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Day Tour to El - minya

 

Highlight of the tour:

Beni Hassan, Tell Al Amarna, Ashmunein

A tour off the beaten track to visit El Menya (4 hours’ drive from Cairo)

First you will visit the area of Beni Hassan on the Eastern Bank of the Nile, 20 km south of the city ofEl Menya. It has 39 rock-cut tombs dating back to the Middle Kingdom (1950-1700 B.C.), decorated with scenes representing daily life, military training and war.

The most interesting of the tombs are:

The tomb of Amenemhet, governor of the Oryx Nome
The tomb of Khnumhotep, a governor under King Amenemhet III (1800 B.C.)
Tomb of Bakhet III with very much interesting, unusual scenes

Then you will move to Tell El Amarna, the city of Akhetaten (The Horizon of the Aten), the capital built bythe Heretic King Akhenaten (1370 B.C.) during the Amarna Period. There you will visit the tomb of HUYA, "Overseer of the Royal Harim and of the Treasuries, and Steward of the Great Royal Wife, Tiye.”, the tomb of  AHMES, "True Scribe of the King, Fan-bearer on the King's Right Hand, Steward of the Estate of Akhenaten."

Finally you will head forAshmunein, ancient Hermopolis, where you can enjoy the beauty of two massive statues of god Thot, god of wisdom, divine scribe and inventor of writing, as a baboon worshipping the sun.

 

Tour itinerary:

Beni Hassan, Tell Al Amarna, Ashmunein

-Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to visit the abovementioned sites in a modern air-conditioned van. Then drive you back to your hotel.

 

Tour duration: 12-16hours

Meet up point: your hotel in Cairo or Giza

End point         : your hotel in Cairo or Giza

Availability:  tour runs everyday

Tour Includes:

All transfers by a Private air-conditioned vehicle.
Private English Egyptologist guide (other languages available at request).
Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
Free Wi Fi service on board the vehicle.
Free snack bag (fruit, chips).
Free soft drink
Free Bottles of mineral water during your tours.
All Service charges & taxes

Tour Excludes:

Any Entry visa to Egypt
extras not mentioned in the itinerary
Gratuities   (recommended)

Activity level:extreme

 Egypt wheelchair accessible tours: yes 

Kid friendly: yes/no

Things good to know

Comfortable shoes are recommended.

 

 Day Tour to El Minya from Cairo 

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single 

2-4 persons 

5-10 persons 

190  $

130 $

125 $