Here are the trips I did in
EGY03 CAIRO/LUXOR (On Arrival, Thursday, 30 July - 2200 Sunday, 02 August) Minimum 40/Maximum 140 Day 1: Depart from the pier by air-conditioned motorcoach for a journey through desert scenery reaching the outskirts of Africa’s largest city, the legendary Al Qahira, internationally known as the teeming metropolis of Cairo. A guide will provide the history and culture of a timeless land, on a journey lasting approximately three hours. Arriving at
EGY14 RURAL CAIRO & VISIT TO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (0800-1930 Monday, 03 August) Minimum 20/Maximum 45 This trip will provide insight into several aspects of Egyptian culture and lifestyle. It will include visits to a rural area near
So the first day we arrived in
The next day we woke up at 4am to see the Great Pyramids at sunrise at the Giza Plateau. We walked around and sat enjoying it for like 2 hours. At first everyone was taking every kid of picture imaginable, because well how often are you in front of the pyramids? People took regular smiling single pictures and group pictures. There were jumping pictures, dance pictures, pictures pretending to hold the pyramids or squish them, and more. Then after a while we wandered over up this sand hill (hard to walk up because you slide back down) so we could see the sun rise up. Then we walked back, finished our boxed breakfast (so good: 2 huge grinders – cheese one and turkey one, 3 croissant/ roll combos, apples or pears, a juice box, banana, yogurt, and jelly) on this mini wall looking out at the pyramids until our camels arrived. I rode a camel single partially to the pyramids and back for about 10ish minutes. It was a lot of fun but it’s hard to stay on when the camel gets up and down because they have really long legs and the front ones are down when the back ones are up so you are almost horizontal. I was a little nervous to let go at first but by the end I was taking pictures and it was fun. After the guy walking the camel took pictures of me at the pyramid side, I told him no running back because I had seen some other people do that and I was not that comfortable yet haha. About halfway back he pushed the camel to get it to run so I had to say no and we slowed down and walked back. Then we took some picture with the camels before we had to get on the bus. When we got off the bus our tour guide asked if anyone had been forced to give extra money to the camel “drivers” (she told us not to because tip was included in the cost). Then she took everyone off the bus and yelled at the guys until she got the money back haha. Then we went to the Pyramids of Giza (the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World) and went inside the middle one. It was really hot because there’s no air circulation but it was AWESOME. You have to bend down really low to fit while you walk down and up the stairs and the ramps with the planks to help you step. On the way down we passed Lyla (going into 2nd grade) and she was almost standing up straight, but the adults had to bend quite a lot. In the tomb inside we got to lie down inside the hole where the coffin was. Then we just sat there for a bit until we needed some fresh air so we climbed all the way back up. The stairs are really narrow too so you are shoulder to shoulder with people who are going in the other direction. It’s funny because when you get out the desert seems pretty cool in comparison. It was amazing though. So we took some more pictures on the outside of the pyramid (like a step up). You can’t climb them because it’s dangerous and destructive to the pyramids. Then we got back on the bus and went to see the Sphinx and walk through the temple. It was really cool getting to be so close up. I’ll admit when I pictured the pyramids and the sphinx I just pictured sand and these monuments but there are actually sand roads and other things around haha.
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From the Atlantic Ocean on the way back to the