- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
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- 8:00 meeting point Maadi, street 9, Cafe Greco
- Around 3 hours’ drive to our private farmhouse – check in – lunch
- In the afternoon we will explore the nearby sites like Sheikh Abada with the temple of Ramsis, which is one of the lesser known sites.
- After breakfast we are visiting Tuna El Gebel and Ashmonein. We will also try to visit the recently re-opened Mellawi Museum. Lunch served on the road. Tuna El Gebel - This Necropolis, covered by drifts of sand, with streets of tombs and ruins, is mostly still to be excavated. It contains highlights such as the Tomb of Petosiris, High priest of Thoth dating from the fourth Century BC, and is designed like a small temple and decorated in Greco-Egyptian style with much of the remaining painting intact.
- Dinner at the farm
- The whole day is dedicated to Tell al Amarna, the new capital of Echnaton.
- Visit of Minja, also called Arousset al Sayid (the bride of Upper Egypt). Minya is dubbed by the locals "Bride of Upper Egypt", in reference to its strategic location in Middle Egypt as a vital link between the north and the south of Egypt. Minya has one of the highest concentration of Coptic Christians in Egypt (approximately 50% of total population). It is the home city of the Minya University, Suzanne Mubarak Center for Arts, the new Minya Museum, and the regional North of Upper Egypt Radio and Television.
- Leisure time to explore the area individually, visiting the nearby mountain caves.
- After lunch we have to say goodbye to our hosts, who have also become new friends.
- On our way back to Cairo we will have a stopover at the ancient Egyptian cemetery of Beni Hassan. Due to their more elaborate layout and more complex decorations, the tombs of Beni Hassan mark a transition stage in the style of the tombs from the Old Kingdom to the New Kingdom.
To bring: Good shoes, sun protection
- Transportation, Full-board, Guide, Double-rooms with WC/DC
- Tips, Transportation to the meeting point
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