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Nice excursions from Nemo Dive Club & Hotel
Nemo offers excursions to Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Cairo and Alexandria. Not a trip with a packed 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.
It is best to take a few days for a trip to Cairo. You can leave from Safaga either by minibus or by plane. In Cairo you will visit the pyramids of Cheops, Khafre and Mykerinos at Giza. These pyramids were built over 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 showing the body of a lion with the head of a king. You should 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 contents of the tomb of Tutankhamun. A separate room is set up for the golden death mask and the sarcophagi. Visit the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, built in the 19th century and the most famous mosque in Cairo, and visit the Citadel, a defensive structure built by Prince Saladin in the 12th century. You should also make time for the largest souk in the world, the Khan al Khalili. In the first section many souvenirs, hookahs and gold and silver, but if you walk further through the narrow streets you will find local consumables and antiques. A trip on the Nile with a felucca should not be missed, and don’t forget the Coptic quarter, the Christian part of Cairo. The district is surrounded by walls and you walk through small alleys, you enter courtyards and past churches. The Coptic Museum is also located here. Not seen and walked enough yet ?? Visit one of the major shopping centers, such as the Stars Centers or climb the 187-meter-high television tower, Burj Cairo. You will not easily get bored in Cairo.
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. From the Roman era is another amphitheater where gladiators fought and the pillar of Pompey. Because Alexandria is on the Mediterranean Sea, summer temperatures are attractive. Alexandria has a modern boulevard and nightlife.
A trip to Luxor, ancient Thebes. Choose a one-day trip or an overnight stay. On the one-day trip, you will depart from Nemo hotel at approximately 5:00 AM. You will be back at Hotel Nemo for dinner at around 20:00 and start with a visit to the Karnak Temple. 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 skip 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 almost intact in 1922. You make a short stop at the Colossi of Memnon. A boat trip on the Nile and lunch is included in the price. If you still have time and sense, then visit the souk and enjoy the extensive range of souvenirs, spices and clothing. Don’t forget: bargaining for the price…
From Luxor you can travel to Aswan. The best and easiest by plane. It is best to stay in Aswan for a few days if you have the time. In Aswan you can rent a felucca for a whole day. It will take you to a number of places of interest. Across the Nile are a number of graves of nobles. You can visit the Botanical Garden on Kitcheners Island and the Museum of Aswan and the Nubian Village. From Luxor you can 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 for himself and his beloved Nefertari in the rocks.