Giza and Sakkara with Lunch
The jeep and camel rides in the desert are bumpy and dusty. This tour may not be suitable for persons suffering from back problems. Pay close attention to the staff when getting on and off the camel.
Shopping is available at the Papyrus Institutes and the oriental bazaars near the Pyramids of Giza. Local souvenirs, papyrus, cartouche pendants, cotton products can be purchased. In many shops, bargaining can get you a better price. Be aware that some vendors are very persistent. Many shops close between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The local currency is the Egyptian pound.
Beverages - Mineral Water/Coffee/Tea
Lunch - Buffet
Tour Participation Requirements
Special Medical Restriction
Your modern nomad tour of Egypt begins with the drive to the Western Plateau of Giza. Gaze upon the Mycerinus, Chephren, and Cheops pyramids, the last of which is the only surviving ancient wonder of the world. Explore these engineering marvels, the Great Sphinx, and the Valley Temple of Khafre when you stop near the necropolis, giving you time to walk like an Egyptian…traveler, that is.
Head next to the Sakkara Country Club, where your combined four-wheel-drive and camel adventure begins. Feel your adrenaline rise as you zip through the desert before relaxing on a leisurely camel caravan tour. Called the "ships of the desert," they've faithfully served humans for 3,000 years. Life in the desert for Bedouin nomads wouldn't exist without them. They provide sustenance and transportation – plus, they're a hoot to ride.
Take this opportunity to enjoy the moment. Later, indulge in a tempting buffet lunch upon your return to this genuine oasis. Board a coach, then discover the funerary Step Pyramid of Sakkara, devoted to King Djoser and considered the oldest large-scale cut construction in the world.
Returning to Cairo, you'll head to the Papyrus Institute where you will observe the process of how reeds from the Nile are transformed into the prized textured paper. Finally, buy some fun knickknacks for the folks back home. Just not a camel – they're a little tough to get through customs.
One hump or two?
In Egypt, you will only see the one-humped dromedary camel, also known as the Arabian camel, not the two-humped Bactrian camel. So what's in that hump? Fat, which becomes an essential energy source – handy for the long treks across the desert where water and food are scarce. The hump size can change, depending on the camel's food intake. Incredibly, a camel can survive a week or more without water and several months without food.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.