Caravan in the Sands

Leaving Alexandria in a convoy of luxury air conditioned coaches, your drive through desolate expanse of desert and reclaimed, cultivated land will fascinate you as you approach Cairo, Africa's largest city.

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 Alexandria Port
00hr00 -> 02hr45 Drive from Alexandria port to Pyramids area
02hr45 -> 04hr00 Visit Pyramids/sphinx area
04hr00 -> 04hr30 Drive time from Pyramids to Country Club
04hr30 -> 05hr45 Camel & Jeep Safari
06hr00 -> 07hr00 Serving lunch at the club
07hr00 -> 07hr30 Drive time from the club to Sakkara area
07hr30 -> 08hr30 Visit Sakkara Pyramid
08hr30 -> 09hr00 Drive time from Sakkara to Papyrus Institute
09hr00 -> 09hr45 Visit papyrus Institute and shopping at Oriental bazaars
09hr45 -> 12hr30 Drive time from Papyrus institute to Alexandria port


Tour Details

Tour Name:
Caravan in the Sands

Sightseeing Shore Tours
Adventure Excursions
Family Shore Excursions

Tour ID:

Approximately 13hr00

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