairo

After breakfast, start your morning with a cooking class. You will learn to cook some of the most famous and typical Egyptian meals that we will eat together as lunch when ready.

After lunch, return back into Cairo center and make a stroll on the beautifully renovated Sharia Muizz el Din Street where all the rulers of the glorious days of Cairo built mosques, Coran schools and hospitals. We continue over to the other side of the huge area to the street of the Tentmakers where tentmakers still work.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Oasis Hotel

Cairo

day
4
Cairo → Fayoum

After breakfast, drive to the Fayum oasis. Upon arrival we make a small visit to the city to have a coffee by the famous water wheels.

We continue to the Lake Qaroun, Egypt's largest salt lake which is considered an excellent site for water sports such as windsurfing and rowing, fishing and bird watching.

In the far end of the lake, you will find the Qasr Qaroun Temple dating back to the Roman period and dedicated to the supreme deity Sobek, the crocodile god.

From here we go to the lodgings and have lunch. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Cairo → Fayoum100 km 1h 45min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Helnan Auberge Hotel

Fayoum

day
5
Fayoum

After breakfast, drive through the fields of vegetables, fruits and flowers used for perfumes and medicine.

On the way, visit various villages starting with Al Nazla which sits a top a narrow valley and it is a pottery paradise using very old traditional methods.

Next up is Tunis village located on the south western part of Fayoum. It is famous as residence for artists, and presently is home to five pottery workshops that produce pottery with a modern method different to that of Al-Nazla.

During the day, you will enjoy a simple farmer’s lunch picnic consisting of “feteer” and some fruits.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Helnan Auberge Hotel

Fayoum

day
6
Wadi Al-Rayan & Wadi Al-Hetan

After breakfast, drive into Wadi Al-Rayan valley covering an area of approximately 1759 sqm with the natural water springs, water wells, and impressive waterfalls, provide a visually sumptuous juxtaposition with sand dunes and rocky outcrops.

Next, we head to Wadi Al-Hetan or Valley of the Whales, a UNESCO World Heritage site containing invaluable fossil remains of the earliest and now extinct suborder of whales.

Have lunch in Valley of Whales. Return to our accommodation in the late afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Helnan Auberge Hotel

Fayoum

day
7
Fayoum → Cairo

After breakfast, drive through the Fayoum Oasis towards the Nile Valley.

We will follow the Yussuf Canal from pharaonic times to see some of the not so famous but very fascinating the Hawara pyramid and the Meidum pyramid.

Have lunch box during the tour. From there, return to Cairo. Upon arrival check in to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Faiyum → Cairo100 km 1h 45min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Oasis Hotel

Cairo

day
8
Cairo → Delta → Cairo

After breakfast, today we will go to an area where no other tourists go - the village in Delta where a lot of our staff is originally coming from.

They will take you around to the fields, to have tea with their families, to visit the school and the market. You may join baking bread, take a walk through the narrow lanes, visit the tombs, teach the kids some English and learn Arabic from them and a lot more.

This visit can be prolonged overnight with accommodations in a flat in the village. You will get the chance to see and live the real thing and the villagers will get the possibility to earn and to learn. This is a long day starting very early morning. Dinner upon arrival back in Cairo.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Oasis Hotel

Cairo

day
9
Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Cairo
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Oasis Hotel

Fayoum
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Helnan Auberge Hotel

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016$1213
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017$1224

Photos

Pottery, Fayoum
Ibn Tulum Mosque, Cairo
Fayoum-Pyramids
Feteer
Cairo
Gayer Anderson Museum
Cooking Class
Delta Village
Water Wheels, Fayoum
Qasr Qaroun, Fayoum
Wadi Al-Rayan Waterfalls
Valley of Whales, Fayoum

Map

What travelers say

  • Joan B. from Spain
    May 2015

    Having recently concluded our stay in Egypt and already recovered from our hectic schedule, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your services. We were treated with great care and we can honestly say we had one of our best trips ever. We would also like to extend a special thanks to our guide Hanni, he was very professional, friendly and transmitted what he wanted to say perfectly as well as offering his help whenever needed.

  • Rebeca G. from Argentina
    May 2015

    I just wanted to thank you for the great care provided during our entire trip. Our guide Tarek was fantastic and the personnel that welcomed us and dismissed us at the airport were always very attentive and friendly. It was a very special trip and have returned delighted to our country.

  • Natalia D. from Colombia
    Jan 2015

    I have just returned from my trip to Egypt, 4 nights in the Nile + 3 nights in Cairo, and I would like to congratulate you for a magnificent trip in general. Ramon, the representative was very professional and treated us excellently. However we would like to dedicate a few extra words to our guide Salah who was amazing, without him our trip would have not been the same. Please from my behalf (and the 17 other members of our group) congratulate him on a job well done. We hope that he keeps on transmitting his knowledge of the Egyptian culture to as many tourists as possible.

    We loved him and we just wanted to transmit our feelings to the company.

  • Nora B. from Argentina
    Apr 2015

    I want to congratulate your company for the excellent services my wife and I received in the tour we took last April. Great organization, attention and variety (we would give it an optimum rating), but we would like to highlight 1 issue, as you may know 80% of the success of a trip relies on the efficiency of the guide. Mr. Mahmoud Ramzy not only complies with that premise, but also adds a superlative understanding of the Egyptian culture, great sense of humour, sensitivity, personality to manage the group and last but not least, academic expertise that stands out above all other guides Ive had in my life. And believe me I have had many; I am 68 years old and have been travelling for over 30 years.

    Therefore, I again would like to congratulate your company and its managers for having the ability to find people like Mr. Ramzy. I would like that this recognition be made public among all the staff in your company as an example to follow.

  • Andy P. from UK
    October 2014

    Just got back from our trip to Cairo and wanted to extend to you our extreme gratitude for what me and my wife definitely consider to be one of the best trips we have ever had. You really do not know how grateful we are for all the attention we received from all the people working in your company that were always available and helped us in anything we needed. Special thank to our guide Khaled that was really amazing the amount of knowledge he had and how well he transmitted it to our entire group.

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