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Day 2 (Tuesday) – Cairo

Mena House Oberoi

This morning takes you to the Giza plateau where you begin your day's sightseeing with a visit to the old Pharaonic capital of Memphis, seeing the lucent Alabaster Sphinx and the giant reclining statue of Ramses the Great. Continue to Sakkara and tour the first stone structure ever built, King Zoser's famous Step Pyramid built by the architect Imhotep, and the Tombs of Nobles covered with colorful hieroglyphs depicting the daily lives of the ancient Egyptians. After lunch at a local restaurant, tour the fabled Great Pyramids of Giza - Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos. After visiting the Solar Boat museum your tour ends at the foot of the inscrutable Sphinx, the giant man/beast which has puzzled men for generations.

Transfer back to your hotel to freshen up before being transferred to the Arabesque Restaurant for a delightful dinner of typical Egyptian food. Afterwards, transfer back to your hotel for overnight. (B,L,D)