Experience life of centuries ago, so different, yet so similar!
The drone of the Islamic “Call to Prayer” echoes in the air. Traffic snakes through this ancient city of 22 million people while men in long cotton galabyas reverently bow to their knees in prayer. Women draped in burkas, balancing packages on their scarved heads amble through the streets, while the male shopkeepers aggressively sell their wares in the 14th century Bazaar.
Treasures of the “Boy King”, Tutankhamun, and the only remaining survivor of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramids of Giza, are gracefully placed within this city where Bedouins graze on their camels nearby.
This is Cairo!
The longest and only river which flows from South to North. Feluccas with their crisp white sails skimming through the heavy air. Temples of Greek and Roman influence with ornate columns, hieroglyphics and cartouches unfolding the stories of the past.
The heat and mystery of the mountainside “Valley of the Kings”, final resting place of the pharaohs of the New Kingdom, also housing the golden sarcophagus of Tut.
Meals of Babaghanougsh, Tehina, Koshari and Omm Ali created by masterful chefs.
This is life on the Nile!
Come allow your Egyptologist to introduce you to this culture, learning of the similarities of the faiths of time and the origins of civilization!
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