El Minya Discovery: Akhenaton's Ancient Capital & Tal El Amarna


A day trip to Tell el-Amarna indeed offers a fascinating glimpse into ancient Egyptian history and the reign of Pharaoh Akhenaten. Exploring the ruins and archaeological sites in this area allows you to connect with the past and gain insights into the religious and cultural changes that took place during that time. Having professional guides to provide context and explanations enhances the experience, making it both educational and captivating for visitors interested in Egypt's rich history and heritage.

Tour Info
  • Duration: 16 Hours
  • Departure time and location: 6:00 AM from your hotel in Cairo
  • Return time and location: 8:00 pm at your hotel in Cairo
  • Tour category: Tour From "Cairo"
What to Expect
    • Enjoy a private full-day excursion to El Minya, with departure options from either Cairo or Giza.
    • Experience a highly personalized journey tailored to your specific needs and the preferences of your group.
    • Explore lesser-known ancient sites that offer a serene escape from the bustling crowds of more famous tourist destinations.
    • Benefit from the convenience of door-to-door transportation in the comfort of an air-conditioned car, chauffeured by a professional driver.


Day General Information

Visiting the ruins of the ancient capital of Akhenaton in El Minya promises to be a captivating historical journey. Exploring these ancient sites with the guidance of your knowledgeable guide will provide a deeper understanding of the city's history and its role during Akhenaton's reign. As you explore the architectural marvels and historical remnants that have withstood the test of time, you'll gain valuable insights into the significance of this once-vibrant metropolis in the ancient world. It's a unique opportunity to connect with Egypt's rich history and the legacy of Akhenaton.

Activity - 1
Meet, pick up, transfer to Tel El amarna.

Meeting your tour guide at the designated time for pick-up is the first step in embarking on this historical journey to Tel El Amarna. The approximately 4-hour drive to this ancient site will provide you with an opportunity to relax and prepare for the exploration ahead. Once you arrive at Tel El Amarna, your guide will lead you through the ruins, offering fascinating insights into the city's history and significance during the reign of Akhenaton. It's a journey through time and a chance to witness the enduring remnants of an ancient capital.

Activity - 2
Visit Tel El Amarna, have your lunch and back to Cairo

Exploring the Tombs of Tal Al Amarna is an enriching experience for history enthusiasts and those curious about ancient Egyptian civilization. The addition of a motorboat ride enhances the adventure by providing a unique perspective on the surroundings and allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in this historical setting. The trip to Bani Hassan adds another layer to the journey, providing a glimpse into the tombs of the Old Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom, thus spanning different epochs of Egypt's history.

After a day filled with historical discoveries and exploration, indulging in a delicious lunch is a well-deserved reward. Once you've savored the flavors of Egyptian cuisine, your journey will culminate with a return to your accommodation in Cairo, leaving you with lasting memories of this fascinating historical expedition.

Inclusions & Exclusions

    • Bottled water to keep you refreshed.
    • Lunch to satisfy your appetite.
    • A qualified Egyptologist guide to provide in-depth knowledge.
    • Convenient hotel/port pickup and drop-off for hassle-free logistics.
    • A private tour tailored to your preferences.
    • Round-trip private transfer for your comfort.
    • Transportation by private vehicle for a personalized experience.
    • Drinks (beverages).
    • Gratuities (tipping) for your guide or any additional service personnel.

Current Season Price Details

Please Note that price changes per season, so the price will depend on the date you pick when check out
# Price
Solo Adult $ 300 /per adult
Group of (2-3) Adults $ 180 /per adult
Group of (4-6) Adults $ 170 /per adult
Group of (7-10) Adults $ 160 /per adult
Group of (11-more) Adults $ 150 /per adult
Child [age:6-11] $ 70 /per child
Infant [age:0-5] $ 0 /per infant

20 % of the total booking amount

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