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Al Minya Day Trip From Cairo

Al Minya Day Trip From Cairo


Trip Itinerary

You may know Luxor, Aswan and the famous Egyptian temples and tombs lying on the banks of the River Nile in this area between these well known cities but there is an entire age of history and art of ancient Egypt has been flourished and ended in Al Minya.

Our qualified Egyptologist guide will take you from your hotel early in the morning and travel about 4 hours to uncover the historic attractions in this city. You will visit the great plain of Akhenaton where he headed for the divine inspiration to establish his city.

Continue to the Royal tomb of Akhenaton, wander some of Beni Hassan famous tombs of devoted to Bakhet III, Khnumhotep & Khety who were famous high officials and governors of the Akhenaton city during the eleventh and twelfth dynasties.

The tour ends in your hotel in Cairo after 4 driving hours from Al Minya.

Trip includes

  • Hotel pick up & drop off services
  • All transport by modern private AC van
  • Qualified personal Egyptologist guide
  • Entry fees as per itinerary
  • Lunch meal in local restaurant
  • 01 bottle of Mineral water per person
  • All surcharges and taxes.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Al Minya City

    Ikhnaton capital 1390 BC and the 'Bride of Upper Egypt', El Minya 245 km south of Cairo at the border between the Upper & Lower parts of Egypt halfway between Cairo and Luxor. The city covers an area of 32,279 sq with 4 million population. Al Minya named after King Khufu meaning the nursing city of Khufu, home to various archeological sites like Beni Hasaan & Tel Amarana.

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  • Beni Hassan Tombs

    Egyptian archaeological site carved into limestone tombs at the eastern bank of the river Nile about 20 Km south of the modern city of El Minya, 245 Km south of Cairo. The tombs are the burial site for the military ‎leaders and local rulers of the XII dynasty Middle Kingdom of ancient Egypt between 2055 until 1650 BC. It consists of 39 tombs with daily life scenes.

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  • Tel Amarna

    The Capital of Ikhnaton, 100 km on the east bank of the Nile River north of Asyut city in Upper Egypt. Built 1348 BC by Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton) to be his capital and devoted to god Aton. Horizion of Aton was the name given to the city and the site has the ruins of Aton Great Temple, sanctuary, palace and residence of the royal family made of mud brick painted in a lively naturalistic style.

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Online Booking Terms

  • Fill and submit the form and expect soon reply with your quote.
  • We speak Italian - German - Spanish - French - Chinese - Russian.
  • All tours are operated privately unless mentioned in itinerary.
  • Price always excludes personal expenses & optional activities.
  • Prices are fixed in USD but you can pay with any other currency.
  • Prices are per person per trip including all items in tour offer.
  • Price does NOT include Entry visas to any of served destinations.
  • Price does NOT include fees of any special archaeological sites.
  • Our prices are updated always to give you the best possible price.
  • Prices would NOT be changed once you have tour booked & confirmed.
  • Children under 6 years old are free of charge in all similar tours.
  • Children between 6 and 11.99 years would pay half price of adults.
  • Children will be charged in case your tour includes any airfare.
  • 25 % down payment is required to get your tours booking confirmed.
  • Full payment should be settled upon tour pick up or upon arrival.
  • You can pay by any debit or credit card via our secured system.
  • Printable Payment voucher & confirmation would be emailed to you.
  • You will get our contacts list (operators & 24/7 customer care).
  • We never apply cancellation fees in all ‘force majeure’ cases.
  • Cancellation fees are applied in personal & business conditions.
  • International airline tickets if added are your own responsibility.
  • Ask our agents about group discounts and cancellation penalties.
  • We recommend you to buy good travel insurance as we do Not offer.

Quick Travel Tips

  • Egypt is always safe country to visit with notable low crime rates
  • Tourist attractions are well secured and far from any unrest points
  • There is no negative attitude towards foreigners been ever reported
  • No special concern for women traveling alone to Egypt touristy sites
  • Modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites for men & women
  • Valid Passport with 6 month beyond your travel schedule is a must
  • Egypt entry visa costs 25 Usd & available in any of Egypt Embassies
  • Few nationalities can obtain Egypt entry visa upon their arrival
  • Obtaining Sinai Visa only would not permit you to get out of Sinai
  • Egypt has many direct flights with European Union & United States
  • Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports & major tourist cities
  • Egyptians speak & understand English as they study it in school
  • Most monuments & Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm
  • Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm
  • Non Muslims can easily visit all religious historical sites in Egypt
  • Taking pictures for people & streets is fine after people permission
  • Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted
  • Egypt has big hotel variety; Check in by midday & check out 2 pm
  • There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt
  • The Pound is the official currency & money exchange is widely available
  • Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities & tourist spots
  • Stay away from the public buses in big cities like Cairo & Alexandria
  • Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable
  • Trains are going to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai & Red Sea
  • Tipping is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory

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