A Complete Guide to a Cairo Day Trip:
If you’re landing at Cairo International Airport, here’s everything you need to know about day trips in the Egyptian capital. The Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum are must-see attractions for every traveller. Such excursions are required for each tourist visiting Egypt, and we’d like to fill you in on a few details:
If you only have two days in Cairo, it’s best to split up your sightseeing between the two days you’re there. On the first day, you can see the ancient wonders of the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Pyramid of Saqqara, and Memphis; on the second day, you can marvel at the splendour of the Egyptian Museum, the fortress of Saladin, and the churches of Coptic Cairo. Thus, the traveller will be able to get the most out of his or her time spent exploring the city.
Those with just a day to spend in Cairo should focus on seeing the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, as well as the Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo, and Khan El Khalili.
While in Cairo, you may also take a few daytrips to nearby cities like:
1- Dinner on the Nile in Cairo :
On your cruise down the Nile, you might be able to eat a traditional Egyptian meal.
There are two times to board for dinner. The first is from 8 to 10 p.m., and you must make a reservation at the hotel front desk by 7 p.m.
Book your table at the hotel’s front desk no later than 21:00 for the second dinner, which will be served from 22:00 to 24:00.
2- Sound and Light Show :
Every night at dusk, the Pyramids of Giza put on a great show with light and sound. The story of the show is told while the Sphinx is lit up with lights of many different colours.
3- Felucca on the Nile :
A felucca ride down the Nile is a favourite of both tourists and Egyptians. Any time of day or night can be good for an outdoor trip. The catchy music and beautiful scenery.
4- Alexandria Tour from Cairo :
By car, it takes about three hours to get from Cairo to Alexandria. About 7 a.m. is when our tour guide will usually meet you in the lobby of your hotel. The plan is to get there at 8 o’clock at night.
5- Two-day excursions to Bahariya Oasis and the White Desert :
After seeing the Oasis of Bahariya and the White Desert during the day, you can get a fuller sense of the desert’s beauty by spending the night in a tent camp there. You’ll be able to see the stars and feel the desert’s grandeur even more. Transfers will be done in an off-road vehicle, and you’ll have a guide with you the whole time who speaks your language.
The main places will be Haiz Valley, White Desert, Black Desert, English House, and Oasis of Bahariya. Any time of year is fine for this trip.
Check out our Egypt vacation packages to find a trip that fits your needs.