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Stunning Egypt 10 Day Solo Tour To Giza Pyramids And Siwa Oasis From Australia & New Zealand. Welcome to Egypt, where ancient wonders and natural beauty await you on this unforgettable 10-day tour. From the iconic Giza Pyramids to the serene Siwa Oasis, this itinerary has been carefully crafted to showcase the diverse treasures of Egypt. Embark on a journey that will take you from the bustling city of Cairo to the coastal charm of Alexandria and the awesome Siwa Oasis, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Begin your Egypt 10 day solo tour to Giza Pyramids and Siwa Oasis from Australia & New Zealand in Cairo. encounter the timeless wonders of the Giza Plateau. Behold the magnificent Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, and marvel at the enigmatic Sphinx. Delve into Egypt’s fascinating history at the Egyptian Museum, home to a vast collection of ancient artifacts, including the treasures of Tutankhamun.
Venture to the coastal city of Alexandria, known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean. Explore its rich blend of ancient history and modern charm, visiting iconic landmarks such as the Citadel of Qaitbay and the stunning Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. Stroll along the charming Corniche, immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, and savor the flavors of delicious seafood.
Then, your Egypt 10 day solo tour to Giza Pyramids and Siwa Oasis from Australia & New Zealand takes you to Siwa Oasis. Escape the bustling cities and venture into the tranquil beauty of the Siwa Oasis. Surrounded by stunning landscapes, crystal-clear springs, and ancient ruins, Siwa offers a unique retreat. Immerse yourself in the local culture, visit the Temple of the Oracle, bathe in natural hot springs, and witness breathtaking sunsets over the desert.
As your Egypt 10 day solo tour to Giza Pyramids and Siwa Oasis from Australia & New Zealand concludes, you’ll carry with you cherished memories of the Giza Pyramids, the coastal allure of Alexandria, and the serene beauty of Siwa Oasis. This journey promises an immersive experience, blending ancient wonders with natural landscapes, and providing a deep understanding of Egypt’s rich heritage. Get ready to be captivated by the allure of this extraordinary land as you embark on an adventure of a lifetime.
Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will help you through the arrival and visa regulations. Transfer to your hotel and the beginning of your Egypt 10 day solo tour to Giza Pyramids and Siwa Oasis from Australia & New Zealand.
Your actual Egypt 10 day solo tour to Giza Pyramids and Siwa Oasis from Australia & New Zealand begins when Egypt Best Vacations professional tour guide picks you up from your hotel to commence your tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Saqqara.
Today, you will visit the Giza Plateau. Today’s tour includes the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure with the great Sphinx. The only ancient wonder which still remains (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Are you ready to discover it from the inside? Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were constructed, and why they were constructed.
Then on to the first pyramid in history, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara. Saqqara is one of the most important and richest necropolises in Egypt. It was the cemetery of Memphis, the 1st capital city of United Egypt in 3200 BCE.
Transfer back to your hotel.
Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of Egypt’s past are displayed on the two floors of the museum.
From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to defend Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the Citadel.
You will finish your tour at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East. Transfer back to your hotel.
Today, Egypt 10 day solo tour to Giza Pyramids and Siwa Oasis from Australia & New Zealand takes you to the beautiful City of Alexandria, the capital city of Egypt during the Greco-Roman era. Your tour includes the famous Roman Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. The catacombs are huge Egyptian tombs and royal cemeteries with Ptolemaic and Roman influences. The catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa are one the largest Roman burial sites not just in Alexandria but in Egypt. These catacombs started as a private tomb for a wealthy family, then became a public cemetery. The catacombs house more than 300 tombs.
From the catacombs to the Pompey’s Pillar. Many of the ancient historians did not tell us more details about the “Pompey’s Pillar” but about the buildings that stood nearby and have disappeared now. The hill on which the pillar is erected was covered with temples and houses a long time before the Roman era. It was the place of the Citadel of Rhakotis. A temple was dedicated to Osiris-Serapis was built on the mountain.
Then proceed to the Citadel of Qaitbay. The Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria is one of the most important fortifications in Egypt. It was constructed by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay to defend Egypt against the Ottomans/Turks.
End your tour in Alexandria with visiting the Library of Alexandria from the outside. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then transfer to your hotel.
Transfer from Alexandria to Siwa Oasis. Take your lunch at a local restaurant on your way. Take a quick visit to Fatnas Island. Check into your hotel.
Enjoy the natural hot springs, called the Cleopatra baths. Variously known as “Cleopatra Spring,” “Ain Juba” or “Ain al Hammam,” in ancient times it was known as “The Spring of the Sun.” Herodotus described its bubbling waters in his Histories as boiling hot in the chilly evenings and cool during the heat of the day, and it was considered a wonder by ancients visiting Ammon. In reality, the spring’s waters are a constant 29 C; it’s the changing air temperature and bubbling water that give the impression of boiling water.
Proceed to Gabal El-Mawta or Mountain of the Dead. This small hill, at the northern end of Siwa Town, is honeycombed with rock tombs peppered with wall paintings. Its name, Gebel El-Mawta, means ‘Mountain of the Dead’ and most of the tombs here date back to the 26th dynasty, Ptolemaic and Roman times.
End your tour at the Temple of Amun, which was built by Alexander the Great. The 26th-dynasty Temple of the Oracle sits in the northwest corner of the ruins of Aghurmi village. Built in the 6th century BC, probably on top of an earlier temple, it was dedicated to Amun (occasionally referred to as Zeus or Jupiter Ammon) and was a powerful symbol of the town’s wealth. It is believed Alexander the Great was declared son of Amun in this temple.
Enjoy a tour at the local market and try a traditional lunch if you like.
Explore the 13-century ruins of Shali Fortress. Central Siwa is dominated by the spectacular organic shapes of the remains of this 13th-century mud-brick fortress. Built from kershef (chunks of salt from the lake just outside town, mixed with rock and plastered in local clay), the labyrinth of huddled buildings was originally four or five storeys high and housed hundreds of people.
Enjoy the freshwater lake of Bir Wahid on the edge of the Great Sand Sea. Once over the top of a dune, you come to a hot spring, the size of a large jacuzzi, where sulphurous water bubbles in a pool and runs off to irrigate a garden.
Followed by lovely camping at the Great Sand Sea. With an area of approximately 72,000 square metres stretching across western Egypt and eastern Libya, the sand dunes of the Great Sand Sea offer visitors an opportunity to experience a sandy Sahara. Sand seas only cover a minor part of the world’s largest hot desert. The majority of the Sahara is in fact rocky and barren.
Enjoy your free time at the hotel.
Travel by bus back to Cairo with lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy your last night of your Egypt 10 day solo tour to Giza Pyramids and Siwa Oasis from Australia & New Zealand.
You will end your Egypt 10 day solo tour to Giza Pyramids and Siwa Oasis from Australia & New Zealand with a transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave so ask our guides about your next solo adventure in Egypt.