Nice excursions from Nemo Dive Club & Hotel

Nemo offers excursions to Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Cairo and Alexandria. Not a trip with a full bus and a tight program, but a private trip. You have your own car or minibus and you choose which sights you want to visit.

Cairo

For a trip to Cairo, the best is to take a few days off. You depart from Safaga by choice with the minibus or by plane. In Cairo you will visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinos in Giza. These pyramids were built more than 4500 years ago as a tomb for the kings of Egypt. Next to the pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza. The sphinx is 57 meters long and 20 meters wide shows the body of a lion with the head of a king. You must also visit the National Museum. Here you will find an overview of the most important art treasures of Egypt and of course the almost complete content of the tomb of Tutankhamun. A separate room is set up for the golden death mask and the sarcophagi. You can visit the mosque of Mohamed Ali, built in the 19th century and the most famous mosque of Cairo. Also visit the Citadel, a defensive structure built by the ruler Saladin in the 12th century. You must also make time for the largest souk in the world, the Khan al Khalili. In the first part many souvenirs, water pipes and gold and silver, but if you continue through the narrow streets you will find local consumer goods and antiques. A trip on the Nile with a feluka should of course not be missed. Also do not forget the Coptic quarter, the Christian part of Cairo. The neighborhood is surrounded by walls and you walk through small alleys, through courtyards and past churches. The Coptic museum is also located here. Haven’t seen and walked enough ?? Visit one of the big shopping centers such as the Stars Centers or climb the 187 meter high television tower, Burj Cairo. You will not get bored in Cairo.

Alexandria

From Cairo you can travel further to Alexandria. The former capital of Egypt and named after Alexander the Great. Alexandria was part of the Roman Empire and was the most important city after Rome. There is another amphitheater from Roman times where gladiators fought and the pillar of Pompey. Because Alexandria is on the Mediterranean Sea, the summer temperatures are attractive. Alexandria has a modern boulevard and nightlife.

Luxor

A trip to Luxor, ancient Thebes. Choose either a day trip or a trip with an overnight stay. On this one-day trip you will leave around 5 a.m. from Nemo hotel. You will be back at hotel Nemo for dinner around 8 p.m. You can start by visiting the Temple of Karnak. One of the most impressive temples in Egypt. The guide will wait for you and guide you through the temple complex. Then you can visit the temple of Hatsepsut. You should not miss the Valley of the Kings with the famous tombs of the pharaohs. Here you will also find the world-famous tomb of Tutankhamun, which was found virtually intact in 1922. You make a short stop at the Colossi of Memnon. A boat trip on the Nile and the afternoon meal is included in the price. If you still have time and desire, then visit the souk and enjoy the extensive range of souvenirs, herbs and clothing. Bargaining though!

Aswan

From Luxor you can travel on to Aswan. The best and easiest way is by plane. It is best to stay a few days in Aswan if you have the time. In Aswan you can rent a feluk for a whole day. It takes you to a number of sights. On the other side of the Nile are graves of nobles. You can visit the botanical garden on Kitcheners Island and the museum of Aswan and the Nubian village. From Luxor you book a trip to the Aswan dam, the Philea temple and the unfinished obelisk. Or book a trip by bus or plane to Abu Simbel. Here the great Pharaoh Ramses II had two temples carved into the rocks for himself and his beloved Nefertari.